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Abigail Owen | Title Challenge: THE TRAITOR
Author Guest / August 19, 2021

Hey, y’all! My Name is ABIGAIL OWEN and I’m so excited to be here today to share a little bit about my new book THE TRAITOR with Fresh Fiction’s fun Title Challenge. This bad-ass dragon shifter is going to meet his match in a bundle of sunshine and sarcasm who desperately needs his help. Problem is, he has a bounty on his head, and she’s off limits. Let’s go…. T is for Traitor. Rune knew the only way to protect the innocent was to turn his back on everything he had spent his life fighting to protect. H is for heart of gold. This grumpy anti-hero dragon shifter has one hidden somewhere. E is for ending. This book is the last of my Fire’s Edge series! * T is for trouble. Which is exactly what Hadyn is to Rune. He’s on the run after all. R is for rogue dragon. Possibly the most infamous rogue ever to turn his back on his kind. A is for admiration. Hadyn risks her life climbing a very tall mountain in winter to track him down. That takes guts. I is for intense. He’s a rogue dragon shifter y’all. They only come in one…

Abigail Owen | 20 Questions: THE WARRIOR KING
Author Guest / March 11, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? THE WARRIOR KING 2–What is it about? The third of four phoenix sisters will give herself to a dragon king to help defeat a common enemy. But when his best warrior and personal bodyguard turns out to be her fated mate, things get…complicated. 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  These books are set all over the world, mostly in mountains. I am very much a mountain girl. Now, on top of the settings I’m personally familiar with, I can wait to visit the various locations I’ve only visited in research. 4–How did your heroine surprise you?  Meira is the quieter sister, softer and more afraid. But what I found is that a quiet person can also have a backbone of steel, especially when it’s important. 5–Why will readers love your hero?  Samael is made of honor from head to toe. A true warrior, the only thing that can throw him for a loop…is Meira. 6–What was one of your biggest challenges while writing this book (spoiler-free, of course!)?  Moving Samael and Meira’s relationship from denied wanting—because she’s supposed to marry his king—to trust and relationship was a slow…

Abigail Owen | Exclusive Excerpt: THE PROTECTOR
Author Guest / December 10, 2020

Unable to stop himself any longer, Levi searched for Lyndi’s smaller form behind the wall of bigger men. He backed up a step and collided with a gaze so full of desolation, all red banked fire and heartache so raw, that he had to look away for a second to get his own violent reaction under control. When he looked back, Lyndi had dropped her gaze to the ground, hiding from him. Confusion drowned out every other emotion rioting within him, so loud his head almost buzzed with it. What had that look been? Because if it was even a hint of what he hoped it could be… The gods had shit timing. Until this second, with the way she constantly sniped at him, and had from the moment they met, he’d believed she hated him. Carried a grudge for that first misunderstanding, and all the misunderstandings that followed. She’d always taken his need to protect her the wrong way. He hadn’t wanted her to build her orphanage in a human home, so unprotected and vulnerable, not because she wasn’t capable but because he expected the Alliance to show up unexpectedly and wipe out all the boys they felt were…

Abigail Owen | 20 Questions: TRY AS I SMITE
Author Guest / October 29, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release? Try As I Smite 2–What is it about?  In a paranormal retelling of A Christmas Carol, two people usually at odds with each other have to learn from the past, present, and future in order to stop a demon uprising. Sometimes it pays to have a little devil in you. . .  3–What word best describes your heroine?  In charge 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  He’s incredibly powerful, but hasn’t been corrupted by it. His intentions, even when he’s being an ass, are about using his power, both as a mage and as a leader, to help. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  Each other, oddly, given how against each other they start out. Delilah turns to her mother (which may or may not be a mistake) but her relationship with both parents is a little…unusual. Alasdair’s only family is his sister. He calls on the Convens Syndicate of magical leaders, of whom she is a part. 6–What do you love about the setting of your book?  The book is set primarily in the northern California mountains near Yosemite which is gorgeous and one of my…

Abigail Owen | Exclusive Interview: BAIT ‘N’ WITCH
Author Guest / June 18, 2020

Hi, Abigail! Welcome back to Fresh Fiction. Please tell us about your latest book, BAIT N’ WITCH. Thank you so much for having me back. I always love to visit with Fresh Fiction! 🙂   Can you give our readers a “primer” of your paranormal world? Do you find creating supernatural settings difficult or easy? My paranormal world is set in the real world, but technically apart. They don’t interact with humans unless they have to, and humans don’t know of the existence of these supernatural creatures. While the dragon shifters are the focus of my Inferno Rising & Fire’s Edge series, in Brimstone Inc., we get to see other paranormal creatures in the same world and what’s going on with them. World building is one of my favorite parts of writing paranormal romance. Thinking of the powers and the world in which they would exist. Thinking of how they’d interact with others. Which would be dangerous, which benevolent, all the possibilities. It’s the best time!     What do you think people love about paranormal romance? What do you love about writing it? I can only say what I love personally. I love the escape. The real world sometimes is just a…

Abigail Owen | SHIFT OUT OF LUCK – Ten Things
Author Guest / April 23, 2020

Two wolf-shifter alphas–male and female–enter into a mating of convenience to try to end long-running a feud between their packs. If you started with The Demigod Complex, you will have already met Tala and Marrok. But what happens after their mating? Holding together two packs who’ve been at each others’ throats isn’t going to be easy. Especially when, as a female alpha, Tala’s leadership is already a tenuous thing. Shift Out of Luck starts off with a bang (literally, because, um…mating) and only gets hotter from there. But what else can you expect? Here’s ten things. . . 2 packs of wolf shifter—and neither wants to give an inch. A lie set to make the packs believe the mating is blessed by the gods. Those pesky sexy-time scents just won’t dissipate after the mating ceremony. A rogue mountain lion shifter in their territory. A secluded cabin. A full moon celebration. No help from her unpredictable sister. An alpha hero who has no idea what he keeps doing to piss off his new mate. A knife-throwing alpha heroine whose wolf keeps attacking the hero. One of their packs isn’t having it, but what can they do against two alphas? Jump into…

Abigail Owens | Title Challenege : THE DEMIGOD COMPLEX
Author Guest / February 20, 2020

What if the only reason you got your job was because you were a water nymph with the ability to turn off your reaction to sexual chemistry, no matter how powerful the man? Leia got one directive when she was hired, don’t fall for her demigod billionaire boss. His only requirement for his assistant. Too bad her power doesn’t seem to work around this particular demigod. T is for trouble. And she should’ve seen it coming H is for hubba hubba. Castor’s a demigod billionaire. So much better than the mortal version. 😉 E is for expectation. That waiting and wondering. * D is for demigod. The son of Zeus and a human woman. E is for energy. Castor vibrates with the blood of his father and the powers that flow through him. M is for mating. Lei and Castor have to go to a wolf shifter mating. Maybe she should just quit instead. I is for intriguing. No woman has ever resisted him to this level, and for once, he doesn’t like it. G is for giving. A giving heart is much harder to resist. O is for oh hell yes! Or is it oh hell no? These two…

Abigail Owen | Exclusive Excerpt: THE ENFORCER
Author Guest / December 12, 2019

Drake and Cami have met before as an Enforcer for dragon shifters, it’s his job to put out and hide evidence of fires caused by dragons. In this role, he saved her life but had to wipe her memory of it. What brings them back together is the very thing that will keep them apart. Drake is dying. . . *** “How are you feeling?” she asked. That sultry voice, no longer scratchy with smoke, filled the room, caressing his skin. Drake battled with his body. It would not do to shock her with a raging erection that was sure to be evident given the flimsy sheet covering him. At least he was still in his utility pants and shirt. She doesn’t remember you anyway, asshole. When he didn’t answer she narrowed her eyes. “My name is Camilla Carrillo,” she tried again. “Do you remember anything?” When he didn’t answer again, she lifted a single unimpressed eyebrow, and he couldn’t help a stirring of curiosity. Women tended to run from him, not hold their ground and regard him with a mixture of blasé pseudo-concern. “You yelled at two of the other women who tried to take care of you,” she…

Abigail Owen | Which Dragon Shifter is the Best Kisser?
Author Guest / August 1, 2019

Can you judge a man by the way he kisses? A kiss is a personal thing, made even more so by how a man feels about the person he is kissing. As a reader looking for the next great book boyfriend, what kind of kisses pique your interest? Soft and slow? Hard and demanding? Tension filled and fierce? Tender and loving? With my newest dragon shifter book—The Rogue King—out now, I thought I’d let you vote for which of the heroes in my two crossover shifter series—Fire’s Edge and Inferno Rising—you would want most for a book boyfriend…based on the way he kisses. Here are the first kisses between each hero and heroine in each book. Vote below. Which is your fav? Fallon & Maddie – The Mate (Fire’s Edge Prequel) Without turning his head away, Fallon addressed the Council. “I’m sorry, gentlemen. I’m afraid I have to break the rules to prove something to my mate.” Maddie’s lips parted on an indignant gasp at his arrogant assumptions. “You don’t know that I’m your—” She got no further. Fallon yanked her into his arms and claimed her lips in a kiss that immediately burned white hot, like her body remembered…

Abigail Owen | Make Me Cry
Author Guest / May 1, 2019

Usually, the books I love make me laugh. But…the books I love most make me cry. Anyone else out there love a good cry? I still tear up just thinking about the on-page death of Snape and how Harry names a child after him in the Harry Potter series. Or when they have to put the dog down in Marley and Me (especially since my dog was exactly that crazy). Actually, now that I think on it, it’s true of movies as well. I can’t stand cheating stories, but the scene in The English Patient where he carries her body out of the cave still makes me sob. Or (SPOILER ALERT) Hodor holding the door in Game of Thrones. I can tell you right now that writing a scene with that kind of emotional gut punch is difficult. I have one in my new release, The Rookie that took a lot out of me to do. My editor said, “I don’t want to see tears on page. Make the reader cry all the tears.” What I did with that advice was reach into moments I usually prefer not to visit. I’ve been to my fair share of funerals over the…