Today, I have Siobhan here with her critters talking about her new releases.
Thank you so much for having me here, Alyssa!
I just got back from Authors After Dark in New Orleans and I had a wonderful time with the other authors and readers. And New Orleans was spectacular. Between the amazing architecture and the unintentional hanging gardens in the alleys, it was a great place to people-watch, much like Las Vegas. As we approach the full moon at the end of the week, which seems like the monthly official ‘witching hour’, I find myself glad to be home in Las Vegas.
The full moon appears to be a very important to the Voodoo practitioners as well as the witches and werewolves. It’s when the power of the Goddess shines through most clearly and realigns all the energies toward the feminine. In my world, many of the creatures who have told me their stories have a direct connection both to the Goddess and the Moon.
The werewolves worship the Goddess and see the full moon as the embodiment of Her. They can hear Her ‘song’, and while they can shift at will, when the moon is full, they find it difficult to resist Her pull. They worship Her as the Creator of their species, giving the First Canid his morphologic capabilities so their people could flourish. The Goddess features in their creation stories.
But they aren’t the only ones with such beginnings.
The dragons of my world were asked by the Goddess to protect Her world from the denizens of the underworld, demons. Their creation story tells of the Great Grandfather Dragon asked to watch the world with on luminescent eye, the moon. The demons strive to convince the humans to kill off all the dragons, their archenemies. The dragons are the children of fire, the Goddess’s aspect of destruction and renewal.
Then there are the Morukai, a race of beings directly connected to the Goddess, and meant to be Her shamen, Her voice to the peoples of the world. They are the ultimate chameleons, taking on the form of whichever people they live among so they remain safe and protected. The Morukai are most often healers and spiritual advisors, and they take strength from the light of the moon.
In Her Devoted Vampireout now from Evernight Publishing, there is a werewolf named Cynthia Wolfwright and she is Fredrick MacGregor’s Chief of Security. She has a large family and four brothers, each of whom have their own story coming. Her youngest brother, Jayson, has moved to Three Lakes, Michigan, and has encountered a Morukai woman. He has sought her out to help him solve a personal problem, but finds she’s more than he’s bargained for.
Cynthia’s twin brothers Nik and Chayse live in Las Vegas and must solve a murder at a strip club, Nik is a private investigator looking for a missing man, and Chayse works with the Las Vegas Metro PD as a CSI assigned to the case. They’ve been estranged for several years, both from their family and each other, but now they must work together to solve the murder. The only hiccup is the owner of the strip club, Lady Aislynn, a succubus, and the True Mate to both of them. Looks like they’ll be praying to the Goddess on that one. 😉 Look for their story in 2013.
Cynthia’s oldest brother, Thio Wolffe, is the sheriff in the small town of Hershel, NV, nestled up against Area 51, where the Men in Black hang out. He’s seen some pretty odd things, but knows how to keep his nose out of most of it. At least until he encounters a female werewolf running from the Men in Black. You can find the beginnings of her story in Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack, out right now from Siren Publishing. Now he must protect her and their mutual secret from the Department of Homeland Security. How will he unring that bell? Sounds like he’ll need a little divine intervention from the Goddess on that one. Their story should be out in 2014.
As for Cynthia, her story will be coming soon, as a prequel to Her Devoted Vampire. You’ll find out how she met her husband, Stephen, and the roll the Goddess played in that connection. So keep your eyes open for the full moon and the creatures that come out during it.
Bridget doesn’t believe in vampires or werewolves, but that doesn’t stop one from kidnapping her.
Bridget Shanahan’s life seems bleak and boring until she gets mugged and abducted from her favorite coffee shop by the sexiest man she’s ever met. Unfortunately, he’s a lunatic who believes he’s some kind of vampire savior surrounded by a security force of werewolves. And he’s determined to keep her.
Fredrick MacGregor has been having visions of this woman in danger for the last six months. A woman he must protect because she’s the Avatar of the Goddess. However, when he brings her home, she doesn’t believe he’s a vampire or that she is the Avatar, and she definitely doesn’t want to stay. But the sense of danger persists and he’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if it means risking the loss of the only woman who makes his endless life bearable again.
Julianna Morris didn’t know werewolves existed…until she became one.
Hiding her new identity, Julianna returns home only to find her teenage crush, Jeff Lightfoot, is the future Alpha of the Callowwood werewolf pack. She’s unexpectedly chosen as a candidate for the pack’s next Luna, the Alpha female—and Jeff’s mate. This is perfect, except Julianna knows nothing about being a werewolf, and someone’s determined to make her fail the Seven Tests of the Luna.
Jeff Lightfoot lusted after Julianna for years, even when he thought she was human. Now she’s home and all his—if she passes the tests. She’s his True Mate and he wants no one else, but pack politics trump Mother Nature and will prevent him from choosing Julianna if she fails.
For the future she wants, Julianna must pass the tests to become Queen Bitch of Callowwood—or watch Jeff take another woman as his mate.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading!
You can find Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack for Nora’s beginnings here:
And you can find Her Devoted Vampire to meet Cynthia Wolfwright here:
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