Black Hills Wolves
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: March 27, 2015
Number of pages: 85
Word Count: 29,737
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Human-wolf hybrid Darci Diamond spends every full moon locked in auntie’s basement in Southern Oregon. Her excruciating shifts terrify her, the last one causing her heart to stop beating. Seeking a cure, she journeys to Los Lobos.
Ross Luparell returns to the struggling Tao pack, using his millions made in the tech industry to build homes for pack families in need. He never imagined he would also find his one true mate. But when a hybrid with the biggest green eyes he’s ever seen lands on his doorstep in the middle of a wicked summer storm, there’s no denying it. She’s the one.
She wants a normal human life, free from pain-filled shifts. He won’t give up on her Wolf, and will do whatever it takes to help her accept her true nature. But can he convince her to trust him with her heart?
Hello and Welcome to my blog.
Hi Houston! Thanks for having me over for a visit.
First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about this book? Something that’s not in the blurb.
Diamond Moon is the twelfth book released in a multi-author series. The series is set in The Black Hills of South Dakota. Much of the action happens in or around the small shifter town of Los Lobos. The Tao pack owns the area—the pack itself is fractured but on the mend, after the death of its crazed and cruel Alpha.
In my story, Dominant Wolf Ross Luparell returns to the pack to settle in the area and help build homes for homeless pack members. To his surprise and delight, he also finds his mate.
What adversities did you face as an aspiring author?
I’d say it’s the same challenge pre and post publication: it’s important to keep writing while one attends to the other aspects of the business, such as promotion, conferences, queries, submissions, etc.
What do you believe is your best marketing tool to sell your books?
The writing. Our words sell our books.
What do you think is the biggest misconception that readers have about authors in general?
It’s important to understand that putting out a book is a team effort (writer, publisher, editor, designer, publicist, etc.).
How much research do you put into your books before writing them?
Depends on the topic. I often research while I’m writing and can sometimes fall into what I fondly call “research rabbit holes.” For example, for Diamond Moon, I spent a fair amount of time watching nature videos on the behavior of wolves and reading studies on them as well. Fascinating stuff!
Why did you choose this genre to write?
I write in the genre(s) I love to read.
What makes all your long hours of writing worth it?
I love immersing myself in the worlds I create and getting to know my characters.
If you can say one thing to your readers, what would that be?
Thank you, dear readers, for taking the time to read our work! 🙂
If you were granted 3 wishes what would they be? Immortality, and super powers, especially flying and super strength.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Poco Dolce dark chocolate.
Do you have any hidden talents? 😉 I play the piano.
Would you rather….
Read a paperback or on an ereader? E-reader
Drink champagne or beer? Champagne
Heels or flats? Both
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Go to the beach or go to a winter mountain retreat? Beach
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
This was fun, Houston! Thanks again, for the chat!
He reached out with his Wolf senses. The feedback froze his fingers on the doorknob. Female. Damn, she smelled good. Human. Wolf. Wait…both? The copper tang of blood hit his nose. And injured.
He flung open the door. His abrupt move caught his visitor off guard, one small, white fist raised to knock. The woman startled and fell forward. Catching her, he pulled her inside, kicking the door shut with his foot.
She sagged against him, a shivering bundle of wet woman. Underneath the dampness, her scent drop-kicked his gut. Apples and cinnamon. Roses and honey. His body perked up, taking extreme notice. He fought the growl of possession threatening to tear out of his throat. Holy hell, had his potential mate just walked into his home in the middle of a storm?
The scent of her blood jump-started his brain into action. He lowered her gently to the floor. “Jesus. You okay?”
His instincts urged him to check her for wounds, but he was a stranger and didn’t want to spook her. But goddamn, he wanted to touch her. Peel off her wet clothes. See all of her. With a jacket covering her torso, tight jeans hiding her legs, and her ball cap pulled low on her face, all he’d seen so far was her quivering pale chin, full red lips, and those delicate, trembling hands.
“S-s-sorry, d-dripping all ov-v-ver your f-f-floor,” she said, teeth chattering. Her snow white fingers curled on the hardwood, arms trembling with her effort to keep herself upright. Blood streaked the wood. A line of liquid crimson slid down her jaw and dripped from her chin onto her jacket.
To hell with propriety. “You’re injured. Let me help you.” He pulled off her cap and damn near swallowed his tongue.
Big green eyes blinked up at him from a face so pale it made him think of moonlight. Drenched, short black hair lay plastered to her head, the ends framing features reminiscent of the fairies his sister loved to draw for the hidden-object games she designed. Ethereal beauty. My beauty. He stroked a knuckle down her cheek then ran his thumb over her soft, full lower lip.
She flinched and batted his hand away, falling to her side in the process.
Ross snapped back to reality with a healthy hit of guilt. “Shit. Sorry.”
His gaze shot to her forehead where a two-inch cut sent blood trailing over her prominent cheekbone with its silky-smooth skin he’d so enjoyed caressing—
Shit. He gave himself a mental ass kicking for scaring her. “I’m Ross. You’re safe here. Promise.”
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her award-winning vampire series – The Tranquilli Bloodline – is available from Champagne Books. Diamond Moon is her first werewolf story for Decadent Publishing’s Black Hills Wolves shifter line.
When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
Web site: http://www.celiabreslin.com/
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