Monday, April 14, 2014
Author Spotlight + Giveaway--Lori King
Me: Great to have you visit, Lori! Tell us a little about your writing process. Do you prefer writing single title or series?
Lori: I’m a series girl for sure! I don’t have any single title stories, all of my books are part of series. For me one of the best parts of writing is following a group of characters up the mountains and through the valleys of life, it’s difficult to see the scope of tragedies and triumphs in just one book.
Me: I love a good conflict. What draws your main characters to each other and keeps them apart?
Lori: In Caress of the Wolf the three main characters are truly drawn together by biology. Each werewolf has a true mate, or in some cases more than one. They know when they’ve found their mate by instinct, all five senses go on high alert and their wolf goes nuts. Unfortunately for these three characters while their biology is pushing them together, their two different worlds are keeping them apart. Cadence and Mateo Diego are from a different pack, and they carry a lot of pain and heartache with them when they travel to the Gray Pack den. Whitney Gray has grown up surrounded by her family. They are the most important thing in her life. So when she finds her mates it’s a huge blow to realize that in order to be with them, they must survive a fight to the death for power, and then she has to move away from everything she knows.
Me: What’s your favorite sub-genre to write? To read?
Lori: Ménage. I know that’s not the kind of sub-genre you meant, but I truly don’t care if it’s Sci-fi, Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy or BDSM. I love them all. I just happen to have a particular love of polyamorous lifestyles, and so I find myself writing and reading those most often. If I had to go deeper, I would say Paranormal and Fantasy are my favorites to write, because I can create my own laws of physics and rules of society.
Me: I usually get plot ideas in the shower and while driving. When/where does inspiration strike you?
Lori: The shower is absolutely my favorite thinking spot. I have three kids, so the only quiet time I get is when I’m locked in the bathroom.
Me: What new stories are you working on?
Lori: I have more projects in the works than I should. LOL Right now I have partials on The Gray Pack 6, Apache Crossing II, and two new series: Fetish and Fantasy, and Twisted Ape. I have around 80 books plotted, so I have to keep my nose to the grindstone.
Me: Hmm... Your muse likes to go off in a hundred different directions at once, like mine!
Here's a peek at Lori's latest release, Caress of the Wolf: The Gray Pack Book 5.
In a time of transition, only the strongest will thrive…
Whitney Gray is less than thrilled that her werewolf pack is hosting another packs Alpha battle. She figures the Diego wolves have done enough damage to the Gray wolves to last a lifetime, but when cousins Cadence and Mateo Diego step into her life she finds herself on a new and dangerous path.
Cadence and Mateo are determined to protect their birthright, and secure their place as the leaders of the Diego Pack. They didn’t anticipate finding their mate, and now they are protecting her and her family from a threat that ends up being way to close for comfort.
The newly mated trio begin planning for a life or death battle, and end up on a journey from betrayal to forgiveness, but when you’re battling the past, someone’s bound to get hurt.
Whitney was in the middle of describing her new contract with a local wildlife magazine when the fragrance hit her straight in the gut. It swamped her senses so fully that she moaned out loud, drawing confused looks from her friends. She couldn’t help it. The sharp scent of sandalwood filled her nostrils, fogging her brain. Her breath was trapped in her lungs, and her heart was racing. She could feel her wolf butting against her, trying desperately to get out, to find the origins of the deliciously enticing aroma. Her skin tingled all over, and even the tiny hairs on her neck stood up as it became stronger.
Twisting her head, she heard the crunch of feet on the grassy front lawn, followed by the rumble of male voices. Her body started trembling with anticipation, and it all clicked in her head in an instant. Her mate.
Her heart pounded at the one word growled by her wolf, and she gasped as it bounced in her brain like a ping pong ball. Her mate was headed this way, and her wolf wanted him desperately. No, not wanted, that wasn’t a strong enough word. She needed him. Her body ached with the need. She could feel the points of her canine teeth as they lowered, and her bones screamed out to shift and run toward the scent of her soul’s other half.
The door pushed open and she heard a sharp male voice snarl, “Move, now.” Devin and Damon came through it first as a growl escaped her throat that was matched by someone on the other side of the door.
Wait…was that two growls? What the hell was happening?
Before she could question it further, she was on her feet, moving toward the front door. Devin and Damon were forcibly pushed out of the doorway, and a pair of the sexiest and scariest looking men she had ever seen filled her vision.
Her pussy wept into her panties, and her nipples stood up hard as diamonds, begging to be touched. Her wolf whined with pleasure at being this close to its mate, but the human side of her brain was struggling and her hands were trembling. Confusion hummed through her as her eyes darted back and forth between the two. They were the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome, but they both carried an aura of bad boy, too. Who was her mate? Shouldn’t she just know?
Instead of moving closer, she took a step backward, away from the unknown. The two men growled simultaneously, and the slightly shorter of the two stalked toward her first, with the taller one right in his shadow.
In that moment, the fear of the unknown was overcome by an animalistic desire to be in her mate’s arms, and she moved forward, meeting the first man in only a couple of steps. He wrapped one arm around her waist and used the other hand to grip the nape of her neck, tilting her head backward. She felt her lips part as he dropped his head down. When their mouths met, she whimpered loudly in her throat, and her body caught fire. It raced through her system, lighting her soul up from the inside out, and she very nearly came in front of everyone.
His mouth was hard and forceful, but his tongue swept leisurely over hers in a sensual dance. Tempting and teasing while demanding and devouring. It was everything she had hoped to feel when she met her mate. She felt their souls touch as he held her, and she wanted to laugh, cry, and eat him alive all at the same time.
A second pair of hands touched her shoulders, and her wolf relaxed even further at this new touch. Her body responded by pressing back against his hardness. It was several moments before she grasped the fact that she was being held by two different men, and her wolf was ecstatic about both of them.
Roughly jerking her mouth free from the stranger’s passionate onslaught, she panted, trying to recover her breath and her brain function. Two men meant two mates. Fuck no, her brain screamed at her, while her wolf rolled around inside of her like a happy puppy.
Buy link: http://bookstrand.com/caress-of-the-wolf
The Gray Pack Reading Order:
Fire of the Wolf
Reflections of the Wolf
Legacy of the Wolf
Dreams of the Wolf
Caress of the Wolf
As a full-time wife and mother of three boys Lori King rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits, but at heart she is a hopeless romantic. So she spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. She currently has books available in the following series: The Gray Pack, Apache Crossing, Sunset Point, and The Surrender Trilogy. Find out more about her current projects at http://www.lorikingbooks.wordpress.com/.
Social Media Links:
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/lorikingbooks
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