A Werewolf by any other name…
I’ve got a soft spot when it comes to strong, protective males who belong to a family that’ll defend their own at all costs. (You’d think I married into the Mafia, wouldn’t you?) Seriously though, there is something enticing about writing and reading werewolves. They’re powerful and possessive—both in and out of the bedroom—and they exude raw, unbridled passion that threatens to singe the clothes off our bodies.
The werewolves in Forbidden by Fate are exactly the way I’ve described above, but I’ve added a few sparks to the fire.
First, the novella takes place on the enchanted Isle of Feralon, the isle of shifters. Dragons rule the air, Werewolves rule the land and Merfolk rule the seas. When in their human form, each race has identifying marks. While the dragons have “Draco specks” that arch beneath their eyes and the Mer have strands of multi-colored, glittery hair tinseled through their own, werewolves have the coolest mark of all: tattoo-like markings that stretch like vines of smoke up their stomach and coil around their necks. Very tribal. Very hot.
And although there is some common lore that states werewolves can mind-speak or understand each other without words when running with the pack, I took it a step further. I created a society where the males mind-speak, but the females cannot hear them. By doing that, I created a hierarchy that smites of evolutionary prejudice and sets the stage for all kinds of stereotypes and angst against the females in the pack. Of course, setting this up, I had to have my heroine be the daughter of the Alpha…the female who would take charge someday soon. The question is, when she takes charge, can she hear the males? And will they treat her with the same respect that they treated her father and Alpha before her?
I’m curious to hear: what do you enjoy so much about werewolves? Is it their inherently passionate nature? Their protectiveness? The idea of a family pack that welcomes you no matter what? What do you think?
|About The Author
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|Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures.
After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.
She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates Ltd. and writes dark paranormal romances and toe curling romantic suspense.
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I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada