Welcome to Westervelt
Hi Everyone,It's celebration time here at Paranormal Romantics. We've been writing to all of you for 1 year!
Can you believe how fast a year goes? So much has happened since we first started blogging here. Books have been released, stories have been written, and for me, a baby was born. He's eight months old now, which is scary.
Well, when I was thinking about what I wanted to do for all of you today, I decided that what I really wanted to share with all of you was a blog I wrote some time ago as a guest blogger for the Love That Shifters blog. I really thought that it captured my feelings about the series I have been writing with Liquid Silver Books. I hope you enjoy it. And stop by every day this month. I can't speak for everyone, but the original four are giving away prizes. So what is my prize? You might ask. One lucky commentator gets a copy of Her Wolf, the book that started it all. Check out my Westervelt post, comment, leave me your e-mail address, and I'll get you your copy!
Welcome to Westervelt… It’s funny how my shifter stories came to me. I was in one of our local parks. The unique thing about this particular place is that in addition to being a park that contains amusements, it is also connected to a zoo. I had my sons with me and as we rode the little train that takes you around the back of the animal cages, I found myself completely fascinated by watching the wolves. I think it helped that it was Halloween and the zoo was decorated for the occasion. It leant a certain dark element to the otherwise benign surroundings. And as I sat in that train holding my son and looking at the wolves, Tristan Kane was born. I asked myself who he was and the answer came easily. He was the third son of a royal Wolf pack trapped in his wolf form waiting for his mate.
The world building began and Her Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 1, which was released August 3rd 2009 from Liquid Silver Books, came into existence. Once I had met Tristan, everything else was instantly clear. Tristan’s mate Ashlee appeared to me on the drive home from the zoo. I drove past a house in one of the local neighborhoods and it felt like Ashlee lived there. It felt like I had known her all my life, like she was one of the girls I grew up with.
She had a sister: Summer. A-ha, I thought, but who is Summer’s mate? Cullen…the pack enforcer, pivotal to their survival and yet always alone. Summer’s Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 2.Tristan wasn’t alone he had a whole wolf pack behind him including his five brothers. Michael, Gabriel, Tristan, Theo, Azriel, and Rex. They each had their story.
By the time I’d driven home I knew each of them. Michael was wounded…he hadn’t been able to lead the pack. He wasn’t Alpha. Gabriel was the Warrior, always responsible, alone in a crowd. Theo was injured, physically, almost beyond recognition. Could he ever be brought back? Azriel was different, less wolf-esque than his brothers, more cerebral. Rex was misunderstood, the youngest, looking for his place. And yet they were all shifters. Always at one with their wolves and in constant battle with them for dominance.
The women they were paired with would have to be special, strong, capable to handle the constant battle for the survival the Westervelt men face on a daily basis.
Because Kendrick won’t let them go.
What would it mean, I asked myself, to be betrayed by your Alpha? What would it mean to be nearly destroyed by your father? To lose your mother to violence, to watch your parents betray everything about your lineage? How would you pick up the pieces?
Since I wrote Her Wolf, three other books have been published in Westervelt. Summer’s Wolf, Wolf Reborn (Theo’s story) and Wolf’s Valentine, which branches out in the pack and introduces us to Malcolm, a member of Westervelt who is not a Kane. I’m pleased to say that I’ve just signed a contract for Wolf’s Magic, which is Azriel’s story and I’ll be thrilled when I can bring that to you.
There will be four books left in the Westervelt series. Michael, Gabriel, Rex, and…. She’s coming. She’s been mentioned in every book and I haven’t forgotten her because as anyone who reads Shifter books can tell you, the stories are always about the women…. It will be hard to eventually say goodbye to the pack that has lived for so long in my mind. I don’t think there will ever be a time when I drive down the street, watching the leaves change that I won’t wonder in the corner of my mind what is happening on Westervelt. I don’t think there will ever be a time that I won’t see a wolf cage and remember the third son of Westervelt, lost, alone and waiting for her….
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