I’ve always been fascinated by paranormal stories, whether they be of the vampire, gargoyle, dragon or werewolf variety (to name a few). I love how those characters can be extra special, with their own unique powers along with their own brand of kryptonite.
I’m also rapt that there aren’t any strictures on mixing up the genres. I think self-publishing has played a big part in that phenomenon, where readers are actively seeking out—and finding—‘something different’ and interesting in their stories.
Having said that, some genres just don’t die off and stick around for good reason. Werewolves are tried and true for many readers, and I happen to be one of those who love a good werewolf story =)
In my werewolf story, Moon Thrall, I’ve also added in some added tension with a heroine who escapes an abusive relationship.
Elyse Wellston escapes from her brutal, violent ex-fiance to a remote cabin in Australia. Fearing for her life, Elyse knows it doesn’t make sense for her to react the way she does upon meeting the enigmatic Dane Maddox.
Only when she discovers he is a werewolf and she is his weren—his mate and a werewolf herself—does she begin to understand the hot, sexual yearning within. No longer does she need to act out a desire she doesn’t feel. Dane is everything she wants. But will her ex end her happiness and her sexual fulfillment before it even has a chance to begin?