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September 6 question: The IWSG celebrates 12 years today! When did you discover the IWSG, how did you connect, and how has it helped you?
I can’t answer the first part of this question because I don’t remember when or how I discovered this group, but I’m glad I did!
I’ve met so many writers and readers here, and I started as a complete newbie! No connections to anyone in the writing community, no idea what to do or how to do it when came to publishing or how to slog through the ups and downs of this business.
I learned a lot from reading about how others managed their writing, their roads to publishing, and their marketing strategies. The best part was that nobody criticized me for my ignorance. They helped when I asked, they encouraged me when I messed up, and they cheered me on when I did something right.
You can’t ask for more than that from any group.
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And now it’s time to showcase a new book by L. Diane Wolfe.
Not All Werewolves are Vicious Alphas
If you follow werewolf stories, you’ll notice there’s a trend in books and movies. Most shifter books focus on a dominant male alpha. (Sometimes it’s the woman!) While movies tend to portray werewolves as savage creatures that will rip you to shreds.
Are all werewolves like that? Well, since they aren’t real anyway, I say no!
Think about it. Inside the wolf is still a human being. Why would that person change drastically in nature just because his or her body changes? Especially if they were only part lycan—some of their true nature would come through.
Nicholas is a shy young man but with a great big heart. His change to a werewolf would not result in a wild beast intent on killing. His shy awkwardness would still be present, along with his genuine caring for others, especially those he loves.
The result is some rather tender moments between the leads, even when he’s in lycan form. There are some tense, scary moments, especially the moment when Vicki discovers his true nature. (And I’m very proud of that scene.) But their interaction is anything but savage or dominating.
In fact, I bet it’s one of the sweetest werewolf stories you’ve ever read!
About the Book
In Darkness: The Werewolf
By L. Diane Wolfe
Souls shrouded in darkness…
On her own in England, Vicki trains at a prestigious fencing school. Face marred by a birthmark, she’s suspicious of Nicholas’ attention. A dinner date reveals his genuine interest and they begin to connect. Nicholas is attractive and she wonders why he’s so shy and reclusive.
Then one evening she happens upon him changing into a lycan. Every werewolf legend is challenged by the gentle, fearful creature before her. Vickie accepts his secret, but Nicholas knows he’s an unpredictable beast. Can they trust love enough to overcome their physical challenges?
Release date – Sept. 5, 2023
Romance/Paranormal/Shifter, Romance/Paranormal, Fantasy/Paranormal
$3.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844927
A professional speaker and author, L. Diane Wolfe conducts seminars, offers book formatting, and author consultation. She’s the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and contributes to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
http://www.spunkonastick.net/ – Spunk On A Stick
http://www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com – Spunk On A Stick’s Tips
http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/ – Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BRR4VLN7/
iTunes – https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id6445310855
Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940165994548
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781939844927
Scribed – https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781939844927&language=0
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/75711711-in-darkness
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