Writing the Wolf
Wolves of Crookshollow, Book Two
Genre: paranormal romance, shifters
Publisher: Bacchanalia House
Date of Publication: May 18, 2017
Word Count: 70k
Cover Artist: Aria at Resplendant Covers
Tagline: Rosa just wants to be left alone to write her book, but when werewolves attempt to kidnap her, she realizes her neighbor Caleb is the only one who can protect her. But Caleb is hiding a secret of his own … fur and sparks fly in this hot paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes.
Sink your teeth into the hot new werewolf paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author, Steffanie Holmes!
I need to escape.
After those racist bastards destroyed my home, I can’t face the world again.
I’ve rented a cabin in the heart of the Crookshollow forest. I’m going to lock myself away and work on my book. I’m going to write my story.
And I absolutely, positively WILL NOT think about Caleb, the hunky labourer who’s fixing up my cabin.
I won’t think about the way his eyes melt my heart, and his smile melts my panties.
I’m too emotionally raw right now. I can’t handle a fling, especially not with a white guy.
Especially not a guy like him. A guy who shags and leaves. I can’t handle any more heartache.
Rosa Parker – clever writer, black woman, total hottie.
The connection between us sizzles – there’s no denying it: this woman is my mate.
When I’m near her, all I want to do is claim her.
If only I wasn’t the biggest threat to her life right now.
With a rogue wolf pack after my hide, I can’t afford a distraction. Even a distraction as alluring as her.
I need to keep my wolfish instincts in check.
But I can’t help myself.
Rosa Parker has got under my skin.
And I won’t stop until I’ve made her mine.
Writing the Wolf is a standalone novel with an HEA. It’s the second book in the hot new paranormal romance series by USA Today bestselling author Steffanie Holmes. Read on if you love spunky heroines, pack politics, and a hero so hot he’ll have you howling for more.
About the Author:
Steffanie Holmes is a USA Today bestselling author of dark and steamy paranormal romance. Her books feature clever, witty heroines, wild shifters, cunning witches and alpha males who get what they want.
Before becoming a writer, Steffanie worked as an archaeologist and museum curator. She loves to explore historical settings and ancient conceptions of love and possession. From Dark Age Europe to crumbling gothic estates, Steffanie is fascinated with how love can blossom between the most unlikely characters.
Steffanie lives in New Zealand with her husband and a horde of cantankerous cats. Learn more about Steffanie at her website: www.steffanieholmes.com. She also writes dark science fiction under the name S C Green.
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Please welcome Writing the Wolf author Steffanie Holmes to Diane’s Book Blog.
How long did it take you to write Writing
About six weeks. I try to fit in 2000
words a day around my day job and other committments, and sometimes I can
squeeze in a little more over the weekends.
If you could be best friends with one of
your characters, who and why?
a tough one! I love all my characters, and everyone in the Lowe pack (the
Crookshollow series) ends up as friends, so I’d kind of just love to be part of
think if I had to pick someone, I’d choose Belinda Wu, owner of the Bewitching Bites bakery in my books Watcher and Reaper. I think
she’s just so kind, and I’d love to be friends with someone who can bake
What is your typical day like?
I work from home on a lifestyle block (I
think you call it a homestead in the US). I get up around 5:30-6AM, feed all
the animals (sheep, chickens, cats, husband), get my own breakfast, and start
writing. I try to bust out 1000 words before 7:30, when I check in at my day
job. I do 8+ hours at my day job, taking the occasional break to put dinner on,
do another farm or house chore, or give my cats some attention. At the end of
the day I try to get my second 1000 words done before my husband gets home,
otherwise I’ll do them on my laptop in the evening. After dinner we usually do
farm chores, work on our house, read, play games, or watch a movie.
What book are you reading now?
The brilliant but haunting Silent Child, by Sarah. A Denzil. A woman mourns the loss of her son,
who drowned in a river ten years ago. But then he suddenly shows up again. I’m
also reading Kameran Hurley’s essay collection, The Geek Feminist Revolution, which I’m really enjoying.
I read very widely across a bunch of
different genres. I think I learn more about how to craft a good story that
way, plus I just love too many awesome authors and stories to stick to just
Do you prefer hardback, paperback, ebook?
ereaders first came out on the market, I scoffed at them. Who would want to
read on a screen? Books were so beautiful, and easier on the eye. I live in New
Zealand, so it was some time before a reader was available in our country. When
the first one (a Kobo) was announced, my husband and I went down to the
bookshop to have a look. One glance at the e-ink screen and I was instantly
legally blind. I can read normal print, but only if I hold it about ½ an inch
from my face. Have you ever held up a heavy hardcover book right against your
face for an hour? Books get heavy. And awkward. I own a beautiful copy of the
complete works of Edgar Allen Poe, which I haven’t read for the sole reason
that it’s too ungainly for me to enjoy.
Kindle … oh, my Kindle! I would sing songs about it, if anyone wanted to hear me
sing (which, trust me – you don’t). I can make any book into a large print
book. I can hold it up to my face for hours at a time without my arms getting
tired. I can carry hundreds of books around with me wherever I go. I can even
turn the pages with my nose.
reading more than ever now that I have an ereader, and each book is costing me
I still buy paperbacks and hardcovers,
but mainly they are items of beauty for my home library. For me, ereaders have
been a revalation.
What has been your favourite book you