Saving His Wolf (Part of the MATED Anthology from Carina Press)
From USA TODAY bestselling author Kerry Adrienne comes a riveting novella perfect for fans of the Shifter Wars series. Click the image to preorder!
Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form, she's alone and at risk in the forest's brutal winter when she's rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of a crackling fire, she's comforted by his presence. But it's his rugged scent that stirs something in her she's never felt before.
Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature—if only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia's distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her back.
But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is bringing out in her—because Olivia can finally see where her destiny lies.
Please welcome talented author Aziza Eden Walker and her book, The Seeing Place. Eden is nicknamed Aziza or "beloved" and writes with a setting in Africa. Her stories are hot, humorous, and heartfelt.
Her books feature young, self-assured and independent women who work, play and, of course, fall madly in love in vibrant African cities from Lagos to Cape Town. Ankara men are confident, emotionally expressive and not afraid of independent and sexually assertive women. Her sensuous books challenge romance stereotypes and empower women to love themselves in their search for love.
The Seeing Place from Ankara Press follows hot-shot
producer Thuli Poni is holding auditions for her latest play in Cape Town.
Andile Sebe is an up-and-coming star, just waiting for his big break. Thuli casts Andile
and challenges him to link his painful past with the role he is portraying,
leading him to open up to her. The two fall for each other and a passionate
But when auditions open for Sins
of the Fathers, the most-watched TV show in South Africa, Thuli turns cold.
Will she play a part in Andile’s rise
to fame, or will she hinder it?
This is a story about how love
can triumph against the odds if we stay humble, take risks and are willing to
learn. The Seeing Place offers a very
different kind of romance – between a powerful woman and a man who wants
something only she can offer.
That woman’s face was incredibly familiar … And she was
beginning to address him. It was her. No doubt about it. Andile froze.
she’s lovely. She was wearing a kind of
skin-coloured chiffon number that made her look almost naked.
the hell is she doing here? Was she Gordon
Tshabalala’s buddy? Or, heaven forbid,
his sister or his wife?
“Yes,” he stuttered, hearing her say
“My name is Thuli Poni.” She cleared
her throat. OK, it looked like she was going to pretend they’d never met. “I am
the producer and casting director here.”
First his heart leapt into his mouth
and then it ricocheted down to his feet, with an almighty clang.
“How do you do?” he said politely,
thanking God and his theatrical training that he could play nonchalant.
“Perhaps we could have a brief word
before you begin. You are aware that these are the auditions for The Lions at Night?”
“And you are auditioning for the role
of David Ranaka, the Reverend?”
“Correct.” He marvelled that his voice
was holding up so well.
“Then why, may I ask, are you dressed
so stylishly? The character is a rascal and a jailbird.”
“Doesn’t mean he can’t be a snappy
“Well, I don’t have a penny to my name
and I managed to source this suit, so.”
“Don’t get sassy, wena.” It was Gordon, tapping a pen on the desk. Andile ignored the
“Why are you dressed like that,
Andile?” Gloria asked, rescuing him. “This is not The Matrix.”
“Ranaka has resources. He’s no fool.
He’s an inveterate ladies’ man, so he’s likely to have a few tricks up his
sleeve. And some stylish outfits.”
Thuli seemed to shift uneasily in her
chair. Or perhaps, he thought, admiring her shapely leg slung over the seat in
front of her, she was getting turned on. “Carry on,” was all she said.
“This is how he works it. It’s his suit
for special occasions, for getting a girl, like this is mine for getting
Gordon snorted. Andile went on, “In the
first scene, the one I’ll be reading from, we see him in full strutting mode.
That’s why it’s such a shock to his wife later. She has no idea about this side
of him. That he’s the lion at night. That’s the deception. All these years,
she’s been loving him, thinking he’s the quiet one, meantime he’s more like the
Long Street Festival.”
It was a foolish thing to do, alluding
to their earlier meeting under these circumstances, but he couldn’t help himself.
Besides, he was getting heartily sick of the attitude coming from the director’s
table. What did they think this was, So
You Think You Can Dance,wena?
“Go ahead,” Thuli said in a voice like
ice. “Show us what you’ve got.”
About the author, Aziza Eden Walker--
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aziza Eden Walker is a former
actress and psychologist who now writes full-time. She began writing love
stories on a little blackboard as a teen, the advantage being that she could
rub the risqué bits out before anyone saw them! She has published short stories
and poetry. The Seeing Place is her
first novel with Ankara Press.
Today I'm thrilled to have my spotlight on author Kerry
Adrienne, a USA Today Best Selling author.
Saving his Wolf is a riveting novella perfect for fans of the Shifter Wars
series from Carina Press. Heroine Olivia, born blind and without the ability to shift, yearns to seek her own
fate away from her watchful and devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in
human form, she's alone and at risk in the forest's brutal winter when she's
rescued by a park ranger and taken to his cabin in Deep Creek. By the warmth of
a crackling fire, she's comforted by his presence. But it's his rugged scent
that stirs something in her she's never felt before.
Bear shifter Powell sensed the instant he held her that Olivia was his mate. He
also knew she had the untapped powers to discover her true shifting nature--if
only he could convince her to trust in him, and to believe in herself. Now the
one thing that stands to threaten their healing mating hunger is Olivia's
distrusting and vigilant pack. A pack prepared to do anything to get her
But there is no danger as strong, no desire so liberating as what Powell is
bringing out in her--because Olivia can finally see where her destiny
lies. Saving the Wolf is available wherever ebooks are sold. Carina Press | Amazon| Google Play | Kobo | iTunes| B&N
Kerry Adrienne’s book can also be found
within a trio of stories, Mated from Carina Press.
This is a Paranormal Romance Shifter Anthology: Saving
His Wolf\Wolf Summer\Drawn to the Wolves Kindle Edition
All in one anthology. Three wolf shifter
romances. Don't miss this collection of stories fromUSA TODAYbestselling
author Kerry Adrienne, Sionna Fox and Shari Mikels
woman born blind and without the ability to shift yearns to seek her own fate
away from her watchful, devoted wolf pack. Vulnerable and stuck in human form,
she's alone and at risk when she's rescued by the bear shifter who is her
accident forces a man to change the best friend he's loved for years…or leave
her for dead. There's no reason to hide his true self anymore—but can she ever
a pack alpha finds that rescuing his fated mate from a violent confrontation
with two wolf shifters is easy. Helping her move from fear to acceptance of the
This anthology includes: Saving His Wolfby
Kerry Adrienne, Wolf
Summerby Sionna Fox,
and Drawn to the
Let me share a little about Kerry Adrienne. She loves history, science, music and art.
She’s a mom to three daughters, many cats, and a panther chameleon named Yoda.
She loves live music and traveling most anywhere.
In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor,
artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player. Recently, she adopted the
sweetest tiger named Rajah at a local tiger sanctuary and is training to
educate people about conservation of the species, feed the animals at the
sanctuary, and make enrichment items for wild cats big and small.
Our Orange County Chapter of RWA hosts an amazing contest every year for unpublished writers. Writers who enter receive helpful critiques from judges. Finalists often make it to publishing, and some of our finalists have become New York Times best sellers. I will chair this amazing event in 2018. I'm happy and excited to give back to our chapter, OCCRWA.
Welcome fellow writers and readers. Today I'm sharing my take on the W-structure for plotting. I'm thrilled to be wearing my House of Tirgearryen T-shirt. This generous gift from publishers Peter and Kemberlee Shortland is a huge inspiration while plotting my next book, Bittersweet Alliance, in the Donahue Cousins series for Tirgearr Publishing.
My synopsis for Bittersweet Alliance follows the W-structure. Each tip of the W is an act. Each book is stand-alone, but main characters from Deadly Alliance appear in Unholy Alliance. The same will be true in Bittersweet Alliance, my work-in-progress. For me, the W-structure fits romantic suspense.
1.Act 1: Trigger Event creates tension—the series
of homicides. Series of problems from W1 to W2.
2.Act 2: A
few clues unravel from W2 to W3. New ideas, positive momentum.
Second triggering event deepens the problem. The heroine becomes a target. W3 to W4.
4.Act 4: W4--
Dark moment, all is lost. W4 to W5, resolving the problem. New light, character
growth, understanding. Final resolution.
The W-plot is anchored by five distinct turning points which
are the tips of the “W”. The series of
events or phase connects each turning point with the next. The writer moves the plot forward. The “W” is a 4 act structure with the dark
moment at W4. There’s a beginning,
middle, dark moment, and end.
Drivers are events that cause other events (events and
decisions) in an act to occur. In a
romantic suspense actions require decisions by the hero and heroine who are
wound into the event. What they do
causes more decisions to be made. A clue
causes a new set of decisions. Things go
downhill and reach rock bottom at turning point W4. The resolution of the story ends the mystery
combined with a happily ever after.
Here is another way to describe the actions:
action 3à decisionsà crisis actionà decesionsàfinal action.
The driver (or turning point) begins an act by pushing the
story in a new direction. The main
characters explore facts/hunches/feelings which create the sequence of events
that follow. Drivers can be either
actions (external) or decisions. Five turning points solidify the plot.
Every romantic suspense needs and overall through-line: The
main mystery concerns the story goal.
Main character through-line: Hero and heroine resolve his
and her inner conflicts.
Impact character through-line: the story influences the
Relationship through-line: changing relationship between
Paige Kaloha learns a friend is missing. Talks to friend’s family and
notifies a retired FBI operative, Gary Guhleman, who lives in her neighborhood.
Guhleman pulls strings so that the FBI in Hawaii employs Danker Donahue. Paige and Danker dated in the past. She’s
reluctant to work with him. They have
different approaches to the solving the mystery. This and their mutual attraction mpacts their relationship.
Her journey conflicts with his journey with an emotional rollercoaster.
This is exactly what's happening! Around a hundred authors writing for Tirgearr Publishing
are receiving T-shirts. This true story will
give you an insider peek of the win-win business style of Tirgearr Publishing.
In addition readers are buying them from the Tirgearr
Publisher Kemberlee Shortland brought a huge
plastic container of 30 packaged T-shirts into her small village post office in
Ireland, and the employee’s face lit with anxiety.
Kemberlee explained there were two more bins
just like this in the car. “Just like this.
All envelopes are the same weight.
I won’t be doing this on a regular basis.”
“Are you running a business?” the woman asked.
Kemberlee explained she and her husband, Peter
Shortland, run a publishing company and
they’d just celebrated a benchmark birthday, and the envelopes all contained
T-shirts as birthday gifts to the authors.
The post office employee, Mary, seemed both surprised and shocked
that the Shortlands were publishers who were giving gifts to their authors.
That’s when Kemberlee brought up the website and showed her some Tirgearr books
and the T-shirts. Unfortunately,
Kemberlee was out of business cards by then because they all went into
the packages to show the authors she personally handpacked the T-shirts!
“Fabulous T-shirts,” Mary said, “and after work I’m looking up
your website.” After a pause, she asked, “No more packages in the near future?”
Kemberlee knew the woman would have to refer her to either the
general post office (GPO) in the main town which doesn’t have parking, or the
sorting office which doesn’t have a counter which sells stamps. Kemberlee assured her by saying, “This is a once off. I’ll still be sending
occasional packages, but not 70 at a time again.” J
As they spoke, Mary was putting the stamps on the packages and
stuffing them into a Santa-like sack that would go into the van that would
ultimately go to the sorting office for sorting and delivery around Ireland and
out to the world.
office is located at the back of a small grocery store. On the way out,
Kemberlee grabbed a handmade scone and a cup of tea as a treat for her effort
for when she got home.
Tirgearr is a small
independently-owned publishing company
of commercial adult genre fiction whose
backlist is predominantly mystery, romance, and suspense.
Sometimes Love Will Be the Thing to Really Free You From
Prison - Brilliant Story!
Posted May 7, 2017 on Goodreads
This review is for: UnholyAlliance: A Donahue Cousins Novel (Kindle Edition)
I was pulled into Unholy Alliance in the first sentence
“Don’t let the anxiety of freedom consume you.” I enjoy stories that involve
some sort of prison, both tangible and emotional, because I have always been
fascinated by the power of the human spirit in overcoming time spent in prison.
I also find that for many people, there is the element of an emotional prison
we put ourselves in, much like the characters in this story.
Questions flowed through my mind from page one. Imagine spending all that time
in prison? How would you feel if you were still afraid after being released?
How will you find your missing cousin? How do you handle feelings for a man
that helped you? How do you start over? Second chances abound within this story
and I love how the plot unfolded, answering so many things running through my
mind. I love getting to know how my character is thinking. It is done well in
this book. I do find myself wanting to know more about some of the characters
we are introduced to during the path of this story…maybe another book like this
one will follow soon? My fingers are crossed in hope!
Kathleen Rowland just has an amazing gift with words and her storytelling.
There is great attention to detail that is not forgotten while building up this
intriguing plot. Again, this adds to the reader’s emotional journey along with
the main character, making us feel her struggle while we read. I find the best
books are like this, where you are completely invested in the characters and
what happens to them.
Unholy Alliance shows us how relationships can both build you up and tear you
down. How a truth you once believed can become false in an instant, and yet you
can rebuild yourself from the ashes that remain. This story also shows you how
love can build even when faced with unique challenges that are shown in Grady
and Tori’s relationship. I loved the questions going through my mind as I read
and watched their relationship unfold. And I really love the heat these two
have….so steamy! I love how Tori was witty and had a good sense of humour, even
after everything she had been through and is still going through. I love the
vanilla cookie connection that has been created between these two! I do not
want to spoil the story for anyone but I really liked that there was a hot HEA
that felt satisfying and true to our main characters.
This story has all the elements you want in a read. Crime, suspense, action,
intrigue, love scenes and yet it is still fun to read. You must read this book
by Kathleen Rowland…you will be hooked like I was! And I love the hidden
“Easter egg” at the end of the book to give us a further glimpse into the
After returning from an after-tax-season vacation since my husband is a CPA, a handful of reviews popped up on Amazon. I appreciate all reviews even if they aren't stellar fives, but the sentence I loved most was this one from a reviewer:
The technical writing was SUPER strong. If you read any sentence, paragraph, or page in isolation, you will find nicely-assembled sentences, good descriptions and a great command of language.
Here is something super fun-- my first book on writing, How to Write Point of View, will come out on audio. Talented Chelsea Carpenter is narrating, and this book comes alive with her amazing voice. How to Write Point of View is coming at the end of July on audio, but is currently available as an eBook and paperback.