Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out.
She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, Ellora’s Cave and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.
Thank you so much to Carolyn and the ladies at Book Chick City for having me here today!
Primal Possession, the second book in my Moon Shifter series releases in less than a week and I’m very excited about it. When I started the first book (Alpha Instinct) I had originally planned on a paranormal novella but the storyline quickly morphed into something bigger and the Moon Shifter series was born. I was used to doing research for the romantic suspense I write, but I’ve also done a lot of research for my paranormal stories.
Some of it is in the form of reading but I’ve also done hands-on research for this series that has been a lot of fun. Where I currently live, hunting is a big thing in the fall and winter. Since my husband is so familiar with the forest around here he’s taken me out multiple times so I could watch the way animals react to scent as part of my research.
In Primal Possession (and the whole series), many of my main characters are lupine shifters and their extrasensory abilities are parallel to that of regular wolves. Well, actually their abilities are better. Even though I’ve read many different books on wolf ecology and behavior, seeing how real animals react to human scent is interesting.
The first time my husband took me was years ago. I had to wear specially washed clothes and no perfume. I’ll never forget the first time I got to see animals reacting to human scent. We were high up in a tree stand and while the wait was long and pretty boring, the payoff was cool. After sitting there for a while we heard a rustling below us. A few seconds later a herd of wild sows and one boar cautiously came out of the woods to the left of us. They trotted along minding their own business until they came upon the trail where we had just come from and it was like they ran into an invisible brick wall. They squealed and immediately backtracked the way they’d come. It was so cool to see the way they reacted to our ‘predator’ scents.
Wolves have an even greater sense of smell—some scientists believe it’s up to 100 times greater than humans. After seeing that in person, it’s nice knowing that I’m never exaggerating my characters’ extrasensory abilities!
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To protect her, he will unleash the beast within… As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
Katie is kindly giving away a print copy of Primal Possession. This giveaway is US & UK only and ends 6th Sept 2012.
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