I’ve been keeping a secret. And no, I’m not pregnant, this secret has been going on a lot longer than 9 months and it involves way too many other people. So, I guess I should back up and say that I’m not the only one keeping a secret but I’ve brought a ton of other authors into my conspiracy.
Let me tell you about it.
Two plus years ago, I was at what was then called the Naughty Sleepover, now you have probably heard about it as the Wild Wicked Weekend. A writers/readers conference in San Antonio. Actually, I had been very hesitant to go. I hadn’t had a very positive time at other conferences up until then. But, one of my publishers, Decadent Publishing, had heard I had moved to Austin, Texas and encouraged me to attend the conference as it is in San Antonio. I went, fully prepared to leave if it wasn’t worthwhile.
Well, the conference was fantastic and by the end up of it, I was brainstorming with author Heather Long about a shared world wolf pack. We got really excited and in the way only authors can do had developed an interesting, hot, developing world that allows authors to create stories and characters that I don’t think could be found anywhere else. Decadent agreed to publish the books (and help me keep them private). We’ve all been really excited and through invitation only (in order to help the world get developed without too many hands stirring the pot) we have fourteen authors (and more coming!) having written books.
The Black Hills Wolves will release in January of 2015 with the first book in the series, my book, Wolf Returns, which tells the story of Drew Tao who has returned home to oust his father and reclaim his mate.
The good news? The Black Hills is now open for submission and we hope you’ll join us in all the creative mayhem and amazing fun.
Decadent Publishing invites you to join the Black Hills Wolves pack. Dawn has come to Los Lobos and a nearly decimated wolf pack has found its feet again. Drew Tao has ousted his father, the Alpha, reclaimed his mate, and is determined to make things better than they ever were before.
What we’re looking for:
I. These are multi-authored shared world stories. All authors are invited, even encouraged to use already created characters from other stories as long as the characters stay true to the world and the characterizations given to the character by the original author.
II. All authors are required to use, at some point, Gee the Were-Bear bartender in their story.
III. This is a shifter series, so at least one of the main characters should shift at least once in the story.
IV. All stories should have a HEA or HFN ending.
V. While the primary story focus is the wolf-shifter genre, a mixed genre story is welcome, including but not limited to: contemporary, suspense, paranormal, time travel, thriller, military, and new adult.
VI. Please email email@example.com to receive the official copy of the series bible. Since the bible is always changing, please check back more than once, especially if it takes you a long time to write your story.
VII. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the authors who have joined me—and hopefully you as either a reader or a writer—on this journey:
Being smart and sassy with a great sense of humor comes easily for Mahalia Levey. An avid reader of books, she found herself enchanted with disappearing completely into the worlds authors created. One day she vowed to herself she'd be one of them. Then family life came, and college right after. Swayed from her childhood course of action, it took many years for her to get back to that place she held dear as a child. Now she is running full steam ahead to keep up with the many ideas flowing freely. She plans on taking her work to higher levels and expanding her genres. Her main focus is giving her readers variety. Her works in progress include Interracial, Paranormal, Fantasy and Contemporary Erotic Romance. Taking characters and watching them grow past what she's imagined is her true passion.
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it's her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.
Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, dog, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, crafts, and reading.
Melissa Limoges lives along the Gulf Coast with her OCD cat, Mr. Tibbs. Tax appraiser by day, romance writer by night, she enjoys anything coffee related, traveling, and reading happily-ever-afters.
Writing romance is Taryn's third career. She could tell you the other two, but then she'd have to smother you in honey and strap you to an ant hill.
Katalina Leon is an artist and author who can’t commit to a single genre. Her favorite playgrounds are historical, Sci-fi, contemporary, and most of all paranormal realms. Katalina brings a sense of adventure and a touch of the mystical to erotic romance. She believes there's a daring heroine inside every woman who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.
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National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories—her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for vampires, werewolves, and the Fae. When not writing, you’ll find her exercising, reading a good book or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.
Cam Cassidy grew up in a small Ohio farming community. The lack of neighbors and companionship of mostly cows, dogs and horses left plenty of time for her passion of reading to flourish. It wasn't long before her imagination ran away and she was creating her own stories.
As an adult, Cam is married and the mother of three who loved keeping her on her toes. The ever present cup of coffee in her hand and notebook in her purse has become a trademark. While she works full time in the medical field, her spare time is filled reading and writing. Watching her daughter ride horses, the boys dirt bikes, four wheelers, running around from one sports field to the next, she never missed jotting down that all important plot twist.
Her love romantic suspense and paranormal creatures, werewolves in particular, are showcased in her recent works. Stay on the look out vampires, some alpha military men and cowboys that are all screaming in her head to get their stories done.
Somewhere between running kids and catching up on laundry, her hard work paid off with her first publication of Wolf's Heart by Fated Desires Publishing.
And these are just the few who sent me their bios. Busy Authors! Please visit Decadent Publishing (www.decadentpublishing.com) for more information. Can't wait to start sharing these books with you in January.