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Watching Out For Fangs
Series: Cloverleah Pack, book seven
Release date: October 17, 2015
We’ve got Lisa Oliver in the house! So let’s sit back, sip some coffee, give her the mic…and enjoy.
Hello and thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk about my latest book. In this book I took the pairing of a wolf shifter and a vampire and gave it a little twist. Josh is a beta wolf in the Cloverleah pack. He joined the male only pack in the hopes of getting some adventure and the chance to meet his mate. Unfortunately for Josh his mate isn’t in the pack, it comes in the form of a very old vampire who happens to be visiting pack grounds.
The Cloverleah pack have had their fair share of troubles as is outlined in the previous books (although this can be read as a standalone), and those problems continue in this one. Vadim, our vampire, realizes he needs to be with Josh to help keep his mate safe, but why does the sweet beta wolf laugh when he says he can never love him. You have to read more to find out about that.
Do you pay attention to literary criticism? If so, how do you handle it?
I don’t write literary books, I share stories about men who fall in love with other men. However, with my earlier books I did get a lot of criticism for my grammatical mistakes and for the use of Britishism’s instead of using American terminology. I paid attention to those comments and most reviewers suggest I have definitely improved.
How do you come up with your titles?
I am not one to plan my stories, so the titles are usually based on how I see a couple getting together (or not as the case may be). In WOFF I had made the point that Josh’s only previous encounters with vampires had been negative ones, so he was cautious about bloodsucking fangs, and poisonous claws – that’s where the title came from.
What new authors have grasped your interest?
My list of favorite authors is huge – I tend to try one book, and then if I like it, I go back and buy everything the author has ever written. Just lately I have been reading a couple by Abraham Steele (which were a bit gritty for my taste, but a good read) and another new author for me was Tracy St. John.
What is the hardest part about writing?
Keeping my real life out of my head when I am trying to tap into my story. I read for two hours before I try and write, to get in the right headspace, but if someone rings me, texts, or gets me on Facebook, when I am in the middle of writing, it tends to distract me. I prefer not to pay attention to my phone or emails when I am on a roll.
Name your four most important food groups.
Chocolate, tea, chocolate and the occasional sprig of broccoli with cheese sauce. I am not the world’s healthiest eater.
Thank you for hosting me on your blog today.
It’s always a pleasure to have great authors come visit us over here. :) So…now for the goodies Lisa brought with her.
Josh moved from the huge San Antonio pack to join the men at Cloverleah looking for a bit more adventure, and the chance to meet his mate. He’s quick to adapt to the much smaller pack, and even his status as one of the few beta wolves in a group full of Alphas. A chance visit from the Atlanta coven has him meeting the man he was waiting for. It was just a damn shame he was unconscious at the time.
Vadim D’Arcy should be the Regent of the Atlanta coven, but he gave up his position years before when a personal tragedy had him hiding away in his huge mansion. Forced into a situation where he had to escort a cursed vampire to Cloverleah, he realizes pretty quickly that Josh is his true match. The only problem is, he doesn’t want one.
However threats on the pack, and two interfering Fae soon nudge the two men back together. Fighting other wolves, and even vampires is becoming commonplace for the Cloverleah pack. But a dark magic user just might have the last laugh. Can Vadim fight his personal demons long enough to keep his mate safe, and will Josh be there for him when he does? Or will a combined attack from the coven and the pack in Atlanta bring the entire Cloverleah pack to its knees?
Warnings: This is an m/m erotic romance featuring a sweet but staunch beta wolf, an old as sin vampire and all your other favorites from Cloverleah. HEA and no cliff hangers guaranteed.
Categories: Erotica, Gay Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, M/M Romance
91,497 words / 270 pages
Publisher: Oliver Group Publications
Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver
“Everett was known as your favorite, yet you have set him free, compelled him to leave you and never return. You have met your true match, my son.” Not a question, but a statement of fact. Vadim opened his eyes, knowing he could never lie directly to his mother. He nodded instead, as his brain once again focused on Josh. What would the young wolf be feeling, knowing that Vadim had bonded with him without permission and then rejected him as a mate? Maybe some of the pain he was feeling was coming from his mate, even if they were separated by miles. That idea didn’t make him feel any better.
“The wolf you healed?” This time his persistent mother was asking a question so Vadim nodded again.
“And you didn’t think to stay and protect him?”
Letting out a deep breath in an effort to calm himself, Vadim said slowly, “I came here to protect him, from this coven and the Atlanta pack.”
“That didn’t work out too well for you now, did it?” Eloise had a small smile on her face as though a lot happier now she knew the reason behind the loss of Vadim’s fabled control. “What are you going to do?”
Vadim would have shrugged but that was a little hard to do with his arms strung up, so he was forced to speak instead. “Wait out my punishment. If I am released in time I will go home and sort out my affairs. Either way I anticipate it will all be over for me in six weeks as I haven’t fed for a while.”
In a strong flowing movement Eloise stood up, gliding over to where Vadim was chained, her gown settling around her feet in a soft mist. The finery of the pale blue looked incongruous against the dirty concrete floor.
“You would die rather than accept your true match? Why would you do such a cruel thing to your wolf? Is he that disfigured from the attack on him that you cannot look past it?” Vadim realized his mother was not only shocked, she was hurt as well, and damn it all, Vadim didn’t like it when the lovely woman was upset. So he answered as honestly as he knew how.
“Josh is beautiful, mother,” Vadim assured her softly, remembering all too well the lovely features of his mate’s face. They would be scorched in his brain until he took his last breath. “He is a loyal fighter, a beta wolf, with tanned skin and light hair that glows like a halo in the sun. There is nothing wrong with him at all.”
“Then why?” Easily asked, harder to answer.
“Because I made a promise, mother, surely you can understand.” Vadim’s voice hardened. “My true match, my mate, he’s a wolf and he deserves to be loved with an open heart. To be held and cared for, to be protected and cherished in the way of a wolf, not bonded forever to a vampire with no heart.”
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Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
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