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Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Wendy! What 5 things should readers know about you?
- I’m a hopeless romantic. I don’t read sad books because reality has too much reality to it, and I believe that everyone deserves to be loved for who they are.
- I’m more flawed than most of my characters. I have severe clinical obsessive-compulsive disorder (Pure-O to be exact,) PTSD, agoraphobia, and a degenerative form of hypermobility. I know what it’s like to feel unlovable, desperate, and to experience pain so deep you’re numb.
- I believe every living creature deserves to be respected and acknowledged as powerful, and I have a soft spot for the vulnerable, marginalized, and misunderstood…and puppies. *looks at puppy beside me* *sighs*
- I love a stormy day with a good book, a snuggly blanket, and a cozy window seat.
- I’m a minor geek in a family of major geeks.
I’m with you on #s 1 and 5…reality needs to stay out of my leisure time, absolutely! Oh, plus puppies… 🙂
Where did the inspiration for this book come from?
The first book, Past My Defenses, came from a Twitter chat with fellow writers where we were one-upping each other in ridiculous premises for paranormal stories. I suggested a wolf shifter allergic to other animals…and “the allergic shifter romance” was born. I wrote it and the second book during November of 2012…which, prior to this last February, was the worst month of my life. I tend to write humorous stuff when I’m in total crisis. These two books were NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) books.
I LOVE the “allergic shifter romance” premise—too funny, and it works so well in the book! I love that books 1 and 2 were NaNo books too—that’s great! I’m sorry to hear that Jordan’s book was written during such a stressful time, though…you can’t tell at all from the story.
How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?
I’ve been writing since I was young, but my brother said in 2009, “I bet you could write a novel.” I’ve never been able to resist a challenge from my brother. Two weeks later, I’d written a book. I haven’t stopped writing for any significant amount of time since then.
Hmmm…maybe I should try that—a challenge from my brother. I like it!
What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?
I’m finishing up everything on a young adult book due out in June from Entangled Teen under my pseudonym, Wendy Laine, called Secrets of Skin and Stone. It’s a paranormal romance set in a small town with an OCD cutter and a gargoyle shifter, both with many secrets.
A gargoyle shifter? I’m going to have to check that one out, for sure!
What are you currently reading, and what are your thoughts about it so far?
I’m reading a romance anthology, and I’m enjoying short and sweet novellas. I love anthologies when I’m in the middle of projects because I can set them down between novellas. I have a real problem doing that with novels.
I hear you, I do too! Great idea 🙂
If you had to “sell” your book in a single Tweet, what would you say?
Characters with depth flirt with danger (and turning furry) as alphas meet their matches. A ranger, a sheriff, and a big bad wolf—oh my.
Thank you for having me and I hope you spend some time with the Glacier Peak wolves.
Some of my favorite wolves? You bet I will! Thanks, Wendy!
About Wendy Sparrow:
After a childhood spent wandering as a military brat, Wendy Sparrow finally found her home in Washington State. She spends her days trying to convince her two kids she actually knows how to properly parent and her nights showing her husband all the cool things romance authors know. She’s active in the OCD and autism communities and writes on her blog to support awareness in both. With her whole heart, Wendy believes in happily-ever-afters and that everyone deserves one. If she’s not writing or wrangling kids, she’s on Twitter, @WendySparrow, where she’ll chat with anyone about anything.
About the Taming the Pack Boxed Set:
Sometimes a wolf is all you need.
What do you get when you mix Alphas and sheriffs and park rangers? Three sexy tales of wolf shifter romance from the talented Wendy Sparrow sure to keep you up past your bedtime! With one click, immerse yourself in a rich world of danger, intrigue, a little humor, and more than a little heat.
Past My Defenses
After a feline danderbomb takes Vanessa down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who has no idea what he’d trapped. Dane Hansen had hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?
This Weakness for You
Jordan Hill is his pack’s Alpha wolf, and after his last breakup, he’s opting to be the lone wolf, too. But when his rival’s little sister—a human—comes to his door, what should be a tasty snack turns out to be something more than Jordan could ever imagine. Christa Hansen is simply looking for a place to stay. Yet the dark shifter smells irresistibly like forever. But getting involved with the wolf who tried to kill her brother—twice—is lunacy. Falling for her family’s enemy won’t just be her downfall…it will be his, too.
Crazy Over You
Waking up with a naked woman holding a knife at his throat is just about the last thing Sheriff Travis Flynn expected. And the brother she’s looking for? A murderer. And dead. Probably. But the real shock comes when she insists she’s not a Lycan. Once LeAnn Wilcox finds her brother, she’ll get out of the pack’s territory and go back to her regular, nonfurry life. But LeAnn’s life is at stake if she won’t claim her place in the pack, especially once Travis’s control over the pack is challenged and her brother’s fate is questioned.