The ladies of Love, Lust and Laptops would like to welcome author Jorja Lovett to the purple velvet couch today.
Jorja has a new book out with Total-E-Bound, and she has agreed to answer my nosy questions and give us a sneak peek of her book, The Wolf on the Hill
Welcome, Jorja! Are you getting excited about your latest release?
Hi! Thanks for having me here to share Wolfie with you. The Wolf on the Hill is the first book in my series– The Wild Irish Wolves. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book. Since Caleb came knocking at my door in his bike leathers, looking all sexy and bad ass, I’ve been totally in love with him. I hope you enjoy his story.
Tell us a little about your book.
The Wolf on the Hill is set in the fictional shifter community of Olcan Hills, in the Northern Irish countryside. Caleb Jackson is the rebel son of the late pack master and has only come back to sell his father’s house. When he gets together with the usually prim and proper Mia Blake, it makes for a scorching hot affair! But someone is lurking in the shadows, determined they won’t get their happy-ever-after.
What draws you to write paranormal romance?
I love paranormal romance coz anything goes! Seriously, you can create your own little worlds with packs of sexy, growly wolf shifters, or masterful vampires with a BDSM fetish. What’s not to love?
Are you working on another book? If so, tell us about it.
I’ve just signed the contract for the second book in the series and it will follow on with Rory’s story from book one. I don’t want to give too much away but let’s just say there’s plenty of emotion to go with the sex in this one.
I’ve also started a new series of stories set in a department store, where there’s a steamy romance going on in every floor.
How does that writing process work for you?
Oh dear. I’m so disorganised it’s not funny. I write longhand in my ever increasing collection of notebooks, as and when the mood takes me. I do my editing as I type the manuscript and it’s quite a slow process – partly due to the fact I’m easily distracted. Oh look naked pictures of Joe Manganiello…
Who is your favorite author?
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know lol My reading habits spread across such a wide variety of genres it’s impossible to choose just one.
What are you reading now?
I’m reading C.A Szarek’s Collision Force at the minute, and it’s fab!
What do you do to get in the mood to write?
I lock myself in the bedroom away from squabbling teenage boys, with my notebook and pen, laptop, and choccies.
What is the easiest and hardest thing about writing?
I love setting up ‘the meet’ between my characters and creating the spark between them. The ideas come easily, but I guess the hardest part for me is pushing myself to get to the end of the story. I work better with deadlines!
What is your writing day like once you start a book?
Er, like someone with a very short attention span. I’ll write a few pages, check facebook, check goodreads, check book rankings, make myself a cup of tea. And repeat.
Short Answer Questions:
Favorite TV Show: True Blood. Any excuse to see Joe Manganiello get his kit off.
Guilty Pleasure: Watching and singing along to Glee
Cat or dog?: Dog. They’re so loyal and loving.
Your male characters – boxers, briefs, or commando?: Boxers…although commando is very tempting…
Favorite Food: Chocolate. That’s a food group, right?
If you could choose to be a paranormal creature, what would you be?: I have to choose wolf shifter so I can run naked in the hills with Caleb and Rory <grin>
Where can your readers reach you?
Do you have a blurb and an excerpt you’d like to share?
Book one in The Wild Irish Wolves Series.
Can two stubborn wolf shifters let down their guards long enough to take a chance on love?
Lone wolf Caleb Jackson is only back in town long enough to sell his late father’s house, and the bad memories with it. He never expected to find his mate.
Good girl Mia Blake never behaves badly. Except for the time she shifts into her wolf, chases a stranger through Olcan Hills, and has the hottest sex of her life on the forest floor.
He has no desire to settle down. She is afraid to upset her family. But, with someone determined to destroy Caleb’s inheritance, and his secret fling with Mia getting hot and heavy, moving on isn’t as easy as he’d hoped.
*Warning: This one is hot!*
Rain soaked Mia’s fur as she bounded through the woods bordering the Olcan Hills, relishing every inch of earth mashed beneath her claws. Trees became nothing more than a blur as she raced by, running to find her release out here where she answered to no one but nature. This was freedom.
When she reached the top of the hill she came to a standstill and released her primal scream of frustration in a howl, unleashing everything she couldn’t say to her overbearing family, pouring every hidden truth of who she really was into one long mournful call.
In the distance, another wolf echoed her cry and answered with one of his own. This was the reason her mother despised her shifting into her wolf form. She went kind of crazy and forgot all sense of danger in the excitement. Exactly the reason why she did it in secret. And now, here she was, totally exposed in the Northern Irish countryside, crouched and listening out for the intruder’s approach.
Snapping twigs and rustling leaves marked his stealthy journey towards her but she stood her ground, regardless of how loudly her heart was beating in her ears. The wind carried his scent and raised the hackles along her spine when she sniffed the air. Another shifter, but one she didn’t recognise. Big bro would use her pelt for a rug if he found out she’d strayed beyond the boundary.
Amber eyes glowed in the dark shadows as the large grey wolf stalked through the forest. She bowed in submission. Even if she had a clue how to fight, he was double her size and twice as powerful. He growled a low warning and sniffed her with interest, his wet nose nudging her clammy fur. Did he expect her to roll over and show her belly? Pride wouldn’t let her, but she was careful not to make eye contact as he circled around her twice in case he took it as a challenge.
She only lifted her head when she saw him pad away, heading back to the cover of the trees. He stopped, looked back at her, and cocked his head to one side. When she didn’t move he returned and nipped her ear. She yelped in surprise and indignation. Of all the nerve!
The rules of engagement were abandoned in the heat of her outrage and, in a snarling frenzy, she launched herself at him. For an animal so large, the grey wolf moved gracefully, dodging her attack to race ahead and leaving Mia in dogged pursuit.
Tree branches tore at her skin as she ploughed heedlessly into the woodland, but the pain dulled in the exhilaration of the chase. As they wove their way through the undergrowth, Mia’s anger subsided to let her long-neglected sense of fun take over.
He wanted her to follow him. She knew that from the glances he kept throwing back at her. So she stopped and slipped quietly behind the stump of an uprooted oak, waiting to see what he would do. White wisps of steam escaped from her nostrils as she fought to get her breath back and suddenly the area seemed too quiet.
With a thud Grey leapt onto the tree stump, and leant back onto his haunches ready to pounce. Mia took off again and this time she was the hunted. She didn’t get very far before he sprang and knocked her off her feet.
In a tangle of limbs they rolled through the leafy debris of the forest floor, shifting into their human form as they came to rest, with her pinned to the ground by a hard, muscular, naked body.
“Well, that was fun.” He grinned down at her, making no attempt to get off her, his green eyes full of mischief.
“If you say so.” Mia’s heart still raced but she was at enough of a disadvantage wedged underneath him without admitting she enjoyed the capture as much as the chase.
“I didn’t hurt you, did I?” He bent his head to kiss the scratches marking her shoulder and suddenly the only ache she felt was hidden deep inside.
“No.” She swallowed hard as he ventured closer to her already puckered nipples.
“Do you want me to stop?” His hot breath on her sensitive skin engulfed her in a tide of hormones she hadn’t been ruled by in a long time, if ever.
Maybe a piece of her wolf was still in her system, thriving on the excitement and danger, but she was horny, and ripe for the picking. “No.”
With a need to touch, to taste this handsome stranger on her tongue, she manoeuvred enough room to free her hands and wind them into his dark blond hair, pulling him down into a kiss.
He massaged her breasts, first with his hand, quickly followed by his mouth. The sucking and licking around her straining pink tips made her arousal too great to bear. She writhed against him, wet and waiting, but he let her suffer further still whilst he covered her mounds in tiny, exquisite bites.
Bewitched by the woods and her fantasy lover, she swapped the dull reality of her life for this moment, cavorting like the sort of woodland nymph she longed to be. Someone who lived without fear of consequences or judgement.
She wanted him. Prim and proper Mia Blake, who never stepped out of line, was lying naked in the woods with a stranger’s erection pressing into her abdomen, and she loved it. A restlessness seized hold as her body cried out with need. Her limbs trembled, her fingers and toes curled, waiting for that final act of completion. As dusk settled around them and an ethereal fog swirled between the trees, she lost herself in the erotic dream and let him sink into her.
Thanks Jorja!!!! Let us know when book two comes out!