What can I say about romance? Quite a bit, actually, but I’ll spare you most of it. One of my most romantic notions is a man who loves enough to protect his woman from the harshness of life – a shelter. I think of the word “husband” – literally, house band (band around the house). He is first into battle, the protector, provider, willing to sacrifice himself for the woman he loves. Now that’s romantic! The beauty of it is that when that love is reciprocated, his woman wants to protect him, too. The last thing she wants is to lose him in battle or in life, even if he is adamant about protecting her. Ah, but it’s his intent – his willingness that makes me love him. Truth is, it's a partnership in which two people want to look out for each other.
A few years back, prompted by a writing contest, I envisioned a race of beings spawned by Mother Nature Herself, solely to protect the defenseless – endangered animals, the environment. What would they be like? This race of beings would have to be able to walk among man, yet possess qualities and characteristics of majestic animals – rules based on fairness instead of greed and selfishness. Harsh by our standards, yet necessary to maintain order and balance.
My heroes are called “Dark Sentinels.” The blurb for book one is below. The trailer is up and to the right. Book one is available now, and Book two will be released early November, 2012.
Sable, a sentinel wolf shifter, is captured and locked in his wolf form until Akila, a veterinarian, tries to tame him and unleashes a 6'5" baby blue-eyed surprise.
Dr. Akila Marshall is a veterinarian with a calling – save as many stray animals as possible. The only child of wealthy, yet distant parents, she’s convinced that love is not for her. Until…
Sable’s search for his twin sister leads him to Akila. Born into a rare species of wolf shifters whose main purpose is protecting others, he has always been forced to fend for himself, but Akila’s loving, protective nature draws him – and not a moment too soon. Together, they must learn to trust each other enough to overcome a new, deadly enemy.
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