Thanks so much to Alexandra Anthony for having me on her blog today. I wanted to share with you and hope you enjoy the excerpt. Waking Up Dead is finally live at Amazon as well as Smashwords and Barnes & Noble. I’m thrilled! Now for the interview. Enjoy!
I’d like to give a warm welcome to Catherine Wolffe and thank her for taking the time to stop by my blog to introduce her new book in The Western Werewolf Legend Series. We sat down and she was gracious enough to give us a sneak peek into the book and answer a few questions.
Your upcoming book is part of The Western Werewolf Legend series. Can you tell us about Waking up Dead?
I’d love to, Alexandra. Waking up Dead is the second book in the Western Werewolf Legend. The setting is 1864 and the civil war is dragging on. Sonja Brooks, a Pennsylvania widow has fallen in love with Tyler Loflin, a Rebel soldier. She embraces her wolf while he does his best to protect her from the vampires searching for her. With a sharp-tongued witch and a werewolf god as mentors, Sonja and Ty set out to right injustices and save the innocent.
My main characters, Sonja Brooks and Tyler Loflin struggle with the ‘gift’ and the danger that faces them as werewolves with special powers. Sonja’s blood is coveted by vampires because it allows them to walk in the daylight. She’s shared her blood with Tyler in order to heal wounds he sustained in battle and so his blood is sought after as well.
How did you come up with the title?
The danger these two new werewolves face could mean their end at any time. Then with a story twist, you find out the title has more teeth than at first assumed.
Will there be a third book in the series?
Yes, I have a third book planned.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
I appreciate your patience and hope you enjoy Waking up Dead. I’d love to hear what you think.
Do you have a favorite chapter or passage you’d like to share?
I have several scenes that I enjoyed writing, however, here’s one I think we can all relate to, even if we’re not werewolves in love.
Waking Up Dead:
Suddenly, an almost discernible ripple in the water had Sonja’s eyes opening and a soft gasp leaving her lips. Ty’s hands surrounded her waist in the water, pulling her close. He stood behide her naked and aroused against her back and buttocks. The delirious sensation of desire warmed her as he made sure their bodies came together making her aware of him all along her length. His pride swelled with their combined heat and she moaned aloud with pleasure. “You certainly know how to make an entrance, Lieutenant.”
She turned to him as he grinned that wolfish grin of his, which had every nerve in her body going on high alert. Her attraction to this man could not be denied, nor could she deny how much she cared for him and wanted desperately to protect him. Even if his male ego wouldn’t recognize her efforts. After making love at night, Sonja would lie awake as her exhausted brain tried desperately to devise a way to keep him safe. He may have feelings for her, but this mess wasn’t of his making. He didn’t deserve to endure the hardships dumped upon him.
Ty lowered his head and captured her lips bringing her attentions back to focus on the man.
“My woman is thinking again, I see.” He nipped her bottom lip before switching his attentions to her earlobe followed by the tender skin along her neck.
“Of late, I think a lot. Still, I can’t find the answers.” She dropped her head back as his tongue lingered near her collarbone. His teeth found the taste of her enticing. Before she could object, he’d taken her mouth again in a kiss more forceful than the first. Scorching her with its intensity, branding her with its fire, the kiss drove Sonja to do no more than stand, unable to move in the sizzling heat of his embrace.
“You needn’t worry about answers. They will come.” Ty’s breath, warm and moist on her skin shoved rational thoughts to the back of the line as he traced the swell of one wet breast to the taut peak. The sensation of his mouth on her flesh, nursing her nipple tugged at her coherency. Soon the pull on her womb from his attentions brought a creamy warmth to pool between her legs. Lax with desire, Sonja held on with everything she had left. “Have you finished your bath, my lady?”
The question seemed rhetorical to Sonja. “If I wasn’t, would it matter?” she chided. Wanting to prick his conscience, she ran a slim, damp finger along the bridge of his perfectly straight Choctaw nose. “You sir aren’t behaving like a gentleman. What’s a poor defenseless girl to do?”
“Well, since you ask, I can think of a thing or two she could do.” Without another word, he scooped her up and sloshed out of the water. Sonja considered he would deposit her on the bank and allow her to get dressed.
She was wrong. Instead, Ty carried her further from the water’s edge before gently laying her back on a blanket she hadn’t realized was there. Under the cover of a great old oak tree, he stretched out beside her and used his shirt to dry her limbs before throwing the voluminous dress she had taken off over them both as protection from anyone who should happen upon them.
Her body hummed with anticipation as he ran his long, lean hand slowly down her slight curves to the crisp hair of her mound. Unable to take her eyes off his profile, Sonja’s breath caught in a surge of yearning so abrupt and intense it felt like pain.
“Ah, my woman wants me, I wager. You’ve missed me while I was gone?” His voice had gone low with desire. Slipping two fingers inside the heat of her need, Ty stroked steadily.
Sonja could have floated on such a whisper-thin cloud of sensation forever. No one had ever made her feel like this man did. Certainly not her first husband, Robert, rest his dead soul. Sex had been merely a means to an end with him, nothing to compare to this dissent into paradise with Ty.
“Tell me, Sonja, did you miss me? I want to hear the words.” The thinly veiled passion in his eyes stirred her longing to new heights as he worked a third finger inside her. Sonja felt her muscles tighten as desire warmed her to the core.
“Yes, I missed you so much.” Reaching up, she sank her hand into his long dark hair, which was still damp from the stream. “Please, Ty. I want you inside me.”
“Soon, Sonja, soon. But first, I want to taste you. I want to capture your need and drink you in like wine.” His mouth grazed her nipple as his fingers continued their onslaught.
Sonja arched with the contact of his mouth on her breast. The tug of his mouth sent her spiraling down into a world where only need and desire reigned supreme. Any other thoughts vanished into oblivion.
Grazing his jaw against her stomach as he traveled lower, he growled low in his throat. “Um, this is what a man wants to come home to.”
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