Thursday Teaser – The Lady in the Mist

Thursdays, this month, are saved for snippets from The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1.  The second book in this series is coming soon, so I wanted to devote Thursdays to sharing small parts of Tyler and Sonja’s story with the readers.  Please drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Remember, you can pick up a sample of the story at Amazon entitled, The Lady in the Mist, A Werewolf’s tale for free!

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Books by Catherine Wolffe
Books by Catherine Wolffe

The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1

Driven by some inner demon, Ty sank deeper and deeper into her heat as the nymph turned sorceress writhed under him.  Her moans gave way to growls of pleasure as the hunger grew in them both.  Urged on by the craving, Sonja dug her nails into Ty’s back.  He tasted blood inside his mouth as teeth bit and tongues searched for sucker.  His world spiraled upward, the fever pitch, the likes of which he’d never experienced.  Pain became pleasure and ache became longing as this woman matched his lusty thrusts with a furor of her own until their appetites brought them to the pinnacle of the storm.  Ty’s world exploded into thousands of tiny lights as he watched her come.  Following her lead, he spilled his seed into her.

In the twilight of their coupling, Ty watched as she slept and marveled at the bliss he found in this woman’s arms.  Sonja held him captive and he wouldn’t know peace without her by his side.  Vowing he’d do everything in his power to keep her there, he drifted downward to be cradled in her arms.

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Thursday Teaser – The Lady in the Mist

Thursdays, this month, are saved for snippets from The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1.  The second book in this series is coming soon, so I wanted to devote Thursdays to sharing small parts of Tyler and Sonja’s story with the readers.  Please drop me a line and let me know what you think.  Remember, you can pick up a sample of the story at Amazon entitled, The Lady in the Mist, A Werewolf’s tale for free!

http://tinyurl.com/cb7ou8h

Books by Catherine Wolffe
Books by Catherine Wolffe

“Help me, Ty!”

Her anxious directive caught him off guard.  Ty opened his eyes and blinked.  Sonja stood in front of him with her forehead creased in frustration.  The effort to free him from his pants proved too much.  Did she realize how beautiful she looked standing there in the half-light of the sun streaming through the window?  Ty’s head swam as he watched her frustration with the buttons of his trousers.

“Here, let me.”  Ty stilled her hands and deftly undid his pants, stepping out.  The scare along his thigh, still angry and tender, stretched taught.  Ty flinched involuntarily.  How long had it been since he’d been with a woman?

She reached out and laid trembling fingers on his arm.

He swore low as his shaft jumped.  His blood, already warm, surged through his body like a fire through dry tender.  Unable to stop the rush, he let his head fall back and reveled in the sensation.  No woman had ever made him feel like Sonja did.

Her slow glide downward awakened nerve endings, igniting them into flames.  Tentative fingers slid along the taught flesh just above the crisp hair surrounding his shaft.  Her face filled with anticipation as she touched his heat.  Closing her eyes, she smiled as he throbbed in her fist.  Suddenly, her eyes flew open and she reached out, taking his hand in hers as she picked up her skirt and headed for the bedroom.

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Thanks for dropping by and please leave a comment.  All snippets shared in these blog posts are from the copyrighted material of Catherine Wolffe.

Marit Menzin – Guest Illustrator/Author

Today we have Marit Menzin who is an illustrator and author of young adult books. Marit stopped by to answer a few of my questions and discuss her latest book, Song for Papa Crow.

When did you first decide you wanted to write?
Once I learned how to read, I couldn’t stop reading. So, the seed of wanting to become a writer was planted when I began reading books written by classic authors, such as Lucy Maud Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, and Emily Brontë.

What is your favorite genre to write and why?
My favorite genre to write is picture books for children. In college, I majored in biology and chemistry. Later on, I studied computers and worked as a programmer. I view a picture book like a chemical equation, or like a program; a chemical equation has to be balanced. In a picture book, the text and the illustrations must complement each other well. A computer program has in its beginning a definition of constants and variables. A picture book has in its beginning a definition of the main characters, a setting, and a problem/conflict that the main character struggles with. The functions in the middle of the program are supposed to achieve its goal; whereas in a picture book, the protagonist tries to overcome his obstacles. The tension builds up to a climax and, finally, the protagonist solves his problem, and the story concludes with a satisfying reader-friendly ending.

Please tell us about your upcoming book.
Song for Papa Crow is a fiction picture book that I both wrote and illustrated for pre-K to 2nd grade aged readers. This is a story about a young crow who loves to sing, but the singing birds tease him for his raspy voice. With the help of Mockingbird, the bird’s idol who comes to visit the town, Little Crow becomes the best singer in the choir. But with his new singing voice, when danger strikes, Little Crow loses the most important thing – his father’s support.

My story concludes with fun facts about North American birds, and their sounds. I gathered many interesting as well as bizarre facts about birds to stimulate the young minds’ intellectual curiosity.

I have a little confession to make: Song for papa Crow is a book about diversity. I didn’t wake up one morning and decide to write a multi-level story. When I found out that the crow often mates for life, and it takes care of its offspring longer than any other animals do, I had to write this book, thinking that just like Little Crow, every child is special and unique, and every child should be comfortable being himself without being afraid!

Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely imagination?
My book is based purely on my imagination.

How did you come up with the cover?
I’m a collage artist. I designed the cover myself and illustrated the main characters of my book.

When and where will your new book be available?
My book was recently released for world-wide distribution. It is available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and many other stores.

Do you have a favorite character you’ve written about so far?
My favorite character is Papa Crow because he’s loyal and caring.

Does the character reflect on anyone you know?
Papa Crow should be a role model to all parents. It is amazing to me that crows take care of their offspring longer than any other animal, and even longer than some humans. Papa Crow reflects on the great fathers everywhere who take amazing care of their children.

If you could meet one character from a novel, who would it be and why?
I recently read the book “Timeless” by Alexandra Mounir. I would like to meet the main character, Michele Windsor, and travel with her to New York City in 1910.

Who is your favorite author?
How can I answer this question? There are so many authors that I admire! Since I have to choose, I will mention two authors who are also Illustrators — Maurice Sendak and Chris Van Allsburg. The reason that I chose them is that their books are like magic in action!

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Read as many books as you can. Join a writer’s critique group. Create a space at home that is only yours. Make the time to write and to revise. For me, every morning, as I wake up, I read my book and I revise it. Then, at night, I read my story again and I revise it even more.

Spaghetti or Lasagna and why?
Another difficult question! Well, in my family, spaghetti is the common denominator that we all agree upon.

Anything you’d like to share with your readers and fans?
My second favorite genre to write is paranormal for young adults.

You can learn more about Marit and her books at her Amazon Author page.  And be sure to check out her outstanding illustrations on her website. I’d like to thank Marit again for stopping by my blog.