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Hi everyone!  I’m excited to join this blog hop and share an excerpt from my latest release, The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend #1.  With April fast approaching, the second in the series is on the way, Waking up Dead will continue Sonja and Tyler’s story of love and the “gift”.  Here’s a steamy portion from The Lady in the Mist to enjoy!  Thanks for leaving a comment.  I’d love to hear what you think.

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The Lady in the Mist:

Ty followed her silently to the edge of the bed before running his hands down the length of Sonja’s back to where the dress hung on her hips.  With one push, he sent the garment falling to the floor in a pool of cotton and aged lace.  Taking his big hands, he reached around her, pressing her body to his.  She fit perfectly to the hard plains and contours of his skin.  As if she’d been made for him, she hugged his heat.  His fingers traced the lines of her woman’s shape and soon he found her mound, the curls tantalizing and inviting.  The soft moan, as it left her lips, whispered his name and she moved under his hand.  Exploring the tender folds of her woman’s flesh, he found her wet and ready.  She turned in his arms, pressing her mound to his groin as she urged him with her thrusts.

Sonja leaned further back on the bed, “Now…” she whispered.

With one swift move, Ty scooped her up, depositing her under him.  He wasted no time in following her to the soft down of the mattress.  Spreading her legs, Ty hovered over Sonja as he peered into her face.  The passion he saw there spoke to him more than words as he drove himself inside her, plunging deep and feeling her fist around him like a velvet glove.

She bowed, calling his name, “Yes, Ty, oh yes!”

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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!

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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.

Starting 2013 Off With a Bang

You know how the old saying in writing goes – Enjoy the small milestones?  Well Saturday was filled with small milestones.  The day began for me with a check of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Amazon – the sites I usually update as part of my Indie Author “Booking” process.  Yes, I have a marketing strategy – I call it “Booking”.  Don’t laugh!  Anyway, I got to Amazon and was checking my ranking in each category when I noticed something new at the bottom of the demographics for The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend.  The caption read #38 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Fantasy > Historical .  Immediately I clicked on the link and held my breath.  Sure enough at #38 my book’s cover appeared!  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  I had published The Lady in the Mist back in October, 2012.  The first two chapters of the complete novel were offered free on Amazon.  Apparently, patience paid off with this one, because the book finally made a list.  Now you can visualize me dancing around my living room in a wild happy dance.  I even got a high-five from the hubby!

That was the first thing good thing that occurred.  Next came with an invitation I received from a Facebook friend to pitch to an editor at Samhain Publishing.  Saturday, January 12th rolled around and I submitted my pitch.

Sunday, I opened my email to find a response from my Facebook friend telling me not one but two of my stories had been chosen to pitch to the editor.  Whether the editor likes them or not is still up for grabs.  I was just tickled to death to be selected to share my stories with her.   My two stories were included in thirty out of 59 submissions.  Again, we do the happy dance!

In 2013 my resolution with regard to my writing is to relish the small steps and be thankful.  It’s so easy to brush them aside or make light of these steps when they are actually rungs on the ladder to success.   The definition of the word success, in my opinion, will change as I strive to create and improve  my writing.   I look forward to the journey and the small steps in 2013 – how about you?

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Click the image to read a FREE sample of my current series, the Western Werewolf Legend.

Thanks for sharing your small steps in comments following this blog post.  I would love to hear from you!  Here’s a little something free I’d like to share with you as my way of saying “Thanks for dropping by.”  Best wishes to everyone in their 2013 journeys.

How to Write a Novel in Thirty Days – Nanowrimo 2012

So, who’s doing Nanowrimo this year?  November is under way and I have committed to writing 50,000 words in thirty days.  Who’s with me?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Nannowrimo, the concept is simple.  You accept the challenge to write a novel in a month. Oh, did I mention the letters stand for National Novel Writing Month?  The website explains all you need to know, www.nanowrimo.org.  I said I was committed, by the end of the month I may be committed.

With the interest in The Lady in the Mist, The Western Werewolf Legend, I decided to write a follow-up book entitled Waking up Dead.  Tyler Loflin and Sonja Brooks will learn how to deal with being werewolves in love as they battle vampires disguised as Yankee soldiers.

You can keep up with my adventure this month as I try to complete my first draft of Waking up Dead.  You’ll have a firsthand look at how I’m progressing and some of the tips and obstacles I encounter along the way.  I’ve started the journey with my first post – check it out!

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Nanowrimo Update – Setting Sail

November 4, 2012 – Since this is my first year of Nanowrimo, I wanted to document my travels through these unexplored waters.  The trip should be exciting.  Like any seasoned traveler, I planned on being prepared for delays and storms along the way.  So I decided to stockpile a few words in case I found days where the writing weather was just impossible.  Maneuvering through the Nanowrimo waters can be tricky.  Learning how to paddle around was a problem for me in the beginning.  But with a little help from my Nanowrimo “writing buddies” I managed to set sail on schedule.

I’m a panster when it comes to writing a novel, so a shell of an outline is all I stowed in the hull of my boat.  Character development was documented in the first novel , check that off my packing list and we’re casting off with 8,000 words validated on the website.   I’m happy to report the beginning of the novel is underway with an action scene and a rescue fiasco.   My cast finds themselves in hot water and have to come up with a plan on the spot.  A bit of back story inserted along the way will explain some interesting details of Sonja’s birth family as well as her mentor besides proving useful later on in the book.  Check back in next week when I discover what Sonja and Ty will do to save the day.  I’ll keep you posted as the month floats along.  Happy Writing!