Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Guest post & Giveaway: Gone with the Wolf by Kristin Miller

UFI welcomes Kristin Miller Author of Gone With the Wolf. Thanks for Joining us!!

Why Werewolves?

In folklore, a werewolf is simply an adult who can transform into a wolf. The condition usually occurs after being cursed, or being bitten or scratched by another werewolf. They’re unnaturally strong creatures and freakishly fast, shifting into wolf form at the full moon.

In modern literature and movies, lycans (coming from the word “lycanthropy”: the power to turn into a wolf) are larger than the average human, but usually walk on two legs rather than four. They are repelled by wolfsbane and can be killed by silver bullets or blades. (Some of my favorite werewolf movies play off of these traits!)

In paranormal romance novels, authors take werewolves a step further. Werewolves are often territorial and protective over their women. A werewolf would fight to the death for his woman, and send the strength of his pack after her if she were taken from him. Werewolves are dominating, sexy, and witty with a keen intellect. They’re not hairy and grotesque (although I guess they could be), but Alpha to the extreme, fighting for what they believe in. Have I mentioned their raw sexuality? Ahem.

Drake Wilder, the CEO Alpha werewolf in Gone with the Wolf, is one such hero. He runs a major corporation in Seattle, overseeing every aspect of the multi-billion dollar business. He’s protective of his pack and is determined to do what is right and fair at all cost. He and the other werewolves in the Seattle Wolf Pack can shift at whim, and are not limited by the phases of the moon.  The last thing Drake expects is to find his fated soul mate—his Luminary—in a carefree bartender who’d rather skinny dip than spend time shopping for a swimsuit.  Emelia Hudson is his match in every way, even though she’s not a werewolf herself. (At least not at the beginning of the story. ;) She challenges Drake, and riles him up, which makes him want to claim her all the more.

Why werewolves? Because other paranormal heroes can have “alpha traits”, but there is only one hero who can embody the prowess (and natural sex appeal) that the position demands—an Alpha wolf.

Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped.
Her first novel was published in 2011, and since then she has had seven other novels published (mostly paranormal romances). She is the author of Gone with the Wolf with Entangled Publishing, the dark and gritty Vampires of Crimson Bay series with Avon, and the short-but-steamy Isle of Feralon novellas with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings.
Find Kristin and her books

Gone With the Wolf
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CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.

What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…

Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.

Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…

When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.


Kristin is giving away a Gone with the Wolf themed prize pack to one lucky winner! Prize pack includes:

     Gone with the Wolf swag including a custom made beaded bookmark

     Seattle’s Best coffee &  Starbucks travel mug

     Ghiradelli chocolates

     Too Much of a Good Thing is... Wonderful! wine bottle charm

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