A huge thank you to Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends for having me on the blog today. My new release, Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword, came out on August 31st. It’s the second book in the I.O.N. series and delves deeper in to the werewolf world that was hinted at in Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger.
I like to play with the idea of werewolves. There are so many possibilities when it comes to lore, appearance, and temperament. Werewolves aren’t the same as shifters, at least not in my mind. Shifters are people who turn into animals whereas werewolves are a combination of wolf and man. More and more I see the two clumped together, and it makes my eye twitch because the characters who shift into a wolf are so different from ones who only takes the wolfman form.
In the I.O.N. series, I made sure there was a distinction between werewolves and shifters. Then I expanded on the differences of the werewolves. It won’t come as a surprise to most of you that I talked over what I wanted to do with the paranormal world of this series. We talked in length about the differences of perception and desires of the wild wolf verses humans. People and animals behave in different ways and wanted to show the consequences of the conflict between their clashing personalities. Are wolves murderous? Have issues with uncontrollable temper?
In all my reading, I’ve noticed that in every instance the human was the dominate personality. The wolf relenting to the human’s dominion. Sometimes there was dissention by the wolf but the issue was resolved. The wolf and human went back into a state of harmony. I wondered what would happen if the human side had to constantly struggle to direct the actions of the combined personalities? Would the desires of the animal fall in line or become easy to handle secondary emotions? What if the human was trapped in the same body, sharing the same mind as the wild animal whose will and personality was more than a match for the man? The imbalance, the struggle between the two warring opinions, would cause the being to be dangerous.
That same imbalance takes a physical and mental toll if harmony can’t be found—a statement that plays a part in the plot of Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword. The idea gives a bit of wary scariness back to the werewolves without removing the possibility of them being characters people can sympathize with. At least that was my intention. I invite you to be the judge. 🙂
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- Book Title: Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword
- Book Series: Werewolves of I.O.N.
- Author: Lexi Ander
- Publisher: Less Than Three Press, LLC (August 30, 2016)
- Book Length: 213 pages
- Genre: Romance, Paranormal/Horror Romance, Werewolves/Shifter Romance
After he’s kicked out for being gay, still reeling from being abandoned by the man he loves, Jude goes to live with his brother Beck, who thankfully is more than happy to take him in. But Jude has other secrets he’s yet to share, for fear that even Beck will reject him, leaving him well and truly alone.
Then he draws the attention of werewolves, and discovers that everything he thought he knew about Levi, the man who abandoned him, is a lie. But one lie leads to another, ending in a vast conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything Jude loves—and that doesn’t even begin to include the challenges that Beck is facing.
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Runner Up: Signed Hard Copy of Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword
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