Five Benefits to Imaginary Werewolves

In an ideal world, I would probably be a werewolf, but since that's not possible I write about them instead. Here's a few things I've learned since WOLF STRAP was published in Queer Wolf back in 2009.

  1. You make new friends – I've met loads of amazing authors and readers since Queer Wolf was released, who I would never have met otherwise! It's pretty cool how much one short story can bring into your life.
  2. Drag queen werewolves – Glory is (probably) my favourite side character in the Urban Wolf series. How can you not love the red beehive, towering heels (that I could never walk in myself), and fabulous dresses?
  3. Old dogs – new tricks - I'm a big fan of werewolf mythology, and I've loved putting my own spin on it with the Urban Wolf books. Everything I've ever read about werewolves has influenced the world building of the books, but I've tweaked it ever so slightly each time, which has been great fun to do!
  4. Less fuss than a real dog – I'd love a dog, but really don't have time for one between writing, working, and the cat and snakes I already own. Writing about werewolves is a cheap alternative.
  5. Travel the world – okay, I only got as far as Paris for DARK HUNT, but it's a start. My aim for a future book is to get to New Orleans so if anyone wants to read about Ayla and Shannon in the Big Easy, let me know!


Ayla Hammond is taking on Paris.

    Hoping for a romantic getaway in the City of Lights with her girlfriend, Shannon, she finds a city under the dark thrall of Le Monstre.
    Getting caught up in mystery and murder was the last thing Ayla and Shannon expected to find in the City of Love, but as the body count grows and tension rises between Parisian werewolves and humans they find themselves stalked by an unknown terror.
    What is Le Monstre and why does it make Ayla's wolf want to turn tail and run? Can it be stopped before they become its next victims?

Naomi Clark lives in Cambridge and is a mild-mannered office worker by day, but a slightly crazed writer by night. She has a perfectly healthy obsession with giant sea creatures and a preference for vodka-based cocktails. When she's not writing, Naomi is probably either reading or watching 80s cartoon shows, and sometimes she manages to do all three at once. You can follow Naomi at Twitter; Facebook or on her Blog.

We're giving away plenty of swag in the DARK HUNT blog tour. There are daily ebook giveaways and hampers of goodies up for grabs at the grand finale of the tour including ebooks, limited DARK HUNT t-shirts, personal horoscopes and tarot readings by Naomi Clark, as well as postcards from Ayla, Shannon, Vince, Joel and Glory (urban wolf series characters). Leave a comment here (ask me a question or just say hello) with your email address to be entered. Enter at each point along the tour for more entries and more chances to win. 

We're also giving away a free copy of SILVER KISS, the first book in the Urban Wolf series, to everyone who comments. Just remember to include your email address to get your Smashwords voucher and find out how Ayla and Shannon ended up in Paris!


heatwave16 said...

I just want to say that I think its so great to see some lesbian gals getting into the urban fantasy arena. They seem to always be missing. I hope there are many more tales to come.


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