Today, my Author Wednesday guest is Danica Avet and she's taking over my blog with her post. She's a hoot, she's also Cabal of Hotness: Cajun Hotness! Thanks Danica for being here today. Danica is offering an e-book from her back list to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is answer Danica's question at the end of the post. Good luck to everyone!! Winner to be chosen Sat Sept 28 in the morning.
Take it away, Danica.
First off, I’d like to thank Julianne for inviting me to guest blog today. It’s always fun to talk about my favorite things: Hot shifters. Because who doesn’t love a man who’s strong, sexy and growls when he’s turned on? *looks around* Yeah, that’s what I thought.
What makes the Cajun Heat series so much fun to write? The characters. From Primal Song where we meet lion shifter Ramsey “Ram” Reinhardt and bear shifter Daisy Picou to the latest book, Primal Flavor with tiger shifter Zachary Trahan and his lady love, human Colette Robicheaux…there’s no end to the characters waiting to be written about, or popping up in scenes. Oh the plans I have!
The problem is everyone (and by everyone I mean these characters because obviously they’re real to me and talk to me every day) knows someone who should have a book out. It never fails. I’ll be driving to work, or brushing my teeth, or working on a different series completely and I’ll get an interruption that goes something like this:
Danica: *happily writing a hot sex scene not dealing with shapeshifters*
Ram Reinhardt: Hey Danica, ‘sup? Daisy’s the best. Just wanted to say thanks for hooking me up with her and making me the happiest lion ever.
Danica: *looks suspicious* Leave me alone, Ram, can’t you see I’m writing about superheroes?
Ram: Oh. Sorry.
Ram: I really think you should work on Nick’s book after this.
Danica: No, I’m writing a contemporary after this superhero. Then I’m going to work on Kanda’s story. Remember her?
Ram: Yeah, but Nick needs a mate.
Kanda: What, you don’t think I deserve to find my mate?
Saga (From The Veil series): Hey, I’ve been waiting three years for my story to come out, get to the back of the line!
Danica: Saga, I’m sorry, but you know we’re waiting for your story to fully develop in my head before it’s written…
Ram: Seriously, everyone wants to read about my lead guitarist. And I swear to God if he talks shit about me being mated now…
Danica: Dude…tell him to chill. Out.
Kanda: Danica, you know you want to write my story. Remember that scene I showed you about me and my man on a car? Remember that?
Logan (of the contemporary waiting to be written): I was promised sex in the bed of a pick-up truck.
Danica: Uh…It wasn’t a promise per se, more like a possibility.
All of the female characters waiting to be written: Nice!
Yeah, there’s a lot of chaos going on in this brain of mine. I don’t even know how many books I have to write because the characters keep popping up when I least expect it. All I can really say though is that the town of Maison Rouge in Pointe-Aux-Chat Parish in south Louisiana are going to have a lot more stories. I have at least two scheduled with residents of the town, but then I have even more planned for those who’ve visited the town or are associated with them. Crazy, huh?
As a reader, do you hear characters in your head? There’s nothing wrong with hearing voices in your head, by the way. As long as you don’t answer…Oh boy, am I in trouble.
Great post Danica! I'm in trouble too, I always answer, not just in my head but out loud! Thank you again for being my guest today.
Deputy Daisy Picou is not impressed when Ram Reinhardt prowls into town all rock star swagger and big cat ego. She’s been burned by a lion before and has no intention of playing the fool twice. But with one scorching glance the mating frenzy ignites and passion trumps reason. An intense first encounter levels Daisy’s reservations—and most of her living room. And she’s not so sure she minds.
Ram Reinhardt has burned through and brushed aside just about every adrenaline-inducing thrill life’s thrown at him. But Daisy sets the gold standard for a premium rush. Her combative personality should turn him off, but every time they fight they end up in bed, or on the floor, or against a wall—and the sex is always more combustible than the time before. And he’s not about to give that up. Ever.
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/primal-song.html
Book Two in the Cajun Heat series
Fashion designer and bear shifter Kitty Chambers thought fifteen years was enough time to get over her first love Monk Badeaux, but when she sees the sexy cougar again, her mating instincts return and it’s all she can do to keep her paws off him. Despite her wariness, Monk unearths a part of her sexuality she’d never known existed, using it ruthlessly to win her back. Monk is hazardous to her well-being and her heart, but Kitty isn’t sure she stands a chance against all this heat.
If you love something, set it free. Monk Badeaux did that and suffered the consequences. When Kitty comes home, he falls head over heels in love with the independent, no-panty-wearing woman his childhood sweetheart has become. And she hates him. Luck is on his side when he discovers his mate has a streak of exhibitionism he’s more than happy to exploit if it’ll bring them closer. Alleys, school gyms, cars…nothing is sacred when a cougar is out to win his mate.
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/primal-design.html
Book Three in the Cajun Heat series
Being a human in a parish filled with shifters, Colette Robicheaux has learned to be tough as nails. She’s a hunter with the kind of lethal skills that make most men nervous, but all it takes is a single hot look from Zachary Trahan to make her melt into a puddle of goo. And this tiger shifter doesn’t fight fair, using his hot body and his many skills in the kitchen to melt her panties. But there’s a danger in the swamps that threatens to tear them apart, an evil that could turn this hunter into prey.
When chef Zachary Trahan took a break from work to hunt, the last thing he expected to find was his mate. A human huntress with a hot temper, a quick trigger finger and the kind of body destined to keep him up at nights, Colette makes his tiger purr. He’ll have to fight his stubborn mate, her impossible family and the threat hiding in the swamps before he can finally claim her for his own.
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/primal-flavor.html
The perfect man—with the imperfect cock and oral skills. The Dom who isn’t a dom, and the man who proves it to him. The alien with dessert-flavored semen and three cocks. The older man (a kajillionaire with a penthouse in Seattle…) who has limitless ability to come all night with his naïve little virgin. A woman on a diet who craves a feast of meat and finds herself five Broadshaft Brothers who can deliver.
If you're looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn't it! This is a series of spoofs, paraodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It's for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and "suspend your disbelief" plot devises that haunt our beloved favorite genre.
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/fondled-and-gobbled-someone-had-to-do-it.html
A well-endowed germaphobe goes for a wild ride with a woman who knows no boundaries and her inadequately endowed boyfriend. Two BDSM novices learn that not everyone can top—when everyone wants to sub. Big boobs, big hair, a shrill voice and gunfire fetish—the hero finds the perfect woman. A girl who has never seen a penis before—but her momma told her what to do if a man ever whipped one out in front of her.
If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.
Ellora's Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/fondled-and-gobbled-one-more-slurp.html
Thanks for stopping by today and next Wednesday my guest is Piper Trace!!!