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For those who don’t know me, I’m A.M. Griffin. I write steamy sci-fi erotic romances and about hot paranormal shifters and love struck girl in a dystopian society. You can find me at Ellora’s Cave or the indie scene. You can also see me live and in person at some of the smaller conferences where the focus is building the author/reader relationship. I believe in the unbelievable and the unimaginable. The easiest way to catch my attention is to talk about aliens or the pending alien invasion. LOL
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What makes your hero(es) sexy?
Lajos Farkas of Lover Claimed is a wolf shifter. Need I say more? LOL. He’s tall dark and handsome. He’s a take control sort of guy. He’s also willing to put his needs over others. He’s a romantic at heart, even if he doesn’t think so. When he finally finds his mate, he’ll do everything he can to keep her safe and out of harm’s way.
What excites you about your story?
I like the action and adventure found in the Dark Wolf Enterprises series. I also like that two people, Lajos and Meisha, who are meant to be together can conquer all odds to give love a try. And I’m also excited about the prospect of their being more installments to the Dark Wolf Enterprises series. After Lover Claimed, I’ll round out the brothers with Andras’ story and then in the subsequent stories we’ll follow the other family members working at Dark Wolf Enterprises. I’m excited to see what else is going on in pack life and what troubles may bring.
What is your favorite line from your story and why?
“My mom doesn’t like me swearing to God, she said it’s bad. So I swear to the next best thing—Oprah.”
I love this line. This is from when Meisha finds out the Lajos has “pushed” some thoughts into her head. Needless to say she doesn’t like that he’d manipulated her thoughts. Her response was “I swear to Oprah, if you do that shit again I will smack you sideways.” Lajos asked her why she was swearing to Oprah and her response is above. I love that crazy chick.
Where did you get the idea for your story?
I’ve been kicking around the idea for Dark Wolf Enterprises for a couple for a couple of years now. I actually started the first book last year and had to put it down to finish other projects. When the opportunity came to write a story for this multi-author box-set, I brushed it off and picked it right back up. I had no clue that I’d write about the other brothers until about half-way through Dark Wolf Enterprises when Lajos called Kristof on the phone after he and Meisha had been attacked at Trudy’s business. That’s when I thought, “I really need to write about the crazy chick in the background.” I think it’s going to be a great series about a pack of wolf shifters who’ve put pack life above everything else, even love. I’m actually excited to see how love takes each one of them down.
Why does your story start where it does?
Our first scene in Lover Claimed takes place at Trudy’s house. Kristof is pushing his thoughts in Trudy’s head to make her go back to his hotel with him so that he can keep her safe from the other wolves who tried to kill her. In Lover Claimed we find out what happened to Lajos after he separated from Kristof. Lajos is supposed to drop of Trudy’s dog to her best friend Meisha’s house and go to Trudy’s business to search for clues. Lajos’ life takes an interesting turn from there…
What creates conflict between your romance couple?
The main conflict in Lover Claimed is that Lajos Farkas and Meisha Komano come from two very different worlds. She’s a woman driven to protect her family from the Japanese gang that has been after them since she was a child and he’s a wolf shifter bent on protecting his company and pack. Meisha learned early in life not to lay down roots. That means not getting too attached to anything that might make her think twice about leaving Jacksonville if the gang came after her—including having a boyfriend and Lajos is no exception. Lajos is more than ready to claim his mate and keep her safe, too bad Meisha doesn’t see herself as the ‘damsel in distress’ kind of girl.
Is this a series and will you be writing more stories in this series?
Yes, I’m a series kinda girl. Dark Wolf Enterprises is the name of the series as well as the first book in the installment. Usually I go into the series with an idea of how many books I’ll write, but I didn’t attach a number to this one. Hopefully that means I’ll have a ton of stories to share with everyone! After the second book, Lover Claimed, I’ll start working on the third yet to be titles book. For right now I call it Andras’ story. All three stories will be just as action-packed and fast paced as the first!
What one piece of advice would you give new writers?
Never give up on your dream and write for the right reasons. If writing is something that you want to do, then I say stick with it. There will be ups and downs as with any profession, but as long as you have a plan you’ll be fine. I also say to write for the right reasons because if you are doing this for fame and glory I believe that you won’t like the outcome, but if you do it because you have great stories to tell and want to share them with people, then I think you’ll forever be fulfilled.
What do you love about writing in your romance sub-genre?
I think it’s helpful to write in the genre that most interest you. If you love science fiction and the paranormal I say write about that. Don’t write anything because it’s new or becoming trendy. I think the readers will eventually catch on that you’re writing outside of your genre. I love sci-fi and paranormal. The possibilities are unlimited and it doesn’t have the constraints as writing historical or even contemporary does. I actually love reading historicals, but unless a vampire is involved or an alien abduction, I think I would have a hard time conforming to the genre. LOL
Title: Lover Claimed
Author: A.M. Griffin
Series: Dark Wolf Enterprises, #2
Publication Date: September 8, 2014
When Meisha comes home and finds a strange man in her kitchen, she does what any sensible person would do. She beats the crap out of him first, then asks questions after. When he explains her best friend is in mortal danger, Meisha knows the whole mess—including a recent murder and the threats on her friend’s life—may be her fault, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. And no sexy stranger is going to stop her.
Lajos Farkas isn’t expecting to meet a spitfire, martial artist when he’s on a mission to figure out who’s stealing from Dark Wolf Enterprises, and he certainly doesn’t expect her to insist on butting in on his investigation. But getting rid of Meisha is seemingly impossible, and when his wolf decides she’s his life-mate, suddenly he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her close and grow old with her.
If they can just stay alive long enough to make that possible.
Amazon: Lover Claimed (Dark Wolf Enterprises Book 2)
Meisha tried her darnedest not to smile. She turned in front of the mirror and adjusted the straps, pretending to wonder if the black, two piece bathing suit was a good fit or not. It was. She already knew that much, but she liked making Lajos squirm.
Meisha never thought she had the kind of body that would make a man squirm or even make him get an erection in the middle of a store. She was curvy and short, taking after her mother and father. She didn’t have large tits or even ones that would fill out a B-cup. They were small and perky, just like her butt, and she didn’t have much in the way of hips either. Men found her attractive, but she thought that was only because they found her unattainable—she wasn’t interested in a relationship. Men only wanted someone they saw as a challenge and that was her in a nutshell.
She chewed on her bottom lip and tilted her head to the side. “I don’t know, Lajos. Do you think these bottoms are too big? Should I get a smaller pair?” She ran her hands across her butt and pulled the swimsuit bottoms down just enough so he could see the red thongs underneath.
Thank god she decided to throw them in her bag. Never mind that she’d only had a handful of clean panties and they were all thongs. Normally she hated wearing string for underwear, but right now she reveled in how her underwear and body was making Lajos watch her.
He groaned. Or was it more like a growl?
She bit back a smile and put on her serious face. “A smaller pair it is then.”
“Hell no,” he ground out.
“I just asked you a question. You don’t have to get all testy on me,” she said, pretending she thought his reaction was from her asking too many questions and not because her ass was already hanging out of the pair that she had on.
“Sorry, I’m not being testy. I’m just ready to go.”
She looked at her watch. In his defense she’d trapped him in here for almost an hour just so she could enjoy how he was making her feel.
Every girl should have a wolf-shifter watching them with such intensity in his eyes and feel as good as she did. She like the way he watched her—tracking her every move, his eyes changing color. Her skin prickled with heat when his gaze was on her. She could almost feel what part of her body he focused on. Warm heat caressed her shoulder, going down her spine and to the small of her back. She shivered as the heat moved to her butt and lingered. She closed her eyes with a flutter, imagining his big strong hands gripping her ass.
She wanted to turn around. To have him look at her fully, but she held still. She was supposed to be avoiding contact with Lajos, not egging him on, and definitely not fanning the fire that smoldered from his direction.
“Meisha,” he said, his deep and throaty. “If you don’t put your clothes back on I won’t be able to stop what will come next.”
She swallowed hard and turned around. “What will happen next?”
Fire successfully fanned.
Lajos erupted from his seat and came at her. She took a retreating step back. Her thought to move away from him came too late because, in a blink of an eye, he stood in front of her, pressing her against the mirror. “Do you like playing with fire?” His voice was so deep, demanding, filled with need.
Oh, god I want him.
She faced his challenge head on. “Yes,” she whispered.
DARK WOLF ENTERPRISES
Dark Wolf Enterprises, #1
Dark Wolf Enterprises (book 1) can be found in the Brought To His Knees boxed set.
Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.
The big break Trudi Hollander’s small accounting firm needs has finally arrived, but unfortunately it comes with murder, mayhem and Kristof Farkas, a man she just can’t seem to resist. Even worse, Kristof is the CFO of Dark Wolf Enterprises—the one person who can pull the plug on the job that will take her company to the next level.
And then there are the assassins who can jump from three stories up and still be able to run away…
Kristof has no intention of giving in to his inner wolf and claiming Trudi. She’s human. Too fragile to withstand being a shifter’s mate. But the need to protect her is stronger than his resolve, and his desire is more powerful yet. He’ll fight with everything he has to keep her safe, both from those who would hurt her, and from himself.
Amazon: Brought To His Knees
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A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.
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