Title: Time Shifters
Published On: May 1 2015
Series: Stand Alone
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published Format: eBook
Briana has heard his voice for years in dreams. Calling to her. She hears that same voice in the handsome stranger she meets on vacation. Captivating and so familiar. When he unexpectedly transforms into a werewolf, Briana flees in horror. She knows him … he is the wolfman who haunts her dreams. More than anything else, it is her lustful response to the beast that terrifies her.
When Raynor finally meets his mate, he is confused by her reaction and even more so by her response when he shifts. She doesn't recognize him. In an attempt to escape, Briana jumps through the time portal of his people, landing her in Medieval England. Raynor must rescue her, which requires bonding with Briana as her mate. But first he must teach Briana that she is a shifter, then convince her not to be repelled by her other self, an ancient, powerful shifter. A snakewoman.
“Look what we have here, visitors.”
Just the voices she wanted, needed to hear.
“Why would you do this?” Raynor’s voice was filled with anger.
The vampire they assumed was William of Haworth, stepped forward. “We told you already this is our play room…if we’d known you wished to participate in our games, we would have waited for you.”
Briana sneered at his attempt at wit, and then gently laid Robert’s body on the table next to the girl.
William’s eyes flicked to her and he commented. “Can you believe that boy thought there was treasure hidden in these ruins?”
Raynor growled, and she knew his inner pain when he recalled his carefree remark to Robert concerning buried treasure. He shifted; it seemed to only take a few seconds, and she wondered if it was his anger and guilt fueling the swift change. The leader started toward him and the others appeared distracted by the two opponents.
Briana let her pain and anger swell inside until a lance of agony shot through her; she rode the process, welcomed it. She knew when the shift was complete, because she received that “distancing” effect when the snakewoman took over her senses, and the vampires hissed and backed up, except for the leader who grappled with Raynor.
Ripping the now ill-fitting clothes from her, Briana/snakewoman advanced on the three vampires, moving with whipcord speed to slam the door shut when the redhead female edged toward the exit. The vampire screamed and scuttled backward, bumping into the blonde woman.
The other male chose the less dangerous adversary and attacked Raynor from the back. She had no time to worry about her lover, besides he was strong; she had two disgusting creatures to dispose of.
The flame haired vampire turned tail and cowered behind the chair holding the youth. Briana’s piercing gaze caught the other; her prey’s eyes were terrified, but defiant. The vamp jumped, intending to wrap her arms about the snakewoman’s throat, but Briana stretched upward and the woman’s hands flailed uselessly against her lower body.
Unexpectedly, the vampire drew her lips back and sank her fangs into Briana’s tail. The creature sucked mightily and by her expression, thought she’d gotten into an advantageous position. Snakewoman bent over, towering above the kneeling vampire. The shifter sensed her presence and glanced up, withdrawing her teeth in sudden fear. Briana crouched over her like a tigress, her long fangs exposed to their full lethal length.
With a loud hiss, she grabbed the vampire’s shoulders and hauled her upward, extending to her impressive seven foot height, balanced on her tail. The woman paled to an icy white shade, her lovely blue eyes widening in horror at the fearful creature holding her in its iron-hard grasp.
Why did you decide to become a writer?
My family’s encouragement to write a story I dreamed, which became my best seller, Love’s Captive.
Who/what are your writing inspirations?
Love. I use my husband as an inspiration for male characters. He is handsome, muscular, a soldier, & a Alpha male who loves to take care of his woman. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has helped me with fight scenes.
What are your favorite genres to read?
Horror, romance, S/F & Fantasy
Favorite writing food / snack?
What do you hope readers take away most from your writing?
A sense of escape, love & adventure.
Who’s the favorite character of yours that you’ve written and why?
Puff the dragon in the Volarn series. He is goofy and lovable. He was the catalyst that brought my two characters, Kasha & Eric, together in Heart of the Dragon.
What is your writing style? Outliner/Planner or Seat of the Pantser?
Planner & outliner. More detailed stories such as Love’s Captive got a chapter by chapter summary. There was a lot going on and I found this necessary. A less detailed story will get a synopsis for me to follow. Of course I always added to the story or it might take a new direction, but planning helps me keep on track.
If someone wanted to become a writer, what tips would you give to them?
Write what you love. Be a promoter. Have a fab website & blogs are helpful promo tools. Be accessible to your readers.
Have you ever purchased something from a late-night infomercial? If so, what?
If you could collaborate with any other author (living, dead, or undead) who would that be and why?
Stephen King. My favorite author. A master at bringing characters to life.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you do?
I have had 4 careers. First a nurse, then a counselor, then writer, and now concurrently CEO of BTS Book Reviews magazine. So I would have been a nurse then a counselor. Without being a writer I would not be publishing an emag for authors & readers.
Coke, Pepsi, or?
What’s one thing people should know and/or don’t know about you?
I have immense motivation. I joke I have enough for 3 people. I put myself through college with my nursing degree and 2 small kids (9 months & 4 years when I started) back when nontraditional students were rare. I was a single parent with no help from my x.
I worked every weekend as a nurse, PRN as needed during the week, and 20 hours for the school during the week. I was a cheerleader at my community college where I started out, Vice-President of Phi Beta Kappa, on the Student Counsel and started/co-edited the first Literary magazine of the school.
I graduated with honors, all while dealing with a heart condition I’ve had since birth. Looking back, I have no idea how I accomplished all that I did at that time, other than motivation.
Is there a character that has the most “You” in them? Or the opposite of you?
Not that I’m aware of. I “borrow” qualities I see in women or that I admire. I guess being motivated and working through their problems might be part of me.:)
If we lived in a Fahrenheit 451 culture, which book would you want to memorize?
Has anyone written a fan fiction based on your work?