Here is the story--I was running out of contracted books to write--I am nearly finished writing The Highland Wolf in Paradise--only 7500 words to go--and so I've got to get a proposal to my editor. I submitted the proposal for 3 more wolf tales, Tom's story and two more Highland wolf tales included.
She said she wanted me to think about what I'd do for the future, something different, so I researched jaguars and proposed that I write a series of jaguar shifters--my thinking--they're predators like wolves, beautiful creatures when in their predatory form, territorial, but they don't believe in family, like wolves do, or mate for life. So my shifters would have to be different--fighting their cat nature to take a mate for life. That's because though I want to create the stories as realistic as possible, I need the HEA for romance. So that's what I proposed for the future!
I received the call from my editor after she went to the editorial board, and was thankfully off Friday when she called.
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three wolf tales and...
Jaguars are among the many species which will have habitat protected under a new proposal to protect the Patanal region of Brazil from further sugar cane development. Photo: Getty Images.
three jaguar shifter stories.
Now I need to write up a proposal for the story idea for the 1st of the jaguar shifter stories and it might be coming out in the spring next year. That depends on how fast I can write it! Anyway, I've got to work on that as soon as I finish The Highland Wolf in Paradise. I'm way ahead on deadline, so I can do this! I think this book isn't even due until next year!
So what do you think? Ready for some more wolves, and a few sexy jaguars too?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."