Full Moon of Werewolves Schedule
About today’s guest: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is a native of California, where she lives with her husband and teaches at a major California University. Linda writes in the genres of fantasy and romance, and at the moment has two more books in the works in the paranormal romance genre. She prefers reading and writing dark historicals, with plenty of gothic-style atmosphere, but on a challenge from an editor is finding light contemporary paranormal also a kick to write.
Oh…. Those sexy…. Werewolves.
Hi. My name is Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, and I’m a paranormal-a-holic.
To be more specific, I’m a werewolf-aholic.
You know, werewolves…. Those guys who run naked in the moonlight, with all that silver light cascading off their truly spectacular muscles. Those guys with backsides you could, if you dared, bounce a quarter off of? The ones who nip at your neck and make low growling noises when they’re excited or happy?
I’m addicted, big-time, to the idea of sexy, hot-blooded alphas with longish hair, incredible large light eyes of whatever color, and plenty of danger genes hot wired into their DNA. Yum! I like that these guys are for all intents and purposes normal most of the time, and only have three days per month, maybe less, when they cross over that line separating Human from Other. And I am so very lucky that I’ve been able to spend some time with these guys lately, with the promise of more contact in the future.
Yep, I’m a writer with a penchant for the furry side of the paranormal romance genre. Though I also write about vampires (Kensington Brava), one day I just decided I preferred warm — and werewolves hopped onto my pages. They’ve been there ever since.
There just seems to be a werewolf for every occasion, in my estimation. So I put them to paper as they appear. Need your lighter side ticked by some soft male fur? Need a laugh at the end of your day?
My quirky, girly, light-as-air paranormal romance “Barbie & the Beast” might be the ticket. It sure was fun for me to write. “Barbie & the Beast” hits bookstore shelves this April 1, published by Dorchester. The idea behind it? I loved the doll, but always felt sorry for her. Poor little Barbie never ever got Ken (Dream Wedding Barbie, Bridesmaid Barbie). So, I wondered, while staring at my original Barbie on my bookshelf, what would Barbie’s namesake, if she were a twenty-something Miami high school teacher, do to finally get her man? What sort of guy would my Barbie end up with? Answer — Darren Russell, part time graveyard caretaker, part time Miami PD consultant…. and part-time furball, as in werewolf. This scenario cracked me up.
And hey — Anyone here superstitious?
I think it might be fate that “Barbie & the Beast” is coming out on April Fool’s Day, and during the year of the Barbie doll’s 50th anniversary celebration. You just can’t beat it when strange event line up. Right? Only thing better would be if there was a full moon on April 1 !! Whoa.
Then there’s the darker side of my werewolfdom. The more dangerous hunks. I know them, too.
My first flirtation with darker Were tales was this past January’s Nocturne Bite titled “Blackout.” The story of two people meeting because of a wolf bite, and how one will help the other with her “transition” from human to the darker thing she will become.
I followed the January novella with February’s Nocturne Bite “Wolf Bait,” the story of another couple having to deal with a bite, and a transformation.
Super lucky me! These stories were then picked up by Silhouette Nocturne to kick off a series. And the next stories in this series will be full Nocturne books. I’m finishing the first of those full books right now, and loving the process in which the final book, book 5, will see all of the couples in the other 4 books and Bites coming together to take a criminal werewolf down.
I can’t begin to tell you what a great time I’m having getting to know the werewolves in Miami. Light or dark, fun or just plain spooky, there is a werewolf for every taste (no pun intended), and a story in each pair of those wolves’ golden eyes.
Okay. So, since this is werewolf month on this blog, and I’ve just confessed to my addiction. I do hope you’ll chat with me a little bit about the way you like your wolves. What makes you love them? Do you prefer the good guys? The bad boys? Long hair? Short hair? Brown? Blond?
Today, let’s run our own SURVEY. Shall we?
Do tell what your fantasies are. We can see which type of werewolf wins, and figure out what the winner looks like. Are you game ???????
Waiting to hear from you…
And though I won’t have any power at my house with which to access the internet, after this is posted, I’ll scoot myself down to the local library as soon as it’s open and read and respond. Sine I’m on the west coast, this might be later for you easterners. But do stay tuned. I’ll be here!
And if you’d like to see more about me and the books, please visit my web site at www.lindathomas-sundstrom.com
Looking forward to it.