Category Archives: The Feral Warriors

Cover Reveal–Wulfe Untamed

June 19, 2013 · 55 Comments

The winners of my giveaway: Nicole Kingsley and Alaina! Send your mailing info to me at

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of Wulfe Untamed, the eighth and final book in my best-selling and award-winning Feral Warriors series! Wulfe’s book comes out January 28, 2014 and, yes, it’s already available for pre-order. Never fear, Feral fans, although the Daemon blade story arc is coming to a close, I fully intend to write more stories in the Feral world. Vhyper and Grizz will come after me if I don’t!

wulfe untamed low resWhen my publisher and I discussed the cover for this book, I requested several things. First and foremost, that we not show his face. Wulfe is so badly scarred. I knew they’d never put that on a cover, but a pretty-faced model just wasn’t right for this book. So they photographed him from the back. Perfect, perfect, perfect. (And, oh, what a back.)

Second, I wanted a wolf on the cover. Every one of my Feral Warriors books has the animal somewhere on the front, though sometimes it’s a hunt to find it (Fox’s book!). I wanted the wolf to leap from the cover of this one, especially with a title like Wulfe Untamed.

Third, he had to have his wolf’s-head armband. Beautifully done. And fourth, I really, really hoped the cover model’s build would resemble Wulfe’s with his wide-as-a-sofa shoulders and his gorgeous, muscular back. And, oh yeah, they got it right. Wouldn’t you just love to run your hands…uh-hm.

I also love the tats! With each cover, I usually get an email from my editor saying the artist wants to add tats, am I okay with that? I always say, “Sure. Whatever he wants to do.” (Avon has its own, fabulous, art department, and still uses cover models, photographers, artists, the works.) I always have fun seeing what they come up with!

Wulfe Untamed’s cover is exactly what I had in mind. Thanks, Avon!

I’ll give away two signed copies of A Love Untamed (Feral book 7). One will go to the first person who can tell me where the fox is on the cover of A Love Untamed. The second will go to a random commenter. Not sure what to post in your comment? Tell me what you think of this cover. Or, tell me which of the Feral Warriors covers is your favorite. I’ll post the names of the winners on Monday. Be sure to check back then, or include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.

Go Feral!

Feral News and a Sneak Peek of Vamp City 2

March 6, 2013 · 17 Comments

kisslowres_276I’ve posted a sneak peek of A KISS OF BLOOD, the second book in my Vamp City series about Quinn Lennox and Arturo Mazza on my website HERE. A KISS OF BLOOD hits bookshelves and ereaders June 25th, just three and a half months!


In the meantime, did you catch my Vamp City novella in the Vampires Gone Wild anthology? In A Forever Love, trapped vampire Lukas pines for his lost love, Elizabeth. When she accidentally stumbles into Vamp City, Lukas will fight to keep her alive. The anthology is already available for download in e-format and will be available in print format (on-line or special order through your favorite bookseller) on March 26th.

If you’ll be in Virginia later this month, come visit me, Jeaniene Frost, Kim Harrison, and Vicki Pettersson. We’ll be doing a panel at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 23rd. On Sunday, March 24th, the four of us will be signing books and answering questions at Sam Miller’s Restaurant in Richmond. Details HERE.

In Feral Warrior news, we have a title for book 8! Wulfe Untamed will be out in less than a year (and with that title, I don’t think I have to tell you who it’s about). I’ve seen the cover art and it’s gorgeous. I’ll share it with you when I can!

And the winners of the Pajama Party giveaways are…

December 10, 2012 · 7 Comments

Thanks to everyone who came to the 2nd annual Pajama Party at Feral House! I had a wonderful time and hope you did, too. Below are the 10 winners of the books. If your name is on the list, be sure you’ve contacted my assistant, Kim Castillo (, with your snail mail address and your choice of my books. You’re welcome to choose any of my Esri, Vamp City, or Feral Warriors novels. You can even choose A Love Untamed, but I won’t be able to send it to you until after the first of the year since I won’t have my copies until then.

Lisa Carter

Sue Pascher

Amy Bachtel

Carolyn Hooper

Sophie T

Claire Barnett

Elizabeth Haney

Alaina Armbruster

Amy Valentini

Genevieve Snyder

And mega congrats to the Grand Prize winner, Holly Collins, who won a $50 Amazon gift card!

Welcome to the Pajama Party at Feral House!

December 9, 2012 · 1,006 Comments

Welcome to Feral House and the second annual Pajama Party!

I’m meeting you on the front stoop of Feral House, today. Careful on the brick steps! It’s a bit chilly here, overcast and cool—a typical December day in Great Falls, Virginia. The Ferals are a little uneasy about so many guests arriving when things have been so crazy. They asked that we all come in at once, so we’ll gather here for a few minutes while everyone arrives. Oh, and by the way, there are still a number of new Ferals unaccounted for. If any of you have accidentally gone feral (drawn fangs and claws) recently, now’s the time to speak up. They’re looking for you!

Kim Castillo, my valiant assistant, is helping me out today. We’re giving away a ton of prizes: Ten signed books plus a Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card! If you win a book, I’ll send you a signed copy of the book of your choice (Feral, Esri, or Vamp City). Just let Kim know which one when you give her your address. (All winners must send Kim ( their snail mail addresses.) If you can’t decide, I’ll surprise you. At the end of the party, we’ll be awarding the Grand Prize which will be drawn at random from everyone who posts during the two hours, including trivia winners. The full list of winners will be posted on my blog tomorrow, so be sure to check back!

Shall we get started?

Follow me down to the Comments section below where everything is happening. You may have to log in the first time (just takes a second), then you’re good to go!

It’s Raining Feral Warriors!

November 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Grab the nets! I’ve got all kinds of Feral fun for you to catch.

If you love the Feral Warriors and want a never-before-seen glimpse into Lyon and Kara’s story, or if you’re new to the Ferals and want to find out more about these uber hot shape-shifters, I have news! Avon Books has just released (and only for a short while), a special version of Book 1, Desire Untamed with Bonus Material, for just 99 cents!

To celebrate, I’m doing a fab giveaway of a Kindle Paperwhite over at Bitten By Books Thursday, Nov. 7th. RSVP beforehand to increase your chances of winning!

Book 7 in the Feral Warriors series, A Love Untamed, will be in bookstores December 26th and by popular demand I’ll be hosting another Pajama Party at Feral House. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Dec. 9th from 2-4pm EST for two full hours of giveaways, tiny teasers from A Love Untamed, trivia questions, and the occasional appearance by a Feral Warrior or two.

Last, did you know there’s a Feral Warriors novella? Hearts Untamed was originally published as part of the Bitten By Cupid anthology, but has been re-released as a stand-alone e-book for just $1.99. This is Zeeland and Julianne’s story, but several of the Ferals play supporting roles. And this is the story where Melisande, the heroine of A Love Untamed, is first introduced. You’ll get more out of A Love Untamed if you’ve read the novella first. Just saying…

There’s more Feral fun over at my website: excerpts of A Love Untamed, a Fox postcard giveaway, etc. If you haven’t signed up for my Newsletter, don’t forget to do that, too, while you’re over there. It’s the easiest way for me to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on with the Feral Warriors and Vamp City.

Go Feral!





Hearts Untamed is Out Today!

September 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

I’m delighted to announce that my Feral Warriors novella, Hearts Untamed, from the Bitten By Cupid anthology, is now available as a stand-alone e-book for just $1.99. This is the story that introduces Melisande, the bad-tempered and dangerous Ilina, the heroine of my upcoming Feral Warriors novel, A Love Untamed (releases Dec. 26th). Plus, you’ll see Jag in his bad-boy glory, Kougar, and Hawke before any of them found their mates. (For those who prefer print books, Bitten By Cupid is still available.)

From the back cover:

Ten years after he spurned Julianne’s declaration of love and then vanished, Zee’s back—only this time he’s the one being rejected. Julianne’s in desperate straits, and involving Zee could jeopardize his immortality. But he won’t take no for an answer—and Julianne’s about to discover that her former love is even wilder than she thought…

Many Feral fans have told me that this is the story that first introduced them to the Feral Warriors. If you haven’t read it, I hope you’ll take this opportunity to pick it up. Because maybe, just maybe, Zee and Julianne have a role to play in a future Feral Warriors novel. Just saying… ; )

And the Hero of the next Feral Warriors book is…

December 1, 2011 · 63 Comments

Everyone keeps asking me, “Which Feral’s book is next??” Today I’m going to tell you.

First let me explain that I’m plotting the next three books in the Feral Warriors series simultaneously. Like usual, the main romance of each will be resolved in that book. But also as usual, the external plot will continue from book to book, and the action of the next three books promises to be intense, continuing the story arc that began with the arrival of the new Ferals.

The other thing I keep hearing from readers lately is, “Please let the next book be Wulfe’s!” If you’ve been reading the series, then you know I’ve been setting up Wulfe’s story. Wulfe is such a sweetheart, and yet so badly scarred, both inside and out. That Feral needs a happily-ever-after. And he’ll get one.


Wulfe’s story arc will be increasingly important to the overall plot of these next three books. But, as such, it won’t be wrapped up in book 7. Or even book 8.

So, rather than leave you in suspense about when Wulfe will get his book, I’m going to break my own rule and tell you the heroes of the next three Feral Warrior books. They are:

Book 7 — Fox

Book 8 — Grizz

Book 9 — Wulfe

Rest assured, I have wild things planned for all three of these Ferals! Wulfe, especially. You’ll get to know more and more about him in the next couple of books. So stay tuned for book 7, Fox’s book, in late 2012.

In the meantime, you might want to give my Esri series for Nocturne a try. It’s about the invasion of Washington, D.C. by the Esri, the creatures at the heart of the legends of fairies and elves — the man-sized, malicious beings who’ve been locked out of our world for fifteen hundred years and have only just discovered their way back in. Their mission? To enslave the human race. And only a handful of humans who can’t be enchanted have any chance of stopping them…if they realize what’s going on in time.

My first two Esri books, The Dark Gate and Dark Deceiver, came out a few years ago and are only available in e-version or as used books, though you should be able to get your hands on them. I’ve posted excerpts of each on my website. The last two in the series, A Warrior’s Desire and Warrior Rising, will be out the end of January and March, respectively. You’ll find more info on the Coming Next page of my website.

And the end of May, watch for my first vampire book. A Blood Seduction begins the five-book continuing-character Vamp City series — a dark, exciting, vampire romance. Here’s another goody to put on your calendar: Dec. 5th (four days from now), I’m posting a very early sneak peek of this book on Lori Devoti’s blog as part of her 30 Days of Vampires celebration.

That’s all the news for now! It’s time for me to return to my writing cave. The Ferals — Fox, Grizz, and Wulfe, in particular — are waiting.

Go feral!


October 25, 2011 · 17 Comments

Finally! Hawke has arrived.

I’ve been waiting for this day with as much anticipation as a lot of you have, which might seem kind of odd. After all, I’ve read the book. More than read it. I wrote it.

You know that anticipation you feel when you’ve bought…or even better, made…what you hope is the perfect gift for someone very, very special? You’ve spent hours thinking about this gift, searching for it or working on it, wrapping it up prettily. And now you’re on pins and needles, waiting for them to open it, hoping they like it as much as you think they will.

Release day for an author is just like that. It’s filled with anticipation, joy, and yes, a touch of nerves. Just a touch because, so far, the reviewers are loving Ecstasy Untamed. And I’m breathing so much easier.

The thing is, I never know if the book I’ve written is any good. Never. My mom doesn’t get this. “How can you not know?” But I can’t. Certainly not right after I’ve written it. I’m way too close. And think about it–I’m seeing scenes, hearing dialogue, feeling emotions. But I have to distill all that into words–words you take into your brain and transform into pictures and action and emotions. Did it work? Only you know.

Writing often feels like sculpting in the dark to me. That’s why I work with two critique partners, trusted writer friends who read everything I write, even before my editor sees it. They’re my first set of eyes. They see clearly where my sculpture needs a little more work or a little smoothing of rough edges. My editor is my second.

You’re my third, and the ones who really matter, because it’s for you that I write. So let me know if you enjoy the book. And if you do enjoy it, let others know, too, please? Word of mouth is everything when it comes to books.

Go feral!