Woot! It’s Launch Time here in the lair. My 15th (that’s FIFTEEN, baby! Yikes) release is out now!!! WILD THING is a part of the Blazing Bedtime Stories volume VII anthology, with one of my favorite authors – Rhonda Nelson Here’s the official blurb:
It’s bedtime—and bestselling authors Rhonda Nelson and Tawny Weber have two deliciously wicked tales to tell you…
Just call him Prince Charming…
Compared to her beautiful siblings, groomer Andrea Tanner always felt like an ugly stepsister. But when she’s left tied up and fuming, her prize pooch, Medusa, stolen, Andrea can’t help hoping her prince will come.
And he does.
Hunky P.I. Percy Graham arrives in time to save the day—and to remind her that he hasn’t forgotten the naughty night they once shared….
To get the party rolling, let’s cue the music, shall we? Now, I know there are other versions of Wild Thing out there (music-wise, of course *g*) but this one is my favorite because it is just so 80s. It’s like a hair band party, total nostalgia and just so much naughty fun. Which fit the story pretty well!
Unlike in the video, the Wild Thing in my story isn’t a girl, she’s a dog (her hair is just as big, though). A Chinese Crested with dreadlocks, Medusa is a little, well, shall we say persnickety. Now, dogs are one of my favorite things, so featuring one in a book was such a delight. Medusa, my story pup, isn’t quite what the hero calls pretty. In fact, he’s a little horrified when he first sees her, wondering why someone turned that poor thing inside out. But she soon wins his heart, which is a good thing since he’s risking life and limb to rescue her.
I loved putting my fun twist on Percy and Andrea’s story – aka Perseus and Andromeda. As usual, the story idea that I began writing with is nothing like the final product. It took on a life of it’s own.
I hope you’ll check it out – and if you do, let me know what you think of Medusa and how she brought Percy and Andrea together for their happy-ever-after. And since I’m in a pet sharing mood, I thought it’d be fun to share a picture of my three dogs taken last month. Okay, so only the Rottweiler and shepherd mix are actually my dogs, the English Bulldog is my daughter’s. But I claim her anyway From left to right, it’s Betsey, Sierra, me and Tinkerbell.
While Sven brings around margaritas and appetizers, I’d love to hear your take on pets in stories. Do you love them? Do they bother you? Or are they one of those take it or leave it things? If you have one, what’s your favorite type of dog – and again, if you have one, what’s your favorite story that features a pet? And hey, since it’s a party if you use the term Wild Thing in your comments, I’ll add your name to the drawing to win a copy of the book!
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