Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dragons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, oh my!

As many of you probably already know, Ellora's Cave launched it's Autumn Animalia series on September 2nd. It's a series of Quickie's that all feature shapeshifters. I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of that series with so many fantastic EC authors.

Speaking of which...

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Charlene Teglia's contribution to this series. Wolf In Shining Armor will be available on September 20th. It is a historical book, set in the Medieval period and focuses on the life of Rorik of Wolf Keep.


Rorik was bitten by a demon wolf, but the curse has been a blessing in disguise. The rumors that surround the dark Celtic knight unnerve his opponesnts in the tourneys and aid him in winning the funds he needs to return home, roust the usurping baron who took his lands, and marry the lady Elissa Montreade, his betrothed.

But in spite of his victories, Rorik is thwarted in his plans to live happily ever after with Elissa. Mostly because the baron, Alain Devere, helped himself to her along with Rorik's home and property.

Bent on vengeance, Rorik steals Alain's betrothed, Ailiss, on the eve before their wedding. But his plans for revenge are overthrown when he sees Ailiss and the wolf within recognizes his mate. Once he gets his paws on her, he isn't letting go! Rorik's battle with Devere is nothing compared to the sensual war he wages to claim his captive bride.

I've loved Charlene Teglia's writing ever since I first read Dangerous Games and she just keeps getting better. Rorik may have captured Ailiss, but that in no way means that he's tamed her. She is more than a match for the dominant Rorik. In the best tradition of "captive bride" stories, Charlene Teglia delivers another winner.

I just can't wait for her next werewolf book. :-)



Charlene Teglia said...

Oh, thank you, NJ! I'm so glad you liked it. I had a terrific time writing their story and have plans for more werewolves. : )

N.J.Walters said...

That's certainly great news for all your many readers, Charli. I loved a Wolf in Cheap Clothing as much as I did this new one. Can't wait for more. :-)