The Taming of the Wolf by Lydia Dare
Lydia Dare: I’d like to first thank everyone at Night Owl Romance for having all of us today. (Yes, there are several of us crowded in this blog right now) So before the sisterly bickering begins, I should introduce everyone to my coven of Scottish witches – the Còig, in case you haven’t met them yet. Actually, on second thought, ladies, why don’t you each introduce yourselves instead?
Sorcha: Honestly, Ms. Dare, no one really cares about any of us right now. Well, except for Cait that is. (The youngest witch rolls her eyes.)
Caitrin: Sorch! That’s no’ true. I’m sure everyone would love ta ken all about ye and the others.
Lydia Dare: Fine, fine. I’ll do the introductions. The Còig is made of up five talented witches, each with their own special abilities. Elspeth Westfield has the power to heal the sick. Sorcha Ferguson communes with plants. Blaire Lindsay can fight better than any warrior. Rhiannon Sinclair can control the weather. And Caitrin Macleod—
Sorcha: Caught a Lycan for herself after vowin’ that she couldna abide the beasts.
Elspeth covers her snort with a monogrammed handkerchief.
Blaire: Ye’re just jealous, Sorcha. Ye should let Ms. Dare have her say.
Sorcha: Of course I’m jealous. I’ve been dyin’ for a Lycan of my own ever since I learned about them. Playful. Loyal. Handsome. What’s no’ ta want?
Rhiannon: Flea bitten mutts. (All eyes turn to the normally quiet weather-witch who shrugs.) I’m only quotin’ Cait. How many times has she said that?
Elspeth: Among other unflatterin’ terms, usually directed at my husband.
Caitrin grins unrepentantly.
Sorcha: Exactly. And then she goes out and snares one for her very own. It’s just no’ fair.
Caitrin: I wouldna exactly use the word snare. I dinna mean ta catch Dash. In fact, I tried my hardest ta avoid the beast all together. (She smiles wistfully.) He did grow on me, though.
Elspeth: Just be careful, Cait. The man has a sordid past. He’s dangerous.
Caitrin: I am well aware of his past.
Sorcha: I think he’s charmin’. (She sighs dreamily.)
Blaire: (under her breath) Ye doona think at all.
Sorcha: There’s no reason ta be bitter, Blaire.
Rhiannon: She’s not the one who sounds bitter, Sorch.
Sorcha: (scowls at her sister witches) I’m no’ bitter. I just want what Cait has – a handsome Lycan who adores her. That’s no’ so much ta want, is it?
Rhiannon: I think Cait is amazingly fortunate. No’ every lass finds a man who adores her the way Lord Brimsworth does. I doona even dare hope for such a thing myself.
Blaire: Me either.
Sorcha: (scoffs) Why no’? Goin’ after yer dreams doesna cost ye anythin’.
Caitrin: Sorcha’s right. And I can see happy endings for each of ye.
Lydia Dare: I suppose now would be the time to tell everyone out there that Caitrin’s special power is that of clairvoyance. You can read her book The Taming of the Wolf and see how she captured the wolfish Lord Brimsworth. And now, since you’ve all gotten a chance to meet all of the witches of the Còig, I’d like to open the floor up to all you. I can’t promise they’ll be on their best behavior, but do you have a question for any of these ladies?
THE TAMING OF THE WOLF BY LYDIA DARE—IN STORES NOVEMBER 2010
A fresh and imaginative world of noble werewolves, each of whom encounters nearly insurmountable problems in his quest to live a normal life among England’s Regency society.
Dashiel Thorpe has grown up with the sobriquet “The monster of Eynsford.” Each full moon, when he turns into a wild beast, he has been chained to the wall to protect those around him. He has never before encountered a creature like himself, until he goes to visit his university friend and encounters a family of Lycans living just next door.
When the full moon turns the pack of them into wolves, Dashiel’s feral ways bring him to near-disaster, and when he bites Caitrin McLeod he unknowingly sets off a chain of events that could lead to his ultimate destruction.
Banished to Scotland to find a mentor and get trained in how to be a proper werewolf, Dashiel must also find Caitrin and persuade her that she’s his only chance for salvation…
About the Author
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. They are working together on their next paranormal historical trilogy as Lydia Dare, which will be released by Sourcebooks Casablanca in 2011! For more information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com.