You do need to be a member of the NOR newsletter to enter and put down the same email address as you signed up with. Sign-up now for the newsletter if you have not yet. You can find a newsletter sign-up link near the top of this page...right side. Ends 9/3/2010
Werewolves, Geeks, Hot Blondes
On a long car ride North back to my home town in Canada, I came up with the idea of the Omegas. The prospect of going home brought back memories of high school and how I was considered a nerd. Every society has its version of outcasts, which got me wondering about werewolves. There are stories of rogues, too dark or angry to be part of the pack, but what about a pack of geeky werewolves, pansy of the paranormal? I could relate to them.
The first story of The Vanguard series: The Omegas focused mostly on Sugar their human neighbor and friend and Daedalus, an ancient Nosferatu vampire the pack hired to teach them how to fight. But readers kept asking. “What about Eric? You can’t leave him alone.”
They’re right, I couldn’t. I can’t tell you much about Eric without spoilers except to say he’s a romantic and would die for his pack mates. For months I tried to find him a potential mate. Wracked my brain, introduced him to a few girls I created but NO. He’d cross his arms and deny each candidate. “Come on! There’s got to be someone you at least like.” I almost gave up.
Then one night, during a long hot bath, I pondered writing a book about Sugar’s twin, Spice, since Eric wouldn’t cooperate. I went to bed and dreamed. A women’s voice spoke to me and told me how hard life had been since she deserted her younger twin. I awoke at two AM to bolt from my bed, trip over my sleeping fat hound dog, and write the first chapter of The Alpha.
My husband came to check on me about three AM, called me crazy, but didn’t drag me back to bed.
After writing Spice’s part of the first chapter Eric snuck in. He finally admitted to me he’d been crushing on her since high school but being such a nerd, he never had the courage to do anything about it…until now.
Someone is about to get some Spice in his life.
Spice has nothing but the clothes on her back when she returns to Chicago. She's looking for a better life, and that means reuniting with her estranged twin sister, Sugar. She isn't thrilled to find out Sugar's boyfriend is a vampire. But then she meets Eric, once the bottle-cap-glasses wearing nerd next door - now grown into the kind of man she'd love to snuggle with on this cold winter night...and he’s offered her his room in Sugar’s house.
Eric can’t believe Spice has returned. He’d given up hope of ever seeing her again, let alone having her stare at him as if he’s sex on a stick. But now that all of his fantasies for them are coming true, reality rears her ugly head and Eric must tell Spice his intimate secret; he’s actually an Alpha werewolf looking for his mate and he thinks he’s found her.
You can find this book at most ebook retailers or click this link www.lyricalpress.com/the_alpha
You can find me and more about my books at www.annienicholas.com