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Behind the Scenes of Werewolves in the Kitchen by Shauna Aura Knight


Here are some peeks behind-the-scenes for my paranormal romance, Werewolves in the Kitchen.

I actually lived at a spiritual retreat center once. It was lonely, monastic work; out in the woods, there were zero dating prospects. Definitely no sexy werewolves! I was in the catering kitchen/laundry room washing my clothes when I came up with this steamy story idea. I wrote the menage scene with Ellie, Jake, and Kyle, then figured out the two guys were werewolves.

The title for the book almost ended up being “The Silk Scarf.” I changed that because it implied a BDSM theme. Kyle and Jake are certainly Alpha, but nobody’s getting tied up.

I’ve always been more into vampires so I was surprised that writing werewolves ended up being so sexy. As a kid I was terrified of wolves after a series of recurring nightmares.

It also surprised me that my first published story was of a ménage a trois, since it’s the only ménage I had ever written. I also hadn’t experienced a ménage myself. However, I did what any good geek would do. I decided to fact check on threesomes.

I have several friends who had experienced that particular sexual adventure, so I did a survey. Yes…I emailed a bunch of friends and polled them about their ménage experiences! Half of them said it was the hottest thing ever. A few told me threesomes were completely awkward.

Ultimately, I thought my story made sense given the scenario with Jake and Kyle being werewolves and all of them sharing a mating bond.

Sneak Peek of Werewolves with Chocolate

I’ll be releasing a free short story, Werewolves with Chocolate, in the near future. It’s a continuation of Werewolves in the Kitchen. Email me for updates!

Kyle swept her into his arms for a scorching kiss. She felt him growling and she realized she was making a soft, desperate sound, practically climbing him. Jake bit the back of her neck.

“Bedroom,” she rasped.

“Oh no, beautiful. We have surprises for you first.”


She blinked; they’d lit candles, and the two of them had filled an entire coffee table full of chocolates and fruits. Kyle brought one of the chocolate-dipped strawberries to her lips.

Ellie moaned, biting into the fruit. They really were going to torture her like this.

Kyle fed her fruits while Jake began dragging her clothes off her body. At last slipped off her panties and pulled her onto his lap, her back facing his front. She arched against him and he groaned, then he spread her thighs. “Now, we want a few treats too.”

“But we want ours to taste…special.” Kyle’s eyes glowed golden as he pulled a bowl of warm chocolate from the table and began drizzling it over her.

She gasped as he bent to lick the chocolate off of her body, lapping and nibbling but not touching her where she wanted him the most.

Book Blurb for Werewolves in the Kitchen:


When Ellie moved to the SpiralStone retreat center to figure out her life, she expected peace, quiet, and spiritual practice. She had no idea that the two sexy men running the kitchen would seduce her…much less at the same time. Kyle and Jake turn out to be wilder than they seem and Ellie finds herself wrapped up in devastating magic. She must choose: stay with Jake and Kyle and risk who she has been, accepting the dangerous world of shapeshifters? Or leave them and risk madness, or worse?

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Jupiter Gardens Press



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Author Bio: Shauna Aura Knight

An artist, author, and presenter, Shauna’s work is inspired by the mythic stories of heroes, magic, and of the darkness we each must overcome. She’s a fantasy artist and author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy including Werewolves in the Kitchen, A Winter Knight’s Vigil, and The White Dress, the Autumn Leaves. Her mythic artwork and designs are used for magazine covers, book covers, and illustrations. She travels nationally offering intensive education in the transformative arts of community leadership, facilitation, and personal transformation, and is the author of numerous articles and books on those subjects.

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8 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes of Werewolves in the Kitchen by Shauna Aura Knight

  1. Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Shauna!

  2. Reblogged this on Shauna Aura Knight: Fantasy Author & Artist and commented:
    I’m hosted today on Literary Lagniappe offering some behind-the-scenes tidbits from Werewolves in the Kitchen and a sneak peek at Werewolves with Chocolate.

  3. Shauna, LOVE the title! I’m glad you went with “Werewolves In The Kitchen” instead of the scarf one. I have to admit – I totally LOVE paranormal stories, ESPECIALLY shifter ones, and if I just saw your title pop up I would have just kept going. (Sorry – just sayin’!) I think the best part of paranormal fiction is that it allows the reader the ability to fantasize that there are options out there – aliens, the ability to perform magic, the possibility of change (shifting). It’s also intriguing to read about the mythology that the author creates around their paranormal characters! I just have to say, though, that I cracked up when I read that you emailed your friends to get feedback on their menage experiences LOL! It’s great that your friends were also honest enough to admit that some of them were just plain awkward. I’ll never forget watching the “60 Minutes” segment on Desiree Holt, and her showing how she uses her granddaughter’s Barbie dolls to try to plot out her sex / multiple partner scenes. Anyway, great question… and loved the excerpt (now I’m hungry for chocolate covered strawberries, dammit!). Thanks for sharing!

    Snarky Mom Michelle

  4. Shauna, I’m so glad to be introduced to a new to me author! I love paranormal romances, and yours sound like I’ll get a book hangover for sure 🙂
    It busts me up that you polled your friends about their menages! I’m 50 years old, and I was asked to participate ONCE, I was so shocked and mortified (I was 22 at the time) that I am sure I was 50 shades of red and a bulldozer could have driven through my mouth as it was on the floor! I’m sure you’ve guessed that I declined and quite hastily removed myself from the premises. Now that I’m older and not nearly so innocent…I think I would probably stay *le sigh*, lol.
    My favorite thing about paranormal fiction is that it really gives me an escape to another realm when I’m reading. I’m not only in a story of romance, suspense, angst, etc, but there is that little element of crossing into fantasy from my childhood when I adored reading fairy tales. I mean – isn’t there a reason so many of us love Beauty and the Beast? 🙂

  5. I loved the excerpt. When I was much younger I tried it, it was ok but not for me. When I was first married my husband had a fantasy but after much discussion we thought it would wreck our marriage. In November we will have our 28 year anniversary.

  6. Thanks for the comments folks! These are some really great comments, I really enjoyed reading them!

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