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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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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