When I was asked to be a part of this box set, of course I jumped at the chance to be in the company of such amazing authors: Milly Taiden, Lia Davis, Andie Devaux, and Vella Day. I’d just finished writing a wolf shifter book for a shared world series with another publisher, and was looking forward to doing something a little different. I talked to Lia, who writes about all sorts of cool shifters (including dragons, oh yes!), and the topic of bear shifters came up. I’d just been to my family’s cabin in the North Carolina mountains and we’ve dealt with bears there, so my brain started working on the possibility of writing about bear shifter. I love the mountains and have wanted to write a story set there, so this seemed like a great plan.
As Lia (the expert on this subject) can attest, she got several frantic emails from me. Do bears do this? What about that? I’d read some bear shifter stories, but not many—so I wasn’t sure what was acceptable in the mythos. The more I pondered, the more confused I got. When I asked her if bear shifters hibernate, she laughed and said, “If you want them to.” At that point, I realized I was being ridiculous and was over-thinking the whole process. I knew my park ranger bear needed to hibernate—at least sleep a lot during the winter. He’d already told me, in no uncertain and a little bit grumpy, terms, that he was going to be sleeping. So, I finally relaxed and let my characters tell their story. Once I did that, the story flowed.
As any group of authors working together on a set will tell you, you have to work together, even though you are writing your own stories. One day, it came up that three of us were writing stories set in almost the same place! Great minds think alike! So I moved my story to different mountains—which ended up working better since I needed other things to be in place for the impending war. Amazing how things work out! Now, I have things set up for a follow-up story or two.
I hope you’ll pick up a copy of this set—I’ve read the other stories and they are truly fun, and quite hot. The set will only be on sale for 99cents until one week after release on March 24, so get it while it’s cheap!
Thanks so much for reading!
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Kerry’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and many small animals, including a panther chameleon.
In addition to writing, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, guitarist, and editor. Her newest love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures together.
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