We’re down to SEVEN WEEKS until the new Sanctuary book is out, and I figured maybe it’s time to talk about it a little. (Crazy idea, huh? ) We’re finishing off the sequel right now and getting it all cleaned up for our editor, so I keep forgetting that you guys don’t know who X and X are because you haven’t even met Jay and Eden yet! (Resisting the urge to tweet spoilery hints has been OH SO HARD.)
So, for those of you who are new, the Sanctuary books start with the Red Rock Pass series, which came out in 2008 & 2009. These are 4 category length novels (each around 45-50k) and each focusing on one couple, though they form a complete story arc.
Red Rock Pass
The fourth book, Sanctuary Unbound, introduced a vampire who had undergone a painful tragedy in the 1930s. While finishing the story, we got interested enough in the backstory to go back and write a prequel novella about two of his oldest friends. That and one sequel made up our Bootlegging Werewolves on an Island duet of novellas:
Since then, we’ve been trying to figure out when the next Sanctuary story would take place. We’ve always wanted to return to the world, but none of the ideas we came up with felt right. For a couple years we mused over it, talking about different ideas with our editor. Once or twice we even started books, but we were trying too hard and the story never came…
…until this time last year, when it slammed into us out of nowhere.
Eden Green can’t remember a time she didn’t believe in monsters—her cousin was born one. Her family’s dark past casts a long shadow, making it hard to make friends and harder to commit to a lover. She lives a quiet life in small-town Clover, Tennessee, but she’s always waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Tired of the city packs’ corruption, yet too alpha to be a subordinate in a sanctuary town, Jay Ancheta satisfies his need to protect by serving as Clover’s Chief of Police. As much as he’s drawn to Eden, he can’t offer forever to a woman who doesn’t know what he is—or trust himself to let her go after one taste.
When Eden’s cousin and his battered pack stagger into town, their tormentors hard on their heels, Eden is bitten in the chaos. Now Jay not only has a traumatized pack to deal with, but a newly turned wolf with enough hungry alpha power to consume them both.
With their combined strength, they can create a new sanctuary—if their passion can survive the ghosts of the Green family’s legacy.
Warning: Contains a newly turned werewolf heroine who enjoys a little rough dominance in bed and a badass alpha wolf hero who’ll fight bad guys, ghosts and even the past to protect what’s his. Be prepared for violence, death and heartbreak on the way to a happily ever after.
Green Pines has werewolves and witches. And ghosts, both literal and metaphorical. Everyone in this new series is haunted by something, and all of them are haunted by someone–or someones. Book one comes out on January 22nd and book two, Haunted Wolves (cover coming soon!) will be out in July.
So, since it’s time to start thinking about werewolves again, I’m running a contest! I’ll give away any of the ebooks in this series–yes, including eARCs of Haunted Sanctuary–by random drawing next week. All you have to do is leave a reply and tell us whether you’ve read any of the series and which ebook you’d like to win. That’s it! Just a comment. Winners will be chosen & notified by e-mail.