Date Published: September 23, 2016
Publisher: eXcessica Publishing
When a wolf mates with a human, the child is nearly always a wolf. Briana was raised as a werewolf, but then puberty hit and she never changed. She’s persuaded a few wolves to bite her, but it never took. At nineteen, she’s going to give it a final try. This time, she’ll ask someone who was bitten instead of being born to it, to see if it makes a difference.
She grew up welcome in the Pack until she was branded a human. Her developing teenage psyche was wounded by their rejection, and she holds nothing but ill will for the Pack and all it stands for. However, it’s fine for a human to glare at the Alpha and tell him he isn’t the boss of her. Trying it as a wolf is another story. She’s determined to make a go of it as a lone wolf, but Randall — the local Alpha — has other ideas, despite the fact she’s property of his brother’s motorcycle club.
Briana was raised to be a werewolf and she finally feels whole, but the transition is different for everyone. She understands supernatural politics, but she’s going to have to maneuver through the highest levels of them as a brand new wolf still struggling for control.
Please tell us something unique about you we can't learn from your bio.
We adopted a retired racing greyhound back in the spring, and she found her way into my heart from the first day. She has so much personality, and is so freaking smart. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see a lot of her antics.
What inspired you to write romance fiction?
I started my writing career in the BDSM genre, long before it was popular. I’ve been in the lifestyle over twenty-five years, and at the time there were only a handful of authors writing it from a position of experience. Annabel Joseph and Joey W. Hill wrote what I wanted to read — strong characters, well written, with true-to-life power exchanges. So many other authors were getting it wrong though, so I wrote what I wanted to read.
Eventually, I had enough confidence to write the paranormal world that’s been in my head for decades, so I’m now writing urban fantasy and a couple of paranormal romance series.
What's the strangest thing you've learned while researching a book?
The size of a turtle’s penis, and the sounds they make during sex. Go ahead and google it, I’ll be here when you finish.
Do you make up settings or use real places and why?
A little of both. Many of my books are set in Chattanooga, and the roads and parts of town are real. I also refer to specific restaurants and points of interest. However, the RTMC bar doesn’t exist, their compound doesn’t exist, and most of the characters’ houses aren’t based off real homes.
Who is your favorite character from one of your books and why?
For the longest, the answer to this was Travis in Safeword: Quinacridone, because I’m drawn to smart people. But then I wrote Brain’s story and now I’m not sure. Also, I really like Aaron, but who wouldn’t want to fly around on a dragon’s back. There’s also Jonathan the wereleopard, who isn’t a huge character but I still adore him. I could just keep typing character names and arguing with myself, but I think it’s a tie between Brain and Travis.
I’m also close to Ghost since he’s still fresh in my mind. He goes through so much during the course of his book. We knew he was a bad-ass from seeing him in previous books, but watching how he handles the shit that life throws at him… I adore him, too.
Thanks so much for having me on the blog today!!!
Candace Blevins lives with her husband of 18 years and their two daughters. When not working or driving kids all over the place she can be found reading, writing, meditating, or swimming.
Candace writes Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary BDSM Romance, and a kick-ass Motorcycle Club series.
Her urban fantasy series, Only Human, gives us a world where weredragons, werewolves, werelions, three different species of vampires, as well as a variety of other mythological beings exist.
Candace's two paranormal romance series, The Chattanooga Supernaturals and The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club, are both sister series to the Only Humanseries, and give some secondary characters their happily ever after.
Her Safeword Series gives us characters who happen to have some extreme kinks. Relationships can be difficult enough without throwing power exchange into the mix, and her books show characters who care enough about each other to fight to make the relationship work. Each book in the Safeword series highlights a couple with a different take on the lifestyle.
You can visit Candace on the web at candaceblevins.com and feel free to friend her on Facebook at facebook.com/candacesblevins and Goodreads at goodreads.com/CandaceBlevins. You can also join facebook.com/groups/CandacesKinksters to get sneak peeks into what she's writing now, images that inspire her, and the occasional juicy blurb.
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Only Human series (Urban Fantasy)
Chattanooga Supernaturals (Paranormal Romance)
- Careful What You Ask For
- Hallowed Destiny
Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Club (link)
Dark erotica shorts from the world of The Chattanooga Supernaturals
Safeword series (Contemporary BDSM Romance)
- Safeword: Rainbow
- Safeword: Matte
- Safeword: Davenport
- Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon
- Safeword: Quinacridone
- Safeword: Matte – In Training
- No Safeword: Matte – The Honeymoon
- No Safeword: Matte – Happily Ever After
- Safeword: Arabesque
- Safeword: Mayday (TBA)