Tuesday, September 26, 2017

RAPID PULSE: Author Spotlight's The Thrill of the Chase by @ElviraBathory #KU #99c #PNR #shifters #ménage #supernatural #highheat #mystery



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The Thrill of the Chase
by
Elvira Bathory
@ElviraBathory


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 "A wereanimal never heard of before in the shifter community."

Blurb:

Declan Fairfax has been fascinated by the animals of Madagascar all his life, so when his animal science professor picks him for the zoological expedition there he’s thrilled. He’ll finally have the chance to study the mysterious Cryptoprocta Ferox.
Declan thought he was ready, but a scant two days into the expedition he suddenly realizes how wrong he was. In just one night, his world is upended. With a single bite, his life as a common, garden-variety human is over. And as a consequence, so is his expedition.
Once home, he struggles to hide his condition from his fiancée, Tamara, fearing she’ll think him a freak; but when his animal side comes growling through, she surprises him with her understanding and acceptance.
In an effort to manage Declan’s shifter side, the couple brings in his best friend, Christian, who just happens to be a were-lynx. As the trio work closely together, their friendship grows closer and hotter.
Unable to fight their mutual attraction, the trio's relationship moves to the next level. But will the heat singe some fur?
 

Excerpt: 

As the two of them were getting dressed, Tamara looked over her shoulder at the tree they were standing under, “How high did you say you had gotten again?”
Declan chuckled as he came up behind her and wrapped his arms around her waist, “High enough to see you running through the woods trying to stay hidden from view.”
She laughed with him, snuggling closer, “Well, I had planned on winning tonight. We see how well that worked out. I blame it on the cursed full moon.”
She turned around in his arms and gave him a kiss on his cheek, then rested her head on his chest, “But though I may not have succeeded on winning the game of hide and seek, I believe I won something far better in the long run.”
Declan picked her up and kissed her until she was breathless before he answered, “I agree. But it certainly is rather cute to watch you try so hard to win. The look of determination on your face as you race through the woods, knowing in the back of your mind that there is no way you can win against me is absolutely priceless.”
Tamara gave him a glare as he set her back on her feet, smacking him in the chest as she responded, “Mark my words, Declan Fairfax, I will win one of our weekend games of cat and mouse. You can trust me on that. Maybe we should play this game with you in your human form. Test those heightened senses of yours.”
His laughter shook his frame as he saw that determination he had been talking about cross her face, “We shall see, my heart. If I hadn’t gone to the top of those tress you may have won this evening, but I will certainly take your offer into consideration for one of these weekends. It should make for some good research into my Were existence and how both sides work together.”
Declan lifted his head, sniffing the air, “We should get back to the cabin. I can smell a thunderstorm brewing. Besides, a friend of mine is coming over that I want to introduce you to. I have a feeling the two of you are really going to hit it off.”
She looked at Declan, anger and disbelief warring for dominance on her face, “You invited a friend over and are just now telling me about it? I mean, don’t get me wrong Declan, I enjoy entertaining guests, but I prefer more than a few hours’ notice. Do you think they’ll be staying for dinner? There isn’t much food in the cabin since we still have to go shopping but I’m famished. All of this running around really works up an appetite so I can only imagine how hungry you must be. I don’t want to appear rude by not offering your friend something to eat since I’ll be cooking for us. Do you know if we have any wine?”
Declan ducked his head, trying to hide the shame on his face, “We can check when we get back to the cabin. As for him staying for dinner, I can’t be too sure. I suppose it really depends on how bad the storm that’s rolling in gets to be. Do you have any idea what you want to make?”


Author Spotlight:


Thank you so much for having me. I’m very excited to be here and to talk about my work. I’m just as excited to get to know you!

Welcome! So glad to have you with us! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. My mom tells me that I was born with a pen in my hand ;-) I discovered that I loved to write when I started keeping a journal. Granted journal keeping is supposed to be personal thoughts and feelings but my journals were always being filled up with flights of fantasy

How did you come up with this storyline? 
When I write, I try to write about animals or creatures that have never been written about (or rarely ever). When I started writing this piece I knew I needed an animal that would be eye catching, so I started to do some research. That’s when Google took me to Madagascar and I found the fossa. Fascinating creature!

What are the best and the worst aspects of writing? 
The best aspect of writing, for me, is the finished product. The piece itself, after the editing process and right before the submission is the best part of writing. Well that and the research. I learn so many new things when I research for a new story ;-) The worst aspect of writing would be the beginning of the story. That is always the difficult for me. And the blurb ;-)

What inspires you to write? 
Everything! I am inspired by everything around me ;-)

How did you conduct your research for **The Thrill of the Chase**? 
I was looking for a were-creature that had never been done before so I took to Google and started looking up rare animals. I’ve found a few that will be used in later stories but the fossa really jumped out at me for alpha male in The Thrill of the Chase. They are cute and aggressive (like males tend to be lol) and just screamed ‘Use me! Use me!” After I found the fossa and had settled on that animal being my were-creature I looked up as much information as I could on fossas, on Google and my local library. Believe it or not there isn’t much information about the animal but what I did find was riveting :-D

What are 3 of your favorite quotes from **The Thrill of the Chase**?
Quote #1: “This is why I didn’t want to show you this part of me. Please will you kindly stop staring?” Declan said in embarrassment.
Quote #2: Tamara laughed, turning to look at her mate, “I wasn’t aware that you’d quit researching them. After all, you were taking animal science when we met. You’ve always been fascinated by the animals of Madagascar and were studying the mysterious Cryptoprocta Ferox before you came home with the ability to shift into one.”
Quote #3: Declan laughed, “Yes, well you are a sadist since you like to burn your skin off with the hottest water possible. I still don’t get why you do that. Do you like looking like a lobster? Why not lie out in the sun all day and get a sunburn?”

Any more Favorites from **The Thrill of the Chase**: 
She wiped her hands on the towel hanging off of the fridge door as she turned to look at the men standing not too far from her, “Okay, boys. Take it into the living room. Dinner will be ready in about twenty minutes. Oh and Declan? Would you mind running upstairs and getting out of those wet clothes? You’re dripping all over the place and I really don’t have the patience to mop it all up.”

What would your friends say is your best quality? 
I’m a good listener and have a vivid imagination
Are reader reviews important to you? They are to a small extent Why? Because they help me grow in my craft. Reviews point out where my limitations are and help me push past them and they also tell me where my story could have been stronger, which makes me work that much harder on the next one 

What do you do when you don’t write? Like in “Real Life” 
I take care of my five children (The only boy is the oldest at 15, then there is my 13 year old daughter, my 9 year old daughter and my 7 year old twin daughters ;-) I’m also a caregiver as a day job. But in my spare time I love to read and color, sometimes draw and watch TV

Tell us about your other books? 
Blood Bio-Med is the only book I currently have out that is a stand-alone and that is about the supernaturals being exposed to the rest of the world and Aleah Maclead has been hand-picked, along with five other medical specialists to work in the Supernatural Bio-Medicine department to put the humans minds at ease about the supernatural community.
The only other book that will be available soon is included in the Cimmerian Shade: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Collection and its title is Love Story of a Reaper. Love Story is about a girl who was raised with humans but finds out she is actually a Grim Reaper. She must partake in a coming of age mission to prove that she is the long lost girl with lots of power who can save her race.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be? I’m a very self-conscious person which tends to bleed over into my writing world. I love what I do but I tend to second guess myself on any given project and I totally overthink everything. But I wouldn’t change anything for the world <3

Thank you so much for having me! I had so much fun today! 

About the Author:


Like most authors, Elvira Bathory has always loved to read. When she was younger she had always been creative and dreamed of being the next big thing in music but found she didn’t make the cut for that creative outlet so she turned to other means of creativity. She started spinning worlds and fell in love with the idea of being a writer. When she turned 28 years old she decided it was time for her to settle down and married the man who had been pursuing her for years. Shortly after the two got married they started a family and Elvira decided it was time to dust off those old notebooks that contained her creative words so she would be able to stay home with her children. Five children later and Elvira took a chance, submitting some of her worlds wherever she could. Despite the fact that she hasn’t been published for very long she hasn’t slowed down in creating her worlds. She writes in the erotic genre, with a paranormal flair. She prefers to write about shifters, using animals that have never been used before or haven’t been used that often and she loves delving into the research to make her characters come to life. She’s been known to write a contemporary romance or two but just has more fun adding the paranormal aspect to all of her work.





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