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Friday, June 27, 2014

Alpha Wolf's Pet, Hidden Book 1 Cover Release + Blurb

Introducing my new

Suspenseful and Steamy Werewolf Erotica/Romance novella series that follows the adventure and passions of Mia and alpha werewolf Dominic. 

 Release Date: August 2014

Alpha Wolf’s Pet
Hidden, Book 1
By Eva Gordon

Mia’s testimony against Russian mobsters forced her to enter the witness protection program. She is relocated to a quaint cottage in Wolf Woods, near Mt. Rainier, far from everyone and everything she loved and cared for. All is calm, until she meets Dominic, the gorgeous ruggedly handsome owner of the mysterious Wolfe Estate. He is all alpha male, domineering, and controlling. The last thing she needs is to get involved with a sexy control freak.

Alpha werewolf, Dominic Wolfe, is the packs’
enforcer. When an attractive young woman moves into a cottage near his territory; his senses are heightened to obsessive proportions. A human pet to meet his desires.

Dominic is determined to unveil Mia’s real identity while keeping his own securely hidden. Haunted by the howls and shrieks coming from Dominic’s estate, Mia wonders if she can really trust the enigmatic man she suspects of wanting a dominant-submissive relationship. A man who brings out her darker desires.
Will hidden danger keep them from gratifying their burning passion?

View of front and back for future post cards.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Defining Steampunk with Author Eva Gordon

Today, my mom, author Eva Gordon is doing a guest post at Bitten By Books. She is defining steampunk and her journey as a steampunk novelist. There is a kitten on the blog, but that's okay. Click Bitten By Books

By the way, I think you will love her book, Hand of Miriam, A Bayla and the Golem Novel. I gave it 5 paws.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Author Cries Wolf: Why I write about Werewolves

So why do I write paranormal romance of a wolfish persuasion? 

(Note: I'm not sure why my font changed when I published. Strange.)

My passion all started when I volunteered at a wolf sanctuary in Southern Oregon.

Nothing sends a chill down your spine more that hearing a wolf’s howl in the night. A few years ago, I volunteered at a wolf sanctuary. I spent the night in a trailer on the grounds and was privileged to hear night after night of thirty wolves in their nightly serenade.  No sound is more awesome.

In the past, the wolf had a more sinister reputation. During the development of agriculture and domestication of livestock people settled down and pushed out old hunting deities. Once powerful totems, wolves became vilified. Fear of the wolf ruled Europe. Wolves were hunted and exterminated. Legends of werewolves were rampant. Little Red Riding Hood and numerous other tales brought fear to the hearts of many. Many accused of being werewolves were tortured and or burned at the stake.   

Today there is more of a movement to save the wolf and what was once considered a savage killer is now becoming a spirit guide for folks who need a strong archetype and for environmentalist who see the wolf as a “poster-child creature” for nature. So why is the admiration and fear of the wolf so universal?  My own explanation is that the wolf’s biogeography, high intelligence; and social interaction helped them enter into the mythos and literature.

The wolf is ubiquitous, found throughout most of the world from the icy Tundra in the Northern Hemisphere to the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula.  Even in countries where the wolf is not found such as Australia, there are canines that serve as a wolf proxy such as the dingo. Here in our modern homes and cities our pet dogs are constant reminders of our “wolfen” companion. We after all, created the dog from the ancestral wolf, as our most loyal companion.

Wolves display common social and intelligent behavior similar to our own. They both play and have a strict social status, just as some of our cultures have. They communicate with their kind, much the same way we do, both vocally and in non-verbal ways. We have kings and presidents, they have the alpha pair. Wolves often mate for life, which endears them to people who long to have a long and loving relationship with a mate. How romantic!

What impressed me the most about the wolf sanctuary was the relationship between two wolves, Beasly and Barksalot. Beasily a white wolf had been rescued from a cruel man who gouged his eyes out, leaving the wolf blind and helpless. He was brought to the sanctuary and became friends with another rescued wolf, Barksalot, who literally became his “guide dog”.  Beasly grabbed on to Barksalot’s tail and would be lead around. Barksalot would also bark to communicate with Beasly. Barking is unusual for wolves. Beasly was unusual in that he was the only blind alpha known. He passed away last year and soon after his two other companions joined him. These similarities to human behaviors let us see the good and bad in us in them. 

We long to emulate their hunting prowess. Wolves use team strategy and their powerful carnassials to bring down a much larger prey. Imagine a hero that can do damage without a weapon. 

And who doesn't love a hot alpha werewolf or wolf shifter? But then again, that's another blog topic.