I finished Wolf Unbound last night. I thought I’d finish the night before but one scene came to me that I hadn’t anticipated, which works out anyway!
I’d been aiming for roughly 70K and with about 3K left, I think it may end up there after revision. I’m really thrilled with where this book took me. When I wrote Enforcer, it started as an idea for a novella for a dangerous jobs type anthology. It didn’t get chosen but my editor said she loved the idea and would love to see it expanded into a novel and though I couldn’t get back to it for another year or so, when I did, the idea shifted into what is probably in the top five of my favorite books I’ve written. I had no idea then that the werewolf mafia thing would be this overarching story arc in all four books but it all really came into focus when I wrote Tri-Mates. Wolf Unbound is Tegan’s story. You don’t see a lot of her in the previous books but her story really called to me. What happens when a wolf loses her mate when she’s very young? What would that do to you if your anchor bond had also found their mate so your life was saved but the hole in your heart kept you from living fully?
She’s not an easy character and neither is Ben Stoner, the stoic cop she ends up with. By the end of the book, the Packs are in dissaray and the horizon is dark with what may come. I can’t wait to start writing Standoff now – Cade’s book and the last in the series.
Now I’ll put it aside and finish up final revisions on Reading Between the Lines! Wheeee!
And possibly, I’ll have more time to tackle this:
My TBR Pile. Not pictured Susanna Carr’s, Pink Ice, Cheyenne McCray’s, Chosen Prey, A mystery antho called Most Likely to Die, Jennifer Dunne’s Fugitive Lovers, a Blaze antho called Boys of Summer and Secrets Volume 8. On my hard drive I’ve got – Charlene Teglia’s Wild Wild West ARC, Marissa Scott’s When Petals Fall, Michelle Pillow’s Date with Destiny and her book with Mandy Roth – Red Light Specialists and Megan Hart’s Gilt and Midnight (her upcoming Spice Brief for September)(there are others scattered but these are my two main piles)
I will say I’ve finished Sylvia Day’s Pleasures of the Night and I’ll talk about it in a minute for Friday Booktalk, and also Maria Lima’s Matters of the Blood (ditto talking about in a minute). As you can see, I’ve got a huge amount of reading to catch up on! I hope I can use a bit of free time this summer to do it.