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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, July 20, 2018

why can’t I shake the feeling that something is missing? - Reclaimed by The Pack (Broken Ladder Wolf- Shifters #3) by Dizzy Hooper

18++ She’s poisoned my father against me, and she’ll stop at nothing to cement her position at his side. When she threatens everything I hold dear, I hit a breaking point. My mates and I didn’t come here for a fight, but we won’t hesitate to finish one.
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Published: July 19th, 2018

When my father cast me out of our pack, I left everything and everyone I ever loved behind. Lucky for me, I was taken in by three red hot shifter males. They’ve made me their mate, and now I’m pregnant with their babies.

My mates see to my every need, pampering me and loving me. They make sure I never want for anything—especially in the bedroom. I should be blissfully happy.

So why can’t I shake the feeling that something is missing?

With our family ready to grow, it’s time to trust these males with my grief as well as my bliss. At their insistence, we journey back to my ancestral home to confront my father.

But his cruel new mate is more formidable of an enemy than I anticipated. She’s poisoned my father against me, and she’ll stop at nothing to cement her position at his side.

When she threatens everything I hold dear, I hit a breaking point. My mates and I didn’t come here for a fight, but we won’t hesitate to finish one.

With these protective males at my side and my family on the line, I make a desperate gamble to reclaim my history, my pack…and my life.

Author's Q&A

What was the inspiration for this book?
This book is the third in the series, and I have to say, it got really out of control! I got really into reverse harem books and wanted to try writing one last winter. The cold and snow inspired Snowed In With The Pack, which was supposed to be a quick, sexy little story. But the characters had to go ahead and have backstories! When I was done, the characters kept talking to me, and demanded I follow their story further, so I did, with Pregnant By The Pack. But it still felt like there was unfinished business to attend to, so Reclaimed By The Pack was born. The real driving force behind it was my need to take my main character back to confront her family about the way they betrayed her. She and her new pack needed closure, so I had no choice but to write it!

How many hours a day do you write?
Three or four. It's all pieced together, though, with a couple of hours in the morning, a little time while my kid is napping, and then a little more in the late night after everyone else is in bed.

What's your process?
I refer to myself as a modified pantser. I like to make up most of the story as I go, but I've found that I get a lot more done if I have a loose outline before I start—just to make sure there's enough of a story there to keep the book going.

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
The first short story I even sold made $80, and I spent it on a pair of purple boots I'd been wanting forever, but I'd never been able to justify. It was such a luxury, and I wore them everywhere.

Now all my writing income goes to childcare so I can have a few hours of quiet to write more books!

Do you believe in writer’s block?
Sort of? I have definitely gotten blocked on certain stories (this one for example! That's why it's five months late! Oops!), but I think that usually has more to do with something I need to figure out with the story or maybe an emotion I need to tap into in order to write it that I'm not quite ready to tackle yet. There have also been times in my life, like during a move or an illness, when I haven't had the energy to write. But usually there is a reason for whatever block I'm dealing with, and I have to either find the answer or work through it. I usually try to keep writing despite the block, but I also try to be forgiving with myself and give myself time for my mind and heart to sort out whatever the problem might be.

Any advice you would like to give to your younger self?
I wish I had taken myself less seriously. I spent a lot of time pursuing a traditional book deal and writing in genres I didn't really love because I wanted the prestige. But self-publishing sexy romances has made me so much happier, and it's been much more successful as a career.

What are you working on next?
I have a super naughty duet I'm working on, featuring a recent high school graduate and the much older, dirty-talking teacher she had a crush on back when she was her student…

About the author:
Dizzy Hooper is the pen name of an internationally published author who loves hot guys, cold drinks, and books that make you feel warm in all the right places. If you're looking for a short, sexy read with just that little something extra -- and a guaranteed happy ending, look no further.

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3 comments:

ShirleyAnn said...

Congratulations on your new release Dizzy the book sounds really good and I enjoyed reading the interview too.

ellen_levickis said...

Why did you choose to not show the models' faces?

Nikolina Vukelic said...

I really enjoyed reading your amazing interview, thank you!