Monday, December 8, 2014

Countdown to Trouble Day #8

Hey y’all! It’s day #8 of the Countdown to Trouble. For each day I’m going to post something about the novel. It may just be a pic that helped me along while writing it, or it may be more. You’ll have to keep checking, lol. Especially this Friday. *wink*

Today I’m talking about: 
~Unfinished matings –
Unfinished mating – It’s very deadly. If the mating isn’t finished in a certain length of time, the shifter will die. Warning signals: Pain is the first sign. Horrible pain, like being broken into tiny pieces slowly. No idea why. 

Next the shifter stops sleeping and eating. After that, the voices start. Finally, the shifter spirals into madness and goes feral. At this point, they’d shift and stay shifted. They look and behave like rabid animals. Their humanity would be gone by now. Someone would have to take the shifters life to end his suffering.

In Trouble, I dealt with the issue of Tal starting the mating process without permission from Kirk.*laugh* It got me a dub con tag, which I guess I should’ve seen coming. But the fact is, life is rarely pretty and tidy. Shit happens. Sometimes bad shit happens, as we all know. People don’t always act as they know they should, or they don’t stop to think.
We don’t live in a perfect world.

Then throw in the urge to mate with hormones fluctuating wildly on top of an Omegas need to obey his mate and well… shit happens, lol. Now they have to deal with the repercussions of their actions. 

Blurb: A snowstorm in the South—on New Year’s Eve—is a perfect recipe for a catastrophe. After two soul-crushing bad breaks, Kirk’s waiting for disaster number three to strike when, naturally, two stray cats arrive on his doorstep during the storm and decide to make themselves at home. Tenderhearted Kirk lets them stay even though there’s something decidedly odd about his overly friendly felines. 

Out of the punishing weather and full of tuna, Dolf and Tal are happy to be snug in Kirk’s house. But then their human goes outside for firewood and suffers a nasty fall that leaves him unconscious. Now the two cats have no choice but to reveal themselves. 

Kirk wakes up to find the two kitties are actually Dolf and Tal. They’re cat shifters—and his destined mates. Being part of a feline threesome is enough for Kirk to grapple with, but soon he learns they come from a clowder that doesn’t believe humans and shifters should mix. Kirk knew those two cats would be trouble. Little does he know the real trouble lies ahead.

and don't forget the Trouble Tour starting on Dec 15th!