As you know, I’ve got a new book out this week. It’s ETERNAL MOON, the tenth book in my Moon Series.
How do you keep a series going that long? For me, it’s a matter of finding a theme that works and fitting in stories. I mean, I don’t have some grand plan like, say, a season of 24. You don’t have to start at the beginning of the series to get into each book because each of them is a complete story with a beginning, middle and end and a new hero and heroine.
And, in fact, I didn’t even know I was starting a series when I wrote KILLING MOON. I just had a story I was burning to tell. About a werewolf who desperately wanted to fit into humanity but felt alienated by his–uh–hairy problem. Ross Marshall was the first of my Marshall men. He’s a private detective who uses his werewolf senses to solve crimes. And he comes back to play a secondary role in all of my other Moon books.
Megan Marshall, his life mate, was my first heroine who had to be strong enough to stand up to a guy who can change from man to wolf. Since then, I’ve matched each of my Marshall men with a dynamic mate. This time it’s P.I. Renata Cordona, who lived in Costa Rica when she was young. And I had a wonderful time working in details from my trip to Costa Rica in 2007.
The story starts with Renata on an undercover assignment to lure out a serial killer who has been murdering female real estate agents. A vicious pack of dogs is about to attack her when a lone wolf makes them stand down. Minutes later, Jacob Marshall materializes and, with his electrifying touch, Renata suddenly knows the truth. Jacob is her life mate. Yet Renata is a woman who guards her heart because everyone she has ever loved has died a horrible death.
As Renata and Jacob discover, she’s the reincarnation of an ancient goddess, and he’s her consort. Down through the ages, they’ve met again and again, only to be destroyed by a malicious demon. Is werewolf Jacob Marshall the key to breaking the ancient curse that hangs over them? Or will the evil stalking them through time destroy them both?
What do you want to see in the life mate of a werewolf? What kind of woman can hope to tame these alpha males who can’t walk away from a good fight–especially with each other?