Sarah – Mine’s a tiger/gorilla. He’s German and his name is Armin. His mate is Benjamin, a Brit wolf, and beyond that plot-wise, I’m keeping quiet LOL. It will have the original theme, though, of learning to accept yourself and be accepted, to be okay with the fact that someone loves you, no matter what anyone else says or thinks. I love that theme, making the character understand, then the moment of self-realisation that d’you know what, I like myself and can handle someone else liking me—loving me—too. Aww, I’ve gone all gooey. Honestly, the men in these books are such lovely people. Hugs to them all!
Lavinia – I’ll be working on Bearorilla next—a shifter who has both bear and gorilla genes in his DNA. I’ve already started the story and can tell you that it’s set in Montana.
Lily – I think for sure it will be a bird. Probably a bird of prey. I can already imagine those majestic wings and bi talons.
Jambrea – Hmmm… I’m not sure, but I do know my next one will be set in America. I might go for more than two species spliced together.
Would you consider writing Spliced novels instead of short stories?
Sarah – YES! Yes, yes, yes! If a book that starts out as a short story grips me, then I’ll go for it and keep going until it reaches its natural conclusion. There will be more time to explore the connection between characters—especially if insta-love isn’t present. Oh, the possibilities! And in the first four books, there is what I’ll call a “dark element”, this person lurking in the background that no one has met—he could appear at some point. That would be brilliant. I can feel the fright of our four guys now, because that person…nooooo, leave our splicers alone! Please just let them live in peace! See? This has set me off. Plot bunnies are having a party in my head.
Lavinia – Definitely! I think there’s a place for short stories, novellas and novels in romantic fiction, and sometimes the romantic element can work better over a longer body of work. That’s not always the case, of course, but each character is different, and occasionally it’s impossible to tell a character’s story in just 15,000 words.
Lily – Mmm…probably not at the moment, I think they work nice as novellas, but I’m never one to say never!
Jambrea – Yes! If the characters are talking, I would love to make a longer story.
Here are the blurbs!
When scientists mess with the most primitive elements of a man’s core, the results are bound to be explosive.
Living a loveless existence is hard for any shifter, but having DNA spliced with creatures who stand out from the crowd is damn near impossible. Which is why four experimented-on souls decide to break free from the chains that hold them, climb the fences that circle them, and go in search of adventure, passion and most of all, their mates.
But nothing worth having is ever easy, and for Sharkorilla, Pugorilla, Kangorilla and Elephorilla, this is definitely the case. They’ve come to the end of one very long, hard and frustrating road, but now, with the help of men who have big hearts, they must shed their fears, accept their bodies, and be true to the desires that burn within them. The only problem is, will they get away with it?
Please note, Spliced can be enjoyed as individual stories, but reading in order enhances the pleasure as you get to see the progression of the shifter’s sexy adventures.
Sharkorilla – Mason has been tasked with the job of helping his fellow shifters escape from the compound. Two techs need his help to ensure the breakout goes smoothly. One of those techs, Brennan, has a thing for Mason—and Mason has a thing for Brennan too.
Once Mason and his three friends are out of the compound, running for their lives across the expanse of the Yorkshire Moors, Mason wonders whether they’ll manage to be free for more than the time it takes to speed farther than a few feet. Freedom—the feeling of it is addictive, and Mason wants more of it. He isn’t prepared to give it up without a fight.
With Brennan by his side, Mason knows he can accomplish anything. There is one burning question, though. Can Mason really accept who he is? Can he learn to love himself as half shark, half gorilla? If he doesn’t, he has a feeling life won’t be all roses, despite being free of the compound.
So, he’ll just have to give his new life his best shot, won’t he?
Pugorilla – After being created in a lab, his DNA spliced with both canine and primate genes, Dex has spent his entire life locked up. He has always longed to see the outside world and to find lasting love with that one special person—dreams he never thought would come to fruition. Yet when he and his friends discover a plot to kill them all, they have no choice but to plan an escape. A life outside the walls of their compound is everything that Dex has ever hoped for, but there’s only one problem—James, a lab technician who Dex can’t seem to get out of his heart or head.
Kangorilla – Joey has it tough. Not only has he been spliced with a kangaroo and a gorilla, he’s also been brought to the other side of the world. Feeling exploited, desperate and wishing he had love, companionship and acceptance, he takes the risk of leaving the compound in the search of happiness. But will he find it? Or has the person he’s drawn to got other ideas? It certainly seems that way as the temperature goes from boiling hot to downright frosty.