I would like to welcome Denise Golinowski to my blog today. Hi Denise *waves*. And Denise has brought somebody with her today.
Hi Anne! Thank you for having me and KT on your blog. Oh, please let me introduce you. Anne, this is Katarina Teresa Marant, Alpha Female of the Marant Clan, and the protagonist in my newest novella, COLLECTOR’S ITEM. KT, this is Anne Lange, author of a hot new novella, WORTH THE RISK and our hostess du jour.
(Anne) Hi, KT. It’s great to meet you, and I’m pleased to have you here.
So, I thought I’d do a little something different with our visit and interview KT for your blog guests.
(Anne) I think that’s a great idea!
Alpha were-jaguar, Katarina ”KT” Marant is trained to protect the pride so when her aunt disappears, KT naturally takes up the hunt. Her suspicion settles on the Collectors, humans who view shapeshifters as the ultimate big game.
Peyton Allers can’t believe he’s got to blow his cover to rescue a shapeshifter “princess.” Even harder to believe is that she wants to stage her own kidnapping in order to catch the leader of the Collectors and find her aunt.
Everything goes sideways when KT is kidnapped for real and by someone she never suspected. Will Peyton find her before time runs out? Or will she become a true Collector’s Item?
(Denise) So, KT, while COLLECTOR’S ITEM is a romantic suspense, we’re here to dish. and the hottest dish in Collector’s Item is Peyton Allers.
KT laughs: Please don’t let him hear that. He’d be the first to deny it, but he and Max are vain enough.
(Denise) Oh, I should point out for Anne and her visitors that in COLLECTOR’S ITEM, shapeshifters and their animal selves are concrete personalities. The animal sides have their own names.
(Anne) I think that’s so cool!
KT: Yes, my jaguar is Andi, short for Andromeda and Petyon’s jaguar is Max, short for Maximilian. Not all jaguars choose such grandiose names, but oddly, they are chosen from images in the human’s brain. There are some actually named Bob or Jane as well as Tawny or Tuft
(Denise) Your jaguars were a delightful discovery for me as I wrote COLLECTOR’S ITEM and I think of them as your faithful sidekicks and the occasional voice of both logic and instinct.
KT nods: Andi would agree. They are both, but they are often a bit impatient with what they call human stupidity.
(Denise) Yeah, Andi was very determined in her opinion about Peyton as your mate, which leads us back to the man himself. So, spill it.
KT looks down at her hands, crossed in her lap and then back up: Peyton Allers is the most aggravating, stubborn, and, I admit it, the sexiest man I’ve ever met. He’s a six foot tall, 225 pound bundle of muscle and machismo. Wavy brown hair that brushes his collar right now, though he’s always talking about buzzing it all off. Light brown eyes that flame to amber when he’s angry or about to shift and a square jawline that tells it all.
(Denise) Yep, that’s our guy. Machismo? Would you say he’s a bit of a sexist?
KT shakes her head: No more than any other Alpha. Mostly, he doesn’t suffer fools, of either sex.
(Denise) And speaking of sex…
KT tilts her head back and laughs long and loud. Straightening, she swipes at the corner of her eyes and then grins at Anne and Denise: Oh, that would be telling, wouldn’t it? But let me assure you ladies that the man knows his way around a woman’s body. He’s got the hands, the lips, the stamina, and the equipment to reduce me to a sweaty bundle on the sheets. Our first sexual encounter, under the stars, had me seeing stars in my head and my body. And, trust me, he’s gotten even better with time. Good gracious, is it hot in here?
Denise, breaking out her fan, waves it enthusiastically: It is now! Well, I think that’s all for today, KT. Thank you again, Anne, for having us. I know I’ve had fun, and we hope you have a lot of success with WORTH THE RISK!
Thank you Denise and KT for being my guests today. I really enjoyed meeting you both. And, I have to say, Denise, I think you should come back and bring Peyton next time. I’m very intrigued and I think I’d like the meet the man. I promise to behave myself around him, KT. *snickers*.
About Denise Golinowski:
Denise Golinowski has always been a writer. A hopeful romantic, she gravitated to fantasy and romance. COLLECTOR’S ITEM, published January, 2013, is her second enovella with The Wild Rose Press. Her first enovella, THE FESTIVAL OF THE FLOWERS: THE COURTESAN AND THE SCHOLAR was published by The Wild Rose Press in September, 2010. Denise lives with her uber-supportive husband and one devoted lap-kitty. She is currently working on more contemporary paranormal and fantasy stories. You can find her on facebook at Denise Golinowski/Author.
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