Monday, October 13, 2014
In the Sporlight: Katherine Halle
Cast The First Stone by Katherine Halle
Hi, so Iyana has graciously allowed me to take over her blog today to talk about my new release from Torquere called Cast The First Stone.
It's about a hunter, Julian, who's hunting a rogue werewolf and ends up in another Alpha's territory. Julian hunts because not only did rogue werewolves kill his parents, but one turned his sister against her will. You could he has a bit of a grudge.
Alpha Stone, the Alpha who rules the territory Julian is hunting in has a particular hatred of rogues or anyone that turns someone against their will. But there's a dark secret in his past that when brought to life will change the game forever, for both of them.
This was a fun story to write because the world of shifters opens up so many possibilities and you're not locked into any one thing. It's very freeing.
I'm sharing the Official Blurb, Cover Art, an excerpt, and my bio below. I hope you check it out.
On the trail of a rogue werewolf, hunter Julian Hart takes on more than he can handle when he meets up with Alpha Stone. His hunt uncovers secrets within lies and a plot for vengeance no one saw coming. When the smoke clears, what Julian finds at the end of the trail will forever change his life and the lives of everyone he holds dear.
"I took the liberty of moving your stuff from the motel. I had it put into one of my guestrooms. You'll stay here tonight."
"Now wait just a damn minute." I could feel the anger whirling inside me. How dare he move my things without my permission? I didn't want to stay here in his house. The sole human amidst a pack of wolves. Literally.
In a flash, he had me pinned to the wall, his arm across my throat. Just as fast, I had my knife out and pressed against his side. He laughed, the rich sound washing over me, sending my blood places I didn't want it to go. "Touché." The pressure on my throat loosened minutely. "Seems we are at an impasse. I want you here. I can't keep you safe at the motel. There are some in my territory that don't take too kindly to hunters."
"You mean like Eve?"
"Yes, like Eve. I can't control every single werewolf activity that happens. There will always be someone that makes a bad choice, despite my orders that you are offlimits.
I would hate to have to punish someone after the fact. I'd rather just prevent it from happening in the first place."
"Who says I would be safe under your roof?" I met his blue eyes defiantly, pressing the knife into his side enough to slice through the fabric of his shirt. He hissed as the blade laced with wolfsbane bit into his skin. I felt a momentary pang of regret, but it vanished when he pushed closer, nosing at the pulse in my neck.
"I can smell your excitement," he breathed out, his lips moving over my skin.
I pushed against him. "Can you smell my anger?" I snarled.
Another dark chuckle washed over my skin. "Yes, and it smells delicious. Now, are we done? You're not going back to that fleabag motel."
You can find Cast The First Stone here: (links to come)
Katherine Halle is known as the “Queen of Happy Endings.” She firmly believes that no matter what the obstacles, what the struggles, or how much angst is involved in the journey, that the ending should always be a happy one.
Katherine’s love of the written word started at a very early age with repeated demands of “read to me” to any who would listen. It was only natural that writing would follow. As a child, she could often be found daydreaming, thinking up fanciful stories and writing them down. Now she does it on a laptop. Much faster.
Katherine’s favorite animal is her dog. She likes books, movies, and quirky television shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Hart of Dixie. She loves cooking and watching cooking shows. She has lived in both Europe and the United States and loved both. When she’s not writing or plotting, Katherine enjoys spending her time listening to music, reading books written by other people, and being with her family.
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