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Silver Kiss by Naomi Clark
Ayla Hammond has come home.
After years as a lone wolf in a self-imposed exile she’s rejoining the
pack and trying to mend fences with her parents.
She’s convinced them to accept her girlfriend, but can a lone wolf
change her ways?
As if homecoming wasn’t hard enough, Ayla also can’t help getting
involved in a missing person case.
With pressure to solve the case mounting from the pack alphas, Ayla
is starting to question where her loyalties lie – and if a return to the
pack she left behind is really what she wants.
Read Chapter One Here: http://www.queeredfiction.com/silverkiss.htm
My novel, Silver Kiss, all started with a short story that was published in the werewolf anthology, QUEER WOLF. Based on that, I was approached by the publisher about writing a novel featuring the characters of that short story, WOLF STRAP. It’s a big jump from a short story to a novel. In a novel, you suddenly have a whole world to build and populate, whereas in a short story, a glimpse of that world is enough. In building a world where werewolves and humans are living side-by-side, there are plenty of extra considerations too. The biggest one being – how exactly do werewolves and humans live alongside each other?
In writing Silver Kiss, I had a chance to indulge one of my passions – werewolf lore and mythology – and bring it into the modern world. But fitting pack rules and full moon transformations into human society isn’t so simple. Let’s face it, most of us probably wouldn’t be that thrilled to have a werewolf next door. So as well as writing about werewolf festivals like Lupercali, I’ve created anti-werewolf factions like Alpha Humans. As well as giving my wolves regular jobs in bars and tattoo parlours, I’ve given them a pack structure that often clashes with the human world these urban wolves are seeking to be a part of.
I wanted to explore the ways werewolves might make themselves socially acceptable – like using their superior senses in police work. At the same time, I wanted to keep my wolves true to their dual nature, even when it causes problems for them. Ayla, the protagonist of Silver Kiss, feels this particularly keenly when her position in the pack risks alienating her from her human girlfriend. Of course, I also wanted a kick ass urban fantasy…so there’s plenty of that too!
In Silver Kiss my aim was to craft an intriguing and believable society, with plenty of scope for further exploration. In the novel I created this society, but now it’s your turn. I throw it open to you guys – what problems or benefits do you see in werewolves being out in the open? Would you be happy with a werewolf next door?
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She is giving away several AMAZING prizes to contest entrants!
Prize 1: Name a Character (werewolf or human; good or evil) in the sequel to SILVER KISS (terms and conditions apply); an exclusive limited hardcover edition of WOLF STRAP (a short story set in the URBAN WOLF world) signed by author; a tarot reading by the author.
Prize 2: 1 Print Anthology Bundle consisting of 3 anthologies chosen from the QueeredFiction anthology backlist catalogue; and a tarot reading by the author.
Prize 3: 5 eBook Bundles consisting of three different anthology titles released by QueeredFiction published 2009/2010
Open to readers worldwide!
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