“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their…well, Inspirations and Influences. The cool thing is that the writers are given free rein so they can go wild and write about anything they want. It can be about their new book, series or about their career as a whole.
Today, we are thrilled to have Patricia Briggs – a Book Smuggler favorite – over for a guest post! To celebrate the release of the third book in her Alpha and Omega series, Fair Game, we have a Dear Reader letter – not from Patricia Briggs, but from the heroine of the Aplha and Omega books, Anna Latham Cornick. (We’ll also have a review of the book later in the day.)
Without further ado, please give a warm welcome to Anna!
Hello. Anna Cornick here. I know most of you were hoping for Charles. I did ask him. But he just gave me “the look” and went back to work on his computer. Really, you are better off with me anyway because that man doesn’t say anything about anything if he can help it.
Fair Game is out, now–the story about how Charles and I went out looking for a killer and came back with more than we bargained for. Life is like that sometimes. I wish things would have gone better. However, if there is one thing the past few years has taught me is that life as a werewolf can be rewarding, exciting and awesome (especially if Charles is around), but it is seldom easy. The hope is, by putting this story out here for you, you will get the real background about why things turned out the way they did. With the facts in hand, you have maybe half of a chance at making the call as to who the villains and the heroes of the piece were. At the very least, you’ll know who I hold responsible.
The older werewolves (yes, I’m talking about Bran explicitly, though not exclusively) get all Zen about changes. Bran has seen governments rise and fall. He is fluent in several languages that only he now speaks. He is a survivor of the highest order. But even Bran is worried. Life is about to get interesting, and it all starts–for Charles and I, anyway—in Boston, where someone is killing werewolves.
Anna Latham Cornick
Thanks, Anna (and Patricia)!
We have ONE autographed copy of On The Prowl up for grabs (note: the anthology contains the very first Alpha and Omega story that introduces readers to Anna and Charles)! The contest is open to addresses in the United States only, and will run until Saturday March 10 at 11:59 PM (PST). To enter, simply leave a comment here, letting us know the title of your favorite werewolf novel. Good luck!