Please welcome back author Nancy Adams featuring her latest release, Extinct...
Here are a few things that helped influence me in the writing of EXTINCT
1. The idea of Extinct came to me when my husband and I took out kids for a hike along a trail close to Long Beach, Vancouver Island. A huge black sign that read: BEWARE OF THE WOLVES was the spark that spawned the outline for Extinct.
2. I love the town of Tofino and the Long Beach area so much that I decided to use it as the setting for Extinct. Seriously, it’s such a beautiful area if you ever get the chance to go there, go.
3. While on a trip to London England last April, I was finally able to choose the area for my hero to grow up and live in. In fact, I grabbed a coffee and walked my ass over to check it out.
4. Two of my own dogs (an Akita and a German Shepherd) are the inspiration for my heroin’s dog, Ruby. And like Ruby, my own dogs shed all over the place, used leather furniture as a giant chew toy and were/are to damn smart for their own good. And Yes I have on occasion called my dogs Fuzzy-Butt and Fur-face.
5. I’ve spent many hours on Urban Dictionary researching the perfect slang words for my characters…Yeah *grin* that’s it, I was researching…or laughing…whatever.
Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.
Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.
Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.
With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.
Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of
“You want her too,” Tom pointed out.
“Well, can you blame me? Look at her.” He swiped his hand down his face. Her scent still clung to his skin. “What man wouldn’t want her? Jesus, Ben hasn’t stopped talking about her, the guys at the station keep talking about her. Everybody is talking about her. Angus told me she was a looker, but I had no idea she would affect me or the wolf like this.”
“Wow, you’re really agitated.”
“No, I’m annoyed.”
“Annoyed because people are looking at her and talking about her?”
Theo rubbed the back of his neck. “No.”
Tom placed his coffee down and sighed. “You’re an idiot.”
“You know very well that wolves don’t pick a mate based on beauty. There’s a deeper connection, it’s like a psychic link between the two. The wolf is picking up this link, and by your behavior, you are too, you just don’t recognize it for what it truly is. You’re thinking too much like a human.”
“That’s because I am human.” Theo tugged his cap back on.
“You stopped being a normal human the moment the wolf joined with you. You are so much more.”