Thank you for inviting me today, I’m super excited because my brand new paranormal series REDWOOD SHIFTERS has just hit the shelves with the release of book #1 RUN AWAY WITH ME. There are six books in total (a combination of M/M, M/M/M and M/M/F) and will be releasing approximately one a month between now and November. Each book tells the tale of a different sexy shifter and their search for love or, in some cases, fight for love.
Deep in California, amidst the forests, valleys and mountains a pack of sexy canine shifters live, laugh and love. Free from persecution and curious eyes they mate for life and will kill for the ones their hearts beat for.
But even an idyllic existence has bumps in the road, and with love always comes pain. That’s when man, or dog, has to rise to the challenge, fight for what’s theirs and remember that a true, everlasting soul bond is the ultimate prize to strive for.
Books ideally read in order but can be enjoyed as standalone reads.
Find out more on my website http://www.lilyharlem.com/redwood-shifters.html
Inspiration comes to me in many shapes and forms, but I’ve definitely notched up my inspiration for RUN AWAY WITH ME as one of my favourites. I was sitting alone at a café in a small town in Wales (near to where I live) when I spotted a gorgeous guy wandering from the local police station. He was broad shouldered with shaggy black hair, heavily tattooed and wore those deliciously faded-in-all-the-right-places jeans which hung low on his hips, a tight fitting black t-shirt finished off his bad boy look and I was captivated as I added more sugar into my coffee.
He was swinging a set of keys and heading towards a parked up motorbike—a huge black thing with chunky tyres and polished chrome exhaust—but he paused to pet a dog tied up outside a shop. The dog’s hair was similar to his, thick and tousled, and the creature seemed to really enjoy the attention. I wondered how it could be his dog if he was riding a bike, but then perhaps I’d made a mistake about his mode of transport.
For several seconds he made a fuss of the dog, then straightened and headed, as I’d first suspected to the bike. He swung his leg over and revved the engine, the roar rumbling around the narrow street. For a moment his eyes caught mine, then he turned the bike around and tore off up the road heading out of town. No leathers, no helmet, no way of knowing who he was or where he was going.
The dog was staring after him, and a policeman came to stand on the steps of the station and looked in the direction the motorbike had gone with a frown on his face.
My imagination was in overdrive probably because my curiosity would never be satisfied with reality. I’d never know who he was or where he was going. So I had no choice but to make up a story around my mystery biker who had an affinity with dogs and clearly didn’t care about the law. No helmet. Was it even his bike? What had he been doing in the police station to begin with?
RUN AWAY WITH ME was born in my mind and Neo, my biker guy, really is a law unto himself, plus he has a special affinity with dogs, well, he is a dog shifter! But what would have happened if I’d jumped on the back of that bike with him? Where would we have gone? What would we have done? This is what my second hero, Jude does. He’s bored with life in a small town, and when a devastatingly sexy guy offers him a ride on his bike, he throws caution to the wind, and jumps on. Where do they go? What do they get up to? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.
What I never expected when I sat at that café was an entire series to be inspired by my man on the bike. As I wrote RUN AWAY WITH ME and introduced another character at the end, I knew there’d be more stories to tell. There’s a whole pack of shifters, after all, living in the Redwood Forest and they all have mates and desires and love tangles.
I hope you’ll check out Neo and Jude’s sexy story which is available now from all good retailers, then don’t miss the next book, FINDING YOU, which you can pre-order.
Thank you for reading.
When Jude is offered a lift to anywhere on the back of a handsome stranger’s Harley, he throws caution to the wind and jumps on for the ride.
Jude has a boring office job in a sunny, but deadly dull, Californian town. The highlight of his day is sitting home alone with pizza and beer. So naturally, when Neo wants to take off into the sunset, with Jude in tow, he doesn’t argue.
Neo makes up his own rules. Deciding quickly that Jude is the mate for him, he breaks into a beautiful beachside home pretending it’s his in order to impress the sexy man he’s picked up. He’s hoping things are going to get hot and sweaty between them real quick.
But the cops are onto them, and as Neo makes a run for it, Jude is hauled off to the police station. It’s not looking good. What started out so promising has now left a bitter taste in Jude’s mouth.
Will Neo come back for him? And if so can he explain why whenever the huge black dog is around, he’s not? And can he really throw his life into the air and see where it lands? These are all questions that Jude’s mind, body and heart need to know the answers to.
Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award winning, bestselling author of steamy romance. After giving up a busy career in nursing she now spends her time enjoying her army of rescued pets and penning sexy stories. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic and also self-publishes novels that range from emotionally charged erotic romance, to smokin’ hot ménage a trois.
One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, in whichever pairing or genre takes your fancy, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty so make sure you hang on tight for the ride! Subscribe to her newsletter to get a FREE ebook. http://www.lilyharlem.com/newsletter.html
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