They’ve both been carrying a secret: She had a son from their three day fling and he’s a werewolf. How will each react to the news and will the news save their son?
Fans of paranormal romance are sure to love this thrilling new novel from Laura Welling. Will the revelation of what Dash really is be enough to save his and Annie’s son from a mysterious illness?
Three years ago, Annie had a three-day fling in Cancun with a handsome stranger, Dash. Two years ago, she gave birth to his son. Now, Annie’s son is fading away with a mysterious illness, and she must seek help from his father, who doesn’t know he exists. But Dash has news for her: first, he’s a werewolf; second, he’s about to be crowned their king; and third, their son has been touched by an ancient curse.
My passion outside of writing by Laura Welling
I love to write, and I love to read. But outside of the printed page, I am a huge animal lover and all around rural person.
I am lucky enough to live on a little horse farm. The farm is the dream of a lifetime for me. When I was a kid I was always drawing pictures and maps of the farm I one day hoped to have. My family moved around a lot, and we never owned a home, although we did rent a few old farmhouses.
Now I’m the proud owner of a rustic old farmhouse. It’s cute as a button, and tiny. One bathroom, and as my daughter says, “our house doesn’t have any hallways!” It is a hundred or so years old, and the walls in the oldest part of the house are foot-thick stone.
It doesn’t matter to me that the house is tiny, because we have pastures and woods, and an enormous Amish-built barn. The farm is home to five horses, two dogs, thirteen chickens, and at least two cats. It might seem odd to say “at least two”, but we say the barn has a supernatural vortex that produces cats, and we do have passers-through at any given point. (We try to get them neutered and vaccinated as they go by.)
The horses include riding horses for my husband and I, one now-retiree who moved from Australia to the USA with us, and a Shetland pony belonging to my daughter. They all have strong and unique personalities!
My main horse is a huge Belgian Draft/Paint cross named Charlie Brown. He is quite a character, and he likes to play practical jokes. If you leave anything in reach—a blanket hanging on the fence, say—he will gallop around the pasture with it in his mouth. He also has a tendency to jump out of his field if he thinks the grass on the other side looks better. I once arrived in the barn to the sound of trotting hooves, and when I followed them I found Charlie Brown had jumped out of his field to eat the lawn. When I turned up he tried to hide behind my husband’s “vintage” bulldozer, but then he got distracted eating so I could catch him.
His most extreme joke was to dig up the phone line and chew through it. That resulted in a very surreal conversation with the phone company call center.
Charlie Brown gets away with all this by being the safest, quietest horse possible. He likes to give pony rides to my daughter’s friends, and I rode him in a parade last Christmas, past giant flags and inflatables. He didn’t bat an eye.
My love of animals is one reason I wanted to write a shifter book, resulting in Heir To The Pack. The hero, Dash, lives on a ranch, but it’s a much more glamorous one than ours. I could write a book about the crazy things that happen on the farm, but it wouldn’t be a romance, just pure slapstick comedy!
When she’s not writing, Laura Welling wears a lot of other hats: mother, farmer, and software engineer. She’s Australian but lives in the United States on a horse farm, which she shares with her family, crazy dogs, and various horses, cats and chickens. She is a compulsive reader of all genre fiction, who started reading before the age of two, and never stopped. She wrote her first “book” when she was five—a spy story, which has since been joined in a bottom drawer by various other early attempts.
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