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Title: To Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
Cover Artist: Lou Harper
Genre/Sub-Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.
Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.
As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.
Hi, everyone, thanks for having me on this tour for Tame a Wild Human! Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit.
Inspiration Requires Perspiration:
I get asked where my ideas come from a lot and there’s no easy answer because there is no one answer. Maybe other authors experience fully developed ideas as a lightning bolt out of the clear blue sky, I don’t know. But that won’t ever be me. The first version of any idea I come up with, frankly, is dreadful. It’s boring. It’s been done—and down well!—a thousand times. A kernel of magic may be buried inside that idea, but coaxing it to life takes time, effort, commitment. I have to grow the thing.
So…how does that happen, exactly?
I have a folder for every year of my career on my hard drive and in each year is a folder called “ideas.” Everything gets dumped in there. Everything. Odd snatches to saga-length brainstorming. When an idea strikes me, it gets a spot in the idea file and if that idea is good, I tinker with it over subsequent weeks and months. I see X on the news or TV, maybe outside my front door, and wonder how X might work in that idea’s environment so I return to the idea and brainstorm some more. I read Y and yanno, Y could be interesting too. But maybe not Y. Maybe it’s a version of Y. Let’s call it Y2. So now The Idea includes X and Y2. The problem is, now that I’ve put some distance between me and the first idea, I realize that the Z element I thought was so brilliant at the start is rather meh. So Z goes out the window. The idea is now Idea + X + Y2 – Z. Awesome. Without Z, though, A, B, and C doesn’t work so that’s left on the cutting room floor. Research always layers fun stuff into the idea, transforms it And finally, that idea I had in 2012 works in this story. Wahoo!
Rinse and repeat. For months.
Tame started as a rather predictable idea in spring of 2013. Yes, you read that right. March 27, 2013, to be exact.. According to Word, I tinkered with that file (development, not writing the story) for 26 hours before I created a new version in December…where I tinkered some more before copying that folder into my 2014 file where (wait for it) I tinkered even more. The story went through 3 main versions in development and only one writing restart before I got the approach I wanted right, only one restart this time, hooray! Go me.
What inspired me?
For me, the question should rightfully be: what didn’t?
About the Author:
Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children.
When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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