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101 Dalmatians! (and a Cover Reveal)
I know, right? Favorite book, ever when I was a kid. Written in 1956 (**coughs – I wasn’t actually alive then, just saying.)
I’m only pointing it out because Dodie Smith, the author, who wrote what I think is a classic children’s book – wrote a sequel that few people ever even heard of because that wasn’t ever made into a film.
The Starlight Barking – written in 1967 – gave me the idea for Sirius Wolves. I’ve never told anyone this before because, well basically, no one ever asked.
But just to backtrack a little… The Starlight Barking. Pongo (you remember him – daddy dog to all those puppies, all 101 of them?) wakes up along with all the other dogs on the planet to find out that the humans are still asleep, and they stay asleep – and the dogs can’t wake them up.
Apparently, Sirius (yep – Sirius Wolves) who in this book is the Lord of the Dog Star and had decided that all the dogs on Earth are going to come and live with her on her planet to avoid nuclear war. (Think about the year this anti-war book was written in and you realize that this wasn’t just a children’s book.)
I never forgot either of these books, and now I need to give you a little background of Egyptian mythology.
According to the ancient Egyptians, Sirius and Orion formed the human race. The three great pyramids at Giza were built in unique alignment to Orion’s Belt and The Great Pyramid has air shafts that point directly to Orion. What is even more astonishing is that an ancient site, similar to Stonehenge in England, was built before the rise of the Egyptians and is similarly aligned by builders that were unaware of the level of physics and mathematics at that time that would be needed to make that happen.
It was my fascination for the “dog-star” that made me research all this and gave me the idea that Sirius didn’t just create humans, and dogs, but that she created another creature to be the best of both – werewolves.
Domestic dogs aren’t thought to be descendants of wolves. It is believed that both domestic dogs and wolves are both descendants of a now extinct common ancestor. (You can hear the plot bunnies jumping all over the place, can’t you?)
I made the Alphas – Blaze, Darric, and Conner – a triad because they symbolized the Three Great Pyramids. I made them need a fourth – Aden – because my idea was he would symbolize the human race. (And yeah, I’m shallow – I thought sex between four guys would be off the charts hot.)
The idea of the next Alpha – Marcus – that he would be totally human was, to me, the next obvious step. Sirius’ whole intention was the saving of the human race, and the hybrids naturally followed.
I want to say two last things.
One – a huge thank you. To my readers, especially those that have stuck with the whole series, to the reviewers (especially Caroline) who have read the whole series, and to Dodie Smith – who gave me years of happy reading as a child, and the inspiration as an adult.
Two – Full Circle (out October 25th) is the last book. You will have to read it to understand why, but as this series isn’t stand-alone it’s getting too complicated to reiterate the back story of nearly six books without ruining them.
There are an awful lot of kids (cubs) though…I guess they will have a lot of stories when they grow up, but I think they need a year, or two.
Title: Full Circle
Author: Victoria Sue
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Paranormal
Release Date: 10/18/2016
Anubis has gone too far. One final battle. One chance for Sirius’ werewolves to save mankind and the gods can only do one thing to help.
Send one of their own.
Meet Adam – October 18th.
He gentled his hand as Adam mewled in the back of his throat, both of Adam’s hands coming around his neck and pressing tightly seeming to have an overwhelming urge to simply hang on. They shared kisses. Shared air. Jed swallowed every reaction from Adam because it was precious. He finally wiped his hand and them on the sheet and drew Adam in closer. His heart beat loudly in his ears. Jed didn’t want to think about what they had just done, and let reality intrude on the bliss that seemed to wrap them both up. It wasn’t the whole fucking a guy thing, even though it had shocked him. The need inside of him. The nameless urge that transcended sex or narrow bigoted views of what made other people happy. In a lot of ways, it wasn’t even the fact that Adam was human and Jed was far from it.
It was his unshaking doubt that as soon as Jed trusted, as soon as Jed let in a little belief, as soon as Jed started thinking in terms of forever… That’s when it would happen. That’s when his forever would be ripped away. It had with his family. The day his father hadn’t returned from the hunt because of human’s bullet. The day they’d fled their home because the forest was cleared to make a human town, and his family had no idea how to live in one. The day he was out scrounging for food to fill their empty bellies because it was winter and they should have been warm and safe in their homes, and his little sister had been attacked by a rogue. The rogue had been insane. Half-mad with whatever injustice had caused him to attack a pup, and how his mom had died trying to defend her.
And then he had trusted once more. Raye had waltzed into his life and danced his objections away. Then it had happened again, as surely as Jed knew it would do. He clutched Adam tighter knowing his hold wouldn’t last. Knowing Adam would be ripped from him like everyone else.
He no longer had any dreams that could be taken from him. He’d accepted long ago that the pack would be his life, but he would go home alone every day. He almost didn’t mind because he knew. He knew it wasn’t a matter if Adam would realize he was a pathetic old man and would leave.
It was simply a matter of when.
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About the Author
Victoria Sue has loved books for as long as she can remember. Book were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids’ adventures stories, she would go raid her Mom’s. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She’s still in love with them. Any size, any shape, any creature —love is love, no matter what it says on the box.
In fact if they don’t fit very neatly into any box she loves them even more!
She has a very patient husband and three wonderful children. In 2010 in search of adventure they all moved from the UK to the US and are happily settled in Florida.
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