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Giveaway (US/Int) & Book Tour: Hounded menage author Sadie Hart on falling in love with her lion shifter heroes
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Giveaway (US/Int) & Book Tour: Hounded menage author Sadie Hart on falling in love with her lion shifter heroes

by davincikittieJune 16, 2012

Please help me welcome author Sadie Hart to GraveTells today!

How’d you end up with two heroes?

By accident?

If you want the roundabout answer, lions–along with most animals–fascinate me. I was on another Big Cat Diary kick again, every so often I get hung up on the reruns and have to rewatch every episode I can get my grubby little hands on… so lions were on the brain and the fact that the males would form coalitions to better keep their prides always seemed like a nifty idea to me. After awhile, I couldn’t shake the idea that lions would make some really hot shape-shifters. They’re the ultimate alpha males, you know, being the Kings of the Jungle and all. Then I kept watching, and a niggling thought kept popping into my brain: What if the coalition males weren’t relatives (as they typically are in the wild)? What if two male lion-shifters had hooked up on a whim one night and hit it off?

It sounded fun, but I didn’t have time to play with the idea. I’d already started another lion-shifter book (male/female romance), so the last thing I needed was to write two books on them. Besides I didn’t really have a useable plot. However, when I finished the first book I was working on, the idea was still hanging around, along with a few other so I decided to do a novella.

I didn’t really have a clue how the relationship would work out, but the story took off and I fell in love with the boys. They meshed far better than I’d thought they would, and Lennox (the main female character of Hounded) added a dynamic to the relationship that I hadn’t seen coming. Suddenly I had two alpha males having to rely on one really strong woman, but that same woman fell apart any time it came close to matters of the heart. They were the antithesis of what she wanted. Lennox a wanted good, stable, loyal man. One. To her, the boys represented classic Bad Boys and well, they were just that: plural. By the time I realized this was going to be a book, I had two heroes I was completely in love with. And in the end, it worked out far better having two heroes than one ever would have. So yeah, by accident. :-p

Hounded

Shifter Town Enforcement #1
by Sadie Hart

Lion-shifters Kanon Reyes and Tegan Sharpe aren’t sure what Kanon’s done to earn himself a frame-up for murder, but they’re determined to keep him from a silver bullet and a shallow grave. To do that, though, they’ll have to rely on the sexy Hound sent to arrest him.

As a Hound for Shifter Town Enforcement, Lennox Donnelly is one of the best. But when one of her arrest warrants turns out to be for an innocent man, she’s determined to get to the truth. What she finds are dead witnesses and an untraceable magick–with a killer far more powerful than her. Now, to survive, Lennox will have to learn to rely on more than just herself if she’s to make it back to the men she’s come to love.

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About the author

Sadie Hart lives in Michigan with two dogs, though one should totally be a Moose, and they both occasionally show signs of super powers. Like the ability to fly and mind read. Okay, maybe not the flying part. That’s actually her flying pig, Pignificent. Though his super powers also include laser vision.

During the day, while not wrangling super-pooches and pigs, Sadie works as a secretary in a library trying not to read the books. At night, she writes action packed paranormal romances with a heavy dose of the things that go bump in the night – both the spooky and the naughty kind.

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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
43 Comments
  • Sandy Lion
    June 16, 2012 at 7:21 am

    This book sounds amazing and I love feline shifter stories.

  • Yvette
    June 16, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Love lion shifters.. I have read a few books that have prides and they were wonderful.
    Yvette

  • June 16, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I’m a cat person, so I actually LOVE cat shifter stories! Lions are one of my faves so woohoo! Hounded looks exciting and sexy, I’m adding it to my TBR list 🙂

    BK
    buffykennedy[at]gmail[dot]com

    • June 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Thanks Buffy! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 I’m an animal person in general, but there’s just something about the big cats, lions especially.

  • Debi Anne
    June 16, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Great story line. Already intrigued by Lennox. She sounds like a strong female character and would love to find out how she handles 2 sexy lion shifters…adding to my TBR 😉

  • Susan W.
    June 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Definitely like lion shifters! You don’t read about very many which is a shame.

    • June 16, 2012 at 11:48 am

      Oh! I agree! They don’t seem to be nearly as popular, but I love the dynamics with lions. Would love to get my hands on more werelion books! Thanks for stopping in Susan. 🙂

  • LorettaLynn
    June 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Im all for some lion shifter:) looks really good,thank you for the chance to win

  • Natasha
    June 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

    I really like lion shifter stories. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Irene Jackson
    June 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Lion shifters I think definately yes! Really like the sound of this book.A strong woman and two big furry lion shifters, oh yes.

  • Viki S.
    June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I love cat shifters. I’m a Leo and a Tiger as well as an all around cat person so feline shifters really do it for me ;).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Cathy M
    June 16, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I love all kinds of shifters, but something about the big cats just fits so perfectly in a shifter storyline.

  • Renee Bennett
    June 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    LOVE ALL SHIFTERS!!!!! Cat shifters have a certain flair to them that the other shifters don’t. they are not always monogamous and that makes for some good menage stories. LOL

    • June 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

      Agreed, Renee! Werewolves seem to have that whole mate-for-life thing down in a lot of books. It was one of the things that struck me about lion males and got me thinking…they’re definitely not known for monogamy. :-p

  • June 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

    And I want to give a HUGE thank you to GraveTells for hosting me today! I’ve gotten to meet so many fabulous people so far and the day is still young. Thank you everyone!

    • June 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      Wow, you guys have been busy this morning! What a great turn-out!

      Sadie, thanks so much for being a guest on GraveTells and for being so responsive to all the comments! I love love love when authors do that.

      And thanks to everyone who came out to chat! Best of luck to everyone who’s entered to win the giveaway! <3

  • June M.
    June 16, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love big cat shifters, I have always thought that cats were graceful & beautiful, while still dangerous. This makes them great characters for shifters to me.

  • bn100
    June 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    They sound great.

  • Julianne
    June 16, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve only read one book with a lion shifter and it was very good. I think writing about lion shifters is a great idea, it’s somewhat different than the wolves. I’d love to read this book, it sounds fabulous.

  • Erica Pillera
    June 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    If they are anything like Pamela Palmers Lion shifter Lyon then definitely pro lion shifters the ultimate king of the jungle alpha

    • June 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      Oh, I have not read that one. Her Feral Warriors books have been on my list for awhile. Now I definitely have to, Desire Untamed sounds fantastic!

  • Vanessa N.
    June 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Love lion shifters. they are really hot.

    [email protected]

  • Barbara
    June 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I LOVE shifters…especially the big cats! They’re so beautiful, sleek, graceful and dangerous…yet they have their playful side too. Plus…there’s just something VERY sexy thinking about what might make them…purr!! 😉 Thx for the giveaway op!!

  • Miranda W
    June 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I love cat shifters. They are by far my favorite.

  • June 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Lion Shifters…what to I think?…..Ohhhh they are AWESOME!!!! I am a HUGE Fan of the Paranormal Genres (I’m sure you guessd that by my name lol) bt Lion Shifters are sooooo HOT because they are the Ultimate Alpha Male Feline Shifters!! They RULE & they are HOT!!!!
    The ly problem is…..there isn’t enough Books written with Lion Shifters in them…….that’s whyI would VERY much Love the opportunity for a chance to win an ecopy “Hounded” Shifter Town Enforcement Book 1. Thank You.

    Take Care & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan Renee
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  • Carin W
    June 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I also love big cats, I love the idea of lion shifters this book sounds wonderful!

  • Joanne B
    June 18, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I love lion shifters but I haven’t read too many books with them.
    This book sounds fantastic. Cant wait to read it.

  • June 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Love the idea of Lion Shifters. I can just imagine their mane of hair – more to hold on to during sex. They also have strong personalities. Definitely would be an alpha male. Would love to hear them roar.

    Lynn
    [email protected]

  • Filia Oktarina
    June 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Definitely want hug this lion shifters, because i am cat lover 🙂

  • nurmawati djuhawan
    June 22, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    never read lion shifter before…sounds interesting 🙂
    thx u so much 🙂

  • June 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Congratulations to Irene J. on winning the ebook copy of Hounded!

    Thanks so much to Sadie Hart for being our guest and for sharing her book with us, and to everyone who stopped by to chat and enter the contest.

    What a great turnout!! <3

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