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Honorary Blogger Joy Lynn Fielding: Don’t Mind Me – I’m Just the Writer + Giveaway!

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Don’t Mind Me – I’m Just the Writer

by Joy Lynn Fielding

A year ago, I was asked if there were any genres I wouldn’t write.  I opened my mouth to say “Paranormal”, but before the words escaped, I thought better of it.  I didn’t want to hold myself hostage to fortune even though I knew I’d never write paranormal.

So how is it that, a year later, I’m five books into a paranormal series?  All I know is that I was in the shower one day and this shifter pack came to life in my head.  I wasn’t even thinking about shifters, just musing on the fact I needed to buy more shower gel before too much longer, and there they were – most of them fully formed, and each with a story to tell.

The Elk Ridge pack has turned out to be a rowdy, demanding bunch.  I suspect part of that is generic to shifters, as one of the things that Dave notes in Riding the Whirlwind is how shifters tend to buy into a macho culture.  His theory is that it’s because the territorial nature in their wolves is never far from the surface.  I agree with him, but would also add in the whole alpha concept, with its veneration of power.  As well as being rowdy and assertive, this lot also love the limelight.  I’ll be writing another character’s story and, before I know it, half of them have turned up in cameo appearances.

I mentioned that they’re demanding – Riding the Whirlwind is a direct result of that. When I started the series, I didn’t intend to write this book. I knew roughly what happened between Christian and Dave in their trip to New Mexico and thought I could cover it in a few lines in the last book. Big mistake. Christian was adamant that if everyone else was getting their own book, he needed one too.

Despite getting his own way, the stubborn cuss proved to be my most difficult character to date to write. I think it’s because he and I are so different in temperament – he’s short-tempered, aggressive, and confrontational. But no matter how much I wanted to wring his neck at times, he was right – he and Dave did need to tell their story. Had I stuck with my original plan of summarising the contents of the book in a few lines, they wouldn’t have reached the same emotional outcome they do when we actually see them go through the events. I also discovered things about them I didn’t know before I started it, like Christian’s less than flattering views on Canadian whiskey and quite how deep Dave’s mystical beliefs go.

Don’t tell any of them I said this, but it seems that sometimes the characters do know best!

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About Riding the Whirlwind

Riding the Whirlwind (Strength of the Pack, #5)Five years undone in just five days. 

Dave Mitchell and Christian Taylor are on a mission from their alpha—to discover what happened to a pack of Argent shifters thirteen years ago. Away from their pack and out of their usual routine, they find underlying tensions in their relationship coming to the surface. 

When their investigation leads them to the resident pack, Christian seeks respite from his demons by throwing himself eagerly into the cage-fighting ring the pack runs. He knows Dave hates him to fight, but he also knows Dave will understand. Dave always understands. 

But when Dave meets a kindred spirit among the pack members, all Christian’s certainties come crashing down around him. It becomes clear that their relationship might not survive this. And when things between them reach crisis point and the local pack gets involved, it may prove to be the death of more than just their relationship.

Available at: Siren BookstrandAmazon & Kobo

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About Joy Lynn Fielding

Joy Lynn Fielding is a sucker for happy endings. She believes, however, that if characters don’t suffer along the way, they won’t fully appreciate being happy. Not all of her characters thank her for this viewpoint, but what do they know?

Joy lives in a small English market town, but also inhabits a number of fictional worlds at any one time, reflecting what she’s writing and what she’s reading. She has a tendency to share enthusiastically the latest fascinating facts she’s stumbled across in her research for books with anyone who will listen. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador, who has a gift for looking as though he’s interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.

You can find out more about Joy on her Blog or Facebook.

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Joy is giving away an eBook copy of Riding the Whirlwind to one luck winner! The giveaway starts now and ends September 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway, except to verify your Rafflecopter entry.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Riding the Whirlwind to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Riding the Whirlwind by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Riding the Whirlwind (Strength of the Pack, #5)Title: Riding the Whirlwind
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #5
Heroes: Dave Mitchell/Christian Taylor
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 141 Pages
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
Release Date: July 15, 2014
Available at: Siren Bookstrand and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Five years undone in just five days.

Dave Mitchell and Christian Taylor are on a mission from their alpha—to discover what happened to a pack of Argent shifters thirteen years ago. Away from their pack and out of their usual routine, they find underlying tensions in their relationship coming to the surface.

When their investigation leads them to the resident pack, Christian seeks respite from his demons by throwing himself eagerly into the cage-fighting ring the pack runs. He knows Dave hates him to fight, but he also knows Dave will understand. Dave always understands.

But when Dave meets a kindred spirit among the pack members, all Christian’s certainties come crashing down around him. It becomes clear that their relationship might not survive this. And when things between them reach crisis point and the local pack gets involved, it may prove to be the death of more than just their relationship.
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Shifting Sands by Joy Lynn Fielding: Excerpt + Giveaway

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An Excerpt from Shifting Sands

by Joy Lynn Fielding

Bryce pushed open the door, prepared for another snotty pen pusher like Taylor Cufflinks the Third, or whatever his stupid name had been. Because of that, it took him a moment to process that he was seeing what he thought he was seeing and that he hadn’t found himself in the middle of a really good dream. Except if it was a dream, presumably this guy would already be naked rather than pouring himself a cup of coffee while dressed in a crisp white shirt, open at the neck, and gray slacks that should have been illegal given the way they clung to the curves of a frankly spectacular ass.

If Tom Barrington was a pen pusher, it was a pretty heavy pen he pushed on a regular basis because those were definite muscles betrayed by the fit of his shirt. His hair was dark and just a little wavy, his cheekbones were sharply defined beneath flawless skin, and there was the suspicion of a five-o’clock shadow on his jaw, which somehow emphasized just how strong that jawline was.

Bryce was still staring when Tom looked up and gestured with the mug he was holding. “Hope you don’t mind,” he said, then paused.

Bryce was aware that he was being studied in return and stood a little taller, opening himself up for inspection by rich brown eyes. It seemed Tom liked what he saw, because he looked for longer than was strictly polite. Bryce grinned at him when his eyes returned to Bryce’s face, and Tom suddenly looked away, biting his lip slightly as if he’d been caught doing something he shouldn’t have been. Even that didn’t stop him sending another look sideways at Bryce, and the combination of that with the way his teeth were sinking into his plump lower lip had Bryce’s stomach tightening with arousal. This security check might be a hell of a lot more pleasurable than he’d figured. And he was not thinking about Tom Barrington and body searches in the same breath, because that wasn’t helping things settle down in the least.

“Sorry to have kept you,” he said, and sat down at the table. “I figured you’d be another twelve-year-old.”

Tom stared at him, and then he grinned. It was a really good look on him. “I forgot—you had Bressingham visit you, didn’t you?”

“I wondered if it was ‘take your son to work day’ but mom or dad got lost en route,” Bryce said.

“He’s one of Cheung’s protégés,” Tom said, sitting down opposite Bryce. “He’s got potential, apparently.”

“Or a daddy with deep pockets to contribute to a re-election campaign,” Bryce said, and pushed the sugar bowl across the table. Tom nodded in thanks and took a spoonful.
“So what do you need to know?” Bryce asked, all business again. The thought that the sooner they got business done, the sooner they might get to other things was not in his mind at all. No way.

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Shifting Sands (Strength of the Pack #4)The visit to Elk Ridge is supposed to be just another assignment for Tom Barrington. Then he encounters Bryce Reynolds, a generous, warmhearted cowboy who has the easiest smile he’s ever seen. It doesn’t take long for Tom to break all his rules and end up in Bryce’s bed.

Bryce Reynolds believes there’s no such thing as a hot politician, right up until he meets Tom Barrington. Tall, dark, and principled, Tom overturns all of Bryce’s prejudices, and Bryce starts to forget that he doesn’t do serious and he doesn’t do commitment.

As Bryce and Tom struggle to make sense of what’s happening between them, they’re drawn into a political battle—one which could affect the future of every shifter. And when long-buried secrets start coming to light, things turn deadly. Nothing will ever be the same again for the Elk Ridge pack.

Available at: Siren-Bookstrand

blogger_bee_transAbout Joy Lynn Fielding

Joy Lynn Fielding is a sucker for happy endings. She believes, however, that if characters don’t suffer along the way, they won’t fully appreciate being happy. Not all of her characters thank her for
this viewpoint, but what do they know?

Joy lives in a small English market town, but also inhabits a number of fictional worlds at any one time, reflecting what she’s writing and what she’s reading. She has a tendency to share enthusiastically with anyone who will listen to the latest fascinating facts she’s stumbled across in her research for books. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador, who has a gift for looking as though he’s interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.

You can find Joy Lynn Fielding on Facebook.

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Giveaway!

The prize in this blog tour is $10 Amazon gift certificate (so you can buy some of Joy’s backlist books ;P) just click the link below to enter!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter image above.  Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway.

Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Shifting Sands to see what she thought of it!

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Book Review: Shifting Sands by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Shifting Sands (Strength of the Pack #4)Title: Shifting Sands
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #4
Heroes: Bryce & Tom
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 50,882 words
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Available at: Siren-Bookstrand
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The visit to Elk Ridge is supposed to be just another assignment for Tom Barrington. Then he encounters Bryce Reynolds, a generous, warmhearted cowboy who has the easiest smile he’s ever seen. It doesn’t take long for Tom to break all his rules and end up in Bryce’s bed.

Bryce Reynolds believes there’s no such thing as a hot politician, right up until he meets Tom Barrington. Tall, dark, and principled, Tom overturns all of Bryce’s prejudices, and Bryce starts to forget that he doesn’t do serious and he doesn’t do commitment.

As Bryce and Tom struggle to make sense of what’s happening between them, they’re drawn into a political battle—one which could affect the future of every shifter. And when long-buried secrets start coming to light, things turn deadly. Nothing will ever be the same again for the Elk Ridge pack.

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Book Review: Red Moon Rising by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Red Moon RisingTitle: Red Moon Rising
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #3
Heroes: Tristan & Colby
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 45,817 words
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Available at: Siren Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Tristan Howe is abducted and imprisoned by a pack at war with his own. His future looks bleak until he finds an unexpected ally in enemy pack member, Colby Williams. A fragile bond develops between them as they escape together.

Once he’s safely back with his own pack, Tristan finds his feelings for Colby are more than just gratitude for being rescued. He’s delighted to learn that they’re reciprocated, and even more excited to realize he and Colby are mates.

But idealistic Tristan finally has to face up to the fact that even true love might not be enough to defeat the forces ranged against them—not least his pack-mates’ suspicion and hostility toward Colby, and a mate so scarred by his abusive past that he doesn’t know how to be free. All Tristan can do is try.

NOTE: Beta hero raped during the story. It is not described in detail and is not intended for titillation.

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Book Review: A Liar’s Moon by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: A Liar’s Moon
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #2
Heroes: Jason & Riley
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 44,307 words
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Available at: Siren Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Journalist Riley Clark is chasing the story that could make his career—the reported sighting of a fabled Argent shifter. His investigation takes him to the town of Elk Ridge, which turns out to be everything he hates. Things start to look up, however, when he meets Jason Nichols.

Jason is shy, sweet, and has the most beautiful smile Riley has ever seen. Riley wants to keep seeing that smile, and as he spends time with Jason, his hoped for scoop becomes less and less important. But his editor is still pressuring him for that story. So when Riley discovers that Jason is a member of the pack he’s in town to look into, it seems like fate—he can be with Jason and continue his investigation at the same time.

His plan has just one drawback—he hasn’t thought about what will happen if Jason and his pack discover Riley’s real reason for being in Elk Ridge. Continue reading

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Book Review: An Impossible Mate by Joy Lynn Fielding

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: An Impossible Mate
Author: Joy Lynn Fielding
Series: Strength of the Pack #1
Heroes: Matt Urban & Jesse Turner
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 37,195 words
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Available at: Siren Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads & Booklikes

Blurb: Loner Matt Urban has somehow ended up as alpha to a pack of outcasts and misfits. When an injured shifter blunders onto their territory one night, swearing he didn’t know it was pack territory, Matt is suspicious. It doesn’t help that the stranger, Jesse Turner, is as stubborn as Matt. Wanting answers, Matt persuades Jesse to stay a while, and the intense attraction they feel for one another soon blazes into heat. That’s when Matt realizes—the stranger with the smart mouth and the attitude problem is his mate.

Matt, still mourning the lover he lost years ago, doesn’t want a mate, and Jesse doesn’t believe in mates. Yet neither of them can deny the pull they feel toward one another.

They’re still struggling with the situation when a hostile alpha claims Jesse. Matt has to fight to protect Jesse. First, though, he has to fight Jesse’s stubborn independence if he’s to win his heart. Continue reading

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