14th November 2009 - Guest Blogs - Leave a Comment

Marie Harte's here today!

moonWhen Total E-Bound posts open calls for submissions, they’re normally snapped up before I get a chance to look at the requirements. I’d been wanting to write something for one of their anthologies for a while now, so when I saw the call for a werewolf anthology, I jumped on it. I wrote the first two chapters of a m/m story that came to mind. A fun, quirky fantasy with wolves, a werewolf, and dark elves.

And then my editor said that for this collection, my story needed to be between a man and a woman.

I was stymied, because Anson’s story really worked. While his twin escaped into the forest, Anson was forced to throw a lock of his hair into the Living Wood and wait for his mate to come claim him, a mate who happened to be male. Twin escaped… My answer. Anson’s twin, the one who thought he’d escaped the matrimonial noose. It was Fenris’s time to play.

So I put Anson on the backburner and told Fenris’s story. Sexy men, kick-ass women, Wolves and Sorcerers and a Bear with attitude. Enemy Red has it all. Now I just have to find time to finish Anson’s story, before his dark lover takes it upon himself to write his own ending.

Enemy Red by Marie Harte Fenris, a golden wolf in the Silver Clan, has always been different — a rare wolf who can shift into the legendary werewolf form at will. He dreads his uncle’s plans to find him a mate and make him clan leader, and in an act of defiance, escapes the mating ceremony. But his run takes him much farther than he’d planned. The Wolf in the Forest, the spirit that protects his kind, has sent him into the arms of his enemy — the Red Clan. Their leader, Rudra, is not only a female, but she’s a half breed, both human and wolf. An abomination, but one that draws him like no other wolf ever has. His inner wolf tells him what he can’t believe to be true; Rudra is his mate.

Rudra has no liking for the Silver Clan. Because of them her clan has been exiled from the Great Forest, thrust into humanity’s den. Her mother actually mated with a human, a sorcerer of great power. Though Rudra appreciates her magic and loves her parents dearly, she knows the dichotomy in her heritage will only make her more unwelcome by other wolves. Her plan to take back the land stolen from her clan is helped by the appearance of a strange wolf from the Silver Clan. But as the time passes, Rudra realizes she can’t use Fenris in her plans, not when her heart tells her that he’s more than special, he’s hers. She’ll have to decide what’s more important. Her clan, or her heart.

To read an excerpt, click here.

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