Here’s what readers are saying about Shelly’s newest romantic release, the latest in her Pride Series:
‘If you like Paranormal Shifter Romance books with some unexpected humor you’ll really love Bear Meets Girl.’
‘If you love the humor and storytelling from past books, you’ll get more.’
‘If you’re a fan, get the book, you get to live in this great world for a time.’
Setting: New York, NY
Hero: Lou “Crush” Crushek
Heroine: Marcella “Bare Knuckles” Malone
One sentence summary: A bear meets a girl…hijinks ensue. Heh.
Scene you like most and would never cut: When Crush meets his favorite hockey players of all time. Writing his reaction to meeting his heroes was such a blast!
Thing your heroine would never be caught dead doing/saying: Real ladies never engage in fisticuffs!
Tell us one quirky thing about your hero? Crush has a dog living with him that he insists is not his dog. Whose dog it is, of course, is not the point. It’s just not his dog.
Tell us one quirky thing about your heroine: Well, as far as the hero’s concerned, Cella Malone is nothing but one big quirk. So narrowing that down to one specific quirk is a surprisingly major challenge.
What you think readers will like best about this book: Watching a hero who hates change deal with change…and Cella.
What’s next: I’m currently working on Pride #8, but I’m still in the sitting and staring stage of my process. Sometimes I do research, but mostly it’s sitting and staring. Sometimes watching old episodes of “Law & Order.”
Question for discussion:
I just recently re-watched my favorite movie of all time “The Godfather,” and with “The Hunger Games” having just released, I wonder what you guys feel are the best adaptations of great (or just good) books? Romance or otherwise. For me, it’s still the Godfather. It took all the best stuff from the novel and created a brilliant film, IMO.
Shelly tells all — well, a few things:
1. What’s your favorite movie of all time? Heh. “The Godfather.”
2. What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in? Murder mysteries, legal procedurals. I have no desire to write them (and I don’t think I’d write them very well) but I enjoy watching them and reading them.
3. What’s the first book you remember reading? Something with a duck. I think its mother died. I remember it was sad.
4. What’s your favorite fairy tale? Rumpelstiltskin. I just don’t know why.
5. What’s your favorite cartoon character? Bugs Bunny. That bunny was just too cool.
6. What’s something you’d like to tell your readers? No. I’m not as crazy as the heroines I write. If I was, when would I have the time to do anything but raise bail money?
7. What would your occupation be if you were no longer a writer? I’d probably try to get back into marketing. The editorial side.
8. What do you do to unwind and relax? I started playing computer games again. I’m impatiently waiting for Diablo 3. I already have my preorder in.
9. Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it? Hate both. I either drink water, Coke with a lot of ice (but only when I’m eating out) or, if I need to be warmed up, hot chocolate with lots of chocolate.
10. What does love mean to you? Being comfortable in your own skin. You should always feel that way with the person you’re planning to spend your life with.
11. Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most? Least is the 1800s. All those bustles and things. Most is usually Medieval England but I’ve become a big fan of the Ancient Roman era. But that could also be that I’ve been really loving the dresses the actresses have been wearing on “Spartacus: Vengeance.”
12. What name have you been dying to use as a lead character, but haven’t found the right fit yet? Jebediah. I like those old Biblical names.
13. Dog person or cat person? Considering I have an 85-pound pit bull rescue that’s taken over my home since I got him last year…I’d have to say dog person. Although I do love the big cats. I’d happily have a pet tiger or mountain lion. A playmate for my dog. Legally and morally, though…there might be some issues with doing that, so I’ll refrain.