Today I am so pleased to welcome Charlie Adhara to Joyfully Jay. Charlie has come to talk to us about her latest release, Thrown to the Wolves. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Hi! Thanks for having me here on Joyfully Jay to talk about my new book release Thrown to the Wolves! This is the third in the Big Bad Wolf series. Cooper and Park travel up to Cape Breton to spend some time with Park’s family after an unexpected loss. But as usual with these two, things aren’t exactly what they seem. There’s murder, mystery, meet-the-family drama, the unraveling of long-held secrets and oh yeah, Cooper’s cat is along for the adventure at last.
The process of writing this book was a really odd experience for me. In some ways I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. There are a few relationship milestones and reveals I’ve been sitting on since I first conceptualized the series and I know we’ve all been looking forward to some friggin answers about Park’s past! But when I pulled up my notes to get started on the actual writing, I ran into a wall. It all hit me at once; This is it.
Partly it was nerves. When I was writing the first two books the idea that people would actually read them was more… theoretical. Back then I was just writing down a story I had gotten stuck in my head while hiking in the deep, spooky woods one day. By the time I was working on Thrown to the Wolves, the first book was published and it was all very real. For the first time, more than just my editor and I knew I was even writing a book. Suddenly there was the possibility of disappointing people who cared about these characters the way I did.
The other hang-up was knowing the story was approaching an end, of sorts. I’d signed a contract for a three-book series and here we were at book three. I started to miss Cooper and Park before they were even gone. I felt the pressure to do right by them and by the readers who’d enjoyed them. It felt a bit like planning a farewell tour. I couldn’t leave out any of their greatest hits! What if there was a wolf pun I’d missed and never got another chance to share! Finally, I had to take a deep breath and remember what really got me started writing this series: A lonely werewolf and a prickly man learning to trust, love and be happy together. Keeping my eye on that prize got me back on track.
Is there the possibility of more books in the Big Bad Wolf series? Absolutely! I have ideas for a couple more adventures, but nothing’s guaranteed yet. Either way, now I can be satisfied that Cooper and Park are in a good place and in no doubt they’re going to be happy for ever after. They’ve earned It.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s read this series. Getting to share Cooper and Park’s snarky, steamy, suspect-ridden adventures has been a genuine privilege.
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Agent Cooper Dayton is going to meet his boyfriend’s werewolf family. Unarmed. On their turf.
And he’s bringing his cat.
When Agent Cooper Dayton agreed to attend the funeral for Oliver Park’s grandfather, he didn’t know what he was getting into. Turns out, the deceased was the alpha of the most powerful werewolf pack on the eastern seaboard. And his death is highly suspicious. Regardless, Cooper is determined to love and support Park the way Park has been there for him.
But Park left him woefully unprepared for the wolf pack politics and etiquette. Rival packs? A seating order at the dinner table? A mysterious figure named the Shepherd? The worst is that Park didn’t tell his family one key thing about Cooper. Cooper feels two steps behind, and reticent Park is no help.
There are plenty of pack members eager to open up about Park and why Cooper is wrong for him. Their stories make Cooper wonder if he’s holding Park back. But there’s no time to get into it…as lethal tranquilizer darts start to fly, Cooper needs to solve the mystery of the alpha’s death and fight for the man he loves—all before someone else dies.
Follow Agents Dayton and Park’s turbulent relationship from the beginning. Read The Wolf at the Door and The Wolf at Bay, both available now from Carina Press!
One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!
This book is approximately 80,000 words
Charlie Adhara writes mystery, contemporary and paranormal queer romance. Or some assortment of the above. Whatever the genre, her stories feature imperfect people stumbling around, tripping over trouble and falling in love.