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Please Welcome Linda Thomas-Sundstrom as She Tells Us About Her Paranormal Shifter Romance, LIGHTNING WOMAN, Wolves of the West, Book 1
Excerpt:As Logan studied this female vision that had appeared like a desert spirit borne on the blistering hot wind, he couldn’t help but appreciate her uniqueness. In fact, this representative of the Desperado pack was quite stunning, and radiated enough personal power for her outline to waver.Pretty and dangerous...Moonlight slid down each strand of straight black hair that fell to the she-wolf’s waist like sparkling water dripping from the skies. All that hair curtained a narrow body with few noticeable curves and very few wolfish traits, even though she had shape-shifted.She was tall and slight of frame, with long, shapely legs. Her bare arms were beautifully sculpted with a layer of smooth, lean muscle. One arm bore the swirls of a colorful tattoo Logan couldn’t get a read on from where he stood because his focus kept returning to her face.A slightly elongated facial structure, shadowed, angular, and with prominent cheekbones, was the real proof of what she was, and made him think this female might be a pure-blooded Were. Under the moonlight, the shadows on her face represented her missing patches of fur, or where fur would have been on any normal werewolf under a full moon. In fact, she bore no fur anywhere that he could see.Crossing her right eye socket and extending two or three inches beneath it were three stripes of color that could have either been paint or tattoos. White. Black. Green. The effect suggested to Logan she might have Native American roots, though lots of women had unusual tattoos these days.Damn, though. Maybe she really was some kind of a spirit.
Topic: What is it about this book that makes it special?
The Arizona desert landscape where I've set Lightning Woman is an unusual one for a werewolf pack, and reflects my passion for wolves, western ghost towns, abandoned retro tourist attractions, and old gold mines -- places where desert ghosts and other kinds of creatures might congregate.
Toss a Florida lawman into a place so foreign to him, hoping to solve a mystery, and the beauty the resident Arizona wolf pack sees on a daily basis opens up a whole new perspective on being a fish (or in this case a werewolf) out of water. I like the dichotomy of this, which adds even more danger to the mystery that lawman must solve.