As seen in the July issue of Uncaged Book Reviews:
Zoe Forward was a Feature Author in the September 2016 issue of Uncaged Book Reviews. We catch up with her this month to see what she’s been up to since we last chatted.
Uncaged: You were a Featured Author in the September 2016 issue of Uncaged Book Reviews. How was your experience being in the magazine?
Thank you Uncaged Book Reviews for featuring me last year! I was so thrilled to be in the magazine and have Playing the Witch’s Game find new readers. For that, how could my experience be anything other than amazeballs?
Uncaged: Your newest release is The Way You Bite, will release on July 3. As I am writing this, I’m in the process of reading it. What can you tell us about what you’ve been up to since your feature?
I had a few months of intense editing on The Way You Bite. Let’s just say the story got about 75% rewritten from where it started. Love where it ended up, but it’s not easy to tear apart the whole story and have some major re-doing with tight deadlines. I’ve written several other books since last year and entered editing on others, such as the follow-up to the book you guys featured last year, Playing the Witch’s Game, which features Pleiades witches. And…there’s my other job (I still a small animal veterinarian by day). As well, I have two little kids, a baby who’s still not sleeping through the night and an an older one who’s enrolled in far too many afterschool activities. Right now it feels like baseball rules our world. So, yeah, life has been crazy busy.
Uncaged: You have a couple books up for voting in the first annual Raven Awards. What does it mean to authors to win awards for their books or even just be nominated?
Wow and yippie! It’s such an honor to be considered for an award and then voted upon by readers. It assures me there’s someone out there who “gets” my stuff and enjoys my mash-up of action-adventure, paranormal, humor and hot romance. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Uncaged: Are you planning a release party for your newest work?
There will be a Facebook takeover of the Entangled Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EntangledPublishing/) on 7/11/2017 in the afternoon. Several of us authors with new books coming out in the first two weeks will have giveaways and fun for all to participate. There’s also a blog tour, which will have a sweet giveaway. You can pop by my Facebook for more info on that.
Thank you Uncaged Book Reviews for having me drop by again!
When King Werewolf shows up in veterinarian Vee Scarpa’s ER, she’s livid. Her father, North American head honcho vampire, has threatened a chilling or else if she “ accidentally” helped a wolf again, especially since they’re at war. But she’s tempted by the sexy wolf. And his deadly blood calls to her in a way that should set off warning bells…
A promise to his brother in arms obliges Lexan Dimitrov to rescue the aristocrat vampire before her family discovers her secret—a secret Vee herself isn’t even aware of. What he didn’t expect was to find her sexy-as-hell. He’s not into vamps, yet the inescapable heat building between them is a delicious temptation guaranteed to end in total disaster.
She pointed at him. “I figured out your game. Fool me into taking a bite. Then I die. I’m not stupid. If you want me dead, just do it. I’m sure I’ve got a weapon around here somewhere you can use. I’d prefer you killed me that way, not with blood death.”
“There’s no game going on here. If I wanted you to die, I wouldn’t have helped with the knife wound.” He strode to her. She backed up until the wall cushioned her back.
He slapped a hand on the wall on either side of her head, caging her in. He leaned into her, dominating but not cruel. Excitement streaked through her.
Hoarsely, he said, “There’s you wanting this, and me wanting you back. Whatever’s going on here doesn’t happen every day. It’s real. It’s stealing my mind. And, it’s a hell of a mess.”
Uncaged Review: I’ve been a fan of Ms. Forward’s writing style for quite some time, and did a little bounce in my seat when she asked me to read an ARC of her latest book. In a new paranormal world, the author gives us both the werewolves and the vampires, but both are born, not turned. So they are separate species altogether. This edition follows vampire Vee, and the werewolf King, Lexan – when Lexan appears at her veterinarian practice with gunshot wounds. In this world, werewolves and vampires are enemies with a fragile truce, but the immediate attraction between Vee and Lexan is surprising.
There are several secrets and twists that pop-up throughout the book, and the author keeps you on your toes. She draws the romance out, with a strong female lead and an alpha were, the sparks tend to fly, and it’s worth every space it takes on the page. Plenty of action, and by the time I was 30% into the book, I read until the end, and well into the night. But Zoe Forward made it worth the book hangover in the morning. Reviewed by Cyrene