Reading is like going on a vacation. You can visit a place you’ve never been before, or you can return to a favorite retreat. For me, writing is also, in some ways, like a vacation. There’s work involved, but creating and living in your own fictional world is similar to reading a favorite book or traveling to a new, intriguing place. Of course when you write a story you hope that others get a great vacation while reading it as well!
My favorite real-life vacation spot is the White Mountains of New Hampshire. When I was a child, my family would often vacation there, so it has some great memories for me. As an adult, I still love going there, and lucky for me it’s not far from where I live. What I love most about the White Mountains is their relaxing beauty. The scenery has always inspired me, especially when I’m writing about wolf shifters.
Though my latest series, Fangs and Fists, doesn’t take place in New England, I still used the feelings inspired by the White Mountains to aid me while writing the stories. In it, the captive werewolves long for the simple beauty and freedom that was stolen from them.
What is your favorite vacation spot and how does it inspire you?
Fangs and Fists 2: Grit
by Kate Hill
An erotic paranormal romance from Changeling Press.
Werewolf gladiator Grit faced his own mortality in the arena, only to be resurrected by a demon. Grit now lives a shadowy existence as one of the soulless, remembering only bits and pieces of his former life. Nonetheless, he recognizes evil and knows he must fight for the future of his young son, as well as the rest of the world.
Zari, a vampire warrior, helped Grit escape the tower where he had been imprisoned. She had feelings for Grit when they'd first met, but at the time he had been mated to another wolf. Now that he's on his own, they're free to explore their feelings as they fight side by side as part of the rebellion against the demons. In the midst of war, their love grows, but danger is everywhere.
Haylen, the demon who resurrected Grit, offers a bargain that may save or destroy the rebellion. Whatever the outcome, Zari and Grit intend to face it together and explore the once forbidden passion between them.
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.