Rebecca York Discusses Her Latest Werewolf Tale, Dark Moon

E-book edition of Dark Moon is available for $0.99 this week.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca York, has written over 125 books and novellas. Her books are full of adventure, romance, suspense, and many have paranormal elements. She enjoys gardening, rock collecting, and travel. She even found a way to tie these three passions together. She told me, “My garden is full of rocks I’ve brought back from all over the world.” Neat, huh? Rebecca doesn’t just write about adventure — she lives it! Want to see some fun pics of her training for a secret spy mission in a glider? Or zip-lining through the Costa Rican rain forest? Then click here. She’s here to promote her latest werewolf book, DARK MOON, and she’s also giving away a copy of her Harlequin Intrigue, SUDDEN INSIGHT, to one lucky commenter.

The Weird, the Wonderful and Wolves! by Rebecca York

I was shopping in Ellicott City yesterday. It’s a charming little town near where I live in Maryland. If I were on a drive through upstate New York and I came across this place, I’d be bowled over by the 250-year-old stone buildings, the narrow streets and the unique little boutiques. (In fact, when asked where I get my ideas, I used to say I bought them from a little shop in Ellicott City. Now I just tell people that if you’re a writer, you WILL BE bombarded with ideas.)

One shop I love is the Forget-Me-Not Factory. It’s got all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff–from dragon and wolf ornaments to costumes I might want to wear at the RT Booklovers Convention. Yesterday, when I found a deck of cards with three howling wolves on the back, I snatched them up. They’re perfect for me. I love wolves, especially werewolves, of course.

Which brings me to DARK MOON, my latest werewolf tale. (Pun intended.) I wrote it to introduce my Moon series to new readers. And because I haven’t written a Moon book in a while, it’s a reintroduction to the series for my fans.

This time the sexy hero is Cole Marshall, a werewolf who works for Decorah Security. He’s being sent on a mission to rescue a young woman who was kidnapped by a business rival of her father and is being held captive on the Windward, a cruise ship that’s been converted into a pleasure palace for the rich and kinky. Cole’s got the assignment because his werewolf nose can sniff out the victim. And he’s paired with Emma Richards, who also works for Decorah Security. They’ve fought their attraction for each other. But in the sexually charged atmosphere of the Windward, their secret passion flares. Of course, Emma doesn’t know Cole’s werewolf heritage, and she’s going to find out in the worst possible way. Then what?

DARK MOON is also the start of a new series I’m writing. All of the agents who work for Decorah Security have paranormal powers or take on paranormal cases. In CHAINED (a novella) the heroine’s running from men who want to assassinate her and hooks up with a man she loved and lost. He’s desperate to protect her, even though he’s a ghost. Can you have sexually charged encounters with a ghost? You bet. And maybe there’s a way to bring him back to life for real.

The short story in the collection is AMBUSHED, about a witness to a terrorist plot and her sexy bodyguard. Of course, the terrorists want to kill her. He’s all business, except when he can’t keep his hands off her.

I’ve published the Decorah Security series myself, while still writing for Harlequin and now Sourcebooks (with a romantic suspense series coming out next year.) But I love the freedom that indie publishing gives me. I can write whatever stories I want, at the length I want, at the pace I want. And I’m answering to no one but myself, and my characters.

Because I’m promoting DARK MOON this week, it’s on special sale at Amazon. You can get the e-book edition for 99 cents.

Rebecca York

What’s your favorite paranormal kind of story? I love shifters, of course. But telepathy also turns me on big time. And then there’s the hero of the next Decorah novel, DARK POWERS. He’s Ben Walker, whom readers meet in DARK MOON. He can touch dead people and get their last memories. Fun for the reader, but not so much fun for him.

The DARK MOON e-book is available here and the paperback is available here. Want to connect with Rebecca online? She has a website and is on Facebook. Her Twitter handle is @rebeccayork43.

So readers, how about you? Have a favorite type of paranormal, otherworld, or supernatural story you’d like to share? Leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of SUDDEN INSIGHT. I’m not sure I could pick an all-time favorite, but I have to admit, after reading about the Decorah Security werewolf from Dark Moon, shifters are leading the pack. 😉

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

27 thoughts on “Rebecca York Discusses Her Latest Werewolf Tale, Dark Moon

  1. I love shifters, especially wolf shifters. I’ve been fascinated by wolves for years and I’ve visited wolf preserves near my home. If wolves were misunderstood then “werewolves” would also be misunderstood. I look forward to reading Cole’s story.

  2. Waving hi, Rebecca/Ruth. Cool about zip-lining in the Costa Rican Rainforest! Wish I’d been with you! Glad to see you’re joining us with Sourcebooks! They’re great! I LOVE shifters–wolves, yum!

  3. 125 books and novellas! You’re a hard working lady, Ms. York. Your Decorah Security series sounds fabulous! Congratulations on the launch of Dark Moon. Any powers beyond the natural intrigue me and most people with the thought of being more than normal.

  4. Yes, Terry, I’m excited about the Sourcebooks RS series I’m doing. I spent a couple of hours doing yard work while I figured out the next scene.
    Megan, I’m having a lot of fun w/ Decorah Security. The next hero–of Dark Powers–was one of the bad guys in Dark Moon. He can get the memories of dead people.
    Mitzi, I love shifters, too. Werewolves and dragon shifters!
    BTW, I just also put Chained on sale for 99c to join Dark Moon.
    Rebecca

    1. Hi Rebecca, thanks so much for guest blogging today! I really enjoyed hearing about your latest werewolf, ghost and bodyguard heroes. And Ben Walker. I’d love to have supernatural abilities, but that’s one power I’d rather just read about!

      Good luck with your yard work! 🙂

  5. Hi Jill, hi Rebecca. Congratulations on Dark Moon and the other 124 novels – that’s quite a tally! For some reason the question of a favorite type of fantasy story reminded me of one of the very first such tales I ever encountered, way back in 3rd grade. It was a story about a gradeschool boy who discovers that his teacher is really a witch. The teacher is running up against some trouble from bad witches and asks the student to run interference so that a big gathering of witches (on Haloween, of course) can go down smoothly. At the time, I thought it was about the coolest story ever and I wondered why there weren’t racks of books in that genre in the school library. It was rather Harry Potter-esque with the existence of a magical world alongside the normal world.
    Though my reading has moved to more traditional “sword and horses” fantasy, I still enjoy stories that blur the line between the natural and the supernatural. Two series of such books come to mind. I’ve mentioned the Dresden Files previously and I’ll do so again as an example of well-constructed urban fantasy that brings magic to modern Chicago. The Night Watch series by Sergei Lukyanenko describes a dark, morally ambiguous world of magic, vampires and werewolves in Moscow. It sounds like Dark Moon and Dark Powers superimpose a magical Earth over the real one in their own unique way. I’ll have to pick up the Dark series and see what happens. Then I’ll find out if Decorah Security is hiring. Then maybe I’ll track down that schoolteacher-witch and see what she’s up to…

    1. Yes, the world I created for Decorah Security is basically our world, only some people have powers most of us don’t possess.
      The kid whose teacher was a witch sounds like some of the books I read as a kid. Did you read Mrs. Pigglewiggle? Freddy the Pig?
      Rebecca

    2. Hi Shamus, I’ve got Sergei Lukyanenko in my TBR pile. I think you either gave me your copy of Night Watch to read or I bought it based on your recommendation. Thanks for the visit! I always love your comments. 🙂

    1. Hi Stacey– Good to see you again here. Hope you’re doing well and having a fun time promoting Electric Storm. Thanks for stopping by! (We know you’re always on the lookout for new books to add to your TBR pile! ;-))

  6. Terrific blog, Rebecca! I love your books. They’re all fun, sexy and intriguing.

    I love the parapsychic talents – telepathy, telekenesis, precognition, empathy, etc. I grew up on Heinlein, Van Vogt and others and always enjoyed stories with those kinds of elements.

    1. Hi Willa, your Highland Healer sounds intriguing too. Love the idea of combining paranormal and historical elements in a romance. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your weekend!

      1. Thanks, Jill. Keep an eye on the website. I’lll post the release date when I know it. In the meantime, keep reading Rebecca’s books. They really draw me in and don’t let go!

    2. Thanks for stopping by! I also grew up on Heinlein and Van Vogt as well as Arthur C. Clark. Don’t forget Jack Williamson’s DARKER THAN YOU THINK, that turned me on the werewolves when I was 15.

  7. Rebecca, I checked out Mrs. Pigglewiggle and Freddy the Pig, but I’ve never seen either of them before. Aside from the odd story here and there (like the one I referenced earlier) I didn’t read many fantasy/paranormal stories until I started on The Lord of the Rings at 14. From what I remember, there weren’t all that many around. Now I walk through bookstores and see all the great fantasy fiction aimed at children and wonder how many books I could have read had they been available to me.I suppose I’ll have to make up for it now!

    1. There were all the Oz books. And all the Narnia books. When I was seven, my mom read me a really great fantasy called Mistress Masham’s Repose by T. H. White. It’s not a kids’ book. You might like it. I see there’s an audio version. Maybe you can get your library to order it.

      1. I read all the Narnia books. Absolutely positively loved them! I also read every Anne McCaffrey novel I could get my hands on, but they were in the adult section of the library. How I wish I’d kept a journal of the books I read as a kid. Titles, authors, and years read. There was another series, a trilogy with a witch and two girl protags, that I’m still trying to track down for my daughters today. All I remember is that the mother of one of the girls was a writer and there were a lot of crows involved. One of the girls was named Marjorie. If this sounds familiar to anyone reading this, please let me know! 🙂

        Rebecca, downloaded Dark Moon and Ambushed last night. Looking forward to reading!

      2. Rebecca, thanks for the recommendation, I’ll look into that title. I didn’t find the Narnia books until after TLotR…too bad for me.

    1. Hi bn, good to see you again! Who doesn’t love werewolves? I have to admit though, that my first really thrilling memory of a werewolf character was Dee Wallace in 1981’s The Howling. Loved that movie! 😀

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