Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.
One Epic Release Day.
The Woodland Creek Series is an innovative and collaborative collection of Shifter stories set in one town, each with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.
Sibilance by Aria Kane -- This sexy trickster won't let Sophia Samson slither out of his life so easily. Amazon | Goodreads
Crow's Caw at Nightmoon Creek by Calinda B -- All she can think about is his naked body in the woods last night...and how he murdered her best friend. Amazon | Goodreads
Running Free by K Webster -- Can Frankie prove her innocence with a sexy detective hot on her trail? Amazon | Goodreads
Broken Wings by Mindy Larson – Love, secrets and lies make for a thrilling ride in Broken Wings. Amazon | Goodreads
Mina’s Revenge by J.M. Witt -- Her powers are changing and they're more than the bloodline inheritance from her mother. Amazon
Gargoyle by Scarlett Dawn -- Being stone-hard has never been this sexy and wicked before. Amazon | Goodreads
Zenko by J. Rose Alexander -- Blaze Riordan must find Melody Hastings before Halloween--and only a little red fox can help him do it. Amazon
The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee -- All Evie wanted was to escape her family's secret...and then Avalon walked into town. Amazon
The Beast Within by Rachel M. Raithby -- Passion ignites, and pasts collide, when the Beast comes out to play. Amazon | Goodreads
Sinful Instincts by J.D. Hollyfield -- She was his temptation, and he was her ultimate Sin. Amazon
Moonlit Feathers by Sarah Makela -- After faced with crippling loss, a heartbroken raven must find her wings again…. Amazon | Goodreads
Hounded by Tasha Black -- This dog is about to have his day... Amazon
Dearborn by Jenni Moen -- I craved normalcy, to fall in love with someone untouched by the magic of Woodland Creek, but not as much as I craved him. Amazon | Goodreads
The Good Girl’s Guide to Being a Demon by April Aasheim -- What's a good girl to do when she starts developing horns, and a hunger? Amazon
Blind Trust by Raci Ames -- When Pia goes blind she must learn to trust what her heart can see, even if it means falling in love with two different shifters. Amazon | Goodreads
Dragon's Web by Lia Davis -- One sexy dragon, two strong-willed females, a family scandal, murder, and a love that requires plenty of ice. Amazon | Goodreads
Wicked Jackal by Cherie Marks -- The freedom to choose her fate is all she wants, but can she resist the draw of one wicked jackal? Amazon | Goodreads
One Insatiable by Tia Louise -- One wounded panther, one restless lynx, one insatiable hunger. Amazon | Goodreads
Dream Catcher by M.C. Cerny -- Happenstance brought Kerri Harper to Woodland Creek, but will she stay for the wolf intent on mending her broken heart? Amazon
The Viking’s Curse by Xandra James -- He was supposed to keep me alive after I was marked for death, but hiring the meanest Viking shifter in town might just kill me. Amazon | Goodreads
Interview with Xandra James
1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
When I was around 10 years old. I started writing a book
with a friend and, right from that point, I was hooked. My
parents always said I had a vivid imagination, so they
weren't surprised in the slightest!
2. How long does it take you to write a book?
That changes from book to book. It's taken me as little as
three days write a book, all the way up to around six
months. For The Viking's Curse, it was around seven days
3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I get easily distracted (squirrel!), so I need to not have any
distractions. I allow other life stuff to intrude in the
mornings, but in the afternoon, I need to focus if I want to
get anything done. Then I'll usually write until hubby gets
home from work.
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I have none, unless you count absolutely hating to write
first drafts with a passion. I love to edit, and that's when
the book comes alive for me. Other than that, I'm very
5. How do books get published?
Is this like a birds and the bees question? Right, I'll
make this the PG version, just in case little ones are
reading this ;) An author and an idea meet.
Sometimes they have instant chemistry, and the
laptop starts at the very first opportunity, other times
they dance around each other. Going on lots of dates
before one of them has a notion on how to start. Many
authors don't call an idea after that first meet. Often,
it's obvious it won't work. If they can actually get it
together long enough to abandon their families for
each other, that's when the magic happens. After a
book is born, they're either going off to boarding
school to be molded into a bestseller, or they go get a
job and work their way into the riches. And that's how
a book gets published.
Yeah, I think I might have had too much coffee tonight
– sorry! ;)
6. Where do you get your information or ideas for your
Everything inspires. From reading, to watching films, to
going shopping. If I could pin-point exactly where the next
big idea came from, I'd be a very happy—and focused
7. When did you write your first book and how old were
I wrote—and completely—a children's book when I was 11
years old. I still have it.
8. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Watch movies and pretend I'm a normal adult. It's pretty
9. What does your family think of your writing?
My husband is very supportive but also my harshest critic.
If I write something rubbish, he's the first to call me out on
it. My parents love that I write and always imagined I'd end
up doing something creative.
10. What was one of the most surprising things you
learned in creating your books?
That my mind goes to dark places. I love to write
humour—if I make people laugh, I'm happy. But allowing
yourself to delve deeper into the darkness allows you to
explore and find out more things about you as a writer.
11. How many books have you written? Which is
I've written about ten books, but a couple of those will
never see the light of day. My favourite book changes with
how I'm feeling. I love Dirty Tricks – my first romantic
comedy. But I also love Scarred because I started to edge
into the darker side. The Viking's Curse has also become
a favourite because Kol the Viking is a bad boy. There's so
much about him that wasn't in the story, same with TJ, but
they're a real match for each other, I think.
12. Do you have any suggestions to help me become
a better writer? If so, what are they?
Writer's block is either two things; lack of confidence, or
you've written yourself into a corner. For the first, don't
ever let others or yourself tell you you're rubbish. Write,
and keep writing. It'll eventually become second nature to
you. If you write yourself into a corner and you think you're
blocked, backtrack. Go back to the beginning of the last
scene or chapter and think about ideas that take you in a
different direction completely. Keep going back, scene and
chapter until you figure out a way to move forward
again—even if that means scrapping some words. If the
ideas begin to pop, you're on the right path.
13. Do you hear from your readers much? What
kinds of things do they say?
I've had some very kind emails and reviews sent directly to
me in the past and I very much appreciate the time it takes
a reader to seek me out and let me know they loved a
book I wrote.
14. Do you like to create books for adults?
I love to create books for adults, but I don't limit myself to
the old'uns. I have book ideas for children, too, which I'd
love to write in the next year or so.
15. What do you think makes a good story?
Fast pacing, flawed characters you can get behind, and a
good theme/trope. Oh, and a little bit of magic.
16. As a child, what did you want to do when you
I went through lots of things as a child. A lawyer, an
archaeologist, a masseur. Trouble is I get distracted and
fed up too easily and it's only been as a writer that I can
see the boredom away!
17. What Would you like my readers to know?
That I appreciate them enormously and love their support
and reviews. Oh, and that if you sign up to my newsletter,
I'll only sell your details to add to my chocolate stash! ;)
Thank you so much for interviewing me today.
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