Divine Promotions was sad to hear of the passing of Mary Lynn Hansel aka A.C. Katt. As both a friend and a wonderful author, she will be sadly missed. We decided we wanted to do one last tribute to her memory so we are doing this tour to honor her and the stories she wrote.
His Omega – Werewolves of Manhattan, #1
On his way home from a meeting of the North American werewolf council, Armand La Marche is stopped in his limousine by a boy who is hurt by an unknown assailant who murdered his friend. After decades of searching, Armand has found his mate. There is one problem, someone is trying to kill Sean.
Sean Quinn’s friend Leroy was gutted trying to protect him. He runs for help and stops the first car he sees.
Armand LaMarche is head Alpha of the North American werewolf council and was in his limousine on his way home to his Manhattan brownstone. When the wounded boy stops his car, Armand recognizes two things:the boy is part wolf, an Omega with a great gift, and he’s Armand’s mate. Now all Armand has to do is claim his mate and keep him safe from the murderer.
Remy’s Painter – Werewolves of Manhattan, #2
Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn’t have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.
Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn’t, he’ll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian’s only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he’s found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.
Scarred Mate – Werewolves of Manhattan #3
Colin Callahan, scarred as a child in a fire, delivers Chinese to supplement his income until one day he delivers to the loup garou who is his mate.
Alpha Marc Thierry was used to the North Woods of Minnesota so his elevation to third on the loup garou council necessitated a move to a Gramacy section of New York City. On Monday nights his housekeeper is off and Marc doesn’t like casseroles. He calls for Chinese and gets a musical voice on the line that calls to him. To his delight and surprise the boy on the phone delivers his food and is his destined mate. Unfortunately for Marc, Colin Callahan thinks that the only reason Marc could want him is biological, he has to like his mate. Colin has a scarred face and thinks no-one could love him as he is. It’s up to Marc to convince him differently.
Marking Kane – Werewolves of Manhattan, #4
Returning from his territory in Atlanta, Gabriel Martin stumbles across a man in an alleyway who has been gang raped – his mate.
Gabriel Martin has hope. Three of the Alphas on the council have found mates in the past few years. Returning to New York from Atlanta, he comes across a human who has been raped in an alleyway. The human is his mate, Kane Brady.
Kane has been teaching at the local high school and refuses to rubberstamp the education of their star basketball players’ almost paying the price with his life. He’s unusual as he’s a Human Omega but he can’t be intimate with Gabriel because of his horrific experience.
Alexei’s Mouse – Werewolves of Manhattan #5
After leaving his place as the Russian Second and immigrating to America, Alexei Davidoff just wants to settle in and not upset the status quo. He wants to start his position with Garou Industries and improve the conditions for his packs. The gods have a different plan for him.
Donal Berne ran away from home at fourteen to escape a bad situation and found himself in an even worse one. Seven years later the only way out that he sees is to overdose.
On the verge of Donal’s suicide, Alexei comes to his aid realizing that he is his given Mate. Overcoming the physical and mental injuries will take time, patience and a blessing from the gods to use both Alexei’s and Donal’s experiences to assist homeless and abused wolves.
Julio’s Wolf – Werewolves of Manhattan # 6
Julio Reyes has had a hard life. Orphaned at fourteen, he ran away from a group home to avoid rape but wound up being an independent prostitute in NYC. He has a life plan—go to school, become a stylist and open his own salon.
Etienne Daurensbourg is one-hundred and thirty-nine years old and fears he’ll never find his Mate until his friend Alexei introduces him to Julio. Julio is Etienne’s Mate but before he has a chance to court Julio, who is a human high beta and therefore stubborn and independent, Julio gets knifed and is forced to let Etienne provide him with a home and help to recover.
Pack problems arise that may force Etienne into the pit. Will Julio be able to love Etienne despite the fact he is a loup garou?
Wolf Whistle – Werewolves of Manhattan #7
Can a whistleblower find a new future with a wolf while being chased by a corrupt cop and the Serbian mob?
Richard Kerrigan is on the verge of losing hope. Fired from his job for blowing the whistle on a defect that would harm service members if used as designed, he is now blacklisted in the Chicago area. A local Serbian mobster wants Richard and won’t take no for an answer.
Garou Industries, the loup garou privately owned company, has been searching for Richard to offer him a position in the company as they value having someone with his integrity on staff. Richard relocates to Manhattan to begin his new job and stays with Julien Bellaire, his mentor, who is also Richard’s Mate.
Before they can settle in, the Serbian mobster turns up dead and a corrupt cop who secretly works for the Serbians comes to New York with trumped up charges to pin the murder on Julio. With over eighty witnesses to Julio being on an airplane at the time of the murder, the cop abandons trying to frame Richard and instead plots to murder him. The loup garou request assistance from the Italian mob to protect Richard which comes with some interesting consequences.
Henri’s Little One – Werewolves of Manhattan #8
Alpha Henri Giraud has finally found his Mate; but Vitas Kosloff comes with a host of problems not the least of which he carries a great gift and the Russian First, Fydor Chernof, claims Vitas is his.
After much hardship, Vitas Kosloff finds his Mate, Henri Giraud, Director of Security for the North American Council and Garou Industries. Vitas, held captive by Fydor Chernof, the Russian First, who claims Vitas belongs to him He escapes Chernofâ€™s torture with the aid of Chernofâ€™s two Betas, Anatoly and Maxim.
Vitas carries is a full loup garou who carries a huge mating gift, he can tell the truth from lies and dream the future. Because of this Chernof will stop at nothing to re-capture him, even after Henri mates and marries Vitas. With the aid of the other Mates, the North American Council and Frank Ferone, Vitas and Henri attempt to outwit Chernof and take care of the Russian problem for good.
The Betas: Rene – Werewolves of Manhattan #9
When attending a wedding, Frank Ferone is introduced to René DuBois, a violet eyed stranger. René has a secret to hide but can’t overlook that he’s met his mate. René starts to romance Frankie and soon Frankie falls in love. But how is he going to react when René tells Frankie he is loup garou. Werewolves? Really?
Other books by A.C. Katt
A.C. Katt’s books can be purchased at MLR Press & Amazon
💗 Guest Post
by Joel Leslie
Sadly, I’ve only known Mary Lynn for a little over a year. I’ll never forget our meeting. It was my first time at GRL and I was running around to various author’s tables, hustling and trying to introduce myself as a narrator (good cardio, by the way). A silver-haired firecracker was (literally) wheeled up to me, by her husband, and said “I need to talk to you.” When I asked her how long she had been writing m/m romance she said… “oh a couple years.” From that moment forward, to all my friends, I dubbed her Jessica Fletcher and we affectionately imagined her as the star of her own series, “Porn She Wrote.” Even now, as I’m narrating one of her books as I write this, it makes me giggle like a school girl thinking of classy, stately Mary Lynn conjuring up very steamy scenarios on her laptop. She was Rose Nyland with the mind of Blanche Devareux.
That she came to publishing later in her life was inspiring…the fact that she had no qualms about expressing herself in a sensual, sexual and steamy way is an inspiration that I hope we can all carry into our golden years. Before I knew I would be working with her, I sat in on one of her panels at GRL when she spoke with taciturn candor about writing “the BDS and M.” If Mary Lynn had ever recorded youtube videos I swear she would have become a gay icon up there with Little Edie and Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. “Who are you going to be for Halloween?” “Duh, gurl, AC Katt.”
As a narrator, she was a dream to work with. Whenever I have the chance to work closely with my authors, I give them ‘homework’… a list of questions I ask about each character that helps me get into the author’s imagination. Mary Lynn took her homework deadly seriously – she would have it back to me in a flash and it was incredibly well thought out. In fact, I use her homework as an example for new authors I’m working with. But the thing I came to realize, (I am recording book three of Werewolves of Manhattan at the moment), was that she HEARD her characters. More than almost any other author I’ve worked with, she could tell me exactly who these characters were. For a recurring nebishy detective, she just said, “I based him on Peter Falk in Columbo.” Could a narrator have a better guide?!!
Even MORE wonderful for a narrator – she seemed to aurally plan her series out (even though she had no idea audio would be happening for the books when she started). The hardest thing for a narrator is to take on what I call an ‘additive series.’ This is where the characters from each previous book recur, but a new romantic couple is added on as the focus. So, you end up with a growing pile of characters… all of whom have to sound different somehow. A lot of times, an author will write a recurring cavalcade of alpha males and I will end up begging for one of them to be from somewhere different to help the listener differentiate between ‘stud muffin #456’ and ‘special ops guy #753.’ With Mary Lynn, she (inexplicably) planned this out. She gave me a French alpha, and then a French-Canadian alpha, and then from Minnesota, then Atlanta paired with Omegas from Ireland and Russia. It not only makes my job easier… it makes it fun. She didn’t write her books, she HEARD her books… and that’s the highest compliment I can pay an author. I am honored to continue her legacy and raise a Coke Zero (all her werewolves drink Coke Zero) high in her honor.
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