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🌟 Please join me in welcoming author Ardy Kelly to Stories That Make You Smile! Ardy is here today celebrating this past summer’s release of the second book in the Lone Wolves Ranch series, The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating. They’ve brought along a lovely excerpt, a generous giveaway, and sat down to answer a few questions about their writing process. Read on to learn all about what brought Ardy to the Omegaverse! 🌟
The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating by Ardy Kelly
A bad bargain. A botched bounty. A binding bite.
Series: Lone Wolves Ranch (book #2)
Release Date: June 30, 2019
Length: Novel / 67,520 words / 251 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Paranormal Romance, wolf-shifter, Mpreg, fated mates, shotgun/forced mating, barren omega, bounty hunter, gay
It is not necessary to have read the previous book in the series, but it doesn’t hurt.
Lone Wolves Ranch, in the California Sierras, is a gated community like no other. Home to shifters of every type, it’s the ideal place to raise a family of four-legs. And with an abundance of single, smoking-hot alphas it’s also the perfect place for male omegas to find love.
Low angst, slow burn, and with a collection of characters you won’t forget, Lone Wolves Ranch is the perfect M/M Mpreg hideaway to burrow into.
We’ll leave the gate open for you.
A bad bargain.
A botched bounty.
A binding bite.
Adam knew bounty hunting in another pack’s territory had risks, but being at the end of a shotgun for a forced mating was not one he expected. At least it wasn’t permanent. Once he paid the promised cut of the bounty the leader of Pine Hollow would dissolve the mating. Adam just needed to keep his hands (and his teeth) away from the enticing omega.
Ricky knew nothing about the outside world, but he knew his days at Pine Hollow were numbered. The barren, widowed omega’s best chance for survival was to find a mate at Lone Wolves Ranch. Anyone would do. Anyone but the ornery wolf who bit him. Adam said he didn’t want a mate, so why was he acting like a knot-blocker?
The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating is the second book in the Lone Wolves Ranch series. It can be read as a stand-alone though secondary character’s lives continue from The Cub Club.
☆ Interview ☆
What stops you from writing?
I am the world’s worst multi-tasker. I am so easily distracted I need a quiet place without television, cell phones, or internet. It’s impossible for me to write in a coffee shop. I wish more people were like me – I’m sick of never finding a seat at Starbucks because of all the budding authors who finished their Frappuccino an hour ago!
Some authors love to write while listening to music, but it is as soothing to me as the neighbor’s barking dog. I need quiet and San Francisco isn’t usually a quiet town.
Where are your favorite places to write?
Surprisingly, group writing retreats work for me. My competitive streak helps me block out all distractions. Though I’m usually the curmudgeon who is going, “Shhhh!” (I must have been a librarian in a previous life.)
But my absolute favorite place to write is on cruise ship. Really! I’ve been on two cruises to Mexico and still haven’t gotten off the boat. If I go alone, it’s the perfect environment for a writer. There’s always food available. Someone else washes the dishes, makes your bed and cleans your room every day. You can take a break and see a show (or play bingo), and still be back in your room within an hour. It’s like day care for adults. On a seven day cruise, with my nose to the grindstone, I can write more than three months at home.
I do have a rule. I never tell anyone on the ship that I’m writing. They always ask about the book, and I am tired of explaining Mpreg to an audience whose average age is grandparent. And I don’t want them reading my books if I’ve given the villain a lot of their personality traits!
How did you end up in the Omegaverse?
I was reading a bunch of M/M stories, and Amazon informed me that “customers who bought this item also bought” Mpreg books. I didn’t know what Mpreg was so I researched it online. Then I had to buy one of those books to find out how the heck they were going to do that!
But those poor omegas! How they suffered! I don’t mind a little angst with my romance but not CSI:Omegaverse.
For the first book, The Cub Club, I went anti-angst. However, for The Shifter’s Shotgun Mating, I did insert some in Ricky’s backstory. My next book in the series will probably be anti-angst again.
What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?
Currently I’m writing the third book in the Lone Wolves Ranch series. I’ve decided that it is time Sheriff Chet finds love. Since Chet isn’t a shifter (but he does have powers) it’s a bit of a departure from the first two books. The sheriff falls in love with a pregnant single man from a famous shifter family, and if everything goes as planned they’ll settle down at the ranch. I’m hoping to have it out in March, 2020—but don’t quote me on that.
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