Cynthia Eden

I’ve always been fascinated by the paranormal. I’ll admit it—I’m a monster addict. Give me werewolves, vampires, mummies—give them to me, and you’ll have a very happy woman on your hands.

The Wolf’s Mate is my latest paranormal erotic romance release. It appears in Secrets, Volume 18: Dark Passions. This novella is actually the second tale in my “Wolf’s Call” trilogy.

The Wolf’s Mate features a French hero who isn’t your average male—Michael Morlet is a werewolf. The inspiration for Michael (and the other two heroes in my trilogy) actually comes from a very old tale. As the story goes, there was once a fearsome creature that terrorized the French countryside in the 1760s. This wolf-like beast killed dozens (some say hundreds) of people before it was killed. And just how do you think this beastie was killed? Hmmm? An infamous hunter, Jean Chastel, supposedly shot the animal with two silver bullets. This monstrous creature came to be known as the Beast of Gevaudan (Gevaudin).

When I decided to write a trilogy about werewolves, I thought instantly of the Beast, and I realized I wanted to write about heroes who hailed from the same land as this creature. Unlike the Beast, my heroes aren’t evil—they don’t go on killing rampages. They’re good, strong, dependable. Not raving animals.

In my creation, werewolves maintain their humanity when they change. They can be evil—just as humans can—but they can also be good. The Beast might have been a vicious killer, but my werewolves, well, they’re the good guys. And Michael, in particular, is the pack protector. His job is to hunt down those werewolves who turn on humans. Perhaps someone like Michael would have hunted the Beast…

In The Wolf’s Mate, Michael’s nemesis isn’t another werewolf—his enemy is a dangerous human who is trying to kill Michael’s mate, Kat Hardy. With danger stalking them at every turn, Michael must convince Kat that she can trust him with her life and that when werewolves mate, it’s forever.

Thanks for reading my entry, and I wish you a wonderful New Year filled with many good stories and happy times!

Cynthia Eden
“The Wolf’s Mate” available in Secrets, Volume 18: Dark Passions
Release Date: December 2006
Red Sage Publishing
ISBN: 0975451685