Blood Lust, Fated Mates Book 1
By: Kitty Thomas and Zoe Winters
Release Date: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
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So I’m super excited to be re-releasing my PNR series from my other pen name! I started out writing quirky PNR as Zoe Winters in late 2008, and then I started writing the dark romance, which I felt I needed a different name for. For a few years I tried to manage/balance both names but it’s really hard to build two totally separate author identities. And I was afraid of alienating Zoe readers with my Kitty work. Since I started writing as Zoe I felt like that was my “primary name” and adding a dark romance identity to that might harm the main brand. But as I moved more to the dark romance side of things it became less of an issue. Finally I abandoned Zoe and focused mostly on the dark romance because it was what I felt the most passion and excitement for at the time.
But over time, obviously zero promotion, zero new books is going to cause a secondary pen name to die. And I though I’d accepted that but I really love this world I created on the Zoe name, and not only did I want to give it a new chance at life but I wanted to give myself the option of sometimes writing some lighter/fun stuff like this, and so the idea came to me to re-release this series “co-branded” under both of my names. That way I’m also giving a cue to readers when they see both names of what they’re in for. Now, I DO write some paranormal stuff as just Kitty. So it’s not that it’s Paranormal… it’s that it’s more “light/quirky” than it is dark or erotic. I still write growly heroes that are unapologetic about their dark sides as Zoe but I just don’t lock you in a cell with me like I do with Kitty.
Anyway… so here’s how this is going to go… the series is obviously complete so I will be releasing these books sort of rapid-fire. Likely every two weeks. I’ll be doing the cover reveal for book 2, Incubus Awakened, later in the week.
All of these books work as stand alones. They all have full and complete HEAs and no cliffhanger, but there is a background secondary story that ties all the characters and their stories together. Book 1 and Book 2 definitely feel like standalones, but Book 3 ties all these people together onward for the rest of the series (6 books total). Book 1, Blood Lust is 3 novellas instead of one novel but this is a broad based introduction to this world while giving you three romances. Don’t worry these characters continue to play a greater role in the series as we go forward from Book 3 onward. This was an accidental series so the structure admittedly is a tiny bit weird.
What happened was I wrote a novella, Kept, and then I got an idea for another novella in that world with a different couple. Then I got an idea for a third one. And I tied it into one book. I had previously written a book (Save My Soul, now called: Incubus Awakened for obvious marketing reasons), that wasn’t linked, but then I got a “big idea” of how these two worlds were really one world and how it all went together. And so… then Book 3 really reconnects it all. But book 1 is the only one that is three novellas, all the rest of the books in the series are novels. And if you read these novellas in book 1 and you’re like… I want more of these couples… you are definitely getting it.
So anyway I hope many of you will decide to take a ride on this train with me. I’m NOT abandoning dark romance, I’m just expanding my options and the things I have available for you.
Oh, and I’ve rambled a lot, here’s the description for Blood Lust:
The blood is everything…
Cat shifter blood is sought after to enhance spells and potions, but due to a quirk of her birth, Greta’s blood is potent enough to kill for. When she learns she’ll be sacrificed, Greta is forced to ally herself with Dayne, the dangerous local sorcerer, and the only person strong enough to protect her.
Charlee wakes in a strange bed without any memory of who she is. All she knows is that the man who claims to be a doctor and is there to help her doesn’t seem to want to let her go. And maybe this is just her imagination, but does he have fangs?
Jane isn’t a vampire, but their blood runs through her veins, making her a target for those who resent a human being “kindred”. When she’s given to the leader of the werewolf pack to satisfy a gambling debt, she discovers her blood has a far greater impact on her destiny than she ever could have imagined.
Note: This title was originally published by Zoe Winters (The same person as Kitty Thomas) as Blood Lust, Preternaturals Book 1.) All content from the original book remains the same. This is the only book in the series that is set up as 3 novellas, all the other books are full novels. No cliffhangers, each book has a full and complete HEA.