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Monday, August 14, 2017

Author Kerry Adrienne spills the T (Taming the Lion - Shifter Wars #3) + giveaway

Here’s the Truth:

While writing the Shifter Wars series, I drew on knowledge about national parks from growing up in Asheville, NC, which is surrounded by parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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I miss the mountains (I don’t live in Asheville anymore) and writing about a national park (Deep Creek, a made-up one), I’ve been able to revisit some of the locations I enjoyed as a child. The waterfalls, trails, mountain meadow tops, and dense trees of Deep Creek are all inspired from the area around Asheville. If you’ve been to the area, you know just how beautiful it is. In twenty minutes, you can be far away from the town and deep in the back woods if you want. Or you can travel the well-known Blue Ridge Parkway and see the mountains from another vantage point.

Looking Glass Falls, Clingman’s Dome, Pisgah National Forest—all went into Deep Creek.

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And bears! I remember the first time I saw a bear in the mountains. The bears of NC are small and dark and don’t look like the big scary bears in Alaska or other places. Still, they were the starting point for characters like Griff, Derek, and Powell. I always looked for mountain lions, especially at dusk, but I only remember seeing one. Even as a child, it looked small to me. I’ve taken the animals from my childhood and made them bigger and alpha.

Caves! While NC doesn’t offer the same amount of caves (that we know of) as Kentucky or West Virginia, we do have caves. Linville Caverns made a big impression on me. Tiny bats hang from the rock and sightless fish swim in the creek that runs through the inside of the mountain. The cave was used as a hideout in the Civil War and probably used well before then. Daniel Boone might have even been inside.

The most exciting thing about the cave—well, the part that made the biggest impression—was when we were deep in the mountain and the guide turned off the light. Such darkness! So dark you could feel it and hear it and even taste it. It was uncanny. If you ever get the chance to go spelunking, do try it! It’s really an amazing experience to go inside a mountain. The cave system in Deep Creek is larger with larger rooms and even a lake. I enjoy writing caves and have used them to some extent in several books.

Thanks for having me! I enjoyed telling some truths about the real Deep Creek.

Pack bonds are tested in the Shifter Wars as the lion heir must choose between his legacy and his mate.

Taming the Lion (Shifter Wars Book 3)
by Kerry Adrienne
August 14, 2017 

Genre: Paranormal Romance
352 pages
Publisher: Carina Press
For Marco, heir to the lions' throne, seizing control of the Cave of Whispers from the bear clan is more than just a quest—it's fulfilling the legacy of his breed. But the latest crusade has left Marco gravely wounded in enemy territory and in the hands of Alicia, healer for the bears. An irresistibly sensuous adversary, Alicia presents a serious problem. She carries the scent of a mate.

Drawn to this dominant master of his den, Alicia knows her allegiance has been compromised. His brooding sexuality is testing her defenses, but falling in love with Marco means falling in league with a rival shifter. And turning her back on the bears in a time of war is a lethal move.

Two breeds united by destiny could inspire a peaceful new future for their opposing clans—or ignite the fiercest battle yet and destroy all of Deep Creek forever.

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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Kerry Adrienne is repped by Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Kerry writes in many sub-genres of romance including paranormal, science fiction, erotic, m/m, time travel, and many more.

She loves history, science, music, and art and is the mom to three daughters, many cats, and various other small animals. She loves live music and traveling most anywhere. In addition to being an author, she’s a college instructor, artist, costumer, editor, and bad guitar player.

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