Author Name: Lisa Oliver
Book Name: Watching Out For Fangs, Cloverleah Pack Series, Book #7
Release Date: October 17, 2015
Pages or Words: 270 pages/91,497 words
Categories: Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Oliver Group Publications
Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Lisa Oliver, author of Watching Out For Fangs, which is the next book in the Cloverleah Pack series. Hi Lisa, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to talk about my latest book. This is the 7th book in the Cloverleah pack series, although it can be read as standalone. For lovers of this series, you will be thrilled to hear it is Josh’s story. We met Josh originally in book five, I think it was – he used to be an enforcer for the San Antonio pack but moved to Cloverleah because he wanted a bit of adventure and the chance to meet his mate. Unfortunately, the last thing Vadim, his mate, wants is to meet him, especially under the circumstances. Of course they do sort everything out but not without some problems with Josh’s mother, and the threats coming from Atlanta – both the coven there, and the pack need to be handled.
- When did you write your first story/book? How old were you?
I have been writing non-fiction books since 2000. My first book was Invisible Bars, which dealt with domestic abuse and I have been writing ever since. My first fiction book was The Reluctant Wolf (Bk1, Cloverleah Pack) and that was published in March 2014. I now have 17 fiction books out and am not likely to stop writing anytime soon.
- Are you a plotter or pantser?
Definitely a pantser. The whole idea of the Cloverleah pack came from me wanting a cup of tea – and the first scene in that book opens with Kane, heading into the diner for some lunch.
- What do you think makes your book stand out from the crowd?
I’m probably not the right person to ask, lol. But I like to think it is because the books not only contain the sex and love that so many readers seem to like, but also a storyline as well. My readers tell me they love/hate my characters and that is what I am aiming for.
- How do you find or make time to write?
I am truly lucky – I write full time so I don’t have to worry about the demands of a regular job. My children are now adults, and my marriage ended last year, so really I don’t have anything to stop me writing at all. I try and write every single day – even if it’s just a bit.
- What do you like to read in your free time?
I read M/M or M/M/M – but apart from that distinction, I love them all. My favorites are military or police stories, but I have been known to dip into a cowboy once in a while as well. The only other books I truly love are about art and artists, especially photographers. I am a perpetual art student in my spare time.
Josh moved from the huge San Antonio pack to join the men at Cloverleah looking for a bit more adventure, and the chance to meet his mate. He’s quick to adapt to the much smaller pack, and even his status as one of the few beta wolves in a group full of Alphas. A chance visit from the Atlanta coven has him meeting the man he was waiting for. It was just a damn shame he was unconscious at the time.
Vadim D’Arcy should be the Regent of the Atlanta coven, but he gave up his position years before when a personal tragedy had him hiding away in his huge mansion. Forced into a situation where he had to escort a cursed vampire to Cloverleah, he realizes pretty quickly that Josh is his true match. The only problem is, he doesn’t want one.
However threats on the pack, and two interfering Fae soon nudge the two men back together. Fighting other wolves, and even vampires is becoming commonplace for the Cloverleah pack. But a dark magic user just might have the last laugh. Can Vadim fight his personal demons long enough to keep his mate safe, and will Josh be there for him when he does? Or will a combined attack from the coven and the pack in Atlanta bring the entire Cloverleah pack to its knees?
Warnings: This is an m/m erotic romance featuring a sweet but staunch beta wolf, an old as sin vampire and all your other favorites from Cloverleah. HEA and no cliff hangers guaranteed.
“Everett was known as your favorite, yet you have set him free, compelled him to leave you and never return. You have met your true match, my son.” Not a question, but a statement of fact. Vadim opened his eyes, knowing he could never lie directly to his mother. He nodded instead, as his brain once again focused on Josh. What would the young wolf be feeling, knowing that Vadim had bonded with him without permission and then rejected him as a mate? Maybe some of the pain he was feeling was coming from his mate, even if they were separated by miles. That idea didn’t make him feel any better.
“And you didn’t think to stay and protect him?”
Letting out a deep breath in an effort to calm himself, Vadim said slowly, “I came here to protect him, from this coven and the Atlanta pack.”
“That didn’t work out too well for you now, did it?” Eloise had a small smile on her face as though a lot happier now she knew the reason behind the loss of Vadim’s fabled control. “What are you going to do?”
Vadim would have shrugged but that was a little hard to do with his arms strung up, so he was forced to speak instead. “Wait out my punishment. If I am released in time I will go home and sort out my affairs. Either way I anticipate it will all be over for me in six weeks as I haven’t fed for a while.”
In a strong flowing movement Eloise stood up, gliding over to where Vadim was chained, her gown settling around her feet in a soft mist. The finery of the pale blue looked incongruous against the dirty concrete floor.
“You would die rather than accept your true match? Why would you do such a cruel thing to your wolf? Is he that disfigured from the attack on him that you cannot look past it?” Vadim realized his mother was not only shocked, she was hurt as well, and damn it all, Vadim didn’t like it when the lovely woman was upset. So he answered as honestly as he knew how.
“Josh is beautiful, mother,” Vadim assured her softly, remembering all too well the lovely features of his mate’s face. They would be scorched in his brain until he took his last breath. “He is a loyal fighter, a beta wolf, with tanned skin and light hair that glows like a halo in the sun. There is nothing wrong with him at all.”
“Then why?” Easily asked, harder to answer.
“Because I made a promise, mother, surely you can understand.” Vadim’s voice hardened. “My true match, my mate, he’s a wolf and he deserves to be loved with an open heart. To be held and cared for, to be protected and cherished in the way of a wolf, not bonded forever to a vampire with no heart.”
🌟🌟🌟🌟 from Jessie G
Normally I don’t start a series in the middle, but I was assured that this book could be read as a standalone. That’s sort of true. I wasn’t lost in the story, but I was intrigued enough by the secondary characters that I will go back and read the previous six books in the series.
This story focuses on Josh, a shifter and Vadim, his unexpected vampire mate. While Josh had joined the Cloverleah Pack in the hopes of finding a mate, he never guessed it would be a vampire. For Vadim, he’s distanced himself from life in general and has no interest in a mate at all, but when Josh is injured by a traitor in Vadim midst, he has no choice but to save him and as a result seal their bond. All this happens without even an introduction and Vadim leaves before Josh wakes up. Fast forward a week and both men are suffering from the separation and Vadim’s imprisonment in his coven by his power-hungry brother. With a little magical help, Vadim and Josh are reunited and the draw is to big to ignore. But figuring out how to be a couple isn’t going to be easy with Vadim’s past haunting him, his coven trying to kill them, and a jealous ex-lover plotting to break them apart.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story and I would probably have enjoyed it even more if I knew how all the other couples came into play.
Meet the author:
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
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