Saturday, May 1, 2010
Motherhood and Beginnings and Mayday Celebrations!
This month's theme is about motherhood and new beginnings. But today also is May Day. :)
In August, my new release is Seduced by the Wolf, where Leidolf Wildhaven has his heart set on a loner red wolf, and Cassie Roux has other notions in mind. It's spring and the time for wolf pups and the rebirth of the trees and flowers--
but as a wolf biologist, who had been raised by wolves after her family perishes, she is dedicated to the wolf's cause. And that means, she has no intention of mixing it up with an alpha male leader, who's looking for a mate.
Leidolf believes the werewolf's cause is just as important, if not more so, and therein lies the difficulty.
I was just watching a film about a man who's lost his wife of many years, and how desolate he becomes. Until he saves a wolf's puppies after the she-wolf is killed. The wife had been feeding the she-wolf before she died, and he had shown no interest in the wolf. It showed how even a guy can be a great mother to a pack of wolves when they need him--ahem, of course he had to have an angel intervene to point out the way to him, but after that...well, it was fun watching him playing with the wolves. :) And how that nurturing side of him made him live again.
But Seduced by the Wolf was based in part on a true story, where a wolf biologist rescued a she-wolf and her pups after her mate is killed. And it had a happily ever after for her...just like with mine!!! Wolves and werewolves alike.
Although, not for the bad guys. :)
I was reading an account of two Blackfeet who found a single wolf pup alive in a den, the others having drowned because of flooding, the alpha male and female frantic, but unable to reach them. The one Blackfoot took the pup and raised him, and twice, once from a raiding Crow war party and another time from a Sioux, the wolf saved them, even though it would have nothing to do with the dogs in the Blackfeet camp, and the other braves were reluctant to take the wolf on raids. But then, the wolf left the camp more often, and finally quit returning to the brave who had raised him. And then, he returned with another wolf, but this one wouldn't approach the camp. Then restless, he left and a year later, returned with another wolf. He took off with her and they were never seen again. His friends told him to find another wolf pup to raise, but he simply said, "No."
Was the wolf his mate? I'd like to think so, and he ended up with a litter of his own. HEA. That's my motto! :) I know it's supposed to be about mothers and all, and I suppose I should have waited for father's day to talk about all these men taking care of wolf pups and raising them! But the stories are fresh in my mind...sooo....hope you enjoyed them.
I'm finishing up Heart of the Highland Wolf and so am looking forward to birthing a new book, Dreaming of the Wolf (title to change)...which is lots more fun than having a baby! :) Although there are growing pains with that too!!! :)
Have a wonderful 1st day of May, May Day, where in ancient times, the Romans celebrated a feast and worshiped Flora, the goddess of flowers. Later, in Medieval times, a Maypole was added. Gathering flowers for headdresses and running through the woods, naked, unabashed, celebrating in dancing, feasting, and greenwood marriages, worshipers worshiped fertility and love and life. Just think of how cheap greenwood marriages would be in this day and age?
For werewolves, not a problem. So with that I leave you with best tidings to enjoy spring and May, and new beginnings!
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."