Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Wolf Next Door is on the shelves!

Finally, The Wolf Next Door is on the shelves!

If you’ve read any part of the Westfield Wolves trilogy, you probably know that, while William Westfield is the middle brother of the three, we made him wait until the very last book in this three-part series to find his happily-ever-after. Call us a bit sadistic, if you like, but it was fun to watch William squirm through the first two books.

Lord William and the bane of his existence, Prisca Hawthorne, walked into A Certain Wolfish Charm (book one of the series) and they refused to leave. Will even hung out in Scotland for a bit in Tall, Dark and Wolfish (book two). Will, with his comical behavior, snide remarks, and ability to annoy his brothers to no end made for lots of laughter and fun. And Prisca, with her cunning mind and broken heart was someone readers seemed to want to know more about. So, finally, they have their own love story.

A rogue of the worst sort, Lord William is bound and determined to forget Prisca’s very existence, and if falling into countless beds and his propensity to howl at the moon don’t occupy his mind with enough force to push her out, his lies very well may. But jealousy is a powerful motivator, and even Will is susceptible to its power.

Add a wild Lycan who’s vying for Prisca’s hand, five meddlesome brothers, and some moon-lit nights. Then stir vigorously with a hidden secret and you have a recipe for either a disaster or a fantastic love affair. Or both.

Speaking of disasters…

You all probably know there are two of us that make up the team known as Lydia Dare. There’s Jodie, who pretty much lives in the Regency period and can spout Regency tidbits like a fountain, and there’s Tammy, who lives the fantastical and loves to write steamy romance and world building. Combining those two genres could have been a complete and total disaster. Not to mention our personalities, which couldn’t be more dissimilar. Yet now that we’ve written this series together, we find that we can finish one another’s sentences. It’s a bit annoying at times to be on a Skype chat, trying to work out a particular plot hole and go to type something and the other person says the same darn thing at the same time. It’s a little distressing the first time it happens, because do you really want someone in your head enough that they can finish your sentences?

Eh, I guess, if we can finish each other’s sentences, we can finish each other’s books. And that is a really good thing, since there are seven contracted books in this series. If you’ve read The Wolf Next Door, you probably know that the series continues even after the three Westfield Wolves are wed and blissfully cavorting under the light of the moon.

Seven books that began with a game of round robin? Yep. That’s how it all started. And we’re so glad it did because we got to meet the Westfields, a coven of witches in Scotland, and some hunky vampyres might just introduce themselves in The Taming of the Wolf (book four), which will be out in November.

We hope readers enjoy The Wolf Next Door and Prisca and Will’s love story as much as we loved writing it.


  1. Congratulations on the release! I love the story of how your partnership started, I'm a little jealous too. It would be fun to have a partner...

    Robin :)

  2. I'm with Robin! It would be wonderful to have someone help write the stories, then I could write "twice" as fast. LOL!

  3. Congratulations on the release. I can't wait to start on THE WOLF NEXT DOOR. I love the first two and know that William is going to be so much fun. I'm glad to hear there are more books coming in this season. I had wondered about the witches and Ben's friend. Wishing the best of success.

    Thoughts in Progress

  4. Congrats on the release ladies! I'm itching to get the ARCs of The Taming of the Wolf :)

  5. Robin & Terry ~ Having a partner is great most of the time. We used to write twice as fast, but I think we're slowing down a little too. Hopefully, we'll find our groove again.

    Mason ~ I hope you love THE WOLF NEXT DOOR. And we have crazy things in store for the other witches and Alec MacQuarrie too. ;)

    Danielle ~ I'm so jealous you get to see the ARC.

  6. Congratulations ladies!!!

    I am so excited for you. And, empathetically exhausted as I can't imagine doing 3 books in a row! You two deserve a medal for sure. I hope the reward is massive sales and nothing but 5-star reviews!

    Best of luck and enjoy your celebration!

  7. Congrats on the releases. I've already read all the books (multiple times). Can't wait for the next one.

  8. Adding my congratulations! I'm with all the others and would love to have a partner, too. Your book sounds exciting.

  9. Congrats on the release! I've seen your book EVERYWHERE and hear lots of buzz. Hope you're enjoying the release party.

  10. Congratulations on your newest release. I'm about 2/3 of the way through it now, and can't wait to finish. I'm so glad you two work so well together@

  11. Congratulations! You two are off to a running start!

  12. Congratulations! Sounds like a really fun romp!

  13. Ladies, Congrats on the release This sounds like my kind of Wild wolfy fun and I think I need to go check this series out. Thanks

  14. Yay for the new release! Now if I could just keep is straight which of you is Lydia, and which of you is Dare.....