I fell in love with Susan Hayes’ work when I first read her sexy selkie stories. I think her selkie men should get together with mine. What do you think? Interesting…
In the meantime, Susan has been hard at work creating wonderful new worlds and lots of hot romances. Please welcome her as she brings us her latest, Summoned and Bound.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Rosanna!
When I started writing the first book in the Summoned Series back in 2013, I created a character only referred to as Mistress. She delivered the heroine of Summoned and Sold to her fate and then vanished from the story. I thought that would be the last time I heard from her, but I was wrong. That small appearance led to another one in Summoned and Stolen, and Mistress kept whispering to me that she had a name and a tale of her own. Summoned and Bound is her story.
When I start writing a book, I rarely have more than a few roughed out details and a brief biography of my main characters. The story and the characters evolve as I write, which means that I can be as surprised as anyone else when the plot takes an unexpected twist, or a minor character steps out of the ranks and takes on a life of their own. That’s what happened with Mistress. She evolved from a nameless minion into a woman named Gwyneth Annaren.
That sort of sorcery doesn’t happen every time I write. Not all my secondary characters come to life the way Gwyneth did, demanding that I tell their story and share it with the world. Writing is creativity, perseverance and a dash of craziness all mixed in together, but sometimes, there’s a spark of magic thrown in there, too. Those are the moments when characters are born, and stories take on a life of their own.
I love those moments.
Summoned and Bound
Two souls bound by fate. Two lovers enslaved by magic.
Vamir Halmar is the Commander of the last Company of Guardians. When a summoning spell targets the wrong man and drops Vamir into the enemy’s hands, he discovers his salvation in the form of a beautiful slave with quicksilver eyes and the heart of a warrior.
Torn from her family and home before she had grown into her powers, Gwyneth Annaren has spent most of her life as the unwilling servant to one of the most fearsome Magi. When Vamir is accidently summoned by her master, she finds herself face to face with a living reminder of the past she has forced herself to forget. The handsome guardian is as dangerous to her as he is compelling, tempting her to dream of freedom and an end to her loneliness.
Can they have a future together, or will the price of their freedom be paid in sacrifice and heartbreak?
**While part of a series, each book can be read as a standalone.**
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Susan lives out on the Canadian west coast surrounded by open water, dear family and good friends. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidently swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.
If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she’s too damned short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.
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