Friday, January 30, 2015


What do Angie Harmon & Gavin O'Herlihy have in common? They are the character inspirations for Mari and Valkyn, the latest Guardians of Light couple. See my Pinterest page with all the Moonwitched magic:  http://www.pinterest.com/reneewildes/moonwitched/

Samhain will be developing Lucky #7 with me--the final book in the series. Mari was Finora's best friend in Book 3, Lycan Tides, and Valkyn was Aryk's second in Book 5, Riever's Heart. My editor Linda accepted it--new contract coming. Working on cover art forms & cover copy pages now. This won the 2014 Utah RWA Heart of the West contest: http://www.utahrwa.com/howfinalists.html
Paranormal - final judge: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

1st Place - Tie - Moonwitched - by Renee Wildes
1st Place - Tie - Stalking Horse - by Alleyne Dickens
2nd Place - Hell To Pay - by Jillian David
3rd Place - Can't Help But See - by Morgan Walsh
with comments like "compelling…great dialogue (punchy/stylized/strong)…the pacing is fantastic…"

Looking forward to adding another title to an award-winning series! Watch for it later this year...

Tagline: A desperate prison break ignites a wartime romance

When Mari breaks Valkyn from Lord Zurvan’s dungeon, she has no idea what she’s about to unleash, but she can’t leave him to die. No matter he’s a fearsome northern riever and the scourge of her homeland.

Valkyn put an entire ocean between himself and the newfound peace of his homeland. A warrior born and bred for battle, he throws himself into a new quest. For this strange land of Theressa has a big problem—the rightful king has been deposed by a warlord and has gone into hiding. But Valkyn has a bigger problem—Mari.

Mari and Valkyn are drawn to each other from the first moment they meet; desire and passion explode. But the blood on Valkyn’s hands is anathema to Mari’s magic and Mari’s manipulation of elemental power troubles Valkyn greatly. Can true love grow from the chaos of war, even for such polar opposites?

It was a long time coming, and never would have been what it is without the help of some very special people. For overall critiquing, Lacy Danes, and for the awesome technical critiques of my fight-training scene, Karyn Powers, Leigh Morgan and Mary Hughes. My profoundest thanks! Mary Hughes also graciously agreed to do a cover quote for me--my first ever. Very excited!

Will keep everyone posted!


jean hart stewart said...

Congratulations...lots of success with this one...

Tina Donahue said...

Congrats, Renee! That's awesome. :)

Renee Wildes said...

Thanks! :)