Because Authors have crushes too!
1. My crush is on Zane Larson, aka Tse Wauneka, the hot, Native American werewolf part of a steamy menage in Disorderly Cowboys, book 6 of my Lone Wolves of Shay Falls series. He’s powerful, unwavering in his loyalty, and dependable almost to a fault—until forces greater than himself overtake his stoic will. And yeah, did I mention he’s hot?
2. Would Zane ever date someone completely opposite from him? If he has, what happened?
Not by choice, but sometimes fate has other plans. The last time Zane met someone who was his complete opposite—cowboy to his Indian, free-wheelin’, outspoken, and impetuous—he didn’t just wind up dating him. They became bond mates in search of the woman they craved to make their pack union complete. When they find her, Lana is nothing like either of the men who want to claim her, and yet she and Zane share more in common than seems possible on the surface.
3. If Zane could be anywhere in the world, where would he go?
Zane is now happily settled in his mate’s mountain hometown of Shay Falls, but his heart will always belong to New Mexico, where he lived for most of his life. Sedona, Arizona would be a close secondary choice.
4. If Zane was deserted on an island, what would he take with him?
Assuming his mates were with him, nothing but maybe a (non-silver) knife and his own supernatural abilities. Having spent much of his life surviving inhospitable conditions, Zane would be quite in his element creating a new life on an island. That said, if he were stranded away from his mates, there would be nothing he could bring that would ease the pain and loneliness. Mated werewolves suffer when separated for too long.
5. What is the one thing Zane wants most in the world and what will he do to get it?
Zane wants safety for his bond mates, something he will defend with his life, as well as to maintain and nurture the sense of family he’d long since forgotten. Sometimes, these two objectives clash, such as when Zane urges Jayson to return to his hometown in order to rekindle a relationship with the twin sister he left behind. Yet that town—as well as Jayson’s sister—pose a dire threat to the werewolves trying to live peaceful lives there. And when Zane’s fertility cycle kicks in, the imperative to create a family of his own becomes a force so powerful that neither the danger they face nor even a witch’s magic can stop him from claiming what he needs.
6. Does Zane wish he were more like his best friend?
Absolutely not! While possessed of a sense of humor that reveals itself in unexpected moments, Zane is more of a straight arrow. His best friend and mate, Jayson, is loud, clumsy at times, and constantly joking around. In fact, it seems to Zane that his mate doesn’t take anything seriously at all—until he does and surprises everyone. On the other hand, his other best friend and mate, Lana, has a special connection to mystical energies that Zane not only believes in, but would probably like to channel better himself.
7. What challenges did Zane have growing up?
After his village was massacred by werewolves in the 1800’s, tiny Tse was found wandering the desert. He was renamed Zane and taken in by a rancher, and the white townsfolk viewed him as an outsider. Later, he tried to return to a tribe of his people, only to be rejected again—and forced to live in hiding outside their camp in order to observe and learn about his heritage. It wasn’t until he found his mates over a century later that he finally knew where he belonged.
8. Does Zane believe in taboos?
Absolutely. One example he tells his mate, Lana, about is his belief that no one should touch another’s hair without permission. He believes a person’s strength lies in their hair, and to approach it unbidden is not only disrespectful, but can be viewed as challenge or threat. It can weaken the warrior spirit, as can cutting hair off.
About the Author:
J. Rose Allister is the author of more than twenty-five books, primarily romance and erotic romance. A former editor and submissions director, she now works as a mild-mannered hospital secretary by day, naughty writer by night. When not doing one or the other, she loves hanging out with readers and authors on her blog, Twitter, and Facebook.