Insatiable Reads Blog Hop

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I have a special treat for you all today as part of the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop sponsored by The Insatiable Reads Book Tour I have author MaryLynn Bast here telling us about her Heart Of The Wolf Series and how it became a series we all LOVE. I will be giving away ebook copy of the whole series to 1 LUCKY COMMENTER.  So grab a drink sit back and get ready for the 
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where she is 
 I have always loved writing. One day a friend told me that I should enter a fifteen hundred word contest for a werewolf story.  I started the story as a horror and asked my friend to read it. Being new to the world of letting other people see my writing I was devastated when she told me the story needed a lot of work.  It took the wind out of my sails and I set it aside and stopped writing.  Being a true writer, I couldn't help but continue working on something, so I went back to what I was used to…contemporary romance.  I wrote for a couple weeks but I wasn't satisfied with my work. I then realized my werewolf story was calling to me and I didn’t have to write it as a horror. I could write it as a paranormal romance. Excited, I spent hours upon hours working on my story to get it just right. Then I asked my friend to read it again. She told me I still needed to fix a lot with it. I decided it was time for me to get opinions from others and actually got an agent who was excited to work with me.

After dealing with the agent for a while I was just not too excited about continuing writing if this was some of the things I was going to have to deal with. We dissolved our contract.  After many rewrites and different editors I stumbled my way through self-publishing and put No Remorse out. I was done. I had no intention of publishing another book. I had one published, I had reached my goal.

Suddenly I was being contacted by people who had read the book wanting to know when the next story was coming out. They loved the characters and wanted more. I was shocked that people actually liked my story and this encouraged me. I started writing the novellas, expanding on the characters of No Remorse, telling their stories and the Heart of a Wolf Series was born.

After a couple of months of writing the novellas I ventured to have an erotic story published through Sizzler Editions, One Bite To Passion. This year on May 6, 2013 I self-published Steamy Fairy Tales, an adult take on Beauty and the Beast, Goldilox, and His Little Mermaid. Adults are allowed to have fun too.  

I am currently working on book two of the Heart of a Wolf Series, Softest Touch, and hope to have it out later this year. I also have another story I am working on which is the start of the Panther Pride Saga: Corporate Affair. 

One Lucky Commenter will win an Ebook Set of the 
Heart of a Wolf Series. 
There is also a Grand Prize Chosen By The Insatiable Reads Ladies that will consist of  #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate. Please Leave Your Name and Email Address In The Comments for your Chance To WIN.





Congratulations 
Dawna Newman You Have Won The 
Heart of a Wolf Series by MaryLynn Bast 

37 comments:

laurie goudge said...

thank you for the wondeful giveaway!


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Karina said...

wow, whole series ,thank you :)
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Erin F said...

Sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing :)
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laurie goudge said...

Thank you for the giveaway


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Kassandra said...

Thank you for the chance!


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Jay Riv said...

Thanks for the hosting this giveaway!

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Dawna Newman said...

Oh what a awesome giveaway, I have been wanting to read this series.


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heathermanning said...

Awesome giveaway! Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com

carly said...

Thanks for sharing your story & for the giveaway! carlywood@comcast.net

Cassandra Hicks said...

This series has been on my to buy list for a while now and I can't wait to read it!
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Kyla Patton said...

This is awesome! Thanks a bunch for the hop/giveaway! Kyla Patton- kamclauc AT gmail DOT com

jessi820 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


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Valerie Rhodes said...

I feel like a kid in a candy store saying to mom.. please please.. lol The whole series.. awesome .. somebody will be a very happy camper.


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JanD said...

I'm glad that self-publishing is getting popular.
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Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Silvia F said...

This whole series is amazing! Thanks for joining the hop I am adding these to my tbr list.
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Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing, I have been wanting to read her books for a while now, I hope I win. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com

jennifer mathis said...

thanks for the chance
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grapeapril75 said...

First I wanna say, I am so sorry to be cut and pasting this but it is the end of the day and the hop is almost over. I know crappy defense but I am tired! I promise I am adding books as I go along!

So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!

Thanks for being in the hop!

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Tanya Conaway said...

Thanks for being part of the hop
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bn100 said...

Thanks for participating
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Christina said...

Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway and for participating in the hop!


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Janhvi @ The Readdicts said...

Thanks!

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godan2 said...

thanks for the hop! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Judy Peterson said...

I would love to win your prize. I have been wanting to read this series. Wish me luck! Thank you for the chance to win.
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Mel Bourn said...

I am loving finding so many books and authors to add to my summer reading. Thanks for being on the hop.
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Readers Confession said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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BookAttict said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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Rachel said...

Sounds like a great series! Thanks for participating in the hop


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Wanda said...

thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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barbbattaglia said...

Thx for the VERY generous giveaway op!! :)
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Catherine said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love hot summer romances.

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harvester5905 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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Jessica Martin said...

Heart of the Wolf series sound like a fantastic read!! Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com

Shadow Kohler said...

Hi! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! :)
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Bonnie Hilligoss said...

This series sounds awesome! Thank you for joining the hop!
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Marlene Breakfield said...

This series looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway.
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