Title: Claimed by Desire (Wild Hunters #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Skye Jones (Liquid Silver Books)
Publication Date & Length: July 27, 2015 – 148 pgs
Dylan Roberts returns to the Wales of his birth a changed man after the violent death of his mate. Having turned his back on being a bounty hunter and sworn off love for life, all he wants now is revenge.
When he meets Aeron Lombardo, his new farmhand, Dylan resents the intense attraction that blossoms between them. But Aeron won’t stop pushing and soon things take a hot and sexy turn.
As passions rise, danger rears its ugly head. Now Dylan and Aeron must choose whether to separate or commit to one another totally. Will Dylan take the final step and claim his new mate?
“Turn around.” Dylan’s low voice echoed in the bathroom.
He did as instructed, skin goose bumping in the chill air. Thick fingers touched either side of his torso and gently pressed down into his lower back. “Does it hurt?”
He shook his head.
“Turn back around.”
He faced the front and watched as Dylan moved large hands over his torso, gentle but firm.
He pressed a little more on the right hand side. “What about here? Hurt at all?”
“No.” He exhaled a shaky breath. No matter how much he told his dick not to take interest in the proceedings, he became more and more aroused at every touch.
Then Dylan did something so strange it snapped him out of his fog of desire. The man leaned in towards Aeron and sniffed him.
“Jesus.” Aeron took a step back, butting up against the sink behind him. “Did you just smell
1) Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?
It is an office in my home. There’s not an awful lot in it other than a large desk, my chair, clothes, and my laundry basket. But it has a lovely view from the windows. Sadly, I also spend a lot of my writing time slouched on the sofa, which is really bad for my posture! I nearly always have a drink with me, most often a cup of tea. I like Earl Grey. I also always have my diary with me – because I need to make notes of things to do or they just go out of my head!
2) Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?
I relate to Dylan a lot. I mean, I’m not a rough, tough, bounty-hunting wolf shifter, but Dylan has suffered a massive loss, and is still reeling from it and I had a period in my life like that. So despite him being very, very different from me in many ways, there’s also something of my life experience in him.
3) If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?
I’ve done a whole lot of jobs, and I have to say this is the best yet. But I would love to do something to do with make-up or beauty. I’m not a very girly woman, and tend to live in jeans and biker boots, but I do absolutely love my make-up. I’d love to do effects make-up for films. How cool would it be to get to zombify the extras for Walking Dead for example?
4) Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?
Every single book I learn more, and wish I’d known it beforehand! My first book (not actually published but the first romance I ever finished) I got stuck in the middle and didn’t write a thing for the longest time. I wished now that I’d made myself write! In my other writing roles I’ve had deadlines and so had to push through, whereas I wasted a lot of time not getting anywhere because of this dreadful block.
5) Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?
I always want to go back and change things. I’m never, ever happy with a book. In fact, when I get the final file to read through for any formatting errors from my publisher, I always go into a tailspin and see a whole ton of things I want to change. This is despite often re-writing three to four times at least. Editing at least three times. Then rounds with my critique group, beta readers, more changes and then any edits my editors at the publishers want. After all that, I still want to change it!
6) How do you come up with new ideas for your story?
I get ideas all the time. Things someone says. A picture. A dream. Often I’ll wake up and have to write things down. My issue isn’t ideas, it is getting time to actually write them all.
7) What’s next for you as a writer?
I don’t know. I’d like to think more books and stories. I absolutely love writing and feel very lucky to have been published and would like to write more. I certainly want to write more of the Wild Hunters series, and I have a contemporary, m/m romance in edits I would like to get fully finished.
8) Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?
I live in the Northern UK. I do think it has influenced me in some ways, but also my traveling has influenced me as well. I like to set books in a variety of places and often think where I live is pretty boring. I do like the people though and their outlook on life, and maybe that has influenced my characters.
9) What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?
This is a really interesting question, and one I don’t find easy to answer. I’m kind of stuck between saying classic literature, Austen, the Brontes, etc, and horror. I do love a really good horror story. I like being scared and I love writers like Stephen King. Being able to scare people is a real skill I think.
10) Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?
I have a loooot of vices. Chocolate. I eat far too much of it. Coffee, drink far too much of it. Wine, enjoy it far too much for my own good. Basically food and drink are my downfall. I envy those people who view food as fuel and don’t spend hours dreaming about cake and ice cream and all the naughty but lovely things to eat in this world. My other vice is worrying. I worry about everything. And I think this may have a connection to the eating issue. I think I eat to try and calm the worry. Doesn’t work. I wish I was one of those people who went for a six mile run to calm their neuroses, but sadly it’s cake for me, every time!
Skye Jones is an erotic romance author who likes to write about that moment when lust and love meet and head on.