Where did you get the idea for Shifter Town Enforcement and the Hounds?
Shifter Town Enforcement actually came to me on a bit of a whim. I’d wanted to do a story about a Irish wolfhound shape-shifter having to hunt a werewolf for awhile, but a solid idea had yet to come to me so it was just sitting on the backburner. When I started Hounded I really thought it was going to be a novella and I could use it to wrap up some ideas I hadn’t been able to shake. I figured I could do lion-shifters and a Rhodesian ridgeback hunting them. After all, ridgebacks had been bred to hunt lions, the idea still worked.
Then Lennox walked on stage and she was a Hound for Shifter Town Enforcement and I was going what?? This isn’t in my outline. But I was utterly fascinated and she wouldn’t take no for an answer, so I decided to let her run with it and see. I guess it should be obvious, but I’ve never been really good at following an outline. So I tossed what I thought would happen out the window and decided to see where the next few scenes took me.
The deeper I delved into the novel, the more I loved the world behind it. I loved playing with the cop side of things for shifters, loved seeing the prejudices and conflict that could arise. Hounds, to me, made perfect sense for shifter-cops. Dogs have been bred for centuries to help humans, including the whole protect and serve attitude. They’ve also been bred to hunt numerous animals around the world. They made the perfect police force. Add in the idea that the predator (werewolves/werelions/you name it) suddenly become the hunted and I was smitten.
Lion-shifters Kanon Reyes and Tegan Sharpe aren’t sure what Kanon’s done to earn himself a frame-up for murder, but they’re determined to keep him from a silver bullet and a shallow grave. To do that, though, they’ll have to rely on the sexy Hound sent to arrest him.
As a Hound for Shifter Town Enforcement, Lennox Donnelly is one of the best. But when one of her arrest warrants turns out to be for an innocent man, she’s determined to get to the truth. What she finds are dead witnesses and an untraceable magick–with a killer far more powerful than her. Now, to survive, Lennox will have to learn to rely on more than just herself if she’s to make it back to the men she’s come to love.
Sadie Hart lives in Michigan with two dogs, though one should totally be a Moose, and they both occasionally show signs of super powers. Like the ability to fly and mind read. Okay, maybe not the flying part. That’s actually her flying pig, Pignificent. Though his super powers also include laser vision.
During the day, while not wrangling super-pooches and pigs, Sadie works as a secretary in a library trying not to read the books. At night, she writes action packed paranormal romances with a heavy dose of the things that go bump in the night – both the spooky and the naughty kind.
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