Are you guys ready for Puck and Becca?
First in the new SILVER VALLEY series by one of my favorite authors, Joanna Wylde, comes SILVER BASTARD! This story will knock you on your ass. Ms. Wylde, once again, gives us an incredibly raw, emotional, and erotic MC romance. She holds nothing back, so all I can say is GET. PSYCHED. UP. This baby is coming and it will rip you to shreds!
Today check out a spotlight of this HIGHY ANTICIPATED book, read my interview with the talented Joanna Wylde, take a look at some fabulous (never before seen) teasers, AND enter to win SIGNED galley of the book and some really cool swag!
SILVER VALLEY, BOOK #1
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 7, 2015
Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.
Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from… But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can’t ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.
Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants…
Welcome to Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads Joanna! Thank you so much for hanging out with me today! Let’s dive right in shall we?
So, without giving too much away, can you tell us about your highly anticipated new release, SILVER BASTARD?
J: Silver Bastard is a spin-off romance about Puck, who was a minor character in the Reapers MC series. He’s part of the Silver Bastard motorcycle club. It’s about what happened the night he got out of prison (when he meets the heroine, Becca) and then skips forward five years to when they get back together again. I had fun writing it because it let me expand my world a little bit. I’m hoping readers will enjoy it!
The Silver Valley Series is a spin-off of your very popular Reaper’s MC series (one of my favorite series by the way) What was it like diving back into that world?
J: I really enjoyed Silver Bastard, because it let me move in a new direction–while there are definitely Reapers characters in the book, I also got to create new characters and new settings. That was a lot of fun. For example, much of it takes place in the Silver Valley, which is a real Idaho mining district where I’ve been vacationing and visiting with my family for more than a decade. It’s only 35 miles from my home, and I can’t think of a richer setting for a book.
What drew you to writing about motorcycle clubs?
J: It was really a fluke. I watched Sons of Anarchy sort of randomly, and was instantly convinced that the whole MC set up had to be fake. I mean, what kind of vicious biker gang would have elections and bylaws? I started researching because I wanted to prove how wrong the show was and I discovered an incredible, rich culture that blew my stereotypes away. The more I learned, the more convinced I was that it would make the perfect setting for a romance. That’s how Reaper’s Property came about.
One of the reasons why I love your books so much, is the fact that they are so damn intense! You have a way of bringing us into this dark, intense, emotional world where you might cringe, gasp, or shiver at some of the things going on in the book. What is like writing intense scenes like that? Does it take a lot out of you? Do you cry, sleep, or drink heavily after an emotional scene?
J: Writing an intense scene can be very tiring, but it can also be really exhilarating. I think it just depends on how long the scene is. I wouldn’t say that the emotions wring me out, but sometimes if I get on a roll, I’ll suddenly realize I’ve been writing for hours and my neck is all cramped up or something, LOL. I’ve only ever cried after writing two scenes, both of which were based on deeply personal events. I’ve never felt the need to drink after writing. Sometimes I’ll have a beer while I’m writing to loosen up, though.
With these incredible, hard, alpha males that you write about and of course, the very strong female who bring them to their knees and drive them bonkers, where do you find your inspiration for these characters?
J: I wish I had a better answer for you, but I truly have no idea. The characters seem to create themselves, and the more real they become to me, the easier it is to write them. They’re very solid in my head. I rarely plan what I’m going to write very tightly — I tend to put characters in a situation and then let their natural actions play out and see what happens.
Well, I absolutely LOVED Puck and Becca’s story. It was unique, given the circumstances how they first met, and the fact that this spanned over a few years, giving their connection some time to grow and develop. Can you tell your fans what was different about writing Silver Bastard, as opposed to, a Reaper’s story?
J: I think the biggest difference was I had to create a whole new world. I’ve written enough Reapers books that I’m somewhat constricted in what I can do. The characters and their settings already exist, which limits what I can do. I had more freedom in Silver Bastard because of that. On the other hand, because nothing existed yet, I had to do a whole lot more world building, both in terms of setting and characterization. I’d really forgotten how much work that was.
What’s next for Joanna Wylde?
J: Well, I have another Reapers MC book coming out in November — that will be Painter and Melanie’s story. It’s called Reaper’s Fall. After that, I’m releasing Fathomless, which is set in the Silver Valley but isn’t an MC story. That book is already largely written, and I’m really hoping my readers will give it a shot. I know I had fun writing it.
Thank you SO much for sharing with us today and CONGRATULATIONS on all your success and your upcoming release!
J: Thank you so much for having me!