1. What is the title of your newest release?
Noah (Rise of the Pride, Book 10)
2. What is/was the release date?
March 24, 2020
3. Can you share the blurb and genre of this release with us?
Noah is the 10th book in the Rise of the Pride series.
Noah Shaw has a secret, and the only person who knew his true nature took it to her grave. The presence of Landon Bryant is a test to the desires he keeps close to his heart, but he refuses to separate himself from the human male when his mating scent reveals his true feelings to the pride.
Landon Bryant’s only goal in life had been to start his veterinary practice and learn to live with the scars of his past. From the moment he first laid eyes on Noah Shaw, Landon wanted to know more about the male. As a human, in a world of shifters, he finds solace in being accepted into the pride of panthers while living on their protected lands. His new home comes with the ability to be closer to Noah, but he isn’t sure if Noah is the right male for him.
The news of Gadaí wreaking havoc on the human world will put the Shaw pride on the streets to hunt the alphas who created them. The shocking discovery of female rogues will change everything the pride has ever vowed to keep sacred. With the new threat, Noah will set aside his demons to protect the humans and his people.
As the new war wages outside of the pride, Noah and Landon find peace with each other, binding themselves as mates. Will Noah’s pride and family stand beside him when he makes the ultimate decision to make Landon his in soul, body, and blood?
4. What makes this particular genre you are involved in so special?
I have always loved anything paranormal. I’d wanted to write about shifters for the longest time, and had actually written a book about werepanthers back in 2013. I wasn’t happy with it, so it went into my “Book Ideas” file I keep on my computer.
That book sat in the back of my mind for a few years, and in 2015, I decided to dive back into the paranormal genre. I sat down one evening and planned out a new idea, and the first book in this series, Talon, was born.
5. How important was research to you when writing this book?
It is very important to me. Writing paranormal gives you a little leeway when creating the rules of your world. For the series, I did research the habits of wild cats (i.e. cougars, leopards, etc.). Once I had a better understanding of the real ones, I came up with the basics of my fictional shifters.
6. What or who inspired this particular book and if it is part of a series, what also inspired the series overall?
That book from 2013 inspired what is now the Rise of the Pride series. I was fascinated with black panther shifters, and at the time, I was noticing a lot of werewolf shifter books, and honestly, I was a little bored with reading about them. I guess you could say I wrote this series as a rebellion against wolf shifter books.
7. How did you actually write this book: Typewriters, fountain pen, dictate, computer or longhand?
It’s just me and my trusty laptop. Occasionally, I do make notes on my phone when I am away from the computer. Usually it’s when I am on a long drive (I use voice recordings so I don’t text and drive) or standing in line to checkout at the grocery store.
8. Did you write this book with distractions (noise, kids, tv, etc) or did you write it in silence?
I write with music! Lots and lots of music. My family is extremely supportive of me, and they usually leave me alone unless they need me for something. I have a schedule when I write, and I do set the computer aside for a few hours around dinnertime to spend with them. My kids are older, and the youngest is a senior in high school. They have their own jobs and are usually gone a lot, but we make time for each other daily.
9. Can you tell us about the next project you are working on?
I am currently writing the 3rd book in a spin off series from the panthers. Mating Fever (Morgan Clan Bears, Book 3) will be released in April.
10. Where can readers find you on social media?
Facebook fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1435907040005689/
11. Where can readers purchase a copy of this book?
Rise of the Pride, Book 10
By Theresa Hissong
Release Date: 3/24/2020