Patricia Rosemoor

About Patricia Rosemoor

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Rosemoor has had 99 novels, 8 publishers and more than 7 million books in print. Patricia writes dangerous love, romantic suspense or paranormal romantic thrillers. Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews, and in her other life, she taught Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing at Columbia College Chicago. Website: http://PatriciaRosemoor.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/PatriciaRosemoorAuthor Dangerous Love Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/obJcv

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

I got the idea for The McKenna Legacy series through my own family tree. My maternal grandmother was a McKenna. When I say family tree, I’m not talking one of the new DNA based digital family trees that are advertised everywhere now, though I’ve just started creating one of my own. But more than a dozen years ago, two people in my family in New York decided to take on the project at the very same time. One was Mom’s cousin in the McKenna side of her family, the other was Mom’s brother-in-law, not a McKenna relation but married to one.

Reading about members of my extended family and their relationships with one another inspired me to create a fictional McKenna family with heroes and heroines who reflected some of the qualities of the people I got to know through the two family trees. And being an Irish family, I felt giving the McKennas some form of psychic ability had to be part of their stories.  So The McKenna Legacy was born.

To my darling grandchildren,
I leave you my love and more. Within thirty-three days after your thirty-third birthday – enough time to know what you are about – you will have in your grasp a legacy of which your dreams are made. Dreams are not always tangible things, but more often are born in the heart. Act selflessly in another’s behalf, and my legacy shall be yours.
Your loving grandmother,
Moira McKenna

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve put The McKenna Trilogy–the first 3 books in the series–on sale for $2.99 (regularly $6.49). So if you want to get your Irish on this weekend, meet the McKennas…

SEE ME IN YOUR DREAMS
Keelin McKenna inherited her grandmother’s ability to dream through other’s eyes, but will she be able to convince Tyler Leighton his teenage daughter is in danger before it’s too late? Tyler thinks Keelin is trying to run a scam on him until she dreams of something known only to him and his daughter. As they work together to find the girl, they can’t fight their attraction or stop themselves from falling in love.
TELL ME NO LIES
Skelly McKenna, host of The Whole Truth, tells a story about Rosalind Van Strattan’s grandmother that makes her angry and worried that her company Temptress will suffer. Digging into the past puts them both in danger even though Skelly doesn’t believe in his grandmother’s legacy. Roz holds the key to the story of a lifetime…one that could make his career…and ruin her family.
TOUCH ME IN THE DARK
Kate (McKenna) Farrell could communicate with the wild horses on the mustang refuge, not in words, but in feelings. So after trampling her oldest friend and mentor, why were the mustangs silent? Someone started the deadly stampede, and Kate suspected Chase Brody, who ran the refuge. They’d once shared passion both for horses and for each other. Now she doesn’t even know if she can trust him.
The McKenna Legacy Trilogy – $2.99 through March 20
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NEW YEAR, NEW RELEASE, NEW DEAL

I hope you all have something to celebrate at the beginning of this new year. I certainly do with the January 8th publication of ANIMAL ATTRACTION (Kindred Souls Book 2). To celebrate, I’ve arranged a 99c sale for Book 1, ANIMAL INSTINCTS, normally selling for $3.99 — a new deal for those of you who haven’t yet read the beginning of this thrilling new paranormal romance series.The Kindred are shapeshifting predators of various sorts with a very unusual origin story. The Lazares are the premiere family of black panther shifters. Cezar Lazare runs the clan and the casino boat where they work/live with its “by invitation only” cloaked lower decks. There, magic reigns. His three children – Luc, Nuala and Nik – try to embrace their heritage while trying not to be seduced by love. Their partners are not of their clan. They are all “something else,” which raises the stakes of the stories.

Readers ask how I got the idea for this series. It was a long process, which started with reading other paranormal romance series and then building my own world different from anything I’ve read. And then there are the animals. I’m a cat person. I’m a “big cat” person, as well.

I’ve volunteered at Lincoln Park Zoo for more than a decade. For years I was stationed across from the lion house. The big cats across from me were tigers, including a mother and her cubs. That started a love affair for me. I would walk to their outside area and watch mom teach her cubs to swim. Or keep them afloat. Walking around the house, I would reach the puma enclosure with its two sisters, who always seemed to be asleep. So I would whistle to them. Softly, of course, so that one of the mountain lions would get up and pace her enclosure before me. Of course those memories made me want to write about big cats, both shifters and the zoo kind.

If you haven’t read ANIMAL INSTINCTS, I invite you to do so while it’s on sale. And if you have read it, ANIMAL ATTRACTION is on pre-order and will be published in the next few days.


ANIMAL INSTINCTS

Half-human, half-Kindred, Luc Lazare doesn’t want more complications in his life. He’s focused on protecting his shapeshifting family and love is the last distraction he needs.

Skye Cross has the ability to talk to animals. Her most recent animal rescue mission–stopping an alleged dog fight–actually involved shifters in a primal battle. Her investigation leads her to Luc, a man whose powers both unsettle and intrigue her. Skye quickly finds herself caught in a dangerous world she never knew existed, while relying on a man she couldn’t possibly trust.

Coming from two different worlds, can Luc and Skye overcome the obstacles fated to keep them apart?

Available now for 99c

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ANIMAL ATTRACTION

Detective Ethan Grainger is horrified when a public official is found dead in the park, killed by an animal. Fearing it’s a shifter kill and heads for The Ark, where he seeks out Nuala Lazare, a Kindred pregnant by Ethan’s late partner Shade. He’d come to terms with Chicago’s supernatural underground, but because Nuala holds him responsible for Shade’s death—and because he is attracted to her—he’s avoided her until now.

Ethan is the last man Nuala wants to see, and she has enough to deal with being near term, realizing her fatherless child will be a half-breed like her brother Luc, who experienced tremendous prejudice and guilt while growing up. She plans to move from The Ark to live like a human for her daughter.

Ethan must keep Shade’s child from being corrupted by the criminal element of the Kindred Lazare clan. Which means he must get close to Nuala—not an easy task. As they get to know each other, their attraction becomes unbearable. Will Ethan keep his loyalty to his murdered partner or succumb to Nuala’s irresistible temptation?

Publication date January 8!

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Maybe It’s The Monster In Me

My mother was born on November 1, All Souls Day, but I think she was meant to be born a day earlier, on Halloween. She never missed a horror movie. I know because she took me with her when I was a kid, and the creatures I saw in those movies populated my nightmares. Horror has always been a love-hate thing with me. I was a latch key kid and I was convinced The Creature From the Black Lagoon lived in the basement. Heart thundering, I would make sure the basement door was latched (yeah, like that would stop a monster, but hey, I was only seven) before unlocking the door to my apartment.

Mom made me take her to see The Exorcist–possibly the story that was simply too real, too close to the bone, for me. Mom, of course, loved it. And then she wanted me to take her to a haunted house for Halloween. Her reaction to the actors in costumes was to inform me she wanted to go to a real haunted house. Sure, someone whose house is haunted always wants tourists…

Although I still share Mom’s fascination with the paranormal, I can’t watch a horror movie alone. My pulse races and I want to squeeze my eyes shut. That’s the point of horror, of course, but I’m a bigger fan of dark paranormal that is closer to the books I write.

So if the paranormal scares me so much, why do I go there? Why do I watch it, read it, write it? Maybe it’s the monster in me. I may write fiction but I always know I’m writing something about myself, even when the characters are dark and lost.

All villains are not created equal. Some are hidden and some are out in the open. The most interesting villains for me—the ones most fun to write—are ones who are portrayed in three dimension. Even more interesting are the conflicted villains who do bad things for a “good” reason. They keep me glued to the story—even my own, like one in Wolf Moon—wondering if there is some way he or she will be redeemed.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always been top on my list. The horror was mixed with humor and incredible internal conflict. Spike was my favorite and he could be really bad or heroic…and always interesting. I at least try nearly every paranormal offering on television. I’m sad The Originals with its vampires, werewolves and witches came to an end this year, even if it did have a gruesome scene or two every episode. Those conflicted villains can get to me—I must admit I shed some tears watching the final episode.

So what spooky stories do I have to offer you today? Wolf Moon is one. It’s part of The McKenna Legacy series, but it’s also one of the seven stories in a new collection for the season called Dangerous Temptation–Dark Passion. Feed your hunger for paranormal love.

Amazon only. 99c or read FREE on KU.

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Crossover Fiction: Building Your Supernatural World @PRosemoor #mgtab

I’ve always been drawn to supernatural stories, especially where romance was involved.

I’ve been asked many times how I was able to create the worlds that populate crossover fiction – I combine romance with suspense with supernatural elements.

I’ve just resurrected WOLF MOON (The McKenna Legacy Book 7), RT Book Review’s Best Intrigue of 2007. It’s on digital pre-order and will be published on May 24. Are you ready for a werewolf story? WOLF MOON is closer to horror than urban fantasy — it has the monsters you’re sure are there but you can’t see until they show their true colors in the big finish. Of course it’s a story with a sweeping romance throughout, one very different than you might expect.

 

Aileen McKenna came to the remote town of Wolf Creek to study wolves in the wild and ran into Rhys Lindgren, an enigmatic man with dark secrets and a connection to the local wolf pack. Frightened townspeople were convinced a predatory wolf was on the loose after three men were found dead in the woods. Rhys didn’t blame the wolves any more than Aileen, and she intended to prove their innocence. But would Rhys take her into the snow-covered forest to do that? She’d have to be alone with him and trust him to draw out a killer…

Pre-Order Special price 99c now through May 27 (pub date May 24)

 

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I taught a segment of urban fantasy in my Writing Popular Fiction class at Columbia College Chicago for fourteen years, so I had to come up with some tips for my students and would like to share them with those of you who are as intrigued by woo-woo stories as I am.

Is your main character human or preternatural (supernatural)? If human, does s/he have magical or other powers? Is there a love interest who is of a different type of creature? Do any human characters know about the magic going on around them or is the presence of preternatural characters secret? Is there an overriding conflict due to the preternatural presence?

Are you using the present day world? An alternate history? What are the rules of your new world? Make a list. Then stick to it. What kind of magic can be used? Remember that magic always has a price.

What is the social structure of your world? If the preternatural characters are known, are they considered monsters or do they have legal rights? How do your preternatural characters differ from others in other stories? Make them your own.

What kinds of challenges will your protagonist face? What are your protagonist’s strengths? Weaknesses?

How much romance will your book have? Is this book one in a series, and if so, does the same romance carry through multiple books or does the romance change? If you’re developing a series, what is the over-arcing element that continues through several books?

In January, I published ANIMAL INSTINCTS (Kindred Souls Book 1), the first  of an urban fantasy romantic thriller series — today’s Chicago with  a supernatural underground.

Half-human, half-Kindred, Luc Lazare doesn’t want more complications in his life. He’s focused on protecting his shapeshifting family and love is the last distraction he needs. Skye Cross has the ability to talk to animals. Her most recent animal rescue mission–stopping an alleged dog fight–actually involved shifters in a primal battle. Skye quickly finds herself caught in a dangerous world she never knew existed, while relying on a man she couldn’t possibly trust. Coming from two different worlds, can Luc and Skye overcome the obstacles fated to keep them apart? 

https://tinyurl.com/AnimalInstincts-Amz
https://tinyurl.com/AnimalInstincts-BN
https://tinyurl.com/AnimalInstincts-iBooks
https://tinyurl.com/AnimalInstincts-Kobo

The next time you read a paranormal romance of any kind, see if you can answer the questions I posed above. And above all, enjoy!