Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Biker Shifter with the need to Protect: McQuade

The Lone Wolf Takes A Mate
by Lynn Richards
I get asked by people all the time, “How do you come up with an idea and then expand it into a complete story?”  Or “Out of all the scenes you can imagine, how do you concentrate on just one book at a time?”
The answer to both questions is simple. Characters. I know that for most authors the story idea comes from a variety of sources—conversations, shopping excursions, television programs, etc., and the same is true for me (us). However, there are occasions when the characters develop first—at least one of them. When that happens, they demand that their voice/story be heard/told. I love it when that happens. When a character is so forceful, so detailed from the outset that they describe themselves.  Telling their story becomes a necessity. Of course, that’s not to say that every scene comes easy. That would be wonderful, but it’s never happened to me.
As for the scenes, once the characters let me know who they are and what their personality is like, the scenes needed to complete their story are pretty easy to choose. All the other scenes that pop into your head that might work, but just don’t fit the tone of the story, can be kept for characters who may better suit them in the future


McQuade Jenner was a lone wolf.

He didn't need some antiquated idea of one mate for life messing up his perfect bachelor lifestyle. On any given night he could find a biker groupie–human or shifter–reckless enough for a one-time fling  with a wolf. He could bed a woman when he felt the need and go home to the solitude he enjoyed. And that's exactly what he'd intended to do the night Rose Spencer walked into his life–alone, wet, and trouble just waiting to happen. He’d never intended to get involved with the innocent Rose–she was a life-time commitment and McQuade didn't do commitment. But what was a wolf protector supposed to do when the woman his wolf wanted was threatened by a low-life lion shifter?

Rose Spencer wasn't the bar-scene type. She'd never have stepped foot inside the shifter bar unless she’d been trying to protect her sister–again. When would she learn that Alice was quite capable of taking care of herself–and that she was the one suddenly in need of protection?

This is a title intended for mature audiences only.

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Rose realized she’d made a grave mistake the moment she’d opened the bar’s metal door. Inside were roughly fifty men, and a handful of women. And not one of them was Alice. Why did that not surprise her? She’d probably already found a ride home, having hooked up with some other loser. Who else would she find in a biker bar?

Rose knew how to size up people, especially men. As an emergency room nurse, she’d learned that lesson quickly. Some of the men in the bar were humans but most were shifters. They were all big, bad men. And not in a sexy way. Well, maybe one of them was. The one lounging in a chair toward the back was quite possibly the handsomest man she’d ever seen—a ten in a room full of zeroes. He was smokin’ hot. The quick glance she’d had of his chiseled face and muscular arms had almost made her lose her breath. Everything about him was dark–from his hair and skin to his shirt and jeans. Not to mention the aura surrounding him. He was the epitome of tall, dark and handsome… to say nothing of dangerous.

Immediately her mind went there, wondering how all that testosterone would feel unleashed on her. She wasn’t very experienced but she wouldn’t even mind if he liked it a little rough. The thought of what else he might like sexually had her panties soaked in seconds.


Lynn Richards is actually the pseudonym chosen by two best friends who started writing together back when they were both young and idealistic. Though no longer exactly young, they are still best friends and still pretty idealistic. They enjoy reading (and writing) romances ranging from sweet and pure, to spicy hot and erotic and  love hearing from their readers. Please E-mail them at 

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Bedded by the Best Man
Bought by the Texas Billionaire
Branded by the Texas Billionaire
Bound by the Texas Billionaire
Delighting Daisy
Leader of the Pack
McQuade: The Lone Wolf Takes a Mate
Pleasuring Tara
Seduced by the Italian
Sex by the Numbers
Taken by Force
Tempting the Texas Tycoon
Under His Control
Zoey’s Christmas Surprise


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