Two days to release day – squee! If that wasn’t enough to make me smile, I’m joined here today by the lovely McKayla Schutt, who is dropping in for a brew and a gossip – not to mention some juicy details on her fab werewolves series, Imprinted.
Hello, my name is McKayla Schutt and I write paranormal romance. Werewolves are my focus, they call to me when I sleep and sometimes when I day dream. I currently have one series in hard copy and all three parts in ebook form. I like to read, write and spend time with my two beautiful kids, Alex and Kate. I have been married to Branden for 3 almost 4 years. I have three big dogs O’Ryan, my lab who is my cuddle bug, Arizona, my Saint Bernard who thinks she is a tinny lap dog, and Zoey the youngest who likes to rough house with Alex.
Sounds like a lovely, if slightly chaotic, household J Was there a specific moment where you first knew that you wanted to be a writer?
I think that would be when my dad found a manuscript that I had been working on, read it and told me that he really liked it. Before I just wrote for fun to help keep me from going crazy.
Yup, I’m with you on that one, I always tell people how much weirder I would be if I couldn’t at least get some of stories out! Do you have a particular writing routine, or any special rituals?
HAHA. I have two kids under the age of 4 so getting a routine would be insane for me. When I get a window to sit and write I take it. I used to type all my stories for the first draft but my daughter kept waking up once I started typing so I now hand write them once more.
Lol, sounds like a juggling act. Tell us about the genre you write in, and what drew you to it.
I currently write in the Paranormal Romance genre. I have always liked reading about vampires and werewolves so I decided that maybe I should write about werewolves and I have been in love with them ever since.
They do just sneak under the skin, don’t they? 😉 Are there any particular authors or books that have really inspired you?
I really like Decadent Kane with her trouble with the elves series. I like how she uses details without boring you to death.
Oooh, good choice! I love her elves as well, plus her elfing swearwords always make me smile. What five things could you never do without?
Pepsi, books, my kids are number one, oreos, and my husband. 😉
Hehe, is it oreos and husband in that order? 😉 (I need my writing cookies too!) Tell us a bit about your new release.
Imprinted The Series is a love story about a woman, Kindra, who is just trying to find her place in the world and a werewolf, Judden, who wants peace between his pack and the pack north of him.
Sounds interesting. Where did your inspiration for it come from?
It started off in a dream of mine when Kindra ran into Judden. I wrote it as a part of a Story a Day in May challenge and it continued that summer.
*sighs* I never seem to have dreams that fun. What did you find most enjoyable about writing it?
I got to experiment a little with world building which I hadn’t done much before then.
What was the hardest part about writing it?
Editing is my biggest struggle. I am horrible with grammar and sometimes re-writing a scene is hard because part of me feels like it’s not my scene to change.
I feel your pain! I have huge respect for all my editors who seem to effortlessly pick up the ten millions things I’ve missed. Who’s your favourite character in it? (I know, I know, favouritism!)
Kindra would have to be my favorite, she is sassy and independent.
A gal after all our hearts then! So, just in case we’re not all convinced already, tell us why we should run out and buy it right now?
Because it is an awesome story filled with love and twists and turns. Even some naughtiness if you like that stuff.
*coughs* What us? 😉 Thanks so much for joining us to chat today McKayla.
If you’re now dying to get your hands on a copy of Imprinted: The Series, here are the details.
A bond between a werewolf and another (human, werewolf, witch, vampire and more) that can’t be broken. If the bond isn’t completed, the werewolf will lose the ability to shift. If one tries to break the bond, it is painful for both involved.
A woman who has been lost in her search to find where she belongs may find what she has been looking for in Laramie, Wyoming. When Kindra comes to visit her twin sister, Heather, all she wanted was to have a little bit of fun, but what she got was an imprint bond with a werewolf she just met. This may just be the place she was looking for all this time, but will she fit in with the pack of werewolves?
A werewolf studying at the University of Wyoming bumps into a woman who seems lost. Desperate for a little companionship and a distraction, Judden invites her over for a little party his brother is throwing that night. Everything changes the moment his hand touches hers, and the lightning courses through his body, telling him that he imprinted. Not wanting to lose his wolf side forever, he quickly mates with her. Now as he gets to know her, he realizes that she is the perfect woman. The only problem he now faces is keeping her safe as the Casper pack north of Laramie wants war. All Judden wants is peace and to keep his new mate out of harm’s way.
Will the love they share conquer the problems they face, or will the threat of a war tear them apart? Find out in Imprinted: The Series.
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Or you can buy the individual books in ebook format here:
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Take care x