Hi, my name is Amy Lee Burgess and I write a paranormal romance series called The Wolf Within for Lyrical Press. Although there’s definitely romance in the air with every novel, the main focus is on a mystery that needs to be solved.
Constance “Stanzie” Newcastle, is a wolf shifter with a tragic past. Her original bond mates were killed in a freak car accident while Stanzie was driving. Her pack, Riverglow, turned against her after this and kicked her out on her own.
The first novel, Beneath the Skin, picks up two years after the accident when Stanzie goes to a Great Gathering in Paris to meet a potential new bond mate and rejoin the Great Pack. An old boyfriend of hers dies during the Great Hunt and suspicion is cast upon Stanzie. Liam Murphy, another Pack shifter with an equally sad past, steps in to defend her. So does a Councilor named Jason Allerton, who asks Stanzie and Murphy to investigate not only the death at the Great Gathering, but other suspicious deaths, which have taken place in packs worldwide.
The second novel, Scratch the Surface, deals with Stanzie coming face to face with her old pack, Riverglow, and what really happened the night of the accident that killed her bond mates.
Hidden in Plain Sight, the third novel, sends Stanzie and Murphy to Vermont to find a missing sixteen year old girl from a pack called Maplefair. The possibility she was abducted by a serial killer adds tension and danger to the investigation.
The fourth novel, Inside Out, will be released on November 5th. Members of Stanzie’s birth pack, Mayflower, in Massachusetts are acting very strangely and the Alpha, Stanzie’s cousin, Faith, calls Stanzie in to get to the bottom of everything,
This series has been a blast to write and a real journey. You see, there’s something not quite right with Stanzie’s wolf. She’s different than everyone else’s and Stanzie’s quest to understand and connect with her wolf takes her deep into the realm of self discovery.
I’m an ardent fan of animals and in awe of how they communicate with us. Part of why I write this series is to explore mankind’s connection to animals. The wolves of the Great Pack are creatures in their own right, not just aspects or alter-egos of the human shifters. How they interact with each other and their world is an integral part of the novels. Stanzie’s wolf is a conduit and how she sees her wolf makes her think about how she thinks of herself and of the Great Pack.
The series continues in 2013 with two additional novels.
I’d really love it if you’d spend a few hours in Stanzie’s world so she and her wolf could introduce themselves.
You can find out more about Stanzie here at Lyrical Press: The Wolf Within Series - Amy Lee Burgess
I also have a blog you can find here: The Wolf Within