Whoo hoo! Day three of the tour, and we're having so much fun!
What was the most difficult part when writing your story?
Sarah - Stopping haha! I could have gone on and on writing Sharkorilla. I affectionately referred to him as Sharkboy while writing, and I’ll always think of him that way instead of Mason. The world, the sense of freedom I got—it matched the emotions our shifters felt when escaping the compound. I rooted for them all the way, and to me they are real people. I know it sounds mad, but they became my friends, people I wanted the best for, and I love them all.
Lily - Making sure all the stories in the series worked together. The shifters start out escaping from the compound, and it’s a while before they splinter off. The plot had to be consistent in each story for it to be believable, but we nailed it!
Lavinia - I’d never worked on anything where I had to consider what other people were writing, so it was a challenge to make sure all the stories fitted together seamlessly. But I love being challenged like that in my writing because it makes the work all the more interesting.
Jambrea - Making sure everything matched up with Sarah, Lily and Lavinia!
What was it like writing as a set of four authors?
Sarah – Brilliant. Brainstorming, helping each other out, laughing…oh, we have laughed so much throughout this, to the point my stomach hurt. Tears streaming down the face and all that. It’s nice, as well, to work with people who understand what you’re trying to do—we all had the same goal, and to know three others have your back, well, it’s like you’re not so alone in this writing gig. Four people as one, kind of thing. Might sound mad to other people, but it’s like we became one author made up of four. Okay, maybe the funny farm is the place for me, but that’s the only way I can describe it.
Lavinia - It was a lot of fun. It was a little challenging to ensure that the stories meshed, and there were a couple of tweaks we had to make at the end when we’d read the other three stories, but overall it was a great experience and I’d say we worked well together on the stories.
Lily - Fun, challenging, intense, supportive, and hugely rewarding.
Jambrea - It was pretty easy. I think the four of us worked very well together. Time zones can be an issues sometimes.
Here are the blurbs!
When scientists mess with the most primitive elements of a man’s core, the results are bound to be explosive.
Living a loveless existence is hard for any shifter, but having DNA spliced with creatures who stand out from the crowd is damn near impossible. Which is why four experimented-on souls decide to break free from the chains that hold them, climb the fences that circle them, and go in search of adventure, passion and most of all, their mates.
But nothing worth having is ever easy, and for Sharkorilla, Pugorilla, Kangorilla and Elephorilla, this is definitely the case. They’ve come to the end of one very long, hard and frustrating road, but now, with the help of men who have big hearts, they must shed their fears, accept their bodies, and be true to the desires that burn within them. The only problem is, will they get away with it?
Please note, Spliced can be enjoyed as individual stories, but reading in order enhances the pleasure as you get to see the progression of the shifter's sexy adventures.
Sharkorilla – Mason has been tasked with the job of helping his fellow shifters escape from the compound. Two techs need his help to ensure the breakout goes smoothly. One of those techs, Brennan, has a thing for Mason—and Mason has a thing for Brennan too.
Once Mason and his three friends are out of the compound, running for their lives across the expanse of the Yorkshire Moors, Mason wonders whether they’ll manage to be free for more than the time it takes to speed farther than a few feet. Freedom—the feeling of it is addictive, and Mason wants more of it. He isn’t prepared to give it up without a fight.
With Brennan by his side, Mason knows he can accomplish anything. There is one burning question, though. Can Mason really accept who he is? Can he learn to love himself as half shark, half gorilla? If he doesn’t, he has a feeling life won’t be all roses, despite being free of the compound.
So, he’ll just have to give his new life his best shot, won’t he?
Pugorilla - After being created in a lab, his DNA spliced with both canine and primate genes, Dex has spent his entire life locked up. He has always longed to see the outside world and to find lasting love with that one special person—dreams he never thought would come to fruition. Yet when he and his friends discover a plot to kill them all, they have no choice but to plan an escape. A life outside the walls of their compound is everything that Dex has ever hoped for, but there’s only one problem—James, a lab technician who Dex can’t seem to get out of his heart or head.
Kangorilla – Joey has it tough. Not only has he been spliced with a kangaroo and a gorilla, he’s also been brought to the other side of the world. Feeling exploited, desperate and wishing he had love, companionship and acceptance, he takes the risk of leaving the compound in the search of happiness. But will he find it? Or has the person he’s drawn to got other ideas? It certainly seems that way as the temperature goes from boiling hot to downright frosty.
Elephorilla - George hates change, but when his only two options are death or escape, he runs away with his friends into the unknown. Will he be able to find not only a new life, but a new love?