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Friday, June 4, 2010

Mariposa Cruz chats about Howl. Comment to win!!!

Welcome to my Spring has Sprung blog event. We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty, only a few weeks left. This week it’s my pleasure to introduce romance author, Mariposa Cruz. She’ll be dishing out about her latest release, Howl. For a chance to win a $4.50 gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free Ecopy of Howl be sure to leave a comment!


As if Kate Owens doesn't have enough problems as a struggling single mom and paralegal, a brutal animal attack outside her office plunges her into turmoil. At work, she is attracted to her rescuer, Jack Walker, an attorney wary of commitment. Every morning after the attack she awakes drenched in blood beside the body of a mangled stray. Kate's days become a battle to maintain control while her nights are a disturbing blur of dreams. Will Kate's nightly madness harm her young daughter? Lone wolf attorney, Jack Walker understands the reason for his paralegal's exhaustion and haunted demeanor. Jack has pursued the beast since law school graduation and he knows the creature's relentless thirst for revenge. Can Jack save Kate from her attacker and her own savage nature?

SKY: Welcome Mariposa, thanks for joining me this week!

MARIPOSA: Thanks for inviting me. I’m thrilled to be here!

SKY: Tell me, what inspired this story?

MARIPOSA: As a kid, I loved monster movies on Saturday afternoons and I wanted to tell those stories from a woman’s point of view. I stared writing Howl shortly after I moved to Reno from Northern California. While the people here are friendly, I missed my California pack of family and friends and that sense of longing is reflected in both my heroine and hero.

SKY: What makes your heroine fly off the pages? I’d love a glimpse of who she is!

MARIPOSA: Kate is a statuesque blonde with wide-set blue eyes who has developed a sudden appetite for stay cats. As if she didn’t have enough problems balancing work and the needs of her daughter as a single parent, each morning she awakes naked beside the body of a mangled stray and fears she’s losing her mind. Once Kate learns to let her inner alpha take over, she solves both her work problems and her hunger issues.

SKY: What makes your hero worth knowing─lusting over?

MARIPOSA: With his collar-length brown hair, broad shoulders and blunt hands, Jack Walker seems more at home with the outdoors than in a corporate legal department. Though Kate has a professional working relationship with Jack, she senses there is something untamed under his crisp, button-down shirts.

SKY: Thanks so much for visiting and sharing!

MARIPOSA: Sky, it’s been a pleasure.

Enjoy blogging? Join Mariposa Cruz at her blogspot.

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Don’t forget, for a chance to win a gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press and a free Ecopy of Howl, be sure to leave a comment by Friday June 11th, 12 PM EST!



Isabel Roman said...

Trying to come out of editing hell to rejoin the blogging world. Mariposa, this sounds like a fantastic take on the werewolf story. I've really come to love werewolf tales and will add this to the list.

I used to watch Saturday afteroon horror movies with my mom. The classics lol- Godzilla (vs whatever), Them!, The Blob, all the 50s B movies.

Mariposa Cruz said...

Hi Isabel,
The leading men of those old monster movies were truly amazing. Lon Chaney Jr.'s transformation into the Wolfman was a four-hour process! Best of luck with your editing and thanks for joining us.

Kayelle Allen said...

Mariposa - butterfly. Love the name!

I'm a were-fan, if that makes sense. ;o Definitely like the twist here.

s7anna said...

I'm in love with were/shifter stories. I am curious though...it this a romance? with a potential HEA?


Mariposa Cruz said...


As a fan I've always been partial to were-creatures. In Howl, daily problems can take a beastly turn--like that insatiable craving before lunch!

Chicks of Characterization said...

Wow, what a unique idea for a story! Sounds like a fascinating read! Best of luck!


Mariposa Cruz said...


I think of Howl as being like good chocolate, a little dark, but ultimately sweet and satisfying. :)

Stacey Smith said...

wow looks like a good book I like Werewolves in my book.Can't wait to read it.


Stacey Smith said...

wow looks like a good book I like Werewolves in my book.Can't wait to read it.


Beverly said...

Sounds like a good one - love werewolves - hope I win this!

Mariposa Cruz said...


Love your blog title! For me characters can make or break a story.

Mariposa Cruz said...

Stacey and Beverly,

One thing about were-creatures--they're fun to write! Thanks for stopping by.