Reviews for To Growl or to Groan
“I enjoyed reading more in this book about Chloe’s exploration of her abilities and past as well as her HOT relationship with Jorge. I will be looking for more from this author for sure. This book is a light and fun read with adventure, passion and a few unexpected twists and turns. Highly recommend reading this book.”
“This book definitely kept my interest through the entire read.”
Read an excerpt from To Growl or to Groan
About Katya Armock
I like books that are funny and fun to read (and hot!) but also make me think or look at the world in a new way.
These days you’ll find me writing, pet sitting, juggling a number of freelance gigs, and reigning as my home’s domestic goddess. I live in the Midwestern U.S. with my husband, dog and cats. Alas, I have, as of yet, been unable to teach my husband how to purr.
Also by Katya Armock
To Hiss or to Kiss, Hidden Lines, book one
Chloe can “talk” to animals... so why can she hear the thoughts of this hot, green-eyed man?
Abandoned by her mother and raised by a father who’d given up on life, Chloe doesn’t let anyone get close. Lucky for her, she can communicate with animals -- telepathically. Animals are the only people she needs. When a suspected dogfighting ring comes to her attention, Chloe decides to do a little spying. In her rush to win the dogs’ trust, she almost gets caught.
Until a sexy stranger intervenes, and she finds she can overhear his thoughts. She’s never been able to hear people, and this man’s about as sexy as she’s ever seen. It’s more than intellectual curiosity that drives her to discover his secret: he’s a jaguar shape-shifter, and the presence of this cat among the dogs might be a bit too much to handle. But the animal attraction is just too hot to resist, and the passion between them makes both the sparks -- and the fur -- fly...
An Interview with Mandy Roth
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Katya, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS BLUE. Your featured book is To Growl or to Groan and is part of your Hidden Lines series. What can you tell us about this sexy series?
KA: The series follows the story of Chloe and Jorge. She is an animal psychic who suddenly hears a human's voice in her head the first time she meets a shape-shifter (Jorge). Of course, she doesn't know shape-shifters exist, so it is quite the surprise. So begins book 1, To Hiss or to Kiss, which is about how Chloe and Jorge meet and come together to break up a dogfighting ring. There are also a lot of animals characters who get to dialogue with Chloe.
In To Growl or to Groan, Chloe's psychic abilities start to grow as she continues to use them more regularly, and it doesn't always go smoothly. This is also the book where readers will first find out why the series is called Hidden Lines.
I am currently working on book 3, which is tentatively titled To Snarl or to Snuggle. It will conclude the story arc of Chloe and Jorge finding their HEA, as well as Chloe learning about where her abilities come from and just how powerful she is.
HH: What do you like best about Chloe and why will readers identify with her?
KA: Chloe is snarky and blunt. She makes me laugh, but sometimes she uses sarcasm to keep people at a distance. Her mother left her and her father when she was ten, and her father never recovered. Chloe in turn shut down a lot of her emotions and is only close to her best friend and her cats when she meets Jorge. She spends more time talking with animals at the animal shelter than she does people. Despite this, she is willing to risk her personal safety and get herself into uncomfortably intimate situations with Jorge to rescue animals in need. Readers can see how she grows up emotionally as she starts to deal with the pain from her past and embrace the people around her who love her.
HH: What do you like best about Jorge and why will readers love him?
KA: I love smart, sexy, kind of geeky guys, and Jorge is all three of those. He is reserved and takes his responsibility within his family very seriously, and even though he might deny that he's a take charge sort of guy, he does like to tell people what to do. :) When he opens up, he is slyly funny and he isn't afraid to be tender with Chloe.
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this series?
KA: So far I love writing the animal characters, especially the dog Ringo and the cat Sashi. Ringo is a goofball. Sashi is a bit of a snob, but fiercely loyal to Chloe. I also love the banter between Chloe and Jorge. I hope every sex scene will make you hot--and just about every one makes you chuckle a little.
HH: What do you think will most appeal to readers about this series this holiday season?
KA: This book takes place over the Holidays and mostly for an extended stay with Jorge's family in Scotland. Jorge's family is originally from Belize, so I include holiday traditions from that country, as well the influence of Jorge's father's past (he's American), and some Scottish traditions. The gift giving exchange among Jorge's family was fun to write and I hope it will remind readers of some of their best holiday memories.
HH: How do you feel your own personal experiences influence your writing?
KA: I am a veterinary technician by training and a pet sitter by trade, so it was natural for me to write about animals. Also, every idea I get for a story seems to end up paranormal elements: probably because I enjoy esoteric and mythological ideas. In fact, you'll find meditation techniques, Reiki, tai chi, pendulums and tarot in the first two books.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
KA: I already mentioned book 3 of the Hidden Lines series. When Chloe delves into her past, she finds it's a whole lot more complicated than she ever could have imagined. I'm also working on a contemporary romance with just a bit of supernatural thrown in that is about entirely new characters.
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
KA: I've been on a historical kick lately. Most recently I've been reading a variety by Lynsay Sands.
HH: What do you like best about this time of year?
KA: The fun desserts. Well, actually that's any time of year, which reminds me of another aspect in the books that comes from my personal life: I love food and cooking. My editor told me reading my books always makes her hungry. :)
HH: Where can readers find you online?
KA:I post often on my Facebook page and love to interact with readers. My website is also a great landing point to find out about my books, upcoming events, and to access my blog and my other social media links.
HH: Thank you!