N.J. Walters

He can give her anything and everything she needs—except a future.

Legacy, Book 4

Kidnapped and held in a crazy doctor’s underground laboratory, Bethany Morris only manages to escape because Chrissten, one of her fellow abductees, creates an opportunity—by shifting into a werewolf.

Bethany’s desperate for help, but who’ll believe her story? The police? That’ll just buy her a one-way ticket to a padded room—because here’s the kicker: she’s discovered she’s a half-breed werewolf. Her only hope is to find Chrissten’s brother.


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Quinn Lawton’s long, grinding search for his missing twin has turned up nothing…until Bethany rekindles his hope. Something else catches flame too—her heat cycle and a searing attraction branded with the word mate. Yet with so much blood on his hands, any future he might offer is already tainted beyond redemption.

Desperate for Quinn’s touch alone, Bethany has no choice but to take Quinn up on his offer to quell her terrifying need, no strings attached. And hope that as the search for Chrissten intensifies, the battle with their personal demons doesn’t destroy their razor-thin chance at forever. 

 

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About N.J. Walters

Once upon a time N.J. had the idea that she would like to quit her job at the bookstore, sell everything she owned, leave her hometown, and write romance novels in a place where no one knew her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the bookstore and her hometown and settled in for another seven years.

One day she gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel, Annabelle Lee, and life would never be the same.

 

Also by N.J. Walters

Ellora’s Cave Publishing:

Katie’s Art of Seduction-Awakening Desires, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Erin’s Fancy-Awakening Desires, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
Capturing Carly-Awakening Desires, Book 3 (E-book)
Craving Candy-Awakening Desires, Book 4 (E-book)
Enticements-(Print—Contains Capturing Carly and Craving Candy)
Jackson’s Jewel-Awakening Desires, Book 5 (E-book) & (Print)
MacNamara’s Lady-Awakening Desires, Book 6 (E-book)

Harker’s Journey-Dalakis Passion, Book 1 (E-book)
Lucian’s Delight-Dalakis Passion, Book 2 (E-book)
Dalakis Embrace- (Print—Contains Harker’s Journey and Lucian’s Delight)
Stefan’s Salvation-Dalakis Passion, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Eternal Brothers-Dalakis Passion, Book 4 (E-book)
Endless Chase-Dalakis Passion, Book 5 (E-book)

Annabelle Lee-Summerville Secrets, Book 1 (E-book)
Heat Wave-Summersville Secrets, Book 2 (E-book)
Summersville Heat- (Print—Contains Annabelle Lee and Heat Wave)
Lily Blossoms-Summersville Secrets, Book 3 (E-book)

Christina’s Tapestry-Tapestries, Book 1 (E-book)
Bakra Bride-Tapestries, Book 2 (E-book)
Tapestry Dreams- (Print—Contains Christina’s Tapestry and Bakra Bride)
Woven Dreams-Tapestries, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
Threads of Destiny-Tapestries, Book 4 (E-book)
Embroidered Fantasies, Book 5 (E-book)

Embracing Silence-Project Alpha, Book 1 (E-book)
Have Mercy-Project Alpha, Book 2 (E-book)
Sweet Charity-Project Alpha, Book 3 (E-book)

Beyond Shadows-(E-book)
Out of Shadows-(E-book)

Seeking Charlotte-Hearts of Fire, Book 3 (E-book)
Entwined Hearts-Hearts of Fire, Book 5 (E-book)

Amethyst Dreams-Companion book to Amethyst Moon (E-book)
Amethyst Moon-Birthstone Series (E-book)

Three Swords, One Heart-Torrid Tarot Series (E-book) & (Print)

Anastasia’s Style-Valentine Vixens Quickie (E-book)
Candy Caresses-(Print Anthology containing the Valentine Vixens Quickie, Anastasia’s Style)

Drakon’s Treasure-Autumn Animalia Quickie (E-book)
Feral Fixation-(Print Anthology containing the Autumn Animalia Quickie, Drakon’s Treasure)

Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift-White Hot Holidays Quickie (E-book)
White Hot Holidays 3-(Print Anthology containing my White Hot Holiday Quickie, Jessamyn’s Christmas Gift)

Tempting Tori (E-book) (Audio Book)
Lassoing Lara (E-book)
Tracking Talia (E-book)

Minstrel’s Lady (E-book)

Unmasking Kelly (E-book)
Over Time, Under Him-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)
Trick or Treat-(Pocket Books Print Anthology containing EC Quickie Unmasking Kelly)

Ellora’s Cavemen: Legendary Tails IV (featuring “A Love Eternal”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Dreams of the Oasis IV (featuring “Shadows Stir”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction III (featuring “Sunshine for a Vampire”) (E-book) & (Print)
Ellora’s Cavemen: Jewels of the Nile IV (featuring “Moon Magic”) (E-book) & (Print)

Samhain Publishing:

Discovering Dani-Jamesville, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
The Way Home-Jamesville, Book 2 (E-book) & (Print)
The Return of Patrick O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 3 (E-book) & (Print)
The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke-Jamesville, Book 4 (E-book) & (Print)
A Legal Affair-Jamesville, Book 5 (E-book)
By The Book-Jamesville, Book 6 (E-book) & (Print)
Past Promises-Jamesville, Book 7 (E-book)
Jamesville Affairs-(Print—Contains A Legal Affair and Past Promises)

Alexandra’s Legacy-Legacy, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Isaiah’s Haven-Legacy, Book 2 (E-book) &(Print)
Legacy Found-Legacy, Book 3 (E-book)

A Touch of Magick-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 1 (E-book) & (Print)
Dreams of Seduction-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 2 (E-book)
Love in Flames-Spells, Secrets & Seductions, Book 3 (E-book)

 

CARINA PRESS:

The Gift of Shayla (E-book)

 

RUNNING PRESS:

The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance (Print)


 

An Interview with N.J. Walters
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: NJ, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book, Quinn's Quest, is the fourth in your Legacy series. Did you plan a series from the start or did the series develop while you were working on the first book?

NJ: Thank you for having me here at TRS this month!

I find it hard to write a single title. lol The other characters always seem to “speak to me” and I have to write their books. Everyone has a story to tell. So, yes, I did plan on having a series from the first. But the books I’m writing aren’t for the characters I thought I would. Others have jumped to the fore, demanding their stories be told.

HH: How do the first three stories begin the series?

NJ: Alexandra’s Legacy began the series and it basically outlines the world in which my werewolves live, their history and the problems they face.

BLURB:
Alexandra Riley’s day starts out like any other in her normal, predictable world. Then a tall, dark stranger bursts into her father’s garage and shatters the illusion. In one shocking moment, she discovers why she’s been feeling hot, restless—she’s the half-breed daughter of a legendary werewolf and is a much-sought-after prize.

Joshua Striker, enforcer in charge of protecting the alphas of the Wolf Creek pack, has come to take Alex home. Nothing more, nothing less. From the first moment he sees her, she becomes the one thing he can’t afford—a distraction from his duty. A weakness he doesn’t want—but can’t resist needing.

If only keeping her safe was as simple as fending off slobbering males on the hunt for a mate. Through city streets to the mountains of North Carolina, Alex and Joshua have to evade those who don’t want their pure bloodlines tainted with human DNA, as well as bounty hunters who think the only good werewolf is a dead one.

What Joshua and Alex can’t outrun is the passion that flares between them—or the choice Alex must eventually face. Whether to claim her inner wolf, or forfeit her chance to claim Joshua as her own.

The second book in the Legacy series, Isaiah’s Haven, continues the story in Chicago where the readers meet an entirely new pack of werewolves. There are problems with paranormal bounty hunters and one mysterious one in particular.

Legacy Found goes back to the pack in North Carolina and it answers the questions to several mysteries that have run through the first two books. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but there are storylines that connect each one.

HH: How does Quinn's Quest continue it?

NJ: Readers will be happy to see one of the mysteries of the earlier books unfolding as Quinn Lawton goes in search for his missing twin with the help of the Haven wolf pack.

Blurb: Quinn’s Quest

Kidnapped and held in a crazy doctor’s underground laboratory, Bethany Morris only manages to escape because Chrissten, one of her fellow abductees, creates an opportunity—by shifting into a werewolf.

Bethany’s desperate for help, but who’ll believe her story? The police? That’ll just buy her a one-way ticket to a padded room—because here’s the kicker: she’s discovered she’s a half-breed werewolf. Her only hope is to find Chrissten’s brother.
Quinn Lawton’s long, grinding search for his missing twin has turned up nothing…until Bethany rekindles his hope. Something else catches flame too—her heat cycle and a searing attraction branded with the word mate. Yet with so much blood on his hands, any future he might offer is already tainted beyond redemption.

Desperate for Quinn’s touch alone, Bethany has no choice but to take Quinn up on his offer to quell her terrifying need, no strings attached. And hope that as the search for Chrissten intensifies, the battle with their personal demons doesn’t destroy their razor-thin chance at forever.

HH: What do you like best about Bethany and why will readers identify with her?

NJ: Bethany has had a lot thrown at her at once. She finds herself kidnapped and held captive by a crazy scientist who thinks she’s a werewolf. And the kicker is she is a half-breed werewolf. She finds herself alone and on the run, but she’s not afraid to do the right thing. And, in doing so, finds out a lot about herself, including just how strong a woman she really is.

HH: What do you like best about Quinn and why will readers love him?

NJ: Quinn’s loyalty is rock solid. When he commits to something you know he won’t waver from his course. Of course, he’s stubborn and opinionated, but his good qualities more than compensate. What woman wouldn’t want a commitment from a man like that? She’d know in her heart that once he made the decision to be with her, he wouldn’t waver and would protect and cherish her forever.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

NJ: 2012 is the year of the Legacy series. I have Quinn’s Quest releasing on February 21st. And I’ve also contracted Finding Chrissten, which should be out later this year. Book six of the series has also had a contract offer. More about that in the months ahead.

I’ll also have a new Tapestries book releasing from Ellora’s Cave. No release date yet for Fabric of Fate, but as soon as I get one I’ll post it to my website.

HH: What goals have you set for yourself at this point in your career?

NJ: I want to keep on getting better as a writer with each book I put out there. I want to continue to make a living with my writing. And, like any writer, I’d love to eventually get a book on the NY Times Best Seller’s List.

HH: What sources of inspiration do you draw from for ideas?

NJ: I find inspiration everywhere: movies, magazines, newspapers, and from life in general. Honestly, there are stories everywhere and I never know when something I see or hear is going to get the wheels turning in my head.

HH: What's the best book you read in 2011?

NJ: That is so tough. I read so many wonderful books in 2011. If I have to choose just one, I would have to say that Water Bound by Christine Feehan was my absolute favorite. It’s completely different from any other romance I’ve ever read and has a depth of emotion that I found really touching.

Other books I have to mention are New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb (that series just keeps on getting better), Archangel’s Blade by Nalini Singh (love this series), Valiant by Laurann Dohner (you have to read her New Species series) and Maya Banks KGI series (the best romantic suspense series I’ve read in years).

HH: What are you most looking forward to in 2012?

NJ: I’m looking forward to working on a new four-book series. It’s paranormal and different from anything I’ve ever done. And that’s all I can say about it for now. *g* Like most writers, I love to challenge myself  and I’ve certainly doing it with this series.

HH: Thank you!

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