Grad student Susie White wants no picket fences, no alpha, and no cubs. White wolf woman she may be, but no pack for her, no sireee. Alpha Me Not, that’s her motto. In all caps.
Mercenary and half-breed wolf Joe Huroq’s not looking for a mate. Stop and go screwing, that’s his motto. Hot and heavy between missions. Then he glimpses his new neighbour tanning nude and the situation explodes.
Literally. Susie’s house is consumed by fire. What’s Joe to do but offer Susie his hospitality?
Susie can’t resist the temptation of big, bad, mercenary, so she suggests a friends with benefits arrangement which he accepts with an amazing alacrity. The sex is frantic, hot, and frequent. Neither one can keep their hands off the other.
ALPHA ME NOT was the perfect blend of suspense and romance, sex and story, and Jianne Carlo gave me characters that I absolutely loved. Jianne Carlo is fast becoming one of my favorite erotic authors because she writes a great story. The fact that there is sizzling hot sex in it as well is so much the better. Reviewer, Rho -- The Romance Reviews
It’s non-stop action with lots of red herrings, twists and turns, grisly finds, and tracking of long ago moonshining and human-hunting expeditions. Don’t start reading unless you have time to finish, because you won’t want to put Alpha Me Not down till you figure out all the bad guys! Alberta, Manic Readers
I laughed about Susie’s reaction when she realized she had actually fallen for an alpha male. The chemistry between Joe and Susie is hot and I was constantly fanning myself. I will be reading this one again. Amazon Nymph, Literary Nymphs
Award winning, author Jianne Carlo’s motto is simple: Alpha Me Please. While strong heroines, exotic locations, and cultural differences are her forte, she goes weak in the knees for warriors of any type, rebels, SEAls, Vikings, and bad-ass mercenaries.
Send her a man with an attitude and she’ll find the right woman to tame him. Jianne’s writing career began in 2008, and since then she’s been lucky enough to have over twenty books published. Most of her books are TOP PICKs and several have been nominated for and won awards and prizes.
Nothing makes Jianne’s day more than an email from someone who’s read one of her books. So far, she’s received emails from almost every continent on the planet. Almostâ€¦
Also by Jianne Carlo:
Contemporary Hades Squad Series
A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree
Mediterranean Mambo Series
Manacled in Monaco
Notorious in Nice
Carnal in Cannes
Paranormal White Wolf Series
The Call of a Soul
Alpha Me Not
Historical Viking Warriors Series
The Bear and The Bride
The Dragon Slayer
Viking Vengeance Series
Dark Chocolate Side of The Moon
Time Travel Fantasy Witchy Women Series
T is for Temptation
D is for Desire
An Interview with Jianne Carlo
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Jianne, thank you for talking with us at TRS! Your featured book is Alpha Me Not and is part of your White Wolf series. What can you tell us about the series and where you got the idea for it?
JC: The White Wolf series began when Loose Id called for a special submission for their first anniversary and the theme was red white and blue. I was invited to submit to the anniversary series by Trevor Harte, one of the four owners of LI or as they're known the “Quad". At first I thought it was a joke since I’d only written one book for Loose-Id. By the time I realized that Treva had really honored me with the request the only color left was white.
*Bang, bang*that was the sound of me hitting my head on the wall -- an erotic romance based on the color white? Aargh!
What do you think of when you see the color white? Virginity, purity, holiness.
Somehow I came up with the idea of shifters who have given up the ability to shift but still retain all the powers and strength of wolves and thus the series was born.
HH:What can you tell us about the first two books in this series and how they kicked off the series?
JC: The first book, White Wolf, is the story of Gray White and Sorcha McFadden. Gray is the eldest of the White clan. Sorcha was his little sister Susie's best friend as a child. She'd always had a crush on Gray and returns to their hometown years after leaving it. Sorcha’s skinny dipping in the lake when Gray first encounters her and recognizes her as his mate.
Then a series of violent murders occurs in the town and it appears that someone's trying to harm Sorcha. Gray and Sorcha must learn how to cope with each other and newfound love while battling danger.
White Wolf introduces the other members of the White family, Gray's three sisters Lizzie, Melanie, and Susie and their husbands Chad, Mike, and Joe. There are also a few kids thrown into the mixture as well as Gray's mother.
The Call of a Soul, is the second book in the series although it happens in time before White Wolf. This book is Lizzie and Chad's story and it, too, begins with a murder, but the murder of black bears. The Call of a Soul is set in northern Michigan and tells the tale of why and how the White Wolves give up their ability to change shape.
HH: How does Alpha Me Not continue it?
JC: Alpha Me Not is the tale of Susie and Joe’s romance. It sets in a mythical town in Florida, Hallie, where Susie goes for grad school. Susie and Joe meet when Joe catches her sun-tanning au naturale in her backyard. He mistakes her for his neighbor and all hell breaks loose.
Alpha Me Not was nominated for best book of 2012 by The Romance Reviews.
HH: What do you like best about Susie and why will readers be cheering for her?
JC: Susie’s stubborn and determined NOT to marry an Alpha wolf. She wants a normal life and a career. What I love about Susie and why readers will cheer for her is that she’s fiercely protective of those she loves.
HH: What do you like best about Joe and why will readers love him?
JC: I love that Joe searches for a way to let Susie have everything she wants -- her career and her independence -- while satisfying his essential need to keep her safe. He’s also a real softie and adores children, especially little girls.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
JC: Right now, I’m working on a new-adult time-travel paranormal -- That Pearly Drop, which should be completed by next week.
The Wolf with the Broken Smile -- Chad and Lizzie’s romance should be submitted to my editor in May (fingers and toes crossed).
I hope to complete Shifty’s Bacchanal (tentative title) -- a Hades Squad book -- by August.
HH: What do you enjoy most about being an author?
JC: I love being able to explore people, places, and times that pique my curiosity. So far I’ve visited Monaco; Twisp, Washington; Trinidad; Cannes; Scotland; England; Vikings in the tenth century; Highlanders in the sixteenth century, and right now I’m exploring England and Wales in the eighteenth century. Research is so much fun.
HH: How has your writing career changed since you started out?
JC: I’d like to think I’m more organized. Certainly, I now write faster and cleaner. It’s amazing how ruthless I’ve become in cutting any paragraph that doesn’t advance a tale.
HH: What do you think has been the most positive change?
JC: Accepting how I work as a writer, which is totally different from my day job in finance. I plan to the nth detail in my day job, but that doesn’t work for me as a writer. I have to let the characters tell their story and I fought that for a long time.