Saturday, March 23, 2013

Saturday Shifters-Stacey Brutger

Tell me about yourself.  How long have you been writing?
 I came into reading late, but once I picked up my first book, I haven’t stopped since. I devoured books in every genre. That love changed subtly when I tried my hand at writing my own stories. I’ve been writing for over ten years, learning and improving my craft. After finishing ten books, I finally took the plunge and published my first book (Electric Storm) last year. It’s been a very exciting ride.
Where did the inspiration for this story come from?
Inspiration is everywhere. For BloodSworn, inspiration came in the form of one the title: BloodSworn. The plot quickly unfolded from there. But plot isn’t everything. Merrick, the lion shifter in my latest release, had a big hand in helping the characters come alive. He was domineering and very pigheaded on how he thought the story should be written. Trina was more subtle but no less demanding. Together, they were magic, their devotion and love touching, and they made the book come to life.

Who is your favorite shifter character from TV or the movies?
I love science fiction and fantasy, so picking only one character is tough. How about I pick a movie? I love the Underworld trilogy. The shifters were larger than life and more than just monsters. Not to mention the graphics were very well done.

What is your writing space like?
I converted a bedroom in my house to a makeshift library. I have a big, old metal desk that takes up a third of the room and half a dozen bookshelves packed high with thousands of books. Unfortunately, that doesn’t leave me much space to write. I have just enough space on my desk to place my laptop and that’s it. I love it!
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? 
Thank you for having me on your blog, Mariposa!
I love hearing from readers. I can be reached through my site at and

To find out more about my books, you can check my site where I have excerpts and pictures of some of my characters or at at

More about BloodSworn
Ten years after they bound her powers and banished her, Trina Weyebridge had successfully carved out a new existence in the human world. She put her life as a witch behind her. But, her magic would not be denied, the bindings holding them in check are weakening. Vampires who crave a taste of the powers stored in her blood are hunting her with deadly force and have kidnapped her sister to lure her out. In a desperate bid to free her sister and gain her own freedom, Trina bargains with the all-too-tempting lion shifter who calls out the long forgotten wild side in her...she would be his concubine in return for pack protection. She’d be safe…until they found out the truth.


When Merrick spots a female intruder living on his property, he’s intrigued by her daring. Curious to find out more, he follows her and comes to her aid when she falls prey to an attack. After weeks of unnatural silence, his beast awakens at her touch, and he suspects that she might be the only one able to save his race from a disease killing his kind. Not willing to take the chance of losing her, he binds her to him the only way he knows how…by claiming her as his own. All he has to do to save her is uncover the secrets of her past, stop a pack revolt, convince her that she’s desperately in love with him in return, and prevent a war

Monday, March 11, 2013

Roar Review-Long and Short Reviews

I'm excited to announce Roar! got a wonderful review from the Long and Short Reviews.

"I enjoyed how the author took the whole shape-shifter storyline out of the box (this is the first were-bear book for me) and made a wonderful niche in the paranormal genre for herself."

Check out the following link for the rest of the review: Long and Short Reviews.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Classic Horror Movie Reviews-Bloodlust

“Maniac hunts humans in a jungle hell!” Tagline

Four teenagers sail to what appears to be deserted tropical island.  They soon discover the island is owned by Dr. Balleau who has tired of importing big game to his island opting to hunt humans instead.   What starts as a light-hearted search for pirate treasure ends up as a desperate race for survival.  The film is considered a loose adaptation of Richard Connell’s 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game”.

The four teens are stock fright flick teen characters jock, glam gal, nerd and sporty girl. The Jock is portrayed by buff Robert Reed in his pre-Brady Bunch days. Glam gal happens to have a couple of judo moves which happens to turn (or flip) the situation in her favor later on in the film. 

Like most villains of classic horror, Dr. Albert Balleau is elegant and sinister.  Typical to form, he is ruthless without mercy yet never rude.  And you have to applaud his sense of style-- his henchmen are decked out in French sailor outfits with striped shirts and jaunty scarfs. 

Bloodlust will be appreciated by drive-in movie aficionados and grown-up Scooby Doo fans.  At 68 minutes there is still plenty of time to watch a Bella Lugosi flick and make it a double feature.
1961 B&W