Friday, March 31, 2006

THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN

THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN is the first book in my shifter trilogy. It follows Noah Carpenter and Lanie Erickson as they try to stay one step ahead of the ruthless B.E.A.S.T. agency.

To give you a little insight on what the book is about, here's the blurb:

When Lanie Erickson is thrown from her car in a horrific accident, she never thought she’d be saved by a white tiger! Nor did she think meeting the man who claims to be the tiger’s friend would change her life forever.

Noah Carpenter has a terrible secret. Mutated genetically by the agency known as B.E.A.S.T., Noah is a shifter, able to change his shape at will. But he’s escaped the agency that made him a monster, and now he’s on the run.

As Noah remembers more about who he used to be, his attraction for Lanie grows until it cannot be denied. Even though Lanie knows of his savage side, she welcomes him with open arms. But when B.E.A.S.T. suddenly abducts her, can Noah save the woman he loves from the torture he once had to endure? Even if that means killing anyone who gets in his way?


This book is on a June 1st deadline, and I'm having a blast writing it. I'm about halfway through the book right now, and I have good guys, bad guys, and good guys *pretending* to be bad guys. LOL Sound confusing? Well, it's not.

I'm very happy with the way this debut book is turning out; much different than what I'd originally imagined. I had the entire story outlined and whatnot, but then I had a thought: What if not every shifter who is made by the agency wants to escape? What if some shifters revel in their new-found abilities and stay with B.E.A.S.T., completing the jobs they were genetically engineered for?

That made for a wicked thought. Evil shifters. Oooo.... :D Each book has a shifter for a hero, and each book has a shifter for an antagonist. The villain in THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN is a black panther named Tam, very evil, very mentally unstable. Perhaps in later postings, I'll delve a little deeper into Tam's psyche, what makes him tick, and why doesn't he care about finding out who he was in his "life before"?

Thank you for checking out my new blog! Keep checking back, as I'm going to update this blog with cool stuff every now and again. I hope you're as excited to read my new series as I am to write it. :D

~~Becka

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