[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[R E Butler] Creative, fun, silly, loving, honest.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Alpha’s Heart?
[R E Butler] This story is about the alpha of the Wilde Creek pack as he comes to terms with changes he’s made to his pack and reconnecting with a woman from his past.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[R E Butler] My favorite scene takes place between Acksel and Brynn when she’s decided to set the record straight with him.
“I realized what’s been bugging me. You never asked me to be your mate; you just talk about us as if we’re already a couple. I’m pretty sure that things don’t work that way in the forest, so I think you’re taking advantage of me being human and not knowing the score.”
“I am not taking advantage of you,” he huffed.
“Really? So when was it exactly that you asked me if I wanted to be your mate? Because I don’t remember you doing that.”
A low growl rumbled in his chest and she waved her hand and rolled her eyes. “Oh, please. You know I’m right.”
Damn it. She was right. He’d made an assumption and it hadn’t occurred to him to actually ask her. Maybe because he’d been afraid of what her answer would be.
He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly. “Brynn, would you—”
“Hold it!” she shouted, putting both hands up. “Are you serious? You’re going to just ask me now? How easy do you think I am? Wait, wait. Don’t answer that. What I mean is that you have to earn me, buddy, and I don’t come cheap. You might have been able to get me into your bed six weeks ago without all the fuss, but that ship has sailed.”
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[R E Butler] Expanding the cast of characters. In the first book in the series, the focus is mainly on the hero and heroine, and their families. In this book, I had to bring in other members of the pack. I know that these characters will eventually have their own stories as well, so it wasn’t as simple as just slapping names down and moving on, I had to think about each character and create their back stories.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[R E Butler] My cell phone.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[R E Butler] Coffee mug, ear buds, notebook
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[R E Butler] Angelina Jolie. Not only is she beautiful, but…hello! Brad Pitt!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week. Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?
[R E Butler] I’d want to be able to fly. I’d zip around to all the places in the world that are on my to-travel-someday list.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[R E Butler] Big Furry Deal by Celia Kyle, Mate’s Bite by Milly Taiden, and AgentI1: Tristan by Joni Hahn.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[R E Butler] My website: http://www.rebutlerautho.com
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
Wilde Creek Series
The Wilde Creek series was created in an attempt to write a darker, more intense werewolf series. The Wilde Creek Pack is archaic in their beliefs that humans and wolves should not interact, but the alpha’s sister throws a wrench into their lives and changes things forever. Follow the members of the pack as they navigate this new world, find their mates, and make Wilde Creek their home.
Mate of Her Heart
Wilde Creek, #1
Publication Date: December 9, 2013
Print Length: 76 pages
Werewolf Eveny Moore is coming into her first heat at the age of twenty-five. Bucking tradition, she chooses to go through her first heat alone instead of choosing an unmated male from her pack. There is only one male that she wants in her bed and her life: her best friend, Luke Elrich. But Luke is human and doesn’t understand the consequences of her heat-cycle, so she hides out in a safehouse, planning to ride out the cycle alone and then ask Luke to be her mate.
Luke has loved Eveny forever, but something is going on between them. He’s afraid he’s losing her forever, until she promises to talk to him after her heat-cycle is over. He overhears her brother, the pack alpha, ask another wolf to go to Eveny and take her through the heat-cycle. What her brother doesn’t know is that the male plans to invite some of his friends along. And Eveny is alone in a remote cabin, unprotected. Luke will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means going up against four wolves.
This story contains a meddling brother, a human fighting a pack of male wolves for the only woman he’s ever loved, a female who thought she had a good plan, and bone-melting, skin-tingling hot sex between a male and a female who have loved each other forever.
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The Alpha’s Heart
Wilde Creek, #2
Publication date: April 10, 2014
Print Length: 130 pages
Alpha wolf Acksel wakes up one morning in the bed of the one human who was kind to him in school. Now, ten years later, Brynn Mara is snuggled up at his side, smelling like passion and sweet dreams. Even though Acksel has declared that his pack members can mate with humans from now on, he knows that any woman he takes as his mate will have a target on her back. Especially if she’s a fragile human. Deciding it’s better to cut things off than string her along when there’s no hope for a relationship, he leaves without a word and ignores her.
But it doesn’t matter if Acksel acknowledges her or not, because their night of passion has left a permanent reminder of what happens when one drunk wolf forgets protection. Angry, banished wolves from his pack discover Brynn’s secret and decide to use her against Acksel. His worst fears have come true, and the only woman who ever touched his heart is now suffering because of his mistake.
This book contains one ticked off, emotionally damaged alpha, the human woman who can tame him, and a sweet little surprise that no one expected.
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A Midwesterner by birth, R.E. spent much of her childhood rewriting her favorite books to include herself as the main character. Later, she graduated on to writing her own books after “retiring” from her day job as a secretary to become a stay-at-home mom.
When not playing with her kids, wrestling her dogs out the door, or cooking dinner for her family, you’ll find her typing furiously and growling obscenities to the characters on the screen.
Her best-selling series The Wolf’s Mate, Wiccan-Were-Bear, The Necklace Chronicles, Hyena Heat, Wilde Creek, and Ashland Pride are available now.
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Excerpt – R.E. Butler’s Alpha’s Heart
Standing slowly, she walked to the door. “Who is it?” she called loudly. Her mind raced. Her dad and Mia both had keys to her place and wouldn’t be banging on the door in the middle of the night.
“Open the door. I just want to see you.”
There was no possible way on earth that Acksel Moore was banging on her door at this hour. Or any hour, for that matter.
She flipped on the switch to turn on the porch light and drew in a deep breath. The lock clicked as she turned it and pulled the door open. Standing in the harsh light was the most gorgeous man she’d ever known. The star of every dirty fantasy she’d ever had.
And he looked like someone had shot his puppy.
His gray eyes were red and he reeked of whiskey. His strong jaw was covered with stubble as if he hadn’t shaved in days. He leaned heavily on the door frame.
“I just want someone to care.” His words were raw, his tone rough and full of despair.
Her heart cracked painfully as he slumped forward, too drunk to stay on his feet. She managed to ease his fall to the floor so he didn’t get hurt. Leaning over, she stroked his forehead. “Oh Acksel, I always cared.”
TOUR GIVEAWAY PRIZES:
GRAND PRIZE: $25 Gift Card (Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, or Barnes & Noble), eBooks of Wilde Creek One and Two
1st Place: Signed copy of Wilde Creek One (US only)
2nd Place: $10 Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, or B&N Gift Card (Intl)
3rd – 6th Place: eBooks of Wilde Creek One and Two (4 winners – Intl)