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Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Making Waves by Vivienne Savage @MsVSavage ~ For Dante, time is running out. #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #VivienneSavage #shapeshifters #waterhorseshifter #hippocampus

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order
Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

 
 
iBooks     Kobo     Nook
 
Amazon
(Coming in November 2016)
 
 

 

 
Making Waves
by
Vivienne Savage 
@MsVSavage
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
 
Curvy beach babe Alessa Kokinos has scored the perfect
life at the Yucatán’s hottest island resort. She has a dream job caring for
ocean wildlife, and every spring, her best friend, Dante, returns to the island
as a surf instructor. The only thing that could make her happier would be if he
finally realized how much he means to her.
Dante isn’t the typical human Alessa believes him to be.
He’s a hippocampus, a water horse shifter from the Mediterranean. Each year,
his herd migrates back to the island to feed and bear their young in the
tranquil turquoise waters. There is no safer place in all the world for the
hippocampi – but for Dante, time is running out.

Author Note: Dante has never watched his friend Alessa
perform in the mermaid tank. In this scene, he arrives and realizes something
is changing about their relationship.

Desire hit me hard and fast, a sudden freight train sweeping
away my common sense and ability to reason.
 
Alessa is my friend, I repeated while approaching the glass
to stare at her. As I watched her perform for the crowd I couldn’t take my eyes
off her. She twisted and turned through the water, a beautiful sea nymph who
enchanted the younger viewers and enraptured the adult males.
 
I didn’t want them watching her. Hot jealousy washed through
me followed by the urge to charge all the leering men in the room. My wild,
animalistic instinct called for me to drive off the other male contenders. Only
then, could I dive into the tank to claim my mate.
 
Whoa. The reckless path my thoughts took made me step back. It’s
Alessa. This can’t be right. She’s a human.
 

 

 

It happened rarely among my kind, known occurrences of fated
mates happening so infrequently even we chalked it up as a fairy tale.
 
 
Vivienne Savage

 

Featured
Book: 
Making Waves
Hey, everyone, I’m Vivienne, or Vivi if you prefer. I’m
happy to answer your burning questions about my work.

Hello, Vivi!! It is great having you join us! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
I’ve been writing professionally for about 3 years now.
Wow, that time has flown by. Before that, though, I would write for fun. Stuff
that should probably never see the light of day, if I could ever find it.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best is really getting to put my ideas and thoughts
out there in a tangible way. I get to share my stories and most of the time,
people to seem to love them. As for the worst, I’d have to say marketing. It
takes up a lot of time – time that I could be using to write instead of filling
out endless forms. A necessary evil, I’m afraid.
What inspires you to write?
Life. Things that have happened to me, whether with my
family, friends, or while attending school or work. I have friends, too, who
will tell me a funny story about what their significant other did. After we’re
done laughing I’ll ask if I can use that for a character.
How did you come up with this storyline?
You know what, I don’t remember exactly what inspired
Making Waves. I wanted to show more supernatural creatures in the world than
what you normally see, and I was bored with the usual bears and wolves. So I
got to thinking about mermaids and water horses, which led to a fun, beachy
read.
 
Eventually, I want to do an entire series of mythological
beings like unicorns and phoenixes.
How did you conduct your research for Making Waves?
I watched a few documentaries on deep sea research and
marine biology. One of my children is a Nat Geo lover, so we spent hours
watching videos about ocean life and the food chain. Between that and movies
like Happy Feet, I cobbled together my own ideas. By the way, if you’re a David
Tennant fan, I recommend Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. He narrates the entire thing
for the BBC and his voice is ear-sex.
What is one of your favorite funny scenes from Making
Waves?
In this scene, my heroine Alessa is convincing her boss
to expand the resort’s mermaid attraction by including men. I love this scene
because the resort owner is actually a dragon shifter, and they love money.
“If you really want to expand the attraction, you’ll have
Kekoa or one of the other hot guys squeezing into a tail. The ladies want
mermen. We want rippling abs and Adonis belts on display while hot guys perform
their best Michael Phelps impressions.”
Teo rubbed his chin, his eyes lighting up with interest.
Bingo. The girls were going to owe me for this one.
“Teo, do not listen to her. No one wants to see me in a
merman tail,” Kekoa disagreed.
“Rippling abs, Teo. Think of how Marcy loves to touch
yours. Think of the Return on Investment as needy women hemorrhage money to see
his pecs.”
I stole a glance at Kekoa to find him glowering at me.
“I win,” I mouthed to him.
No one could change a dragon’s mind once money was
involved.
 
Are reader reviews important to you?
Reviews are important to every author. Not just so we can
qualify for certain promotions or get better views on retailers, but because
they also help me improve. I will go through my bad reviews and make a serious
effort to improve where they say I’m weak.
What do you do when you don’t write?
What’s free time? Kidding.
I spend time with my kids, play with my pet menagerie (I
have two dogs, guinea pigs, a pair of geckos, and a conure who might as well be
a toddler), read, and play video games.
Tell us about your other books?
I started off with dragon shifters and they’ve quickly become
a beloved series. In fact, my newest title – Crush- released today (9/28).
Pssssst, go get it!!
I also have a trio of books featuring some sexy military
vets who are shifters in the same world as my dragons. Sometime this year I
hope to get the next Wild Ops novel written. It will feature Sasha, who is a
lioness shifter.
Also in the same world, I have werewolves, witches, and
other mythological creatures. You get to meet my hippocampi in Making Waves, as
well as a cameo from a dragon or two.
Thank you so
much for sticking with me. Readers really are why I write and publish. If you
want to know more about me and follow my books, you’re welcome to join my
readers group on Facebook – Vivienne’s Sirens.

Vivienne Savage is a resident of a small town in rural
Texas. While she isn’t concocting sexy ways for shapeshifters and humans to
find their match, she raises two children and works as a nurse in a rural
retirement home.