Where Did the Wolf Title Come From?
One of the first things people say to me when they hear about my new book, Wolf in Gucci Loafers, is “I love the title”. Thank you! That’s one of the best compliments because I love creating titles and that creation is often an important part of my writing process. Maybe it’s because my day job is in advertising. Through my whole career, I’ve had to create headlines and they always come before the copy in the ad. The headline is the “essence” of the message. It has to grab you and suggest something special about the product or service it’s promoting. In many ways, like the title of a book. Whether or not that’s the reason, the fact is that I almost always create the title of my books before I write them, the title guides my story development, and the title seldom changes unless the story changes dramatically.
For example, back in 2011, my first year writing, I penned a little story about an art gallery owner who falls for a hunky Australian volleyball player -- or two. I had a title in mind -- David and Goliath -- but it wasn’t working. I changed it to -- yes, you guessed it -- Volley Balls. People liked the title, so when I decided to write another book in the series about David’s best friend, Rodney, I thought about titles. Rodney is a little fireball of a guy. Bingo. I would call the book Fire Balls and Rodney’s lover would be a firefighter. Literally, the title decided the profession of the hero. Since then, the “Balls” books have become very popular and people write me to suggest titles ending in Balls!
Wolf in Gucci Loafers follows a book called The Pack or the Panther. That book, my first werewolf romance, is about a sincere, young werewolf who meets a snarky, independent panther shifter who hates groups -- and packs. My hero has to choose -- The Pack or the Panther! That title leaped out at me as soon as I had a very basic idea of the story. In that book, I introduced a very popular character who is half werewolf and half human. He’s a wealthy socialite who is quite flamboyant while at the same time being a real hidden alpha male. His name is Lindsey and he’s a mass of sexy contradictions which entices my tough cop on the motorcycle. Lindsey is powerful and aggressive, but to the world he pretends to be a drawing room comedy -- just a Wolf in Gucci Loafers. I hope you enjoy my Wolf -- from his title to his purple shoes!
Wolf In Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain
Book 2 of the Tales Of The Harker Pack series
Genre: PNR (LGBT)
About The Wolf In Gucci Loafers:
Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back — an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy — the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can't have.Source: Info in the About The Wolf In Gucci Loafers was from the press kit from the publicity team.
Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.
Meet The Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her bestselling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soulmate husband and her soulmate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!