Hi Jianne, welcome once again to The Romance Reviews! You have a new series! How exciting!
Q: What draws you to the paranormal genre? And to SEALs?
OMG–you have to ask? About what draws any red-blooded female to *drool* SEALs? I am obsessed with warriors–gladiators, knights, Vikings–and SEALs are our ultimate contemporary warrior.
I love the paranormal genre, because there are no limitations. It’s your own world, you make the rules (us short women tend to be Napoleonic). Even better for me is blending more than one world into ours of today.
Q: Please tell us more about the PRYMAL series. What is your inspiration for this series?
A nightmare *nodding convincingly*—cross my heart, yada, yada.
Ever have one of those awful dreams where you’re trapped that repeats and repeats no matter how hard you try to change the ending or wake up? I had been reading three genres at once: a Regency, a shifter, and a SEAL suspense.
Gaw, right? Why would anyone do that to themselves?
I was a judge in a contest. After reading each entry several times, I went to sleep, and had a dream about a pure-bred aristocrat, a shifter SEAL, and a Nazi-like plot to eliminate half-breeds from the planet. PRYMAL was born.
[Interviewer’s note: I wish my dreams were all this productive!]
Here’s the premise of the PRYMAL world:
The primal call of Mate Claim sparks battle among the three species of shifters—Wylfen, Feral, and Rogue—and has for generations. These violent feuds incite hunts by humankind, driving shifters near extinction.
To protect their people the aristocratic Wylfen ban the practice of Mate Claim. The Senior Council now decides all mate alliances to protect their pure blood and promote the politically premier families.
Feral and Rogue shifters still practice the primitive ritual. The Feral shifters are half-breed humans, while the Rogue shifters share two sets of animal DNA, big cat and wolf, as well as human.
Both are considered the basest of beasts in the eyes of the Wylfen. Secret schemes to eradicate the Feral and Rogue are put into motion, backed by Wylfen wealth and power. Their success leaves less than a hundred Feral and Rogue shifters on the planet.
When a Rogue alpha claims a Wylfen female, the mated pair forms a coalition with a Feral male. An alliance is created: Prymal, a new species and pack born of Rogue, Wylfen, and Feral, fracturing all established traditions.
And war begins…