All posts tagged story

Fight Scenes

Published 25/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I am rubbish at writing fight scenes (as some of you may have seen/thought in the first one (Cat’s Wolf)) but I have a feeling I’m going to be writing a few in Wolf Claimed. In fact I’m writing one right now and so far so good. That’s not to say it wont go downhill soon (fingers crossed that doesn’t happen :S)

I’m hoping this story will read a bit more exciting than the last, as I know the ending was a let down for some of you. It was my first story that required combat/fighting and I hoped I’ve picked up a few things since then and this will be more entertaining on that front at least.

Unfortunately I cant copy it into the post because then it will spoil the plot-line…

Ciao for now 😀

A Break…

Published 21/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

…from a couple of things.

One:  ARC’s. I haven’t requested any new ones from NetGalley in an attempt to try and work my way through the list of books on my Kindle. The number is still in the 700’s and though I have cut down on buying new one’s it still happens every so often when I cant resist a book that’s price has reduced that’s on my wish-list. If you are on GoodReads you can view my list here. If not, then I’m sure you can imagine how long it is.


Two: Wolf Claimed. It’s kinda hit a bit of a brick-wall. I’m sure it’ll all come back to me soon but for the time being it’s on hold. Instead I’m concentrating on other stories and working my way through both my paperbacks and kindle stories (one of each at a time). Finger’s crossed I’ll have good news for you in the next blog post.


Ciao for now 🙂


Published 15/07/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well this is just a little update.

First, it looks like we finally decided on the name Lucca for my Italian character in my backpacking story, with four votes out of seven. Like I mentioned in the post it may not go anywhere, but at the same time it just might ;P

Second, I’m editing Natalie’s second book in The Patroness series, The Hunt Is On, and that will be taking up a fair bit of my time over the next week or so. You should check out the books, they’re good if you like urban fantasy with a bit of romance and mystery. 😀

Third, I’ve come up with something to add to Wolf Claimed that will require another story, which I think will be 0.5–slight change to what it was going to be about–and that will be finished after Wolf Claimed. Not going to spoil it, though I’m not sure if I haven’t mentioned it in a previous post :/

Wolf Claimed’s current word count is: 5,926

Ciao for now 😀

Onto one of those…

Published 12/07/2013 by leannecrabtree

…stages where I just type odd bits that I want to see in future chapters like fights and sex scenes. I then work the rest of the story around it until it all fits together. It’s a weird way or working I know, but it works fairly well for me.

With all the added bits the current work count is: 5541.

We’re getting there slowly 🙂


P.S. Anyone else want to vote on my poll about an Italian name for my male character in another story? Had five votes so far and it seems we cant decide :/

It’s just a little further down my page on the “Which one?” post. Thanks again 😀

Changes to #0.5 and #2

Published 02/07/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well I sent off three stories to Natalie the other day(road too…, #0.5 and #2) and we were discussing plotlines and The Shifter Romance ones will be changing.

Instead of #2 running along the same plotline as #1, I’m now going to make #0.5 into a story about Misha having a brother who was also given a wolf as a life mate. His parents gave him an ultimatum and he chose his mate instead of his family, much to their hatred and he is then disowned/cut out and is never mentioned aloud again. This will then play a part of the second book. It will still have the side-plot of Kaitlin’s dad bringing down Jonah.

Book #2 will then be as I put on my previous post with Darren, the other wolf pack leader, wanting his members back and taking Misha thinking she’s Kaitlin and using her a bargaining tool. The Brent can go all crazy dominant wolf getting her back and then claiming her. Might put a reappearance of her brother in it…


Published 23/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

So I’ve been scanning my reviews on Amazon and GoodReads and I’ve seen that someone wants to know what happened before Cat’s Wolf, i.e. why the cat’s and wolves are enemies, and someone wants more of Kaitlin and Rhys. So maybe I could do a 0.5 and a 1.5?

I have just written a little starter of what 0.5 could be and it’s from Paul Mahone’s viewpoint. This is what I’ve got so far (baring in mind I have literally just wrote it):

Paul Mahone bowed his head in deference to his leader, Jonah, but his jaguar rebelled against the movement. Both he and the cat knew he could take the older man if he wanted to. But no, he had another plan.
The other man was getting old and weak in his decision making. He was making the cat’s look soft. Something he and many of the other cat clan members despised.

As you may have gathered, we’re going to like him less now than we did before. We’re going to find out why the cat’s and the wolves are enemies and at who’s hand that happened. I’ve just remembered someone mentioned the mating bond too and how you know they are “the one”. I may even include a bit of little girl Kaitlin and her belief in her daddy. Still undecided on that yet but she will have been born. Therefore Cat’s Wolf will have place about twenty years later.

1.5 will take place between Cat’s Wolf and *Wolf Claimed*, which means it will answer questions as to which you might have had if not for it… Like house hunting (because Rhys’ pack move out of the Crescent Bay and into a huge mansion like house to house them all) and I’m sure more sex (because they’re a very passionate couple and cant resist each other) and more members joining from their old pack.

That’s got me thinking now for book 2. What about Rhys’ old pack leader–cant remember his name, considering I only mentioned him twice near the beginning of book 1–trying to get his old members back and in the process taking Misha thinking she was Kaitlin as a bargaining tool? Hmm…it’s a plot, which is more than I had before. Then Brent could go all domineering wolf trying to get her back. And then when he gets her back, he can claim her! Making *Wolf Claimed* a very suitable name.

Does my logic work? What do we reckon? YAY or NAY?

Stock Photos

Published 20/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

Is it just me or does anyone else like looking at stock photos for inspiration when writing a story?

I’m having so much fun writing this “Road To…” one at the minute and looking for hot bad boy bikers, mechanics and just men in general. They’re definitely helping though with the steamier scenes let me tell ya.


4 chapters in, though that’s kinda cheating considering chapter 3 is only eight lines long at the minute–I skipped it to write a hot garage sex scene instead 😛

I don’t know what it is with bad boys but they’re fun to write. Haha, the joys of writing 😀

Ay Dear

Published 19/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

Well, I’m currently out of ideas for *Wolf Claimed*. I just seem to be repeating myself. If anyone has an helpful ideas on how Brent could claim Misha (I haven’t even thought of what cat she should be yet), then please let me know. If you’ve read the previous story Cat’s Wolf, then you know the background of the two, if not then don’t worry about it.

I’m thinking of having her nearing her needing, like Kaitlin in the first, only she’s now in a house full of wolves…

I’m going through a writer’s block/brain dead stage of things at the minute and though I keep writing in my notebooks, little bits for future chapters, it’s still not really going anywhere.

This may be one of those times to call on Natalie Herzer, my author friend for help. (BTW, you should totally check her books out on Amazon!!)

In the mean time, I’m continuing to write the Hart of Dixie inspired piece, though it’s changed, into not being a love triangle and turning more into Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley which I’m reading at the minute as well as a few others (Full Blooded and Strange Angels (see Reading List tab above)). Though my characters wont be as old (not that 39/40 is old!) and I’m hoping to set it in a rural town/village in England. (With me being from Yorkshire, this may prove helpful because it’s hard basing something in America when you don’t live there :/)

Yeah, so “Road to…” as I’m currently calling it tells the story of Delaney, whose car breaks down in the middle of nowhere as she is trying to reach the little town/village where her sister is getting married the following day. She’s been walking in the hot sun for over an hour, with no cars passing by, when she hears the thrum of a motorbike coming her way. Quickly dropping her luggage, she runs into the middle of the road and flags the bike down. What’s a girl to do when the biker turns out to be one of the most attractive guys she’s ever seen?

Well, I haven’t quite decided that bit yet but I’m sure I’ll have fun thinking about it 😛

Anyone up for reviewing my book?

Published 14/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

I recently released my latest story, Cat’s Wolf, on Amazon and I’m seeking reviews, to be posted on blogs, Amazon, GoodReads etc.

As you may have gathered, it’s a paranormal romance, and has already received two five star and a four star review on the US Amazon site.

If anyone is interested in a read-it-review-it of my story, please let me know or contact me for more details.


This is not good…

Published 14/06/2013 by leannecrabtree

…On several accounts.

One: My list of books and my obsession with them :/ It is ever increasing and my asking for all these books off NetGalley is crazy. Luckily for me, I’ve been turned down a few times 🙂


Two: I was supposed to finish Chapter 1 of *Wolf Claimed* (title may change depending on whether I make Brent demanding enough to “claim” Misha) and instead started writing an entirely different story based on Hart of Dixie, which I am equally falling in love with and getting annoyed at (with the whole Wade liking Zoe and Zoe being oblivious because of her feelings for the engaged George). If you watch it, you’ll most likely understand that last bit, if not it doesn’t matter. It just means it’s a kind of love triangle.

Three: Related to two in the fact that Hart of Dixie is distracting me from my writing. It’s addictive. I only started watching it three/four days ago and I’m hooked: episode 16 already, of 22. I feel the need to catch up on it but like I said, such a distraction! (In fact, I’m watching episode 16 right now) :S