Hi there! I’m Bailey Bradford and I’m here to chat about something new I’ve got starting up at Totallybound.com! It’s called Valen’s Pack, which is a gay erotic romance, a post-apocalyptic shifter series, and the first book is titled Run With the Moon.
Valen’s Pack: Run With the Moon brings Valen to life, and in it, he has some challenges to face. The first is being required to leave his pack and find a place to start up his own. There can’t be two mature alphas in a pack, it just isn’t done. Too much fighting. Even so, Valen doesn’t want to leave, and he wishes he hadn’t been born an alpha.
What he finds when he leaves his pack lands surprises him. He’s never seen a human before—they managed to almost wipe themselves out entirely. When he runs into a man trying to steal his pack, Valen gets up close and personal with the sexy Aaron as soon as Aaron will allow it.
Aaron’s got his own set of problems. He doesn’t fit in with the human village he was raised in, and he’s not sure just why. It isn’t until he meets one stunning alpha male that he learns all about the differences between him and the other people he knows, and just why he’ll never be able to live up to his parents’ expectations.
Being alone in the world is a scary thing, and sometimes, we’re alone even when we’re around other people. Aaron knows that. He’s lived it. It’s something I can identify with, and I wanted to bring it out in a story.
There is loss, and pain, and very hot loving in Run With the Moon. Loss is a tricky thing to write about. It’s such a personal experience for each individual, and what may touch one might not work at all for another.
Thinking about a post-apocalyptic world, I had to wonder, what would it really be like? Can you imagine not having any electricity? No phones or TV’s, no radios or computers? Nothing but the bare bones of a civilization to build up from? If there was even time to build. Surviving would require a lot of available time, and nowadays, how many people would know how to make it if everything modern was gone in the blink of an eye?
This was a fun story to write, and I was eager to get onto the second one, which is already turned in. I’d love to be able to just write out the whole series, but I’ve got lots of things going on. The next Leopard’s Spots book, for instance, and a tenth and final Love in XXchange book. There’s a standalone, Belt Buckles and Cowboy Boots, that’s coming out soon and I can’t tell you how much I love that story. But, I love all of them. The characters stay with me, and the ideas for more stories keep coming. That’s why I have so many series going. It’s really hard for me to let go :D
I hope y’all will give Valen’s Pack a chance, and come play with the wolves!
Blurb for Run with the Moon:
This is book one in the Valen’s Pack series, see the full series listing here
Two species that have always kept themselves separated are about to collide and create a new world.
Humanity almost managed to do itself in. Ravaged by wars and plagues, the human population on earth has been bordering on extinction, although pockets of people have been forging on over the past few hundred years. It’s a hard life, and one Aaron Olsen fears he doesn’t fit into. As a son of a village leader, there are pressures on him he can’t manage, and things he keeps hidden, desires he doesn’t know how to express that keep him up many nights as he worries over them.
Valen is an alpha, born with the crescent moon mark on his chest. It means he’ll have to leave the pack he was born and raised in. It is the way of the wolf, and the only way to prevent it is to fight his father. Valen has no intention of doing such a dishonorable thing. He leaves as he’s supposed to, only to find himself the victim of thievery. When he hunts down the party responsible for stealing his belongings, Valen finds himself attracted to the human Aaron Olsen.
Now, if they can only survive their own pride and insecurities, and an attack that threatens everything they love, they just might have a chance at happiness in Valen’s Pack.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of light BDSM.
About Bailey Bradford: A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.