Thanks to Eleri Stone for stopping by today with her thoughts on love triangles. Be sure to check out her upcoming novel "Witch Bound."
Love triangles - Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?
Thank you for having me here today Underworld Love Addiction!
The Twilight of the Gods series is based on Norse mythology with the premise being that Asgard was destroyed centuries ago. Some of the Æsir (Norse gods) fled to earth and have been living here ever since in small clans scattered around the planet. In Witch Bound, a witch named Raquel travels to her new clan to meet the man her parents picked for her to marry before she was born. While she thinks Christian is a nice enough guy, the person she’s really interested in getting to know better is the best man—Fen, a hound and wolf shifter. Fen falls hard for Raquel but the problem is, well…one—she’s about to marry his best friend, and two—when hounds have sex they’re bound for life to that one woman. The woman is free to move on and because Fen has no interest in shackling himself forever to a woman who could decide at any moment to walk away, he’s still a virgin and plans to remain celibate for life.
So, yep, I did something I never thought I’d do—I wrote a love triangle story….kind of. It is a triangle but it’s not exactly a love triangle. Raquel is meeting Christian for the first time when she steps through the portal to Ragnarok, IA. Until that moment, she had a picture and a penpal, not a fiancé. The thing is…she believes in destiny. The Norns, who are the clan’s seers, placed their stamp of approval on the engagement and for her to turn her back on all of that is a huge leap for her, especially when Christian is being as accommodating as hell trying to help her fit in with her new clan. But she loves Fen. She knows exactly who she wants even though there are huge obstacles to that path.
For me, the kind of love triangle that drives me batty is the kind where the man or woman can’t make up their mind between two suitors, where the heart is equally engaged by both.
How do you feel about love triangles—love or hate?
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Raquel Lindgren knows what her future holds. An arranged marriage. A new home in Ragnarok, Iowa, with another clan of refugees from Asgard. She should be happy. But there's a mental block preventing her from tapping in to her true abilities as a witch. And she's more attracted to the best man than she is to the groom…
Fen can't believe he's falling for his best friend's future wife. As a hound, a wolf shifter, his duty lies with the pack. He's seen too many hounds destroyed by love, and he's sworn never to take a mate, never to have children of his own. He can't deny his desire for Raquel, but she deserves more than he can offer her.
Raquel's been raised to trust in magic, her clan and her destiny. But when a vengeful demon threatens to break out of Asgard and destroy the clan, Raquel learns she must trust in love if she is to take the future into her own hands.
Witch Bound releases today! Buy at Amazon/Barnes and Noble/Kobo/All Romance/iTunes
About the Author:
Eleri Stone was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Iowa, married her college sweetheart, and settled in the Midwest where she still lives with her husband and their three children. A lifelong fan of fantasy, she started reading romance as an adult and was instantly captivated by the strong female protagonists, character-driven storylines and guarantee of a happy-ever-after. Writing fantasy and paranormal romance, she is the author of the Lost City Shifters series (shapeshifter paranormal romance), the Twilight of the Gods series (paranormal romance based on Norse mythology) and the Spellcraft series (secondary-world fantasy romance).