I’m devoting this blog to one of my Amber Quill Press paranormal romances, Beauty & the Bigfoot. It’s interesting to see how this unusual story came about….
Beauty & the Bigfoot (Yes, it’s a Bigfoot romance!) offers readers a quirky look at the legend of Bigfoot. When I told people I was writing a Bigfoot romance, they said, “You’re kidding, right?”
Nope! Maybe I watched too much “In Search Of…” as a child, but for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been interested in the strange and unusual. I write horror stories and romances, so it was only a matter of time before the two blended together.
The book started out with the premise: “What if a girl fell in love with a captured Bigfoot?” I liked the idea, but I wasn’t sure where I could take it. Later, when I was doing research for the book, (Yes, there was research involved!), I came across several historical accounts (dating back to the 1500s) of huge, hairy “wild men” living in the woods. Native American tribes have several names for Bigfoot and they took the subject seriously. After reading these stories, my imagination took over from there. (Once you read the book, you’ll see how it all ties in together.)
To get a feel for the character of Charlie (the resident cryptozoologist) I did a lot of research on Bigfoot and become an “expert” on the subject. Charlie and Tara have been surrounded by Bigfoot evidence forever, and I needed to know everything they would know about Bigfoot (size of his tracks, etc.) so I could convey it to readers in a realistic (believable) way.
Beauty & the Bigfoot was a lot of fun to write and I had a great time creating the characters. Through Tara and her eccentric father, Charlie, I was able to turn up the camp level and add in many wacky references and asides. Readers fell in love with the characters and the humor, and I’m happy to say that the book got several great reviews!
So, is Bigfoot real? Is the Patterson film a hoax? Are there Sasquatches roaming the forests of the Pacific Northwest? I don’t know for sure, but I do know that the legend continues on – with a happy ending – in Beauty & the Bigfoot.
Here’s a synopsis and a hot excerpt:
Can true love exist between the species?
Tara’s world is anything but normal. Her father is known as the resident crackpot – just because he’s on a personal mission to catch a Sasquatch. Despite all of the “Bigfoot evidence” cluttering their house, Tara never really believed in Bigfoot – until the day her father brought him home.
She affectionately names her father’s prized catch ‘Joe’ and discovers there’s something oddly familiar – and erotic – about him. With a media circus descending on her father’s ranch and a showdown brewing with the local sheriff, Tara risks her life to save Joe. When Tara finally succumbs to her animalistic urges, she learns that Joe is not exactly who – or what – he seems. Joe is more than a Sasquatch – he’s her soul mate!
The HOT Excerpt:
He squeezed her breast and a low moan escaped her throat. Every time she took a breath, all she smelled was the heady scent of flowers mixed with musk. Her body felt dizzy and heavy, like she was being drugged.
Joe licked her neck while he fondled her breasts. Her lower body throbbed, and a slick heat built between her legs. If she kept her eyes closed, she could pretend Joe was a guy she’d just met and they were out for a good time…
Part of her knew this was nine different ways of wrong, but another part of her wanted to do what came natural. It was obvious what Joe wanted, and honestly, she wanted it, too.
Tara repositioned herself so she was kneeling on either side of Joe’s hairy hips. She glanced down at his penis. It had to be at least ten inches long, and she wasn’t sure he was fully erect.
“Wow! You are a big boy, aren’t you?” Joe sniffed the air, then slipped his hand between her thighs. She shivered as he touched her. What was Joe thinking? How did he know how to do this? Right now, none of that mattered. “Yeah, that’s good. Keep going,” she whispered.
Joe swirled his finger around her wet folds, taking his time and rubbing her slowly. After a minute, he pulled his hand away and made a noise that sounded like a combination of a grunt and a growl.
She got the hint. Her body ached and pulsed, desperately needing to be filled, and Joe’s huge cock would certainly do the trick. “Did you ever have sex? Do you know what’s coming next?” She giggled at her own joke, then slowly lowered herself onto his thick shaft.
Tara moaned as her body molded and stretched around him. It had been six months since her last date, and Joe’s penis was twice the size of her last lover’s—in width and length.
The book link is: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberHeat/BeautyBigfoot.html
Here’s what reviewers had to say:
4 Coffeecups! "I thought this story was going to take a weird and strange turn when I first started reading it. A large sigh of relief escaped my lips when I discovered it to be a regular love story with an odd twist. I enjoyed this book a lot. I have always been fascinated by the idea of Bigfoot and the author heightened my curiosity by adding a hint of the Native Americans’ belief. Tara’s father, Charlie, adds a certain comedic flair to this book. His dedication to Bigfoot and not caring about public opinion won my heart. This is one story where you will laugh and sigh all in one reading."
Kimberly, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More
"An Erotic Twist on the Classic Bigfoot Tale"Having a father who is a certified Bigfoot investigator was not easy for Tara MacAllister growing up. He has been obsessed with the fictional creature for years, even claiming one lived within miles of their own place. Not believing in Bigfoot, Tara warred with her father constantly, until the day he actually brings Bigfoot home.
Feeling an instant connection to the tall, hairy creature that looked very much human, Tara is strangely not afraid around him. Deciding he needs another name besides Bigfoot, she names him "Joe". Succumbing to the desire between them, Tara learns there is more to Joe than anyone knows. What she finds under all of the hair is something more than just a legend, she finds true love.
Beauty & the Bigfoot is a thoroughly entertaining read on a classic legend, that I found enjoyable and sexy! Ms. Wilkins puts a twist on the bigfoot myth, that left me pleased with the ending. Beauty & the Bigfoot was a well thought out, erotic and downright fun read to the end! I loved Tara and her take on what is happening to her, and Joe is just a downright yummy male, even if he is a little hairy! If you are looking for a fun, erotic and entertaining read then Ms. Wilkins delivers.
Reviewed by Missy Brown – paranormalromance.org
In my next blog, I’ll share a bit (or a bite!) about Confessions of a Vampire’s Lover…