Thursday, January 13, 2011

Celebrating A New M/M/M Shifter Release For Cheryl Dragon

Today we're celebrating the release of TAKEN BY THE PACK by Cheryl Dragon - book one in the Phases Series with Resplendence Publishing.

A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance or suspenseful mainstream paranormals. Never at a loss for ideas, there are plenty of stories in her brain waiting to be written. Her two favorites book settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans...where anything can happen!

Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat. By day she crunches & analyzes numbers as an Assistant Controller for a division of a large international conglomerate which leaves the creative juices free for her erotic romance and paranormal suspense novels.


TAKEN BY THE PACK - Phases: Book One by Cheryl Dragon

Danny loves Alaska, but it doesn't seem to love him back. The full Wolf Moon sparkles over Fairbanks, but he's alone for those long nights. He wants to come out of the closet and date, but his frail family might implode. All he wants is the right man in his bed.

Brandon and Justin are lovers and wolf shifters native to Alaska. They're out to protect their way of life, and sometimes that means extreme measures. When Danny's brother proposes aerial wolf hunting, Danny enters their sights. Danny was the closet case in high school, and now, he'll be their sex toy. The shifter pair is ready to do whatever it takes to stop the hunting and maybe add a sexy human man to their pack.


WIN - Leave a question for Cheryl Dragon today at her Cyber Launch Party and get your name in the hat for an awesome tote bag completely stuffed with Cheryl Dragon goodies - including a t-shirt and mouse pad!!! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Morning Cheryl and Happy Release Day!!!

    Your release is the first book in the Phases Series - Tell us abou this new series and how the books will connect.

    And tell us a bit about the new book and how the story came to be.

    Hope the book is another bestseller for you!

  2. HAPPY RELEASE DAY! i so love your books and this one sounds amazing and i cant wait to read it.

  3. Congratulations on the new release and series.

    Will all the books in this series be m/m and take place in AK?

  4. Congratulations Cheryl!
    I'm a huge, huge fan! I can't wait to read this book, it sounds amazingly hot! I would love to win this.

  5. holy moly!!! :) this is my kind of book. Adding it to my TBR list.

    Congrats on the release Cheryl

    How many books are you hoping will be in the series?


  6. Taken By The Pack deals with an intriguing storyline and has me interested in this series. I look forward to reading this story along with the rest of the Phases Series.

  7. Hey Cheryl - just noticed that your December release FLY BOYS is on the bestseller list over at ARe!!!

    Super congrats!!

  8. Super Congrats Cheryl on the new release!!!

    Sandy B.

  9. Congrats Cheryl! Looks like and sounds like an awesome book! I even read the excerpt and it has me craving more. The cover is really cool and I know most of the time authors don't have much of a say with the covers but did you picture this type of cover when you wrote the story? Is the golden tones of the people significant? Is the guy that's mostly golden but also flesh colored Danny?

    jessangil at gmail dot com

  10. congrats on your newest release, Cheryl!
    it sounds sooo interesting and hot and I can't wait to read more about them!! and the excerpt - oh wow, don't know what to say about it...
    wish you all the best, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  11. Happy Release Day - this looks like a VERY HOT series.

  12. Happy Release Day! Another scorching series by one of my new fav authors. Thanks to Authorisland for introducing us. Anne took my question. I guess we will have to wait & see.

    1_trouble (at) msn (dot) com

  13. Thanks everyone for the nice comments:)

    The phases series has a ton of great authors. I'm lucky I got in! Brynn Paulin, Bronwywn Green (sorry , I spell her name wrong!) to name a couple. We all get 2 books. So you'll get a phase book EVERY month in 2011.

    My other month is Nov---FYI.

    All the stories are Menage and shifter. That's all I can say. Not everyone will be m/m but I'm sure plenty of them will contain m/m.

    So that's a start....let me see what else you want to know;)


  14. Location...nope no limits on location either. This one is alaska because I wanted to explore the topic of aerial wolf hunting and alaska is ideal for wolves and hunters. plus you get the long long alaskan nights.....

    but the phase books can take place anywhere. My november one will be set in the great state of Nevada!


  15. The cover. Great question!

    For 99% of my releases, I have a great deal of input and I get to veto if I really hate something. Resplendence is great that way:)

    However, since there are 12 books, 6 authors in the series....they wanted a consistent look. So they put our head cover artist on the job and you'll probably see a format consistency overall. I didn't have much control on this one.

    The golden skin isn't part of the book. I'm not sure if that's to reflect the shifter aspect, though the wolf gives it away...but it looks awesome! So I'm enjoying the three hot men on the cover.


  16. This story sounds so steamy and intriguing. I'm ssssoooo adding this to my tbr mountain. I love menage stories and have been enjoying the m/m genre for a long time and was wondering.....what draws you to writing in the m/m genre?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  17. m/m is fun because its men and feelings. and its raw and being emotional and loving with each other. It's so hot!!

    I love putting it in my menage stories too. a woman gets more than one guy...and then gets to watch them!!

    m/m/m was a bit tricky. that's A LOT of testoterone in one room. and no woman to mellow it out.

    but m/m and menage+ are my favorite genres so I have a lot of fun in my writing:)


  18. OH man this is awesome. I can't believe this! Wow!!!!

    Okay my question: What's under your bed?

    I mean with all these m/m/m/m around here and shifters... humm... I think you must have a party underneath there! =) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  19. Congrats on the new release. Can't wait to read it.

    Did you have a playlist/specific song that you listened to for inspiration while writing this book?


  20. absolutely love this genre, congratulations and thanks for the great giveaway ;)

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  22. Congratulations on your new release it sounds like a great read.

  23. Oh wow...this one sounds amazingly hot!!! What drives you to write erotica? I know this is a loaded questions but I have always wondered that with you and other erotica authors...

  24. Love reading the answers to the questions. I've been wondering if any of the male characters in your books resemble any male friends you have in real life? Or did you just make their personalities up in your mind.

  25. Hi Cheryl and Author Island folks, like DeNita!

    So, a question for do you keep all that testosterone I mean, how do you keep all those men in line?

    Your books rock!



  26. Congratulations on the new release! I am adding this book to my TBB list.

  27. I forgot to leave my email...