Category Archives: Carina Press

Heroes You (Kind Of) Hate to Love


Well, okay, let’s be honest. We do enjoy our villains. The broken hero, the guy who needs some serious redemption. But I knew I had some serious work to do when two of my beta readers said, “Jack Oxford? He’s the hero of book #3?” Calling It, book #1 in the series, centers on Nate […]

First-Page Critique: Secrets in a Small Town


Meant to be a sneak peek into a Carina editor’s brain, and critiqued by a different editor each month, we’re going to post these first-page critiques monthly as long as authors are willing to let us use their work and people remain interested. The idea here is to give you a quick insight into how […]

Top 5 Exercises My Heroine Uses to Chase Eagles


My heroine in Drawn to the Wolves, Kate Ballard, chases after an eagle in the opening chapter. She wants to get a better view of it once it lands in order to sketch it. She runs through the woods to keep up with it, and the hero later wonders just how a human can do […]

Five Real Places to Visit in the White Mountains


In Wolf Summer, when Callie says “Day hikes followed by drinking beers around Sam’s fire pit were more her speed,” well, let’s just say she and I have that in common. I leave the real outdoorsy stuff to my mother-in-law, who is a mountain-climbing badass. I am…not. So what does my version of a perfect […]

Five Fun Facts about the North American Gray Wolf


Wolves used to roam the entire United States. With their gray and brown fur and bushy tails, they hunted in small packs of six to eight wolves and co-existed with the Native Americans. There were a million wolves roaming the US, from Florida to Washington to Texas. Teddy Roosevelt pushed for the eradication of wolves […]