UTC After Dark: Laurann Dohner and Kele Moon

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We are closing out our featured authors this paranormal week with a duo of two ladies that are favorite authors here at UTC.  Laurann Dohner and Kele Moon have teamed up to bring us a new paranormal romance series and the first book CLAIMED just recently came out!  Let’s welcome them to Under the Covers.

When writing with another author, what are some of the added perks as opposed to writing alone?

There are! The writing process can often times be lonely. It’s just you with your characters, but writing together, it makes it more exciting. Sharing scenes back and forth. Plotting together. Discussing the characters. The team effort makes it exciting.

What is the writing process like between you two?

Kele: It actually depends on the book, but with the one we’re currently working on Desmon’s story (Book 2 of Nightwind) it’s sort of a back and forth. One of us will write a scene, the other will edit, and then we’ll trade off. . .

Laurann: It’s a lot of fun and we get to bounce ideas off each other to make the book the best it can be.

Tell us more about CLAIMED and what readers can expect from this book?

Claimed is an erotic romance novella that introduces readers into the world of the Nightwind pack. . . A group of shifters who are strong, loyal and more than a little wild. As the series progresses their problems grow, but so does the unique ties that bind them together as a pack.

In this story, Brandi, a human, is attacked by werewolves and chased through the woods. She thinks they’re going to kill her until Jason, an enforcer wolf for the Nightwind pack, shows up and saves her.

Jason has some issues with humans. His father was one and left before he was born, but he finds Brandi too tempting to resist.

What would you say is each other’s biggest strength?

Kele: I’d say Laurann’s biggest strength is her fast paced, well thought-out, always exciting plot lines. Plus, she’s particularly gifted with writing amazing openings. I’ve never read a boring opening from her. . . From that point she just sucks the readers in and makes them buckle up for the ride.

Laurann: Kele can make me cry with things she writes…in a good way. She writes in-depth characters that make me feel so much!

What is it about writing paranormal romance that you love the most?

Kele: For me, I think the freedom it allows. I write a lot of contemporary romance, particularly mafia contemporary romance and the world is very set in stone. It requires tons and tons of research. In contrast, building worlds in paranormal is very freeing and fun for me.

Laurann: I love vampires, shifters, and everything else that goes bump in the night so writing about them just makes me happy.

What’s the last book you read and loved?

Kele: Oh Dear Lord. . .I have to admit I don’t have time to read much. I recently re-read all of Laurann’s New Species when she re-released them. It had been a long time for me since I read them the first time, and I was struck by how much I still adored the characters. Especially Justice. . .I have a real thing for Justice!

Laurann: I just power read Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls series.

What can we expect next from each of you (or together)?

Together, we’re working on the next Nightwind book. This one is going to be longer as we dive deep into the life of alpha wolf Desmon Nightwind.

Kele: I’m also working on wrapping up my next Untamed Hearts Book, The Enforcer’s Revenge.

Laurann: I work on different books in the series I have. I’m working on the next New Species book, a Cyborg Seduction book, and a Mating Heat series book.

Thanks so much for stopping by and we can’t wait for everyone to read CLAIMED!


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[new-release title=”Claimed” author=”Kele Moon”]



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About Kele Moon

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.

About Laurann Dohner

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

I'm a full time wife, mother, and author. I've been lucky enough to have spent over two decades with the love of my life and look forward to many, many more years with Mr. Laurann. I'm addicted to iced coffee, the occasional candy bar (or two), and trying to get at least five hours of sleep at night.

I love to write all kinds of stories. I think the best part about writing is the fact that real life is always uncertain, always tossing things at us that we have no control over, but when your write you can make sure there's always a happy ending. I love that about being an author. My favorite part is when I sit down at my computer desk, put on my headphones to listen to loud music to block out everything around me, so I can create worlds in front of me.

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Sophia Rose

Well this is nice. 🙂 I didn’t realize these two great authors were partnering. I’ll have to check out the new Nightwind series.


Great interview! Looking forward to reading Claimed


I read the first new species book and had some problems with it…but maybe with the two authors it might be better for me

Amy R

Sounds really good, I’ve added the book to my wishlist.