Interview with Rebekah Shelton

What's the story behind your latest book?
Emerald Reign shows just how far the Snow Wolves are willing to go to exact revenge. Gracey has lost the only man she loved more than her mate Stone and she will do anything to avenge his death. Gracey, Stone, and Tripp travel to New Orleans in hopes of discovering who was behind Charlotte's kidnapping and John's subsequent death. Within minutes of the three stepping into a club owned by wolves, the killing begins.
What are you working on next?
I have several writing goals for 2018. I am currently working on Emerald Anarchy as well as another stand alone book (no hints yet). I am also revising all of the Snow Wolf series and the Battle for Zarcon series. I am editing, revising, deleting parts that aren't relevant, adding what is missing, all while updating the typography of the covers.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Northeastern Ohio. As the oldest child, I frequently found the need to escape from reality and dive into someone else's world. I would sometimes read up to three books a day and had shelves upon shelves of used books bought with whatever money I could earn. Luckily, my mother supported my habit and would surprise me with boxes of books for special occasions. I would become so engrossed in what I was reading, I even let dinner burn a time or two, much to the dismay of my family.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry when I was about 18. I've never published them as they are very personal. I have included one in Emerald Aura, book 5 of The Legend of the Snow Wolves series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My fear of rejection. Plus I am a bit of a control freak. I didn't want anyone to tell me to change what I have written.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great vehicle for getting books to other retailers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing distracts me from the realities of everyday life. I love telling a story and hope my stories provide a distraction for my readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fan base is still quite small. But each one is special to me and it encourages me to keep writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read quite a few Indie Authors. Some are listed on my profile page. There are so many, I couldn't begin to list them all.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I get up each morning wondering what my characters are going to do next.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Sleeping...and working my "paying" job. Thank goodness for take-out and delivery.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Surfing through the titles and genres on Smashwords.
What do you read for pleasure?
My tastes are fairly eclectic. Crime, romance, paranormal, mysteries, a little bit of everything.
Describe your desk
Organized clutter. But most who know me would argue the use of the word "clutter".
Published 2018-03-05.
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Books by This Author

Emerald Reign
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,940. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Gracey is determined to get revenge and she does not care who dies along the way. With new powers, she is more dangerous than ever. With Stone as her willing accomplice and with equally dangerous powers, a reign of terror is about to be unleashed on the supernatural community.
The Red Wolf Chronicles (Bundled Set)
Series: The Red Wolf Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 273,890. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hooxei Bo’ooneih, aka Huxley Boone and the Red Wolf, is a bounty hunter; a lone wolf. That is until he meets Delilah, another bounty hunter with secrets of her own. Boone's life changes in a nanosecond. Follow Boone and Delilah on their adventures around the world as they hunt down serial killers, kidnappers, a myriad of miscreants, and a few supernatural beings in this action-packed trilogy.
Operation De-ICE (The Battle for Earth)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Co-Authored by Rebekah Shelton and Jeffery Shelton. Earth is being ruled by aliens. Seven months ago, General Jax Zadoorian was 2nd-in-command of ICE. But the Tarian overlord has Jax's daughter in his crosshairs. Can Jax and his rag-tag group of deserters and rebels kill Armstrong before Armstrong kills Avon and conquers the entire universe?
Battling Avon
Series: The Battle for Zarcon, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Avon and Jeremy have escaped planet Earth, but their adventure is not over. While learning more about the web of lies which encompassed their lives, they are betrayed by those they once trusted. And the battle for Zarcon is just beginning. Can they rescue the kidnaped children and overthrow the Zarcon Empire?
Emerald Nation - Divided
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,530. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sixteen-year-old Charlotte has been kidnaped. Gracey struggles to unite the Wolf community to execute a quick rescue. However, the Rudolphs now have more enemies than friends and find a nation of wolves divided along pureblood lines. Stir in a witch, shape-shifters, a few other mythical beings, along with the arrival of an illegitimate son of an Emerald City Wolf and watch everything explode.
Shielding Avon
Series: The Battle for Zarcon, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,320. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Despite Captain Jeremy Hanson's dislike for Cadet Avon Zadoorian, he has vowed to protect her. They've discovered she is the heir to the Zarcon throne and is being hunted by assorted assassins and mercenaries. Avon's Emperor Grandfather is dead and her uncle needs to present Avon's head on a pike in order to assume the crown. Can Jeremy shield Avon from the headhunters until they escape Earth?
Emerald City - The Return
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,140. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Kenzie, the heiress to the Rudolph fortune, returns to Emerald City after 20 years in hiding only to find it haunted. While working to reunite the Rudolph and Morton families so the ghosts can cross over, she falls in love with 2 men; a maniacal shape shifter and a ghost. Gracey takes on her own fight, no longer able to ignore needless killing, and revealing her strength while seeking revenge.
Red Widow
Series: The Red Wolf Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,850. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
What is Boone willing to risk to save Logan? While their personal lives are in constant turmoil and upheaval, the bounty hunters search for four military members who have disappeared in different parts of the world. Have they been kidnapped or have they banded together to execute a devious plot? Who will be the Red Widow? And will there be more than one?
Raising Avon
Series: The Battle for Zarcon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
Jeremy Hanson is a Captain in the Intergalactic Command Exchange and on the fast track to Colonel. In three months, he will get his dream job as a pilot on a battleship but first he has to complete a special assignment with the General's daughter, Avon. An easy mission you would think, but not when you put a hard-headed ambitious Captain and a spoiled rotten Cadet together.
Red Palace
Series: The Red Wolf Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,230. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Delilah is being held hostage in a Middle Eastern palace. Her fate is now in the hands of the werewolves who are not afraid to die. Believing Boone is dead, she is not certain of her future. Only Delilah's father has the power to change her destiny. Will he answer her prayers? How do Red Palaces, Russians, and werewolves fit into Delilah's past, present and future? And will Boone be a part of it?
Emerald Haven
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,780. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
With four generations of wolves living together, the struggle for power and supremacy begins. While wolf laws have changed, some wolves haven't. Survival and a happy ending are no longer a guarantee, especially while searching to find every wolf child created unethically. Not everyone wants to be saved. Some want revenge. Some want to destroy. And they do.
Red Wolf
Series: The Red Wolf Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 89,850. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
Boone is a lone wolf and bounty hunter living day to day and paycheck to paycheck. He loves the chase. He just wants to capture his prey, the most heinous of rapists, serial killers, etc., collect the reward and be home before the next full moon. Teaming up with his biggest competition, a female bounty hunter with her own secrets, his world is turned upside down; and not always in a good way.
Emerald Aura
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,010. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Daniel's soul is tortured. He believes he is incapable of loving. Doubting his purported lineage, he leaves Emerald Knoll in search of his father. He travels the country in search of the truth only to discover his entire life has been a lie. Now his soul is in danger of being stolen and his heart being broken forever. Can he find the truth? Can his soul and heart become whole again?
Emerald Garden
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,020. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(5.00)
Revenge will get you killed! But will the Emerald Knoll wolves and other wolf packs learn this lesson before more of them die? While the highly coveted 15-year-old Rayne has been rescued from the evil Alpha in Colorado, there are others who see her as a potential mate. Can the Rudolphs protect her while trying to change wolf politics and still protect themselves from eradication by their enemies?
Emerald Cove
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,580. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
As the Rudolph family continues to grow, so does their territory and their enemies. No one is safe, especially the wolf born females. One is a 15-year-old who is coveted by an evil Alpha who wants her for her alleged heritage. Will the Snow Wolves be able to save her before her 16th birthday?
Emerald Knoll
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 91,090. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(4.00)
Gracey’s father has been released from prison, but there are scores to be settled with those who have tortured and betrayed them both. While revenging the wrongs, there is love, more betrayal, marriage, resurrection, and death. Can the Snow Wolves keep their existence a secret while keeping their growing family safe from those who already know the truth? Can they find their happily ever after?
Emerald Eyes
Series: The Legend of the Snow Wolves, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 88,850. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(4.25)
Gracey hoped a trip to Africa would help her to escape her mundane life and the torture she endured daily. Her mother had been murdered in what appeared to be an animal attack. Her father was in prison for killing a man in a bar fight. While searching for her mother’s killer, she finds her soul mate and learns the truth about herself.