It's release day of my new novella, My Pregnant Boyfriend. My editor suggested that male pregnancy stories were popular but authors seemed to have a difficult time with writing such a story line, but being the outgoing, open minded person that I am I thought "Why not?"
Of course, I had to think a believable reason how a man might get pregnant. I didn't even think of the alien way (my friend Jacey Holbrand came up with a fabulous story about that! Look out for Breeding Seth sometime soon from Evernight.). Instead, I turned to a shifter story, with the idea that nature always finds a way to survive. Nature adapts, changes, so I thought, why wouldn't it do the same with animals?
I began to research extinct animal races and came across an interesting species called Homotherium. They were a type of scimitar toothed cat (saber tooth) that died out abruptly about ten thousand years ago, about the same time that humans began to cultivate the land. I thought that was an interesting coincidence. Also, it's rare to find full skeletons of the cats. My imagination soared.
I came up with Peter, on the run from a hunter, and the last of his kind. Instead of fighting, he's learned to run and hide, but the hunter is relentless and hunts him almost to the point of death. He's saved by Ethan, a cougar shifter, and the two find an instant attraction.
I had a wonderful time writing My Pregnant Boyfriend. I'm interested in writing more mpreg stories so any feedback would be great!
Ethan Rushton can’t believe his eyes when he discovers the type of shifter of shifter he’s saved from a hunter. The long incisors hanging out the mouth, the sloped hindquarters…it’s a saber tooth cat come to life.
Peter Neren’s been running his whole life. For ten thousand years his species has been a secret but now he is the last of his kind. He doesn’t know if he can trust Ethan, but he’s got to try because it’s time to take a stand.
Their attraction is instant, and once they act on their passions nature has found a way to ensure the survival of the species…leaving Peter pregnant. He will do anything to protect his unborn cub, and so will Ethan, even if that means becoming bait to hunt down the man trying to kill them both.