Thursday, March 14, 2013

Diagnosis Wolf by Poppy Dennison

Literary Nymphs Interview

Title: Diagnosis Wolf (Creature Feature Anthology)
Author: Poppy Dennison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Paranormal Contemporary
Release Date: March 20, 2013

What inspired the story?
A friend gave me a random writing prompt which asked for a werewolf with a mysterious illness. I wondered what would happen if a nurse were trying to treat a werewolf, but had no idea he was actually a werewolf…and Diagnosis Wolf was born.


The darkness of the room hid his features for the most part, but Andrew could see well enough to know his patient was a very sick man. His pale skin looked ashen, and his dark hair fell in messy, sweat-dampened waves against his forehead.

No other equipment surrounded the bed, only empty spaces where monitors and IV poles normally stood. Andrew didn’t see any charts around either.

“Where are his charts?” Andrew hissed at the presumed bodyguards.

“You don’t need them.”

Andrew bristled. No Scowly, gun or not, told him how to take care of his patients. “The hell I don’t. Get me his medical files.”

Ignoring his request, Scowly snorted and sat down in the chair.

“Fine, then. Nice knowing you.” Andrew turned and stormed back to the bedroom door.

He heard a menacing growl behind him, like that of a dog ready to attack. Andrew froze and glanced over his shoulder.

“Where do you think you’re going?” Scowly marched up behind Andrew and reached for his arm.

Andrew spun out of the way. “Don’t touch me, asshole. And I’m leaving. I can’t treat this guy if I don’t have his files. Since you won’t give them to me, you’ll need to find another nurse.”
Andrew turned to leave again, and the growl sounded from behind him for the second
time. “And someone needs to get control of that dog, wherever it is.”

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 About the author

A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.

You can find out more about Poppy’s books on her website

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