Last week I returned from a trip to Half Moon Pack territory -- aka the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.
While I was there I had big plans to take all these amazing photos to show you all the gorgeous real-life place that inspired me to write my best-selling Half Moon Shifters Series. Mission accomplished. Well, kinda...
|First of all, here's a snapshot from our drive through the Smoky Mountains (on our way to the cabin or something). I love driving on roads that are pretty much covered by the forest canopy, so it feels like you're going through a green tunnel.|
|A hiking trail through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is actually the most visited national park in the United States -- for good reason!|
|A peek into the forest.|
|A waterfall we encountered on our hike. It was actually bigger than it looks in this photo.|
|This has absolutely nothing to do with Jack and Mandy's world, and they're certainly not native to the Great Smoky Mountains, but while at the aquarium I got to see an arapaima (it's the long fish with the orange-y scales). I've sort of had a little bit of an obsession with this South American fish ever since I watched an episode of River Monsters about it (because yeah, I'm the kind of person who's seen every episode of River Monsters ever, lol). So I thought this was pretty cool!|
Now, I know what you're wondering at this point -- where are all the pictures of the sexy werewolves? The shape-shifting park rangers? Well, I regret to inform you that werewolves are very stealthy and probably don't spend a lot of time hanging around the public trails where I was stomping around in the rain. I did encounter a park ranger in the woods, but he didn't show any signs of being able to transform into a black bear. Sadly. However, here's the Lonely Alpha cover, which affords a pretty lovely view of Jack, if I do say so myself:
So, those are the photos I actually took. If you want to see the sort of spectacular photography that captures the true splendor of the Smokies (like I wanted to show you), check out my Smoky Mountains pinterest board. You won't regret taking a look -- the images are simply breathtaking! Ah, if only my camera hadn't crapped out...
P.S. I'll be revealing the cover of True Alpha, the second book in the Half Moon Shifters Series, very soon. My newsletter subscribers will get to see it a day before everyone else, in the June edition of my newsletter. And the cover will be dropping a huge hint about what's in store for the Half Moon Pack! ;) If you'd like to subscribe so you can be among the first to know, you can do so here.