Monday, July 22, 2013

Outcast Redeemed Troupes by Nikki Prince and Shyla Colt

Today Nikki and I are talking about outcasts. What is about a man, or woman who stands on the outside looking in that intrigues us? Given, they’re mysterious, misunderstood, and a little warped. Which leaves us wanting to know their back story and the rocky road that shaped them, but the well written ones also possess that spark of goodness and deep buried desire to be happy and find the place they belong. For me if that place means with their mate, it’s even better. Perhaps because it goes back to that age old belief that love heals out. Now when I say heals all I don’t mean their meeting makes all the bad things go away.

I mean this one person digs in their heels and drags the walking wounded into the light, kicking, screaming, and falling more in love with them by the second. I get goose bumps just thinking about it. * shivers. We all want to experience that kind of loyalty in our lives, and know that our past does not define who we will be or are at this point in time. I think the outcast redeemed at its’ core is about second chances, growth, and an epic struggle where the person in question comes out on top, and I think that makes for one hell of a story!

I {Nikki} think that part of the intrigue of an outcast is that a lot of people feel like outcasts themselves and they want to see the underdog as it were triumph. We also love to see that despite struggles someone can rise above those struggles and find love and whatever else they need.

Our heroine and hero are both outcasts in their own way. Sanura is an outcast within herself because she knows that the fate the pride has for her isn’t the one that she was meant to live. Rafael is the most obvious outcast because he has been turned away from the pride under false pretenses.

Sanura and Rafael come together to try and remedy the wrongs that happened to not only Rafael but the wrongs that would be committed if their mutual enemy Logan Morrissey manages to have his way.

Sanura Bast is willing to risk everything to keep her Pride of Pumas safe from Logan’s scheme to sell their land off to the highest bidder, including masquerading as his fiancĂ©e. After almost a year playing a role that disgusts her, she gets the intangible proof she’s been looking for. Desperate to end the charade, she turns to her ally, Rafael.
Banished for losing his control with a human, Rafael’s been looking for a way back to his Pride and to Sanura ever since. The woman set his blood on fire before she was old enough to accept what he wanted from her. Together they plot to stop Logan before he becomes chief, and now she has the proof they need to save her Pride. With that goal in sight, Rafael is ready to take what’s always been his and claim Sanura as his own.

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Nikki Prince is a mother of two, who’s always had a dream to be a published author in the romance genre. Her passion lies in raising her children as readers, gaming, cooking, reading and her writing. Her mother can now breathe easy about the child who used to get in trouble because she was hiding books everywhere and reading when it wasn’t appropriate.
Nikki’s a multi-published author with several epublishing houses. She loves to write Interracial romances in all genres, but wants to let everyone know to not box her in, because there is always room for growth.
Nikki’s also a member of Romance Writers of America National chapter ( and OCC/RWA local chapter ( and is a member of the board as Co-Programs Director.  She is also a member of the online chapter Passionate Ink RWA.
Twitter: @Authornprince

Shyla’s Author Bio
Told once ‘You have to be an author, then you’re craziness becomes eccentrics’, Shyla Colt has always been in love with the written word and possessed a desire to write. Named after Super Girl in the comics, she often mistakes her mortality for super hero status. So, she holds many hats, Mother, Marine Wife, and writer are her top three. Writing allows her to explore new venues, face her demons, and touch others. A huge practitioner of paying it forward, and putting in what you want to get out, she hopes to inspire, enlighten, move, and entertain you with her work. Mixing humor, drama, and strong women, often with a paranormal element, she continues to soldier ahead in the writing field. One of her favorite things is talking to fans. If you’d like to learn more or just drop a line, please check her out at
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Kiru Taye said...

I like outcast stories because they're usually fighting against the grain. Congrats to both of you!

Sassy Shyla said...

Thanks Kiru! It's so true. The best underdog victories come from fighting against the grain.