The Story Behind Savage by Kira Blakely

12 Feb 2018

By Kira Blakely

Savage is about shedding all the crappy parts of yourself and finding, and enhancing, the good underneath.

It’s about how the right woman can tame the savage beast. And about realizing that she doesn’t need to in order to be happy. That she’s got a little of the beast in her, herself – ah ha ha, excuse the pun. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

I really wanted to play with two opposites in this book, so I chose these two characters:

Beckett is scarred, he’s the savage Alpha who wants the world to bend around him, and to never bend for the world. He doesn’t take no for an answer. He doesn’t believe in concessions.

Except when it comes to her.

Olivia is his best friend’s sister. Totally off-limits, a spoiled socialite who’s basically been dumped in a pot of boiling water: her brother has just passed and left her a huge responsibility. She’s the official guardian of his two-year-old daughter, Penny.

But, there’s a problem. Beckett needs to shed his ‘party’ image or he’ll lose his job.

Olivia needs to fight to keep custody of her niece.

And if they want to achieve their goals, they’ll have to set aside their differences.

Okay, so, my favorite scene to write was when Beckett and Olivia finally get their heads out of their butts and actually do something about the way they feel. Basically, the first ‘love’ scene. It felt so real and so, so, so intense to write.

Savage isn’t just a book to me. It’s a personal emotional journey into how two people can overcome their history, their past pain, and beat a challenge together. Progress together. Isn’t that really what we’re all looking for?

Someone who’s Savage enough to fight for us and with us.

Kira Blakely is the author of the new book Savage

Connect with Kira:
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