Publication Order of Grey Wolves Books
|Prince of Wolves||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blood Rites||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Just One Drop||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Out Of The Dark||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Beyond the Veil||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Fate and Fury||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sacrifice of Love||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Luna of Mine||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Piercing Silence||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Den of Sorrows||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Burning Claw||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Elfin Books
|Elfin||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rapture||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Surrender||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Gypsy Healers Books
|Into the Fae||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Wolf of Stone||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Jewel of Darkness||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Dream Makers Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Born in Fort Smith, the second largest city in Arkansas in America’s south east, popular teen fantasy author Quinn Loftis refers to herself as a former “military brat”. She married at 19 and trained as a nurse, a field which she worked in for six years, before deciding to write almost full time and considering herself a professional writer. Today, she’s the successfully self-published novelist behind several series of books, most of which fit the description of paranormal romance geared for teenaged, and predominantly girl, readers. An extremely voracious reader from her early childhood, in several FAQs and online interviews, Loftis remembers often writing poems in grade school and winning acknowledgement for her words, even then.
Never having gone the traditional route of getting her writing published, assessed and marketed by a professional publishing outfit, Loftis is a child of modern computer technology; and from the get go, she gravitated toward the idea of self-publishing, supported as it is by the industry of e-books, kindle and audiobooks in particular and the internet in general. She’s never looked back and today boasts being able to play a convincing role in financially supporting her family – she and her husband have two small sons, a dog and a cat – on the proceeds of her writing. She doesn’t only write for a living, but works as a Licensed Practical Nurse for two days a week in an Endocrinology firm.
Enjoying a fairly catholic taste in literature which veers between the work of authors such as Jane Austen and that of J.K. Rowling, Loftis attended just one year of college, because she was unsure as to which direction she wanted to take in her professional life after completing her high schooling in Texas, but she comments that she benefited enormously from the characteristic instability of home life as a child of the military – she recalls having moved home every three years until she was 12 years old and then having spent time on a cattle farm, with her parents and an ailing grandmother. The farm was a context in which she had immediate and glorious access to the rough and tumble, the discipline and beauty of the outdoors and where she grew up getting to do things such as attend to heifers and take horses to market. The beautiful freedom of the area and the time gave her the space and context, the experiences and diversity to find herself and to realize and tease out the dreams for her future that she wanted to nurture.
In several interviews on her blog and with the books-focused media, Quinn Loftis fondly remembers always having had a real love and fascination for the unexplainable mystery of the paranormal and all its creative possibilities, and she began writing about it for teen readers on a spur of the moment, one day. This resulted in her first novel, Prince of Wolves, which she e-published in June of 2011. Garnering lots of interesting comments, criticism and encouragement from her lay readers and professional reviewers, Prince of Wolves turned out to be the very first book in her Grey Wolves series.
Prince of Wolves introduces Jacque Pierce, Jennifer Adams and Sally Morgan. They’re ordinary teenage girls who go to high school and live in the small town of Coldspring in Texas, which has a tiny population and Civil War history credentials. When a new boy moves into the area, becoming Jacque’s neighbor, their interests are piqued. When he proves to be extremely good looking, tall and with dark hair slung casually over his forehead, they can’t wait to meet him, but feel a bit shy. When they discover that he is named something as exotic as Fane Lupei, their hearts are aflutter. And it gets even more exciting: when they discover that not only is he foreign: he’s an exchange student from Romania, but he’s rather mysterious too, they all fall quite a bit in love with the idea of him. Will he choose one of them? Will love happen? Little do they know that Fane is not an ordinary young man at all. Rather, he hails from the werewolf culture. But wait, there’s more. Real love and teenage fantasy plays a significant role in the unfolding narrative of Prince of Wolves, but so does a whole world of Romanian werewolf history in the sleepy Texas town. Prince of Wolves became the first of a series of seven novels, which, Quinn Loftis fans argue, should be read in order so that you can retain the flow of the tale. Each book is also a bit of a cliffhanger.
Blood Rites is the second book in the Grey Wolf series. Published a few months after Prince of Wolves, in November 2011, it takes the story further, bringing Jacque’s mother into the mix and the notion of alpha males and DNA matches. Informing and educating the reader about the history of werewolves and courtesies in the culture that honours alpha males, this story takes the love affair between Fane and Jacque further, but keeps you on edge for the next book in the series.
Modelled on the ideas propagated in teen series of novels such as Rowling’s Harry Potter books or Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, Quinn Loftis’s stories are, by all accounts of her many young fans, funny and quirky in their sense of dialogue, but fleshed out in the sense of mystery they espouse. Acknowledging the wonder of teen romance, they’re novels about chemical love rather than explicit sex and the characters exist within a basically moral framework sparkled by a sense of possibility. And yes, life and death issues are central to the tales, which are designed to keep you turning pages until the very end.
Loftis writes cogently about how she loves her own characters and has great fun in writing them – a characteristic which her online reviewers celebrate in their engagement with the characters as though they were real people they know, or characters in a TV series. While Loftis’s work hasn’t yet seen light of day in the TV or film industries, it is the kind of material which would lend itself well to ‘chick flick’ material.Book Series In Order » Authors » Quinn Loftis