Meet Adrian, the wolf shifter hero of my upcoming paranormal romance Apollo’s Priestess! Born to non-shifter parents in Dacia (modern-day Romania), he was abandoned as a pup after his first accidental shift. Fortunately, he was rescued by Lada, the Slavic goddess of love and beauty, and raised as her own.
Once he became of age, Adrian was put to work by his adoptive mother’s godly house. In his wolf form, he marches between all the religious sites within his territory on a daily basis, ensuring they are well-maintained and that the priests are looking after the common people. That all changes, however, when Lada assigns him a new, special quest: rescue a former priestess of Apollo from her Roman masters, and bring her home.
Adrian is a simple, straightforward sort of fellow. He honors the gods, sees to his duties, and is especially protective of those who have been treated unjustly. A skilled tracker, hunter, and survivalist, he can adapt and thrive in just about any setting, and speaks numerous regional dialects, including Greek and some Latin. He tends to think of others before himself, though he does consider himself, a shifter, better than humans.
After years of living as a lone wolf, Adrian wears a hardened exterior until you are fortunate enough to be considered a friend. Friends, and his fated mate, will see that he is kind, outspoken, and playful.
His shifted form is an enormous black wolf; onlookers sometimes confuse him with a bear. When he isn’t serving the gods, he tends to his garden, his livestock, and his beehives.