WHEN HE’S DARK, The Olympus Pride Series, Book One

As I promised all those who contacted me about WHEN HE’S DARK, I’ve written a post that will give you the ins and outs of the upcoming Olympus Pride Series. I apologize for not doing this sooner, I just hadn’t anticipated the amount of interest that this new series would get. Thank you all so much for your interest in it!

Just to give you the brief details, it is the first in my new series and will be released April 7, 2020.

If you haven’t read the blurb, here it is:

Cat shifter Bree Dwyer doesn’t fear much. Ironically, what she fears most is the person who was put on the Earth just for her. Your true mate wasn’t supposed to be cruel and twisted; wasn’t supposed to be someone who’d never love or want to claim you. The rumors that her true mate’s dead bring her only relief. Bree’s intent on moving forward with her life and building a future with someone else. Sadly, the male she wants most is one she can never have—a hot-as-sin wolverine shifter who happens to be her boss … and the cousin of her predestined mate.

Aleksandr “Alex” Devereaux detests being bullshitted, but he’s been lying to himself for years—pretending he thinks of Bree as extended family; that he doesn’t want her so bad he aches with it; that he can’t feel himself weakening against her pull. The night they spend together changes everything. He’s done fighting himself on what he wants. Someone isn’t happy about that. Possibly the same ‘someone’ who is playing mind games with Bree, trying to scare her. They’re succeeding, because too many leads point to the possibility that the culprit could be the one person that she’s determined to believe is dead.

You can read a preview of the book here: http://www.suzannewright.co.uk/my-books/the-olympus-pride-series/

Although the Olympus Pride series is set in the same world as that of both the Phoenix Pack and Mercury Pack series, it’s not necessary to have read the latter two series in order for people to read the Olympus Pride novels.

If you have read about the wolf packs, you may remember that the pride first appeared in Madisyn and Bracken’s story, ECHOES OF FIRE, and then reappeared in Mila and Dominic’s story, UNTAMED DELIGHTS. Mila has a twin brother, Alex—he is the hero of WHEN HE’S DARK.

The pride is mostly made up of pallas cat shifters. They are, in Alex’s words, “cuteness on toast with a smattering of weird. But that overabundance of fur was nothing more than a fluffy cloak that hid the disturbing reality that they were the living embodiment of crazy.”

I had the idea of creating somewhat vicious yet terribly cute species of cat shifter, but I couldn’t ‘see’ the animal in my head. But when I read up on Pallas’ cats (I don’t include the capital ‘P’ when referring to shifters), saw how expressive they were, and witnessed how they could switch from cute to a snarling beast in a nanosecond, I knew these were the felines I needed. Observe the transformation …

Pallas’s cat (Otocolobus manul), also known as the manul.

Bree, the heroine of WHEN HE’S DARK, is a pallas cat shifter. Alex, however, is the same species as his Russian’s mother. He’s a wolverine shifter, and these guys are badass.

As Bree points out in the book, wolverines “stole, lied, gambled, and started fights over pure bullshit. … Positively fearless, they’d fight to the bitter end and were renowned for their berserker rages. You didn’t piss off a wolverine unless you had a morbid interest in being unceremoniously beaten within an inch of your life.”

Alex serves as his Alpha’s interrogator/scare tactic, since no one wants to tackle a wolverine shifter. Bree is an omega—an emotional healer. She’s not sweet or diplomatic or tactile, but she gets the job done in her ‘tough love’ way. Given that my main characters both have inner animals that sit somewhere on the insanity spectrum, you can imagine that I had a lot of fun writing this book.

A few people have asked me if Bree featured in any of my other series. No, she’s a newbie. I initially didn’t have a character like her in mind for Alex, but she sprung to life in my head and refused to go anywhere, so I went with it.

Characters from the Phoenix Pack and Mercury Pack novels will make appearances throughout the Olympus Pride series. Some will have short cameos while some will have a ‘part,’ shall we say. You’ll get to see how the kids are getting along since, in terms of the timeline, WHEN HE’S DARK begin shortly after the eight-years-later epilogues in UNTAMED DELIGHTS and SHARDS OF FROST.

I can’t say for sure how many books in total I’ll write for the Olympus Pride series. I plan to write novels for the Alpha’s sons and daughter—Tate, Luke, and Elle. It’s possible that I’ll write more, I’m not certain yet.

WHEN HE’S DARK will initially be released on e-book. The paperback version will follow sometime in April 2020. I’m not sure when the audio book will be available; I’ll keep you posted on that. The novel will be released in France at some point—I’ve spoken briefly with my French publisher about it—I don’t yet have a release date, though. I’ll post it when I have it.

I’ll be putting a media kit together for WHEN HE’S DARK and will post it on my website soon for anyone interested.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. If you have any queries about the series that I haven’t addressed here, please feel free to email me at suzanne_e_wright@live.co.uk

Take care everyone!

S 🙂

Pre-order Links:






By | 2020-02-15T11:43:39+00:00 February 15th, 2020|


  1. Amanda 15th February 2020 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    Dear Suzanne,

    Just a quick question, are you considering writing anything more to do with the Mink??

    • Suzanne Wright 15th February 2020 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Amanda, oh I’m not done with my mink shifters 🙂

  2. Alexis 16th February 2020 at 4:49 am - Reply

    I need you to understand that I was only able to read your last two books when they released because you made it clear there was a spinoff to come. I just hate coming to the end of a series and tend to put off read that last book for as long as I can. And yes for me that is a credit to the incredible writing of the author.

    I can’t wait to read When He’s Dark!

    Oh question. Do we get to learn how Alex is getting on to Phoenix pack territory??

    • Suzanne Wright 16th February 2020 at 11:06 am - Reply

      There’s simply no way of keeping a wolverine out of anywhere they want to go – they’ll always find a way inside. Each time the pack fixes whatever opening he found in the their defences, Alex finds another. That’s just how the wolverine shifters roll 🙂

  3. eden 16th February 2020 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Would you consider giving the phoenix and mercury kids their own books/ integrate them into this book series by them finding their mates maybe? ps love your books. pps. are considering giving cane and cassidy their own book cause that would be awesome.

  4. eden 16th February 2020 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Hey Suzanne.

    Huge fan of your books. I have a question though. Would you consider giving The phoenix and mercury pack kids their own books?

    • Suzanne Wright 17th February 2020 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Hi Eden, it’s something I’m considering, but I don’t have any definite plans, so I can’t say for sure 🙂

  5. Tatiana 19th February 2020 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Suzanne,
    I have been a fan for many years. I was wondering will there be any more novels for the deep in your veins series.

    • Suzanne Wright 20th February 2020 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Tatiana, yes there will be, I don’t have any release dates yet, though 🙂

  6. Jennie Elliott 26th February 2020 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Hi Suzanne. I have a question about Cain. You had some hints in some of the Mercury pack series about how everyone thinks that him and Cassie are True Mates. Will we have a book about him any time soon?

  7. Jennie Elliott 27th February 2020 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Well never mind. I guess I should have waited till I finished Shards of Frost. They were mated in the end. Still would like to see the story of that though. But I am really looking forward to all the stories of there children.

    • Suzanne Wright 28th February 2020 at 11:49 am - Reply

      Hi Jennie, I don’t have any current plans to give Cain and Cassidy a book — I’m working on a few other projects right now. If I did give them a story, it would likely be a novella (40k words) and may only be from Cassidy’s POV. His head was a very uncomfortable place to be in at times

  8. Octavia 22nd March 2020 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    I just love your books. I can’t wait to read When He’s Dark. Hope you do the novella about Cassidy and Cain. Feel like they have a story to tell. Like more of her origin and Cain claiming her. Thanks for writing.🌹💓

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Octavia, I’ve decided against doing a story for Cain and Cassidy, sorry – it just wouldn’t work. I’ve wrote a little about why on my FAQ page here on the website if you’d like to read it

  9. Johanna Karlsson 7th April 2020 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Will this book and/or Shards of frost be made into audiobooks?

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Yes, When He’s Dark is coming 21st July, and Shards of Frost will be released 30th June

  10. Amy Mainali 25th April 2020 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Hey, looks like there is no audiobook for this book? Are you planning to release audiobook for this any time in future?

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Hi Amy, it will be released July 21, 2020

  11. Laura 25th April 2020 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Hi Suzanne, I love all your books. Although I like to listen to them instead of read them. I was disappointed When he’s dark was not yet available as an audiobook, but I also still can’t find Shards of frost as an audiobook. I did read both as that was the only format available and they were outstanding, but I’d still go back and listen if both was available in audiobook format. My eyesight is not the best and audiobooks keep the romance addiction feed. Everything you write always leaves me wanting to come back for more, checking for the next series and release dates. I’m totally hooked on all your books. I’m also really looking forward to Levi’s story.

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Laura, thanks so much for taking a chance on my books. Both When He’s Dark and Shards of Frost will be released this year on audio. WHD is coming 21st July. SoF is coming 30th June

  12. Ayla 27th April 2020 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Hello. I would just like to ask if there is a chance for bear shifters to appear more, not just as a “bad guys” but maybe as a mate of someone? I thought about it and I think it would be interesting to see how it would go. Maybe bear shifter for Elle?

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Ayla, I’m really not sure yet. I just go with whatever comes into my head next – what that will be is anyone’s guess

  13. Cheryl Abbott 18th May 2020 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Hi Suzanne. I was also wondering about Cain and Cassidy as well as Kye. I have finished and have enjoyed the kindle of the first olympus pride and look forward to the audible. So I am one of your avid fans, and agree that Stephen King is awesome.

    • admin 22nd May 2020 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      Hi Cheryl, thanks so much for reading my books. The answers to your questions are here on my website on my FAQ page.

Leave A Comment