Tuesday, December 4, 2012

J.D. Tyler Blog Tour



I would like to welcome the wonderful J.D. Tyler, author of the Alpha Pack Series. She has been kind enough to take the time out to do an interview with us.

For those of you who don't know J.D. here is a little about her:

 
J.D. Tyler is an award-winning, multi-published author who writes for New American Library under three pseudonyms. Whether this is due to an overdose of ambition or a multiple personality affliction, she’ll never tell.
J.D. writes dark, sexy paranormal romance and has a huge thing for shifters, vampires, the Fae, and just about everything else that goes bump and grind in the night. She can’t get enough of those dangerous supernatural heroes, and the fun of creating her own was just too much temptation to resist… so she didn’t. J.D. doesn’t do self-denial.
When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. She lives in Texas with her two teenagers.
 Connect with J.D. :  Facebook  Twitter


1.      What inspired you to write your first book? 

In 2001, I realized that I was starting to become unhappy in my job teaching public school. (A thankless crap job that I endured for 16 years. My hat’s off to you teachers for sticking with it!) One Saturday I literally woke up and said to myself, “Is this it? Is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life?” I had always wanted to write books, adult fiction to be exact.
Suddenly the truth was like a bolt of lightning—if I wanted to do this, I had to start now. Right that second. It would likely take me years to become published, so I had to get serious. I did indeed get serious, writing my first and second books before I joined Romance Writers of America and my local chapter, Dallas Area Romance Authors. Almost 6 years after I started writing, I sold my first book!
Now I write full-time, and I have the best career in the world. If I want to have lunch with friends, I can. If I have a doctor’s appointment, I don’t have to donate a kidney to get off work. If my kids need me, I’m available. I couldn’t ask for more!

2. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 

My challenge lies in pacing myself, writing a little each day. Sometimes that’s hard to do when life keeps getting in the way.


3. How do you come up with the titles? 

I try to choose a title that catches readers’ attention and is meaningful to what the story is about. For the Alpha Pack series, each title is a play on the hero’s name, which I like.


4. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

In BLACK MOON (available today!) I might draw out the final battle scene a bit longer. But overall, I’m very pleased with how it turned out.


5. What books have most influenced your life most? 

I’m not sure about influencing my life, but as far as influencing my desire to write I’d have to name Stephen King, Victoria Holt, Johanna Lindsey, and Shirlee Busbee. I devoured their books by the armloads!

6. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? 

There are several, such as Miranda Neville who is new to me and I’m dying to read! But my TBR pile is out of control right now. I’m sure I’ll try one of her historical romances soon!

7. What book are you reading now? 

I’m reading THE SEVEN WONDERS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE by Glenn Beck and Dr. Keith Ablow. Very empowering reading!

8. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I’d like to tell them what’s up next:
BLACK MOON is available today, December 4, and I’m so excited! Here’s the blurb:
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…
Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant’s life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them—one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard.
With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen’s mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen’s child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all…

Next up in the series is HUNTER’S HEART, the 4th installment in the Alpha Pack series. (Due to be released in late summer/fall 2013) This is Ryon Hunter’s story, and while I don’t have back cover copy yet to share, I can tell readers that 1) A big secret will be revealed involving the Alpha Pack, regarding a question posed back in PRIMAL LAW and 2) this is a “predator” story. It explores the question—what if one of Malik’s and Dr. Gene Bowman’s test subjects, an innocent human man, was an experiment gone wrong and accidentally got unleashed on the world when the labs were destroyed? Can Ryon, Ryon’s mate Daria, and the Pack save this man inside the creature? They’d better hope so. Because the most dangerous predator is the one you can’t see coming…
In spring of 2013, my Sugarland Blue series that centers on the Sugarland, Tennessee Police Department (written as Jo Davis) launches with the novella ARMED AND DANGEROUS in April. The next month, in May 2013 is the first book, SWORN TO PROTECT. Both the novella and full-length book feature the popular Detective Shane Ford, who first appeared in my Firefighters of Station Five series! 
After that, I have two more books under contract—the 5th Alpha Pack book, character and story to be announced, and the 2nd Sugarland Blue book, tentative title HOT PURSUIT (could change). HOT PURSUIT is slated to be Detective Taylor Kayne’s story. Taylor is Shane’s partner in Homicide.

Thank you so much J.D. for stopping by!!! I am so excited for Black Moon!!!!

If you haven't read any of the books check them out!


PRIMAL LAW, Alpha Pack #1 


Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers tasked with eliminating the most dangerous predators in the world. But the gift of their abilities comes at a price…
After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight—and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who reawakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.
On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule—because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive… 

 
BLACK MAGIC, An ALPHA PACK novella #1.5 


An original Alpha Pack novella featuring the sexy sorcerer and panther shifter Kalen Black… Recruited by the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black is still very much a lone wolf. But when a paranormal creature threatens the life of Dr. Mackenzie Grant, Kalen must use all of his abilities to rescue her. This brush with death excites a passion between them, and after a night of intense pleasure, Kalen leaves Mac with a mysterious gift that just might save her life again.…


 





SAVAGE AWAKENING, Alpha Pack #2,


A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for... After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair--and a spine of solid steel. LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah's recovery. Still, she can't help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has--however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric's life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she's willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.


BLACK MOON, Alpha Pack #3
Publication Date: December 4, 2012 


Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant's life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them--one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard. With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen's mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen's child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all... 





Monday, October 29, 2012

Jacquelyn Frank Forbidden Blog Tour (giveaway)

I was so excited when I was asked to be apart of this tour! Jacquelyn is my ALL TIME favorite author. So you can imagine when I signed onto this tour there was some squeeeeeeing lol. There was even more when I was told that she would do an interview.

But before we start with that let me introduce you to Jacquelyn for those who don't know her (Have you been hiding under a rock?):


New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank is an old and decrepit 44 years old. She can’t remember shit, loves her eight cats to the point of lunacy, and lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. She prides herself on being a crazy cat lady in the making (if not having already succeeded) and spends her free time rescuing teeny tiny kittens barely big enough to fill the inside of a toilet paper roll. You can watch for upcoming projects at www.jacquelynfrank.com or you can write to her at jackifrankwrites@gmail.com. If you’re writing her to complain about something, make sure you finish the book before you do ;) She loves to mess with your head.

You can also find Jacki on:


Now for the interview:

 
Cynthia: What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while meeting a fan?

Jacki: I was suffering from a bad dose of the flu. I was vomiting the whole way to the signing…and then had a barf bucket under the table the whole time just in case. Does that count??

Cynthia: Yea I would say that counts. :(

Cynthia: Do any of your cat's personalities remind you of any of your characters?

Jacki: I have several who own the names of the characters. Damien and Nicodemous, both who are no longer with me. Jacob. Jake that is. Leo…who you will meet in this book.

Cynthia: I am also a huge cat lover... do you have a limit of how many cats you will take in?

Jacki: Umm. No. I have 41 at one time here this summer…ahhh kitten season!

Cynthia: What is the silliest thing that you have written in a rough draft and ended up editing out?

Jacki: Everyone getting super powers like the stinkin’ Power Rangers. Luckily my girlfriend talked me down from the ledge.

Cynthia: I am so glad she did lol. I couldn't imagine everyone with a power.

Cynthia: What is the weirdest dream you have ever had that gave you an idea of a storyline?

Jacki: Have you read Jacob? Or any of my books? They all come from weird dreams. 

Cynthia: LMAO!

Cynthia: What is one thing you would like to tell your fans that you have never told them?

Jacki: I am secretly addicted to Downton Abbey. Le Sigh. Oh, and Grey’s Anatomy. I have seen EVERY SINGLE EPISODE. EVER. From day one.

Thank you so much Jacki for taking time to answer my questions! Also, Thank you for all of the wonderful stories you have brought us. Words can not describe my gratitude!!!


 
Forbidden 

Publication Date:  October 30, 2012

Preorder Now:

From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.
 
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.
 
When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.


 Forever 

(The World of Nightwalkers #2)


Publication Date:  March 26, 2013

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After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, the Egyptian queen Hatshepsut.

While Menes is obsessed with finding the perfect vessel for his queen, Jackson cannot stop thinking about Dr. Marissa Anderson, the gorgeous precinct shrink who keeps pushing him to confront his grief over the loss of his K-9 partner. But what Marissa really arouses most in Jackson is intense desire, which is exactly what Menes is looking for. To fight a great enemy, pharaoh and queen must join; but to host Hatshepsut, Marissa will first have to die. Fate has given Jackson a profound choice: save Marissa from Menes’ plan or keep an entire species from the brink of extinction.

*Fanning self* Hot damn those are some HOT covers!!

 Now for a giveaway! Oh how I wish I could keep this for myself.
Jacquelyn would like to give 1 person a copy of Forbidden... did I mention it's signed! Oh, and International!!!

All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below.
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Jacquelyn Frank's FORBIDDEN Blog Tour

October 21 - Under The Covers -  http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.ca/

October 22 - I Smell Sheep - http://ismellsheep.blogspot.com/

October 23 - Vampire Werewolves & Fairies Oh My - http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/

October 24 - RCJReZine - http://rcjrezineblog.blogspot.com/

October 25 - Close Encounters with the Night Kind - http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com/

October 26 - Riverina Romantics - http://riverinaromantics.blogspot.com/

October 26 - Cocktails & Books - http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/

October 27 - Reading Between The Wines - http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/

October 27 - The Reading Cafe - http://thereadingcafe.com/

October 28 - Book Monster Reviews - http://bookmonsterreviews.blogspot.com/  & 
           LITERAL ADDICTIONhttp://www.literaladdiction.com/ 


October 29 - Book Reader Addict - http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/

October 30 - United by Books -  http://unitedbybooks.blogspot.com/

October 31 - Book Lovin' Mamas - http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com// 

November 1 - Grave Tells - http://gravetells.com/

November 2 - My Keeper Shelf - http://mykeepershelf.blogspot.com/

November 5 - Paranormal Haven - http://www.paranormalhaven.com/

November  6 - Romancing The Book - http://www.romancing-the-book.com/

November 7 - Books-N-Kisses - http://www.books-n-kisses.com/

November 9 - The Book Nympho - http://thebooknympho.blogspot.com

November 10 - Reading on the Wild Side - http://readingonthewildside.blogspot.com/