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-Winston Churchill

Monday, January 28, 2013

@GoddessFish Promotions - Wolf Sirens Series by Tina Smith




Welcome to Immortality and Beyond. May I offer you a drink?

Something non alcoholic please. Witches brew sounds good.

Zar, our Zombie Butler will fetch that for you. Zar…

Thank you Zar

*Drools* while handing drink over…

*Rolling eyes* You may return to your quarters now. Please don’t mind him, sometimes he just gets so excited when we have guest authors. He’s only ever bitten somebody once, *grins*.

(Wipes drool off arm). Don’t worry I’m used to it I have a dog.

Now that we’re settled in, let’s chat. Shall we? Of course (Sips drink.) Does this have wormwood in it?

BK: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I don’t know if it’s something you are or something you chose, or a little of both. I’m an introvert who loves words, is interested by human nature and has a lot of issues, in my opinion that makes for a good writer.

BK: Please share with us how your current release came to life...
I was in a situation where my college had closed and with nothing to lose I did what I have always done, write, only I didn’t stop this time. There’s a saying that to write you need to sit at your type writer and open up a vein. I guess I came up with the idea of writing a good werewolf story in high school. I like paranormal themes and wolves and goddesses.

BK: Do you let your characters tell the story, or do you often fight with them on the direction it will take?
My characters know how they will act. I explore them. It depends on what other characters do and they react off each other. With Lila her inner involuntary urges make her behave in a way she wouldn’t have otherwise and her desire to behave that way over rides her own better judgment and changes the course of the story. So my characters direct the story. It’s very organic. I like for them to surprise me.

BK: How do you keep your writing different from all the others that write in this particular genre?
I write what I know, about feelings that I have felt. It’s the details that make each story individual because really it’s all the same few archetypes repeated a million times. I wanted to be a little unexpected. I like a few red herrings. To be a good writer is to be able to take words and place them together in a way which is different and yet describes perfectly the moment and the story you wish to convey. That is what sets you apart.

BK: Which character was your favorite to write for in this story? Why?
Lila grew throughout the story and I love that growth and the imagery it evokes. But I must admit Cres is a fav. Both Reid and Cres have a special place in my heart. I like to write about characters we wish we were or wish we knew.

Characters who don’t seem nice on the outside are sometimes the best and most loyal friends. The more damaged and yet kind in spite of it, the better. That’s what I like to explore.

BK: Tell us about the one scene you had the most fun writing…
I like the tortured bits, the bits drenched in pain. The best time I had was editing with my critique partner. We laughed and laughed when we found a mistake. Fortunately we both had the same juvenile sense of humor.

BK: If you were stranded on an island, which character in your books would you most want to be stranded with and why, and what is one thing that would be a must-have?
Without a doubt Cres. She is fierce and loyal and just. A working computer with a live internet connection, a cocktail and a reclining sun bed.

BK: Now for a little fun, tell us a bit about what your office looks like. Do you need silence to write? 
No. Noise. T.v, radio, children asking questions, dogs barking, cars zooming by, piles of paper and strange out of sequence jotted notes. You get used to what you have to work with, although I do like the night – probably because the world is quiet and I hear my thoughts. It’s a time I can do what I want uninterrupted. As long as I am not completely drained and exhausted I can write.

BK: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Think about writing. Reading. Soaping. Creating. Cooking – I like to work without recipes. It’s more thrilling. Catch a bit of reality T.v.

BK: What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?
I am a terrible speller. Sshh....

BK: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever wanted to write, or have written, even if it never reached public eyes?
I wrote a children’s book about my dog which is jumbled in a pile of notes somewhere and sometimes I think about writing a horror – but it would probably be more thriller.

BK: What is one piece of advice you can give to aspiring writers/authors?
Be true to yourself and write what you know, about something you love. Like that old saying, write what you want to read. I think there is a perception out there that writers hang out in their pajamas all day, eating cheese sandwiches. That may or may not be true :) however we also work really hard and long hours, so to work at it.

BK: What can we expect from you in the future?
More of the Wolf Sirens series. WS3 Night Fall which will be out in 2013, and maybe a fairytale novel... I have some ideas.

BK: Where can readers connect with you? Facebook, twitter and goodreads. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Tina Smith is an herbalist, dog lover, Piscean and mother with a fondness for strong female protagonists. A love of the fantasy genre and the deep exploration of dark and evocative subjects inspired Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The sequel Fever further unfolds the tale of the heroine femme fatal, on her journey in the underworld between the lands of myth and reality.

Rich, complex, and deeply fascinating. Smith’s creation stands apart from other books in the genre. Wolf Sirens has raised the bar for paranormal romance.”- Kevis Hendrickson, author of Rogue Hunter

"Smith weaves a thrilling and beautifully crafted tale that sinks its fangs in and refuses to let go."- Michael Alexander, author of The Vessel

Fever does not disappoint! Tina Smith captures her readers on the first page and leads them on a fast-paced journey full of suspense and adventure as heroine, Lila, struggles towards the truth.” - Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception

Ebook Wolf Sirens Forbidden. Discover the Legend.By Tina Smith.




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The sequel Wolf Sirens Fever. Many are Born, Few are Reborn. By Tina Smith.




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Blurb:

When Lila unwillingly moves to the country town of Shade, she can’t imagine the life-altering events that lie in wait for her. Shade has a curfew and has always been surrounded by myths. A central feature of the town is its famous statue of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, whose spirit is said to protect the innocent.

Lila falls in with a group of intriguing teenagers with luminescent eyes and soon she is drawn into the shadowlands of fantasy and reality, where destiny collides. A mysterious local girl, Cresida, warns her to stay away, but Lila is drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

Cresida knows their fatal secret and she is honour-bound to protect those who are endangered. But she underestimates Lila’s passion for the mysterious and charismatic clan of youths. Lila begins to feel a call she cannot ignore. Yet her heart is filled with vulnerable desires that begin to turn the underworld upside down, for both hunter and hunted, as she learns they have been waiting for her… Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a masterpiece of romance fantasy. 



BLURB:

Eternally Cursed to Love & Not Purely Desire…

Temperatures rise as the flames of longing still burn in the thrilling sequel to Wolf Sirens Forbidden. The legend continues. Apollo, god of deadly plague, conspires to undo his sister’s legacy. The wolves exist between two worlds, one in the town another in the forest.

Prophecy says hunters and wolves are cursed to a mutual attraction. Increasingly, each successive slayer becomes more alluring to the wolf. The predestined enemies struggle, to both resist and contain their fierce rival in a conflict powerful enough to tear two worlds apart.

A shadow has fallen over the heart lands of myth and reality. The chosen is reborn broken-hearted, in the scorching embers of grief. Devastated, Lila trains tirelessly as the assassin. She must submit to deliver justice and protect the innocent of Shade.

But is it love or revenge which motivates her?

Will the huntress or her heart prevail? Breaking away from the call of destiny and fearing betrayal, Lila makes a desperate escape in search of her lost beloved. The intensity between two ancient enemies ignites. The history of the wolf pack is revealed as devotion and desire in the underworld reaches fever pitch.

If The Bite Doesn't Get You, Then the Fever Will

Excerpt One:

We all have a path to follow. When darkness falls in the town of Shade the trees are haunted by the unnerving cry of wolves. Myths about them have been told for centuries until one thing has bled into another. The elusive creatures which lurk in the valley are said to be created in revenge for the death of a goddess by the blood of a God, raining down upon the townsmen who murdered her. The truth lies somewhere in between.

The secret hidden behind the crystal eyes of the pack is as bright as day and dark as the shadow of night. Any human who is attacked by a wolf is ravaged by a venom passed down through the ages by a wolf’s kiss, that breaks the skin. Only those strong enough to sustain its fury survive. The reborn fever under the infection as it rapidly turns back the ravages of time, or ages the very young to their prime – to live evermore frozen in eternal youth.

The bitten burn a constant temperature, which heightens before they phase at will. Under the height of a full moon they are awakened and devoured by the fire within, forever unable to free themselves from its grasp. The infected metamorphose to resemble a wolf, which stalks the woods at night, giving rise to the legends.

They are cursed to live between two irreconcilable worlds, one enigmatic existence in the forest and another in the town among us. Werewolves are strong, forsaken to live perpetually as man and beast. Their kind never feel the cold and can heal fast but the chill of death can still strike them. Like all Demi Gods they are not immortal. The greatest rate of mortality amongst them is caused by the hunters – the chosen few, selected by the goddess to protect the town from the monsters - the wolves that had kept me close but refused to change me. I had a different path, not yet clear to me. I understand now why they didn’t make me one of them. I couldn’t ignore the calling of the crescent moon.

Giveaway:

Tina will be awarding jewelry in theme of her book (wolf charms, charm bracelets etc), 3D book marks in shifter themes (Wolves, tigers, panthers etc) and Sun catchers (beaded glass and crystal) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.(this is an international giveaway). 




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10 comments:

Tina smith said...

Thanks for hosting me, I enjoyed the brew. I too am thinking of getting some servants...

BK Walker said...

You were up late, or early depending on how you look at it, :). Thank you for stopping in on your tour Tina. It was so much fun getting to know you better. I wish you the best on your tour.

BK

Rebecca Graf said...

It really sounds like you had fun writing it. :)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan said...

I enjoyed what you said about writes that can take words and although they are different can describe the moment perfectly...(Okay I paraphrased:)

But I loved that, yes, that is the challenge, and when accomplished the joy!

Wish you well on tour!

Michelle

Pit Crew

Jennifer G said...

Hello. Nice to meet you. By soaping do you mean you make soap?

Rhomy P said...

Great interview BK!

Teddy Rose said...

Great interview! I love the covers and author photo with her dog!

Tina smith said...

Yes I make soap. Goat milk and olive oil mainly, Ive done all flavours aloe vera was a hit, so was jojoba.
Thanks for all the great comments.
The interview was a little unusual but everyone haas commented on that. I am keen to have some more wormwood brew.
Thanks great responses. Made my day!

Tina Smith

Bk Walker said...

LOL Tina. I try to make it a bit fun and...well, yeah. Unusual is a great word LOL. Thanks again for chatting with us. Glad Zar didn't scare you off ;)

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