Thursday, June 2, 2016

Interview with author T.F. Wash - Giveaway

Q ~ Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I’ve been dabbling in writing ever since I was young. I remember scribbling short stories on the inside flap of books, and then I signed them. I was practicing way back then it seemedJ But it was only several years ago that I started to take writing seriously. My inspiration is greatly influenced by two things. One, my dad is a wonderful poet and author, who is very well known in Romania, and his passion for books and stories has obviously trickled down to me. Second, I have always loved horror movies, especially anything with monsters. And even today when I sit down and plot a novel, I can’t help but add dark elements and monsters in my stories.

Q ~ What’s one habit that you have that you’d like to break?
Procrastination. I find so many things to do other than sit down and write.

Q ~ How do you think people perceive authors?
People with wild imaginations who love to tell tales.

Q ~ Do you have a favourite author? Do they influence your writing?
I have so many, but I’m going with on of my first favorites. Richard Laymon. I’ve a huge horror fan, and when I discovered Laymon’s stories, I devoured all his books. In all my books, there’s a layer of darkness :)

Q ~ How did you begin writing? Was there a single catalyst or a series of events?
I’m a plotter. Before I start writing, I usually have a story marinating in my head for a few months. As it starts to take form, I then put it on paper and create the characters, the world building, the hero and heroine’s journies. It’s a fun process, but also time consuming. I write pages and pages on the outline before I write a single word in the manuscript.

Q ~ What’s the best thing that’s happened since you began writing? The worst?
Meeting the most amazing people, both authors and readers, making the writing community just amazing.

Q ~ Do you have any writing rituals that you follow? What is your go-to snack while writing?
Yep. I always write my drafts at a café with a cup of tea. Editing is done in the afternoon with plenty of music for inspiration.

Q ~ Can you tell us a little bit about your latest release?

Cloaked in Blood is the newest book in my Wulfkin Legacy series.

CLOAKED IN BLOOD

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne . . . and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.

Marcin is just as shocked to learn he'll be matched to the enemy's daughter and the woman he's never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they're drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they're fighting for - even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.

Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they're better off as a team before it's too late?

While the book is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone-book.

Wulfkin Legacy Series
Cloaked (prequel to #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Fur (Book #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Secrecy (Book #2) – Out now
Cloaked in Blood (Book #3) – Out now
Cloaked in Christmas – End of 2016

Q ~ Have you written an outline for the Wulkin Legacies series or do you make it up as you go?
Always outline :)

Q ~ What is your process for choosing character names?
A tonne of research. Once I’ve established the character’s background and where they are from, I’ll start searching for names on baby name sites, in historical documents in a specific region where my story takes place. This takes a few days until I find the right name. When I see the right name, I just know it.

Q ~ If you were stranded on a desert island with one of your characters (from any novel you’ve written) who would you choose and why?
Enre – the hero from book 2, Cloaked in Secrecy. The guy is candy on a stick and there is never a dull moment when he’s around.

Q ~ Do you have anything in the works at the moment? Care to give us a hint about it?
Well, yes I do :) Right now I’m putting the final touches to my next Wulfkin Legacy story – Cloaked in Christmas. I wanted to share how wulfkin celebrate the festive season.

Cloaked in Christmas
– Coming out later 2016

Find out what happens when a smoking hot wulfkin who just wants a vacation, a dangerous stowaway intent on destroying the heroine’s future, and uncontrollable animalistic urges convene to wreak havoc during the holiday season! Resisting temptation is easier said than done. But fate, in the form of a furball arctic fox, might just derail matters further.

Q ~ If you could give aspiring authors one piece of advice, what would it be?
Follow your dreams and don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Publisher: Crimson Romance

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About The Author

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

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Title:  Cloaked in Blood
Series:  Wulfkin Legacies #3
Author: T.F. Walsh
Publication Date:   May 9/16 by Crimson Romance
Length:  270pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
My Rating: ★★★★★
Book Links: my reviewGoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo - Google Play

Back Cover Blurb:

The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne…and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.

Marcin is just as shocked to learn he’ll be matched to the enemy’s daughter and the woman he’s never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they’re drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they’re fighting for—even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.

Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they’re better off as a team before it’s too late?



And now, enter to win in this fantastic giveaway with author TF Walsh
Prizes include a $5 Amazon voucher & 2 swag packs (beaded bookmark, wolf laptop decal sticker, TF Walsh autograph card)
Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. 
Entries close at 11:59pm June 10/16. 
Winners will be drawn June 11/16. 
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1 comment:

  1. Loved your Q&A:) Wonderful to be on your blog:) Thanks

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