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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Interview and Giveaway with author J.D. Tyler
Make sure you keep reading after the interview to learn how you can win your choice of any one book from the Alpha Pack Series (Primal Law, Savage Awakening, or Black Moon)
What makes the shifters in your Alpha Pack series different from other in the paranormal genre?
What makes the Alpha Pack different is that they are a military-style unit founded by a group of former Navy SEALs who were turned into shifters after being attacked by rogues in Afghanistan. Each Pack member has a Psy ability as well, such as the ability to see the past or future, move objects or start fires with his mind, teleport, heal injuries, etc. The Pack’s job is to protect citizens from the most dangerous human and non-human predators in the world. It’s a premise I hadn’t seen in other paranormal series, and I love writing their stories!
Can you tell us a little about your latest release, Black Moon?
I’d love to! Sorcerer/Necromancer/panther shifter Kalen Black is battling an evil Unseelie, trying to resist being seduced to the dark side. 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…
What sets Kalen Black apart from his pack mates?
Kalen has walked alone for most of his life, and longs for a place to call home and people who love him. Even when the Pack takes him in, he doesn’t trust that he’s finally found what he’s been searching for. It will take a lot of love and faith in himself to pull him back from the edge of evil.
What 3 words would you use to describe Mackenzie Grant?
Pregnant (with Kalen’s child)
Determined (to wrest him from Malik, save him)
Afraid (for her baby and her mate)
Is it love at first sight for these two?
Ever since Kalen and Mackenzie first saw each other in the Pack’s cafeteria in PRIMAL LAW, they’ve been attracted, unable to stay away from each other. I knew right away that they would be mates.
If your characters were real, would you want to date one of your heroes?
Ooh, I would be all over one of them—but how on earth would I choose which one?! If I wanted a bad boy who would rock my world, I might pick Aric Savage (SAVAGE AWAKENING). He’s a delicious, snarky bad-boy redhead with a cutting, sarcastic wit. He’s one of my favorite characters to write, too.
If Black Moon came with a warning label, what would it say?
WARNING: May cause fever, heart palpitations, and an uncontrollable urge to dress in black leather and wield a really big staff.
What can we expect to see from you in 2013?
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.
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.
J.D. is giving away a paperback copy of one of her Alpha Pack books (winner's choice). This is open internationally and the winner will be announced on December 15th. Read our giveaway policy before entering.
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