Monday, February 11, 2013

Book Tour: Wolf Sirens Series by Tina Smith Interview & Giveaway


Wolf Sirens Series

by Tina Smith 

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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
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INTERVIEW:

 1) Where did you get the idea for the novel?

When I was in high school I read a werewolf novel and I liked it but I thought I could do something that could take it to a whole new level with the addition of myth love and goddesses. Ten years later I saw twilight and I thought that’s what I want to do. I read Shiver by Maggie Steifvater after I had completed a draft of Wolf Sirens and I knew I was writing what I wanted to read. 

2) Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? 
I didn’t come up with the title until I was just about finished my first draft. I was playing around with words a lot and after a few days it just came to me.

3) Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
I have always loved fairytales and romance and that developed into a love of paranormal romance. I like the idea that the only limitation is your imagination, it’s infinite. The artist in me desires that freedom and opportunity the genre offers. Paranormal doesn’t discriminate, readers of all ages love it and everyone can relate to the themes, because it is a metaphor for life. 

4) Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? 
People telling me they loved, loved my work and positive ratings. Nothing beats that. Well not thus far anyway.
5) What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
Raven Boys and 50 Shades of Grey, before that I caught up with some Amanda Hocking. 

6) What is your writing process?
I come up with some cool ideas, develop some awesome characters and let them lose. I explore their issues. I write about what inspires me about them. I put myself in their shoes. I have a vague story line but things just hit me and I enjoy the surprise of going – “that’s excellent!”. I like a few red herrings and to be able take the reader on the unexpected road. Later I usually go back into certain areas and work in more dialogue and more poetic phrases, usually from my note book. Then I really polish the beginning. 
 
7) At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 
When I sign a book I like to say something, life is pretty boring so I take the risk, if I can’t come up with anything I ask the reader. 

8) What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I have a sense of humor (shocking I know which is quite juvenile and I like dark satire. But I will admit I need to be in the right mood.

9) How do you react to a bad review?
I had an incident where a friend of mine rubbished my book to my face. That really hurt. Since then I actually haven’t had many bad reviews (bar one) – anything after having someone in your home doing an impersonation of the green eyed monster, is nothing to worry about. Take the high road.

10) How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I felt happy and thanked my mum :D and then started working on my second one.

EXCERPT:

The sun shone in the windows downstairs. Clean skinned, I descended the staircase in the silence, dressed in my grass-stained, ripped, thinning jeans and a clean singlet top, my dark hair soaking the material. The air was warm, it was late summer. The sounds of birds singing and fluttering in the birch and sycamore trees outside the kitchen screen door told of a fine day. Buds bloomed on the purple Agapanthus. I opened the fridge and made breakfast, surrendering to the hunger in my deprived stomach. I needed to keep my strength up.

Chewing my cereal with little appetite, I could feel that my nose had dried up; the sharp pain in my throat had subsided completely. The horrible dread, though, dragged through me still like the hands of death raking down my skin. The nightmare feeling of reality was worse than a dream, torturing me. I had to localize this feeling… and then I caught her scent.

When I turned around in the kitchen, Cresida was there. I had smelt her shiny olive skin. I knew I had waited for this opportunity.

“Teach me…everything,” I said dully, turning back to the sink.

“You look better,” she commented. Apprehension kissed her tone. I wasn’t to be trusted anymore - hence the missing bullets.

I turned again and stared at her, my lip curled. I knew what she meant. My skin was pale and glowing and the ghostly grey was gone from under my eyes, which glistened a clear green/blue hue. A stranger’s face had looked back at me from the bathroom mirror this morning, with pale smooth, luminescent skin. I had awoken as her or had she awoken as me? Any evidence of pain and sorrow was not apparent from the outside. I now donned the huntress’s shell. My hands were her hands now. She had become me.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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

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




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GIVEAWAY:

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

The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

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  2. Thanks for hosting me!!
    I love the soft blue background.

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  3. Nice writing process.

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