Paranormal Romance Lovers recently had the pleasure of interviewing TF Walsh, author of the popular Wulfkin Legacy series.
The Wulfkin Legacy series is based on a shifter world filled with secrets and forbidden romances. Love has never been deadlier. Each book in the series follows two different couples and the dangers they encounter to be with their soul mate.
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Tell us about yourself.
I was born in Romania and moved to Australia at the age of eight with my family. Starting a new school in a new country was difficult since the only english word I knew was ‘blue’ for some reason. Oh, and also Tarzan. They used to show the black and white TV show over in Romania and my dad had bought me the doll when I was young. Fast forward many years, and I’m now married to a wonderful man who spoils me all the time. He’s the biggest sweetheart. I work in marketing – social media and more specifically with food bloggers.
But my real passion is writing. My stories tend to fall under paranormal romance, but they always have dark elements to them. I’m a huge horror buff so I guess it’s only natural that slips into my writing. When I’m not working or writing, I’m baking something sweet.
Can you take us through what a typical writing day looks like for you?
When I’m not working, my day goes something like this:
• Wake up and head to my treadmill with my ipad. Powerwalking and catching up on emails – multitasking!!
• After a shower and breakfast, I head to my local café. With a huge cup of tea with extra milk I settle down with my laptop and write my daily quote. Right now I’m aiming for 1500-2000 words at each session.
• I head home for lunch, then jump into edits until late afternoon. That’s when I take some time off, squeeze in some social media, and prepare dinner.
• After dinner and chillaxing with hubby, I usually try to jam another hour or two of writing. A few nights a week, I do writing sprints with my writing friends online.
What words of wisdom would you impart with your younger self if you could go back to when you were writing your first book?
Write my series ahead of time, and then launch each book one after the other. This is something I plan to do for my upcoming series.
In PNR terms, how would you classify yourself, Alpha, Beta, or Omega? And why?
Hmmm interesting question. I’d say I fall into each Alpha and Omega to some extent. I love taking charge and doing things my way, but other times, I enjoy being the one that follows the pack. The latter could have something to do with me being tired or lazy Yep, we’ve all been there.
Have you ever written in collaboration with anyone? If so, who, and how did you like the experience? If not, would you like to? Who would be your dream collaborator?
I have tried collaborating with a writer I met on a forum. We got to know each, had lots in common, and when he asked me if I’d like to write his fantasy story with him, I said yes. Now, to be put it in perspective, I was still new to writing and if I knew what I know now, I would have said no. I love writing romance, and his story was epic fantasy, which right away should have been alarm bells to me. Anyway, we worked on the story in the background for about a year, chapters going back and forth between each other, but to me I kept feeling like I was on a treadmill. Running along, but not getting anywhere. Anyway, we parted and are still great buddies. He is still working on his story and I really hope he publishes it one day.
Social media plays a big part in self-promotion, but can also be a huge time suck. What strategies (if any) do you have to maximize your time?
Oh dear, I am the worst procrastinator when it comes to social media. It doesn’t help that for my day job, I have to be online and manage a number of sites. One way I deal with this is to write at my local café as they don’t have Wi-Fi, meaning I have no choice but to write.
And now for the silly… if you were the leading lady in your favorite PNR novel, who would you be?
I really can’t go past Daciana from Cloaked in Fur. She's strong-minded, beautifully complicated, and never gives up, especially on the human who's claimed her heart; Connell. Now that is determination I respect. And one review said it perfectly:
"I love a female character who isn't a shrinking violet. She is a tough woman who goes after what she wants, and don't mind breaking the rules. I loved how brave and loyal she was to the people she loved. Only things she wanted was normalcy, humanity, and a happy life."
What’s in the works for you right now? When can we expect to see it released to the world?
I have two books coming out later this year, which I’m super excited to share.
From the Wulfkin Legacy series, I have the latest release:
CLOAKED IN CHRISTMAS (2016 Christmas release)
Cacey Varg’s decision to move herself and her daughter to Finland turned out to be a smart move. She’s been accepted into the wulfkin pack and has settled in nicely. As Christmas approaches, their life on the run draws to a close, but not before a sexy melt-your-panties stranger arrives in town, conjuring up memories of what happened the last time a stranger wandered into the last town she lived in.
Lauded for his hunting accolades as second-in-command to Europe’s most powerful wulfkin, Vincent Lyall’s spur of the moment decision to check on his ailing mother soon finds him marooned by the blizzard of the century and in dangerously close proximity to a vixen with an agenda. Resisting temptation is easier said than done. But fate, in the form of a furball arctic fox, might just derail matters further.
Find out what happens when a smoking hot wulfkin, a stowaway intent on destroying Casey’s future, and uncontrollable animalistic urges convene to wreak havoc during the holiday season!
This book is stand alone book, but will be part of a themed release with a group of super talented authors.
FATED & FORBIDDEN (DEC 6, 2016 release)
The Blood Moon is coming.
The Creators have given a dozen otherworldly beings the mission of finding their life mates in four weeks, otherwise all races will be destroyed. Worlds flattened. History wiped clear.
Fallen is the last of her kind, a Dazemu dragon-shifter, and she's been in hiding all of her life. So the Creators must have been mistaken to select her as a chosen. But now she's gotten herself kidnapped by trolls and magically bound to a shadow assassin. Time is running out for her to find a mate, capture the illusive lunatic who killed her mom, and avoid being murdered by the Queen’s guards. That is... until she discovers that the bigger danger is the guy by her side.
Saber never asked to be brought to life. But shit happens, along with his misunderstood assassination attempt on the Queen. Unless he rescues the one person who could prove his innocence, he’ll be hunted for life. When he finds himself trapped in a prison with Fallen, his day goes from bad to world shattering. The girl has a serious fire problem, and yet he can’t deny his attraction. But if he wants to prevent them both from becoming lab rats to the Kingdom, he has to convince the vixen to trust him before they both get killed.
Can you share an excerpt of your upcoming book, or recently released one?
Would love to. Here’s a tiny snippet from Cloaked in Christmas.
Vincent sprinted out of the room, faster than I’d expected someone of his size to move. I chased him, but before I got there, a tremendous crash sounded. In the living room, I discovered the Christmas tree on its side. A white fox with a steak in its mouth vanished into a tiny crevice between the fireplace and the wall.
Vincent twisted around to face me. “No holes in the walls, you say?”
I stumbled over my feet. Sweet mother of sex. My body flushed within an inferno.
I didn’t care if the fox took both steaks and the pot of chocolate milk with him. Not when Vincent stood stark naked in my living room. His towel lay behind him, tangled in the branches of the fallen Christmas tree.
Do you have anything specific that you’d like to say to your readers?
Just how in awe I am each time a reader reaches out to me to ask about my characters, my books, what they’d love to say. Even the simple thanks, is amazing. It means readers are loving the story as much I do.
How can our readers get in touch with you? Do you have a newsletter they can sign up to?
I can be easily reached on any of the sites below, or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org I love hearing from readers.
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