MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR T.F. WALSH♥️
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
T.F. Walsh. All my books fall under either Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My latest story is titled, Cloaked in Sorcery. While this book is part of the Wulfkin Legacy series, it is a stand alone book, like all the stories in this series.
I was born in Transylvania, Romania and moved to Australia at the age of eight, but I’ve always been fascinated with my homeland, and in particular the legends revolving around the Dracula myths and his castles. I wanted to write a Halloween story about my pack of werewolves, so what better place than in the world famous, Dracula’s castle in Brasov, Romania.
Here’s what Cloaked in Sorcery is about:
Halloween night means spells, spooks, and soul mates in this sexy wolf-shifter novella from a USA TODAY bestselling author.
Kalin Asen wants to be the best fortune-teller at the infamous Bran Castle in Transylvania this Halloween. It should be a no-brainer…until she crosses paths with a sexy Russian wulfkin who just might be her soul mate. But no way in hell would her fate lie with someone who wants her pack dead. Her mission morphs into a single focus: ignore her uncontrollable urges and stay alive.
As the commander of the Russian wulfkin army, Axe Vuk takes seriously his assignment to get Bran Castle’s ownership signed over to his alpha. But considering the building isn’t actually for sale, he engages a witch to hex everyone into losing their inhibitions in hopes of getting the owner to accept his offer. Then he meets Kalin, and it’s impossible to tell if his growing attraction is a result of the spell or whether she is truly his mate.
When the night takes a deadly turn and his team loses control of their inner wolves, it’s a race against time to stop them from chomping down on every human in the castle. Will Kalin and Axe survive long enough to discover the truth behind their primal passions?
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I grew up listening to bedtime Romanian stories that could only be compared to the Brothers Grimm tales, and ever since then folklore and mythology has fascinated me. These influences have trickled into my stories, especially anything to do with monsters and things that go bump in the night.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
For Cloaked in Sorcery, I watched a lot of videos of people walking through the Bran castle so I could see exactly what it looked like inside. I also read about the history of the castle and how it changed from owner to owner, along with the modifications they made to the place. Many modern features had been added to the castle—from an elevator to a mechanized system to deliver five o’clock tea to a queen who’d once lived on the premises.
Can you tell me about your Series?
The Wulfkin Legacy series follows a Transylvanian werewolf pack and their transition as their pack comes under siege, as they find love. Each story follows a different pack member and how they find their fated mate. The series in summary is:
Love has never been deadlier. A wulfkin world built on secrets and forbidden love.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
I really struggle with this as I love them all, but if I had to chose, I’m going to say Cloaked in Fur. It was the first book I write years ago and started the whole series. It still holds a special place in my heart.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Well actually, no. When I first wrote Cloaked in Fur, it was meant as a standalone book. But after seeing how much readers loved the story and wanted to hear more about the other characters in the series, I worked on a plan to bring them all their own stories.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I work part time at a day job and write every other moment I have J When I have day to myself, my schedule involves getting up early to go for a walk, then I head off to my local café and spend a few hours writing. This is my time to be creative and just let my story flow. Once I arrive home, I do an hour of book marketing, and then I dive into editing the stories I’ve written, getting them reading for my editors and release dates.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
This year I released a new series – Hell Unleashed series. It follows a band of demon bounty hunters and their pursuit in keeping the streets clean while losing their hearts. But nothing ever goes smoothly.
A half-demon dating a demon hunter… she’s asking for danger.
Book 1 – Demon’s Fever
Book 2 – Demon’s Mark
Right now, I’m working on a special edition for Christmas called Possess Me Under The Mistletoe. I hope to release it in the coming weeks. It will be a fun demon romance with a spinkling of the festive season.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Extremely. I spent hours trying to find the right name. For me, I know the right name when I see it, so I search through dozens of name sites and history sites until I find something that resonates with each character, along with their background and culture.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Plotting. I’m a huge plotter, but sometimes sitting with a blank piece of paper and having to come up with a completely new world and characters and events is daunting J
What’s the best thing about being an author?
The amazing other authors and readers I’ve met along my journey. It is incredible how many terrific people I have met because of my writings and I wouldn’t swap that for anything in the world.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Living in Hawaii and writing full time LOL
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Never give up and start networking with other authors as early as you can.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
Yes. I never respond to them as I feel it’s the reviewers’ perspective and they are expressing how they feel. It’s not up to me to question their perception.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Here’s a snippet from Cloaked in Sorcery:
Alarm bells rang in my head. I was face to face with a strange wulfkin in Transylvanian territory. My wolf pressed against my chest, groaning for release, to teach this intruder a thing or two about flirting . . .
Wait, what? Steady down, girl. He’s the enemy.
Then why did he smell so musky and delicious? And why was he with a human female? The pair emerged from the shadows, the torchlight hitting his piercing golden wolf eyes surrounded by thick lashes. He had the kind of face that would stop anyone in their tracks. Rich brown hair, shorter at the back, with longer strands draped across his brow. Add in his strong and defined face, the perfect ripe lips and . . . Damn, he was insanely handsome.
“Who are you?” My words came out soft, almost purring. I tried again, coaxing the stronger wulfkin side of me. My attention dipped to his long leather coat, which gave him height but did nothing to conceal his wide shoulders. This wulfkin reminded me of Enre in size, and even his stance was that of a warrior. Ready to battle.
“What are you doing in our territory?” I managed to ask.
The stranger turned to the blond beauty by his side, who wore the brightest red lipstick. Naturally arched eyebrows, blue irises, and high cheekbones added to her attractiveness. The wulfkin mumbled something to her, and I caught the words “check on them.”
The human stared at him longingly, as if she might burst into tears from losing a lover. Just like that, my initial excitement deflated. This was insane. As a wulfkin, I had to protect our land from intruders, not swoon over them. But his scent kept fogging my mind.
When the blonde left his side, she offered me a glare and strolled out of sight behind me.
I returned my attention to the sexy wulfkin and found him prowling close, his hands in the pockets of his jacket, his gaze swallowing me. He stood taller than me by half a foot at least. I chewed on my lower lip, my legs wobbling beneath me. Rational thinking flew on the wind as I pictured myself tasting his lips, having him take his coat off so I could see how big he was—his chest, of course, not his package . . . Goddess, my face was on fire!
He stopped alongside me, glancing down at me.
A part of me trembled—not because he was the enemy, though that should have been reason enough, but because an inferno had awakened my libido. What was wrong with me?
The wulfkin’s warmth folded around me. My wolf shoved against me, and my gut tingled to high hell, as if I’d collapse any moment from the sensation rattling my core.
His eyes twinkled as he leaned closer and said, “My head’s telling me to toss you over the wall. But my wolf’s demanding I devour you.” His voice grew deep and raspy, sending my blood south so fast, I rocked on my feet. He had me at devour.
Cloaked in Sorcery is now available for Preorder:
Where can readers go to discover more about you and your books?
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/tfwalsh
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Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️