Thursday, July 24, 2008

Thursday Thirteen -- Teresa D'Amario

Thirteen things about
Tigress by the Tail



Within every breed of creature lies a subspecies where evolution took an odd turn. In the darkness hides a world where animal and man are one.



Man and Beast.


Beast and Man.


Together, their hearts reign.An unknown war has been fought in the city streets, and Man is no longer the strongest predator.For in city jungles, The Beast has won.


Lance is a Wizard. He’s not a great wizard, but he’s all right. Descended from a long line of wizards, his brothers taunt him for being slow to learn. And as the youngest, it’s his due course to accept such teasing. Life is good, and normal. For a wizard that is.

Cassie is a Shifter. A tigress to be exact. Raised by her father after her mother’s death she’s as well adjusted as any shifter can be, and still live in the human world, hiding who and what she is.

Bliss comes to a screeching halt the night Satanists kidnap Cassie and her best friend to use as sacrifices to bring forth their Dark Lord. When Cassie literally collides into Lance, she begs him to help them escape their captors, despite the dangers. The couple work together to save the life of Cassie’s friend, only to discover a shocking passion driving them closer together at a time when both should be devastated. But when Lance overhears Cassie’s father threaten his life, he heads for the hills. Cassie follows, determined to clear up the confusion. But evil is still afoot and Cassie is taken by a secret government organization dedicated to the eradication of all things magick. Is Lance willing to put his life on the line for a woman he believes is out to kill him? Especially when he realizes the organization that’s taken her, is the one he works for?

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A week ago a read an awesome shifter story. My first ever paranormal shifter story. Teresa D'Amario is an talented writer. She brought to life a cast of characters that I was sure I was going to scoff at. I was pleasantly suprised.

If you've never read a shifter story, never read anything by Teresa, you must give it a try! You will be on the edge of your seat from page one through to the end.

Lucky me! I contacted Teresa and she agreed to do an interview for my Thursday Thirteen. So...without further ado. 13 things about Ms. D'Amario and her newest book, Tigress by the Tail, available through All Romance eBooks by Tease Publishing

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1. What is Lance's most admirable [lovable...and I don't mean his looks, although a picture would be nice too] quality?

His bravery, or insanity, depending on how you look at it. He's not afraid of Cassie, though any sane man should be!

Photobucket Mmmm. Okay.

2. Heroines today are ultra strong and independent. What quality in Cassie makes her weak?

Cassie has a major fear of losing herself to the beast, which is tested to the extreme in this book.

3. How long did it take you to finish this novel?

It took about 4 months total.

4. What's your favorite thing to do on a cool summer evening?

Sit out on my deck and count the stars, cuddling with hubby and the 2 dogs.

5. So, you slaved over the creation of this novel for weeks, months... are you the type of author who worries over how good it is? or do you take it all in stride?

Oh yes, I am deathly worried about whether this is good enough.

6. I was really impressed with your bad 'guys'. When you created them, who did you have in mind?

Nobody in particular really. There are two distinct separate factions in this book, and the first one is every scary movie I ever watched. LOL. The second hasn't been revealed fully. We have the one villain who is an underling, but the major one is not revealed here, but will be in future books.

7. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

The amount of wood that woodchucks would chuck on a given day varies greatly with the individual woodchuck. If he is tired, he may not chuck as much wood as he would on a good day. However, it stands to reason that if a woodchuck could chuck wood, he would chuck approximately 700 pounds. Ok, I admit it, I found that answer at raptureready.com

9. So, you've got brothers, you've got friends. I loved how your characters interacted with each other. Of all of your secondary characters, whom is your favorite?

Logan is probably the favorite of my secondary characters with Tigress By the Tail. I had to work hard to keep him from "stealing the show." He's a true alpha male comfortable in his own skin.

10. What was your greatest fear as a child and has that influenced your writing today?

I would say anonymity. Like Cassie, I have myself to fight, more than anything else. I was raised to be seen and not heard.... that leaves you with this sense you are more invisible than visible.

11. If you were a shifter, what animal would be?

Tigress, which is probably why I chose the tigress for Cassie. It's one powerful, aggressive beast. One everyone fears and respects.

12. Your first two books are connected. Can we expect another book to sequel The Tigress?

Possibly. Tigress is not a direct sequel to SheWolf, though they are definitely connected. There are no specific crossover characters, though if you have read SheWolf, you will recognize a few names at one point. I plan on a sequel to SheWolf next, but do have thoughts about bringing Logan out of his self imposed darkness.

13. Who is your absolute favorite Romance Diva with the nickname IrishBetty?

Gee... I don't know. I think uhm. ahh. No, I must be getting confused. Who's blog is this again? LOL Just kidding. Hi Betty! (waving). Thanks so much for having me!!!!

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This was definitely one of the best books I've read in a long time. It is also, by far, the best epublished book I've ever read. Thank you Teresa for coming here and typing with me.



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21 comments:

  1. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for the heads up! Happy TT!

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  2. Very kewl interview with a very kewl author. Thanks! Happy T13!

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  3. Betty! Thanks so much for the wonderful kudos! And thanks everyone for your kind words! I'll pop in from time to time to see "whasssup!" :D

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  4. Great interview! Happy Thursday! *hugs*

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  5. I love both the hero picture and the book cover.

    Cool way to do an interview.

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  6. Awesome interview. I love that hero.

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  7. Happy T13! I love your list today very cool and interesting. I have seen a lot of Teresa around lately and I'm going to have to check out her books. Hope to see you at my 11th edition about Catherine Anderson at Talk About My Favorite Authors blog.

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  8. Thanks ladies, yes the book cover is awesome. When searching for promotional/marketing material I found that picture and just HAD to have it. He's almost exactly how I pictured Lance. Hot eh? :)

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  9. Sounds great!

    *hugs*
    Paige

    My TT is at http://paigetylertheauthor.blogspot.com/

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  10. FOUR months!! Dang... I wish I could finish and polish a novel in four months. I wrote one in a month for NaNo, but it took more than a year before I felt it was ready for anyone to read it! LOL...

    What's your secret?

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  11. LOL Mysti - secret's easy - I type fast..... no seriously, I type 105-110 wpm, so the actual writing takes very little time. I also work alot during nite hours, losing alot of sleep.

    Usually the story line is well set in my head, scenes included, by the end of chapter 3, so it's just a matter of pounding it out, which i do very quickly, then spruce up afterward. :D

    Paige! HI! LTNS. Hope all is well for you!

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  12. just told my hubby about this, he's always on the look out for a good book from that genre... thanks for stopping by my site, that comfy bluejean layout kept me up all night, it's supposed to look better than that :(

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  13. Thanks for stopping by! I hope my Commandments did not scare you off.

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  14. It sounds like exactly my kind of book. I'll have to check it out.

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  15. Trust me when I say that my little Irish girl is right. You will never be disappointed in a D'Amario book. I have read both of them and am anxiously rubbingmy hands together in anticipation of the next. Now I am simply waiting for the books to make their way to print so I can take down the sign on my bookshelf that says reserved for Teresa D'Amario books. ;)

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  16. I know! seriously. I haven't read SheWolf, but I will. This one was intense. I liked it.

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  17. That was a most unique Thursday Thirteen and I so enjoyed the glimpses into the book. I love reading and am always looking for recommendations. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  18. Thanks guys! This has been so much fun! Betty, you're a doll!

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  19. This is the second Blog about Teresa! I am very excited to read these books. Sounds like she is an amazing writer and person. Can't wait to give it a shot!

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  20. Hmm, Tigress, sounds enteresting.

    Happy TT.

    Janice~

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