Monday, February 4, 2013

Wolf Sirens Series

Today's special guest is Tina Smith, 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.

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR


When did you first become interested in myths and legends?

When I was a kid I rewrote fairytales like Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. I have a vivid imagination. Of course as a child of the 1980’s I grew up watching NeverEnding story and stuff by Jim Henson. My favourite fairytale was puss in boots, it was clever, I used to reread it the most. As I got older I realised I like paranormal more than fantasy. But I was a late bloomer as far as realising I was a writer.

What authors influenced your work?

Jack London, Maggie Stiefvater, Stephenie Meyer, and Jeffry Eugenides. The Virgin Suicides was really dreamy and just flowed, I aspire to write like that. In Fever (WS2) I channelled his style in way, while writing in third person about the past of the pack.  I loved twilight but I needed a female protagonist with more backbone, so I created Lila.

Which creatures are you drawn to the most - both good and evil - and why?

Werewolves because vampires seem so cold. Fae are pretty sexy too. But I love my wolves. Artemis was a really cool mythical Demi Goddess who also inspired my tale.

What are you working on next?

I am in the midst of editing WS3 Night Fall, more is revealed about Tisane and her character comes full circle. I have started on WS4 and the ideas are popping, be prepared for a big bang surprise to do with Cres, that blows everything else out of the water.
Come and chat with me on facebook!
 

ABOUT THE BOOK


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


AN EXCERPT


We all have a path to follow. When darkness falls in the town of Shade the trees are haunted by the unnerving cry of wolves. Myths about them have been told for centuries until one thing has bled into another. The elusive creatures which lurk in the valley are said to be created in revenge for the death of a goddess by the blood of a God, raining down upon the townsmen who murdered her. The truth lies somewhere in between.

The secret hidden behind the crystal eyes of the pack is as bright as day and dark as the shadow of night. Any human who is attacked by a wolf is ravaged by a venom passed down through the ages by a wolf’s kiss, that breaks the skin. Only those strong enough to sustain its fury survive. The reborn fever under the infection as it rapidly turns back the ravages of time, or ages the very young to their prime – to live evermore frozen in eternal youth.

The bitten burn a constant temperature, which heightens before they phase at will. Under the height of a full moon they are awakened and devoured by the fire within, forever unable to free themselves from its grasp. The infected metamorphose to resemble a wolf, which stalks the woods at night, giving rise to the legends.

They are cursed to live between two irreconcilable worlds, one enigmatic existence in the forest and another in the town among us. Werewolves are strong, forsaken to live perpetually as man and beast. Their kind never feel the cold and can heal fast but the chill of death can still strike them. Like all Demi Gods they are not immortal. The greatest rate of mortality amongst them is caused by the hunters – the chosen few, selected by the goddess to protect the town from the monsters - the wolves that had kept me close but refused to change me. I had a different path, not yet clear to me. I understand now why they didn’t make me one of them. I couldn’t ignore the calling of the crescent moon.



WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING


 “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 

CONTACT THE AUTHOR - AND WIN A PRIZE!


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)

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



Follow the author and buy the books:


Ebook Wolf Sirens Forbidden. Discover the Legend.By Tina Smith





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




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6 comments:

Tina smith said...

Thanks for hosting me!

Regards Tina Smith

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us today, Tina! Your books sound very interesting - and I love the picture of you and your dog! Has your dog helped to inspire any of the wolf behavior you write about?

bn100 said...

How interesting you re-wrote fairytales.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catherine Lee said...

An herbalist?! How interesting. Is that your job or is it more of a personal interest? I would love to know more about the healing properties of herbs.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Tina smith said...

I study for an advanced diploma of western herbal med and naturopathy I have finished all but 5 subjects (out of 25 subjects and 8 years) and work hours in a clinic. after that I will work in a clinic. At the moment I work in a health food store as a health and wellness consultant customer service assistant.
My doggy is my happy little companion, he is a ball of love.
Thanks for the feed back.