Thursday, January 30, 2014

Interview with the Twins and Excerpt from the book Bond of the Lycaon Concubine Blog Tour By Talon p.s. and Princess s.o. Proud Indy-Authors


Published January 29, 2013
January 27 – February 4
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Synopsis
MF/MFM/ Paranormal Shifter/ Erotic Romance

 “So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf? Think again—”
Raina grew up with the faint memories of her grandmother’s fairytales. Tales that told her she was a part of something far greater than her lonely nomadic life gave existence to. But, when she finds she’s been among the one thing she desired most, can she let go of her more human-raising to submit to it?
Tristan has had a wild hunger for the saucy minx ever since she started working at the Hell hound Tavern. When a close call with a rival pack meant risking exposing the beast he was to Raina, he wasn’t expecting her to submit to the beast as his mate. As the Beta to the pack Alpha, Tristan can’t keep a mate to himself, but the secret she holds says otherwise.
However, keeping a Lycaon Concubine might mean leaving the pack in order to protect his Alpha, who’s status has kept a pack, 500 strong, safe for generations.




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Interview Questions:

1.      Where did the idea come from for the book?
Not a clue what sparked us on this one. Bond of the Lycaon Concubine literally started with the bar scene at the beginning, with having no other ideas at the time other than wanting a Lycaon story. The second scene we wrote out was the kiss at the fountain. It wasn’t until we created the shimmer under Raina’s arm band that we finally realized there was going to be a twist in it.
2.      What genre does your book fall under?
MF/MFM/ Paranormal Shifter/ Erotic Romance

3.      Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Wow, we had a hard enough time finding models to match what was in our heads, L Uhm… Billy Wirth (younger years} would make a great Tristan, a long haired Brad Pitt for Vashon and Raina is a toughy, So We’d have to say Jennifer Lawrence with a splash of Keira Knightley
4.      What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
“So you think you know the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf? Think again—”

 5.      Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
We are Proud Indy Authors, so yes, Bond of the Lycaon Concubine has been self-published
6.      How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Since we work on a number of different books all at once, it’s hard to give an accurate time period. But we worked on if over the span of one year, {not consistently, it sat when it was about 70% complete for a while}, when we got stumped over a few scenes that just weren’t flowing well in the story, and it wasn’t until we agreed to cut a scene that everything finally fit. Stories are funny that way.
7.      What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
For us, it was kinda like developing the non gothic Underworld of Lycaons. Book wise: somewhere between Madelaine Montague and Aline Hunter’s Alpha and Omega. And while I haven’t read them, one reader drew parallels with Sherrilyn Kenyon's WereHunters and early Anita Blakes by Laurell K Hamilton
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8.      Who or What inspired you to write this book?
We both love paranormal and sci-fi. There are absolutely no limitations of where a story can go. The trick is making the reader believe it’s actually happening. We’d read a number of books with shifters, some awesome some not so much, and we just decided it was time to put our version out in the world.  
9.      What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
That sometimes you have to stop looking at things like a human in order to give in to thing that you want to be seduced by.
Oh and you are not going to believe the twists that comes later in the second book

~~Interview was filled out by Author Princess SO with Talon’s responses in mind, posthumous.~~



EXCERPT ONE:

“Got a penny?” Raina asked pointing to the fountain ahead of them.
Tristan gave her a skeptical glance, while he fished through his pocket for a penny, “You really want to make a wish?”
“Oh, yeah.” She gave him a daringly sultry look, “I’m thinking I do.”
Tristan blinked heavily at her, taking notice of her dark expression and tone. He passed the penny to her hand, “Okay, but so’s you know, you're scaring me.”
Raina stepped up to the fountain and closed her eyes for a moment.
Tristan watched the almost dreamy expression on her face. Damn, she looked good under the moon. He’d been falling for her for some time now, but watching her now, he believed he was helplessly captured.
Her hand went up, tossing the coin into the water with a slight plunk sound. She watched the ripple spread out on the water’s surface a moment taking a deep and fitful breath before turning to face him. Seemingly waiting for something.
“So what did you wish for?”
Raina rolled her lips in a nervous gesture, stepping closer, “A kiss.” And she pushed up on her toes, bringing her lips to his.
The first touch was light as a feather, like the kiss of a ghost and he found himself haunted by his wanting of it. He leaned down to her, cautiously allowing the contact of her soft lips. Soft and tender as she pressed against his and he felt a tender warmth flow through him.
Her lips parted, but only enough to allow him a taste of her breathlike the morning dew she was, and it was gone. His breath caught in his throat watching her step back. His head swayed, surprising him. No way a single kiss should feel so sensual, but it did. His breath deepening, his hand fumbling through his pockets and procured a handful of coins, which he held them out to her with a boyish grin.

Raina laughed, she wasn’t fooled by that look. For all his intentions of looking innocent just made him look all the more like a sexy bad boy. He reminded her of one the actors from that old 80’s movie, Lost Boys, the vampire bad boy with long black hair and just as drool worthy. Or perhaps, maybe more, because Tristan had one hell of a body hiding under his shirt.
“I think I got a fifty in my wallet. Will paper money work in the fountain as well?” He joked, then again, he’d offer damn near anything to feel that kiss again.
“Gee, I don’t know.” She toed the ground in front of her, “I mean, I’m concerned I might be hurting someone else’s feelings if I accept.”
“What do you mean?” This wasn’t good. Why would she dare to kiss him if she was involved with someone else? But that didn’t make any sense either; he’d worked with her enough days of the week to know she didn’t have a boyfriend or lover of any sort. He’d watched her too often to not know.
“Well, there’s this barback I work with and he’s pretty hot, except he wears these crazy
Tristan’s mouth was over hers before she could finish her sentence. The coins in his hand spilling to the ground around their feet as he reached around to her back to pull her to him.
His tongue parting her lips to open up for him, letting him into the warm cavern of her mouth. The taste of hot, sweet honey awaited him, drew him to probe deeper, his tongue tangling with hers. He had often fantasized what it would feel like to kiss her, to taste her, but he had not dreamed it would be like this. From the moment his lips took hers, he was lost in her. Pleasure spiraled around his nerves, hunger wrapping around him, it emanated from her and licked his body with burning flames.
God, her kiss was good. And he needed to have more of it.
He stepped into her, forcing her to walk back, pushing her towards the garden wall that circled around the fountain, his hands moving around to grasp her hips and lifted her up on the wall. He pressed between her legs and she broke away from his kiss, gasping with ragged breaths that fought for air. His own lungs heaving in his chest. He was already regretting the loss of her lips. A firm hand clasping around behind her neck to pull her back to him, connecting with her, pressing his forehead to hers. He would give her only a moment longera flicker of time to catch her breath.
“So how many coins was that, you had?” She managed to ask through her panting.
“Oh hell, I got a whole jar full at home I plan to use up.” He pulled her back to him. If she had regained her breath enough to talk, then she could take his kiss again.

Author Bios

ABOUT THE TWINS:
We Came— We Saw— and then we made it sexy.

And that's pretty much how the Twins came to write Erotic Romances and Dark Fantasies. Both Talon PS and Princess SO have been writing together since they were kids, always challenging and competing with each other, and always each other's biggest supporters. After a life time of gathering experiences, and honing their story telling skills, they have finally starting putting them to novel size tales. And so far have seen 8 titles published with three more already scheduled for next year’s releases, and still another 30 something projects in the works. So have those book moments ready, as Talon always says—

"I'm about to make you wet."  ~The Twins: Talon & Prin


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2 comments:

  1. Great interview! Thank you for hosting :)

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  2. Thanks for having us as your guest!! And good luck to everyone for a chance to win a free copy of Bond Of the Lycaon Concubine!!!

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