Interview and tour wide giveaway from author Eliza Gayle
Can you tell us about your latest release, Bad Kitty?
Bad Kitty is a story born from a small character that kept popping up in the black cougar stories. She wasn’t exactly a nice person so I’d never expected her character to ever become my focus.
But her life got complicated when she ended up banished to the neutral zone. A series of crazy events lands her in the arms of the very last kind of man she’d ever imagine from herself. A wolf.
Is this the start of a new series?
What makes Rafe different from the average wolf shifter?
Since I don’t write wolf shifters very much, he’s very different for me. So it was easy for me to relate with Kitty who didn’t know what to think or do with a wolf. Despite his animal DNA he ended up being a far more modern, enlightened alpha than I would have expected.
What 3 words would Rafe use to describe Kitty?
Feisty and perfectly flawed.
Was it love at first sight for these two?
It was mate lust at first sight. But facing love wasn’t that easy. It’s hard for a shifter to see clearly past the need to mate when it hits them, but then it’s the little things that shine through and make love more important.
I love a great supporting cast. What are the secondary characters like in Bad Kitty? Do you have a favorite?
There are quite a few. Rafe’s best friend Simon is in the picture a lot and his back and forth with Rafe was a lot of fun. But it’s the mysterious owner of Dark Moon, Bhric that left quite an impression on me as I wrote. I look forward to getting his story one of these days.
Would you ever date any of your shifters?
Ooh what an interesting question. I don’t think I’ve ever written a hero I wouldn’t want to spend time with. In real life, however, I am not sure how long I’d last with most of these strong willed, often overbearing alpha men before I’d want to kick them in the balls. It’d be fun to find out though.
Southern Shifters, #1
Release Date: September 10, 2013
If you think you’ve lost everything. Think again.
Kitty lost her father, her home and her clan. Clinging to what’s left of her pride, she’s forced into the neutral zone, the supposed safe haven for half-breeds and outcasts. An attack forces her to the wrong side of the treaty line and into an even more dangerous situation. Determined to greet death with the last of her dignity, she is suddenly rescued by a tall, gorgeous…wolf???
As the next alpha leader of his pack, Rafe Comyn has more than enough to handle with pack politics and precarious treaties. The last thing he needs is a pissed off feline landing in his lap, especially when her scent triggers his overwhelming drive to mate. While the daughter of a former rival is quite a conquest, she’s both forbidden and dangerous.
But as the heat of desire threatens to consume them, their differences escalate and Rafe must keep his own pack from killing the one woman he can’t live without.
Eliza Gayle is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 25 contemporary and paranormal romance books. She lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest and spends her days writing romance, wandering the beach or making faces at her husky named Nanna who begs constantly for attention.
Before her writing career began in 2006, she served in the Marine Corps and lived a life of adventure that very few women experience. After the service she stayed busy with college, marriage, the corporate world and having babies.
Until the moment she read her first erotic romance novel and everything changed. She’d finally found her niche. So after years of thinking about writing she finally grabbed her laptop and wrote.
Eliza is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
Grand Prize: $20.00 Amazon Gift Card
Runners-up: Three (3) runners-up will receive an eBook of choice from Eliza’s backlist