Howdy Paige! It is with real pleasure that I can welcome you to The Delighted Reader today. I was so taken with the first book in your X-Ops series that I almost did myself an injury to grab up its sequel- and your latest- Her Lone Wolf.
It’s a brisk day out so let’s get cozy beside the fire. Do you have a favorite hot drink and cookie that you would enjoy on a crisp fall day? I’m in the mood for some Mexican Hot Cocoa and Jam Thumbprint cookies at the moment.
If I’m out and about, I like to stop in at Starbucks for a Grande, No-Fat Hot Chocolate, No-Whip, but if I’m at home and feel like I want something warm, I usually head for a nice cup of decaf Chai tea. It’s very relaxing and tasty.
As far as cookies go, I have to admit to a complete lack of the baking gene (also a complete lack of cooking, cleaning, or organizing genes as well) so when I want cookies, I tend to buy them from Cheryls.com (you can get them on QVC, too!). They have a great collection of seasonal cookie packages. You can even get them on auto-delivery from QVC, so you never have to run out. Is that a terrible thing to admit? Nope, not at all. I’m not exactly Suzie Homemaker myself. I’ll have to check out Cheryl’s.
Is my soft George Winston’s Autumn okay to have playing in the background while we talk? I know music can be a distraction for some. What about you? Do you like writing with music on? If so, what were you listening to while writing Her Lone Wolf?
I do my best writing with my iPod buds shoved in my ears, so I’m fine with your music. I tend to have a rather eclectic taste in music and have everything from 70’s dance music, techno, hip hop, country (but only if it borders on pop) rock, and pop—anything with a good beat. If you’ve ever seen me at a convention, you know I love to boogie, so if it’s a song you can dance to, I like it. Erm um, two left feet here. I could do people an injury so I’ll just leave you to it.
Speaking of Her Lone Wolf, share with us five reasons we should run out and get this book as soon as we can?
- You get to see that the hero Clayne Buchanan does indeed have a sensitive side. We women love a rough, tough guy with a sensitive side, right? Surely we do.
- You get to see what (or who?) happened in the past to make Clayne so rough around the edges.
- You get to see how Clayne hangs up a phone when he’s decided that the conversation is over. I know I’ve got you picturing that one! I’ve got an idea after running across the intense man in the last book. Haha!
- You get more tantalizing glimpses into the shadowy secrets of the DCO that will leave you wondering just who the heck the good guys really are in this place.
- You get lots of smoking hot action between the torn-up sheets (lots of other fabric getting torn-up as well…I’m sure your imagination is working overtime now) plus more action-packed suspense than one person can handle without hyperventilating.
Should I continue? Nope, that’ll work. Need a sip of cool water now.
Danica and Clayne, your heroine and hero, knew each other before and are now being brought back together. If they were being interviewed here, what would they say about each other’s best and worst traits?
Danica would say that Clayne’s worst trait is his lack of impulse control issue. It tends to get them into a lot of trouble. On the other hand, his best trait is…his lack of impulse control! It tends to get them out of a lot of trouble as well.
Clayne—being Clayne—would likely make a comment about which part of Danica’s body he finds most interesting. But then she’d give him a look and he’d admit that her best trait is being able to see the person inside of him that no one else sees. As to her worst trait, that would likely be her steadfast refusal to let him punch people out for being stupid and wasting his time.
What a pair!
Your characters belong to an elite fighting force and are professionals at their craft. You’re not afraid to put them into an action scene. Did your research lead you to Google or are you an action movie junkie?
Hubby is retired military and he helps me with lots of my action sequences. He’s good at coming up with those tense, action-packed scenes, for which I’m very grateful. Of course, he uses Google a lot, but also pulls up a lot of old military field manuals, to make sure he gets the technical details right. Now, that’s rather convenient. And fab to have a research partner in-house.
Question from Paige: What do the readers think about action sequences? Do you get caught up in the excitement and the adventure, or skim it just to “get back to the story?”
I love ‘awwww’ moments or scenes that just stick with me. I know this is your book, but is there a certain scene that you just sat back and relished?
Oh you’ll know this scene the moment you read it, but there’s the moment when Danica finally reveals why she had to leave Clayne all those years ago. I promise the reader your emotions will run the gamut from crying in disbelief, screaming in anger, to moaning with desire. Trust me…it’s a crazy good scene. J I read the book and I know the scene you mean. BINGO! I responded as you predicted.
*doorbell* That would be my ‘worthy of being a romance hero’ UPS man delivering my copy of Her Lone Wolf. Excuse me for a moment. *Sophia rushes back in as she tears open mailer and distractedly asks final question while petting pretty cover of Danica and Clayne* Soooo, what’s up next? Any new writing projects you want to share with our readers?
Right now I am one busy little bunny.
Besides all the promo I’m doing for HER LONE WOLF, but I’m also getting ready to do the promo for a special free novella from X-OPS called HER SECRET AGENT. It gives the readers a peak behind the scenes of the very beginnings of the DCO. You get to see a younger John Loughlin, the Director of the DCO, getting to know a certain foxy shifter extremely well. It’ll be available on the 2nd of December from Sourcebooks. Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE?! That puppy is on pre-order as we speak. Thank you, Paige!
I’m also putting the finishing touches on Book 2 of my Special Wolf Alpha Team Series (SWAT…as in a pack of werewolves secreting working in Dallas on the SWAT team…cool, right?). At the same time, I’m working the first draft for Book 3 in that series so I can turn it in to my editor sometime in January. Plus, I’m starting the outlining phase for Book Four of X-OPS…or is it Book Four of SWAT??? I get a little confused sometimes. J Wowsers! I’ve got SWAT book one for review soon and there’s more shifter action hero goodness coming soon? Sigh….
Question from Paige: What do readers think about really long series? I’m talking 15 to 20 book long series? Do you fall into the writer’s world, or do you lose interest at some point?
Oh yeah, BTW, I’m also putting out a military ménage book set for Veteran’s Day with a tribute to each of the uniformed services. It’s your basic old-fashioned girl meets two guys and decides that anything two people can do…three can do better! *Sophia just short-circuited from the excitement* Military + ménage? Sign. Me. Up!
Question from Paige: Have to ask your readers a question at this point. If you had to “get between” two service “members” what service would you want them to be from, and why?
Sophia, are you okay? Your eyes glazed over and you started drooling. Do you need a bib? *blushes and remembers manners as poor confused Paige gapes at her. Not okay, but will fake it until we make it*
It really was nice of you to stop by today, Paige. You were such an easygoing guest.
Thank you so much for having me! *hugs*
Readers don’t forget to answer one or all of Paige’s questions or just share thoughts on her interview and books.
I want to offer special thanks to Anna @ Herding Cats and Burning Soup for her Blogger to Author post that offered great interview advice that I decided to try out with Paige Tyler as my guinea pig (I military volunteered her so she deserves particular thanks): http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2014/09/blogger-to-author-2-making.html
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Her Lone Wolf
Series: X-Ops Book 2
Author: Paige Tyler
Pubdate: November 4th, 2014
Leaving him was Impossible…
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance…whether they like it or not.
Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he’s tried to bury comes roaring back—and there’s no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.
Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them. Visit www.paigetylertheauthor.com.