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Archive for April 9th, 2012

Novel Thoughts is excited to welcome JD Tyler to the blog today! As many of you know, JD writes dark, sexy paranormal romance, and her alter-ego, Jo Davis, writes steamy contemporaries. As JD, her series ALPHA PACK is about a yummy group of former Navy SEALs who are shifters with Psy abilities, and their job is to apprehend the world’s most lethal human and non-human predators. The second book of her series, SAVAGE AWAKENING, hit shelves last week!

JD’s Bio:

J.D. Tyler, who also writes as Jo Davis, is a bestselling, multi-published author whose titles include the Alpha Pack series and The Firefighters of Station Five series. A multiple finalist for the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, she has also received the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has twice been nominated for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

J.D. writes dark, sexy paranormal romance and has a huge thing for shifters, vampires, the Fae, and just about everything else that goes bump and grind in the night. She can’t get enough of those dangerous supernatural heroes, and the fun of creating her own was just too much temptation to resist… so she didn’t. J.D. doesn’t do self-denial.

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. J.D. lives in Texas with her two teenagers. Visit her website at www.JDTyler.com.     

 

Now let’s find out the lowdown on JD, SAVAGE AWAKENING, the ALPHA PACK, and what she’s got coming our way in the next few months. JD, welcome to Novel Thoughts. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk with me about your new book and what’s next for the Alpha Pack.

JD: Hi, Fatin and everyone! Thanks for inviting me for a visit today!

Fatin: It’s our pleasure. Shall we begin?

JD: I’m ready when you are!

Q1) Will you tell us about your typical writing day?

JD: I get up by 7:30 or 8, get coffee, check email and answer correspondence. Then I reread what I’ve written the day before to get me into the groove. Then I write, write, write! I’m usually done by 4 in the afternoon because my brain is tired.

Q2) If you could pick one author who’s your greatest guilty pleasure to read, who would it be?

JD: Just one? Well, that’s hard. But if I must choose, it will have to be Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. Harry Dresden is a master wizard/private investigator who’s always in some sort of danger or trouble, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a hunk with a sense of dark humor. These books are like a chocolate martini—smooth, flavorful, and oh so intoxicating.

Q3) I hear you actually write under 3 pseudonyms. Care to tell us a little about that? Isn’t that difficult to keep straight?

JD: In addition to writing paranormal as JD Tyler, I write contemporary/romantic suspense as Jo Davis, and paranormal erotica as Jo Carlisle. My newest Jo Carlisle release is TEMPTATION AT TWILIGHT, which is book 1 of the Lords of Pleasure vampire series, and is very erotic. (Available on Kindle, Nook, etc.) Book 2, DESIRE AFTER DARK, is scheduled for release in August. Honestly, my job isn’t as hard as it sounds writing-wise when it comes to balancing the 3 names. I work on one book at a time, and all of my focus is on that story and those characters at the moment.

Q4) Let’s talk books… Please Describe SAVAGE AWAKENING briefly for our readers.

JD: Aric Savage is the snarky redheaded wolf shifter who was taken prisoner by Orson Chappell’s evil minions at the end of PRIMAL LAW. Aric is suffering brutal experiments in the name of creating a breed of super-shifter soldiers and is losing hope for a rescue. Along comes liberation in the form of his team…and a gorgeous LAPD cop named Rowan Chase, who has joined the team in hopes of finding her missing brother and Alpha Pack member, Micah. She finds a lot more than she bargained for…

Q5) Tell us a little more about Aric. Since PRIMAL LAW, your readers have been waiting for his story!

JD: Aric is a wisecracking smartass with a bit of a temper, and loves to harass the guys. He’s a Firestarter/Telekentic, so he torch stuff, or move it at will. He’s got a big heart under his prickly surface, and he’s about to meet his match in one tough, streetwise LAPD cop… So far, I’ve had great feedback from readers who love him as much as I do!

Q6) It looks like BLACK MOON is up next, which is Book 3 in your Alpha Pack series. Would you like to share a little with us?

JD: BLACK MOON is the full-length book featuring our Sorcerer/black panther/Necromancer Kalen Black and Dr. Mackenzie Grant, the lady who’ll eventually be his Bondmate. (Their story began in the novella, BLACK MAGIC) Kalen’s mind is slowly being taken over by a lethal enemy who wants to harness his power. Mac and the team will have to either save Kalen or execute him…before he destroys them all. The book releases on December 4 and promises to be explosive!

Q7)  A birdie told me that you just sold books 4 and 5 of the Alpha Pack series to your publisher! Congrats! Care to tell us a bit about those?

JD: Thank you! I’m thrilled to be able to continue with the series! Book 4 is tentatively titled HUNTER’S MOON, and all I’m saying right now is that it’s a “Predator” story… the scariest monster of all is the one you can’t see…

Q8) That sounds so exciting! Do you have any idea who will get Book 5 after Ryon?

JD: Thanks, I hope readers love Ryon as much as I do. J I do know who gets Book 5, but I want to keep the suspense going a little longer. (evil grin)

Q9) Do you have a favorite Alpha Pack member?  If so, who & why?

JD: It’s so hard to pick a favorite among these guys! They’re all sexy and loveable in their own way, and they’re all different, appealing to a woman’s various tastes in men. But Kalen is my favorite right now. He’s magnetic and so different, with his kohl-rimmed jade eyes, black nail polish and black rock-star hair. But he’s also very deeply hurt, lost and damaged, having been thrown out of his home at age 14 to survive on the streets. Mac is going to have to be a special woman to get through to him, and show him how to love.

Q10) Can you tell us what you are currently working on and what’s next?

JD: Right now I’m working on BLACK MOON, which is due to my editor soon. Then I’ll be working on Book 1 of my new series SUGARLAND BLUE, being written as Jo Davis,  which is a spinoff of my FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE series and stars the Sugarland Police Dept. Book 1 (title TBA) is Detective Shane Ford’s story, and I’m so happy to get started! My readers have been requesting his book for some time and I can’t wait.

Fatin/Novel Thoughts: That’s so exciting! I’m sure your readers are anxious to get their hands on your scrumptious Sugarland police officers! Again a BIG thank you to JD for stopping by and sharing her newest book and great news.

JD: Thank you again for inviting me!

Fatin: JD, What do you say we give the readers a chance to win SAVAGE AWAKENING?

JD: Sounds great! I’m giving away a signed copy, so good luck, readers!

 

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