Thursday, December 6, 2012

Giveaway and Interview with J.D. Tyler

Good Morning and Welcome to this stop on J.D. Tyler's tour of Black Moon!!  I was lucky enough to get an interview with her!!  This what she had to say:
Hello and Welcome to The Dungeon!  I’m so happy to have you here visiting and sharing your newest work.  Don’t mind the noise from the prison… err guests, they get noisy during their… Let me clear a spot so you can have a seat.  Would you like some refreshments before you get started?
Thank you, it’s great to be here! Ooh, yes, a great big margarita on the rocks would be lovely, thank you!
Tell us a little bit about your book.
I’ll share the blurb with you:

A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…

Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant’s life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them—one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard.

With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen’s mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen’s child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all…

What first sparked the series idea?
Readers are sometimes surprised to learn that I never imagined I would get the opportunity to write paranormal romance. I was busy writing romantic suspense as my alter-ego, Jo Davis, and enjoying that very much. My publisher actually came to me in 2010 and said they didn’t have an author writing shifters for them, and would I be interested in proposing a series? Would I ever!!
Extremely excited, I went to work on a series outline, and I knew I wanted my wolves to have a military background. What on earth is sexier than Navy SEALs? I also wanted them to have some other abilities, so I gave each Pack member a special Psy gift, such as the ability to start fires, move objects with his mind, see the future or the past, speak in others’ minds, etc. Combined with the shifting and military background, my men are sexy and heroic. The Alpha Pack was born, a black ops team that protects the world from all sorts of lethal human and non-human predators. I’m also working other types of shifters into their world, and I’m absolutely loving my work writing this series!
Who is the character that in your opinion everyone is going to fall in love with?
In future books, I think that’s going to be Micah Chase, Rowan’s brother who was rescued in SAVAGE AWAKENING. He’s been tortured, held captive for months, and is going down a path to destruction. He’s a vulnerable hero you just want to squeeze.
I have to ask, what are the hardest scenes for you to write?
In BLACK MOON, that’s a hard one to answer without giving away the big secrets! I guess in general, I can say that the scenes where Kalen is mentally struggling against being seduced to the side of evil by the Unseelie King Malik were among the hardest I’ve ever written. Writing a good man losing his mind, a man who’s never had love and wants it so desperately, and fighting against accepting a twisted form of love from a force who’s sweet-talking him, saying all the right things, was a great challenge. I think I pulled it off, but I’ll let the readers decide!
One of my favorite scenes in the book is the final battle, when Kalen unleashes the full power of his sorcery and commander Nick Westfall’s terrible vision comes to pass… How’s that for a tease?
How would you rate the sex scenes throughout the series?
Sex scenes in the series are very hot but not erotic. No multiple partners.
Are there any of these in your books?  (Hands one of the toy boxes on the right which is filled with sex toys, whips, body creams, lotions, lubes…and whatever else you can imagine J)
LOL. In the Alpha Pack series, there are none of those… at least so far!
Do you see yourself writing anymore stories in this series or a spin-off?
I have plans for the series to go on indefinitely. As long as readers want the books and the stories are still interesting to me, I’ll write them.

Are any of your characters reflective of you?
In this series, I don’t think so. Sometimes I think they’re more of a reflection of who I wish I could be instead of how I am. I’d love to be as tough and beautiful as Rowan Chase!
Tell us about some up and coming books.
Next up in the series is HUNTER’S HEART, the 4th installment in the Alpha Pack series. (Due to be released in late summer/fall 2013) This is Ryon Hunter’s story, and while I don’t have back cover copy yet to share, I can tell readers that 1) A big secret will be revealed involving the Alpha Pack, regarding a question posed back in PRIMAL LAW and 2) this is a “predator” story. It explores the question—what if one of Malik’s and Dr. Gene Bowman’s test subjects, an innocent human man, was an experiment gone wrong and accidentally got unleashed on the world when the labs were destroyed? Can Ryon, Ryon’s mate Daria, and the Pack save this man inside the creature? They’d better hope so. Because the most dangerous predator is the one you can’t see coming…
In spring of 2013, my Sugarland Blue series that centers on the Sugarland, Tennessee Police Department (written as Jo Davis) launches with the novella ARMED AND DANGEROUS in April. The next month, in May 2013 is the first book, SWORN TO PROTECT. Both the novella and full-length book feature the popular Detective Shane Ford, who first appeared in my Firefighters of Station Five series! 
After that, I have two more books under contract—the 5th Alpha Pack book, character and story to be announced, and the 2nd Sugarland Blue book, tentative title HOT PURSUIT (could change). HOT PURSUIT is slated to be Detective Taylor Kayne’s story. Taylor is Shane’s partner in Homicide.
Where can we find you for future updates? (add all your social links here)
Jo Davis on Twitter:
I’m so happy you have made this a stop.  Would you like a tour of the…err…levels?  J I can introduce you to the “guests”, if you just hand me that box back.
Thanks for having me here! Ooh, a tour would be fabulous. Hey, what’s in the box?
Let’s get you suited up:
Wine, mixed drink, or straight up?
Mixed drink.
Leather straps or chains?
Leather straps.
Cat-o-nine, braided leather, or chain length whip? Collar and Leash or Adornment?
Collar and leash.
Leather studded bodysuit or corset top?
Corset top.
Fishnets or garter-belt?
Leather pants, mini, or a long skirt slitted up both sides?
Leather pants.
Lace up boots (with or without heels) or come F*** me high heels?
Lace up boots.
Ball gag, manacles, or blindfold?
The rack or the whipping post?
Whipping post.
Candle wax or clamps
Candle wax.
Blonde, red-head, Brunette, or Supernatural J?
J.D. Tyler is an award-winning, multi-published author who writes for New American Library under three pseudonyms. Whether this is due to an overdose of ambition or a multiple personality affliction, she’ll never tell.
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. She lives in Texas with her two teenagers.
Connect with J.D. Tyler:
Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers tasked with eliminating the most dangerous predators in the world. But the gift of their abilities comes at a price…
After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight—and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who reawakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.
On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule—because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive…
An original Alpha Pack novella featuring the sexy sorcerer and panther shifter Kalen Black…

Recruited by the Alpha Pack, Kalen Black is still very much a lone wolf. But when a paranormal creature threatens the life of Dr. Mackenzie Grant, Kalen must use all of his abilities to rescue her. This brush with death excites a passion between them, and after a night of intense pleasure, Kalen leaves Mac with a mysterious gift that just might save her life again.…
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for...
After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair--and a spine of solid steel.

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah's recovery. Still, she can't help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has--however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric's life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she's willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.

Ever since he saved Dr. Mackenzie Grant's life, panther shifter and sorcerer Kalen Black has had trouble keeping the beautiful doctor out of his thoughts, and his heart. The brush with death awakened an intense passion between them--one that for the first time had the notorious loner letting down his guard.

With the Alpha Pack battling an evil Fae who is slowly gaining control over Kalen's mind, Kalen can no longer trust his own actions, and he breaks off his affair with Mackenzie in order to keep her safe. But when Mackenzie learns that she is carrying Kalen's child, no amount of danger will keep her away from the man she loves. To be with his mate and unborn child, Kalen will have to unleash the full fury of his power, and risk destroying them all...
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miki said...

zsadist from the blackdaggerhood series is one really tortured and one of my favorite ( he deserves his bella really)

thank you a lot for this new opportunity to win and for the interview ( i always love learning more about author)

Elizabeth H. said...

I love Zsadist!! Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is one of my favorite tortured heroes.

Thanks for the interview with J.D.! I learned some new things I never knew before! Leather straps? Hehe :)

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Zarek (Sherrilyn Kenyon) - it was rather difficult to read his backstory, of all the crap he was dealt from birth to death and beyond. My heart just clenched.

J.D. Tyler said...

I loved Zhadist's story!! One of my fave paranormal heroes ever. :)

Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Elizabeth, I loved Acheron!

Ooh, yes, leather!! Of course, I love it on a hot man, not myself! :D

Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Raonaid, Zarek is my favorite Sherrilyn Kenyon hero EVER!!! And I his book, DANCE WITH THE DEVIL, remains one of my fave paranormal romances of all time. :)

Thanks for coming by!

felinewyvern said...

Archeron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters (close second Zarek from the same series).

NoraA said...

I haven't read any of this series yet, but the blurb and the cover art caught my eye. I'd love to win so I can start enjoying this series.

Sarah said...

I can't say I have a favorite. I think all toutured heros make for great characters. I love to be able to have someone to root for. :)

Sophia Rose said...

That's a tough one. Just to be different, I'll say Saint from Sons of Navarus or Lachlan MacRieve from Immortals After Dark.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Alina P said...

Lothaire from Immortals After Dark, Acheron from Dark Hunters... Those are the first that popped up in my mind :)

thank you for the giveaway and I love the interview!

C.S. Maxwell said...

I guess that Acheron and Zadist isn't very original of an answer, but they both had such a shitty life. I sobbed alout while reading Ash's story. Great post and questions. I love JD's writing and Jo Davis's series that have her HAWT firefighters!

Kelly said...

I would agree with everyone, Zhadist would be my choice too1

Amber said...

I have to go with a classic, my first tortured hero is still my favorite: Heathcliff.

Booklover Sue said...

Acheron and Zarek from Dark Hunter series!

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erin said...

Thanks for a fun post and congrats to JD on the new release! I'd also have to say Acheron

Anne said...

Phayne from J.R. Ward's Brotherhood series. (Reading Acheron was torture for me, more than Acheron, himself.)

Di said...

I don't know ... but I've taken notw of what the other commenters said so I can check them out.

Tina B said...

Oh, there are so many! One of my favorites is Demetrius from Elisabeth Naughton's book Tempted. Another is Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter Series. :)
Great interview! Thank you for the giveaway.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Oh I'm loving Micah already! Love a hero you just want to squeeze!

My favorites are right there with a lot of the others Zsadist, Zarek and Acheron. Best heroes. <3

Thanks ladies!!

J.D. Tyler said...

Hi Nora,
The cover is pretty, isn't it? :) Thanks for coming by, I hope you enjoy the series!

J.D. Tyler said...

Ilona and Sarah,
I agree. Tortured heroes make for great reading. Acheron is one of the best.

J.D. Tyler said...

Sophia and Aly,
You're very welcome! Hope you enjoy the series and thanks for coming by. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the post and are loving my books--especially the firefighters. I love writing them and giving them life for readers. Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Thank you so much for the congrats and for stopping by!

J.D. Tyler said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview! Thanks for stopping by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Herding Cats,

I'm so glad you love Micah! He's fast becoming one of my fave's. :) He'll get a bit more time in Hunter's Heart. Thanks for coming by!

Linda said...

Oh, if you´ve read Vicki Pettersson´s Signs of Zodiac, you´ll know how tortured Joanna Archer is, all through the series. Boy, those books are great but she´s so tormented, glad she got her HEA in the end.
Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Friday! =)

Unknown said...

Hey there!!! My fave tortured hero is Asher from Anita Blake series. Great interview!

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Your a new author to me, and I am more than excited in reading your new series. It sounds wonderfully awesome.
Now I have put all of your series on my gotta have
Thank you, and wishing you all the best and continued success...*S*


Sandy said...

I'd have to go with Heathcliff. Thanks for participating in the hop!


SdyLion said...

Tegan from Midnight Breeds series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

wanda f said...

Every single one Ive read all of the Dark Hunters,Lords Of The Underworld,Black Dagger Brotherhood, Immortals After Dark,I could go on and on there is nothing better than a tortured hero.

kymom13 said...

Wraith from Demonica series by Larissa Ione is my favorite tourched soul hero!

Laurie said...

OK, this will be no surprise, but Zsadist, Zarek and Acheron. Looking forward to reading Kalen's book!

J.D. Tyler said...

Linda, you're welcome! TGIF. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

Leann, glad you liked the interview! Thanks for stopping by. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

Darcy, thank you so much! I sure hope you enjoy the series! Thanks for coming by. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

I hope you love Kalen's story! Thanks for coming by. :)

Unknown said...

My favorite tortured hero is Zsadist from the BDB series.

Unknown said...

Jacob from the Vampire Queen series by Joey W Hill
It's hard to pick just one. :) There have been so many good ones.

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DeeDee Griffin said...

It's a tough choice, but I'll say Archeron!

Denise Z said...

For me tortured heroes have a fine line to walk before they become wimps LOL I have one I followed for a long time and he never let me down, he is Burke from the Burke series by Andrew Vachss - definitely tortured, definitely a hero, but never a wimp ;) I have not read this series and it looks like it is fun and I am looking forward to the read.

June M. said...

Hard choice I would probably go with either Wraith or Shade from the Demonica series.

Rachel V said...

I liked Christine Feehan's Dark Series so my favorite is Jacques from Dark Desire. He is tortured physically and mentally but Shea keeps him calm.

Lisa Cox said...

Everyone has some great tortured heroes. And I agree with them.
But I think Jacques from Dark Desire is my favorite.

Michelle Bledsoe said...

DEMETRIUS from Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians series has to be my favorite.

Filia Oktarina said...

Acheron and Zerek from Dark Hunter series. That two make me crying out.

Unknown said...

oooh its between Z from Blackdagger Brotherhood or Clay from Nalini Singhs Psy/Changeling series I love those two! but from that interview I think I might be adding Micah Chase to that list soon :) Thanks for the great interview
and giveaway


Joanne said...

Saint from Blood Betrayed by Gabrielle Bisset. He just broke my heart.

Unknown said...

Acheron from Dh. series. so love him!
thanks for the great giveaway!

Beckey said...

I would have to answer with the name Z from the BDB series

Dustykatt said...

That would have to Arthur Dent from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy. I can't think of anyone more tortured than him.

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Anonymous said...

I can't think of one right off the bat. I just read The Protectors by Bernard Lee DeLeo, so I'll say Connor. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Unknown said...


donnas said...

Chase from the Breed series.

magic5905 said...

I don't have a favorite. There are quite a few I like but no one stands out.
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Sebrina said...

Of course Z comes to mind, like a lot of others here (laughs). I can't think of any others at the moment though. 1 is on the tip of my tongue *pouts* too bad not literally!
I thank you for the chance at this giveaway!
Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

Spav said...

I also have to go with Zsadist.

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