Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tuesday Guest Post: Teresa D'Amario
Tigress By The Tail, By Teresa D'Amario
Lance is a Wizard. He’s not a great wizard, but he’s all right. Descended from a long line of wizards, his brothers taunt him for being slow to learn. And as the youngest, it’s his due course to accept such teasing. Life is good, and normal. For a wizard that is.
Cassie is a Shifter. A tigress to be exact. Raised by her father after her mother’s death she’s as well adjusted as any shifter can be, and still live in the human world, hiding who and what she is.
Bliss comes to a screeching halt the night Satanist kidnap Cassie and her best friend to use as sacrifices to bring forth their Dark Lord. When Cassie literally collides into Lance, she begs him to help them escape their captors, despite the dangers. The couple work together to save the life of Cassie’s friend, only to discover a shocking passion driving them closer together at a time when both should be devastated. But when Lance overhears Cassie’s father threaten his life, he heads for the hills. Cassie follows, determined to clear up the confusion. But evil is still afoot and Cassie is taken by a secret government organization dedicated to the eradication of all things magick. Is Lance willing to put his life on the line for a woman he believes is out to kill him? Especially when he realizes the organization that’s taken her, is the one he works for?
First, Pam, thank you so much for having me here on your blog. It's such an exciting time in the world of publishing. Ebooks have taken off in more formats than we could ever have imagined, and well, Pam and I both have new releases. What can be more fun than that?
I'm so darned excited it's not even funny. For those who don't know, back in 2008 I had a great little book published called The Moon: Tigress by the Tail. It was published in both ebook and print by Tease Publishing. I love Tease, but for some reason, my book didn't get the play that I wanted it to. Sales were low despite the awesome success of SheWolf, published by Freya's Bower. It wasn't the book - reviews were ravingly good. But at the time, the new small press was just getting it's feet wet in the rushing river of epublishing. Later, I would take my rights back, in hopes of a future re-issue of the book.
Well, that time has arrived! Absolutely! Tigress By The Tail has been re-edited, with new scenes and new characters added! Inspired by a friend of mine, a character came on the scene to keep Jack, Cassie's father, occupied while she was busy being kidnapped and experimented upon. After all, no Were-Tiger in his right mind is going to ignore that his daughter has disappeared. So what HAS Jack been up to? You'll have to read The new version of Tigress By The Tail to find that out. But I thought I'd give you a little taste.
He didn't knock, but went right in his daughter's home. The home that just hours before he'd found her kissing a strange human. He'd wanted to kill the boy, right then and there. But then the young man had tried to step between Jack and Cassie, and while that angered him then, it also made him respect him.
At the time he hadn't known Lance knew he was a shifter, but now that he did, he decided he respected the boy even more. He had the feeling the only reason he'd stepped down was the way Cassie looked at him.
He glanced at Inez as the door closed behind them. Beads of rain rested on her hair, like tiny diamonds. He brushed them away for her, and her eyes widened in surprise.
She nodded, and straightened her skirt again, her eyes ducking, a soft smile curving on her lips. "Thank you."
He leaned closer, wishing he could kiss her now. “You’re welcome,” he whispered into her ear. She shuddered, and he smiled. This was starting to feel strange. He was no young cub on his first date, yet he couldn't seem to decide what to say to break the ice. This was unlike him.
Yes, Jack finds someone very special during this time.
And just because I'm a highly visual person, here's a quick look at the new Trailer for Tigress by the Tail:
So tell me, have you ever read a character in a book and wished the author had gone deeper with them, even though they weren't the hero or heroine of the book? And I don't mean one you know will eventually get their own book. One that's just a small part of the book, but somehow that character captured your full attention? That's what happened with Jack. So many people asked for more of his story, that I decided, when given the opportunity, I would add a bit more about his future. Tell me about the character you wanted to know more about, and one lucky commenter will win their own e-copy of Tigress By The Tail.