Today I have a guest post, part of a blog tour for Purr-fect Mating – a paranormal romance novella by Sheryl Winters. Published by Roane Publishing.
This is her book blurb:
On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves. Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog. Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run? Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.
And this is what she says about herself:
I never set out to be an author. Only a storyteller. Some days I succeed better than others.
I asked Sheryl a few questions about Purr-fect Mating and, because she’s done a few author interviews recently, I tried to come up with some less usual questions (I’m sure whe wondered what I was on about!)
What line from Purr-fect Mating would you like to see being quoted across the internet, either as an inspirational or humorous saying?
‘Murky grey wisps swirl inside the sphere before coalescing into a single vision—a solid black shower curtain, complete with rings.’
From your book – who is the character you can most easily identify with?
Fhina because of her courage and her sense of humour and who wouldn’t want to change into a tiger?
and the character you would like to meet?
I’d love to meet Bella’s twins.
Because they are adorable. Funny and cute and so excited that they can now go, ‘all furry.’ Who wouldn’t want to meet that?
Who was your first favourite author or book?
My favourite book is by Elizabeth Moon, Remnant Population. About an elderly woman who stays behind after a settlement is disbanded. She meets a group of Aliens and realizes the planet she’s been living on most of her life is inhabited. She inadvertently becomes the most revered person of their race and brings peace between the Aliens and the Humans that have come to take her away.
How old were you?
I don’t recall how old I was when I first started reading this book. I read it again last week and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Who is your current favourite author?
Shelly Laurenston. Her shifter series is funny. I especially recommend Beast Behaving Badly.
Has any book or any individual character in a book influenced your own work?
One book in particular influenced how I write. Darkness and Light by J. A. Belfield. She has a scene where the heroine bolts through the living room in her wolf feet. I saw the wolf moving, I felt her panic.
We have all heard the saying ‘write what you know’ – how is that evident in Purr-fect Mating?
I own 2 dogs and 3 cats. They each show me different things, love and family is paramount. Purr-fect Mating is all about the family.
If an artist in another medium was inspired by your work, how would you most like to see that expressed (e.g. poem, painting, music, dance, fan fiction…)
An amusing song would just tickle me pink but I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing a painting or a sketch done!
From writing your book, what have you learnt?
I’ve learned that I am capable of producing a story that is funny and heart warming. I was able to come away with the best feeling. The joy of knowing I’ve made someone happy even if it was just for a short few hours of time.
If you were starting again, is there anything you would do differently?
I really enjoy the story the way it is now, however if I was starting over again, I would really consider making Fhina a Penguin Shifter. She could move to Alaska and meet Wulfar there. I could have a lot of fun with that plot!
Of course, now I want to read about Penguin Shifters! Thank you for answering all my strange questions, Sheryl.
The publisher sent me all sorts of code for links, but I’m afraid they were beyond me.
But I can share these with you:
Link for Purr-fect Mating on Goodreads:
Rafflecopter Giveaway HTML Code:
And – most importantly – you can purchase Purr-fect Mating here: