Monday, August 30, 2010
Guest Author Interview: Dee Tenorio
Please welcome today's guest author Dee Tenorio! Dee is the author of Burn for Me, Betting Hearts, Kiss Me Again, Love Me Tomorrow, Love Me Knots, All of You, Midnight Sonata, Midnight Legacy, Test Me, Shaken, and Tempting the Enemy.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Dee: It probably sounds pretentious to say I've always written stories, but it's true. I don't remember a time without stories. Mom always tells me I was reading on my own before I was four. Of course, that was all REALLY bad. (I shudder at the memory of the 1000 page hand written opus of angsty romance) I've been writing seriously for about thirteen years now. :)
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Dee: Oh, a deep love for all things night-bumpy, lol. Honestly, I just love shifters. For a really long time I didn't think I had a shot at writing the shifter stories I liked so much, or the vampires I enjoyed or the many varieties of great suspense paranormal creatures that I loved reading about. Then this idea came along about a shifter and the woman he absolutely couldn't afford to make his mate. I was unequivocally doomed. :)
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Dee: Hmmm, part of me wants to be psychic. But what I'd really love to do is to control an element, like fire or the wind. You know, really scare the crap out of people and have that awesome flying, backlit hair kind of paranormal cover moment, lol. And it would be handy, you know, to be in control of that kind of energy. Going camping? Dee will light the fire! Energy crisis? Not any more, Dee will help you fill up some windmill energy! It'd be fun!
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Dee: Well, one thing I think people will find somewhat refreshing is that despite the fact that my Wolf shifters do have a mating situation, they also have a choice. I live in fear of producing the so-called "scratch and sniff"shifters. I wanted to create a world where choice could be found, especially when the world they live in has almost no choices. Choice means so much in times like that. :)
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Dee: For Pale I'd cast an older, scruffier, blue eyed version of Daniel Cudmore. Lordhavemercy!! If you're not familiar with him, he's Colossus on the X-Men movies. Muscly, hot, muscly, tall, muscly. YUM!
For Jade, lol, I'm not sure who I'd go with. I think it might take an unknown. Unless someone out there has some ideas? :)
Tempting the Enemy by Dee Tenorio.
Detective Pale Rysen, an Alpha, is determined to secretly rebuild the Wolf packs from the ashes of genocide. When a killer starts picking off young females looking for sanctuary, it's his job to protect them. Forced to work with a hated enemy, he fears his cover will be blown.
Jade-Scarlet's membership in the powerful Order of the Sibile has always been controversial. A half-wolf, Jade's unstable psychic powers are a disappointment to her mercenary handlers. So when the Oracle commands her to work with Pale, Jade must prove herself...even if it means challenging the enigmatic shifter.
Yet Pale triggers more than her curiosity. He sends her into Heat, and the intense sexual attraction could mean losing control of her gifts—something she can't allow. As the number of victims rises, so does the danger. A murderous darkness wants them both dead. But even if they stop the killer, how long can they fight each other?
Thank you Dee for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Dee Tenorio and her books please visit her website.
E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.