Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Traditions. Today we’ve got one of the most upbeat authors I follow on social media joining us—Tera Shanley. Tera has published a wonderful, eclectic assortment of novels, and her dedicated followers rave about her writing.
- Name (or pen name): Tera Shanley
- State (or country) you call home: Texas
- Genre(s) you write: Paranormal/Shifter Romance, Dystopian Romance, Contemporary Romance and Historical Romance
- Most recent release title: Silver Wolf Clan (Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp., released August 4, 2014)
Book 1 of the Silver Wolf Clan series introduces you to how Grey and Morgan meet, and where his unwavering devotion to her comes from. Throughout the series, you’ll experience action, adventure, fantasy, romance, and snarling hardheaded werewolves by the dozen. Book 1 begins the epic journey of the rise of the Silver Wolf Clan.
- Of your most recent storyline, pick one character that you envy. Tell us who they are and why :
I’d say Lana, the heroine’s young ward. As a human, she is shielded from the darker parts of being a werewolf, but she gets to grow up in this amazing house surrounded by people who care about her, and her life is almost like a fairy tale. Even at a young age, she already has the fealty of two packs of werewolves. For her, life is pretty awesome.
- Favorite cookie: :
I used to hate chocolate chip cookies, but lately my dude has been bringing home these packs of pre-cut cookie dough and the chocolate chips taste like Hershey kisses and heaven and yumminess. I’m going with chocolate chip.
- When do you tend to have the most “ah, ha!” writing moments?
In the shower or at 3 a.m. My characters are pretty predictable at this point. Any good REM sleep is going to be interrupted and sometimes I can’t remember if I’ve shampooed my hair or not.
- Share with us a book or two you read this past year that you really enjoyed and what you liked about it:
Oh geez, I’ve been lucky enough to read some really good ones this year! I think my favorite so far would have to be Sugar Daddy by Rie Warren. It was a roller coaster. A hot, hilarious, emotional roller coaster. Yep, I highly recommend that one.
- List one of your favorite motivational/inspirational quotes :
I don’t know who originally said it, but my grandma used to tell me, “There’s no use crying over spilt milk.” I used to be so hard on myself, but getting older is awesome! You don’t hang onto the insecurities as much. Anytime I’m being too critical on myself, that quote tends to come to me right when I need it.
Thanks so much for visiting with us on your release week, Tera—I know how crazy it can get! Best wishes with Silver Wolf Clan Book 1, and can’t wait for the next in your series.
Please be sure to say “hello” to Tera while you’re here!
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.
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Read on for the Silver Wolf Clan’s blurb…
What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.
Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become. Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?