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The heart of a warrior, the soul of a wolf, and the desires of a man…For centuries, Cormack has lived between worlds—a man trapped in the body of a wolf, shunned by humans and shifters alike. Only one person has ever welcomed his company: Elen, a kindred outcast who is feared by others of her ancient Celtic race for her strange healing abilities. Cormack has always valued Elen’s kindness and understanding, but after a desperate act of friendship causes Elen to free him from his curse, he realizes he wants more. He wants all of her—completely and forever.Except before Cormack can win Elen’s heart, Pendaran, the evil leader of the Guardians, captures her, determined to manipulate her incredible power to aid him in his twisted war against the shapeshifting tribes. Now Cormack must use all of his skills as a warrior and a wolf to save the woman he loves—before Pendaran’s vile schemes destroy them all…
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Today I’m very lucky to interview Jan DeLima author of the Celtic Wolves series.
Hi Jan, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
Thank you for inviting me! I live in Maine with my husband and our two sons. Two very spoiled English bulldogs guard my office while I work. I began writing over fifteen years ago when my children entered school. It took ten years and six manuscripts before I sold my debut novel. (I keep the previous attempts under my desk wrapped in caution tape.)
So, what have you written?
I write the Celtic Wolves series, which begins with Celtic Moon and is followed by Summer Moon. Autumn Moon, book three, is my latest release.
What genre are your books?
The stories are inspired by Celtic folklore and are a mixture of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Each instalment features a new couple’s love story, while the fantasy elements span the series. Just imagine a world where warriors are also wolves and reality isn’t always what it seems. Set in modern day, the books are written for adults and contain graphic love scenes and battle scenes—and a few shocking scenes as well. It’s those graphic scenes that may have landed my books on the urban fantasy side of things instead of paranormal romance.
What draws you to this genre?
I write what I enjoy reading and my two favourite genres are romance and fantasy.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
Trying not to be too hard on myself is a challenge. I’m a perfectionist and writing is often an imperfect venture. I’m still adjusting.
What is the easiest thing about writing?
As we all know writing can be a tough career, but for me, the actual writing is the best part of the process.
Do you ever get writer’s Block? Do you have any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
I don’t usually get writer’s block, but I do have moments where a particular scene is frustrating me, or the characters aren’t behaving the way I’m expecting them to. My advice is not to force it. Take a break and walk away for a few hours and return with a fresh perspective.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
I do hear from readers quite often, mostly through email. Some of the fun things they’ve shared are their own wedding stories, and there are a few babies out there who have been named Luc and Cormack. Luc is the hero of Summer Moon and Autumn Moon is Cormack’s story.
For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or traditional printed books?
I love them both, but e-books are just so convenient. I tend to read fiction on my Kindle and nonfiction in print.
What do you think makes a good story?
I’m interested in the characters and the situation the author is forcing them to overcome. I want to be invested in their journey.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m always reading, but I am also an avid gardener and I love to cook.