by Katalina Leon
Genre: Paranormal erotic romance, shifters, time-travel, historical.
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Date of Publication: September 27th 2013.
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Our Interview with Katalina Leon:
Welcome to Paranormal Romance Fans for Life, Katalina. First of all, can you tell us where you are from and where/who did your love for writing come from?
Katalina Leon: I was born in Los Angeles. I got my love of reading from my mother, who was a voracious reader and loved a little of everything. Her book stack looked like it belonged to four very different people. When I was a kid she would randomly read aloud a passage from a book that she thought was interesting. Around the age of five, I have a vivid memory of her reading aloud from Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls. There was no adult content, it was a melodramatic scene with Neely, and I just loved it. A few years later when I was about twelve I stole that same battered paperback and read the book in secret.
PRFL: Can you say that your journey to publication was difficult? If so, what were the hardest moments to get through?
Katalina Leon: My journey to publication was a pleasant surprise. I submitted a short story to Ellora’s Cave and it got contracted. I was a lucky beginner and I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. The hard part came afterward when I realized how much I didn’t know.
PRFL: How do you overcome i-suck-at this, that little voice in your head that tells you your writing isn’t good enough?
Katalina Leon: Cross my heart this is true, the little voice in my head is never cruel or critical. Self-criticism isn’t helpful—it’s paralyzing. When I know I need to face a steep learning curve, revisions or a harsh edit, I put my muse in charge. He’s a strong personality and takes nothing personally.
PRFL: What is your dream vacation?
Katalina Leon: This is a “dream vacation ” right? Because I haven’t had a real vacation in a long while. I love to be active and make new friends. Hiking sacred sites or bicycling between vineyards or inns sounds pretty good.
PRFL: Describe your writing style in five words.
Katalina Leon: Colorful, visual, slow burn seduction.
PRFL: What movies are you currently excited to see?
Katalina Leon: I’m a Formula 1 and a Chris Hemsworth fan so I want to see “Rush” and “Thor: The Dark World”.
PRFL: What are you currently reading?
Katalina Leon: I’m reading the Gaslight anthology: Queen Victoria’s Book Of Spells from Tor Press. A great Halloween season read.
PRFL: If you weren’t a writer, what other careers would you pursue?
Katalina Leon: I’d be a painter or a teacher.
PRFL: If you could create a holiday of your own, what would it be called?
Katalina Leon: How about Happy Hallo New Year? Grown women get to trick or treat door to door collecting gift cards for places and things they love, or get handed a bag of chocolate truffles. Does that sound fun?
PRFL: For people who haven’t read your novel, how would you summarize the plot?
Katalina Leon: I would summarize “Loup-Garou For You” as a self-discovery adventure. Aubert Marston wakes up one morning and discovers he’s so much more than he ever suspected. Not only is he a wolf-shifter he’s also capable of opening his heart and giving into love at first sight without reservation.
PRFL: What are your pet-peeves?
Katalina Leon: I just got rear ended at a red light by a guy who was texting, so I’d say people who text and drive need to cool it.
PRFL: To you, what makes a good story?
Katalina Leon: A story that gets me emotionally involved and teaches me something about life is a great story.
PRFL: What usually turns you off about a story?
Katalina Leon: Throwaway dialog is a turn off.
PRFL: If you could collaborate with any author, who would you choose, and why?
Katalina Leon: She passed away in 1999 but Fantasy-Sci-fi author Marion Zimmer Bradley would be someone I’d be honored to collaborate with and learn from. Reading her masterpiece The Mists Of Avalon was one of the pivotal experiences of my youth.
PRFL: What is on your night stand?
Katalina Leon: I have a round leather hatbox filled with naughty stuff on my nightstand. I don’t read in bed.
PRFL: What is your favorite book?
Katalina Leon: I change my mind everyday. Lately, I’m mighty impressed with George Orwell’s 1984. It’s so powerfully written. I recently reread it and thought wow there’s a lot to learn.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Katalina. We enjoyed our time with you, and much good luck with Loup-Garou for You.
Bayou Country, 1834. Aubert Marston awakens on the eve of his twenty-seventh birthday to discover he’s undergone some disturbing physical changes. His body is bigger, stronger and hairier than it’s ever been, and burns with the lust of a beast. To make matters worse, a hundred guests are about to arrive for the plantation’s annual ball.
A mysterious young woman named Corrine appears in his home, temping Aubert to unleash the inner lycan, and family secrets from a medieval past surface. Corrine lures Aubert to a bayou camp of Cajun Loup-Garous—werewolves, But Aubert’s wealth and good looks are no advantage here. He must surrender to his feral nature and fight tooth and claw against another male pack member to claim Corrine as his own.
Inside Scoop: This story contains mild bondage, southern hospitality, consensual sexual torment, f/f, m/m, anal play, cage fighting and unfettered animal lust. Enjoy!A Romantica® historical paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
About the Author Katalina Leon:
I’m an artist, an author, mother and wife. I write for Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id Publishing and a couple new publishers to be announced soon. I try to bring a touch of the mystical and a big sense of adventure to everything I write because I believe there’s a bold, kick-ass heroine inside all of us who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.
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