I am very happy to have my good friend and fellow author Taabia Dupree with us talking about her book Wolfsblood along with a bit about herself and a showing of her next release too.
By the way, the handsome man on the cover of Wolfsblood is none other than Billy Thomas.
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I recently updated my Amazon’s authors bio so I will share that information.
Amazon Bestseller Author Taabia Dupree was born in the United States and grew up on the Eastern Seaboard. Her love of books and anything with words came from her parents. As a young person, Taabia read anything she could get her hands on, from cereal boxes, to the Encyclopedia Britannica, to the National Geographic, to the business section of the local newspaper. Yet some of her favorite reads came from writers; L'Amour, Tolstoy, Eddings, Tolkein, Hugo, Wright, Dickens and Hemingway.
In 1999, Taabia started writing erotic fantasies stories for online story groups. She self-published her first erotic story in 2011.
Today, Taabia Dupree writes poetry and erotic short stories. Her books can be found in several genres, including coming of age, mystery & psychological-thrillers, fantasy and paranormal. She's currently working on a crime novella and a sci-fi fantasy novella.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love being creative. I use to draw and paint. I created a drawing and a painting when I was in an art class. I framed them and they are on my living room walls.
I had a web-designing business, but I put that aside for writing. I am and will forever be a geek. *Grin*
3. Where do you get your ideas from?
Writing for me starts with a visual. I can see something and think it would be great in a story. My characters already have faces, and names come very quickly to me.
4. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, which would be your favorite and why?
WolfsBlood was a favorite to write because of my love of family, and wolves.
5. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
I think in all of my stories there is a piece of reality. Love, psychological issues, soul searching, men and how they really feel, and many other things that go on in people's lives daily may end up in one of my stories, if it hasn’t already. Including connecting to lost loves, like in WolfsBlood.
6. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I'm so afraid of the dark. I'm going there, lol, in the dark. My book Damnation is a deep cross over from SciFi/Fantasy to a little dark Horror. I'm actually looking forward to writing this book.
7. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
This year I have been writing and have had little time to read a full book. There are some terrific Indie writers out, including yourself Author Jamallah Bergman.
8. Who are your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
Jessica, from Jessica's Obsession. Her psychological profile is interesting and she is a character that demands attention. She grabs a hold of readers and make them see through her eyes.
I would say every male that I have written is a favorite. I like writing the male perspective and showing how versatile I can be as a woman writer.
9. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
The hardest part about writing for me is being an Indie writer that has to promote my own work. It's not easy getting a fan base. It's a lot of work but it is rewarding when a fan tells you, "I need you to hurry up and finish writing that book."
10. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
I say this all the time. If you want to be a writer, write. Have confidence in yourself. There are going to be naysayers, but that doesn’t mean you have to listen. Keep telling whatever story you are telling, and when it’s time to publish, get an editor. Two eyes are better than one. Your eyes may be perfect, but no one person is perfect. Allow someone else to read your story before you publish. You may miss something. Better safe than sorry. Reviewers can be brutal to those who have misspelled words and incorrect placement of punctuation.
Last bit of advice, remember why you started writing. Writers love their job. Until deadline approaches, then that’s a different story. Have fun, and enjoy what you do.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
My latest book that came out on March 20th, is WolfsBlood. I have a book release April 30th for my newest book, Tremaine and Paul that begins my Cathouse Series. Then in May, I have a blog tour of the same name, Cathouse Blog Tour, and book two in the series, Boss Joe, will release right after the last tour date.
When Kaine Maccon left the Rocky Mountains, he thought he had turned his back on them forever. As fate would have it, his father falls ill, and he must return to claim his rightful place. Blood will spill, and old lovers will reunite, but for how long?
Excerpt from Wolfsblood
Kaine sat at his desk and read his brother Aohdan's letter over.
Kaine! Da is sick! You have to come back home. Aiden was told to not write. I was away and when I returned Da was down. Brother it hurts me to see him this way. I do not know if he will be in this world for long and it worries me. Rua Rainer has stepped up to help the young ones and my fur bunches to think me or Aiden overlooked because of how he is taking care of the young ones. Kaine come home! No more wasting time away. Ma is gone, and Da has been going downhill for years. He tells you only what he wants you to know. He knows you will not listen to anything else. Brother I am telling you, get your ass home. This time listen to me. Rua will take the lead if Da dies and our family will no longer rule these mountains.
Kaine stopped reading, grabbed his keys off his desk and walked out of the office to his car.
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