Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Author Q&A and Giveaway: Stephanie Tyler

PhotobucketI'm so excited to have author Stephanie Tyler on the blog today.  She's got a new series out called The Eternal Wolf Clan and it's about Dire Wolves!  How cool is that? 

Welcome to Hanging With Bells Stephanie!  Tell us a little about yourself.

Thanks so much for having me here!  Let’s see – I’m currently working at my dream job of author – I write paranormal romance and romantic suspense and I co-author paranormal erotica as Sydney Croft.  I’m busy and I love it!  I’m also married to my hero (no, really, he’s the coolest guy ever and I’ve known him 17 years this June 3rd (our first date) and I’ve got 2 great kids and a crazy dog. 

PhotobucketYour newest release is Dire Needs.  It's about Dire Wolves that are shifters.  What makes your wolves different than other wolves that we are used to reading in PNR?

My wolves are the last of their kind – there are six remaining Dire Wolves in existence and they’re bigger and stronger than the Weres, who were created later.  My Dires all have abilities they were born with (except for Rifter, who got his a bit differently) and so they were feared for a long time when they were growing up.  Now they use those abilities to help the Weres and humans as they keep them safe from other supernaturals – and sometimes from themselves. 

When I saw the cover of Dire Needs I just knew that I had to read it because of the motorcycle.  Motorcycles and leather jackets definitely add to the bad boy image.  Is there a bad boy in your book?  *crossing fingers*

They are ALL bad boys J  No, really, come on, those are my favorite kind to write, because they absolutely fall the hardest.  The one who has it really hard is probably Vice, because he has all the vices inside of him – he’s pulled to excess at all times and he’s got the ability to pull everyone in his path along with him, which makes him quite interesting.

How many books do you plan on having in the series?

Right now, I’m contracted for three but I have stories planned for at least double that, so fingers crossed that readers enjoy and I’m blessed enough to be able to tell them all!

You have also written books in the contemporary and suspense romance genre.  Do you have a favorite and is there a genre that you haven't tackled yet that you would like to?

I really like writing suspense in general – and so no matter what you’re reading of mine, there’s going to be a lot of suspense in the books.  I remember my editor being surprised at how suspenseful Dire Needs actually was!  Something I’d like to try tackling might be writing in first person, an Urban Fantasy, because I feel like that’s so different from the way I typically write. 

Most writers are also readers, so what's some of your favorite books that you have read lately that you enjoyed?  Are they any releases that you are looking forward to reading that are coming out this year as well?

Linda Howard, Suzanne Brockmann, Cherry Adair and J.R. Ward are some of my go-to authors, my comfort reads, so while I’m always looking forward to their books, I typically find myself rereading their older ones! 

Will you be releasing books in your other series in the future?

Yep – my new romantic suspense series starts in Summer 2013 and it’s called Section 8.  And I’m hoping to write a long novella to finish off my Shadow Force series sometime in late 2012 as well. 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog Stephanie!

You’re very welcome!!!  If anyone has questions, leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them if I can J  Or you can find me on my website ( - I have links on there for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

I've got an extra copy of Dire Needs to giveaway to one lucky commenter.  Open to US only.  Please leave email with comment if interested.  Giveaway ends 3/21/12 at 12PM EST. 


  1. Hi Steph and Bells! *hugs* I just had to comment about the Shadow Force novella - YES, PLEASE!!! I love that series and want more! I hope you find time soon to write this! (I will provide coffee, donuts, junk food, babysitting services....)

    I already have Dire Needs, please do not enter me in the contest.

  2. I haven't read this yet but I'm dying to! I love Stephanie Tyler. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  3. I own it and LOVED it! Wolves/Bikers you can't go wrong. Good luck everyone!

  4. Bad boy bikers who are also werewolves? Sign me up! I loved the ARCO books, so I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. Sounds like my kind of read, count me in!

  6. What an awesome Q&A... Dire Needs is DA BOMB!!!!! You will all love it. Stephanie is a Goddess!!!
    Bravo Bells!!!!

  7. I love the motorcycle riding, leather wearing bad boy!!! Would love to read this....thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

  8. Thanks for a fun post and giveaway!

    I gotta admit, that is a *hawt* cover! And I've been reading such awesome buzz about this book, I can't wait to read it :)


  9. Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us today. I am really liking the concept of the Dire Wolves and am excited to look further into your work. I am appreciative of the opportunity to win a copy!

  10. I've not read anything by Stephanie before, so I am definitely interested in the giveaway! I've read the early reviews on this new series and I'm excited to see a positive response, so I'll be picking it up for sure:)

  11. I have heard wonderful things about this book, so yes I am in, I would love to read it.


  12. Love those wolves! I'm always up for another shifter story.

  13. Stephanie, I love the cover and the whole concept of this story. Thanks for this opportunity to win.It's on my TRL.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. Great interview. Dire Needs sounds awesome. I love wolves. :)

  15. GREAT interview! Like someone else, badboys...and werewolves...what's NOT to love? And that really is one HAWT cover! Dire Needs...can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway opportunity! ;)

    barbbattaglia @

  16. Awesome interview! I love getting to know the authors I follow a little bit better! I would love to win a copy of this book - thanks so much for the chance :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  17. After reading this interview, I went to Stephanie's site and signed up for her newsletter!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  18. I'm looking forward to reading Dire Needs. I think this new series sounds fantastic and I can't wait to get started on it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  19. I am really looking forward to reading this series. Paranormals are probably my favorites right now, I love how each series is different in some way. The author can choose what types of characters they want (vampires, shifters, demons, angels, etc), what the "rules/legends" are true for their characters, the reason for this (curse, nanos, other science, alien, etc), and so on. They are only limited by their imaginations, nothing is impossible.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. I love bad boys on motorcycles. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  21. You being at AAD means I dont have to get you dead now! hahahahah


    Greeneyez2340 AT aol DOT com

  22. what a awesome interview and ive been eye balling this read for a wolves are my favorite.


  23. Wow...this sounds like my kinda series so count me in Please!

    Thank you so much!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  24. I first saw this book a while back and it certainly caught my attention. I can't wait to read it!

    riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

  25. What a great cover. It looks like a great story.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  26. Great interview!
    julie67114 at gmail dot com.