Please help me welcome Rose Wulf to my ehome! ❤ She’s one of my author sisters from Evernight Publishing and she’s agreed to answer a few questions. Woot! Also, I have all the details on the first book in her Dark Light Series. 😀 Enjoy!
How long have you been writing?
My whole life. Seriously. I cannot remember a time when writing wasn’t fun for me, or something I didn’t at least do on occasion. Early on one of my teachers told my mom I had a great imagination and talent in writing, and that praise has stuck with me.
Can you tell us about some of the challenges or tough decisions you’ve had to make in publishing your books?
Probably the biggest challenge I’ve faced thus far, aside from the constant challenge of promo, was having my first completed series pulled from publication without warning. I was devastated and furious and felt very defeated, but my fabulous friends – both in real life and online – helped pull me through. I decided to revise and resubmit the series to my new publisher, Evernight Publishing, and now the first book in the series is under contract for release within the month!
What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
Dedication is first. No writer is amazing the first time they pick up a pencil or tap at the keyboard, but if they’re dedicated to their craft they will improve. Everything is second to that in my opinion, but a close second would be passion. When a writer is passionate about the story they’re telling it will absolutely come through!
What are you reading now?
Right now I am reading By the Light of the Moon by Jodi Vaughn. It’s a werewolf-style paranormal romance because, hey, I love what I write so I read the genre, too! And Ms. Vaughn is doing a very good job so far!
What turns you on creatively?
Oh man. Everything. Anything. Seriously. But in most recent memory it was a picture. A beautiful piece of art shared on Facebook that just set my creativity on fire! Consequently the book most directly impacted by this creativity is already completed and in my publisher’s hands!
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
Well, my newest release is Black Dawn (Dark Light 1), a story about a protective Alpha demon named Darr and the woman he fights for, Izzy. But that part’s in the blurb. What I don’t mention is that Darr’s been lying to Izzy her whole life and the reason why involves a dangerous demon – a demon who’s finally found them and will stop at nothing to take Darr’s head as a trophy.
Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on now?
I’m working on a few things. I have a frequently back-burnered project I need to finish for a more out of this world romance. I also have ideas for the next two or three books in the Dark Light series that need my attention. As well as continuing to revise the later books in that previously published series I mentioned!
Dark Light, 1
Demons are real, and they walk among us…
Isolde Duchane grew up with a demon for a bodyguard. But as she’s matured, so have her preferences. And she’s got a thing for tall, strong, dark, and powerful demonic men. Really just one very specific demonic man. It’s too bad his life is bound to hers, putting her in a terribly awkward spot since what she wants is something more than a bodyguard.
Darr was summoned to protect Izzy when she was young. And he played the part to keep his own personal demons off his back. But things are starting to get out of hand, and not just because of his powerful attraction to the woman she’s become. The demon he’s been hiding from may have found him, and if he has…he may never get to tell Izzy the truth.
She lifted her eyes to the darkest corner of the cabin—the corner beside her chosen bed, of course—just as Darr stepped into view.
“Izzy,” he called in his deep, rough timbre.
Ainsley and Britt’s cousin both cried out in surprise and even Britt and Letty jumped.
“Is that—?” Ainsley whispered with a glance toward Britt.
“Izzy!” Britt cried, a mixture of fright and frustration in her voice. She really did hate being around him.
Izzy apologized and waved her hand in their direction to pacify them as she moved up to her bodyguard. “What is it?” She knew for a fact he’d have continued hiding in shadowy corners silently if there wasn’t something important on his mind.
“Not here,” he said quietly, his voice sending delightful shivers down her spine. He reached out without another word, and wrapped a single arm around her waist before stepping back with her into the shadows. Izzy closed her eyes to minimize the disorientation as he transported them to a private location, her hands twisted in his tight, black shirt.
A moment later the sensation of movement faded and his grip loosened, though he made no move to step back until she released his shirt.
Lifting her gaze to his ashen one, Izzy repeated her earlier question. “What is it, Darr? Is something wrong?” She thought she’d seen Zahk with him earlier, but she thought nothing of it—Zahk was known to show up randomly from time to time. Had it not been a pleasant visit? Or was this something else?
Darr’s expression was somber. “I’m worried there will be an attempt on your father’s life tonight.”
Sucking in a breath, Izzy gasped, “What? Why?”
“Zahk was here earlier,” Darr replied. “It was something he said. I think he was trying to warn me.”
Pressing a hand over her heart, Izzy stepped into Darr and rested her head on his chest.Dad… It wouldn’t be the first time he’d angered someone—human or demon—to the point where his life was threatened. The first time he’d crossed that line, her mother had paid the ultimate price, and when he hadn’t learned from that lesson, Izzy eventually came to the conclusion that she needed to distance herself from him. But she still loved him.
Arm coming around her again, this time in an embrace, Darr rumbled a soft question. “What do you want me to do, Izzy?”
Tears stinging her eyes, Izzy swallowed them back and inhaled a deep lungful of his scent. Crisp like mountain air, with just a hint of molasses. “I know you don’t like going,” she acknowledged, “but please don’t let him die. Not like that.”
Darr was silent for a long minute, undoubtedly debating her request with his situation. But finally his hold tightened as he embraced her and his lips came to the side of her ear. “Stay inside, stay safe, and call for me if anything happens. I’ll be back before morning.”
Her heart warmed at the intimate way he held her and the tender tone in his voice. He might be a demon, but as far as she was concerned he was really her guardian angel. Or a knight in shining armor, maybe? “Thank you,” she whispered.
He loosened his hold, nodding when their eyes met, and took her hand in his. The next thing she knew her stomach was bottoming out and her feet were standing once again on an old wooden floor in a dark corner. But Darr wasn’t with her.
Releasing a breath, Izzy wiped her palms on the sides of her jeans and turned to look for her friends just as Letty spoke up.
“Is … everything okay?”
Rose Wulf is a giant romance fangirl. Hot, protective, sometimes even downright barbaric heroes and spitfire heroines are her favorites. Rose has been writing for as long as she can remember, and over the years she’s only grown fonder of it. The bonds between characters have always captivated her, and as an author those are Rose’s favorite things to play with – not always to the relief of her fictional babies!
Behind the scenes Rose is a quiet personality. She enjoys spending her non-writing time with her four year-old German Shepherd, Shadow, her mom, and her friends. Be it a fun game of Cards Against Humanity or a relaxing movie night, Rose believes everything is better with company. As for her own romance, she’s still searching for her hero (and hoping that, when she does find him, he’ll be willing to cook!).
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