Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Author Interview With Lenore Wolfe :D

Hello Blogosphere,

So here we are with the fourth post in the International Indie Author Blog Hop! Today on the blog we have a wonderful chat with author Lenore Wolfe about her paranormal novel, Doorway of the Triquetra, and her western romance novel, Dark Warrior. And oh does she spill some tea (gossip details) ladies and gentlemen! So let's get some business out of the way first before we give you guys a little look into her creative author mind, shall we?

Dark Warrior

Book Blurb:

Amanda Kane has always had visions of the man she's destined to marry--a cowboy who will help her save her ranch. But Hawk is no ordinary cowboy. He carries a powerful secret. A secret that leads to betrayal. She spent years with a secret society of Lakota women, who taught her the ancient ways. Now, she must seek the Grandmothers, from beyond the veil, if they are stop a man behind a mask.

Book Excerpt:
He was magnificent—standing there, waiting for her to reach his side. And soon after she did, their lives became irrevocably woven together. Mandy likened it to a silvery, invisible thread, joining their hearts. And she knew the Grandmothers smiled.

She felt rebellious, right now, with their sure vision of her path. A path with the Hawk . . . their lives entwined. Her heart pounded—fanciful thoughts. But her mind soon followed down the path her heart had taken, with what would have been—could have been—had she not insisted this marriage be—in name only.

She had done so, only an hour ago, and he had only looked at her, an unreadable gleam in his eyes. He hadn’t argued, hadn’t said one word.
She had wanted to cry.

“Second thoughts already?” his whisper caressed her face.

Meg hugged her, then, and ran off to take care of their hotel.

Mandy frowned as she watched her friend disappear. Meg was clearly enjoying this—too much. She shook her head at Hawk. “No, the marriage has its merits,” she answered, trying for a neutral tone.

He let that jab slide, grinning. “I wasn’t talking about the marriage—exactly.”

Startled, she looked up and was captured, completely off guard, by the intense look in his gold eyes. He’d read her mind, again, drat the man, or was her body giving her away?

She should look away—really she should—but suddenly, she couldn’t remember why.

“Give over Mandy,” he whispered. His gaze refusing to release her from the fine thread he was weaving around her. She was caressed by it—captured by it. And each time, the web grew stronger. “You want this marriage in every way, every bit as much as I, admit it, Mandy,” his low voice fanned the flames.

Mandy opened her mouth, then shut it. She fought for control, lost, and opened her mouth, again, but the words of denial wouldn’t come.

His hand touched the side of her face, his thumb sliding possessively over her lips, stroking her bottom lip again, and again, until she thought she would faint with pleasure.

She’d made a fatal mistake with her heart, thinking she could control this. She should have listened to the danger signs—to all the warnings, and now, it was too late. There was no holding back—any part of her, at least, not anything strong enough to hold back this tide of love—and desire. Even though, the love part lay only on her side.

She’d been a fool

And her heart was going to pay the price, but she couldn’t stop, now.

Hawk’s intense, green-gold eyes searched her face, knew the exact instant she surrendered, and only by iron will did he wait to hear the words.

Words avowing her complete surrender.

She nodded.

He shook his head. “Say it,” he softly commanded. “Tell me what you want.”

Mandy’s tongue darted out to moisten her lips and heard Hawk groan. She swallowed, her eyes closing for a moment with her body’s reaction to that simple sound. The fires were rapidly burning out of control. “You.” She looked into his golden gaze. “I want you.”

Hawk picked her up and walked straight out of Doc’s house and across the street to the hotel, where he’d rented a room for the night.

Doorway of the Triquetra
Book Blurb:

When an ancient medallion is passed down to her, Mira is not happy to learn she is the next Jaguar Witch, bound by the blood of the Jaguar, to cross the doorway and learn the Way of the Stone. She must find the Doorway of the Triquetra, but each move she makes only leads her to a deeper mystery, where all of her past lives are bound--to four immortal men.

Extended Book Blurb:

On the misty streets of Saint Louis, late at one night, Mira spots something she could not possibly be seeing on these city streets, unless the zoo has lost a large black cat, a jaguar to be exact. When she peeks to see if the cat has come after her, an old woman stands before her, long, black hair, threaded with black fur, and shot through with silver, falls down the old woman's back. She cannot get a sense of her age. Mira senses the jaguar she'd spotted, only moments before, in the movements of this old woman before her. One moment, she appears very old, the next, strong and supple. Her eyes have a strange mixture of yellow-gold, and dark gray. She hands Mira a large, silver disk. Mira looks down at the ancient disk, to find she is holding some kind of medallion, engraved with Hebrew lettering, and when she looks up, the old woman is gone.

The answers to the medallion lead her on a journey to find the Doorway of the Triquerta and revelations of her kin, the Jaguar people, the ancient shapeshifters. Before the doorway stands an old dragon. He is the keeper of the doorway. Once the doorway is open, she can see across the veil. There is no turning back. There is no shutting the door, once it's opened. Mira must find a way to go through the doorway. She is kin to the Jaguar People. She must walk the dangerous path of the Way of the Stone and live to write the book, a key to those who can perceive that which they cannot see. But she must journey into the underworld and learn ancient mysteries to be the living key--and there are those who do not want this book written--and will do anything to stop her.

The old woman's words lead Mira to Denver, Colorado where she finds herself at a huge, gothic mansion and meets a handsome man, by the name of Micah, who shows her how the paths she has taken, in her past lives, have led her to this place, now, in her current life. She must learn to integrate her past lives to succeed in taking her rightful place as the next Jaguar Witch to walk the Way of the Stone. Mira also meets a man in silver and white, named Lucius, and two other men, named Roman and Caesar, named after the lifetimes they had led in Rome. These four men have come to awaken her, to help her remember her past lives, and the part they will play now.
Mira must come into her next power to stop forces, who will do anything to stop her. The old woman comes to her, again, and teaches her the magic of shape-shifting. She is part of an ancient clan of shape-shifters, the Jaguar People. Magic presses in on her everywhere. She must fight old fears, taught to her by the church, and remember knowledge of things she does not want to remember, things that will bring back an evil sorcerer, who has destroyed her before. Forces of chaos press in on her. Behind every corner hides another attempt on her life, and she does not know what power lies waiting to destroy her, in this lifetime, too, if she should fail, yet again. Not everything is as it seems.

And now, who's ready to hear some spilt tea? Without further ado here is our chat with author Lenore Wolfe:

1. In seven words or less, how would you describe your novel Dark Warrior? Paranormal Doorway to the Triquetra?

Dark Warrior: LOL Love and gunfighters don't mix:)

Doorway of the Triquetra: Mira is the next Jaguar Witch.

2. Where did your draw your inspiration for your stories?

For my Western romance: I began reading romance at 13. Sheesh that's young--I'm not sure what my mother was thinking:) But my father was an old mountain man, who grew up around the old-time cowboys of Montana. (These were old cowboys who witnessed a time when cars and barbed wire fences took over). I also grew up listening to the stories my great-grandmother used to tell. She was born in 1887. And Montana was still wild when my father was a child--and still had family feuds when I was a child. So I grew up with old stories.

I love the complexities and heartbreaking nuances of love. And I love history, so these two loves naturally went together for me.

For my paranormal: I was raised very religious, but I was spiritual and earth based. These two things put me at odds with myself, so though it took me years to break myself free, when I did, I found that I very much believe in a full-blown spirit world--that many only give lip service to. The spirit world both fascinates me, and challenges me to learn more.

From there, it didn't take much for me to play the 'what if' game. And 'what ifs' have lead to many interesting ideas and stories--if I can get them all down on paper:)

3. Which one of your characters, in either novel, do you relate to most, if any?

Hawk. He's as mysterious and changing as the wild west use to be. He is the picture of spirit, and the mountains I miss.

4. Do you have a current work in progress you would like to share with us?

Yes. I am working on a dark thriller called The Fallen One. He is from the Jaguar people, but he grew up defending himself from gangs on the streets of Chicago, and that caused him to gain his powers, and change, early in life, leading him to use those powers for his own, and his sisters, protection. As an adult, he struggles with the man he wishes to be, and the monster he has become.

She is also from the Jaguar People, but she grew up learning to use her powers naturally--to protect the human race.

5. What element of your stories did you enjoy writing the most and why?

Spirit. I'm continually fascinated with what we say we believe about our world--and what continues to tease us about our world. For example, what drives so many to enjoy reading about the paranormal world? To me, this is a blend of spirit, mixed with a longing of some sort mystery, which sits outside our consciousness and provokes us into becoming--and if we can't do that, it provokes us into trying to lose ourselves into our addictions so that we no longer feel the call.

6. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing?

Anything that gets me outdoors in the sunshine--which I am not getting enough of sitting indoors and marketing all the time LOL

7. We know that writing is a lot of work. Some days scenes flow well, but other days they make you want to pull your hair out. How do you get over the days where you feel nothing in your story is coming together?

I stop and take a few minutes. When it's difficult, it's a sure sign you're missing something--or you're on the wrong path altogether.

8. If you could have a paranormal power or be a certain creature, what would it be?

A shapeshifter--a jaguar. I've been completely intrigued by big cats since I can remember, and that fascination floors me when it comes to the jaguar.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to call home?
I'd probably go back to Alaska. It's the wildness, I miss.

Now, we know you're all asking yourself, where can I find these books? Well, here are a few places where you can find Lenore Wolfe’s Works:


Dark Warrior:


Doorway of the Triquetra:



Dark Warrior:


Doorway of the Triquetra:


Barnes and Noble:

Dark Warrior:


Paranormal Doorway of the Triquetra:


Today, July 26th is the next stop for the Indie Author Blog Hop. So make sure you hop on over to these sites for more spilt tea:

A Teaser of Reena Jacob’s paranormal romance, Shadow Cat, on Katie M. John's blog.

Excerpt for Angel Haze's thriller, Bloodletter, on Reena Jacobs's blog. 

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