Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Welcome Teresa D'Amario and Tigress by the Tail

I'm so happy to have Teresa D'Amario here to talk about her book Tigress by the Tail.  When I saw her cover and book trailer I was sold on this book and I know you will be too. So without further adieu, here's Teresa.

Tell us a random fact about your book.

Lance, the hero, is the youngest brother, with four other siblings, including one sister.  He takes a lot of flack from them about not being a very good wizard, a situation he handles tongue in cheek.

(Kim chuckling) He and my sister could probably swap war stories about being the youngest, not that I terrorized her or anything. Tell us a random fact about you.

Random fact.  Well dang, I think all my random facts are out there.  Let's see, my real job is working with computers and internet.   No, I'm not one of those "Make money here" people.  Instead, I help folks with their DSL service.

Talk about job security. Helping people with their Internet. How did you get the idea for your book?

Actually, the start of Tigress by the Tail was a nightmare I had.  It was so vivid and terrifying.  I actually had to soften the dream, or I wouldn't have had much of a book since all the characters died in the end.  It was so emotional I couldn't NOT write it.  To date, it's the ONLY one of my books that came from a dream.

That sounds pretty intense. I'm glad you listened to your inner voice and wrote your experience down. If the dream was anything like the cover, I bet it was powerful.

What was your first impression of your cover when it arrived in the email? Did you pet the screen for a while?

In this case, because I hired the cover artist personally, so I knew what to expect.  I'd actually chosen the image from something she'd already created.   So it's probably best to judge from that image, the first time I saw it.  I was so thrilled with it, I made it my wallpaper on my computer, which I only usually change every so many years. :D  I was most fascinated with the merging of animal and woman, and how smoothly it was handled! So it's absolutely awesome. :D  And yes, it's framed, as are all my covers!

LOL! Mine too. What does your book cover say about your book? What special feature does it point to that tells the reader to snatch this up right away to read?

Actually it doesn't say much about the romance of this book, but I think the blurb handles that perfectly.  Instead, it concentrates on the wildness of the heroine.  It shows both her animal side and her true human side, which are war at times in this book.  We all have two sides to our character.  We humans aren't really that much different from Cassie, and that is what draws people to her story, as well as to shifter books in general.  It's where the characters let out their wild side.

So tell me a little about your cover artist?  Do you know if he or she has a webpage? If so, do you have the link?

My Cover Artist is Patricia Schmitt. She signs her work as "Pickyme", so I call this my Pickyme cover.  (actually, Leopard's Key is also a Pickyme cover).  She is one of the best in the business, in my opinion.  I can't say enough about her.  There's not a cover she's made that doesn't make me want to snatch that book up right away - and have!   She's pure awesomesauce.  Here's a link to her site:
What feedback have you gotten back from readers?

Everyone loves it!  Just like I do. :D  The people who read the original release of this book all say how it captures the essence of Cassie, the heroine of Tigress By the Tail.

I know you can count me in that group:) Also, you have the MOST amazing book trailer. We HAVE to share it with everyone.

Here's the book blurb for Tigress by the Tail:

Lance is a Wizard. He’s not a great wizard, but he’s all right. Descended from a long line of wizards, his brothers taunt him for being slow to learn. And as the youngest, it’s his due course to accept such teasing. Life is good, and normal. For a wizard that is.

Cassie is a Shifter. A tigress to be exact. Raised by her father after her mother’s death she’s as well adjusted as any shifter can be, and still live in the human world, hiding who and what she is.
Bliss comes to a screeching halt the night Satanist kidnap Cassie and her best friend to use as sacrifices to bring forth their Dark Lord. When Cassie literally collides into Lance, she begs him to help them escape their captors, despite the dangers. The couple work together to save the life of Cassie’s friend, only to discover a shocking passion driving them closer together at a time when both should be devastated. But when Lance overhears Cassie’s father threaten his life, he heads for the hills. Cassie follows, determined to clear up the confusion. But evil is still afoot and Cassie is taken by a secret government organization dedicated to the eradication of all things magick. Is Lance willing to put his life on the line for a woman he believes is out to kill him? Especially when he realizes the organization that’s taken her, is the one he works for?

~ Romance Junkies
Ms. D’Amario rocks.  I absolutely loved THE MOON:  TIGRESS BY THE TAIL.  It contains everything I love in a book, sex, good vs.: evil, great plot and lots of action.  Any paranormal fan that passes this book by just doesn’t know what they are missing. 

WOW! Great cover, amazing blurb, and smokin video. You are on fire, girl! You guys better get it while it's HOT HOT HOT!! Here's Teresa's buy links for Tigress by the Tail.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing Tigress by the Tail with us. Teresa has graciously offered a PDF copy to one poster and she's been so wonderful to work with and I've had so much fun having her visit my blog, that I'll throw in a PDF copy of my new release Wayward Soul as well. So leave a comment to be entered.


  1. Good morning, Teresa!! Congrats. Just so you know, there is a comment for you under the heading CONGRATULATIONS CINDI! I think I was adding the tags and messed it up when Rebekah was posting:) Didn't want you to miss it!

  2. Good Morning Kim! Thanks, I'll go check it out!

  3. I love Pickyme's artwork! She is absolutely wonderful! And I must say that the blurb sounds H-A-W-T! Please enter me!

  4. OH WOW, not only is the cover spectacular, but the book video is award winning -- the morphing effect, I'm stunned. It's absolutely fantastic!

  5. Hi Nicole and JoAnne, Thanks so much for your kind words. JoAnne, you made my day. I'm glad you enjoyed the video - Every video I make is better than the last. :D

    And Nicole, you are so right! She does awesome. And today she announced she has a book coming out that she did the cover for - it's a Sherrilyn Kenyon book! I'm so happy for her!!

  6. Teresa,

    WOW, what a beautiful cover and the trailer is fantastic! I can't wait to read Tigress by the Tail. Wizards and shifters and love, oh my!!! ;-)

  7. Renee, thanks for dropping in. :) And thanks for the wonderful comments. One day I'm going to break down and write Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my. LOL. I've already got in my head everything but the bears. Hmmmmm time to think again. LOL.

  8. Wonderful cover. Tales of the Tigress sounds good. Congratulations on your book.

  9. wow that book is going high and the cover is great and would like to get cover of it if you let me

  10. Hi She, thanks so much. It's one of those special little books because of how it came about. And thanks Desi, I wish you the best of luck with the contest!

  11. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I just love the trailer :).

  12. Hi Victoria, thanks so much. :D And thank you about the trailer. I loved making it. I'm such a geek. LOL

  13. I love your cover-- it's really amazing. The story sounds great too. I love all things shifter related:) I remember I used to think ALL good authors got their ideas from dreams and was discouraged because my dreams are always so crazy they'd never make a good book. LOL As I got to know other writers I found out dreams that make good books don't come along too often. LOL

  14. Brenda, you are so right. It doesn't happen often that we have a dream that makes a good book. But this one was a very powerful and very clear dream. Still don't know what initiated it. :D And thanks for the kind words about the cover. :D Tricia did a great job!