Jul 29

{eBook Tour} Interview with MaryLynn Bast, Author of Werewolf Bound

Title: Werewolf Bound
Author: MaryLynn Bast 
Series: Heart of a Wolf 
Publisher: Werewolf Tails Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Length:  132 pages

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Adam Channing knows the rules…during the Full Moon Phase ~ DON’T GO IN THE WOODS ~

Yet, he can’t ignore the call of a young female werewolf Patricia DuFur. He knows it’s against pack rules, but can’t resist the temptation and faces the consequences when her three brothers attack and leave him to die.

With Blake as a friend, he is well on his way to learning the ways of being a werewolf. Adams is constantly in a state of change when he receives the gift of “Seer”. His life takes on a whole new meaning out in the forest

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I was born in South Carolina, but moved to Texas when I was four years old and lived there until two years ago. I currently live in Las Vegas, but I call Texas my home.

What or who inspired you to write? And how long have you been writing?

I have been writing since I could come up with stories. Reading Sherrilyn Kenyons Dream Walker Series and Christine Feehan’s Carpathians Series helped to realize I could let my imagination run free and create my own world, so the Heart of a Wolf Series began.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I didn’t consider myself a serious writer until I finally finished No Remorse and sent it off to be published.

Which character speaks the loudest, to you? Do any of them clamour to be heard over the others?

My characters are all speaking to me in my head at once. The one that yells the loudest is the one that gets heard at that time. I bounce from story to story, depending on who catches my attention.

Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life?

Writing my characters I do base them on real people, but not just one person goes into that character.

How did you come up with the title?

Usually the titles are the first thing I write on the page and the story is written around that. There have been a few that gets written and the title changes, and only once was the story complete before I actually named it, WEREWOLF BOUND being that one story.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?

WEREWOLF BOUND is part of the Heart of a Wolf series . SOFTEST TOUCH is novel #2 of the series and is planned to be released January 2013. There are several more stories in process.

How did you come up with the title and cover design?

WEREWOLF BOUND title was a little harder for me to come up with and the book was finished before I actually named it. With Adam being around werewolves and him being accident prone, he was bound to become a werewolf, so that became the title. The cover design was easy since my story takes place in the forests, there had to be trees. My cover model, Jason Whitfill, turned out to be the perfect Adam. And no, I did not write Adam’s story with him in mind. 🙂

Who designed the cover of your book?

I designed my own cover.

Me too, LOL.
Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?

Sitting in the front row of a theater watching the Premier of my book on the big screen. Hey, I can dream can’t I?

Is there a
n Author that you would really like to meet?

Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan are my favorite authors. It would be hard to choose if I had to pick just one.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I recently purchased a Kindle and it is so much easier having all my books at hand. However, I still prefer the paperback because there is nothing better than the feel of holding the actual book in my hands.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author or big trade published?

I am self-published for my Heart of A Wolf Series, but also have an erotica, One Bite To Passion, through a traditional publisher. Honestly, I prefer the self-published because I have more control over the books, what happens to it and most of all I don’t split my fees with the publisher.

What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

There are definitely more books in the paranormal horizon.

What has been the toughest criticism you’ve been given as an author?

The worst was when I got a one star review and the reviewer just went off on how terrible my first novel was. I have since come to realize there will always be haters and not everyone is going to like what I write.

What has been the best compliment?

Fans contacting me telling me how much the love the series and begging for me to hurry up and get the next story written.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

What’s that? Since I live in Vegas, I run to a casino, give them $20, go to dinner and come back home and get back to work on my next story. But I love the sound of the ocean and would sit on beach every day if I could…

Have you ever read a book more than once?

I do not read a book more than once. I am the kind who pretty much knows what is happening and book wise have not been surprised by anything that happens. Movie wise, the only thing that caught me by surprise was Sixth Sense. So, when I try to read a book more than once, it just doesn’t work for me because I always remember it.

What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing?

Research the people you work with before giving them any money. With my first novel, I spent so much more than I had budgeted for because I listened to different people suggesting what I needed when a little more research would have shown I could have gotten some of the services for free.

What are your pet peeves?

People leaving cabinet and closet doors open and crying kids on an airplane!

Cats or dogs?

Dog (really a wolf)

White wine or red?

red

Coffee or tea?

Both, coffee of a morning, iced tea throughout the day.

Favourite food?

Mexican

Vanilla or chocolate ice cream?

Vanilla so I can put my own toppings.

What are 4 things you never leave home without?

My cell phone, drivers licence, debit card and keys.

Laptop or desktop for writing?

When at home I use my desktop. When traveling with my job, I take my laptop.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

I can write anywhere as long as I have a little bit of space and no one is bothering me.

If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?

Chris Hemsworth, Joe Manganiello, and Channing Tatum

What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?

Lost Girl

MaryLynn Bast resides in Las Vegas when she is not traveling the world with her job as a contractor with the US Military. Bast enjoys writing paranormal fantasy romance erotica stories because she can allow her imagination to run rampant, her characters can obtain abilities not possible in the real world…or are they?

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  1. Anya, Thank you for having me on your blog today.
    MaryLynn

    1. You are quite welcome! Loved your book and look forward to more 🙂

  2. I would like to thank you for being apart of this blog tour.

    1. Most welcome Anna. Fun book and cool author. TY

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