Hello Readers! Today I bring you romance author, Julia Talbot. Julia has been assimilated by Texas, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and smoked brisket. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Suspect Thoughts, Pretty Things Press, and Changeling Press. She can most often be found in coffee shops and restaurants, scribbling in her notebook and entertaining other diners with her mutterings.
Julia writes romances of all genders, from GLBT to traditional. Specializing in hot werewolves, naughty historicals and the occasional smokejumper or cowboy, she writes characters she’d want to know, and love. She likes paranormals with a sense of fun, historical romances that don’t take themselves too seriously, and a good bit of slap and tickle.
Julia is a featured author attending Author’s After Dark in New Orleans. For more information about AAD2012, click HERE.
Also, keep reading to learn more about Julia’s newest release, Doggie Style.
Please help me welcome Julia to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Twimom: Julia, welcome to the blog and thank you for stopping by.
Julia: Thanks so much for having me!
Twimom: I love your self-described writing styles… Specializing in hot werewolves… naughty historicals… What is your favorite genre to write? Do you ever mix them all up together?
Julia: Oh, my first love is historicals. I cut my reading teeth on Johanna Lindsay and Kathleen Woodiwiss. I adore bodice rippers. I got into werewolves when I was in college, and urban fantasies became my second passion. I have ideas about historical werewolves, but there’s a lot of deadlines in between!
Twimom: You’ve written a few Sips for Torquere Press, including your current release, Doggie Style. Can you tell us a bit more about these short reads?
Julia: I’m a huge fan of short stories. I love the challenge of them, of telling just enough story. I know sometimes my romance readers are frustrated with the short stories, wanting more of the characters I set up, but to me it’s interesting to capture how two people met, or how they worked through a specific issue.
Twimom: What is up next for Julia and what is your current work in progress?
Julia: I have a lot of ideas, but it’s been kind of a tough month. My next release is a Birthstone story for Torquere Press called Crazy in Love. My WIPs include a tiger shifter for Changeling Press and some hot werewolf ménage.
Twimom: Let’s talk about Authors After Dark 2012. Why AAD? What are you looking forward to most at AAD? What are you looking forward to most in NOLA?
Julia: I love AAD for the feel of it. It really feels like a bunch of authors and readers just hanging out. The book signing is so much fun, and the variety of folks there makes me happy. I’m looking forward to seeing Stella and her crew, and with meeting up with readers and getting hugs. I love NOLA, even in August (whoa, hot), and I’m looking forward to the Old Coffee Pot restaurant and their grits, and to some barbecue shrimp!
Twimom: I always like to ask authors about their reading habits… What types of books do you enjoy reading? What was your favorite read in 2011 or so far in 2012?
Julia: Oh, I love romance, and I adore mystery and suspense. In 2011 I discovered Chelsea Cain, and her Beauty Killer series. So far in 2012, I’m ashamed to admit, I’ve been reading only for work. I might have to surf the Kindle store!
Twimom: What upcoming 2012 releases are you most excited to read?
Julia: Anything by my buddies BA Tortuga and Sean Michael, and I love Mia Watts. I have to admit I’m looking forward to Anne Rice’s the Wolf Gift, just to see what the elder stateswoman does with weres.
Twimom: Julia, once again thank you so much for taking the time to tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your writing. It was wonderful chatting with you. I look forward to meeting you in New Orleans!
Julia: Thanks so much for having me! I really appreciate all you’re doing to make this wonderful con a success.
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More on Doggie Style:
Ray might be a werewolf, but he’s never lived with a pack. He’s so civilized he doesn’t even know Doc, his new foster dog, is a shifter, too. Doc is far more in touch with his animal instincts, and he thinks Ray will make a great mate. Can they learn to live together, doggie style?
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