Monday, May 12, 2014

The Wolf and His Diva VBT

Book Description:
George Owens is comfortable with his life just the way it is. A wolf- and fox-shifter, George leads a reclusive lifestyle with his energetic and diva-ish mate Billy, a fox- and squirrel-shifter. 

George has no desire to take over leadership of the pack, despite his father’s wishes. Edward Owens is feeling his age and wants to make sure the pack is in good hands should he not be able to win his next challenge. However, George is adamant that he wants no part of it. 

But events rock George from his complacency, and he realizes he has to take a stand and fight for what he cares about. If he remains in the past and cannot change in order to do what he must, he risks losing everything he loves.

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Excerpt from Chapter Two (George is in his wolf-form):
Even though he didn’t expect an answer, George called, Billy!

He all but jumped out of his skin when something landed on his back. He let out a surprised bark and craned his head to see if a branch had fallen on him. He couldn’t find anything but caught a glimpse of something moving, accompanied by a featherlight motion on his back.

Relief flooded him when the movement ended between his ears, and two tiny paws grabbed the tips.

Hello there! Billy chirped.

Sheesh! You scared me to death! George growled.

Sorry! I was so surprised! See, I knew it would come in handy that my second form is a squirrel. I shifted during my fall and stopped rolling down farther. Unfortunately, I was covered in snow and decided to rescue myself on a tree to avoid more snow gluing to me.

You knew that? If I recall correctly, you whined for a whole week after you found out your second form is a squirrel, George replied.

Billy climbed down George’s head, turned around, and sat down slightly above George’s nose. Well, I wanted to be something cool too, and since the second form is often a larger animal, I was quite disappointed at first.

George’s eyes crossed as he tried to focus on the little red-furred squirrel. Billy, you know I hate it when you sit there.

Billy giggled but remained where he was. I love it when you get that odd look.

Either get up or get down, George grumbled.

The grumble held no heat, though. He was too happy that Billy wasn’t injured. His heart still pounded too fast in his chest, but he was sure it would take up normal activity soon.

Billy hastily climbed up and settled between his ears, his tiny paws again clutching them. Whee! Bring us home, my beloved!

Thanks so much for stopping by. So, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Chris T. Kat and I write M/M romance stories in various subgenres (contemporary, mystery, paranormal). I'm published with Dreamspinner Press, Torquere Press, and I’m under contract with eXtasy Books).

How did you get started writing?
I wrote as a kid and young teenager, but dropped this hobby because other things became more important. When I picked it up again, it was due to my love for fanfiction and a certain TV show (House MD). That was six years ago. For a while I wrote strictly in one fandom, then stretched my wings and tried a couple of other fandoms. I enjoyed writing fanfiction very much, but I realized early on that I’d probably switch to original fiction at some point. I really wanted to create my own characters, with their own background and obstacles to overcome, so… here I am. Since 2011, I only write original fiction.

What was the inspiration for your book?
When I started to write the story, we had lots and lots of snow, and all I could think of was how striking red fur would look against white snow. Immediately I imagined a red fox peeking out of a snow-covered den. The fact that I love foxes might have played into my decision as well. ;-) That's how the characters popped into my mind, and then the story progressed depending on the prompts I received.

At this point, I should probably mention that The Wolf and His Diva started its life as a free story early in 2013. I had just joined a group of flash fiction writers (you can find us at and the story was called “To Love a Fox”. I had to stop writing the story because of several books in the production line, as well as an increased workload in real life, but since George and Billy's story wouldn't let go of me, I caved and wrote the whole novella in only a few weeks time.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
For a long time I wanted to write a science fiction story, but never thought I could. I finally tackled that issue and I'm glad I did. 

Hmm, I've written fantasy before, but never an epic high fantasy story, so that's something I'm interested in. I also would like to write a historical m/m romance, but that's something I'm shying away from due to all the research necessary.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I'm open to any genres. I read what piques my interest, and that can be pretty much everything. I'm not big into contemporary titles, though. I prefer paranormal of any kind, or fantasy or science fiction. Most contemporaries I read have a light BDSM touch.

So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
I wrote my first science fiction novel a couple of months ago, and at the moment I'm writing the sequel to it. Honestly, if I'd known I'd have such a blast writing a sci-fi story, I'd have done so a long time ago. Of course that story features aliens, as well as a snarky main character who falls head over heels in love even though he doesn't want to—not at all. There's lots of suspense and action involved, as well as some interesting supporting characters.

I just released “Sacrifices (A Jeff Woods Mystery) on April 28th. On August 15th “Unicorn Rescue” will be released, and, at the end of August, there'll be another shape-shifter story released, so far called “Secret Chemistry 2”. Oh, and at the end of September there'll be another story out, called “Tidal Change”. So, lots of work ahead. :)

Alright, now for some totally random, fun questions. Favorite color?  Pink and purple.

Favorite movie?   The Mummy trilogy.

Book that inspired you to become an author?  Don't have one.

Alright, you have one superpower. What is it?  I can shift into any animal I like. :)

You can have dinner with any 3 people, dead, alive, fictitious, etc. Who are they?
This is going to sound boring, but here we go: my husband and my two children.
Last question: Which of your characters are you most like and how/why?
I don't really resemble any of my characters. Sure, there are some similar characteristics—I like to take care of people and animals, I'm affectionate and sometimes I talk like a waterfall but that's about it. I think (or hope) that comes through.

That’s all from me, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!
Thank you very much for hosting me!

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About the Author:
Chris T. Kat lives in the middle of Europe, where she shares a house with her husband of many years and their two children. She stumbled upon the M/M genre by luck and was swiftly drawn into it. She divides her time between work, her family—which includes chasing after escaping horses and lugging around huge instruments such as a harp—and writing. She enjoys a variety of genres, such as mystery/suspense, paranormal, and romance. If there’s any spare time, she happily reads for hours, listens to audiobooks, or does cross stitch.
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  1. Thank you for the interview and for hosting me!

  2. A sequel to Secret Chemistry! Yay! Also, this excerpt makes me squee. So cute!

    1. Hi Ashley!

      It took a while for the sequel, right? Thanks a lot for liking the excerpt. This is one of my favorite stories. :)

  3. Sounds so good. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Thank you, Alishea, and you're very welcome.

  4. So cute excerpt. Interesting about the dual shifter forms.

    1. Thank you very much! I was in the mood to write a cute story. :)

  5. Lovely excerpt. Sounds like a very fun read.

    1. I certainly hope it's a fun read. I had a blast writing this story!