This is the first of a series of author interviews with my fellow Ninja Writers as part of our SF/F giveaway and blog hop. Today’s victim is Paige Tyler. She’s taking part in this week’s giveaway available here.
Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.
What inspires you?
P.F. Chang’s Spicy Chicken! Hubby (who’s my writing partner) and I get all of our best ideas at PF Chang’s. We’ll sit in a booth at our local PF Chang’s for hours bouncing ideas back and forth over a big plate of the stuff. The people there know us and tend to leave us alone to work. I’ve been angling for an endorsement deal with PF Chang’s for years now, but so far no luck. 🙂
What makes your protagonist different from the industry standard or genre standard?
My heroine, Cree Forest, is a fox shifter, so she’s already kick-butt. But to take that up a notch, she’s been guarding the hero (without his knowledge), John Loughlin, former CIA and current director of the Department of Covert Ops, to make sure he’s safe. While the hero can definitely take care of himself in a fight, he doesn’t have claws, fangs, and Cree’s other shifter abilities, which make her so effective. You don’t usually see kick-butt heroines like her in most paranormal romantic suspense books, which is why she’s so different.
Tell us about your books.
I have two paranormal romantic suspense series, both featuring shifters.
The X-OPS Series revolves around the Department of Covert Operations, a secret organization within the Department of Homeland Security. They get impossible missions done by pairing the very best soldiers, law enforcement officers, and spies together with shifters—humans that possess special animal attributes in their DNA.
My other series is called SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team). If you haven’t figured it out from the name, it’s about a SWAT team made up of sixteen hunky alpha wolf shifters. Think hot guys in tactical gear with claws and you get the picture!
You can check them out here!
What’s your favorite paranormal creature and why?
Shifters because there’s something so inherently sexy and dangerous about them!
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?
I’d have a no-kill animal shelter so I could rescue every homeless animal!
If you’d love to meet the other authors in the blog hop you can find them here.