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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blog Tour: "Mating Instinct" by Katie Reus (Interview/Promo/Giveaways)


Welcome to our Virtual tour stop of "Mating Instinct" by Katie Reus brought to you by Book Monster Promotions.


Thanks so much for having me here today, ladies! And can I just say I LOVE Anna’s avatar on Goodreads!

1. Tell us 5 things about yourself that we would not be able to find on the web.

KR: I lived on a boat one summer in The Keys many years ago (when I was still in college), I hate flying over bodies of water, I’m not a fan of public speaking, I met my husband when I was working as a bartender, and my dream vacation is to Scotland.

2.  What does a typical writing day look for you?

KR: With a young son I don’t have completely ‘typical’ days anymore, but I try to wake up early and get in a couple hours of writing before he’s up. If I’m lucky I can get in my entire word count in the morning. Then anything else is just icing on the cake. If not, I work during his naptime or at night once my husband can help out. Heh, or I hole up like a fiend on weekends when my MIL watches my son and cram in a week’s worth of writing in two days. Basically, when I’m working on a project, I give myself a specific word count I need to meet that day and make it happen.

3. Tell us a little bit about Mating Instinct and why readers should check it out?

KR: Mating Instinct is full of danger, action, romance and sexual tension. Oh, the sexual tension! Kat and Jayce have a rough history and unlike the first two heroes in this series, he doesn’t even try to feign civility. He’s five hundred years old and this human woman just knocked him on his ass and by the time Mating Instinct releases, he’s not even trying to fight his need for her anymore. Unfortunately for him, she is.

For the official description:

As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs…

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.

A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.

And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…

4. How many more books are planned in the Moon shifter series?  

KR: As of right now, after Mating Instinct, there will be two more books and one novella in the series. It’s possible the contract could extend, but I just don’t know at this point.

5. If you could be one of your characters from the Moon shifter series, who would you be and why?

KR: Ack, this is hard! Hmm, I should probably pick someone totally kickass like Kat or Erin but…I adore Esperanze (the heroine in Lover’s Instinct, novella 1.5). She’s a beta, which in the Moon Shifter world means physically weaker, but she’s a teacher, loves reading and education and she’s mated to a seriously hot alpha wolf who worships her. I don’t know if that’s who I would want to be, but that’s who I’m most like, lol.

6. What has been the easiest and hardest scene to write in the series so far?

KR: Fighting scenes come more naturally to me. I envision them in my mind, like a movie playing out and sometimes I can’t write them fast enough. Some of the really emotional scenes, especially between Kat and Jayce were hard to write. Making sure all the emotion they’re feeling is conveyed on the pages was sometimes a struggle. While I know what they’re thinking, I need to make sure the reader does too.

7. Why inspired you to write the series?  (Did you have love for the wolf shifters....because I know I do...and I am addicted to your wolf shifters...*sigh*)  

KR: I’m totally in love with shifters! I discovered paranormal romance because of Sherrilyn Kenyon, then after her I discovered JR Ward and fell in love with all these smoking hot vampires/DarkHunters, etc…but I desperately wanted some hot shifters. Since then I’ve actually discovered some great shifter series but up until that point I’d only read vampires (yes, I apparently lived in a cave, lol) and just really wanted some hot shifter stories. Writing about men and women who aren’t afraid to tap into their animal instinct is awesome.

8. Who does the covers to the series?

KR: Katie Anderson (and she’s uber talented!)

9.  What is up next for Katie Reus?

KR: This year I’ve got two to three more Red Stone books planned to release and in October the first book in my new romantic suspense series will be launching from Signet! The title of the first is Targeted and I’m very excited about it. And there’s a possibility of something else releasing that I can’t talk about just yet.

10.  Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?

KR: Thank you for being awesome! Over the course of 2012 my reader base has seriously grown and I can’t tell you how awesome it is to interact with so many amazing people online.

Fun questions:

11.  If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

KR: I’m always an epic fail with this question. I could give you a really clichéd answer like Anne Frank (though talking to her would be amazing), but for the mood I’m in now, I’m gonna say Chesty Puller. He was a general when he retired from the Marines and he’s pretty much a badass. He was the only Marine to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses…which is insane! The man was a tactical genius.

12.  I noticed on your FB page as well as Kaylea Cross's FB page, that you went to visit her...what kind of adventures did you do together?  =)  (She is another one of my FAVE authors...which I cannot get enough of)

KR: I adore her! She’s one of my best friends and I feel so lucky to have her in my life. I got to see White Rock, which was pretty cool since Psych is filmed there (I love that show), we had an amazing spa day for her birthday, I got to visit Vancouver and really, just getting to hang out with her for four straight days was awesome. I got to meet almost all of her family and some of her friends and they are a fun bunch! Ha, we visited Starbucks a lot ;)

Thank you lovely ladies for having me as a guest! As a thank you, my publisher is giving away one copy of Mating Instinct (US only) to one random commenter.

A little about Katie: Katie has been reading romance since a young age—ever since she discovered her mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with her into adulthood. She writes paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about her please visit her website, blog, facebook or find her on twitter @katiereus.
Alpha Instinct
(Moon Shifter #1)
Publishing Date: 2/7/12
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
Fear has a scent. So does desire… 
Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate. The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again. But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…
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Purchase Links
Amazon (paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon UK (paperback) | BAM |
Barnes & Noble (paperback) | Barnes & Noble (Nook book) | Book Depository

Lover's Instinct
(Moon Shifters #1.5)
Publishing Date: 8/7/12
Publisher: Signet
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
Lupine shifter Nikan Lawless has it bad for Esperanze Cordona, the sweet and curvy woman who only views him as a friend. But when Nikan is assigned to act as Esperanze’s bodyguard during a weekend education conference, he knows it’s the perfect opportunity to seduce her off her feet—away from the pack. To put his plan into motion Nikan cancels one of their hotel rooms, giving them time to get to know one another in a whole different way. But when a man from Esperanze’s past shows up in need of help, Nikan must shield her from a group of dangerous rogue shifters, all while trying to prove that they’re destined to be mates.
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Purchase Links:
Primal Possession
(Moon Shifters #2)
Publishing Date: 9/4/12
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within… As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection. December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear. When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
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Purchase Links:
Amazon (paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (paperback) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | BAM | Book Depository | Kobo books | Penguin
Mating Instinct
(Moon Shifters #3)
Publishing Date: 3/5/13
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs…
Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.
A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.
And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job…
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Purchase Links:
Amazon (paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (paperback) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | BAM | Book Depository | Indie Bound Books | Kobo books (coming soon) | Penguin
Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, Ellora’s Cave and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.
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Connect with Katie:
Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |
Amazon Page
Two Giveaways to Enter:
(First Giveaway)
Katie's Publisher (Penguin) is giving away a paperback of MATING INTINCT to one winner at every tour stop. US ONLY (sorry no international - it's shipping from the publisher)
Just leave a comment underneath this blog post with your broken email addy to enter.  
(Second Giveaway)
Katie is giving away a signed set of the MOON SHIFTER series (All 3 books - Alpha Instinct, Primal Possession and Mating Instinct), Romance Trading Cards (for Alpha Instinct, Lover's Instinct & Primal Possession) and a custom made wolf themed book thong to ONE lucky winner that follows the tour. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway:
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Make sure to stop at the other Blog tour stops as well: 
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16 comments:

Cool interview! I want to read these books. Will be adding them to my TBR stacks. Thanks :)
lorih824 at yahoo dot com

Joanne said...
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June M. said...

I love this series and can't wait to read MATING INSTICT! Anyone who has not read this series and loves PNR, run and get this series :)
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

awesome interview! I just discovered Katie and am making my way through her books. keeping my fingers crossed that I can add these to my collection xx
Thanks for the opportunity!
carey
careysabala(at)cox(dot)net

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. Mating Instinct sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Kat and Jayce. I love this series. It gets better and better.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Great interview! I love this series! The books are fast-paced, exciting reads! And you gotta love the sexy wolf shifters! Thanks for the chance to win!!

ehaney578 at aol dot com

Katie Reus said...

Thanks so much for having me here! And thanks to everyone who's stopped by :)

donnas said...

Congrats on the release! Cant wait to read it.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Leannessf said...

Thanks to an introduction to a new series (don't know where I've been!) - definitely on my TBR list now!

Thanks,
Leanne
leannessf at gmail dot com

Pam Rushen said...

Great interview. These are def on my TBR list. They sound wonderful.


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Vanessa N. said...

Congrats on the release. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Olivia Tan said...

congratulation on the new release

thanks for the chance :)

sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

Maris said...

Congrats on new book. Thanks for giveaway.dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com Damaris

Tina B said...

Wonderful interview! I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters also! I do have to admit though that shifters are my favorite para. ;)
Thank you for sharing and for the great giveaway!
trb0917 at gmail dot com

lorimeehan said...

What a great interview. I'd love to spend the summer on a boat and in the Keys. Very cool.
Congratulations Katie on the new release and thank you for the contest.
lorimeehan 1 @ aol.com

lorimeehan said...

What a great interview. I'd love to of spent the summer on a boat and in the Keys.How cool.
Congratulations on the new release and thank you for the giveaway.
lorimeehan 1 @ aol.com

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