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I Have Moved.

I’ve moved blog homes and am no longer blogging here. Please click the link below to find my new website.

www.tfwalsh.com

Looking forward to seeing you there.

New Website is Live!!!

I am super excited to be sharing with everyone my brand new, shiny website and blog. It’s been in the making for a little while, and I love the design.

Let me know your thoughts, PLUS, check out the blog page to find out who’s hosting me today on my book tour. As a sneak peek, I talk about finding the right character names.

Going forward, I will be doing all my blogging over at my new website, so please re-subscribe on my new blog to keep up to date.

All right, here you go:

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www.tfwalsh.com

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B-Grade Movies

Now, if there is one weakness I have, it’s watching b-grade movies. My friends make fun of me for it, but watching a movie that you don’t need to take serious at all, and it does anything it likes, well, that’s a great movie night at my place. The last one I watched was Sharknado. Concept was crazy, but I loved the idea of sharks in a tornado, flying out like missiles.  And the scene with the chainsaw toward the end of the movie left me gobsmacked… You’ve got to see it, that’s all I’m saying. Too awesome.Sharknado_poster

Who else has watched Shark Nado? Win a $10 Amazon Voucher here.

Find me here today:

I reveal to Bobbi Romans my love for b-grade movies

Fuonlyknew finds out where I came up with the term ‘moonwulf’

Books, sniffers and anonymous shares and excerpt and there’s an Amazon gift card up for grabs!

Baking Is My Time-Out

Everyone has an escape vice, and when I’m not writing, you can probably find me baking something sweet and yummy. I thought I’d share a no-bake cheesecake cupcake recipe:)

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Ingredients

  • 250g Arnott’s Butternut Snap Cookies (or any sweet cookies you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 ½ tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped teaspoon gelatin melted in ¼ cup boiled water
  • ¾ cup cream, lightly whipped

Method

1. Crush the cookies until they resemble fine crumbs in a food processor or blender. Mix in the melted butter until well combined.

2. Spoon half a tablespoon into a cupcake patty and press mixture down. The quantity used for the base of the cheesecakes can be varied depending on how thick you like it. Place the patties with bases into the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.

TipPlace the patties with the prepared bases into baking trays – this ensures they hold their shape when you add the cheesecake mixture.

3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the melted gelatin and combine into the mixture.

4. Fold the lightly whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture.

5. Spoon the cheesecake mixture into the prepared cupcake patties, then refrigerate for at least a few hours before serving if you can’t wait. Otherwise best left overnight.

6. Decorate your cupcakes or experiment with different fillings. I added half a teaspoon of caramel condensed milk into the centre of the cheesecake cupcake before refrigerating for a surprise filling. Or sandwich cheesecake between two cookies.

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Find me here today:

I tell Kurt Chambers what I do outside writing

Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

I share an exclusive excerpt with Darkside Down Under

What is your escape vice?

Why I Became A Writer.

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Source: Stockvault

Today’s Book Tour stops include:

I tell Annalisa Crawford why I became a writer

Kristy Centeno shares an excerpt from Cloaked in Fur

Cabin Goddess asks me lots of fun questions

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We’re in week 2 of the Cloaked in Fur Virtual Book Tour, and week 1 was fantastic. I can’t believe how quickly it whizzed by. It was wonderful to see my book on so many blogs and websites. And over the weekend, I nutted out last changes to my new website. I will be revealing it this week!! Wow, it’s all happening so quickly.

All right, let’s get on with the tour. Today, I’ll be at the following two blogs:

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I share with Laura Kentowski facts about Transylvania you may not know

Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

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What do you think of when you hear Transylvania?

Source: Free Digital Photos by Arvind Balaraman

Source: Free Digital Photos by Arvind Balaraman

Christine Rains, the wonderful author of The 13th Floor series, has tagged me. I simply answer four questions, and then I tag four new people.

Let’s get started:

1. What are you working on right now?

Right now, I’m plotting book 2 and 3 of Cloaked in Fur. I’m also half way through a new young adult fantasy novel, which is made up of three parts about six characters. It is set in a world filled with witches, steampunk monsters and magic, and at the heart of the story, there’s the struggle to find love.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre? 

My YA novel is a blend of different genres, which I tend to love doing, plus it’s told from six POVs, and each character brings their own personality and backstory to the mix.

3. What is the hardest part about writing?

The funny thing is that whatever part I’m up to I say is the hardest. Whatever I’m not doing at the time seems like the better option. Hehe. I know, it doesn’t answer the question. Writing the first draft would probably have to be the hardest since you are making up the story with nothing but your imagination and scribbled notes.

4. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven’t yet?

I’ve always wanted to try a mystery… like a ‘who done it’. Maybe one day:)

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I am tagging the following bloggers:

Medeia Sharif

T.B. Markinson

Tina Downey

Annalisa Crawford

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Today, the Cloaked in Fur book tour will be appearing here:

Sharon Clare has Daciana talking about what makes life perfect for her.

USA Today!!

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Source: Free Digital Photos by Idea Go

This morning I found a wonderful tweet about Cloaked in Fur appearing in USA TODAY, and I just had to share it with everyone. Don’t you just love nice surprises?

Okay, today you can track me down at the following wonderful sites.

USA Today showcases Cloaked in Fur

I discuss how movies inspire my writing with Kate Larkindale

I share an excerpt with Harper A. Brooks

Happy Tails and Tales interview me and reveal their review of Cloaked in Fur

What’s the nicest surprise you ever received?

Wolf Charm Giveaway

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As part of my Virtual Book Tour, Roxanne from Bewitching Book Tours has been helping me out, and she’s fantastic. On top of that, she is also organizing a giveaway for Cloaked in Fur, and since it’s all about werewovles, what’s better than:

1 set of six wolf wineglass charms –open to US Shipping

4 wolf keychains–open to US Shipping

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The wolf charms are just adorable. Simply click on the Rafflecopter wording below to enter. Good luck.

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Today, you’ll also find me at the following three wonderful blogs:

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T.B. Markinson questions me about why I decided to write about a moonwulf

I talk about my setting in Cloaked in Fur with Alexia Chamberlynn

Queen of All She Reads does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

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Hope everyone is having a great week.

Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s Insecure Writer’s Support Group, held monthly. Click on the image above to participate.

Before the launch of Cloaked in Fur, I was super excited and nervous and probably a thousand other emotions, but one thing that worried me was getting bad reviews. Sure, my critique partners had read my book and gave me a lot of support, but now that’s it’s out in the real world,  things are different. People have different tastes and perspectives. I don’t want to get hung up on what reviews say. I want to be one of those authors who don’t even read reviews, but they keep moving forward, working on their new project. So far, I’ve failed miserably at being like that. Maybe that comes with time:)

Speaking of Cloaked in Fur, today I’ll be appearing on the following blogs where I discuss various topics. Join in if takes your fancy:)

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I open up to Crimson Romance with why I write paranormal stories.

Lexa Cain is doing a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur.

Fleshing out a story idea is never simple, so I share with Kim Lajevardi how I do it.

Rose and Beps Blog finds out what I do when I’m not writing.

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Day one of the virtual book tour flew by, and it was a blast. On top of that, I just received news that my new website / blog is only days away from going live. I’m super excited to share it with you… not long now. Watch this space.

Until then, have fun devoring the three sites below revealing things about me, like one of the craziest things I’ve ever done. Please someone tell me you’ve done something similar too:)

A strong review on Cloaked in Fur from Tome Tender

I reveal to Allyson Lindt one of the craziest things I’ve ever done

Readaholic’s Reviews does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

Until tomorrow:)

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Yep, you heard me right. After all the hard work I’ve put into writing book, the preparation to launch it, and the nail bitting anticipation along the way, Cloaked in Fur is finally released. It’s now available for everyone to buy:)

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Cloaked in Fur CoverAs a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.

A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature.  She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.

Genre: Paranormal Suspense With Strong Romance

Amazon | Amazon UK | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | All Romance | Kobo | Goodreads

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Right now, I’m filled with so many emotions, from delirious excitement to the surreal sensation that this is actually happening to the prickling panic that makes me want to run away and hide.

So, I want to thank everyone who is helping me spread the word, and to all those wonderful friends who helped me bring this book to life:) *Sniff. I can’t believe I’m actually shedding a tear*

Okay, back to serious talk:)

I’m running a month long Virtual Book Tour for Cloaked in Fur with so many great people participating, and at each of their blogs you’ll discover something new about me or Cloaked in Fur. I’ll be sharing them on my blog over the coming month.

Kicking off the first day of the launch, we’ve got five wonderful sites:

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Lindsey Loucks does a great job of grilling me

Allyson Lindt shares her review of Cloaked in Fur

I’m interviewed by Eclipse Reviews

Just Paranormal Romance reveals an exclusive excerpt from my book

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Please follow me during my book tour:)  And any comments on Cloaked in Fur would be greatly appreciated.

2 Days To Go!!

Source: Free Digital Photos by hinnamsaisuy

Source: Free Digital Photos by hinnamsaisuy

I can’t believe it’s only 2 days until Cloaked in Fur is released. The last few weeks have been beyond hectic and now that I’ve come up for air, the big event is almost here. I’m pretty excited, and telling everyone about it.

Leading up to the big day, I’ve had some great bloggers and friends jump in to help announce the great news ahead of time, so please visit their site and say hi.

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I tell Jessica Frellathon something about myself no one but my family knows

Christine Rains reveals her fantastic review of Cloaked in Fur

I share with Darkside Downunder who my favorite character in my book is

What exciting things are you doing for this weekend?

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His Haven by Harper A. Brooks

Paranormal/Historical Romance

Thank you Tania for having me talk on your blog today about my new release His Haven!

Ignorance isn’t always bliss… Continue Reading »

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Over a week ago, hubby, a few friends and I attended Australia’s first PAX event, and for those not familiar with it, it’s a gaming convention set up by Penny Arcade that originated in the US – Seattle more specifically. Now, while I may not be a huge gamer, hubby sure is. We’d been to the one in Seattle and Boston, but it was so exciting to visit the first one ever down here in Australia. The tickets sold out in no time, and apparently the 2014 event has already been booked. Woohoo.

Anyway, I thought I’d share some fun pics from the event. For me, I enjoy finding new indie games to support and try out, plus the convention is a hot spot for writing inspirations. And I do have Just Dance at home… I’ve been known to do a few dances to it when friends pop over – they join me of course:) hehe. Continue Reading »

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