Author Interview: Tina Moss!

January 3, 2014 Author Feature 1

Final-CoverCassie’s working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she …well, whenever.

So, when a mysterious stranger walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when the stranger’s predictions start to come true, she discovers a world that could shake up her humdrum existence.

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And now – I have the opportunity to interview half of the stellar team that wrote A Touch of Darkness, Tina Moss!

Welcome to LRRH Tina! For those people that don’t know you, give them a brief introduction of who you are.

Thank you so much for having me on LRRH! I adore your blog! Some fun facts about me are that I’m an eclectic author, proud nerd, and unrepentant chocoholic. I’ve written everything from children’s books to adult urban fantasy to now new adult contemporary. I love all types of books, so it’s hard not to branch into different genres. Although, my first love is always romance of all types.

What is it about us short red heads that makes us all so incredibly awesome? 😉

A friend of mine once “kindly” pointed out to me a list of all the things that are terrible about being short, so I, naturally, countered with all the things I love about being short. Some examples: we rarely hit our heads; the rain takes longer to reach us; we don’t have to worry about being taller than our dates (even in heels); “petite” sounds infinitely better than “tall”; leg room is never a problem; we tend to look younger; and my personal favorite is we’re often seen as innocent. *insert evil laughter* The best part about short red heads, however, is that we don’t take nonsense. If a jerk tries to put us down, we’ll come out swinging ten times as hard. We’ve got spunk. And come on, who doesn’t love a short little red head? Besides, as I’ve so often said, the biggest person is the last one standing. Or my another favorite from the great Shakespeare, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

Is there an author/book/series that you can re-read over and over and never get tired of?

Cue the nerd-dom, but I never tire of Tolkien’s books. I was a fan long before the movies and first read The Hobbit when I was only eight or nine. I HAD to read the LOTR trilogy after that and sat with a dictionary next to my side over the summer between fourth and fifth grade, just to be able to read his work. To this day, I cannot walk into a book store without searching out his books. I have so many different editions now that I’ll end up needing a Tolkien section on my bookshelves. Hobbits rule.

Do you have a favorite supernatural creature? What about that one makes it your favorite?

I’m not particularly partial to any one supernatural creature. I enjoy the whole range of types. Vampires are the classic sexy bad boys, but werewolves have that animalistic vibe. Creatures with mental abilities are especially interesting because you can get the chess match between protagonist and antagonist like Professor X and Magneto. Jennifer Armentrout’s aliens remind me so much of the Roswell series I loved as a teen, so she’s got me hooked back on them. Really, it’s just so much fun to see what authors can come up with. The beauty of paranormal is that it’s limitless.

Your Corgi, Chuck, is adorable. I have to ask, since I work with dogs, why a Corgi? Are you a Corgi lifer? Meaning will you ever get another breed or will it be Corgis from here on out?

Thank you! And you work with dogs? Jealous! Chuck is a huge part of my heart. In fact, we’re adding to the family and getting another corgi in the spring: a sister for Chuck. Neither my hubs nor I ever had plans to get a pure bred, both having grown up with loveable mutts. But, we started going to dog shows about ten years back. I loved huskies and thought a husky-mix would be perfect, but our apartment in NY had a size limit on dogs allowed in the building, so we started looking smaller. All of a sudden, hubs spots this short red-headed dog (see the pattern?) at one of the shows and thinks it’s the cutest thing ever. Who wouldn’t agree? Well, we spent the next year learning all about the breed and realizing it was perfect for us! They are the most amazing little personalities and we are definitely corgi-people for life.

TYAuthorPhotoTina’s bio: Tina Moss is an author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and New Adult novels. She lives in NYC with a supportive husband and alpha corgi, though both males hog the bed and refuse to share the covers. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching cheesy horror flicks, traveling, and karate. As a 5’1″ Shotokan black belt, she firmly believes that fierce things come in small packages.

Yelena’s bio: Yelena Casale is an urban fantasy & paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she loves to read, watch TV with her husband (and without), take long walks and cuddle with her cat Bones. She is a second degree black belt/Shotokan karate instructor, and archaeology, history & art enthusiast.

Tina’s contact info:

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Yelena’s contact info:

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