Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
Christine: Thanks for having me here today! I’m excited to share with your readers the completion of my Charmed Trilogy with the third and final installment in the series, The Charmed Fates. Everything that has been building for two books comes to a head in this final showdown. I hope readers truly enjoy seeing how it all ends and get caught up in the love Olivia and Caleb have for one another.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
The moment I pictured the final scene for The Charmed. It sort of came out of nowhere, but once I had a clear image of it there was no turning back. I went out and bought a writing laptop the next day and haven’t stopped since.
Every writer dreams of getting “the call”. What were you doing when yours came? Who got to hear the good news first?
Christine: Mine came in the form of getting the call from an editor who believed in my work. It was a small step, but such an important one. It made me believe again after hitting my head against the proverbial wall for so long.
I celebrated by immediately getting together with a group of five women who have been my sounding board since the first book. They have supported me at every step so they deserved to be the first to hear the good news.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
Christine: Author Robin Ryan. We were having dinner with a mutual friend and I asked her to validate if my concept for the first book was good. She answered (and I’m paraphrasing a bit because it was a while ago), “It doesn’t matter what I think. I shouldn’t have to tell you that your idea is good. You should know it’s good. If you don’t believe in your own work, how do you expect anyone else to?”
She’s so right! The biggest fan of your work has to be youself, because there are too many other things along the way that can derail you.
Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?
Christine: I’m rather fond of Caleb. You can tell right away that he is intelligent. You can see he is handsome and physically strong, but it’s the dark side of himself that he battles with everyday just to be good and worthy of our heroine that makes him the perfect romance hero. That displays an inner strength. And that is sexy!
For me personally, though, I’d lean towards Kane who you meet in The Charmed Souls. Kane is a flawed and very naughty shape-shifter, which to some may start him at a disadvantage. But he has two things going for him that are irresistible to just about any woman: confidence and a wicked sense of humor. Humor is one of the most important things for me because there is too much unfunny stuff in life. You need something to balance it with.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
Christine: Outdoor stuff like camping and Fantasy Football. I am very proud of the fact that I won our Fantasy league two years in a row, and I make sure all of the guys know it. Humble I am not.
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
Probably skydiving with my brother-in-law and his friends. What a rush!
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
Christine: I’m pretty simple on this kind of stuff. I’d just want to be whisked away to my favorite spot on the Oregon coast so I could write. The smell of the ocean breeze, the sound of waves crashing, the warmth of sand on your feet—it’s all a great escape to let your mind come up with something new.
When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?
Christine: I’m not adventurous in that I try to eat healthy, whole foods and keep things simple. But I absolutely love sushi, Thai and Indian foods every once in a while, as well as a great steak.
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Christine: Of course I love summer but winter is probably my favorite. I know it rains a lot but I love the holiday season in Seattle; the sounds, the fresh smells, the good cheer, and mostly the holiday lights that reflect on the water from all the boats.
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
Christine: Simple, my phone. It’s not even that I’m a big talker or texter, more like I constantly don’t know what day of the week it is, I get lost driving places, and I have to have a constant connection to the cloud.
What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?
Christine:For me it’s not really an activity or specific setting, it’s just about the connection, the time you share with that person in a moment that just feels right. It can happen with a cold beer and a hotdog at a baseball ballgame just as easily as champagne and strawberries at a five star hotel.
How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?
Christine: I can be very spontaneous and last minute about things, but also, for the most part, responsible. I’m a terrible speller (thank god for spell-check and Editors). I love shopping, a glass of red wine or champagne, and a good pedicure almost as much as a good romance novel.
My family and friends would probably say I’m creative . . . and a bad speller.
And lastly, no interview of a writer would be complete without this question: what is your favorite comfort food?
Christine: My very favorite is Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream. But it’s so much of a favorite that I try to keep it to one hand how many times I have it a year.
TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Christine is giving away a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of The Charmed to one lucky winner that follows the tour.
THREE (3) runners-up will receive an eBook of THE CHARMED.
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SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:
The Charmed Trilogy, Book 1
“This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream.”
Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child. But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires! As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her.
After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire. Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them. But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her.
Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening. And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.
THE CHARMED will be on sale for ONLY $0.99 from May 13 – 27 on:
Amazon, Smashwords, BN.com and The iBookstore.
THE CHARMED SOULS
The Charmed Trilogy, Book 2
“It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!”
Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life.
Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind.
. . . but will it be too late?
Available now on Amazon, Smashwords, BN.com and The iBookstore.
THE CHARMED FATES
The Charmed Trilogy, Book 3
“You think you know him better than I do? Interesting . . . and so boringly human.”
Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . .
Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life.
She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die!
When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?
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About the Author:
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.
To keep up on all the latest information about Christine and her books, visit her website or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
Christine Wenrick’s The Charmed Trilogy Tour Schedule
May 13 – 27
5/13- Book Monster Reviews (guest post)
5/13- My Reading Obsession (guest post & review)
5/14- Ramblings From This Chick (guest post)
5/14- HEA Romances With A Little Kick (series spotlight & reviews)
5/15- Red Hot Books (interview and reviews)
5/16- Book Lovin’ Mamas (interview, series spotlight and reviews)
5/17- Romance Junkies (interviews)
5/17- Froggarita’s Book Case ( series spotlight, excerpt & reviews)
5/18- Mad Hatter Reads (guest post)
5/18- Reading Between the Wines (guest post)
5/19- Toot’s Books Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)
5/20- Cocktails and Books (interview & reviews)
5/20- Salacious Reads (Series Spotlight)
5/21- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 1)
5/21- Buffy’s Ramblings (guest post)
5/21- GraveTells (guest post)
5/22- Paranormal Book Club (series spotlight)
5/22- Reader Girls (guest post & reviews)
5/22- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 2)
5/23- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (guest post)
5/23- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 1)
5/24- Riverina Romantics (guest post)
5/25- The Reading Cafe (guest post & reviews)
5/26- The Jeep Diva (interview & reviews)
5/27- Books-n-Kisses (series spotlight)
5/27- Bookin’ It Reviews (series spotlight)