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Charlene Teglia – Interview & Giveaway


Today I have erotic paranormal romance author Charlene Teglia here for an interview and giveaway! Grab a cup of tea, a scone and get comfy while we get to know this awesome lady a bit. 🙂

Sidhe Vicious welcomes Paranormal Erotica author Charlene Teglia! We’re looking forward to getting to know you and all about your novel Claimed By The Wolf.

Charlene – Thanks! Claimed by the Wolf introduces the Shadow Guardians, immortal
warriors who guard humanity from, well, creatures like themselves.

Sidhe -Your Paranormal Erotica novel, Claimed By The Wolf was released in December 2009 by St Martin’s Griffin. Can you tell us about it and a bit about the main characters?
Charlene – The hero, Kenric, is an alpha werewolf whose pack died when he was betrayed by a witch. The heroine, Sybil is an incompetent witch who accidentally unleashes the same dark force that led to those deaths. Romance with baggage! To complicate matters, the only way to make things
right is for Inanna’s immortal warriors, the Shadow Guardians, to transfer their power to her via sex magic.

Sidhe – What about vamps, witches, weres, etc inspired you to write about them?

Charlene – I love witches and werewolves and vampires. And there aren’t enough books with shape-shifting dragons, demons, or sidhe in them.

Sidhe – Will we be seeing more of Sybil, Kenric and the rest of the Shadow Guardians in the future?
Charlene – Yes, Kiss of the Demon is underway and should be out in Oct. of 2010.

Sidhe – How did you get your start in writing? What, if anything, lit the “spark” to get you started and keep you motivated?

Charlene – I wrote all the time, as far back as I can remember. My mom says I made up stories that I acted out with my stuffed animals when I was 3. As for motivation, writing is stress relief, a sanity check, and the way I pay the bills. Then there are the deadlines. I have a lot of motivation to keep my butt in the chair and my hands on the keyboard.

Sidhe – What was the path to publication on this novel like? Highlights? Pitfalls?

Charlene – This book was “book #2” of a contract and was developed after everything else I proposed was rejected, LOL. Proof that necessity is the mother of invention. I had to write something to fulfill the contract.

Sidhe – Did you find it harder or easier to write subsequent novels in this series because of already having created this world?

Charlene – It’s so much easier to start with a world, rules, characters, history. I’d rather build on that than start over from ground zero any day.

Sidhe – Do you have any funny writing quirks or habits that you do when you’re in the “zone” writing?

Charlene – I lose my coffee cups, does that count? Set them down, forget, wander off.

Sidhe – Have you ever met a vampire, werewolf, demon, fae?

Charlene – No, but it would certainly liven up my day if I did.

Sidhe – What supernatural power or creature would you most like to have or be?

Charlene – It’d be fun to fly, but I suppose I should wish for something more useful, like the power to heal.

Sidhe – Who is your favourite paranormal or urban fantasy fictional character and why? (Not counting your own of course).

Charlene – I don’t think I can answer that, I have too many favourites. I love Harry
Dresden, Rachel Morgan, Kate Daniels.

Sidhe – Who’s your favourite author? TV show? Movie?

Charlene – Again, too many favourites. It depends on the mood.

Sidhe – If you could choose one fictional character to bring into real life, who would you choose?

Charlene – Odd Thomas. I’d like to have breakfast with him.

Sidhe – How have the books you’ve read influenced the books you write?

Charlene – I’m not sure it counts as influence, but when you analyze what you read and understand why something you like works for you and why something you don’t like doesn’t, it helps you understand your own work and where your strengths lie.

Sidhe – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever gotten inspiration from?

Charlene – A tabloid headline (I Was An Alien’s Love Slave, Ellora’s Cavemen
Seasons of Seduction III)

Sidhe – What do you do when you’re having writer’s block to “shake” it off?

Charlene – Writer’s block is a complex issue, so it depends on the problem. If the story is stuck, then I do character interviews, brainstorm on paper, etc. until I figure out the problem. Or I switch gears and write something else; that will often shake loose whatever’s stuck on story A. If  it’s a case of too much work, not enough play, the well needs refilling. Resting, reading, etc. will fix it.

Sidhe – What can a new reader expect from your book/series?

Charlene – The Shadow Guardians are very erotic stories with romance and danger and fun.

Sidhe – You write about various types of supernatural creatures. Do you do a lot of research or do you prefer to take what you already know and use your imagination for the rest?

Charlene – I do a ton of research. And I use my imagination. I usually reverse-engineer for world-building elements.

Sidhe – Are any of your characters particularly fun or easy for you to write? Any that are more difficult?

Charlene – The dragon shape-shifter was very easy to write. Kenric was a stone bastard, but I wrestled him down in the end.

Sidhe – Do you have any tips for aspiring speculative fiction writers?

Charlene – Read, read, read, read. Write, write, write, write, write. And get your hands on Plot by Ansen Dibell, it’s an excellent resource for solutions to myriad kinds of story problems.

Sidhe – Thanks so much Charlene for being here at SVR. It was great to get to know you!

Charlene – Thanks for asking me, it was fun.

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Giveaway Details:

Charlene is graciously offering up a signed copy of Claimed By The Wolf to one randomly picked commenter. (US only this time).

So if you had to pick between a werewolf, a dragon shape-shifter, a vampire, a sidhe lord or a demon for your significant sexy other, which would you choose and why? Charlene may also be popping by for the next day or two to reply to comments, so if you have any burning questions for her, feel free to ask away. 🙂

For one entry: Please leave a comment with the answer to the question.

For  extra entries: 

– Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)

– If  you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive an extra entry, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)

– Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to.

Contest is open to USA only and will run through January 21st until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on the 22nd. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner/s in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone!

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32 Comments »

  1. I would have to say werewolf. I wish I could pinpoint one reason why, but I can’t. I think the whole dominant-male alpha idea gets me hot:)

    Comment by Christina R. | January 11, 2010 | Reply

    • I also subscribed via email, but I forgot to add that part. Sorry.

      Comment by Christina R. | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. I’d say a dragon shifter–I’ve been reading more of those recently, and wow–all that power *and* flying ability? Cool 🙂 Very much enjoyed the interview, Charlene and Sidhe!

    Comment by Fedora | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  3. a good old fashioned vampire, i seem to find them very sexy thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

    Comment by mindy | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  4. wow, this is a tough one to answer! My first inclination is a vampire but I read quite a few dragon-shifter books in 2009 and I’m leaning more toward them. Can I have one of both? lol!

    +2 I’m already a subscriber through google reader.
    +1 Tweeted the contest (mcarak)
    +1 Posted on Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/67323-charlene-teglia-interview-book-giveaway

    MichelleK
    mishcara at gmail dot com

    Comment by MichelleK | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. I’d have to say Vamp….something very seductive about it.

    I’m subscribed via e-mail.

    Comment by Scott Romanski | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  6. I love shifter stories, so it was hard to pick between a werewolf or a dragon, but werewolves are probably my all time favorite. Like Christina said, the alpha characteristics makes for some amazingly sexy storylines, plus I love their protectiveness, loyalty, their devotion to their mate, and their sense of family/pack.

    Love reading paranormal romantic suspense stories, and the Shadow Guardians series give me 5 alpha heroes that I plan to thoroughly enjoy.

    already subscribe by email

    caity_mack(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Comment by Cathy M | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  7. would have to b a dragon shifter cause he could fly my fat a$$ around lol and nobody would mess with him. This sounds like a great series. and I have been a followering via google reader for a while does that count.

    Comment by Pamk | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  8. I think that I would choose a dragon shifter. I love dragons in general and think that one would be a great guardian. +1

    I already subscribe by email. +2

    I will share on Facebook (Dianne Barskey), Myspace (Faerydreamer64), LiveJournal (Faerymagick08), and Twitter (dbarskey06). +4

    Comment by Faerydreamer/Dianne | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  9. No need to enter me. Just popping by to say this is posted at Win a Book for you.

    Comment by Darlene | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  10. I pick the werewolf shifter, because I like the pack dynamics and I’m all about family.

    I’m already a subscriber through google reader.

    Alternate email: magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

    Comment by Sue A. | January 11, 2010 | Reply

  11. I would choose a werewolf because they are definitely alpha!

    I subscribed to your blog!

    Comment by Jeanette Juan | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  12. +1 Werewolf all the way, loyal, strong, dependable, faithful to mate and happens to be my favorite of all the paranormal shifters besides the cats.
    +2 RSS feed follower on gmail and email subscriber already
    +1 linked on Twitter (@jacabur1)
    +1 Link on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jacabur?ref=profile
    +1 Link on bottom of page at: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2195441
    +1 Link and info at: http://jacabur2008.livejournal.com/
    +1 Link and info on Status/Mood at: http://www.myspace.com/texasgirljackieb
    +1 Link on Profile at: http://bookblogs.ning.com/profile/JackieBurris
    +1 Link on Profile at: http://bittenbybooks.ning.com/profile/JackieBurris
    +1 Link on Right Sidebar at: http://jacaburintexas.blogspot.com/

    This book sounds right up my alley for new reading material and love the fact the 2nd book is coming out already this fall so the world and characters do not fade as much in between the actual reading…
    Thank you both Charlene and Sidhe for this very interesting interview and the chance for a copy of the book. It is fun as always to read all the comments and the post was informative as always…

    jackie b central texas
    jacabur2008[at]gmail[dot]com

    Comment by Jackie B. | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  13. I’d say a dragon shifter. It would be cool to be able to fly.

    sgiden AT verizon DOT net

    Comment by Sandy G | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  14. I am already a huge vamp fan so I would definitely pick the vampire. They are sexy, mysterious and I don’t mind being bitten….lol

    I got you in my google reader!

    Have a great Sidhe!

    Comment by Ruthie | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  15. I would so be mated to a dragonshifter. I have been in love with dragons since I was a preteen! So shiny and strong and dangerous… yupper, my kinda man.

    I subscribed via email & added you to my blog post for today

    Sweet Vernal Zephyr

    Comment by Miranda | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  16. I would have to say a vampire because they are usually sexy dark and mysterious!

    Comment by Teresa W. | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  17. Werewolves, vampires, dragons, demons, sidhe, you really can’t lose, can you? *ggg* I’m glad I don’t have to pick.

    Comment by Charlene Teglia | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  18. oh a werewolf… I need my sun!

    Comment by susan | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  19. Hi all! Thanks for the great comments so far. Keep ’em coming. 🙂

    I’m glad I don’t have to pick one of these supernatural hotties! It’s a toss up between the Vampire a la Eric Northman, the werewolf a la several super smexy alpha males in fiction and the sidhe lord for me. Yep, though I wouldn’t say no to a dragon shape shifter either, lol. 😉

    Comment by sidhevicious | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  20. Thanks for such a great interview!

    I’m gonna have to go with the werewolf shifter. My current paranormal reads are all shifters…out with the vampires and in with the were’s! It’s that whole animal instinct vs. human behavior. Love it!

    +extra entry. I posted a link to this giveaway on my blog which you can find here

    Thanks!

    cldivineATyahooDOTcom

    Comment by Booklover1335 | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  21. My first love will always be the vampire! I would love to talk to him and hear, first hand, about how the world was hundreds of years ago…because my SO must be an old and RICH vampire!

    I and “old” subscriber.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

    Comment by Tracey D | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  22. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    Please enter me in the giveaway.

    I was already a follower.

    I think I would choose the shape-shifter. I think that could be very interesting LOL…

    Comment by Debbie Lester | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  23. Hi! Man, can I just an all in one combo deal! Yea yea yea, I can hear you now… No… and shaking a finger at me. But I would so love a a sidhe lord. Oh gosh, are kidding me… I want them all but A Sidhe Lord… Just cause I want one!

    Comment by Cecile | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  24. I would have to say a vampire. There’s just something about them that draws me in. Sex appeal, strength, etc.

    Comment by Deedles | January 13, 2010 | Reply

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  26. Dragon shifter. He can protect you and fly you out of danger should you need rescuing. I think the ability to fly would be awsome..

    +2 I am an old subscriber

    Great contest pls enter my name. Thanks

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Brendab | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  27. I would have to say vampire-they are just dark,commanding, and sexy

    Comment by Vicki Wurgler | January 16, 2010 | Reply

  28. A demon. Cuz I always choose the bad guy & the worst of the worst.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

    Comment by Alicia | January 19, 2010 | Reply

  29. The contest portion is closed and the winner has been posted! Michelle K, congrats! Please get in touch with me via email. 🙂

    Comment by sidhevicious | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  30. Michelle K Congrats

    Comment by Brendab | January 21, 2010 | Reply


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