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An Interview With Catrina Barton

Today, I am interviewing the talented author, Catrina Barton. She’s here to tell us about her new novel, Dangerous Temptation. Look for a sneak peak after the interview.

Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?

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I’m happily married, mother of two hyper boys. Avid reader and reviewer. I adore nature, though I have to watch how much sun I get, because the sun gives me horrid migraines.

Would you tell us a little about your novel?

I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of shape-shifters since I first heard about them as a young kid. I chose tigers because they are my fave animals.

I noticed in your title that it has “Tiger Shifters”. What’s the difference, if any, between shifting and classic lycanthropy?

Lycanthropy is usually tied to a curse, such as werewolves shifting on full moons. The Caspians are not cursed. They can shift at will, though I do mostly follow the Asian mythology about it being to exact revenge.

Your cover says “A Caspian Novel”. Would you tell us about the rest of the series?

Thanks for asking. I’ve already got the second novel plotted out, just need to iron out a few kinks, and flesh out the MC’s love interest, the third one is shaping up as I finish ironing out the second one’s plot. The series as a whole will consist of many different shifters, each with a unique clan name, for instance my bear shifters are the Urasuians, and so forth. I plan to avoid werewolves, but if I used them they would be the Timberians. Each clan also controlls a different elemental power.

How old are your MCs?

Kaitlin is 17, though more mature than most that age because of how she grew up and what she has faced. Cadmon is well over 200, but appears in his early 20’s.

Why YA? (Young Adult)
Once I started reading YA I couldn’t stop {still can’t, lol} I love how face paced, yet deep the plots are and how fascinating the characters are.

What triggered the growth of this story in your mind?

I’ve always wanted to write about shape shifters {particularly the tigers} After researching shifter myths from all over the world, I found the Celtic and Asian mythologies fascinating and the story started playing through my mind.

What’s been the most difficult part of writing this series?

Creating unique mythologies tailored to each clan.

Your cover art is pretty awesome. Who did it? Dangerous Temptation Cover

Thank you. My hubby did it. he’s fascinated with 3D graphics and has practiced them over the past four years. Writing is my thing, 3D art is his. I told him the idea I wanted, and he played with it until we agreed on this cover. I adore how the tiger head appears above the steam of the water.

What made you decide to publish independantly rather than traditionally?

I like controlling each aspect. I know exactly what I want my stories to be about and don’t want to have to mold them to someone elses ideas.

Anything you know now that you wish you knew before you started?

That it’s more along the lines of NA {New Adult} than YA. Makes a huge difference in marketing aspects, and the types of audiences I need to reach.

You can get your copy at Amazon and Smashwords.

An exciting sneak peek at Dangerous Temptation:

“I’m not afraid of you.” Kaitlin stroked his scarred cheek.
“You should be.” His hand cupped hers, heat pouring into her skin. Cadmon pressed it firmly against his cheek. He nuzzled it, before pulling it away.
“You’re not a monster.” She licked her bottom lip. “You’re… beautiful.” She ran a finger along his squared jaw line.
“Men aren’t beautiful.” He held her fingers away from him, staring from them, into her eyes. “What have you done to me?” Confusion etched onto his face.
“I could ask you the same thing.” She swallowed, and tugged her fingers away from him, rubbing them down the side of her jeans, hoping to chase away the electric currents tingling her skin.