Thursday, August 22, 2013

Guest Blog and Giveaway with TF Walsh

Hi Roxanne, thanks for having me on your blog today.

Don't judge a book by its genre.

One of the hardest things my mind has to comes to terms with when writing is, 'What genre is the story?'  I understand the purpose of labelling books in genres and subgenres, but I also struggle with the idea of pigeonholing stories. Especially when mislabelling my story may result in someone reading it and being disappointed that it wasn't the type of story they are used to. Or worse still, someone looking at the genre and dismissing it off-hand as not the type of story they read.

'Cloaked in Fur' is classified in the Romance genre, and subgenre is Paranormal Romance. But it could easily be classified in the Fantasy genre, subgenre Urban Fantasy. Both classifications easily fit the story, and when used in concert, are probably a better way to label it. And there is probably a touch of other adventure, horror, drama and other genres thrown into the mix. But hopefully it appeals to a variety of readers, who are open minded about trying new stories, or whom simply love werewolves.

Just don't ask me what genre of writer I am, that's a whole other story.

Cloaked in Fur
T.F. Walsh

Genre: Paranormal Suspense with strong romance elements

Publisher: Crimson Romance
Date of Publication: August 5, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-4405-7161-9

Number of pages: 216
Word Count: 73,000 approx.

Word Count: 73,000 approx.

Cover Artist: Stephanie Hannus

Book Description:

As 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.

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About the Author:

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

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T.F. Walsh said...

Great to be on your blog... thanks for hosting me:)

Nick Wilford said...

Great post. The story should come first and then you see what genre it would need to go into - not something I always find as easy as it seems!

Christine Rains said...

Excellent post. Sometimes genre can be frustrating. I'd definitely say you're speculative fiction which will cover all those aspects of your writing!