Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cloaked in Fur blog tour - guest post on dual pesonalities of werewolves

Hi Christine, thank you for having me on your blog today.

What is it about werewolves that make them such great characters for novels? Traditionally stories of werewolves were used to inspire fear, but they have since been romanticised in popular culture. In either manifestation they are popular material for audiences. Their Jekyll and Hyde nature is probably a key to their fascination, historically and more recently. From a fear aspect, the hidden nature of the werewolf is what caused most concern. Anyone could be a werewolf hiding in his or her human guise. Whether a person's lycanthropy is beyond their control, or whether they maintain their control, when they change, they are equally frightening. 

Modern werewolves are much less about fear, and their dual nature has become much more alluring. In present day, where everything we do seems to be public knowledge,having a secret darker side is very appealing. Again, the idea that anyone meet might be a wolf in disguise also titillates the imagination. So anyone who has a mundane life could have a chance to break all the rules, go wild and then return to their normal the next day.

Whether scary or sexy, or a bit of both, werewolves have a wide appeal. There are many reasons for this, but their veiled dual personality is at the core of this for many people.

What do werewolves symbolize for you?

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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Author bio: 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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  1. Love being your blog, Christine:) Thanks for having me here.

  2. Hiding in today's society as a werewolf would be so difficult. Big brother is always watching...

  3. I'm happy to have you here, Tania! Your book is fabulous. I love your portrayal of werewolves. There's something sexy about the animal side of them, but knowing they do have a human side for reason and compassion.

  4. Werewolves are fascinating. I enjoy seeing them in movies and books.

  5. Alex - So true... too many eyes watching these days.

    Christine - Completely agree:)

    Medeia - Me too... I love werewolf movies too

  6. I've always enjoyed these creatures of the night -- just not in the UNDERWORLD movies. The CG effects weren't that great.

  7. Werewolves, vamps, witches, etc... very interesting tales... Good Luck with your book T.F.

  8. I love the idea and stories of the two worlds mixing, especially when there is an air of mystery. Your books sounds exciting.

  9. This sounds like a great read. It would be a tough choice to make as far as who she saves.

    Hi, Christine:)

  10. Milo - I actually don't mind Underworld:)

    Cathrina - Many thanks.

    Rhonda - I'm the same, and I can't help but add mystery to my stories

    Sandra - Yeah, Daciana sure is in a predicament

  11. Werewolves, along with Vampires, have become fascinating creatures thanks to the portrayal in some popular movies. As readers, I guess the fantastical creatures will always command appeal.

  12. You gotta love a good werewolf story. ;)

  13. I hadn't thought of them that way in the modern world. That's an interesting thought.


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