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Do It Write: Where NJ Walters writes @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFiRomanceNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Unexpected Angel by NJ Walters

Genre Science Fiction Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Angelina Astoferus is on the run from her uncle, who wants to marry her off as part of a business deal. Her only hope is to find a spaceship to escape on–and a man willing to take her virginity, since her being pure is part of the deal. A desperate escape attempt leads her to the loading docks of the planet Oasis, where she spies Amos. Captivated by him, when the opportunity to sneak on board his ship arises, she takes it.
When Amos Marks discovers a stowaway on his ship, he knows she is big trouble. He and his brothers don’t need two dangerous enemies–her powerful uncle and the jilted warrior from Gravas–but Amos can’t turn his back on her. He decides to help her with her outlandish plan, but neither of them expects that the physical connection between them will lead to so much more.

How long have you been writing?

My first book was published October 27, 2004. Hard to believe it’s been almost 15 years. The industry, and my writing, has changed so much in that time.

What was your first published book?

My very first published book was Annabelle Lee with Ellora’s Cave. That was back when ebooks weren’t considered “real” books by the New York publishing houses and long before Amazon became a powerhouse in the industry. Amazing how much the world has changed since then.

I was so excited when they accepted my book. They wanted me to add about 10K to the story. I told them it was no problem. Then I panicked and went to work. It changed my life.

The book went out of publication for a couple of years after the publisher closed, but it has been released as Uncovering Annabelle.

Tell us about your writing space or home office.

I’ve written all but two of my books in a small 3′ by 6′ corner of my living room. I have a small desk, a desktop computer, and a small shelf. That’s my writing cave. The computer isn’t online. When I sit there, all I do is write.

What do you love most about that area?Do It Write: Where NJ Walters writes @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #SciFiRomance

Oddly enough, I love how small it is. I like being cozy. I like that everything is close at hand. There’s wall on two sides of the space and a privacy screen around the front and part of other side. It really is a writing cave.

If money was no object, what would your home office look like?

Honestly, if money was no option I’d own a house, maybe something 800 to 1000 square feet. (Which is much bigger than my current apartment.) I’d love a small office with floor to ceiling bookshelves on at least two of the walls for my books and personal mementos. I’d have my desk beside a window overlooking a yard. I’d also have a cozy reading area in front of the shelves where I could relax or work on research and notes.

What office equipment do you use most, other than your computer?

I’m a bit of a technophobe, so I’m not big on electronics. Other than my desktop computer, I’d say I use my iPad mini the most. I use it mostly in the evenings when I’m curled up on the sofa for checking email or social media. I’ll even watch TV shows and YouTube videos on it.

What book or books about writing do you recommend for new authors?

There are so many great books on writing. Some are purely technical while others are more inspirational. I’d tell any new author to check out what’s in their local library and local bookstore to get a feel for what’s out there. Stephen King’s On Writing and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird are both go-to books for most writers and a great starting point.

What do you like to read for relaxation?

I love to read romance, of course–historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal. I also love to read nonfiction books. A lot of self help, personal growth types of books. I figure it’s good to balance things out.

Where to buy Unexpected Angel

Publisher https://www.evernightpublishing.com/unexpected-angel-by-n-j-walters/

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S9VPXKH/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unexpected-angel-n-j-walters/1131766415

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/unexpected-angel-2

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/941298

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
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Introducing Jericho Drake from Drakon's Knight, by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRLet’s meet Jericho Drake from Drakon’s Knight, a paranormal romance, by NJ Walters. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.

Drakon’s Knight by NJ Walters

Genre Paranormal Romance/Dragon shifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Drakon Jericho Drake, the child of a pure-blood dragon and human, has a simple plan: Kill the leader of the Knights of the Dragon and start a war. Except, when he meets his target, Karina Azarov, she can’t remember who she is. Worst of all––he can’t kill her. His dragon side has just claimed the dangerous woman as his mate.
Karina has no idea why these Drakon’s have taken her to their home. And she most certainly does not understand why she’s so drawn to her captor. Maybe because he’s strong, intelligent, and caring, in his enigmatic sort of way. One thing she knows, he’s not going to hurt her. If only she could remember something from her past that would explain why these Drakon’s hate her so much.
But if her memory returns, mated or not, he may get his war.. And one of them will die.

Introducing Jericho Drake

Please tell me about yourself.
Age: 4000 years, give or take a few
Gender: male
Birthplace: A place that no longer exists
Profession: Assassin and Real Estate Mogul
Ethnicity:
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): I’m a drakon, the son of a dragon and a human woman.
What do you look like?
In my human, form I’m 6’10” with jet black hair and black eyes. I have a tattoo that covers the left side of my body from my neck to my ankles. It’s a birthmark and is a swirling pattern in red outlined in black. The red signifies I’m a fire drakon. The black is the same color of my eyes.
Who is the significant other in your life?
Karina Azarov. Touch her and it will be the last thing you ever do.
Are you book-smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
I’ve lived a very, very long time. Whatever I need to learn I’ve taught myself or found someone to teach me. Drakons have phenomenal memories. That’s made it easier to adapt and change with the times.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
I’ve slept on the hot desert sands and eaten figs. I’ve stayed in 5-star hotels and in the palaces of kings. And I’ve enjoyed both experiences. I have homes all over the world and plenty of money, but I could live without any of it. It’s easy to make money. It’s the people I care about who are important. Okay, and my custom Harley. I do love my bike. It’s the closest thing there is to flying without having to unleash my wings.
What is your family like?
I have four half brothers I’ve never met and three men I’ve called brothers my entire life. We may not be related by blood, but they’re my family. I would die for them.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
I’m a drakon. Of course I can keep a secret. It’s what we do, who we are. Not many people know about us and we like to keep it that way.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
For years, I wondered why my half brothers didn’t bother to look for me. I mean, they found one another but not me. First I was hurt. Then I was angry. Took me a few thousand years—okay four thousand—to get past it. I decided it was finally time to meet them. I concocted this entire elaborate plan. I was going to kill our greatest enemy and toss that in their face. Yeah, that plan didn’t exactly go as I thought it would.
What would you like to tell your writer?
You couldn’t make it easy, could you? After all my years of waiting, my fated mate had to be my greatest enemy. Only she can’t remember anything about her life. It messed me up for a while. I guess you had your reasons. And since I’m happy with the way things turned out, I’ll let you live.

Where to buy Drakon’s Knight

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-knight.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QZMKQP3/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-knight-n-j-walters/1131299180
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/drakons-knight/id1460577344
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-knight

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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Embroidered Fantasies, a Romance by by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #NewRelease #romanceNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Embroidered Fantasies by NJ Walters

Genre Erotic Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

With her abusive ex-husband safely behind bars, Roxanne Sykes is trying to carve out a quiet life for herself. Just as she’s beginning to feel free to explore her new possibilities, word reaches her that her cruel ex has been released from prison. When he shows up at her door bent on destroying her, it’s only through the magic of a well-loved tapestry that Roxanne is whisked away to safety–and into the world of a warrior she’s known only from her fantasies.

Radnor Craddock has known only a life of violence and brutality at the hands of his older brothers. Now that they have fallen in battle, Radnor and his twin brother Sednar can finally put their house in order. Just as their efforts are bearing fruit, fate smiles upon them again by delivering a potential tapestry bride to their doorstep. Well aware of what they must do to win her hand and her heart, the brothers dedicate themselves to granting Roxanne every imaginable pleasure, driving her to sensual heights unlike any she has ever known.

With each new erotic encounter stirring a loving bond between the three, Roxanne is tempted to accept the promise of the tapestry and make a new life and new home with the brothers. But she has trusted before and been painfully wrong, and she’s frightened by the whisperings of the brothers’ violent past. Unsure of herself and threatened anew when her merciless ex finds his way to her once again, Roxanne must trust her heart as the brothers vow to protect her and destroy her ex–and to give her a life and love she had never dreamed possible…

Why did you write this book?

When I wrote the first book in this series–Christina’s Tapestry–I’d intended it to be a standalone title. But the world of Javara was so fascinating and the possibilities limitless, and I just kept on writing. The older Craddock brothers are villains in the earlier books. It made me stop and wonder about the younger brothers. This is their story.

What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance, of course.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

That is so tough. I have so many characters from fiction that I love that I can’t choose just one. So let’s just say that one of my favorites is Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. She is one kickass heroine and her storyline has been carried over more than forty books. She’s grown and evolved through the series. I grab each new book when it’s released.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m working on a new paranormal series for Entangled. I’m quite excited about it.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I’m in the Stranded: A Boys Behaving Badly anthology due out April 30th. My next Blood of the Drakon book–Drakon’s Knight–is releasing June 24th. And the next Tapestries book will be out in about three months.

Where to buy Embroidered Fantasies

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NLFVZYC/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1021397126

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/embroidered-fantasies-1

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/929612

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks–all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NJWaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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Threads of Destiny by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #paranormalromanceNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Threads of Destiny by NJ Walters

Genre erotic romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When a magical tapestry brought a beautiful and loving bride into his brother’s life, Marc Garen could not have been happier, even though he’d hoped to win her for himself. But lately his feelings of emptiness have threatened to overwhelm him, as their buoyant happiness is such a stark reminder of the loneliness that haunts his soul. Then a new tapestry appears and hurls him into a strange and violent world—and into the arms of a woman who has haunted his dreams and carries the promise of the love he so longs for.
Kathryn Piedmont is a brave and beautiful scientist, and she’s put her own life at risk to save two men who were part of a scientific experiment and are now marked for death. As the three find themselves trapped and facing certain execution, Kathryn is convinced their fate is sealed—until Marc, the ruggedly handsome warrior of her fantasies, suddenly appears in the flesh and magically transports them to safety.
With all of them now safe in Marc’s world, the three men in turn and together share Kathryn’s bed, each of them intent on satisfying her every sensual need—and each of them compelled to try to make her his own. But Marc knows that Kathryn is the one woman who can quiet the powerful stirrings in his body and his heart, and he will take her to incredible heights of pleasure to claim her for himself and make her his own for all time…

Where to buy Threads of Destiny

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXQNY88/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/threads-of-destiny-n-j-walters/1021589266
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/threads-of-destiny-6
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918633

NJ Walters Social Media

NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
Twitter https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard #ChristmasRomance #RLFblog #ReadIt’s #ChristmasRomance Saturday on RLFblog! Join us for a collection of great reads and downloads. This week’s featured book is The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard. Bookmark this site so you don’t miss a thing.

Welcome to Christmas Romance Saturday

Each week, you’ll find books to download and read. Thank you, and enjoy the books!

The Christmas Reunion by Lyncee Shillard

Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.

Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland.  Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.

On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.

Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?

A Christmas Reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

Universal book link https://www.books2read.com/u/mVBJEM

Holiday Howlz: Dawg Napped by Anne KaneHoliday Howlz: Dawg Napped by Anne Kane #ChristmasRomance #Read

When one of Santa’s elves stops at the Prairie Dawg Saloon on his vintage motorcycle, Cyndi can’t resist taking a closer look at the classic bike. Then Bruce comes back outside unexpectedly and Cyndi panics, shifting to hide in one of the saddlebags. She doesn’t realize the bike is a matchmaking reindeer in disguise. Comet knows all about the sexy little critters of Dawg Town, and he’s decided the cute little prairie dawg is just what Bruce needs to cuddle up with him in his North Pole cottage

Buy link https://www.changelingpress.com/dawg-napped-holiday-howlz-multi-author-1-b-1281

Hunters’ Academy: Winter Break by Ivy Hearne

Hunters' Academy: Winter Break by Ivy Hearne #ChristmasRomance #ReadSanta’s Claws have come to town…
The worst part of having to stay at the Hunters’ Academy over the winter break is the pure boredom of it. With most of the other students away for the holidays, Kacie has little to do but read and watch movies…and practice all the hunting moves she learned in her first semester.
When her boredom sends her on a run into the nearby human town, she discovers something horrific preying on the local children. But of everyone still on campus, she’s the only one who can see it—and that means she’ll have to put those hunting skills into practice much sooner than she expected.
Fans of Dragon School, Fallen Academy, Secret Keepers, Vampire Academy, and Harry Potter will love Hunters’ Academy!
Winter Break is episode 2, a short holiday special for readers of Hunters’ Academy – expect a new episode every month (and apparently some special stories in between, too!)

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J1CNXPF/

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen #ChristmasRomance #ReadAlone at Christmas. What a sad thing! When your loved one will never be home for Christmas again, what do you do? In the sweet holiday romance, A Romance for Christmas, a widow with a small child answers a knock at her door late on Christmas Eve. When she answers, everything about her holiday — and her life — changes. Love, loss, and the spirit of giving — this book is what Christmas is all about…

Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/31MNPw

Wishing Upon a Christmas Star by Lana Williams

A heartwarming Victorian Christmas Novella from a USA Today Bestselling Author!
Violet longs to help those less fortunate but lacks the courage to take on the ills of London alone. When an elderly couple next door needs assistance, she jumps at the chance to recreate a past Christmas.
Baxter has spent three years rebuilding his family’s fortune in India. His trip home is quickened when he receives word of a do-gooder he fears will steal the fortune he’s rebuilt.
Can a Christmas wish give this unlikely pair not only a memorable holiday but the start of a perfect future together?

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H7WRN2T/

Mistletoe and Mayhem by Lizzy Hunter

Mistletoe and Mayhem by Lizzy Hunter #ChristmasRomance #ReadWreck the halls this holiday season!
Join New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling speculative fiction authors as they celebrate the holiday season this year with a limited-time paranormal holiday anthology.
Not all elves work in the North Pole, you might not want to open that present—and sometimes the thing coming down the chimney isn’t Santa at all in this collection of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, designed to fill your holiday season with reading cheer and a touch of merry mayhem.
Get your copy today and snuggle in by the fireplace for stories featuring Krampus and Kris Kringle, garlands and gargoyles, wreaths and werewolves, and more!

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HZ59488/

Christmas Vows by Livia QuinnChristmas Vows by Livia Quinn #ChristmasRomance #Read

More than a holiday romance. This romantic suspense is book 7 in the Calloways of Rainbow, a small town romance series with so much love and heart you’ll be cheering for each couple to get their happily ever after.
Love isn’t the only thing that happens when you least expect it.
Delilah and Luc and Samantha and Jed are looking forward to their special day, a double Christmas wedding at the Calloway Farm with all their friends and family in attendance. Meanwhile, Beau and Maddie are expecting their baby. Great news, right? But after the women go missing on a shopping trip, the men in their lives scramble to make sure Maddie’s delivery and the wedding come off as planned.

Universal book link https://books2read.com/christmasvows

Fangs, Fur and Fa La La: A Paranormal Christmas Collection by Margo Bond CollinsFangs, Fur and Fa La La by Margo Bond Collins #ChristmasRomance #Read

Featured story: Merry and Bright

Merry Delfino left the police force because she could not stomach the brutal things people did. Now nothing angers her more than finding traps set on her land—except finding those traps full and putting the poor animals out of their misery. But this Christmas Eve, one trap caught a naked man. One who can turn into a fox. She knows she should stay out of whatever trouble landed Tyler Bright in that trap, but she can’t resist the mystery he brings with him. And soon she discovers she can’t resist him, either.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H36DT8G/

The Twelve Reverse Harems of Christmas by Margo Bond CollinsTwelve Reverse Harems of Christmas by Margo Bond Collins #ChristmasRomance #Read

Five gold rings…and more.
Join some of the best voices in reverse harem romance for twelve great new holiday reverse harems.
This hot new collection has something for every reverse harem reader: contemporary, paranormal, and science fiction, with romances featuring vampires, shifters, aliens, alphas, and more.
And the best gift of all is that the heroines never have to choose!

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HT4T2JD/

The Gift of Sheila by NJ WaltersThe Gift of Sheila by NJ Walters #ChristmasRomance #Read

Adam Lancaster has been in love with Rob McKeith—and attracted to Rob’s wife, Shayla—for years, but he fears their friendship would be over if they knew the truth. So he’s thrilled when his secret fantasy becomes reality and the couple offers him a very special gift: a sensual Christmas Eve in their bedroom…

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GFB7N8/

Love Before Honor by Nicole ZoltackLove Before Honor by Nicole Zoltack #ChristmasRomance #Read

Honor. Truth. Loyalty. Love. All of these matter most to Sir Gerald. To avenge his love Alice’s death, he challenges her murderer to a duel. Her twin, however, feels that Alice never loved Gerald and gives him a tea. Alice had also given him teas, which enhanced his love for her, but this tea is different. This tea sends him into the future, to the Regency era.
Lady Vanessa seeks a Christmas treat when she hears something outside the manor. Upon investigation, she sees a man dressed in armor. Unwilling to turn away a confused man with the approaching holiday, she convinces her parents to house Gerald until the New Year.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OGW22HM/

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Drakon's Tear by NJ Walters @njwaltersauthor #RLFblog #PNRNJ Walters, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Drakon’s Tear by NJ Walters

Genre Paranormal Romance/Shapeshifter
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Dying isn’t an option. I’ve survived a kidnapping, and now I’m on the run from the Knights of the Dragon who want my gift. There’s nothing a dragon loves more than treasure. I’m Abigail Owens, and I can sense gemstones. When I find myself drawn to a beautiful stone bracelet at a tiny shop in Moscow, I can’t help but have it — even though I can sense it’s power. But I didn’t realize with this one decision I’ve just put myself in the middle of a war between the Knights and a Drakon.
I guess I’m just lucky like that.
The only person I trust even a little is Vasili Zima, which is weird since I’m not sure if he wants to kill me or protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I hadn’t thought possible, and he feels the same way, or he wouldn’t be risking his life to help me. He’s wanted by the bad guys just as much as I am, and staying with me, well, there’s a hundred percent chance I’m about to get us both killed. But I will not be going down without a fight.

(Author’s Note: This book is NOT first person point of view.)

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
I write romance, but have explored many different sub-genres—erotic, ménage a trois, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal. The past half dozen years or more it’s been mostly paranormal romance. I can’t seem to get enough shifters, especially werewolves and drakons.
How do you come up with ideas?…
Book ideas come from everywhere—TV shows, magazine articles, snippets of overheard conversation, an online quiz, non-fiction books, songs. There is no end to possibilities. It’s all in the combination of the ideas. That’s what makes it so much fun. Sometimes an idea will seemingly pop into my head out of nowhere while I’m out walking or doing housework.
I’ve carried some ideas around with me for years. That’s what happened with the Blood of the Drakon series. I always knew I wanted to write about drakons (the offspring between pure-blooded dragons and human women), but the characters didn’t really start talking to me until a few years ago.
While I was waiting for the drakons, I had plenty of alpha werewolves demanding stories of their own.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Everything starts with the characters. I may have an idea, but until I know the hero and heroine I don’t even think about writing. I write mini bios on index cards. I’ll often learn a lot more about them as I go, but that’s where I start.
Once I understand who the characters are, their story naturally arises from that. I’ll often have a couple of ideas for scenes or conflicts before I begin, but I’m more a pantser than a plotter.
As soon as I know what the first scene is going to be I start writing.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book back in the mid 1990s. I’d always been a voracious reader, but it never occurred to me that I might write until I was unemployed for a short while. I decided to give it a try and wrote 2 books. I submitted them to a couple of publishers, but they were rejected. I put the books away and didn’t start writing again until 2003. I wrote a short novel and submitted it to one of the early e-publishers and had it accepted. Annabelle Lee was released in October of 2004 (it’s since been rereleased as Uncovering Annabelle).
And the two books I wrote back in the 1990s…they were rewritten and Discovering Dani and The Way Home became the first two books of my Jamesville series.

FUN

Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? Country life (although I live in a city)
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Dogs

Where to buy Drakon’s Tear

Publisher https://entangledpublishing.com/drakon-s-tear.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6F5WC8/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/drakons-tear-n-j-walters/1129819271
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drakons-tear/id1441318340
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/drakon-s-tear

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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Website http://www.njwalters.com
Blog http://njwalters.blogspot.ca/
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Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters
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