Blog Tour and Interview:Juliana Stone, author of His Darkest Salvation!

I’m so excited to welcome Juliana Stone to the blog today! Juliana is the author of the Jaguar Warrior series, and she’s hear to talk about her newest installment, His Darkest Salvation. Juliana is also giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate, so make sure you leave a comment and also be sure to visit the other stops on the tour (courtesy of Goddessfish Promotions)!

Can you tell us a bit about the Jaguar Warriors series? Particularly about your newest novel, His Darkest Salvation?

My Jaguar Warrior series is an intense ride that takes us from New York State, down to the jungles of Belize, back to the heart of the Mayan Riviera, up north to Canada and ends with a bang in Las Vegas! It involves a nefarious plot that will threaten the world and I’ve all kinds of otherworld creatures, including shifters, vampires, sorcerers and some we know nothing about! At the heart of all three books are the Castille brothers, jaguar shifters, two of which are warriors. They are the worlds only hope of stopping a mad man intent on unleashing evil into our realm.His Darkest Salvation is the third, after His Darkest Hunger and His Darkest Embrace. In this third book a lot of loose ends are tied up, we have a showdown with the Evil Cormac BUT a few new questions arise which will take us into my spin off series League of Guardians. The first book in that series, Wicked Road to Hell, is Declan’s book and it comes out May of 2012.

What do you like most about writing paranormal romance?

Paranormal romance is incredibly satisfying to write because really, the only boundaries you have are in your mind. I’m not a research junkie so there is no way I’d be able to write historicals. I love them, but I couldn’t write them. Writing in this genre, you can create everything in your world. There are no rules and for me, there’s something so cool about that! In Declan’s book, as per it’s title, he takes a trip to hell and the hell that I wrote, isn’t like anything most people would think! That was amazing, to be able to do that!

What do you like to see in a good book?

A good book should have characters that by the end of the first chapter already leave me invested. I want to keep going…to see how they’ll overcome whatever obstacle is in their way. I want them to have a Happy Ending. A good book doesn’t always have to be high octane and intense, but it should never leave you feeling like it’s dragging.

What makes you toss a book aside in frustration?

I’m reading a book right now that is the last in a very popular series. I love all the books, the characters etc. But this author tends to go on and on with a lot of internal thought (it’s in first person) and I’m finding that I’m skipping a lot. Doesn’t really frustrate me so much as I’m more annoyed at the time it takes me to get through to the good parts! LOL.

Who would you say has influenced you the most in writing, or in life?

My family has definitely influenced the way I live and move about in this world. I firmly believe we, for the most part, are a product of our upbringing and I am lucky enough to have a wonderful family who support and back me in all things. As for writing, I know that Christine Feehan influenced me greatly. I’d read Ann Rice in high school, but until I picked up Dark Prince I’d not read a paranormal romance. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since!

Can you suggest some titles (other than yours, of course), that you would recommend to someone just starting to read paranormal romance?

There are so many wonderful authors out there and sadly, I’ve not a lot of time to read anymore. But my faves are (in no particular order) Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning, Lynsay Sands and those are just a few. A great way to browse is google Paranormal romance on Amazon.

Is there any other news of upcoming projects or events you’d like to share?

Well, I’m starting a new series that’s a spin off of the Jaguar Warriors, called, League of Guardians. The first book releases next year, May 2012 and it’s called Wicked Road to Hell. The hero is Declan O’Hara, my sexy sorcerer who’s been in all of my Jaguar Warrior books! There will also be a prequel novella released in February, tentatively titled Shades of Gray. It will bridge the gab between Salvation and Wicked Road to Hell.

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**Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway and visit the other tour stops to enter as well!

About His Darkest Salvation: 
After six months in hell, Julian Castille has returned to the world a changed man. No longer the longer the calm, powerful CEO, but a shifter fully embraced by the blood of his clan. Julian has one goal: find the key to the portal that stands between the human realm and unprecedented darkness-and win back the pieces of his soul. The last thing he needs is a distraction like the beautiful, enigmatic Jaden DaCosta.Three years ago, a forbidden night of passion left Jaden forever altered: mated to Julian Castille–bound to a man who despises her. But the temptation to trust this darker, more savage-and more captivating-Julian is overwhelming. And as they fight for their immortal souls, their insatiable desire for each other may prove their fatal undoing…

20 Comments:

  1. The reasons you write Paranormal Romance is exactly why I read them. The boundaries are pushed.

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  2. I haven’t had the chance to read any of these books but I would love to. I’ve recently read some fabulous review about them. I like many of the same authors as Juliana does. Great interview.

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  3. Enjoyed the interview, your books sound like the type I like to read, one that keeps me interested in it right to the end.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. sooo excited about this series…its in my tbr and heard lots of great things from other readers…alot are even excited about declan series

    seachele71@hotmail.com

  5. Madeline Ceschini

    The new series sounds awesome! And His Darkest Salvation sounds like a book I would love to read.

    m(dot)ceschini(at)msn(dot)com

  6. Talk about hot books with steamy covers! These sound great and I would love to win for a chance to read them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, Juliana!

    – Monica

  7. Loved the interview! I havn’t read these books yet but they sound like my kind of story and I would love to read them!

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  8. i love the covers on your books, they are all so beautiful. i am having a lot of fun following your tour and the excerpts are great. i can’t wait to read the book.
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  9. I enjoyed the interview so much! Oh, and your covers are hot. I think I have to stare at them a little longer. 🙂

  10. Sounds like a great series!!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. Congratulations on the release of His Darkest Salvation! I loved reading His Darkest Hunger and His Darkest Embrace and can’t wait to read this. Yay on the spinoff series! Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. Great interview! I enjoy many of the same authors that you do. thanks for the giveaway
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  13. Michelle Bledsoe

    Hi Juliana. Thank you for the interview.
    I have only read HIS DARKEST HUNGER so far and let me tell you, I LOVED IT so much. The story just griped me and didn’t let go. Now it’s time for HIS DARKEST EMBRACE and I know I won’t be disappointed. By the time I read HIS DARKEST SALVATION, I will need a quiet place to recover from all the strong emotional stories. Please keep up the great works. Hugs.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot ocm

  14. I can’t wait to read Declan’s story! And I love the cover of “His Darkest Salvation” with Paul Marron and that great jaguar!

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  15. Wonderful interview! I am really looking forward to starting this series!!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  16. Great interview! Here favorite authors are all on my bookshelf as well. Haven’t had a chance to check these out yet, but definitely would like to.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  17. Thank you so much for all your kind words! I’ve been up north at a cottage and couldn’t get on to comment with my phone! grrrrrrrr…..but yes, very excited for this book and the new ones coming out next year! Declan has always been a very popular character and I know a lot of people are looking forward to his book! A lot of characters from the Jag books will pop up in the League Books as well!

  18. Victoria Zumbrum

    Juliana your books sounds really good.I can’t wait to read them. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  19. Looks like a really good series!

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  20. Thanks for the interview! I’ve heard a lot about this series and is definitely in my TBR pile!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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