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~ PAIGE TYLER ~

Welcome to UTC, Paige! Let’s start by getting to know you a little better.

Who is Paige Tyler?

I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic fiction. I written over fifty books in practically every genre of romance, but my favorite is definitely the paranormal/romantic-suspense combo. My very own military hero (also known as my hubby) and I live on the beautiful Florida coast with our adorable fur baby (also known as our dog). I actually graduated with a degree in education, and was well on my way to being a teacher, but ultimately I followed my dreams and gave up teaching to pursue my passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.

What are five interesting things about yourself that readers wouldn’t know about you?

1. I collect plush animals, Barbie Dolls, and Monster High Dolls. There’s even a room in the house dedicated to my collection.

2. I’m an exercise junkie—Yoga, P90X (1,2,3, and One on One with Tony Horton), Jogging.

3. I’m also a sports junkie and love listening to the Jim Rome Show on the radio.

4. I’m a little bit of a germaphobe. I don’t leave home without Purell.

5. I have two Aragorn standees.

You have a new series called the X-Ops. Why did you decide to write this series?

Well, hubby and I were at the Lori Foster Get Together in 2011, and were talking with some other authors about writing, the e-book market, promo, what New York is looking for, etc. We spent hours talking about making the jump from e-books to New York—something I seriously wanted to do. One of the authors pointed at hubby and suggested that I should be using his military experiences to lend an edge to my books that other writers might not have.

Around this same time, there was a lot of Special Operations stuff going on in the news, and an idea started developing in my head. Wouldn’t it be cool to blend military elements with the paranormal—specifically shifters?

Can you please tell us a little bit about HER PERFECT MATE, the first book in the series?

I’d love to! It all centers around the Department of Covert Operations, a super-secret organization within Homeland Security. They get the job done by pairing the very best soldiers, law enforcement officers, and spies together with shifters—humans that possess special animal attributes in their DNA.

The heroine is a feline shifter named Ivy Halliwell. She gets teamed up with yet another military guy—and she isn’t thrilled. Her previous partners hated her because she was different, and she figures this new guy will be the same. But Captain Landon Donovan is Special Forces, so he’s used to impossible situations and takes them in stride.  He’s also hot and hunky, and smells incredibly delicious.

HER PERFECT MATE is a paranormal shifter story that blends romance, action, suspense, and military elements into one exciting package that will keep you up reading late into the night—I promise.

What intrigued you about the Special Forces enough to make your hero, Landon Donovan, one?

When I came up with the idea for the X-OPS Series, the Navy SEALs were popping up in the news a lot. But with my husband’s army background, I knew that Army Special Forces had been engaged in similar action-packed and heroic work on behalf of the U.S.—they’re just a lot better at making sure people don’t hear about it. And with all the press that the SEALs were getting (gotta love a soaking wet guy in tight swim trunks), I decided it was about time for the Army Special Forces to get a little love (that Army Combat Uniform is sexy as hell too). With that thought in mind, I pulled a Special Forces team into the ultra-secret world of the Department of Covert Ops.

What would you say is your favorite thing about Ivy’s feline side?

I love that she’s sexy and graceful, but can still kick some serious butt!

Did you have any models/celebrities in mind when writing Landon or Ivy’s characters?

Other times, not so much. I think Landon could be played by Jensen Ackles (definitely channeling his Dean Winchester persona from Supernatural) or Chris Evans (from Captain America). For Ivy, I’m thinking Erica Cerra (Jo from Eureka). If not them, then the two models on the book cover. They’re exactly how I picture Ivy and Landon!

If you could collaborate with another author on any project, who would you pick and why?

It would have to be Suzanne Brockmann!  Love her writing and her books, so I think it’d be really fun!

Here’s a fun question: Let’s clear up any misconceptions people might have. What do you think is the biggest myth about being a writer?

That people don’t think it’s hard work, or even a job. Between writing, answering emails, social media, and promotion, I probably work 12 – 14 hours a day. I even take my laptop on vacation. I love it and wouldn’t want to do anything else, but it’s work!

What’s next for Paige Tyler?

Well, HER LONE WOLF, Book Two in the X-OPS Series, releases in November, which I’m really excited about. It’s followed by an X-OPS Novella called HER SECRET AGENT that releases in December. It’s a fun story that gives readers a little extra background on the DCO, as well as the skinny on some very important stuff the characters in the novels aren’t privy to. So, yeah, there are lots of OMG moments ahead for the X-OPS crew.

Right now, I’m working on the outline for the second book in my S.W.A.T. Series, aka my Special Alpha Wolf Team Series. If you haven’t figured it out from the name it’s about a SWAT team made up of wolf shifters. Think hot guys in tactical gear with claws and you get the picture! The first book releases from Sourcebooks in early 2015, so I hope you’ll check it out!

 

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He’s a High-Octane Special Ops Pro
When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is chosen for an assignment with the Department of Covert Operations, he’s stunned to find his new partner is a beautiful woman who looks like she couldn’t hurt a fly, never mind take down a terrorist.

She’s No Kitten
Ivy Halliwell isn’t your average covert op. She’s a feline shifter, and more dangerous than she looks. Her feline DNA means she can literally bring out the claws when things get dicey. She’s worked with a string of hotheaded military guys who’ve underestimated her special skills in the past. But when she’s partnered with special agent Donovan, a man sexy enough to make any girl purr, things begin to heat up. He doesn’t think she’s a freak-and he’s smokin’ hot. Soon they’re facing a threat even greater than anyone imagines…and an animal magnetism impossible to ignore.

 

Read an Excerpt:

http://paigetylertheauthor.com/BooksHerPerfectMate.html

 

Reviews:

“An absolutely perfect story-one I honestly couldn’t put down. One of the best books I’ve read in years. I hope this is the beginning of a very long series, because I definitely want more of Paige Tyler’s shifters.” – Kate Douglas, author of the bestselling Wolf Tales and Spirit Wild series

“A wild, hot, and sexy ride from beginning to end! I loved it!” – Terry Spear, USA Today bestselling author of A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing

“Once I began, the outside world ceased to exist. It’s exciting and fast paced.” – Paranormal Kiss

“I love a good paranormal romance and this series has started off with a bang!” – Hopeless in Literature Reviews

 

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Sourcebooks has a copy of HER PERFECT MATE up for grabs.  US only.

 

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34 Comments

  1. Im almost done with Her Perfect Mate! I cant waite to read the next books! Plus the SWAT series sound good too!

  2. You’re so pretty ! You could be on the cover or in the movie version ! The book sounds awesome ! Great interview too !

  3. Congrats on the publication of Her Perfect Mate! It sounds like a fascinating book. Great interview. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Awesome interview, love Paige Tyler’s books! She never ceases to amaze me with her writing, Congrats Paige…wishing you much continued success!

  5. Congrats! This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Loved the five interesting things.

  6. I like the way Paige decided on what military branch to use as well as the five interesting things. Gotta love a sports junkie!

  7. I am a diehard historical romance junkie, but I have been seduced by Yummy KILT wearing Scots, Vamps and Shapeshifters! I will add your tale to my book diet!

  8. I just hit the book in the mail. Will start tomorrow.
    Congratulations. I’m sure it will climb to the top.

    Big hugs,

    Laurel

  9. I’ve added this book to my TBR list and looking forward to reading it soon. I enjoyed the interview 🙂

  10. I’ve been so eager to read this book. It sounds fantastic. Great and interesting article.