Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter Heat Anthology~ Welcome A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates

Please give a warm welcome to C.A. Tullus from Cat Vs. Dog by A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.

Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?

Crosshairs? Did you have to mention hairs? They are the bane of my existence. I am a cat shifter and my lover, Bryan, is a wolf shifter. I know it's unusual for a cat and dog to actually get along, let alone be lovers but let's just say occasionally fur does fly and um…we really give the Dyson a workout.

Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?

His firm handshake?
No, no. I am joking. He's hot. Damned hot. And he does have a strong grip when he shakes your hand. He pretends to be all gruff and grumpy and is inclined to be bossy but to me it just makes him more adorable.

Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner?

Well, I have to say on a ride at Disneyland is probably as naughty as it gets. We weren't arrested amazingly. But he claimed afterwards it was all my fault. He says he'd never have encouraged it but he wasn't complaining at the time. We might have frightened a few of the other people who were in carriages around us. I think we gave a whole new definition to Mr. Toad's Wild Ride!

Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man?

You're very nosy. Anyone ever tell you that? I like your style! I prefer commando myself.

Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick he/she can play?

Stand in front of me naked. I know, I know. I'm so easily had by him. Did I mention he is sexy and gorgeous? Did I mention his handshake?

Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?

I scratch him behind the ears. He's a dog after all. And by the way there is no truth to the rumor that shifters get fleas. None. At all. He scratches as a way to let me know he's ready for some um…action. And I scratch because it's contagious. It's like watching somebody else yawn.

Q: What was one of the most embarrassing thing your author did to you in Cat Vs. Dog?

Putting me on an airplane with a small dog. Small dogs hate cat shifters. They sense them quicker than big dogs, which tend to be rather stupid. Except my lover of course. He's sexy. And so smart.
Did I mention his handshake?

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

Yes. Be kind to all creatures. You never know if one is really a secret shifter and if you're mean to them you'll be very, very sorry. Just sayin'.

Oh and just let me add that Bryan, James, Tank and I will be back in two more tales. Cat. Vs. Dog 2 comes out in the On Valentine's Day anthology for IRM and a third book which is all about Tank and James comes out in the next antho.

Thank you Cory for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. Please find Cat. Vs. Dog by A.J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates in the IRM Winter Heat Anthology available wherever fine kitty tales are sold:

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C.A. Tallus has gone to Gay Ski Week in Aspen in search of snow, sex and…a dog? No. No. No.
C.A., or Cory to his friends, hates dogs. Hates them. Especially little ones, which are usually smarter than big dogs and know there’s something…unusual about Cory. And of course there is. He’s a cat shifter longing to get back into his natural state and run with the wind on top of the Aspen peaks.
When he meets Bryan Braun he senses something different about him, as well. Bryan’s no ordinary ski fanatic who’s been working too hard and in need of a break. Cory is certain Bryan is a werewolf. His natural enemy! Can a cat and a dog get along? Can they have fun in the snow? And beyond?
And what about the mysterious, big dumb dog accompanying one of the skiers for the raunchy week in the western slopes of the Rockies? What, or more to the point, who is Tank the dog and how did he and his human companion James become involved with deadly Scrimpers?


            He pressed the button for the fourth floor. The other man pressed three. Two latecomers pressed two and bitched about all the dogs in the lodge.
            Dog. The scent was strong. Holy cow! Or should Cory say…
            Cory became paralyzed by fear. He'd had very little contact with wolves since his parents had been killed but he knew it when he smelled it.
            The man beside him was giving him funny looks as the door suddenly opened before they could ascend. Somebody else squeezed inside and the doors swished closed once more.
            The dog scent vanished and Cory relaxed. He felt a couple of guys giving him appreciative glances. He knew he was attractive. Blond with almost black-brown eyes, he kept himself in top physical shape. He had to. He admitted to being thirty but had passed that age a long time ago. The man beside him was tall, a lot more muscular with almond shaped eyes an unusual shade of hazel. His smooth, shoulder-length hair gleamed and his smile did things to Cory. His whole being quivered.
            On the second floor, the anti-dog brigade got off the elevator, leaving Cory and the…wolf.
            "Bryan Braun," the man said, making Cory jump.
            "Cory Tullus."
            They shook hands. Fuck. Wolf fire flashed in the man's gaze but his smile was wide.
            I think I'm in trouble. Cory became transfixed. If he'd been in shifter form his tail would be swishing. Oddly, he felt supremely turned on.
            I'm sick. I'm a sick, sick cat to be turned on by a wolf!
            He realized the wolf's scent had vanished because Bryan Braun had willed it so.
            Okay, he knows I'm a cat. Maybe he's a friendly wolf. He tried hard not to stare at the man beside him, whose unusual hair color of red, silver and deep, golden brown could mean he came from the Fox Mountains where Mexican wolves reigned…shifter wolves liked to blend in.
            The clean scent made him an alpha male. His elegance and manners gave him away as a pack leader.
            "Have a nice vacation." Bryan Braun's eyes glittered with amusement as the elevator door opened on the third floor.
            Wall to wall dogs! Cory saw them everywhere. All shapes and sizes. A little one ran to the elevator door, teeth bared. Cory pressed the button, the closure of the metallic doors missing the pooch by a mere hair.
            I didn't wish him a nice vacation. He must think me rude.
            Cory stepped back and glanced down.
            How…interesting. A single, long red-gray hair lay on the elevator floor. Supreme control from the wolf. He picked up the hair and held it to his skin. He felt the sensation of sex, powerful sex rocketing through him.

About the Authors:

A.J. Llewellyn is an author whose obsession with myth, magic, love and romance might have led to serious stalking charges had it not been for the ability to write. Thanks to the existence of some very patient publishers, A.J.'s days are spent writing, reading and dreaming up new worlds. AJ has definitely stopped Google-searching former boyfriends and given up all ambition to taste-test every cup cake in the universe to produce over 130 published gay erotic romance novels.
A.J. wants you to read them all.
You can find this author lurking on Facebook and Twitter - part-time class clown being another occupation. When not writing or reading, A.J.'s other passions include juggling, kite-boarding and spending a fortune buying upgrade apps for Diner Dash.

Visit A.J.'s website at for books, contests, cup cake recipes and...more.
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Serena says:
I'm a night owl who starts writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep. I've loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book. Although I always wanted to be a writer, financial independence came first. Twenty-some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked back.
Living and working in seven countries has taught me that there's more than one way to get things done. It has instilled tremendous respect for the many different cultures, beliefs, attitudes and preferences that exist on our planet.
I like exploring those differences in my stories, most of which happen to be romances. My characters have a tendency to want to do their own thing, so I often have to
rein them back in. The one thing we all agree on is the
desire for a happy ending.
I currently live in the United Kingdom, sharing my house with a vast collection of books. I like reading, travelling, spending time with my nieces and listening to classical music. I have a passion for science and learning new languages.

Serena Equality Yates

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