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Author Interview with Sheryl Winters and Review of Purr-fect Mating w/a rafflecopter giveaway!

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Title:  Purr-fect Mating (A Lil Genie Series Novella)

Author:  Sheryl Winters

Publisher:  Roane Publishing

Release Date:  June 23, 2014

Keywords:  Paranormal, Romance, Shifters



On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves.

Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog.

Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run?

Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.


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Welcome Sheryl Winters! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

Hi, I’m Sheryl Winters. I live in a midsized town in the middle of Alaska. I like snow machines, four wheelers and just living here.


Is Purr-fect Mating a single title, or part of a series?

At the moment it’s a solo title. I’ve a tiny idea for another book set in the same world but no definitive plot at this time.


What were your inspirations for the story?

Other than my own animals, you mean? Truthfully, I was lazy getting up one day just daydreaming when the idea for Fhina and Wulfar’s love story just popped into my head. I resisted writing it for a few weeks actually. Then one day I plopped down in front of the computer and my fingers took off.


Please share your setting for Purr-fect Mating. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  


Fhina (and Wulfar) live in the middle of a shifter only preservation. It’s near a quant human town called River Falls. I have never visited there but I’d like to. I hear the locals witches have turned the maple tree’s in town a lovely shade of silver and that has to be a sight to be seen.


When did the writing bug first bite?

I’ve been writing on and off most of my life but it was only when my son was 10 or so that I began making my odd poems and short stories into something larger.


Who are you favorite authors, book/series? My favorite author is Anne McCaffrey. I love the way she weaved her characters. Her Dragon Riders of Pern and her Crystal Singer series have stayed with me for years. My next favorite writer would be Shelly Laurenston. Her shifter serious has me gasping from laughter.


If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite?

J.K. Rowling, Anne Lamott, Elizabeth Moon, J.A. Belfield. If I got to bring back a few people, I’d choose Anne McCaffrey and Robert Heinlein.  


Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time? 

I do random wood working project.


What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?

A preying Mantis. It was creepy. With that large misshapen head, spindly body but yet it was so delicate, so fragile and it totally creped me out.



I adored this book.  There I said it.  What more can I say about a tiger shifter mating with a wolf shifter?  As most know, I’m NOT shifter person but for some reason when I read the blurb, I was intrigued.  What I got was a perfectly balanced shifter book that made sense to me and I wasn’t loaded down with all the intense world building that loses me when I try to read shifters.

Its just a simple story about two people that fall in love and unfortunately have curses attached to them.  Again, no major drama nor is it drawn out.  Oh wait, there is Fhina’s mother who I swear could be anyone’s mother with the nagging (loved her) and of course there is her sister too, that has the somewhat perfect life.  Not to mention that while Fhina’s is trying to figure out how to get kid of the curses, she now has a dog. OMG…funny, funny!

While the story is somewhat short, I really liked Fhina and Wulfar.  Their relationship made sense and they were adorable together.  I rooted for them until the very end.  Which the ending is quite cute and you will have that “awe” moment, too.

I highly recommend this story to anyone that doesn’t like shifters because you will love Fhina and Wulfar.  The world building isn’t too intense and you don’t need a primer to understand the story.  I really hope that Ms. Winters comes by to this world because I would love to revisit.


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