Today I am so pleased to welcome Mary Rundle to Joyfully Jay. Mary has come to talk to us about her latest release, Mystic Guardian. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

 

Hi everyone, I’m Mary Rundle and thanks for hosting me today for my blog tour of Mystic Guardian, Book 9 of the Blackwood Pack series. I’m answering some of the questions sent to me from my readers.  Please enjoy!

Do you have a particular writing style?

Yes! I love using multiple points of view to advance the action in my stories so readers get the feeling of watching a fast-paced movie—with different story lines advancing together yet being related to each other. It also lets me introduce new story lines into each book and at the same time allows me to expand on the lives of previous characters so readers can stay up to date about them. Finally, I use lots of realistic dialogue to give readers a sense of being embedded with the Blackwood Pack— right alongside them in everything they do.

What was the hardest part of writing Mystic Guardian?

Those different storylines I mentioned above…yeah, those! Weaving them into each story while telling the story of Carson and Remy. It takes time and a very good memory to make sure each storyline is continuous. The best way to describe it is it like making three separate books into one story and keeping everything straight. In Mystic Guardian, I was juggling multiple locations, different time zones and numerous characters, all interacting with each other. Getting that right is a real challenge.

Who has been your favorite character to write and why?

Oh my…I love all my characters—well, the good ones—but the one who meant the most would have to be Kieran. He is the embodiment of what I wish the world had more of—love. He is filled with it and gives it out to anyone who needs some in their life.

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?

The first story I read and have reread many times is Gone With The Wind. Although I didn’t know it at the time, it taught me a lot about the kinds of stories I liked to read. So when I did finally begin to write, I made sure my stories were those I would want to read and reread a lot.

What fantasy realm would you choose to live in and why?

The world of the Blackwood Pack! The only problem would be deciding what I would be. A dragon is my spirit animal so that’s a good possibility, but then being a wolf shifter would be awesome. Hmm, I think I’ll leave it to the Fates.

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

My writing! It excites me like no job I’ve ever had. Each time I begin another story, it takes me on another magical journey with the Blackwood Pack. I’m always surprised, usually delighted, sometimes shocked, but at the end I always discover that my characters know best where to lead me. I cry with them, laugh along with them and celebrate their happiness. What a fantastic gift they’ve given me!

What are you working on next?

Sawyer’s story. I’m hoping to release Book 10 of the Blackwood Pack series in August depending on whether Sawyer behaves himself. LOL

 


Blurb

The Blackwood Pack saga continues…

This is part of an on-going series by Amazon International Bestselling Author, Mary Rundle – catching up on previous titles is advised. Readers of previous books will enjoy meeting old friends once more as the pack does what it does best — caring for one another and helping shifters everywhere.

Carson never dreamed his six bothers would get their fated mates before he did and now, hanging on with the barest of hope he’d be next, he ends up devastated when it doesn’t happen. Unable to cope with seeing so many happy couples around him at the pack house in California, he accepts a job offer in France, intent on building a new life—only to discover the Fates have not forgotten him at all.

After graduating from university, Remy, a low-level warlock leaves the world of magic behind, believing there’s no place in it for him. Encouraged by his parents, to accept a job offer at the Chateau des Flammes winery, he begins working for Arthur MacDùghlas, the dragon shifter owner, finally finding a place for himself in the world.

Happy with his new position, Remy’s life abruptly changes when his parents unexpectedly die and he becomes the guardian of his three younger brothers. Muddling through the unexpected role of fatherhood, he finally finds his footing until…his life is upended once again when Carson, his fated mate arrives on his doorstep.

Shocking surprises, treacherous plots, an action-packed rescue, and many unexpected twists and turns make this passionate love story by Mary Rundle impossible to put down once you’ve read the first page.

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Bio

Hello, I’m Mary Rundle and welcome to my Amazon Author page. I write MM paranormal erotic romances. The first book I ever wrote was Dire Warning in 2017 and, much to my delight, it became an Amazon Best Seller. Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.

Now, five books later, Shadow Voice, another Best Seller, has just been released to critical acclaim. I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box.

My readers tell me they feel like they’re a member of the pack as the stories unfold. As if they’re right there in the middle of the action. Others tell me it’s like watching a fast-paced movie. My writing style pulls no punches– readers love it and are always clamoring for the next book.

Stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details.

I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order. I love to hear from my readers so feel free to get in touch with me via Facebook, Twitter, MeWe or my website www.maryrundle.com

I’m always happy to hear from my readers and can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, or my website.

I never went to school to learn writing nor attended a writing workshop, but it didn’t stop me from entering a writing contest and from that came my first book, Dire Warning.

Readers loved it and I was on my way to chronicling the Blackwood Pack, seven brothers who are gay wolf shifters in search of their fated mates– stories about love at first sight with twists and turns, angst and humor, romance and adventure and, of course, happy endings.

My stories come to me as if they were being channeled by my characters, all of whom I love (except for a few villains). They are eager to recount their lives, loves and adventures and are not inhibited when it comes to revealing steamy details.

I love the M/M paranormal genre because it gives my imagination a lot of territory in which to roam. My mind can really run wild and come up with some amazing stuff when it doesn’t have to stay inside the box.

Although my writing is sometimes raw—that’s the way I like to tell my stories—readers love it and are clamoring for more.

I currently live in the Northeast and love the beautiful change of seasons, my husband, and our quirky calico cat, though not necessarily in that order.

Please join me as we travel through my wonderful fantasy world of shifters who are Fated Mates and all have HEAs. I love to hear from my readers so feel free to get in touch with me via Facebook, Twitter, or my website www.maryrundle.com


Giveaway

Mary has brought $20 Amazon gift card and a Blackwood Pack mug to give away to one lucky reader on her tour. Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

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