Get into Bed with Lydia Dare (Author Interview 2)

Susan: If a genie could bring your writing muse to life, what would he/she look like?

Tammy: It would be a man that resembles my husband who says, “Get your ass in the chair and write something.” That’s all it takes for me. To get my rear end in the chair in a quiet place. No muse required.

Ava: I am the least observant person you’ll ever meet. So if I saw my muse, I wouldn’t recognize her/him.

Susan: And do you share the same one? One evening with Tammy. The next with Ava?

Tammy: We are VERY different, so I don’t think our muses would even like one another, much less choose to hang out together. Unless there was alcohol involved.

Ava: That is absolutely true. We are night and day. I can’t imagine our muses hanging out.

Susan: Please tell LRP readers who “you” think is the sexiest Hadley brother. I for one, am voting for (Wes) Weston. He’s the sexy scarred twin. Yummalicious!

Tammy: He’s a little too beta for me. I like the alpha heroes a little bit more, like the one we’re writing now – Archer Hadley (who’s the oldest Hadley gentleman).

Ava: Oh, there’s something delicious about each of them. Yes, Wes is a beta (there can only be one alpha after all). But he loves Maddie so much. He would swim across the ocean for her or climb Mt. Everest. I would love a guy to love me as much as Wes does Maddie.

Susan: If I were to gaze into a crystal ball and say, “The Wolf Who Loved Me!” Who or what would I see?

Tammy: I hope you would see a somewhat spoiled girl who grows into a character with a spine of steel at the end. And a hero who loved her from day one, and finds even more to love her for as she grows.

Ava: As Maddie is very much like me in personality, I think I’m taking a little offense to the “spoiled girl” comment. 😉

Susan: (Confessions from a reader): If I don’t take time to read, I resemble something the wolf dragged in…while he was foxed. Yep. Stress does NOT look good on me. See, reading isn’t just a hobby. It’s a necessity. And some authors think their jobs insignificant.

Tammy (Confessions from an author): If I don’t read, my creativity well dries up. I try to avoid things I’m writing, like wolves or fantasy, if I’m writing wolves or fantasy, but I read EVERYTHING ELSE. I have to keep reading and if I ever get bogged down in a really bad book, I have to force myself to read something new or I feel like my writing is dragging me through sludge every time I sit down at the computer.

Ava (Confessions from an author): If I don’t have a project waiting for me, I get fidgety. I can’t remember a time I’ve ever been “caught up” on all deadlines. I am overbooked with too much to do, but the idea of having nothing on the horizon scares me to death.

Susan: Could you help a girl in need? I’m searching for a speedy way to snag me a Hadley. And since Lady Madeline’s been eyeing Wes, how can I win over Archer or Grayson?

LD: Well, I think you’re out of luck. You have to:

  • Catch one of them in the process of shifting into wolf form so he’ll haul you off to Gretna.
  • Have a Lycan birthmark of your very own on your inner thigh (that he just can’t stop thinking about).
  • You’ll have to be the prize in a game of cards. (This one might actually be do-able…)

Susan: Do you have any idea how many hours I’ve logged in just staring at your covers? Too many! That’s how many. And I’m going to add loads more. What say you of The Wolf Who Loved Me cover?

LD: It’s our best cover ever! It has the historical mixed evenly with the handsome man and the woman in appropriate dress. The setting is perfect and the background is so believable. We couldn’t be happier with it!

Susan: (Siblings and their commonalities): My sister and I love reading Lydia Dare novels. Actually, Isabel reviewed Never Been Bit last year while I was on vacation. Yep. Started a feud that’ll be discussed for many Thanksgivings to come. Lol.

Tammy: My sister and I have a Thanksgiving tradition as well. I don’t eat meat so I usually make a big eggplant parmesan to take to dinner. My sister loves it so much that it has become a family tradition for me to hide it and pretend I didn’t make it. The kids get into the action and she spends a bit of time looking for it. It’s a crazy thing to do, but it makes me happy to see her doubt whether or not I made her favorite dish!

Ava: Other than shared genetics, I don’t have a thing in common with any of my siblings. I don’t even look like them. They’re all tall with pretty blue eyes. I’m not tall and my eyes are hazel. But personality-wise, you will not find four more diametrically different people as my sister, my brothers and me.

Susan: Do the Hadley brothers have any shared commonalities? A love of brandy perhaps?

LD: They share a love of women, spirits and all of them have a penchant for getting in trouble! They also share the need for an alpha, since their dad died fairly young. It’s not until Dashiel Thorpe finds his way into their pack that they realize what it’s like to have a leader. Or someone to whom they should be accountable.

Susan: This area is for shameless self-promotion. What would you like to share with LRP readers?

LD: We just finished Wolfishly Yours, which is the next book in this series. It features Grayson Hadley and Liviana Mayeux, who just happens to be from New Orleans. We’re currently writing the last book in the series, which is Archer’s story.

By the way, Tammy has a release writing as Tammy Falkner in September, called A Lady and Her Magic. Faeries in Regency England!

And Ava has several straight Regency Historicals (meaning no wolves, vamps or witches) as Ava Stone on shelves as well.

The Wolf Who Loved Me


Regency England Has Gone to the Wolves!

Lady Madeline Hayburn Has Money Problems…

Specifically, she has so much of it that she’s dogged by fortune hunters, including her bewilderingly attractive, penniless neighbor, with his wild nature and uncouth manners…

Weston Hadley Has An Identity Crisis…

Specifically, he’s just turned into a wolf while Madeline was watching. Now it’s up to the regal lady to tame the wild beast… if she can…

Buy: The Wolf Who Loved Me


Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Ava Stone, who have written two paranormal historical romance series. Both Tammy and Ava are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they are working on the next book in their new paranormal historical series as Lydia Dare, Wolfishly Yours, set to release in November 2012. For more information, please visit

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18 thoughts on “Get into Bed with Lydia Dare (Author Interview 2)”

  1. Hi ladies,
    I love your wolves . I have The Wolf Who Loved Me on my wish list. Your books rock ladies and I’ going to check out your individual writings as well. Have a very Happy Easter everyone.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Love the cover. I can’t wait to read more about the Hadley brothers in the next release. Wolfishly Yours is already on my wishlist. Also can’t wait to read A Lady and Her Magic. Continued success ladies. Happy Easter!

    Joanne B

  3. It sounds wolfishly delicious!!! Looking forward to reading this series, it really sounds exciting!

  4. Wolf shifters are my absolute favorite paranormal creatures. I’m intrigued by how you described Madeline. I want to see her journey and watch how she matures into a strong heroine. Congratulations on the new release!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Thanks for the interview. This looks great – I love shifters. The cover is really nice too – very appealing.

  6. Thanks for the advice ladies. Got it! Schedule appt. with tattoo artist for inner thigh tattoo. Note: Must resemble a Lycan birthmark. Get a Hadley foxed and he won’ t know the difference. Then, schedule a card game. 🙂

  7. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I’ve had this book on my wishlist and I would love a chance to start this series 🙂

    Happy Weekend everyone!

  8. Great series – I have to agree with Tammy that I love to read about the alpha males. I can’t wait to read Archer’s story! Happy easter,


  9. I love this series and I can’t wait to read The Wolf Who Loved Me! I’ll need to save this post to remember to check out your individual writings in case Amazon doesn’t recommend it to me. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I love the Lydia Dare novels! I have a very serious, stressful job and it is so nice to be able to escape with their werewolves and vampires!! YUMMY!!

  11. I am definitely going to have to get all caught up on this series. I love historicals and paranormals so the combination of the two is just great. Thank you ladies for the great posts and the giveaway.
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