Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Trip to Romania - Cloaked in Fur Release Party!

I am super excited, for the second week in a row, to share my blog with another of my writer friends, T.F. Walsh! Her book Cloaked in Fur was just released by Crimson Romance a few days ago. Take it away!

Hi Alexia, thank you for having me on your blog. I wanted to chat about setting today, and why I chose Romania for Cloaked in Fur.
Cloaked in Fur is set in Romania, more specifically Braşov. Braşov is located within what is the region traditionally known as Transylvania. I was born in Romania so I have a special place in my heart for stories based there, particularly those stories set in Transylvania. The region is steeped in lore and history and is about 30km from the Bran Castle, one of the historic homes associated with Vlad Tepes. Vlad Tepes is also known as Vlad the Impaler and is often cited as the historical basis for Bram Stoker's Dracula. Whilst many people consider him a villain, the local populace generally consider him a hero. Interesting fact is that is it said Vlad the Impaler never lived in the Bran Castle, despite the Dracula stories. The region of Transylvania also contains stretches of the Carpathian Mountains. The Carpathians spread through a number of European countries. Large tracts of forest, deep gorges, steep cliffs and cave systems make it a dangerous and beautiful area. With a large population of animals including wolves and bears it makes a wonderful setting for any story. And that’s exactly why I set Cloaked in Fur in Braşov.

So, readers, what setting would you love to see in a story?
And a little more about Cloaked in Fur:
As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.
A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature.  She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.
Buy Cloaked in Fur Here:
About The Author
T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.
Find her here!
I love having friends over to visit! And I hope everybody has a great week. I'm on vacay starting Friday!


  1. Interesting. I didn't know he didn't live in the castle and that many thought of him as a hero. That's a neat historical fact. Thanks, Tania.

    And Alexia, have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog, Alexia. It's fun sharing information about my story:) Thanks. And have lots of un on your holiday:) Enjoy.

  3. Interesting. I'll definitely have to add this one to my wishlist. Thanks, Alexia! And thanks to T.F. for stopping by your blog! =o)

    Have fun and be safe on the vacay.

  4. It was an excellent setting. You detailed it very well. I love going to exotic places, but I also love finding new nooks and crannies in the places I know well.

    Enjoy your vacation, Alexia!

  5. Thanks B.E. and Christine:) I always love writing settings... transports me into another world.

  6. Interesting premise. I also like the title Cloaked in Fur. Will add it to my TBR list.

  7. TF us everywhere lately! Good for her! I've always been fascinated by Transylvania and the lore surrounding it. I'd love to visit there someday. One of my good friends is married to a Romanian and he always talks about how beautiful his country is.
    I love that Cloaked in Fur is set there!!

  8. Pk - Parts of Romania are just gorgeous, especially the Carpathian Mountains:)

    Rachna - Hope you get a chance to read Cloaked in Fur:)

  9. Romania seems like a perfect setting for a paranormal!

  10. I think this is the 5th or 6th time I've stumbled across this book in the blogosphere. It sounds like a fun read.

  11. Enjoy your vacay, Alexia!!! Thanks for mentioning this book; it does sound like the Romanian/Transylvanian setting helps make the novel more real and authentic. Nice!

  12. Jaye - Romania does have that old medieval style feel about it, especially the architecture, not to mention its history

    Crystal - Happy you've seen it around:)

    Carol - It love using a real place and adding the supernatural in it:)

  13. This sounds like a really interesting premise!

  14. More love for Cloaked in Fur, wow Tania and her book are everywhere! Good for her =)

  15. That sounds like a great book with such a cool setting. The cover is gorgeous too.


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