Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celebrating Tianna Xander's New Release

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of BASTIEN, Book One in Tianna Xander's  brand new Hidden Breeds Series with Extasy Books!

Tianna is the author of several paranormal, time-travel and science fiction romance novels. She loves reading everything from romance novels, murder mysteries and encyclopedias, to handbooks on solar energy. Tianna is the first to admit she spends far too much time surfing the internet and chatting with her online friends and critique groups. Having written several novels and working on at least one more at any given time -- Tianna still finds time for her family, friends and her many pets. She currently lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, three cats, two big dogs and one occasionally terrorized Netherland Dwarf bunny. Her life is anything but boring.

Trying to escape from her personal hell leads Carly to Bastien. Taking on a job as housekeeper, things rapidly are not what they seem around the Bastien's homestead. With wild animals coming in from the woods and her vicious ex-husband circling the front gate, Carly is desperate to find security and a feeling of calm.

Bastien is an alpha wolf and knows her the moment he meets her on the most basic of levels. From scent to curves, Carly draws his attention and holds it when he should be concentrating on pack business.

Just as he's starting to make his move they are separated by secret government lab dedicated to turning soldiers into shifters and Carly ends up in a cage left wondering if he is the one man who think she is worth rescuing.

WIN - Leave Tianna a question about her new book at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of Tianna's TIME TEMPTRESS or TWO KNIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS.  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Congratulations on your new release Tianna.

    I know there's some suspense in your books, but since you like murder mysteries, have you thought about writing one?

    BTW, the description says this is a menage, but the excerpt doesn't mention a possible third partner. Is the description wrong or is this a teaser?

  2. Happy Release Day Tianna!!!

    How exciting to be able to celebrate a new release AND a new series for you today!!!

    Tell us all about this series and what we can except from it and how the books will fit together.

    Hope the new book is another best seller for you!!!

    And Anne - btw, I had the description wrong - it was copied from her last book, so yes, it was an error on my part!

  3. Congrats on the new release! What do you find the hardest part of writting?
    greenduckie13 at gmail dot com

  4. Hi Tianna happy release day !!Bastien sounds like a great read.I have a few questions .Do you give your characters traits and or habits of people you know or have met or do you just use your imagination?Who are some of your favorite authors ?How old were you when you started writing ?Thanks for being here and sharing today

  5. Hi, Tianna.

    Congrats on your new release; it's a must read for me!

    I love Bastien's cover. Do you work with one particular cover artist?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. Anne,

    Thank you for your interest! I have considered writing a murder mystery, but I haven't had an idea that has appealed to me on that level.

    No, this is not a menage. I don't know why the description says that. This is a one on one romance. Just one of a very few that I've written. :-)

    I had a lot fo fun wirting this story, especially the part with Dimitri's brothers in law. They're a hoot!


  7. Greenduckie,

    Thanks for asking! The hardest part of writing for me would be getting enough time. I still have a fulltime day job since I don't make enough with my writing to pay the bills. That's something I'm working toward, though.

    I love writing and I love hearing from my readers. Another hard part is telling readers why certain books are no longer available.


  8. Wanda,

    I loved writing Bastien. Writing it was some of the most fun I have ever had. I loved developing the characters and where the story went.

    I did a lot of research before writing this book and found out that in 1999 someone actually applied for a U.S. patent for a human animal hybrid. This is where the idea came from.

    Every one of my characters has characteristics from someone I know or have met. I think every writer gets characteristics from real people. My heroes are usually based on the man in my life in some way. Whenever you see them with brown hair and grey or light- blue or green eyes, you're
    'seeing' my Kevin. In Irish Gaelic, his name means handsome, by the way.

    You can usually spot a writer in a group. He or she will be the person who is very quiet, watching and listening to everone else. We tend to soak up every bit of action and emotion around us so we can write it into one of our books.

    I started writing about fifteen years ago. Beleive it or not, I sucked at writing projects in highschool. I hated them. I think it was more because people expected me to stand up in front of the class and read them.

    My favorite authors include, but aren't limited to, Katie MacAllister, Lyndsay Sands, Viola Grace, Christine Feehan and Sandra Hill.

    I hope this answers your questions, if not please feel free to contact me. :-)


  9. Congratulations on your new series. This sounds like a very good book. How many books are going to be in the series and will the be stand alone reads or will you have to read them in order.

  10. Tracey,

    Thank you! As far as my covers go, my cover artists are usually Angela Waters and Martine Jardin.

    So far, the covers for my Cobblestone Press books have been done by Sable Grey. The Cobblestone Press books are no longer available due to a circumstance beyond my control, though I have just signed a new contract with Cobblestone Press and I'm waiting for my newest release date.

    If you have any more questions, please don't hesitate to ask.


  11. Congrats on your latest release! Sounds like a great book :-) Do you have other paranormal creatures in your world beside werewolves?

    smaccall @

  12. Sherry,

    So far Bastien reads as a stand alone book, though it does hint to a sequel at the end. I don't want to tell you more and ruin it for you.

    I try to write most of my series books as stand alone books. Usually, the first in a series is a must read as the first, but the others can be read out of order.
    The Paradise seires is the only exception with a bit of a serial about a serial killer in the middle books. The rest of those are stand alone as well.

    So far my series are,

    The Paradise series - A menage shifter series that takes place mainly in a mostly shifter town called Paradise.

    The Endowed - A menage vampire\shifter and sometimes time travel series that has taken place in a lot of different places.

    The Chosen series - One on one, m\f vampire\shifter series which takes place mainly in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Time Temptress - A time travel novel that started out as the first of what I liked to call my For Sale series of books. I haven't written a second book yet and I'm not sure I will. If I do, it will be the For Sale series, since everyone who goes back in time first finds an add that's selling the catylist that sends them through time. Each item will be different. The only common denominator is Arthur, the antique dealer.

    I hope I haven't bored you. :-)


  13. Sarah,

    The Paradise series is mainly cat shifters. Though there is the occasional all-shifter that can change into dragons or a living room sofa if they desire.

    The Endowed and The Chosen series are vampires that shift into just about any shape they want.

    I have a lot of shifters between the pages of my books. :-)


  14. Congrats on the release of your new book!

    how long does it usually take you to write a book?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  15. Estella,

    Thank you so much!

    On average it takes me about six to eight weeks to write a full length novel. I can write a novella in as little as two to three weeks while also working on a longer story.

    I could write faster if I wrote fulltime, but since I still hold down a fulltime day job, I write a bit slower than I would like. :-)

    Thanks for asking!


  16. Congrats Tianna! What do you love writing about the most? I noticed that you wrote a lot of series, which one did you enjoy writing the most?
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  17. Thank you so much, Jessica.

    I love writing paranormal the most, hands down. I find it difficult to write a story where the hero and heroine can't hear each other's thoughts. I think it makes it seem more intimate.

    I think the series I liked writing the most so far is The Chosen. I like the snarky smart aleck heroines. I try not to write them too bratty, though some say they are bratty and others say they like their independance. Sometimes it's difficult to write a strong heroine without having her come off too selfish. I try to strike a happy medium with that. I hope I'm succeeding. :-)

  18. Monica mhoy@att.netFebruary 2, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    is bastien coming out as an ebook and paperback?

  19. Monica,

    Right now Bastien is an e-book. My publisher said it will come out in paperback eventually. :-)