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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Touched by the Wolf by R. Murray: Interview & Giveaway

TouchedByTheWolf_TourBanner Title: Touched by the Wolf Series: Dark Blood, Book 1 Author: R. Murray Publisher: Self-Published Cover Artist: Haley Allison/Spellbound Covers Release Date: June 30, 2017 Romance Genre(s): Paranormal pages: 158 View on Goodreads

About the Book


How far would you go for immortality? It has been a century since the wolves of the Silent Walkers waged war against the vampires of the Lamia for the Dark Blood of Immortality they possess. As the battle lines are drawn once again, it will be up to the White Witch Emilie to use all in her power to bewitch the youngest of the wolves, Maccon. To gain his trust. To seduce him. To bend him to her will. To stop the impending war. Touched by the Wolf is the debut novel from R. Murray and the first in the Dark Blood series.

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About R. Murray

Rebecca is a London girl currently living in New Zealand. During the week, she can be found wrangling dogs and cuddling puppies as Dog Day Care Supervisor at a day care centre in Auckland. At the weekend, she transports herself to a world of vampires, witches and werewolves as well as dabbling in some poetry. Touched by the Wolf is the first novella in the Dark Blood series, and the debut release from R. Murray, though her mind is a web of many more paranormal adventures. When not writing or playing with dogs, she can be found at the beautiful New Zealand beaches soaking up the sun, socializing with friends, or with her head in a good book.

Connect with R. Murray


Please welcome Touched by the Wolf author R. Murray to Diane’s Book Blog.

What inspired the idea for Touched by the Wolf?

The inspiration for Touched by the Wolf actually came from a character I use to write on Twitter when I was part of a role play group. Emilie is the main female in the book, and I have had her in my head for about four years now. I originally started writing an historical fiction, but after struggling with it I took Emilie and her sister Melaina and placed them in the paranormal world of witches, vampires and werewolves and never looked back. I admit I did not really have a solid idea where I was going with the story to start with until about three chapters in and it just clicked. The rest is history, as they say.

What was your favorite part of the story to write?

I really like the scenes I get to describe the wolves and the power behind them. I hope I have done it justice and can bring some imagination to the readers on my take of a werewolf. I think everyone has a different idea on what they look like.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

Actually, the character I would love to be best friends with has only been mentioned very briefly right at the end of the book. Samantha. She is going to be the main character for the other two books of the series. I love her already and I cannot wait to get to know her more!

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I love JK Rowling. I am a massive Harry Potter geek, like huge. I have always loved fantasy of all sorts. For me the world she writes is so magical and such a great escape. For those hours that you read her books you are transported to a brilliantly visual world of adventure and I will never tire of escaping there.

Are you reading anything at the moment?

I have just started the second book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower epic series. I loved the first one and I am slowly working my way through all of them.

What are you currently working on? Any new novels in the pipeline?

I am just about to start writing book two of the Dark Blood trilogy. I can’t wait to get back to these characters. Maccon the Black Wolf especially has been very vocal of late, he has a lot to say.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?

Just thank you for taking a chance on a new author, and that I hope you enjoy the world I take you and the characters as much as I have enjoyed writing them.


R. Murray is giving away an e-copy of Touched by the Wolf plus swag to two lucky winners. For your chance to win, simply enter the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway closes at midnight EST on July 14, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Stops

July 3: Guest Post at Outrageous Heroes of Romance  Exclusive Excerpt at Books, Dreams, Life 
July 4: Author Interview with Liz's Reading Life 
July 5: Exclusive Excerpt at Paranormal Palace of Pleasures  Author Interview with Diane’s Book Blog 
July 6: Exclusive Excerpt at Tome Tender 
July 7: Guest Post at Drops of Ink  Exclusive Excerpt at The Bookworm Lodge 
July 8: Author Interview with I Heart Reading 
July 9: Exclusive Excerpt at EskieMama Reads  Exclusive Excerpt at Always Love Me Some Books

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