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My best friend calls me “her Fairy Godmother,” but I feel more like Cinderella. After over twenty-five years of living a typical life, I now live my dreams and I create them too.
Nothing is better than creating a brand new world from a blank piece of paper. Breathing life into characters and watching their stories unfold—I am truly blessed.
I live in on eight acres in middle Tennessee with my husband, my dad, one of my three children, two dogs and three cats. I am privileged to have two precious grandsons.
When I’m not on my computer or reading my kindle, you’ll usually find me in the kitchen. I love to cook! If I’m not there, I’m on the fields, watching my grandsons’ soccer or baseball games.
It’s never too late to chase your dreams. I’m proof you can catch them, even if arthritis slows you down. Who knows, your own Fairy Godmother may be just a dream away.
What was your first book?
Heart of a Soldier
Describe your first break.
I entered a short story writing contest. I didn’t win the contest, but I did a contract to publish the story. That was Heart of a Soldier.
What is your favorite genre to read? To write?
I love Paranormal Romance. That is mostly what I read, although I will read almost anything except historical romance (just not my thing.) As for writing, I started out with contemporary romance, but now that I have ventured into the paranormal I really love it. However, I will continue to write whatever my muse tells me I need to.
Are Happy Endings are must in your stories?
Definitely! I don’t read books without happy endings and I would never write a book without a happy ending. I read to escape real life. There are enough unhappy endings in real life.
What makes a protagonist interesting?
Personality. I like a protagonist that I would want as a best friend. The traits can be different in every book, but that’s what it comes down to.
What is the best thing about being a writer?
There are so many wonderful things about being a writer, but the absolute best is sharing my stories with someone else. Nothing is better than hearing from a reader that they loved what I wrote, or it touched them in some way. I can’t tell you how many reviews have made me cry (in a good way.)
What is the worst thing?
I truly can’t think of anything bad about writing. I love it all.
Pantser or plotter?
Mostly a pantser, I have a general plot, but I just start at the beginning and write. I don’t outline and do scene by scene or any of that.
What do you see the direction of your future writing taking? What can we expect next? Give us a little taste.
There are 5 books planned in the Animal in Me series, so 3 more on the horizon. I am also working on a Military romance called Changing Tides. What’s after that? I’m not sure at the moment.
Just for fun
Cat or dog person? Both, I have 4 cats and 2 dogs
Favorite food? Lasagna
Favorite book? One book? Phantom Waltz, Catherine Anderson
Favorite movie? I Remember Mama
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Would you rather be the princess or the villain? Why? Princess, I am much too sweet to be a villain J
Who has more fun, orcs or hobbits? Hobbits, I think.
Fate brought them together. Lies keep them apart. Love could set them free. All they need is to trust in Bear Hearts.
Fate has dealt bear shifter Martin Kruger and rotten hand. His destined mate, Dr. Elizabeth Montrose, is the enemy and suffers from a fatal illness. He‘s waited over two hundred years for a mate he might never have the chance to claim.
Elizabeth has long ago given up dreams of love, marriage and children. Her life is her research and now that is gone in a puff of smoke, thanks to the bears of Honey Corners. A tiny spark of hope blooms in her heart when the handsome bear tells her they are mates, but will that instinctual bond be enough to overcome all that stands between them?
Pale and weak, the child lay on the stark white sheets of the big bed that made her look so tiny. The khaki colored U.S. Army ball cap that rested on her head enhanced the sallow tone of her skin, but Lizzy never took that cap off. Daddy gave it to her, and she was Daddy’s girl. He said it would make her strong, like him. She needed to be strong, because she felt so weak.
Her big, brown eyes scanned the room she had been confined to for the last two weeks. Stark white walls, the same boring flower picture, she’d been staring at so long, raindrops slowly sliding down the outside of the always closed window. She was so tired. Tubes in her nose, I.V. in her arm, pain everywhere.
Where were Mommy and Daddy? One of them was usually in the chair by her bed when she woke up. It didn’t matter, she couldn’t keep her eyes open much longer anyway. She’d go back to sleep and they’d be there when she woke up. Well, if she woke up. She heard the doctor’s talking, and she knew the truth; she might die soon.
It wasn’t so bad. If she died she would live with the angels and all the pain would stop. But, Daddy kept saying she had to fight, and mommy would cry…
Two Thumbs Up For Bear Hearts
Tamara Hoffa does something no other paranormal author has done yet. She has me not only accept the bear shifter concept, but makes it believable. Not sure how she works her magic, but it does happen. Maybe she is a fairy godmother.
There is a divide between the way Liz and Martin act in everyday life and in their bear form. It reminds me of how we behave in town, and how we cut loose when we think no one knows us. Several things separate them, but I’ll let you figure that out on your own.
This is a fun novel, although the dark moments had me gritting my teeth, not enough to put the book down. Keep reading because Ms. Hoffa not only believes in happy endings, she specializes in them.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her father, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She started reading at four years old and has rarely been seen without a book since. At home you will usually find her in “nana’s chair” with her kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandson’s in her lap. Tamara is an author, an editor, and reviews/submissions coordinator for Secret Cravings Publishing. Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.
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