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Monday, May 02, 2011

N.J. Walters Is Celebrating 50!

This is so huge. My writing hero is celebrating her 50th release tomorrow. Wow. And I am so exciting that she's celebrating it here. Congrats on number 50! So without further ado, here's N.J. Walters!



N. J. Walters

This week represents a milestone in my writing career, which “officially” began back in late October 2004 with the release of Annabelle Lee by Ellora’s Cave. This week Samhain Publishing is releasing my fiftieth book—Legacy Found—and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s been a long road with a lot of ups and downs but, thankfully, more ups than downs. I’ve met so many amazing readers and authors who have been nothing but kind and supportive. It’s such a gift and a privilege to be able to do something I love for a living. I count my blessings every day.

But how does a person write fifty books. I’ve done it and I’m still not quite sure. There are days when every writer wants to do anything but park their butt in the chair and write. But, if you’re a writer and you’re waiting for divine inspiration you may be waiting a very long time. See, writing isn’t just about being inspired. Yes, that helps, but it’s also about hard work. It’s about sitting in the desk chair day after day when you really don’t feel like writing. It’s about taking something you think is crap and revising and rewriting it until it feels like something wonderful. It’s about having to tell stories that no one else can. It’s about being rejected and pulling up your bootstraps and writing anyway. It’s about good reviews and bad reviews. It’s promotion and paperwork and edits and emails. It’s crazy and it’s fun and I wouldn’t want to do anything else.

I know one of the questions I get asked the most is: Where do your ideas come from? My answer is always the same: Everywhere. And that’s the truth. Everyone has a story and it’s interesting and unique. I think that’s why I write so many series. My books have secondary characters who demand their stories be told.

Which leads me to book number fifty—Legacy Found. The hero is James LeVeau Riley, who just happens to be the father of the heroine in Alexandra’s Legacy, the first book in the Legacy series. He is such a fascinating man, aside from the fact he’s a 160-year-old werewolf, that I just had to tell his story. Of course, this alpha male would need a very special woman to attract his attention…


She outran her memories. She couldn’t outrun her past.

Legacy, Book 3

Shelley is a killer. Never mind that her “crime” freed her from thirty-five years of brutal captivity—the bounty hunters on her trail don’t care. For the first time in her life, she is on her own, free to put the past behind her and explore what it means to be a werewolf.

James Riley is dead tired. After a week untangling legal and financial affairs his brother’s death left behind, he’s feeling every ounce of his new responsibility as Wolf Creek pack alpha. He’s not too tired, though, to notice his sexy waitress is a werewolf—one that strangely doesn’t recognize him as one of her own kind.

After his questions rattle her composure and get her fired, Shelley figures the least James can do is drive her to the next town, but he wants more. He wants to take her home. And despite her fear, something inside her is irresistibly drawn to his commanding yet gentle presence.

James is willing to give Shelley all the time she needs to embrace her heritage, her sexuality, and eventually his love. But her past will not be denied...and her secrets demand a price paid in blood.

Warning: This book contains a hunky werewolf, a woman with a secret past, a lost family found, nasty bounty hunters, and lots of steamy hot sex!

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

Check out all my books at http://www.njwalters.com/


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Kat said...

I am so thrilled to have N.J. here for her 50th release. All I can say is wow!

Lin said...

Can I say WOW right along with you? N.J. I cannot think of anyone better for my daughter to idolize. You have shown her true grace, and humility in the face of well deserved success. Long may your writing pen flow.

N.J.Walters said...

Thank you so much for having me here, Kat. And, thank you Lin. You are both gracious ladies and good friends.

Maria said...

Congratulations NJ! Can't wait for this release tomorrow!

N.J.Walters said...

Thanks so much, Maria. I can't wait either. :)