Today I have Angelique Trinette, the heroine of Skin Deep, with me for a few questions about her magical tattoo and her love life.
1. Angelique, how did you get your magical panther tattoo?
How did you know about that? *frowns and tugs at shirtsleeves* A family friend inked me when I was younger. It’s part of who my people are. We’re different. We have… gifts. Gifts normal humans wouldn’t understand.
2. What’s life like having a gift like that?
I enjoy my companionship with Kira, the panther tattoo, but she can make life frustrating too. Going to work, having a love life, even a trip to the store can be an adventure. I can’t wear revealing clothes unless I’m strictly home alone. There’s too much skin for her to frolic on and more of a chance for her to catch someone’s attention when she moves.
3. Ouch! How do you manage relationships with Kira around?
*sighs* It’s been hit or miss. Most of the time, the guys I dated weren’t that great, so I didn’t have to worry about the relationship moving forward. I can force Kira to become a static tattoo, but it takes a lot of energy. With those relationships, I didn’t have to worry much, but I knew Connor was different. I fell in love, but Kira hated him. Other people, she ignored, but him… she didn’t like him one bit. I know why now, but they’re slowly working through their issues.
4. Connor is a werewolf right? What’s it like dating one?
Yes, Connor is a werewolf. He’s a perfect gentleman, and I know he really cares about me. He wouldn’t have come after me if he didn’t. What’s it like? Well, he does have an animalistic side, but he keeps it under control when I’m around. He’s very protective too.
Thank you for having us here, Paranormal Cravings!
Skin Deep (Feral Ink Book One) by Sarah Mäkelä
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Etopia Press
Number of pages: 112
Word Count: 24,821
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Angelique had no idea her black panther tattoo would force her to abandon the love of her life—Connor O’Reilly—but she’s determined to keep him safe no matter how much it hurts. Her tattoo doubles as her feline familiar: loving, protective, dangerous, and with a life of its own. It’s also her deepest secret and draws enemies who desire its power for themselves.
Connor has no idea why Angelique left him, but he’s determined to win her back. As a werewolf, he has secrets of his own. Now his alpha is ready to force him to pair with an ex-girlfriend he can’t stand unless he can find Angelique and claim her as his mate. But even as their secrets threaten to keep them apart, hidden enemies seek to destroy their chance at love forever.
About the Author:
Sarah Mäkelä lives in North Carolina with her husband and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, computer and console games, and traveling all over the world. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters. Find her online at www.sarahmakela.com.