Sunday, April 1, 2012

Author Ambush with J.D. TYler and the Alpha Pack

Happy Sunday Monsters and Addicts!  Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very happy to welcome back J.D. Tyler (aka Jo Davis, Jo Carlisle) to our sites today!

J.D. Tyler is an award-winning, former Golden Heart finalist, multi-published author who developed a lucrative side business in the third grade writing and illustrating ten-page stories, then charging classmates twenty-five cents each to buy them, she discovered a calling that would last a lifetime.  Breathing life into the colorful characters crowding her head and sharing their dark, decadent world with her readers proved a temptation too powerful to resist.  She is now an active member of the Romance Writers of America, she’s been a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit (Woo Hoo…You go J.D.!!!!).

When she isn’t writing, J.D.’s idea of a good time certainly isn’t cleaning house (sniff), bungee jumping (not in this lifetime, or the next), or camping (her idea of “roughing it” is a slow bellboy). She enjoys reading, being pampered like the diva she is, and spending time with her awesome family. She lives in Texas with her own dashing hero and two teenage children.

J.D. Tyler writes for New American Library under three pseudonyms (Jo Davis, J.D. Tyler and Jo Carlisle). Whether this is due to an overdose of ambition or a multiple personality affliction, she’ll never tell.  What we do know is that no matter the name she chooses to write under every book she writes is smokin' hot and leaves you craving more.  Let us give you some in depth detail about J.D.'s multiple pseudonyms and the amazing tales she tells.

J.D. Tyler, likes to write dark, sexy paranormal romance and has a huge thing for shifters, vampires, the Fae, and just about everything else that goes bump and grind in the night. She can’t get enough of those dangerous supernatural heroes, and the fun of creating her own was just too much temptation to resist… so she didn’t.
J.D. doesn’t do self-denial. 

J.D.'s newest creation is the Alpha Pack, which currently consists of one book "Primal Law", and one enovella, "Black Magic".  The second full length novel "Savage Awakening" will be released on Tuesday, April 3., followed by "Black Moon" on December 4, 2012.  If you are not yet familiar with the ALPHA PACK series, we've posted the synopses of the books below to keep you up to par.


Founded by a group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers tasked with eliminating the most dangerous predators in the world. But the gift of their abilities comes at a price…

"Primal Law"

After a massacre decimates half his team and leaves him crippled, Jaxon Law must relearn how to fight—and battle the anger and guilt threatening to overwhelm him. But when he rescues a beautiful woman who reawakens his primal instincts, Jax is unprepared for the dangers that lie ahead.

On the run from her employer, brilliant lab assistant Kira Locke has evidence that leads the Alpha Pack on a hunt for someone targeting human civilians with Psy abilities. And as Jax and Kira circle both the killer and each other, Jax will have to decide if the deep connection he feels with Kira is worth breaking the ultimate shifter rule—because bonding with Kira means putting his abilities at risk, and they might be the only tools he has to keep his mate alive…

"Black Magic"
An ALPHA PACK enovella, Book 1.5

A terrible storm is coming, and Alpha Pack's newest man will face not only a battle within himself, but a war on the horizon that could end them all...

Sorcerer/Necromancer/black panther shifter Kalen Black and Dr. Mackenzie Grant battle a lethal enemy and come together in an explosion of passion. One night will set in motion dire consequences not only for the couple, but for the entire Pack...

This novella is the beginning of Kalen and Mackenzie's story, to be concluded in December 2012 with their full-length book, BLACK MOON.

"Savage Awakening"
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After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported dead, is a fellow captive. When the Alpha team goes into full-rescue mode, accompanying them is an absolute stunner with sable hair—and a spine of solid steel.

LAPD officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowan Chase has one priority: her brother Micah’s recovery. Still, she can’t help but be drawn to Aric, the ruggedly handsome wolf shifter who pleasures her as no man ever has—however fleeting their affair is destined to be. But when Aric’s life is endangered, Rowan must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice in the name of love, for the man fated to be her Bondmate.

LIVE CHAT REMINDER- J.D. will be chatting with us LIVE, over in the LITERAL ADDICTION Chatroom from 2-3pm EST (1-2pm CT, 12-1pm MDT and 11am-12pm PDT)

Today we have a special surprise for you.  J.D. Tyler agreed to let Chelle and I interview the boys from the ALPHA PACK again.  You can imagine how excited we were!! 
So, withour further ado, let's get started……..

Our 2nd Super Secret Classified Interview with
The Men of ALPHA PACK…

Our readers loved the transcript of our last meeting with the men of Alpha Pack and luckily we left on really good terms with an open invitation to come back  (you can read the transcript of our last meeting with them HERE).  When we got wind of what was going down with the guys we immediately called to see if we could steal some of their time for another interview.

For our new readers, the Alpha Pack is a group of former Navy SEALS whose main objective is to rid the world of the most dangerous human and non-human predators out there. Like most former SEALS and military men, these guys are thrill seekers, search out danger, and are WAY sexy!  They’re also shifters AND magickal [insert lustful sigh here] – each harboring very specific and special psy talents:

      Nick Westfall is the leader of the Pack, a born white wolf, Empath and Pre-Cog. 
      Jaxon Law is a turned wolf, RetroCog (sees the history of an object by touching it) and Timebender.
      Aric Savage is a turned wolf, Telekenetic and Firestarter.  He’s also a pilot.
      Hammer is a born grey wolf and Tracer (he teleports).  He’s also former FBI. 
      Zander Cole is a turned black wolf and Healer. 
      Ryon Hunter is a turned silver wolf and Channeler (he sees and talks to the dead)
      Kalen Black is a Sorcerer, Necromancer and uses his magick to shift into a black panther

Now that we’ve got all of our new readers up to speed on the guys, let’s get to the transcript so you can find out what’s new with the Alpha Pack.  Please keep in mind, however, that while we were given clearance once again to share this interview with you, we were also warned again that all information is Top Secret and must be treated with the utmost respect.  


[Like last time, we’re picked up by what we’ve come to lovingly call the ‘Secret Service Drones’ (a silent, average looking, yet very large man in a black suit) and driven to an undisclosed location in a nondescript white van with blacked out windows..  Also like last time, when we arrive, the van pulls around a structure and we can feel that we are going downhill, underground, and into a garage of sorts.  We’re let out and walk across the parking garage, through the electric & biometric locked doors and back to the compound’s Rec Room again.  Unlike last time however, the guys are waiting for US.]

Carla: (comes up short walking through the door)  Oh, hi guys!  (smiles sweetly)

Michelle: (runs into Carla’s back & grunts)  Geez woman, watch where you’re walking!   (looks up)  Oh, sorry.  (looks to Carla and whispers)  Yeah, I would have stopped short too.  (shares a secret smile and looks back up)  Hi gentleman.  How are things?  Long time no talk. 

Ryon: (eyeing the ladies appreciatively)  Well, look who’s back! Couldn’t stay away from my luscious self, huh?

Zander: No, idiot, it’s me they came to see! Who needs a blond bubblehead like you?

[Jaxon, who’s happily mated, smiles politely and says it’s nice to see them again, but doesn’t flirt—he knows better!]

Nick: (warmly) Carla and Michelle, it’s great to have you back. Have a seat.

 [We walk over to the loveseat that the guys have graciously left open for us and take a seat]

Michelle:  Thank you for letting us come back to talk with you all.

Carla:  Yes, we’re humbled by the trust and we know that now isn’t the best time so we really appreciate it. 

Nick: It’s been a tough few months for my team, but we’re always happy to visit with you both. We trust you not to let the cat—or the wolf—out of the bag, so to speak. (smiles)

Carla:  Speaking of trust, Hammer, still not willing to tell us your real name?  (smirks)

Hammer: Well, I could tell you, but you know what they say… (gives an evil grin)

Michelle:  Hey, it was worth a try!  (laughs)  So, how has everyone been?  We’re SO sorry about Aric by the way. 

Carla:  Yes, our hearts go out to you… (shakes head)  Do you guys have any leads?  Any plans on where to start or how to attack the search?
Jax: (expression filled with guilt and regret) We do have a lead or two that Nick’s contact, General Jarrod Grant, is helping us run down. I’d rather not say much, in case it doesn’t pan out. But trust me, we’d better get him out of Orson Chappell’s clutches fast, or… (Jax can’t finish that thought, and looks away)

Michelle:  On a much lighter note, Jax, how is mated life?

Carla:  Yeah, where is the lovely Kira today?

[The sexy, black-haired, goateed man perks up considerably at his favorite subject]

Jax: She’s fantastic and we couldn’t be happier! I’m damned lucky to have snared a woman like her. (shakes his head in wonder, ignoring Ryon, who makes gagging noises) She had a lot to do today, now that she and Sariel are working together in Block R. Thanks for asking.

Carla:  How are things going with the former residents of Block R?

Michelle: Ooh yes, I’d love to say hi to Chup-Chup and Sariel.

Nick: They’re doing pretty well, considering the challenges some of them are facing. Chup has almost stopped biting (smirks at Jax, who frowns at the unpleasant memory), and Belial is making progress in working on his social skills.

Carla: Oh, right—Belial is the Basilisk shifter who tries to seduce everyone in sight.

Nick: Yeah. He’s a real pain in the ass. But he’s improving. Once our new rehab center is built and we hire and train more staff, we’ll be better equipped to help them all. Especially Raven DeLuca.

[Carla and Michelle know that Raven is the would-be Alpha Pack team member who’s been stuck in wolf form for over five years, ever since many of the guys were Navy SEALS and were first turned by rogue wolf shifters in Afghanistan. Raven is out of his mind and is kept chained in a cell in Block R, as much for his own protection as for the others’.]

Michelle: I’m so sorry he hasn’t made any progress since the last time we talked. I’m sure he’ll get well once the new center is going.

Nick: Thanks, I’m sure he will. (but there’s a hint of doubt in his voice)
[It’s a sad subject and Michelle quickly moves on to happier thoughts.]

Michelle:  (gives Kalen a flirty smile that is completely unconscious)  So Kalen, what’s up with the big bad after you? Any idea what or who it might be?

Kalen: Oh, I have an idea all right. And if it’s who we suspect, I’m in big trouble, and so is the whole team. At least Mackenzie is safe, though… (he trails off as his friends give him smirks, which he ignores)

Carla:  (gives Michelle a knowing look & an eyebrow raise)  Oh, and where’s the lovely Mackenzie? (looks back to Kalen) 

Kalen: The doc’s probably in the infirmary, working as usual. How should I know? It’s not like we’re joined at the hip. (shrugs casually, though he’s not fooling anyone)

Carla: (snickering) Sure, if that’s the story you’re going with…

[Kalen grins sheepishly as Ryon elbows him in the ribs]

Michelle:  Zander, Ryon. Anything new and exciting with you two?

Ryon: I’m just working on trying to block some of the spirits that are constantly following me around. Most of the time I can’t hear what they’re saying and can’t figure out what they want, and so I don’t have a clue how to help them.

Michelle: (sympathizing) Poor baby. I can’t imagine how stressful that must be, having ghosts follow you around all the time.

Ryon: (reveling in the attention) Thanks, sweetheart. It’s a tough gift to have, but I manage.

Zander: Oh, for cryin’ out loud! Seeing spirits can’t be nearly as hard as having to heal your stupid ass every time you get a boo-boo.

Ryon: (scowling at his friend) Excuse me, but I think broken ribs and other internal injuries from being almost skewered by one of those huge bat-like bastards counts as slightly more than a boo-boo. Jerk.    

Carla:  Boys, boys! We know you all have tough jobs. (the pair settles down) Well, we don’t want to keep you any longer than necessary; we know you have a lot going on. Thanks so much for talking with us again today.  Our readers will be thrilled to get the inside scoop. 

Michelle:  No, we don’t want to keep you from your search for Aric, but we really do appreciate you taking time for us.  Is there anything that you’d like us to take back to our readers? 

Jax: Just that I know it’s my fault Aric was taken, and we’re doing everything we possibly can to bring him home safe and sound, in one piece. We miss that snarky SOB like we never thought possible. (clears his throat before he gets too emotional)

[A chorus of agreement and talking ensues as things are wrapped up. Kalen breaks the silence with a shout over the other guys’ heads…]

Kalen:  Hey Michelle, where’s your Kalen’s Kitty tee?  I was promised you’d wear it for me today. (smiles and winks)

Michelle:  (turns bright red)  Oh my…  How did you hear about that? (clears throat, stands up straight again and looks Kalen right in the eye)  For your information it’s in the wash because I just wore it.  If you’d like to come back to the hotel with me I can let you dig through my lingerie to see it. (gives a saucy smile and an eyebrow raise) 
Kalen:  (huffs a laugh)  Touché.

To keep up with the latest news on J.D. and the boys, visit her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER & GOODREADS pages.



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Phyllis M said...

Man, that was some Interview with the 'boys'. Very informative and wow, are they sexy beasts!! Thank you so much ladies for bringing them to us. :)


Amiee Snow said...

Wow... wait a minute while i calm down after that interview!! lol (clears throat)

That was brilliant brilliant brilliant!I'm giggling like a schoolgirl here after reading that alpha pack interview :D I looooooove Nick <3 Thank you Ms Tyler for the bio and character interview and the giveaway :) I'm now gonna go read Primal Law again! lol

kali said...

I loved that character interview I read the 1st one too, so good :) I just finished Primal Law after I saw my daughter reading it! :) She noticed straight away when it was gone off her bookshelf :D lol Can't wait for the 2nd book :) Thanks for the contest and interview :)

miki said...

Alpha hummmm thanks you a lot for this interview

gfc: miki


Kassandra said...

The guys sound like they are hanging in there despite the shit hittin' the fan a bit. Glad to see that!

Bonnie said...

I loved the interview. The book covers are sexy fabulous!

J.D. Tyler said...

Good morning everyone! It's great to be back visiting Carla, Michelle, and all of you guys! No April Foolin'!

I'm happy to see readers are looking forward to Aric's story...this book was SO much fun to write. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

They are sexy beasts, aren't they? And I get to spend every day with them, lucky me! :)

J.D. Tyler said...


If you loved that interview, check out the first one the Pack did with Carla and Michelle this past summer. She has it linked at the top of this new interview. It was quite a blast!

You're very welcome. I love what I do... :)

J.D. Tyler said...


I love that you stole Primal Law from your daughter! :) I wish my daughter would read fiction! She swears she's going to read my books, but alas not yet.

You're welcome, it's my pleasure!

J.D. Tyler said...


You're most welcome! I hope you enjoy the Pack... :)

J.D. Tyler said...


They are hanging tough, but they've only just begun to see trouble! Very soon, they'll be fighting for their lives against a terrible enemy...

Yes, I'm a tease!

J.D. Tyler said...


I'm glad you liked the interview! It's always fun when the boys visit. :)

Yes, the cover art folks at NAL are fabulous, aren't they? Just wait until you see the cover for BLACK MOON (December release)!! I'm keeping it under wraps for a while...

Dannyfiredragon said...

I can hardly wait to read the new book. Love the series!

Liesa Manis said...

Great interview!!

Can't wait to read!!

Tamara Hoffa said...

Great interview! I just love those boys.

J.D. Tyler said...

Thank you, Danny! I hope you love Aric's story! :)

J.D. Tyler said...


Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by. :)

J.D. Tyler said...

Thanks, Tamara!

I love those Pack boys to pieces! I hope you enjoy Aric's story. :)

Addison said...


What a fun interview and I loved spending time with the pack!

I am so looking forward to the new release on Tuesday!!!

And no need to enter me in the's already pre-ordered on my Kindle!! :-)


SdyLion said...

I love the ALPHA PACK and find all of the boys just as amazing "in person" as on the pages you have so excellently scribed. Thanks for allowing them to come alive for us. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

J.D. Tyler said...


Thanks so much!! I hope you love Aric's story as much as I enjoyed writing it. :)

Thanks for stopping in!

J.D. Tyler said...


Thank you very much! I'm happy you're loving the Pack and the series, and I hope you love Aric's story just as much. :)

Happy Reading!

Sandy Blair said...

Hi Jo!
What a great interview. Laugh out loud funny. Now I really can't wait to get started on the Alpha pack sitting in my TBR pile.

Laurie said...

Thank you ladies and hotties of Alpha Pack for a great interview. So much fun to see them outside the stories. Loved Primal Law and looking forward to Savage Awakening and future books!

Rebe said...

Sooo funny! I'd love to have a Kalen's Kitty tee, too, lol! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!


Chris R said...

Love the Alpha Pack stories and the interview.

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J.D. Tyler said...


I'm glad you liked the interview and I hope you enjoy Primal Law! I have way to many books in my TBR pile, too, but I'm determined to get to them all. :)

Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...


I'm happy you liked the interview and enjoyed Primal Law! I hope you love Aric's story too!

Thanks for stopping by!

J.D. Tyler said...


Glad you enjoyed the interview! I want a Kalen's Kitty tee, too! You distract Michelle and I'll snatch it from her! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Chris R,

Thank you very much! I'm so happy you're enjoying them. I hope you love Aric's story!


Blanche said...

Awesome interview!! I LOVED Jax's story and can't wait to read Aric's!! I'm a big fan of all your writing!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Victoria said...

What a fun interview. I haven't read this series but it sounds really good. Thank you so much.


AD said...

LOVE the interview. Haven't read the series but soooooo want to now! The guys seem awesome!
Thanks for the giveaway!

J.D. Tyler said...

Thank you, Blanche! I hope you love Aric's story!

Happy reading and thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...


I hope you love it should you give the Pack a try! Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...


I hope you enjoy it should you give it a try! Jax and the boys are waiting for you... :)

Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by!

TracyG said...

Hi J.D. (waving madly)! So glad to see the boys back on BMR! J.D., who's your fav--or can you pick just one? I hope you have plans for Raven. You know how I am about the hardluck cases.

andieleah said...

Hi J.D. Just loved the interview with the boys...I got Primal Law about a month ago but haven't got to read it yet. The cover was so hot I had to buy it! Definitely pushing it to the front of my tbr pile:) Thanks for the awesome giveaway...good luck everyone!

Barb P said...

Hi J.D.! I just want to say that I bought the first book in the series just yesterday and I can't wait to get started on it. Loved the interview with the boys. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Sandy said...

fantastic interview

J.D. Tyler said...

Hi Tracy!

Yes, I know you love those heroes who're down and almost out--me too! I do have plans for Raven down the road... I hope he gets his story one day! :)

Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...


Thanks for picking up Primal Law! I sure hope you love Jax and the Pack. :)

Thanks for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Hi Barb P!

Ooh, goody, I hope you love Jax's story! And the rest too. :)

Thanks so much for coming by!

J.D. Tyler said...

Hi Sandy,

Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for stopping in!

Amy said...

Would love to read Savage Awakening! The boys have such wicked banter. Mated life sounds interesting ;)


J.D. Tyler said...


I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and I hope you love Aric's story! Thanks for stopping by!

elaing8 said...

Awesome character interview :)
Love the tats on the guys on the!

Missyb0103 said...

Man love this series!! thank you so much for the interview!!

Linda said...

Thanks for the amusing interview. Wonder who enjoyed it more?!
That's a really potent combination: SEALs+shifter+psy powers! Can't wait to read the series *fingers crossed*

Dian Aesha said...

wow wow..your cover make me speecless..very sexy...i love it..putting it on my TBR..

great interview iam enjoy while reading...


June M. said...

This looks like a great series. I do love a good paranormal series and would love to read more about the Alpha Pack. Thank you for the great giveaway.
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kandj7299 said...

Great interview!! I can't wait to read this series. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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donnas said...

Sounds like a great series. Thanks for sharing!!

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molly.frenzel said...

This is a great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win one of these books.