Welcome to My World…
There are a few things you should know about me before I do the introduction. Here we go:
1. I hate writing about myself in third person. It’s like I’m writing my own eulogy! So, so uncomfortable…
2. I’m a bit scatterbrained. Yes, it’s true. I think. I can’t really remember.
3. I think I was born on the wrong country. I should have been born in Scotland.
4. I love love. I think every heroine deserves a hero, and vice versa.
5. I love bad boys. Period. Rawr!
Now, down to the good stuff.
Hi! My name is Denise Tompkins and I write urban fantasy, paranormal romance and (coming soon!) contemporary romance. I’m a complete and total Anglophile, wishing that I lived anywhere in the British Isles. Many of my stories involve Celtic mythology or are set in some way in the British Isles. I’ve a serious love affair going on with those countries. It’s a sickness, really. I want to go on vacation there, but my husband is afraid (and rightly so) that I won’t come home. Moving on…
I live in the heart of the South. I’m in the country and less than 30 minutes from the city. It’s a great balance. I’ve lived all over and this is easily one of my favorite places. The other was Washington State. Um, rainy, green…did I mention that obsession with the British Isles? Oh, good. Anyway, I live in a great little house that’s filled with fish, parrots and dogs. I want a cat, but I think my husband has drawn the line. I’m wondering if I ask for a pony he might see the cat as a little less imposing. Hm…I may have just hatched Evil Plan #244,865. And just think — you were here to witness its birth! I’m pony shopping once I’m done here.
Seriously, though, I’m an avid reader, photographer and flower lover. Travel is a serious passion, but I’m limited in what I can do so I make the best of every opportunity I have. I’m owned by a very adorable bullmastiff who could gold medal in sleep if it was an Olympic sport. I also have a wonderful mutt, three parrots and two fish, Lucky and Unlucky. The only wat to tell them apart is this: whoever dies first is Unlucky.
Writing is such a huge part of my life. I love it passionately. It’s so validating to know that the stories I love are shared with readers who fall in the love with characters and like to talk about them with me. I have the very best fans in the whole world. They are so amazing, whether they’re new or established with my books, I’m so incredibly thankful for each and everyone of them.
I’m giving away a little bundle of goodies for one lucky commenter! You’ll win your choice of Legacy (print or e-book) or Wrath (e-book only), a keychain, a pen, and some Samhain goodies (my choice). Make sure you comment and spread the word!
I’d love to encourage you to read any of the authors on the blog. Each of them has a unique voice and distinct story-telling style. Regardless, I wish you many years of happy reading!