Cate: Please welcome Dena Garson to my special Halloween celebration. Dena, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Dena: Hi! I’m Dena Garson. I write contemporary, paranormal and fantasy romance. I’m a mother of two rowdy boys, a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan, and a Whovian.
Cate: Coolness! What do you love most about Halloween?
Dena: Definitely the dressing up as something you’re not. I love costumes. I just love the fun!!
Cate: It is fun to pretend. Have you ever had an unusual experience you couldn’t explain?
Dena: Yes – a couple, actually! One was a simple as the steering wheel being turned for me while backing the car up when I was first learning to drive. I thought my mom had done it and kept me from driving off a small embankment, but she said she didn’t touch the wheel. The other incident occurred a few weeks after my grandmother died. Once morning as I was just waking I opened my eyes and saw someone standing at the foot of the bed. The figure walked around to me and touched my leg then disappeared. Something told me it was my Grandmother and that she had just come to tell me good bye.
Cate: Aww, I love that. *sniff* But what frightens you the most?
Dena: Something bad happening to one of my kids. After that, spiders. *shudder*
Cate: The specter of possible accidents always haunts me, too. Ever gone on a ghost tour? Or ghost hunting on your own?
Dena: Yup! I took the boys to Eureka Springs a couple years ago and we went on the Crescent Moon Hotel ghost tour. Pretty cool!!
Cate: Any favorite Halloween recipes you’d care to share?
Dena: A really simple and fun drink recipe for a non-alcoholic punch is “pond scum” punch.
All you need is one bottle of grape soda and one of orange soda (2 liter). Pour them both into a punch bowl then scoop globs of lime sherbet into the bowl. The light green globs will look like pond scum on the murky brown liquid.
It looks horrible, but it’s really pretty tasty!
Cate: Sounds perfect, lol. Tell us about your latest release, and where readers can find it online.
Dena: Your Wild Heart is part of the Black Hills Wolves. It’s a multi-author series based around a wolf shifter pack in the Black Hills of South Dakota. With so many authors and voices, there is bound to be something for everyone!
You can find Your Wild Heart at
Cate: Care to share a blurb or excerpt?
Dena: From Your Wild Heart
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills.
Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed.
However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
Cate: Anything else you’d like to share?
Dena: I have a book trailer video for Your Wild Heart:
Cate: Readers, you're in for a treat! Dena has a giveaway.
Dena: I’m giving away a copy of my fantasy romance Mystic’s Touch via an Ellora’s Cave ebook coupon code. Mystic’s Touch won the 2015 Passionate Plume as well as the 2015 Reader’s Choice Award. To be entered in the drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me what characteristic you like most in a paranormal hero.
Cate: Wow, very cool. Congrats on the award! And thanks for sharing in the Halloween fun.
Good luck, readers!