Friday, December 21, 2012

Review of Falling From Eternity by Megan Duncan






Synopsis:

For William, life was as wicked and malicious as the beast he was trying destroy. Decades spent living a life of extravagance, domination and ravenous hunger haunted him. But when you live forever, the past never stays buried. And that which wishes to control you, will never let you go. William thought he found his escape, his one and only love, but the thing he fears the most could be the only thing that saves them. Or, it could doom them all.


REVIEW

Falling from Eternity by Megan Duncan was not what I expected. The pace of the book was a little too slow for my liking. I found it difficult to connect with the characters and I was expecting more twists and turns. The relationship between William and Autumn was very sweet and I would have enjoyed this book far more had Autumn been introduced earlier in the book. However, Megan Duncan did an excellent job creating Ming, the villain in this book.

Megan will also be holding a giveaway on her own personal blog during the month of December, offering 5 ebook copies, and a FFE keychain.
http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review of Poison Princess by Kresley Cole


She could save the world—or destroy it.
Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.  But she can’t do either alone.  With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?  Who can Evie trust?  As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side….

REVIEW

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole is the first book that I have had the pleasure of reading and I can say with 100 percent certainty that it will not be the last. The storyline of Poison Princess was incredibly fresh and I loved every single thing about it especially the role that the Tarot cards play throughout the book. Each of the characters had their own strong points and each had a significant role in the plot. I couldn't get enough of Jack and Evie because despite their differences the attraction between the two was so strong. Poison Princess is without a doubt one of the best books that I have read in 2012 and I am already eager to read the next book in this wonderful new series.

http://www.amazon.com/Poison-Princess-Arcana-Chronicles-Book/dp/1442436646/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355924267&sr=1-1&keywords=Poison+Princess

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Review of Fever by Joan Swan




Dr. Alyssa Foster will admit to a bad boy fetish. . .
But when she finds herself face to face with a convicted murderer with a ripped body, a determination for freedom and an eye on her as his get out of jail free card, Alyssa knows she's in deep trouble. . .. Not just because Teague Creek is a prisoner desperate for freedom, but because his every touch makes her desperate for more.
A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. . .
Teague Creek has one shot at freedom, but his plan to escape with a hostage develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives who know of his strange abilities, he needs to avoid trouble, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever.



REVIEW

Fever by Joan Swan starts with a bang with a serious case of mistaken identity that sets the stage for a sizzling hot romantic suspense novel that will leave your pulse racing. The character of Teague Creek is the token bad boy with a rough exterior that hides his gentler side. The way each of the characters play off one another and their dialogue is just one of the things that I love about this book. I found myself liking the characters Alyssa and Teague more and more as the story progressed because Alyssa was not afraid to fight back at all and while Teague does certain things most people wouldn't do, I was able to understand the reasoning behind his actions. I mentally applauded when Luke and Teague overcame their differences and worked together to stop Zasser, someone from Teague's past who is ruthless and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The relationship between Alyssa and Teague proves that the line between love and hate is indeed a thin one.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fever-joan-swan/1103264824?ean=9780758266385

http://www.amazon.com/Fever-Joan-Swan/dp/0758266383/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1336838177&sr=8-2

Review of King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab


ETERNAL COMMITMENT IS NOT ON HER AGENDA...
Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although drifting through the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons' blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the sexy, arrogant king of the vampires, this party-girl's life turns dark and dangerous.

BUT TIME'S RUNNING OUT FOR THE KING OF THE VAMPIRES...
Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate had gotten it seriously wrong...




REVIEW

King of Darkness by Elisabeth Staab begins at an even pace and picks up speed quickly. The characters of Thad and Isabel are complete opposites yet that is one of the things that makes this book so enjoyable to read. Romance readers will undoubtedly be pleased that there are multiple romantic relationships that form throughout this novel. Elisabeth Staab makes the relationships between her characters more real by adding plenty of internal and external conflict. I'm sure that many people who've read this thrilling paranormal romance are as eager as I am to see what Elisabeth Staab has in store for the diverse cast of characters she has created.

http://www.amazon.com/King-Darkness-Elisabeth-Staab/dp/1402263155/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346497261&sr=8-1&keywords=king+of+darkness+by+elisabeth+staab

http://www.amazon.com/King-Darkness-Chronicles-Yavn-ebook/dp/B006IBFV0O/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1346493842&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/king-of-darkness-elisabeth-staab/1104177010?ean=9781402263156

Review of Seduced by Blood by Laurie London


Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions:
Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors… Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface—a skill that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side—and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both….





REVIEW
 
Seduced by Blood by Laurie London is the first book I have read by her and it certainly will not be the last. Although this book is a part of a series, it can also be read as a stand alone novel. I loved the character Roxanne because of the calming effect she had on Santiago, they balanced each other out nicely. The pace of Seduced by Blood was just how I like books to be - not too fast but not slow either. All of the characters from Laurie London's Sweetblood series had a role in this book which was helpful to me and it helped me get to know each character - some more than others. Laurie London has earned herself another fan.


http://www.amazon.com/Seduced-Blood-Hqn-Laurie-London/dp/0373776691/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346584464&sr=8-1&keywords=seduced+by+blood+by+laurie+london

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seduced-by-blood-laurie-london/1108266744

Review of Dr. Duffy's Close Encounter by Maggie Shayne


The woman he found in the woods out back was....not from around here....

"Why in hell can't you try, just a little bit, to get along with the people here? Can you tell me that? Are you deliberately trying to make Rosa hate you?"
She closed her eyes, shook her head. "Men do not understand these things. I will explain for you. That receptionist wants you. She cannot claim you because I am in her way. That is the only reason she dislikes me, Thomas."
"Claim me?"
Janella sighed hard, pushing one hand through her long dark hair. "Oh, I know it does not work that way here. She has to make you want her first. But do you not see, that is what she was trying to do. She does not dare to defy me or challenge me for you, so she resorts to this underhanded manner of trying to lure you to her with gifts of food and face paint and scanty clothing."
Thomas chewed his lower lip for a moment. Then he nodded thoughtfully. "So you figure Rosa thinks that you plan to...uh...claim me for yourself. Is that it?"
She sighed, seemingly relieved that he'd finally caught on. "Yes."
"And do you? Plan to claim me, I mean?"
She tilted her head to one side, looking him up and down. "I might. I have not decided."
"I see." Thomas paced across the kitchen, picked up his cup from the table and carried it to the sink. As he rinsed it he spoke slowly, evenly. "Well, before you make any plans, Janella, I ought to tell you one thing."
"Yes?"
He turned slowly, slung the cup into the sink and faced her. "No one is going to claim me. Not you. Not Rosa. Nobody. Understand?"
She frowned. "Oh, Thomas, do not be foolish. I did not say I wanted you forever. Only for sex."


Dr. Duffy's Close Encounter by Maggie Shayne is a blend of sweet romance and a little science fiction. Although I usually am not a fan of anything science fiction, I found that I enjoyed reading this book far more than I expected to. The pace at which the story was set was perfect and I think any female who reads Dr. Duffy's Close Encounter will really identify with the character of Janella because she wanted what we all want - love. The other thing I really liked about this book was how the character of Thomas Duffy who was so closed off to any emotions, finally let the walls he built to keep others out crumble.

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Duffys-Close-Encounter-ebook/dp/B007NOLF8M/ref=sr_1_1?_encoding=UTF8&al_rs=&keywords=Dr.%20Duffy%27s%20Close%20Encounter&qid=1346597378&sr=8-1#al_rp

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dr-duffys-close-encounter-maggie-shayne/1109679136?ean=2940014264921

Review of Fire Kissed by Erin Kellison

 

Fire: It is Kaye Brand's power to wield. But outcast from her kind, she's been selling herself to the highest bidder - money for her survival in exchange for a magic glimpse into the flames of the future. As one of the angelic Order, Jack Bastian has no use for a female like Kaye, as provocative and unexpected as her blazing beauty. Yet he has no choice but to hire her to uncover the secrets of his sworn enemy and her former fiance, Ferrol Grey. War is inevitable between the defenders of the Order and the mage houses who threaten to engulf the world in Shadow. For Jack, mage-born Kaye is off limits, no matter how hot the impossible attraction between them. But in the coming darkness, beset by danger and desire, everything is about to change...



Fire Kissed by Erin Kellison is the first book in this thrilling new series. The novel starts at a fast pace and does not slow down at all. The character of Kaye was exactly how I prefer heroines to be - strong willed, tough, and not afraid to defend themselves or anyone they care about. The way Erin Kellison developed the relationship between Kaye and Jack Bastian was wonderfully done and the villain was so wicked that he gave me chills. I am eager to see what Erin Kellison has in store for book two of this exciting and dramatic new series.

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Kissed-Shadow-Erin-Kellison/dp/1420118978/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1347467118&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+kissed+by+erin+kellison

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Interview with Kristina McBride, author of One Moment


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of things would we find?

I’m not sure you want the answer to that, but here goes. There are definitely several searches checking on the rate of a body’s decomposition. A human body, to be precise. There are also a few searches on symptoms and phases of death by a variety of means. Oh, and I’ve been frequenting the American Girl website (it’s almost my daughter’s birthday).



2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your heart, what would it be and why?

This is a hard one, because I feel that there’s no if about it. I pretty much write about what’s near and dear to my heart. In The Tension of Opposites, I focused on a girl who returned home two years after her kidnapping. Kidnapping a huge fear of mine, but losing oneself is as well, and this girl was so lost after her time away from home. Friendship and the evolution of a person are also big for me, and I explored those in The Tension of Opposites as well. As for One Moment, I really wanted to capture that feeling of never being able to turn back the clock – that there are no do-overs in life – and that it only takes one moment to change everything in a person’s world. One Moment also explores the complexities of friendship, as well as the heartbreak of losing someone you love. This book was inspired by a loss that I experienced years ago.



3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?

I need silence to write efficiently. If I listen to music while I work, the lyrics tend to make their way into my story. Which can be good. But it can also be very bad. When I’m working on a first draft, I do, however, try to listen to music that fits the mood of whatever scene I’m currently writing to keep in the groove. The type of music obviously changes from day to day and week to week.



4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?

After the debut, I just took a huge breath. Reaching release day felt like crossing some momentous finish line, and once the big day arrived I could finally relax. I had done everything I could for my book; it was time for it to stand on its own.



5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who don’t wear seatbelts. I mean, hello? They’re proven life savers!



6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Chocolate. And then some more chocolate, please. I also love horror movies.



7. What was your favorite book as a teen?

Such a hard question! I remember devouring In Cold Blood by Truman Capote when I was in high school (I love horror books as well as horror movies). I have always been a huge fan of Stephen King. When I was younger, I was into Christopher Pike and Judy Blume.



8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?

Write and write and write some more. And when you take a break, read. Think about each scene and what purpose it serves when considering the whole of the story. Ask lots of questions. And do plenty of research on the business end of things before you attempt to snag an agent.



9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?

Besides the obvious answer of something happening to family or friends, I’d have to say ghosts. I’ve never had a paranormal encounter, but I’m a believer. I am a huge baby when it comes to watching scary movies (think of the Paranormal Activity series or The Exorcist), but I love them!



10. What book are you reading right now?

Crown of Embers by Rae Carson. It’s the second in her Fire and Thorns trilogy. Freaking incredible!


Optional questions :)


Favorite Meal:

Chocolate chip cookies. And ice cream. With Hershey’s syrup. And maybe a little whipped cream. Plus sprinkles. Yup. That’ll do.



Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic):

Water. I do not leave the house without my water.



Sweet or Salty snacks?

Okay, so, does chocolate count? Because I think it should be a major food group.



All time favorite movie:

Oh, now! How do I answer this one? I’d need a genre and a year and way more to narrow this down. I just can’t. If I list one I’ll feel like I’ve cheated on all the others.



Best book to movie adaption:

 I’m going to have to go with The Green Mile. Amazing. (Only because I have yet to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I hope it’s as good as I expect it to be!)



Worst book to movie adaption:

Lord of the Flies, the original. It’s crack-you-up laughable. (Random Fact: This book was on the curriculum when I was a high school English teacher. So was The Perks of Being a Wallflower – one of my faves to teach!)

Interview with Khloe Kamalis, author of For the Love of Cyprus


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of things would we find?
You might find 007 kind of stuff! The Internet is a world of information, be careful what you wish for, I just might find it for you!
2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your heart, what would it be and why?
 
Music! Why? Because I live and die for music, so of course I'd want to write about music and its industry. The music industry is changing so much every day, and music really is a universal language. I feel that right now there is a gap in music, as though something is missing. I say this because right now I hear only a handful of artist who are at the top of their game with a real broad spectrum of giving out a message that is not only positive, but somewhat spiritual in a sense, and in my opinion that is so important in this day and age.
Bands like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Linkin Park, and Thank God U2 are still around sending out great messages with their varied styles of music. Even though I've always been the smallest fish in a very big pond of the music scene, I’ve been everybody's best kept secret underground, the lowest of the low on all music business totem poles, and an underdog of all underdogs within the music scene. Anyone one who has met me and heard my music, from Atlanta, to Boston, London to Los Angeles, has heard the conviction I sing and play with when telling my stories of life and love. Many have told me they know just what I am speaking of when I sing and play. Yet, it seems over the last decade the music business has made the music scene more like the river of blood rather than the river of life with the cattle call of television competitions that have lead so many singers and musicians like cattle straight to the slaughter.
3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?
When writing, I do listen to music and my playlist most likely spans 3 centuries. I listen to anything from Mozart to Johnny Cash, Late Night Alumni to traditional Greek folk music, and of course I love country music. For instance right now I am listening to the guitars of Strunz of Farah. When I write, I write from a place deep inside the core of my soul, and it's more about environmental ambiance and emotion for me. When I come home to write I like to experience the feeling that I've stepped into another world when I walk through the door. So, I've taken great steps to create a fantastically whimsical home. One would notice the flying dragon or flying frog or fairy hanging from the ceiling, or maybe even the little mythical beast running around, better known as my Chihuahua puppy, Rooney!
4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?
I was still pretty excited when I completed the project, as I had been working on that book for what seems like my entire life. I think I high five'd everyone I knew or met for a week. I was just happy to even have the chance to put a piece of my work out there to share with the public. For The Love Of Cyprus is a piece of Greek Cypriot history, and though it's historical fiction it is fiction based on truth. It took a while to finish the book. I'd written small novellas with whimsical childhood dreams of mine, but had never published because mostly they were homemade gifts to family members for holidays or birthdays. With my first book, "For the Love of Cyprus", I didn't want to do the one thing I have seen so many do, which is writing a book just to say they are now an author. I am modest person, and I wanted people to read my book because they felt is seems interesting and has a message, and for whatever reason piques the reader’s interest. I didn't want people to just read it because I said I was an author writing a book that I was going to publish someday. I thought it was very important to put out historical truth with cold hard facts to educate people, so I was very passionate about explaining the history of the 1974 Turkish invasion on the Island of Cyprus, and at a young age the only way I felt I could do that was to wrap that history around a fictional epic love saga that may or may not be true, only the God's (and my parents) know for sure. I was just happy to be able to publish it and get it out there for people to read!! I was 11 years old when I came up with the idea to write the book, but I didn't start typing the manuscript until I was 13 years old, because most of it was in a school notebook. I didn't finish and publish it independently until almost a Decade later. My Mother, who is my best friend, helped me edit it and publish the book and my friend and author, Noah Mullette-Gillman, inspired me to go ahead and put it out there. I felt lucky and blessed that I could do this in the United States. I mean after all, I could be working in potato fields, bare foot and pregnant with 14 kids like my Grandmother was at my age.
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Watching people who go from relationship to relationship looking for some kind of self-happiness is probably my biggest pet peeve. I’ve watched people go from boyfriend to boyfriend, girlfriend to girlfriend, wife to husband rebound and back, how do they do it? That’s just not the shape of my heart and I feel it's a vicious cycle that corrupts the soul. I think it's really sad and I have seen it happen a lot. Sometimes I think I should have been a love/sex therapist, though I probably am better at doing that kind of thing through my music and books. I think people need time to heal and soul search after a break up, especially before they go making more soul ties with another person they could potentially screw up for life because for personal self-gratification or for simple excuses such as, “I am lonely.” Lonely? That’s what friends are for, but that doesn't mean you have to get it twisted. I think many of the people I love and care for have been a little guilty of this at one time or another. I think if they would give themselves a little time alone to heal they might find their soul mate waiting right around the corner. I’ve been that girl on the other end of someone else’s baggage, though details are not my cup of tea and this is not the place to go into it. Still. It hurts. Yet my biggest pet peeve is the stuff some of the best novels and songs in the world come from. OH and let's not forget, guys who try to date me online. That’s the runner up pet peeve. Lol.
6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
 
It's a secret and I can't give all my secrets away. *winks*
7. What was your favorite book as a teen?

Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula's love for Mina was so passionate, the telepathic love connection so deep that not even death could kill the true love their two souls shared. The spiritual bond between them was unbreakable and that is what made it so romantic.
I also enjoyed “The Silver Kiss” by author Annette Curtis Klause. I always had high hopes for some vampire boy with blue eyes to come woo me away in the middle of the night with his guitar under a full moon in a big city by the beach.
8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?
Write from the heart. Research your theme. Get a good grammar checker and a good program with a good spell checker. And, no matter how long it takes, two words a day is better than no words a day. Go for it, you’ll never know until you try. Just DO it! Write On!
9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?
I can’t even say what my greatest fear is because I can’t even imagine it. Being without my family... I can’t even say it because it makes me want to cry, too. Without my family it would be a world without love and some kind of comfort somewhere sometimes for me.
10. What book are you reading right now?
I am re-reading The Urantia Book for some research for my writings. The Urantia Book (sometimes called the Urantia Papers or The Fifth Epochal Revelation) is a spiritual and philosophical book that discusses God, Jesus, science, cosmology, religion, history and destiny. It originated in Chicago sometime between 1924 and 1955. The authorship remains a matter of speculation. The authors introduce the word "Urantia" as the name of the planet Earth and are self-described as superhuman personalities delivering the book as a revelation.
11. Favorite Meal:
Anything Greek, Italian or Indian as long as there are no snails involved, I don't eat snails, or things that move, that are slimy looking and live in a shell.
My family in Cyprus eats them and it grosses me out when they slurp them from the shell...eww the sound.
12. Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic)
I love me some sweet ice tea!!! Southern sweet ice tea, none of this fake sweet ice tea with fake lemon in it.

 
13. Sweet or Salty snacks?
Both with a little spicy! I am in LOVE with those sun dried spicy chili mango's from Trader Joe's
14. All-time favorite movies
My all-time favorite film is Legend. This is a quick rundown of it taken from IMbD. “Once, long ago in a world of unicorns, elves, fairies, goblins, and demons, the Lord of Darkness beseeches Mother Night for her protection, lamenting his isolation, exiled underground by an unseen force. He senses the presence of the Two Unicorns who safeguard The Power of Light, and bids his goblin servant, Blix, to find and destroy them. They are to bring him the horns, to create an eternal night of cold darkness, so he can roam the lands freely and ensure sunshine's warmth never returns to the realm of Light.” I also have to tip my hat to stories like Labyrinth and The NeverEnding Story, because those films really helped me perceive and understand the difference of supernatural beings of Dark & Light and decide what path I was going to go down in my life. And of course one of my all-time favorite movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding only because I can relate so well to the culture of the Greek family in the story.
15. Best book to movie adaption
I believe Mario Puzo's movie “The Godfather” only because the film went right along with the book.
I'd love to be able to say “Lord Of The Rings”, but I only read “The Hobbit” and “The Silmarillion”, while yes the movie trilogy was well put together and one of my favorites I'd have to give that nod to Mario Puzo's “The Godfather” as the best, very good book, very good movie.
16. Worst book to movie adaption
V.C. Andrews Flowers in the Attic, while still a fantastic movie, if you have never read the entire series and even still entertaining for some who have, was anticlimactic for me. Who do I have to beg in Hollywood to remake this movie into a movie trilogy? I found this series of books to be captivating, horrific and romantic all at the same time.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winter Warmer Deals from Felicity Heaton / F E Heaton – Paranormal Romances with Passion


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Interview with Jennifer August, author of Enlightened


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of
things would we find.
Big Fish, GSN Casino, MSN, Facebook and Zynga

2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your
heart, what would it be and why?
I'd write about my family growing up. It was just me, my brother and my parents. We were a military family and traveled all over so it was often just us in strange places. I've lost my brother and dad in the last couple of years and I'm afraid of those memories slipping away, too. I'd like something for my son to read later on in life when it would amuse him and he'd be a bit more nostalgic.

3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?
Phantom of the Opera. I listen to that almost every day. The few times I try to write without it generally don't work out so well. I have also experimented with the soundtrack to Les Mis but it doesn't have the same effect.

4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?
I had a celebration dinner at On The Border, my favorite Mexican restaurant. I had a margarita. Or two!

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Haters and nay-sayers. In this business we get rejection from all fronts. I don't think we should get it from our contemporaries. There is enough space for all of us in the publishing world and to ridicule, harass or otherwise put-down a fellow author is very uncool. Especially if it's for some reason that's as stupid as not liking the genre they write. So what. Don't read it. But that's not a reason to put someone down and belittle them. We should support each other, not tear each other down.

6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Reality TV. I LOVE America's Next Top Model (except I hated the new college season. The girls were stupid and whiny and the judging panel sucked - except Kelly Catrone. Love her. I hate the new rating system, too. Oops, another pet peeve!) I also love Project Runway. And Baseball! On the food side of guilty pleasures, I adore a double dip of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream from Braums every once in a while. Or once a week.

7. What was your favorite book as a teen?
The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss

8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?
Write every day, listen to yourself above all others, it's YOUR book and your ideas. If someone tells you that you can't write that, do it anyway. Believe in yourself and your work. Hone your craft constantly. Steer clear of negativity. Get into a good critique group or partnership but don't be afraid to get out of a bad one.


9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?
That I won't get all the stories out of my head and onto the page before they disappear. I have entire notebooks filled with story ideas that I haven't gotten around to. Every time I pull it out, I get the itch to jump projects!

10. What book are you reading right now?
Heather Graham's The Presence, Debbie Macomber's God's Guest List and Donald Maass' How to Write the Breakout Novel.



Optional questions :)



Favorite Meal:
Guacamole Live and Chicken Fajitas from On The Border

Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic)
Frozen Margarita/ Diet Dr Pepper

Sweet or Salty snacks?
Both!

All time favorite movie
Oooh, this is hard. My top ten list has like 90 movies in it. How about my top three? Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Braveheart and The Replacements (with Keanu Reeves)

Best book to movie adaption
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy or Apollo 13 based on the book Lost Moon

Worst book to movie adaption
Battlefield Earth
 
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Interview with Claudy Conn, author of Shadowlove Stalkers


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of
things would we find?


Hmm, research, lots of research on Druids, Fae, vampires and black magic.

2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your
heart, what would it be and why?

I love fantasy and the Fae, so I always enjoy writing their stories.

3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?

Actually, I love rock n’ roll and some country, but when I write, I phase off this planet and don’t listen to anything. I can’t listen to anything but what my characters are telling me.

4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?

The first book I wrote was a regency romance and I was lucky enough that it sold as soon as I submitted it to Random House. We celebrated big time.

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Intolerance. I can not understand why people think that the only way, is their way.

6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?

 Yes, chocolate-ha.

7. What was your favorite book as a teen?

Wuthering Heights. Read it over and over.

8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?

 To write and never give up.

9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?

Losing a loved one. Can’t think about it.

10. What book are you reading right now?

Just finished Iced by Karen Marie Moning and like all her books, it was fantastic. Kept me at the edge of my seat.



Optional questions :)


Favorite Meal: Italian (eggplant Parm)

Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) chocolate martini

Sweet or Salty snacks? No, don’t go for ‘em.

All time favorite movie, hmm, I have so many, but I loved and miss the Harry Potter series. I wish it had never ended.

Best book to movie adaption: Harry Potter, Twilight series—I think the movie did an amazing job at adapting to the books which I have read over and over.

Worst book to movie adaption—anything Steven King, oh my gosh they make a mess of his books.

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Shadowlove-Stalkers Link:http://www.amazon.com/SHADOWLOVE-STALKERS-Shadow-vampire-series-ebook/dp/B0053DLC74/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_kin?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352212894&sr=1-1&keywords=shadowlove-stalkers

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Interview with Julie Kenner/J.K. Beck, author of Release Me and When Temptation Burns


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of things would we find.
 Good question! A lot of eclectic stuff. Book research on both the Release Me trilogy and my demon hunting soccer mom series (so demons and light bdsm/sex toy stuff), quite a few pages relating to teaching reading and learning math facts (I homeschool), tons of Facebook pages, and searches for recipes and local restaurant menus. And more miscellaneous stuff!

 2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your heart, what would it be and why?

Probably aging and the difficulty of dealing with finding your mind young but your body frail. (I recently witnessed my mother having a couple of neurological episodes and strokes that put her into a nursing home). I actually have a story worked out, but it's very different from my usual voice/milieu!

3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?

 I don't like writing to music, so no. On occasion, (like when I'm trapped in a hotel room with kids) I write to the soundtrack to Sherlock Holmes or The Holiday. Both by Hans Zimmer.

4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?

Debut-I don't remember! Sale? Ran around the office tormenting the other attorneys and secretaries with my news, then called every person I'd ever met, ever :)
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who see me reading (in public) and feel like that's a reason the chat!! Hello? Reading here!

 6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?

I am utterly without guilt about all my pleasures :) But, ah, yes. Food wise, massive bowls of berries drenched in cream. Movie-wise, Pretty Woman and similar I-will-cry-and-the-end romances. Or action flicks :) Favorite guilty pleasure: go to the movies and sit with a giant drink and a humongous, refillable buttered popcorn!
7. What was your favorite book as a teen?
As a youngish teen, Flowers in the Attic. I thought it was soooo scandalous!
8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?
Write as much as possible. Develop your voice. Don't keep massaging the same chapter. Write some more.
9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?
Something bad happening to my kids.
10. What book are you reading right now?
Gone With The Wind on audio and The Westing Game and Valley of the Dolls in print

Optional questions :)

Favorite Meal:
Steak at a fabulous steakhouse
Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic)
Coffee with heavy whipping cream, Red wine, Dirty vodka martini
Sweet or Salty snacks?
 Salty
All time favorite movie
 Used to be Star Wars, and while I still love it, I think I'll have to go with Raiders of the Lost Ark
 Best book to movie adaption
The Woman in Black was awesome.
Worst book to movie adaption
 Lucky Jim. Heard of it? No? There's a reason for that ...

http://www.amazon.com/Release-Me-Novel-J-Kenner/dp/0345544110/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355053440&sr=1-1&keywords=release+me+j+kenner

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Interview with Delilah Marvelle, author of Forever a Lord and a giveaway


1. If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of
things would we find?
Googling of Les Miserable, the movie.
Googling Christmas cookie recipes.
Googling for historical sex books (research, I swear)
All in all, this is pretty tame for me as of late, lol.
2. If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your
heart, what would it be and why?
I actually did write a book that was near and dear to me. It's called THE PERFECT SCANDAL.
I wrote it for two reasons. It touches on the history I love most, which is Polish history (given that I'm Polish). The other reason was
to write about something that touched me. And that something would be a person who cuts themselves.
The hero is a cutter. I did this to honor several people I know who are cutters. And even though my story is a historical,
I perceive people of history to be no different from us today. They were just living under different societal constraints. And that was how I envisioned this unraveling. The angst and self-loathing of a cutter is an emotional story I just had to share and write.
3. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?
I usually find myself writing to a variety of songs/albums. I use songs to evoke a mood within me.
On my website (www.DelilahMarvelle.com ) I actually post to each book what song I listened to when I was writing that book.
Right now, I am writing to the Edward Scissorhands Album, in particule the ICE DANCE. It's just beautiful and haunting.
4. What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?
I went shopping, lol. Seriously. Shopping and dinner with friends and family to celebrate.
5. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who bash other people in any online forum.
6. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Anything with gluten in it. I gave up gluten and so when I sneak it it's soooooooo good.
7. What was your favorite book as a teen?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I just related to that book so much.
8. If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?
Keep writing and keep growing as a writer. The two biggest mistake aspiring writers make is
they give up on themselves and their writing or they feel like there is nothing more to learn because they've been writing for over a decade.
It took me almost 11 years to get published and to this day my writing is still changing and evolving. Having faith is key. Surround yourself
with people who will support you through not only the good but especially the bad. Because the bad times are the times you need good support.
Bottom line, don't give up and keep writing. Because that will define not only you but your writing career.
 
9. What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?
Spiders. Big ones. They scare the heckola out of me.
 
10. What book are you reading right now?
I'm re-reading all of Jane Austen's novels. I'm on Persuasion right now :)


Favorite Meal: Sushi

Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic) Klown Killer (best alcoholic drink ever!)

Sweet or Salty snacks? Both!

All time favorite movie Amelie

Best book to movie adaption Lord of the Rings

Worst book to movie adaption One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review of Deliver Me from Darkness by Tes Hilaire



A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT...

He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up at his doorstep.

COMES KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can't deny his heart.




REVIEW

Deliver Me from Darkness is Tes Hilaire's debut novel and it is a book that should be on everyone's to read list. The story starts at a fast pace and remains fast paced until the end. My favorite scene in this book was definitely the scene when Roland and Karissa first meet because their personalities are so different and you just know they are going to clash. This book has everything that makes for an amazing paranormal romance - a feisty heroine, plenty of action, and more than one hot guy.

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