Devon Falls: Red Hot Magic is at Fictionwise!!!

31 03 2008

I just saw that Devon falls: Red Hot Magic is at 25 on the AMP page at fictionwise and for sale. Already have reviews and had several say it was great! WOW!

Check it out:  http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook64684.htm

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Love paranormals?

31 03 2008

Check out this grea new loop that debuted today!!!! So many great authors, all those books. *sigh*
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ParanormalMonday

So check it out and add to that reading collection!





In the Spotlight: Annette Snyder

27 03 2008

Albert’s Rain by Annette Snyder

I grew up far from movie theaters or shopping malls and spent my time reading romance novels I bought with my babysitting money at the local grocery store. Most of the time, I enjoyed them yet sometimes the endings annoyed me and I’d think, “I would end that better.” I never considered writing as more than a hobby until I finished my first novel, and third release, Travis Pass. Once Travis Pass was complete, new ideas kept coming and now I find myself looking at life as if it’s filled with millions of stories.

I’ve got links all over.  You can find me at my website http://annettesnyder.atspace.com  

www.growne.com 

www.whiskeycreekpress.com 

www.westernauthors.com  http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/NCW/writers.htm

www.sewardchapters.com

I have a contact link at my website http://annettesndyer.atspace.com

I also share a myspace with my firefighter hubby.  Just search the myspace accounts for ‘firefighter al’ and I’ll pop up.  My publisher Whiskey Creek Press also maintains a myspace page.

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Getting to know Annette:  

Tell us about your latest book and what you think readers will get out of it.

Albert’s Rain, released December 2007, is a story of survival and strength.  Albert plans to escape slavery until he meets Rayna. When Rayna is attacked by Master Bristol, Albert offers the support of friendship. When Albert’s life is threatened, Rayna forces him to run to save his life.  This story chronicles their flight toward freedom and love and follows the pair as they struggle with life choices that accompany independence. Everyone can overcome if they have the patience and the right mindset.  

Can you describe your characters to us? Do you pattern them after anyone you know or is it pure imagination? I patterned Albert after no one.  Rayna showed up on her own as well.  I do have a good friend who helped me with a lot of the history in this novel.  He actually lived in a house in the south known for being an Underground Railroad stop.  The descriptions of the ‘hidey-holes’ he used to play in and the landscape of the land was an invaluable tool for me when it came to writing the plight of my main characters. 

What genre have you not done but want to in the future?I’m thinking I’ll work on a mystery romance sometime.  I’ve got a great idea, but I’ve never written one.  I’ll have to read up as reading the genre is one key to knowing how to write it.  

Tell us about your most erotic romantic fantasy. If you could have a 24-hour romantic fling with anyone you wanted, anywhere you wanted, where would you go, what would you do and with whom would you do it? Erotic?  You mean, after dishes and laundry and kids and work?  I’m pretty boring in real life.  A night with my husband and fewer distractions, watching a good movie, maybe with a couple glasses of wine and some strawberries….MMM!  

If you could have one special super or magical power, what would it be?I always thought it would be fun to be Double Girl.  There’d be two of me!  I could do the things I had to do, like home and work stuff, and the things I wanted to do, like vacation to far off lands, at the same time. 

VIN Diesel or Gerard Butler? Gerard Butler…definitely

 

Who is more fun to write about: Bad boys or Perfect Gentlemen and why? I like the bad boys who are perfect gentlemen deep down.The ones who hide the way they are because of tragedy or hardship but end up turning on themselves and being decent guys.

 

Do you watch reality TV? If so, what is one of your guilty pleasures? if not, what do you prefer to watch? No reality TV!! Wait that’s not true. My exchange student has me hooked in watching American Idol.

 

If you could visit any time and place, where and when would it be and why?

Someday I will go to the Galapagos Islands but I always wanted to live at the times when people were building Pryamids. I don’t actually ever want to build a pryamid  but I always wanted to see them at the time they were being constructed. There is apark not too far from where I live where they have a cornerstone of a pryamid that was donated and I am in awe whenever I see it.

 

Where can readers reach you?

Easiest place to reach me is through my website http://annettesnyder.atspace.com 

My contact link is there and while you’re searching, check out some of my essays and what I’m up to, where I’ll be and what I’ve got in the works.

Where are you published?

My main publisher is www.whiskeycreekpress.com 

They’re great to publish with and a small press ever growing.  March is their birthday month and Whiskey Creek Press is doing a lot of special things to celebrate.  Check out the website for more information.  

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy yourself. J

 I try to always enjoy myself and believe in what I do.  If I don’t make myself happy, who will do it for me?   

 

 

 

 

 





In the Spotlight: Adrianne Brennan

25 03 2008

Blood of the Dark Moon by Adrianne Brennan

Adrianne Brennan stumbled into her love of writing by accident at the tender age of ten when she was given a creative writing assignment for her science class. The end result was her writing a brief science fiction comedy featuring numerous puns regarding vegetables. Once the writing bug bit, it bit pretty hard, and from the age of fourteen onwards she began working on a lengthy fantasy novel.
At this time, this fantasy novel is still a work in progress as she continues to focus on her other works, including the Dark Moon series featuring her recently published work, Blood of the Dark Moon featuring vampires, magick, secret societies, and romance.

Adrianne’s works are currently published through Aphrodite’s Apples Press and she is a member of the Romance Writer’s of America, EPIC, and the Midnight Seductions Authors group.

An avid reader, Adrianne has been most influenced by various science fiction and fantasy authors including Madeleine L’Engle, Roger Zelazny, Laurell K. Hamilton, Neil Gaiman, and Alan Moore. Like her main character from Blood of the Dark Moon, she professes a love for Iamblichus and Greek philosophy.

The author resides in Boston, Massachusetts with two cats and a car she has aptly named “the TARDIS.” She assures her readers that people tell her it looks bigger on the inside.

Main page:  http://www.adriannebrennan.com

Myspace:  http://www.myspace.com/adrianne_brennan

Livejournal:  http://adriannebrennan.livejournal.com

Blogger: http://adriannebrennnan.blogspot.com


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Getting to know Adrianne:

Tell us about your latest book and what you think readers will get out of it.  My book, Blood of the Dark Moon, is the first in the Dark Moon series.  It’s part dark fantasy, part urban fantasy, part vampire, part vampire erotica, part paranormal romance, part action… oh, heck, there’s a little bit of everything in it and I try to have new takes on old legends.  It’s about a young woman named Amanda who’s a Classical Studies grad student.  She’s a bit of a geek, a workaholic, and very driven towards her career, personal, and spiritual goals.  Then she meets Jesse, a young man who throws that out of balance, but demonstrates a surprising amount of interests in common with her.  Naturally a whirlwind romance ensues.  Little does she know that he’s actually a vampire, and one who belongs to a secret society of vampires who study and practice magick.  He must make a choice about where he wants their relationship to go, and that determines her future–as well as the end of the life she knew.

The book is about Amanda’s adjustment to her life, to her relationship with Jesse, and most importantly, to her relationship with herself.

Can you describe your characters to us? Do you pattern them after anyone you know or is it pure imagination?  Sometimes I take snippets from friends as well as myself, but it’s mostly imagination–plus how they turn out is NEVER as I plan it.  The characters write themselves.  😛

What genre have you not done but want to in the future?   I don’t think that there’s a genre I haven’t done, but more one I haven’t done in a while–beyond fan fic, I haven’t had the opportunity to write original science fiction in quite some time and I rather miss it.
 

Tell us about your most erotic romantic fantasy. If you could have a 24-hour romantic fling with anyone you wanted, anywhere you wanted, where would you go, what would you do and with whom would you do it?   I’d have to say the current Doctor from the new Doctor Who episodes.  As for where and what… let me put it this way:  I have a fabulous drink recipe called “Sex in the TARDIS.”  The key to this recipe is making it sooo sweet and sooo good that you don’t know how powerful it is until BAM! you’re on the floor.  I think that this will suffice for my description!  😀
 

If you could have one special super or magical power, what would it be?  Teleportation through time and space, including parallel universes.  🙂
 
If you could visit any time and place, where and when would it be and why?  Ancient Greece, to see all of the ancient temples and how they looked back in the day.

Who’s more fun to write about, bad boys or perfect gentlemen and why?  Bad boys are more interesting but best yet, take a perfect gentleman with an inner bad boy.  Aw yeah!  Complexity rules!!

Do you watch reality TV? If so, what is one of your guilty pleasures? If not, then what do you prefer to watch?  No, I don’t.  I prefer science fiction and fantasy shows.  My favorites include Doctor Who, Torchwood, Babylon 5, and Star Trek.

VIN Diesel or Gerard Butler?  Neither–give me David Tennant instead!  😀

Where can readers reach you?  On one of my many blogs or by email at adrianne@adriannebrennan.com.

Where can we find your books to buy? http://www.adriannebrennan.com/botdm.html

Thanks for coming Adrianne. 🙂





Have a great Easter!

22 03 2008

Happy Easter

May you have a chocolaty Easter day with your family and friends. 🙂 And remember…all chocolate is calorie-free! *wink wink*





In the Spotlight: Clint Dunshee

20 03 2008

Storm Warning by Clint Dunshee

I was born in Northern Michigan in 1960.  Being from Northern Michigan made it easy to follow my first love, the water.  I began water sports at an early age.  I graduated From North Central Michigan College in June, 1982, and entered the US Air Force in November 1982.  I spent my entire twenty year military career as a medical technician.  While I always had the dream of being a published author, my military experiences gave me the inspiration to begin putting ideas on paper. While in the military, I observed how real people reacted to situations.  I found out quickly that many Hollywood sterotypes of the military are very wrong.  I love science fiction and adventure, and most of my books will deal with these topics. 

www.cdunshee.bravehost.com

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Getting to know Clint:
Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.
 Storm Warning:  I hope people just enjoy it as a adventure story, and it also that it makes them think about our government and personal conduct
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
Write, scuba dive, race sled dogs
What season is your favorite and why?
Summer, for water sports
What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors? 
All genres, Michael Crichton
What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it? 
 The Last Convertible, loved it!
What makes a good book? 
 It keeps me wanting more
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done? 
treating patients in the miltary with others shooting at you.
Boxers or briefs?
briefs
Ben Affleck or Matt Damon to save the world?
Neither! The man who could passed away in 1979, John Wayne
What else would you like readers to know about you or your work? 
I write based on experiences I had serving this country for twenty years in the Air Force.  I’ve very proud of my miltary record.  After twenty years, I’m still only half-civilian, even though I retired in 2002.
Where are you published? 
Double Dragon Press and Champagne Books
Thanks for being here and being in the spotlight!




In the Spotlight: Author Jade Twilight

19 03 2008

Black Calla by Jade Twilight

  I am 5’6″, slender, have blue eyes and my hair varies from bright red to dirty blond(natural). I live in Upstate New York with my husband, and four year old daughter. We share our home with one dog Widget, and one cat Spook. Three Guinea Pigs Maggie, Rico, and Dee Dee. Along with them we have a fifty five gallon tank full of fish. Yeah, I’m an animal lover.

Right now I primarily write paranormal and fantasy erotica/romance, but will work on anything my warped imagination can come up with. 

I’m also headlady at Dark Diva Reviews. 

Links

http://jadetwilight.webs.com

http://www.myspace.com/jadetwilight

http://www.darkdivareviews.webs.com

http://www.naughtythoughtsanddirtywords.blogspot.com

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Getting to know Jade: 

Tell us about your upcoming release and what you hope readers will enjoy about it.

I have a book coming out in June/July titled Mistress of Tiethla. It’s a fantasy Erotic Short Storie. I hope readers will enjoy the entire book.  

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Play with my daughter. 

What season is your favorite and why?

 Autumn. I love watching the trees change color. 

What would we find on your bookcase if we looked? What is one of your favorite authors?

a wide veritiy I have have things from Lewis Carol to Bianca D’Arc Piers Anthony I love his Xanth Series 

What was the last book you read (e or print) and did you like it?

 Owned by LA Day- Yes it was very good. 

What makes a good book?

To me a good book has to be able to draw you in, make you forget the world around you, and keep you enthralled till the end. 

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

 Car Surfing on top of my cousins bronco. 

Boxers or briefs?

Boxers 

Ben Affleck or Matt Damon to save the world?

neither 

Where are you published?

Dark Eden Press www.darkedenpress.com

Red Rose Publishing www.redrosepublishing.com

Thanks for coming! 🙂