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Contest: Red Sage 15 Years: Kidnap This Logo

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To celebrate its Fifteenth Anniversary in June, Red Sage is throwing a party! Every party needs presents, and here’s a gift that could win you the July Secrets anthology and Calista Fox’s new novel, Object of Desire!

Here’s how to play the party game.

Anyone can play! All you have to do is “kidnap” this logo and post it on your blog or website. Copy and paste the jpg image of the anniversary gift to your own blog or website to kidnap it. Be sure to include these instructions so people know how to play!

Invite your readers and friends to send an email with the subject line “Ransom Note” to eRedSage@gmail.com. Inside this email, they must include a link back to your kidnapped logo.

Then you and your friend will both be entered into a drawing to win free trade paperbacks! Every time one of your readers sends a ransom note with a link, you will be entered again! Each Ransom Note is worth two entries in the drawing — one for the person who sends the Ransom Note, and one for the linked blog or website. And you both can win!

Want more chances to win? Invite your readers and friends to kidnap this logo, and then you can enter again by sending a Ransom Note linking to your friend’s blog or website!

The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win! But get your entries in by June 30. We’ll be drawing the winners on July 1!

Group blog or website? No problem! Just be sure to sign your post so we know who the winner should be!

Good luck, and have fun!

***Taken from Cynthia Eden’s blog***

Contest Alert: Cynthia Eden’s 30 Days of Demons

30 Days of Demons: Books, Prizes, Demons. Time to get your demon on. Some heroes have a really bad side. Niol’s story is coming…6/30/09. ‘Unforgettable’ - RT Book Reviews. www.cynthiaeden.com

Winner: Carolyn Jewel – My Wicked Enemy

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Winner: Jennifer Haymore – A Hint of Wicked

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Winner: Jordan Summers – Red

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Winner: Livia Dare – In The Flesh

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Welcome Carolyn Jewel

My Forbidden Desire

Carolyn, Thank you so much for agreeing to be a guest on my blog.

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

First, thank you for interviewing me here, and hello to everyone reading this! By day I am a SQL Server database administrator, which, despite the thrill-a-minute job title, it actually not 100% thrilling. In fact, my job is primarily to ensure there are as few thrills as possible. Before and after the day job, I am the parent of an almost 14 year-old boy who is, well, a teenager now. But he’s a good kid. Also before and after the day job and in between parenting and avoiding housework, I write historical and paranormal romance– when I’m not sleeping.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing seriously since I was 27, with a rather long and discouraging gap between books number 2 and number 3.

What is your writing process like?

From the reactions I get from other writers; frightening.

I am what is referred to as a seat of the pants writer. Which means I do relatively little plotting in advance. Instead, I discover my story by writing about my characters. I have tried very, very hard to plot in advance, but so far it’s been a failure, I would even say it’s been disastrous for me.

A few books ago, I decided I no longer wanted to feel like a failure as a writer because filling out character charts and identifying goals and motivation was something I could not successfully do. So I stopped doing that and my writing life improved immeasurably.

All that plotting and charting and identifying in advance, for me, ended up being a waste of time because as soon as I started writing, my characters did not to fit into the plot I devised or they had different and more interesting motivations. 

I say more power to the people for whom these things work! There are some very fine writers who are advance plotters, but I am not one of them.

Instead, I put together a bare bones framework so I can keep track of what’s happening on the pages, do massive amounts of brainstorming in a notebook and rarely know what’s going to happen more than three chapters in advance. I plunge into the writing and as themes, goals, motivation, conflicts and other events develop and take on heft and shape, I go back and rewrite, re-order and delete, sometimes on a massive, massive scale.

My bare-bones outline (which I update to reflect the events as I write) helps me see where I have an arc in the wrong place or am missing one or two. I see it as an organizational tool, not a blueprint. When I hit 60-70,000 words, I almost never look at my outline again. At that point, the plot is in place.  I have at times deleted up to 30,000 words at once, and let me tell you that is a frightening thing when you’re on deadline.

Deadlines, however, tend to turn off my internal editor. The writing flows better when I am in a panic and convinced I’ll never finish in time and what was I thinking when I thought I could ever write a book?

Can you tell us about your newest release My Forbidden Desire? This is the second book in a series correct?

My Forbidden Desire is set in the same world as its predecessor, My Wicked Enemy in which Xia, the hero of My Forbidden Desire was a major secondary villain – through no fault of his own, I should add.

The book is set in a world where magic-using humans (the magekind) protect humans from fiends and other demonic creatures. Unfortunately, the magekind have mostly forgotten their role as protectors. They enslave fiends and even perform ritual murders of fiends that prolong the mage’s life. As you might image, fiends are not so happy with this state of affairs, and they’re starting to fight back.

Xia is a fiend who was once enslaved by a mage. He’s not very happy when he’s tasked with protecting a witch. The heroine, Alexandrine, isn’t very pleased to have Xia in her life, either. If they don’t learn to work together, however, they might both end up dead.

Do you have any other books coming out this year?

Why, yes, I do!  In Feburary 2009, my historical romance, Scandal came out. In October of this year, another historical romance – Indiscreet hits the shelves.

Indiscreet is set in the Regency era but takes place mostly in the Ottoman Empire.  You can read the first chapters of any of my books at: http://www.carolynjewel.com/books/books.php

 What are you currently working on?

I’m finishing up a proposal for another historical and then I’ll be starting in on another paranormal romance about fiends and mages.

I noticed on your website that you write both paranormal and historical books, what is it like write in two distinct romance sub genres?

There are certainly challenges to writing in more than one genre, but I find they have different requirements – of tone, setting, and the like and that it’s refreshing to switch off between the two. I adore history. I’m a history junkie, and I’m fascinated by the tensions created by the roles imposed on men and women in the past.  Exploring those consequences is a lot of fun.  Paranormals, of course, aren’t limited by historical realities (since I don’t, as of yet, write historical paranormals. I can be much freer with vocabulary and gender roles are far less limited. That’s a lot of fun, too!

Since I write for more than one publisher I also have to be very careful about when my due dates are scheduled. That’s certainly a challenge all on its own.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

From the depths of my sick and depraved mind. Kidding, of course. I don’t think I’m sick at all.

Inspiration can come from anywhere at anytime. Other books, movies, the news, daydreams, dreams, nightmares, you name it.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

Yes, I am an avid reader and have been since the moment I learned to read. I enjoy just about everything. I tend to go through phases where I read more, say, historical romances than mystery, or lots of fantasy and less literary fiction. Or, conversely, I’ll read a lot of literary fiction and less of something else.

Auto buy authors for me include in no particular order, Charlaine Harris, JR Ward, Patrick Rothfuss, Lee Child, Toni Morrison and George RR Martin.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind is a definite keeper. I was blown away by this book. George RR Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice series. All of the Sookie Stackhouse books, JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood books, several of Catherine Coulter’s older historicals (The Wild Baron is one of my favs!). There’s a lot of Mary Balogh’s books on my keeper shelf, too. Many of Sherillyn Kenyon’s and Suzanne Brockmann’s books are keepers. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Series, Harry Potter, and just about anything by Cornelia Funke.

The sad thing is, I could go on. But I won’t.

What was the first romance book you read or the first romance book that has stood the test of time?

Oh, good question. I’m not actually sure what my first romance was. Probably something by Patricia Holt. I loved those gothics! I think Catherine Coulter’s The Wild Baron was probably the book that cemented my deep love for passionate romance. I also vividly recall reading Mary Balogh’s A Summer to Remember and wondering why on earth I’d never heard of her before then and what kind of rock I was living under to be so ignorant.  I bought that book on a total whim and then let it sit around for months before I decided I ought to read the darn thing. It was the start of a passionate affair with her work.

If one of your books was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

I have spent many idle hours musing on this subject not to mention spending all the money that would surely flow my way.

Scandal would be awesome to see on film, even though it’s probably not at all suited to the media. I wrote a novella called DX for the anthololgy Shards of Crimson and I think that would make a great movie. In fact, I think Liz Maverick’s  Crimson City series would be a fantastic series of movies. (Yours truly wrote  A Darker Crimson book four in the series.)

As to actors, I’d have a hard time casting anything since I don’t watch TV and prefer action films and anything with Jet Li in it. Possibly I would cast Colin Firth just on principle, as long as he was dressed as Mr. Darcy.  Gerard Butler as a Spartan was pretty awesome, I have to say.

If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would if be & why?

Hmm. Sophie Evans from Scandal because she’s an author and married to Lord Banallt.  Or maybe Alexandrine Marit from My Forbidden Desire because she can do magic and is hooked up with the amazing and hunk-a-licous Xia.

If you were not writing, what would you be doing?

I actually have no idea whatever.  Sleeping maybe? But probably reading. Writing, I fear, was pretty much inevitable for me.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I enjoy baking and taking pictures of the flowers in the garden.  How lame is that? I also love, with all capital letters, action films and if a movie has Jet Li in it all the better! I go to the movies a decent amount.

If you could ask readers any one question, what would it be?

Is there a way to make you love my books and rush out to buy them all? Or, alternatively, what’s your favorite recipe?  Feel free to email me your answers at carolyn@carolynjewel.com.

For more information on Carolyn Jewel and her books please visit her website at: http://www.carolynjewel.com/

***Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of My Wicked Enemy by Carolyn.  Good Luck***

Jennifer Haymore is visiting today

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Jennifer, Thank you for agreeing to be a guest on my blog.

Thank you for having me!

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

I grew up in Hawaii, went to college and grad school in California. Met my husband in college and we married a week after graduation! His job has kept us in California, though we’d love to have the opportunity to live in other states someday. We have three kids who keep us very busy.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing forever, but with the goal to become published since my daughter was born. She’ll be five in a few weeks!

What is your writing process like?

I tend to get most of my quality writing done late at night when everyone else is in bed and the house is quiet. Which makes me tired and cranky (and unproductive) during the day. To combat this, I drink lots of coffee!

Can you tell us about your newest release A Hint Of Wicked?

A HINT OF WICKED takes place in Regency London. It’s about a woman who loses her beloved husband at Waterloo. Pregnant and alone, she picks up the pieces and learns strength and independence, and years later, she falls in love again. A few months into her new marriage, her first husband returns. Both men want her; she’s in love with both. It’s a tangle of emotions and passions complicated by a sinister threat to all their lives.

Is Hint of Wicked a stand-alone book or the beginning of a series?

It’s the beginning of a three-book series. The second book, A TOUCH OF SCANDAL, is about the man who “loses” in the love triangle of A HINT OF WICKED. The third book resolves the story of a secondary character whose life is in turmoil throughout the first two books.

Do you write under any other names?

Yes, I write erotic romance as Dawn Halliday. Right now, Dawn is focusing on Scottish erotics…and oooh…I love writing about Highlanders!

Do you have any other books coming out this year?

HIGHLAND OBSESSION, Scottish erotic romance, releases on August 4

http://www.amazon.com/Highland-Obsession-Dawn-Halliday/dp/0451227018/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808209&sr=8-1

Also, I have a story in A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS, to be released in November, written with the amazing authors Sophie Renwick and Cindy Miles.

http://www.amazon.com/Highlander-Christmas-Dawn-Halliday/dp/0451228723/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241808289&sr=1-3

My next Jennifer Haymore book, A TOUCH OF SCANDAL, will be an April, 2010 release.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently putting the finishing touches on HIGHLAND SURRENDER, the second book in my Scottish series for NAL, which will be released next April.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I brainstorm a lot with my husband. He has very male ideas, but all in all, they’re very original ideas. We end up battling over plot points a lot, because his male mind sometimes works in quite unromantic ways, but I love how he makes me think differently about things. He’s my idea man and my idea “bouncer.”

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

I love reading, and I have eclectic tastes. I enjoy any and all stories that have sympathetic, relatable characters and that grip onto me and won’t let me go.

My auto-buy authors…hmmm…Diana Gabaldon, Laura Kinsale, Elizabeth Hoyt, Maya Banks.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

I edit at Samhain Publishing, so all the books I’ve edited there have a coveted spot on my keeper shelf. I also keep my favorite books by my auto-buy authors.

What was the first romance book you read or the first romance book that has stood the test of time?

FLOWERS FROM THE STORM by Laura Kinsale was one of the first romances I ever read that has stood the test of time. I loved the relationship, the tortured hero, the conflicted heroine. Wonderful stuff!

If one of your books was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

A HINT OF WICKED, definitely. Casting it is hard because I can’t think of anyone who exactly “fits” the characters as they are in my mind. But here’s my best attempt:

Sophie: Rachel McAdams

Garrett: Hugh Jackman

Tristan: Christian Bale

If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would if be & why?

Hmmm, maybe Sophie, the heroine of A HINT OF WICKED. She’s rich, titled, lives in a beautiful home, wears beautiful clothing, has servants at her beck and call, and she has two amazing, powerful, handsome men madly in love with her!

If you were not writing, what would you be doing?

Sleeping!

Oh, but as a career? LOL! Hmmm, well, I’d probably go back into acting.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

I have tons of hobbies, but most of all, I enjoy hanging out with my family.

If you could ask readers anyone question, what would it be?

What is the most gripping romance you’ve ever read?

For more information on Jennifer and her books you can visit her website at: http://www.jenniferhaymore.com/

In addition check out her Wicked Sexy Scavenger Hunt that runs through June 5 at http://www.jenniferhaymore.com/2009/05/27/wicked-sexy-scavenger-hunt/

***Leave a comment answering Jennifer’s question for a chance to win a copy of A HINT OF WICKED. Good Luck 🙂 ***

Please Welcome Jordan Summers

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Jordan, Thank you so much for agreeing to be a guest on my blog.

Thank you for having me, Greta. Nice to be here.

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?

I think this question is one of the hardest to answer because I never know what to say. As my short bio mentions, I used to be a flight attendant (or sky goddess as we preferred to be called). I flew for fourteen years before hanging up my wings and delving into full-time writing. As an aside, I tried to pet a lion at the zoo when I was six. Almost made it, too. Got in trouble. Still disappointed I didn’t succeed.

How long have you been writing?

 Like a lot of writers, I began writing in high school. I took classes on and off over the years, but didn’t seriously return to writing until 2000/2001. I absolutely believe that your writing doesn’t take shape until you make the conscious decision to take the craft seriously.

What is your writing process like?

My writing process has changed over the years. I started out as a panster, but moved to a half plot/half seat of the pants writing style. I now create a loose and VERY general outline before I delve past the first chapter of a new book. When I’m writing, I work six days a week, every week until the book is finished. If I take more than a day off, I lose momentum.

Can you tell us about your newest release Scarlet?

Scarlet is the second book in my Dead World series and picks up where Red left off. Only a few weeks have past. My heroine, Red is trying to acclimate to her new life with Morgan Hunter in the town of Nuria. She’s left her job at the International Police Tactical Team and is more than a little lost without it. Unfortunately for her, events and people conspire against her to make sure she doesn’t succeed. If that fails, they’re not above framing her for murder. The romance that began in book one, RED also continues, but there are bumps in the road as the past comes back to haunt the couple’s future.

Are there plans for other books in the Dead World series (Red, Scarlet, & Crimson)?

At present, there are no plans to write more Dead World books after Crimson is released. Obviously that might change if the series does well. 🙂

Do you have any other books coming out this year?

I’ve written a novella called ‘Paris After Dark’ that will be included in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romances 2, which comes out September 2009.

What are you currently working on?

I currently have an urban fantasy making the rounds in New York. Hopefully, it’ll find a home.

You write in several romantic sub-genre’s (supernatural, urban fantasy, contemporary/suspense, erotic romance). Which sub-genre is easier for you to write in?

 LOL! I don’t think ANY writing is easy. It doesn’t matter what subgenre you’re playing in. As to my preferences, I favor urban fantasy (adult and YA) and supernatural romances with a strong helping of suspense. Although I’ve written several erotic romances, I do not find them easy to write.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I get my ideas everywhere. There is no set place. Some of my favorite ideas have come from rewriting movies in my head because I don’t like how they turned out onscreen. I’ve also gotten several story ideas from reading science articles. I’m addicted to Popular Science and Scientific American. Fascinating stuff.

As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?

I am an avid reader. Buying books beats clothes shopping ANY day. I enjoy reading a lot of different genres from science fiction to thrillers. I’m particularly fond of action/adventures (like Matthew Reilly), urban fantasies, YA, suspense, and historical romances. My auto-buy list has changed over the years. Right now, my auto-buy authors are: Patricia Briggs, Lora Leigh, Christine Warren, Simon Green, Stephanie Laurens, and Karen Chance.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

It would be easier for me to list which authors are on my keeper shelf. I currently have Virginia Henley, Dara Joy, Stephanie Laurens, Christine Warren, Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Patricia Briggs, Lynn Viehl, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, and Susan Johnson. (Virginia, Kathleen, Johanna and Susan have been on there for a very long time.)

What was the first romance book you read or the first romance book that has stood the test of time?

The first book I read that I thought was a romance was a book called Ghost Fox. Turned out it wasn’t a romance, but it did have romantic elements. It was followed by Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna. With that book, I fell in love with the romance genre and bought everything I could get my hands on. Rose in Winter is still one of my favorite all time romance novels.

If one of your books was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

Thus far, I’d have to say RED. Although I do have a book that hasn’t sold yet that I think would make a fun and scary movie. As for actors, I think Hugh Jackman or Daniel Craig for Morgan Hunter and Angelina Jolie for Red. She has the right acting chops and can pull off the attitude.

If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would it be & why?

I wouldn’t. I’ve found my better half in this life. No need to live someone else’s life.

If you were not writing, what would you be doing?

I’d probably go back to school to finish my degree. I really like school. Just wish it wasn’t so expensive.

When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I like to watch movies and cook.

If you could ask readers any one question, what would it be?

I actually have a couple of questions to ask. The first would really only apply if you’re familiar with my work. I’m curious how readers would classify me as a writer (ie do they see me as an urban fantasy writer, a paranormal romance writer, an action/adventure writer, an erotic romance author, etc.)? The second question goes out to all readers. What book have you been dying to read that hasn’t been written yet?

Greta, thank you again for allowing me to play on your blog. It’s been a pleasure.

For more information on Jordan Summers and her books you can visit her website at: http://www.jordansummers.com/

***Leave a comment answering Jordan’s questions for a chance to win a copy of RED the first book in her Dead World series. Good Luck 🙂

Sylvia Day as Livia Dare – In The Flesh

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Thank you, Greta, for inviting me over today!

I’m excited to talk about my upcoming release IN THE FLESH. It’s a book that’s been a long time coming. I wrote ITF in 2004 as my second completed novel (ASK FOR IT was my first completed manuscript, which just goes to show that books don’t necessarily release in the order they were written). The story came to me as one scene–which was futuristic in tone–but when I sat down to write it, it became apparent that it was a sheik/desert hostage tale! I was so excited. *g*

The story unfolded in a way that surprised me at every turn. Sapphire turned out to be a kick-ass heroine who gives as good as she gets in the bedroom and on the battlefield. Watching a character like her navigate through an old school romance has been so much fun. The men around her don’t know what hit ‘em. (They just know they like it!)

Sapphire’s story sold to Kensington in July 2006. For the last few years it waited to be published, in part because it was an enigma. How do you package and market a book that’s both historical and futuristic, S/F and old school, with an independent kick-ass heroine paired with an ancient ultra-Alpha warrior? How do you spine it and cover it? I had my own ideas, but such things fall within the purview of the publishing house. J

But IN THE FLESH (originally titled “Sapphire’s Worth”) is finally here and I love what Kensington did with the cover art! Emails flew back and forth as the art department queried me on clothing, weapons, etc. to use in dressing the models for the cover shoot. Although only Wulf appears on the first cover, photos were taken of a female model, too, as well as couple shots. I haven’t seen the others, but I’ve been so blessed with covers in my career that I know I’ll be blown away by whatever the Kensington Art Department comes up with for the second and third books in the trilogy.

Also, IN THE FLESH is an erotic romance and as such I’m very happy that Kensington is releasing the trilogy as mass market paperbacks through their Zebra imprint. This makes it possible for the books to sell at a $6.99 price point (rather than the $14.00 price point for trade paperback) and it’s also an added opportunity for Kensington to gauge the performance of erotic romance in the MM format. I’m excited about that, too.

So there’s IN THE FLESH in a nutshell. If you have any questions, I’d love to answer them!

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