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Unclaimed prize

I haven’t heard from the original winner of the Crystal Jordan interview, so I’ll move on down the list. The new winner of a download copy of If You Believe is:

Amanda!

Please email me at lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with your preferred format. Please include “Crystal Jordan book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact me or another winner will be drawn.

Winner: Angela Knight interview

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of a signed copy of Master of Fire is:

CrystalGB!

Please email me at lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with your mailing address. Please include “Angela Knight book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact me or another winner will be drawn.

There were 41 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. CrystalGB
  2. Sue Brandes
  3. Sue A.
  4. Ilona
  5. Raelena
  6. Jackie B
  7. Audrey A
  8. GSM
  9. Cybercliper
  10. Mariska
  11. Martha Lawson
  12. Cecile
  13. Beth C.
  14. Cathy M
  15. Estella
  16. Fran
  17. Lisa Freeman
  18. RB
  19. Raonaid Luckwell
  20. Karin
  21. Connie T
  22. Fedora
  23. Sherry S.
  24. Jeanette Juan
  25. Bama
  26. Jenn E
  27. Barb P
  28. Ina
  29. Maree Anderson
  30. Cherry Mischievous
  31. Amanda
  32. Nancy Bristow
  33. Eva S
  34. Robin
  35. Anne
  36. elaing8
  37. Chelsea B.
  38. chey
  39. Carol L.
  40. Amy Kathryn
  41. Pamk

Timestamp: 2010-02-28 22:57:21 UTC

Winner: Charlene Teglia interview

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of a digital copy of Adventure Lover is:

Miranda!

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There were 25 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Miranda
  2. Anne
  3. Joder
  4. Jeanette Juan
  5. Raonaid Luckwell
  6. Rachel A
  7. elaing8
  8. Bama
  9. Sherry S.
  10. Sue Brandes
  11. Cari Quinn
  12. Becky Ward
  13. Pamk
  14. Karin
  15. Lisa Freeman
  16. Estella
  17. Mitzi H.
  18. Beth C.
  19. Fedora
  20. Rita
  21. MarnieColette
  22. Nancy Bristow
  23. amanda
  24. Connie T
  25. Alicia L.

Timestamp: 2010-02-28 22:45:02 UTC

Chatting with Angela Knight

Hi Angela! Thanks for joining us today. Can you tell us about your newest release, Master of Fire?

With the Mageverse series, I’m really trying to do something a little bit different.  My hero is Logan MacRoy, a cop, forensic chemist, arson investigator and bomb tech.  As if that’s not enough, he’s also the mortal son of  King Arthur, who in my universe  is an immortal vampire.  Arthur’s mortal enemy, the leader of a werewolf cult, is Warlock, who has sworn to kill Logan.  He’s already murdered twelve Latents – the mortal descendents of Arthur’s witches and vampire knights.


Arthur orders one of his newest witches, Giada Shepherd, to go undercover as Logan’s bodyguard.  He also warns her not to become sexually involved with Logan, since sleeping with her three times would activate the spell that would turn Logan into a vampire. And Logan has told his father he doesn’t want to become a vampire yet, because he’s not ready to give up his law enforcement career.


So Logan believes Giada is a mortal chemist who wants training in drug testing. The two become friends. Meanwhile, the assassins Warlock has sent start making a series of attempts to kill Logan – planting bombs, killing cops, and generally keeping Giada busy trying to keep Logan alive.  The two become close, and before she knows what’s going on, Giada has fallen for Logan, who is deliciously seductive. Despite Arthur’s orders, staying out of Logan’s bed is probably the hardest part of the job.


This book was a huge kick to write, and I just loved every minute of it.  It was inspired by a real-life forensic chemist, Lt. Ashley Harris, who let me follow him around, taught me how to test drugs, and brainstormed all the evil bombs my villains use, as well as how to defuse them.  I dedicated the book to Ashley.

Will we be seeing more of the Mageverse world in the future?

Oh, definitely.  I love the Mageverse – It has literally infinite possibilities.

Do you have other books releasing this year?

Yes. Besides Master of Fire on March 2, there’s an anthology called BURNING UP with my first medieval paranormal story. That’s out August 3. Then there will be the next Mageverse book, Master of Smoke, out around Christmas.

What are you currently working on?

Master of Smoke, which continues the Werewolf War storyline in the Mageverse. Logan’s sidekick in Master of Fire is a shapeshifting cat named Smoke who is really a Sidhe demigod. During a fight with Warlock, he loses his memories and powers. He’s rescued by a beautiful comic book store owner named Beth Roman.  Beth is a werewolf, but fighting off the assassins Warlock sends still proves a challenging job.  I am having a ball writing this book, because Beth is constantly firing off snarky zingers, and David (Smoke’s new name) is a deliciously seductive hunk.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I ask a series of “What if?” questions. I like vampires and the Arthurian legends, so I thought, “What if King Arthur was a vampire?”  And then I started building a universe around that idea. Often I get ideas from the newspaper stories I wrote as a reporter. For example, I did a story about a police K-9 drug dog, and I thought, what if the dog was a werewolf who fell in love with his pretty female handler?  That evolved into the Direkind.

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

Oh, God, I am such a book junkie.  I love JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series, and J.D. Robb’s In Death series. I also love urban fantasy – especially the werewolf series by Patricia Briggs and Eileen Wilkes.  Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Laurell K Hamilton, and especially Lois McMaster Bujold are all autobuys for me.  I love reading really inventive, imaginative books.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

Like I said, the whole In Death series,  The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, the Vor novels by Lois McMaster Bujold – I just love her Miles Vorkosigan. The concept of a 4-foot-nine Alpha male with brittle bones who still manages to charm and seduce everyone around into following him is just so fantastic.  I love that character.

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

The first was The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodwiss. God, I loved that book. I was maybe 15, and my mother caught me reading it and threw it away. I bought another copy and read it until it fell apart.

If your book was made into a movie, which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

Angelina Joile and Brad Pitt.  They kick ass so very well, and they’re pretty, too.

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

Probably Giada.  I love the idea of having magic powers and saving the world.  And having sex with Logan wouldn’t suck.

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

I do computer graphics, something like Avatar?  I do renders of my heroes and heroines and make book videos with them. Lately I’m getting reasonably good at it.

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

Do I suck?  LOL!

Where can readers find you on the internet?

www.angelasknights.com.

Thank you so much for interviewing me, and for your interest in my books.  I deeply appreciate the opportunity.

***One lucky commenter will win a signed copy of Master of Fire! Good luck 😀

Q&A, plus giveaway, with Charlene Teglia

To survive, she’ll have to keep up with him all day. And all night…

Take Me, Lover, Book 3

Jill Martin loves adventure—as long as it comes between the covers of a book. Preferably one sporting a bare-chested hero. But to reinvent her faltering travel agency, she needs to start with reinventing herself. Her assignment: a three-day backpacking trip through the Olympic High Divide.

Soon she’s forced to cope with bears, blisters, and a basic instinct to get horizontal with her vertical guide. He’s as hard as the ground they sleep on and his heart’s as icy as the glaciers that surround them. Not a problem, since she’s only interested in his body.

Ryan Lowe knows how to read terrain, and Jill’s is easy. Soft lips, soft eyes, soft curves, soft muscles. She won’t last a day. Plus, if she knew what his imagination was doing with her body right now, she’d turn tail and run. Yet the city girl surprises him with her sheer grit—and sassy tongue.

When they run into geocachers using the remote location as a drug drop-off, there’s only one way to escape—plunge headlong into the untracked wilderness. As she puts her life in Ryan’s hands, Jill wonders if she’s in danger of losing something more precious. Her heart.

Hi Charlene! Thank you for agreeing to an author interview today.

Lillie, thanks for asking me.

Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself? How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing daily since I was 12. I’m 42, so that’s 30 years of ingrained habit.

What is your writing process like?

There are multiple stages, so I always have several projects going in various stages. One idea might be getting researched while another one is at the proposal stage. One is in the process of being written, another is being revised, another proof-read before release, and so on. My process is very organic, plots and worldbuilding grow from the characters and the situation they’re in.

Can you tell us about your newest releases, Adventure Lover and Bride of Fire?

Adventure Lover is the 3rd in the Take Me, Lover series from Samhain. These are hot contemporary romances with men who aren’t SEALs or supernaturals, romance with an emotional punch and a thrill of danger. Adventure Lover is the story of a woman who sets out to explore the wilderness and push her own limits, and the man who pushes them with her.

Bride of Fire is an erotic retelling of the myth of Persephone and Hades. It’s part of All Romance Ebook’s 28 Days of Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association. When you buy a copy, you do something good for your heart and for somebody else’s.

Captive for his pleasure…

Hades, Lord of the Underworld, rules the realm of darkness but his kingdom has no queen. He burns for Persephone who lives in the world above. If he could only lure her below, she would taste the passion he alone can offer and agree to stay and rule by his side.

Persephone falls into Hades’ trap and becomes his captive. He offers her his bed and a throne, but will he offer her what she truly wants—his heart?

~~~~~~~~

Do you have other books releasing this year?

Yes, Dangerous Lover, the fourth and final installment of the Take Me, Lover series will release from Samhain this spring. Red Queen, also from Samhain, is the sequel to Animal Attraction. The Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance in May contains my story Shoot to Thrill. Then in June, July and August my Wishmasters trilogy will release from Carina Press; these stories are tales of the Djinn and the women they fall for, three hot romances with one over-arching storyline. In the fall there’s Kiss of the Demon, the second Shadow Guardians novel from Samhain. I believe the Mammoth Book of Hot Romance which contains my story Wolf at the Door will also release in 2010.

What are you currently working on?

Right now? Revisions for Dangerous Lover, Red Queen, Djinn and Sin (Wishmasters #1) and Wolf at the Door, in various stages of the process.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

The overall answer is that I have the kind of brain wired to develop story ideas. More specific answers: for Dangerous Lover, I wanted to write about a hot firefighter in a southern setting. The story grew from that kernel. For Adventure Lover, I wanted to write about a city girl thrown together with a wilderness guide. For Bride of Fire, I wanted to write the romance of Hades and Persephone because I always believed the story was romantic.

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

I love reading mysteries, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, Young Adult. To name just a few, I will buy anything by Lynn Viehl under her various pen names, Lori Armstrong/Lorelei James, Shannon Stacey, Maya Banks, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lois McMaster Bujold, Jim Butcher, Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, Dean Koontz, Kristopher Reisz. I hate making lists like this because I always forget people, this is just a sample and not a complete list.

What books are on your keeper shelf?

I have several large bookcases full of keepers. Too many to list.

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

It’s not really a romance, but I’d say A Wrinkle In Time, because Meg and Calvin’s romance is timeless and it’s really the first story with an important romance storyline I remember reading.

If one your books was made into a movie, which actors would like to see as the lead characters?

I really can’t say. I don’t think in terms of celebrity types for my characters; they are their own people in my head and I can’t really see them as anybody else.

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

I’d never want to end up in one of my own stories! My characters have to fight bad guys and go through all sorts of unpleasant situations I never want to find myself in. I like a more peaceful life.

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

Spending time with family and friends, raising kids, opening and closing doors for cats, painting, baking, gardening, hiking, camping.

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

Do you read ebooks? If not, why not?

Where can readers find you on the internet?

My blog, news, covers, excerpts and release information can be found on my website at www.charleneteglia.com. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook and I’m tracking my year in reading at Goodreads.

***Leave a comment for a chance to win a download copy of Adventure Lover! Good luck 😀

Winner:Crystal Jordan’s interview

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of

If You Believe is:

Angelique!

Please email me at lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with your preferred format. Please include “Crystal Jordan book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact me or another winner will be drawn.

There were 13 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Angelique
  2. Amanda
  3. Sherry S.
  4. Allison
  5. Raonaid Luckwell
  6. Tamsyn T.
  7. Estella
  8. Eva S
  9. Ana Ovi
  10. Danielle Yockman
  11. Jeanette Juan
  12. Tracey D
  13. Mandy

Timestamp: 2010-02-21 19:15:12 UTC


Winner: Teal Ceagh guest blog

Using List Randomizer at random.org, the winner of either Beth’s Acceptance, Mia’s Return, or Sera’s Gift is:

Tracey D!

Please email me at lillie80 @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with the title of your choice and preferred format. Please include “Teal Ceagh book winner” in the subject line. The winner will have three days to contact me or another winner will be drawn.

There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. Tracey D
  2. Christine H
  3. Raonaid Luckwell
  4. Rachel A.
  5. Anne
  6. Anna Shah Hoque
  7. Sherry S.
  8. Estella

Timestamp: 2010-02-21 19:02:18 UTC