Charmed Demons with Broken Hearts
I know Candace Havens and Dakota Cassidy from Twitter. I made their acquaintance in the twitterverse over the summer, chatting with them, retweeting and generally enjoying their wit and fun. Candace even answered a couple of questions for me while she was on the TCA tours in Los Angeles (for which I was very grateful by the way). In person, she's just as warm and funny and fun as she is online. Dakota Cassidy is every bit as sassy as one might expect from her tweets. Michele Bardsley I did not know before the signing, but definitely enjoyed hearing her experiences.
The three authors answered questions ranging from how do you work (really hard) to how do you cope with writer's block (no such thing) to how they feel about reviews of their work (it actually hurts one of the authors feelings when someone doesn't like her work). These very busy ladies have a lot of great books coming out over the next year including:
Accidentally Demonic by Dakota Cassidy (February 2nd release date) - This is the fourth book in the Accidental series that began with The Accidental Werewolf.
Take Me If You Dare (Harlequin Blaze) by Candace Havens is due out on February 1, 2010.
Come Hell or High Water (Broken Heart Vampires) by Michele Bardley is due out on January 5, 2010. This series begins with the book titled: I'm the Vampire, That's Why. The series set in Oklahoma uses the tagline of "there's a new soccer mom in town, one with fangs." Definitely adding to the to be read list.
All in all, it was a great day and I enjoyed lunch with Candace beforehand and coffee with Dakota and Michele afterwards.
Spotlight On Interviews
Our Spotlight On interviews will continue in September when we feature Cover Artists. Artists Dan Dos Santos, Judy York, Sherin Nicole and Kendra Egert have all agreed to interviews. So be sure to check in the week of September 14 for these great interviews. Also in September, I will feature interviews and guest blogs from some great writers (including one of my personal favorites).
Be sure to vote in the poll on the right for what you'd like to see in future Spotlight On interviews. The options this time around are literary agents, fantasy authors, romance authors and book bloggers.
For fun, let's have a contest. I picked up Charmed and Dangerous (the first of the Charmed series by Candace Havens) and Kiss and Hell by Dakota Cassidy. Both books are signed by their respective authors. If you'd like to win one of these books you can enter using one or all three of the ways below.
So, how do you win this first season? Here are the ways you can enter:
+1 Leave a comment to this blog detailing which book you'd like and make sure I have a way to contact you email or twitter.
+2 Follow this blog or leave me a note saying you already follow.
+3 Post a link to this contest on your blog and let me know where to find it in a comment.
That's six possible chances to win a great book. The only caveat is that there will be two winners: one for each book. Contest will run through September 10th. So get your entries in!