I’m so excited to have Chloe Neill Catcher Bell, the smexy sorcerer in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series at Smexy today. I have been known in the past to declare myself, “Team Catcher” although Ethan may have stolen my heart in her latest book, Twice Bitten. Catcher, what do you have to say for yourself?I Am the Man (by Catcher Bell)So, Chloe asked me to talk today about a certain unfortunate circumstance. By that, I mean the tendency of some camps to join the "Team Ethan" and "Team Continue Reading
I Have Books – Take Them!
I have fifteen late May/early June books, all brand new that I want to pass on to you. Sometimes I just don’t have time to review every book, other times I get two copies.I have broken them down into THREE sets of five books. Which means, there will be three winners, each receiving five books. The sets are:SET ONE SET TWO SET THREE To enter, please leave a comment stating which set you prefer. Open to everyone through Saturday June 19th. Please make sure you leave an email if not in Continue Reading
Guest Author Yasmine Galenorn and Giveaway
I’m very excited to have Yasmine Galenorn at Smexy! I reviewed Night Myst, the first in her new Indigo Court series earlier today. Soundtracks for Writing Yasmine Galenorn One of the questions I’m asked a lot is if I write to music. The answer is yes, about 70% of the time. Music sweeps me away, changes my mood, puts me in a place where I can so easily see the action. I’m a very visual person, as well as being very auditory-oriented. The scenes in my mind unfold as I write them, and I see Continue Reading
Guest Author: Alayna Williams
I’m happy to have Alayna Williams at Smexy today to talk about oracles! I reviewed her new release, Dark Oracle earlier today. Ancient and Modern Oracles By Alayna Williams The Delphic Oracle is probably the most famous oracle of the ancient world. The priestess of the Temple of Apollo, the Pythia, wielded a great deal of political influence over leaders who sought her advice and the priestesses who served the temple. The Temple of Apollo was sited over a crevasse in the earth emitting Continue Reading
Interview with Ashlyn Chase and Giveaway
Amanda, who posted her guest review of Strange Neighbors earlier today is back with an interview with Ashlyn Chase! Tell us a little about yourself. That's one of the toughest question to answer. I usually just tell people I'm like an Almond Joy bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give my readers a pleasurable, leisure time, reading experience. Was it a huge jump to go from writing academic articles and thesis' to writing fiction? There was a step in Continue Reading
Moira Rogers Contest: Declare Your Team! Kindle Giveaway!
When Moira Rogers asked me to write up a little post about whether I prefer a strong strapping vampire lumberjack or a werewolf bootlegger, my first instinct was to go to the vamp side. Who can resist a sweaty man, in flannel, that also would love to take a sip from your neck? But wait! When I really started thinking about it – Smexy loves her cocktails and boxed wine. In a world of prohibition, my hero would be the bootlegger. And tell me he shifts into a lethal werewolf, and my friends, we Continue Reading
Guest Author Jennifer Estep and Giveaway
I’m so happy and excited to have Jennifer Estep back at Smexy to talk about how she balances violence and romance in her Elemental Assassin series. Yesterday, I reviewed Web of Lies, and I just think this is a great series.Greetings and salutations! First of all, I want to thank Mandi for having me back here at Smexy Books. Thanks so much, Mandi!As some of you know, I’m the author of the Bigtime superhero paranormal romance series – Karma Girl (2007), Hot Mama (2007), and Jinx (2008). Back in Continue Reading
Moira Rogers: Battle of the BFF’s and Giveaway
The writing of team of Moria Rogers, Bree Bridges and Donna Herren, claim to be best friends. They have been in each other’s weddings, the live near each other, and they spend all day writing together. They say they know everything about the other person – so Fiction Vixen and I decided to put them to the test. Think The Newlywed Game – but for BFF’s.Donna, Is Bree: a. Alpha b. Beta c. GammaBeta. And is it bad if I admit Continue Reading
Mother’s Day Romance Giveaway!
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with books! Hachette is kindly offering a great giveaway – check it out:THREE people will each win ALL of these books. Included are:Montana Destiny by R.C. Ryan Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn Still the One by Robin Wells Desire Me by Robyn DeHart Knight of Passion by Margaret Mallory To Surrender to a Rogue by Cara ElliottTo enter, leave a comment and tell me the first thing you would do if you had an entire day to Continue Reading
Guest Author Jessica Andersen and Giveaway
World’s Dumbest Author MomentsOkay, I’ll confess: I’m easily amused. I love failblog.org, and the un-husband and I have been known to watch World’s Dumbest (Whatever) on Tru TV. This gem not only includes video clips of people doing really dumb things, there’s the added bonus of B-list celebs doing MST3000-type commentaries on the clips.Given that … I need to own up to a recent dumb moment of my own. The other weekend I was at a writers’ conference, talking to several relatively new Continue Reading