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~ Giveaway ~

Okay, so now that I finally got time I am getting the giveaway together from when I was able to meet up with Kallypso Masters to have dinner. I am so happy that I was able to meet up with her. I never seem to have time to go to any signings. This dinner was awesome! I was able to also meet up with another reader who made the trip out. It was an awesome time to just sit and talk, the three of us.

We talked about books we love, about types we prefer over others. Then we talked about Mrs. Kally’s books. We had questions about how she got some parts as ideas and why she chose some things. It was fun and I wish I could meet up with more authors, one on one or in small groups like that. It is something that I will never forget. Kally is so sweet and just an awesome person. I am so happy she took the time because lets face it, she didn’t have to. She was on vacation. I am so glad and thankful to her husband for letting her go out to meet with strangers 🙂 I wish I could have stayed longer and just talked and picked her brain. But like everything all good things must come to an end at some point.

After our dinner, she gave us some goodiesI always love goodies. She also gave me some things to do a giveaway for my blog. I didn’t ask for anything she just provided. She knows I do a blog and said she wanted to give me something so that I can do a giveaway. I wasn’t even thinking about asking for anything for a giveaway. So it made me happy, It amazes how some people can just give and not think twice about it. I wanted to get it together sooner but have been so busy with my kiddos sports, music and school stuff. But now that things have settled down a little and the holidays are over I can finally get this posted to share with everyone and make someone elses day.

So here are your choices to enter for a chance to win… There will be 3 winners. You can enter all 3. Just click on the photos for rafflecopter link. 🙂  Good luck to all who enter. And it is open to everyone. 🙂

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Signed Book (book 1 & 2) 

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Cover Reveal ~ Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin


Lost in You by Heidi McLaughlin

Book: Lost in You

Author: Heidi McLaughlin

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~Blurb~

Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps.
Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her.
When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she’s known.
Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love.

~Giveaway~

Heidi is doing a $15 Amazon gift card giveaway with the cover reveal.

Enter the giveaway HERE

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~Bio~

Heidi McLaughlin

Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.


Blog Tour ~ Interview with Collin ~ Ember’s Curse by Gena D. Lutz

I have been lucky to have read this book before I was asked to participate in this Blog Tour. Of course I said yes I would love to help get her book out there.  I do love a good paranormal book and I am usually afraid to start a new series because, well, they can very easily get cheesy and I didn’t know anyone who had read it so I couldn’t ask their opinions. I took a chance and jumped in and let me say for me I am glad that I did I enjoyed it a lot and it reminded me as to why I LOVE paranormal books. Action, Love, Hotness, Werewolves, Vampires, Nymphs.. there was so much to love about it as far as I was concerned.

You can read my review on the book –> HERE

I also posted the pictures she used as her inspiration for the book –> HERE 

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There is also going to be a giveaway for 2 winners to win an e-copy of the book you can go and enter the giveaway…

Giveaway HERE

I was lucky enough to be able to get an interview with Collin, and Ember stops by.

Interview Time:

I walk into Haven and cant help but feel his presence. I instantly spot him and smile because well I am nervous as hell. I want to just touch him! He is so hot and I know if Ember were here she would probably want to rip my throat out for thinking what I am so I need to be good, that means NO DRINKING! I make my way over to him, he stands and smiles. God this man is just yummy. I walk up to him and take a deep breath.

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B ~ “Hey Collin, I’m Brandy.”

He reaches out to shake my hand and I place my hand in his. So warm, I just wanna hug him and stay there. Okay I need to remember Ember will kill me for thinking these things! I am just so excited to meet him! 

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B ~ “Thanks for taking time to sit with me. I am sure you have a lot of things you must have to do with the pack and getting things taken care of and in order. So let me go ahead and get started.” 

Collin ~ “It’s cool. I have a few minutes to kill before Ember gets here.”

B ~ “Okay so I know I loved you right from the get go plus you are hot so that doesn’t hurt! The minute you saw Ember what did you thinking before everything happened or did you have a chance to think anything?”

Collin ~ “Man. It’s hard to put what happened to us into words. Meeting her literally knocked me on my ass. But my very first thought after seeing her beautiful face was…I am now the luckiest man in the world.”

Man if I couldn’t have loved him more I just fell a little more the minute he said that. I wanna keep him! Okay it is a damn good thing that he can not read what is going on in my head. Damn it I can feel my face turning red time to get back on track! 

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B ~ “I get that werewolves are territorial but what do you do when you have women throw themselves at you? I mean it has to happen on a daily basis, you do own a mirror so you must know how hot you are!”

Collin ~ “That’s not really an issue. Everyone knows who my mate is. She is an alpha wolf…the little she-wolves wisely keep their distance.”

There is no way in hell I would live very long being in a pack with this man. I would so do dirty things to him! *my eyes wonder down his body. I hear him clear his throat* Dang it I did it again. Stay focused woman! 

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B ~ “How the hell did you stay so calm in so many crazy situations?”

Collin ~ “When you are a leader of wolves you must stay in control at all times. Any sign of weakness and your pack loses faith in you. I guess staying calm in heated situations has become a survival instinct.”

 

B ~ “What is your absolute weakness when it comes to Ember?” 

Collin ~ “There’s this little thing she does with her tongue when we are… Oh, I should probably keep this PG.”

B ~ “Oh damn…please don’t!! I would love to hear what turns you on!” *I cant hid the grin I have on my face* Damn it Brandy… you so could have pulled that out of him! your loosing your touch woman! I knew I should have had a drink that always loosens me up! Just when it was getting good too!  Dang it why, why did he stop??

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B ~ “Any little ones planned for the future?”

Collin ~ “I want a house full of little rug rats. Ember growls at me every time I mention the possibility, she is going to take a little convincing.”

B ~ “When you met Dane what did you first think? That kid stole my heart instantly!” 

Collin ~ “I thought he was a pretty tough kid for what he had been through. He earned my respect immediately. Most men I know aren’t as brave. He is now my son and I love him deeply.”

Ohhh that look he has in his eyes melts my heart I wonder if Dane knows how lucky he is to have the love that Collin has for him anyone can see he would do anything for that kid. 

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B ~ “How do you feel about Ember being in the position she is now?” 

Before he gets to answer that question Ember walks in and over to him. The love they have for each other could never be questioned that is for sure. I can see it in both their eyes. And it makes me envious.

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B ~ “Hi Ember I didn’t if I was going to be able to see you before I finished up with our man Collin here. I was asking him how he felt about you being in the position you are in now with your pack.”

Ember ~ “Who’s man? You might want to veer back over into your own lane girl. I have crazy road rage.”

I can’t help but smile I lover her no bullshit attitude. And as dangerous as it probably is I kind of want to see how far I can push her. Her and I are looking at each other we both turn away when we hear Collin clear his throat. *evil grin*

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Collin ~ “I was about to tell her that your pack is lucky to have you and I couldn’t be more proud.”

B ~ “Well one last question and since you’re here now Ember is here now I would love to know your answer also, I just need to know. The whole being able to know what each other is thinking how handy is that during sex?” 

 

Ember ~ Grrrrrrrr….

haha I couldn’t stop the image that came to my mind. and giggled.

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Collin ~ “I guess that’s the end of the questions.”   

B ~ “But…but…” *sighing* “fine, I knew I should have asked this one before she got here.” 

I look up and see the deadly stare from Ember and know I need to just stop “poking the wolf” I can’t help but laugh at myself for that pun. I look up and Collin now has an eyebrow raised almost like he is amused over the little display of jealousy Ember is emitting. It isn’t my fault I’m so funny! 

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B ~ “Well thank you for your time even though the best question was cut short. It was nice meeting you Collin, as well as getting the opportunity to say hello to you Ember.” 

I stand from my seat and make my way to where they are standing next to each other. Ember puts her hand out and I know I want to hug Collin before I leave so I just reach out and hug her, I figure she cant get too upset since I am hugging her also. Right?!  I release her and immediately wrap my arms around Collin before she can object and cannot help the moan that escapes from me. He isn’t exactly hugging me back I think he is completely dumbfounded right now but I don’t care. He smells so damn good! I know she is going to want to kill me but this is worth it!

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Ember ~ “Three seconds. That’s all the time you get to take your little paws off of him. And that’s only because I kind of like your spunk. 1…2…”

I reluctantly let go of Collin, I cant help but smile though. I would so have fun hangin out with her! I wave bye to them but when I turn to walk out I run into a hard chest. I step back and look up into the face of none other then Milo.. oh he is so good looking up close and personal. I swear I am not a slut I think laughing to myself. I smile and say hi. I hear Ember behind me mumble something to Collin and he laughs. I introduce myself and ask if he happens to be coming or going because I need a ride since I took a taxi here.

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Milo ~ “Sure gorgeous. As long as you don’t mind riding on the back of a bike.”

B ~ “I don’t mind at all as long as you don’t mind my legs and arms wrapped around you.”

Milo ~ “I wouldn’t consider that an imposition. You’ll have to watch out for my little lady Mojo here though. She likes to bite.”

B ~ *grinning and biting my lip* “So do I” *running my finger along his arm*

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Looking back one last time I yell out as I walk to the door. 

B ~ “Later bitches”.  Swatting Milo on the ass as I walk past him. 

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Final Part of my Thank You Giveaway!

Here is the third and final part to my giveaway for my Thank You to Mrs. Michelle A. Valentine for sharing my page which got so many to come over to like it. I am forever grateful for your friendship! You are an amazing person to know! as are all my girls at Rock The Heart Group! You all make me laugh and smile and well who doesn’t love the wonderful inspiration you all post on a daily basis!  🙂

 

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So here are the final books that will be given… same rules as before:

3 seperate winners will be picked.

You can only win once so if you won in the first or second you will not be picked so it gives others a chance to win.

You will have 1 week to respond to the email, before I will pick a new winner.

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan

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Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen

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Vain by Fisher Amelie

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Click–> HERE

 


Part 2 of my 3 Part THANK YOU giveaway…

This is part 2 to my THANK YOU giveaway. There will also be 3 winners who get to pick which book of the 3 they would like to receive! Without all you lovelies I wouldn’t be doing these giveaways so

Thank-you

The books this time to pick from will be:

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

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My Misery Muse by Brei Betzold

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Someone To Love by Addison Moore

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Enter giveaway–> HERE


Giveaway time…

So as a thank you to all you who have liked the facebook page…and getting us over 350!!

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I wanted to do a few giveaways  so here is one…

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I will be picking 3 winners and you can pick which book you would like from this list of 3 books…

The Proposal by Katie Ashley

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Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

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The Valentine’s Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich

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ENTER GIVEAWAY –> HERE


Blog Tour – Turning Point by Tiffany A. Snow (Review & Interview)

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Book: Turning Point

Author: Tiffany A. Snow

Series: Kathleen Turner #3

Purchase at: Amazon ~ Barnes and Nobel

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~Blurb~

After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.

And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.

While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.

Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.

~Our Thoughts~

WOW! Okay so after reading right through I thought that I would be able to pretty much predict what was going to happen and well for some of it I was able to, but there are many points in this one that had me at a loss. I kicked myself for waiting for sol long to read these and I am also kind of glad that I waited because I was able to read all 3 back to back because I did wait. I think for me this one was my favorite! I got a nice mix of both Blane and Kade but I have to say that in the end I was happy with how things ended in it. I was left wanting more as always and wanting so desperately for Kade to move in. Kathleen is so set on NOT coming between the brothers though, so that puts a kink in MY plans for her. heehee.

There were so many moments that Kade had me cracking up, the sexual tension was driving me UP THE WALL!!! I want her to be happy with Blane because well that is who she has chosen but how can she not want Kade, but he knows that in reality she deserves better.

“Neither Blane nor I are your happily-ever-after, princess. Blane will break your heart, and I’m the guy your mom warned you about. Don’t kid yourself about that.”

The problem that I did have with it was at this point I felt like the relationship with Kathleen and Blane felt like it was kinda of over, like he just wasn’t all that much into her. I felt like he was more into himself then their relationship, and she was so torn between what she felt for Blane and what she felt for Kade, and big surprise she DOES NOT listen when they tell her to do one thing she goes and does the opposite it seems like BUT it makes for a great story!

There is an OMG moment (or at least I thought that it was) that just brought things to a turn and leaves you not sure where things will go. (yes I had a ohhhh that’s why she named the book that!) ALL I know is that I NEED the next one!!! I don’t want to wait until December but that is what I will have to do! 😦

This one goes much deeper on a subject matter that may be difficult for some to read. It is NEVER okay nor is it ever acceptable on ANY circumstance! (I do not want to give spoilers so I will not put exactly what it is but once you read you will know what I mean.)

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4.5 stars

Wow!! Another great book in the Kathleen Turner series! So much action, romance, betrayal, and love. Let me just start by saying I would not want to be in her shoes having to try to pick between Blane and Kade! Blane is a successful, handsome, sexy man who loves Kathleen. Kade is his dark, sexy brother who wants her as well. Kade is constantly testing and teasing her, but she is one strong woman to turn him down so often! She doesnt want to come between brothers, but there is an obvious attraction to both men.
I love the action and the suspense of these books. But, that being said, how many times can one person get into a situation to get banged in the head and black out in one lifetime?? I mean come on! Maybe if she listened to the men in her life warning her, she wouldnt fall into the crazy stuff she does as often! And how she manages to live and not get too seriously injured is beyond me.
And of course what series would be complete without yet another cliff hanger after a heart wrenching event? Yep that’s right. Tiffany Snow leaves us hanging for the 4th book in the series. But she does tease us a bit with the 1st chapter!
Overall I really liked this book and was happy with how it flowed. Now, I’ll have to patiently wait for the 4th installment to see what happens next!

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5 stars

Tiffany is giving away, a grand prize of the winner’s choice, KINDLE Paperwhite or HD. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter. Each blog will be able to award one lucky commenter a Kindle copy or print copy of one of her KATHLEEN TURNER books, winner’s choice (Print copy is Cont US only). Go and enter your chance to win…

Enter Giveaway –>HERE

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~Interview~

Thank you to Momma’s Books for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series. There will be a total of five books in the series.

Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.

For this blog stop, Momma was kind enough to ask a few questions (which always helps since I never know what to write on these things!). So thank you and here they are!

Q: How did you come up with the characters?

A: Kathleen Turner is a bit of an homage to one of my favorite literary characters of all time – Nancy Drew. An amateur sleuth (emphasis on amateur), Kathleen is someone I wanted people to be able to relate to. She’s not a city girl, being from the Midwest, and “big city” to her is Indianapolis, the location for the series. Nice, sweet, loyal, trusting, pretty – Kathleen is all these things. She’s someone who could be your best friend, your neighbor, your sister, or yourself. She’s a bit naïve, a bit too trusting and yet, at the same time, not trusting enough, with a big heart.

Blane and Kade are two sides of the same coin. Alpha-males with a penchant for danger, an overprotective streak, sexy as sin and both with an eye for Kathleen. However, while Blane is a Navy SEAL turned attorney, Kade works on the opposite side of the law as a hired assassin. As with so many men, their careers affect their lives, character and the people they love. To finish it off – they’re brothers. Loyalty is a theme that runs throughout the series and I explore what that means for Kathleen as well as for the brothers.

Q: What do you do when you get writer’s block?

A: I’m constantly asking myself the question “What happens next?” Coming up with that takes some time. When I find myself in need of inspiration, I like to find a “theme song” that helps me get inside the characters’ heads, to feel what they’re feeling. A theme song I listened to many times while writing TURNING POINT was “For You” by Keith Urban. I felt it helped me get into Blane’s head. As I’m writing OUT OF TURN (book four in the series), I find myself drawn to “Whataya Want From Me” by Adam Lambert and “More Than a Memory” by Garth Brooks.


Q: What is your favorite thing about writing?

A: All my life I’ve read voraciously and it’s given me hours and hours of entertainment, pleasure and escape. It’s such a wonderful thing now to be able to write my own world and offer that same entertainment, pleasure and escape to others. It’s kind of my way of “paying it forward.” One of the best emails I ever received was from a woman who was going through cancer treatment and said it was so wonderful for her to be able to escape her own life for a few hours and delve into Kathleen’s. To hear that I was able to offer that to her, a complete stranger, was the most wonderful feeling.

Q: When did you know that writing was what you wanted to do?

A: Not until very recently, actually. I never really considered writing a book as something I could do, at least, not until I sat down and tried. To my surprise, I not only could write a whole book, I really enjoyed the process. Once I wrote that first book, writing got in my blood and I haven’t stopped.

Q: Do you have a set number of books for the series?

A: Yes. I love reading series of books where it’s the same characters, but one of my pet peeves are series that continue way past the time they should (at least in my opinion). I didn’t want The Kathleen Turner Seriesto be one of those. So I decided at the outset how many books there would be and that was that. They are:

1. No Turning Back

2. Turn to Me

3. Turning Point

4. Out of Turn (12/17/13)

5. Point of No Return (TBD)

~Blog Tour Schedule~

February 19
SnifferWalk Books
The Muse Unleashed
Guilty Pleasures

February 20
Momma’s Books
Lori’s Book Blog

February 21
My Fiction Nook
Hesperia Loves Books
Romancing the Book

February 22
Melinda Dozier
Reading Romances
Simply Ali

February 23
Musings of a Bookworm
Storm Goddess Reviews
Mrs. Condit & Friends Read Books

February 24
Reading, Eating & Dreaming
Reading Between The Wines
Heart Breaking Reviews
Cocktails and Books

February 25
Little Fiction of Every Flavour
Scorching Book Reviews
Journey With Books

February 26
Tattooed Book Reviews
Sugar & Spice
Read Your Writes

February 27
Romance Book Craze
My Life Beyond Labels
Ali’s Bookshelf

February 28
Jessy’s Book Club
Harlie’s Books
Queen of the Night Reviews


Nothing but LOVE for the lovely Michelle A. Valentine!!!

Okay so the page that I have on facebook has hit 300 likes and I know that a huge thank you goes to Mrs. Michelle A. Valentine. She liked and shared a post that was done for her book and after that there were many people that liked the page that I wouldn’t have otherwise reached. So for that I love and thank her VERY much I don’t know what I could do as a thank you, but I will think of something! She is a great person! I am sure she knows this but it never hurts to hear it again! 😉

When I had posted that without her I am sure I wouldn’t have many more then the 150 or so that I was at for a while (which don’t get me wrong I still loved because well I just love talking books and sharing what I have read and what I love). I have made MANY friends through the page and I love each and every single one of them!! They are my people! We can sit and talk books for hours on end, as well as share special pictures of the guys we think need to be the characters :D.  She saw the post I made about trying to plan some type of giveaway, and the wonderful woman tells me she will offer up 10 e-copies of Rock The Heart. I got all misty eyed.

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WHY you may ask. Well for me that is a lot! I have done a few giveaways with books that I have purchased myself and a few that the authors have offered up. I absolutely LOVE doing giveaways. And now I can get 10 winners who can get an e-copy of her wonderful book! and might I add it is just in time to get caught up before the novella comes out in the series this month.

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I don’t know if she completely understands how much this means to me because now more people will be able to enjoy a book that they may not have gone and bought themselves. I know with the holidays just ending many are taking a break from purchasing books, but she is making it possible for me to share the man in the series I love, MY Riff, with all of you wonderful book lovers.

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For those who are not familiar with Michelle here is a little about her…

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic romance, with forthcoming novels ROCK THE HEART (2012) and ROCK MY BED (2013). Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

For those who do know her know that she is loving, sweet, funny, kind and just a hell of a chick! all in all she ROCKS so hard!!! 😉 and in-case you didn’t know.. let me remind you…
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Here are a list of her books so far:

Rock Stars

Rock The Heart (Black Falcon 1)

Rock The Band (Black Falcon 1.5) – Jan. 29 –> add on GOODREADS

Rock My Bed (Black Falcon 2) – Feb. 28 –> add on GOODREADS

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Demon at my Door – May –> add on GOODREADS 

If you want to stay up to date on anything pertaining to her, or her books here are some links:

Website/Blog

Facebook

Goodreads

Twitter

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Like I said above this wonderful woman has offered up 10 e-copies of her book Rock The Heart to 10 LUCKY winners. Go and enter your chance to win.

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Interview with Michelle A. Valentine and the guys from Black Falcon + Giveaway

Michelle is going to be riding up with the guys here to my neck of the woods (she needed a break from the Ohio weather) to head to a show in San Jose coming from San Diego they are picking her up in LA at the airport. I told her she HAS have the driver take them up the 101 to the 1. The drive will be longer because it is kind of a detour but the views will be worth it! I sent her directions as to where I wanted to meet up with her. I mean who wouldn’t love to meet up on a beach to do an interview?
The day comes and I get ready. I decide to pack up an ice chest full of ‘goodies’ because well that is what you do when you go to the beach. 🙂 load it into the back of my car and head out. I pull in the parking area and wait. I picked this place because it is out of the way and off the beaten path so they wont be bombarded with crazed fans and they can just have a little fun at the beach for a while. I look up and see the big bus pulling up. YAY! I am so excited that I am going to be able to meet the guys. But I need to focus because right now it is about Michelle… or at least at first that is what this is about!! The weather is clear and the sun is out but there is a cool breeze. I just love Moss Landing.

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(The door opens and I head over to see Michelle step out.)

Hi, I’m Brandy, I am so glad you were able to make this stop so I can pick your brain. I’m glad the clouds are not out today! (I cant stop myself from trying to look around her into the bus, she raises her eyebrow and smirks, I look at her and feel embaraced. Okay its about her right now get it together woman!) Yeah so we kind of have to walk up that little hill right there (I say pointing in the direction of the beach) then we can sit and enjoy the beach and chit-chat… oh and well I brought an ice chest with some goodies and snacks in it, but there is NO way I am going to be able to carry it up and over that… maybe you have some ‘guys’ who can help?? (I say with a grin and trying again to look around her into the bus)

(She laughs at me and tells me that the guys are all still sleeping because well they are lazy but told me to give her my keys and she handed them over to the driver and told him to let the guys know when they get up that there is an ice chest they need to carry over to the beach and that we were going to head over there because we are not going to wait for them. I can’t hide the small pout that come across my face. But we head up and over the hill to the wide-open and empty beach. I look over at her and smile because she looks like she is taking in every thing around her and enjoying it. I ask how her drive was up the 1 and she shows me some photos that she took. She seems to be thankful for the small detour because of the views along the drive. We find a spot take off our shoes and sit down. I reach in my bag-in all the extra stuff I grabbed that didn’t need to go in the ice chest I found my notes with the questions I had for her, grabbing that as well as a pen out I decide to get started.)

I have seen that you are a nurse who has a love for a tat covered rock stars –who doesn’t by the way- what type of nurse are you?

Tatted up men are yummy, aren’t they! I am a pediatric special needs nurse. My job is pretty awesome. Not only do I help the kids, but I get to have fun with them. The field is really rewarding.

What was your favorite part to write?

Let’s see…my favorite part has to be the beginning. I love when Noel is a cocky asshole. I’m always drawn to men like that—the bad boy who takes what he wants. Noel totally fits that bill in the beginning of the novel.

How many books will there be total I saw you had two listed on your website will there be more then that? And what will the next one be about? –saw you post that Riff is going to get a book do the twins get their own too or is it going to be a shared one?

There will be a total of four books in the series, along with, hopefully, four novellas. I want the books to be from the heroine’s point of view, while we follow up with the couple from the hero’s point of view in the novella. I may also do a spin-off novel for Striker and his band Embrace the Darkness if I feel brave enough to try an entire novel with a hero who has a British accent.

Who have you been inspired by?

Musically, I am inspired by hard-rock. Those musicians put everything into their music, and live it as a lifestyle. As far as writing inspiration goes, Young adult literature has impacted me a ton. Authors like Stephanie Meyer, Simone Elkeles, Melissa Marr, Richelle Mead, Claudia Grey, and my all time favorite Rachel Hawthorne have molded me as a writer.

Okay if you had to pick one of the guys to be with who would it be? (don’t know if I could make that decision because I don’t know enough about Riff and the twins… but you.. well you know ALL about them don’t cha? 🙂 but have to say something about Riff has gotten me)

Noel and Riff are both very deep guys. It would be a hard choice between those two for me. Noel has had some major drama in his life, but Riff has really been through some shit. Both have struggled, and yet wear their hearts on their sleeves. But I have to say Riff won a spot in my heart when I met him and he told me all about his Golden Tickets. Still, I don’t think I could choose between the two.

Do you listen to music as you write or do you need it completely silent?

I AWLAYS have music on. Silence distracts me more then anything.

Okay so when I read a book I act like a crazed person and go on a hunt for pictures of the people and well my husband has seen some of the guys that I have saved pictures of on my computer and just looks at me and says REALLY?? What does your hubby say about all the hotness that you surround yourself with when you have to get in the “ZONE”?

Ha! That’s awesome! My husband is just kind of used to it, I think. He just rolls his eyes and goes on about his day. He’s seen me at rock shows with real rockers in action. I don’t think he’s shocked to see I go gah-gah over tatted up men.

What do you prefer? e-reader or books? (I love both the but prefer an actual book to hold when it all comes down to it but an e-reader you can carry hundreds of books in a small space!)

I used to buck the idea of e-readers…thought I’d miss paper too much, but honestly, I like my e-reader more now. Gasp! I know. It’s so easy to carry around and I can have as many books with me as I want.

How did you come up with the names of the guys? I mean I get Riff since he plays the guitar, and we get to find out what his real name is right –in his book?

I’m a very random person. I seriously think of things on a whim. The guys’ names are no exception. I pulled Noel’s name from the show Felicity. Noel was always my favorite guy on that show. Riff was named because he played guitar, like you said, and Tyke came from someone I kind of know. Trip was totally random, but I liked it and thought it fit.

Do you have any hobbies you enjoy doing –other then writing?

I am a music freak. I go to hard-rock shows as much as I can. I’m going to hit up a Marilyn Manson concert next month. But other than that, I really enjoy party planning, decorating cakes, drawing, reading, movies and all the time I can get with my family.

How have your personal experiences effected your writing? I saw you say you have actually been to Rock on the Range. So you know first hand how it is so writing about it should make it easier I would think.

Oh yeah, definitely. Rock on the Range is like Christmas for me and my husband. We go every year. Rock music is a culture in itself. The look, the tattoos, everything is an artist expression and I love it. My dad was a musician, along with my brothers. I was raised around music and I learned very early on it’s a very powerful thing.

How do you write? Do you go from start to finish or mix it up and jump around?

I usually write straight through, let my critique partners Emily Snow, Kelli Maine and Katie Ashley read it and tell me how I need to change it around. From that point the mixing up and jumping around starts. For instance, in the very first version of Rock the Heart, Noel was sweet from the beginning and they were having sex by chapter two. Chapter one was the concert scene, and instead of the “Ball Busting Bitch” line he asked her to meet him on the dock, and the second chapter was the dock scene where they actually had sex on the dock.

What do you do when you get ‘writers block’ to help get the writing flowin again? I would think a good orgasm would do the job!

Ha! You would think! Most of the time it takes me getting out of the house and doing something totally non-writing related.

What is one of the most ridiculous things that has ever happened to you?

Gah! That’s a really hard one to disclose without going into lengthy detail and giving away the names of the innocent. LOL Maybe I better just keep that my secret. 😉

(As she finishes up answering that last question we can hear hollerin going on and it is getting louder so I know it HAS to be the guys headed our way. My stomach gets into knots and start to get all excited like a little fan girl. I am going to get to meet Black Falcon!!! Inside I am jumping up and down and ready to flash them and throw my panties at them. But on the outside I have to keep it together I don’t want to come off as a groupie. I look over at Michelle and she laughs at me, I guess I am not hiding it as well as I thought I was. Great!! This is gonna be great if I stay this transparent. I need a drink (yes it helps calm me down and loosen me up. okay I can do without the loose but I need to calm down) But the bottles of alcohol I brought are in the ice chest. I am looking out at the water because I refuse to look back watching and wait for them like a puppy. I see in the corner of my eye my blue ice chest being sat down. I turn my head and see the twins one on each side of the chest. Ohh sweet Jesus they are just so freaking yummy! Ohh to have one in front of me and one behind, (get your head out of the gutter)… They smile…oh god and here we go -start the waterworks- thank god they can not hear what I am thinking..and I stand with Michelle so I can introduce myself to the guys but have to squeeze my thighs together to bring down the pulsing between my legs. Aww hell and this is just two of them. Riff and Noel come up over the hill a few seconds later. Got to say I am with Lane on Riff he is attractive but if I had to choose on looks alone I might just have to go with the twins. (I don’t have to pick just one do I? They are a package deal right??) They all meet up and look around at the completely empty beach and smile. I think they like it! I HOPE they like it.)

Hi guys I’m Brandy I am so glad you were able to make a stop here. I love this place and since Michelle said she likes the beach I thought it would be perfect for you all to enjoy for the day. (okay I need to stop rambling they are all looking at me like they want to laugh. I am sure they are used to dealing with women like this. I have to keep telling myself to KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON! NO FLASHING!!)

*Riff totally checks out Brandy*

(I totally see Riff looking at me, oh all that is holly okay I take back my earlier statement I WANT Riff) Thanks so much for carrying the ice chest up and over that hill there was no way in hell I was going to be able to do it I was able to get it to my car but that was about it. Matter of fact I need a little somethin’ from it right now. You boys want a little dranky drank?? Michelle? But shhhh not supposed to have alcohol or glass bottles. (I walk over to my bag and pull out a bunch of red plastic cups and cant help but smile…as I see the bag of oreos I got in there.)

(Riff walks over to the ice chest to see what is inside and sees a small container of milk and looks confused I can’t help but giggle. But anyway I hear a Hell Yeah…and see him pull up a bottle then another. Then I hear someone say… SHOTS! Oh lovely the last time I drank shots was at another interview I did and it didn’t go over as smooth as I wanted. But it sure was fun so what the hell! We all do a few shots and I am starting to relax then Riff makes me a drink. Okay time to get started…)

So how exactly did you all meet up and decide to form a band?

Riff: *leans into Brandy* You don’t really want to hear that lame story, do you? Everyone knows we met up in a bar playing separate gigs. I’d much rather get to the good questions I know you got for me. *Riff bites his pierced lip*

(OOOOMMMMMGGGG I think I just about orgasmed! What the hell cant I just jump him right here right now???!!!)

Okay boys what do you first notice or love about a girl? And no it can not be her “cookie”!! (yes that is what I call it the ‘vajayjay’ so maybe that is why I am secretly in love with Riff because he loves cookies so much! Haha)

Riff: I’m a leg man, myself. Long slender legs like you have *Rakes his eyes down Brandy’s body and grins*…well, that gets me every time.

Trip: Since I can’t say cookies, can I just say tits?

Tyke: *smacks his brother in the back of the head* Smooth, moron!

(Hahaha okay I can not help myself from laughing at Trip. But I cant stop myself from looking over at Riff and smiling. Thank god for gymnastics in highschool my legs have always been one of my favorite body part! :))

So I would have to say that Michelle is doing a great job writing your stories even though we have only gotten Noel I can not wait for the others. Are you okay with how she is portraying you all?

Noel: I can say, personally, I think she’s doing a kick-ass job. Lane got a little pissed she told you guys so much detail about our sex-life, but hey, I’m not complaining. When I read it, I thought it was fucking hot.

Well Noel I would have to say that many of us readers would have to agree it was pretty hot!!

So who IS the sex god?

Noel: *grins* I proudly claim that title, although I’m a committed one-woman man now.

Okay Riff what is it about Oreo’s?

Riff: *smirks at Brandy* I love licking the cream between the cookies.

(Oh sweet lord this man is going to kill me! I am literally going to pass out and just die!)

Why do you like women who play hard to get?

Riff: Women who play hard to get are fucking hot. I don’t want a chick that’s the fucking town door knob.

(Damn it I need to play hard to get, stop melting at everything he does!)

What is the kinkiest thing you have done?

*They all look back and forth at each other before turning back to Brandy. In unison they say, no comment and then laugh.*

(Well cant blame a girl for tryin. I am sure they are some good stories!)

So Trip and Tyke…all women want to know…okay well maybe its just me but do you share women, or is menage not your fortay? And by menage I mean you two and a girl not two girls and one of you. Lol

Trip: *Grins* We’ve been known to share once in awhile.

(can not wait to hopefully hear about one of them experiances in the future. At this point I think we need a quick break I am feeling a tad buzzed how sad am I? They are all fine and functioning I on the other hand need some food in me.)

Okay guys I need some food in me before those shots completely put me over the edge and thanks Riff for this drink you made but its freaking strong so I need some food! So sandwiches!! Turkey, sound good cuz if not then ya gonna have to starve!? So you boys go play for a little while and we will make the sandwiches…

(They barely let me finish before they took off all running toward to the water I wanted to laugh, damn it why didn’t I bring my camera!? I will kick myself for that for the rest of my life. Okay time to start sandwiches!)

Okay Michelle time to get started on these sandwiches. (I look over at her and she is just staring at me. I ask what’s the matter she laughs and lets me know how much she enjoys being volunteered to do work because she lets me know we have to make more then just one for each of them. Oh JOY! So I take this time to ask more questions.)

So what exactly made you decide to do these books? I mean I saw that you have a love for rock stars but why them?

I don’t know. Noel and Lane have been in my head for a couple years, but when I got the idea I was writing YA and didn’t really know how to make it fit into the genre I was writing at the time. Noel just really stuck with me and I fell in love with him as I wrote.

Which one of the guys is your favorite? I won’t tell! Lol

I can’t possibly choose a favorite child. A mother loves all of her children equally.

So Missy, do you have tattoos and piercings?

I have tats. I plan on getting more. Piercings only in my ears, as a nurse everything I get has to be concealed.

So have you ever made it backstage at a concert and got some one on one time with a rock star??

Yes, and yes! I’ve hung out with a couple rock bands before and being back stage isn’t all that glamorous. LOL

Who was the first concert you ever went to?

Hank Williams Jr and Lynyrd Skynyrd when I was about six or seven. LOL Score one for having bad-ass parents teaching me right from the jump!

(After using all of the bread it looks like we are feeding an army. They come back and practically inhale the food. I pulled out the seeds, fruit, and go to my bag and grab the cookies out also. And head back over to where everyone is siting on the blankets. And put everything down then go grab the milk out and the extra cups.)
Okay so I can see some of the tats you guys have so do they all have special meaning? What would be the one most important one?

Riff: Tattoos are my worst addiction. There’s over thirty in all. This one. *Pulls up shirt and shows his chest* The one over my heart is my favorite. It’s my sister Anna’s name. She died in a car crash we were in as kids. It means the most to me. *pulls shirt back down*

Noel: The one on my back, the cross, is for faith. I believe you have to have it in all aspects of the unknown. The star on my shoulder I got when I signed my first record deal. It was my lame attempt to remind me someday I’d be a star and prove everybody wrong about me. Those are the two that mean the most to me.

(Oh how I want to lick those tats on Riff. Taking mental photos for later!)

And well a follow up…what piercings do you boys have?? (I cant help but grin because yes my mind is in the gutter! I NEED to know if we have prince alberts or apas! Haha)

Riff: Piercing, yeah, I’ve got a few. One here. *Points to bottom lip* And, of course you just saw that both of my nipples are done.

Trip: I’ve got a lady-pleasing piercing! *Wiggles his eyebrows*

(oh lawd, I giggle and turn a little red.)

Any fetishes?? The women of the world want to know what your sexual weaknesses are!

Riff: Guess you’ll have to wait until ROCK MY BED to find out about that, because I’m not spilling that secret now. *winks*

Well love how about you just show me… (I smile and wink back at him. oh this is why I try not to drink it comepltely removes my filter!)

So Noel and Riff, things better now between you guys?

*Noel and Riff look at each other*
Noel: Yeah, we’re good.

Trip and Tyke, you guys seem to be pretty quiet keep to yourselves I may be wrong, so tell me what is the craziest things you guys have done?

Trip: I’m majorly into extreme spots. I sky drive as much as I can.
Tyke: We’re just waiting our turn to tell our story.

And last but not least a would you rather: would you rather be a girl with a dick or a guy with a poonany? Lol

Noel: *Raises eyebrows* What the fuck? Um, neither. *rest of the guys laugh and agree*

Thank you guys and Michelle for taking the time to visit with me it was AWESOME! (I move my hair into a messy pony tail and I look over at Riff and watch him as his face breaks into a wide grin. That was why I wore these earings! I shyly smile back then turn away. Hard to get is what he will get haha) now lets go build a sand castle!

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Here are the earings 🙂

I am doing a giveaway and will be sending an e-copy of the book to the winner. You can enter the giveaway HERE! (once again rafflecopter is not working correctly so if need be, copy and paste –> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23aeeb4 )

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Interviews with Kit Rocha – authors of Beyond Shame

Okay after reading Beyond Shame I had to get in touch with the authors. I LOVED this book! I had never read anything that was dystopian theme at all what so ever (no I have not read the hunger games yet). So to be honest at first I was not sure what to expect but let me tell you what.. it was filled with so much hotness and I loved everything about it! I can not wait for MORE! Here are the questions that I came up with for the girls to answer I hope you all enjoy it! 🙂 I am also going to be doing a giveaway I will be providing an e-copy of Beyond Shame for those who would like to enter, you can enter HERE( there have been issues with rafflecopter so if link does not work copy and paste::: www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/23aeeb3 )

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How did you come up with the storyline for the Beyond series?

Bree: The world was based on an idea we’d come up with a few years ago, one that was basically a post-apocalyptic prison colony.

Donna: Eden and the surrounding sectors aren’t exactly a prison colony, though I’d love to get back to that aspect of the world later. Because, in my mind, they totally exist.

Bree: Yes. As with all of our ideas, it expanded and mutated into something a lot larger than we’ve had a chance to put on the page. Yet.

Did you have any inspiration for the characters as far as who they might resemble?

Bree: I always have a picture I use as a reference for every character, but I usually keep it a secret. 😉 I want readers to be able to come up with their own image–especially if they don’t like the picture I picked!

Donna: Yeah, when I read a book where the hero is described as looking like Brad Pitt or something, at best, it yanks me out of the story. Because I’m all, “Wait, like…Ocean’s Eleven Brad or 12 Monkeys Brad?” And even if I approve, being jerked out of the story is bad.

Totally get that…because I have read some books and when I see the character inspiration I’m like yeah no, not at all what I had pictured.

Did you have to watch porn to get some good ideas for scenes in the book? (haha)

Bree: I don’t think any of these scenes were inspired by porn, but there are worse references for how people can bend.

Donna: I watch porn because it’s fun. James Deen, HOLLA.

Bree: Okay, that too. LOL

hahaha fun and new things to try. 😀

What is some of the best feedback you have gotten?

Bree: I’m happy that so many people have loved the relationships between the women in the book.

Donna: I’m going to agree, though it makes me sad that it’s so unusual as to be remarkable. Girlfriends are necessary!

yes, it seems to be easier for other women to like when women are catty instead of close. (I wont lie I do love when there is a horrible woman so I can have someone to hate) But  I did enjoy the connection with the girls right off! 

How do you guys write since there are two of you, So that it doesn’t seem like it is two different people writing? Because I would have never guessed!

Donna: Thanks! Usually, we’ll divide up the characters and develop their backgrounds and motivations. When it’s time to write, we trade the manuscript back and forth constantly.

Bree: And then Donna waves her magic editing wand over the whole thing to smooth out any inconsistencies. (I’m sure it’s a lot harder than that, but what she does seems like magic to me!)

If you had to pick one of the O’Kanes which would it be? (so far I have to say I LOVE Jas but something about Bren has gotten my attention… and well Mad as well.. 🙂 I cannot wait to find out more about them!)

Donna: I have a soft spot for Cruz, as well as a few gentlemen who’ll be showing up soon.

Bree: I gotta agree about Bren. Though I have a soft spot for Ace. He’s so adorable…and so foul!

Ahh yes…foul is ALWAYS good! lol 

When writing this series what were the hardest and easiest parts to write?

Donna: The easiest part is the banter. The hardest is probably the fight scenes.

Bree: Action always takes more coordination, I agree.

What did your family and friends think about Beyond Shame? Did they get all hot and bothered like I am sure so many of us readers did? Lol

Donna: I don’t know of any of my family members who’ve read it. My cousin Jennifer, maybe. The friends who’ve read it all blushed. I guess that’s good? LOL

Bree: My mother read it. She sent me a text message and said it was intense. And that was all the discussion that was had. (I’m hoping to avoid that one at Christmas.)

Is there anything you do or take to help the creativity flow? (like have a few drinks)

Donna: A little wine never hurts when it’s time to pen some marathon sex. Otherwise, I need my music. We have playlists for books, for universes, and for individual characters. That helps a ton with mood.

Bree: My biggest challenge is getting people OUT of my office. It’s hard to write an intense scene with my husband hanging over my shoulder going, “Who’s that character? What are they doing? What do you want for dinner? Did we pay the water bill?” (But I forgive him, since he’s very good about cooking dinner when I’m busy writing!)

What is your favorite thing about sex? (other than orgasm)

Donna: Getting to go to sleep after? (I have kids; sleep is important!)

Bree: Not having to go to sleep after. (Ha!)

Haha sleep is GOOD! (I have kids who still like to get up at 6 in the morning)

What would you say is the weirdest thing about you?

Donna: I can’t watch detective shows or crime documentaries without arguing with the television.

Bree: I don’t really care about using fancy bath & body products and makeup, but I love making them.

What is your favorite show to watch on TV?

Donna: At the moment, it’s Tattoo Nightmares on Spike TV.

Bree: Parks and Recreation

Have you ever wished you were a man? (I mean I love being a woman and well all the power the ‘cookie’ has but I have wondered what it would be like to have sex as a man well and never to have a period ever again! Haha)

Donna: Nah, I like being a chick.

Bree: Never having to have a period again? I’m listening… Ha, no. Just kidding. Even with all the baggage and sexism and crap, I still am pretty okay with being a woman.

When you were little what did you want to grow up to be?

Donna: A writer–but everyone said that was silly.

Bree: An astronaut, a UN translator, a rocket scientist, a mad scientist, an artist, an opera singer, a firefighter, an FBI agent, a teacher, a programmer or a writer. Writer is perfect, though, because I can make characters do all those more exhausting careers!

What is one of the funniest things that have ever happened to you?

Donna: I have goldfish memory about some stuff. I constantly turn on the TV (for background noise), then walk into my kitchen to grab a drink or whatever. By the time my DVR boots up, I freeze, all, “…who’s that talking?” It’s so stupid.

Bree: I do that too! Also, sometimes my cats close each other in closets. I had a very scary run a few months ago where I was pretty convinced my closet was haunted because there was all sorts of crashing coming from it, but it turned out the cats had gotten the door open (???) one had gone inside and the others had closed the door again. Ack!

Hahaha that is funny I have freaked out also when hearing something but for me I have done it with my phone thinking I turned the radio off on it but no. And CATS can be sneaky!! lol 

Best advice you have ever been given? (in any aspect of your life)

Donna: Never stop learning. And if you don’t like your situation, change it.

Bree: First make it work, then make it right, then make it elegant. It was advice about computer programming, but I apply it to life, too. I’ve also heard the writer version of it attributed to Nora Roberts as, “You can’t fix a blank page.”

In a nutt-shell what are the other books you guys write about? I saw you have a paranormal series as well.

Donna: We write everything–straight-up paranormal romance, steampunk paranormals, fantasy paranormals…

Bree: A lot of paranormal, as it turns out. As Moira Rogers, we’ve written dozens of novels, novellas and short stories, ranging from sexy to vaguely obscene, but all have to do with paranormal creatures fighting to find love and happiness.

Thank you both so much for taking the time to answer my questions! I am looking forward to the next Beyond Book!!