On February 5, Demon Night — the fifth book in my Guardian series, featuring Drifter, an outlaw from the Old West turned hero, and the woman he has to protect from vampires — is going to be in stores.
But I’m not the only one with a release this February 5th — Joey Hill has a fantastic follow-up to The Vampire Queen’s Servant; Jaci Burton has penned a freaking hot introduction to her Wild Riders series; Nalini Singh has written another fabulous entry to her amazing Psy-Changeling universe; and Dakota Cassidy offers a funny, sexy first installment in her sure-to-be-a-winner Accidental series.
So we all thought it would be fun to ask each other a few questions, give readers an opportunity to get to know us a little better, maybe find a new favorite, and win some fabulous prizes. And when five authors get together for a round robin of questions and answers, anything can happen … and readers will win.
I’ll be giving away signed copies of Demon Angel and Demon Moon (unless you already own them, and then we’ll see if there’s another book you’d like :-D) on this blog, and the other ladies are offering their own fabulous prizes, including books and gift certificates. Each of us has a question on our blog that each author has answered. Here, the question is:
If you could pick one character from your books and spend the day with him/her/it (with no spousal guilt, depending on the activity!) what would you do?
Mac from Riding Wild. He has a Harley. And a gun. And heâ€™s damn sexy. I think weâ€™d have to take a backroads journey into the hills, maybe to the lake. Rest a little. Maybe get lost. Heh.
Hands down it’d be Nina from Accidentally Dead. She’s has no filter from brain to mouth–she calls it as she sees it. Not to mention she uses the word “fucktard” liberally and without shame.
When I think about what Iâ€™d like heaven to be, after the obvious reunion with loved ones, I have this dream of being able to walk into my fiction worlds and hang out for the day with my characters whenever I wish. Very first thing, Iâ€™d probably go to Tyler and Margueriteâ€™s BDSM carnival party and hope the rest of the Nature of Desire crowd were there so I could spend the day with all of them. Not just for the obvious exciting stuff. I imagine hanging out with them, the way they were hanging out in the wee hours of the morning after Marguerite and Tylerâ€™s wedding. Just picking on each other and being relaxed in the company of friends. Mac would let me take a swig of his beer. Justin and I would talk about Wicca. Iâ€™d grill Sara, Mac and Violet on police stuff as research for my next book (hey, isnâ€™t there a heaven library of yet-to-be-published-in-the-earthly-realm books?) I might be too shy to talk much to Marguerite and Tyler, but it would be wonderful to watch them interact with the others, and of course with each other.
This is an incredibly hard question. I choose one, then I think, nooooo, I want that person, then the cycle repeats. So here’s my answer – I’d throw a party, invite all my characters, then climb a tree from where I could see everything. Can you imagine the fireworks?!
My partners in crime would be Julian and Roman, the twin leopard-changeling cubs first introduced in Slave to Sensation. Not only do they have a degree in mischief, they know how to steal the best cake and they have very big ears so I could totally listen in to all the conversations.
Colin from Demon Moon. He’s wickedly funny, has a great sense of style, and droolingly gorgeous. I’d happily spend an entire day just looking at him, but I think we’d probably grab an old horror movie or two, then I’d watch him paint for a while, then I’d watch him slice a rogue vampire to ribbons with his swords, then ask him if he thought Byron was handsome just to prick his vanity. But I’d have to say no to anything in the bedroom, because then I’d forget all about my fabulous day (and because Savi would kick my ass).
Here’s what readers have to do to win: leave a comment by Sunday night (Feb 3) telling me which character from any book you’d love to spend the day with, and how you’d spend the time — and then don’t forget to visit Jaci Burton, Dakota Cassidy, Nalini Singh, and Joey Hill‘s blogs for more questions, more answers, and more chances to win!