Category: Interviews (page 1 of 5)

NEW RELEASE! The Dead Survive by Lori Whitwam

FrontcoverfinalMy dear friend and the only person I willingly share my muse with releases the first book in a new post-apocalyptic series today. The Dead Survive was originally a stand-alone novella called Monsters Unmasked, but it has a new cover, new content and a new publisher.

I don’t do zombies, but I read Lori’s romantic suspense novel, Make or Break, and loved it. She’s an amazing romance author with a gift for bringing scenes to life. So what’s she doing writing zombies? Read on to find out

Why is a romance writer writing a zombie apocalypse series? Is there a romance involved?

Honestly, I’m not totally sure! I do consider myself a romance author first and foremost, but if you think about it, both books have relationships at the core of them. As for romance in The Dead Survive…sort of, but not really. Ellen meets Quinn, of course, but rather than it being a true romance story, he’s more there to help her learn what she needs to learn to overcome everything that’s happened to her and find a way to live in this dangerous new world. Happily ever after is hard to come by in the apocalypse. The next two books will see Ellen in a better emotional place, though, and ready to risk falling in love.

I read Make or Break and loved it, but I never read The Dead Survive. Zombies aren’t my thing. I’ve never seen The Walking Dead, and I don’t plan to. How would you explain the zombie appeal to readers like me?

Just like there is a wide spectrum of romance sub-genres, there is a lot of variety in zombie or post-apocalyptic fiction, too. There is plenty of “blood and brains” zombie stuff out there, but that’s not really my thing either. The best zombie fiction, in my opinion, isn’t about zombies. In any apocalyptic story, it’s not about the zombies, plague, aliens, comet, whatever. It’s about the survivors. It’s about the people who embrace lawlessness, the people who struggle to rebuild lives, how societies redevelop, and how people form relationships when lives can literally depend on those around you.

What makes yours different from all the others?

The majority of zombie fiction seems to be written by men. I can think of a few female authors, but not a lot. The guys tend to focus on the gore, survival tactics, and weapons more than the relationships and psychological aspects of living in the apocalypse. For me, the zombies are a device, a means to put people in this sort of chaotic situation and see how they handle it.

How did The Dead Survive become a series? When can we expect to see the next books? 

Again, not totally sure! It was originally a short story written as bonus material for a friend’s collection. I released it separately, but it was mostly just sitting in cyberspace gathering dust. I edit for Limitless Publishing, and one day it occurred to me that they might be interested. They were, but they asked me to make it longer, so this book is over sixty percent longer than the original. They asked if it was part of a series, and I said no. Then I thought about it, and decided I wanted to know what Ellen did next. With my editing schedule, I can’t invest the time to write another massively long novel like Make or Break, so I decided to do what John Saul did in the 1990s with The Blackstone Chronicles, which were a series of short novels following one main story arc. If things go according to  plan, Book Two should be out in the spring, and Book Three in the fall of 2015.

You’re also a full-time editor and proofreader. How does your writing fit into your busy schedule?

It’s really difficult. My obligations to my indie author clients and to Limitless come first. I’ve made a commitment to edit for them, and they count on me to do my job, focus my attention on their books, and get things done on time. I might eventually have to block off several days a month for my own work, but since I’m scheduled solid into June 2015, that won’t be soon. For now, if I finish a four-day job in three days, the fourth day is for me.

Seth is your hottie hero in Make or Break, but I fell in love with Dilbert too. Who inspired him?

MakeOrBreak_ByLoriWhitwam453x680Dilbert was a real dog owned by my close friend, Jessica Levy. She’s a veterinarian I worked with for many years. Dilbert looked exactly like the Dilbert in my book, a medium-large guy who looked like a flat-coated retriever. He lost his eye while on “walkabout,” possibly due to a run-in with a barbed wire fence.

How long have you been writing? Where do you get your inspiration from?

I’ve never not written. I wrote my first short story when I was ten. Coincidentally, it was horror, one of those “evil dolls come to life and kill stupid little girl” things. I’ve always written essays, and was probably the only one who did a happy dance when the English teacher assigned one. I wrote a journal for many years—note to self, burn those things—and was a columnist and feature writer for a racing magazine and later a dog magazine. Then came blogging…there are too many words in my head, and they have to come out. Inspiration, who knows? It can be a scene, as it was for Make or Break, or a concept like zombies or shifters or a cosmic equalizer. I just take that seed and let it germinate in the back of my mind till I see if it turns into something.

What do you have planned for 2015?

I hope to get at least two more books out in The Dead Survive series, for sure. I sort of promised my publisher! Lots and lots of editing, of course. On a personal level, my husband and I want to add another dog to the family, spend some time on the beach, and get passports so we can potentially travel a bit. Oh, and a new tattoo!

The Dead Survive is available now!

Lori Whitwam Official Author Website: http://www.loriwhitwam.com

Lori Whitwam, Author, on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/loriauthor

Lori Whitwam on Amazon Author Central: https://www.amazon.com/author/loriwhitwam

Lori Whitwam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ripleygold

Lori Whitwam on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4696047.Lori_Whitwam

About the Author

Lori spent her early years reading books in a tree in northern West Virginia. The 1980s and 90s found her and her husband moving around the Midwest, mainly because it was easier to move than clean the apartment. After seventeen frigid years in Minnesota, she fled to coastal North Carolina in 2013. She will never leave, and if you try to make her, she will hurt you.

She has worked in public libraries, written advertising copy for wastewater treatment equipment, and managed a holistic veterinary clinic. Her current day job, conducted from her World Headquarters and Petting Zoo (her couch) is as a full-time editor for indie authors and small publishing houses.

Her dogs are a big part of her life, and she has served or held offices in Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees rescues, a humane society, a county kennel club, and her own chapter of Therapy Dogs International.

She has been a columnist and feature writer for auto racing and pet publications, and won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Award for a series of humor essays.

Parents of a grown son, Lori and her husband were high school sweethearts, and he manages to love her in spite of herself. Some of his duties include making sure she always has fresh coffee and safe tires, trying to teach her to use coupons, and convincing the state police to spring her from house arrest in her hotel room in time for a very important concert. That last one only happened once—so far—but she still really, really appreciates it.

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Author Becca Boucher submits to the Trashy Interview

Who are you and why are you here?

I’m Becca, and I’m here to get to know all you guys better and tell you about my book coming out this fall. I’m really excited for the release, it’s my first novel and it’s been a long time coming.

Plug your book(s) in three sentences or less:

Boucher coverMy book is a paranormal new adult romance, with a Celtic twist. Can two unlikely people really find true love in the worst of circumstances? Would you fall in love with the brother of a killer?

What genre(s) do you write in? Why did you choose it?

I write in paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I chose it because I like the freedom to create worlds, or to put my own spin on this world we live in. The “what if’s” are so fun to explore. What if ghosts really exist? What if fairies really can charm men into being their slaves? I also dabble in dystopian fiction, and I would love to try writing erotica at some point.

Do you use a pen name? Why/why not? How did you choose it?

No pen name. I publish under my nick name, Becca, because it’s less formal sounding and it was what my Dad always called me.

Most writers are ‘different’ from the rest of the world in some way. What makes you different/odd/weird?

Wow. I guess it’s my love of the paranormal. Halloween is my favorite holiday, I would willing go into a haunted house not run from it. I love abandoned buildings and lost towns. I think they have amazing tales to tell. Old cemeteries too. Hunting the Moon was born in an old cemetery. I was exploring it and the whole story line came to me. My kids would tell you I’m weird because I love collecting old musty books. But who doesn’t?

Where do you get your ideas? What motivates you?

I get my ideas from everyday life. From questioning what would have happened if we did this instead of that. Motivation comes in all forms, for me it’s the hope that someone will find something redeeming in my work.

What do you like on your pizza?

Feta, olives, and spinach. With a white sauce of course.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

vin-diesel-2012-28522Vin Diesel, seriously he is like my secret crush. If I am in a bad mood, give me one stupidly bad movie with Vin and I will be all smiles.

What do you wear to bed?

Camisole and yoga pants usually. But when my kids are away, just panties. Lol

What is your ideal vacation?

Two weeks in Australia. It’s on my bucket list. More reasonable, to hide away in the White Mountains and explore with someone special. Hike and get lost, make love in the woods.

What’s the weirdest search term that led to your blog?

Wow.. To tell you the truth I have never checked. Lol! I just get excited by the number of hits, and followers.  I am pretty low key when it comes to my blog.

And now for some either/or questions: Bath or shower?

Shower. Just because I am usually pressed for time

Mayo or Miracle Whip?

Mayo :)

Cat person or dog person?

I have had both, but I am partial to cats. I love their spirit of independence and their connection to witches.

Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate for sure!

The book or the movie?

The book hands down.

Floss or brush?

Both. Have to do both.

Phone call or email?

Email. Little known fact that my true friends know, I hate talking on the phone. Texting was a godsend invention for me.

Bonus question: What is the airspeed velocity of a coconut-laden swallow?

40 MPH?

~About the Author~

Rebecca Boucher was born and raised in Worcester Massachusetts. Her father instilled an early love of reading in her and encouraged her when she started to write. Rebecca earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Quinsigamond Community College, but her love has always been writing. After the birth of her first child, she moved to a quiet little town on the edge of Worcester County, in the heart of Central Massachusetts. Living there has inspired her to write most of her current projects. In fact, local readers might recognize some of her locations.

Currently, Rebecca is a freelance writer and blogger. Her first novel Hunting the Moon (The Moon Series) will debut in October 2013 from Write More Publications. Rebecca is also the Write More Publications blog tour coordinator. She is an avid Beta reader.

When she is not writing, Rebecca is the mother to two boys, ages 10 and 13. Her youngest son was diagnosed in the Autism spectrum, and a lot of her volunteer time is spent raising awareness and promoting education for that cause.

Rebecca Boucher ~~ Author Write More Publications
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Transferring Daydreams to Stories – an interview

UP Authors interviews me today. Find out why I want ‘tends to daydream’ inscribed on my tombstone. 

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Trashy guest… Sinnder – Just Breathe

Just Breathe Banner Horiz 600x225 aWelcome to the Just Breathe world tour! I’m so excited because I scored an interview with everyone’s favorite elemental bad boy, Sinnder! Enjoy! Also, check out the giveaway and video below.

What were you like as a child?

It’s been 1,000 years. My memories are fuzzy.

Who was your first love?

My wife.

How old were you when you lost your virginity? What was that like?

18. Messy.

When was the last time you got laid? Details. 😉

An hour ago. Also messy, but in an entirely different way.

Explain your obsession with Zoe (and Gavin).

I find the duality of Zoe’s determination vs. her uncertainty…invigorating. I’d like to test her limits, see how far I’d have to push before she breaks. Gavin carries a lot of Fire. I wouldn’t mind a taste of it. Together, Zoe and Gavin’s chemistry…intrigues me.

Have you ever cheated on a lover? Why/why not?

No. It’s not cheating if you’re not in a relationship. As for my wife, I loved her. Cheating never crossed my mind.

Are you dominant or submissive? Would you ever switch?

I’m whatever you need me to be. If your Fire gets off on dominating me, bring on the pain.

Can I tie you up?

Only if I can have skin contact.

What’s your secret talent?

*Smiles* If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret.

What’s your biggest fear?

Letting go.

What’s next for you?

I wish I knew.

I heard Sinnder has his own book series in the works. Yum!

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About the Author 

Word diddler and whale warrior, Kendall was born without an off-switch between her brain and mouth. She’s been called the “Flux Capacitor of Twitter” and “A little package of love all wrapped up in F-word paper,” but she’s really just a maniacal writer relaying eyewitness accounts of the rave inside her head. She writes urban fantasy romance and dabbles in erotica and horror on occasion. Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, but don’t hold that against her.

Be sure to check out the Just Breathe Trilogy website for all things Just Breathe!

All profits from the sales of INHALE, EXHALE, and JUST BREATHE will be donated to whale education.

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Author Interview – Stevie Mikayne

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing my editor, Stevie Mikayne, who is also the author of Jellicle Girl. (Is my grammar and punctuation okay? Ack!) Jellicle Girl releases tomorrow, August 15, from Evolved Publishing. Please welcome Stevie!

Who are you and why are you here?

My name is Stevie Mikayne and I’m here because I was kind of curious about the Trashy blog. Also because my publicist Emlyn Chand dragged me out of my writing cave and told me it was time to get over my tendency toward agoraphobia. Also, I’m your editor, so I figured I’d better scope out this part of your life!

Plug your book(s) in three sentences or less:

Jellicle Girl is a modern literary fiction novel. It’s about a young woman, Beth Sarandon, who is trying to come to grips with a series of losses in her life: a difficult mother-daughter relationship, a more-than-best-friend who’s M.I.A., and the invasion on her independence when she’s forced into therapy with the indomitable Nancy Sullivan. Releases August 15 from Evolved Publishing!

What genre(s) do you write in? Why did you choose it?

I mostly write modernized literary fiction. Lit-Fic is what I always read growing up, but contemporary literature is much more accessible, so I ‘straddle’ the two (did you like that? I thought you might). At the core of me is still an eager little English student looking for metaphors…but growing up, I always wanted real-life characters to relate to—ones with dynamic personalities and strong language. The side wanting swearing and action usually yells louder, so most of my characters are colourful.

I write a lot for an LGBT audience because I feel like there really aren’t enough out there. I once went into our national bookstore and asked for a book with a lesbian protagonist. The employee was vaguely horrified and lowered her voice while pointing in the general vicinity of the erotica section (at the time I didn’t know I would find your books there, Amelia, otherwise I might have checked it out!). A Seahorse Year by Stacey D’Erasmo wasn’t popular yet. But that’s exactly what I was looking for—a mainstream book with alternative characters. And that’s what I try to write.

Do you use a pen name? Why/why not? How did you choose it?

I do use a pen name. Not because I want to keep my identity secret, but more because I want to be able to turn the “Stevie Mikayne” brand off, and be myself. Writing is a major part of my life, but it isn’t my whole life. I have other things that are important to me, and I like to be myself at home and with my friends.

If you really want a *deep* answer, I think Stevie Mikayne is also my way of carving out my own identity. My parents are multiply divorced and remarried, and I grew up with a last name that actually didn’t belong to anyone in my family. It was the name my mother’s second husband took when he immigrated to Canada. He adopted me after my dad left, but then he and my mother later divorced. My mum didn’t want to take her third husband’s last name and stick me and my sister with the name her second husband had chosen from the phone book (seriously), so in this bizarre gesture of solidarity, all three of us have kept it. So ridiculous. But funny.

Most writers are ‘different’ from the rest of the world in some way. What makes you different/odd/weird?

You mean, besides the naming fiasco? Well, I definitely ‘walk the line.’ I’ve had a lot of life experiences, and I find that too much time alone tends to push me over that precarious mental edge into *memory*. Sometimes it’s hard to get back. That’s why I do a lot of things to keep me grounded. I always work outside the home at least a few days a week, and do things that involve others.  I’m also obsessed with baby elephants. I think everyone knows that by now. If they don’t, they obviously haven’t been following my tweets. I promise to find a new interest soon! Gourmet cooking is looking good…

Where do you get your ideas? What motivates you?

I think a lot while driving, and in the shower. I always hear things on the news that I think would work well in a story, but I rarely end up using those things. Sometimes I get the best ideas from other people’s casual conversations. As far as motivation, I seem to have an internal drive that’s constantly engaged. Something about ‘hope springing eternal. I find now, belonging to our Evolved team, that I’m motivated by the energy of the people around me. I’m not afraid of success or failure like I was before—only of selling out to the rat race, and losing my chance to live my best life. I think that’s probably what gets my ass in gear the most—the fear of a ‘day job.’

What do you like on your pizza?

Pineapple, mushrooms and bacon. And half the regular amount of cheese, please.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

*Smiles and winks.* As if! …Oh, it doesn’t have to be that? Okay…well…hmm…chocolate fudge crackle ice cream by President’s Choice (Canadian brand). With strawberries.

What do you wear to bed?

Frankly, I think people are probably more interested in hearing what YOU wear to bed. I live in an igloo, remember? So I wear flannel PJs to bed year round. :o)

What is your ideal vacation?

Somewhere the rest of the world hasn’t found yet. Preferably with an ancient library left over from a literary civilization. And a HUGE collection of tea…with knit blankets and window seats carved into old stone structures. Or a tour of old asylums. No tropical beaches with umbrella drinks for me, thank you.

What’s the weirdest search term that led to your blog?

Umm…what’s a blog?

And now for some either/or questions: Bath or shower?

The bathtub is so nice, but takes soooo long to fill up. So, *sigh* shower.

Mayo or Miracle Whip?

Neither. Ever. Blech.

Cat person or dog person?

A Great Dane person.

Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate, please.

The book or the movie?

Are you seriously posing that question to an author?

Floss or brush?

You mean I had a CHOICE all this time? Damned dentist is constantly putting things in my mouth. 😉

Phone call or email?

Phone. Definitely.

Bonus question: What is the airspeed velocity of a coconut-laden swallow?

Well, since I’ve never been to Africa, I can only comment on the European variety of swallow…

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Tonya Kinzer getting trashy all week!

Erotic romance author Tonya Kinzer is taking over my blog this week. Vacation for Trashy! 😉

Amelia: Tonya, please tell us a little about yourself.

Tonya:  Thank you so much for having me here this week! First, readers – don’t’ forget to get in on the contests at the bottom!

Let’s see…I’m a woman who enjoys writing that opens new doors of reading entertainment to individuals and partners who read together. I’m a wife, mother, sister, friend….the sweetheart next door! *wink* I’ve been writing for years but only recently decided to self publish. I’m pretty techie and find the formatting and uploading easy once you figure out how each site works because all of them are different. It takes patience and the ability to read directions. I’m self taught in most of what I know how to do and do my own covers, book trailers, promo items and websites.

I do two monthly drawings, one each from my blog followers and from those who subscribe to my newsletter. If the readers want to be included, they can follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter. The links are on both my blog and my website. I announce the winners in the newsletter.

Amelia:  What would your readers be surprised to know about you?

 

 

Tonya:  Maybe that I’m a workaholic, but so is my husband. I don’t have a lot of free time. If I’m not working at the office, I’m home on my laptop writing, blogging, adding to my websites, marketing, Tweeting, on FaceBook, etc.  Hubby and I do make time for each other so that’s scheduled in there too. I’m also a night owl – that being said, I’m not one who gets up at the crack of dawn to write but I’m usually back at my computer by 8 am or so.

Amelia:  Tell us about your most recent releases.

Tonya:  I write erotic romance with soft bondage in the BDSM lifestyle. For those who have never read this genre, my books don’t go deep into the torture aspects. I write more about the sensual feelings of deprivation like blindfolds taking away the ability to ‘see’ what’s being done to you. This in itself brings out the fact that you MUST trust who is in the scene with you. The lifestyle is not to be taken lightly; you must discuss many things with the partner you choose before accepting to ‘play’. Not all lifestylers do this 24/7; some are in the bedroom only for the excitement of the couple. My website has links for those interested in learning more.

 

     Book four in my series, The Boss’s Pet: Their Submissive Switch, goes deeper into the learning process of the BDSM lifestyle for Sondra and she’s learned enough to turn the tables on one of the Masters, surprising him with what she’s learned. Sondra also gets instructed by her first female Domme and that scene is pretty steamy. Read the EXCERPT HERE – Warning, there is strong sexual content. They enjoy playing in Palm Springs and this story takes them back there.

 

Master’s Email released June 17th and will interest those who like to watch others, targeting the voyeur in all of us…not to mention those who love spanking stories. Colt and Alexis seem to have grabbed the attention of many readers so far and I’m loving all their responses! Thank you if you’re out there! My readers ROCK! Muah! Colt has set up cameras in his home and his submissive loves performing for him. If you’re up to a XXX-rated excerpt, check it out HERE.

Amelia:  What element of story creation is your favorite? (Character? Setting? Plot? Etc.) Why?

Tonya:  I can’t say I have a favorite because I love it all. When the characters start talking to me and changing the plots and scenes, they take off on me and sometimes I can’t keep up! LOL There have been several scenes I’ve written out and a character steps up to tell me what I need to add to make it better! That’s when the writing is easiest. If I get stuck on a scene, I move on and come back to that part later because I know when the characters are ready, they’ll tell me how it should read.

Amelia: What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

Tonya:  Write every day and make it a habit. I don’t write every day and that would be my down side. Doing newsletters, interviews, website updates and marketing isn’t writing. If you don’t write and get the stories down, you’ll have nothing to market! New authors need to have a website, blog, FB and Twitter accounts – that is how your readers will find you. Chat with other authors; many are willing to help newbies and guide them along.

Amelia: What can we look forward from you in the future?

Tonya:  I do plan to do a few books outside the series but I think there will always be additional books INSIDE The Boss’s Pet series as well. I have too much with those characters to not write about them anymore. Nick and Sondra have a relationship that keeps them together and they work well at the office, too.

My western series will be up next. A few characters for those books are already tapping their toes to get on the page! I’m not sure when the first book will be released…I’m aiming at January 2013 but we’ll see. The Boss keeps me pretty busy at the office these days.

 

 

Amelia:  Where can we find out more about you?

Tonya:  I am on Facebook and Twitter. I do author interviews on my blog, please stop by! My sites are 18 and over, just as fair warning. Here are a few links and there are more on my websites:

Blog Site:  http://tonyakinzer.blogspot.com

Website:  http://tonyakinzer.webs.com/

Each book has a link to Ch 1 and also an excerpt but they do come with a warning – Explicit sexual content so beware to the average readers.

SmashWords:  http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/tonyakinzer

Amelia: Is there a question you’d like to ask our readers?

Tonya:  Thank you so much for having me here this week! Don’t forget to enter the contests at the bottom. I also pick one monthly winner from my newsletter subscribers – the link to sign up is on my websites. I’d love to ask the readers what they find most important in an author’s newsletter – is it contest links, author interviews, upcoming releases by other authors, etc?

CONTEST #1:  Thank you all for stopping in to read. If you’d like to get in on the contests during my tour – July thru September – follow me to each stop and get your entry in. My schedule is listed on my blog’s left sidebar. There’s a contest for this blog stop listed below and don’t forget to also click the link for the Grand Prize drawing to be held Oct 2nd!

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$50 Gift card

 CONTEST #2:  Up for grabs is a $10 gift card. Now if you enter at each tour stop, those could add up in a hurry! I’m just sayin’! CLICK HERE to leave a comment for the Trashy’s Treasures contest. One entry per person please; more than one will be deleted. Winner will be picked on Aug 4th.

 

 

 

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Author Interview – Elodie Parkes

Today’s guest is erotic romance author, Elodie Parkes. Welcome!

I live in Canterbury, United Kingdom. It’s famous for the Cathedral, Chaucer, and there is a UNESCO world heritage site, which includes the ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church. There is also a ruined castle. It’s a pretty place too and the coast nearby is great. I work in an antiques shop and write. I have two dogs that keep me fit with their need for walks. I write romance, contemporary and erotic with a twist of mystery now and then. I like to make the story unusual in some way, by a quirk in the tale.

Who are you and why are you here?

I am a damned good writer with some hot love stories to share.

Plug your book(s) in three sentences or less:

Millie meets August. His kiss wakes her up to the fact that she has not been really kissed or loved for a long time. August gives her what she needs.

What genre(s) do you write in? Why did you choose it?

I write contemporary, erotic romance because I think we need more love in the world. More beautiful things and more chance to feel. I think let’s not look back on our life and think I wish I had loved more had more love.

Most writers are ‘different’ from the rest of the world in some way. What makes you different/odd/weird?

Yikes, I don’t know. I suppose it’s my unfailing optimism in the face of rejection LOL

Where do you get your ideas? What motivates you?

I get my ideas from people, from the emotional things that happen to people. I like to inspire, or give some pleasure that might not be there if a person did not read my work.

What do you like on your pizza?

I hate pizza J

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Chocolate coated biscuits. Looking at the Man Candy photos J

What do you wear to bed?

A various assortment of camisoles and if they are short ones, little silk shorts.

What is your ideal vacation?

A road trip across a cool continent with a gorgeous guy in a Chevrolet ute.

What’s the weirdest search term that led to your blog?

Sadly I have no idea, which says a lot about my SEO knowledge or amount of time I have to look. I do need to check all that stuff out.

And now for some either/or questions: Bath or shower?

Shower

Mayo or Miracle Whip?

Mayo

Cat person or dog person?

Both but if I have to choose, dog

Chocolate or vanilla?

Chocolate

The book or the movie?

The book, no the movie, wait the book, J

Floss or brush?

Please both.

Phone call or email?

Email

Bonus question: What is the airspeed velocity of a coconut-laden swallow?

Dropping.

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Buy Links to ‘Millie Reinvented’

http://www.amazon.com/Millie-Reinvented-ebook/dp/B008H5IF7U

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Millie-Reinvented-ebook/dp/B008H5IF7U

Find samples of ‘Millie Reinvented’, and ‘Two of Them’ on the blog. http://elodieparkes.blogspot.com

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Hear Amelia James After Dark

Next Wednesday night I’m going to be on Bring Back Desire’s After Dark radio show. Ande Lyons, site founder and Chief Passion Curator, will be probing my trashy mind and revealing my dirty secrets for a full 30 minutes. I’m up for it. Are you? 😉

If have a question you’d like me to answer on the show, please comment on this post. You can also tweet me, post them on my FB page or email me at quietrowdy1@yahoo.com. Ande is accepting questions as well. You can email her at ande@bringbackdesire.com before Monday, July 16 at noon Eastern when we record the show.

Tune in here Wednesday, July 18 at 11 pm Eastern for an intimate conversation with Trashy after dark! I’ll have news about upcoming releases.

Got a burning question for me? Leave it in the comments below. Thanks!

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Author Interview – Kendall Grey

Update: Inhale, the first book in Kendall Grey’s Just Breathe trilogy, releases tomorrow!  Available everywhere!

How to introduce a woman like Kendall Grey? Bold, brash, balls-out NSFW…I can’t do her justice, so I’m gonna let her speak for herself. Enjoy!

Who are you and why are you here?

I am Kendall Grey. I am here rock your cock. :-)

Plug your book(s) in three sentences or less:

From my upcoming urban fantasy INHALE (May 1, 2012): A failed Sentinel gets a chance at redemption when he rescues a gifted scientist from dying in her dreams. She holds the Watery key to preserving the future of the human race. But when Fyre Elementals rezone the peaceful realm of the Dreaming into a hellish nightmare, he must sacrifice the woman he loves to save countless lives or follow his heart’s desire and claim her as his.

What genre(s) do you write in? Why did you choose it?

I write urban fantasy because I love weirdness and romance. I also have a horror short story coming out in December. I got suckered into that one. (Love you, Colin! :-)

Do you use a pen name? Why/why not? How did you choose it?

Yep, I chose a pen name because my real name sucks ass and is too hard to pronounce. My friends decided my last name should be Grey because I love Grey Goose vodka. I was going to take the first name Lexie (after a friend’s dog—NARF!), but apparently Lexie Grey is a character on Grey’s Anatomy, so that got nixed. Another friend randomly yelled, “Kendall!” and it stuck. Sorry, that was much longer and more convoluted than I meant for it to be. Ha!

Most writers are ‘different’ from the rest of the world in some way. What makes you different/odd/weird?

I have a womancock. And it’s huge. It also speaks to me sometimes. I think of it as my muse. Sort of.

Where do you get your ideas? What motivates you?

Sometimes I get ideas from watching people. I saw a couple kissing on a boat this summer. They were kinda weird but the kiss was hot. I tried to steal that kiss and put it into words in one of my books. Music inspires loads of ideas too. Oh, and my husband is AWESOME at coming up with stories. He gives me the main plot points, and I write them. We work well as a team.

What do you like on your pizza?

I don’t eat pizza very much, but when I do, it’s veggies. Pretty much any kind of veggie except bell peppers. I hate those evil fuckers. Texture makes me gag.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Adult Swim. It’s pretty much the only TV I watch any more.

What do you wear to bed?

Whatever shirt I had on during the day and comfy sleeping pants. And socks. I hate having cold feet.

What is your ideal vacation?

Anywhere there are whales. I go to Maui every February and Gloucester, Massachusetts every July. I hit Hervey Bay in Queensland, Australia every few years. If there ain’t any whales, I ain’t interested.

What’s the weirdest search term that led to your blog?

“disgustingest” – wonder what kind of disgustingness they were searching for.

And now for some either/or questions: Bath or shower?

Shower

Mayo or Miracle Whip?

Mayo

Cat person or dog person?

Former cat/present dog

Chocolate or vanilla?

Both, please! Okay, fine. Chocolate.

The book or the movie?

Movie. I don’t read books.

Floss or brush?

Brush

Phone call or email?

Definitely email. I hate talking to people.

Bonus question: What is the airspeed velocity of a coconut-laden swallow?

Yes, I did swallow an entire coconut. And you thought this swelling in my neck was a goiter.

Strangers in reality, inseparable in dreams…

After years of suffocating under her boss’s scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won’t let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won’t take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.

Gavin Cassidy hasn’t been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he’s summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan…nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.

*This book contains graphic language, sex, and some violence. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
**The author will donate all profits from the sale of the JUST BREATHE trilogy to programs that educate people about whales and the challenges they face.

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