Interview with K.F. Breene

I’ve got author K.F. Breene here today to answer a few questions about herself.  She’s an urban fantasy, paranormal, and epic fantasy writer with thirteen books published so far.  Her series include the Darkness Series and Warrior Chronicles.  Today, we’ll be focusing on her novel, Chosen, which you can read more about at the end of the post.

Now on to the interview!

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What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake?  Why?

I’ve stayed awake for 36 hours. I went to Italy and our flight was first delayed in San Francisco, and then in London. I can’t sleep on planes or while sitting upright, so I was awake the whole time. Guinness in Heathrow got me through it. My husband didn’t fare so well.

What is your current country of residence?  Have you visited other countries?

I live just north of San Francisco near wine country in the U.S. I’ve been to Mexico, Canada, and a few places in Europe. I love traveling, so I will definitely be going to more places.

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up?  What happens if you can’t get it?

I don’t have any sort of “first waking up” anything, other than grumpiness. I don’t really drink coffee, I don’t need to have tea, and I don’t always have a protein shake for breakfast, so it’s a case by case situation. This means that if I wake up and any one thing is missing, it doesn’t put me out in the slightest. I had Pepsi this morning because the husband had opened it. It went well with my slice of pizza.

Do you have pets?  If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I don’t have any pets at the moment except two children, who follow me around like puppies. Soon I’ll be getting a Doberman, which is my favorite kind of dog.

If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

I’ve done it for free. Tequila is a crazy thing. But while sober, I’m still not put out by nakedness. Having kids will do that to a person—you just stop caring. At least I did. If my body is my temple, then I’ve had one too many sacrifices. At four in the morning the other weekend I went to my car in a thong and tank top to hunt for my kid’s pacifier. She was screaming (she’s an infant) and I was at my wit’s end.
Again, I’ve just stopped caring. If it’s the middle of the night and I’m tired—anything goes.

What genres of books do you like to read?

I like everything. If it has a good story, I’ll read it. I need to move around, as well, because I get bored with the same thing too many times in a row.

In unrelated news, I almost always struggle spelling boredom and bored. Why, I don’t no. So that just happened.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Jaysus—take a number. I really can’t pick one. If you read my books, especially the straight romances, pick out the craziest thing in there, that you can’t imagine could ever happen in real life, and I guarantee that was based off of personal experience. I love the thrill of the moment, so I just DO. I don’t really think about it. I take risks and act like a lunatic. Add alcohol and a party? Yeah. I’m nuts. I volunteered to be whipped at the S&M street fair in San Francisco (I learned quickly that that is not my thing, but I was tied in—one of my stupider ideas. Yes, I had clothes on).

I took my kid down Bourbon Street at 10pm after a rain storm—she had the time of her life, at 5. I complimented a naked guy at Gay Pride for his huge penis, and muttered that I hoped he was a bottom, because ouch. I jumped off a horse because I thought it was about to buck me off. I’ve streaked, skinny dipped in lakes, peed outdoors (no matter the setting), wandered around the front yard in a robe with a bottle of wine, swam in a fountain after bottomless mimosas on the Las Vegas strip… There’s no end.

All fun and games until the cops are called. And yes, I’ve run from the cops on several occasions when they came to break up a party.  I’m not as crazy now because I’m stuck at home with the kids. Which is probably a good thing. Until they are grown. Then, shenanigans.

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

I don’t really like watching TV. When I do it’s because the husband does nothing else, so I watch Masterchef or Hells Kitchen, because I like Gordon Ramsey, America’s Got Talent and the Voice, mostly because of the announcers, and American Ninja Warrior. Competitions, mostly, so I can shut the brain off. Otherwise, I’d rather be reading or working (which is some part of authoring). Without the kids I’d be forcing myself to go walking or running. When that baby grows up a little bit watch out! I’ll be FREE!!!!

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?

Gun. I’d want a rifle for the long shot, and a handgun for running between place to place. Unless people count as weapons, in which case, I’d want to make great friends with someone who had special ops training and a really bad attitude.

What is your favorite meal (including side dishes)?

It changes. I don’t have a favorite. It really depends on my mood.

If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?

I’d love to see the turmoil of the Vietnam era from a distance. I’d want to feel the atmosphere and the tone of that time. See what the media was like and the general outlook. It seems like a crazy time, and I want to feel that, but without actually living it.

What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

What’s weird to me is tame to a lot of my friends. What I didn’t love was dear heart. Ew. It was cut up and put on my spaghetti (my dad is a hunter). Other than that, I’ve experimented a bit because friends have made me and you can get anything in San Francisco. I wouldn’t know what of that is weird, though. Maybe most.

If money were no object, what kind of car would you get?

I just got one of my dream cars, which is an Audi. It isn’t as cool as I’ve always made it up to be, and for that reason, I don’t really care about cars anymore. Although, if I could go as fast as I wanted, I’d get the fastest car I could and go nuts. I love speed.

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

None. It would probably be a diva. Yeah, unicorn, your horn is great, but your pooping all over the front walk is not. Move along! Don’t you toss your head at me, you’re not that great, I don’t care what the neighborhood kids have to say!

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

I used to write overlooking Ocean Beach. In addition to well built surfers changing and surfing right there, one day I saw dolphins. As far as writing goes, that’s where I like to do it. As far as a retreat goes, I’d rather be somewhere mundane with a bunch of like-minded writers so we can talk business.

When I travel, I like to experience my surroundings and make notes that’ll go in a future books. I don’t like wasting my time with my head in a made-up land, so for me, I don’t write when I travel to great places. That’s why I’d want a mundane place, so I’m not missing out on anything.

You should know that I am an extroverted-introvert. I’m crazy, and like to be in the buzz of people, and like to be OUT experiencing life, but then I need to have some quiet time to process. I need a balance of both. So I’m not like most writers, and staying indoors writing, in a buzzing city, would be torture.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

A BBQ with friends and fun, especially if there are lawn games or something to do. That’s a good time.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit today, K.F.!  Loved your stories about your wild and crazy times.  Like you, I can be both an extrovert and introvert, so I totally understand how that works.


AUTHOR BIO

K.F. Breene is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of the Darkness Series and Warrior Chronicles. She lives in wine country where over every rolling hill, or behind every cow, an evil sorcerer might be plotting his next villainous deed while holding a bottle of wine and brick of cheese. Her husband thinks she’s cracked for wandering around, muttering about magic and swords. Her kids are on board with her fantastical imagination, except when the description of the monsters becomes too real.
She’ll wait until they’re older to tell them that monsters are real, and so is the magic to fight them. She wants them to sleep through the night, after all…

Never miss the next monster!

You can visit her at her website here: www.kfbreene.com


GIVEAWAY

K.F. is giving away a swag pack to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win.  The giveaway will be open through to Tuesday, September 20th, and the winner will be notified by email soon thereafter.

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chosen-genericBOOK SUMMARY:

**Overall Top 100 Bestseller by USA Today Bestselling Author!**

It is said that when war threatens the world, one individual will be selected by prophecy to lead the Shadow Warriors out of the Land of Mist and reclaim the freedom which has been stolen.
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Shanti has grown up under the constant threat of war. Since she helped her people defeat a raiding party by using a special power, she’s been a hunted woman. Carrying rare abilities and an uncanny fighting aptitude, Shanti is the only hope of salvation for her people. The problem is, she doesn’t believe in her own divinity, and when she flounders, she nearly fails in the duty hanging so heavy on her shoulders.

It seems like any other day when Sanders and his band of misfit boys find a foreign woman clinging to life in the wastelands. Oblivious to the weapon they now have in their possession, they are content to harbor the mysterious woman until she is well enough to continue her journey.

But when the war spreads its arms and lands on her borrowed doorstep, Shanti has no choice but to reveal her secrets, plunging her saviors into danger. If they band with her, they will face certain death. But to trade her to Xandre, the warlord desperate to add her to his war machine, would be to give up their entire way of life.

War is coming. The only choice becomes: Which side do you choose?

***Available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited***


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Interview with C. Gockel

Today I’ve got author C. Gockel here to answer a few questions about herself.  She’s an urban fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi writer who has published eight novels, plus several shorter works, to date.  Her urban fantasy series is “I Bring the Fire” and her sci-fi series is the “Archangel Project.”

The first novel in her UF series “Wolves: I Bring the Fire Part 1” is currently free on all the major ebook retailers.  At the end of this post, you’ll find more details about it and links to where you can get your copy.  For now, check out my interview and the giveaway she’s offering for those who leave a comment.

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What is your current country of residence? Have you visited other countries?

I live in Chicago, Illinois, in the USA–where most of my “earth-side” action takes place in my I Bring the Fire series. I’ve lived in Japan and visited Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, England, Germany, France, and Austria. I haven’t travelled much since having kids; it might be part of why I write fantasy and sci-fi … simply for the escape!

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?

Tea. You don’t want to know what happens if I don’t get my tea … even my children leave me alone on those days.

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

At the moment, I have no pets, but I do have two children. They do help me write my books. I hand them an outline, put them in front of the computer screen and tell them they won’t get any iPad until they’ve written two-thousand words. Since the youngest is just learning to spell, it’s hard for her, but you know how the infinite monkey theorem says if you put a monkey in front of a keyboard for an infinite amount of time they’ll eventually write Shakespeare? Well, children are slightly more efficient and …
No, no, I don’t actually do that, and mostly when I type they wander in and say they’re hungry, or scream, “He’s looking at me!” and “Well, she is humming!”

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Having a child. Having another.

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

I would like an Al-mi’raj–a ferocious, carnivorous, horned rabbit. If there are mystical creatures about, it must mean there’s been an apocalyptic event. I’d like a creature that can defend me, that wouldn’t terrify the kids, is smallish (we have a small house), and is most likely to be fatally underestimated by my enemies.

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for them self?

I’d like the aforementioned Al-mi’raj. I’ve got two left feet and I’m horribly uncoordinated. A murderous bunny would be my best friend–err, as long as it was my best friend, and not just out to eat me.

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

Summer camp is my ideal writing retreat– summer camp for my kids, not for me. I get time to write, and time to enjoy my husband’s company and have an adult conversation, but at the end of the day, they come home.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit today, C. Gockel.  You really have traveled around the world and love your idea for a mystical pet!


AUTHOR BIO

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Gockel has been writing stories for her friends and family since the dark ages (i.e., before word processors existed.) A few years ago, she started posting those stories to the intertubes. She received emails, messages, and reviews from her fans telling her she should ‘do this professionally.’ She didn’t; because she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband’s nagging wore her down: “You could be the next ’50 Shades of Gray’ and I could retire!” Unfortunately, the author writes science fiction and fantasy, and isn’t particularly good at writing erotica. She is sad about this; she’d love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she can nag him. At the moment, Ms. Gockel is working on the next installment of the Archangel Project.

Ms. Gockel loves to hear from readers. She can be reached by email at:

[email protected]

Her Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/CGockelWrites

You can find all her books here on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/C-Gockel/e/B009WVEFEU/


GIVEAWAY

C. Gockel is giving away a signed paperback copy of I Bring the Fire to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win.  One random person will be selected on Wednesday, August 24th, and notified by email soon thereafter.


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FREE ~ Wolves: I Bring the Fire Part I

When Amy prays for help, Loki isn’t the savior she has in mind. Can a nice Midwestern girl trust a so-called God of Mischief and Chaos? With an ancient power calling him, can Loki even trust himself?

 


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Interview with Donna Augustine

This week I’m featuring Donna Augustine for my author interview series.  She’s an urban fantasy writer who has published eleven novels so far in three series:  The Keepers, Karma, and The Wilds.

The first novel in her Karma series, also titled “Karma” is currently free on Amazon and iTunes.  At the end of this post, you’ll find more details about it and links to where you can get your copy.  For now, check out my interview and the giveaway she’s offering for those who leave a comment.

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What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?

Coffee. I drink it for the first two waking hours. I went on a camping trip once (and only once) and I was unaware that there wouldn’t be coffee. I’m not sure where I thought the coffee would magically appear from but apparently, fairies don’t deliver caffeine on demand. There might be bodies buried at that campsite but I’m pleading temporary insanity.

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have three cats. Two I adopted and a third that decided he was moving in, whether I liked it or not. I don’t know if they help me write but they do relax me.

If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

Yes, but only if I were asked in the next few years. Funny things are happening now that I’m in my forties. That’s all I’ll write on the subject. Trust me, it’s all you want to know.

What genres of books do you like to read?

When I’m looking for a book, I tend to gravitate toward urban fantasy. I’ll read anything though if I catch a snippet and if I like a writer’s voice.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Nothing I can admit to without fearing prosecution.

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

Game of Thrones, along with half the world but there’s clearly a reason. Better Call Saul. OMG, do I love that show! The Walking Dead is also great. I was never much of a zombie person until that show.

If money were no object, what kind of car would you get?

A 1969 Corvette Stingray. There are a lot of cars that are more exotic but I’ve loved that car since I was a kid. I’ve even toyed with the idea of buying one that I could restore myself but I already have too many hobbies taking up space. That would be a tough one to stick in the closet when I’m trying to straighten up.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit today, Donna.  I totally commiserate about your need for coffee, though I’d never dare go camping without it (not even when I was in the military).


AUTHOR BIO

Donna Augustine was an odd child, had a brief moment of conformity in early adulthood and then decided to embrace her craziness as the years rolled by. It’s her inner crazy that she credits with coming up with the ideas for her books. One part hypochondriac, a few dashes of paranoia, topped with a sliver of uptight and delivered with a relaxed flair, she kicked the proverbial box down the yellow brick road a couple years ago to embrace her true self.

She can be reached by a carrier pigeon, set free in a south by north direction, where she resides in Neverland with her two Siberian cats. Cats who, by the way, aren’t as hypoallergenic as she believed they’d be.

For the conventional minded, and those of you without a pigeon on hand, she can be reached at [email protected] She responds to most emails within three dusk periods.

P.S. For those of you looking for the discarded box, it was sitting beside the road for a while but has since disappeared completely.

You can find all her books here on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00B3LM2LK


GIVEAWAY

Donna is giving away an ebook set of her Karma series to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment below for your chance to win.  One random person will be selected on Tuesday, August 16th, and notified by email soon thereafter.


karmacoverBOOK SUMMARY:

People say karma’s a…well, you know. Personally, I don’t think I’m that bad.
It’s not like I wanted this job. I wasn’t even in my right mind when I accepted
the position.

Now, I’m surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who’s a bit of a tramp,
and Murphy’s Law, who’s a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He’s got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It’s unavoidable. We’re hunting the same man, my murderer.

 

 

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Interview with Anthea Sharp

For this week’s interview, I’ve got Anthea Sharp here to tell us a little about herself.  She writes urban fantasy with romantic elements and dabbles in science fiction.  So far, she’s published eleven novels with most of those from her bestselling Feyland series, and several short stories set in an alt-history Victorian Spacepunk universe.

The first novel in Anthea’s Feyland series, Feyland: The Dark Realm, is currently free to download on all retailers for those interested.  She is also giving away a paperback copy of the novel, but you’ll have to read further down this post for details on that.

Now, on to the interview!

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What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake? Why?

23 hours. My first trip to Europe, I took a night flight and couldn’t sleep on the plane, and we arrived in Paris in the morning. I didn’t want to miss a single daylight second in that magical city, so I made myself stay awake until I hit the wall at about 7pm. Chocolate croissants and the fabulous newness of being there kept me going.

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?

After spending some time in Ireland, I got addicted to drinking strong black tea with milk. Some days I put a bit of sugar in it. Not every tea will do, however! PG Tips and Irish Breakfast from Trader Joe’s are my two favorites.

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have a sweet orange tabby, who fell out of a tree a couple years ago and is now a tripod. He gets around really well, though. And yes, he thinks lying on the mouse and keyboard is totally “helping.”

Anthea tabby catIf someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

In a heartbeat. But I live in a hippie town. 😉

What genres of books do you like to read?

Fantasy and science fiction, all kinds, and especially YA. Yes, my roots are showing (grins).

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themselves?

My little brother, who is a 3rd degree black belt and knows his way around all kind of weapons, including guns, knives, etc.

If money were no object, what kind of car would you get?

I would love a Tesla! I sat in one at a showroom last month. Me and some random little kid in the driver’s seat (who would *not* get out despite his mother’s imploring) had a great time pushing all the buttons and pretending we were taking a trip to the moon. It’s weird to see only trunk space where the engine ought to be!

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Thanks so much, Anthea, for visiting us today.  I can certainly understand why you would want to stay awake for so long after arriving in Paris.  Also, love the pic of your cat you’ve shared with us!


AUTHOR BIO

~USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of Urban Fantasy ~

Growing up on fairy tales and computer games, Anthea Sharp has melded the two in her award-winning, bestselling Feyland series, which has sold over 200k copies worldwide.

Anthea lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes, hangs out in virtual worlds, plays the fiddle with her Celtic band Fiddlehead, and spends time with her small-but-good family.

Join her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/1qtFb for a FREE STORY, plus find out about upcoming releases and reader perks – she never spams. Come friend her on Facebook, too – http://www.facebook.com/AntheaSharp.

You can also visit Anthea at her website here:  https://antheasharp.com


GIVEAWAY

Anthea is giving away one paperback copy of the first novel in her Feyland series, The Dark Realm, to one random person who comments on this post.  This is open to international contestants.  The winner will be selected on Tuesday, August 9th, and contacted via email shortly thereafter.


BOOK SUMMARY: 

Feyland Dark Realm~ USA Today Bestselling Urban Fantasy ~
What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the dangerous Realm of Faerie?

Feyland is the most immersive computer game ever designed, and Jennet Carter is the first to play the prototype. But she doesn’t suspect the virtual world is close enough to touch – or that she’ll be battling for her life against the Dark Queen of the faeries.

Tam Linn is the perfect hero, in-game. Too bad the rest of his life is seriously flawed. The last thing he needs is rich-girl Jennet prying into his secrets, insisting he’s the only one who can help her.

Together, Jennet and Tam enter the Dark Realm of Feyland, only to discover that the entire human world is in danger. Pushed to the limit of their abilities, they must defeat the Dark Queen… before it’s too late.

*Buy the entire Feyland Trilogy in one epic digital boxed set –amzn.com/B00B73TD9I

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Interview with author Colleen Gleason

This week I’m pleased to have Colleen Gleason with us this week to answer some questions and tell us about her latest book promo.  Actually, she answered ALL the questions on my list so you’ll get to learn plenty about her!  Colleen writes in multiple genres including paranormal romance/urban fantasy, historical paranormal romance, historical romance, steampunk, YA, action/adventure, and romantic suspense. She’s published over forty novels and novellas to date through traditional publishers and as an indie author.

The series I’m highlighting today is The Gardella Vampire Hunters series (historical urban fantasy).  The first three novels are in a boxed set for only 99 cents through Saturday, July 16th.  Don’t miss out on your chance to grab them!  You can find out more details about her series at the end of this post and the links to the retailers where it is available.  There is also a giveaway so don’t miss that either 🙂

What is the longest you’ve ever stayed awake? Why?

Over twenty hours. When I flew overseas and was DETERMINED not to succumb to the temptation to go to sleep when I landed in Europe in the morning. It was HELL. I need my sleep.

What is your current country of residence? Have you visited other countries?

I live in the Midwest United States, in the “Mitten” state.
I’ve visited the following countries: Tahiti, England, Mexico, Italy, France, Germany & The Cayman Islands.

 

What is your beverage of choice when you first wake up? What happens if you can’t get it?

Tea. Any kind of tea. I particularly like a matcha green tea latte, made with either skim milk or almond milk. YUM.
I don’t want to tell you what happens when I don’t get it. It’s not very pretty.

 

Do you have pets? If so, what kind and do they help you write your books?

I have a German Shepherd dog named Frodo (Mr. Frodo to you!), and a Papillon named Ranger. Frodo doesn’t do much to help me with my writing, though he has made appearances in my Marina Alexander Adventures Books as the rescue dog named Boris (and he’s camera shy, so I don’t have very many good pictures of him). On the other hand, Ranger is more cat than dog. He doesn’t do much but sleep, and he usually naps in his bed in my office when I am writing.

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If someone was willing to pay you a million dollars cash to run down the street naked, would you do it?

Yep. No problem. I have stripped naked and joined a group of strangers sitting in a natural, outdoor hot springs pool just outside Albuquerque….so for a million bucks—no problem. Of course, I suppose it depends which street you want me to run down….Nah. I’d do it even if it was Broadway!

What genres of books do you like to read?

My favorite genre to read (currently) is historical mystery. I don’t generally read in the genres in which I write (ie, Paranormal Romance/UF, or YA), but I do also enjoy historical romance and some contemporary romance.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Stripping naked in front of a bunch of strangers and climbing into a natural hot springs pool on a mountainside (see above).

Name a few of the TV shows you like to watch.

Sherlock. Oh, Sherlock. And Sherlock. Did I mention Sherlock?
And when that’s not on, I am watching Gilmore Girls to catch up for the new seasons (my daughters love it). I also enjoy Mercy Street and Murdoch Mysteries and Agatha Christie’s Poirot, as well as Person of Interest and Friends reruns. And Miss Fishers’ Murder Mysteries. And also I have been known to watch Sherlock.

What would be your weapon of choice if society crumbled and it was each man/woman for themself?

My rapier wit!
Um, hm. Probably my excellent cooking. And the way I choose and pour a bottle of wine. I figure, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and I’m a lover not a fighter (though I write about kickass women….).

What is your favorite meal (including side dishes)?

Wine. Good pizza with lots of veggies and greens (I’m vegetarian). Pasta aglio olio. Malai Kofta with naan and raita and mmmm…cheesecake (fluffy and whipped, not flat and dense). And wine. Vegetarian nachos with lots and LOTS of cheese.
I love food. Love it.

If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?

I’d like to have been around when Jesus walked and preached.

What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?

Blood sausage. And I didn’t ever eat it again. (That was before I was vegetarian.) Oh, and a whole cuttlefish.

If money were no object, what kind of car would you get?

A Mercedes SUV.

Name a mystical creature you wish you could have as a pet.

A Phoenix.

What would be your ideal writing retreat?

Somewhere isolated by water—preferably a private ocean front or lake front—with a well-stocked fridge, wine cellar, tea selection, personal chef (only when I need him/her), fireplace, comfortable bed, and perfect desk/writing set up. With wi-fi that only works after I’ve written my words for the day, and friends and husband who only materialize when I’ve done my work for the day…with a patio that over looks the water and has a forest around it. And is quiet. And probably in the autumn or late summer.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Sitting on my large pontoon boat (my “floating living room) and having my husband drive me around our very quiet, very small and clean lake and just chatting with him about our day….and/or going on the paddle board around our lake and enjoying the sights, the nature…and/or swimming in the lake (see above).

Apparently, I have a thing for water.

 

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Thanks so much, Colleen, for visiting us today and answering all those questions.  You’ve certainly gotten around the world, and you’ve done some things I haven’t done!


AUTHOR BIO

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Colleen Gleason is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written more than 40 novels in a variety of genres.

You can visit her at:  www.colleengleason.com or www.facebook.com/colleen.gleason.author


GIVEAWAY

Colleen is giving away free ebook copies of DARK ROGUE to 10 winners.  Leave a comment below if you would like a copy and I’ll pass along your name and email to her so she can send it to you.  Only available to the first ten people who comment requesting it.


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BOOK SUMMARY:

The award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Colleen Gleason’s International Bestselling Gardella Vampire Hunter Series.

“Sophisticated, sexy, surprising!”
— J.R. Ward

“One of my favorite vampire series!”
–Jeaniene Frost

“Colleen Gleason’s irresistible…series is deliciously dark and delightfully entertaining.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Gleason’s publishing debut turns vampire stories—and romances—on their ear.”
—Detroit Free Press

Beneath the glitter of dazzling nineteenth century London Society lurks a bloodthirsty evil…

Vampires have always lived among them, quietly attacking unsuspecting debutantes and dandified lords as well as hackney drivers and Bond Street milliners. If not for the vampire slayers of the Gardella family, these immortal creatures would have long ago taken control of the world.

In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous moonlit streets, Victoria’s heart is torn between London’s most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her dark, dangerous duty.

And when she comes face-to-face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make a choice between duty and love.


PLEASE NOTE: The Gardella Starter set is only 99c through Saturday, July 16th, and then on the 17th it goes back to its $9.99 price.

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