First off, here are today’s blog appearances for the ongoing RIVER ROAD virtual tour! Details on tour prizes can be found in the righthand column.
***I’m interviewing DJ Jaco over at Book Passion for Life
today, where she’s very concerned about her new neighbor Quince Randolph and admits her weakness for a certain French pirate. Comment here for a chance at the commenter’s prizes (see column at right for tour prizes).
***Also–very cool–River Road is being reviewed over at Parajunkee’s View today, and Rachel has designed some great buttons you can download for your websites: Team Jake, Team Alex, or Team Jean Lafitte. Hmm….which one?
Now! I’m excited about today’s guest author Boone Brux. I first “met” Boone a few years ago when we were on a joint blog with some other authors and she is, seriously, one of the funniest and most creative people you’d ever hope to meet. And we finally did get a chance to meet in person at Authors After Dark this past August. Boone lives in Alaska, has bull mooses fighting over turf in her backyard, and her first novel, Shield of Fire
, was sheer awesomeness and one of my favorite fantasy romance reads last year. So I can’t wait to read the new one, Kiss of the Betrayer
. Oh, and did I mention you could win a copy? You can learn more about Boone at her website
, on Twitter
, and Goodreads
ABOUT KISS OF THE BETRAYER: For fifteen years Luc Le Daun has blamed himself for the death of the woman he loved. His secret guilt has led him into a life of danger, risking all and committing to none….Killing Luc Le Daun has been all Jade Kendell has thought about for years. But when her plan goes awry and she’s brought into the Bringers’ fold, her own dark secret threatens to be revealed. Desire for a better life wars with a promise made long before she understood the ramifications….In a deadly mission, Jade and Luc embark on a journey into the Shadow World. As they attempt the impossible, ignoring the attraction growing between them becomes harder to deny. The slightest misstep could mean the loss of their souls and give the Demon King exactly what he needs to open the Abyss of Souls and annihilate the Bringers.
Thanks for having me, Suzanne. You know you’re one of my favorites!!!
What is your favorite scene in the new book?
In Kiss of the Betrayer I loved writing the hot pools scene. It starts off with Jade basically falling face-first off her horse because she’s not used to riding. Then it transitions into her and Luc undressing and getting into the warm pools. There’s no sex, just lots of heated tension.
Hardest scene you’ve ever written:
There were a lot of them in Shield of Fire, but I think the opening scene in that book was the hardest. It went through many different rewrites. First when I was entering contests and the Golden Heart. Next when I got a contract and my first editor had at it. Then when the second editor made firm suggestions. Then there was the third, fourth, and fifth editor. Yeah, it’s pretty much perfect now. And even if it’s not, I don’t want to know.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
LOL, I have about twenty Woman’s Worldmagazines and a lot of dust on top of my nightstand.
Your five favorite authors: (Suz: No, I really didn’t bribe her!)
Suzanne Johnson 😉
Book you’ve faked reading:
Pretty much any text book I was supposed to read in high school. I was your classic underachiever academically. Look at me now, spelling and making full sentences and everything.
Book you’re an evangelist for:
Christopher Moore’s Bite Me. The main character is a sixteen-year-old Goth girl named Abbey Normal. The way he captured her voice is hysterical. It’s the third book in that series and definitely my favorite book of all times. Did you think it would be a book from the Oprah Book Club? (Suz: Um…not on a bet!)
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Wow, too many to count. In the 80’s it was anything with Fabio on the front.
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
The whole Harry Potter series. I loved those books and waiting for the sequels was a bittersweet pleasure. I also hadn’t started writing much yet and could spend hours curled up in a chair just reading and enjoying the story. Now I have too much to do and get very little time to read.
Favorite book about books or writing:
Woe Is I. I can’t tell you how much basic stuff I learned from that book. Speak slowly and draw me pictures, eventually I’ll get it.
I have two books coming out in January. One is through Entangled Publishing, titled Suddenly Beautiful. It’s about a demi-goddess who doesn’t know she’s a demi-goddess until her boss, also a demi-god, drinks Ambrosia and makes sweet monkey love to her all night. When he doesn’t remember anything in the morning, she decides she needs to win him back. Subplots in this story are making the antagonist bark like a dog, modeling contracts, and a two-chapter sex scene. Oh yeah!
My other book is the first in a new series set in Alaska and is, titled To Catch Her Death. It’s a Dead Like Me meets Sarah Palin, but not as scary. Lisa Carron is a thirty-five year old, widowed mother of three and she’s more or less forced to become a grim reaper due to her financial situation. Her job is to reap people who have died in ridiculous ways. Her motto: So many stupid people, so little time to reap them. This is a very fun book with lots of laughs.
Thanks for having me here today, Suzanne!
Thanks, Boone! Holy cow, I want to read that new Alaska series NOW! Want to win a copy of Kiss of the Betrayer (or the first book in the series, Shield of Fire)? What’s the funniest book or series you’ve read? Up to five entries possible: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow, +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest, +1 for a Facebook follow. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S. on Saturday.