Wednesday, July 23, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Rita Sawyer


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Rita Sawyer!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
No. I’ve been coming back each year since I attended in Secaucus NJ back in 2010.

What brings you back to AAD?
For me AAD has it all. Approachable authors, fun book loving readers, and an atmosphere that is designed to bring them all together.

So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?
I’ll be found hanging out in the lobby.

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
It would depend on what they were in the mood for. If someone’s look for a few quick reads with romance and laughter I’d have them check out my romantic comedy anthology Being Naughty Can Be Fun. If they want something hot and steamy then my Brazen Sister Series would come to mind, but a little less steamy go with the Heiresses In Aprons Series.

Tell us about the party you’re hosting at AAD!
I’m not hosting, but I am taking part in Game’s With Gooden And The Gang. You play games collect tickets and WIN prizes. I’ll have 2 games going. A Wheel of DOOM, and Ticket Pong.

What panels will you be on at AAD?
I’m on the Contemporary Romance, Humor, and Blue Collar Hero.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
I’m not much of drinker, but when I do fuzzy Navel is my go to.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
Complete and utter randomness. I look for stuff that’s different and fun.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
I’ll have the first three on Heiresses In Aprons Series and a random assortment of my other titles.

Where can readers find you?
Website: www.RitaSawyer.com
Blog: Reflections Fron A Romance Writer On The Loose
FaceBook
Twitter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Stacey Kennedy


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Stacey Kennedy!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
I love AAD so much that this is actually my third year!

What brings you back to AAD?
The people, the parties, basically the FUN! I love the fact that AAD is more intimate. There is a very good chance I’ll see everyone that I’ve met before and meet a lot of new people, and if that isn’t awesome I don’t know what is! I’ve had a total blast every time I’ve attended AAD that it keeps me coming back for more!

So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?
Without a doubt, I’ll be at the bar. What can I say? Wine makes me happy. Very happy!! So, please come and have a drink with me. :)

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
Yes, I do! Like BDSM, sexy Doms, and a sweet love story? Good. I’ve got you covered. The third CLUB SIN book is coming out just before AAD on July 22nd. Here’s a little bit about it:

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Wanna know more? You can find it here - http://www.randomhouse.com/book/240353/desired-by-stacey-kennedy

Tell us about the party you’re hosting at AAD!
I’m a co-sponsor of the Leather & Lace party! Yes, it shall be a sexy night for sure! In fact, I think it’s a perfect night to wear a corset!! Oh, and if anyone wants to find me, I’ll be the one on the dance floor!

I heard through the grapevine you’re sponsoring a table at the Sins & Virtues ball. Tell us more!
I’ll be at the Wrath table. This is the first year that I’ll be wearing a costume and I totally admit this whole costume shopping thing was way more fun than I was expecting. If it wasn’t for Etsy, I think I might be in full panic mode, but that online store made life very easy for me. I love, love, love my costume, and I cannot wait to see yours! For my guests at the ball, I have quite a few goodies for you. No secret spilling here, but it shall be a wicked fun night!

Where can readers find you?
II’d love to connect before AAD. You can find me here:
Website - http://www.staceykennedy.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authorstaceykennedy
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/Stacey_Kennedy

So excited to see you all there. We are going to have a blast! Thank you, Sidney Bristol, for sharing a bit about me today! Make sure you all track me down and say hello...and you must make time to have a drink with me, too!! xoxo

Monday, July 21, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Bianca D'Arc


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Bianca D’Arc!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
I was actually there at the very beginning when Stella first came up with this idea. I helped in the initial stages of the very first AAD con and was all set to go and have a blast, but then tragedy struck my family when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I pulled out a couple of months before the big day and dropped out of the writing scene for a couple of years. Stella was a complete doll about all of it and I think my first actual attendance at AAD was in Philadelphia, which was awesome.

So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?
I’m pretty much all over. I go to the events, love being on panels, and this year, I’m actually one of five sponsors of the luncheon on Thursday, so don’t miss it! :)

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
I would probably suggest my recent release, KING’S THRONE, because it’s designed to be read as a standalone and does a good job of introducing readers to the ongoing world of my paranormal creatures. At this point, several years in, a few of my paranormal series (Tales of the Were, Brotherhood of Blood, String of Fate, and the related mini-series Redstone Clan, et al) are all converging. Everything will come to a head later this year with the release of the follow-up to KING’S THRONE, titled JACOB’S LADDER and then the final Redstone Clan book - MATT. It’s a good time to dive right in and get acquainted with the world of shifters, vampires, mages and even a few fey!

Tell us about the party you’re hosting at AAD!
The lunch on Thursday will be sponsored by myself, Becca Jameson, Delilah Devlin, Sasha White and Opal Carew. We are bringing free books (of course), as well as some dynamite swag that we’ll be giving away in little mini shopping bags as guests arrive. Don’t miss it!

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Usually just a Coke, or if I’m feeling frisky, we can add a dash of Captain Morgan to that! ;-)

Where can readers find you?
Website - http://biancadarc.com/
Blog - http://www.darcsidetales.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BiancaDArcAuthor
Twitter - https://twitter.com/biancadarc

Sunday, July 20, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Susana Ellis


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Susana Ellis!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Yes

What made you want to come to AAD?
My friend Selene Grace Silver was invited as a featured author, so I signed up too. She writes contemporaries and paranormals. I write historicals.

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
I’m currently revising a Regency time travel that will be submitted to Sourcebooks, along with a series starring my Regency time-travelling lady, Lady Pendleton.

Tell us about the parlor game you’re hosting!
It’s a “Concentration” type memory game where you have to match Regency people and terms. Prizes include some great souvenirs from my recent trip to London!

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Club soda, LOL! But I wouldn’t say no to a piña colada!

Everyone loves the conference costumes. Can you give any hints about what to expect?
I’m a Regency author. What do you expect? My mother made it and everyone who sees it wants one. But she insists it was a one-time thing.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
Buttons, pens, mugs, magnets. collector cards, bookmarks.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
Cotillion Christmas Celebrations, an anthology of Regency Christmas novellas including my A Twelfth Night Tale.

Where can readers find you?
https://www.facebook.com/susana.ellis.5
https://twitter.com/susanaauthor
http://www.susanaellis.com

Saturday, July 19, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Candace Blevins


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Candace Blevins!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Yes, and I’m thrilled! I can’t wait to meet readers and other authors.

What made you want to come to AAD?
I’ve heard such great things about how a smaller event allows authors to really connect with readers, and I’m excited to have the opportunity.

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
The sequel to Safeword: Matte, titled Safeword: Matte - In Training, will be out June 20th, and the next book, No Safeword: Matte - The Honeymoon, is currently scheduled to release the Friday of AAD, but I’m talking to my publisher about possibly releasing it a week earlier.

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
Depends on their kinks. Safeword: Quinacridone deals with objectification, while the two Davenport books delve into TPE, and Safeword: Rainbow strives to find a balance between power exchange and everyday life. Safeword: Matte is my least extreme, but is still a lot more intense than the average BDSM books.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Jack and Coke.  I’m part Irish, and I’m a Tennessee girl.  :)

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
I’ll have all of them, but will have the most of Safeword: Matte, since the three sequels are releasing this summer and fall. I hope to have hard copies of the sequels, but the timing will be tricky.

Safeword: Rainbow
Safeword: Matte
Safeword: Davenport
Safewords: Davenport and Chiffon
Safeword: Quinacridone
Safeword: Matte – In Training (June 20)
No Safeword: Matte - The Honeymoon (August 8)

And I should have an excerpt available for:
No Safeword: Matte - Happily Ever After (Fall 2014)

Where can readers find you?
facebook.com/candacesblevins
candaceblevins.com
twitter.com/CandaceBlevins
pinterest.com/candacesblevins/

I love to hear from fans, and I can be reached at candace at candaceblevins dot com, or via messages on Facebook.

Friday, July 18, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Leigh Ellwood


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Leigh Ellwood!

Is this your first year attending AAD?

No, this is my third AAD, I think. I attended the first one in New York and I know I went to

the one in Philly. Actually, this is my fourth one, because I went to the second one, too.

What made you want to come to AAD?

I like AAD because it is more intimate than other romance cons I’ve attended. There are

panels that discuss LGBT romance, which you don’t find in other places, that feature actual

LGBT authors. I like, too, that it’s reader-focused and gives readers the chance to meet the

authors they admire.

So where will attendees be able to find you at AAD? Do you hang out in the bar? The

lobby? Or are you the one who throws parties in their room?

I am co-sponsoring a lunch, so definitely look for me there. I have a few panels as well, but

basically you’ll find me all over the place, checking out the hotel and other happenings at

AAD. Feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hi.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?

Scarlett O’Hara – Southern Comfort and cranberry with a twist of lime. J

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?

For the lunch I’m making knitted coffee cup sleeves. Take them to Starbucks or wherever

and you don’t have to worry about those cardboard things. Drink your coffee, help the

environment, and hopefully the button attached will remind you of me. J

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign

and sell?

I have copies of my latest paranormal duology, LOVE IS BLISS, available. Panther shifters!

Where can readers find you?

Website - http://www.leighellwood.com

Blog - http://leighwantsfood.blogspot.com

Twitter - http://twitter.com/LeighEllwood

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/LeighEllwoodAuthor

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Brandy Walker


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Brandy Walker!


Is this your first year attending AAD?
No but it is my first year coming as an author and a featured author at that!


What brings you back to AAD?
A lot of things bring me back. A chance to hang out with my friends, see a new city and meet new people. I always have a great time at AAD. There are a tons of parties, panels and people. This year, for me, it is all about the readers and getting to know them.


Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
Fingers crossed I will have the next Tiger Nip book, FINDING MORE, completed and ready for the masses. I’m attempting to get it written while doing a military move. WA to VA. Its long and grueling. House hunting, unpacking, finding all of my goodies.


If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
If you haven’t read me, then CRAVING MORE. If you have but you’ve only read my paranormal then I suggest checking out my contemporary romance CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT. My husband is Airborne qualified and has been since the early days of his Army career (he’s been in for just about 21 years now). I had that brilliant idea to set up a contemporary world involving skydiving. The first book introduces you to the Chute Shack and gang.


Tell us about the party you’re hosting at AAD!
I’m joining the always fabulous Melissa Schroeder Open Bar. If you’ve been to AAD before then you know the open bar I’m talking about. The one where you get drinks and a chance to hang out with other readers and the hostess with the mostest. This year Mel invited other authors to join her and I’m one of them. I’ve heard word that Tilly Greene will be one of the hostesses as well.


What panels will you be on at AAD?
Panels….let me think. I’m doing the Sports panel and will be talking about my Freefall series. I’m also doing the Cover Art panel. Before I started writing I was doing personal assistant work for Melissa Schroeder, Heather Long and Lissa Matthews. I started working up promo and doing covers. My biggest client being Mel. You may have seen some of my work; The Santinis, the Semper Fi Marines, the Sinfully Supernatural box set, to name a few. I’ve also done all of my self-published books.


If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Jack & Coke. It is my drink of choice. My poison. My most favorite ever. If it was a shot though then I love Buttery Nipples.


SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
Remember that move I talked about earlier….I’m hoping I’ll have time to order a few things before the conference. Right now I have Tiger Nip trading card packs and pens.


We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
As of right now I’ll have Craving More, Claiming More, and the con only book Dallas & Kacie. I hope to have my first two Freefall books there as well.


Where can readers find you?
I’m all over the place and not just in my daily life.

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