Entangled Publishing’s newest imprint, COVET, has launched with three sizzling hot, paranormal reads! This exciting new line features short, category romance with a paranormal twist! Their launch line up includes Take it Like a Vamp, Deceiving the Witch Next Door, and Tall, Dark & Divine!
Today I have the pleasure of welcoming all three authors to the blog to find out more about them and their novels – enjoy!
ABOUT MELISSA BOURBON RAMIREZ
Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.
She is the marketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox and two romantic suspense titles.
- What’s your favourite time to write? In a perfect world, all day long! Realistically, whenever I can. Ideally, in the morning when I’m fresh, have a nonfat mocha at my desk, and am inspired.
- What was the last book you read and enjoyed? Good question! I wish I had more time to read these days. I’m so busy! I love reading all Entangled’s books. I’m reading Jenna Bennett’s right now, Tall, Dark, and Divine, and LOVE it! I just read the first Amelia Peabody mystery, which was a nice change, and I really enjoyed it!
- Fictional guy crush from a book? Do my own heroes count? LOL I have major crushes on Vic Vargas from Sacrifice of Passion, and Reid Malone from Deceiving the Witch Next Door. As for all time crushes… Rhett Butler and Mr. Darcy.
- How many cups of coffee do you consume when writing? I just have one a day, because I make my own nonfat mocha and it’s so richJ
ABOUT DECEIVING THE WITCH NEXT DOOR
Storie Bell has a little secret—she’s a witch. But magic hasn’t exactly kept her life from being a complete mess—her love life is non-existent and the town thinks she’s a total nutter. Plus there’s her neighbor Reid Malone who runs hot one minute and cold the next.
Reid Malone can’t wait to escape Bloomington, Texas. Unfortunately, he’s stuck where he is unless he helps his father hide a very illegal secret. The only key to Reid’s freedom lies with the eccentric Storie…and he’ll do whatever it takes to get the information he needs from her.
But Reid’s holding something back. Something big. And if he’s not careful, he’ll find out exactly what happens when you try to deceive a witch…
MELISSA BOURBON RAMIREZ ONLINE
ABOUT JENNA BENNETT
Jennie Bentley is the author of the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, while Jenna Bennett writes the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. Jenna is also the author of the upcoming Soldiers of Fortune series of futuristic romances from Entangled Publishing. The first book in the series, Fortune’s Hero, will debut in November 2012. In addition to futuristic romance, Jenna also has the first books in a contemporary romantic suspense series and a paranormal series coming from Entangled Publishing in fall 2012. A former Realtor® and renovator and current full-time author, Jenna/Jennie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with a husband, two kids, two frogs, two goldfish, a killer parakeet, and a hyper-active dog. Originally from Norway, she has spent more than twenty years in the US and still hasn’t been able to kick her native accent.
She’s a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Music City Romance Writers (MCRW), the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Women’s National Book Association (WNBA), the Author’s Guild, and two different PTOs.
- Where’s your favourite place to write? Dual answer here: I write at home, on a desktop computer, at my desk, in the big walk-in closet off my husband’s bedroom. There’s a pretty bluish-gray turquoise on the walls, tall ceilings, and a window right next to my desk, that overlooks trees and a winding road through a rather pretty residential neighborhood. As I’m writing this, I’m on vacation in Florida, however; at my favorite spot overlooking the intracoastal waterway, with dolphins swimming past, the sun shining, the sky blue… right now, I’d love to spend all my time right where I am. If I could live here, I’d be happy!
- Which authors do you admire? J.K. Rowling, for changing the reading landscape for a whole generation. Agatha Christie; after all these years, she still has more books in print than anyone except God. Lois McMaster Bujold… because when I grow up, I want to be half as good a writer as she is. And about fifty others, for a variety of reasons.
- Favourite food to eat while writing and reading? I must admit to a particular love for chips – or crisps, as you’d say in Britain. I also consume a lot of raw tomatoes. I eat them like apples, one bite at a time. And I’m from Norway, so whenever I can get my hands on salty licorice, I’m in heaven.
- Name five people (dead or alive) you would invite to your fantasy dinner party and what would you eat? This won’t be very exciting, I’m afraid. I thought about it for a while, and considered inviting a few famous authors and historical personages, but to be honest, I’m gonna make this one personal. My mother died more than twenty years ago, before my children were born. She never had the chance to meet them, and they never met her. I didn’t get to keep her anywhere near as long as I wanted myself, if it comes to that. So I’d invite my mother and father, who’s still alive, and then my husband and my two boys. I don’t really care what we’d eat, but she liked salmon and cucumber salad and chocolate pudding, so let’s just go with that. Sorry I don’t have a more exciting answer, but that sounds perfect to me.
ABOUT TALL, DARK & DIVINE
Eros, the Greek god of love, swore off the useless emotion after his ex ran off with some Viking godling. He’s lost all interest in his matchmaking business,Made in Heaven, until he spots the sweet baker who works across the street. Before she stirs his sullen heart, he’ll match her and get back to his ambrosia-laced wine in no time.
Lonely baker Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds exactly like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter, workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else. Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.
JENNA BENNETT ONLINE
ABOUT CANDACE HAVENS
Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her books for the Blaze line at Harlequin include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. In addition to Take It Like a Vamp, she has the steampunk novels Iron Demon (Oct. 2012) and Iron Blood (April 2013) from the Maisy Clark series debuting with Entangled Publishing. Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. Model Marine is a National Readers Choice Finalist. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more.
Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.
- Do you listen to music while you write or do you prefer silence? All of my books have a soundtrack. It takes me some time to find just the right songs. With Take It Like A Vamp we actually published the sound track, which is:
American Woman, Lenny Kravitz
When You Were Young, The Killers
We Owned the Night, Lady Antebellum
Rumour Has It, Adele
In Love With A Girl, Gavin Degraw
Luxurious, Gwen Stefani
Bad Case of Loving You, Robert Palmer
The Mating Game, Bitter:Sweet
Bad Things, Jace Everett
Feels Like the First Time, Foreigner
Black Magic Woman, Santana
American Honey, Lady Antebellum
- Describe yourself in five words: Funny, lucky, ambitious, writer, diva
- If you could be ANYONE for just one day, who would it be and why? This one is really tough. I think I’d like to be Casey, my character in Take It Like A Vamp. The idea that some sexy billionaire is in love with me and my curves, is very appealing. My husband loves me as I am, but he’s not a billionaire. (Smile)
- Who has been the biggest influence in your life? This one is actually easy, and probably a little boring. My mom and dad were huge influences. They have always believed I could do anything I put my mind too, and are so incredibly supportive. My husband and kids are the same way. They believe I’m going to do something that I’ll make it happen.
ABOUT TAKE IT LIKE A VAMP
Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.
But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?
CANDACE HAVEN ONLINE