Interview with Debra Dunbar

I recently had the opportunity to interview some fellow paranormal authors. Today’s interview is with the awesome Debra Dunbar. Enjoy!

Hi Debra. Thanks for letting me interview you!

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Demons of Desire is book 1 of the Half-breed series, a sexy Urban Fantasy set in a different cool destination for each novel: New Orleans, Maui, Hel (hell), Napa Valley, and Northern Italy. Although Hel is more hot than cool!

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

Writecations. When I know I need to get some serious word-count in, I try to schedule time away from home. Sometimes it’s a local B&B, sometimes it’s a cabin up in the mountains or the lake. Getting away from the daily distractions really fires up the muse. And when I can’t manage even a local writecation, I head to a little pub in town with a dozen microbrews on tap and some amazing Old Bay dry-rub wings and sit up at the bar with my laptop. The bartenders all know me and joke that I should have a little brass name tag on the back of my bar stool.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Julia Child. The food would be amazing and she always struck me as a fun, interesting person to hang out with. We’d drink a lot of wine, eat rich food loaded with butter, and end up besties, I know!

Anything you want to tell the readers?

If what you’re reading doesn’t make you laugh out loud at least once, find another book! Unless you’re one of those serious literary fiction types. In that case, read on.

 

Some fun fast facts about Debra . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Red. Hides the bloodstains almost as well as black and doesn’t make me look like a middle-aged goth.

What show did you last binge-watch? Alone. I’m not a huge fan of reality shows, but the whole survival thing was intriguing.

Are you a beer or wine person? Both? I like beer in the summer and wine in the winter.

What food helps your writing mojo? Grandma Utz potato chips

What paranormal species is your fav to write? I love to write about Demons. They’re naughty and sexy and complex. Ever since I read Paradise Lost, I’ve had a thing for the Fallen.

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? I’m a pantser until 2/3 of the way through my first draft, then I become a plotter.

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxers. Gotta let that stuff breathe, my man.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Rob Zombie

 

Meet the Author

Debra lives in a little house in the woods with her three sons, and a Noah’s ark of four-legged family members.

She drives a gigantic diesel SUV, couldn’t carry a tune if you duct taped it to her back, and enjoys an occasional cosmopolitan (heavy on the vodka).

On a good day, she jogs and horseback rides, hopefully managing to keep the horse between herself and the ground.

Her only known superpower is ‘Identify Roadkill’.

You can find Debra at www.debradunbar.com.

 

Interview with Jaycee Clark

Hi Jaycee. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on Deadly Shadows? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Deadly Shadows is the start to my Deadly/Kinncaid Brother series. The beginning of a series that I’d love to get away from sometimes, but find cousins keep popping out of the woodwork and want their stories told as well.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

When I have that celebratory ‘the end’ toast to myself. Or the snoopy dance. As for everyday rituals, just the sound of my mechanical keyboard and the smell of coffee while listening to great tunes.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

My grandmother or my nephew, I miss both horribly. And I’d just love to hug their necks and see their beautiful smiles one more time.

Anything you want to tell the readers?

Thank you. Seriously, without you guys, I’d just be telling stories to myself that gathered dust on my hard drive.

 

Some fun fast facts about Jaycee . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Black 

What show did you last binge-watch? I don’t know. I haven’t really watched anything lately, I’ve been reading. Justified? Several months ago, I think.

Are you a beer or wine person? Wine, unless I just ran a 5K in July in Texas, then ice-cold beer they give you for being dumb enough to run in Texas in July, is AWESOME.

What food helps your writing mojo? Chocolate covered coffee beans

What paranormal species is your fav to write? Vampires and fae

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Pantser

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? For myself or consort? LOL. Boxers.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Depends on my mood honestly. The Beatles are a great go-to though.

 

Meet the Author

An NYT and USA Today Bestseller, I write romantic suspense. I enjoy playing with imaginary people in my head. Sometimes those people are nice, sometimes they’re not, but in the end, the girl gets the guy so all is well.

I live in Texas with my family. They put up with my strangeness and appreciate my weirdness–or so they claim. We promote weirdness. We have three bossy Aussies who, in truth, rule the family.

When I’m not chained to my keyboard, I’m doubling as the wife of my trusted consort, the proud mom of two young men, a flailing housekeeper, a master plant eliminator, and I’m probably burning dinner.

You can find Jaycee at www.jayceeclark.com.

 

Interview with Renee George

Hi Renee. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Gone With The Minion is about kicking demon butt, saving the family, and falling in love, and kicking more demon butt. It’s part of the Madder Than Hell series, and it follows the Madder sisters as they try to navigate their jobs as minions while trying to do the right thing. And the men are pretty to look at, too.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

I don’t know that I have a favorite ritual unless it’s drinking copious amounts of black coffee. That, and writing, “The End.”

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Dean Winchester. We would eat pie!

Anything you want to tell the readers?

Never leave toilet paper where the cats can reach it, unless you like wiping with confetti. And, on a less serious note, thank you, Readers! Without you, what would be the point?

 

Some fun fast facts about Renee . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Green

What show did you last binge-watch? The Doctor Blake Mysteries Seasons 4 & 5 on BritBox

Are you a beer or wine person? Beer (if I have to choose one)

What food helps your writing mojo? Assorted nuts

What paranormal species is your fav to write? Shifters

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Plantser – (I try to plot but then it ends up in a big ol’ pantsing mess.)

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? I’m a fan of the man wearing them.

Who’s your favorite band or singer? I don’t really listen to music much. But if I could only hear one group/singer for the rest of my life, I would pick Queen/ Freddie Mercury.

 

Meet the Author 

USA Today Bestselling author Renee George writes paranormal mysteries and romances because she loves all things whodunit, Otherworldly, and weird.

Also, she wishes her pittie, the adorable Kona Princess Warrior, and her beagle, Josie the Incontinent Princess, could talk. Or at least be more like Scooby-Doo and help her unmask villains at the haunted house up the street.

When she’s not writing about mystery-solving werecougars or the adventures of a hapless psychic living among shapeshifters, she is preyed upon by stray kittens who end up living in her house because she can’t say no to those sweet, furry faces. (Someone stop telling them where she lives!)

She resides in Mid-Missouri with her family and spends her non-writing time doing really cool stuff…like watching TV and cleaning up dog poop.

You can find Renee at www.romance-the-night.com.

 

Interview with Eve Langlais

Hi Eve. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Hybrid Misfit is a fun mash of romantic comedy, with erotic romance and a whole lot of paranormal fun. It is book one of a three book series. Siren Misfit is coming this December. And Bunny Misfit next March. If you like a giggle with your steam, then check out the stripper who specials genes might just change the world.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

Um, does that mean I have to socialize? LOL. Any of my author peeps are my fave for dinner because you never know what strange idea we’ll start discussing.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

Quiet. I like no noise–lol.

Anything you want to tell the readers?

May your snorts be strong enough to soak your tablet.

 

Some fun fast facts about Eve . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Red

What show did you last binge-watch? Leftovers

Are you a beer or wine person? Neither. Water. If it must be booze then tequila.

What food helps your writing mojo? Salty, crunchy snacks. Used to be chips, now it’s the protein version.

What paranormal species is your fav to write? The moose because his rack is sooooo big.

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Pantser

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs 

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Nine Inch Nails

 

Meet the Author 

Eve Langlais is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author.

Readers around the world have declared her books laugh-out-loud funny.

She offers paranormal and science fiction romance, usually with a twist and very alpha heroes.

She currently lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children.

You can find Eve at www.evelanglais.com.

 

 

 

Interview with Robyn Peterman

Hi Robyn. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Tallulah’s Temptation is book one in the Sea Shenanigans Series. My critique partner–who may or may not be the one and only Donna McDonald–said it made her laugh harder than anything I’d written to date. I enjoyed the heck out of Pirate Doug and the feisty Mermaid, Tallulah. Soooo, here’s a nutshell blurb. LOL Come for the vacation. Stay for the shenanigans!! Pirate Doug and Tallulah meet again… What can go wrong? Umm… everything. Hop aboard and join Pirate Doug and Tallulah for a smexy, hilarious romp on the Mystical Isle. Pirates, Mermaids, Krakens, Sea Hags and boatloads of silly fun.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

I love to write outside. I really wish I was a daytime writer, but my muse seems to enjoy the middle of the night. I usually have a Coke in a Yeti cup with rabbit turd ice next to me. And even though I tried to cut back–I even deleted the apps and then downloaded them again–I like to play Soda Candy Crush and Jelly Crush on breaks.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

I would love to go to dinner with Astrid Porter from the Hot Damned Series. It would be a cheap date because she’s a Vampyre and doesn’t eat. After I eat (sushi), we would go shopping. She has fabulous taste in Prada. LOL

Anything you want to tell the readers?

I fully and unashamedly admit I love candy corn.

 

Some fun fast facts about Robyn . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Green

What show did you last binge-watch? Impractical Jokers

Are you a beer or wine person? Neither–I drink Coke!!

What food helps your writing mojo? Sushi

What paranormal species is your fav to write? That’s like Sophie’s Choice All of them!

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? Pantser all the way

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs 

Who’s your favorite band or singer? Journey with Steve Perry

 

Meet the Author

Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper.

Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a Styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.

A former professional actress with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the South with her family and too many animals to count.

Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where you can work in your underpants works really well for her. You can leave Robyn a message via the Contact Page and she’ll get back to you as soon as her bizarre life permits! She loves to hear from her fans!

You can find Robyn at www.robynpeterman.com.

 

Interview with Mandy M. Roth

Hi Mandy. Thanks for letting me interview you!

 

What’s the inside scoop on the book you’re promoting in the sale? Tell us what’s special about it and if it’s part of a series.

Act of Mercy is the first book in the Immortal Ops spin-off series, PSI-Ops Paranormal Security and Intelligence.

What’s your favorite writing ritual?

Music. I have playlists created for each of my series. Some are over a hundred hours of playtime long.

If you could have dinner with someone (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would it be and why?

I’d love to have dinner with my father. He passed away suddenly while golfing back in 2010 and I never had a chance to say goodbye. He’s the reason I fell in love with sci-fi and the paranormal. Growing up he’d have on re-runs of the Twilight Zone, Incredible Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man, etc.

Anything you want to tell the readers?

Thanks for being awesome!!!!!

 

Some fun fast facts about Mandy . . . 

What’s your favorite color?   Black

What show did you last binge-watch? I’m not a big TV watcher but I do love to watch documentaries.

Are you a beer or wine person? Wine (but I don’t drink much of it anymore. I’m going to have to fix this issue straight away LOL)

What food helps your writing mojo? Chocolate

What paranormal species is your fav to write? I LOVE writing vampires.

Are your a book plotter or a pantser? I’m a pantser that does do outlines so I fall somewhere in the center.

Are you a fan of boxers or briefs? Boxer briefs (LOL there I am in the middle again)

Who’s your favorite band or singer? The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac are in a dead even tie for me.

 

Meet the Author

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Mandy M. Roth loves 80s music and movies and wishes leg warmers would come back into fashion. She also thinks the movie The Breakfast Club should be mandatory viewing for…okay, everyone.

When she’s not dancing around her office to the sounds of the 80s, she’s busy writing paranormal operatives and kick-butt urban fantasy heroines.

Mandy lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband and three boys. She has sold well over 1 million books. Mandy has published with Harlequin, Random House/Virgin Books, and has had a wildly successful indie career in addition to publishing with more than one small press.

You can reach Mandy at www.mandyroth.com.