Monday, July 28, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Jessica Jarman


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Jessica Jarman!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Nope, this is my fourth. :)

What brings you back to AAD?
It is by far my favorite con to attend. I love the atmosphere, catching up with old friends, laughing so hard my face hurts... The events are spectacular. I’ve met and spent time with more readers at AAD than any other con I’ve attended. And I LOVE that. I’m so excited for Charlotte, I could pee my pants (but, don’t worry, I won’t!)

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
YES! I’m part of an anthology with Jenny Trout aka Abagail Barnette and Bronwyn Green. It’s called If Ever I Would Leave You. The three stories are NA and contemporary twists on Arthurian Legend. I canNOT tell you how pumped I am for this collection to release. I’ve always loved anything to do with King Arthur, Merlin, Camelot, the Knights of the Round Table… To be able to channel that into a book, AND get to work with two of my favorite people in the world has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I seriously have the best job in the world

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be? 
Aside from If Ever I Would Leave You, for all the reasons I mentioned above? LOL I would say any of my New Reality books. They’re set after the world pretty much falls apart, but there is still love and sexy times to be had. They were so much fun to write and will probably always be favorites of mine.

What panels will you be on at AAD?
I’ll be on the Take a Chance, Odd Paranormals and If it Makes You Feel Good. So come and see me!!!

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Oh, I’m fairly easy. I’m happy with a beer, to be honest. A beer and some good conversation and I’m yours for a while. :)

Where can readers find you?
http://www.jessicajarman.com
http://jessicajarman.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/jessjarman
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Romance-Author-Jessica-Jarman/161691307207648
http://authorjessjarman.tumblr.com/

Sunday, July 27, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Selena Blake


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Selena Blake!

So Selena, this is your first year attending AAD, right?
It is! I’m an AAD virgin.

What made you want to come to AAD?
I’ve heard so many great things about AAD and my friend Eliza Gayle’s been prodding me to attend for a few years. I’ve got to see what all the fuss is about and I can’t wait to meet new readers and finally put faces to the names I’ve known for years.

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 around. Look for me hanging out in the halls or perhaps in the lobby when my feet give out. In the evening I wouldn’t be surprised if you found me at the bar. I’m on the hunt for the perfect martini!

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
I would say Games Demons Play (http://bit.ly/GamesDemonsPlay). So many readers are shy about reading a “demon” book but this isn’t your traditional demon. He’s drop dead gorgeous and in my Mystic Isle series, demons are simply practical jokers. They’re not evil. So it’s not a traditional demon book by a long shot. It’s actually as sweet as it is sexy (and trust me, it’s sexy!) My demon’s also tender and protective when he’s not putting blue food coloring on your tooth brush. I think it’s one of my best books to date.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Well, like I mentioned, I’m on the hunt for the perfect martini. I tend to try things in waves. One year, I sampled a few hundred chocolate bars, the next I sampled margaritas. This year I’m on martinis. I had an incredible Key Lime martini in the Florida Keys a few months back so it’ll be hard to top that. I haven’t had a chocolate martini yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
I love romance trading cards and the ones for my Stormy Weather series are seriously gorgeous. So I’ll have a bunch of those on hand. I’ll also have some of my famous I Like My Werewolves Cajun t-shirts!

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
Things may change but I know I’m bringing Ask For It, my New York Times bestseller. If steamy contemporary romance (including sinfully handsome former NFL superstars) are you thing, you’ll want to check this out.

Where can readers find you?
My cyber door is always open at: http://www.selena-blake.com
Subscribers of my mailing list get access to 5 free reads: http://members.selena-blake.com/signin.html

Readers can always find me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/selenablake
and Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/SelenaBlake
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorSelenaBlake/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Alyssa Breck


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Alyssa Breck

Is this your first year attending AAD?
No. This is my third year.

What brings you back to AAD?
There are a few things that keep me coming back to AAD. I love hanging out with readers and other authors. AAD is a decidedly more relaxed environment than other cons I’ve attended. The parties are amazing. And the books...so many books! I’m not just an author attending, I’m also a reader.

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
The first book in my Bad Blood Empire series, Branded by Sin, will be releasing this summer from Ellora’s Cave. I’m super excited about it. I’ll have some swag and cover flats to share at AAD.

Tell us about the party you’re hosting at AAD!
I’m one of the sponsoring authors for the Paranormal Party on Friday afternoon. If you’re into the scary, spooky, vampires and werewolves type books, make sure and drop by for special paranormal swag and books. Oh, and food. There will be yummy snacks for all.

What panels will you be on at AAD?
AAD panels are always so much fun and very interactive. I’m thrilled to be a panelist on Rock and Roll, Vamps, Urban Fantasy and If it Feels Good.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
Martinis. Extra Dirty. Like me. *smiles*

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
I will have copies of Unraveled, my new rock star novella. I will also have the newly edited version of Giving up the Ghost.

Where can readers find you?
I can be found engaging in shenanigans on Twitter (@AlyssaBreck) and Facebook.

Friday, July 25, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Kris Norris


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Kris Norris!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
Not by a long shot. This is the third time I’ve been fortunate enough to attend this fantastic event.

What brings you back to AAD?
The answer’s easy. This is, without a doubt, the best author/reader con out there! While it might not sound like it, AAD is an incredibly intimate event. You have tons of time to hang with other authors and readers and really get to know folks. Dare I say, you get to make new friends? Hell, I managed to acquire two fantastic ladies to be part of my zombie team...they’re definitely coming north when it hits...can’t ask for more than that:) I absolutely love attending and being able to reconnect with people I only get to see once a year. And hey, the price is more than right. If you’re not signed up...what are you waiting for?

Do you have a book coming out before AAD you want the attendees to know about?
Actually, I do! The fourth book in my apocalyptic series What Remains… entitled Reckoning, will be releasing July 26th. And I hope to have the other three books there in Print form. Nothing like some zombies to get you geared up for fall!

What panels will you be on at AAD?
I’m lucky enough to be on three panels this year. Kick-ass heroines, which I’m really looking forward to. All of my leading ladies are pretty badass. Mostly because I think it’s important for women to be able to hold their own, and to be portrayed as something other than the damsel in distress. Not that they don’t occasionally need rescuing. We all do, but I love women that can save the guy just as easily.

I’m also on the sci-fi panel. I released a new series last year… Dark Horizon...after having some great success with my first sci-fi—Worlds Apart—I really wanted to revisit that genre. Also, I’m a giant Sci-Fi nerd. Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, Andromeda, Red Drawf...you name it I’ve probably seen it. I read Sci-fi too… the likes of Isaac Asimov and friends...I have one more book to go in my series because Alex needs closure... so I’m ready to talk about all things Star Trek and the like. Oh, or about my books (Captain Kirk...say it with me people. You know you want to:)

The third panel is the suspense/thriller one. At the end of the day, this is and will always be my favourite genre. There’s just something about stalkers, serial killers, the great escape or the race against time...there’s a reason I’ve watched all eight seasons of Criminal Minds...other than for Dr. Spencer Reid.

If an adoring fan wanted to buy you a drink at the bar, what’s your poison?
It has to be sweet, and not taste like alcohol. Mike’s Hard Lemonade—Black Cherry—is my current drink of choice. I know, totally girlie. But I won’t be shamed by that fact, lol.

SWAG. We all love SWAG! What cool stuff are you bringing?
I have a few things. I’m doing a scavenger hunt with three other authors. We’ll be giving away books and other goodies, as well as an electronic device (shhh, can’t say yet, wink wink). I’ve also got some fabulous smartphone cleaning cloths. They turned out really nice.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
Hoping to have all three What Remains books… UNTAINTED, WASTELAND and MUTATION. I also hope to have a suspense/thriller book, DARKEST NIGHT, which I also designed the cover for.

Where can readers find you?
http://krisnorris.ca
http://krisnorris.com
http://krisnorris.blogspot.ca
https://twitter.com/kris_norris
https://www.facebook.com/kris.norris.731

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AAD Featured Author Interview: Lissa Matthews


Welcome Authors After Dark 2014 featured author Lissa Matthews!

Is this your first year attending AAD?
No. This will be my third Authors After Dark event.

What brings you back to AAD?
Location. Location. Location. I live in Charlotte. I don’t attend many cons, two usually. And because this one is typically located somewhere in the South, or at least within driving distance and usually not too pricey, it’s a good one. There’s something for everyone.

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?
This year, I’m not sure. I don’t hang out in the bar much and I’m not a party person. I go where I’m supposed to go when there’s something scheduled, but otherwise, I’m usually in the lobby or in a central area or...wherever there’s coffee...

If you were to suggest one of your books to the AAD attendees, which book would it be?
The favorite is usually a toss up between Simple Need and Pink Buttercream Frosting. Two of my early ebooks that seem to still be talked about a lot.

What panels will you be on at AAD?
I’ll be on the Blue Collar Heros panel. I was only able to wrangle a spot on one panel this year. The last time I was on 4, I think. So this will be a little different. I’ll have a lot more free time.

We’re all excited about the book signing. What books will you have on hand to sign and sell?
I’m still working this one out. Twisted Up should be on hand as well as The Cupcake Cowboy. I’m hoping to have Stick Shift and if all the stars align and the seas part and I get that fairy godmother I’ve been desperately needing, I may have The Sticky Cowgirl as well. This has been a very difficult summer and everything for me is coming down to the wire with too much to do and catch up on and not enough time to do it.

Where can readers find you?
Twitter: @lissamatthews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlissamatthews
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LissaMatthewsfanpage
Pinterest: authorlissa
Website: lissamatthews.com

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