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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Author Interview & Contest with Linda Wisdom

Quite a while ago I had Jazz, Fluff and Puff here as guests on Amberkatze's Book Blog. However I didn't really find out much about the author of their adventures and so today I am extremely happy to have Linda Wisdom here on the blog as my guest.

Linda's newest sexy witchy book 'Hex in High Heels' is due out on the 6th of October. I was lucky enough to read about Blair Fitzpatrick's story back in July and can highly praise and recommend it!

I love this series and hope that you will all enjoy the interview and try out Linda's books if you haven't already done so. If you are dying to get your hands on the newest release, then make sure you enter the contest at the end of the interview!

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Amber - Welcome to Amberkatze's Book Blog! It is great to have you here as a guest!
Your newest book, Hex in High Heels, is out soon! Can you tell us a little bit about the story this time around?

Linda - Thanks for having me, Amber! Hex in High Heel is Blair's story. Ever since Samhain night when Jake showed his true furry self, Blair's been hot for his bod, but he's been stepping back. But who can resist a sassy red haired witch? And now there's some new residents on the mountain, Weres taking over the resort up the road and wanting to take over the town too. Naturally, Blair and Stasi aren't going to allow that. Even worse, Jake's mother is involved along with his brother, who's the Alpha. And they're wolves, not dogs, so the question is how Jake ended up a cuddling Were Border collie. Add to the mix some elves for the town's winter festival that aren't your cute Santa type elves and witch against Were and you have a lot going on. Needless to say, Jake's firmly on Blair's side. Fluff and Puff also make an interesting appearance and Horace even gets to have some fun getting back at the Weres.

Amber - How did you come up with the idea for the books about Jazz, Stasi and Blair? Was it a long process or did it just come to you?

Linda - It just came to me. My first thought was 700 year old witches who were banished from the Witches Academy for 100 years and still haven't made it back. Jazz came to mind first and the others just followed. More of them have been speaking up and thankfully, not all at once!

Amber - What kind of research have you had to do for the books so far? Spent alot of time with any witches? Vamps? Or magical bunny slippers?

Linda -LOL! Well, my fans know the bunny slippers are tattooed on my ankle and I'm getting Horace tattooed on my other ankle this week. I have friend who are witches, wouldn't be surprised if a few others might not be vamps. And my reference library is always growing.

Amber - How many more books will there be in the series? Will all of the witches mentioned get their own story?

Linda - With luck, I could end up with 16 or more books. That also depends on my publisher. Yes, all the witches mentioned so far will be showing up.

Amber - I know you have written alot of books over the years. Did you always wanted to be an author? Which genre do you like writing the most?

Linda -Oh yes, I've wanted to write ever since I can remember. I love paranormal, have since I wrote my first one for Harlequin American in 1990. But I also love suspense and humor so it's great I can incorporate both in my books now along with the magick.

Amber - Something I have always wondered about is how authors come up with the names for their characters. How do you pick the names you use in your books?

Linda - Sometimes, I think they name themselves. I see them in my head and a name just comes to mind.

Amber - There are so many online sites eg, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace etc to get in touch with fans. Which sites are you signed up with? Is it hard to keep up with them all? Do you think they are good?

Linda - I'm on all three and my website is also up and running. www.lindawisdom.com I think they're good because it's fun to interact with my readers. Find out what they like and don't like. Plus it's fun to talk to them on any subject.

Amber - What is the easiest and hardest part about being an author?

Linda - Easiest? Whoa, seeing your work out there. Knowing someone else will be reading it. Hardest can be the writing process if something doesn't work right and you need to find out why.

Amber - How do you relax? Do you have any hobbies?

Linda - I love going to the movies. I also do a lot of reading. We have a couple of Old Towns near us that's fun to wander through along with wineries. I used to do a lot of needlepoint and I'm tempted to get back to it. I also collect the Halloween Barbies, Pocket Dragons and other magickal figurines.

Amber - Alot of authors have 'soundtracks' for their books. Is there any music that has influenced your books?

Linda -It was golden oldies for Jazz, romantic music such as waltzes for Stasi, celtic for Blair and fellow Witchy Chick Lisa Di Croll offered up Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace for Jake. Maggie's book, the next one, will be what I like to call ear bleeding rock, namely for the hero, and zydeco for her.

Amber - What books do you enjoy reading? Do you have any favourite authors/series?

Linda -So many there. Yasmine Galenorn, Annette Blair, Candace Havens, Cathy Clamp, because I've loved their books from the beginning. Charlaine Harris, Nancy Haddock, Kimberly Raye. But I also enjoy James Lee Burke, John Sanford and I'm reading a lot of YA paranormal and urban fantasy now.

Amber - If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you be and why?

Linda - A witch and I'd make sure to use my power for good. My house would stay cleaner :}.

Amber - Thank you for visiting Amberkatze's Book Blog! I hope you will come back again!

Linda - Thank you for having me, Amber! I'll come back any time you ask.







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Contest Time!

Linda has kindly said she will give one winner of this weeks contest a signed copy of Hex in High Heels!

So this great prize has to have a great contest entry...

So to enter the contest all you have to do is come up with a book title with Hex in it!! I know you are all good at making up titles so don't disappoint me ;)

No hex title = No entry!

The usual rules apply!

Earn another entry for each place you link this contest on the net. Make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries!

You can also earn extra entries by emailing your friends about the contest. Just make sure you send a copy of your email or receipt to me at Amberkatzes_book_blog at gmx dot net.

I can offer more prizes if my Amazon Associates account gets more money!! So please make sure you order at Amazon.com through the links around the site and help keep the contest coming!



The contest will stay open until Sunday 4th of October 2009 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.

If you are claiming a prize, have emailed me and have not heard back before the 7 day limit is up then post a comment here on the blog. Your email may get sucked into my spam filter.

61 comments:

wanda flanagan said...

Hex and the City
Hex Youo Up
Hex Time
Lets Talk about Hex

kcatlin said...

LOL I was gonna say Hex in the City

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the great interview with Linda Wisdom & thanks to Linda for sharing.
I love the style of the covers for the Hex series.
:)
Hex Kitten
High Heels & Hex
Handsome and Hexy
:)
All the best,
twitter: @RKCharron
xoxo

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the great interview with Linda Wisdom & thanks to Linda for sharing.
I love the style of the covers for the Hex series.
:)
Hex Kitten
High Heels & Hex
Handsome and Hexy
:)
All the best,
twitter: @RKCharron
xoxo

Wierdlings said...

Over my Hexed Body
Hex over Heels
Drop Dead Hex'em
What the Hex?!
Once, Twice, Thrice Times Hexed

~Wierdlings

Linda Wisdom said...

I have to say I love the title ideas you all are coming up with!

I bet my editor would too.

Linda

Nancy said...

Finally I'm able to be back in the Amberkatze groove!

Another wonderful interview, Linda, and thank you for the mention. :) I've loooong been a fan of yours, and you know Hex in High Heels is on my buy list!

Titles? You already have so many fab ones, but here are a few ideas.
Just Hexy.
Texas Hex.
Hex and Taxes.
Gone with the Hex
The Wedding Hex

Hugs and Light,
Nancy

LovelyThistle said...

Great interview:) Thanks so much.

Titles huh?

How about:

1)The Joy of Hex

2)Hex me with your best shot

Rebecca W.

Cyd said...

What a great interview.

Hex Market
Banking Hex
School Hex
The Hex Rival
One O'clock Hex
Hex Afternoon
Printing Hex

Barbara said...

I'm not too good at this, how about:

Eternal Hex
Casual Hex
Hex Matters
Hex Force

SusiSunshine said...

What the Hex? Nope now for real.
How about: Hex Pistols. Nope not right.
I will find a good one, just a moment:
Hex in the Wind
Okay, I think it's good thing I didn't try to get book title writer.
Sorry love to read the books but I'm happy, to not have to think about things like making up a titles.
But I see the others have really great ideas!
Have a nice Sunday!

Tanya said...

Hmmm let's see

Hex Mania
Gone today, Hex Tomorrow
Hex Anonymous
201 ways to hex u..
Kiss and Hex
Drinks, shoes and Hexin

cait045 said...

Everyone is coming up with really good titles.
A Hexing Good Time
Once upon a Hex

usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

Dot S. said...

enjoyed the interview with Linda! My Hex title:
Hex On The Beach

Pam said...

Wow - lot's of creative suggestions (some of which were ones I'd come up with too unfortunately :( ) Let's see what else I can think of...

Hex it Up (too close to Hex You Up)
Hex You Like Crazy
Hexy Back
Kiss me, Kill me, Hex me

melacan at hotmail dot com

Llehn said...

Never Hex A Stranger.

Kimberly B. said...

How about Hex, Lies, and Videotape?
The Opposite Hex?
The Hexutioner's Song?
Yeah, I'm pretty bad at this! Great giveaway, though!

SandyM204 said...

Southern Hex
Hex to Kill
Hothouse Hex
Have a Little Hex on me
The Lost Hex

What a fun contest. Great interview! Thanks.

Misty said...

How about:
I Want Your Hex
I Want to Hex You Up
Hexual Healing
Hexy Lady
Bringing Hexy Back

This is too fun!

~Misty
mbradenwf@gmail.com

Linda Wisdom said...

LOL! I do see some of the witches with these titles.

Linda

Katmagick said...

The Hex Files
Generation Hex

Thats all could think of :)

Erica G said...

The Joy of Hex
Hex, Lies, and Videotape

egreca (aT) hotmaill {dot} com

All This Silence... said...

Hmmm...
-The Hexing Games
-Say Hex and Die!
-Holy Hex!
-Hex that!
-Double Trouble Hex
That's about as imaginative as I can get lol. Great interview!!

sarah_bear_38@yahoo.com

ddurance said...

Rock & Roll Hex
You Give Hex a Bad Name
Hex of Hearts
One if by Land, Two if by Hex
Hard Hex

Deidre

All Things Urban Fantasy said...

Hexed Up and Looking for Trouble


I posted this in the Contests & Giveaways section of my blog

http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com

AllThingsUrbanFantasy(at) gmail (dot) com

Pat said...

HeXBox

saphyress said...

Hex Appeal
Hexstatic

katzkids said...

Hex On The Beach
That's one of my favorite drinks:)

LuAnn said...

How about ... What the Hex?!

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Carol EL said...

I will add ,Hex and the Single Girl.

clynsg said...

I am not going to try to top some of the ones already listed, but just to get something in:

Hex-Abilities

clynsg at yahoo.com

Deedles said...

Thanks for the great interview.

Midnight Hex
Hex is a three letter word

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I'm a Hexaholic. (It's a confessional!). Thanks!

Mllbs3 said...

This is difficult!
Hot Monkey Hex
The Hex Generation

pbfan222(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Terri said...

Hexation

Nickolay said...

Hex in the City

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

kimmyl said...

Hex Me Baby!
Perfect Hex
Forbidden Hex
Secrets of Hex
Tempting Hex
Rules of Hex
Some Like it Hexy
Enchanted by Hex

This is fun!!!
klmc_37@yahoo.com

blackroze37yahoo.com said...

safe hex
safe hexing

hex & love
hex,drugs and rock and roll

tarahsfoodreviews said...

Hex & Marriage

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

donnas said...

Dazed and Hexed
Hex and the Single Girl
Hex and the Bachelor
Hex Games
The Hex
Nightmares and Hexes

Posted on the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Chris J. said...

Hi Amber and Linda, great interview. :)
I love Pocket Dragons! They are so cute and I don't have nearly enough. hehe
The storyline for these books are great and they are on my to buy/read list. The covers are very cool.
As to titles...
I Wanta Hex You Up
Hex and the Texan
Double Hex and a Witch
101 Ways to Hex Your Lover
and I really liked WF suggestion: Let's Talk About Hex

Thanks for the Hexing Good Contest!

(I sent notices to all me friends and to you Amber. Thanks.)

souldolphindream said...

hex and the single girl

2am hex

breakfast hex

Hex with the ex

souldolphindream@aol.com

souldolphindream said...

hex and the single girl

2am hex

breakfast hex

Hex with the ex

souldolphindream@aol.com

Diane said...

Hex Time
Hex Handsome
Hex Hex



































Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

chromiumman said...

Hexual Healing

Ed said...

Oedipus Hex!

edgenemmers@gmail.com

RubyD said...

Good interview and contest.......

What The Hex?
Hexed Again!
The Witch's Hex
Hexed by a Witch
A Better Hex
The Best Hex

rrdjasper(at)aol(dot)com

Jinxy and Me said...

Hex or Vex

liliesrnice said...

Hex my Grits

lilyk said...

Hex Appeal

dvice said...

Once in a Hexed Moon

purango said...

Hex Me A Lottle Love garrettsambo@aol.com

Sarah Z said...

Hex and the Single Lady!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

kathy pease said...

how to hex your neighbor lol

Heather said...

What the Hex?

I Want Your Hex!

Deep in the Heart of Hexes.

Thanks!

demmi said...

So darn hexy. I love a good hex. Season of the hex. Who hexs the best. con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

SocialButterflyz said...

Find Your Inner Hex


Hex Today, Gone Tomorrow

L. Shepherd said...

Just For the Hex of It

kngmckellar said...

Hex Games
Hex and the Warlock
Heaven and Hex


kngmckellar@hotmail.com

Betti said...

Darn! I was going to say 'Hex in the City" How about:
Hex and Sensibility
Hex Addict
Hex Offender
Kama Sutra Hex

Thanks,
Fallon H.
fallonhadley@live.com

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