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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Guest Blog & Contest with Author Linda Wisdom

My author guest this week is the hexy Linda Wisdom! Her new book Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend is everything you could wish for from a Wisdom book and I loved it!

Linda was here late last year to tell us all about the new book but now she is here to tell us a little bit more about how it came about and how it fits in with the Hex series.

If you enter the contest this week you may just win your own copy of Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend. So make sure you check it out after reading the guest blog!


Witches and Demons, Oh My!

Thank you Amber for having me here!

For the past year my fans have written me with ‘where are the rest of the Hex books? Why are you writing a new series?’

First, the Hex books are still going strong. Second, it’s a new series, yet now.

When my editor met Declan, the super hot demon, she wanted to change the look of the series. That’s why the new cover and title. But the witches are still there. Maggie, who readers met in Hex in High Heels, is back in Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend. As a team leader for the Hellion Guard, badass protectors for the supernaturals. They’re always on duty magick in their blood, fangs, paws, and claws ready to do the job. Oh yes, don’t mess with the Hellion Guard!

And now Maggie’s dealing with her attraction to underground club owner, and half fire demon, Declan, the abrupt guardianship of a fifteen-year-old girl whose death due to an ancient Mayan and demon curse would destroy the world, and hm, isn’t that enough?

While magick bunny slippers Fluff and Puff love nothing more than donning camo, this time is diamond covered black widow spider Elle who watches Maggie’s back and spends her free time surfing the web looking for the right hex to keep her lovers alive.

As always there’s a variety of creatures populating Maggie’s world. Caffeine guzzling ferrets who are the Hellion Guard Compound’s messengers, Seers who look as if they’re still living in the 1960s, vampires, trolls, brownies, and Fae, oh my!

I wanted a roller coaster ride of a book and I hope you see it that way. This series has evolved with each book. I’ve brought a new witch to life showing another part of their world and given them a sexy guy to fall in love with.

But since it can’t be all easy, I’ve also given them challenges, villains to battle, creature sidekicks that don’t always make their lives easy, and the mention of basic food groups known as coffee and chocolate.

Isn’t it fun to lose yourself with a world where pretty much anything can happen? For a few hours you can forget about the laundry piling up, a dinner menu that needs to come to mind, and does that room really need a good cleaning right now?

I hope you’ll take some time for yourself with a book in hand and what can I say? If it’s mine, I’ll be happy. If not, I’ll still be happy as long as you’re doing some ‘me’ time.

So tell me, do you take that me time? And what do you do with it?



Contest Time

Linda is being really generous and is giving away two copies of her new book 'Demons are a Girl's Best Friend'! So two lucky people will get a copy of this fantastic read!

How To Enter

Linda already asked the question at the end of her guest blog! Do you take that me time? And what do you do with it?

No question = No Entry

Earn more entries for each link you place about this contest on the net. You can post on Facebook, Twitter & MySpace but make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries! However please do not make individual postings for each entry. Please post all your entries in one post.

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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.

Make sure you post your links here so I can confirm your entries.

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The contest will stay open until Sunday 24th of April 2011 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.


Linda Henderson said...

When I get me time I usually spend it with a good book and a hot or cold drink depending on what mood I'm in. I also like my favorite candles burning and I'm in my comfortable sweats.

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LSUReader said...

This is “me time” right now. The house is quiet. I’m curled up in my favorite recliner. My current book and a Diet Coke are on the table next to me. My laptop is here, too, so I can check on my favorite book blogs (like this one) before I open that wonderful book. I’m in Heaven!

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Linda Wisdom said...

That's the way to do it, Linda.

LSUReader, I've got my Nook nearby and my coffee.

Ina said...

I really love to spend me time with a good book and music in the background... or I go for a walk and enjoy nature :)
greetings, Ina

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Calliope said...
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Calliope said...

Usually, ME time features me curled up on my loveseat with either my laptop or my current read. I have a coke or herbal tea within arm's reach and my cat is laying on my lap while a movie plays on the TV.

Ms. Wisdom - will Jazz and Nick ever get another book? I know that after Maggie you plan on Lilibeth, but any ideas on what/who will come after that?

And, oh yeah, what about Thea?! Will her story EVER see the printed page?! I've been DYING with impatience waiting for her ghost story!

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(Forgot my email in earlier post - sorry!)

Linda Wisdom said...

Ina, Music is always a good thing, but my TV is usually running. I've always been able to read and watch TV at the same time and keep track of both.

Hi Calliope! Since my publisher changed their minds and didn't want the ghost town story, I'm bringing Thea's book out myself. Yes, Lili's book is A Demon Does It Better. You can always check my website to see when Thea's book is released. And my backlist books are up as ebooks with more to follow along with original witchy material coming out.

Linda Wisdom said...

I'm sorry, Calliope! I hope to write an enovella for Jazz and Nick, so keep watching my website.

Lisa Kessler said...

Hi Linda -

My "me" time is my lunch hour at work. It's my time to be alone with a great book on my Kindle!

I look forward to it everyday...

Great blog!

Lisa :)

Pamk said...

Love your series. My favorite me time is reading a book in a hot bubble bath. I also like to scrapbook.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Lisa, I'd say that's a great way to spend lunch time. I do that with my Nook. On nice days I can at least do it on the patio.

Pamk, I saw a waterproof pouch for Nooks and I'm getting one since I'm always afraid of dropping mine in the tub. That happened with a few books in the past.

Becky said...

Great post! My "me time" is usually spent reading a good book or if the weather is good taking a walk. I enjoy listening to nature while walking that clears my mind and lets me relax.

Martha Lawson said...

I take me time every day to read!! Got to read every day, even if it's just for a little while..

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Linda Thomas-Sundstrom said...

Linda - I don't have "ME" time, sad to say. Just don't. I know this is bad for the brain. But writing books under deadline, and then promo, PR, and new proposals, not to mention all the volunteer stuff i do, AND the day job, leaves me little wiggle room.

These days my only remotely ME time is exercise, which is a given, and always in my schedule. Though I have to say that sitting in the sun with my feet up and a book in my hand... like your book... would be the ultimate PLEASURE. Ah. Wonderful dreams.

www. lindathomas-sundstrom .com

Linda Wisdom said...

Becky, My mini Schnauzer Barney loves walks and we even have a small park nearby.

That's how I feel, Martha. It's my relaxation time.

Linda! I used to read while on the Life Cycle.

Marne said...

I seem to be getting more "me time" the older my children get (I stopped aging long ago). Right now, when the weather is perfect, it involves sitting outside, listening to the birds sing and the bees, while I write or daydream on the deck.
And I'm going to have to pick up these books. They look interesting and I can't wait.
goddessmarne at aol dot com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Now that my kids are grown and pretty much out of the house, I indulge in me time with a book in hand several times a day. My hubby and I also indulge in me time, especially in the summertime. We take motorcycle rides to the mountains and have picnics along the parkway. Absolute nirvana!

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love me time. During exam season I barely get any, but sometimes I like to wake up at about the crack of dawn and just enjoy the quiet to read, or dance a little bit.
Thanks for the giveaway, I cannot wait to read these books.


SandyG265 said...

On fRiday nights my boyfriend has a guys night with his brother-in-law and I curl up with a book.

Julie S said...

I love my me time when I can lounge around in pajamas and a good book :)


Tore said...

When and if I get me time. I usually spend it reading a book. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Crystal Green's Blog said...

Hey, Linda! My favorite day of the week is Friday, which is all Me Time. I pour a glass of wine and cook while listening to music. Then I pig out to my heart's delight while gorging on TV. :)

Tamsen said...

Hi Linda! I'm not as good at taking me time as I should be, but I do try to take the bus to work everyday so that I have time to read on my commute (instead of getting annoyed by other drivers). Also I like to takes long walks around the city when I get the time! Thanks for the contest!

tamsenconner at gmail dot com

Joy Taylor Jaeger said...

You asked about "me time", Linda. With 4 young granddaughters underfoot these past 10 years, I've never thought about "me" personally. But the idea is fabulous, and the reading materials I've put aside for "some day", is now "here". Thanks so much for the wake up call. Books, here I come! Joy at happyhilljoy@yahoo.com

Alicia said...

Me Time? Oh Yeah. Any time I can get it. And my idea of me time is laying on the couch, watching my shows, and being completely lazy. Ahhhh.

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Gail said...

My me time is reading :-) When the day is done along with the dishes I grab a book and read. In the morning with my tea and bagel, I also spend time on the computer following what my favorite authors are up to. Some days work gets in the way of my reading. LOL

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Dovile said...

I try to take me time every day, which usually means re3ading some book in peace and quiet. Also, I like to go to cinema all alone to watch new movies. It's really very different from going to the cinema with someone else, I can focus on the movie solely and enjoy it much more.

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Nancy said...

Wheeeeee, it's Linda! Love the witches and the wild, sometimes wacky characters you dream up!

My me time is spent reading for the most part. That can be at home, in the back patio, or on the beach. Occasionally I catch up on TV shows I'd recorded, but a book is never far from my hands!

I've already read Demons Are A Girl's Best Friend, so no need to add me to the drawing.

Nancy Haddock

Aurian said...

When I have a book in my hands, or on screen, I have ME time ;) I also like reading other peoples blogs, and watching tv series with my boyfriend. But he already knows not to disturb me when I am really engrossed in a book.
I like your new book, hoping to read it soon.

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Marne! That's what I enjoy. Sitting on the patio and enjoying the day.

How cool, Lisa R! I'd love to be out that way.

Hi Faefever. I tend to get a little reading in with my coffee first thing in the morning. It's a great way to gear up for the day.

Good idea, SandyG!

I hear ya on the pjs and lounging Julie S.

Hi Tore. It's a good way to relax, isn't it?

How perfect Crystal!

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Tamsen, I'd want to do it that way too.

That's it, Joy! Just do it!

LOL Alicia! Lazy really helps sometimes.

Hi Gail. Don't you hate it when work does that?

Hi Dovile. I do that too with the movies.

Nancy! Thank you for coming by!

Hi Aurian. Perfect!

Sharon S. said...

I take that me time when the kids are in school and the hubby is at work. of course when there is a holiday (heaven forbid!) I have to sneak off and take a "nap" while I read

Amy said...

When I have me time, I usually read, take a long bath, or catch up on some movies or tv shows.


Amberkatze said...

Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for taking the time to read and reply to the comments today!

Mariee said...

My "me time" is either taking a bath, reading a book or watching Vampire Diaries.

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whitewolfreads said...

If I didn't have some me time I would go insane! I usually read (of course), watch movies or TV series, or play some sort of video game.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Vickie said...

I do take 'me time', sometimes it's just a stop at the foo-foo coffee shop with a chai and my purse book for thirty minutes. When I start my shift work soon, I'll have a better chance to get in more 'me time' and go to the movies as well as stopping at the foo-foo coffee shop for a sip'n'read.

BTW: I love the mental image of the caffeine guzzling ferrets....

Tanya said...

I do take me time..it's so important!!
What I like to do is, "curl up with a good book". Sometimes I'll check my favorite book blogs (get up to date w' new books/authors and lastly I'll watch a fashion or art related documentary.

But the "me time" that is top on my list is reading a good book!!

mbreakfield said...

Yes, I take me time. I, usually, relax with a good book or watch a movie.

Nightly Cafe said...

I do take "Me Time" by curling up with either a glass of wine or a hot coffee and read a good book. Nobody can bother until I emerge from the pages. I tweeted this contest http://twitter.com/?status=Amberkatze%27s%20Book%20Blog%3A%20http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2FgKKwLl%20via%20%40addthis#!/bk36/status/60726942281908224


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donnas said...

I take my me time every night before bed. When I take at least a few minutes to myself to read. Usually with a cat curled up next to me.

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mariska said...

Me time for me, a quiet house and i'm in my couch with good books and there's brownies and a glass of milk near me. perfect :)

You are a new for me author, i hope i get my chance to read your book now !

uniquas at ymail dot com

CrystalGB said...

When I have me time, I read or I schedule a girls day out with my best friend.

linaramz said...

My me time is usually spent reading. I love reading while sitting by the fireplace where it's nice and warm.