Thursday, 22 September 2011

Joint Interview and giveaway: Edie Ramer and Lori Brighton

Today I have something different on my blog. Lis and I interviewed Edie Ramer and Lori Brighton. There are also 4 books to win :D


First up is Lori:


1. Do you plan to write more books with heroines from this family?
There will be a full length book 2 and 3 which will star two secondary characters from my first full length in this series, A Night of Secrets. So yes, more books, but not necessarily family members. And who knows, maybe some more short stories too. I have plenty of secondary characters to pick from!  

2. In this novella some will fight for their life. And you left some poor bastards at a gladiator arena. Do you have any plans to go back and free them?
Lol, yes, poor bastards. In the next full length book, A Night of Redemption, I’ll discuss these “fight clubs” (as another reviewer called them) in more detail. Will we go back and save any of the werewolves Aidan fights in the novella? Sadly, no. They’ve been left in the dungeon to rot.

3. We also got to see werewolves in this story, and since I do love my weres my question would be if you plan to have a were find love?
Yes! The next book, A Night of Redemption, will star Beth (Meg’s friend from A Night of Secrets), and the hero will be a werewolf! This will be out probably late spring 2012.

4. What made you write a historical with vampires in it?
I always set out to write straight historical romances, but somehow the paranormal always slips in. It’s what happened with my first book, Wild Heart, and what happened with A Night of Secrets. There are so many vampire books out there, I thought to make mine a little unique by placing a vampire in the past. And by the way, I have managed to finally write a full length historical romance without paranormal, To Seduce an Earl!


And now Edie Ramer:

How did your story The Fat Cat came to be?
Misty Evans suggested a Halloween theme to unify the stories. I immediately thought of the two traditional symbols of Halloween – a black cat and a witch. I knew it would be fun to play around with the elements. 


Cats have a prominent feature in your stories. In Cattitude the main lead also goes to a cat. How come there are so many cats in your stories?
I’ve tried to put dogs in books, but they don’t work as well. They’re needier than cats. I have two dogs, and they can’t be left alone for hours like cats. They pick inconvenient times to go outside and then inside. They eat anything. (My beagle ate rat poison last Friday, and we had to rush her to the vet’s. She’s okay now, but she didn’t have a good evening.) 

Besides, I love my cat’s personality in a different way than my dogs’. She’s confident and independent. She doesn’t ask me to pet her, she jumps on my lap and demands it. If I’m busy, she meows at me, letting me know that it’s time to give her attention. When she’s had enough, she gives me a little nip. How can I resist a character like that?


Tory is such a fun witty character. She made me laugh with her comments. What was the inspiration that made you create Tory?
Tory was the hero’s sister in Cattitude. She was fun and positive, kind of girlie but with a backbone. She’d hooked up with a boyfriend, and it looked like they would have an HEA. Readers have asked for another book on the characters from Cattitude, but I thought Belle made the book fun, and there was only one Belle. But what I didn’t realize was that there are other cats. Since I wanted the story to have a witch, Tory immediately came to my mind. It fit her character.

As for being witty, all my characters are wittier than I am. And taller. And braver. No way would I drive up to a mini-castle and fight a warlock for women’s souls. I’m way too chicken for that.


The proceeds for this anthology go to the breast cancer foundation, how did you come to be a part of this anthology?
I’d mentioned to Misty Evans that I’d like to do an anthology of short stories and give the proceeds to charity. She emailed me back and said “Let’s do it!” I’m a breast cancer survivor and my critique partner and good friend has been fighting cancer for 15 years. So that was an easy pick. We started sending out emails, and writers agreed to come on. It’s been a wonderful experience.


In the foreword Stacia Kane talks about the use of condoms in romance stories. What is your view on that?
I loved Stacia’s foreword. The best foreword ever. I’ve mentioned condoms in my books but don’t make a big thing about it. In Galaxy Girls, though, it was a plot point in a scene with my heroine, who’s been bred to be a broodmare. When they’re ovulating, they can’t stop themselves from wanting to have children. It’s a primal need. Kind of the way my beagle feels for any kind of food. Even if it will kill her.

Thanks so much for having me and Lori here today and helping to get the word out about ENTANGLED. My critique partner found out a couple weeks ago that her tumor markers are up. That means the cancer cells are cooking again. It feels good to be doing something to help stop the disease. 


And now on to the Giveaways!
4 winners, 3 different books!

1. Open to all, worldwide
2. Ends October 3rd
3. Just enter, that is it.
But be free to ask questions if you want to :) since Edie will stop today.

2 e-copies of Entangled

Check our review here




1 e-copy of To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton

1 ecopy of Galaxy Girl by Edie Ramer

58 comments:

  1. Great double interview. Can't enter as I don't have anything to read them off.

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  2. A historical with Vampires?! *swoons*

    Thanks so much for the great interviews and giveaway!

    Please enter me. :)

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  3. Hi!

    So happy to see this post. Entangled is a great collection for a wonderful cause! As one of the contributing authors, thank you for the added promo. It's so important to get the word out.

    And to Vivienne, you can read Entangled and the other ebooks as a pdf on the computer!

    Both Lori's and Edie's story in that anthology are wonderful - as are their ebooks. This is a great set of prizes.

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  4. Enjoyed the interview.
    Thanks for the giveaway - very generous.
    ljberma01(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Wow quite a giveaway! Thank you! Enjoyed the interview!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  6. Lis and B, thanks again for having us here. Lori is at a place with no internet (eek!), so can't stop by today. If anyone has questions about her or her books, though, feel free to ask and I'll answer for her. If I don't know the real answer, I'll make up stuff.

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  7. Vivienne, the nice thing about short stories is they're easy to read on the computer. In any case, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  8. Missie, Lori's historical with vamps is a very good story, too. Good luck on winning it!

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  9. Dale, thanks for your support. You're the best!

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  10. Really looking forward to reading this anthology, it's fun to get a bunch of stories all in one place. And now I really want to read this foreward too:)

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  11. I haven't won anything for ages...I haven't read anything fluffy for ages so...maybe enter me too, please?

    I love the idea of joint interviews (and joined interviews ;) ) very much - well done girls!

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  12. I've read a few reviews about this anthology, and love the cause. If I dont win it, I am certainly going to buy it myself. I am looking forward to reading about a witch with a fat cat!

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

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  13. I love these authors! I enjoyed both in the Entangled ebook!

    Edie... much <3 to your crit partner. I hope she is in remission quickly!

    If possible only enter me in the 2 books because I already have Entangled!

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  14. =) I'm loving the double reviewing and the interviewing. Of course I'll enter into the Giveaway! ^.^

    carolerae4488(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Jenny, Stacia's foreword was awesome!

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  16. Anachronist, there's one or two that might be called fluffy, but most are non-fluffy. All in all, it's a great variety.

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  17. I enjoyed reading both interviews. This is such a great cause they are donating too.
    Thanks for the giveaway
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  18. Vampires and historicals are some of my favorite things. Nice post!
    It is interesting, in all the contemporary romances I've read, protection is always mentioned during the love scenes. Thats responsible writing I think!

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  19. Waving to Lori and Edie! Thanks for the wonderful double interview. So glad to see these authors and these books featured here ;).

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  20. *waves to Lori at her vacation*

    Thanks for coming over today Edie :D

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  21. Hey that's a great interview and a good giveaway. I'd love Entangled. Please enter me

    Email :
    zr_arshad@hotmail.com

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  22. Thanks, Aurian. In real life, my cat is sleek and 11 years old. A friend sent me a picture of her fat, black cat for me to use in blogs. I had to promise not to use her name. lol

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  23. Melissa, I'll pass the love on to Liz. I hope she's in remission soon, too.

    And I'm so glad you enjoyed our stories. Thanks!

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  24. Carole and Elaing, I enjoy Lis and B's double reviews, too. It's fun to be hear. They're both amazing!

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  25. Naida, I agree with you about protection. For me, it's not an issue. If someone doesn't use protection in a contemporary, then it's an issue.

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  26. Marilyn, waving wildly back at you! Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. I enjoyed the double interview and all the books sound wonderful. I especially love that Entangled is for such a great cause and the next order I put in for books, I'll be picking it up (that is if I don't win it first) :D

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  28. No need to enter me. I just want to say thank you for the double trouble interview! I adore Edie and Lori, and enjoy getting insights into their writing processes and lives!

    Light,
    Nancy Haddock

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  29. Hey Blodeuedd!!! Girl, you know how to pack a house with two wonderful ladies!!!! Great interview!!!!!!!! You know you were the one to introduce to me these ladies! And for that I have been grateful!!!!
    Hugs to you alllll!!!

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  30. Thanks to Blodeuedd for helping to get the word out about ENTANGLED, and wonderful interview, Edie and Lori :)

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  31. Thanks for the interview, I enjoyed it :) And great giveaway, please count me in!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Barbara, I'm glad you want to buy it if you win. All of us are so happy about the anthology. Thanks!

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  33. Cecile, so good to see you here! Hugs back to you!

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  34. Michelle, thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Winnie, I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Good luck on getting one of the books.

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  36. Love the double interview - such a great idea. Oh, and LOVE Lori Brighton :)

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  37. Melissa
    Sure thing :)

    Thanks Carole!

    Cecile!!!
    *hugs*
    I am glad I was the one :D And I am happy to see you here. I have noticed a bit more activity on your blog, I do hope you come back one day :D


    And thank you everyone for stopping by :)

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  38. Great interviews! I'd love to be entered

    yvone473[at]optonline[dot]net

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway! This is awesome :)
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  40. Terrific interview, ladies. Haven't finished reading all the stories in Entangled (I'm savoring it) but so far what I've read is stellar. It's wonderful that so many authors got together and contributed their time and efforts to this cause. Kudos to Laura for the cover and Lori for the formatting. This was definitely a labor of love.

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  41. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds really good. Tore923@aol.com

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  42. Thanks, everyone!

    Liz, your story is stellar, too. Thank you for being a part in it.

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  43. I love the sound of historical fiction with vampires! Count me in on the giveaway, please :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  44. Entangled is on my wish list! Thanks for the chance to win it. Funny how I don't mind the condom use in m/m, but it kind of throws me in m/f . In paranormal stories the author can use the whole "I can't get or give STDs cause I am supernatural". The only contemporaries I read are the m/m for the most part. Interesting thing to think about :)

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  45. Please enter me on the giveaway too.

    luizza_m@ymail.com

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  46. They were both pretty good interviews. They'll all end up on my TBR/TBB list either way.
    Thanks!
    teawench at gmail dot com

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  47. i want to enter. a nice choice of books.

    witchvela at web dot de

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  48. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  49. Oh great interviews. :) And a double take too! :D

    Thank you!

    (Oh, no need to enter me, no ereader yet.)

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  50. Re-twitted your giveaway at: http://twitter.com/#!/cherrymischivus/status/118209392444321792

    Goodluck to everybody entering! :)

    Cherry Mischievous
    (not an entry)

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  51. To Edie, I hope your crit partner will be better soon.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

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  52. Winners of Entangled:
    Margaret and Lauren B

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  53. Winner To Seduce an earl: Julie

    Galaxy girls: Jenny

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