Monday 29 August 2011

Interview and giveaway: Moira Rogers

Today I have Moira Rogers over for an interview, that is Bree and Donna :) And at the end of this interview there is a giveaway and it is the winner's choice of Crossroads, Deadlock or Crux. Open to all.

Now who is this mysterious person called Moira Rogers?

Bree: She's the powers-combined-penname of two people.

Donna:  I'm Donna.  I studied forensic science and nursing, but I always wanted to write.  Always.

Bree: And I'm Bree. I was a computer programmer until I realized that people would pay me to write about werewolves falling in love. Now I'm never going back.

 Is it hard writing a book with someone else?  How exactly do you two do it?
Donna:  It's difficult in very particular ways.  We can't really wing it without talking about every possibility and eventuality because we have to be on the same page or we'll be writing all over the place.  But it's also very rewarding to have a partner.

Could you tell me a bit about the Southern Arcana books?

Bree: The Southern Arcana series is very action focused paranormal romance set in New Orleans. Some people call them romantic urban fantasy--I can admit that they're might blur genre lines a little.  Each book features a paranormal couple (shapeshifters, spell casters or psychics) fighting together to save themselves or those they love, and falling in love along the way.

Your upcoming book is called Cipher. Could you tell me about it, and give my readers three reasons why this book (or series) is a must read.

Donna:  Cipher is about Kat confronting her past, about Andrew confronting his future, and both of them confronting what went wrong between them.

Bree: I am not good at telling people why they should read my books!  So here are three things Cipher features, and if you dig those, you might like the book:  a hacker heroine with dangerous psychic powers, an alpha wolf hero who'd do anything to protect her, and a magical brawl in the bayou.

What would you rather be; a shapeshifter, a spellcaster, a psychic or something else entirely?

Donna:  I think it depends.  In our world, psychic might be the way to go.  In the Southern Arcana universe, I think being a spell caster or wolf might offer the most advantages.

Bree: Shapeshifter. Give me that super healing, huh? I need it, considering how clumsy I am. (And maybe I wouldn't be clumsy then!)

You two have also written more books. Could I hear a bit about those too?

Bree: We love to explore the various subgenres of romance.  We've written contemporary werewolves (Red Rock Pass), historical werewolves (Building Sanctuary), Wild West Paranormal with steampunk themes (Bloodhounds) and even some fantasy stories with a fairy tale feel (And the Beast).  We just love to write different flavors of paranormal romance.  :)

I must ask you to choose now. Which hero from your books would you most want to be stranded on a desert island with?

Donna:  Hmm, I think Alec.  He's hot, but forget that.  He was in the Army, also worked as a mercenary, AND he's a wolf.  At least I could eat.

Bree: I'm going to say Jackson. Maybe he could use a few convenient spells to make life more comfortable. Magical air conditioning!

And last, what is next up for this duo?

Bree: We have a post-apocalyptic paranormal series launching this winter, and then a lot more Southern Arcana and Bloodhounds.  Wherever we go, the monsters aren't far behind.

Thanks :D


1. Open to all
2. Your choice of an e-copy of either Crux, Deadlock or Crossroads.
3. Ends September 5
4. Just go ahead and enter.
As for questions to answer if you want to, well if you have read any of these books, then who is your fav guy?
Or just comment or ask a question yourself :=)

If you are new to this series then go on over to their website and see what you think :)


  1. I'd definitely like to try this series. Great interview! Put me down for a copy of Crux!

  2. i would think it would be fun but stressful too to cowrite a book!

    (not an entry)

  3. Such a great interview! I like the magical air conditioning idea, that would be important on a desert island. And he could probably make food appear as well. Win. I really enjoy this series, I've only read the first book, but I loved it! Thanks for the giveaway:)


  4. I am sure it is difficult for two people to write together, and it must be fun too :)

    Please enter me in the giveaway :)

    givingreadingachance AT

  5. Great interview. This is all new to me so I will keep an eye out for these books now. I love how Bree and Donna came up with the name & the power of two make up for the creativity completely. Bravo ladies!

    here's my entry

  6. I'd love to win the first book in the series please.
    I love everything with witches and wizards and the likes, so it will be just the thing for me.
    Thanks for the interview.

  7. Would it be possible to be stranded with both Alec and Jackson? Please!


    Thanks for the giveaway and fun interview. Please enter me.

    P.S. Congrats on your nom for Best Speculative Fiction Blog at BBAW! You're awesome!

  8. Ok, I am entering but against my better judgment.

    portiabridget(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot) uk.

    Too many books, too little time. I love it when more than one person work on a book. The results can be interesting. I don't care which book I will get IF (a very big if) I win at all.

  9. I thought it was very intersting to read about how it is to write a novel with a partner :) I must admit that it sounds like a challenge to me.

    I think the Southern Arcana series sounds like fun and I love that the setting is in New Orleans.

    I would love to be entered for a e-copy of Crux. escapeinabook[at]hotmail[dot]com

  10. I co-write my YA fantasy books with my husband. It's exhilarating, rewarding, and sometimes frustrating, but I wouldn't trade this experience for the world!

    I would love to try the series! Put me down for Crux!


  11. This is a new-to-me series, so I don't have a favourite character! Please enter me in the draw!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I've read the first book in the series and have the rest on my wishlist TBR - which keeps getting bigger everyday (the wishlist!)

    I'd love to win the second book and make that list smaller!

    Thanks for the contest!

  13. I have had this series on my tbr for EVER and your interview has made me want it more. I would love to receive Crux! (I actually have it scheduled to read October! lol) Thanks and fun interview!

  14. Great Interview!!! I haven't started these books yet. But I do think I need to get me one. :) Thank you. They sound amazing!

    (oh no need to enter me as I don't have an ereader yet. :( )

  15. I'd love to be entered. These sound really good. Please enter me for Crux.

    Thank you!


  16. Totally new to this series! Awesome!

  17. What an awesome interview...I swear you're ace at it :)

    please enter me!

    iswimforoceans at gmail dot com

  18. I have not read this series but would love to! It seems like it has good romance in it.


  19. I am new to the series too, so I would like to start at the first one :)

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  20. I'm new to the series as well, but I already have a copy of Crossroads so all I need is a copy of Crux to get started!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  21. I would love to read! Please enter me.

  22. Jenny
    Good luck!

    I know, I did try with a friend once but we made it to page 5, lol.

    I could do with magical A/C here sometimes. What a great guy to have around, lol

    I find it fascinating how you just can't tell that two peeps wrote the book

    They are great fun so good luck :)

    Good luck!

    Thank you Missie!!!
    Hihi, yes I am thrilled :D I love whoever nominated me

    If you get lucky, then you will get book 1. Better to start with the first ;)

    The setting is really great, it sure makes me want to visit the town

    Fun :D Then you know how it works

  23. I've heard awesome things about this particular series and would love to be apart of this giveaway, I'm sort of a stickler for order when it comes to books so I want to start with Crux!

    I haven't read a lot of books that have been written by two people but the ones I have read have been awesome.

    This is probably a silly question but I'm gonna ask it anyway.

    Do you guys ever clash over story ideas? How do you resolve or compromise your issues?

  24. Darlene
    I can give you a hint, Alec is worth checking out ;)

    Then you are in for book 2 :D I have book 3 waiting for me. Can't wait

    You have it scheduled to read but you do not own it? Lol, well that is one way to do it

    :( I know that sucks. I have to sit and oogle the library homepage when to get to borrow one again



    Awww, thanks, you make me blush

    I am sure you would enjoy it

    Good choice

    Then you certainly need book 1

    Summer :)

  25. Oh I enjoyed her (their) steampunk book so please enter me. Can I has the magical air conditioning to go with it? LOL

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

  26. Not read these books eiher! Would love the chance! I loved the two worlds melding into one book..I'm glad they came to visit!
    twinmomx5 at gmail

  27. I like to start reading the series i think crux is the first book? so that one! :) btw email is

  28. Thanks for the giveaway! Definitely count me in!


  29. Love the sound of this series. I would love to win Deadlock. Please count me in for the giveaway.

  30. I haven't read any of this books yet, but I'm definitely going to read them. They sound amazing, please enter me to this contest!

    lissette_125 at hotmail dot com


  31. Yay! Celebrating with chocolates!



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