Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dylan Newton--Character Interview--Any Witch Way

Happy Halloween!

Good morning. Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting 'Character Interviews' from several of my fellow Roses who, like me, have their ebooks going to print from The Wild Rose Press. This is a fun way to get to know one of the protagonists from their stories, and one lucky commenter will win a copy of the featured author's print book. So join me every Thursday for the next several weeks for your chance to win some great books!

In perfect sync with Halloween, I'm kicking off the interviews with Dylan Newton, author of paranormal suspense.

Her debut novel, DESPITE THE GHOSTS, is a paranormal romance resulting from the 2008 NaNoWriMo challenge which was contracted with The Wild Rose Press a year later. Since that first contract, Dylan has published a dark, sexy little novella ANY WITCH WAY, released this year, and has just put the finishing edits on her third full-length novel, DESPITE THE FANGS, due out in 2014. When she's not busy writing, she can likely be found training for the next race, scrapping or finding the recipe for the ultimate dessert!

Today I'm interviewing Joshua Donoghue Maguire from Dylan's spicy 172 page novella ANY WITCH WAY just released in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Hello. Thank you for being with us here today. Can you tell us your name?
Some call me Seeker, Penitent, Wiccan…but I prefer Joshua. Joshua Donoghue Maguire, if you must know, but I haven’t been called by all my names in centuries.

That's a shame, because it's such a great name.

So, Joshua, where are you from?
I roam where the Goddess sends me to make penitence for an evil spell I cast long ago. Most recently, my service to the Lady has taken me to Upstate, New York where I’ve been watching over a certain beautiful…and cursed…graduate student named Lily Andrews.

Please describe yourself in 7 words:
Ah, seven—a very interesting number to choose.  If I’m to be truthful as the Lady bids me, then my seven words would be: Wiccan, Penitent, Roamer, Goddess-Loyal, and…in Love.

Lily's a very lucky woman.

What is your main occupation right now?
My main occupation is much as it has been throughout the centuries. I roam the Earth, seeking to remove the curse I unleashed in my youth. Yet these past few weeks since meeting Lily, my ‘occupation’ as you say, has changed.

Tonight is Samhain, the Wiccan New Year, when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest. Tonight, may the Goddess grant me the power to do what I must—to save the woman I love.

Where are you living?
{*slow grin spreads across his face*}  Currently, I live in the mortal realm, not far from SUNY Geneseo.

Joshua, how did you feel when you first set eyes on the love of your life?
{*pentagram tattoos begin to glow at his temples*} That she is worth every second of the time I have left.

Awe, so very sweet.

If you could travel, where would you go?
Up until recently, my answer would have been the Summerlands—a Wiccan concept for eternal rest, or heaven. That was before I met Lily Andrews. Now…I would choose to go with Lily to any ‘where’ and any ‘time’ she desires.

Do you have a hobby?
My time on Earth is not my own until my penance is complete. For the past few centuries, my only hobby has been to hunt down versions of my curse and eliminate them.

What is your main goal?
{*sighs*} If it were only that simple. My only goal left is to right a wrong done an innocent. Yet with Lily in my life, nothing seems clear any longer. I—I want what I can no longer have, no longer even ask for—more time on Earth. More time with Lily. Goddess help me, but I would give anything for that.
I wish you luck with your plight, Joshua. Thank you for to taking the time out to answer my questions so others could get to know you and your story as told in ANY WITCH WAY, newly released in print through The Wild Rose Press.

Here's the gorgeous cover, book blurb and an excerpt:


Graduate student Lily Andrews resigned herself to a life of perpetual virginity. With her recent twisted appetites and weird fugues hospitalizing every would-be boyfriend, it's no wonder she uses her coursework as an excuse not to date.
Then, she meets a witch.
Joshua enters Lily's life to complete penance for a deadly spell he cast centuries ago. Joshua must counter Lily's demon-wrought fugues with his own Wiccan magick, or lose her forever. 
As the pivotal Wiccan holiday, Samhain, approaches, time is running out. Together, they must battle an ancient dark force, fighting for their lives and their new-found love…ANY WITCH WAY they can.

“You think you cast a spell on me? Like, saved me with your magic wand?” Lily crossed her arms. “You don’t seriously expect me to believe that?”
            “Yes, I do.” The dark stars inked on Joshua’s temple glowed silver in the moonlight as he grinned. “Except the last bit. Wands are for amateurs.”
            Then he swiped his hand through the air as if tracing a complex image, and tingling warmth cascaded through Lily. The heat coalesced to a tangible weight, like hands at her waist.
Lily gasped. She felt his touch, but his hands were nowhere near her!
“H-how are you…”
Joshua’s brown eyes twinkled and he murmured in what sounded like another language. Instantly, the hypnotic sensation traveled up her arms in a swirling pattern, igniting her skin. 
            “Please.” Lily breathed, not sure what she meant. Please stop? Or please don’t stop?
Joshua’s fingers curled at his side and the sensation evaporated.
Lily willed her voice not to tremble. “Okay, obviously you’ve got some weird street magician thing going on. I don’t know how you’re doing those tricks—,”
“Spells.” Joshua interrupted.
“—spells,” Lily continued, “But what’s inside of me is dangerous. I know it’s hard to understand, but I’m not normal. Something inside me is…damaged. It’s like I’m—”
“Cursed,” he finished with the exact word she intended to use.
Lily nodded.
Joshua’s tattoos glimmered in the darkness.
“Your curse is why I’m here.”

Hope you enjoyed Joshua’s interview here today! My novel, ANY WITCH WAY, is available at, The Wild Rose Press, or your favorite e-tailer.

Thank you, Donna, for having me and my character over for a chat on Samhain. Leave a comment below, and one lucky commenter will win a copy of my novel, ANY WITCH WAY, and get to know Joshua more, erm, intimately inside the covers of a paperback. J

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Spy Who Fange Me~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

It's Week 22 of the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!

What's your idea of sexy? A smoldering look? A hoarse whisper? A special touch? Welcome to the fun. Sit back and enjoy this hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

In honor of the upcoming Halloween I'm featuring my fun, hot, action paranormal with a vampire secret agent and his female panther shifting partner. Here are 7 sentences from The Spy Who Fanged Me 

Available at Amazon

With common sense on break, she leaned closer, basking in the danger of her actions. The intensity in his gaze increased with the pounding of her pulse.

 I wonder if I’m the only one he does that for, too?

Still holding her gaze, he brushed the sticks across her lower lip before dropping them to cup her face. The clanking chopsticks crashed onto the table at the same time his mouth captured her tingling lip.
He tasted of sushi, Saki and…hunger. Deep, desperate hunger.

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My Sexy Saturday!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cover Reveal**Her Uniform Cowboy**

Hello, everyone!
I'm so excited! I just received my new cover my cover artist JT Schultz (who also happens to be my CP) for Kade's story, the third book in my Harland County Series!


Kade Dalton is a horse rancher, sheriff and Texas National Guardsman.
Her Uniform Cowboy will be released in early December.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

She Does Know Jack~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

We're into Week 20 of the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop!

Everyone has their own idea of sexy. A look. A whisper. A touch. Hello, sit back and enjoy this hop where authors share 7 words, sentences or paragraphs from a book or WIP.

Today, I'm mixing it up for those who asked. Here is 7 sentences from She Does Know Jack 

He's a former Army Ranger providing security for a Bachelor type reality TV show, and she's undercover as a contestant to flush out the culprit threatening his brother-the 'groom'.

Available at Amazon

“Damn…that feels good…”
Mouth still on him, she glanced up. Head back, eyes closed, his face was tight as a slight sheen spread across his taut muscles. Lordy, he was magnificent. The sight gave her a rush a hair below orgasmic.
As he tensed in her hands and mouth, she knew he was close. She upped her strokes, wanting to bring him the same mind blowing release he’d just given her.

Find more Sexy 7's here:

A bit of Inspiration...

In honor of Stephen's premier this week...

and Jensen's...

and I can't help but throw in a little bit of Alex...

You're welcome.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Captive Hero~ @Donna_Michaels #MySexySaturday

Welcome to week #19 of My Sexy Saturday!

It's sexy time again! Sit back and enjoy a blog hop where writers share seven sexy words, sentences or paragraphs from a published book or work in progress. You know the drill. Everyone has their idea of sexy. It can be a look, a touch and with clothes on or off. Each week, authors will bring you their idea of sexy with seven words, seven sentences or seven paragraphs. Let the sevens begin!

Today I'm sharing a sexy scene from my 2012 RONE finalist for Best Time Travel--Book 1 in my Time-shift Heroes Series: Captive Hero. This is a reverse time-shift where the hero is abducted from 1943 and brought back to present day Colorado by a female Marine whom he thinks is a German spy... 

Here's 7 paragraphs from Captive Hero

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      “I just wanted you to know you were welcomed in here.”
In her.
On her.
Absolutely anything to do with her.
“The choice is yours,” she added softly. Pick me, her body and heart secretly urged. Please pick me.
Without a word, he turned around and left.
Crud. Staring at the empty doorway, her heart felt as if someone had reached in and squeezed.
Before her burning throat had a chance to close, Mitch was back, bag in hand, stride purposeful and sure. He dropped the bag next to hers on the floor, cupped her face with both hands and kissed her long and deep. Strength effectively zapped from her legs, she clung to him. When they finally broke apart, they were both breathing hard.
Damn, he was heady.
Resting her forehead on his chin, she worked to catch her breath. “I’ll take that to mean you’re staying with me?”
  (I know that was technically more than seven, but a few were extremely small. :-) )

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