Category: Interview

Veiled Release Blast!

Veiled Release Blast!

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lie and The Pact comes a new romance that will test your limits and leave you breathless. Death. It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night. But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal. Or so close. Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend. That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone. Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before. Every night. In every single dream. And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything. Including her heart. And her very soul.     BUY NOW EXCERPT

10 Questions with Joya Ryan

Posted January 7, 2016 by Kate in 10 Questions, Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
10 Questions with Joya Ryan

Today we are lucky enough to have Joya Ryan join us here on the site for 10 Questions, my favorite author feature. In case you haven’t heard of Joya Ryan, she has a new book out, Tell Me You Need Me (which you can buy HERE), which I will be reviewing on the site in the next couple of days. But today she joins us to answer our 10 Questions as the hero from Tell Me You Need Me, Gage. So without further ado, let’s get to know Gage a little bit better! Q: What is the one thing you never leave the house without and why. A: My knife. Because it is an endlessly useful item. Q: What is the number one item on your birthday wish list? A: Chloe. Mostly to get her to agree to go on a date with me. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Bad driving. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: Living Off The Land by Chris McNab Q: What’s your go to song to get your amped up? A: “Long Hot Summer Day” by Turnpike Troubadours Q: You walk into a pet store, what animal would you bring home and why? A: Anything that would make Chloe smile. So she’d probably like a sweet dog that keeps her company and goes after any man’s balls that tries to get too close to her. Q: If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go and why? A: Iceland. Exploring that country would be beautiful. Q: What […]

10 Questions with Jennie Marts

Posted December 31, 2015 by Kate in 10 Questions, Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
10 Questions with Jennie Marts

Earlier today I reviewed Hidden Away, a super cute romance that I highly recommend you check out, and now I have the author Jennie Marts here with us to do one of my favorite features, 10 Questions! Q: What is the one thing you never leave the house without and why. A: Chapstick and sunglasses. I sort of freak out if I don’t have either of those- like I might die of either sun stroke or chapped lips before I get home in an hour. But in my defense, the Colorado sunshine is brutal and the air is really dry. Q: What is the number one item on your birthday wish list? A: Usually it is jewelry of some sort. I LOVE jewelry- doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of my favorite stuff is matching earring and necklace sets from Kohl’s. I love to accessorize and my family all knows that they are safe getting me any kind of jewelry. I also love books. And this year, I am asking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones so I can work in Panera and not get distracted by eavesdropping on other patron’s conversations. Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: Mean people, I guess. Life’s too short to be mean. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: Really? That’s sooo hard! My top favorite books would be the Stephanie Plum series, all of the Harry Potters, the Outlander series, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. Q: What’s your go to song […]

10 Questions with Maureen Ryan

Posted April 30, 2014 by Kate in 10 Questions, Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
10 Questions with Maureen Ryan

Today Colette Freedman joins us for the return of the 10 Questions feature, her character Maureen Ryan will be on the hot seat today! But before we get started here’s a little info about Maureen in case you haven’t had a chance to pick up Colette’s book The Consequences yet. Maureen Ryan, (65), is Robert Walker’s long-term secretary, and is also a close personal friend of Kathy, Robert’s wife.  You could call her a glamorous granny, and she’d not entirely disagree with you.  She is a woman of a certain vintage, with a certain exotic reputation and the life experiences to make her a font of knowledge.  When Kathy first suspects that her husband is having an affair, Maureen is one of the people she turns to for help and advice. An intricately stitched piece of needlework hangs framed on Maureen’s wall.  It contains the complete text of the poem WARNING by Jenny Joseph, which begins with the line, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.” Maureen is one of those women who will NEVER wear purple. Q: What is the one thing you never leave the house without and why. There was a time when I stuck a ten dollar bill down my bra and just walked out the door. No bag, no keys, no phone, no computer, no purse. It was incredibly liberating. Nowadays, of course, I go nowhere without my phone. I also have a ring of keys which would make a jailer proud and […]

10 Questions with Gray Warlow

Posted April 8, 2014 by Kate in 10 Questions, Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
10 Questions with Gray Warlow

Thanks to Angela Dennis for joining us here on Home.Love.Books. for our new feature, “10 Questions”. For this feature the questions will never changes, but who’s answering them will: the characters from your favorite books will be visiting the site to give you just a little bit more insight into what really makes them tick. So without further ado, here is Gray Warlow from Angela Dennis’s book Shadows of Fate. Q: What is the one thing you never leave the house without and why. A: I never leave the house without my katana strapped to my back.  The Earthly plane is a demonic playground.  You never know what’s going to attack. Q: What is the number one item on your birthday wish list? A: Aside from Brenna with a big red bow around her neck?  Am I allowed to say that?  What’s the rating for this blog? Q: What’s your biggest pet peeve? A: I hate it when people aren’t straightforward.  Just tell me what you think.  I don’t have time to beat it out of you. Q: What’s your favorite book? A: The Council wrote a treatise on warfare.  It’s too bad you can’t get it on the Earthly plane. Q: What’s your go to song to get your amped up? A:  *Grinning*  I have my own battle cry.  Does that count? Q: You walk into a pet store, what animal would you bring home and why? A: Not sure what a pet store is, but I wouldn’t mind having […]

Amanda Carlson Interview

Posted September 20, 2012 by Kate in Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
Amanda Carlson Interview

I have loved reading everything I have read that Amanda Carlson has written, and I can’t wait to read more of her work in the coming months. I was more than happy to host her on this blog and to do an interview with her. I hope this provides a nice look into the world she has created. Enjoy. UFR: If you had to pick a theme song for this book what would it be and why? AC: I listened to a lot of Kings of Leon with this book. I love Closer, which I’ve heard is actually about a vampire. But for this one I think it had to be Sex on Fire. Everything was changing for Jessica so quickly and the beat to that song applied (plus, I love it. It’s super sexy.). UFR: Since everyone who reads this blog is a reader themselves, I love asking about what your characters would be reading. So if Jessica had a book on her nightstand, what would it be? AC: Hmm, she’d possibly be reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She likes an edgy read. No romance for her. UFR: Do you share any characteristics with Jessica? AC: No, not really. I wrote the kind of heroine I’d like to hang out with more than anything having to do with myself personally. I’m low key and she’s tons of fun, LOL! I so wish I could take her out and pick her brain. UFR: If you could be any member of any supernatural race, what would it […]

Amanda Bonilla & Xander Interview

Posted June 5, 2012 by Kate in Interview / 4 Comments
Amanda Bonilla & Xander Interview

A big thanks to Kate and Urban Fantasy Reviews for hosting me today! I think it’s a pretty well-known fact that I have a soft spot in my heart for Xander Peck, Shaede High King and recent addition to Seattle’s supernatural community. And when I posed the question to my Facebook friends about who I should interview today, they agreed that Xander was too intriguing to resist. Amanda: Thanks for meeting me today, Your Highness. Xander: *gives a dismissive wave of his hand* Please, call me Xander. Amanda: Thanks. It’s so great of Kate to invite us to Urban Fantasy Reviews today! I thought we’d start off with her questions first. Kate: Since we all love books here, what is your favorite book and why? Xander: My father made my brother and I read The Art of War over and again until we had the text committed to memory. I still read it from time to time. I find Sun Tzu’s words very comforting though not altogether entertaining.   Kate:  What is your favorite memory (from recent times or however far back your life reaches)? Xander:I’m not sure how humans remember, but when you live as long as we do, the past becomes… faintly muddled. Memories are like dreams, the lucidity of which often comes into question. When I was fifteen or sixteen, I purchased a stallion from a Fae prince who had won the beast from a Sheik. He was the most stubborn beast I’d ever met and it […]

Draykon Character Interviews!

Posted April 26, 2012 by Kate in Guest post, Interview / 5 Comments
Draykon Character Interviews!

Over the next couple of days I will be posting a lot about Charlotte English and her Draykon series, which I love. All leading up to the review of her new book Orlind! At the bottom of this post you can find links to other sites, all dealing with Charlotte English and her book release (there’s some fun stuff at the other end of these links).  So for day 1, we did a short character interview, with questions for both Llandry and Eva, two women who kick butt in their own right!  Llandry What is your favorite part about being a Draykon? Not feeling afraid anymore! It’s hard to feel threatened when you’re so much bigger than everyone else, and wielding full draykoni powers on top of that. Unless you’re facing another draykon, of course… Trying to find a place for yourself in your new form has been challenging, what is the hardest part about being this new version of you? Adjusting to the physical changes was hard at first, though I’m used to that now. I don’t fall out of the sky anymore! At the moment I’m struggling with finding my place now that I’ve changed. Some people are actually afraid of me, which can hurt. I mean, it’s nice not being the frightened one but I don’t want to be intimidating my own people. How has Sigwide been coping with your new identity? He’s unfazed. He barely seems to realise that I’ve changed. Pensould says that I haven’t […]

Marcia Colette Interview

Posted February 25, 2012 by Kate in Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
Marcia Colette Interview

Today we have Marcia Colette joining us for an interview, and of course later today we will also be reviewing the second book in her Dark Encounters series, Deadlier by the Dozen. I hope you enjoy the interview and stay tuned for the review later on today! UFR: If you were picking a theme song for this book what would it be and why? MC: I’d pick Why? by Annie Lennox.   Mackenzie spends most of her time trying to figure out why anyone would want to put a curse on her family. UFR: If Mackenzie were in a book club what book would she be reading and why? MC: She would be reading Doppelgangster by Laura Resnick.  Mackenzie has the doppelganger thing down, but it’s the kick-ass part that she’s missing when it comes to dealing with psychotic her “other selves”. UFR: Are there any characters in the book (and if so who and how so) that share personality traits with you?  MC: Mackenzie.  We both don’t think we’re tough until put in a situation where we have to be.  My situations aren’t as life threatening as hers, but they can be precarious.  UFR: What was the hardest scene for you to write and why? MC: When Mackenzie found out from her brother that her younger sister was shot and how much he hated her for terrorizing his family.  I’ve lived through that kind of violence and I don’t wish it on anyone.    UFR: Doppelgängers are an interesting topic in sci-fi and fantasy, and your book has way more than 1, why did […]

D. VonThaer Interview

Posted February 23, 2012 by Kate in Guest post, Interview / 0 Comments
D. VonThaer Interview

We are joined today by D. VonThaer who is the author of Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon, which is being reviewed later today. I hope you enjoy getting to know her a little bit better before reading the book review a little bit later today! UFR: If you were picking a theme song for this book what would it be and why? DVT: I think the best theme song for Tuatha could be Seize the Day by Avenged Sevenfold. *Seize the day, or die regretting the time we lost.//Newborn life replacing all of us, changing this fable we live in.* UFR: If Aodh were in a book club reading present day books, what book would it be and why? DVT: I think Aodh would read Bram Stoker, or maybe Stephen King. I think he would enjoy their cleverness, their ability to go to places within the mind, and be the first to do it. Stoker wrote the book on vampires. It was sexy, it was thrilling, it was terrifying. Dracula was written with such grace, I think Aodh would appreciate that. I also think he’d be a fan of King. I think he’d enjoy the wanderings of King’s mind, the crevices he shows to the world that most people bury or take a pill to subdue. I think Aodh would find that fascinating. UFR: Are there any characters in the book (and if so who and how so) that share personality traits with you?  DVT: Dru absolutely by far is the closest to me. Her personality is […]