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~ Quirky Question of the Month ~
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
Depends on who is in power. ~ Lucinda Betts
Yes. ~ Jade Lee
Yep, you've got it exactly. ~ Karen Kay
Uh yeah, that's the way I see it. ~ Mechele Armstrong
Well duh! ~ Maggie Nash
Yes, lol. ~ Michelle M. Pillow
Yes. ~ Sahara Kelly
Yes, well, that would the reason they never get anything done, now wouldn't it? Well, that and the whole, inability to pour wee out of boot with the instructions on the bottom. ~ Jenna Leigh
Finally you hit the nail on the head. ~ Savannah Black
I'd have to plead the 5th on this. (Looking around nervously). I'm pretty sure my email is tapped. ~ Kimber Chin
Absolutely. Given the present set of circumstances, they should be called Regress instead of Congress. ~ Allison Knight
Yeah, maybe so, but so is pronto and prompt. ~ Titania Ladley
Duh, politics. I'd have to say - yes. ~ Ciara Gold
One would hope not . . . if one was very optimistic. ~ Annette Blair
~ Favorite Covers from FAR Angels ~
We voted and our favorites were chosen...do you agree?
~ Featured Reviews ~
Recommended Reads for July 2008
Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy
The Archer by Abigail Roux
Bad-Ass Faeries by Anthology
Beneath the Surface by Marie Rochelle
Border Roads by Sarah Black
By Appointment Only by Janice Maynard
The Ex-Debutante by Linda Francis Lee
Eye Spy by Drew Zachary
Highland Knight by Cindy Miles
Into the Shadow by Christina Dodd
The Last Queen by Christine McKay
Lawless by Sarah Black
A Legal Affair by N.J. Walters
A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action by LuAnn McLane
Lion Tamers by Sutton Fox
Living Lies by Dawn Brown
The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi
Over the Wall by Theolyn Boese
Passing Through Paradise by Susan Wiggs
Phoenix Rising - Strongman by Denise Rossetti
Racing the Moon by BA Tortuga
Regularly Scheduled Life by K.A. Mitchell
Saving Cinderella by Donna L. Bolk
The Shroud of Heaven by Sean Ellis
Midnight Without A Moon by Emma Wildes
To Catch a Thief by Christina Skye
Tribute by Nora Roberts
Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine
When Love Commands by Dahlia Rose
Wild, Wild Anybody's Guess: Aloha by Jayha Leigh
Wolf Caller 3: Yearning by Silvia Violet
The You I Never Knew by Susan Wiggs
~ Reader Question of the Month ~
What's your favorite invention?
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~ Reader Question & Answers from June ~
What new author has grabbed your interest?
A friend passed along her copy of Dreamwalkers by Kathleen Dante and I couldn't put it down. Loved the magical aspects of this wonderful romance story, and just placed an order for two more of her books. ~ Cathy M.
Congratulations to Cathy who has won a copy of Thirst for Revenge by Megan Rose!
~ Author Spotlight ~
Your August release, Lux In Shadow, is the second book in the Children Of The Goddess series, tell us a bit about this book, was it already in your mind when you wrote the first, Regina In The Sun?
Almost as soon as I began to write Regina
, the hero's brother Lux tried to take over. He was the reason for most of my editing. Halfway through the book I knew I would have to give him his own story. And when Arygon crossed his path, I knew that story was going to get really interesting.
In Lux in Shadow
, Regina has sent Lux and Arygon to find Grey Wolf's sister. She'd seen into the Shadow's heart and knew the girl was in danger, though she didn't know why.
Lux is still tortured by the death of his lover, a death he could have prevented. Too tortured to give in to the passionate Arygon. Though he is one gorgeous, persistent Alpha.
When the two men find Sylvain, a sheltered and innocent beauty with power beyond imagining, passions ignite-and suddenly none of them are certain of the future.
I love your Gaia City series, are there more coming and how much fun do you have writing them?
Thank you! I have to admit, I didn't know there was going to be more than one. I already had the Veil
series at Ellora's Cave, and the Children of the Goddess
series at Samhain started when I wrote Who Wants to Date a Superhero?
Then, nosy person that I am, I had to know what was going to happen to Dayna and Rock Hammer. So Who Needs Another Superhero?
was born. There may be more…oh who am I kidding? There will probably be more. They are just way too much fun to write.
If you were one of Gaia City's Guardians what superpower would you have and what would you be called?
That's hard. I really love Theta Wave's abilities, but I think I'd have to pick time travel (there's that nosy factor coming into play again-I have to know everything). My name? Maybe Tempus Fugit? Or Relativity? Great, now I have to write another story. *chuckle*
What are the best and worst character traits of R.G. Alexander?
Ask a hard question, why don't ya? Well, I'm a horrible plotter, I'm not very organized with my notes, and I'm easily distracted by shiny things and online forums.
On the positive side, being true to my characters is really important to me, I have an organized husband who remembers my notes and finds my glasses, and when I'm distracted I come up with some pretty interesting ideas. So it balances out.
If you were a food, what would you be and why?
I had no idea, so I asked erotica author and one of my dearest friends, Eden Bradley, what food she thought I was. She said I was a Chocolate Volcano(Lava) Cake, because I am sweet with a hot liquid center. That makes me sound far more exciting than I am, but I'm going with it. Left to my own devices, I probably would have picked mashed potatoes.
If you could be any super hero who would you be and why?
I like Storm from X-Men. As you can tell from my books, I'm fascinated with the elements and being able to control the weather goes along well with that fascination.
Untamed is the fourth book in your House of Night series. What can readers expect from this release?
They can expect to be scared! I freaked my own self out writing this one. As readers already know, Zoey made a mess for herself by the conclusion of Chosen
, so she has to fix her personal life as she discovers an ancient evil that threatens the House of Night
What is your favorite line from Untamed?
I couldn't possibly choose a single line. I can say that I loved writing the Othello scene with Zoey and Erik.
What mythical animal best describes your personality?
I like the Gorgon. I think she gets a bad rap in the patriarchal version of her mythos. She was probably strong and beautiful and didn't put up with crap from guys - so they turned her into a terrible monster with hair made of snakes who changed men to stone. Yeah, right...
What things do you find yourself doing that you said you'd "never" do?
Actually, when I say no I really mean no (a lesson too many young women need to learn). So there's really nothing I've said I won't do that I've waffled around...changed my mind...waffled some more...and then done.
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