Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Interview with Joey W. Hill + Giveaway



I'm so EXCITED to have Ms. Joey W. Hill, one of my favorite BDSM authors, here today.


I am a huge fan of your Vampire Queen series. Looking at your website I see that you write several other series (Nature of Desire series, Daughters of Arianne, Knights of the Boardroom). I realize this question is like asking a parent who is their favorite child; but which series do you enjoy writing the most?

Thank you for that compliment! It really is a lot like asking about the favorite child (grin). Paranormal romances are harder for me to write, because they have to have a paranormal plotline in addition to the relationship one, and of course world building is often involved. Contemporaries allow me to focus primarily on the relationship, which of course is my favorite part of writing the story. But when I’m done with both, I’m always glad I took that journey with the characters.

I think the best way to answer the question is to identify the series for which the creative flow seems to be the easiest, and that would be the Nature of Desire series, hands down. Each of these books goes at the world of Domination/submission from a different, often unexpected viewpoint (a Mistress and an alpha cop; two Dominants who can’t resist each other; a Male/male erotic romance; a strong male submissive and a woman who isn’t a Mistress at all…etc), yet they inevitably take me deep into some wonderful emotional places with the characters involved. When I write, there’s a certain point where I’m no longer thinking; I hit a “groove”where I’m just holding on and the story is writing itself. That’s the best place for a writer to be, and almost every single book in this series gave me that experience with little effort to get there.

Since I’ve only read your Vampire Queen series, which of your other series is similar to it and which is the totally opposite to it? (I need help picking which one to start next.)

I’ll be happy to help with that, lol. I’d say the Nature of Desire series is the most similar to the Vampire Queen series, since the D/s in both series is more hardcore/indepth, and the Nature of Desire world is very intertwined from book to book, just like the vampire world is. The biggest difference is of course that one is a paranormal series and one is contemporary.

A Mermaid's Ransom (Mermaid Series #3)All of my books are character-driven and emphasize emotional intensity through sexual expression, but as far as the most “opposite”, my Daughters of Arianne series (mermaids/angels), while still erotic, is far lighter in tone than the vampire books. The stories in DoA deal with sweeping “end of the world” type issues, so they’re also more closely intertwined with the traditional fantasy genre as well as romance.

Speaking of the Vampire Queen series, do you have any more books planned for the series?


I’ve been contracted to write two more in 2012/2013. Readers can go to the Future Projects section of my website to find out more details about this and other series, what books are planned going forward, but here’s the gist of the two books. The muse is very interested in a ménage a trois story involving Niall and Evan from Beloved Vampire, and Alanna from Vampire Trinity. These three were secondary characters in those books. Alanna is what they call an Inherited Servant, which means she was raised from birth with the intent of being assigned to a vampire. Her master in VT was a pretty awful vampire, and we were left with the impression she might be killed by him. He escaped Council's wrath before accomplishing that (sort of), so now she's an abandoned servant with a Master who is still linked to her mind. The Council has to figure out what to do with her, because no vampire would normally want a servant in that situation. That's where our two heroes enter the picture.

Evan agrees to shelter her in his home. He and Niall have been together for some time (I may get to delve into a little bit of Brit/Scots history on this one, which should be fun). Though Master and servant, they aren’t as intimate as they might be with a woman in the mix. Alanna is emotionally shut down due to her master’s betrayal and her training as an Inherited Servant. They have to help her become a person again, and doing that opens all three of them to possibilities.

The other planned book also has an Inherited Servant twist, and returns to two secondary characters we met in Vampire’s Claim, Alistair and Nina. Nina's sister was being groomed to be an Inherited Servant, but on the eve of that initiation, she's killed. The family must provide a replacement and they choose Nina, who has not been introduced to this world at all. Alistair is a made vampire who doesn't really take anything seriously - your ultimate predator playboy, and Nina is assigned to him as servant. So it will be interesting to see how these two come together.

Ok time for an uncomfortable question. LOL You write a lot of BDSM themed books; how do you do the research for the really kinky scenes?

Since I’m a submissive, I’ve had the pleasure of trying many things out with my husband’s help (smile). For things outside my area of expertise, like how a specific piece of dungeon equipment might work or feel, how to throw a single tail, etc, the Internet has become a wonderful place to find first-hand accounts, usually on personal blogs offered by Masters and submissives, or on forum sites like fetlife.com. My readership has a diverse level of experience as well, and they’re very open to answering my questions if I get stumped. Ninety percent of D/s is in the psychology, so integrating the mechanics with it isn’t too difficult, as long as I don’t get too lost in the scene and forget to research how something mechanics-related actually feels, versus how I vividly imagine it feeling – the dangers of getting too close to your work (laughter).


Authors After DarkI am so excited that you are going to be Mistress of Ceremonies at Authors After Dark in New Orleans (AADNOLA) this August. AAD is my first ever book con and I can’t wait to meet you and all the other great authors that will be there. Are there any other appearances you would like to share with us?


Thank you! I look forward to meeting you as well. You’ve chosen a great con to be your first. AAD is very reader-centered, and the informal environment makes it easy to find new friends and spend quality time with authors, in small groups or even one-on-one. I went to the first two of them and enjoyed both immensely.

I’ll be doing four conferences this year. Romantic Times in Chicago, Romfest in Gatlinburg, Romanticon in Ohio, and of course Authors After Dark in New Orleans. Hope I’ll get the chance to meet many of your readers at some of these as well! For those who don’t travel as much, I do a great deal of online appearances, like this one. If a reader subscribes to my monthly newsletter from my home page (www.storywitch.com), it will keep them abreast of where I am, both online and in person, throughout the year. You can also find me cruising through the JWH connection fan forum on a regular basis. And I’m nowhere near the most exciting thing you’ll find there. There are free vignettes revisiting characters from my full length works, character interviews, graphics inspired by the books and way more. It’s a lot of fun, and the ladies who run it do a great job.

If this is the first time you’ve heard of me, don’t hesitate to go to my website. There are free excerpts, blurbs, etc for all of my books/series.

Thank you again for letting me spend time with you all!


Keep reading to find out about Hill's new release and upcoming release in May. Also there is info on how to win a signed copy of one Hill's books.





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Something About Witches
Book I of the Arcane Shot Series
Berkley Sensation
Paranormal Sensual Romance
February 7, 2012
Ruby Night Divine is a gun shop owner. She’s also a witch who knows magic can fail. She’s experienced it firsthand, with full-blown tragic consequences. Smith & Wesson is a whole hell of a lot more reliable, and nothing’s as cathartic as the ability to put a few holes in the things that piss you off. Like Derek Stormwind.


A powerful sorcerer, Derek is determined to get to the bottom of why she pushed him away and ran three years before. He also needs her help. A coven needs training to help them fight a demon and his minions. While Ruby is willing to do it, she’s sure it’s just a ruse to get back in her heart—and her bed. The thing is, that’s where she wants him. Unfortunately, her bed’s already made, she’s this close to losing her soul, and she fears nothing can save her. Not Derek. Not even Smith & Wesson.

For excerpt and buy links visit Hill's website.




In the Company of Witches
Book II of the Arcane Shot Series
Berkley Sensation
Paranormal Sensual Romance
May 1, 2012
All witch and part succubus, savvy businesswoman Raina has converted a Southern plantation house into an extremely profitable old-fashioned bordello. Because of her abilities as a witch, the demons under Raina’s protection can feed off the sexual energy of their clients without killing them—definitely a good thing for repeat business.


But when a rogue incubus shows up on Raina’s doorstep begging for asylum, the witch’s well-run business is put in jeopardy. The incubus has stolen an object of great power from Lucifer, and Underworld Dark Guardian Mikhael will do anything to get it back—even if it means incinerating the incubus on Raina’s porch to get the answers he seeks.


Not to be trifled with, Raina enters a dangerous match of wits with Mikhael to achieve their mutual goals—only to discover that the reluctant attraction between them is the most hazardous game of all…


For excerpt and buy links visit Hill's website.




GIVEAWAY: If anyone would like to leave a comment or question, in a few days, I’ll be randomly selecting one person to win a free signed book-of-your-choice from my titles. If you don’t mind including your email address in your comment, I can contact the winner directly, as well as announcing it in these comments.
Happy belated Valentine’s Day to everyone!



63 comments:

  1. Hi Joey! I love the Vampire Queen series. I have th DoA series on my TBR pile.
    AAD is fun. I had the pleasure of meeting Joey at the book signing there in 2010. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go this year. But I hope to be able to go another year. Thanks for the giveaway!
    beckerjo at Verizon dot net

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    1. JoAnna, I'm sorry you won't be able to be at AAD - you'll be missed! Hope you can come next year, or that I might have the chance to see you at another event this year. So glad you love my vampires...let me know how you feel about my mermaids/angels whenever you get to them. :>

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  2. Hi Joey!!

    I've never ready any of your works but I would love to get started, especially after hearing SOOO many great things about them. Where do you suggest I start?

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    hesperialovesbooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Alyssa, I'm delighted to hear that. That's a tough one, because it depends on your interests/preferences. If you're a vampire lover, I'd suggest starting with Beloved Vampire. It's the 4th book in my vampire series, but it's a standalone, and my long term readers have told me it's the best way to ease into my vampire world, because the first couple in the series are a little more intense (smile). And Beloved Vampire has Lord Mason, who is a wonderful vampire hero (wink).

      Now the Vampire Queen series is definitely hardcore BDSM. If that's not so much your cup of tea, go with the Daughters of Arianne series, featuring mermaid heroines and angel heroes. The first one in that series is A Mermaid's Kiss. You can also start with Something About Witches in the new Arcane Shot series, since it's more mainstream (but still very sensual), and has a traditional fantasy feel to it.

      Finally, if you're a contemporary BDSM erotic romance reader, I'd go with the Nature of Desire series. A lot of my readers came to me through Natural Law, which is technically the second book in the series, but is a great introduction to my BDSM romance work. In fact, I have a lot of non-BDSM readers for this series, because they like my romantic/emotional approach to the genre.

      Hope that helps! If you go to www.storywitch.com, there are descriptions and free excerpts for all my series and non-series titles, so you can see what catches your fancy. There are also a handful of free short stories there (smile).

      If you choose a book, let me know what you think!

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    2. I've read most of the VQ series and love it. The BDSM elements are more intense.
      I'm currently in the middle of Hold the Cards, 1st book in the Nature of Desire series and so far the BDSM elements are on the "lite" side. So if you want to dip your toe inter that genre it's a great book to try out.

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    3. Jennifer, that's a great mention - thank you! In fact, thanks so much for reminding me. For Alyssa and everyone, Holding the Cards is available as a FREE download at the publisher's site until Feb 19! Here's the link - http://www.jasminejade.com/p-5732-holding-the-cards.aspx.

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    4. I grabbed it as a FREE download from B&N for my Nook. It's also free on Amazon for Kindle users.

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  3. Although I've seen your books around a lot, I've yet to pick one up. Why? Not sure--I have no legitimate excuse! LOL. BUT I do have all of them on my list, and I look forward to reading them someday. Perhaps this is my chance...? *wink*

    Enjoy,
    TBQ

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    1. TBQ, the great thing about our pleasure reading is it's a lot like window shopping - we can browse to our heart's content, feeling no obligation to buy until the right mood strikes us and we find that perfect item that suits our preferences. Reading like this should never be a "have to". So, even if you don't win the giveaway, hope you'll pick one up at that "right moment" and fully enjoy the journey. :>

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  4. Oh, almost forgot:
    The_Book_Queen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. HI Joey, I have only 4 more of your books to get, then I will have them all. SAW is the beginnig of a new fantastic series. Thank You for many great hours of pleasure. Rereading Vampire Instinct right now. Still courious as to the sex of the baby. Come on muse give over.
    Hugs, Moira

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    1. Moira, that muse is smarter than all of us. If she makes a decision too early, she doesn't have room to change her mind, if other story elements come into play. For instance, if she decided right now the baby was going to be a girl, and future storylines really needed that baby to be a boy, we'd be stuck! So patience is a virtue. Sometimes (wink).

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  6. Forgot email as always, raeannnew@netzero.net

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  7. Hi Joey~

    I just read Hostile Takeover and loved it and am now very interested in picking up more of your books. As a submissive as well, Hostile Takeover was right up my alley since so few books go so in-depth with the relationships in regards to BDSM. I look forward to reading more of your books!

    star
    stardf (AT) gmail.com

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    1. Star, I'm so pleased to hear that. I always like hearing when the books have touched people personally in a positive way. Don't forget to go check out Ben's free "prequel" vignette at the JWH connection fan forum. We're posting Part 3 this week. There are some small spoilers with respect to the previous books in the series, so if you'd rather avoid that, it will be out there for you later, no worries (smile). Let me know if any of my work doesn't live up to your expectations and thanks for your comment.

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  8. Hey! Can't wait to meet everyone going to AAD in NOLA!

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    1. Annie, it will be a pleasure to see you there!

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  9. Good Morning Joey,
    I have read everything Joey has wrote and I love all of it. I can't really pick a favorite series because they are all wonderful. As the stories develop the characters evolve and grow. The characters and their story are so well written that while reading them you can see it like it is really happening.

    I am a fan of the stand alone books as well. If you want a fun and delicious taste of her work pick up one of these. Some of my favorites are "If Wishes Were Horses" - I just found out this is actually the first book in the Nature of Desire Series, "Make Her Dreams Come True", "Snow Angel" or "Chance of a Lifetime" I love Stacie in this book. I'll tell you like I tell my friends "Embrace your inner Stacie. Take the chance! You won't regret it."

    Thanks Joey

    Terry / h2ofire@q.com

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    1. Terry, thanks so much for posting that comment - I can always advise what a reader should start with, but it's so much better when it comes from a fellow reader, because you all have a different, better perspective. Love the "Embrace your inner Stacie". I think we've all been where she's been at times. It would be wonderful to have a "Jake" there to share that moment!

      And not a correction to your info, just a clarification - I always considered If Wishes Were Horses the unofficial first book of the Nature of Desire series. However, since it's an erotic romance but not BDSM (overtly - grin), and the setting was different, the publisher decided it was best to consider Holding the Cards the first book. They can both standalone, though. Glad you mentioned that one -have always been fond of Sarah and Justin - what's not to like about bringing together a female small-town sheriff and the Wiccan priest who runs the local women's erotic shop? (lol)

      Thanks for your great comments.

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  10. Hi Joey! I love the covers for your Vampire Queen series but haven't had the chance to pick them up yet. I hope I get the chance soon :-)


    Stephanie G
    sgradel(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Stephanie, I've had wonderful luck with the cover fairies. And those Vampire Queen covers are just awesome - I think all of them have been done by Don Sipley (I'd have to check to be sure) and he does marvelous work. My favorite cover of that series is Mark of the Vampire Queen, because I think it does the best job representing Jacob and Lyssa. Hope you enjoy the books when and if you get the chance to read them!

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  11. I can't wait to start reading the Vampire Queen series! I purchased the newest release hardback, but realized it's a series. So I have to wait and start at the beginning. Thank you for the chance to win! :)
    DeAnna Schultz
    sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

    Oooh, almost forgot to ask. Do you happen to know if your books will become available in audio version soon? I so hope so. *crosses fingers*

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    1. DeAnna, there are some in the series that can standalone without reading any of the other books, but I recommend you read the first two books (Vampire Queen's Servant and Mark of the Vampire Queen) before reading Bound by the Vampire Queen, since BBtVQ is essentially the third book where Jacob and Lyssa are protagonists. You don't have to read the books in between those and BBtVQ, but hopefully you'll enjoy some of the secondary character appearances enough to want to go back and read their stories (smile).

      No plans on the audio front yet, unfortunately. That's something my agent keeps her ears open for, but audio hasn't really embraced erotic romance or midlist books too much - at least not yet. But all in good time! (smile) Thanks so much for your comment and question.

      Oh, and just to help anyone else on this issue, when you go to my website and look at the series page for any of my series, each book will include a description of whether it can standalone, or if a certain book(s) should be read before, etc. Hope that helps!

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  12. I would love to read Joey's books. Please enter me in contest. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  13. I have not read any of these books and they sound awesome. I'll definitely be putting them in my wish list. Gotta love those covers..


    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  14. Hello Joey! Are there any genres you haven't tried that you would like to? I haven't tried all of your series yet so I will have to think which book I would pick if I win. :)

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Stacie, I've always been a devoted romance fan, so I doubt I'd ever write outside the romance genre. As far as all the many wonderful sub-genres of romance, it's paranormal and contemporary stories that have held my attention pretty exclusively through the past ten years. I can write all along the sensual-erotic spectrum, though I always leeeeannn toward the "e" side, even in my sensual work (lol). If the muse gave me a story in another romance genre, I'd certainly give it a try, but nothing has been niggling at me to write - I have such a backlog of paranormal and contemporary tales to tell, I'm not sure how it could be heard in the midst of the clamor from all those yet-to-be-written folk (grin).

      Within the parnormal genre itself, I'd like to try a story that dips into mythology a bit, specifically Medusa's story. So that may come about sometime in the future.

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  15. Joey in your interview you talked about one my favorite subjects Nature of Desire series my burning question is when will the next book in the series be published.

    kayar@telus.net

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    1. Kayar, always nice to talk to a NOD fan. It may happen this year. I intend to write at least one contemporary for Ellora's Cave, and it will likely be put under the Nature of Desire series. We may be looking at secondary characters from the Knights of the Board Room series, or two entirely new characters that intersect with characters from the previous NOD books. The muse hasn't made up her mind yet. If you're on my monthly newsletter list (accessible from my home page menu), I'll be keeping everyone up to date, month to month, or you can go to the Futrue Projects section of my website at any time to find a general overview of the upcoming projects. Anyhow, long story short, likely one will be written this year - just don't know who the players will be yet! :>

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  16. Another great interview. Now that I have half of the Boardroom books downloaded, I really can't wait to toss the world to the side and carve out some focused reading time. As VQ is my absolute favorite series, I'm taking your lead on the 'most like' VQ series. It will certainly be the first step away from my many paranormal/vamp reads. I have loved your work/style from the first VQ book I ever read and will always be a fan of your work.

    Sheila B
    shebutler@hotmail.com

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    1. Sheila, it's always wonderful to have you stop by the guest posts and interviews! I didn't realize you hadn't read the Nature of Desire series yet. Will look forward to what you think about it, but don't worry, if they're not your favorite, you can always go back to my paranormals (smile). Thank you for that truly wonderful compliment. :>

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  17. A great interview thank you. I especially appreciated the question on BDSM research. I should read more Joey W. Hill. What's the W?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Marybelle, my apologies, I missed this comment yesterday! W is the initial of my maiden name, Woody. :>

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  18. I am a disgustingly huge fangirl of Ms Hills work. I just discovered her last year and I've reread her books again and again. For me that is the mark of a great book, if I want to reread it in order to savor all the emotions and images it brings me.

    Ann

    PS- Jennifer can you please bring a brown paper bag to AAD? Just hand it to me every time you see me hyperventilate at the sight of Ms Hill. ;)

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    1. Ann, I am completely okay with slavish fangirldom (grin). Even though I'm certain I'm not worthy of such devotion, I'll be so delighted to see you at AAD! I'm sure there will be multiple informal opportunities to hang out, but I think they're also planning a get-together one night with all the attending forum members, so that should be a hoot. I'm thinking the NOLA police should be put on alert...and send over their best looking officers! And possibly the best looking firemen, EMTs, etc...

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    2. That would be great! I'm afraid I'll be struck mute by an inability to think around fameous(yes, you are) authors. I met Ann Rice and the most brilliant thing I could think of saying to her was 'So, do you like to eat?'

      I know.

      She looked at me like I might have been dropped on my head a few times at birth, smiled, signed my book and said 'I believe it is one of the things essential to life.'

      All I could do was giggle and try not trip as I walked away from her table with my signed book. ;)

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    3. Ann - We can share that brown bag! I can't wait to meet both of you ladies.

      And yes NOLA look out here we come. The AAD crowd will be rough. LOL

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    4. LOL - Ann, that's lovely. Don't worry, you are absolutely not alone. I didn't think I was the type of person to ever get flustered around an author, and I had the chance at 2010 DragonCon to say hello to Diana Gabaldon. Her first three Outlander books are masterpieces of fiction, in my opinion. So after her workshop panel, I walk up, intending to calmly tell her that, and instead my heart started pounding, I got short of breath, and I'm pretty sure when I shook her hand she got a nice clammy palm for her trouble. I babbled something about loving her books and being so inspired by them - still can't remember exactly what I said. She gave me a kind and patient smile and said thank you, the dear lady (grin).

      I promise, when you meet me, you won't need a brown bag. I'm as ordinary as a pond duck! But like Jennifer, I'm looking forward to meeting you!

      Jennifer, I'm sure you mean "rough" in all the right ways, right? LOL... It's going to be a treat, ladies!

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  19. Hi Joey! Fun post, I don't think I realized the extent of your talent! So many books, and different genres too. I have read (and loved) Mermaids Kiss and have a handful of your other books in my TBR list, but now I find there are more!
    Interesting how the paranormal is a challenge to write, who would have guessed! Contemporary isn't what I usually read, but I might have to check one of your out just to compare.

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    1. I forgot...in case I am lucky.
      eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. Lexi, well with HTC out there as a free download right there, it's a great time. Even though the book was one of my earlier ones, I'm still very fond of it - and of course, the three protagonists came back in various ways in later books in the series. In fact, Marcus is the hero of one of my personal favorites, Rough Canvas, which is a male/male erotic.

      Well, as I said above, when I'm done with paranormal or contemporary, I'm always glad I took the journey. It's just all that darned world building and not-relationship-related plotting that drives me crazy. My husband is amused with me when we watch movies together, because if he thinks something is moving slow, too much "talking", I'm usually in heaven, because they're exploring the protagonists' relationships, feelings, etc. What guy wants to watch that? Yuck! Lol...

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  20. Great post.I enjoyed reading it.I love Joey's books. I finally have Something About Witches.I can't wait to start it.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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    1. Hooray! Elaine, hope Derek and Ruby treat you well!

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  21. Thank you so much for the great interview. I can understand you not being able to choose a favorite book or character, I can't choose just one and I am just a reader, not a writer. Congrats on the releases!
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. June, what a nice thing to say. :> When you've been in the heads of the characters, watching each one grow, change, fall in love, etc, it really is hard to say which one is my favorite. Again, just as we said, like choosing a favorite child! :>

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  22. Great interview. I have heard so many good things about you and your books, but I have never read any of them. *hangs head in shame* I just picked up Holding the Cards, so I can start there. Congrats on all your success.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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    1. Joanne, no shame at all - there are so many great books to choose from out there, it's hard to get through our TBR lists. I know mine is to the ceiling (grin). Hope you enjoy HTC, and that any work of mine you try meets or exceeds your expectations. :> Thanks for the kind words.

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    2. Joanne - I finished Holding the Cards yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I will check out more in that series later.

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  23. Thank you for having Holding the Cards for free. I haven't read anything yet by you but your book sounds great. Thank you so much!

    Mary
    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

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    1. I finished Holding the Cards yesterday. Look for my review tomorrow (Friday).

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    2. Mary, I think the free "first book of a series" is a great marketing idea. I lay full credit for it at the feet of the publisher, Ellora's Cave. They've got some savvy folks over there!

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  24. I want to thank everyone for stopping by. This has been the best response to an author interview I've had.

    And thanks to Joey for being so involved!

    If you have not checked out her books you really should. I can at least speak to the fact the VQ is awesome and now that I've finished Holding the Cards, I will be checking out other series as well.

    I can't wait to dive into the Mermaid series.

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    1. Jennifer - a big hug to you for that. So glad we've had so many folks stop by. You ask great questions! I'll look forward to your review of HTC. Hope you enjoyed it, but I'll value your perspective on it either way. :> As well as your viewpoint on the mermaids and angels!

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  25. Havnet had the opportunity to read any of your books, but I think Something about Witches sounds awesome!! I love finding new authors to explore, and sounds like you have some rabid followers!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway..hope I am picked!!!

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    1. Traci, so glad SAW has caught your interest! Hope you have the chance to enjoy it, either through this giveaway or if you decide to pick it up for yourselves. As far as my readers - grin - I've often said it's the readers who keep me inspired and writing, because their encouragement, enthusiasm and support make every tedious edit worthwhile. And truly, an author can have no better marketing strategy than happy readers!

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  26. I LOVE Joey's Vampire series and can't wait to read more about Daegan and Gideon...I miss those guys! When will we be seeing more of them? Thx for the freebie...I haven't read this series yet. Other than the Vamps, I've only read A Witches Beauty...

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

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    1. Barbara, I assume you've gone to the JWH connection fan forum to read their One-on-One vignette, but if you haven't, that's a really good read focusing on Daegan and Gideon. As you've probably picked up, the readers who love these guys are clamoring for another vignette about them as the result of a "bet" between Daegan and Gideon issued in Bound by the Vampire Queen. I'm doing a couple vignettes regarding the Knights of the Board Room now, but I may revisit D&G later in the year. In the meantime, I wouldn't be surprised if they play some kind of role in one of the future vampire books, at least as a guest appearance or secondary character role.

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  27. I have to admit, I have not read one of your books but I really want to. I am going to AAD this year and I am trying to read as many books as I can of the authors attending this event.
    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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    1. Anne, it will be great to meet you! And if you've read one of my books by then, you can let me know what you think. Or I can recommend one to you if you haven't had a chance yet!

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  28. I think it's safe to say you've hit a groove when the story is writing itself. When I read a book and no longer "read" and rather feel like I'm a living a story I feel the same way. It's a great feeling.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Na, I agree. It's hard for me to turn off my internal editor, such that even when I'm reading a good book, I tend to see the pieces rather than the whole story (think Neo in the Matrix seeing his nemeses in bits/bytes rather than as people - lol). But every once in awhile I find one that can do that to me, and it's like taking a vacation, every time I open the book!

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  29. Everyone, it's been a blast spending time with you here. Thanks for all the great comments and questions. The winner of the book giveaway is...Mary! (miztik_rose@yahoo.com) Mary, I'll be shooting you a direct email to find out your book choice and other information, but congratulations and thanks again to you all!

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