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[Archive] #CMCon16 Bite At The Beach Contest Notification

Hello, everyone.

I have some super cool to announce to you all…

LITERAL ADDICTION has teamed up some incredible authors as part of a super, SUPER cool prize pack being offered. Tigris Eden is offering up a paid registration to Coastal Magic Convention 2016, as well as dinner and drinks at Sloppy Joes with her, Larissa Ione, Jocelynn Drake, Dianna Love, Hildie McQueen, Chudney Thomas and Charity and I (Your Bewitching Bella and Pack Alpha)!

There are also some other cool goodies up for grabs—I’m throwing in a custom necklace with charms from each of the participating authors, a boatload of swag, and a bunch of books. :)

Entry is easy. Just fill out the Rafflecopter on our Coastal Magic Featured Authors page between now and 9/14.

But while I have you here, let me tell you a little bit about these amazing ladies and Coastal Magic.

Tigris Eden

One of Tigris’ fondest memories, was in the sixth grade, when her teacher read her story, “The Case of The Missing Pepperoni”, out loud to the class. It was then she decided she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. But like all childhood dreams, reality has a way of crashing in and disrupting plans. But her imagination and the voices inside her head never stopped talking. Every dream she could remember was jotted down in her dream journals.

When she’s not writing Tigris marvel’s at life’s gifts. She likes to take pictures of beautiful things. She openly admits that what she may find beautiful another person might not, and she’s perfectly okay with that. She enjoys her music and doesn’t leave home without it. Long pillow conversations with LL about nonsensical things, and hanging out with her boys, when they deem her “cool enough.”

Tigris is a military brat who’s done her fair share of travelling, thanks to her Army father. She’s married to the infamous LL and has three boys. She currently resides in Houston and is actively seeking a book-buddy for the end of the world.

Check out Tigris’s SHADOW UNIT, NEW EARTH, ARCTIC WOLVES, and V VICES series. She’s also a part of the ROMANTIC TALES: BEDTIME STORIES series.

You can keep up with Tigris on GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook, and at her website.

Larissa Ione

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She has since published dozens of books, hit several bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today, and has been nominated for a RITA award. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridgejust in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

Check out Larissa’s DEMONICA, LORDS OF DELIVERANCE, and MOONBOUND CLAN VAMPIRES series.

Keep up with Larissa online at her Website, on GoodReads, on Facebook and on Twitter.

Jocelynn Drake

Love comes in many varied forms. There is the love of family, love of country, and love of chocolate.

But for Jocelynn Drake, one truly treasured love is the love of a good story. This former Midwestern native now left to sweat in the South Florida sun spends the majority of her time lost in the strong embrace of a good book. When she’s not hammering away at her keyboard, frowning at her monitor, or curled up with a book, she can usually be found cuddling with her cat Demona, walking her dog Max, or flinging curses at the TV while playing a video game.

Outside of books, pets, and video games, she is completely enamored of Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, fast cars, and Anthony Bourdain (but only when he’s feeling really cranky).

Make sure to check out Jocelynn’s DARK DAYS and ASYLUM TALES and HIDDEN LONDON series (as Joy Douglass).

Find Jocelynn on the web on her Website, on Facebook, on GoodReads and on Twitter.

Dianna Love

New York Times best seller Dianna Love always liked to do things bigand still does. After spending many years traveling across country to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 company, she’s now released her energetic muse on creating high-octane romantic thriller stories and urban fantasy. Her first book won the prestigious RITA® Award (as Dianna Love Snell) and she now has a new Slye Temp romantic thriller series with the most recent being DECEPTIVE TREASURES. Dianna also writes the NYT Bestselling Belador urban fantasy series, the Red Moon YA series (as Micah Caida), and the Riley Walker series.

When not speaking at national and international events throughout the year, Dianna lives in the metro Atlanta area with her motorcycle-instructor husband and a tank full of unruly saltwater fish named after celebrities. For more on Dianna visit http://www.authordiannalove.com and visit her on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Hildie McQueen

Hildie writes Historical Western Romance as well as Paranormal Romance, with a touch of Historical here and there. She’s also published eight Highlander Historical Erotic short stories. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, as well as Georgia Romance Writers and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapters of RWA.

For fun she spends a lot of time with her girlfriends. Her wonderful hubby is her partner in crime for traveling. They love to jump in the car or sometimes his motorcycle and head to the mountains, the city or the beach.

Check out Hildie’s PROTECTORS, SHADES OF BLUE, HIGHLAND TEMPTATIONS, HIGHLAND GROOMS, FORDS OF NASHVILLE, and GENTRYS OF MONTANA series.  

Find Hildie online at her website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads

Chudney Thomas

Chudney was born in Brooklyn New York, raised on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to her father, she learned to read at three and wouldn’t allow him to skip a page of a story. She grew up raiding her mother’s stash of books and her Aunt Patsy’s extensive library. There, she developed her love of literature, and specifically romance.

Books transported her to different worlds, and encouraged her to learn about different cultures, continents, expanding her horizons. She currently lives in Central Florida with her family and their interesting pet pooch Maya.

Check out Chudney’s CENTRAL FLORIDA PACK series (nominated for outstanding debut author in paranormal romance), and keep up with her online at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

You already know me and Charity (probably too well! LOL), so I won’t bore you there! ;-)

Now, let me tell you about Coastal Magic…

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal, and romance focused convention in Daytona Beach, FL, February 4-7, 2016. There will be panels, meet & greets with fun themes, and some cool evening activities. There are 250 general registration tickets available, and the featured author list will include more than 50 awesome storytellers once everyone is settled! It’s a relatively small shindig, but full of dedicated, enthusiastic people.

I’m SO excited about the variety of authors and sub-genres represented. Everyone will have opportunity to meet and chat with their favorites, and I bet you all find some “new favorites” on the list, as well. :-) If you haven’t checked out who’ll be attending yet… godo that… I’ll wait…

There will also be a charity book sale and signing open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. The charity, once again, is Habitat For Humanity. One of the nice things about the signing is that there will be additional authors participating, so keep an eye on the charity signing page to see who sneaks in for the afternoon! The hotel information is listed on the Coastal Magic site with a link for our group rates, for those who’ll be staying on site.

LITERAL ADDICTION (along with the other Featured Bloggers) will be hosting even more of the featured authors for guest spots and promotional posts in the next several months, so make sure you’re keeping an eye out for those!!

If you want more info about Coastal Magic… here’s where to find it in your favorite social media worlds:

•       Website: http://CoastalMagicConvention.com

•       Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CoastalMagicConvention

•       Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1430191467276468/

•       Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoastalMagicCon

•       Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/coastalmagiccon/

•       Instagram: http://instagram.com/coastalmagicconvention

•       Tumblr: http://coastalmagicconvention.tumblr.com/

•       Google+ Event: https://plus.google.com/events/ch8d4nk92khuvjiul22hr3mjtjo

Now, if you want to meet these amazing ladies, tons of others, make some super cool new friends, and hang out with other book-loving fanatics at the beach in February, enter to win your Bite At The Beach below. If you don’t happen to win (or don’t want to chance it & want to make sure you get a ticket), we would still absolutely LOVE to have you join us, so feel free to register on your own. It’s the most affordable Con I’ve ever found, and the ‘bang for the buck’ is second to none!!

And…. keep an eye open! There’s a Facebook Event for the Convention featuring some of these lovely ladies that I will be helping the ever-fabulous Jennifer Morris (CMC’s fearless leader) moderate on 9/29 from 8-11pm ET. Stay tuned…. 

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[Archive] Spotlight, Interview, Coastal Magic Convention Spotlight and Giveaway with Deanna Chase_8.19.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

8/19/15

Spotlight, Interview, CMCon16 Promo and Giveaway

with…

Deanna Chase

*Formatted post with giveaway is over on the Author Interviews page of the website!

Helllllo everybody!

It is my very great pleasure to welcome the wonderful Deanna Chase back to the site today!

Deanna is a native Californian. After spending five years traveling in an RV, she and her husband moved into an adorable cottage in a small town outside of New Orleans. After about six months, Deanna was convinced their 1907 home was haunted. Late at night as she penned Haunted on Bourbon Street, she often heard footsteps throughout the old house. Luckily, the spirit appears to be harmless, as he/she has never done more than make a little noise and possibly smoke a few cigars. However, if the ghost ever shows up in a dream, you’ll be the first to hear of it. Smudge stick anyone?

When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shihtzu dogs, and making glass beads.

To see Deanna’s bead creations, check out her other website and Etsy. You can keep up with Deanna online atFacebook, Twitter, and GoodReads, as well.

If you’re not familiar with Deanna’s work, she’s the proud creator of the Jade Calhoun, Coven Pointe, Pyper Rayne, and Crescent City Fae Urban Fantasy Romance series, and the Destiny New Adult Romance novels.

Let me spotlight the first book in each of her amazing main series as well as any new releases and tell you where you can get the rest. I HIGHLY recommend Deanna’s work. I’m a huge, huge fan!!

Haunted on Bourbon Street

JADE CALHOUN Book #1

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From USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the first book in the Jade Calhoun series. HAUNTED ON BOURBON STREET Jade loves her new apartment–until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord. Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help–and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own–to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Check out the other books in the series, as well. Bewitched on Bourbon Street will be coming soon…

Get the Coven Point Bourbon Street spin off books here!

Spirits, Stilettos and a Silver Bustier

PYPER RAYNE Book #1

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From New York Times bestselling author Deanna Chase, the first book in the Pyper Rayne series (a spin-off of the Jade Calhoun Series).

All Pyper Rayne—medium and coffee shop owner—wanted was the perfect vintage dress. What she got was a dead shop owner and a sexy ghost who’s suddenly everywhere—at her shop, in her car, and even lounging in her bedroom. But he’s not just any ghost. He’s a witch and able to appear in solid form…sometimes. If only he’d stop disappearing on her.

And Pyper needs his help. When she becomes target numerouno and the prime suspect in the shop owner’s death, it appears her ghost holds the key to solving the murder. In between stolen kisses, Pyper will need to get to the bottom of all of his secrets if she wants to stay alive and out of jail…and maybe finally get that date he keeps promising her.

Influential Magic

CRESCENT CITY FAE Book #1

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New York Times/USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, brings you the first book in the Crescent City Fae series.

It’s tough being a faery in New Orleans, a city fraught with vampires… especially when their very existence drains your life-force.

Willow Rhoswen, owner of The Fated Cupcake and part-time vampire hunter for the Void is having a rough week. Four years after her twin brother’s mysterious death, Willow’s life is threatened and the director saddles her with a new partner—her ex-boyfriend, David. To her horror, he’s turned vamp, which causes her physical pain whenever she touches him… and any other specimen of the undead.

In order to save Willow’s life, David agrees to turn double agent against the most powerful vampire organization in New Orleans. Or so he says. And she’s convinced they know something about her brother’s death. Unsure where David’s loyalties lie, she turns to Talisen, her childhood crush, to help her solve the mystery.

Caught between two gorgeous men and a director who’ll stop at nothing to control Willow’s gifts, she’ll have to follow her instincts and learn who to trust. Otherwise, she risks losing more than just her life.

Check out the other books in the CRESCENT CITY FAE series here!

Defining Destiny

DESTINY Book #1

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From USA Today bestselling author, Deanna Chase, the first book in the Destiny series.

When destiny fails…

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just twenty-one, she’s already met her soul mate and together they’ve landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one, she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems to be there when she needs him?

Seth Keenan has demons of his own. Eighteen months ago, he was involved in a horrific accident that he never talks about. His career as an accomplished oil-paint artist has been abandoned, replaced by the buzz of his tattoo gun. And women–well, he never sticks around for longer than a few hours of pleasure… until he meets Lucy. After one evening of listening to her seductive voice, he’s pulled under. But what about the vow he made to never get close to anyone again?

In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?

Check out the other book in the DESTINY series!

Don’t they sound fantastic!!? They so, SO are! For the rest of today, though. Let’s talk with Deanna bit…

INTERVIEW WITH DEANNA CHASE:

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Hi, Deanna! I’m so excited to have you back on LITERAL ADDICTION and even more excited to finally meet you in February. When I suggested Jennifer contact you, I was thrilled to see that you had joined the CMC family. :)


Deanna:  Hi, Chelle. It’s great to be back here. I feel like I haven’t been out of my cave in months. Busy, busy here at Casa Chase. A beach vacation in February sounds like just what the doctor ordered.


Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  We’ve done a couple of interviews with you already, so I’ll ask a few questions about the new books, but I thought we’d keep this interview fresh and fun with some questions about the beach—seeing as we’ll be hanging out on the beach in February. Good with you?

#1: What’s the best beach vacation you’ve ever taken?

Deanna: Hmm, well the best beach vacation might be my first “date” with my husband. He won a free trip to Cancun and took me. Just friends! I swear. Stop laughing. It’s true. We had a great time and a few weeks later we started dating for real.

#2:  Which of your characters (or groups of characters) can you most see hanging out on the beach and what do you think they’d do?

Deanna:  Well that’s easy. Lucy and Seth from Defining Destiny. Lucy would be playing the guitar and singing, while Seth would be painting. Or they’d be having a bon fire with their friends.
I’m not sure I see Jade at the beach. Now Pyper would be interesting. *Makes note to put Pyper on the beach*

#3:   Sunrise on the beach, or sunset at the beach and why?

Deanna:  Sunset. With wine. No one should ever be awake at sunrise unless she’s still parting from the night before. Also the sun should always set over the ocean. This means sunset at the beach on the west coast. Sorry east coasters. I just can’t get used to the sun setting over land.

#4:  If you were stranded on your own private beach paradise but with limited resources (assuming the necessities were covered) what would you want to have with you?

Deanna:  The internet. I might…okay, and totally addicted. I also need my dogs. Two shihtzus. And a spa tub. Those are easy to pack, right?

#5:  If you could write a short story about your characters taking a tropical vacation, what do you think it’d be called?

Deanna:  Oh, a title. Hard question. How about Spirits, Daiquiris, and a Missing Coconut Bra?

#6:  O.K, the last time we talked you had the Jade Calhoun and Crescent City Fae series. Now, there’s Pyper Rayne and your New Adult series, as well. Can you tell us a little bit more about the new work?

Deanna:  I’d love to. Pyper Rayne is a spinoff of Jade Calhoun. She sees dead people. And she spunky and totally fun to write. Her books are paranormal mysteries with a touch of romance.
The Destiny series is a new adult series that is more magical realism than paranormal. In that series everyone has one true soul mate and when the two get together they have a magical ability. The twist is that even though there are soul mates, it doesn’t always mean soul mates should be together. And that is exactly what Defining Destiny is about—What happens when your soul mate isn’t a good person and is ultimately damaging to be around? How does one move on from that?

#7:  I know you’re super busy writing the 2nd Pyper Rayne book, and I think you just finished one up last month, as well. What will you have for us to drool over at the Con in February (or for those not going, things they can pick up at their favorite eRetailer)?

Deanna:  Bewitched on Bourbon Street (Jade Book 7) is coming out very, very soon. Before the end of this month if I have anything to say about it. It’s in final edits now.
Spirits, Rock Stars, and a Midnight Chocolate Bar (Pyper book 2) is coming in November.
And hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll have Pyper book 3 by Feb. But no promises.

#8:  Anything else you’d like to be sure and let our readers know about while I have you here (before we do some rapid-fire fun questions)?

Deanna:  I have a pen name! Under the name Kenzie Cox I write shifter novellas. It’s a fun little break between my longer books. They are sexy, short reads. If you’re into that sort of thing, you might want to check them out.

O.K, rapid-fire… Go.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Star Wars or Star Trek? Wars
DC or Marvel? DC
Vampires or Shifters? BOTH!
True Crime TV or Reality TV? Reality.
HBO or Showtime? Showtime
Kindle or Nook? Kindle
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Morning or Nighttime? Nighttime
Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Lattes especially.

Chelle – LITERAL ADDICTION:  Deanna, thank you so much for having some fun with us today and I am so, SO excited to see you in a handful of months. :)

Deanna:  Thank you! I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone in Florida.

Do you want to meet Deanna in person? You can! You can! You can meet Deanna, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration opened 7/1/15, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Tumblr / Google+

Giveaway:

I’m offering up winner’s choice of any of the spotlighted books (or a subsequent installment if you already have the spotlighted title).

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget over on the Author Interviews page of the main Website, follow the directions, take action, and mark as ‘Done’.

Good luck, and as always, happy reading!!.

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[Archive] Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway for #CMCon16 Featured Author Jennifer Estep_7.31.15

FEATURED AUTHOR EVENT

7/31/15

Coastal Magic Convention 2016 Featured Author Spotlight

Book spotlight, Interview and Giveaway

with…

Jennifer Estep

*Formatted post over on our Author Interviews page of the website!!

Hey, everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION is thrilled to welcome the ever-amazing Jennifer Estep back to our site today. This time, to celebrate the fact that she’s joining us in Daytona Beach, FL this winter at Coastal Magic.

Jennifer is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

She writes the Elemental Assassin adult urban fantasy series for Pocket.

Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.

And, she has a new series called Black Blade.

JENNIFER’S SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads 

For those of you new to Jennifer’s work – where have you been? – I will spotlight the brand new Elemental Assassin release set for 7/28/15, and the Black Blade series, where the new installment is coming in October.

Spider’s Trap

ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN Book #13

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The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series.…One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews).

Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance.

One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of Ashland’s underworld—by default, not by choice—a lot more punches are being thrown my way. But I suppose that’s the price of victory for taking down some of the underworld’s top dogs. Good thing I have my Ice and Stone magic to help me survive my volatile new position. Just when I think things are finally settling down, someone tries to murder me during a hush-hush underworld meeting. But the real surprise is how strangely familiar my shadowy assailant seems to be.

My job is to maintain order among killers, crooks, and thieves, and soon I’m embroiled in a bloody game where the ability to keep secrets could be the greatest superpower of all. My enemies have all sharpened their knives and laid their traps, waiting for me to fall. But this Spider weaves her own webs of death…

BLACK BLADE SERIES:

Cold Burn of Magic

BLACK BLADE Book #1

Released 4/28/15

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THERE BE MONSTERS HERE…

It’s not as great as you’d think, living in a tourist town that’s known as “the most magical place in America.” Same boring high school, just twice as many monsters under the bridges and rival Families killing each other for power.

I try to keep out of it. I’ve got my mom’s bloodiron sword and my slightly illegal home in the basement of the municipal library. And a couple of Talents I try to keep quiet, including very light fingers and a way with a lock pick.

But then some nasty characters bring their Family feud into my friend’s pawn shop, and I have to make a call—get involved, or watch a cute guy die because I didn’t. I guess I made the wrong choice, because now I’m stuck putting everything on the line for Devon Sinclair. My mom was murdered because of the Families, and it looks like I’m going to end up just like her…

Dark Heart of Magic

BLACK BLADE Book #2

Coming 10/27/15

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES…

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot of winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents”, it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else …

They sound great, don’t they!!? Make sure you check out the rest of the Elemental Assassin series and the rest of Jennifer’s backlist, as well!!

LITERAL ADDICTION:  Since this is our official Coastal Magic Convention spotlight for Jennifer, and she’s so super busy right now, we’re keeping the number of questions down to just five. And because we’ve interviewed Jenn so many times on L.A and couldn’t think of any fun new questions, PLUS because we’ll be hanging out on the beach in February, I thought maybe I would make four of our five questions beach related just to see what she thinks…

1) What was the best beach you’ve ever visited and when?

Jennifer: One of the best beach vacations I ever took was when I was a teenager, and my cousins and I went to Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia. It was a really lovely beach, and we picked up all these cool seashells to bring home.

What we didn’t realize was that there were actually crabs in all those seashells. Somehow, they survived riding around in the heat for hours. When we opened our suitcases when we got back home, there were all these crabs crawling around in our clothes. LOL. I felt so sorry for the crabs, but it was a really memorable moment, and a time/vacation I will always remember.

2) Nook, Kindle, iPad, or the real deal for when you’re at the beach and why?

Jennifer: Definitely print books. Knowing my luck, I would get sand all over and inside my tablet and then probably drop it in the water. LOL. So print books all the way at the beach.

3) Which of your characters do you think would be the most likely to hang out on a beach, and what do you think would happen if they did?

Jennifer: I’ll say Finnegan Lane from my Elemental Assassin series. Finn is all about the fine things in life, so I could see him lounging on the beach at some fancy resort, sipping some fruity drink and just relaxing. Although knowing Finn, he would flirt with the wrong woman and get into some sort of trouble. I can see his relaxing day at the beach ending up with him being taken out to sea and dropped in the middle of the ocean. LOL.

4) Sunrise or sunset at the beach and why?

Jennifer: Sunset, because I hate getting up early.

5) Anything special you want to make sure we know about before we see you in February?

Jennifer: Folks can visit my website at www.jenniferestep.com or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads for the latest news about my books.

Chelle:  Jennifer, thank you so much for stopping by LITERAL ADDICTION again. It’s always wonderful to have you and to tell readers about your amazing work. I cannot wait to finally meet you in February!!

Jennifer: Thanks! I appreciate you featuring me on your blog, and I’m looking forward to meeting you and everyone else at Coastal Magic. Happy reading, everyone! :)

Do you want to meet Jennifer in person? You can! You can meet her, tons of other amazing UF and PNR authors, LITERAL ADDICTION’s officers and other well known featured bloggers, and loads of fellow book addicts and paranormal junkies at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL Feb 4-7 2016.

Coastal Magic is a super casual, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and other romance focused convention in Daytona. With panels designed to start interesting discussion, and meet & greets with fun themes, we’ve got something for every fan. Join us for reader, blogger, and author shenanigans, and lots of activities. The charity book sale and signing is open to convention attendees, and FREE to the public. Come take a bite out of the beach with us!! Feb 4-7, 2016. Registration opened 7/1/15, so get your ticket HERE.

Keep up with all things Coastal Magic at the Website / Facebook Page / Facebook Event / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram / Tumblr / Google+

GIVEAWAY:

I’m offering up a gifted eCopy of Spider’s Trap from Amazon, B&N or iBooks to a lucky winner.

To enter, find the Rafflecopter widget on our Author Interviews page starting 7/31, follow the directions, take action, and mark as done.

Good luck, and as always… HAPPY READING!

Posted 4 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight and Giveaway for Stacey Kennedy_7.7.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

7/7/15

Spotlight and Giveaway

for…

Stacey Kennedy

*Can be found 7/7/15 on our Book Blasts & More page of the website!

Posted 7 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway for Michelle M. Pillow_7.7.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

7/7/15

Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway

for

Michelle M. Pillow

*Starting 7/7/15 over on our Book Blasts & More page of the website.

Posted 7 weeks ago

[Archive] Coastal Magic Registration Is Open_7.1.15

Starting Wednesday, 7/1/15, Registration for Coastal Magic 2016 will begin… Check out all of the details on our Coastal Magic Convention Stuff page starting 7/1 and enter to win some fabulous goodies through 7/15…

Posted 8 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway with Tina Wainscott_6.25.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

6/25/15

Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway

with

Tina Wainscott

*Currently over on the Author Interviews page of the Website. 

Posted 9 weeks ago

[Archive] Series Spotlight, New Release Excerpt and Giveaways for Claire Ashgrove_6.23.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

6/23/15

Series Spotlight, New Releease Excerpt and Giveaways

for

Claire Ashgrove

*Currently over on the Book Blasts & More page of the website!

Posted 9 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight and Excerpt for the authors of the Dark and Damaged Box Set_6.15.15

FEATURED AUTHOR EVENT

6/15/15

Spotlight and Excerpt 

for

The Authors of the Dark and Damaged Box Set

*Currently over on our Book Blasts & More page of the website.

Posted 10 weeks ago

[Archive] Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway for Kym Grosso_5.8.15

FEATURE AUTHOR EVENT

5/8/15

Spotlight, Excerpt and Giveaway

for

Kym Grosso

*Currently over on the Book Blasts & More page of the website!

Posted 11 weeks ago