Double Double, Toil & Trouble...
...Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Coursetry of Mr. Shakespeare
...Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Coursetry of Mr. Shakespeare
Pull up a stool by the cauldron (o' hell, jump on in... I don't bite, lol)
Pick your poison well...
Because I have a very special guest with us today....
I would like to welcome to my party...
Ms. Kimber Chin!!!
I am so glad that you could make it to my party Ms. Kimber!
How have you been? I hope well!!!
What is coming up for you, Kimber?
My next book release is Flawless, Tavos' story. Tavos was my knife wielding vigilante in Invisible. Tavos is a bad, bad man and he doesn't become an angel just because he falls in love. Hopefully, readers will understand why he is the way he is. Oh, we love our tortured heros, right ladies!!! And Tavos sounds like our kinda of man.... I remember him from the Invisible story. Ladies, if you have not read Ms. Kimber's books (in whatever print you can get your hands on...) you must do so now!! Now, I must tell you that Tavos is a bad ass in that story as well, but he does put his heart in what he does!!!
What has been your favorite book to write?
Invisible was my I'm-never-going-to-get-published-so-I'll-write-whatever-I-want book. I didn't think it would be published because it is different with a very different and damaged heroine. From now on, that's what I'll be writing. Selling Forever was written for my Mom. Breach of Trust was me trying to write for a publisher (Harlequin, if you can believe it – yes, stop laughing, Cecile!).
**I promsie I was not laughing!! =)**
You'll likely see more angsty books like Invisible from me with damaged characters.
***oh and do we like angsty... right ladies...***
If you could take any "fairy tale" and put your own spin on it, which fairy tale and what would be your spin?
I am a big, BiG, BIG Beauty and the Beast fan. I love the idea of taking something/someone the world finds hideous and seeing the beauty in it/him. People who can do that have a gift. If I were a paranormal writer, I'd love to write a heroine who could see people as they are on the inside. So a beautiful but spiteful woman would be ugly. A plain but kind woman would be dazzling. She'd likely fall in love with a scarred, loving Prince. Live happily ever after. Maybe live in a tower. Raise unicorns. That sort of thing.
***oh, ears perk up at the sound of a story like this.... you might want to keep this story, so you can expand later!!!**
What do you like/love about your birthday?
I prefer other people's birthdays to my own because I prefer to give gifts than receive them. I like having the excuse to invite everyone out. Eat cake. Get people together. Eat cake. Did I mention eat cake?
**cake, you mentioned cake... your house or mine, and I know HAWK will bring the wine...lol**
What is your favorite season?
Spring. LOVE spring. I love when the snow melts and there are tiny rivers everywhere. I drop twigs in those rivers (the sewer maintenance people must love me) and watch them travel along merrily. I wonder where they'll end up and if someone far away is seeing the twig pass by and thinking 'dang kids, throwing junk in the water.' LOL
**I have always wondered how them damn twigs got in there...**
What has been your most memorable present?
Heirlooms definitely. My mom gave me a set of 'pearls' (I doubt they're real pearls) that she gave to her grandmother for making her dress. I wore them on my wedding day and I've already lent them out to one sister to also wear on her wedding day. Like Hagen, my hero in Invisible, I love the stories behind objects. If you walk around our home, we could tell a story about everything in it.
***Now, I love the sound of that... a story behind something. I wish there were more things like that in this day and age...***
When is the last time you dressed up for Halloween? What were you?
Ummm… are we NOT supposed to dress up for Halloween?
****Yay, a woman after my own heart!!! Why do we stop dressing up...???****
In the country, everyone dresses up. It is a meet the neighbors type of thing. One person will stay home and everyone else treks around, dressed up, and yapping. We'll have 80 year old trick or treaters. Now that I live in the city, I give out candy, usually dressed up as a gypsy (I have my Mom's tambourine, she used to folk sing when she went through her flower child stage). I give out the best candy, chocolate bars, chips, rockets, and stickers! Kiddies love the stickers!
If you were not writing, what would you be doing? The hubby and I travel. I watch the stock market go up and down, up and down. I read a LOT, at least one romance novel a day (I speed read so it sounds like a lot but isn't). I do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
Scary movies - yes/no? If yes, what is your favorite?
Not a big fan of scary movies but since my brother writes horror scripts (none yet produced), I watch quite a few. Yeah, the things we do for the people we love. I watch them through my fingers 'cause you know serial killers can't harm you if they can't see your eyes. Favorite scary movie? Lets just say my favorite Halloween movie is Young Frankenstein. I watch it every year. ***I agree with you... I thought the normal way to watch a scary movie is with a blanket over my face with my fingers laced over my eyes, lmao!! Hubby loves and I mean LOVES scary movies. So, he makes me endure them. Thinks he is building character in me, yea right... I talk through the whole thing... I yell at the stupid woman going up the stairs that someone is there waiting for her... or that is not the way to leave a house with someone with a knife after you... LMAO!!! So, needless to say that I can not go to a movie theatre and watch a scary movie, they would kick me out, lol!!***
Igor: You know, I'll never forget my old dad. When these things would happen to him... the things he'd say to me.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: What did he say?
Igor: "What the hell are you doing in the bathroom day and night? Why don't you get out of there and give someone else a chance?"
Do you like haunted houses? Have you ever been in one?
Because I travel a lot, I've supposedly been in quite a few haunted houses. I've slept in hotels and inns and private houses where ghosts have been spotted. Although I didn't see those myself, I have seen a few ghosts (I think – you can never be sure of these things) I talk about one such encounter here… http://thewritersvineyard.com/2008/10/dead-and-traveling.html
Ready to go Trick~or~Treating
I promised you some eye candy with every post... and this is no exception.... He looks like the type that could sit in that cauldron with a wicked witch like the ladies that visit here...
**entering a very evil wicked grin**
I want to thank you Ms. Kimber for making it to my party!!!! Ladies, I hope you enjoyed our chat today... Please make sure you visit Ms. Kimber's page --->>> here. She has some amazing short stories you can read. And if you would care to visit with Ms. Chin from when I had my 101th post to learn a little more about here... please go --->>>Here!!!
As a token of reading affection... Ms. Kimber is giving away a delicious little sexy tale to one lucky winner... These are her words about the book...
"I don't normally like novels written in first person. I don't normally like vampire novels. But Biting Nixie from Mary Hughes is not a normal novel. It is one of the wittiest romances I've EVER read. I have a keeper shelf of 10 and Biting Nixie is on it. To win a copy of Biting Nixies in PDF, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite book read in 2009 thus far."
Contest open to all!
The giveaway will end....October 15th (Thursday)
And the winner will be announced..... October 16th (Friday)
Enjoy your cake... with your drink... or your trick~or~treating eye candy...
**you chose, lol**
And remember to stay tune for more drinks, cake, presents... and treats.... oh yea... and giveaways!!!