Natasha, thanks so much for inviting me to participate.
June 11, 2013 is the release date for RUSH, the first book in my new YA series. Here’s the flap copy to give you a hint of what it’s about:
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
The story is fast paced with tons of action and, of course, romance. I’m really hoping that my adult readers will take a chance on this book.
My other 2013 release isn’t set in stone. I’ve recently revised and re-released two post-apocalyptic, dystopian, sci-fi adventure romances that I originally wrote under the name Eve Kenin. They have added content, new scenes and chapters and they’re now available digitally under my Eve Silver name. If sales and reader interest warrants, I’m hoping to self-publish a third book in that series in 2013.
One favorite? You’re asking the impossible J
I’ll rhyme off a bunch of faves, and even this list isn’t exhaustive because there were so many incredible books out in 2012.
Blood Bath and Beyond, Michelle Rowen — mystery
Can’t Hurry Love and Can’t Buy Me Love, Molly O’Keefe — contemporary romance
I Hunt Killers, Barry Lyga — YA
The Sandman Slim books by Richard Kadrey (not all out in 2012, but that’s when I read them)
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor — YA
Bared to You, Sylvia Day — contemporary romance
The Way to a Duke’s Heart, Caroline Linden — historical romance
Duchess of Love, Sally MacKenzie — historical romance
Self published titles (some of these were later bought by traditional publishers):
On Dublin Street, Samantha Young
Beautiful Disaster, Jamie McGuire
Easy, Tammara Webber
Mmmmm…food… Actually I love latkes (potato pancakes) with sour cream. Sweet potato pie. My sister-in-law’s home made cranberry sauce. But the desserts are what really grab me. Here’s a recipe for a fave dessert I make every year:
1 can Eagle Brand Condensed milk
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 pckg vanilla pudding mix (serves 4)
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
2 pckgs raspberry sponge rolls (cut into 1/2″ slices)
3 cans mandarin orange segments
1/2 cup liquid reserved
24 orange segments reserved
Combine condensed milk and water. Add pudding mix and beat well. Chill until thick (20 minutes). Fold in whipped cream. Line bottom and sides of glass bowl with sliced sponge roll. Spoon 1/3 of reserved juice over sponge rolls. Cover with 1/3 of pudding mixture. Top with 1/2 of orange segments. Cover with layer of sliced sponge roll. Repeat previous steps. Before final layer of pudding mixture, arrange reserved 24 segments around top edge of glass bowl. Pile remaining pudding mixture in center. Chill 3-4 hours minimum. Grate dark chocolate shavings over top. Serve.
I don’t have one. I love all holiday music. Let’s not talk about what that says about me.
Being together. That’s the best tradition of all.
No such thing. Yes, you can call me Pollyanna. I think every gift is…well…a gift. I appreciate them all.
See, now here, I excel. No matter how hard I try, I’m hit and miss at picking things that older son will adore. Sometimes I’m good, sometimes, not so much.
And when I try to buy cute funny things for older son’s GF, I’m a bit of a failure. I bought her purple short shorts with moose printed all over them (before you cringe, they were PJs. I thought they were cute!) And I bought her purple fuzzy slipper boots. Hey, her fave color is purple! But she’s awesome. She always thanks me so sweetly and wears all the stuff I get her and then I don’t feel so bad for messing up. Last year I got her a huge box of a gazillion colors of nail polish from Sephora. Home run! Woot!
More than I can count. Lighting the Hanukah candles with my kids and nieces and nephews. Family gatherings with laughter and joy. Christmases with hubby’s brother and sister-in-law and their kids.
I never learned to type. Still don’t know how. Eighteen books later, and I still hunt and peck for each letter.
Everything. I’m a pack rat. I hate to throw things away. There are boxes in my garage that contain random pieces of paper from three house-moves ago. It’s embarrassing. Need I say more?
Happy Holidays to all!
Giveaway Details: DRIVEN, which I will be offering as a giveaway (a digital copy of DRIVEN, book 1 in the Northern Waste series, from B&N or Amazon or Smashwords or any other e-retailer that carries the book and allows gifting)!
Just tell Eve your least favourite holiday scent.