31 Wicked Days of Christmas With Eve Silver

 

Natasha, thanks so much for inviting me to participate.

  • What is next for you book wise in 2013?

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.

  • Do you have a favorite book of 2012?

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

  • What is your favorite holiday food?

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.

  • Least favorite holiday song?

I don’t have one. I love all holiday music. Let’s not talk about what that says about me.

  • Do you have any holiday family traditions?

Being together. That’s the best tradition of all.

  • Worst gift you ever received?

No such thing. Yes, you can call me Pollyanna. I think every gift is…well…a gift. I appreciate them all.

  • Worst gift you ever gave?

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!

  • Favorite holiday memory?

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.

  • If you could share one lesser known fact about yourself to our readers, what will it be?

I never learned to type. Still don’t know how. Eighteen books later, and I still hunt and peck for each letter.

  • Weirdest thing you collect?

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.

Comments
  • Viki S. December 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    It’s the horrid smell of my husband frying up the turkey liver to make himself a sandwich. I could just, well you know ;).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Lily B December 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    apple pie mmm or pumpkin pie are my favorite holiday scents <3

  • Lori H December 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

    My least favorite smell is syrup, like maple syrup. Oyster casserole ranks on top for least fave as well.
    Happy Holidays,
    Lori
    lorih824@yahoo.com

  • Sandyg265 December 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

    My favorite is fresh cut pine

  • Texas Book Lover December 18, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    My husband making deer jerky! He insists on making inside and it stinks up the entire house and takes forever!!!

  • Megan December 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    My least fav scent during the holidays is peanut brittle. That shit stinks!

  • Sherry Haut December 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    peppermint
    blakesmomma at gmail dot com

  • LisaC December 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I really dislike the smell of molasses, but I hold my nose long enough to bake gingerbread.

  • erinf1 December 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the fun post and congrats to Eve on her series :) I love the smell of peppermint :)

  • JenM December 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    I can’t think of any bad scents associated with the holidays. I love nutmeg, peppermint, fresh pine, cinnamon, all those lovely wintry scents.

  • bn100 December 20, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    don’t like the smell of pumpkin pie

  • LadyVampire December 21, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Every year my aunt makes cookies. Usually pinwheels and gingerbread men cookies. And every year she manages to drop some into the oven and refuses to pick them out. The resulting burn smell is not nice at all.

  • Denise Z December 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I love cinnamon, but at the holidays there are candles that mix that with an artificial vanilla and it makes me crazy.

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