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Monday, October 22, 2012


Hello everyone!! I am pleased to announce that today begins my giveaway contest! I also have an interview with Taryn Kincaid. To celebrate her new book releases, she has been kind enough to stop by and let me interview her. She is also the one who is offering these great prizes for my giveaway!   As I've mentioned all week long, there will be TWO winners and the prizes are: One copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams, and the other prize will be magnets of Lightning (Taryn's new book!) and Thunder (which will be released on the 26th). The giveaway will run for a week and below you will see how you can enter!  Come on, do it, just a click or two and you could be one of the winners! :)

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My interview with Taryn Kincaid 

Thank you so much Taryn for taking the time to do this interview and giveaway! I'm so happy we have had this chance to work together.  Let's get started....

Me: How did you come up with the book idea?

Taryn: I live and work not from the real Village of Sleepy Hollow, where LIGHTNING, my first 1Night Stand release for Decadent Publishing is set.  Sleepy Hollow’s also the setting for THUNDER, my second 1Night Stand book, which will release Friday, October 26!  So thrilling for me that the release dates are only one week apart. I’ve never had two books come out so close together before, also a bit nerve-wracking.

And, of course, my first erotic paranormal, SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, which you were nice enough to review here, was also set in spooky old Sleepy Hollow, which is Halloween central at this time of year. Magical, mystical home of the Headless Horseman, you know.

But to actually answer the question: I’ve wanted to return to the Sleepy Hollow setting for a long time.  Readers and editors have asked me to!  I also wanted to try my hand at writing a 1Night Stand story. They are so much fun to write!

In Sleepy Hollow Dreams, the villainess is an evil succubus. The hero, Ryck Van Winkle, is a dream voyager, a cursed mortal who visits woman in erotic dreams, similarly to an incubus so…

I was playing around with the idea of succubi and incubi, and the idea of Lily Night, the heroine of Lightning, just popped into my head. She’s a sex-shy succubus, which is sort of a contradiction in terms. And she has good reason to be! She put the hero, Campbell Jones, into a coma on their prom night.

Me: I did LOVE Sleepy Hollow Dreams!!  Was it hard to think of a name for the book?
                                                                                                                                                                                       Taryn: Nope! It could not have been anything else. Lily has, well, kind of a problem with lightning. The story dictated the title on this one!

Me: Easy enough! What inspires you to write?

Taryn: I’ve just always done it. You overhear random snippets of a conversation, or you see something as you go about your day-to-day life that may be just a little out of the ordinary, a little off kilter. And your inner different drummer takes up the beat and characters begin to emerge like a loud marching band that grabs your attention.

Me: Do you ever think about a character once their story is written?

Taryn: Oh, yes. They’re my people! You want to know how they’re doing, what’s become of them. And, as a writer, you’re always looking for the next book in a potential series.

Me: Who is your favorite character and why?

Taryn: Um, no. That would be like announcing you have a favorite child. But I will say that I generally fall in love with all my heroes!

Me: Fair enough! Haha.  What do you like to do in your free time?

Taryn: I read, of course! And I’m a big fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

Me: How long does it usually take you to write a book?
Taryn: Another one I can’t answer! Some seem to take years; others a few weeks. It depends on the length of the story, the ambition, the level of complexity, the inspiration, the free time. And, of course, how well the characters behave. Or misbehave, as the case may be!

*Here is an Excerpt from Lightning:  In mystic Sleepy Hollow, succubus Lily Night put her prom date, Campbell Jones, into a coma after a night of wild, unbridled sex. She has steered clear of mortals ever since, afraid of damaging them or worse, not to mention the inconvenience of knocking out the power every time they have sex.

Successful architect Campbell Jones has lived with strange powers and a sexy secret since that prom night. He’s buried himself in work to forget the woman who’d dumped him at the ER then vanished from his life without a trace.

Neither Lily nor Campbell have forgotten that night or the love they’d shared. Will a 1Night Stand help them bury their past?

*Watch the book Trailer:

*You can pick up your copy of Lightning here:


  1. Thanks for inviting me! Lovely to be here.

  2. Ok, well I want to read it now!! Great interview Ladies!! :)

  3. I didn't realize you lived close by the actual Sleepy Hollow. That's pretty cool. Is it THE Sleepy Hollow? Is there a real legend of a headless horseman? I know, I know...this is stuff I should already be aware of. Shame on me! LOL
    FAB BOOK, LOVED Lightning!! Can't wait to read Thunder when it releases xx

  4. Great interview and giveaway! I'm a follower.

  5. So really, who is your fav. character...? They won't read the comment boxes.

  6. Oh, yes indeed, Joanne! The Sleepy Hollow High School teams are "The Horsemen." There is the Headless Horseman Bridge, a bronze sculpture of the headless horseman tossing his pumpkin head, historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (where I set a HOT love scene in Sleepy Hollow Dreams), etc. I have pictures! Oh, also, near the gates of the cemetery are vendors that sell T-shirts, shot glasses, maps, key chains, spoons, etc. I have pictures!
    They say Sleepy Hollow, NY and have the Headless Horseman logo. I have one T-shirt that says "I lost my head in Sleepy Hollow" and another that says "Midnight in Sleepy Hollow." I think I'll give away one of the Sleepy Hollow key chains or magnets!

    1. I was just going to perfect place to go shopping for book merc WOOT

  7. Such a pleasure getting to work with Taryn! And thank you ladies for stopping by! :)

  8. hey! Nice blog! I'm following now via GFC!
    Btw, I'm having my first giveaway too!

    Check it here:

    I'm giving away one of my favorite books, I hope you enter too!

  9. Hello!
    Thank you, so happy to hear your following! I am headed over to your blog right now and will be sure to enter your giveaway as well!