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Tour & Giveaway: Linda Wisdom & (182.) Hex in High Heels...

October 14, 2009
Today, we welcome Linda Wisdom, who has a brand spanking new book out! Come and check out what she has to say...

linda wisdom
drey: Hello Linda! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this Q&A for my readers and I!
Linda: Thank you for having me!

drey: When did you know you wanted to be a writer? Was this a when-I-grow-up kind of thing, or did it jump out at you one sunny morning?

Linda: I always wanted to write. My parents said I’d be so impatient for them to read to me I’d try to figure out the words in a book or just make up my own stories.

drey: Was it always going to be romance? What's your favorite part about writing romance?

Linda: In the beginning I just knew I wanted to write. When I discovered romance books I knew that’s what I had to do. My favorite part is taking two people who might not seem to have much in common and bring them together.

drey: When & how did you branch out into the paranormal romance sub-genre?

Linda: I wrote my first paranormal in the late 1980s, a Harlequin American Romance titled A Man for Maggie. I was totally hooked and was able to write several more.

drey: How did you come up with the cast of characters? A witch and a were, a bunch of icky elves, a gargoyle named Horace, magickal bunny slippers... What an interesting ensemble!

Linda: LOL! I always visualized Jazz wearing bunny slippers, but not the cute fuzzy kind. Hers would have fangs and get into mischief without a second thought. I’m a big fan of the animated series Duckman and I patterned Horace after Duckman. As for the elves, there was no doubt we wouldn’t see happy perky Santa type elves in one of my books. Jake, the Were Border collie, first showed up in 50 Ways To Hex Your Lover, but I didn’t know he’d be a Were then. It popped into my head when I wrote Wicked by Any Other Name and it was so much fun that Nick and Trevor are joking that the witches haven’t figured it out when they have.

drey: What's next for this crew? Or will there be a whole new and exciting crew to read about?

Linda: A new crew. Maggie, who’s introduced in Hex in High Heels, will have her book along with a very sexy half fire demon named Declan. But there’s always a chance previous characters could show up.

And, to finish off, the Proust-lite:
  1. What is your idea of earthly happiness? Chocolate
  2. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
  3. Who is/are your favorite heroine(s) in fiction? Yasmine Galenorn’s Fae sisters
  4. Who is/are your favorite heroine(s) in real life? My mom.
  5. What sound do you love? Rainfall
  6. What sound do you hate? People talking at the movies
  7. The quality you admire most in a man? Someone who’s there for the bad as well as the good
  8. The quality you admire most in a woman? Willingness to help you bury the body (ROFL!)
  9. If not a writer, you would be a fashion consultant.
  10. What is your favorite swear word? Hm, you don’t have any soap to wash out my mouth, do you? I have a habit of saying “bloody hell!” Since I’m Irish you’d think it would be something else. (I can't comment here, I say that all the time...)

A HUGE "Thank You" goes out to Linda for taking the time to stop by!

About the author:
Linda Wisdom has published more than 70 novels with 13 million copies sold worldwide including traditional, paranormal, humor, action/adventure romance and romantic suspense. Her bestselling books have been nominated for Romantic Times awards and the Romance Writers of America Rita Award. She lives with her husband in Murrieta, California.

hex in high heelsAbout the book:
Feisty witch Blair Fitzpatrick has has a crush on hunky carpenter Jake Harrison forever--he's one hot shape-shifter. Just when Blair thinks the relationship is really starting to sizzle, Jake pulls back--the last thing he wants to do is involve Blair in his dysfunctional family dynamics.

Jake's nasty mother and brother are after him to return to his pack, and a bunch of unruly elves start causing all kinds of chaos. Blair is trying hard not to unleash the ultimate revenge spell, but when Jake's enemies try to force him away from her, Blair is pushed over the edge. No one messes with her boyfriend-to-be, even if he does shed on the furniture!

drey's thoughts:
Hex in High Heels is a funny, fun read. How could it not be, with fuzzy bunny slippers that bite? Well, fuzzy bunny slippers that turned themselves into tattoos, that bite... Linda Wisdom's characters are entertaining, with their capers and antics throughout the story. When werewolves threaten to upset the peace in the area, boy do the witches go all gangbusters. Not that the wolves don't deserve it, of course...

Pick this one up to while away a few hours this fall!

Giveaway!
Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have two copies of Hex in High Heels for you...
Rules:
-- Contest is open to US and Canada residents, no PO Boxes please!
-- To enter, comment and share: Werewolves and witches and elves, oh my! Which do you prefer, and why?
-- Follow for 1 extra entry.
-- Share for 2 extra entries (let me know what & where, please).
-- Do it all before 6:00 pm CST October 27th. Good luck!

Tour stops:
10/1: Yankee Romance Reviewers
10/2: Savvy Verse & Wit, Fresh Fiction
10/6: Long & Short of It, Night Owl Romance
10/7: Anna’s Book Blog
10/8: Midnight Café
10/9: Bitten By Books
10/12: Star-Crossed Romance
10/13: Literary Escapism, Peeking Between the Pages
10/14: drey’s library, Night Owl Romance
10/15: A Journey of Books
10/16: Love Romance Passion
10/19: So Many Books
10/20: Pop Syndicate, Night Owl Romance
10/21: Cheryl’s Book Nook
10/22: Wendy’s Minding Spot
10/23: Fang-tastic Books
10/26: Night Owl Romance

Disclosure: My copy of Hex in High Heels is an ARC provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca for this blog tour.

78 comments:

Pam said...

I like witches. I think I'm maybe envious of the ability to place spells on people and hex those who wrong you...

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Pam said...

follower

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Haleyknitz said...

I love Witches a lot, my fav. witch ever is Hermione. (duh.) but i like werewolves a lot too because Jacob is Awesome! (i'm team edward, but i still love Jake.)

+2 posted on twitter.com/haleymathiot
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Karen H in NC said...

I prefer vampires myself. Can we say 'Tall, Dark & Immortal?'

+1 I am a follower

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Jasmyn said...

I've always like elves best...I have the impression that they are the pretty and graceful ones, think D&D.

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Jasmyn said...

I am also a follower.

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Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Pam,

I'd love to hex people, but you've always got that bounce back if you do wrong. Still, there are those that deserve it and I'd look at it that way.

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Haleyknitz,

I like the Weres too. I figure they make good foot warmers. :}

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Karen H,

I had a blond vampire in 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover. And I know more will show up. Just to shake things up.

Linda

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi Jasmyn,

Well, the elves in Hex in High Heels aren't that way at all. Think Santa's elves gone wild.

Linda

bridget3420 said...

I prefer werewolves because I would love to be free like a wolf.

+1 follower

Anonymous said...

I prefer sweet little elves...
a wonderful interview...would love to read this fabulous book.

karen k
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Anonymous said...

I prefer witches. They're more fascinating to me. White Magic, casting spells, covens...all fascinating.

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Anonymous said...

Email subscriber.

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bermudaonion said...

I'm going to say elves because they bake cookies, don't they? I subscribe in Google Reader.

Linda Wisdom said...

I think that's the fun part. We all have our favorites.

Linda

etirv said...

Big long-time Bewitched fan so my vote goes to witches!

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etirv said...

Follower!

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dor said...

I would love, love, love to be a witch.

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dor said...

I follow

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edmontonjb said...

I prefer witches because they are just humans who know how to do magic. It makes them more realistic
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edmontonjb said...

I'm a follower
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Sheila Deeth said...

Chocolate. Mmmm.....

Werewolves cause they're dangerous and cute. And I follow.
This sounds great fun.

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enyl said...

I prefer witches, it is probably every childs dream to have the magical powers of a witch or warlock.

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jellybelly82158 said...

That is hard to decide. I love werewolves, witches, and vampires.
I read any thing wrote about them.
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Linda Wisdom said...

And more fun answers!

This is what's great for us. We can choose. Although I wouldn't choose warlock since that's someone practicing black magic.

I thank you all for letting me know what you like.

Linda

rubynreba said...

I would pick witches - wouldn't it be fun to put a spell on people?
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rubynreba said...

I follow.
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Lee P said...

I prefer werewolves because they are protectors, yet dangerous. Elves just freak me out! Thanks for this giveaway.

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Lee P said...

I follow your blog.

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Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter #1:

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Lee P said...

I shared your giveaway on Twitter #2:

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Beth (BBRB) said...

Hmm elves. They're so pretty!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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elaing8 said...

I like werewolves and vampires. love the alpha male.Tall dark handsome.

I am a follower

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Jenny N. said...

I would like to be a witch. I can cast spells and make all sorts of potions.

+1 I'm a follower

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renee said...

I perfer werewolves, usually very hansome when not in the werewolf.

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renee said...

I am a follower

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throuthehaze said...

I like werewolves. I like the contrast of being human and animal.
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throuthehaze said...

follower
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I Heart Book Gossip said...

+1 I love werewolves. There something really masculine about them that gets my blood boiling :)

Please count me in.

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

+1 Follower

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I Heart Book Gossip said...

+2 Blogged

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budletsmom said...

Gotta love werewolves - not sure why but I love them.

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budletsmom said...

I am a follower.

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DarcyO said...

Witches because they can make people do what they want.

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DarcyO said...

follower

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to read these books they sound awesome!!

I'm a new follower.

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Nicole said...

Witches.. something about a women with that much power to wreak havoc is exhilarating.

+1 follower

Gwendolyn B. said...

I really like the idea of elves. And it'd be great if they would come out at night and do my housework!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book - it sounds like a fun one!

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kalynnick said...

Werewolf.


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Gwendolyn B. said...

I've posted this giveaway on my blog here: http://aseaofbooks.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-giveaways-from-around-blogworld.html

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WFL said...

Fuzzy bunny slippers, witches, dysfunctional family.....just what a funny read should have.....
Would love to read it!

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ossmcalc said...

I like witches as they have control of the situations with their spells and potions. Of course, I would want to be a good witch.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I follow your blog.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

As ossmcalc, I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/4958250804

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

Under my Facebook name of Christine Womack, I just shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

Thank you,

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~Jennifer~ said...

Witches. I'm not a huge fan of werewolves and I've never read a book that had elves.

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~Jennifer~ said...

And I follow.

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jellybelly82158 said...

Hard pick I like them all.
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jellybelly82158 said...

follower
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Anita Yancey said...

I like witches, because they can do magic and spells. Sounds like fun. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower!

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Nancye said...

I prefer witches because they can cast spells and mess with people's minds!!

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Nancye said...

Follower

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jellybelly82158 said...

I like them all, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons.
What ever I can get my hands on at the time.

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Bella said...

Hey Drey and Linda -- thanks for the fun interview and giveaway!

Werewolves and witches for sure -- elves, generally ok, but they can be twisted and evil (I guess the others can too :) )

I am a follower and I tweeted: http://bit.ly/1qDcy4

Thanks!
~bella

Anna ♥ said...

I much prefer werewolves! They are intense and so hot. Alpha, werewolf, bad boys are my favorite! Especially if they have a naughty side.

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Jaime said...

Witches, they are in control of their powers
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CherylS22 said...

I prefer elves because I've always considered them fun creatures.
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CherylS22 said...

+2 - I shared on Facebook

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Belinda M said...

I would prefer to be a witch..then I can cast spells on people


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I follow your blog


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tweeted 1

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