Guest blog…Lynn Viehl

UTA: Contest is closed as of 10:15 EST, 3.1.2012.  Winner will be posted on 3.2.  Thanks!

Lynn Viehl is guest blogging with us today…she’s got a new series coming out, LORDS OF THE DARKYN. The first book, NIGHTBORN, is due out 3.6.2012.

And this post…killed me dead… LOL

Ten Things You Don’t Know about Me and Shiloh Walker

By Lynn Viehl

 

  1.  When I couldn’t think of any cool names to serve as an alias for the protagonist in Frostfire, I borrowed hers (without asking, actually, but it was the night before my deadline was up and I figured she’d say okay.  I then promptly forgot to tell her about it.)
  2.  She is one of only a handful of writers who pulled off an ending I never saw coming (Quinn’s book.)
  3.  Our friendship ranks among the top five of the longest I’ve ever had with anyone.
  4.  I buy all her books, which also have their very own shelf in my book room.  Which will soon be two shelves if she keeps on being so prolific.
  5.  She has strange psychic e-mail powers; her funniest always arrive in my inbox at the exact moment when I’m thinking of doing idiot things like deleting my blog or unplugging from the internet for good.
  6.  Some of my highest praise for another female writer is that she doesn’t suck up or take crap from anyone.  Shiloh earns this praise more often than any other female colleague of mine.
  7.  Her first e-book is catalogued as E-1 in my personal digital library because it was the first e-book I ever owned and, in fact, started my e-book collection; she was also the first e-book author I got to know personally (this all happened way back when everyone besides me considered e-books truly evil and their writers definitely Satan’s minions in disguise.)
  8. She is one of the toughest writers I know (hide of titanium), and also one of the kindest (heart of marshmallow fluff.)  That’s a mix you rarely find in this business.
  9. We’ve never met in real life, but judging by photographs, we look alike enough to be mistaken for siblings (as long as I can be the much older sister.)  Our hair is the same length, we’re about the same height and weight, and the glasses she wears have the exact same frame as mine.
  10.  Speaking of pics, Shiloh is the only writer who hates being photographed as much as I do, which is why this* is my favorite photo of her.

*It also proves that she can blur reality and warp time, tricks I’m still waiting for her to teach me.

(added by Shiloh, if I can do those things, I wanna know how I’m doing it…)

Thanks to Lynn for coming by…and there’s a giveaway…You all suck.  Because I want the prizes.  But good luck.  😉  To enter, just leave a comment or question for Lynn. 🙂

 

The prize:

The bear is a new ultra-soft Ganz teddy in lavender, to which I added a French-themed stamped floral ribbon around the neck.  He’s holding a real lavender French sachet handmade by yours truly.

FYI, if you’re new here, make sure you check out my disclaimer before you enter.  Entering means you’ve read the disclaimer and agree.  The big thing-I post winner’s name here as way of notification and that’s how you’ll know.  Meaning you have to check back. I’ll post the winner’s name by the end of the week. If you don’t check back, you don’t know if you’re the winner, meaning you can’t claim it and you only have 2 weeks. Also, void where prohibited and all that jazz.  All rules are posted there.

108 Replies to “Guest blog…Lynn Viehl”

  1. I am stalking Lynn Viehl … well, not really, but I like those prizes, so yeah, I have been following her around…oh wait a minute, that could be considered stalking… oh well…

    M.

  2. I absolutely adore that you leave comments for each other’s blogs. I think it pretty rare to find a friend that uplifts you that way just when you need it the most and who is supportive of what you have to say.

  3. Hmm. Not a bad idea.
    I need to find a large enough book I can carry around with me whenever a camera may be around so I can shield my face with it when someone tries to snap a picture.

  4. Awwww, what an awesome friendship to witness and I love the fact you both have never met in person. I have a friend or two that I can say the same about, gotta love modern technology 😀 And a picture!! Whee!! 😛

  5. I just love that photo :). I like the ten things about the two of you. It’s obvious you’re friends that respect one another.

  6. Mireya wrote: I am stalking Lynn Viehl … well, not really, but I like those prizes, so yeah, I have been following her around…oh wait a minute, that could be considered stalking… oh well…

    That’s not stalking, that’s increasing your odds of winning. Which is an excellent contest strategy. 🙂

    Stalking is when someone hovers at a booksigning for three hours muttering about Area 51, aliens and government conspiracies, and then tries to follow the author home, at which point the author has to drive directly to the police station, at which point the stalker (usually) realizes they’d better stop acting so scary and go home.

  7. Lynn was actually the first author I ever wrote to compliment about a book…I’d just finished reading STARDOC and I was like.. “wow. I can really believe this stuff.” It’s not a secret that I tend to loathe and abhor almost anything with a doctor/nurse in it because most of the stuff is just not believable. At all.

    But her book wasn’t just one of those books were you can suspend disbelief-I was totally sold on it, and enthralled with her world.

    I emailed her, told her how much I’d love it, not just for the story, because of how real the medical aspects were. The poor woman was silly enough to email me back. Now she’s stuck with me.

  8. Stalking is when someone hovers at a booksigning for three hours muttering about Area 51, aliens and government conspiracies, and then tries to follow the author home

    Geez… I only did it ONE TIME.

  9. Darlene wrote: I’m not stalking Lynn, but I am stalking the ARC.

    Hey, you’re supposed to be writing a new Magical Cats book for us, you slacker. Shiloh, lend me a whip.

  10. Travis wrote: Y’all are the Woody and Buzz of the literary world.

    Do you know how painful it is to snort mandarin orange tea, Travis? Would you like to find out? Ha.

  11. Shiloh wrote: @Travis… if I’d had my tea, I would have been spraying it all over my computer at this…

    See? It’s spooky, how many ways we’re alike.

  12. I absolutely *loved* this post! So cute, and so much fun. And I didn’t know you two had been friends for SO long, Lynn and Shiloh!

    I’m also impressed Shi posted an ish picture of herself. 😉

  13. Anne wrote: I absolutely adore that you leave comments for each other’s blogs. I think it pretty rare to find a friend that uplifts you that way just when you need it the most and who is supportive of what you have to say.

    Doubly rare when you’re both writers. In my experience writer friendships tend to be about as deep and meaningful as puddles, and so brief they really should measured in dog years. A very few are not and help keep you sane while trying to make a career in a crazy business. I’m grateful that Shiloh is one of the very few.

  14. I love Lynn’s Darkyn and Kyndred books! And I love the bear…and lavender! 😉 I could probably use that bear today, I’ve got a killer migraine coming on. Why am I on the computer when I have a headache? Because I am procrastinating doing my homework for my class tonight. I’m really good at that. Thanks for this giveaway!

  15. Robin wrote: I like your friendship too, and I really like teddy bears

    This one is really adorable. So soft, too. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him.

  16. Anne wrote: having a special friendship which endures is wonderful and meaningful.

    True, and it gives you the chance to collect a massive amount of mutual blackmail on each other, too. 🙂

  17. Emily wrote: Some of my best friends are ones I have never met in person.

    Not meeting friends in real life can also work to your advantage. For example, Shiloh has no idea I (naturally) laugh exactly like the Wicked Witch of the West.

  18. Robin wrote: Hmm. Not a bad idea.
    I need to find a large enough book I can carry around with me whenever a camera may be around so I can shield my face with it when someone tries to snap a picture.

    Quinn’s book is nice-sized, and will still fit in your purse. Nightborn will only cover your mouth, chin, and the bottom of your nose.

  19. And here I was getting all sniffly at one of your comments, Lynn. Now I’m snorting. FYI… I’m not surprised.

    Shiloh has no idea I (naturally) laugh exactly like the Wicked Witch of the West.

  20. Pamela wrote: Awwww, what an awesome friendship to witness and I love the fact you both have never met in person. I have a friend or two that I can say the same about, gotta love modern technology And a picture!! Whee!!

    I love that picture of her. It’s so Shiloh.

  21. Viki wrote: I like the ten things about the two of you. It’s obvious you’re friends that respect one another.

    Mutual respect is really important. So is mutual blackmail, ha.

  22. Crystal wrote: Great post. It’s awesome that you have such a good friendship. I love your books.

    Thanks, Crystal. Seriously, I’m blessed to have Shiloh as a friend. Even if she does force me to buy another bookcase so I can keep all her novels in one spot. 🙂

  23. Limecello wrote: I absolutely *loved* this post! So cute, and so much fun. And I didn’t know you two had been friends for SO long, Lynn and Shiloh!

    Ever since we were both toddlers, right, Shiloh?

  24. D wrote: Thanks for all the information! Lynn I love your books as much as I love Shiloh’s. Though the one thing I have of Shiloh that I do not have of you is a Photo!

    No one does. I’ve managed to dodge cameras for going on fourteen years now. Well, not counting the pretty horrible one I took for the DOT a few years back. Those people have no sense of humor. Why can’t I substitute an anime avatar for the photo on my driver’s license? Just so happens whenever I wear yellow I bear a striking resemblance to Pikachu.

  25. Myranda wrote: I love Lynn’s Darkyn and Kyndred books! And I love the bear…and lavender! I could probably use that bear today, I’ve got a killer migraine coming on.

    Ouch, sorry to hear that, Myranda. I always use chamomile tea & honey to ward off tension headaches, but I know migraines are a special level of hell.

    Why am I on the computer when I have a headache? Because I am procrastinating doing my homework for my class tonight. I’m really good at that. Thanks for this giveaway!

    Hope you feel better. I’m heading off to run errands, but will stop in later to chat with you guys. Until then 🙂

  26. Shiloh wrote: Ah…it’s impolite of me, but nonetheless I have to say it. You’re older than I am.

    What’s a couple of hours?

  27. Lynn, Love your books and agree with you totally about Shiloh. She is a sweetheart, whether she wants the world to know it or not. I have had the pleasure to meet her several times and it’s always a treat! I have learned a lot from talking to Shiloh and hope to learn more in the years to come.

    Big hugs to you both for an enduring friendship!

  28. Travis, just for my personal reference which one is Buzz and which one is Woody?

    And Lynn, I would be working on the Magical Cats books except I have to keep trolling the internet for that ARC!

  29. After reading a post on DA from Shiloh “hinting” she would be hosting Lynn on her blog today, I had to come over to check it out! So glad I did, good banter is always appreciated 🙂

    Love you books Lynn, can’t get enough of them (maybe because I have them all LOL)

    Thanks for the post Shiloh and Lynn, you guys rock!

  30. Love this blog and totally cracked up over it and a some of the comments. I’ve met Shiloh and your spot on in your description of her. I ctually got her to let me take a pic. Well I got two actually one with her sticking her tongue out at me and and one that turned out actually quite nice. And I only had to promise my first born son that I wouldn’t post it on the internet lol. Thank goodness for her it was my firstborn. The second son might have made me want ot post just so she could take possesson of him. rofl. love both of ya’lls books and would love to meet Lynn sometimes.

  31. Between the pair of you I am seriously running out of shelf room. I would love to win the prize but I’m not sure if there is room for one more teddy in my bedroom 😀

  32. Lynn is a new author to me.
    Thank you Shiloh for pimping her out like this. I am so adding this book to my list to read.
    Now if I could only find more time to read. That would be Great!!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win… on and love the list!!!


    Kelly

  33. Oh, a new-to me author! Yay! And, I love teddy bears and purple is my fave color *hint, hint* I will definitely be checking out Ms. Viehl’s books. Love me some vamps!

  34. LOVE…. Lynn’s books (annoyed I can’t get the missing Stardoc volumes as ebooks 🙂
    The great teddy..I want it….
    The great interview and banter
    More Darkyn/Kyndred reads…..

    @june and anyone who hasn’t read Lynn…..grab what you can, they are seriously good 🙂

  35. It’s so nice to have a friend you can count on! Now I want that book but I’m sure everyone else does too. I have Lynn’s other books and have read them more than once.

  36. If you haven’t read Lynn’s stuff, you have to. I recommend her stardoc books because they are the best books in the world. But that’s just me. But I love everything she writes… and Dreamveil from the Kyndred series is excellent.

  37. What a wonderful guest post:) I certainly agree 8. When Shiloh says something I know she means it. No kissing butt or blowing smoke:) It refreshing.

    The new series looks awesome– I can’t wait to read it.

  38. Debbie wrote: Lynn, Love your books and agree with you totally about Shiloh. She is a sweetheart, whether she wants the world to know it or not.

    Thanks, Debbie. Shiloh is a champ at not broadcasting the many ways in which she is a treasure, which of course makes her even more lovable.

    I have had the pleasure to meet her several times and it’s always a treat! I have learned a lot from talking to Shiloh and hope to learn more in the years to come.

    It takes a lot of spine, smarts and endurance to make writing a career, and to build one the way Shiloh has over the years is really remarkable. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

  39. Darlene wrote: Travis, just for my personal reference which one is Buzz and which one is Woody?

    Hey, I’m the science fiction writer. I should be Buzz.

    And Lynn, I would be working on the Magical Cats books except I have to keep trolling the internet for that ARC!

    Don’t make me wait too long for the next book, Darlene. I know where you live.

  40. Hey, I’m the science fiction writer. I should be Buzz.

    She’s also OLDER. Woody was the older one…and usually, the wiser one. I should be Buzz. And Woody is a cowboy. If we’re going by genre, I’ve never done a western in my life. Maybe we can arm wrestle for it.

  41. You have no idea how much I want this bear. She’d be perfect sitting next to the beautiful pink bear I have that holds a pink heart shaped Trinket Box.

    Yes, I’m 46, but I love teddy bears, and especially purple. I’ve never owned a purple teddy bear….

    OH, and fun post. *smiles*

  42. Lizzie wrote: So glad I did, good banter is always appreciated

    You should read our e-mails. I’ve framed a couple.

    Love you books Lynn, can’t get enough of them (maybe because I have them all LOL)

    Thanks for investing in me, Lizzie. Readers like you make my job a delight every day.

    Thanks for the post Shiloh and Lynn, you guys rock!

  43. Pam wrote: I ctually got her to let me take a pic. Well I got two actually one with her sticking her tongue out at me and and one that turned out actually quite nice. And I only had to promise my first born son that I wouldn’t post it on the internet lol. Thank goodness for her it was my firstborn. The second son might have made me want ot post just so she could take possesson of him.

    I keep trying to get her to take my youngest, who is lovely and talented and when you wake her up in the morning for school is only a little like a wounded grizzly bear. Shiloh, she’s still available.

  44. Athena wrote: yeeeahh contest. I lurv Lynn Viehl. sigh…Korvel oh Korvel

    Thank you kindly. And you’re going to lurv this book. 🙂

  45. Ilona wrote: Between the pair of you I am seriously running out of shelf room. I would love to win the prize but I’m not sure if there is room for one more teddy in my bedroom

    He will compliment any room, I promise. Or be happy to ride shotgun in your car. 🙂

  46. Shiloh, she’s still available.

    O>O we can do a trade. I’ll take yours if you take mine. She’s five. Asks 500 questions a day and she’s still in that embarrassing faze where she likes to tell people all of that things she really shouldn’t. She also wakes up like five wounded grizzlies.

  47. Kelly wrote: Now if I could only find more time to read. That would be Great!!!!

    Have your boss call me. I’ll explain you need a couple weeks off — with pay — to catch up. 🙂

  48. June wrote: And, I love teddy bears and purple is my fave color *hint, hint*

    I should have mentioned, this little guy is called a Sweethearts bear. Ganz also has him in white and pink, but I thought the lavender edition was beyond adorable.

  49. Mary Jo wrote: LOVE…. Lynn’s books (annoyed I can’t get the missing Stardoc volumes as ebooks

    Just a bit of info, Mary Jo — I’ve e-mailed my former editor several times to see if they’re ever going to finish converting the remaining/missing StarDoc novels into e-book format (she promised me back in 2010 that they would, but it hasn’t happened yet.) The series continues to sell despite most of the books being out of print for years so I’m hopeful.

  50. Jane wrote: Congrats on the upcoming release and new series, Lynn. I loved “Frostfire.”

    Thanks for the kind words, Jane. I hope you’ll enjoy the new trilogy just as much.

  51. Diane wrote: It’s so nice to have a friend you can count on!

    Something I never take for granted, Diane. She’s really been there for me more times than I can count.

    Now I want that book but I’m sure everyone else does too.

    A writer girl can only dream. 🙂

  52. Brenda wrote: When Shiloh says something I know she means it. No kissing butt or blowing smoke:) It refreshing.

    It’s not easy, either. In this business if someone isn’t shoving their butt in your face expecting a smooch, they’re aiming a blowtorch your way. Sometimes both. 🙂

  53. Shiloh wrote: She’s also OLDER. Woody was the older one…and usually, the wiser one.

    Yeah, sure. You just want to use all the neat techie stuff and fly around.

    And Woody is a cowboy. If we’re going by genre, I’ve never done a western in my life.

    Well, I’ve never written . . . okay, but it was just that one time back when I was Gena Hale. And it was just a little western. There were only a couple of horses. I swear.

    Maybe we can arm wrestle for it.

    I’m a leftie. You’ll lose.

  54. Angel wrote: Yes, I’m 46, but I love teddy bears, and especially purple. I’ve never owned a purple teddy bear….

    There’s an age limit for owning bears? I never got that memo. Lol. I’ve never seen a lavender bear anywhere, so the minute I saw him I had to get him for the giveaway.

  55. Shiloh wrote: we can do a trade. I’ll take yours if you take mine.

    A switch? Hmmm. I wonder . . . how tough could your little one be?

    She’s five.

    (wince) That tough.

    Asks 500 questions a day and she’s still in that embarrassing faze where she likes to tell people all of that things she really shouldn’t.

    Be grateful. When my daughter was five she caught snakes, bugs and one time — I swear I’m not making this up — a rat. Utterly fearless, always wanted to keep them as pets. You have not known the depths of maternal courage until you’ve opened a Barbie lunchbox to clean it out and had a rat jump on your chest.

    She also wakes up like five wounded grizzlies.

    As long as she doesn’t bring any home to hide them in her toy box.

  56. This would be more in bratlet’s domain. Your youngest and my oldest would get along fabulously. She’s brought home amphibians and collects the spiders to deposit outside because I won’t let them stay INSIDE.

    However, if she did a rat thing… No. Just…No.

  57. Shiloh wrote: She’s brought home amphibians and collects the spiders to deposit outside because I won’t let them stay INSIDE

    Hey, I never got asked. I’d just go in to wake her up for kindergarten and find a ring-necked snake sleeping on her pillow. Ring-necked snakes don’t like it when you scream, by the way.

  58. Lynn! I’ve just checked at BN and they do have Shockball and Plague of Memory as ebooks, but not Endurance or Rebel Ice…What they DO have is a link at the bottom of the book listing : Nookbooks “Want to read this on your NOOK? Request as NOOK Book from the publisher ” , with the request half as a link. You click on it and they say the request has been sent…..So maybe if enough people request it we can get the last 2 as ebooks…

  59. I have some of Lynn’s books on my TBR shelf, and more on my wish list, but haven’t had a chance to read her work yet. This seems like a good time to start, with the first book in a new series. And it looks like a fantastic book as well.

  60. wow that teddy is adorable!! I have to catch up on both of your books actually, i’ve only read one from both of you.

  61. Lisa wrote: first time at your blog…LOVE your sense of humor. Would love the ARC just as much!

    Shiloh’s blog is very cool. I advise visiting her often; she gives away tons of neat stuff. 🙂

  62. Mary Jo wrote: Lynn! I’ve just checked at BN and they do have Shockball and Plague of Memory as ebooks, but not Endurance or Rebel Ice…

    That’s odd that they skipped Endurance — thanks for checking, Mary Jo.

    What they DO have is a link at the bottom of the book listing : Nookbooks “Want to read this on your NOOK? Request as NOOK Book from the publisher ” , with the request half as a link. You click on it and they say the request has been sent…..So maybe if enough people request it we can get the last 2 as ebooks…

    For some reason publishers frown on authors rallying readers that way — I had one editor actually tell me not to do it when I made an inquiry about a similar situation. But I will contact the editor who oversees that part of my backlist and ask if it would help speed up the process.

  63. Barbara wrote: This seems like a good time to start, with the first book in a new series. And it looks like a fantastic book as well.

    I’m hoping this trilogy will appeal to readers who haven’t tried my work yet; I do think it’s a good intro to the universe, and with only three books to read in this storyline not as much of a time/financial commitment as the original series.

  64. Ayla wrote: wow that teddy is adorable!! I have to catch up on both of your books actually, i’ve only read one from both of you.

    We have lots to choose from, both of us. 🙂

  65. It’s about time for me to turn into a pumpkin, so I’d like to thank Shiloh for hosting me here today, and all you visitors for making me feel so welcome. I had a lot of fun and Shiloh was a very good sport. I still think I should be Buzz, though.

    Good luck to everyone with the contest, and even if you don’t win, do stop by your local bookstores and check out all the new releases in March. I’ve seen what titles are headed our way, and this is going to be one of the best months of 2012 to find terrific new books by some of our most talented writers.

    Night everyone!

  66. Congrats on the new release – both of you!! I only recently discovered Lynns books and am looking forward to catching up on them. And that is super cute bear.

  67. Loved this post Lynn! Shiloh is an author I squee about & it’s fun to read about who she squees about. I always smile at the bookstore to see your books side by side with hers. It’s nice to know that Shiloh is tough & kind as I suspected. I’ve met her twice & it was a treat each time.

  68. Lynn, I always love your books (and Shiloh’s-wouldn’t want her to feel neglected) and am always eager for the next release. Your style of writing remains constant but not static in that it does grow with the times. Unlike some big authors who seem to let success go to their heads and it effects the way they write and regard their readership.
    When you have a down day I hope both you and Shiloh will remember that you had bought hours of enjoyment to a lot of people and brightened their lives when they have needed it.
    Q. Have your publishers ever thought that now Stardoc series has ended to issue a special complete set with covers in a matching style.

  69. Thanks to Lynn, I am now a fan of Shiloh’s books also. Another thing to thank Lynn for as I catch up on all Shiloh’s past adventures, is the severe hole in my bank account! But it’s really, really worth it. Thanks to you both for writing.

  70. Donna wrote: Congrats on the new release – both of you!!

    Thanks, Donna. I am heading out to the bookstore today to grab Shiloh’s new release. 🙂

  71. Mary wrote: I always smile at the bookstore to see your books side by side with hers.

    I have to admit, the alphabetical proximity of our writer names makes it very convenient for me. When I go to the store to check on my books, usually I only have to take one step to the right to find hers and face them out.

  72. Margaret wrote: Q. Have your publishers ever thought that now Stardoc series has ended to issue a special complete set with covers in a matching style.

    Although a lot of readers were supportive of the series (enough to permit me to land contracts for the last five novels) the books have never sold well enough to rate a revamped reprinting or packaging as a collector’s set. Of course there’s always a remote possibility they will someday if they continue to sell or the performance rights are ever sold, but to be honest I really doubt it.

  73. Margaret wrote: Thanks to Lynn, I am now a fan of Shiloh’s books also. Another thing to thank Lynn for as I catch up on all Shiloh’s past adventures, is the severe hole in my bank account! But it’s really, really worth it. Thanks to you both for writing.

    If you’re going to spend money on books, might as well invest in the really good authors. :0 Thanks, Margaret.

  74. I have to admit, the alphabetical proximity of our writer names makes it very convenient for me. When I go to the store to check on my books, usually I only have to take one step to the right to find hers and face them out.

    yes…alphabetical proximity… convenient. O.o *shifty eyes*

  75. You think of the most cutest raffles. I can’t think of any other way to share and read Nightborn than to cuddle up on the couch with a fluffy purple bear under your chin.

    Can’t wait to read the trilogy!!

  76. Lynn! You mean to tell me that one, only one picture that I’ve ever seen of you, the head shot that graces some of your guest posts, isn’t really you?? ;o)

  77. Rebecca wrote: You think of the most cutest raffles. I can’t think of any other way to share and read Nightborn than to cuddle up on the couch with a fluffy purple bear under your chin.

    Thanks, Rebecca — I think this little guy is going to make someone very happy. 🙂

  78. Theo wrote: Lynn! You mean to tell me that one, only one picture that I’ve ever seen of you, the head shot that graces some of your guest posts, isn’t really you??

    That is a very, very old publicity shot I was forced to take back in ’98 when I turned pro, and does not look like the real me at all. Well, if you could scrape off the two pounds of makeup they spackled on my face, you might find the old me underneath somewhere. I am really not photogenic, so it took the photographer about a hundred tries before she gave up and picked that one as the best of the worst. 🙂

  79. What a fun post! Love the pic you shared, I wish I had the skill to blur reality myself. I’m curious as to how (if) the teddy bear ties in with the book-if there was a theme or if it’s just a cute, cuddly book buddy? Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

  80. ML wrote: What a fun post! Love the pic you shared, I wish I had the skill to blur reality myself.

    Shiloh guards that secret. Which annoys me, especially when I think of all the laundry I could get done with a bit of strategic temporal shifting. . . .

    I’m curious as to how (if) the teddy bear ties in with the book-if there was a theme or if it’s just a cute, cuddly book buddy?

    The story in Nightborn begins in Provence where the French grow the most amazing fields of lavender, which was the general theme I drew on for my giveaways for this book. The bear is lavender, and there’s real lavender in the sachet. It smells amazing. 🙂

  81. Hey Lynn,
    Have you and Shiloh thought of meeting on a girl’s trip together? Just the two of you. I did that with an online buddy and we went to LA (Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffle house). It was nice.
    That way, it was public and if she turned out to be a serial killer, I had a restaurant full of witnesses to let my family know that I fought hard. Plus I could use the dinner fork to jab her in the eye before making my daring escape.
    Of course, she just turned out to a regular chick like me, we ate well and laughed a lot. So I didn’t have to resort to my plan B & C.

    I think I am ready to try a book by S. Walker now. If you had to recommend a book to a Shiloh Walker newbie, what book would you recommend?

  82. Chinyere wrote: Have you and Shiloh thought of meeting on a girl’s trip together? Just the two of you. I did that with an online buddy and we went to LA (Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffle house). It was nice.

    What a neat thing to do; I bet you had fun meeting the real-life versions of yourselves. If I were ever to emerge from my silly ivory tower and meet people again, it would probably be to go on a writing retreat with Shiloh. Someplace exotic. Shang-hai, Madrid, Fiji. There would have to be a sea or at least a really big lake close by. I go through withdrawl away from water. 🙂

    I think I am ready to try a book by S. Walker now. If you had to recommend a book to a Shiloh Walker newbie, what book would you recommend?

    I really loved what she did with her novel Broken, so that would have to be my first pick. She continues to write intense, heart-wrenching romantic suspense, the latest being her Ash trilogy books (If You Hear Her, If You See Her and If You Know Her), and any of those are cool because you don’t have to read them in order; they work great as stand alones.

  83. I’m dying for a beach. Madrid sounds good. I’m there.

    @Chinyere, I’m going to disagree with Lynn. I do it all the time… :OP if you try the Ash books, read them in order… if you hear her is first. 😉 Broken works good on it’s own, though, and I love, love, love that cover. Happy sigh. It’s still one of my favorites.

  84. @Shiloh:
    I wish I had taken your advice. I just finished “If You Know Her” and as soon as I finished Ch. 1, I knew that I should have more background information than I had. As I read on, I knew there were things I was missing. But still, it was a well written story.
    I guess I have to go back and read Book 1 now.

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