Sunday, August 16, 2009
Hiya from Donna Dalton and Shara Lanel!
I’m Shara Lanel, and I’m here with fellow author Donna Dalton. We’ll be here all week—thanks, Kiki, for inviting us!—talking about movies, books, and writing.
But, before I get into all that, I want to let you know about a special contest we’re running, just for those of you hanging out with us on the Authors by Authors this week. We’re giving away a $20 Amazon gift certificate to one of you, readers, just for commenting on our topics this week. Comment once, and you’ll have one virtual raffle ticket in the hat. Comment all 5 days, then you’ll have 5 entries for us to draw from. Really easy, right? [TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: solved! Thanks, Kiki! So leave us some comments--we want to hear from you.]
So let me tell you a bit about myself. I write hot—one might say, erotic—romances with a lot of humor, a lot of suspense, and a lot of sex! I have nine novels and novellas published with Loose Id and Liquid Silver Books. My most recent print release is a steamy, cozy mystery called Finding Mr. Right is Murder. Leanne Aimes finds a dead man in the freezer and a very alive PI in her sleeping bag. Reviewers say: “Fun, fun, fun from start to finish…”
Then there’s my werewolf book, Blame It on the Moon. Kitty Lazarus can’t help reading the new pub owner’s mind—that’s her gift—but his thoughts always involve stripping her naked and doing…things to her, except for that one time where she “sees” him sprouting fur and fangs. Reviewers say: “The sex was spicy to begin with but when you add all the wicked thoughts floating around, the book positively sizzled.” Check out excerpts at www.SharaLanel.com.
Thanks for joining us this week! --Shara
Hi everyone, Donna Dalton here - I’m the other half blogging at Authors By Authors this week. Thanks to Kiki for having us.
I write spicy historical romances set in America circa 1860 to 1880. I have three books published with The Wild Rose Press. THE CAVALRY WIFE was my baby, my first completed manuscript. It’s the story of a dedicated Cavalry Captain forced into a shotgun wedding after he’s caught in bed with President Grant’s cousin. Readers who like a bit of history along with familiar historical figures woven throughout will enjoy this adventurous tale. My other two books are IRISH DESTINY and its sequel IRISH CHARM. In IRISH DESTINY, an Irish Barrister has come to Boston seeking revenge for the death of his brother. He doesn’t count on a lovely golden-haired obstacle bent on stopping him. IRISH CHARM is the story of a rival detectives searching for clues to a murder. You can visit my website www.donnadalton.net to read more about my books and see the wonderful reviews they have garnered.
I have always loved writing, but only became serious about my vocation after my two boys moved out. Empty Nest. Woohoo! That's when I joined the Virginia Romance Writers, a subchapter of the Romance Writers of America ®. I've been dabbling in a few contemporary stories which I'll debut later this week.
I hope you’ll check in each day as Shara and I have a week of fun-filled events planned. –Donna
And here’s a conversation starter—let’s talk about movies and TV. Anyone addicted to True Blood? Who’s your fave? I must say, I’m liking Godric and Lafayette quite a bit right now. And what’s the last movie you've seen? For myself, it was the 6th Harry Potter.
In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, Kiki Howell of An Author's Musings, would like to advise that in addition to purchasing my own books to review, I also receive books, and/or promotional materials, free of charge in return for an honest review, as do any guest reviewers.