A bewitching woman on a mission…
Feisty witch Maggie enjoys her work as a paranormal law enforcement officer-that is, until she’s assigned to protect a teenager with major attitude and plenty of Mayan enemies. Maggie’s never going to survive this assignment without the help of a half-fire demon who makes her smolder…
A hotter-than-sin hero with an agenda…
Declan is proprietor of an underground club and busy demon portal. No way he’ll allow his demon race to be blamed for the malicious acts of some crazy evil Mayans. But he’s already got his hands full when the sexy witch offers him a challenge he can’t refuse…
Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away two copies of Linda’s novel, Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend.
Witches Rule! Demons Drool!
Thank you so much for having me here to talk about how I create my characters in my books!
I have a t-shirt that reads ‘I live in a world of my own, but that’s okay, they know me here’.
I’ve been told I have a demented imagination. Personally? I see it as normal. Yes, maybe quirky, but isn’t quirky fun?
I like the idea of a cute and sassy red-haired witch named Jazz (50 Ways to Hex Your Lover) who eliminates curses, mainly in the Hollywood area, who’s unable to cook, living on Starbucks mochas, loves her designer bags, and known for wearing a pair of bunny slippers named Fluff and Puff that sport razor sharp teeth and have magick of their own. Forget any attack dog. F&P would take them down in seconds.
Or Stasi (Wicked By Any Other Name), a romance-minded witch who owns a lingerie boutique where she also carries romance novels that complement the intimate apparel, and lives with her sweet Chihuahua/Yorkie who floats instead of walks and disappears at the drop of a hat. And then, there’s Horace, the gargoyle, who enjoys hanging out in the boutique. Namely, the dressing rooms. Yes, Horace is a pervert, but he’s also very loyal and ready to create mayhem at a moment’s notice.
Blair (Hex in High Heels), who’s there to hex up the perfect revenge spell when you’ve been wronged, also deals with Horace and has Felix, her retro Kit-Kat clock who collects local gossip.
Maggie (Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend), a Hellion Guard, who only needs to flick a finger to put down a perp. A diamond covered black widow spider that’s French and looking for the perfect spell to keep her lovers alive, over-caffienated ferrets that are messengers and an elf that drifts calming lavender over people.
From there we go on to a sexy vampire private investigator, a hot looking wizard attorney, a Were Border collie – how perfect is that for those cold winter nights? – and a half fire demon who can heat you up in so many ways.
There’s that demented description again. :}
I love anything that’s odd and unusual. You’d realize that if you ever saw my office. Is there anything more fun than making the unbelievable believable?
Why can’t we believe that sexy attorney we meet at a club is a wizard? Or that the carpenter you hire to build your deck gets all furry during the full moon. Like we women aren’t all that growly a few days a month. Plus why not hiring a private investigator with ultra hearing senses when tailing someone?
My characters pop up in 3D inside my head. I know how they look, how they sound, and how they’ll act. I always hope if they’re that real to me, they’ll be that real to the readers.
My question to you is just that. Do you feel the characters are real in the books you read? Would you expect to run into them at the mall or even the grocery store?
And if you happen to run into a pair of fangy bunny slippers at a chocolate shop? Stay out of their way because they turn into bunnies on a mission when they’re getting their goodies.
Linda Wisdom has published more than 70 novels with 13 million copies sold worldwide. Her bestselling books have been nominated for RT Book Reviews awards and the RWA RITA Award. She recently won the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Hex in High Heels. Linda lives with her husband in Murrieta, California, where she is working on her next book, A Demon Does it Better, set to release in January 2012. For more information, please visit www.lindawisdom.com/.
Want to purchase Linda’s novel?
- 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Hex Appeal at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Wicked by Any Other Name at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Hex in High Heels at Amazon or the Book Depository
- Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend at Amazon or the Book Depository
- A Demon Does it Better (January 1, 2012)
Contest Time! Linda is giving away two copies of her new novel, Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: Do you feel the characters are real in the books you read? Would you expect to run into them at the mall or even the grocery store? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered. (US/Canada only)
As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat (remember, these aren’t mandatory to enter, just extra entries):
- +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
- +1 to any review you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
- +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and/or Twitter
- +10 Purchase any of Linda’s novels (listed above), or any novel, through LE’s Amazon store or the Book Depository sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries.
The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.