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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Guest Blogger: Carolyn Jewel

Please welcome my guest blogger, Carolyn Jewel!

Carolyn and I became friends when we worked on the Crimson City series together and hashed out the demon world between us. The poor woman was subjected to long rambling emails (and anyone who follows this blog knows how I can go on and on) that she was forced to answer while trying to write A Darker Crimson. Actually, I think I subjected her to long, rambling emails while we were working on our stories for Shards of Crimson, too, so the fact that we keep in touch is a testament to Carolyn's patience and wonderfulness. :-)

In addition to being patient, Carolyn also writes great paranormal romance and I thought y'all might like to meet her and learn more about her latest book!

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Thanks so much, Patti, for hosting me!

I'm Carolyn Jewel and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to be here. As you may have guessed already, I'm a writer and I have a new book which I will be shamelessly pimping to you shortly. But I'm going to give away a book, too, so there's something in it for you guys, not to mention I have a pretty hot cover which is worth looking at, I think. It's blue with flames and a mostly nekkid guy. I wish I knew the guy on the cover, I would say thank you and probably forget my name. So, maybe it's for the best that I haven't met him.

So, a little bit about myself. Like Patti, I have a geekish sort of job, which over here, I believe I can safely call the Evil Day Job or EDJ. Some people at work read my blog, so I have to be careful when I'm at home. Rats. So, at my EDJ, I am a SQL Server Database Administrator, and I will be kind to you all and say nothing more except about my no-thrills-a-minute EDJ. Just so you know, I do not have, nor have I ever had, a pocket protector. The best part of my EDJ is that every day is casual day. I live in Northern California and to be honest, compared to Minnesota where Patti lives, we do not have actual weather. I wear sandals pretty much year round, though sometimes I have to break out the regular shoes.

So, now I'll start pimping. My book is called My Forbidden Desire. If you click through to my website, you can check out places to buy the book, read some reviews and watch the trailer. I used a new company to do my book trailer so I'm quite interested in your opinion of it. And what do you guys think of the cover? Blue nekkid guys don't work for everyone, so let me know in the comments or something. You can also read Chapter 1 at my website, should be so moved. My Forbidden Desire was a top pick from Romantic Times! That was pretty exciting, I have to say.

Here's the cover blurb:

Torn Between. . .

Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danager. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her alive is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he's hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can't deny the white-hot
passion between them.

Desire and Temptation . . .

Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he's been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them . . . or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both.

Forever, Grand Central Publishing, June 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-17824-2

My Forbidden Desire is the second book set in this world of fiends and mages. The first was My Wicked Enemy which, by the way, has orange flames on the cover and another hot guy. I'll send one commenter a copy of My Wicked Enemy. Here's a question for you to answer, if you want, which I hope you do because I'm curious. Be as brief or descriptive as you feel is necessary:

What's your favorite supernatural creature and why?