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12.14.2010

Interview with Syndey Somers & Giveaway!

Today we welcome Ms. Sydney Somers to the blog. Ms. Somers is the author of a few --- just a few *wink* romance novels, a good bit of which caught this bloggers notice with their paranormal elements. Ms. Somers has also offered up one of her eBooks to one lucky commenter. Details below.

Syndey Somers Bio:

A born and raised Maritimer, Sydney Somers fell in love with writing at the age of eight. Since finishing her first book in 2002, Sydney has written over twenty-five romances—one of which will forever remain hidden under her bed.

When she’s not tracking down remote controls, chasing after her three very energetic children or exterminating rogue dust bunnies, Sydney can be found curled up with a good book or working on her next project.

You can stalk Ms. Somers in the follow online hang-outs: Web | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

PJ:  The world that you created, that the Pendragon Gargoyle series encompasses, is very complex, what inspired it?

SS: Right around the same time these sexy, alpha cat shifters came to life in my head, I had been channel surfing one night and came across King Arthur on tv and something just clicked in my head about tying my shifters to Arthurian Legend. I knew that I wanted to give my shifters a recognizable mythology, but one that still left plenty of room for me to put my own spin on everything.

PJ: Can you tell us a little bit about your particular paranormals, the gargoyle shape-shifters and what makes them tick?

SS: Centuries ago, the gargoyle clans (cats, wolves and dragons) were all cursed by the goddess Rhiannon (King Arthur’s mother) after Arthur’s death. The curse locked them all in their stone state during the daylight. Only mated gargoyles can fight the automatic shift at sunrise, but they still need the stone to help heal injuries and keep them strong. Unfortunately not all gargoyles instantly recognize their mates the first time they lay eyes on them, which makes it fun watching them stumble a long a bit.

Most gargoyles, like other Avalon immortals, are searching for Excalibur, which was lost when Arthur fell in battle. There are six daggers that are believed will lead the way to Excalibur when they are united, but there is one dagger in particular that is especially important to my Callaghan brothers. It’s the key to freeing the youngest brother who has been trapped in his stone state for over a century.

PJ: What made you decide on the big cat shifters?

SS: I’ve written quite a few paranormal romances since I’ve been published, some that are currently out of print, but cat shifters were something I hadn’t gotten the chance to really tackle yet. Plus I’ve always been a huge fan of stories that feature these innately sexy heroes that rely so heavily on their instinct, especially when it comes to the women they fall for.

PJ: The Callaghan brothers (Tristan, Cale & Cian) are quite, well every girl's fantasy - do you have a favorite?

SS: I’m one of those authors who is pretty much in love with whatever hero I’m writing at the time, so they’ve all been my favorite at one point and for different reasons. I love Tristan’s sense of duty and responsibility, even when it could mean sacrificing his own happiness. I love Cale’s delicious, single-minded pursuit of what he wants and the lengths he’ll go for the woman he loves, even when she wants him dead. And I love Cian’s innocence in a world that has passed him by, and how his thoughts are anything but innocent when it comes to the sorceress he’s determined to have his revenge on.

PJ: I found this entire series very intriguing and there is so much more I would love to explore, should we expect more books from this world?

SS: Definitely more :) There will be at least two more releasing in 2011, Primal Temptation (Briana and Lucan’s story) and another that it still unnamed. After that there will be more books set in this world, but will also feature heroes and heroines that may not be gargoyles.

PJ: How has your journey been as an author? With the growing eReaders in circulation has being an eAuthor become very exciting?

SS: Aside from the paralyzing fear that I won’t be able to write another book every time I sit down to start the next one, my journey has been really wonderful. There have been a few ups and downs along the way, but overall it’s been awesome to grow as a writer, to see my books published and know that maybe one of my stories managed to make someone else forget about their real life, even if it was just for a little while.

The rapidly growing eBook market has been incredible to be a part of. Pretty much every author just wants to entertain readers the way other authors’ books entertain us, and the expanding eBook market means that more readers will be able to discover my gargoyles and hopefully enjoy them. That’s really all any author can hope for.

Thank you Ms. Somers for taking the time to answer my questions!


Intrigued and want to read more of Syndey Somer's writing...have no fear, some handy links for you to check out her work:


Primal Seduction (Pendragon Gargoyles) Primal Hunger: Pendragon Gargoyles, Book 1Primal Pleasure: Pendragon Gargoyles, Book 3Primal Attraction: Pendragon Gargoyles, Book 2EnslavedSay You're MineStripped Away (Shadow Destroyers)Dark Obsession: Shadow Destroyers, Book 4Caged DesireTrust Me: The Lassiter Group, Book 1Don't Let Go (Spellbound)Unbreakable (Shadow Destroyers Book One)Storm Warning (Shadow Destroyers)Whatever It Takes: Spellbound, Book 3Waitin' on a HeroStorm Warning: Shadow Destroyers-Book 3


Now for the contest!
 

Contest Deets:
One (1) winner receives a  of digital copy of 1 of Syndey Somer's  ebooks.

Deadline DEC. 23rd 11:59 CST ;)

Requirements:
Following is not required but is appreciated!
International
Comment to win. Answer the question: What eReader are you using or recommend? How has eReaders changed your reading habits?

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32 comments:

Ivan Bookworm said...

I use my ipod touch ibook app to read ebooks. I don't have a kindle or a nook. I find my ipod as a multi-purpose. E-reading makes my life easier. I can bring my ipod, since it is mall, everywhere to read ebooks.

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SandyG265 said...

I use a kindle. I like the gray scale screen since it doesn't tire my eyes.

GFC follower.

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Chrizette @ All the days of said...

I bought a Kindle in January this year and it has made a huge difference in my reading habits. I live in South Africa and being able to buy books online now (click now, read now) has allowed me to read tons more than I would have been able to. I love my Kindle!

Chrizette
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Chrizette @ All the days of said...

I tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/#!/allthedaysof/status/14700779365466112

Chrizette
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Chrizette @ All the days of said...

I am a google friend follower - Chrizette
Goodreads friend - Chriz
Twitter follower - @allthedaysof

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Lori said...

I have a Kindle. It gives me a way to read all those ebooks I wish I could have read, but at the time I couldn't unless, I read them in PDF format. It makes it easier. I really want to read Somer's Primal series. So, thanks for the opportunity.

I am already a follower of this author on facebook and twitter and a new follower on Goodreads.

I am already a follower of this blog.
ladyrogue(at)ymail(dot)com

mmafsmith said...

I have a Kindle2 and since I got it about a year and a half ago I read about 4-5 times more books than I used to. I go know where with out it!

I love finding new authors...although my TBR pile is enormous!

Thanks!

mmafsmith said...

+1 for GFC follower

mmafsmith said...

+1 for Facebook follower

mmafsmith said...

+1 for being FB follower of Ms. Somers

mmafsmith said...

+1 for following Ms. Somers on Goodreads

Cindi Loo Who said...

I *think I am getting a Kindle for Christmas *crossing fingers, It was on my wish list. If not, I plan to purchase one for myself after the holidays.

I now read eBooks via a Kindle reader on my PC Netbook.
Please add my name for the ebook drawing.

Tore said...

I got a Kindle for my birthday but I still enjoy holding and reading a book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Ivy said...
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Ivy said...

I've only used my iPhone as my eReader. The font is quite small and I need to somehow invest in an eReader.

I'm a GFC follower. :)

Good luck! Great giveaway!

ivykiddo[at]gmail[dot]com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm using a Sony pocket ereader (not the touch), but am thinking about upgrading. Now, I'm stuck on which one I want. Another Sony? Nook? Kindle? I donno. *sigh* I also have it on my iPod Touch. However, that is small and not good for a huge amount of reading. Hmm....

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/BooksThings/status/14758640393125889

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

gfc follower

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

twitter follower

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

(above is @BooksThings) sorry....
Goodreads follower... Melissa

Cathy M said...

Ebooks have definitely changed my reading experience. I started off with an Ebookwise reader almost 5 years ago, and now have a Sony Reader that I love. I buy the majority of my books in electronic format these days, and don't expect that to change.

Happy Holidays everyone

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Cathy M said...

a
GFC follower

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tahlianewland.com said...

I've just read Primal Hunger and loved it and would love to read more in that series particularly.

I have a sony touch 600 and I'd recommend it for anyone who doesn't need wireless connection and doesn't want to lose reading screen size to a keyboard, but still wants all the functions of being able to make notes etc.

My ereader has revolutionised my reading. I read much much more and wider too. A lot of that has to do with the price of books. The cheaper it is, the more likely I am to try your work. I've been able to access books that aren't available in Aus - though I can't access many that aren't (if they haven't sold their publisher world wide rights) I'm posting about this today.

I subscribe via email and I've tweeted and facebooked this.

elaing8 said...

I bought a Sony Ereader around May and love it. But its not the touch screen one,I still love it though :) I buy a lot of ebooks,the only paperbacks (trying to stick to this rule) are the books I already have the beginning of a series for.I'm running out of shelf space so the reader really helps there.

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Moonsanity said...

I need to read all of Syndey's books because I loved the first one I read!

I'm a follower, and I get the blog by email.

wayfaringwriter at gmail.com

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

I use the Sony PRS-600! I love it! I know it is black and gray background... It is touchscreen and I love it!!!! It does what I need it to do... read my books!Sure the others are pretty and have lots of goodies to it... but I love mine!!!

I am a follower!!! alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

And ps... Hey girl!! I hope all is well in your house! ;D

JenM said...

I've had a Kindle for 2+ years (and an eBookwise reader prior to that) and I adore it. It's my precious. I also recently got an iPhone and after first swearing that I'd never read on it, I use my Kindle app (as well as the B&N and Kobo apps) all the time to read. My regular Kindle is still my fav. though. I'd estimate that I read at least twice as much now as I used to and if I could, I would read exclusively on a reader rather than having the hassle of physical books.

jen(at)delux(dot)com

JenM said...

GFC follower.

jen(at)delux(dot)com

Paranormal Haven said...

I have a Kindle and love it. I love that the books are cheaper and I save a lot of space but I switch off between reading print copies and my digital books. I find that I do read slower on my Kindle but I don't regret getting it.


Stephanie G
sgradel(at)gmail(dot)com

Paranormal Haven

Lauren said...

I use a kindle because i can read stuff on my computer and download books so much faster.

Lauren Smith
ldsmith1818@gmail.com

Pink Panther said...

I don't have any ereaders, but I'm sure hoping for on for Christmas... :)
Thanks for the fab giveaway! You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

PinkStuff28 said...

I'm using a Sony Reader !

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

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