Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day Two of the Perfect Giveaway/Birthday Bash

Hey everyone! It’s day two of the Perfect giveaway/birthday bash.

Yesterday I focused on Cupid, the little imp. Today it’s my turn, lol. Well, sorta. So, let’s do this…today I’m going to let some of my characters ask ME things… about anything, lol. Should be interesting!

So, come on in and have some cake! Ohhhh, I just love cake. I mean really, it should be its own food group, lol.

Dale (The Harvest): Hey M! I’ve always wondered, what’s your middle name?

M: Marie. It’s a family name. The youngest kiddo’s middle name is Marie also. It’s been passed down for a long time. The hubby and I had her name picked even before we had a name for our son, lol. We named him while I was giving birth. *snort* Honest to God, that’s the truth, lol.

Keyno (The Harvest): What did you base my species on?

M: Oh man, lol. Well, contrary to what some think, it wasn’t the Thunder Cats. Actually, I’m a huge scifi fan, and, well, I’d been watching Star Gate: Atlantis. The Ta’Narians are based on the…wraith. *smirk* Bet several of y’all just fell out in a dead faint, huh? LOL. That’s what the Ta’Narians started off as, then feline characteristics took over. But that’s where Keyno’s white hair and eyes came from.

Shawn (Nighttime Wishes): What’s your favorite color? I’m curious because several of your covers have blue in them.

M: *laugh* It just worked out that way. Red is actually my favorite color. Even my car is red.

Bryan (Nighttime Dreams): Ha! Better question than our covers, Shawn, is why tentacles??? Where the hell did that come from, M? Not that I’m complaining, mind you.

M: *blush* I’ve told this before, lol. Y’all’s story came from an anthology I was going to sub for and changed my mind at the last minute. There was just too much for a 20K word limit. Thus, tentacle porn was added to what I’ve written about, lol.

Jason (Shadows in the Night): You made me a cougar shifter. Keyno has cat-like features. Then there is Taz, another alien with cat-like features, but different than Keyno’s. Seems to me you like cats. Am I right?

M: Absolutely, but I’m allergic to them. However, that didn’t keep us from adopting Kitty-Kitty a little over a year ago when he showed up Halloween night, lol. Well, he adopted us. He’s my writing buddy now, and I don’t think I could do without him.

Chip (Shadows in the Night): What’s your favorite holiday?

M: That’s easy: Halloween. When the kids were little, I’d go all out. The whole house was done up. When I worked, I’d dressed up as a black cat too. The kids in my class loved it, lol.

Chaus (Into the Darkness): Speaking of Halloween, do you like vampires more than other creatures? I believe I’m the third vampire you’ve written.

M: *snort* Not at all. I love all my nonhuman guys, lol. It just happens you’re the meanest, lol.

Dale (The Harvest): Come on, M. That picture wasn’t the one you first picked out! Show the one you had originally… you chicken, lol.

M: Okay fine! There! *big grin*

Well, after that, how about we save some of the Q&A for tomorrow too. LOL! On to the question!

~The question for today is: I’ve written about a lot of different type of characters that live in a lot of different places. But… where would *you guys* want to live? Under water, the country, the big city, on another planet? Hit me with some places, lol!~ 

Don’t forget those email addies when answering too! Here’s the blurb and a short excerpt from Perfect...  

What happens when a human by the name of Jeff Mayfield inadvertently lays a monster challenge on the God of Love… one that Cupid can’t resist? Jeff is willful, stubborn, and egotistical… and, best of all, doesn’t think love is something he needs in his life.

Can Jeff be…

Sequel to Priceless
The Gods: Book Two book trailer for Perfect


Jaded billionaire Jeff Mayfield loves only what his money and power can buy, but the Fates have plans for him. First a player in Jeff’s casino hits a huge jackpot and things turn hectic. Then, in the middle of the chaos, Jeff lays eyes on the unbelievably sexy Cam Smith—Cupid in his human form.

Seized by lust, Jeff makes a move, only to find himself on the receiving end of a blistering wave of sexual intent. Cam disassembles Jeff’s self-image and puts it back together upside down. But Jeff isn’t the only one struggling with control. Cam’s alter ego is Jealousy, and if he loses his composure, the consequences will be deadly. 

“So, what is he, or who is he? Cam, I mean.”

Mo took a deep breath. “He wanted to be the one to tell you, Jeff. He’s Cupid, God of Love. He’s had his eye on you since he first saw Randy and Garrett. And no, he didn’t make them fall in love, any more than he made you fall in love. He didn’t use his arrows on any of you. You are his mate, his one true love. And believe me, Zeus isn’t happy with this situation, or with him. He’s not happy with either of us, actually.”

“Zeus…? He’s the… the….”

“God of all the gods.”

Jeff rested his head against the steering wheel. “Okay, right, god of all the gods. Can I say I’m a bit over-fucking-whelmed right now?”

“Now would be as good a time as any.”

Jeff sat back in his seat, rubbing his hands. He hadn’t realized what a tight grip he’d had on the wheel. “So, what has Zeus got up his ass about this?”

Mo frowned. “Up his ass? He’s not gay as far as I know, Jeff. But that’s not to say he hasn’t—”

“Oh my sweet baby Jesus.” Jeff had forgotten that Mo took everything literally. “Why is he not happy with this situation?”

“Ah.” Morpheus snorted. “You’re human. The gods don’t care all that much for humans. Plus, you are not immortal. We are.”


“Nicely put. There’s more, and this is the hardest. Cupid stands for love, right? That’s what the mythology says, and it’s true. He has arrows that can make people fall in love or fall in hate. But what most humans don’t know is that there are two different sides of Cupid. You saw a bit of the other side earlier.”

“What do you mean?”

“That there is a dark side of love: obsession and jealousy. The other side of Cupid is Jealousy, the green-eyed monster that drives people to do horrible, destructive things. Jeff, I’ve seen Jealousy once, and he’s scary. You have to believe in your love for Cam. You need to keep talking, keep explaining what happened—while I stand guard.”

“Stand guard?”

“Jealousy truly is a monster.”


  1. Oh Definitely on another planet like the 1 you made up in the harvest would love to live on that planet a big fan of the jungle.


  2. I want to try first under water 'coz there are still many things that haven't discover...


  3. Hey you,
    Happy, happy birthday to a great writer and friend!!! I hope you make today all about you and relax, take a break from everything but cake (That is hilarious...that is a perfect cake...and the pink/black/white one is nice too! :) ha! Sending you a big hug with wishes for a kick ass year.
    Love, christine (cannd)

    1. Oh's tomorrow....look at you milking this for three Well, forget you read this till tomorrow :P Maybe I can spare some time tomorrow to wish you extra b'day wishes. So what kind of cake will you be having? You should ask people's fav.cake tomorrow! how many candles was it again? I still want whatever cake shaped like that good old penis up there. ha!

  4. I'd like to try living near the ocean. I love water, although a river or lake could be good too. In the country, if possible.

    Or put me in a villa in Tuscany, with a housekeeper, and unlimited travel expenses so I could visit family and friends and I'd be happy.

  5. Hmmm where would I like to live? Probably in the future, where they have made it easier to live and with less things that kills us... Lol.. Sounds fun and different to me! Happy Birthweek ;) Loved the interview, loved the excerpt.. "We'll not to say that he hasn't..." Lol Can't wait to read the whole thing!

  6. When you described the planet that Dale and Keyno lives on now, I could see it in ky head. Peaceful, that naughty plant you had *wink, and homes in the air. I know we cant have a Utopia but hope isnt a bad thing...

  7. Hate doing this on my phone ...

  8. A big city would be intriguing, or another planet (as long as I could find good bookstores, record stores, and coffee).


  9. I would like to live on a planet, with species living under water near a big country with a big city lolz.

  10. Oh I would LOVE to live on another planet. Not only would the trip to get to said planet be awesome the fact that you're not on Earth anymore would be so mind blowing! Also, living among another species with different cultures and ways of living would be soooooooo awesome!

    -- Whitney

  11. ~The question for today is: I’ve written about a lot of different type of characters that live in a lot of different places. But… where would *you guys* want to live? Under water, the country, the big city, on another planet? Hit me with some places, lol!~

    I would love to live on another planet. A planet with treetop homes and like on Ta'Nar, but also great big oceans where other people live. I think it would be so cool to be able to live both on land (or above it, in the trees) and in the water.


  12. Combine Olympus, Atlantis and Pleasantville on a Savannah, Georgia estate where my mate & I could enjoy both the far advanced technological advance of the time as well as the mythological wonder that surround us while lazing in a hammock....*sigh*

  13. I'd like to live in either Barcelona or St. Louis. Loved the cake pictures, mmmmm!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  14. I think San Diego would be a nice place to live, being along the coastline and the clear air. It looked so nice when I visited their zoo and area, urban but not too huge.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  15. I would remain living in the country like I do now but I would love to live in a tree top home similar to Dale and Keyno but I would want it to also be close to a body of water. Preferably a large body like an ocean or a lake.

  16. Somewhere warm near a lake. On any planet :)
    And the Wraith??? **shudder**
    dandatins at yahoo dot com

  17. I'd like to live in front of the ocean with a view of the mountains with a large city nearby in another planet. :-P I feel like I'm from another planet as it is!!
    BTW, that 'cake' looks so likable!!

    taina1959 at yahoo dot com

  18. I would love to live in England! I am also a big history buff so I would love living in England in the past, though I fear corsets! Happy birthday/release day!
    OceanAkers @

  19. What a totally unique post. I adored it. BTW. Happy Birthday to YOU.
    The Wraith? Really? COOL!!! I've always kind of like the Wraith.

    Soo where would I like to live? i want to live in either Granny Weatherwax's house or the aunts' house in Practical Magic