Feb 9, 2011
(from her website)
Devyn Quinn lives in the scenic Southwest, though she has called several other states home. She is a huge fan of dark gothic music & shoot-’em-up action movies. But reading is her first love and Devyn spends too much time with history books, as well as feeding her addiction for celebrity biographies. She especially enjoys reading books on Hollywood before the 1960′s and is crazy about Marilyn Monroe, her legend and her myth.
Devyn lives with her cats, ferrets, and one little single Shih Tzu doggie, Tess.
Refusing to embrace her mermaid heritage, Gwen Lonike prefers to live as a human. All she wants is to run her hotel in Port Rock Maine, in peace. But when her sister Tessa returns from the Mediterranean with news that she had inadvertently opened the gateway to a lost mermaid kingdom–and accidentally freed its dangerous queen–Gwen can no longer hide behind her idyllic life.
Covert-ops agent Blake Whittaker is far from happy when he’s assigned to trail paranormal activity back to him hometown, where he can’t escape crushing memories he’d rather forget. But when he meets and falls for Gwen, he knows he can’t cut and run. Yet how long can he hide his true mission from her? And how long can Gwen and her sisters remain safe from a nemesis bent on their destruction–and from Blake’s own superiors, whose ultimate mission could prove the greatest threat of all?
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JJBC-Do you have any hobbies?
DQ: I run a small ferret rescue, which is
dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of the
domestic ferret. Details here:
JJBC-What do you like to read?
DQ: I mostly enjoy biography and history.
JJBC-Can you tell us some of your favorite
books you've read?
DQ: I loved Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt.
I also enjoyed Late, Late at Night
by Rick Springfield. Excellent read.
JJBC-Who are some of your favorite authors?
DQ: Oh, that is a hard one. For fiction I like
John Grisham’s legal thrillers. For non-fiction,
it’s more about the subject than who wrote it.
JJBC-If you can meet any author in person
dead or alive, who would it be and why him/her?
DQ: Definitely Edgar Poe. I would love to
have his talent for the macabre.
JJBC-How did you first get into writing?
Has it always been your dream?
DQ: I’ve always wanted to write,
and began writing fan fiction in my teens
(Nancy Drew mysteries, LOL). It wasn’t until
my 20’s that I tried to write my first book.
JJBC-What genre do you write?
DQ: I have written in adult action adventure (erotic),
but I’ve recently returned to paranormal romance.
JJBC-Do you have any must haves when
you sit down to write?
DQ: My cup of coffee, plenty of pads
and pens and my gummy bears.
JJBC-Can you tell us how a typical
writing day for you is?
DQ: I set a word goal of 1500 per day.
After I am done, I am free to leave the computer.
If I want to go beyond that, then I continue.
JJBC-What is one thing you think sets
you apart from other authors?
DQ: My style is definitely different and
I have a tendency to blend genres.
JJBC- Why did you choose the subject of Mermaids?
DQ: I did not choose the subject. Lindsay Nouis, an editor at NAL did. She was looking for a sea themed series. I submitted and proposal, and much to my surprise they bought it.
JJBC-How did you go about researching
the subject of Mer lore?
DQ: On the internet, LOL
JJBC-Since this is the second of your Mer books.
Which book is your favorite and why?
DQ: I think the third, Siren’s Desire,
will be my favorite because it will be the
one that decides the fate of the Mers.
JJBC-Do you have a favorite character in Siren’s Surrender?
If so, who and why?
DQ: I like Blake Whittaker, because he’s just hot, LOL
JJBC-Where can readers find you?
DQ: Yep, I am on facebook, twitter and
the like. Just look for Devyn Quinn.
JJBC-Do you have a link to your book list?
DQ: There is a printable booklist on my website.
JJBC-Do you have a newsletter?
DQ: Unfortunately, I just haven’t got the time or brains
to put one together. I do have a Yahoo group
where I make semi-regular announcements.
JJBC-Would you like to stop by and chat with your commenter's today?
Devyn is so awesome, she is giving you all the opportunity to win:
one signed copy of Siren’s Call and Siren’s Surrender to one lucky commenter!
And she is opening it up
*~* USA, International *~*
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So say hi and follow these rules to enter the giveaway!
- Must ask Devyn a question OR leave a comment answering the following question:
~ Have you read a Mermaid book? If so what was it and what did you think?
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**Giveaway ends Sun night ( 2-13 ) at Midnight, winners will be chosen and named here in this comments section on Valentines Day!