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AAD Meet and Greet: Author Berinn Rae - Interview + Giveaway!

Apr 25, 2011

Author of Fantasy Romance - Berinn Rae is the author of steamy fantasy romance and urban fantasy. Her debut novel, Knightfall, is coming out in May. Berinn lives in the Midwest with her husband who exudes awesomeness and an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog. She flies a decent airport pattern and throws a pitiful game of darts.

About you:
Do you have any hobbies?
Flying, reading and daydreaming – and only sometimes at the same time. Here’s a picture of my perfect day: taking a break from flying to do a bit of reading.

What do you like to read?
 I find myself reading what I write: paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and – most recently – Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke hooked me on steampunk.

Can you tell us some of your favorite books/authors you've read?
 J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark, and the list goes on and on. I am a total sucker for a gritty alpha male and a HEA (Happily Ever After).

If you can meet any author in person dead or alive, who would it be and why
 Mark Twain. The guy was witty, brilliant and just plain cool.

What part of AAD are you most looking forward to?
 I can’t wait to meet kindred spirits – others who love to read (or write) the same stuff I do.

What do you hope to walk away with from AAD?
New friends, reacquainted old friends, fun memories and swag.

Have you ever been to AAD before?
I’m a first timer and totally pumped for the conference. Heck, I already have my costumes for the Mythological Masquerade and Steampunk Ball ready to go

Your Writing:
How did you first get into writing? Has it always been your dream?
 I’ve always been a ravenous reader and boasted a pretty impressive comic book collection in my teens. I’m also an incurable daydreamer. Put the two together, and it was only a matter of time before I fell completely and obsessively in love with writing.

What genre do you write?
 I have a foot each in two related genres: fantasy romance and urban fantasy. Both genres are heavy on the fantasy side, except romance brings relationships to the forefront.

Do you have any must haves when you sit down to write?
When I’m lucky to have a full day to write, I must have my kick-ass iTunes playlist and a scented candle burning. Oh, my netbook is an assumed must-have because – Go forbid – if all technology failed tomorrow, I couldn’t read my own pitiful handwriting.

Can you tell us how a typical writing day for you is?
 With a day job, I squeeze in words whenever I can. If I can’t get to a computer, I always have my faithful Moleskine journal to jot down notes and ideas. My dream is to either win the lottery or make the NY Times bestseller list so I can write full time. I’m shooting for the NY Times.

What is one thing you think sets you apart from other authors?
My stories are dark, fun and sexy, but what sets me apart from other authors is my focus on the heroine’s evolution. No matter how ordinary she may feel, by the end of the story she realizes how extraordinary and special she is. Just like us!

Your Books

The story of a half-breed angel believed to be the harbinger of Armageddon, and the seductive knight assigned to kill her.

Life is relatively normal for bush pilot Kerra Cain. That is, until a fallen angel reveals himself, with plans to use her to destroy the Seven Seals. To escape, she must place her trust in the arms of Gareth, a dangerously sexy but enigmatic man who has haunted her dreams for years. Thrown into a desperate war for survival, Kerra must embrace a heritage long denied her in Knightfall.

Berinn Rae’s debut fantasy romance coming out May 2011 from Crescent Moon Press.

Read an excerpt the first chapter for free at

Can you share with us anything you are currently working on?
 I just finished an urban fantasy story about a woman dropped in the middle of an alien invasion, and it’s up to her to pull off the impossible: save the world and – hopefully – live a little happily ever.

Can you share with us your first book ever published?
 I’m still tingly with excitement. My first book, Knightfall, is coming out in May (I’ve still got goose bumps). It’s a fantasy romance and available as both e-book and trade paperback.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us today?
 Be sure to let me know if you’re attending AAD so we can meet in person. I’m a regular on both facebook and twitter.

Where can readers find you?
Twitter: @BerinnRae

Do you have a link to your book list?

Visit for more information and freebies, including bookmarks, trading cards, a book trailer video and first chapters.

*~* GIVEAWAY *~*

Berinn will giving away an
 e-book of Knightfall

*~* open to EVERYWHERE *~*

- Must follow Berinn's intstuctions:
~ Leave a comment below on why JoJo is so awesome and be entered to win an e-book of Knightfall, Berinn’s debut novel. She’ll randomly draw the lucky winner on April 30. This contest is open to all readers, regardless of location.

Plus any website or blog links you want to share.
- Must leave a valid e-mail to contact the winner (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . or AT instead of @ )

**Giveaway ends Fri night ( 4-29 ) at Midnight ,Winner will be listed on the Winners Page

14 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

IreneRJ April 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM  

JoJo is awesome for the ability to find the best Hottie pics around. I check back regularly to drool, did I really say drool ? whoops!

Ellie716 April 25, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

JoJo is awesome at keeping my screen savers full and ever changing of yummy tattooed men. She also has the best site for finding new authors and new series to follow. She is just all around AWESOME!

JoJo April 25, 2011 at 9:47 AM  

awwwwwwwww you guys are gonna make me cry! *sniffles*

Victoria April 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

This is easy, JoJo is so awesome because she exposes me to all kinds of new authors, has a great site, is in cahoots with several other wonderful beings throwing the best contests. Yes, she also has some, she licks her lips, yummy man candy.
Your debut novel sounds really good. I'm really liking that sword on the cover.


Berinn April 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM  

Thanks Victoria! My cover was done by Tricia "Pickyme" Schmitt who's done covers for NYTimes best selling authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon. Don't ask me how I got so lucky. I have my publisher to thank for that.
And I agree wholeheartedly with all the comments. JoJo has the BEST eye-candy!

Victoria April 25, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

Hey Berinn,
Thanks for pointing out that Tricia did your cover. Pickyme has so much talent. Your cover is beautiful.

Elle J Rossi,  April 25, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

JoJo is awesome for having the "kilt" pic and for inviting fantastic authors to her home.

Great interview, Berinn! And I love the picture of you hanging with the plane.


Danielle Gorman April 25, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

JoJo is awesome because she introduces me to lots of new authors, has lots of pics of hot men, and she has lots of giveaways. And the best reason..she is super nice.

emmad April 25, 2011 at 5:26 PM  

JoJo is awesome because I can actually post a comment on her blog from work. ;) A lot of the book blogs I follow are setup in some way that I can't comment on from work.
Secondly she's awesome as I get to see authors I may not have considered before like Berinn.


Jason April 25, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
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Jason April 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM  

JoJo is awesome 'cause she has the best contests and the hottest guys on her page. Every time I'm on it my BF asks why I'm looking at porn. :)

and the first time I posted I totally forgot to include my email, sorry.

jason [at] jasonkivela [dot] com

meggerfly April 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

Easy, peasy! JoJo is awesome because of her contests and the many authors and books that she share's with us.

rootml1 AT hotmail DOT come

Anonymous,  April 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

Hi Berinn,
I wanted to stop by to cheer you on. JoJo is awesome isn't she. I can't wait to meet both of you in August. We are going to have a blast.

Anonymous,  May 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM  

Since I'm running so late on getting the winner announced, I've drawn TWO names! Using, Ellie716 and emmad each win a copy of Knightfall. Congratulations! I'll email both winners so you can choose your preferred e-format.

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