Thursday, June 12, 2008

GUEST BLOGGER - SHILOH WALKER - AND A CONTEST!

AND THE WINNER IS . . . SUSAN!! Congratulations! Please email me at ljodamron@gmail.com with your mailing information and I'll get your book out early next week. If I don't hear from Susan by Wednesday evening, I'll draw another name. Please check back because I'll have a review up in the next couple of days for Karin Tabke's MASTER OF SURRENDER (I'm still sighing over this one) and my next contest will be for a copy of THE POWER OF LOVE, autographed by all but three of the authors!

We're off to southern Ohio tomorrow for Lindsay's graduation from Ohio University - I'm certain I'll be a human sprinkler by 2:30.

Laurie


I'm pleased to have Shiloh Walker as a guest blogger today! Her latest release, THROUGH THE VEIL , is finally available! Keep reading and you'll find a fun interview with Lee/Lelia, Shi's heroine in THROUGH THE VEIL.
Shiloh and I will be popping in and out today, so free free to ask questions, chat about her books, or if you haven't read any of her work yet (and that's ok!), which books on her booklist do you find the most intriguing?
Let's read Shiloh's interview with Lee:
Shiloh: I’m running out of clever ideas. Well, for promo…different ways to talk about my book, Through the Veil http://shilohwalker.com/excerpt_TTV.htm.
But I did an interview with Kalen, so figured hey…we need to do one for Lee, too.
Lee Ross/Lelia Rass
Lee-A graphic designer with serious sleep issues. She dreams of wars, monsters, and a sexy silver-eyed solider. She often questions her sanity.
Lelia-Warrior. With. She dreams of peace for her world. She always questions her sanity.
One woman. Two lives. Sanity isn’t the issue.
*G* Confused? Don’t feel bad. Lee’s confused me from the get-go.
Lee: Gee, thanks.
Shiloh: (smiles.) You’re welcome!
Lee: So exactly what am I doing here again?
Shiloh: Just answering questions.
Lee: (smirking) Questions like…lemme guess, does Kalen wear boxers or briefs?
Shiloh: (laughs) Nah. I already know that answer. No, lets skip the boxers or briefs question. I think the readers want to know more about these dreams you’ve had all your life.
Lee: So would all the specialists I went to. I don’t know, they are still really hard to explain. I never had normal dreams. Or at least not that I can remember. Even now that I understand what’s going on, the dreams don’t always make sense—I can’t always tell what was real, what wasn’t.
Shiloh: Do you ever wish that none of them were real? That this was just a fantasy you concocted?
Lee: No. (smiles and shakes her head.) If this was just a fantasy, I wouldn’t have Kalen.
Shiloh: And he’s worth everything you went for?
Lee: (grins) Yes. Every last thing.
Shiloh: Even the losses?
Lee: Yes.
Shiloh: So I guess that means you wouldn’t go back home, even if you could?
Lee: What do you think?
Shiloh: I think I’m glad for that, because otherwise, there wouldn’t have been much point to telling your story.
Lee: (laughs and rolls her eyes) I’m glad I could help ya out with that, then.
Shiloh: What’s life like now? Do you think you’ll ever have anything close to your old life?
Lee: (manages a wry smile) I don’t know. And I’m okay with that. Coming to grips with all of this, figuring out what’s been going on even when I tried to hide from it…well, this is my life. It always has been. Sometimes it seems like my so-called old life was nothing but a sham.
Shiloh: Why is Kalen so special to you? I mean, what makes him worth everything you went through?
Lee: Because he’s mine. He was always meant to be—and I’m his.
Shiloh: I asked Kalen this and he wouldn’t answer me. Don’t suppose you’d tell us anything about Morne, would you?
Lee: (squirming, she looks away) Why do you got to go and ask about him? (She starts to speak…stops with a sigh. Pushes her hand through her hair and tries again) Morne is…well, he’s Morne. He’s not all that easy to explain or answer questions about. He’s scary as hell. He’s…
Shiloh: Morne?
Lee: Yeah. (She laughs and shakes her head) People want to know about him, they just to need to meet him and decide for themselves.
Shiloh: You had to face some hard truths over the past few weeks—has it gotten any easier to deal with?
Lee: (snorting) Is it supposed to?
Shiloh: You’ve had some time to adjust to the things you can do. Are you any more comfortable with it?
Lee: (she blinks and gives me a look like I’m an idiot) Comfortable? Hell…what do YOU think? Would you be comfortable if you knew…uh…wait, I really shouldn’t talk about that yet, huh? Some people wouldn’t understand it.
Shiloh: (grinning) Good point. Besides if we tell everybody what’s going on, they may not read the book. They don’t read the book, I might not write another and then you may not meet a couple of people I’ve been thinking about.
Lee: What are you talking about?
Shiloh: (smiling brightly as I change the subject) Okay, people. That’s all we’ve got for today—
Lee: Oh, no you don’t. Who in the hell are you talking about?
Shiloh: For those that pick up Through the Veil, I hope you let me know what you think…
Lee: Damn it, Shiloh! You can’t—

Oooo, now tell me you're not itching to get your hands on this book after reading that - great interview, Shi!!
Now, for the contest - I bought a copy of THROUGH THE VEIL at the Lori Foster/Dianne Castell Reader/Author get together in Cincinnati this past weekend and had Shi autograph it for giveaway here. I'll pick a winner from the names of those who post here (U.S./Canada addresses only, please) on Friday evening 6/13.
Thanks for stopping!
Laurie

28 comments:

Stacy~ said...

Just driving by to say how much I LOVED this book, and what a great interview! Good luck to everyone - it's definitely a book you want to have :)

Amy S. said...

Great interview! Through the Veil sounds great!

shilohwalker said...

:) Thank you, Laurie!

Anonymous said...

Wow, another author for me to be on the lookout for! Can't wait to read this one.
Barbara-Jo

braible said...

Hi Shiloh, great interview!!! Lee is great, can't wait to read her story!!!
Becky

Cathy said...

Now that was totally fun, and such a great way to promo the book. Still have it on my wish list, and would love to win it.

acdaisy95 said...

I would love to read this book. I have this on my TBR list. I have heard alot of good comments. Looking forward to it.

Laurie D. said...

Thanks for stopping, everyone! I promise no disappointments with this one - you'll definitely want to be getting your hands on it!! It's layer upon layer of rich, romantic reading!

Sandi said...

Nice interview, and really nice of you to offer a giveaway book. I wonder how it was signed.

Good luck to one and all!

Sandi

Judy F said...

Hi chicks... Great interview. Sounds interesting... Great seeing you all last weekend..

Lisa F. said...

Don't include me in the giveaway since I got it at the get together also. Now I just need to find the time to read it along with all the other good books out right now.

Loved the interview - it sure makes me want to dive into the story!

flchen1 said...

Loved the interview, Shiloh, Lee/Leila, and Laurie! Thanks for reminding us about Through the Veil!

Susan said...

Hi Shi,
What a terrific interview! I have Through the Veil on my TBB list, added it after reading a blurb for it.

Angie-la said...

Well, Shiloh, I think this was a pretty clever way to talk about your book. It makes me want to read it!

Dina said...

I'd love a chance to win this, sounds real good.

Karin said...

I loved the interview, Shiloh. If I weren't already itching to get your book, I would have been after that. Thanks for coming by and entertaining us with Lee's interview.

Count me in for the contest, Laurie, though I know I'll be getting the book even if I don't win. Thanks for all the posts about it. :)

kimmyl said...

I loved reading your interview. I also can't wai tto get my hands on this book. It sounds wonderful.

tetewa said...

Enjoyed the interview and I've been looking forward to this one.

Ann M. said...

Oh.. neat. Signed book. :) Thanks for the contest.

Caffey said...

I've been so enchanted with the excerpts! I so can't wait to read this book! I'm so thrilled about this series! Count me in!

shilohwalker said...

ppppssssstttt... the book ended up signed after i signed one the wrong way.... so Laurie had to buy two.

It was an accident... well, unless there's some freudian way of looking at it.... ;)

Laurie D. said...

You know, Shiloh, if you had signed two the wrong way, I might have been suspicious!

There's lots of interested readers here, Shi! I have a feeling your sales will be going up a bit over the weekend when they have an opportunity to get out and hit the bookstores!

ArkieRN said...
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StacieMc said...

I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed The Hunters series. I've been buying your stuff for ages (since EC's early days). And I've never been disappointed once.

Through the Veil sounds very promising. Count me in for the contest, please, as this one is going on my TBR list.

shilohwalker said...

;) Now Laurie... I wouldn't have done that to ya...


Guys, thanks for all the interest. *G* I could only get her to buy the one extra, so if you don't win it, hopefully you'll pick it up and check it out.

I've had a lot of fun reading the comments. :)

Karin said...

Oh, Shiloh, Freud would definitely have had something to say about the little slip of signing the book the wrong way. He always had something to say. lol

Karin Tabke said...

Call me intrigued. What an ingenious interview!

braible said...

Woot!!! My copy arrived today in the mail. :)