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Monday, May 4th, 2009

You run across a lot of nice, talented people in this business. Dakota Cassidy is all that, plus a true original. If you haven’t read her funny, spirited paranormals yet, you are in for a real treat. She’s here today to tell us about Kiss and Hell, her new book that comes out from Berkley in June. In the way of a true southern lady, Dakota said she wanted to give away a copy of one of my books for her contest! Isn’t she amazing? If you leave Dakota a comment or question, you will qualify to win a copy of one of my books (it has to be in print or pre-order availability.) Dakota says she will ship it from Amazon to anywhere.


Kiss and Hell

She’s never seen a sexier ghost.

Delaney Markham doesn’t just see dead people, she hears them too. And FYI-communicating with tortured souls all day can really wreak havoc on your love life. After all, no one wants to date the crazy chick that talks to herself. Sans boyfriend, Delaney makes the best of her gift by holding séances and earns a pretty penny for them too, that is until one incredibly annoying ghost just won’t go away.

Now, if she could only get her hands on him.

When he materializes wearing nothing, Delaney knows something’s up. Besides being sinfully hot-in a college professor sort of way-all signs point to Clyde Atwell being much more than the ordinary spirit. In fact, he’s a newbie demon whose first assignment is to take Delaney back down to hell with him. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen on the first date. If Delaney’s old nemesis Lucifer thinks she’s going down without one hell of a fight, he’s got another thing coming…

Learn more about Dakota
Pre-Order Kiss and Hell
Click here to read Chapter One of Kiss and Hell
Dakota’s blog

Dakota’s Interview

BK: Welcome, Dakota. I’m so glad to have you here. What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?

DC: Rock Band and or Guitar Hero World Tour. There’s nothing like the Foo Fighters Everlong to keep me from getting things done.

BK: *grinning* I can just picture it. What are you working on presently?

DC: Presently I’m working on the sequel to Kiss and Hell, titled, My Way To Hell. Think demons that’re now ghosts and a hot male ghost whisperer who looks better in jeans than Melinda Gordon.

BK: Snort. OMG, sounds awesome. What about upcoming releases?

DC: My next is Kiss and Hell, and after that is Accidentally Demonic in Feb of 2010.

BK; What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book?

DC: Probably that I write exactly like I am in person. Well, maybe that’s not a compliment. LOLLOL

BK: You know, it’s true Dakota. That was what I meant above–you’re very real and original in a marvelous way. If you could time travel to any time or place—the past or future—where and when would you go to, and why?

DC: I’d so go back to the 50’s. I’d have rocked the whole June Cleaver thing. I’m really good at running a household—and I love to do the twist. LOLLOL

BK: You would be fabulous in the 50’s Dakota. I can just see you keeping house with your hair all coifed and nails perfect. Thanks so much for coming by today, Dakota. It was so unexpected and kind of you to offer to give away one of MY books. (What did I tell you guys, a real original in the best possible sense.)

101 comments to “Dakota is here! And a Giveaway of a Beth Kery book?”

  1. Larena Wirum
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:19 am · Link

    I absolutely love Dakota’s books. This sounds like another great one. Looking forward to reading this one. :mrgreen:

  2. J. Hali Steele
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:36 am · Link

    Great interview and it made me think of time travel – I’d love the roaring twenties. Can’t wait to Kiss and Hell!

  3. azteclady
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:42 am · Link

    I can vouch for Dakota’s awesomeness!!!

  4. Cecile
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    Oh your series sounds sooo good… Another wish list item for me to save my money for!!!
    What made it click for you, that this is what you wanted to write about? And what do you enjoy to read?

  5. Lea
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:51 am · Link

    Great interview and Dakota’s book sounds awesome!

    I love the cover art.

    Best Regards
    L 😀

  6. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:55 am · Link

    Thanks, ladies! You all rock.

    Beth? I screwed up the URL. Sigh. I’ve reposted to my groups to get everyone over here. Truly, I shouldn’t be left alone with the Internets. LOLLOL

    DC 🙂

  7. Jody F.
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:55 am · Link

    I absolutely love the titles of these books! And I have to agree with you about going back to the 50s. That does seem like a sweeter time, more carefree.

  8. Virginia Hendricks
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:00 am · Link

    I love Dakota’s rock band stories! And I finally get why she is sooo hooked! I wanna play drums! 🙂

  9. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:07 am · Link

    Hey, Cecile-it just sort of happened for me, doll. I’d written a contemp e-book and then I had one of my crazy “what if” moments about a narcoleptic vampire. I’d never written paranormal before–so I gave it a whirl. People seemed to like it, and here I am five years later.

    It’s just nuts, I tell ya 🙂 LOL

    DC 🙂

  10. Booklover1335
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link

    Kiss and Hell sounds really great, but I am just as intersted in My Way to Hell after reading your comment Think demons that’re now ghosts and a hot male ghost whisperer who looks better in jeans than Melinda Gordon

  11. Sue Seeley
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:09 am · Link

    😛 The cover is awesome as usual!!! It’s almost as awesome as your books! I always pre-order!!!! Thanks for all the great time reading! Sue

  12. Lori
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:13 am · Link

    It is so true. When I read a Dakota Cassidy book, I can hear you saying all the dialogue in my head. You do write just like you are…..LOL. And somehow, I don’t think the 50s were ready for you.

  13. Leslee Ballard
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:17 am · Link

    Can’t wait to read the new books!!!

  14. Paige Hollenbaugh
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:21 am · Link

    Hey Dakota! How are the set of new drums? I can’t wait to read your new book it sounds like a fun read! How do your characters come to you? Are they like dreams or just a part of your thoughts? Thanks for making my days brighter by being able to read great books, they truly bring a smile to my face. Paige

  15. Sandi
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:21 am · Link

    I’m not so sure I could do the June Cleaver thing, but I can see you doing it as I’ve seen you do it in person! You’re a great hostess!

    I also agree with the comments that your writing is just like your talking. I think that’s what makes the time spent reading your books so fun and more intimate!


  16. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:22 am · Link

    Thanks, booklover!

    Sue–you make me smile, darlin’!

    Lori–Again, I’m apologizing for messin’ wit yer psyche. LOLLOL

  17. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:26 am · Link

    Hey, Paige! Typically it starts with just a title or one of my “what if” deals where I wonder what would happen if you had the gift of sight, but your clothes weren’t nearly as cute as Melinda Gordon’s. LOL

    Then with a pic in my head of what my character will look like, and after that, dialogue 🙂

  18. Jeanette
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:28 am · Link

    I sometimes buy books based on their covers and may I say this one ROCKS!!!! Have you ever seen Foo Fighters in concert?

  19. Rose Pressey
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:34 am · Link

    Great interview. I’d totally pick the 50’s, too. However, I’d be terrible at the whole June Clever thing.

  20. danni
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:35 am · Link

    I love your Accidental series, can’t wait to read this.

  21. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:36 am · Link

    Nuh-uh, Jeanette. I’m afraid to watch the drummer. He’d make me feel bad about my own drumming. LOL And yes! I love, love my cover artist. She’s so fab 🙂

    Hey, Rose! I’d go 70’s then. Women began to rebel 🙂

  22. Hockeyvampiress
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:36 am · Link

    Dakota, you had me at FREE BOOKS !! LOL Your books never let me down. Your humor and wit are boundless!!! Luv Ya

  23. LuAnn Morgan
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:38 am · Link

    Great interview! Are you sure you’d want to go all the way back to the 50s? Maybe the 60s would be far enough!

  24. Denise Elrod
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:38 am · Link

    I am anxiously awaiting the new books!!! Dakota is permanently on my ‘buy as soon as it’s out’ list!!

  25. Stephanie
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:41 am · Link

    As a red head, I have to say that I totally LOVE that cover. It’s too damn cute! :mrgreen:

    ANd the concept is catchy to say the least!! I can’t wait to see how your version of the ghost whisperer takes down the devil and gets her hands on that sexy ghost 😉

  26. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:45 am · Link

    Hockeyvampiress–thank ya, darlin’!

    Denise–you’ll love this particular book. Delaney, my heroine, has SIX dogs 🙂 SOund familiar? LOL

    Stephanie–redheads rule! It was time I wrote one 🙂

    LuAnn–I dunno… I like the music in the 50’s better, ya know? LOL

    DC 🙂

  27. Chris J.
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:45 am · Link

    Hey Dakota!
    Looking forward to reading Kiss and Hell ,and My Way to Hell ! Your tease is awesome!
    I was wondering if you have a Muse? Someone or something that just gets your writing juices flowing? 🙂
    Have a Great Day!!

  28. Ter
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:48 am · Link

    Dakota is not a southern woman She is a Yankee LIVING in the south 🙂

  29. chey
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:52 am · Link

    Kiss and Hell sounds like a great book. I can’t wait to read it!

  30. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:54 am · Link

    I’d question the “lady” part more than the southern. LMAO

    DC 🙂

  31. Raonaid Luckwell
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:05 am · Link

    Guitar Hero and Rock band is a favorite of my three sons (even my four year old despite how lousy he is at it) and hubs. They are always trying to get me to sing (and I have an awful voice) though I don’t have any choice when it comes to Ozzy or Radiohead’s Creep because I know those lyrics by heart! It’s got my soon to be eleven year old wanting to learn guitar!

  32. Brandy W
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    Kiss & Hell sounds great to me. I just finished filling in the missing Accidentally book. Now I can get on with my reading.

  33. Donna S
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:08 am · Link

    Great interview. I love the Accidental Friends series and Kiss and Hell sounds fantastic too. Cant wait to read it.

  34. bridget3420
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:17 am · Link

    Kiss & Hell sounds like my kind of book :mrgreen:

  35. Beth Kery
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:18 am · Link

    LOL Ter! Well, her cordiality was certainly southern, whether she’s a yankee or not. 😀

  36. Cheryl McInnis
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:19 am · Link

    I love Dakota’s “Accidental” books, and now I’ll have to check this one out! I don’t know if I agree with Dakota about going back to the 50’s though, I wouldn’t be too keen on living in a time with no easy access to birth control pills, just saying, 😉

  37. Jackie W
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:24 am · Link

    I was surprised that you would want to go back to the 50’s but they were great years for growing up in. When I think of going back in time I think of maybe Cleopatra days or Abe Lincoln days or Queen Victoria’s days…interesting. Your latest book sounds intersting.

  38. Sara
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:26 am · Link

    😀 Great interview! can’t wait for kiss and hell to come out….

    the only problem i have with dakota’s books is that they’re so addicting!

    so, was kiss and hell an outlined book, or was it a more spur-of-the moment and fly by the seat of your pants type of a deal? i think i read somewhere that your first book, the accidental werewolf, was more spur of the moment, whereas the other two accidental books were more outlined.

    anyways, now that i’ve written what has turned into a lengthy comment (i swear i didn’t mean to!), i’ll leave ya’ll to your reading. 😀 happy readings!

  39. danette
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:37 am · Link

    Hi Dakota,

    I’m looking forward to Kiss and Hell. Even if I didn’t know your an awesome writer, I’d buy it from looking at the hot cover 😀

    Hugs, Danette

  40. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    Oh, Cheryl–GOOD POINT. LOL

    Sara–Kiss and Hell was just another “what if” Dc moment while watching Ghost Whisperer. No serious outline, just a pantzer moment for me. Go fig, right? LOLLOL

    DC 🙂

  41. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:44 am · Link

    Thank you, Danette! big hugs 🙂

    DC 🙂

  42. CrystalGB
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:45 am · Link

    Great interview. Kiss and Hell sounds good. 😀

  43. Bea
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Link

    Lurvs me some Kota. Can’t wait for the two new books. Though the Accidental better not make me tear up like the last one. I’ll never live that down. 😡

  44. Stacy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:04 pm · Link

    I Lurve Dakota!! Her writing makes me laugh so much that I almost have a tinkle moment (I know TMI) Tears run down my face at the banter between her characters.
    I so enjoy her yahoo group- the things she comes up with!!
    Drum on Babe!!!

  45. Cheri
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I love you Accidental series I have all 3. And can’t wait for your Kiss and Hell. I really enjoy your hot and humorous comedy romance. You write characters like some of my friends i have had in my life. So will there be more in the Accidental series??

  46. Ashley Madden
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:30 pm · Link

    I’m looking forward to this 😛

  47. Gina Growe
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:43 pm · Link

    As usual I learned about everything most important in the universe through Dakota’s yahoo group – which also means that Mark Henry will also tell me about it cause he also knows everything in the universe. BUT, did you both remember I’m 50 today? Hmmm. Yes, it’s all about me. Me. Me. Me…and a little bit of you cause I saw someone wearing yellow today and I had to slap them on your behalf. Okay – like a good little groupie I pre-ordered Kiss and Hell a month ago at Barnes…they better have it front and center on the display or I’ll have to do some rearranging again.

    Beth, I look forward to reading your stories – I love reading new authors (and old ones like Dakota and Mark and Michelle and and…wait! Did I say that out loud? Oops, I did – they aren’t old – I’m old….so don’t you guys go getting your panties in a wad.)

    Beth, honestly, if I knew how to start a blog thingy instead of just reading everyone else’s I might, okay, probably not – I’m lazy. Really, I’m very lazy – that’s why I read and and post occasionally….the posting is my nod to writing….One of you authors may use my nonsense in a book – just be sure to make me a sexy, black haired, blue eye, zit and hemmie free stacked ho – oh, and smart….okay, smart ass also works.

    Loves you from Springfield, IL Gina G.

  48. Blanche
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:54 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota!

    Oh this sounds like an awesome book!! I love the cover art too!! Great interview!! :mrgreen:

  49. Vicki Wurgler
      · May 4th, 2009 at 12:55 pm · Link

    I read the interview and I love Dakota’s books. And I agree with Sara they are addicting

  50. Pamk
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:07 pm · Link

    great interview and that cover for Kiss & Hell rocks. I just finished accidently Dead and let me tell you something Don’t read dakota and drink anything at the same time. Way to dangerous to your health.

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