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Dakota is here! And a Giveaway of a Beth Kery book?
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. Chris
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Kiss and Hell is an awesome title. 👿

  2. Janice
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:14 pm · Link

    OOO, I can’t wait for Birthday book buying money!!! (or even better since it’s closer, is Mother’s Day book buying money!) :mrgreen:

  3. Tracy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:17 pm · Link

    What a great and fun interview! Kiss and Hell sounds great, and funny too! I haven’t read to many humorous paranormals. I’ll have to check it out. 😀

  4. Beverly G
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I have to say i love the book title sounds fun and funny to read cant wait to read it another to add to the list to buys the interview is great ty for stoping by

    and ty beth for the awesome contests this month

  5. Heather D
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Mount TBR just had a baby!

    Dakota this book sound absolutely fabulous. It is going on my Amazon wishlist!!!

    Beth, all of these books and new authors you are introducing me to are great but where am I going to put them all!!! Thanks so much for enlightening me and bringing new thing into my tiny reading world!

  6. Fran
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Great interview! The book sounds funny and intriguing. Love the cover 😛

  7. Liza Hebert
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:28 pm · Link

    Dakota Cassidy is a great writer and nice to her readers.

  8. blodeuedd
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Lol, I am totally loving the cover on this book 🙂
    And she wants to give away a copy of your book, sweet 🙂

  9. Martha Lawson
      · May 4th, 2009 at 1:46 pm · Link

    Loved the interview! Loved the cover. Now, I wanna win!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  10. Eva S
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:06 pm · Link

    I’d love a funny paranormal! And your books are always on my wishlist!

  11. Elyane
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:23 pm · Link

    That’s sounds like the kind of book I love can’t wait to read it

  12. Terri W.
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:29 pm · Link

    Welcome Dakota!

    What a cool interview and I’ve read great reviews about your books which I have on my wishlist.

    I love the cover for “Kiss & Hell” and please enter me in the contest!


  13. Mari
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:42 pm · Link

    Please enter me into your contest. Dakota, one of your books I enjoyed is Who ya Gonna Call….I also liked the title and the Hispanic lead. Very entertaining.

  14. Amy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Dakota? Really? June Cleaver? Just so long as you never opened your mouth… LOL Ya know I love you, and having you AND Beth together is the bestest! Congrats on all your success and here’s to hoping it rubs off on Beth too.

    Pssst… and she DOES write just the way she is… scary as that may be. 🙂

  15. Estella
      · May 4th, 2009 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Kiss and Hell sounds great!

  16. Jane
      · May 4th, 2009 at 3:06 pm · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming release, Dakota.

  17. Cathy M
      · May 4th, 2009 at 3:37 pm · Link

    Kiss and Tell sounds so fun, I can’t wait to read more about it.

  18. blackroze37@yahoo.com
      · May 4th, 2009 at 3:49 pm · Link

    love dakota sense of humor!

  19. Lori T
      · May 4th, 2009 at 3:53 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota~

    Kiss and Hell sounds great and I love the cover.

  20. Victoria DeMinico
      · May 4th, 2009 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Oh la la, Accidentally Demonic? I hadn’t heard of that one yet. Would it be appropriate to yell up and down screaming? Probalby not, especially not with these stiches. Hm. Well, imagine a 6’5″ woman in stiches jumping up and down REALLY excited like. Close enough, right?

    And Beth Kery is now going on my “TBR” list. The cover of “Sweet Restraint” looks like one of my better dates, and that is a GOOOOOOD thing 🙂 I love how these contests work, as I keep finding all sorts of new authors from them. I can’t wait to see the next one!

  21. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 4:27 pm · Link

    Thank you, thank you, everyone! You all rock 🙂

    DC 🙂

  22. Bonita
      · May 4th, 2009 at 4:44 pm · Link

    The cover is fabulous for this book. I can not wait to read this new series and the new contemporary when it comes out.

  23. Janet H
      · May 4th, 2009 at 4:52 pm · Link

    I love the titles for you books. They really are original. BTW, I think it’s great that you want to give away one of Beth’s books. LOL. I would love to win one.

  24. Judith
      · May 4th, 2009 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Mmmmmmmm. You both have books coming out so very soon & they sound out of this world.
    What a treat! Thanks ladies.

  25. Jeanette Juan
      · May 4th, 2009 at 5:26 pm · Link

    I love all your books Dakota! They’re so funny and hilarious!

  26. Roberta Harwell
      · May 4th, 2009 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Thanks for the contest. Your book sounds interesting. Have a great day.

  27. Lynda
      · May 4th, 2009 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Dakota – keep in mind that there wasn’t Guitar Hero in the 50s. Sure you don’t want to change your mind?

    Both of your (Beth and Dakota’s) book sound wonderful. I’m assuming there’s no tie in between Kiss and Hell and the Accidental series?

  28. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 6:05 pm · Link

    LOLLOLLOLLOL@Gina–you rule.

    PamK–don’t read me with a COKE! LMOA

    DC 🙂

  29. Greta
      · May 4th, 2009 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Dakota just wanted to come by and say hi. Kiss and Hell looks awesome and how nice of you to give away a copy of Beth’s book. You are just too cool.

  30. Eshani
      · May 4th, 2009 at 6:41 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota,
    Congratulations on the upcoming release..what a fun cover! Definitely looking forward to it =)

  31. Diane Sadler
      · May 4th, 2009 at 8:03 pm · Link

    Great books Dakota and great interview

  32. Amy T
      · May 4th, 2009 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Hey Dakota – have you recovered from RT yet? I couldn’t do it this year, but I’m looking forward to next year – and your new releases to buy and have autographed!

  33. PhyllisC
      · May 4th, 2009 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Loved the interview, but then it’s always a fun time when Dakota is “in the house”. 😆 Thanks to both of you!

  34. Amy S.
      · May 4th, 2009 at 8:01 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota! Love your books!

  35. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 8:10 pm · Link

    OMG–I go to play RB and look at all of you awesome people!

    True dat, there’s no RB in the 50’s, but I know exactly what I’d do when I wasn’t making casseroles and shining up my heels–I’d take DRUM lessons. LOLLOL

    All of you, thank you, thank you!

    DC 🙂

  36. sara hurt
      · May 4th, 2009 at 8:36 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota. I love these blogs I am finding all kind of new books and authors. i havent read any of yours but would really like to. Thank you so much for the interview.

  37. Fiona Jayde
      · May 4th, 2009 at 8:38 pm · Link

    Hiya D – congrats on the upcoming release – your new book sounds fabulous!!!!

    Love the cover – very original and totally eye catching:)

    Big Hugz,

  38. Sue A.
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:02 pm · Link

    Dakota, the cover is just as unique as you are! Love it!
    The book sound super!

  39. Caffey
      · May 4th, 2009 at 9:50 pm · Link

    Hi Dakota! Love the laughter you bring out in me! Its a great feeling to laugh! I get that too from your books. I loved the first two ACCIDENTALLY books (I’ve got to get the 3rd one!)

    Another series to look forward to yours! Congrats Dakota!

  40. Karin
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:03 pm · Link

    Kiss and Hell sounds like a great read.

  41. BArb
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:08 pm · Link


    Dakota as June Cleaver.

    Yes I can see it. but I prefer you as Dakota.

    Just for all teh books. 😉


  42. beth kery
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:28 pm · Link

    Okay, I just had to drop in because I’m worried that Dakota doesn’t have enough fan support and reader love.
    Gee, Dakota….have you ever thought about running for office? June Cleaver kicking butt and taking on the world?

  43. BArb
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:30 pm · Link


    don’t tell Dakota but I loovvvvvvvve your books too.



  44. beth kery
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:48 pm · Link

    LOl, thanks Barb. I’ll keep your secret….. 🙄

  45. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:50 pm · Link

    LOLLOL@Beth. There is one thing I’ll own right here, right now. I have the BEST FANS EVAH. They follow my pathetic droopy ass around all the time, and I ADORE THEM.

    So here’s to all of you for showing up time and again 🙂

    And Barb? You SHOULD love Beth’s books, they’re all kinds of awesomeness 🙂

    DC 🙂

  46. BArb
      · May 4th, 2009 at 10:56 pm · Link

    I already do. I dont post here much but it is in with my favorites. 🙂


  47. Sandy M
      · May 4th, 2009 at 11:30 pm · Link

    OMG, great excerpt! This one is definitely going on the TBB list! Thanks for a great interview, Beth & Dakota.

  48. Kathy Erb
      · May 5th, 2009 at 12:03 am · Link

    I can’t wait to read your newest book Dakota. I love it when there is ghosts! How’s your little Yorkie doing? How much does she weigh now? KathleenD. from eH here, who also has a little Yorkie, and is still waiting to see your puppy pics lol =)

  49. Fedora
      · May 5th, 2009 at 12:23 am · Link

    Hi, Dakota and Beth! What great friends you are! Something I love seeing is how supportive you are of each other’s work–and I love both of you two’s books! Thanks for the intro to your latest!

  50. Dakota Cassidy
      · May 5th, 2009 at 12:25 am · Link

    Thank you, Sandy!

    Kathy–there’s a couple on my blog, doll. Under the entry Angel Wings and Rockband things. LOL. Not sure what month, though…

    Thank you, Fedora!

    DC 🙂

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