We’re lucky to have a crowned Princess of Romance Funny Side Up here with us today: Dakota Cassidy. 🙂 Give her a great big welcome! Leave a comment and qualify to win your choice of one Dakota book from Amazon. Plus, to keep you in that Hawaiian mood, a small gift pack filled with lovely smelling Hawaiian bath salts, incense, and a silver toe ring from Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry Factory located in Honolulu, Hawaii –for the beach, you know.
Update: Because Dakota thought she was giving the prize, and I thought I was, there are now going to be TWO winners. One winner will get the prize above, the other will get a $20 dollar Amazon card from Dakota! How sweet is that?
Wanda Schwartz is raking in the dough selling Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics—and she’s a pro at recruiting new saleswomen. So, she’s shocked when a man comes to one of her in-home parties—a very hot man. Heath Jefferson is sure to put some extra spin into a lot of women’s color wheels.
When Wanda is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. With a werewolf and a vampire for best friends, she has options that most ordinary people wouldn’t. As Wanda ponders what to do about her mortality, Heath reveals he has secrets, and one of them is that his former bloodlust has turned into an old-fashioned lust—for Wanda. And he’s already given up too much to lose the love of his lifetimes.
BK: Thanks so much for joining us here today!
DC: Thanks for having me… AGAIN. You sick of me yet? LOLLOL
BK: What future projects are you especially excited about?
DC: I’m super excited about Suck It Up, Princess, the beginning of my contemporary series with Berkley Sensation. It’s based on ex-trophy wives who’ve never worked and are left high and dry with no money and no job skills. They have to learn how to survive on coupon clipping and expeditions to Wal-Mart. Not only am I excited about writing this series, but I’m stoked to be in a different genre!
BK: Ooh, the scene when they discover Wal-Mart doesn’t carry Prada. 🙂 Sounds like a hoot, Dakota.
Every writer has moments they cringe when they read past stuff, and moments when they think…yeah, that’s good. Would you please share with us a paragraph or two of a sample of your writing of which you are particularly proud and say why you like it?
DC: Uh… I think I’ll leave this space blank. You know, for people who’re proud. LOLLOL
BK: Oh, you’ve never had a loved that line moment? You should have! Okay, so you’re modest. How about telling us a “˜blush moment,’ an especially humorous or mortifying moment in your writing career?
DC: When I met Nina Bangs for the first time—I behaved like a screaming, crying, whimpering teenager who’d just met like Justin Timberlake. I blush every single time I think about it.
BK: What are you working on right now, and when can readers look forward to seeing it?
DC: Right now it’s Suck It Up, Princess and it’s out December 2010!
BK: You just won the dream vacation of your choice. Where would you go? Why? Who would go with you? What book would you bring with you? What would you make SURE you left behind?
DC: I’m goin’ to Italy, baby!!! I’m a foodie of sorts, and I’ve always wanted to try gelato. The real stuff—not to mention all that pasta and pastry that fo sho’s gonna end up on my back end. I’d bring my BF, Rob. And I’d leave my two sons and my parents at home in their appropriate cages. OMG—did I say that out loud? LOL
BK: Well, we did hear it but we’re discreet. Yeah, I lived off the sorbet when I was in Roma.
Dakota, you’re a doll for hanging out with us a bit. Best of luck with your writing…and getting to Italy.