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Jenn Bennett recently revealed the cover for the 3rd novel in her Arcadia Bell series, Binding the Shadows. I love the purple!



Binding the Shadows
Arcadia Bell 3
Pocket Books, May 28, 2013
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
Demons sure know how to kill a girl’s buzz . . .

Renegade mage and bartender Arcadia Bell has had a rough year, but now the door to her already unstable world is unhinging. When a citywide crime wave erupts, Cady’s demon-friendly tiki bar is robbed by Earthbounds wielding surreal demonic abilities that just flat-out shouldn’t exist. With the help of her devilishly delicious boyfriend, Lon Butler, Cady sets out to find the people who wronged her—but her targets aren’t the only ones experiencing unnatural metamorphoses. Can Cady track down the monsters responsible before the monster inside her destroys everything—and everyone—she loves? If she survives this adventure, one thing is certain: it’s last call for life as she knows it.
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And coming up next month:

Leashing the Tempest
An Arcadia Bell Novella
Pocket Star, December 18, 2012
eBook, 60 pages

Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
Dating a demon, defeating evil, running a tiki bar: Arcadia Bell is a great occult mage in many respects. But then there’s the challenge of her boyfriend’s precocious teenage son…

Arcadia "Cady" Bell may have saved the Hellfire Club’s children from a local bogeyman, but she and her Earthbound demon boyfriend, Lon Butler, now face a more disturbing problem: his teenage son’s new demonic abilities. Jupe Butler can persuade you to do anything—or so he thinks. To test the limits of his newfound power, Cady invites the co-owner of Tambuku Tiki Lounge to be the teen’s guinea pig during an afternoon boat cruise. But when an angry storm whips the Pacific into a frenzy and Jupe puts them all in serious danger, will Cady's magic trump a teenager’s excess confidence?
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Prior books in the series:

Summoning the Night
Arcadia Bell 2
Pocket Books, April 24, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
MAGICAL TRICKS. DEMONIC TREATS.

After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the Club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no.

Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.




Kindling the Moon
Arcadia Bell 1
Pocket Books, June 28, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages


Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.






About Jenn

Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn Bennett
Photo ©Bill Skeel
Jenn Bennett is an award-winning artist and author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series from Pocket Books. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two very bad pugs.

Get weekly Facebook updates from Jenn by liking her fan page, or follow her on Twitter for daily dribbles about her current writing projects, the book industry, and miscellaneous obsessions.

Website:  http://www.jennbennett.net/
Official Simon & Schuster Author Page

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

And the winners are...

Lessons After Dark (Englefield 2) by Isabel Cooper - Ended May 6, 2012 - Read the Guest Blog here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question:  What are some or your favorite Paranormal Historical Romancesor Historical Romances?

books4me who said...

I hang my head in shame: I haven't read any parnormal historical romance...ever! But I absolutely LOVE paranormal romance and it's all I practically ever read so I want to expand my paranormal horizons to include historical romance too! So that is the best answer to the question instead of lying;)

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kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews who said...

O_o_o! Great giveaway, I've read No Proper Lady and loved it! :)
There are quite a lot of historical paranormals I love:
all of Amanda Quick (she almost always has something paranormal in her novels), Diana Gabaldon, Libba Bray, The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges, Firelight by Kristen Callihan, Leanna Renee Hieber...


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


The Return Man by V.M. Zito - Ended May 7, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question:  Favorite novel, movie or TV show featuring zombies?

rissatoo who said...

Hmmm... Zombie movie faves: Shaun of the Dead and Night of the Comet. Book faves, Mira Grant's Feed series, Mark Henry's Amanda Feral series, Diana Rowland's White Trash Zombie series, and Rachel Caine's Revivalist series. (Well, at least the 1 that's out & I've read, that is.) No TV faves come to mind...


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Blackbirds (Miriam Black 1) by Chuck Wendig - Ended May 8, 2012 - Read the interview here.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: What book are you reading? or What is the last book you've finished reading?

aburgeraday who said...

Currently reading "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss.


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Choice of Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell 1) or Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell 2) by Jenn Bennett - Ended May 9, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: Last Urban Fantasy novel you've read or what is your favorite genre?

April who said

The last one I read was The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross - I love it when there is humor in the books I read because everyone needs more laughter! Next up is Scott Westerfeld's Midnighters.


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


Kiss of the Goblin Prince (Shadowlands 2) by Shona Husk - Ended May 10, 2012 - Read the interview here. US/Canada ONLY.

Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012

Question: Which mythological, fairytale or supernatural being would you like to see as a romantic hero?

Barbara E. who said

How about a troll, I've never seen one as a romantic hero. I think that would be a challenge and I'd love to see someone meet that challenge. I guess it would be a beauty and the beast kind of story. :D


Winners x 6 - May 13, 2012


The winners have been notified and have until Sunday, May 20, 2012 to respond or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Thank you!

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - May 2, 2012

Please welcome Jenn Bennett back to The Qwillery. Summoning the Night, Arcadia Bell 2, was published on April 24, 2012.


TQ: Welcome back to The Qwillery!

Jenn:  Thanks for having me, Sally! Err, that sounded dirty, but you know what I mean.

TQ:  Yes, I do! :)  What do you wish you'd known when your first novel, Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell 1), came out that you know now?

Jenn:  Hmm, tough question. I suppose I wish I'd known how incredibly difficult it is to be a Published Author. This isn't the creative girl who dreams up brave new worlds, nor is it the disciplined artist who hammers out manuscripts while managing a caffeine addiction. It's the person who's expected to manage social media. To smile and act professional. The person who has to understand the advantages and disadvantages of a particular contract clause. I think the New Author Me freaked out about all those things. The Sophomore Author Me has learned to ignore it. I figure I can either be someone who blogs twice a week about the publishing business . . . or I can be a good writer. Some authors can do both. Hats off to them. Maybe one day I'll learn to juggle all of it, but right now, I'm content with plugging along on my current manuscript and just enjoying the ride.

TQ:  What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?

Jenn:  Maintaining my confidence. When I'm happy and arrogant, I'm creative. When I'm doubting, say, why I chose to make the hero of my series 42 (after some eighteen-year-old blogger says old dudes are gross) then it all comes crashing down.

TQ:   Please tell us something about Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell 2) that's not in the book description.

Jenn:  Here are three fake chapter titles for three random (and real) chapters: 1) Jupe Hearts Kar Yee 2) How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hajo? 3) Kitchen Sex.

TQ:  Which character has surprised you the most in the Arcadia Bell series so far?

Jenn:  Probably Jupe. I knew I adored him when I created him. And I knew I was going to buck the rules by pushing a teenage kid as an interesting, vital part of the series. But I didn't expect the outpouring of Jupe fan mail—from people who are happy to see a biracial hero, to others who've told me he's so much like their own kid or a cousin or brother, or those who've said they swoon over his dialogue and can't wait until he's a few years older. It has been a wonderful, wonderful surprise.

TQ:  Which character in the series is most like you?

Jenn:  I'm a Jupe-Lon hybrid. Half the time, I'm bubbly and SUPER EXCITED ABOUT EVERYTHING. The other half, I'm a closed-off observer. My parents have told me that as a child, I vacillated between craving the spotlight and wanting to be left alone in my room so that I could read.

TQ:  The Arcadia Bell series is Urban Fantasy. Are there any other genres (or subgenres) in which you'd like to write?

Jenn:  I just finished a historical paranormal romance. I'd like dip my toes in young adult and have considered doing a Jupe spinoff. I don't know. A year ago, I would've said that I'd never be able to write anything that didn't have some supernatural slash paranormal slash horror element to it. But if I'm honest, what I really enjoy the most isn't the world-building, but writing unique characters. So who knows. Maybe I'll write a quirky mystery. Or an epic historical romance. Or a collection of erotic stories about monkeys. Anything's fair game.

TQ:  What's next?

Jenn:  LEASHING THE TEMPEST, Arcadia 2.5, is a special digital short novella starring Cady, Lon, Jupe, and Kar Yee. It comes out this Christmas. BINDING THE SHADOWS, Arcadia 3, releases next year, followed by Arcadia 4.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.

Jenn:  It's been an absolute pleasure, thank you!


About Arcadia Bell

Summoning the Night
Arcadia Bell 2
Pocket Books, April 24, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 336 pages

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - May 2, 2012
MAGICAL TRICKS. DEMONIC TREATS.

After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the Club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no.

Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.


Kindling the Moon
Arcadia Bell 1
Pocket Books, June 28, 2011
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - May 2, 2012
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.


About Jenn

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - May 2, 2012
Photo ©Bill Skeel
Jenn Bennett is an award-winning visual artist and author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series from Pocket Books. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She believes rebellion is an under-appreciated art form, has conjured more demons than you’ve had hot lunches, and likes her fairy tales like she likes her coffee: dark. She currently lives near Atlanta with her film-geek husband and two very bad pugs.

Her literary influences include: Edgar Allan Poe, Anaïs Nin, Grimm Brothers, Philip Pullman, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mary Shelley, Diana Gabaldon, Roald Dahl, and Oscar Wilde.

Get weekly Facebook updates from Jenn by liking her fan page, or follow her on Twitter for daily dribbles about her current writing projects, the book industry, and miscellaneous obsessions, which include: all things foodie and cooking; early to mid-20th-century art and culture; mythology & fairy tales; games, board and video; music (from indie to Ella Fitzgerald to metal); movies (from foreign to horror to fantastical); hermetic and arcane studies; world travel; vintage flea market finds . . . and the occasional picture of her dogs behaving badly.

Website:  http://www.jennbennett.net/blog
Official Simon & Schuster author page


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win his/her choice of Kindling the Moon or Summoning the Night from Jenn!  US/Canada ONLY.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

Last Urban Fantasy novel you've read or what is your favorite genre?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)   Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

Winners! Lots and lots of winners. I'm having a bit of a hard time typing these days. I've just picked up a microphone and am going to try telling my computer what to do. If my computer is anything like my small humans, this will not work so well. :)  So this time around, winners will have to contact me with their shipping information.

Send the info to "theqwillery2  aht gmail doht com" *take out the spaces and fix the aht and doht*

Winners have until Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:59PM US Eastern Time to send their mailing information or The Qwillery will very randomly choose a new winner or winners.

And without further ado... the winners:


June Book of the Month Giveaway - Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles 1) and Hexed (The Iron Druid Chronicles 2) by Kevin Hearne

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

krysykat who said...

"My favorite book that I just finished reading is "No Place Like Holmes" by Jason Lethcoe."


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Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead 1) and Flip This Zombie (Living with the Dead 2) by Jesse Petersen

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

ReneeRearden who said...

"Jesse,

Your books sound fantastic! I LOVED Zombieland. I can't wait to read Married With Zombies and Flip This Zombie!!!

So keeping in mind the proximity to a zombie, their teeth really, I'd have to have a sword. Stabbing through the eye or taking off the head would kill the zombie brain and still keep a little more distance from their bite radius than other weapons. And then there's the whole not running out of bullets issue! =D

Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!!!"


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Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian 1) and Blood Secrets (Alexandra Sabian 2) by Jeannie Holmes

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

latishajean who said...

"My favorite is twilight and the underworld movies! What a great giveaway thank you so much!"


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Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell 1) by Jenn Bennett

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

Melissa (Books and Things) who said...

"Love the interview. I have had this book on my blog's wishlist! I do want to read this one!

However the drink question is quite easy. I'd order a Dr. Pepper from Hell. It's a real drink and good. ;)"


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Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between (Rhiannon's Law 1) ebook by J.A. Saare

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011

Julie who said...

"I can tell when my kids are lying - does that count?! Well, at least THEY think I have a supernatural talent, and that comes in very handy sometimes!"


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Arc of The Whitefire Crossing (The Shattered Sigil 1) by Courtney Schafer

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011
ARC cover may be different

Raychelle who said...

I don't buy a book specifically for it's cover, but it is what draws me to it and I usually buy it. Although, I would have bought Nightshade by Andrea Cremer even if it did not have a good story just because the cover was so stunning.


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Dark War (Matt Richter 3) by Tim Waggoner

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011


Irv the Nerve who said...

Sounds fascinating. I'd sure like to read it.


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Signed copies of Red Hot Fury (Shades of Fury 1) and Green-Eyed Envy (Shades of Fury 2) by Kasey Mackenzie. North America Only!

WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011


Kelly who said...

"okay favorite Mythological Creature... would have to be a Dragon... Any dragon, well unless they are trying to eat me..."


Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who stops by The Qwillery.

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - June 22, 2011

Please welcome Jenn Bennett to The Qwillery as part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge Interviews.

TQ:  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Jenn:   I have a small audience of good luck charms that sit by my computer: a three-legged pig from Chile, a Chinese Buddha, and a Japanese Momiji message doll. Before I write, I like to double-check that they are are facing me.

TQ:  Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?

Jenn:   Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, Phllip Pullman, Anaïs Nin, William S. Burroughs, Diana Gabaldon, Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison. I like rebels, counter-culturalists, madmen and madwomen. And I like subversive storytellers. I'm sure that everything I read influences my writing in one way or another, including magazines and nonfiction and emails from friends. But the biggest influence on KINDLING THE MOON was probably Arturo Pérez-Reverte's THE CLUB DUMAS.

TQ: Are you a plotter or a panster?

Jenn:   Both! I've plotted every detail of a book, and I've started with nothing but a sense of place and a character. Recently, I've been leaning toward pantsing: there's a certain thrill of discovery you get when you're finding your way in the dark. However, at the very least, I prefer to know the goal and conflict of the story before I start writing.

TQ: What inspired you to write Kindling the Moon?

Jenn: I wanted to write a world in which no single group of people (or supernatural creatures) was necessarily bad or evil. Arcadia doesn't fight demons, Buffy-style: they are her friends, lovers, coworkers. Some are good—some, bad. I like gray characters.

I also wanted to write an urban fantasy with an independent lead who performed magic, but I didn't want to make her the average urban fantasy witch or sorcerer; I wanted to do something a little . . . darker. Arcadia has been raised in a occult group that taught her ceremonial magic. She doesn't necessary side with their viewpoints or subscribe to everything they're pushing, but she's smart enough to use what knowledge she's been given to her advantage.

TQ: What sort of research did you do to create the world of Kindling the Moon?

Jenn: Arcadia's world in KINDLING primarily focuses on three supernatural groups: magicians (who are human), Earthbounds (descendants of humans with invoked demon souls), and Æthyric demons (big, bad scary demons who live on another plane). Most of my world-building is the product of an overactive imagination, but I did spend a good deal of time researching classic books about demons, including goetic texts like the Lesser Key of Solomon, De Praestigiis Daemonum, Dictionnaire Infernal . . . you know—breezy, light reading.

The series also includes a worldwide organization of occult orders that train and support ceremonial magicians. Though I took enormous artistic license with my fictional esoteric organization, I connected with a real-life one for inspiration—a local branch of the O.T.O., an Thelemic organization once led by Alister Crowley. Contrary to the general public's preconceived notions of Crowley, I found most of the members to be quite devout, friendly people.

TQ: Without giving anything away, what is/are your favorite scene(s) in Kindling the Moon?

Jenn: Heavy research aside, I think the greatest strength of the book is the intertwining relationships of three characters: Arcadia (the protagonist), Lon (a local photographer with a large esoteric library), and Jupe, Lon's teenage son. One of my favorite scenes occurs when thirteen-year-old Jupe calls up Arcadia at her bar and asks her on a date. It's one of the more lighthearted scenes in the book and some of my favorite dialogue.

TQ: Who was the most difficult character to write and why? The easiest and why?

Jenn: Lon was the hardest to write. He's a famous photographer, older, and raising a teenager alone. He's also very reserved and a bit damaged. He puts on a front that ranges from hostile to aloof, and he's a terrible communicator. But he's got a legitimate reason for being this way, and Arcadia uncovers some of his secrets throughout the story.The easiest character to write was his son: Jupe is enthusiastic, geeky, cocky, and weirdly charming. He loves comics and monster movies. And despite everything he's been through, he's eternally optimistic. I like that Arcadia is somewhere between these two, personality-wise, and I enjoyed exploring how both of them could influence her (which is further explored in the second book,  SUMMONING THE NIGHT, due to come out in April 2012).

TQ: How many books are planned for the Arcadia Bell series?

Jenn: I'm contracted to Pocket for two, with an option for more. I have four total planned to complete a major story arc, and one day I'd like to do a young adult spinoff from Jupe's point of view.

TQ: Who should play Arcadia Bell if the book becomes a movie?

Jenn: I referred my editor (and the cover artist, Tony Mauro) to Cristina Scabbia for Arcadia's physical appearance. I'm not sure about her acting skills, though—or her Italian accent! Arcadia's parents are French, so maybe Audrey Tautou.

TQ: Is there a playlist for Kindling the Moon and what is it?

Jenn: There's one in my head, and it swerves from classic rock to metal to funk. If that doesn't scare you away, then you can look for it on my website in July.

TQ: What's next?

Jenn: I just finished a quirky young adult paranormal romance which could be described as Sixteen Candles meets The Hobbit in Appalachia. (Did you just do a double-take? Yep, that's about right.) I'm getting ready to start writing another young adult—a supernatural/suspense/romantic noir. After that, I might tackle adult paranormal romance. Whatever I write, I think it will always be offbeat, original, slightly humorous, unconventionally romantic, and it will take place in a dark or surreal setting. I think that's what I do best, and it's definitely what I enjoy.

TQ: Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery

Jenn: It was my absolute pleasure! Thank you for having me. The Qwillery rocks!


About Jenn's Books

Kindling the Moon
Arcadia Bell 1
(Pocket Books, June 28, 2011)
Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - June 22, 2011
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.


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Summoning the Night (Arcadia Bell 2) is slated for release in April 2012.


About Jenn

Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - June 22, 2011
Jenn Bennett is an award-winning visual artist-turned-author. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She believes rebellion is an under-appreciated art form, has conjured more demons than you’ve had hot lunches, and likes her fairy tales like she likes her coffee: dark. She currently lives near Atlanta with her film-geek husband and two very bad pugs.

Jenn's Links:

Website:  http://www.jennbennett.net/blog
Twitter:  http://twitter.com/Jenn_Benn
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/JennBennettauthor


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a signed copy of Kindling the Moon from Jenn!

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:
If you visited the Tambuku Tiki Lounge, what beverage would you order from Cady?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)  Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)  Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)  Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - June 20, 2011

Happy Monday! It's a busy week at The Qwillery. There will be 3 author interviews: Jeannie Holmes on June 21st, debut author Jenn Bennett on June 22nd, and J.A. Saare on June 24th. Hopefully we'll catch up on some comics on Thursday the 23rd.

It's again a light week for books. A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking here. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)." Remember to set your printer to Landscape mode. One anthology cover and several book trailers are below.



June 21, 2011

The Book of DragonSteven BrustEF - Vlad Taltos 1-7
ShadowcryJenna BurtenshawYA - Secrets of Wintercraft 1
Witches of East EndMeilissa de la CruzF - The Beauchamp Family 1
The Darkest HeartThea DevineHF
The Cabinet of CuriositiesPaul DowswellYA - HF
The Plain ManSteve EnglehartF - Max August 2
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary EditionNeil GaimanF
Stories: All New Tales****Neil Gaiman (ed)
Al Sarrantonio (ed)
SF/F - Anthology
NightwalkerConnie HallPNR - Nightwalkers
Haunting VioletAlyxandra HarveyYA
Breath of AngelKaryn HenleyYA - Angelaeon Circle 1
Sword of Fire and SeaErin HoffmanF - The Chaos Knight 1
Pinion****Jay LakeSF - Clockwork Earth 3
Embraced by BloodLaurie LondonPNR - Sweetblood 2
Fort FreakGeorge R.R. MartinSF - Wild Cards
The Magic of RecluceL.E. Modesitt, Jr. EF - Recluce1
The Bones of AvalonPhil RickmanSM
Jim and the FlimsRudy RuckerSF
Dead RulesRandy RussellYA
Vacation with a Vampire and Other ImmortalsMaggie Shayne
Maureen Child
PNR
Shadow's LureJon SprunkF - Shadow 2
The Poison Diaries****Maryrose WoodYA - Poison Diaires 1
A Need So BeautifulSuzanne YoungYA


June 22, 2011

The People of the Mist**H. Rider HaggardF


June 23, 2011

Hell's Horizon****Darren ShanUF - City Trilogy 2



** Reprint or Reissue

**** Paperback or Mass Market Paperback Release of Hardcover


EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
HF - Historical Fantasy
PNR - Paranormal Romance

SF - Science Fiction
SM - Supernatural Mystery
UF - Urban FantasyYA - Young Adult




Book Trailers

Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw




Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz




The Darkest Heart by Thea Devine




Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey




Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley




Dead Rules by Randy Russell

Dead Rule #1



Dead Rule #2



Dead Rule #3




Shadow's Lure by Jon Sprunk




The Poison Garden by Maryrose Wood and The Duchess of Northumberland (for the hardcover release)



The Poison Diaries Author Q&A with The Duchess of Northumberland (for the hardcover release)




A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

2011 Debut Author Challenge - June Debut Authors

2011 Debut Author Challenge - June Debut Authors

Here are the debut authors and their novels for June 2011. Pick one or more and let us know in the comments which one(s) you'll be reading.  If I've missed any, let me know in the comments.

Kindling the Moon
Author:  Jenn Bennett
Series:  Aracadia Bell 1
Format:  Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher:  Pocket (June 28, 2011)
Price:  $7.99
Language:  English
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
ISBN:  978-1451620528

2011 Debut Author Challenge - June Debut Authors
Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn't easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia "Cady" Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she's carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can't clear her family name soon, she'll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.


The Noble Pirates
Author
:  Rima L. Jean
Format:  Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher:  Cogito Media Group (June 13, 2011)
Price:  $24.95
Language:  English
Genre:  Historical Fiction / Time Travel
ISBN:  978-1926893402

2011 Debut Author Challenge - June Debut Authors
A vacation in the Bahamas goes awry, and a woman from 2009 unexpectedly finds herself in 1718 – amidst pirates. Sabrina is so consumed with her present-day problems that the last thing she expects is to suddenly end up face to face with real pirates. The notorious bad boys of the Golden Age of Piracy, Edward England, Howel Davis, and “Black Bart” Roberts, become Sabrina’s means of survival in the past, and ultimately, her key to returning to the future.

The catch? Sabrina happens to be carrying a book about pirates when she is swept into the past, and that book contains biographies of the very men she meets. She forms relationships with them and learns that, contrary to what she previously thought, they are sailors, servants, and slaves who were pressed into service, victims of social and historical circumstances of the era.

When Sabrina finds herself falling in love with Howel Davis, a sailor who becomes a pirate out of desperation, she begins to wonder: Can she use her knowledge to change the past? Is her knowledge a blessing or a curse?


Look for interviews with Jenn Bennett on June 22, 2011 and Rima L. Jean on June 16, 2011.


For more information on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge visit the 2011 DAC page.

2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover Love

Jenn Bennet posted the cover for Kindling the Moon on her blog the other day.  Jenn describes it as "Arcadia standing in front of her bar, Tambuku Tiki Lounge."  I like this cover. I have a fondness for all things Tiki.

2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover Love

Kindling the Moon is the first in the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series and will be released on June 28, 2011.

You can find more information about the story at Jenn's website.
Covers - The Arcadia Bell Series by Jenn BennettWinners x 6 - May 13, 2012Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - May 2, 2012WINNERS x 8 - July 9, 2011Interview with Jenn Bennett and Giveaway - June 22, 2011The View From Monday - June 20, 20112011 Debut Author Challenge - June Debut Authors2011 DAC - Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett - Cover Love

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