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Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

...and the winners are

Fated by Rebecca Zanetti:

Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

StacieDM who said...

My favorite alpha vampire would be Spike from Buffy/Angel. Lestat from the Vampire Chronicles would be my second choice. I like when the alpha has a sense of humor too. Congratulations on your new release! So glad the second book comes out so soon.


Dead to Me, Deader Still and Dead Matter by Anton Strout:

Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

Cherry who said...

I would have the power of healing so I could take away people's pain.


Late Eclipses by Seanan McGuire:

Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

buddyt who said...

One of my favorite Shakespeare quotes and perhaps less known is:

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.


Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy

Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I would like to become accidentally patient. LOL, I know it's not anything special, but as I am typing this my two boys are fighting, again, and my daughter is yelling and throwing a fit because I said no to ice cream. Jeesh!! I would love to be able to brush of the fits and the things that get under my skin instead of having to take a trip to the bathroom for deep breaths.


Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
Winner x 5 - March 12, 2011

pixie13 said...

Mine would be SCRAps. Supernatural Creatures Removal Agency.

Winners have been notified and have until 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Saturday, March 19, 2011 to contact The Qwillery or the The Qwillery will randomly choose a new winner or winners.

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011

Please welcome Dakota Cassidy to The Qwillery.

TQ:  Describe the Accidentally Catty in 140 characters or less.

Dakota:  Cougar-aged vet meets hunky, allegedly younger shapeshifting cougar w/amnesia. Much wonking and mayhem ensues. Much. And then there's Nina.

TQ:  How have the dynamics between Marty, Nina and Wanda changed since the first book in the Accidental series, The Accidental Werewolf?

Dakota:  I think they're tighter than they've ever been and they really, really know each other. They know each other's limits (especially when it comes to Nina), and their identities in the friendship are more clearly defined. And no matter how much they argue, disagree on their paranormal crisis tactics, no matter how many designer discount outlet malls Marty drags Nina to, in the end, they're always there for each other.

TQ:  Who is your favorite character or characters to write?

Dakota:  Probably whomever I'm writing at the time. I can't choose because they each have unique qualities that make them enjoyable or difficult. Though, I can tell you, writing Nina is the absolute best way to blow off some steam and use the foulest language evah.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what it your favorite scene or scenes in Accidentally Catty?

Dakota:  Hmmmm, probably when Katie finds out she has a rare, unique ability that I can't tell you about because it'll spoil it. But, yeah. Oh, and the tweeting. It cracks me up that the girls have an account for OOPS and tweet. But that might just be me...

TQ:  What is the playlist for the Accidentally Catty?

Dakota:  I have the same playlist for every book and it's always one without lyrics. If I have lyrics, I'm screwed because I'm the lyrics savant. So Vivaldi, Kenny G., some Paganini, and even a little Zamfir :)

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Accidental series?

Dakota:  Believe it or not, there are two more. Accidentally Dead Again in which I write my first ever accidental dude and Nina finds out she has a half-sister, and the as yet decided upon Accidental Djinn/Genie/Jeannie--Jeannie being the heroine's name.  :)

TQ:  What's next? /this is where you tell me about your upcoming books, etc./

Dakota:  Well, I'm in the midst of Accidentally Dead Again, and hoping I get to write more in my contemp series. Next release is Burning Down The Spouse on July 5, 2011, the second in my contemp series!

Dakota's Books

Accidental Series
The Accidental Werewolf
Accidental 1
(February 5, 2008)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy.

Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights. And she must put her out-of-control life in the hands of the man who makes her blood run wild in more ways than one...

Accidentally Dead
Accidental 2
(July 1, 2008)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011A vampire puts the bite on a dental assistant.

It’s a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can’t beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there’s a good explanation: It’s her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Actually they’re perfect for each other—if Nina’s willing to commit to one man for eternity.


The Accidental Human
Accidental 3
(March 3, 2009)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011
Immortality bites- new from the author of Accidentally Dead and The Accidental Werewolf.
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.

Accidentally Demonic
Accidental 4
(February 2, 2010)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011The devilish new novel from the national bestselling author of The Accidental Human

When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister, Wanda, bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory-like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep...

Vampire Clayton Gunnersson is seriously hot. And seriously taken-by a demon. In a ritual gone wrong, Clayton tried to get rid of his unwanted bond, but spilled some demonic blood on Casey, getting her possessed in the process. Now, Casey has to share her body and manage to keep her growing attraction to Clayton in check, because falling for her demon's boyfriend just might get Casey killed-from the inside out.

Accidentally Catty
Accidental 5
(March 1, 2011)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011
A purrr-fectly scintillating new novel from the national bestselling author of Accidentally Demonic.

Katie Woods never thought she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York-not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind.

After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with then her animal attraction to a much younger guy-she has to figure how to stop herself from becoming a cougar of the four-legged variety.

Ex- Trophy Wives Series
You Dropped A Blonde on Me
Ex-Trophy Wives 1
(December 7, 2010)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011
A delightful new romantic comedy from an author who "never disappoints."* (New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson)

She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.

Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn't that smart, funny girl he's crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he's wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves...

Burning Down the Spouse
Ex-Tropy Wives 2
(July 5, 2011)
Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind—on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt’s retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker—reformed trophy wife and owner of Trophy Jobs Inc. employment agency—arrives to give Frankie a much needed kick in the pants.

Soon, Frankie lands a job as a prep chef at a Greek diner in New Jersey, home to the world’s best meatloaf and an owner who resembles an exquisitely chiseled Greek statue. Falling into bed with Nikos isn’t the best idea, but after years of living in a man’s shadow, this ex-trophy wife is ready to get busy cooking...

Dakota has written a lot of books in addition to the ones listed above including Kiss & Hell (Hell 1) and My Way to Hell (Hell 2).

About Dakota

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011
Dakota Cassidy lives for a good laugh in life and in her writing. In fact, she almost loves a good giggle as much as she loves hair products and that's saying something.

Her goals in life are simple, (like really simple): banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net; and finally, nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants, then sweeping them in a stunning trifecta of much duct tape and Vaseline usage, all in just under one week. Oh, and write really fun books!

Dakota lives in Texas with her two sons, her mother, more cats and dogs than the local animal shelter and has a husband who puts the heroes in her books to shame.

Dakota's Links

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Accidentally Catty (Accidental 5).

How:  Leave a comment telling The Qwillery what you would like to become... accidentally? 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, March 9, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - February 28, 2011

It's Monday and the last day of February. Time flies when you are being inundated with snow! This is a very busy week at The Qwillery. There will be three interviews and giveaways: Seanan McGuire on Tuesday, Dakota Cassidy on Wednesday, and debut author Hannah Jayne on Thursday.

Comics will be pushed to Friday with photos moving to Saturday this week.

There are a lot of books being released tomorrow, March 1, 2011.  A printable list in spreadsheet format is available here.  A printable list in PDF format is available here.

March 1, 2011

Moon Over SohoBen AaronovitchUF - Rivers of London 2
Demon SongCat AdamsUF - Blood Singer 3
Jacklyn the RipperKarl AlexanderSF - Time After Time 2
Primal BondsJennifer AshleyPNR - Shifters Unbound 2
Never AgainMichele BardsleyPNR - Wizards of Nevermore 1
Sleight of HandPeter S. BeagleF
Shalador's Lady*Anne BishopDF - Black Jewels 7
Twilight's DawnAnne BishopDF - Black Jewels 10
Blood & FlowersPenny BlubaughYA 
River MarkedPatricia BriggsUF - Mercy Thompson 6
King's JusticeMaurice BroaddusUF - Knights of Breton Court 2
Changes*Jim ButcherUF - Dresden Files 12
Morganville VampiresRachel CaineYA - Volume 3
Accidentally CattyDakota CassidyPNR - Accidentals 5
It Happened One BiteLydia DarePNR - Gentlemen Vampires 1
The Vampire FilesP.N. ElrodUF - Vampires Files, Volume 3
The Crippled GodSteven EriksonF - Malazan Book of the Fallen 10
The WildChristopher GoldenYA - Secret Journeys of Jack London 1
Those Who Fight MonstersJustin Gustainis (Ed)UF - Anthology
Moon CursedLori HandelandPNR - Night Creature 10
ClarityKim HarringtonYA - Clarity 1
DemonglassRachel HawkinsYA - Hex Hall 2
Falling UnderGwen HayesYA
Taste MeTamara Hogan**PNR - Underbelly Chronicles 1
Under WrapsHannah Jayne**PNR - Underworld Detection Agency 1
The Dark-HuntersSherrilyn KenyonPNR - Vol 4 Manga
MayKathryn LaskyYA - Daughters of the Sea 2
Other KingdomsRichard MathesonFRS
WiredLiz MaverickCP
Late EclipsesSeanan McGuireUF - October Daye 4
BetrayalLee NicholsYA - Haunting Emma 2
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-BarJoshua Palmatier (Ed)
Patricia Bray (Ed)
F - Anthology
Dark MirrorM.J. PutneyYA
Dead on DeliveryEileen RendahlUF - Messenger 2
The Wise Men's FearPatrick RothfussF- Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2
A Hundred Words for HateThomas E. SniegoskiUF - Remy Chandler 4
BlackoutRob ThurmanUF - Cal Leandros 6
MermaidCarolyn TurgeonYA
Discord's Apple*Carrie VaughnF
Dead StreetsTim WaggonerUF - Matt Richter 2
The ChaosRachel WardYA - Numbers 2
A Mighty FortressDavid WeberSF - Safehold 4
Green-Eyed DemonJaye WellsUF - Sabina Kane 3
An Embarrassment of RichesChelsea Quinn YarbroHF - Saint-Germain 24

* Paperback release or reissue
** 2011 Debut Author Challenge Author

CP - Cyberpunk
DF - Dark Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FA - Fantasy Adventure
FM - Fantasy Mystery
FRS - Fantasy Romantic Suspense
GP - Gothic Paranormal
M - Mystery
MU - Mashup
PHR - Paranormal Historical Romance
PNR - Paranormal Romance
PRS - Paranormal Romantic Suspense
SF - Science Fiction
SP - Steampunk
UF - Urban Fantasy

Anthology Covers

The View From Monday - February 28, 2011

The View From Monday - February 28, 2011

My Way To Hell Winner & Dark and Stormy Knights Winner

a drum roll please....  and the winners are:

For My Way To Hell by Dakota Cassidy and the devil duckie:

Ruth (Book Focus).

For Dark and Stormy Knights:


I'll be contacting you shortly. Please respond to the email you each receive by Monday, August 9, 2010 by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time or The Qwillery will have to randomly generate a new winner!

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway
The Qwillery is thrilled to have Dakota Cassidy as our guest today. My Way to Hell, the second book in the Hell series, was released on July 6, 2010.

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

Dakota: Everything about my writing is a quirk--no wait, that's a joke. LOLLOL I'm not sure if it's a quirk, but I worry if I don't have smokes, I'll never make it through page one.

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

Dakota: Nina Bangs, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Susan Elizabeth Philipps, Karen Rose. I'm all over the place as far as genre goes, but to me, these people are masters at what they do. So they've all influenced me in one way or another.

TQ: Are you a plotter or a panster?

Dakota: Damn. A Pantser. Which always gets me in trouble. Always. I get midway in a book and have no idea how to move the plot forward because I only had a vague concept and a title. That's how all books begin for me--title and crazy concept :)

TQ: How many books are planned for the Hell series?

Dakota: Not sure at this point where the Hell series is going or if it will go anywhere. I loved writing it, but I have two other series as well, keeping up has gotten hard. LOL

TQ: Who would you pick to play Marcella and Kellen in a movie or TV series?

Dakota:  You know, I don't know and that's only because I don't have a fully formed picture of them in my head at any time. What I do see very clearly is their emotions--they're each like this big ball of happy, sad, snarky, cranky or whatever. So the image I create is left open for interpretation by readers. However, I did meet someone the other night who looks exactly like I'd picture Marty from the Accidentals. I swear, she just clicked for me. I think I'd probably have to see a movie star in person for it to click. Much in the way that I can't describe what I'd like on a cover of a book, but when I see what I don't want, it clicks, ya know? That was confusing as shit, wasn't it? :)

TQ:  Do you and Marcella have anything in common?

Dakota: Yeah--I love Pier One as much as she does, and I have an incredibly fresh mouth. LOL

TQ: What's next?

Dakota: Just finished book five in the accidentals titled, Accidentally Catty.Next for release is my first in my contemporary series titled, You Dropped A Blonde On Me in Dec. 2010, and as far as writing goes, the third in this series is on my plate next!

TQ: Thank you!!

Kiss &Hell (Hell Series 1)

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway
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. Sans boyfriend, Delaney makes the best of her gift by holding séances to make ends meet-that is until one incredibly annoying ghost just won't go away.

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 going to happen on the first date.

Dakota can be found at her website, on Twitter, on Facebook, and at her Yahoo Group.

The Goodies

One commenter will win a copy of My Way to Hell and a small Devil Duckie.

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway
After defying Lucifer to save her best friend Delaney, ex-demon Marcella Acosta has been banished to exist in the plane between heaven and hell-and there isn't a shopping mall in sight. After numerous failed attempts to contact Delaney through a bunch of hack mediums, Marcella's at her wit's end. But there's one medium she's hasn't tried yet, and he just happens to be Delaney's scorching hot brother Kellen- the one guy who never gave Marcella the time of day.

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway 

To have a chance to win My Way to Hell and the Devil Duckie leave a comment telling The Qwillery what you would miss the most if you were banished to the plane between heaven and hell.

If you tweet the contest, we’ll give you another entry for the tweet as well. You can tweet as much as you like, but it only counts once. If you also mention the contest on Facebook, we’ll give you another entry. You can mention it on Facebook a zillion times, but you only get one extra entry. You can also mention the contest on your blog (it must be your blog) to get another entry. If you are a follower of The Qwillery you get another entry. You can get a maximum of 5 entries (comment, tweet, FB mention, blog mention, Follower). Provide us a link in the comments so we know that you tweeted or Facebooked or blogged. Please leave The Qwillery a way to contact you.

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, July 21, 2010.
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