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Thursday, May 24, 2012


‎*** CONTEST 05/24 THRU 05/26 ***

 Guess what we have for you today, that’s right, the queen of the Undead, or as I like to call it, the goddess of the night. Bestselling author Amanda Ashley is here with us today. She has graciously came to visit us as we follow up with an interview. The author Goddess is well known for her knights of the night, a.k.a vampires, and her othe pen name as Madeline Baker writing western historical romance.

I don’t know about you but I have never been disappointed with the AG books, especially her immortal vampires. But no surprise there, she is an amazing author and we both share the love of Vampire Diaries, Yay!!! So, without further adieu, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce to you, the amazing, talentend, kind-hearted, my author goddess Amanda Ashley a.k.a. Madeline Baker!!!!!!

BBL: Good morning Mandy *hugs* Thank you for being here with us today.

Mandy: *smiles and waves to everyone* Hi BBL, thank you for having me.

BBL: I know you’ve been very busy plus, you were doing revision with your WIP. I hope that wasn’t too bad for you.

Mandy: The revision went well actually and I got it all straightened out. Thank god!

BBL: *laughs* I’m happy to hear that. I’m sure it will be a big hit once you got it in print. So let’s go back to your earlier days, when did you start writing and what was the first thing you wrote?

Mandy:  Gosh, I started years ago, when my kids were little. The first thing I wrote was Comanche Flame. I lived that story day and night, thought about it constantly.

BBL: *smiles* So that was like your baby, huh. I know a lot of authors have muses or inspired by a triggered event. How about you? Where do you get your ideas on what you write?

Mandy: I have no idea! They just come to me. I know some writers were saying they have a million ideas in their heads. I wish I could say that!

BBL: I don’t know Mandy, from where I’m sitting, you sure have a lot of ideas and I love them all. *making a bowing sign* I bow down to you, author goddess *laughs.
What are some hobbies or things you are into that you do when not writing?

Mandy: I love going to movies and plays, walking my dog, playing with my grandkids, reading, working on my web page.

BBL: You’re pretty technical savy from what I can tell. And I know your readers love it whenever you’re around on Facebook. But I know for an author, writing will always be a priortity. But have you evern been so engrossed in writing that you slipped out in public in your jammies?

Mandy:    LOL. No

BBL: I know writing isn’t as easy as it seems to some people. Can you tell us about any challenges you met getting your first book published?

Mandy: Well, it was rejected 31 times before Leisure Books bought it
BBL: That must have been tough on you. Speaking of which, what has been the toughest criticism/best compliment given to you as an author?

Mandy:  I think the best compliments came when I was writing historical romances. All my heroes were Indians and I got a number of letters from people asking if I was Indian. I took that as a compliment!

BBL: What is your current project and when is your next release?

Mandy:  I’m currently working on a book set in a town where, once people go in, they can’t get out…..kind of Twilight Zone-ish J
Also, my next book, due out the 3rd of June, is HIS DARK EMBRACE, followed in August by DESIRE THE NIGHT

BBL: Let’s switch this a little bit and wrap this up so we don’t keep you away from writing for too long. Do you have a favorite immortal?

Mandy: Damon from Vampire Diaries.  All of my vampire heroes J

BBL: How about a sweet tooth. Light or dark chocolate?

Mandy: Definitely dark!

BBL: What’s your favorite drink?

Mandy: Hot chocolate. yum!

BBL: As we wrap this up, do you have any message to the readers?

Mandy: I’d just like to say thank you for all your letters and support through the years. I appreciate it when you take the time to share your thoughts with me.

Well, there you have it guys. The goddess has spoken!!! *laughs* She’s pretty awesome, and if you haven’t read her books, you’re definitely missing out. Her vampires definitely live up to the old saying, tall, dark, and deadly. These exotic men will take you to a place you’ve never been before. They’ll seduce you into submission, shower you with endless nights of desire, and who knows, you might enjoy the night so much and ask for the “dark gift”. Either way, Amanda Ashley books will leave you breathless and panting for more.

As always, BBL doesn’t do anything half way as we value the quality of service we bring to you. So for this weekend, the wonderful Amanda Ashley is our sponsor for the giveaway, 2 lucky winners will be chosen to receive 2 signed books, OPEN TO US RESIDENT ONLY. Please be sure you follow the Contest Requirements to qualify.

Don't forget, you guys also have Ms Ashley with us all weekend long. So if there's a burning question you've been wanting to ask, don't hesitate.

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1) What type is your favorite "vampire?
2) Please comment below with your answer.
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  1. My favorite type of vampire is one who is sexy, long, dark hair and does not sparkle!

  2. My favorite type is dark, sexy, kick butt vampire who would do anything for his woman.
    GFC CrystalGB

  3. My favorite type has to be sexy, charming, dark haired, and alpha! Oh, and a British accent would be nice but absolutely no sparkles!


  4. I'm not sure I have a favorite vampire type--it's fun to see what authors do with the trope and to see them make their own adjustments to the lore and legends :) Thanks for the interview today--looking forward to reading Amanda's tall, dark, and deadly ones!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    1. Hi Kristy ! I love the idea of a British accent.

      Lisa ~ That's my fav type of vamp,too. Definitely Old School. Although I do like the Vamp in the the Vampire Diaries....

      Nora - LOL

      Debbie ~ I like Alpha males, whether they're vampires or cowboys or whatever.

  5. Lisa Baugh LACB08@aol.comMay 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    I like the vamps that are true vamps, can't come out during the day but have amazing supernatural powers over people...they don't neccesarily have to 'die' during the day, but they deffinately cannot come out in broad daylight, I mean what is the point of a vampire if they can come out any time they want?

  6. I agree that i like to see how vampires are interpreted by different authors. But how can you go wrong with nightime trists and biting? ;)

  7. I like a male vampire to be a true alpha but knows how to treat a woman. A female vampire needs to be her own woman and she needs to be able to rock the fashion. I also do not want a vampire that sparkles...that's just wrong!