Monday, October 15, 2007

Guest Blogger: Gena Showalter!

To kick off the week of guest bloggers, we've got the fabulous and funny Gena Showalter, who is totally gorgeous and does not have hay hair. Read on to find out what I'm talking about. (Gena's also giving away a signed copy of Enslave Me Sweetly - just leave a comment to enter the draw.)

It’s a wee bit intimidating, coming here. Nalini is a brilliant, insightful, amazingly talented woman. Meanwhile, I am known for my Hay Hair, Bitch Slapping, and Gnomes. So as not to humiliate myself all the more, I'll move on to a different topic quickly. Originally, I planned to discuss my upcoming release Savor Me Slowly. Rather than do so – because I want to talk about other people’s books -- I’ll just post a short mention of what it’s about:

Mishka Le’Ace was created to be an undercover operative . . . literally. Her beautiful body has been mechanically augmented to give her superhuman strength -- strength she’s going to need. Her latest mission sends her to rescue Alien Investigation and Removal agent Jaxon Tremain from torture and death. With him, she discovers a passion unlike any other. A passion she was forbidden to know. . .


From the moment they meet in a darkened cell, Jaxon craves her touch. But the machine half of Le’Ace forces her to do things she doesn’t always want to do. Even betray him . . . and ultimately destroy him. Now Jaxon must battle the man controlling Le’Ace and even Le’Ace herself to at last claim the woman he’s come to love.


Now then. My list of Upcoming Must Have Books:

Wicked Deeds On a Winters Night by Kresley Cole. This book comes out Oct. 30th and it is absolutely amazing! I want to live the world Kresley has created, I want to date the men, and I want to be BFF’s with the women (otherwise they would bitch slap me).

Tall, Dark and Filthy Rich by Jill Monroe. A Nov. 1st release. I absolutely adore Jill’s sense of humor. She’s one of those authors that can have me laughing out loud and sighing dreamily when I finish the book. And baby, she writes steaming hot love scenes.

Bloodfever by Karen Moning. This is book 2 in the Fever series, due out any day now, and I am drooling for it! I must know what’s going on with Mac.I want to learn all of Jericho Barrons secrets. Anyone else lusting for this mystery man?

I just read Lover Unbound by JR Ward and found it breathtaking and phenomenal. What I’m reading now is an ARC of Demon Night by Meljean Brook and I am loving every word!

What have you recently read? What are you reading now?

53 comments :

Anna said...

I have to say i'm loving the Alien Huntress series... can't wait to read more.

I recently finished reading: Visions of Heat and Secrets in the Shadows(Jenna Black). Now I'm reading The Lure of the Wolf By: Jennier St. Giles and Blue Twilight By: Maggie Shayne.

Gena Showalter said...

Anna,

Thank you so much! And you picked some good ones!

Allison said...

Mostly recently read Lover Unbound and Caressed by Ice. Also enjoyed new author Eve Kenin's Driven. It's so difficult having to wait for the next in the series! Until then I'll probably re-read favourites (currently Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas) or keep an eye out for recs like Jill Monroe's newest - thanks Gena!

dobby said...

I just finished reading Creation in Death - I got it early. I love Roarke (who doesn't?), and there was a scene with him and Belle, that was so sweet (and funny)! I just love scenes with men and babies.

Gena - I love your books and I felt your pain reading the Hay hair story, but you have to admit it was funny!

Rena said...

HI Gena, while patiently awaiting Savor Me Sweetly, I've been reading a little bit of everything. I recently read Agnes and the Hitman, by Jennifer Crusie. Laugh out loud funny, I love her books. I also read Lover Unbound and despite the ending, I did enjoy the book. Right now I am reading Touched by Darkness by Catherine Spangler, so far so good. My upcoming to buy has Holy Smokes by Katie Macalister, Upon the Midnight Clear by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Elijah by Jacki Frank and a few others I can't recall.

Pamk said...

Wicked Deeds On a Winters Night by Kresley Cole I am looking forward to this one too. I also wait for savor me slowly too I just love this series.

Helen Gonzalez said...

Oh I am so glad that your myspace had Gena Showalter as a guest blogger, I have been bogged down with schoolwork and unable to go to the bookstore to see what's new and upcoming I had no idea Savor me Slowly was coming out! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!-HelenHikaru

Chriss said...

Hi Gena!
Are there plans for a Mysteria sequel? ^_^ I hope so!
I am anxiously awaiting Blood Fever and Wicked Deeds on a Winter night. I can't wait for either of those! In the few spare moments I have, I've been rereading some of PC Cast's works.

Gena Showalter said...

Allison, I adored Caressed by Ice. Nalini is SO good. And Driven was excellent. Eve is another wonderful author.

Dobby, thank you! And I can't deny it is funny. She was so sincere and wanted so badly to commiserate with me :)

Rena, I totally agree with you about Agnes. I laughed out loud many times. And several of the books you named, I am very eager to pick up.

pamk, thank you, you sweetie! You will not be disappointed in Kresley's newest. It is amazing!

Helen, thank YOU :)

Chriss, yes indeed! In fact, I just turned in my novella. It's Glory and Falon's story and titled A Tawdry Affair. As for PC's books. . . I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Warrior Rising. OMG, the book is fabulous! One of her absolute best!

MaryKate said...

Hi Gena - Welcome! I just finished my first book of yours, The Nymph King. I loved it. Unique and fun story!

How did you get started writing?

Shari C said...

I just finished Caressed by Ice and it was as great as the other Psy-Changeling books plus I have now started The Morgue the Merrier, an anthology by Rosemary Laurey, Karen Kelley and Dianne Castell.
Have enjoyed your wonderful works including Awaken Me Darkly, playing with Fire and Heart of the Dragon to name a few. Thank you for the enjoyable hours of reading.

Gena Showalter said...

Marykate, thank you! I believe I had just dropped out of college for the 3rd time -- I could not decide on a major. I sat down and had a heart to heart with myself about what I could honestly see myself doing for years to come. There was only one answer and that was writing. I'd dabbled off and on for years, but after the realization that I wanted to go all the way, I got serious. I've never looked back :)

Shari, thank you so much!

Tez Miller said...

Would love to be in the running, please.

Have a lovely day! :-)

Nalini Singh said...

Gena, you have PC's book?! Would you mind if I mugged you and ran off with it? *g*

Angie-la said...

Hi Gena!
I too, have just read Lover Unbound...LOVED it. But V has always been my favorite. I just read Dark Lover this weekend. I kinda started with Butch and worked my way forward. Now I am going back to the first two.

I am totally intrigued with Jericho Barron and cannot wait to see how this series unfolds.

I am currently reading Agnes and the Hitman. I really enjoy the Crusie/Mayer collaboration. Their styles mesh perfectly!

lisa scar said...

i cant wait to read wicked...by kresely cole..i totally love her characters... on my to be read pile is a christeen feehan recommendation. "lord of the fading lands"..by wilson,.since she introduced me to you and i love your work,,im gonna give c.w. wilson a try too... i havent read and gena showaler books, though i always see her name on must read lists.... will have to get one of her books soon.

Jambrea said...

Right now I'm reading Silver Master by Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Ann Krentz). I just finished reading Brazen by Maya Banks, Riding the Storm by Sydney Croft and Morbid Curiosity by Deborah LaBlanc. :)

Katiebabs said...

I finally starting reading Suzanne Enoch's series about Sam the thief and her rick lover Rick. I just finshed reading Flirting with Danger and now onto Don't Look Down.
I also finished LL Foster's Servant: The Awakening. Very very different from Lori Foster's usual funnies.
Gena, you totally rock and as always I wait for your new releases :)

Prue said...

I just read the first and second JD Robb books. I can't believe I missed this series. I am so far behind. But that means I don't have to wait for the books, so that's a bonus.

Crystal Adkins said...

I love the cover arts! You books look so naughty! I'd love to get the chance to read them :)
Hope you're having a fun day bloggin!
www.bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot.com

ShellBell said...

Hi Gena .. I absolutely loved your Imperia and Atlantis series - can't wait for The Blood King to come out! Sounds like I need to look into your Alien Huntress series.

I have recently read: Lover Unbound (JR Ward), Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night (Kresley Cole), Touch a Dark Wolf and The Lure of the Wolf (Jennifer St Giles), The Accidental Countess and Lessons In Seduction (Melissa Schroeder), The Raven Prince, The Leopard Prince and The Serpent Prince (Elizabeth Hoyt) and the fabulous Caressed By Ice

Amanda Ashby said...

Gosh Gena - you just get the best covers ever!!!!

I've just finished reading Michelle Rowen's Fanged and Fabulous (if she wasn't younger than me, I would so be her when I grow up) and now I'm reading - okay, devouring - Nalini's CBI(she's another girl who gets rocking covers!!!)

tetewa said...

I just finished reading Lord of the Fading Lands by C.L.Wilson. This is going to be a great new series everyone should read. I also read Danger at her Door by Beth Cornelison read in one day. This was a very fast read and great.

Aymless said...

Hi Gena,

Your reading list looks a lot like mine.

I just finished Caressed by Ice by Nalini and Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward.

Starting to read No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole. Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian. And Eye of Heaven by Majorie Liu

HelenK said...

Wow Gena, your book sounds intriguing - i have to add it to my vast TBR pile! I've just finished reading Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs. And next on the list - A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K Hamilton.

Bonnie Ferguson said...

I'm reading Riding The Storm by Sydney Croft and next is Mine Till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas :)

Tammy said...

Hi Gena,

LOL, you sure you didn't recite my book list by accident?

I just finished Lover Unbound of course- good book, different ending, but it works for them. Moon's Fury by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp - another of the Sazi. And I'm waiting on the ARC to get here for the new JD Robb book, since I get to review it and it's hitting shelves in about 3 weeks. The other book I just finished was also an ARC - Stephanie Rowe's Sex & the Immortal Bad Boy - another great story from Stephanie!

lisabea said...

The cover on Savor Me Slowly is the hottest thing. I'll be sure to pick it up.

And I won an ARC of Demon Night and absolutely loved it. Devoured it. Can't wait to read it again. sigh.

Jennifer K. said...

Hi, Gena,

I've read Nalini's latest, of course, J.R. Ward's latest, the C.L. Wilson book and Krelsey Cole's. Lots more that I can't think of right now.

Have a great day.

Casee said...

Hi Gena,

I have a question about your writing. Do you find it difficult to go from writing 1st person to 3rd person? What makes you go back and forth?

I read the new Lisa Kleypas over the weekend and LOVED it. Now I'm reading the new Jo Goodman. It hasn't really grabbed me so far, but I expect that it will. :)

Gena Showalter said...

Not difficult to switch because I write the story the way the characters tell/show it to me. Both Awaken Me Darkly and Enslave Me Sweetly are 1st person, but Savor Me Slowly is 3rd. I couldn't tell it in 1st. Jaxon, the hero, had to have his say, too :)

CrystalG said...

I am currently in the middle of Monica McCarty's Highlander trilogy. I loved Highlander Untamed and I am loving Highlander Unmasked.

AJ the Computer Slayer said...

Gena, i love reading your blogs! They truly crack me up. When I wasn't reading your blog, I read Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night by K.Cole on Friday. I love Bowen! That was a really good book.

I also read the Enchanted Season anthology with Nalini's story in it last week(wonderful wonderful wonderful). I'm on pins and needles for Clays story!

Lastly, I'm in the middle of Mine till Midnight by Lisa Kleypas.

Keep those blogs a comin!

AJ

Wendy said...

Hi, Gena!

I can't wait to read both Enslave Me Sweetly, and Savor Me Slowly, and ooh! The Underworld series! and I agree totally with um, well I can't remember who said that but your covers are so fantastic, it's insane.

I also can't wait to read Wicked Deeds On a Winters Night by Kresley Cole - that series rocks! :)

Wendy said...

Agh! I forgot - I'm having a Dresden Read-A-Thon because, you know, Harry rocks! And I've also recently read Ain't Myth-behaving by Katie MacAlister and Jinx by Meg Cabot. Next I'm reading Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franko. :)

Anonymous said...

Gena,

Oh I just love you and Nalini so much!!!! You are both two of my most favorite authors; among Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris and Maryjanice Davidson. I have 3 of your books already and am dying to gain another, you are just so talented! You and Nalini both.
I'm done rambling now. lol.

-Jaded Bee

ps, I would be delighted if you and Nalini would read the story I submitted into Bam/dionnegalace's latest contest and tell me what you think. My e-mail address is jadedbritt88@sbcglobal.net. It would mean alot. Thanks again!

ZaZa said...

Wow, wow, wow! That Savor Me Slowly cover! You always have great covers, but they just keep getting hotter. Nice the stories inside fulfill their promise. ;+)

Hugs!

catslady said...

My daughter just lent me some books and she's into all of Oprah's picks so I just finished "Running with Scissors" and am currently reading "Middlesex."

So many good books and not enough time! And wanted to add that I love your covers!

danetteb said...

Hi Gena,
I'm excited that there's a new Alien book coming out, L'Ace seems like a fierce chick, I've got Blacklisted in my TBR,but I liked her in Red Handed.

I recently read Sex& The Immortal Bad Boy by Stephanie Rowe(Nov.1st), it is an awesome read, the way she portrays the devil constantly trips me out.

I'm itching to read the new Kresly Cole and S. Kenyon book.
Hugs, Danette

Nathalie said...

I always like guest bloggers... and I am not even talking about the contest :)

Ashley said...

I can't wait for the next Alien Huntress book. Are we going to hear more about Mia anytime soon?

Lily said...

I am looking forward the the Gena Showalter and the Kresley Cole books!!

Lila said...

Most of the books you mentionned are also in my TBR books :)

Brittany said...

I'm reading your book Nalini, Slave to Sensation. I've just recently read
Lisa's Kleypas Dreaming of you.

nurin said...

hey =D
i just finished Dark Lover
I can't believe i didn't pick these up before =(

Candice said...

Oh! I love Gena's books (I got hooked on Playing with Fire and haven't stopped there) I know I'm late on it but I can't wait to start the Alien Huntress series!!! Much Love!

Nalini Singh said...

WINNER

Hey folks - so the random numbers have been run and the winner of Gena's giveaway is: SHARI C

Congrats!

Another giveaway tomorrow so come back and enter. :)

Gena Showalter said...

Thank you everyone!

Ashley,
While Mia is not the heroine of Savor Me Slowly, she is a major player. There is bad blood between her and Le'Ace. Cat Fight LOL

Anonymous said...

enter a new comment in here for another giveaway?

Jaded Bee

M said...

I love the Alien Huntress Series both the Young Adult and the Romance. I would love to be in entered in the contest!

clare said...

Savor me slowly sounds fascinating, good luck with it's release.

Thanks for the book suggestions, always great. I've recently finished LU and don't know that I'm continuing past the next book.

Nalini Singh said...

To enter the new contest, please post on Jennifer Lewis's thread, which has just gone up. :)

Kat said...

Can't wait for WDOAWN.

So jealous you've got an ARC of Demon Night. I love Meljean's books!!!!