Friday, April 19, 2013

Author Interview & Giveaway: Candace Havens (A Riveting Affair tour)

Today I welcome Candace Havens, one of the authors in the A Riveting Affair anthology from Entangled Publishing.  I don't know what the weather is like where you are today but it's warm and sunny for the moment here.  If you are in Boston, know you are in our prayers, please stay safe!  So for now, please grab your favorite cuppa and sit and learn a little more about Candace Haven and then enter the tour-wide giveaway for 3 giftcards.  

What 3 things do you need in order to write? 
Time. Caffeine. Music.

What's your favorite season? 

Winter. I love cold weather. I like fall for the clothes. J

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? 

Anywhere that has a beach. I want to sit under an umbrella and listen to the waves while some nice person brings me drinks.

When did you decide you wanted to be a writer? 

I’ve been a journalist for more years than I would admit, but I decided to write fiction about nine years ago.

Tell us what is Demon Express about. 

Professor Maisy Clark is a scientist and detective, who works to solve crimes involving paranormal beings. She had a trust sidekick, Barnes, and there is a handsome U.S. Marshal causing
trouble. This case is in Texas, and she’s worried her past may be coming back to haunt her. It’s kind of Sherlock Holmes meets Buffy meets Wild Wild West.

Dish, who’s your favorite character? 

No. I can’t say (Barnes. Shhh. Don’t say anything.)

How did you feel when you finished Demon Express? 

Excited. I realized I wanted to write many more stories for Maisy.

Do you find writing novellas harder than writing a full novel? 

I love writing novellas. I write very tight, and I love telling the shorter stories.

What is your take on the current steampunk craze? 

I love it. I think there are many contributing factors, not the least of which were the Sherlock Holmes films that Robert Downey Jr. did. The fashion and gadgets are just so much fun.

For all of us impatient readers, what is up next for you? 

I have more Maisy stories ahead, but I’m also in the Date By Mistake anthology, and coming up I have Seducing the Ice Princess, Mission: Seduction and Her Last Best Fling.

Thanks Candace! 

Thank you!

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About the book:

Beauty and the Clockwork Beast
Rose Verney wants to fulfill her father’s dying request: to complete construction of the teleportation device he designed. Knowing just who can help her succeed, she seeks out Sebastian Cavendish, her father’s brilliant former student.Sebastian hasn’t left his home since he returned from the Civil War. He’s a broken man, his prosthetics a reminder of the terrible destruction his inventions brought to the battlefield. He wants nothing to do with Rose and her father’s masterpiece, but when she barges into his abandoned lab and begins construction, it’s everything he can do to resist getting involved. Especially when she charms her way into his monstrous heart.

Demon Express
Professor Maisy Clark, professional demon hunter, is on the trail of an evil scientist responsible for the deaths of hundreds. Julian is worse than the monsters he creates, but he’s also obsessed with Maisy and willing to kill anyone who gets too close to her. Just when she thinks she has Julian cornered, the sexy marshall Jake Calloway insists the investigation is his, and everything goes to hell. Maisy came to Texas to corner the scientist whose macabre experiments have taken so many lives, and Calloway is just another distraction she doesn’t need. Julian is her responsibility, one she’s not about to share. Even if Calloway can help, Julian will know Maisy is falling for the marshall, and she’s not willing to risk his life.

The Clockwork Bride
When engineer Aida Mulvaney attends a masquerade ball at the home of a staunch Luddite earl with a personal vendetta against her father’s company, she doesn’t expect to end the night married to the earl’s son Julian Capshaw, a brilliant engineer in his own right. The marriage will allow both of them to pursue their love of science, without interfering parents and ridiculous social stigmas. Though they escape to the Continent to start new lives, Julian’s father will have none of his heir’s disobedience. Before long, a marriage begun for the sake of convenience becomes a union of passion, but will it survive the machinations of an earl determined to destroy everything they love?

Genre: Steampunk Romance
Length: 339 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-064-3
Release Date: March 2013
Imprint: Ever After

About the Author:
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