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Something HAWT This Way Comes, with an Interview!
Really enjoyed it! I’ve read several books now by Veronica Blade, and she has yet to disappoint! If you want a smokin’ YA ‘witchy’ story and a new book-boyfriend, look no further!
“I wish you’d stop comparing me to a pregnancy test.”
Oh the gems of laughter in this book. The dialogue is witty and the banter between the main characters reminds me of the love/hate push/pull of Daemon and Katy from Obsidian. Here is a quote that I think really exemplifies that:
“But a guy like you shouldn’t have to bother remembering my name, so I programmed myself in your contacts as Beneath Me. Now every time you see that, you’ll remember I’m beneath you.”
It’s like a paranormal, high school The Secret Circle meets Beautiful Disaster.
“The word yummy came to mind”
Hayden… what a HOTTIE! He’s like a teen angst bad boy with a heart of gold. It’s that perfect opposites attract teenage romance, and that’s just one facet of the story! This is a YA that will still catch your breath and make you break into a sweat with the spontaneous “lust bombs”, but is still YA so it will not devolve into an underage porn.
“Did he have to go and admit he was jealous, apologize and be shirtless – all in one breath?”
I’ve always loved witch stories, especially involving younger characters learning how to deal with it all. An added dynamic of almost a ‘conspiracy theory’ feel to it makes this into a Must Read, if you enjoy anything similar. I highly recommend reading it, but the line starts behind me for a date with Hayden.
“I had magical powers. Holy freakin’ crap.”
Brain candy. Cleansing your reading palate one book at a time.
Veronica Blade lives in Southern California with her husband and children. By day she runs the family business, but each night she slips away to spin her tales. She writes stories about young adults to relive her own childhood and to live vicariously through her characters. Except her heroes and heroines lead far more interesting lives — and they are always way hotter.
I had asked Veronica for an interview ages ago… but ‘m perpetually behind on everything, so I finally got my crap together and came up with some of my signature, fun questions.
Are you planning for Something Witchy This Way Comes to be a series? I know I’d LOVE to read more Hayden!
With anything I write, it’s always about the relationship — the hero and heroine getting together. Once that’s done, so am I! But knowing Hayden and his tendency to make trouble, Tessa still has some hurdles to jump (or knives to dodge) in their relationship. Plus, I’d like to see Chait with a nice girl. So, yes, there is definitely a sequel at some point.
What project are you working on right now- like I’ve heard the word around the water cooler is that you are writing something called My Wolf’s bane?
Yes, My Wolf’s Bane is the reason you won’t be seeing Hayden again just yet. I know we authors aren’t supposed to play favorites, but this is usually mine (depending on my mood). For those of you who crave series, this one will be six or seven. Once I’ve wrapped up the Single Girls micro trilogy (any day now), then it’s full throttle on revisions for My Wolf’s Bane and its sequel, Wolves at the Door (both already written). This series is about a forbidden romance between a shape shifter and a werewolf, amidst warring species. YA, of course. We’re looking at a release date around Christmas. I’m stupidly excited about it.
I’ve noticed you seem to encompass a large number of genres with your books (Romance, UF, PNR)… is that just what inspires you, or do you have plans to ‘branch out’ further? Sorry this is kind of a ‘fuzzy’ question.
It’s always romance first (usually YA), plus whatever sub-genre I’m feeling at the moment. After writing Urban Fantasy or Paranormal, I’m usually in the mood for regular humans (and a little humor). I’ll probably write the From Fame to Shame sequel (From Couture to Cut-offs) before writing the third installment of My Wolf’s Bane. Or maybe I’ll decide to hang out with Hayden. I like to mix it up ☺ I really do follow whatever passion I’m feeling at the moment. I’ve learned the hard way that I can’t write something that I’m not excited about. Well, I can, but it will probably suck.
What are you reading right now?
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I just started it, but so far, I’m intrigued. Patch is such a douche — love that about him!
Favortie Quote? (Any kind of quote from anywhere)
It’s Dr. Seuss all the way! Today, my favorite is: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
Do You Have any Hidden Talents? (Like speaking another language, double-jointed, etc.)
Yes, I can write upside down backwards. So if you and I were sitting across from each other and I wrote something upside down, you wouldn’t be able to read it unless you used a mirror. Still haven’t found a use for that, but there’s still hope.
Zombie apocalypse has started- which character out of a book would you want by your side?
My first thought was Hayden. The dude doesn’t back down and he’s not afraid to step over the line. I can give him all the dirty work!
Lighting FUN Round!
Paper, plastic, or cloth?
Cloth. I’m big on recycling and preserving our environment.
What would YOU do for a Klondike bar?
Only my husband knows for sure.
Hair on a guy- Long and wavy (something you can get a fistful of) or short and spiky (hair you can ‘ruffle’ with your hand)?
I like short hair on guys, even a buzz cut. Long is okay, but shorter feels more masculine to me.
Do you think androids dream of electric sheep?
No, they are dreaming of robot women ☺
Are you a morning person?
I’d better be a morning person since my hubby frequently finds me still writing at 3am!
What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?
Own it!! Don’t blame others for your problems. If you can’t own it, you can’t fix it. Personally, I’d rather be the big, powerful person who is responsible for something bad than a weak, whiny victim who is blaming everyone else. Hm… I guess you can figure out that I will never write a “Bella” type character as one of my heroines. I tried. Couldn’t do it.
Thanks so much for the interview, Alana, and for giving me such fun questions! xoxoxo
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