Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Christmas With… Jaye Wells

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I’m very happy to have Jaye Wells by my side today, to celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Sabina Kane series, Silver-Tongued Devil! Please welcome her warmly =)

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1- Sabina Kane is like no other character I ever encountered, how did you first decide that she would be half-mage and half-vampire?

I knew she was definitely going to be a vampire from the minute she first appeared in my head. But once I started getting to know her and her world, I realized that being of two warring races would  provide a lot of juicy conflict and directions for her story. I also liked the idea of pitting vampires against something besides werewolves for a change. I chose mages because I loved the idea of pitting physically strong beings (vampires) against those who used magical weapons. Plus there's so much great mythology and symbolism that goes with magic that I couldn't resist.

2- Poor Sabina is always in trouble and Silver-Tongued Devil doesn't seem anymore peaceful, how does she keep up?

Oh you can bet there won't be a lot of peace for Sabina for a while yet. ;) She gets by like we all do--with a little help from her friends. It's just Sabina's friends happen to be demons, mages, vBlue-Blooded Vamp (Sabina Kane, #5)ampires and faeries. Plus, I think when it comes down to it she's just a fighter. She'll either win or die trying--there's no middle ground for her. 

3- The relationship between Adam and her isn't always smooth, did you ever get fan comments about it?

Not yet, but I expect I will after SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL comes out. ;)

4- Blue-Blooded Vamp is the fifth book in the series, how many more books will there be?

BLUE-BLOODED VAMP will be the final book in the series.  When I set out to write Sabina's story I thought it would only be three books. It ended up taking five to get the entire story out and give her the ending I felt she deserved. It'll be sad when it's all over but I am very happy I had a chance to do her story justice. I hope the fans agree when that books comes out in June.

Now onto some Xmas-y questions:

5- How did your family celebrate Christmas when you were a kid?

I have a rather large extended family, so Christmas is and was always a big deal. On Christmas Day, we always do Mexican food feast. Everyone pitches in and the kitchen is always crowded and loud as we cook and laugh and eat our way through the day. The only thing that's different now from when I was a kid is I get to drink the sangria.

6- What's your best Christmas memory?

When Mr. Jaye and I were dating--our first Christmas as a couple--he'd gone home to visit him family in North Carolina and stayed to celebrate with my family. I missed him terribly. The day after Christmas he called me and while we chatted someone knocked on my door. He'd flown back early to surprise me. I guess he missed me pretty badly, too. We were engaged a month later.

 

7- Is there one gift you receive that really stuck to your memory?

I found out I was pregnant with Spawn (my precocious now-nine-year-old) on Christmas Eve 2001. Best gift ever.

 

8- What would a typical Christmas be like for Sabina?

Well, vampires don't really celebrate Christian holidays, so she's unlikely to give it much thought. Now that she's with Adam and has embraced her mage side, she'd probably participate the Winter Solstice celebrations at the mage estate, though. I'd imagine lots of inappropriate jokes about Yule logs would also be involved.

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If it got you curious, here’s a bit more about Silver-Tongued Devil


Life is looking up for Sabina Kane. Now that her scheming grandmother is dead, the threat of war has passed and the rulers of the dark races are about to sign a treaty to ensure ongoing peace. Her relationship with sexy mage Adam Lazarus is strong and all her friends are around her. Even her magic training is progressing further than she ever expected. The only two dark spots in her otherwise settled life are her guilt over her sister Maisie's fragile mental state and Sabina's own sinking sense that she's got unfinished business with Cain, the mysterious cult leader she let get away months earlier. When a string of murders rock the New York dark races community and threatens to stall the peace negotiations, Sabina finds herself helping to find the killer. Her investigation leads her down troubling paths that have her questioning everything - and everyone - she knows. And the closer she gets to the murderer, the more Sabina realises this is one foe she may not able to kill.

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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Jaye would like to offer one of you a copy of Silver-Tongued Devil!

Open to US only

Giveaway Ends January 4th, 2012.

All you have to do is fill the Rafflecopter form below.

The only mandatory entry is to provide your name and email addy =)



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Jaye WellsAfter several years as a magazine editor and freelance writer, Jaye Wells finally decided to leave the facts behind and make up her own reality. Her overactive imagination and life-long fascination with the arcane and freakish blended nicely with this new career path. Her Sabina Kane urban fantasy series is a blend of dark themes, grave stakes and wicked humor. Jaye lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son

You can visit Jaye Here.

 

 

 

More of Jaye Well‘s books:

Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina K...The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane...Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane,...The Mammoth Book of Vampire Ro...Violet Tendencies (Sabina Kane...Blue-Blooded Vamp (Sabina Kane...

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Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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26 People left their mark' :

  1. *sigh* It's official, Rafflecopter hates me. They've changed something, and now it doesn't load for me. (Greg @ rafflecopter is checking it out, though.)
    In the meantime... Yay! Can hardly wait for STD and BBV to come out! Tho I am sad that BBV is the end... :( LOVE Sabina!
    Happy Holidays, Jaye and Tynga (and Jenn)!
    rissatoo

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  2. I've read all the other books (well listened to two of them on audio book) I LOVE this tale. ^_^ I'm so excited to read more.

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  3. I have book one, but need to catch up on the series.

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  4. Spawn...snort. I call my mother the momster and my younger sister and brother demon spawn. All with love of course.

    GFC follower and e-mail subscriber (couldn't leave this in rafflecopter)

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  5. This is such a great series - thanks for the giveaway!

    And I agree with the others that the new Rafflecopter is wonky.

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  6. I've read the Sabina Kane series up to this one, so I can't wait to find out what happens next for Sabina and friends. Sorry to hear that Blue-Blooded Vamp will be the last one, but I look forward to seeing what Jaye comes up with next.

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  7. Thanks for the interview, another series I need to catch up with. Congrats on the new release.

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  8. Thanks for a fantastic post and giveaway! I love this series and I'm anxiously awaiting this new book :)

    Happy Holidays!

    GFC: erin
    email subscriber
    efender1@gmail.com

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  9. This is one of my favorite series, so am totally jazzed about this giveaway.

    Happy Holidays Everyone

    Cathy M
    caity_mack at yahoo dot com
    gfc follower

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  10. I think a half-mage and half-vampire character sounds SO intriguing!! I can't wait to read this series and would love to win a copy of this book!!

    The RC form wouldn't let me enter my name and email: Julie Witt, jwitt33 at live dot com.

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  11. I can't wait to read this series
    audie(at) wickerness(dot)com

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  12. This looks like a great series. Sabina sounds like a great character.

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  13. I really like the idea of half mage half vampire. It opens so many possibilities.

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  14. I would love to read this!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  15. Jaye you created this fabulous new Heroine with Sabina, I just cannot get enough of her snarky antics and kick arsery.

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  16. Would love to read this book!

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  17. Silver Tongued Devil sounds like a series I am really gonna want to read:) Thank you for taking the time to share with us today.

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  18. I've been wanting to start this series, it sounds great!

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  19. This book sounds really good. thanks for the giveaway

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  20. I would love to read this series soon! Thank you for the giveaway!
    GFC follower

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  21. I just got the first book in this series!! I can't wait to get to read it!! Thanks for the chance.

    I am a follower
    email, FB, Twitter, and GFC

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  22. I just started this series and can't wait to get to this book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  23. Sadly, I hadn't read anything from this author yet. Though I would love a chance. This book sounds fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway! DeAnna Schultz sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Silver Tongued Devil sounds amazing. I love the cover.
    GFC CrystalGB
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  25. Hello Jaye!!! Great book sounds amazing!!!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  26. Grr, Rafflecopter definitely hates me. No boxes are coming up when I try to complete entries (I'm a GFC follower!).

    I've seen this series around but haven't picked it up, though I've been interested by it.

    Wonder if Jaye is surprised by the huge number of redheads popping up on so many UF/Sci-Fi covers lately!

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