Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interview/Giveaway with Devyn Quinn

Today my guest is Devyn Quinn. Her latest book Possession comes out today. She's been nice enough to answer some questions.

Hi Devyn, Welcome Anna's Book Blog! Glad to have you here. To start off can you tell the readers a little about yourself?

DQ: Not much to tell, LOL. I live in a small farming community on the Texas/New Mexico border, which is a whole lot of nothing going nowhere. Since there's not anything to do except go to Wal-Mart, I try to entertain myself by writing books.

Possession is your newest release, Can you tell us a little about it?

DQ: Possession is the story of Kendra Carter, a woman who is trying to put her life back together after the terrible accident that claimed her father's life and left her physically and emotionally scarred. But things are not as they seem around her, especially when her brother purchases a rare book on demons. Much to her dismay, one seems to latch onto Kendra, dragging her in and out of reality. It's hard to tell. Is the demon real..or is Kendra losing her mind?

When did you start writing? How did you decide what to write?

DQ: I've been writing off and on for 20 years. I always knew I wanted to write the old fashioned Gothic, which today are called paranormal romances.

When your not writing what kind of books do you like to read? Do you have any favorite authors, that are must reads?

DQ: I read History and Biographies. Since I write fiction, I prefer to stay away from other author's work, especially those in the same genre. A few of my favorite authors are the late Frank McCourt. I loved Angela's Ashes and read it several times. Usually the author doesn't matter. I mostly go by subject. I read everything from American History to bios of Hollywood actors, directors, etc... If a person has led an interesting life, I'll read the book.

How much research do you put into each book you write? Do you have a process you stick with?

DQ: I research the basics of a subject enough so that it sounds logical on the page to the reader. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert in any field, because the persons who are will usually catch on that you don't know what you're talking about. I spent a lot of time building the book in my mind. I may go several months without writing a word, but I'm constantly thinking, noting and getting to know the characters who will populate my fictional world.

How did you come up with the idea for Possession? Did any real life people inspire any of the characters?

DQ: I admit right off that I stole the idea from the Johnny Depp movie, The 9th Gate. The idea of the book Depp searched for in the movie really caught my interest. Though I changed to details to creator my book, Servants of the Realm of Shadows, none of it would have happened if I hadn't saw that movie and got to thinking "what if..."


What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a new book?

DQ: A lot of Red Bull, sharp pencils and paper for making notes.

I'm a big vampire fan and loved your books Sins of the Flesh & Sins of the Night. Do you have a favorite vampire(s)?

DQ: The first author who seriously inspired me to write vampire fiction was Stephen King. His Salem's Lot was awesome, my bible of the perfect vampire novel. As for movie vamps, well I was a huge fan of Barnabas Collins when I was a kid and still own all the original Dark Shadows paperbacks. I am also gaga for Frank Langella's 1980 Dracula. Gary Oldman runs a close second. :)


What is up next? If you can tell us a little about your next project.

DQ: I am currently contracted to write a three book paranormal romance series for NAL's Signet Eclipse imprint. Siren's Call is scheduled for an Aug 2010 release, the first book in my "Dark Tides" mermaid series.




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Giveaway:
Devyn has offered to give away two copies of Possession. To enter just leave a comment along with an email address. Open to All. I'll announce the winners on August 30th.

69 comments:

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  2. Great interview Devyn and Anna!

    Love your books

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  3. Devyn,
    I haven't read any of your books YET. This interview has got me interested. If I don't win, I'm for sure adding this book on my TBR list.

    kenos89@gmail.com

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  4. I love scarred theme in books. And if I can get demons - even better. I'd love to win this one!

    chayanna82(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Wonderful interview Anna. :)

    Don't enter me in this contest - just stopping by to show blog appreciation. :)

    M

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  6. Very nice interview! I need red bull to get me through everyday;)

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  7. **waving at Devyn & Anna**

    Just wanted to say congratulation on the release day of Possession Devyn, which is an awesome read!!

    Great interview. I learned something new about you today!!

    Don't enter me in the draw Anna, I already have my copy. :)

    Best To You Both
    L

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  8. Great interview! Congrats on your release, Devyn! Love the premise for the story - a demon book. I think I've got to see The 9th Gate too! Thanks for giving me the chance to win the book.
    Tamsyn

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  9. Great interview! I have not read any of your books yet, but it is in list of ones to acquire!

    Thanks for the great contest!
    Amy M
    atc218 at aol dot com

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  10. I absolutely loved both versions of Dark Shadows.

    Gary Oldman was so delicious as Dracula in that gray suit, the spectacles and oh those curls. MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm
    lol

    Deidre

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  11. Woot! Great interview, I would love to be in for a chance to win -- thank you.

    Sassy dot Brit at gmail dot com

    Sassy
    Alternative-Read.com

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  12. Great Interview. Possession sounds great,I look forward to reading it.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  13. sounds good thanks
    wadesherry@hotmail dot com

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  14. Hi Devlyn & Anna! Great interview, I am so excited about this book!! Please count me in!

    bjwaldron(at)gmail.com

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  15. Great interview Devyn and Anna! Possession sounds very interesting.
    Please enter me in the contest :)

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  16. Oh yes please, I want to be possessed ;)

    Nice interview, I do have my eye on this one

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

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  17. Great post and interview! Would love the chance to win this!

    Amy J
    djsfoxylady@gmail.com

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  18. Great giveaway!

    Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  19. Great interview! Please enter me into the contest.

    Thanks,

    shylalou@bellsouth.net

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  20. I just loved Dark Shadows and Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins also. Angélique was another favorite. Lara Parker played 8 related characters and it was great whenever her and Barnabas got into it.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

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  21. great interview! count me in
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  22. HOT cover, looks good! tWarner419@aol.com

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  23. That was a good interview. I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway and please count me in.

    chinook92(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Great interview!! I've been looking forward to this book! :)

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  25. Sounds like a great book. Please count me in.

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  26. Wonderful interview, Anna!! You don't have to enter me, but good luck to all who enter!!

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  27. I like meeting authors that are new to me in these interviews! Will certainly check out Devyn Quinn's books -- I enjoy a good paranormal romance!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Great cover on Possession! Congrats on the new release.

    acm05@juno.com

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  29. Great interview. I love the covers to Devyn's books. Count me in the giveaway please.

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  30. Just finished reading the interview and really enjoyed it. I would love to enter this giveaway.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  31. Hi Anna and Devyn!

    Great interview! The cover art is really hot, can't to peek inside!

    Please enter me.

    Thanks!

    Dottie :)

    gymmom_027@yahoo.com

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  32. I'd love to win this one

    shannon@justanothermusing.com

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  33. Enjoyed the interview. Your upcoming "Dark Tides" mermaid series sounds good.

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I would love to win a copy of Possession because it sounds awesome and the cover is hot :)

    TOPSAIL246(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. Hi Devyn, happy release day. I've noticed that Possession is getting some great reviews and I really like the storyline. I actually just watched The Ninth Gate over the weekend, so I am raring to go for a great demon story.


    caity_mack(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. Great interview! And I agree, my vamp fascination started with Dark Shadows. Even though Barnabas wasn't handsome, he was hypnotic looking.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  36. LOVE the covers and the book sounds good too!

    kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

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  37. I haven't read any of your books, but I'll need to fix that!
    Please enter me in this contest.

    articfox121855@yahoo.com

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  38. i love this genre of books and love to try new authors this would be great as i havent read it yet
    roswello at hotmail dot com

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  39. Sounds like a good book. I'd love to win it.

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  40. Possession sounds like a book I'd like to read!
    Great interview!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Great interview!!! I love Devyn Quinn's work - Iollan is one of my all time favorites!! annhon@aol.com

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  42. These books look awesome. Please enter me!

    kissinoakATverizonDOTnet

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  43. I can't wait for this book, either by winning a copy or buying it when it gets released. I am sure it will be great like Devyn's other books. Thanks for the contest. Keep the great books coming, Thanks.

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  44. I forgot my e-mail address with my commet. Sorry

    rmorey@mchsi.com

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  45. Loved the interview! Congrats on another release!

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  46. OH Anna!! Throwing my name in the hat!!! Please oh Please!!!
    alliwantandmorebooks(at)gmail(dot)coom

    Oh... and consider it pimped out at my place!!!

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  47. Thanks for the interview Anna and Devyn! Possession looks great and I can't wait to read it!

    Please enter me!

    ~bella

    b42bella(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Wow look at all the entries. Thanks for stopping by and entering & for those just stopping by to say hi.

    *waves back*

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  49. Awesome interview and the book looks interesting.

    lilazncutie1215(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. OOHHH! I love Devyn! Count me in!

    Melissa
    melissaconatser at gmail dot com

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  51. Oh, man, that cover is smokin' hot!

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  52. Possession sounds fascinating. Gritty, too, if the heroine starts out hurt by her past. I'd love to enter the giveaway!

    Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

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  53. Wonderful interview! Can't wait to check this author out!

    Enter me, please! Thanks!

    Morning Glow
    www.glowsnoveladdiction.blogspot.com

    ohmorningglow AT aol DOT com

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  54. great interview. book looks awesome!

    booklvrjen@gmail.com

    Thanks for running a contest!

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  55. I enjoyed the interview, and the book sounds great!

    Thanks for the contest. :)

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  56. OOPS.. forgot e-mail.

    karenwitkowski AT aol.com

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  57. Great interview!! I have not read any books by this author (yet!)but based on this interview I am excited and cannot wait!

    prncssmandi1512@msn.com

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  58. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. Good Interview!
    Please enter me in your book giveaway.

    Thanks,

    CC

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  60. Great interview! I've read Devyn's other books and cant wait to read this one - thanks for the chance to win it.

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  61. Great interview!

    I'd love a chance at this. Devyn's work looks amazing and I am eager to start reading ;)!

    Pam S
    pams00@aol.com

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  62. Please enter me in the giveaway.
    Thank you.

    Carol


    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  63. Congrats on your new release Devyn!

    Please count me in for the giveaway.

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. Unfamiliar with the movie but may have to look at it. Always enjoy tidbits about books and how their world was created. Thanks for sharing.
    linze_e@hotmail.com

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  65. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    This was a TERRIFIC interview and now I cannot wait to get this book! Please enter me and I am crossing toes/fingers to win a copy :)

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  66. Great interview and your books look awesome. I can't wait to start reading them. Please enter me.

    tobfree35@sbcglobal.net

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  67. Possession sounds amazing! I love stories featuring demons, please count me in :- )

    cheryl.mcinnis@yahoo(dot)com

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  69. I would love to win this, please enter me in the giveaway, thanks!
    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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