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Featured Author - Stephany Simmons Voodoo Dues

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Stephany Simmons author of Voodoo Dues, available now, graciously granted  an interview with me. Ms. Simmons, thank you for stopping by and letting us get to know you a little bit.
How did the idea for Voodoo Dues come about?  I think the starting point was setting the story in my home town, in my neighborhood. It just made the story flow easier. The rest just fell into place from there. Who do you read? Any favorite book or authors? Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Moore, Janet Evanovich (while not UF, she makes me lol.) From your book, who are the characters most like each of you or who is your favorite? I think personality wise, I’m most like Lian. Figg is a sort of mashup of my two female best friends. I have to say that Carl quickly grew on me. He’s certainly a fan favorite! When you enter a room, what theme song is playing? I’d like to think that it’s the old Wonder Woman tv theme song, but in reality, it’s probably something quite different. My brother-in-law says that it is th…

Teaser Tuesdays- Stephany Simmons, Jeni Decker & Kat Nove

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted byMizB of Should Be Reading. Here are the rules for participating in this meme..
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Mine are (sorry just like I am having trouble with only 2 sentences - I also read more than 1 book at a time.):
VooDoo Dues by Stephany Simmons
"Evil is targeting my family." She kept walking, just ahead of us. "Pierre's death is only the latest harm done. We are cursed and I do not know who is responsible."
This is about 23% into the book.
Available on Amazon for $2.99:  http://www.amazon.com/Voodoo-Dues-Lian-Figg-ebook/dp/B005E8F77Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&…

Musing Mondays

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Hosted @ Should Be Reading
Do you need to have your owned books out where you can see them, or are you okay with them being stored away?
I would love to have them out in the open, neatly stored on shelves where all can peruse them. Okay, so I just want to own a bookstore. Space is an issue as I have a lot of books. So they are everywhere. In Rubbermaid containers, on shelves, on tables, on counters and of course on my Kindle. I would love them out but have to be okay with stored, (at least until I have the joy of owning a bookstore).
On a different note:  I was visiting at http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/. Arlie Bird had an interesting post about Blog Derivatives that got me thinking,(a sign of a really good blog in my opinion). I am new to blogging and still tweaking mine. I have joined up with some meme that I found fun but still want to keep what I started blogging for. I love to read. I love talking about books. I read many different genres.  In participating in the memes I have noti…