Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Attention, Western New Yorkers!

Hi, Casey Daniels here. It's summertime, and just like I do every year, next week I’ll be taking a trip to Lily Dale, New York, home of the country’s largest Spiritualist community. In addition to the usual Lily Dale activities (message from spirit services, meditations, and long walks with friends), I’m doing something a little different this year, a book signing and reception in nearby Jamestown, New York.

You’re invited!
Stop it on Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 pm at:
Novel Destination
177 Fluvanna
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-489-1496
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It's in the Sole

Hi all! Today, I'd like to welcome Leigh Evans to Something Wicked. She's the author of the mega popular Mystwalker series and an all around great person. And she is going to show us shoes! What's not to love?

People have asked me if there is any character bleed between myself and Hedi Peacock, the heroine of the Mystwalker series.  Absolutely not, I inform them.  I’m neither Fae-born nor gifted with magic, I don’t have a drop of Were blood, and I really don’t like maple syrup.

Then someone asked me about Hedi’s shoes—or lack thereof—because the heroine of The Thing About Weres frequently loses her footwear.

And that’s when I started thinking about how often I’ve written Hedi barefoot...

Interesting. Could the fact my girl spends a lot of time wincing from sole pain have anything to do with my personal shoe collection?  I went to my closet and looked way up—all the way to the top shelf where I hide my *cough* treasures.  

Did I really buy these?

Description: Wannabe Real Housewives of Orange County meets Aldo.
Price Range: medium high, bought on sale.
Heel height: over 4”
Comfort level: Probably bearable once one got over the pinched toes and screaming arches
# of times worn: never (because I’m too embarrassed by their ungodly shine)

Description:  Dominatrix meets Nine West
Price point: a steal for $50, bought at a discount mall
Heel height: 3.5”
Comfort level: Three years later, the back of my heels still bear the scar.
# if times worn: Once—a memorable and bloody night.

Description: Middle-aged Judy Garland meets Ron White
Price point:  horrifying
Heel height: 3” sequined wedge
Comfort level:  Moderate to nasty toe cramps. The wedge heel is surprisingly heavy and one needs to pinch their piggy-wiggies to keep heels from sliding out of the back of the shoe. 
Worn: Twice because I’m a sucker for punishment.

Description: Old Faithfuls meets real world.
Price point: forgotten
Heel height: ¼ of an inch.
Comfort level: exquisite
Worn: 8 years, two continents, through summer, spring, and fall...

Well, what do you know? I have something in common with Hedi after all—a love hate relationship with shoes.

THING ABOUT WERES, the 2nd in the Mystwalker series, hits the stores July 30th:

Dubbing yourself Alpha-by-Proxy won’t make you one in the eyes of the wolves of Creemore, particularly if your bloodline is a mixture of Were and Fae. Add to that concern the issue that everyone believes that you did something unimaginable to their rightful Alpha and you can guess how smoothly Hedi Peacock’s tenure as pack leader has gone. Now, six months after the final scene in The Trouble With Fate, our girl is to be found sitting on her pirate rock, slapping mosquitoes. The stars are twinkling up above. Dare she do it? Nothing else has worked in terms of getting her heart’s desire—should she pin a wish upon a star?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

An Island Adventure

Off to the Lake Erie islands, the setting of my mystery series, the League of Literary Ladies.  Going to talk to merchants about signings, the folks at the Chamber of Commerce, the library, etc.

I promise pictures next week!  Here's to smooth sailing on the ferry!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monster MASH winners!

Thanks to everyone for playing last week. We had a blast and 56 people won books! Yow. The books have already gone out, so if you won, watch your mail!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Giving away up to 50 copies of Immortally Yours - right here, right now.

Hey all, are you in the mood for a giveaway? Me, too. Immortally Yours is getting a lot of attention lately and it's time to celebrate. I'm giving away up to 50 copies right here, this week, and at least 25 people are guaranteed to win.

Ready for the giveaway? Me, too. Here goes: Immortally Yours is featured on today's Kindle Daily Post. Just head over there, leave a comment and then email me with your name and snail mail address. Use angie @

If you are one of the first 25 to leave a comment, I'll send you an autographed copy of Immortally Yours, personalized to you (unless you tell me not to). After that, I'm drawing names and you have a 50/50 shot at winning. So head on over, spread the love and get a book!

Even during a truce, Dr. Petra Robichaud has her hands full as the M*A*S*H surgeon to an army of warring gods—especially when Medusa herself turns up pregnant. Petra has no idea what to expect when a gorgon’s expecting, but she won’t let it turn her to stone. As the healer-hero of an ancient prophesy, it’s Petra’s job to keep the peace. But as the lover to a warrior demi-god, she knows how impossible some jobs can be…
Commander Galen is sexy, strong, and sworn to lead his team to hell and back. But when he announces to Petra that he can no longer risk her life for his love, the doctor is on her own…Until a mysterious new entity—in the form of a hot-blooded male—enters the picture. Can he be trusted? Can he be resisted? Meanwhile, an oracle delivers another prophesy that places Petra back on the frontlines with the man she may be bound to for eternity—in love, or in war…

***Remember, you have to email me after you've left the comment. Use your name or tell me the nickname you used to comment on Amazon. First 25 people to comment and then email me at angie@ are winners. If you comment and forget to email me, I can't find you. If you comment and don't email and then tell me next month that you should have gotten one of the books, I can't help you then.

After the first 25 guaranteed winners, I'll be drawing winners from the next commenters and you have a 50/50 shot of winning. I'll give away up to another 25 books that way. But again, that's people who comment and then who email angie with names/snail mail addresses. 

If I can't find your name, or address or if you don't let me know you commented, then somebody else will win. Thanks for playing!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Holiday!

Happy Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

You're invited to attend My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding

The new book is out today - woot! This is the fifth of the accidental demon slayer books and it called My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding. In it, Lizzie has to defeat hell's minions while planning her wedding. Can you guess which one is harder? Or at least the one group she can level with a switch star at and not feel bad?

This book was a blast to write, not just because I was able to dress Pirate the dog in a bow tie. No, it was because I was able to explore what happens when you blend families. In this case, it's biker witches, a Greek griffin clan and Lizzie's society family. But I think every wedding lends itself to its own particular brand of craziness.

And then there was the setting. I picked a remote estate on the California coast, just south of Monterey. There are a lot of houses down there that were built during the Victorian era and they are simply magnificent. The one Lizzie's family picks is, unfortunately, haunted by a gothic ghost. But, hey, these things happen. It was so much fun to research these old "American castles" and to build and entire gothic demon slayer setting.

So I hope you give the book a try. It's out now in print, on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble, with more booksellers to follow.

Thanks and happy reading!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

Happy Monday, everyone!

It's been a busy summer at my house. I work from home as a developer so it's been hard to do the day job and keep up with the kiddos. The Den of Evil has their moments. That's all I'm sayin'. But, overall, I will admit its nice to sleep in once in a while. June into July has been an awesome set of weeks for me. I'm starting the first book in the Nick Fenton series (Nick the White Wizard from Coveted series) and its been hard to say the least. I went through medical school with my husband, but I wasn't the one studying and I didn't get a medical degree either. I remember when he used to go to school from 8 am to 3pm and then he come home and study until around 9 pm. That's a long time to have your head in the game. The sheer amount of information he absorbed bordered on cra-zee! *sigh* I've had to do a lot more research to make this one work since my hero will be going through medical school while so many things go down. One of the things I always do is strive for authenticity. So that means I'm buckling down to get it done! If you haven't seen me around lately its because I've had to do so much research so it sounds like he's actually attending a "make-believe" but hey it might be real medical school.

But other awesome things have happened this month to keep my spirits up!

First of all, I have a new cover to share. :) It's the cover for the final book in Natalya's trilogy which will come out in 2014. My personal goal is before the next RT Convention in New Orleans. There will be more books in the Coveted universe, but this one will wrap up Natalya's journey. Want to be updated on the  latest news about the book? Be sure to join my newsletter list and add COMPELLED to your TBR list on Goodreads.

Second, BITTER DISENCHANTMENT, Aggie's book, got 4.5 stars on RT Book Reviews:

Madison packs a lot of action into the short format, making this exciting prequel to Coveted a supremely satisfying and well-written read. This is a story of survival with a hint of pathos, but Agatha is a winner who is determined to chart her own path. Even if you’re not necessarily a fan of shape-shifter stories — like this reviewer — the Coveted series is so riveting, it’ll have you hooked from page one.

I was so stoked to wake up to that news. :)