I have the distinct pleasure of hosting today's guest as she weeds her way along on her book tour. Please notice her generous offer of giveaways at the bottom. I didn't realize she was so cute...or so active. WTG, Kerri, and welcome to Dishin' It Out.
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Read more about Kerri’s books at her website: www.kerrinelson.com
Follow her on Twitter here: www.twitter.com/kerribookwriterVisit her industry blog here: www.thebookboost.blogspot.com
Blurb:Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” --Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Are You a Mood Prude?
It is no secret…I’ve been described as “moody”. Just ask my husband. Or my children.
I have quite a few mood swings (some days more than others) but mood swings are often described as a bad thing. Even listed as potential side effects for common medications. Now, of course, there are some moods that can be dangerous but I’m not talking about those. I’m talking about the typical…happy, sad, pensive, melancholy, followed by ecstatic.
That’s kind of a typical week for me. I think it can be attributed to all the emotions that I’m constantly siphoning through my characters on a daily basis. At any one time I might be working on two or more different projects. One book might be a comical historical with bosoms bulging while another might be an action packed thriller with violence and edge of your seat suspense.
And that’s just what I’m writing. At the same time I might be editing yet another novel—sexy adventure on the high seas—and still yet I might be reading a book about parenthood and angst of coping with my toddlers’ tantrums (yes, I have more than 1 toddler).
As you can see, my daily dose of reading and writing could lead me down any one of many different emotions. How is a girl supposed to just turn those off and on in the blink of an eye? Some folks might be able to but I know I can’t.
But is this necessarily a bad thing? I mean, people often connotate “you’re moody” with you’re being a royal pain in the “you know what”. That’s not necessarily the only mood a person can be. And I think that being moody makes my writing more interesting. So, I’m going to state today that I’m moody and proud of it.
Kinda wish there weren’t so many mood prudes out there, though. What’s your attitude toward moods? Do you think you’re a moody person? Do you think an author who is in touch with their multitude of moods creates more realistic characters?
Today I’m in a very nervous and anxious mood as I have a doctor’s appointment coming up later this afternoon. But hopefully all will be good and by tonight I’ll be all smiles. If not, there’s always tomorrow.
Thanks for hosting today, Ginger. Can’t wait to hear about everyone’s mood attitude!
© Kerri Nelson 2011
Buy Links (print and e-book versions available 9/15 wherever books are sold but here’s the publisher link—free gift available with purchase of print copy—while supplies last):
Giveaway for the day:
Leave a question or comment to be entered to win today’s prize: 1001 Books for Every Mood (Autographed Copy)!
Then, enter to win my book tour Grand Prize Kindle by following me on tour and e-mailing me the answers to each question of the day at the end of tour. The more questions you answer, the more entries you gain.
Question of the Day:
What is the name of the book that Paisley is holding on the cover of Courting Demons?
Details on how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle at the end of my “Dark Days of Demons Tour” located here:
Excerpt link for Courting Demons: http://www.jupitergardens.com/excerpts/kn_cd.html