Friday, October 28, 2011

Welcome Kerri Nelson...

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.

Author Bio:
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:
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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:


Rebecca said...

Hi Kerri -

First, let me wish you good news and big smiles at your doctor's appointment today! Think positive thoughts!

About moods - I don't know anyone (male or female) that don't have mood swings. It's what makes us human, and it's important to show those emotions in what we write or our characters would only be empty shells.

It is important to know how to get yourself out of a bad mood, and to know what triggers the negative ones, but they're all part of life. If you never hit the lows, you won't appreciate the highs.

Mood prudes need to get over it. ;-)

Rebecca said...

BTW, Ginger - I've enjoyed looking at your site! Like you, I moved east from California - NC in my case - and I felt like I had stepped back in time. But I like the slower pace now.

Thanks for hosting Kerri and good luck on your writing too!

kerribookwriter said...

@Ginger~Thanks for saying that I'm cute. You made my day. xoxo

kerribookwriter said...

@Rebecca~What would I do without you? Thanks for the positive thoughts on the appointment--it went "so-so" but I'm trying to stay positive and you're a big help! :-)

I agree with you..."get over it prudes!"


Jean P said...

We all get mood swings, makes us who we are. But we must figure out ourselves how to get out of the bad moods, so it doesn't weigh us down and we find ourselves in a funk that we can't seem to get out of.

skpetal AT hotmail DOT com

Diane Scott Lewis said...

I think most creative people have mood swings, I know I do. I like it when I can vent to friends over the tribulations of writing and publishing, it helps. Ginger is number one on my list for a good shoulder to cry on. She's so wise and experienced in all this.
Good post, Kerri, your book sounds fun.

Ginger Simpson said...

I'm humbled, Diane. You have more than earned my friendship and I cherish you. I just hope I never fall off that pedestal you've put me on. I might break something. *lol*

Your posts always make me feel wiser than I know I am.

Ginger Simpson said...

I saw Diane's post and totally forgot what I came to say. First, I want to thank Kerri for being a superb guest, and I'm comforted in knowing I'm not the only one who worries about doctor's appointments. My husband's famous words, "don't worry," always ring true, but I wish someone could tell us how not to worry. I've perfected the art.

Since I went through the change, my mood swings are rare. If I'm mad, it's because I have a reason, and it takes a lot to make me cry now. If you know someone, you know their general disposition, so if they are snappy, sad, or different than they generally are, then the benefit of the doubt goes a long way in saving friendships. Besides, shouldn't most women know about mood swings by now??? *lol*

Na said...

Hi Kerri :)
I'm a pretty optimistic person but even I can't escape my moody moments. I think it's healthy to feel a variety of emotions. Some can motivate or highlight strengths and flaws. See? There's an upside to everything. Feel on!

In books I read I like those that evoke strong emotions and not necessarily fuzzy, warms kinds. If I am feeling, it means I am connecting.


kerribookwriter said...

@Jean~I know that funk you speak of very well. It haunts me from time to time but thankfully I have friends who lend me hand to get out of the muck. Thanks much, K.

kerribookwriter said...

@Diane~Thanks for the lovely compliment on my book. So glad you have great friends like Ginger. Very lucky indeed! I appreciate you stopping by today.

Hugs, K.

kerribookwriter said...

@Ginger~Thanks again for hosting me. Glad you blog is back on track today and no worse for the wear after the snafu. I hope.

I'll be back on Monday to draw the winner--if that's okay.

And...worrying is a part of life but the more folks tell me not to worry--I worry! I'm a contradiction in terms. LOL


kerribookwriter said...

@Na~Yep, I know what you mean. I really need to feel that connection to the characters in books. If I don't then I just can't keep reading. Life is too short to stick with reading something that doesn't touch you somehow.

Thanks for the comment!


kerribookwriter said...

Well, I didn't make it back on Monday but I did make it back to announce the winner of my daily prize: 1001 Books for Every Mood (Autographed Copy)!

And the winner is...


Congrats! I'll be in touch.

Thanks again to Ginger for the lovely hosting. Big hugs, K.

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