Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interview with author Sidney Ayers + Giveaway

Thanks so much Sidney for visiting today!

SA: Thanks for inviting me!

 Please tell us a little bit about your book, Demons Prefer Blondes.

SA: Demons Prefer Blondes is a snarky and humorous bend on a paranormal tale. Lucy Gregory is a half-succubus hairstylist—but she doesn’t know this until her friend and she open the Arca Inferorum (Chest of the Damned). Rafe Deleon, a Paladin Demon protector is sent to retrieve the chest. Uh-Oh! He’s too late. Now he’s charged with protecting Lucy from the demon prince Belial, the leader of an evil sect of demons. He gets more than he bargained for, of course!

 How long did it take you to write it?

SA: I plotted the book in Bobbi Smith’s and Judi McCoy’s wrting class at RT in 2008. I was working on a historical regency at the time and set it to the side. However, Lucy and Rafe could not be quieted. I began seriously writing the story in Fall of 2008 and finished it about a year later.

Is there anything about Lucy and Rafe that only you know? Can you share anything with us?

SA: They are currently on their honeymoon. Yep! Even demons need a vacation every so often.

If you could see Demons Prefer Blondes on the bigscreen, who would you like to see play Lucy and Rafe?

SA: Jessica Biel has the look of Lucy. She can also play the attitude. For Rafe, It would be Dustin Clare, who played Gannicus in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. He’s got the body and definitely has sexy down pat.

 What books are you currently reading?
SA: I’ve been reading research books right now. I’ve got a few demonology and mythology books that help inspire my demonic world. I read mostly historical and paranormal romance when I’m not writing, though.

Are you currently working on another novel? If so, can you tell us anything about it?

SA: I just finished the copy edits for Demons Like it Hot, coming out in December 2011. I’m also writing book #3 in the Demons Unleashed series. It stars Kalli, an ancient demon and Dr. Joshua Carlson. Kalli plays pivotal parts in both Demons Prefer Blondes and Demons Like it Hot. Joshua plays a small part in Demons Prefer Blondes. He’s got his own secret and isn’t quite as boring as he seems

 For those struggling to write that first book, do you have any words of wisdom to share?

SA: Finish it! But my main piece of advice can be found on my website: "Write what you love, love what you write... Otherwise no one else will either!" 

Thanks so much Sidney!

SA: You’re welcome and again thank you for letting me visit.


A Bad Day For A Demon

Rafe Deleon is a senior demon and he resents like hell his assignment to Earth to retrieve the Chest of the Damned before it falls into the wrong hands. But then he meets beautiful, intriguing succubus Lucy Gregory, and she’s just unleashed a whole load of trouble…

Really Sucks For A Succubus

Lucy’s chic suburban beauty salon has suddenly become the Underworld’s center of mass chaos and destruction. The only good thing in a day going rapidly down the tubes is the arrival of a gorgeous demon who’s adamant that he can help her…

But Lucy has quite a few deeply unpleasant—not to mention deadly and hateful—surprises ahead of her, and surely there’s never been a worse time to try out a new boyfriend…


Sidney Ayers writes light paranormal and erotic romance. Her manuscripts have won or placed in the MORWA Gateway to the Best, the Valley of the Sun Hot Prospects, the Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight, the Heart of Denver Molly, and the Finally a Bride contests. She lives in Michigan where she is finishing up the next book in the Demons Unleashed series, Demons Like it Hot—in stores December 2011. For more information, please visit

Two lucky winners will win a copy of Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers!!

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USA & Canada Only.  Contest ends June 29th.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.  Prize shipped direct from sponsor - Sourcebooks Publishing.


  1. Oh I'm excited to get my hands on a copy. This is the first I have heard of Ms. Ayers deff going to have to look in to more of her stuff now.

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  2. Your a new author to me but I liked what I read and definitely need to get ahold of your book. Congratulations on this new book and what looks to be the start of a wonderful series.

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  3. The book sounds really good. This is the first book I've seen of yours but I can't wait to read it.

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  4. I absolutely love the is very eye catching!

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  5. Congrats on the release. And awesome cover. Sounds like a great book. I am looking forward to reading it.

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  6. You are a new to me author, which I love finding! Your book looks like a fun read. Please enter me for it.

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway...Book sounds like a great read

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  8. Demons Prefer Blondes sounds like a fantastic book. I love that the heroine is a hairstylist, I'll bet there are lots of fun scenes in the shop.

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  9. This looks like a really fun read and I really would love to win this book.

    Thanks for this giveaway!


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  10. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book.

  11. "Write what you love, love what you write... Otherwise no one else will either!" I love this! It is so true! As a reader I want to feel like the author loved her characters enough to bring them to life for me.

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  12. thanks for introducing me to a new author! i'd love to read this book, and i'm glad to know it has a happy ending lol


  13. I would love to read this!
    Thank you

  14. Although I'm not blonde, I'd still love to read this one. :)

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  15. Your interview with the author has given me a tiny glimpse into her book and it definitely sounds interesting. Thanks!

  16. i lovethat cover this book sounds great please count me in for the drawing ur a new to me author and this is first time ive heard of ur work or this book but am adding to my wish list

  17. It looks like a fun story.
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  18. This is the first time I've heard of Ms. Ayers and I'm so excited about this new book! It looks so good and it is right up my alley!! Can't wait!

  19. A sexy man who likes blondes and humor--what's not to love? Please enter me for this one. :) narcedagain [at]

  20. Looks like a good book!

  21. I like the bicep tattoo on the book cover.

  22. Well, thank you very much for giving me a new body to look at in Dustin Clare. Adorable!
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  23. This sounds like a great book I really liked the interview can't wait to read this book! Great giveaway thank you so much!

  24. i can't wait to read this book
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  25. This book sounds really good. I really love paranormals, they are all I have been reading lately. Thank you for hosting this and for the interview and giveaway.

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