Spotlight & Giveaway: Love Your Entity by Cat Devon

Posted December 26th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 44 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Cat Devon to HJ!

Spotlight&Giveaway

Hi Cat, Welcome to HJ!

What would you say are the defining characteristic of your novels?

LYEHumor and heat. Memorable characters and fast-paced dialogue.

5 best things about being a writer?

These are not in order but there they are –
1) Not having to get dressed up for work.
2) Working on my own timeline and in my own home office.
3) Interacting with readers!!
4) Listening to my characters – I’ve often said if I could only teach them how to type I’d be in great shape!
5) That magical moment when I am writing and time flies and I discover new things about my characters that I didn’t know before.

If you were a heroine in a book, your character would be – The girl next door, the damsel in distress, Kick-butt take charge heroine or the aloof ice queen and why?

Um, maybe the girl next door who is able to kick-butt if necessary. Because kicking butt all the time can be too exhausting and frankly a little overwhelming for everyone.

Let’s talk about your newest release: Love Your Entity

If you had to summarize Love Your Entity for the readers here…

Sierra Brennan can inherit her great-uncle’s historic Chicago townhouse under one condition: She must live there for thirty consecutive days. What could possibly go wrong? As a writer and a ghost whisperer, Sierra has a vast imagination and a brave spirit. But not even she is prepared for the gorgeous—and naked—vampire who greets her at the door.

Please tell us about the characters in your book.

Sierra writes paranormal novels and she is a ghost whisperer. Ronan is a formerly indentured vampire who has returned to his family home in Chicago only to find Sierra barging in on him.

What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why?

The opening was great fun and totally unexpected for me as the writer! I was as surprised as my heroine Sierra.

When Sierra Brennan opened the door to her new house in Chicago, she didn’t expect to find a naked man standing inside. A very hot sexy well-built and well-hung man, looking like he was hung-over. He made no attempt to cover up while she made every effort to keep her eyes on his face and not his privates.

What scene was the hardest to write? Why?

The scene near the end, between Ronan and his sister, because my brother was going through some serious life-threatening health issues while I wrote the book. He’s doing better now and the book is dedicated to him.

“You’re cold, hard and mean,” Sierra told Voz.
“Indeed I am,” Voz readily agreed. “But I keep my promises.” He tilted his head toward the stairway behind him. “Your sister.”
“Adele?” Ronan’s voice was ragged.

Who would you cast in the role of your characters if your book was optioned for a movie?

Joe Manganiello for Ronan. Jennifer Lawrence perhaps for Sierra.

What are you currently working on?

I just finished writing LOVE YOUR ENTITY which comes out December 31st. What other releases do you have planned for 2013 into 2014? Nothing I can talk about yet

Where can readers get in touch with you?

My Facebook page is the best, www.facebook.com/catdevonauthor, or my website, www.catdevon.com, or on Twitter (which I don’t use as much but am there sometimes) @catdevonauthor.

Thank you for stopping by HJ!

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Excerpt:

Chapter One

When Sierra Brennan opened the door to her new house in Chicago, she didn’t expect to find a naked man standing inside. A very hot, sexy, well-built, and well-hung man who looked like he was hungover. He made no attempt to cover up while she made every effort to keep her eyes on his face and not his privates.
“Thank God you’re here,” a woman wearing a corset and little else said from right beside Sexy Naked Guy. Sexy Naked Trespassing Guy. “What took you so long?”
“What do you mean what took me so long?” Sierra said.
“Who are you talking to?” Sexy Naked Guy asked. His voice was low and rough.
“Your girlfriend,” Sierra said.
“I don’t have a girlfriend,” he said.
“Look, I don’t care what your relationship is with her, but you are both trespassing so you need to leave right now. As soon as you get dressed, I mean.”
“I’m the only one here,” he said.
“Clearly that’s not true as I am here as well.” She punched 911 into her smartphone.
He moved closer and looked deep into her eyes. He had chocolate-brown eyes and thick lashes. His chiseled cheekbones made his face as sexy as the rest of his chiseled body. “You don’t want to do that.”
“You really don’t want to do that,” the corseted woman said.
Sierra already knew what she didn’t want. She didn’t want to screw up her chance to inherit this house. Several others had tried and failed to fulfill the thirty-consecutive-days residency requirement. She’d only met her great-uncle Saul Brennan once yet he’d listed her in his will. Yeah, he’d listed two older cousins before her, but here she was anyway. They hadn’t stayed in the house. She would. Because she had a huge advantage.
Sierra was not afraid of snakes or spiders or things that went bump in the night. Especially things that go bump in the night. That was her specialty.
Sierra saw things most people didn’t. Yes, maybe it was a cliché, but she saw dead people. Ghosts. Spirits who for one reason or another didn’t or couldn’t move on to the other side.
Which was why she was able to write such good paranormal novels. Write what you know. That’s what all the pros said and it was what Sierra did. Her S. J. Brennan books featured a vigilante ghost hunter and the challenges she faced in finding justice and punishment where needed.
Yep, she saw ghosts and she was seeing them now as the corseted woman moved closer and shimmered with translucency. She had short dark hair styled à la the Great Gatsby era, wide brown eyes, and a curvy figure. But she was definitely a ghost. Which meant Sexy Naked Guy was a ghost too, right? She put out her hand to check. Her fingertips rested on his bare chest. His solid, muscular bare chest.
“Why aren’t you leaving?” he growled.
She yanked her hand away as if burned. “Because this is my house and you are the squatter.”
“The house is mine,” he said.
“In your dreams,” she said. “Who do you think you are?”
“I know who I am,” he said. “I’m Ronan McCoy. Who are you?”
“Sierra Brennan, the owner of this property.”
“Since when?” he said.
“Since yesterday.”
“Forget him. I need your help,” the ghost said. “My name is Ruby, in case you were wondering.”
“One thing at a time,” Sierra told Ruby. “Get dressed,” she told Sexy Naked Guy. Wait, his name was Ronan.
He looked deep into her eyes once more. “Get out.”
Sierra shook her head. “No way.”
She saw the confusion there before irritation took over. “Leave!” he bellowed.
“You leave,” she bellowed back at him. She’d driven her rental U-Haul van nine hours across three states and she was beyond exhausted.
“How long has he been here?” Sierra asked Ruby.
“Who are you talking to?” he demanded.
“He’s been here a few days,” Ruby said. “I’ve been here for decades and decades.”
Sierra frowned. If Ronan was a recent arrival, then he couldn’t be the reason Ruby hadn’t crossed over. He obviously couldn’t see Ruby. She should have realized that Ruby was a ghost faster than she had, but Sierra chalked that up to the fact that she was so tired. Usually she could tell a ghost from a human, but nothing about this Saturday had been usual.
She’d done a book signing at nine this morning in Ohio. There had been a good turnout, but a majority of the audience had wanted her to pass on a message to their departed loved ones. Sierra had to tell them that she wasn’t a clairvoyant, she was a writer.
Yes, her books revolved around ghosts, but that didn’t mean they were real. That was her story and she always stuck to it. The rest was between her and the ghosts she helped to the other side. She wasn’t about to reveal her ghost-whisperer side to the general public. She knew all too well the stigma that carried, the mocking laughter when she’d told friends as a child that she saw ghosts. She’d been labeled weird and was ostracized. Ever since then, she’d been careful not to reveal her hidden talent.
Sierra would deal with Ruby the Ghost later. First she needed to get rid of Naked Ronan. “Look, I don’t know why you think you have a right to be here,” Sierra said. “But I’m telling you that the previous occupants did not fulfill the requirements of the will.”
Ruby raised her hand and had a sheepish look on her translucent face. “That may have been my fault.”
“I had a feeling,” Sierra muttered.
Ronan frowned. “You had a feeling about what? No, don’t answer because I don’t care.”
What kind of man stood there so arrogantly while so naked? An extremely ripped one. Not in a bodybuilder-weird kind of way but in a six-pack, shoulda-been-in-the-movie-Magic Mike kinda way.
Sierra was finding it increasingly difficult to keep her gaze above his neck. Okay, she’d sneaked a peek down to his navel once or twice. And maybe she had mistakenly looked even lower.
Right, who was she kidding? She’d seen him in all his glory. His nudity rattled her.
Keeping her own self-preservation in mind, she had her phone in one hand while her other hand was in her purse, her fingers curled around a can of pepper spray. Because the bottom line here was that she was facing an angry naked guy and that was not a positive in the security department.
A knock at the front door startled her. She yanked it open to find a man standing there, flashing a badge of some kind at her.
“That was fast,” she said. She must have pushed the 911 button without realizing it and they’d used the GPS on her phone to locate her. “Come in.”
“I’m Damon Thornheart. Is there a problem?” he said.
“He’s the problem.” She turned back to Ronan to find that he’d donned a pair of jeans. That was also fast, but it didn’t change the fact that he didn’t belong in her house. “Get rid of him, please,” Sierra said. “He’s trespassing in my house and I want him gone.”

About the book

SOMETIMES LOVE IS A MATTER

Sierra Brennan can inherit her great-uncle’s historic Chicago townhouse under one condition: She must live there for thirty consecutive days. What could possibly go wrong? As a writer and a ghost whisperer, Sierra has a vast imagination and a brave spirit. But not even she is prepared for the gorgeous—and naked—vampire who greets her at the door.

OF LIFE AND UN-DEATH

Ronan McCoy has spent the past century waiting to come home…to this house. The presence of the beautiful, brazen Sierra is one complication he doesn’t expect. The other is Hal, a dangerous ghost and original member of Al Capone’s gang who’s dead-set on revenge. What is a formerly indentured vampire supposed to do to get a moment’s peace? All he knows for sure is that he must protect Sierra from Hal. But once he has her in his arms, can he ever let her go? Life—and love—is becoming stranger than fiction for Sierra…and more delicious than she and Ronan could have ever imagined… in Love Your Entity.

 

 

 

44 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Love Your Entity by Cat Devon”

  1. Stephanie Sullivan

    Yes, I do believe in ghosts. One of my favorite pastimes is to visit historical antebellum homes, and I’ve been in several where I’ve felt the “presence” of someone else in the room with me, but I’ve never actually seen a ghost.

  2. Kai W.

    I believe in ghosts. I have to houses where I felt that there was someone in the room but when I turned around no one was there. The weirdest incident was when two of my neighbors saw my father mid-morning when he has past away in the early morning of that same day.

  3. martha lawson

    Never had any experience with a ghost, but I do believe in them!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Barbara Hopkins

    Oh I am so glad you asked this question. Had I been asked this 17 years ago, my answer would have been “NO”. But after becoming a nurse I learned their are things that you just can’t ignore, nor explain. Yes, I do believe in ghosts, well I like to think of them as spirits. I saw too many things to say that there are no such things. Believe me when I say, there were things that I would not have ever believed, had I not seen it with my very own eyes. B

  5. Sandy Xiong

    I don’t believe in them but my religion believes in spirits…which I guess is ghost.

  6. barbed1951

    I’d like to believe in ghosts, the idea of them is very interesting, but until I see something that proves their existence to me, I can’t really believe in them. I’ve never experienced anything or visited anywhere that gave me the feeling that there were spirits there or something I couldn’t explain.

  7. Cari White

    In 1976 we were visiting my mom’s cousin in Staten Island, NY. They lived in a house that was over 220 years old back then. There was an old woman who haunted the house. She apparently was never mean, but would do things like turn off lights, open windows. Whenever we visited I slept in the room with the attic entrance (door with stairs up to it). Around 2:00 am I heard footsteps and bed springs from the attic. I woke up the cousin’s daughter. She said it was Mrs. Whatever her name was and rolled over to go back to sleep. I bugged her into going up the stairs to check it out. There was a bed and some boxes. No place to hide and no other way out. It was the ghost. I’ve believed ever since.

  8. Lani

    I believe there is a Ghost, cause once i had seen that ghost.. when i was 17. Sometimes when i walk in the night, old house. creepy.

  9. Lori P

    I don’t believe in the idea of ghosts such as loved one’s that have passed on and can’t find their way to heaven but I do believe in the spirit world with both good and bad. I’ve been to one of the most haunted cemeteries in the world located in Scotland. It just made me uncomfortable and on edge. Wouldn’t want to be there after dark.

  10. jovialvampyre

    Yes, I believe in ghosts but I have never went out of my way to visit a location with them thought to be present.

  11. ladyvampire

    Yes! I definitely believe in ghosts. I have encountered quite a few. Historical locations draw me in, wanting to see something but I find that it’s usually hard to find/encounter a ghost when your looking for one. More often encounters happen when you don’t expect it.

  12. Shay Alford

    I do believe in ghosts and yes, I’ve experienced feeling their presence in historical buildings. Take a trip to New Orleans & you will believe in them too!

  13. Casie Boland

    No I don’t believe in ghost, but i would like to go to haunted places to see if i experience anything

  14. Margaret

    Not sure what I believe – there are definitely things out there that cannot be explained, but I personally haven’t come across anything substantial that I could/would classify as a ghost!

  15. Christine L.

    While I do believe, I’ve not yet had a paranormal experience. I do feel a strong connection to the occult and am always glad to encounter my dearly departed loved ones in dreams.

  16. Brook Lohmeier

    I have always believed in ghosts and have taken a bit of abuse for my belief from those who don’t believe or think that it is stupid

  17. Jenn McElroy

    I don’t know that I necessarily believe in ghosts. I don’t discount their existence, but I can’t say I’m a true believer. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  18. Cat Devon

    Thanks everyone for the interesting responses about ghosts!! I have some exciting news I can now share – I’m working on the next bk in this series!! There will be three more, whooo hooo!! Happy New Year!! Cat Devon

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