Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Interview & Giveaway Quinn Loftis

Hi everyone!  This is Devyn Dawson ---->
I had an opportunity to interview Quinn Loftis this month, she is a great person & author.  I hope you will enter for a chance to win her book.  The synopsis is below the interview - ENJOY!  & Merry Christmas!

Blood Rites is the second book in a very exciting young adult series "The Grey Wolf Series" by Quinn Loftis.  The first book The Prince of Wolves will keep you on the edge of your seat as well as laughing over the snarky comments.  In a short time, Quinn has done very well at getting her book noticed.  Once you take a look at Blood Rites you will understand why.

Quinn, I’m so happy to have you as a guest on my blog!   Some interviews can be boring - so I thought I’d ask some more interesting questions…. here we go

1.  What is your favorite outfit to write in?  Most writers write in scrubs, but you’re also a nurse so wearing scrubs to both jobs might be strange.

I am a big blue jeans fan, I pretty much live in them. I love jeans with holes, I have one pair that have tons of holes and are super comfy that's what I like to write in, and fitted long sleeve t-shirts in the winter, short sleeve in the summer. I'm an almost 32 year old who dresses like an 18 year old on a Saturday morning after a late Friday night…only not nearly as cute LOL.

2.  Are you a roller coaster kinda gal?  If so, what is your dream roller coaster?

LOVE THEM!!! I haven't been to Six Flags in forever but last time I went they had the Batman rollercoaster, which was partially indoors. It was pitch black and stinking awesome. The faster the better!

3.  Most writer’s and nurses are addicted to caffeine - what is your poison? (no play on words, lol)

I'm a Coca Cola Classic junky. I know I need help but I just can't seem to give it up. There's just something about the taste of Coke and knowing it's stronger than battery acid to keep you going ha!

4. Blood Rites is the second book in the Grey Wolf series, if you could go back to when you started the series, what advice would you give yourself.

I would say, "Self, learn what the stink Show don't Tell means before you write your first book…LOL," Okay so I will admit I had a lot to learn after writing POW, and I still have TONS more to learn, but looking back I can see where my descriptions have improved, the dialogue is better and more toned down, the plot in BR was much more involved and the characters were more engaging. I hope that all of these things and others just get better and better.

5.  Do you have a writing ritual?

I get in my comfy chair, set my lap top on a cushion in my lap. Hook up my head phones to my iphone and turn on the playlist for the book I'm writing. I have a play list for each book. I've been looking for new music for Just One Drop so if anyone has any good recommendations e-mail me or face book me!

6.  The reviews on Blood Rites have been really great.  I know that fans sometimes email writers with ‘suggestions’, what has been your strangest suggestion?

To be honest I haven't had any really strange suggestions. I have a lot of AWESOME ones, people have really given me great ideas on where the books can go, but really so far nothing too far out there. I love hearing from people and what they thing I should do with a character, even if I don't do exactly what they suggest it often opens up a door for a new direction and I love that.

7.  How do you find time to write with such a busy life?

Very little sleep. Hence the Coca Cola addiction J

8.  How many books are going to be in The Grey Wolf series?  Do you know how it will all end?

As of right this minute (so it could change by the end of this interview), there are going to be 4 books in the series, but I'm thinking there could be as many as 6, it just depends on the direction I decide to take it. That said, I don’t' have a clue how it's going to end lol

9.  What is your favorite holiday tradition?

I love making hot chocolate and then loading up in the car and driving around looking at Christmas lights as night while listening to Christmas music.

10.  Final question, it is multi-part… ready?  As a child what was your favorite book?  As a teen?  Now?

As a child my favorite book was any of the Ramona Quimby books by Beverely Cleary, as a teen it was A Wrinkle in Time and all the books in that series, and now the Harry Potter Books are neck and neck with Pride and Prejudice and The Mercy Thompson Series and Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs (I know weird combo right?)

How can our readers learn more about the Grey Wolf series?

Check out my site at, twitter @quinnloftis, Facebook Quinn Loftis Books

Here is a brief synopsis of Blood Rites -

Blood Rites

With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites. Although the challenge is done, the affects are far reaching.  Once it is known that Vasile one of the strongest Alphas in the world is in America, specifically Coldspring, TX, there is one Alpha who cannot over look the significance of this. An Alpha who happens to share Jacque's DNA, but is this the one she needs to fear?

With her mom driving and her two best friends, Jen and Sally in tow, Jacque set off for her happily ever after. She will soon realize a plan has been put in motion that will change her course and possibly tear her from Fane's grasp forever. It will take a wolf pack, her mother's love, her two best friend's unrelenting determination, her own will to survive and the undying love of her mate to bring her home. The question remains, if she fights, if she endures, who will she be, what will be left once she is back in her mates arms?

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  1. Seems like a good book. Looking forward to reading it.

  2. I'd rather be a vampire, definitely. Email address is

  3. I would want to be a vampire, no idea why thought.

  4. I just wanted to say I have both pow and br and I absolutely loved both of them. I cannot wait for the next book to come out!!!! :)

  5. I want to be a vampire. I think being a werewolf would be cool too.