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A very special Valentines Day interview & gìveaway (INT) with Joey W. Hill & the Vampire Queen series characters

by davincikittieFebruary 14, 2012

This Valentine’s Day, we have a very special treat for you…

Vampire Queen series author Joey Hill is visiting with us today, and she brought along a few friends. Actually, she brought me to them and you can read all about it below!

If you’re already a fan of the Vampire Queen series, go ahead and jump right in to the interivew!  Because this is no quick read (it’s over 11,000 words and 21 pages long), we’ve provided download links for the document in PDF, MOBI (Kindle), and EPUB (Nook, iBooks, Stanza).  Go ahead and transfer it to your ereader, then get cozy for a good half hour of reading.  This interview takes place AFTER Bound By the Vampire Queen and the Gideon/Daegan One-on-One vignette (which can be found on the JWHconnection fan forum) and does contain spoilers for all 5 books+the vignette concerning the characters Lyssa, Jacob, Gideon, Anwyn, and Daegan.  If you have not read that far yet and don’t want any spoilers, feel free to download the interview and read it at your leisure later, then come back and tell us what you thought!

If you have NOT read any of Joey’s VQS books, and you’re a fan of erotica, menage, bondage, and D/s, you absolutely must check them out!  Feel free to read the interview, just be aware you’re going to get a boatload of spoilers.  =)  If you’d rather start at the beginning, Jacob and Lyssa’s story starts with The Vampire Queen’s Servant and the Gideon trinity story starts with Vampire Mistress.  Follow the links to check out our reviews of those books.

One more thing, then I promise I’ll let you get to it!

Today, Joey is offering a special giveaway for our GraveTells subscribers.  Not a subscriber?  No problem!  You can sign up via the Rafflecopter widget below.  This giveaway is for a signed copy of any title in Joey’s library and is open to US and International readers! More details below!

Without further ado, here is our in-depth interview with Joey, Lyssa, Jacob, Gideon, Anwyn, and Daegan, featuring some new information (even for existing VQS lore buffs!) and a few steamy peeks into what they’re  up to this Valentine’s Day evening…

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Just a reminder…

If you’ve mowed your way through Joey’s vampires, or if you’d like to read some more traditional paranormal fare from her with a lighter erotic touch, Berkley has just released the first book in her new Arcane Shot Series. Something About Witches has a prickly witch heroine who runs a gun shop and a cowboy sorcerer hero who wears dragon skin boots. Who can resist that? Excerpt and blurb can be found here. The book has already earned an RT Top Pick rating! Excerpts for all of her books can be found at her website, www.storywitch.com.

A special thanks…

… goes out to the following members of the JWHConnection fan forum, who submitted questions for this interview: Moira, Pat, Maria, & River.

If you just can’t get enough Joey, you’ll find a plethora of kindred souls over at JWHConnection.com, where you can chat about the books and series, read unpublished vignettes that revisit characters from the full-length works (including the Gideon-Daegan One-on-One that precedes this interview), see Joey’s upcoming appearances, grab yourself a custom signature graphic featuring your favorite character from her books, or try out the new scent collections inspired by the most popular books and characters from Joey’s published works.  Go here to register, then start exploring!

About the author

Joey W. Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids… If there’s an erotic love story to be told, she’ll take the plunge. As a result, she’s proud and humbled to have four series and almost thirty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2009, she was nominated for a Career Achievement award in Erotica by Romantic Times.She has become known for writing the type of erotic romance that not only wins her fans of that genre, but readers who would “never” read BDSM romance. That’s because first and foremost, she thinks what attracts a reader is strong characters.
“Whatever genre you’re writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. While I strive to make sure my work includes essential elements of the storytelling craft – tight plot, engaging dialogue, etc. – if the character development isn’t there, there isn’t much point in reading. It can be the coolest plot ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases you may be rooting for their destruction just so you can be done with the darn thing), then it’s not a story worth reading.” 

Why is that? She believes that our world is an ironically isolating one. Humans have overrun the planet, armed with a plethora of communication tools. Yet we feel very alone in our own heads, trying to make a connection with someone. The “ah, there you are – where have you been?” person. The person who gives us an anchor, but also the courage to release our tedious baggage to embrace ourselves fully.

That’s what she seeks to accomplish in every story. Bringing characters together who have numerous emotional obstacles standing in their way, watching them reach a soul-deep understanding of one another through the expression of their darkest sexual needs, and then growing from that understanding into love.

So why erotic romance? “Writing great erotic romance is all about exploring the true face of who we are – the best and worst – which typically comes out in the most vulnerable moments of sexual intimacy.” Who wouldn’t want to write about that?

How does she accomplish that? She suspects it’s the perfection of a Vulcan mind meld with the characters, which takes an effective mix of manic depression, schizophrenia and obsessive compulsive behavior that would make “Monk” look like a light weight. Not to mention the broad streak of romanticism that forms an asphalt four-lane highway through her heart. It’s a tendency that sends her back to her favorite book and movie scenes for toe-curling or tear-inducing inspiration. (Her husband reports this with loving resignation, since he’s often called upon to stoically endure the movie scenes and hold her hand while she weeps through the mushy parts.)

Take the plunge with her, and don’t hesitate to let her know what you think of her work, good or bad. She thrives on feedback!

Enter the Giveaway

Would you like to win a signed copy of one of Joey’s books, any title in her library? (domestic OR international entries fine!) Leave a comment telling us what your favorite part of the interview was, or (if you haven’t yet read it for spoiler reasons) leave a comment for Joey, then fill out the Rafflecopter. Be sure you’re subscribed to GraveTells email updates (you can sign up here) and provide your subscription email address in the widget below. Don’t forget to activate your subscription! Enjoy the interview and good luck!
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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
76 Comments
  • Vanessa N.
    February 14, 2012 at 6:05 am

    You’re a new author for me. I can’t wait to read your books. I love the covers. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic02[email protected]

  • Mary Preston
    February 14, 2012 at 7:25 am

    The question on BDSM research certainly caught my attention.

  • February 14, 2012 at 7:46 am

    You asked some great questions about her characters and how she developed them. I enjoy those type of questions. It would be fun to go to a fetish con for research! the life of an author…;) thanks for the interview and I really like how you did set up the interview in the small window so it wouldn’t take up so much blog space. You run a fabulous blog I enjoy visiting.

    • February 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Sharon, my tax advisor always has a lot of fun, going through my list of writing expenses (grin). I add my kudos to yours – DVK does a great setup, and runs a wonderful interview. It was a lot of fun to do with her.

    • February 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

      Thanks, Sharon! These characters are very near and dear to my heart. I don’t know why I’m so gaga over them (and I really don’t care! LOL), but I knew once the interview was past a couple pages that it was going to have to be displayed a little differently than the usual ones. Hopefully the ebook format is helpful for those of you who want to read it on-the-go!

  • February 14, 2012 at 7:47 am

    This interview was AWESOME!!! Funny enough, my favorite part was Elle’s hint that she and James were attracted to each other, I love both those characters and would LOVE to see that romance play out.
    Joey, brilliant as always.

    • February 14, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Jennifer, that’s been a funny situation, because the muse keeps vacillating between Elle, the playful submissive at Club Atlantis, and Catriona, the dryad Fae from Bound by the Vampire Queen. She’s not yet decided who’s best suited for James. Elle’s pretty dyed-in-the-wool sub, whereas James is staunchly alpha/vanilla, so that may be why the muse is looking toward Catriona. Which leaves an interesting opening for Ella with a future hero…hmm.

    • February 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Thank you, Jennifer! It was a pleasant surprise when Joey actually agreed to do the interview, and an even more exciting one when she kept expanding the answers into a short story! This interview by far exceeded all my expectations. It’s the perfect Valentines Day present! <3

  • Pat
    February 14, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Daegan slicing the dummy apart! I sure can’t see him sharing Gideon with another guy – grin!

    • February 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Nope – Daegan is one I’m definitely NOT seeing ever in a sharing situation with Gideon, at least with another male. He’s not as averse to seeing him with a female sub, however. ;>

    • February 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

      OMG I know! When I got Joey’s response to that part, I think I got chills. I also love the not-so-subtle threat to Jacob about keeping his mouth shut. I’m so glad all the characters “came out to play” so to speak. It definitely was not boring, and I can’t get enough of Gideon and Daegan! Ugh, love those guys!!

  • Traci Loya
    February 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Love the character interview!!! When Jacob talks about flannel pjs you can almost feel the icy stare!!! Would love to hear what else you have on your playlist….I love Five Finger Deathpunch!!!
    Hate to say it, but I havent had the oppourtunity to read any of you books, but I definitely want to!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

    • February 14, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Traci, if you register/login to the fan forum mentioned above and in the interview (http://www.jwhconnection.com), you can go to the section about my playlists and see the complete list of Misc Emote, as well as some of the other sub-set playlists. I love finding a new piece of music to add to them, because the right score can really enhance a scene while I’m writing it. It just opens up a whole wider space in the creative mind.

      And (chuckle), you may not have read my books, but you anticipated Lyssa’s reaction to the flannel pajama comment very well! Hope when and if you take the plunge that you enjoy my work!

    • February 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Thank you, Traci! <3

      Character interviews are my absolute favorite kind even though they’re a lot of extra work (this one moreso than most). For one, they’re rarely boring if you have good characters to start with and two, they give new readers a peek into what that book universe is all about. I think this one is a fantastic glimpse into multiple facets of the VQS world… as long as you don’t mind spoilers. LOL I just couldn’t do it without spoilers! Too many good questions to ask!

  • February 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I loved the interplay of the characters in this–what a treat! I’m dying to start this series, but I can’t until my current book is done *grumbles* LOL Thanks so much for this great experience, Joey and GraveTells! 🙂

    • February 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Laura, I understand completely. Also, just fyi, I needed a short read to defuse at the end of the day this week, so I’m reading In the Service of the King, based on DVK’s recommendation. Am enjoying it quite a bit! Thanks for the great story. Good luck on your current project, and I hope you enjoy my vampires as much as I’m enjoying your story.

  • Laurie
    February 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I loved reading about your writing and thought the quick answers were great. Love that. I am starting to read your work and I’m so excited to get some inside info into you and the characters. Thanks!

  • February 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Not gonna lie, I reeeally don’t want to get spoiled since I’m trying to catch up on the series. I saved it though just so I can check it out once it won’t be a big spoilerfest. I HATE getting spoiled for stuff.

    It should say something that I’m not a ménage or BDSM fan but find these books are so good I can squirm through any of the stuff that makes me uncomfortable. 😉

    • February 14, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Rhianna, I’m glad you enjoy my work even without enjoying those elements, per se. I have a lot of non-BDSM readers who indicate that, though they don’t really pursue that genre, enjoy reading it the way I write it. I’m always thrilled to hear that! And no worries on the waiting – I don’t like spoilers, either! Thanks for coming by.

    • February 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

      I’m the same way, Rhi! Be sure to come back when you’re all caught up so we can dish! Can’t wait. =P

  • Leni
    February 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    What elements of your stories do you get the most feedback about?

    • February 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

      Leni, it depends a lot on each book. With respect to a specific plotline or emotional terrain covered, I might receive a brief burst of email about that particular situation, what I was thinking, did I have any concerns about taking it in that direction, etc. However, what I receive the most these days are “what will happen next” questions – will I write another book about those characters, will I write a book for a favorite secondary character, where do I foresee so-n-so going in the future, etc. Which of course is wonderful, since it means the readers want to see more of those particular characters (smile).

  • June M.
    February 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    My question would be was there any person in your life that it was difficult to tell about your books? Anyone you don’t want reading your works because it would embarrass you?

    • February 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      June, thanks for the question. I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve never had that experience, but in reflection, I think a large part of that is how I view it. I believe sexual expression is sacred, which is why in my work it’s so often integrated with (or motivates) strong emotional turning points. As such, when I began writing erotic romance, I didn’t see it as something to hide. I think projecting that attitude has helped people around me take it into stride, people who ironically might have reacted differently if I’d acted very furtive about it.

      At my day job, I of course didn’t bring it up, not so much to “hide” it, as it wouldn’t have been an appropriate discussion topic there. However, as the books began to sell and people started finding out about my genre, I basically took the approach that I was always willing to discuss my stories with someone who was interested and asked, but I always let them take the lead, so I didn’t impinge on someone’s comfort zone.

      We have a wide variety of attitudes and issues when it comes to sexual expression, and the only times I regretted someone knowing about my work were the couple of times I encountered males who found out what I wrote and couldn’t handle that very well.

      Great question – thanks for asking it!

  • February 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I just wanted to give a big giant shout out to Joey Hill for being such a doll about this whole process. It was a lot of work, on both sides, and has been in the works a couple months. This was not a quick undertaking and she put a ton of effort and thought into it. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to “spend time with” the VQS crew on Valentine’s Day and share it with everyone.

    I also wanted to say thanks to Joey for giving me the opportunity to write a small piece of the character interaction in this as well. She basically said “write the part where you touch Gideon – you can do it!”, to which I thought “OMG OMG OMG” then conferred with the Captain and said “ok, I CAN do this!” LOL That’s the first fiction I’ve really ever written, so I’m glad it turned out well. Hope you guys enjoyed it. =)

    Good luck to everyone in the contest. The winner is going to get an excellent prize! Much love and kisses to all of you for participating and taking the time to read our fun almost-a-novella interview!

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      DVK, you put so much work into this as well – I think we can easily call this a group effort! And you did an excellent job with the Gideon part. Guys, I only tweaked one typo and one verb tense in that area – it was all her there! I appreciate the questions you asked that let it develop into a nice look into our vampires’ lives!

  • anna
    February 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Grr. Couldn’t read it all since I’m not all caught up on the series but I loved the what’s the first thing that comes to your mind questions. Daddy Longlegs freak me the flip out too.

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      Anna, it’s so odd – certain insects, like cockroaches (we call them palmetto bugs – grin), don’t bug me in the least. In fact, I actually admire the little guys – they’re tough as nails! But the daddylonglegs just give me the shivers, even though I love to watch someone else hold them and let them bounce on their hand. Weird, hmm?

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      That’s okay, Anna! Just download it to your eReader and go back to it (easy access =P) when you get caught up! I’m glad you read through the first section to see Joey’s responses. Unlike her, I’m ok with the daddy longlegs (not that I’m overly excited to pick one up), but roaches freak the hell out of me. Those things FLY. O.M.G. NO WAY!!! I was once late to a class in college because a roach scurried into a pile of clothes and my roommate and I were terrified to go near it (to get to the bathroom and closets beyond that) for fear that it would jump out and land on us. We also woke up the entire dorm screaming when we discovered it above my bed’s headboard. *shudder*

  • Na
    February 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    I agree with the part of characters being compelling so we can sympathize with them. It doesn’t matter the genre so long I connect with them.

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Na, absolutely. If someone highly recommends a book and tells me the characters are unforgettable, I’ll read it, even if it’s not my preferred genre. I’m not a western reader, but because of that kind of recommendation, LaVyrle Spencer’s The Gamble is one of my alltime favorites.

  • Joanne B
    February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Daegan and the dummy. Loved finding out how Joey develops characters. Great interview.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Daegan can be so sexy when he’s being lethal (grin). Glad you enjoyed it Joanne!

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Joanne! That part was one of my favorites as well. I’ll admit to being terrified of asking that question but I REALLY wanted to know. Hehe. The ironic thing is I wasn’t scared of Joey per se, but Daegan himself. Dude is intimidating!

  • Cathy M
    February 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    As always, I always learn something new about these fabulous characters, whenever Joey visits. Have a soft spot for Gideon, and the lyrics for Far From Home, were so spot on, it gave me chills.

    Loved the elaxed atomsphe of the character interviews, like a regular family, but with teeth and way more agression, lol.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

    • February 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Cathy, thanks for commenting!

      I really enjoyed the fact that I didn’t feel completely like an outsider. Despite the extreme personal nature of some of the questions, the characters weren’t afraid to open up and be comfortable. Pretty cool. =)

    • February 14, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Cathy, it was interesting that they used that song at the end of a Criminal Minds episode, I think the one where Hotch’s wife finally left him – can’t remember exactly, except I know it focused on Hotch, who I find one of the sexiest and most tortured souls on that show – much like Gideon! Chuckle- yes, they’re definitely a family. Just a little on the dangerous side. It was like when I wrote the Christmas shopping vignette for Jacob, Lyssa and their toddler-age son Kane – seeing them do “normal” things in their “not-so-normal” way – priceless. (That vignette’s on the fan forum, and was originally posted at Literary Escapism, http://www.literaryescapism.com/24325/black-friday-joey-w-hill).

  • February 14, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I’ll be offline for the next little bit – have to get ready for Valentine’s Day with the DH. I may not get back on tonight, but I promise if I don’t, I’ll check for questions and such first thing in the morning. Enjoy the vampires, and thanks to those of you who’ve stopped in and visited today! :>

  • Moira
    February 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Great interview DVK and Joey. I loved the whole interview and the fact that the characters came out to play. Daegan playing with his sword. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
    Joey will Daegan ever find out who is father is?

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

      Moira, glad you enjoyed it – chuckle, yes, Daegan playing with his sword can definitely catch attention! I’m not sure if Daegan will ever find out the identity of his father. It will depend a lot on whether it comes up as a plot issue in future books where he’s a secondary character. Those things tend to sneak up on me in the story…for instance, there may be a future vampire book where the angels’ help is needed and Daegan comes face-to-face with his father and finds out who he is. But we’ll see what happens – the anticipation is half the fun, for the author as much as the reader. :>

  • Sharon Knight
    February 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I didn’t read the interview, don’t want to spoil reading the books!!! I did read about the author and am now very interested in reading her books. She sounds like a wonderful tale spinner.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Sharon, you’re welcome – I appreciate DVK having me here with you all. Hope you enjoy my vampires! And don’t worry, after you read them, you can come back to the interview, either here or on the forum, because after about a week, we’ll put it out in the forum archives, along with all the vignettes where we “revisit” characters from the full length books!

  • Sophia Rose
    February 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I just got the first book in this series (as a result of reading great things about it here at the site- brownie points?) so I did not read the interview. I downloaded it for later.

    I liked the mini-interview that I did read about Joey’s writing as I always find how and why authors write what they do fascinating.

    Look forward to reading the series and some of those other series mentioned.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  • Ashley
    February 14, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I enjoyed the entire interview. My fav part was Daegan losing control for just a moment. I love when he is super possessive of Gideon. Thanks you Joey! Also thanks ladies for the great questions and interview.

    Hope everyone enjoyed Valentine’s Day! 😉

  • Stephanie Christensen
    February 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Joey, I love everything I have read of yours! Going to AAD this year just to see you and I am considering Romanticon in Ohio, too. I am just on book three of the Vampire Queen series so, I gather from the interview that I ran into some “true spoilers”! Thanks for the insight on how you are able to research and relate to your characters. I never realized that much time was invested into research! I must agree, the type of research that you must take on would be quiet a blast! See you soon!

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Stephanie, you’re too kind! I’ll look forward to seeing you at both places. The great thing about both of these venues is plenty of times for the authors and readers to hang out and chat informally about whatever topics interest you.

      And yes, sometimes the research can get pretty involved, not so much because an author wants to overwhelm a reader with how much they’ve learned, but because we don’t want to knock you out of the story with an obvious gaffe from sloppy research. Plus, putting in a lot of authentic details gives the story a more “real” feeling, drawing the reader more deeply into it. At least, that’s the plan! (smile).

      No worries on the spoilers – my books are 90% about the relationship, so even if you know something about the unfolding plot events, it shouldn’t (I hope!) ruin things too much in terms of the romance itself (smile).

  • February 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Loved the in-depth interview with Joey and her characters… those are always my fav kind of interviews:) Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for the giveaway!!!

    [email protected]

  • Kristen
    February 14, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Wow, this was such a great post ladies! Thanks for all the hard work you both put into this, the character interview was just fabulous!! I really enjoyed being able to read it on my NOOK. I would have to say that my favorite part of the interview would be when Daegan sliced the dummy in half. Sharing is definitely not in his vocabulary! Especially when it comes to Gideon and Anwyn. Oh how I love Daegan, and will love him even more whenever his vignette with Gideon finally comes to fruition. 🙂

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Kristen, do I detect another not-so-subtle nudge? Laughter -it’s okay, I’m actually pretty excited about writing that vignette as well. We’ll see how the year unfolds after we get the two about Ben done!

  • bn100
    February 14, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Great interview! My favorite part is when she talked about the first thing that came to her mind.

  • Julianne
    February 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

    Dang, I’m always late to the party. I love Joey’s vampire queen series. Although I am missing a few of the books. Can Jacob be any sexier? I love him. *sigh*
    Joey, will there be another book in this series? I haven’t read the interview with the characters yet. But I think thats a great way to get to know them better. Happy Valentine’s Day a day late Joey.

    • February 15, 2012 at 8:53 am

      Julianne, happy Valentine’s Day to you as well. Yes, i’m contracted to write two more books in the upcoming year for the series. Just go to my website, http://www.storywitch.com, and look in that home page text for “Latest Info on Future Projects” – there’s a link there that will take you to all the books planned, broken down by series. Let me know if you have trouble finding it. If you open the interview, go to about the fourth question, and I answer this in more detail as well (and you won’t get any spoilers from that question – smile).

  • February 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I do love reading interviews with the characters in the books- it makes me feel like I’m getting to know the characters and to see if they would jive with me as a reader! Btw, I love Jamie too! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Terry
    February 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Tried to leave a comment yesterday, but I think I was having “operator error” problems. Anyway, I thought it was a great interview! Love anything to do with my Vamps! Can never get enough!! And thanks for the ebook download! Great idea. I was able to download it earlier in the day, and savor it later away from home. Delish!! Kudos to everyone that anything to do with it!

  • Helen
    February 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Her books are so great.I love all her characters. She really knows how to bring them to life.

  • Sarah Bibi Setar
    February 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Wow! What an impressive bio! I haven’t as yet read any of your books, Joey, but I certainly plan on doing so in the near future. I haven’t read the entire interview (I’m a very slow reader) but I did enjoy the little that I read. I look forward to better acquainting myself with your characters:)

    Best wishes for 2012!:)

    Sarah

    • February 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Sarah, best wishes to you as well. And no worries – it’s a loonnng interview (grin). Of course, having five characters participating makes it difficult to keep it short – ha!

  • February 16, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I always like to learn more about the “behind the scenes” aspect of novels and writing, so I enjoyed learning more about what research Joey does for her books 🙂 Thank you!!

    • February 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

      Stella, glad you enjoyed that glimpse of the inner workings…what I find interesting when I read interviews is how different authors can be in their approaches to story development, schedule, etc, but I guess it’s not surprising, given that it’s probably tailored to our individual personality types. Someone could do a good sociology project on that, creative process for different personality classifications…hmmm…

  • Barbara
    February 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

    OH…I agree with Kristen! My favorite part too..was when Daegan sliced the dummy in half. I love his domineering/possessive personality…especially when it comes to Gideon! And I too (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) cannot wait to read their ‘fruition vignette’!! 🙂 I can’t get enough of those guys!

    barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

    • February 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Barbara, yes, the demand for that vignette is growing by day. I usually let the muse choose the next one, but I have a feeling her head is being turned in that direction, for sure! :>

  • February 16, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hii,Joey!!Thanks for donating the book for the giveaway!!!

    I haven’t yet read the interview for spoiler reasons.

    • February 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Sweety, you’re very welcome! And no worries – as I mentioned earlier, when and if you get a chance to read the Vampire Queen series, this interview will I’m sure be archived here, as well as at the JWH connection fan forum to enjoy whenever you wish!

  • February 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations to Sharokn K. on winning her choice of books from Joey’s published works, signed!

    What a tremendous response to this interview! Thank you all so much for entering and commenting and a huge thank you to Joey Hill for her enthusiasm and commitment to this! You guys are the best! <3

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