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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

BLB Ebook Tours - At The Round Table with Toni LoTempio, Review & Giveaway

Today I'm
Author - Toni LoTempio

Toni please enjoy your  Zesty Zombie.

Welcome to the Round Table and thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today.  Today we are doing some fun facts with Toni,  and I also had the pleasure of reviewing her book,  No Rest for the Wicca.  Toni has been kind enough to offer 2 of our readers their choice of Ebook for either No Rest for the Wicca or My Superhero Sister.  Contest rules are below and will end March 13.

Fun Facts:

BK: Fantasy or Horror? – HORROR, definitely!

BK: Day or Night? – Day – I’m an earlybird.

BK: Favorite Drink? – Kahlua and club but I’ve gotta tell ya, I’m lovin’ this Zesty Zombie!

BK: Favorite Movie? – I’m a classic person – GONE WITH THE WIND – for telemovie, it’d have to be THE THORN BIRDS.

BK: What is a must have to write? _ Music! I can’t write unless something’s playing in the background!

BK: If you could possess a supernatural power, what would it be and why? – I think I’d like the ability to read minds – I'm always into the how and why of how people think!

BK: Favorite Book? – Gosh, I have so many. Pick just one? That’s hard. Maybe THE THORN BIRDS.

BK: Favorite Author? – once again, there are so many. I guess I’d take James Patterson.

BK: Favorite Song? – anything by Michael Buble or KALIFORNIA GURLS by KatyPerry.

BK: Favorite Saying? – from Star Trek: Never give up, Never surrender.

BK: What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to know about you? – I can twist the fingers of my hand into a pretzel shape.

BK: What is the craziest thing you've ever done? – skinny dipped in the hotel pool when I was on my honeymoon.

BK: What do you hope readers will most take away from your writing? – I hope that they take away a sense of enjoyment, and that they can, for a brief time, lose themselves in story and forget their everyday troubles.

BK: If someone could describe you in one word, what would it be? – IMPATIENT.

BK: Where can readers find you? I’m on FACEBOOK, and my website: tonilotempioauthor.webs.com – and also at my cat’s blog *(yes, my cat’s blog!) catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for being at the Round Table today. It's been such a pleasure chatting with you and I wish you much success in the future.

My Review of No Rest for the Wicca:

No Rest for the Wicca was,  in one word...Amazing.  I absolutely loved this book.  

Morgan Hawkes is a Paranormal Investigator.  Being half Wiccan,  she possesses certain powers that allow her to help spirits move on that are caught in between worlds.  

When she is summoned to take on a case with the Special Forces Unit,  memories of the past haunt her and she isn't sure this case is for her.  That is until the voices of the dead witches speak to her,  telling her she is the only one that can help them.  Someone is killing full blooded witches and it is up to Morgan,  and her new,  gorgeous,  Inheritor Vampire Partner,  Cole St. John,  to find them,  should she agree to take on the case. 

After her cousin is attacked,  Morgan takes the case,  facing her biggest fears head on.  What she wasn't planning was the strong attraction to Cole.  As they close in on who is behind these witch murders,  they also close in on feelings never before ventured.

LoTempio did a fantastic job keeping you in suspense,  guessing through the entire book and leaving you with a surprise twist at the end.  This was a title that has a great opening,  the characters are very likeable and easy to connect with,  and the action keeps you turning the pages.  I particularly love Cole,  he has so much patience to deal with Morgan as she can be very stubborn and sassy.  They were a great match and I just loved the chemistry LoTempio developed between them. Research was well done and  I love her Vampire classifications,  an Inheritor being half human.  Brilliant.  Toni LoTempio could be the next Laurell K. Hamilton,  for she carries a similar intensity.  I loved everything about this title.  I highly recommend this book and give it 5/5 Stars!


2 winners will each receive an e-book copy of their choice, either NO REST FOR THE WICCA OR MY SUPERHERO SISTER (Smashwords coupon)
Ends March 13

Mandatory - leave a comment with your email address so I have a way to contact you should you be one of our 2 lucky winners.  It's not necessary to be a follower of this blog,  but it's so greatly appreciated :). 

Optional Extra Entries:(Please leave in a separate comment so it gets a number for the drawing)

  •   Leave a comment on Toni's Blog above
  •   Tweet about this giveaway (Leave link in comment)

Thank you for stopping in while I chatted with Toni.  It was so much fun and good luck in the giveaway.  I will announce the winner Monday,  March 14 using Random.org.

Until next time,


Unknown said...

great interview bk!!! i love finding new authors!!!

Unknown said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/bindisgirl

Unknown said...

i follow tonis blog and posted a comment and added her as a friend on facebook :)
shes already my fave since she loves cats

Crystal said...

gfc is not working for me today so following back up top on your blogger follow tab

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the interview! I follow you.


Vidisha said...

GFC follower


Jaidis said...

Great giveaway!

JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

Jaidis said...

I sent a friend request to Toni on Facebook - Jaidis Shaw