Sunday, November 02, 2008

Guest Blogger: Linda Wisdom

The winner of Linda's book is: Sarabelle! Congrats, Sarabelle. Send me your snail mail information and I'll pass it along to Linda. Thanks to everyone who participated. Next guest blogger, Thursday, Nov. 6: Marta Acosta.

A Hexy Recipe

What do you say you get out your best cauldron and we’ll whip up something fun.

Take one snarky witch, add a heaping cup of sexy vampire (after all you can never have too much vampire), a tablespoon of disgruntled ghost and add a dash of troublesome bunny slippers and you have a recipe for magick chaos. Or maybe not. After all, we are talking Jazz Tremaine, curse eliminator, 700 year young witch and attitude with a capital A. She’s not exactly made of spice and everything nice. More like magick and snark, but that’s what makes this recipe fun because it also includes the unexpected.

It’s a good thing that Jazz is used to multi-tasking. She has a successful curse eliminating business -- we are talking LA after all -- and working as a driver for Dweezil, a creature who can make Scrooge look like a philanthropist.

But her world is shaken up -- again. It was bad enough when a past evil intruded into her life again and she had to face that horror and destroy it. This time it’s affecting Jazz’s need for a good night’s sleep. She isn’t getting any quality sleep and a sleep-deprived witch is a cranky witch.

It’s not so much that Jazz is missing sleep; she’s had terrorizing nightmares to boot. But then, who wouldn’t be freaked out if the nightmare involved your vampire lover tearing your throat out? And it doesn’t help that Fluff and Puff are accused of eating a Wereweasel carnie, which is a death sentence, and now incarcerated in bunny slipper jai. Irma wants Jazz to find a way to give her a d look worthy of the new millennium and Dweezil is naturally demanding his share of her time. No wonder she’s cranky!

The only good thing is Jazz’s latest order of bath products and a pair of sexy crocodile stilettos named Croc and Delilah from fellow witch Thea. It’s just a shame they like to get into her make up, perfume and think human housemate Krebs is yummy.

Jazz is in a stew of magick problems that could easily overflow her cauldron. Especially when a dash of a sexy female vampire who was Nick’s ex is tossed in for some bitter flavoring and along the way Jazz ends up with the worst 48 hours of her life that no witch should endure.

The problem is figuring out what ingredients will work for this witchy stew and which ones are outdated and need to be tossed out. I’m sure you can guess which spices Jazz is ready to get rid of.

Who’s behind her nightmares? Who wants to unsettle Nick so badly with nightmares of his own that he might abandon her? Who’s setting up booby traps if she tries to track down the source and did Fluff and Puff really eat a Wereweasel even if there’s no way the bunny slippers would eat something that disgusting?

What about you? Do you see your books as an intriguing recipe with a hint of this and a pinch of that?
Leave a comment answering Linda's question, and one person will be selected to receive a copy of her book. Winner chosen Tuesday night.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never thought of books as recipes before.ut they do make a good time.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

great interview. I have 50 Ways to Hex your Lover sitting on end table as my next tbr so i was excited to read this blog.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

It's always a fun recipe, quilting reader and you never know what you might throw in for spice.


10:16 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

I hope you enjoy it sarabelle!


10:16 AM  
Blogger Pamela K. Kinney said...

Yeah, now you mention it, in can see my books are recipes. Depending on the book, can be light or heavy fare. Great blog.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Exactly Pamela! Spicy or comfort food.


10:41 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Hi, Linda! Welcome to Paranormality today. What a great post -- the idea of a recipe. As quiltingreader said, I never thought of it, either!
Hugs, Lynda

11:06 AM  
Blogger Fedora said...

Hi, Linda! As a reader, I hadn't thought much about how you might put a book together, but it makes sense that creating a story might be similar in some ways to whipping up a meal :) And maybe that explains why I love reading and eating ;) As Pamela said, you can find just about anything you want in a book, just as you can find any kind of cuisine to hit that craving :)

11:10 AM  
Blogger Ruth Schaller said...

Yes, books do make up recipes! That's a pretty neat way to think about it!

I loved your first book!!! I'm especially fond of vampire!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Pamk said...

That A cool way of think about your books. like a recipe or spell you throw in a dash of this and a splash of that till it's just right. I can certainly understand it being put that way. When I am being crafy I have to work things out like that.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Metonia said...

If I were to compare my books to a recipe I would say, 1 cup romance, 1 1/2 cup action, 1/4 cup battle/conflict, 1 cup suspence, 1 cup smart sexy heroine with a sense of humor and big on attitude and always understimated and 3 cups sexy, strong hunk of verile man.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Thank you so much for having me Lynda!

I think it's fun to consider our writing in different formats and a recipe just seemed to work.


2:21 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...


That's the fun part, seeing where your craving leads you.


2:22 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Ruth!

Nick is pretty special and makes up some fun spice too along with more than a few touches of cayenne pepper for heat.


2:23 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

It is fun PamK


2:23 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

That recipe works for me, Darlene!


2:24 PM  
Blogger Ellory said...

Hmm.. books as recipes. Never thought of them that way.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Asylumgirl said...

Absolutely, the more ingredients, the better it tastes, so to speak. LOL

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6:31 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

I've always been known to look at things a bit odd, Ellory.

More fun that way.


7:15 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

And think of all the ingredients you can throw in there ddurance!


7:15 PM  
Blogger Kimberly B. said...

I guess because I don't cook I haven't thought of books as recipes before, but it makes sense. There are some books that are just the perfect combination of ingredients---like humor, adventure, and romance---to be completely satisfying. The analogy also explains my tendency to "devour" books!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Pam P said...

Not a cook either so I never thought of them as recipes either, Linda, thought it fits with this series, and I like Darlene's recipe a lot, especially those 3 cups, lol.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

I don't like to cook, Kimberly B, but I love to bake. Let's go for the satisfying, shall we?


11:24 PM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Pam P!

I always think it's fun to look at books in a different way.


11:26 PM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

I have never thought of books as recipes. Refreshing idea. I loved 50 Ways To Hex Your Lover.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Crystal!

I've got to say that Jazz and crew are fun to write.


10:37 AM  
Blogger darbyscloset said...

I've never looked at either writing or reading as a recipe, yet that does make a lot of sense!
I'll have to try this out!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

4:26 PM  

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