Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Carolyn Crane!!

Author Carolyn Crane joins the Simply Ali Authors After Dark Birthday Bash!!

Take a look at Carolyn Crane's latest e-release
Devil's Luck.

Disillusionists Novella

Self Published


Out Now!

Devil’s Luck is a novella from the Disillusionists world featuring Simon. It stands alone, and features side characters, so you don’t have to know the trilogy to enjoy it, but in chronological order, it is 3.5 – it takes place at the end of the trilogy.

There’s a thin line between love and doom.

No wager is too outrageous for Simon Fitzgerald, the most reckless of the Disillusionists. His dark secrets drive him to take increasingly extreme risks, but he’s never lived so quite so dangerously as when he hooks up with Midcity’s most powerful prognosticator.

Fawna Brady is tormented by the destinies she sees for those around her. To Fawna, knowledge of the future is a cage she’d do anything to escape. She’s stunned to discover a taste of the freedom for which she yearns at the side of Simon, the one person in the world who despises everything she is, everything she stands for.

Simon’s defiant attitude toward destiny captivates Fawna, but will her love destroy him? And will Simon rush headlong into the delicious doom she offers?

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Carolyn: It would have to be Kresley Cole! I feel very fangirlish about her!

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Carolyn: Oh that is a really good question. I think it would be fun to write something with Nicole Peeler. She’s smart and fun, and we always have interesting discussions about the genre when we get together.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Carolyn: Personally, I Iove just chatting in elevators or really just enjoying downtime with people I know online. I find it so fun to spend time with readers who are on the same wavelength as far as books and heroes and reading, all the stuff I can’t talk to people in my regular life about! And also, chatting with other authors. It’s easy to be isolated when you’re an author.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Carolyn: Gah! How could you do this to me?? I might go with Kushiel’s Dart. It’s really long and I’ve been meaning to re-read it.

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Carolyn: I love Nicholas Brisbane from Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey mystery series. LOVE him. Also, Meljean Brook’s Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth from The Iron Duke.

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Carolyn: Shelby! My grim girl Disillusionist, BFF of Justine Jones. I have a short novella idea for her. Who knows when I’ll ever get to it.

Ali: If you friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Carolyn: Goodlistener lol can I say that? Pretty please?

*Favorite color: red

*Favorite food: burritos…possibly french fries

*Boots or heels: I suck at both of them, but I want to be a boots girl.

*eReader or Print: both

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: wine

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: Hah! Living room.

*Favorite TV Show: The Wire

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole. Or maybe Megan Hart’s Spice erotic novels (Dirty, Broken, etc)

*Pj’s or Lingerie: PJs!!

*Vampires vs. Shifters: Vampires!

Ready to learn more about Carolyn Crane? Here are some links...


Carolyn is giving today's daily winner a Signed International Paper Copy of Mind Games!!

Book #1 of the Disillusionists Trilogy

Justine Jones is a hopeless hypochondriac whose life is crippled by fear…until one day when a handsome, tortured mastermind named Packard peers into her soul and invites her to join his psychological hit squad.

Justine resists until she gets a taste of the peace Packard can promise. At first, Justine enjoys being part of the thrilling world of neurotic vigilantes who battle Midcity’s paranormal criminals. Things get complicated when she uncovers certain secrets…and falls for one of her most dangerous targets.

Thank You Carolyn for the Awesome Giveaway!!

Don't forget your comment today enters you into the Grand Prize drawing for A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration!

Tomorrow T.J. Michaels joins the Simply Ali Birthday Bash!


Limecello said...

Hi Carolyn!

Hee- Ali, wasn't the first time you met Carolyn at RT10? (And then you bought like 30 copies of her book at RomCon?) Right?
I was r̶i̶b̶b̶i̶n̶g̶ having fun with Carolyn about her forgetting readers as she was meeting them. And then she brought a See's chocolate sucker.

... At least the latter part I know is right. :P Great post, Carolyn! I wish I could be a boots girl too.

Carol L. said...

Great interview Carolyn. I have to check out your books, they sound awesome.Thank you for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (do) com

JoAnna said...

Great interview! I haven't read any of Carolyn's books. I will have to check them out. Love the cover of Devil's Luck!
Beckerjo at Verizon dot. net

Penelope said...

Hi Carolyn! (I don't need to be entered in the contest since I own, read, and adored this book already).

So, basically, you're gettin' busy in the living room in your sexy red PJs, with a glass of wine and some French fries. Nice!

Cynthia Garcia said...

Great interview!!! I will def. check out these books!

Vanessa N. said...

Great interview. Mind games sounds really good. Love the cover for Devil's Luck. Thanks for the giveaway.

Blodeuedd said...

Not entering since I got it :D just stopping by to say hello

Cathy M said...

I just finished reading Mind Games, so just popped in to say hi.

kog said...

Carolyn - I loved your story in the Wild & Steamy anthology so much that I rushed to my fav ebook retailer and bought Mind Games. I have been saving it ever since.

(Does anyone else do that? Sometimes I save a book because I know it is going to be good and am reluctant to start it because then it will be over...)

SusanR said...

Carolyn - you are a new to me author. I will have to check your books out - they sound fabulous! I am with you on the burritos and french fries. :)

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

Your books sound terrific!

I can't wear heals or boots either...bad knees! I'm more a flip flop girl!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Ali - Believe I won Mind Games from this blog. Hehe!! I just remembered that and how you pimped her books out!!


Hey you can be a boots gal. I just have to have boots with low heels. Heels KILL my feet.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

elaing8 said...

Great interview.Enjoyed reading it.I'm looking forward to starting this series.

Diane said...

This book sounds awesome, wouldn't mind trying it!!!

dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

Sue Sattler said...

Yeah, another new to me author with great books that I have to read!! Thank you for the great interview and I agree with you, I'm a big Kresley Cole fan too!


flchen1 said...

Ooh, Carolyn, Mina was a very memorable character! And LOL, glad I don't have to answer that "one book" question--WAY too hard!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

Hi, Carolyn! I love it when authors go 'fangirl' just like me. Here's to hoping we will both have someone to both go geeky over in the near future.

Laura K

Abby said...

Loved the review! I was shocked that the only author she mentioned, that I'd heard of was Kresley Cole, whose books I haven't read also. But ought to I know. Anyway, Mind Games sounds really cool! Sounds like a real twister!

Thanks for spotlighting great new (or not so new) talents!

I prefer the boots myself. Since they have thicker wedges *shh*

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Please don't enter me in the daily giveaway as I already have Mind Games and I could go fangirl on carolyn anytime ;-)

Thanks for the fun interview, I agree Kresley Cole's IAD series rocks!

And so glad to hear you'll write Shelby's story, she is a character I particularly love!

I'm like you, I could live on French fries and desserts if I didn't have to mind healthy eating ;-)

I could go on and on about what a terrific series Carolyn's Disillusionist series but I'll shut it now, I'll just say: if you haven't read it yet, go and read it, you won't regret it!! ;-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Mitch said...

Great interview, and the book looks great - I will have to check it out. French fries are a favorite of mine, but I try very hard to ignore them! :)

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

bn100 said...

Great interview! I agree about the Immortals After Dark series.


Melissa B said...

Great interview! And I adore that cover on Devil's Luck ~ he's smokin!

And I NEED Mind Games!!

marybelle said...

That was a fun interview thank you. I do love "fangirl" moments.


Harlie Reader said...

Mind Games looks great! Megan Hart's books (Broken, Dirty) are awesome. In fact, she popped my erotic cherry with Dirty. Still have the paperback.


Chelsea B. said...

Loved this interview and ugh, I needs to get me some of this series! I've heard nothing but amazing things!