Thursday, November 3, 2011

I have loved Emma Holly for years. She's one of my favorite authors and I was once very honored to get to advance read some of her work and pass MY opinion on it for a quote!! Imagine that!! She's totally my idol and she wants MY opinion! Well, I wanted to be very fair...but when I found myself yelling at her publisher WHERE'S THE REST OF IT!?!?!? (It was a three part series I believe.) That's when I knew it was yet another gem by Ms. Holly. I'm so delighted she took the time to answer this interview and hope she will come back many times in the future. :)

1. If you could transform into any animal, what would you choose? Please tell us, as only an author can, why you would make this specific choice?
That’s too easy! I would be a cat, because cats are cool and slinky and – most of all – independent. It’s no accident you can’t teach a kitty to fetch your slippers. Well, maybe if you taped some salmon in them first.

2. Please share with us your most embarrassing moment with a fan or another author
When I was still a newly published author, I met Nora Roberts at a Penguin party. Betina Krahn, who’s a real sweetheart, was kind enough to introduce me to her. I was all excited, until suddenly it seemed Betina was going to speak to someone else, leaving me alone with Nora. Nora was being perfectly nice - even funny - but this paralyzed me. How would I make conversation with the Great One all by myself? Was I allowed to leave if I couldn’t think of anything to say? Thankfully, Betina spied the panic on my face and guided me gently off.

3. Which do you prefer to write? The hero or the villain? And why?
Like any reader, I enjoy a good juicy villain, but I prefer to write the hero. It’s like real life, I suppose. I’d rather spend time with someone nice!

4. Do you have someone in your life that you model your heroes after? What about those villains?
My heroes are combination of qualities I admire, plus a few scrapes and flaws to add dimension. Like a lot of writers, now and then I’ll borrow a villainous trait from some annoying person who’s crossed my path. Naturally, everyone close to me is far too wonderful to provide *that* sort of inspiration.

5. I am a woman who is 43 years old and has a crush on her 25-year-old gardener, what naughty secret do you have to share?
Um, offer to lend him your copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover?

6. I’ll go easy on you this time. What is your sinful pleasure? I have two. Gluttony: where I eat too much Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio Pistachio, and Sloth : where I laze in bed all day watching HGTV (Mike Holmes…mmm nummy!) or Farscape. Please be equally specific.
I’m a bit of a TV addict (and also a Mike Holmes fan!) I’m a fan of expensive imported beer, not so expensive red wine, and too many kinds of sweets to single out just one.

7. Do you sing in the shower? What would Simon Cowell think of your performance? What is your favorite song choice?
Because I have neighbors I don’t want to horrify, I don’t. Not only do I have trouble remembering the words to things, I can only rarely carry a tune. If I were tone deaf, this would be less of a problem. My ideal situation might be a soundproofed shower with a waterproof radio that would always be louder than me. I hate to think I’d be too cowardly to sing at all!

Simon would tear me apart, I’m sure - or maybe just leave the room, shaking his head. I expect the expression on my face would be very poignant.

8. If you could be any of your characters whom would you choose? Tell us why of course.
Nim Wei, the vampire from my Midnight series, springs to mind. She’s not the nicest character I’ve written, or the happiest, but I love how unapologetic and kick-butt she is. She’s always up for a new adventure, and that’s something I admire.

9. Who did it the best? Out of all of your favorite paranormal authors’ works, who wrote the BEST SCENE EVA? Explain.
Laurell K. Hamilton’s first love scene between Anita and Nathaniel in her Anita Blake series is certainly one of my favorites. (I can’t remember which book, but maybe Narcissus in Chains?) That scene struck me as the perfect blend of emotion and hot yet poetic descriptions. And Nathaniel’s butt dimples! They were memorable.

10. You are now a published author, which some would say is the pinnacle for any writer. Now that you have achieved this goal, what is your new dream? What is it that you now aspire to do?
To keep doing it better, of course. Mastering the art of cover design would also be satisfying. Now that I’m indie, playing with covers is my new hobby!

"Date Night"
Olivia Forster never dreamed she’d serve as queen of an enchanted city beneath the sea, something her three sexy husbands know. Though she adores her shapeshifter mates, she’s shy by nature, and they can tell the strain of always being “on” is beginning to wear on her. Sneaking away from their responsibilities won’t be easy, but come hell or high water, they’ll treat her to a night she won’t soon forget!

James and Olivia Forster have been happily married for many years. A harmless kink here or there spices up their love life, but they can’t imagine the kinks they’ll encounter while sneaking off to their beach house for a long hot weekend.

Anso Vitul has ruled the wereseals for one short month. He hardly needs his authority questioned because he’s going crazy from mating heat. Anso’s best friend and male lover Ty offers to help him find the human mate his genes are seeking. To Ty’s amazement, Anso’s quest leads him claim not one partner but a pair. Ty would object, except he too finds the Forsters hopelessly attractive . . .

Hidden Talents
Werewolf cop Adam Santini is sworn to protect and serve all the supes in Resurrection, NY—including unsuspecting human Talents who wander in from Outside.

Telekinetic Ari is hot on the trail of a mysterious crime boss who wants to exploit her gift for his own evil ends, a mission that puts her on a collision course with the hottest cop in the RPD. Adam wants Blackwater too, but mostly he wants Ari. She seems to be the mate he’s been yearning for all his life, though getting a former street kid into bed with the Law could be his toughest case to date.

Emma has been gracious to enough to donate a copy of Hidden Talents to a lucky commenter. Make sure you comment below for your chance to win!!

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babychirps said...

Love Emma's books

Debra said...

Thank You for directing me. I have read Emma`s books for years,I have never read anything from Jacquelyn Frank before would love to read one !

Emma Holly said...

Thanks, babychirps!

Unknown said...

Debra, I think you would like it!

Julie said...

I've always wanted to know Nim Wei's story! The Tales from the Demon World books remain some of my very favorites. :)

Karen Alonzi said...

I've always been a huge Emma Holly fan, too. Thanks for the interview!

krisgils33 said...

great interview. emma's books are awesome!

Emma Holly said...

Thanks for coming, Karen and Kris. Julie, I'm always happy when other people like Nim Wei too.

bookfreak said...

I love Emma Holly, she's one of the spiciest writers out there!

missh said...

I have never read Emma Holly. I will be sure to now. Thanks Jacqueline for having all these great writers on your blog.

ilona said...

I have all of Emma's Upyr and Tales of The Demon WErld books so I am looking forward to reading this new series by her.

Emma Holly said...

I try to bring the spice, bookfreak *g*.

Missh, I'm really glad Jacqueline invited me!

Thanks, Ilona. I hope you enjoy it.

deb g said...

Quality, consistency, variety, prolificacy; depth and breadth of character, emotion, sexuality, plot… In my varied list of fav authors there is one name that never shifts and is ALWAYS on top. Emma, my dear, you reign supreme… (And hats off to Ms Frank - also on the fav list- for hosting this.)
- Deb Gordon

tytysmom0822 said...

I love Emma holly's books everytime I see a new one i have to debate werther or not to get it or but the money in to my gas tank almost always the books win

Emma Holly said...

Awww. Thanks.

tytysmom0822 said...

I love emma holly's books i always get the new ones when i see them its a debate wether or not to get the new book or get gas the book almost always wins

Donna said...

Have some of Emma's books on my keeper shelf (need a new bookshelf for my keepers). Need to catch up on the new ones. Strange Attractions is my all time favorite. Just getting acquainted with Ms. Frank's works but want to learn more.

Emma Holly said...

Donna, you can never have too many shelves *g*. Glad you've enjoyed the books!

SLWolf said...

I love Emma's books and can't wait to read her newest books.

Emma Holly said...

Thanks, SLWolf!

mk said...

I love Emma Holly books! And Jacqueliyn Frank is one of my perosnal Top 10 authors. So this is awesome- 2 of my favs on one webpage!!

Emma Holly said...


Emily Tardy said...

Love your books Emma! Great interview =D

WildAboutBones said...

I loved Emma's Hidden Talents story! I hope to see more of the werewolf cops featured in it. Looking forward to reading Hidden Depths.

I just got the entire Jacquelyn's Nightwalkers series (except Adam which I've request and am waiting on)from the library yesterday. Looking forward to being lost in the series very shortly.

Emma Holly said...

Thanks, Emily!

Wildabout, more Hidden stories are on my to-do list :-)

J.K. Coi said...

Love your books!
I would totally be a cat too. That's THE LIFE! :)
Congratulations on the new release!!

Laurie said...

Love anything by Emma Holly and love your books too Jacquelyn...Hidden Talent sounds wonderful!

Maureen said...

I admit, I have a secret shelf in the bedroom where your books reside... ;-)

Maureen O. Betita

Unknown said...

I'm in love with Emma Holly's books, she one of my top go to authors. I have to say I've never read a book by Jacquelyn Frank I didn't fall in love with.

Emma Holly said...

Thanks, J.K., Laurie & Unknown!

Maureen, every woman should have a secret shelf *g*

xander_316 said...

H)idden Talents
I)n the Flesh
D)evil at Midnight
D) emon’s Fire
E)mma Holly
N)ovel of The Upyr

T)op of her Game
A)ngel at Dawn
L)oved Christian Durand,
E)dmund Fitz Clare &
N)im Wei
T)he Prince with no Heart
S)aving Midnight

Loved the interview and awesome giveaway!! :)

Emma Holly said...

Xander - very creative!

Pr!ya said...
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Pr!ya said...

I LOVE the first time between Anita and Nathaniel, too! I believe it was in "Incubus Dreams".

It's a funny feeling when one of my favourite authors love books by other favourite authors...

Also, I couldn't stop laughing at the Lady Chatterly's Lover ref. XD You're awesome, Emma!

Emma Holly said...


Gail said...

I've read Emma's books for a few years now, once I found her books, I was hooked :-) I enjoyed the interview. I would choose to be a cat too!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Have a nice Thanksgiving.

Emma Holly said...

Thanks, Gail. Good luck!

Heather said...

Thanks you for this interview. Emma Holly is one of my favourite authors too and I loved the little snippets of insight into her that this interview gave. (I would be speechless if I met Nora Roberts too).

Annisah said...

Both Emma & Jacquelyn rock! Emma...I love the Edmund Fitz Clare Trilogy and the stories featuring Christian Durand...both series were amazing!!

Jacquelyn Frank said...

The Winner is WildAboutBones! Send me your snail mail to Natalie at and put I won Emma Holly's blog contest in the subject line. Congrats!

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