20 August 2012

Blog Tour : Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett (Interview + Giveaway)

Tall, Dark, and Divine by Jenna Bennett.
Audience/Genre : Adult/Contemporary,Paranormal-ish Romance.
Publication : July 20th 2012 by Entangled Publishing: Covet.
Eros, the Greek god of love, swore off the useless emotion after his ex ran off with some Viking godling. He's lost all interest in his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, until he spots the sweet baker who works across the street. Before she stirs his sullen heart, he'll match her and get back to his ambrosia-laced wine in no time.

Lonely baker Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds exactly like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter, workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.

Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone else—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.

I’ve an interview with Jenna Bennett, author of Tall, Dark and Divine (from Entangled Publishing) and a lot of other books, for you guys today. It’s Jenna’s first time on Kindle and Me and I’m excited to have her here. Thank you, Jenna, for taking the time out to answer my questions!

What inspired Tall, Dark and Divine? How did the idea for it come about?

Originally, the idea for the story came from a life-long love of mythology in all forms and from reading the Lords of the Underworld books by Gena Showalter. I love the Lords of the Underworld, but there’s no denying they’re a bit... dark, I guess. I don’t really do dark, not for long, so I had the idea for a light and funny paranormal series about Eros and his matchmaking agency in Astoria, Queens, New York, where I lived in my twenties. And then it went from there, with Eros doing his best to match Annie while all the while fighting his own attraction for her.

If you had to describe your Annie and Eros’ relationship in one word, what would it be?

Sweet. Or maybe hot. Or funny. It’s hard to describe something in just one word. Especially for a writer.

Could you name some of your favorite authors?

With pleasure. But fair warning, it’s a long list. I write, and read, in a wide variety of genres. I already mentioned Gena Showalter. Jennifer Crusie. Elizabeth Peters. Julia Spencer-Fleming. Ngaio Marsh. Misa Ramirez. Lois McMaster Bujold. Linnea Sinclair. Suzanne Brockmann. Josh Lanyon. Terry Pratchett. J.K. Rowling.

What is the book that you’re reading right now/last read?

I read Misa Ramirez’s Deceiving the Witch Next Door last week, and really enjoyed it. I’ve been working my way through some of Stephanie Bond’s recently re-released out of print romantic mysteries and having a great time; Kill the Competition was particularly good, I thought. Top of the TBR pile right now is Heather Graham’s The Unholy. I love ghost stories!

What’s your favorite quote from a book?

Not my own? Let’s see... “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, Harry. It is our choices.” From, IIRC, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I’m also partial to, “Why bother with a cunning plan when a simple one will do?” Nobby Nobbs, from Terry Pratchett’s Thud!

Which do you prefer : Mac or Windows?

I usually work on a PC. Hewlett-Packard. But I must admit I love my iPad. It’s harder to write on, though. But I enjoy carrying it around. :)

Chick flicks or Chick lits?

Oh, lits. I don’t watch much TV or many movies. I just read a lot. Definitely lits.

Bad Boy or Prince Charming?

Bad boy. Definitely. Eros falls more into the category of Prince Charming, I think, so I do occasionally write about them, too. But I do like a good bad boy. Eros’s best friend, Dionysus, Greek god of wine and debauchery, tops the list at the moment. I can’t wait to give Dion his own book!

Any other books planned? If yes, can you tell us a bit about them?

Lots of books planned! I hope to be able to continue the Tall & Dark series with a few more installments. There’s Dion, of course. I’m thinking maybe Tall, Dark and Devastating? Then there’s Adonis – Tall, Dark and Delicious – and Alastor, the minor god of vengeance – Tall, Dark and Dangerous, or maybe Deadly – and even Harry Mitchell: Tall, Dark and Dull.

Aside from that, I have the sixth Do It Yourself home renovation mystery from Berkley Prime Crime, Wall to Wall Dead, hitting stores September 4th. Entangled Indulgence is publishing a contemporary category romance of mine called Friends with Benefits on October 15th. And on November 13th, the first in my science fiction romance series, Fortune’s Hero, will be released.

At the moment, I’m halfway through writing the 2nd SFR, Fortune’s Honor, and I’m hoping to be able to finish that and squeeze in one more book this year – maybe another Tall & Dark, maybe a sequel to Friends With Benefits – but we’ll see. There are only so many hours in the day. But December is looking so bare without a release.

Thanks very much for having me here; I appreciate it!

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  • Giveaway is International.
  • Prize is an e-book copy of the book.
  • The Publisher's responsible to ensure that the winner gets the prize.
  • Giveaway ends on August 31st, 2012.

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  1. First off I love the cover model, he is so adorable and reminds me of Jim Stugess.

    I love Greek myth and to have Eros as the hero is awesome, he is haughty shooting people with love arrows LOL I don't have a favorite because I love them all but I won't mind getting a date with Apollo LOL.

    Dionysus on the next book sounds like a riot. Lots of debauchery!

  2. I agree Braine....the guy on the cover is really cute! :P
    Apollo would be my favorite.

  3. Wow, this interview just proved that I must live under a rock. I only knew 1 name in her list of favorite authors, and have not read anything by that one author. But then again, Jenna Bennett is also a new author to me.

  4. Hades. The guy on the cover is handsome but I'm not sure what to make of the look on his face. This interview was okay.

  5. I love the Covenant series by Jennifer Armentrout and how she uses Greek mythology. The interview make me excited to read the book!

  6. I love the twist in the story with using Eros, the Greek god of love... I actually haven't read too many stories with the Greek myths incorporated, so I am definitely going to read this one. I think my favorite involves Persephone. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I really enjoyed the interview. Lots of insight into the book and author!!! I'd think I'd have to go with Dionysus. I'm not sure if it's the bad-boy type that I like, or the fact that I think he'd really liven up a party. Then there's the fact that he's not really the "main character" which I really enjoy. I like the minor characters a little more. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  8. My favourite Greek goddess would be Aphrodite... Such a coincidence that she was Eros's mother!

  9. Thanks so much for the interview.. I'm in love with Athena..:D

  10. I am the worlds worst at mythology. I always have to look them up when they are named in books. Thankfully they are all in the Kindle dictionary. I love stories with them just can't keep them straight.

  11. My favorite is Poseidon. Thank you!

  12. Sounds great. I have a lot of favorite stories. So I think I would go with my favorite god being Dionysus.

  13. I love this kind and I love mythology, so I hope to win. Thanks for this opportunity!

  14. Athena is one of my favourite godesses but I love the story of Hades and Persephone! This book sounds really good, I love Eros as well!