Today's guest is someone who's been on my radar for a while: Vicki Lewis Thompson. She's written tons of books, some paranormal, others not, but she's here today to celebrate her latest release, WEREWOLF IN DENVER, which is on shelves today! It's the fourth book in her Wild About You series, which started last year. (She is prolific!)
Want to know what Vicki does when she's not writing? Keep reading to find out -- you may be surprised! -- and to enter the giveaway!
DEVOTED TO THE MOUSE
Thanks so much for inviting me to blog today! It’s a special day for me because WEREWOLF IN DENVER comes out, but we can talk about that later. First I want to answer Jenn’s burning question – what do I like to do when I’m not writing?
That’s easy. I go to Disneyland! I’m headed there this month in fact! It’s my getaway from all things serious and professional, my inspiration to boost my creative spirit, and my best chance to act like a kid, which is where our creativity comes from in the first place.
I didn’t always realize that Disneyland could be such a creative shot in the arm. But that was before I went as an adult with my adult daughter. And no children. I know, I know, Disneyland is all about kids . . . but if you go with a child, you really need to focus your visit on that child or things get ugly. You know what I mean, jelly bean?
However, if you go as an adult, with one or more adults, you can (usually) eliminate any whining for toys or food and concentrate on the Disney magic. And it is magic. Walt was a genius who put into physical form the same thing I try to do on paper – he built a fantasy, one in which we can immerse ourselves for a few hours or a few days and escape our everyday cares and woes.
Doing that requires a lot of imagination, and when I walk around Disneyland and soak up the wonders that Walt’s imagination produced, I’m incredibly inspired. I can be in New Orleans Square listening to jazz, and moments later be riding the “wildest ride in the wilderness!” I can mount an elegant white steed on King Arthur’s carousel or blast off to Endor with C3PO. And let’s not forget exploring the Temple of the Forbidden Eye with Indiana Jones or gliding along the Nile on a jungle cruise!
The thrill I get from Disneyland is exactly the kind of thrill I hope to give readers, and if I could build you a theme park for each of my books, I’d do it! What fun I’d have creating the Stillman Lodge near Denver and letting my readers book rooms there and be introduced to my werewolves.
Because it’s not in the budget, all I can offer you is the book itself, WEREWOLF IN DENVER, with the hope it will transport you to a different world in the same way Disneyland transports me. Escape is good!
Where do you go when you need to get away? Are you able to physically leave, or do you find your escape in a good book?
Thanks for such a fun post, Vicki!
For more information about Vicki and her books, check out her website.
Here's the scoop on WEREWOLF IN DENVER:
When Denver-based Were blogger and founder of Honoring Our Werewolf Legacy (HOWL) Kate Stillman agrees to take on political “bad boy” Duncan MacDowell in a public debate about werewolf segregation, she’s confident she’ll sail through the challenge without letting down her guard.
And what can go wrong while hanging out with the sexy Scottish founder of Werewolves Optimizing Our Future (WOOF) long enough to convince him his views on interspecies mating are mistaken? Plenty, when Kate discovers that she’s actually wildly attracted to her opponent—who by all accounts prefers dating human women!
But what hope can there be when this irresistible werewolf with a cause believes their future depends on Kate losing the argument?
You can also check out the rest of the series:
Vicki is generously offering one (1) lucky reader a copy of WEREWOLF IN DENVER!
To enter the giveaway, obey the Rafflecopter!
Ends Monday, October 15, 2012a Rafflecopter giveaway
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