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Eight Ridiculous Questions With… D. Renee Bagby

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 1, 2008 by Lexxie Couper

Whether as D. Reneé Bagby or Zenobia Renquist, Reneé lives in her imagination. When not traveling through her fantasy worlds, she can be found in MD living with her husband and two cats.

She is an Air Force brat turned Air Force wife, which means she’s accustomed to travel and does it whenever possible (so long as she doesn’t have to fly). Her favorite pastime is torturing her characters on their way to happily-ever-after for the enjoyment of her readers.

On the few occasions her muse flees the scene of the crime (otherwise known as writer’s block), Reneé likes to read (comics, manga, and romance), go to the movies, play a few levels of Diner Dash or experiment with a new chain maille weave.

You can find D. Renee (and Zenobia Renquist) right here

How far is too far?
When you can no longer find your way back, you’ve gone too far.

Can you define happiness?
Setting out with a goal in mind and accomplishing said goal to the satisfaction of what you pictured in the beginning.

What’s the best sound in the world?
Carol of the Bells played with actual bells

What music would you like played at your funeral?
Ick, I try not to think about stuff like this, but I guess Enya.

Would you rather lose an arm or a leg?
Arm. I can always type one handed.

Are you a folder or a scruncher?
Fold.

Spit or swallow?
Spit.

If you were a porn star, what would be your name?
Goddess

Thanks, D. Renee *grin*

Everyone, you really need to check out D. Renee Bagby’s website. It is amazing. I had a ball just cruising around there!

Eight Ridiculous Questions With…Carolan Ivey

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 1, 2008 by Lexxie Couper

Carolan Ivey is this month’s victim.

Carolan Ivey is a North Carolina native living in northwest Ohio with her husband, two children, two highly opinionated dachshunds, and far too many books.

A technical writer by day, in her spare time she tries to indulge as many of her varied passions as possible – reading, traveling, finding new uses for her burgeoning lavender plants, singing with various classical choral groups, and exploring her Scottish roots through music.  She is also a Karuna and Celtic Reiki Master.

She plays guitar, recorders and penny whistle, and recently acquired a bodhran in Ireland.  She is now cheerfully driving her family insane learning to play it

Her answers made me giggle.

1.Ever knowingly broke the law?

Yes.

Oh, you wanted me to elaborate? 🙂   Other than speeding, I once was an accomplice to littering with J.C. Wilder. She wanted to get rid of a bunch of loose gravel in the back of her pickup truck, and we drove out in the dead of night to a construction site and swept it out onto an existing pile of gravel.

Yeah, that’s us, outlaws!

2. Are you a moaner, a screamer or completely silent? (You know what I mean <g>)

Depends on the circumstance. In our old house, I had to be silent. In our current house, I can pretty much be as, er, vocal as I wish. (as long as the windows aren’t open – the neighbors are kind of close)

3. Can you stand the sight of your own blood?

Oh absolutely. Blood is nothing. It’s vomit I can’t handle. I was a terrible mommy when it came to my kids’ yakking. The minute I saw them heaving, I was so outta that room and yelling for my husband to come take care of it. LOL

4. Ever tried cross-dressing?

Only for Halloween. 🙂

5. Who is your favourite Muppet?

I’m torn between Kermit, and Statler & Waldorf. 🙂

6. If you were a sex-toy you’d be…?

Pretty much anything except this one…
7. Weirdest place you’ve ever ‘done it’?

Well, we tried “it” on a mountainside once, and almost fell to our deaths…

8. If you were a vegetable, which would you be and why?

A home-grown tomato, baby!  Fresh, juicy and hot from a sunny summer garden. 🙂

Check out Carolan here

Reviews! Reviews! Get ‘Em While They’re HOT!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2008 by Lexxie Couper

Oh my God, do I have an tidal wave of reviews to share with you. Ready?

Firstly – Savage Retribution Karen at JERR gives it FIVE STARS and an ORGASMIC HEAT LEVEL! “This book is hard to put down! Declan is sexy no matter what his situation. I couldn’t help falling in love with his Old World manners and charm. Like Regan, I felt safe in his company even before witnessing the first fight and knew she could never leave his arms after their first kiss. The villain, Epoc, is especially heinous, completely heartless and must have recruited his minions from Disgusting Creatures ‘R’ Us. The sex between Declan and Regan is varied and titillating, sometimes slow and sweet, often overwhelmingly passionate, but always stimulating. Be forewarned, however, there is a well written but graphic and disturbing rape scene. Regan’s policeman brother and his suspiciously new female partner are the other secondary characters who add to the tension and mystery. The pace of this story is rollercoaster fast with just about as many spins, twists, drops and turns in the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed Savage Retribution and I highly recommend it to all the wolf lovers among us.”

Maura at The Romance Studio gives it FOUR AND A HALF ANGELS and says, “This is on rollercoaster ride of a story. The main characters are on the run throughout the story and the author has captured that feeling in telling their story. I definitely needed to catch my breath at the end.” and “The combination of a very exciting plot, great characters, evil megalomaniac werewolves, and a sad back story make this a book that will be very difficult to put down.”

Ashley at FAR gives it FOUR ANGELS. ” As soon as I saw the words Irish werewolf, I knew I needed to read this story. I had high hopes, and Lexxie Couper reached them all. Savage Retribution starts off capturing your attention and never stops. I really enjoyed seeing the interactions between Regan and Declan. They are both characters to love, through their faults and all. Regan is strong and knows how to take care of herself. Even when she is scared, either of or for Declan, she shows that she can be compassionate and smart, which is not always easy to find in heroines. As for Declan, I think Irish werewolf says it all. He makes you want Regan to not give in too easily, just to see him try harder. He is sex and charm and everything else you could want from a hero. This story has it all, a hot werewolf, a smart heroine, and a great villain. Savage Retribution by Lexxie Couper is a must read for any romance fan.”

Secondly – Shifting Lust

Serena at FAR gives my sci-fi epic FIVE ANGELS and says, “Ms. Couper is not one to hold back in order to make us feel better about how things happen. Honestly, she’s almost mean to her poor characters in this series. That being said, she also does an amazing job of making them real. How often do you feel like shaking the author because she’s mean to the characters? Her villains are just as real as her heroes and let me tell you, she should’ve been meaner to them! The depraved things they did to and around Raiven and Kyra were just vile and sometimes truly disgusting. If you have delicate sensibilities, do not read this collection. If you can handle the harsh realities that Lexxie Couper has penned in Shifting Lust then please, read it. You will be drawn into a world that is truly awesome.”

Thirdly – Snowbound: Captive Heat

Chris at Night Owl Romance gives my little bit of spice FOUR HEARTS. “This was a great little read. Only 9 pages long, it grabbed my attention and kept it for the whole ride. I liked the interaction of the two characters to one another, and while it lacked a lot of romance, it really wasn’t meant to have it. The end was sweet, and rounded out the tale nicely.”

Amethyst Nymph at Literary Nymphs Reviews says “Lexxie Couper really knows how to dangle a bone in Snowbound: Captive Heat and leave you salivating. The passion is so overwhelming it will hit you like a ton of bricks. Every moment is the perfect build up to what I hope is only the beginning of Darci’s bigger adventure. I have too many questions to let Darci’s erotic adventure go. This enjoyable story is certainly a must read.” She gives it FOUR NYMPHS!

Ivy at Whipped Cream Reviews gives Captive Heat FOUR CHERRY SUNDAES. “This story made me all tingly! It was extremely sexy and fast moving. Darci Watson is amazing — Olympic skier, adventuresome young thing and out in the cold mountains on a bet. I want to be her! Flying down a hill “just because”. Mr. Blue Eyes sounds hot! He is a mystery through the whole story. Lexxie Couper let me use my imagination up until the very end…and I still wanted more. At one point, Darci is pinned up against an ice wall by Mr. Blue Eyes. She should be freezing to death, but Mr. Blue Eyes is just emanating sex and power, keeping her HOT. WOW! I felt the goose bumps on my back and furnace-like heat everywhere else. It’s an awesome picture. It makes me feel like I would while driving on a highway, going 100 mph — just going with reckless abandon. But there is no crash; just soft fur and intense heat. I would even say, raw sensuality. I am definitely putting Lexxie Couper’s backlist on my TBR pile. ”

And last, but not least – Viva Los Regalos: Kat and Mouse

Tallyn at JERR says this about my erotic paranormal crime caper. “Kat and Mouse is an erotic, suspenseful and romantic paranormal tale about two people’s obsession of playing cat and mouse has become more than just a game. Kat is a dedicated and workaholic police officer who loves to be in control while the Mouse is an arrogant and cocky thief who has taken control of their unique relationship at every turn…I couldn’t stop reading even as my PDA ran out of power and I had to resort to reading this story on my desktop. Kat and Mouse is a part of the Viva Los Regalos series and can be read individually. A definite keeper!”

I think that’s it. I’m sure I’ve missed a review somewhere. I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the amazing reviewers for their wonderful words on my books. Consider yourselves all well and truly cyber-hugged!

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 7, 2008 by Lexxie Couper

LOL Thank you to everyone who came by to share. I think I have a permanent image of a naked man in a transparent tracksuit burned in my brain now!!

Anyways… the winner of my FIRST (but not last) blog contest is Maria!! Yay!

Maria… let me know which Lexxie Couper book you’d like and it’s all yours!

Stay tuned, peoples. Tomorrow I’m sharing a snippet from my next submission to Samhain, raving on about Violet Crumble and possibly complaining about spider bites.