Lucinda Betts Completes the Sentences and a Few Questions…

Please welcome Lucinda Betts! 

Lucinda was kind enough to complete my infamous “Complete the Sentence” interview…here are her fun responses… 

I am: the walrus.
I like:
to move it move it. I like to move it, move it I like to move it, move it.
I dream:
of Jeannie. I’m also Bewitched.
I wish:
I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.
I pretend:
you pretend, we all pretend.
I know:
not nearly enough for this mad mad world.
I fear:
thy kisses, gentle maiden;
  Thou needest not fear mine.

I appreciate:
the fact that you’re interviewing me! Thanks so much!
I hope:
you dance. (I also hope you vote for Moon Shadow at the editors and preditors poll: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelr.shtml)
I look:
like hell on Sunday mornings!
I read:
that look in your eyes, and the answer is yes!
I want:
you to want me.
I need:
you to need me.
I love:
you to love me! (These three should go together as the Cheap Trick lyrics)
I will:
survive, hey hey.
I can:
only imagine what your readers are thinking!
I cannot live without:
books. (I’d love to claim this line as my own, but Thomas Jefferson said it first. Wonder what he’d think of mine?)
I am happy when:
my guitar cries. (Not that I have a guitar, but that’s a great line, isn’t it?)
I would like to meet:
Gage Feldspar. Preferably in the flesh.
I am annoyed by
: people who whine. I really wish they’d just stop it. Why do they always snivel and sniff? 

Thank you Lucinda…I smiled the whole time I read your responses! Lucinda also answered a few questions… 

Please tell us about your book(s).
There are five Lucinda Betts books on the shelves right now, and two more are coming out in 2008. Since Editors and Preditors are having their favorite books of 2007 poll right now, think I’ll tell you about Moon Shadow, which is doing very well in the polls. This is what Road to Romance said about it:

”MOON SHADOW is new upcoming release by authoress Lucinda Betts. Ms. Betts’ spellbinding pen dripped with carnality and magic, unlike anything this reviewer has ever read before. Using the freshest and most innovative of premises, Ms. Betts conjures up a magical tale that will leave readers spellbound in awe. MOON SHADOW is a masterful novel about special characters that tug at the heartstrings and bring magic and intrigue into their world of spells. You have never read a book like this before that is weaved with the most unusual of magic and the most erotic of scenes.

MOON SHADOW is one of the best fantasy erotic books this reviewer has read this year. Ms. Betts is an author who has stepped into an elite class of writers that display a talent to craft novels that are profoundly different and of a unique caliber of writing. That is why MOON SHADOW is a recommended read and one every fantasy erotic lover needs to purchase.”

What inspired the story?
The need to write a book with a lot of relevant sex formed the crux of the book. I created a magic user who needed to collect certain hormones to make her love potions. Sometimes she needed hormones created from virgin sex. Sometimes she needs hormones created from spanky sex. This all gave rise to Moon Shadow.

What is your favorite part of being a writer?  Least favorite?
Favorite? I am so darned lucky to get paid to tell the stories floating around in my head. There is no least favorite part!

What would you like to tell aspiring writers?
Stay organized. You can’t quit your day job, even after you have NY contracts so you’ll need to balance writing with the real paying job, at least until you have plenty of books on the shelves for a few years.

If one of your books were made into a movie, what book would you choose and who would you cast as the leads?
Well, I have to go with Moon Shadow with this one. Halle Barry would play the Esmenet Sokaris and Nicholas Cage could play Gage Feldspar.

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Lucky, lucky, lucky

What is next for you?
I’ve got a sequel to THE SUPPLICANT, a shape-shifting centaur murder mystery, and a historical centaur story in the works. Keep you eye out for them in 2009.

Is there anything you’d like to ask readers?
I think I ask them for enough when I tempt them into buying any of my books! I’d much rather thank them—and you—for supporting the authors you love. 

Thank you Lucinda for the interview!

You can find out more about Lucinda by visiting her website:  http://www.lucindabetts.com/ 

moonshadow.jpgLucinda kindly offered a copy of Moon Shadow to one lucky reader!
All you have to do is leave a comment below!
 
Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on January 21! 
It is up to you to return to see if you won and to contact me if you see your name!
MUST BE OVER 18 TO ENTER! 
By entering you are stating you are over 18! 

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39 Responses to Lucinda Betts Completes the Sentences and a Few Questions…

  1. Jane says:

    Hi Lucinda,
    What would you have been if you weren’t a writer?

  2. brownone says:

    LOVED the answers to your “complete the sentence”! 🙂
    I haven’t read anything by you as of yet, but I’m always on the lookout for new authors. I’ll have to check you out at my bookstore!

  3. Crystal B. says:

    Great answers. Loved your interview.

  4. Jolene says:

    Hi Lucinda… just had to pop in before work and say hi and that your books are out of this world.. thanks for coming and sharing with us.. Jennifer..i have Moon Shadow..so dont include my name today… but thanks for putting such a wonderful couple weeks together.. you invited some of the best of the best…

  5. Ali says:

    Lucinda, I loved your answers to “complete the sentence,” too, LOL
    I love your books and look forward to your 2008 releases *g*

  6. Eva S says:

    Great answers, they made me smile too! I’ll be looking for your books, now and in 2009!

  7. pearl says:

    Interesting interview and loved reading the answers. Best of success and love the book.

  8. Wendy says:

    HI, Lucinda! love your answer to complete the sentence, too! especially I am the walrus, made me choke on my coffee, too funny!

    I haven’t read your book but Moon Shadow looks great so I look forward to reading it soon. 😀

    Happy friday!

  9. ThatBrunette says:

    Lucinda,

    Your answers to the blanks were great! You’d be a good Match Game player. The song lyrics were my faves. You didn’t need the hints. 🙂

  10. fedora says:

    Lucinda, thank you for a terrific interview–it was really fun to read your answers! Thanks for taking the time to let us know a bit more about you 🙂

    I just read your story in Pure Sex and LOVED it. I can’t wait to read more of your writing!

  11. Stefanie D says:

    Lucinda, that was a hi-la-ri-ous interview!!!! I’ve been smiling the whole time! 😀

  12. Hi Jane:

    What would I have been if I wasn’t a writer? I’d be an international spy. In fact, maybe I am. Maybe this whole writing thing is a cover. If I told you the truth, I’d have to kill you.

    SWAK,
    Lucinda

  13. Dearest Fedora:

    So glad you loved The Bet in PURE SEX! You’re in good company because that story won the Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence in Writing, Yey!

  14. Dearest Brownone, Crystal, Wendy, ThatBrunette and Stephanie:

    I’m so very glad you laughed at my jokes, but my goal was to make you spit your coffee (or eggnog or beer) all over you keyboards. Obviously, your keyboards are still working, so I must perfect my art of hilarity,

    Seriously, I’m glad you enjoyed the interview, and thanks so much for the support!

    SWAK,
    Lucinda

  15. Dearest Jolene and Ali:

    It’s so nice to see the chatroom regulars here! Kisses to both of you.

    Lucinda

  16. Dearest Pearl:

    Thank you for your kind wishes. I wish you the best for 2008 too!

    SWAK,
    Lucinda

  17. Jennifer Y says:

    Lucinda, thank you so much for making me laugh and smile…and believe me, my keyboard was in serious jeopardy when I prepared this post! 🙂

  18. And if you’re in the mood, please go and vote for your favorite romance at:

    http://www.critters.org/predpoll/novelr.shtml

    Moon Shadow would appreciate your votes and so would I!

  19. Cherie J says:

    I had to chuckle at some of the answers to the “complete the sentence” interview. I have not read one of Lucinda’s books yet but I do love fantasy and paranormal books. I must say that I have to remedy that soon. Moon Shadow sounds intriguing.

  20. Teresa W. says:

    Enjoyed your interview and your complete the sentences put a smile on my face while reading them!

  21. LOL Lucinda…this inteview is *so* you…

    I am…the walrus??? So not, babe. (snert)

    and hey… a little Pure Sex goes a long way.

    Bonnie (cackling but not sniveling nor whining)

  22. Susan Lyons says:

    Damn you, Lucinda, now I have all these songs in my head and can’t concentrate on anything else! Hilarious interview.

  23. JSL says:

    Hi Lucinda,
    Your “complete the sentence” answers were hilarious! (Jennifer – I hadn’t seen that before – loved it.)

  24. I don’t know, Susan. I think you can you can use all that music I put in your head. Surely your newest heroine needs to pole dance! “I like to move it move it.” Of course, “I hope you dance” would take a pretty talented pole dancer… maybe it’s not such a good idea.

  25. Bonnie, I AM SO the walrus. I have big tusks and lovely whiskers. Don’t be jealous.

  26. Dearest JSL, Teresa and Cherie,

    See comment #14. Hope your keyboard was not imperiled.

    SWAK,
    Lucinda

  27. Angie-la says:

    Lucinda, I loved your ‘complete the sentence’ responses!
    You’re most amusing…

  28. Wendy says:

    “Bonnie, I AM SO the walrus. I have big tusks and lovely whiskers. Don’t be jealous.”

    LOL! I spilled OJ on my keyboard and flap it around to air dry it, it sorta worked. 😀

  29. danette says:

    Cute sentence interview, now I’ve got Madagascar in my head from the I like to move it,move it. lol

  30. Little Lamb Lost says:

    Oh Lucinda…I read your interview and the result was aimed higher than your hopes….coffee missed the keyboard but hit the screen quite well.

  31. Laura K says:

    Just getting into the vampire and furry genres. Would love to read your latest.

  32. acdaisy77 says:

    I enjoyed reading the sentences you completed. Great interview!

  33. LOL, Lucinda! You had me cracking up!

  34. Ayreann says:

    Great interview or should I say “finish the sentence.” I love your books.

  35. bluecat says:

    I totally loved your answers! Cheap Trick is great!

  36. Laura J says:

    This was so funny! Thanks for making me laugh Lucinda!!!! The only problem now is I can’t get that Move it song out my head!!!!

  37. janedoe2006 says:

    nice interview! lol i hate getting songs stuck in my head,, i had the barney the purple dino, song stuck for days one time ACK

  38. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I’m loving all the interviews. (and now I have the barney song stuck in my head)
    Please enter me

  39. tina brunelle says:

    wonderful interview! loved it.

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