Welcome to Romancing the Darkside Lacey!! I’m a huge fan and am so excited to have you with us today! So without any further ado…
Give us three interesting facts about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I’m a natural introvert. My first reaction to anything is to stand back and be the wallflower. NO ONE believes this because I tend to really put myself out there front and center, but it has taken years of training to get myself to do that. I always have more fun though when I push through it.
2. I’m a little O.C.D. about things … like piles of products. When I was at RomCon I had to keep straightening everyone’s swag on the table. I hate messy piles! Everything looks prettier when it’s all nice and even. LOL
3. I have no patience what-so-ever! If I want something, I want it right now. It doesn’t work too well with writing. I’m waiting for someone to invent one of those little machines they have on Star Trek—ask it for something and it appears. That’s exactly what I need!! Unfortunately the universe has decided I need to learn patience instead so I have to wait for everything. *sigh* Ha,ha.
What has writing helped you discover about yourself?
It’s helped me see I can follow a project all the way through from beginning to end. I don’t know if I’ve just been searching my whole life for the thing that would define me, but I’ve kind of been a “Jane” of all trades. I went to school to major in music, switched my major to emergency medicine and worked in that field for a while before trying out massage therapy. Those have all been great things in my life, but I felt like I was floating along waiting to find the one thing I would really connect with. I think this is what I’ve been waiting for. I feel a dedication to it that was missing from other ventures in my life.
With Paranormal Romance being so popular these days, what inspired you to make your series Young Adult and not adult PNR?
I didn’t consciously set out to make it a certain genre—that was just the way the story evolved. The characters popped into my head one day and started talking to me. This has been their story from the get go. They’re the ones in the driver’s seat. If I try to make them do things they don’t want to do they get mad and quit talking!! LOL I sound like a head case, but ask any author … it’s true. The characters are the ones in charge of the story. I guess they wanted it to be Young Adult! 😀
Your book covers in this series have recently been given an awesome makeover. Why the change and do you partake in the design process at all?
Thank you! I’m glad you like them!
Well, first off I was never thrilled with the covers to begin with. I always felt there was something lacking. I was getting ready to participate with the Indie Book Collective in a large event called the Menage A Blog and I had someone give me an awesome suggestion for the covers. The muse for my character, Vance, is actor Matt Lanter. Many of my readers know that and relate the character to Matt. This person said that since Matt was participating in the event by giving away a signed photo for my Grand Prize basket, I might be missing a great marketing opportunity by not allowing the reader to associate him with the covers. The books were being moved to a new publisher and were scheduled for a new look too. So the covers were redesigned so the reader could put their own idea of Vance in there.
I’ve had help with my covers in the past. This time I designed/made them myself using some ideas from color and keyword association of readers. When I was done I showed them around to some other great cover artists for their opinions and tweaked them here or there if needed. I’ve been really happy with the end result and I love seeing people gushing over them on their blogs. That totally makes my day!
Can we expect to see any new supernatural beings in the Of Warlocks & Witches series?
Yes, sort of. I introduce a different kind of magic in book four that comes through a different species. There will also be some new magical elements in book five, Possession of Souls, as well. I wanted this world to encompass all sorts of magic and religious beliefs. It’s kind of like one big mixing pot, stirring bits and pieces of all kinds of lore and deities together. Lots of fun stuff happening!
I think it’s fair to say everyone that has read your books loves Portia and Vance together. How would you describe their relationship in one sentence?
LOL! You aren’t going to go easy on me, are you? Let’s see. Hmmm. How’s this? Intense, unconditional love trying to survive an onslaught of dark magical mayhem, and gut wrenching betrayal.
Which character in your books would you love to trade places with and why?
HA! Umm … no one? That’s a scary place to be! LOL Honestly, though, if I were to ever trade places it would be with Portia—just so I could make out with Vance!! *Yep! You read that right!!* I think that would be a little bit of heaven right there! 😉
What would you say is your motto in life?
Think positive! Try to put out into the world what you would like back from it. It’s amazing what an attitude adjustment can do for someone! Positive thoughts will bring about positive actions and brings positive results. Negative thoughts work the same way. Which would I rather have? Definitely the positive!
What book is currently on your nightstand?
LOL! I just got back from RomCon … there are 26 books on my nightstand! I’m currently reading in the first chapters of Wolfsbane, by Andrea Cremer, Vanish, by Sophie Jordan, and Drink of Me, by Jaquelyn Frank.
Any upcoming projects you’d like to share with us?
Sure. I’m working on book 5 in this series. I’ve written the ending already, just going back and filling in some more of the events that lead up to it now, but it’s mostly done. I’m also working on a fairytale/fantasy romance I hope to release this year around Christmas. It’s called Fairytale: Castle in the Clouds. I have several other stories in the works as well, both YA and Adult. I’m looking forward to sharing those with everyone too. I’m also scheduling ahead for some promotion events too, different cons and things like that, so hopefully I’ll be able to get around more and interact with some readers in person! That would be awesome!!
Just for fun:
Warlocks or demons? Demon warlocks!
Morning person or night owl? Definitely a night owl.
If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only chose one person, who would you want for company? Too many choices. I can think of LOTS of people I would want to be that one person. (Probably my husband. Hopefully the island will have cell service or smoke signals so I can keep texting my BFF! LOL)
What’s your current guilty pleasure? Ha, ha! *Looks around discretely* Chocolate and hunky cover models.
What’s your favorite vacation spot? The Sonoran Sea Resort in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. (a.k.a. Rocky Point)
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer all my questions Lacey and congratulations on Blood of the White Witch which I know will be another hit for you!
Thanks so much for hosting me!! 😉
While searching for Vance’s missing mother, they realize they are suddenly unsure of who to trust, learning that sometimes things are not always as they appear. When Vance’s demon characteristics abruptly begin to resurface again without warning, the horrible truth comes out, crashing down upon them and shattering some of their most precious dreams. Once the deadly plan is uncovered, Portia and Vance find themselves hastily rushing against the hands of time in an attempt to stop an ancient ritual from being performed. But will they be successful before fate reaches out to twist them cruelly, possibly separating them and changing magic forever? Passion, loyalties, powers, and family ties, will all be tested when dangerous adventures abound in this third installment in the Of Witches and Warlocks series, Blood of the White Witch.
About the Author:
Lacey Weatherford has always had a love of books. She wanted to become a writer after reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.
When she is not reading, writing, blogging, or doing book tours for her current series, she can often be found out at sporting/musical events which her kids are in or texting like crazy with her best friend.
Lacey resides in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she lives with her husband, six children, one son-in-law, and the family dog Sophie.
Lacey has been generous enough to give away one e-copy to EACH reader who comments on this post! Yeah you heard right…EACH reader!
I find it fascinating to hear that the characters sometimes just start talking and get a life of their own – as in demand to get their story written. I love PNR and a hunky cover model / hero. What’s missing? Ahhh! Chocolate… 🙂
The blurb sounds great. Thanks so much for giving each commenter a copy. That’s so nice.
Greetings from Germany!
Thanks for the post. What an amazing giveaway! I am looking forward to reading it. And I will patiently await Fairytale: Castle in the Clouds.
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Great interview. The book sounds great. That is so nice of you to give away a copy to every reader, I’m looking forward to reading it 🙂
(This is Lacey. I’m having trouble commenting as “myself,” so I may be anonymous! LOL)
Thank you, ladies for coming by and participating! I love reading your comments!
Lori, it’s a thrill to be hosted here again on you beautiful site! Thank you so much…and for the fabulous review too. It totally made my day! 😀
Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com
Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m excited to read it.
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This book sounds great and I’d love to read it!
My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Wow it sounds so interesting. I can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for the peek inside. I think I’m hooked already!
well hot dang! sign me up for a free copy! lol. Can’t wait to read the new version!
That’s because Lacey rocks!!!!
What a generous giveaway! Thanks!
Duuuude! Did you say WALLFLOWER? You are speaking to the SUPER/EXTRA/OVERLY OUTRAGEOUS extrovert!
I know… It’s hard to believe right? *sigh* I’m modest too… 😉
Oh my lovely I knew were were kindred spirits – anyone who loves chocolate is my friend for life. Thank you so much for you wonderful generosity of sharing with us today – so far the tour is awesome.
Everybody gets a copy?!? Wow!!!
You mention you’re writing book #5 in the series. How many total are planned?
HA! HA! Ashley!! I love it!! Like I said … NO ONE believes me. Bels actually snorted and called me Pinnochio!
@amc05 The 5th book is the last one! 😀
What a great interview, Lacey!! And I’m SO excited to read your book! It sounds like a great one, and I’m really glad that you are giving us a chance to win a copy:)
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For someone who doesn’t have patience, you certainly do love tormenting your readers don’t you? Can it be February already?
And shame on putting a big grin when saying book 5 is the last in the series! I want the story to never end! You do know Vance and Portia will continue to talk to you when you are “done,” right?
@Valerie LOL! Hey…what can I say…I’m a mean torturous individual/wallflower! hahahahaha
I’m so excited for this tour! I’ve been anticipating it since the last one. I can’t wait to dive into the Vancedom again.
People tell me I have OCD too, I think they are crazy I mean all I do is eat candy pieces (ie. reese’s pieces, m&m) in even numbers and same colors 😉 (already have the ebooks, not entering)
Oh, these books sounds so awesome 😀 I really want to read them. <3 Thank you :) Great interview, btw :D
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Glad to see everything worked out with your covers and the books sound incredible! I’ve not heard of this series before, so I’ll definitely be checking into it now:)
Hi Lacey, I loved the interview & I really loved your comment on positive attitude and thoughts. I agree totally on that one. Ok I do have a question, How in the world do you find time to write with such a huge family. You must be exhusted;-)
You’re a new author for me, and I’m looking forward to reading your books. Thank you.
Hi Lacey, the interview was fantastic. You are a new Author for me as well but I am so looking forward to reading your new book, I love the cover art. Thank you
Hi Lori! Hi Lacey! Great interview ladies! I’ll be on the look out for more of Lacey’s work. Sounds very interesting!
Thanks for the giveaway
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Thanks everyone for your support and for showing Lacey and I some blogging love! I hope you all enjoy Blood of the White Witch as much as I did! <3
Just having fun here going through the blogs and catching up on this great tour.
wow that is so sweet!
Great interview Thank you so much for sharing! I have Wolfsbane,vanish and Bloodlines on my nightstand 🙂 Im sad to see Vance and portia end Love the books so much! Thank you for the fun blog tour!
is the free ecopy still available? if so, i’d love to have it
Since you like Puerto Peñasco in Mexico, you might also like to visit “La Riviera Maya” (near Cancun), also in Mexico.
Oh fail on me, I thought I commented on this post. I love reading the just for fun questions, it’s a fun way to get to know an author!
this books looks so interesting