TQ: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Dakota: Everything about my writing is a quirk--no wait, that's a joke. LOLLOL I'm not sure if it's a quirk, but I worry if I don't have smokes, I'll never make it through page one.
TQ: Who are some of your favorite writers? and who do you feel has influenced your writing?
Dakota: Nina Bangs, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Susan Elizabeth Philipps, Karen Rose. I'm all over the place as far as genre goes, but to me, these people are masters at what they do. So they've all influenced me in one way or another.
TQ: Are you a plotter or a panster?
Dakota: Damn. A Pantser. Which always gets me in trouble. Always. I get midway in a book and have no idea how to move the plot forward because I only had a vague concept and a title. That's how all books begin for me--title and crazy concept :)
TQ: How many books are planned for the Hell series?
Dakota: Not sure at this point where the Hell series is going or if it will go anywhere. I loved writing it, but I have two other series as well, keeping up has gotten hard. LOL
TQ: Who would you pick to play Marcella and Kellen in a movie or TV series?
Dakota: You know, I don't know and that's only because I don't have a fully formed picture of them in my head at any time. What I do see very clearly is their emotions--they're each like this big ball of happy, sad, snarky, cranky or whatever. So the image I create is left open for interpretation by readers. However, I did meet someone the other night who looks exactly like I'd picture Marty from the Accidentals. I swear, she just clicked for me. I think I'd probably have to see a movie star in person for it to click. Much in the way that I can't describe what I'd like on a cover of a book, but when I see what I don't want, it clicks, ya know? That was confusing as shit, wasn't it? :)
TQ: Do you and Marcella have anything in common?
Dakota: Yeah--I love Pier One as much as she does, and I have an incredibly fresh mouth. LOL
TQ: What's next?
Dakota: Just finished book five in the accidentals titled, Accidentally Catty.Next for release is my first in my contemporary series titled, You Dropped A Blonde On Me in Dec. 2010, and as far as writing goes, the third in this series is on my plate next!
TQ: Thank you!!
Kiss &Hell (Hell Series 1)
Besides being sinfully hot-in a college professor sort of way-all signs point to Clyde Atwell being much more than the ordinary spirit. In fact, he's a newbie demon whose first assignment is to take Delaney back down to hell with him. Yeah, like that's going to happen on the first date.
Dakota can be found at her website, on Twitter, on Facebook, and at her Yahoo Group.
One commenter will win a copy of My Way to Hell and a small Devil Duckie.
To have a chance to win My Way to Hell and the Devil Duckie leave a comment telling The Qwillery what you would miss the most if you were banished to the plane between heaven and hell.
If you tweet the contest, we’ll give you another entry for the tweet as well. You can tweet as much as you like, but it only counts once. If you also mention the contest on Facebook, we’ll give you another entry. You can mention it on Facebook a zillion times, but you only get one extra entry. You can also mention the contest on your blog (it must be your blog) to get another entry. If you are a follower of The Qwillery you get another entry. You can get a maximum of 5 entries (comment, tweet, FB mention, blog mention, Follower). Provide us a link in the comments so we know that you tweeted or Facebooked or blogged. Please leave The Qwillery a way to contact you.
The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.
Goooooood Morning Dakota! Although I know you're not *quite* awake yet. LOL What a great interview, both of you. I just love, love, love the characters you create. I wish you tons of success and many, many more books. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on the newest release!
P. S. Qwill, no need to enter me in the contest - I have a devil duckie I adopted from a high school (LOL, long story) and also a copy of MYTH. Just wanted to show my support!
Congrats on the new release!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for the giveaway!! I'd so love to win this!
I am an old follower.
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Congrats on the new release. The thing I'd miss the most is chocolate.ReplyDelete
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What I would miss most? hmm...chocolate! :)ReplyDelete
I am a follower! I so want this book! ;)
Jinx! Sandi and I posted at the same time with the same answer! LOLReplyDelete
Hello Dakota! I so agree! Must have them smokes handy at all times!ReplyDelete
The thing I would miss the most are my books of course!!! I constantly have one in my hand and would be lost without one! Of course I would miss Dakota's the most! ( I know how you like your reader's to kiss up!XX)
Froggy--your plane doesn't have chocolate? What kind of crap is that? LOLReplyDelete
Thanks, all, for stopping by!
Great interview. Congrats on your new release. I would miss my Bengal cats. They are my babies.ReplyDelete
Banished?? I'm guessing I'd miss my family most, but of THINGS and not people, I'd have to say internet... I have an addiction, I can't deny it.ReplyDelete
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Umm, I rt'd Dakota, not sure how to post that here :/
Umm, I think you know how to find me, but then again I could be wrong :D
what I'd miss most, besides coffee, is getting to read the hilarious musings of authors like Dakota Cassidy and Michele Bardsley. Go girls!ReplyDelete
Yes, DC I've already bought the book but if I win I can always give it to a friend as a birthday gift.
I'm a new follower. Just finsihed Accidental Werewolf, gonna start Accidently Dead tonight. :DReplyDelete
Congrats on the book release. LOL
I'd miss lots of things. My PSP, wireless internet, Call of Duty Online, TV, My soaps. My books. My Laptop.
The thing I'd miss the MOST though would be my family. Even though they're mean, they're family and I do depend on them ALOT. Who else would pay for all of the above? LOL.
+1 What I would miss the most would be my kids but if I was going to pick something other than them I would have to say Ice Cream. I love ice cream and having to go the rest of my life without it would seem bleak.ReplyDelete
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I would miss my family for one but also I would miss margaritas and books and Hump Day. LOLReplyDelete
If Marcella is having a time communicating with others, I would be in deep s - trouble! I would miss my e-mails from family and friends. I am an Internet junkie and don't do too well without it.ReplyDelete
I really love that pic of you, but the youtube of your award acceptance is truely priceless!ReplyDelete
If I was banished to that realm, I would miss written communication in the form of blogs, books and email.
I am an old follower (and I hope I win!)
I just started my way to hell (page 4). So far so good!! :)ReplyDelete
What would I miss most? It is a toss up between a good paranormal book and diet pepsi!!
Love ya, Dakota!
Sadly I would miss my ex husbands BS! NO WAIT...scratch that...ReplyDelete
Ummm what would I miss? Well with the given great foods and people and adult beverages and books that would be missed by everyone... Id say reality TV...I mean really , The Bach, Dancing with the Star, IDOL, Big Brother...we all need someone's drama to feed off of. That way we know we're not THAT crazy, right? Oh and I know you guys would miss me...if you were banished it goes with out saying(as you can see from the above posts)Jen B
Being banished would have sucked, royally. I mean seriously, how can I ogle really hot guys asses? Right? I'm going to miss a lot of things like my best friend's corny jokes, guys cute little butts, my moms naked dancing, my dads tattoos on his moobies.... I guess that's it. I'll especially miss ALL the upcoming books... :)) I'm just a new follower. :)ReplyDelete
Keep on ROCKIN!,
Hi Dakota! *waves*ReplyDelete
I'm not sure what I'd miss considering I don't know the rules of the plane between heaven and hell. Hmmm...my puppy, if they don't allow them. Chocolate was definitely a good one to mention. Horror movies. Coke a cola. I could go on for days...
There had better be books there, because that would be what I would miss. Well that and the internet.ReplyDelete
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I believe I would miss my computer (with internet) the most. I was gonna say books, but I could read them on the computer, and do so much more.ReplyDelete
I haven't had a chance to read the first Hell book, but I'm going to have to fix that right away because if Dakota is as funny in her books as she is for real, I'll be laughing a lot.
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Good afternoon my literay Goddess,ReplyDelete
Got the book in my little red hot hands and will be up all night reading. Maybe I should introduce your devil duckie to my klingon duckie. They have both been to other worlds. I love all your books and can;t wait for the next two. I'm a freelance journalist and photographer. I read your books to forget about what I cover like arson, murder, politics, etc.
You will always have readers
I think I currently live on that plane ;)ReplyDelete
If I were to go to a different plane, I would miss my bed and pillows. As well as my books, my Mac and my pink fuzzy slippers!
I am a follower.
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Love the interview.ReplyDelete
I would miss reading, chocolate and my family.
LOL--you guys have some awesome answers--my computer and my pink fuzzy slippers. LMAOReplyDelete
Man, I can't pick just one thing...I'd miss just about everything. Even my annoying mother (just kidding...in case she ever reads this :) )ReplyDelete
Have the book, just waiting for a chance to sit down and read it, in peace and quiet. Like that will ever happen. LOL
My books and the internet!!ReplyDelete
Awesome contest, I'd love to be entered to win.
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Hey, DC! Posted this exact same query on FB so this may seem repetitive.....ReplyDelete
What is this "fifth" in the series bit? Never saw the fourth. Major ax to grind with my Borders!
Now, being a cat person, can hardly wait for Accidentally Catty to come out. I'm sure my feline guys will love hearing it aloud. J/K!
What I would miss if I was Banished is Ice Tea I drink it day and night.And books always reading them.ReplyDelete
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You guys were awesome today--thank you for commenting! Your answers made me smile.ReplyDelete
Big hugs all 'round,
My lovely Family absolutely !!ReplyDelete
I'm so crossing my fingers to win this !!
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I would miss books the most....then music.......ReplyDelete
I think, that I would miss reading the most.ReplyDelete
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Dakota rocks! Just have to say that first. I think what I would miss the most, despite their constant arguing, would be my family. Ask me in a few years when I have two teenage girls in my house and I think I will be begging to be banished!ReplyDelete
Congrats on another release Dakota! Hm, banished between heaven and hell actually sounds kind of peaceful, but there's probably no cell reception, so I'd miss talking to loved ones. And seeing them, of course. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
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Hi Dakota!!!! I love your books like a fat kid loves cake! Congrats on your new release and I wish you best!ReplyDelete
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I won't even lie, I would absolutely miss the internet the most. You can do almost anything on the internet: read, listen to music, watch movies/TV shows, correspond with people, etc. Without the internet I am not sure I know how to function.ReplyDelete
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Yay DC! Happy belated book birthday. :) (And yay, Accidentally Catty is finished! I'm really looking forward to that one. *g*)ReplyDelete
So, what would I miss the most? Aside from the sappy-yet-true things (my daughter, my husband, my family), I think I'd miss ice cream.
My zombie devil ducky totally needs a devil ducky friend... ;)
Hmm it's hard to say. Probably either food or handbags, it's a tough choice (I'd actually probably miss my boyfriend most, but that just sounds sappy).ReplyDelete
Wait, you do get to be clothed, right? Otherwise I'd definitely miss that!
The books sound awesome, will have to put both on my "wanted" list! :) Thanks for the giveaway!
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PS: The devil duckie is sheer AWESOMENESS. I want!!
I would miss my kids. Boring answer, but none the less true.
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what you would miss the most if you were banished to the plane between heaven and hell.ReplyDelete
hi dakota! i'm still chuckling from your video and can't wait to read your new book!
of course, i would miss my family, fiance, friends.....sappy, i know....but i would also miss the internet, books, and hot sauce!
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Congrats on your new release Dakota! I'm looking forward to reading your books, they look like a lot fun to read.ReplyDelete
Oh, I would miss Blue Bell Chocolate Chip ice cream in the most terrible way. I've been eating it since I was kid, and will never tire of the stuff. ;)
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I would miss my family and books the most!
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I would miss being close to my family.ReplyDelete
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Oh, god! I would miss my books!!! My beautiful bookshelves!! It'll be pure torture!ReplyDelete
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Congrats Dakota on your new release!!
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Count me in thanks! Looks great! I would miss my family the most:)ReplyDelete
Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! I LOVE how cute all of Dakota's covers look, they are so attractive :-)ReplyDelete
+1 If I were banished I would mostly miss my family: my dad and mom,a nd my two little sisters, and my best friend, at least she could be banished with me so we would ahve a great time :-D
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Congrats on the new release!ReplyDelete
I would miss my family, my books, my laptop...well probably everything. :)
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Congratulations on new release!I've read the 1st book and it's awesome!really need to win next!what will i miss most? spageti!does that count?ReplyDelete
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I'd miss my laptop and my books.ReplyDelete
Hi Dakota!!! I would definitely miss chocolate and chocolate martinis that would be so hard. :)ReplyDelete
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I would miss my family and probably pizza. :)ReplyDelete
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