Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Interview with Dakota Cassidy and Giveaway - March 2, 2011

Please welcome Dakota Cassidy to The Qwillery.

TQ:  Describe the Accidentally Catty in 140 characters or less.

Dakota:  Cougar-aged vet meets hunky, allegedly younger shapeshifting cougar w/amnesia. Much wonking and mayhem ensues. Much. And then there's Nina.

TQ:  How have the dynamics between Marty, Nina and Wanda changed since the first book in the Accidental series, The Accidental Werewolf?

Dakota:  I think they're tighter than they've ever been and they really, really know each other. They know each other's limits (especially when it comes to Nina), and their identities in the friendship are more clearly defined. And no matter how much they argue, disagree on their paranormal crisis tactics, no matter how many designer discount outlet malls Marty drags Nina to, in the end, they're always there for each other.

TQ:  Who is your favorite character or characters to write?

Dakota:  Probably whomever I'm writing at the time. I can't choose because they each have unique qualities that make them enjoyable or difficult. Though, I can tell you, writing Nina is the absolute best way to blow off some steam and use the foulest language evah.

TQ:  Without giving anything away, what it your favorite scene or scenes in Accidentally Catty?

Dakota:  Hmmmm, probably when Katie finds out she has a rare, unique ability that I can't tell you about because it'll spoil it. But, yeah. Oh, and the tweeting. It cracks me up that the girls have an account for OOPS and tweet. But that might just be me...

TQ:  What is the playlist for the Accidentally Catty?

Dakota:  I have the same playlist for every book and it's always one without lyrics. If I have lyrics, I'm screwed because I'm the lyrics savant. So Vivaldi, Kenny G., some Paganini, and even a little Zamfir :)

TQ:  How many books are planned for the Accidental series?

Dakota:  Believe it or not, there are two more. Accidentally Dead Again in which I write my first ever accidental dude and Nina finds out she has a half-sister, and the as yet decided upon Accidental Djinn/Genie/Jeannie--Jeannie being the heroine's name.  :)

TQ:  What's next? /this is where you tell me about your upcoming books, etc./

Dakota:  Well, I'm in the midst of Accidentally Dead Again, and hoping I get to write more in my contemp series. Next release is Burning Down The Spouse on July 5, 2011, the second in my contemp series!

Dakota's Books

Accidental Series
The Accidental Werewolf
Accidental 1
(February 5, 2008)
When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy.

Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights. And she must put her out-of-control life in the hands of the man who makes her blood run wild in more ways than one...

Accidentally Dead
Accidental 2
(July 1, 2008)
A vampire puts the bite on a dental assistant.

It’s a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman when a patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. But for real drama she can’t beat the next evening. Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there’s a good explanation: It’s her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Actually they’re perfect for each other—if Nina’s willing to commit to one man for eternity.


The Accidental Human
Accidental 3
(March 3, 2009)
Immortality bites- new from the author of Accidentally Dead and The Accidental Werewolf.
Wanda Schwartz is raking in the dough selling Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics-and she's a pro at recruiting new saleswomen. So, she's shocked when a man comes to one of her in-home parties-a very hot man. Heath Jefferson is sure to put some extra spin into a lot of women's color wheels.
When Wanda is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it doesn't have to be a death sentence. With a werewolf and a vampire for best friends, she has options that most ordinary people wouldn't. As Wanda ponders what to do about her mortality, Heath reveals he has secrets, and one of them is that his former bloodlust has turned into an old-fashioned lust-for Wanda. And he's already given up too much to lose the love of his lifetimes.

Accidentally Demonic
Accidental 4
(February 2, 2010)
The devilish new novel from the national bestselling author of The Accidental Human

When mild-mannered Casey Schwartz wakes up in jail, she has no memory of how she got there. But after her sister, Wanda, bails her out, Casey has more to deal with than a foggy memory-like abrupt mood swings and fireballs shooting from her fingertips. But things really head south when a vampire shows up on her doorstep...

Vampire Clayton Gunnersson is seriously hot. And seriously taken-by a demon. In a ritual gone wrong, Clayton tried to get rid of his unwanted bond, but spilled some demonic blood on Casey, getting her possessed in the process. Now, Casey has to share her body and manage to keep her growing attraction to Clayton in check, because falling for her demon's boyfriend just might get Casey killed-from the inside out.

Accidentally Catty
Accidental 5
(March 1, 2011)
A purrr-fectly scintillating new novel from the national bestselling author of Accidentally Demonic.

Katie Woods never thought she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York-not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind.

After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with then her animal attraction to a much younger guy-she has to figure how to stop herself from becoming a cougar of the four-legged variety.

Ex- Trophy Wives Series
You Dropped A Blonde on Me
Ex-Trophy Wives 1
(December 7, 2010)
A delightful new romantic comedy from an author who "never disappoints."* (New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson)

She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.

Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn't that smart, funny girl he's crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he's wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves...

Burning Down the Spouse
Ex-Tropy Wives 2
(July 5, 2011)
After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind—on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt’s retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker—reformed trophy wife and owner of Trophy Jobs Inc. employment agency—arrives to give Frankie a much needed kick in the pants.

Soon, Frankie lands a job as a prep chef at a Greek diner in New Jersey, home to the world’s best meatloaf and an owner who resembles an exquisitely chiseled Greek statue. Falling into bed with Nikos isn’t the best idea, but after years of living in a man’s shadow, this ex-trophy wife is ready to get busy cooking...

Dakota has written a lot of books in addition to the ones listed above including Kiss & Hell (Hell 1) and My Way to Hell (Hell 2).

About Dakota

Dakota Cassidy lives for a good laugh in life and in her writing. In fact, she almost loves a good giggle as much as she loves hair products and that's saying something.

Her goals in life are simple, (like really simple): banish the color yellow forever, create world peace via hot rollers and Aqua Net; and finally, nab every tiara in the land by competing in the Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Miss World pageants, then sweeping them in a stunning trifecta of much duct tape and Vaseline usage, all in just under one week. Oh, and write really fun books!

Dakota lives in Texas with her two sons, her mother, more cats and dogs than the local animal shelter and has a husband who puts the heroes in her books to shame.

Dakota's Links

The Giveaway


What:  One commenter will win a copy of Accidentally Catty (Accidental 5).

How:  Leave a comment telling The Qwillery what you would like to become... accidentally? Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: 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, March 9, 2011. Void where prohibited by law.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*


  1. Hmmm i would like to become an Angel

    GFC follower

  2. A dolphin would be my choice since I love the water!

  3. LOL... Accidentally RICH!!

    Follower of The Qwillery.


    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  4. I would not mind accidently becoming a wolf.
    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  5. An Owl, but in the country not the city.

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  6. I think because I love the big cats I would choose becoming a were-leopard.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  7. Accidentally a mermaid:)

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  8. I would accidentally love to become a witch.

    GFC follower-BLHmistress

  9. I'd accidently want to become a jaguar.

    gfc follower

  10. I think I'd like to be

    "Accidentally Younger" I wonder if Dakota could pull that off for me. LOL

    I've posted the contest links to both my FB page and Twittered to my followers.I've also become a follower of the

  11. I would like to become an accidental witch - like Willow, powerful but less crazy!

    Jeni (

  12. I'd like to accidentally become a tiger. Beautiful creatures.

    Stephanie G

    Paranormal Haven

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  14. I think accidently fairy might be cool!


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  15. I would love to be a werewolf...even if by accident it would be a wonderful
    experience......*S* Go on a night time run with them...and snuggle with my soulmate for sure among other things....*BEG*

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  16. I would love to accidentally become... a kitty! I love cats!

    I am a follower of the Qwillery!

  17. I would like to accidentally become a Goddess. That would uh-maze-ing!

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    Jessica Hansen

  18. Hmmm... how about accidentally a superhero. I probably wouldn't do anything superhero-y but I really want superpowers. Super speed would be really helpful in reading all of the books that I want to!

    bittenbooks at gmail dot com

  19. I would like to become accidentally patient. LOL, I know it's not anything special, but as I am typing this my two boys are fighting, again, and my daughter is yelling and throwing a fit because I said no to ice cream. Jeesh!! I would love to be able to brush of the fits and the things that get under my skin instead of having to take a trip to the bathroom for deep breaths.

    +1 comment
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  20. Uhm... I would love to become a genius XD

    GFC follower :D

    I tweeted:!/petit_sayumi/status/43117705070522368

    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  21. I want to be a doctor ;D



  22. hmm I would love to accidentally become a werewolf. I really think I would love shapeshifting.


  23. I'd like to accidentally become a vampire. I'm a nightowl anyway, so I'd adapt to the new lifestyle very quickly
    I can't wait to read Accidentally Catty, it sounds great.

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  24. I would like to accidentally become one of the Fae....hmm....could be interesting.
    Google follower...

  25. I would like to become an angel, or a mind controller

    +1 GFC follower


  26. Great give away. Good luck to everyone. I'm following and these books loo great.

    I'd love to accidentally be a vampire. Sure I'd hate though in reality - but my heads firmly stuck fantasy - that's how I like it!

    I'll gladly advertise this on my blog and at facebook.

    Shah .X

  27. First of all, I love Dakota Cassidy's books so I was extra pleased to read this interview! Lovely!
    I would like to be accidentally a (published) writer! I wouldn't mind at all!

    +1 comment
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  28. Accidentally female. Don't we all wonder what goes on in the heads of the "other side"?

  29. I think I would like to accidentally become a werewolf! They have a lot of great advantages!

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  30. Love to be accidentally rich!!
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  31. I would like to accidentally become a vampire :)


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  32. It'd be awesome to be turned into a mermaid or angel

  33. I would like to become a genius.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  34. I would like to accidentally become a witch. The Kim Novak in Bell, Book & Candle kind of witch.

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  35. I think it would be awesome to be a cat with all those reflexes and landing on your feet no matter what you fall from.

    GFC follower.


  36. Hi Dakota love your books cant wait to read Accidentally Catty it sounds fantastic .
    GFC follower wanda flanagan

  37. Hi! I'ma follower of the blog.
    I'd like to become a vampire.I think it'd be funny.

  38. I'd like to be accidentally And accidentally the winner!
    GFC follower.

  39. I'd accidentally like to become a cat. I am a huge cat lover and would like to be able to communicate with them.

  40. Accidentally Immortal and Rich :)

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  41. I think I would like to accidentally become a witch! If that means I can do awesome spells and such.

    +1 GFC follower