Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interview and Giveaway: Quinn Loftis

The lovely Quinn Loftis stopped by to have a chat with me. And she's giving away an e-book copy of Prince Of Wolves, whose 4th sequel, Out of The Dark, will release June 7th!! I will be throwing in an ebook copy of the following two books in the series as well.
GRAND PRIZE
Every book in the Grey Wolves series!
If you haven't read this series yet, you're missing a really sweet, funny story.
And Quinn is the sweetest gal ever, so that helps too :)

Prince of Wolves (The Grey Wolves, #1)  

So, Quinn, tell us about yourself!!

1. How did you come up with the story line behind your books?
I can't honestly say how The Grey Wolves Series began. I just sat down one day and started writing. Often my books will write themselves as I go, though I may have a general outline in my head of what I want the story to be about. Just One Drop is book 3 in the series and built on the first 2.
2. Are you planning to keep going and going, going?
That's the goal!
3. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A writer, then a teacher, then a writer, then a zoologist, then a writer again. It went on and on like that until I turned 31 and actually wrote a book. LOL.
4. Who's your favorite author and\or favorite book and why?
Favorite author in the Paranormal genre would be Patricia Briggs. Her books are interesting, fast paced, great characters and very electric relationships between her H&H.
Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice- come on, it's a classic!

5. Do you have a cast in mind if your book were ever to become a movie?
Not a clue. I'm not real familiar with the younger actors and actresses (that's really showing my age) but I imagine my fans would have suggestions!
6. What is something you wished you'd done differently when publishing your first book?
Better editing. Prince of Wolves is in the process of being re-edited and will be undergoing revisions. I will offer it as a free download for a while once its published newly revised.
7. What is something awesome that we can look forward to in future books?
For this series I think it's just getting to see our favorite characters lives pan out. Seeing where they end up after all of their trials. Book 7 in this series is going to be Vasile and Alina's story and I'm very excited about that one.
8. Any lessons learned or advice to new authors?
Get thick skin. Keep going even when you get discouraged. Never stop writing.
9. What's your absolute favorite thing about be an author?
Meeting all the amazing people who take time to read my books. You guys rock big time. Second favorite, meeting other amazing Indie authors, you guys rock big as well!
10. List 5 random things about yourself.
I sing, or hum, all the time and most of the time don't even realize I'm doing it.
I hate going into gas stations.
Sometimes I read the end of the book first to make sure it's a happy ending.
I have a Doberman Pinscher and she is the best dog ever.
I have purposely left out all the things I find annoying in other books out of my books.


For a chance to enter and win, be a follower of my blog and follow Quinn's Twitter as well here
@authquinnloftis, and comment below with an email address to reach you.

Also, anyone who tweets about the giveaway and tags me in it @authshellycrane, get's an extra entry!
Contest ends Sat, May 12th and I'll pick a winner that morning!

Good LUCK!!!

Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane

33 comments:

  1. How frikkin awsome :) nittni@yahoo.com

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  2. YES, PLEASE!! afullbookshelf{at}gmail{dot}com

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  3. I love Quinn's The Grey Wolves Series! thebookdiaries@gmail.com

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  4. Thank you Shelly-bean for having me on your site!!

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  5. Quinn is awesome!!! I want those books so bad!!! nunezjennifer@bellsouth.net

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  6. Quinn's books sound awesome. I've had her as a guest on my blog but haven't had a chance to read her books yet.

    I follow you via GFC as Sapphyria.
    I follow Quinn on Twitter @saphs_books
    I follow you on Twitter.
    I tweeted about the giveaway and tagged you too.

    Saph
    Saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  7. This is awesome! Please count me in!

    Never stop writing. This is a really good advice. I'm glad that Quinn didn't stop as well!

    <3
    Michelle
    sakuraakamichelle (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. cool! tweeted and tagged, added on twitter and am following both of you! think im following your blog, im not really sure how it works!

    twitter: sammyg124
    email: Gardinerandco@msn.com

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  9. Love the interview. I love Quinn Loftis to. Have read all her books and they are awesome!

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  10. Never heard of this author, but she sounds like my kinda gal.

    terrirochenski@yahoo.com

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  11. I haven't read this yet it sounds really good :)
    Charlenemartin76@yahoo.com

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  12. I love her series!! Such great books. jasminefinks@yahoo.com

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  13. - I follow you blog. (GFC: mecharodriguezo)
    - I follow you and Quinn on Twitter. (@mecharodriguezo)
    - I've tweeted about the giveaway. (https://twitter.com/#!/mecharodriguezo/status/200252334746501122)
    - I'm leaving this comment right now. (mercedes.rodriguez.orazi@gmail.com)
    To sum up:
    IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO TO WIN THESE AWESOME BOOKS? :)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. Awesome interview, ladies! Gas stations, huh!? lol

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  15. I follow your blog via GFC as VettekLisa
    I follow Quinn on Twitter @VettekLisa

    I've never read any of Quinn's books, but they sound interesting and I'm going to add them to my to read list.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  16. Awesome! I love new books to read so thanks for sharing! I'd never heard of them before! Thanks for being so amazing ladies!

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  17. Oh my gosh, Quinn Loftis is one of my favorite authors and her Grey Wolves series is amazing! Thanks for the interview, it's always fun to learn more about the author. I follow your blog. Email: mdenver14@gmail.com

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  18. Petty.Stephanie@gmail.com
    I love you shelly!

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  19. I keeping these books on Amazon...I need to sit down and read them!!!

    biancamutti@gmail.com

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  20. I follow your blog already (lindsey.smith05@gmail.com).
    I also follow Quinn and you on Twitter (@lyns8705).
    I also did a retweet of your tweet about the giveaway!
    I have been wanting to read these books for a while now! It'd be a great chance to finally read them!!!

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  21. Please enter me!

    Jayme_l@yahoo.com

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  22. Courtney PierceMay 9, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    I follow your blog (clockworkangel96@att.net)
    I follow you and Quinn on Twitter (Trust_Love_God)
    I tweeted about the giveaway:) (Trust_Love_God)
    Thanks for the giveaway, I love these books and I have been wanting to get a set of my own for a while now so I really hope I can win!!:D

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  23. Awesome series. Thank for the giveaways. Have read all her books and they are awesome! :-)
    tammy@kolmed.co.za

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  24. Followed and Tweeted! Thanks for the chance!! melissa_mosloski@yahoo.com

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  25. Followed and Tweeted. This is a great give away Shelly.

    danna.gregory@yahoo.com

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  26. Hi Shelly! Hi Quinn! :) this giveaway is amazing...thank you! Oh and awesome interview!

    Conlin2k7@hotmail.co.uk

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  27. I'm such a follower! I would love to win these books Shelly.
    Globug70@comcast.net

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  28. Love Your books Shelly!!!

    sweet.heart72697@gmail.com

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  29. I LOVE it all and I love you both too! There's nothing better than free books. (:

    tnnrsoul@aol.com

    P.S. My all time favorite series is Significance. (I love Bish!!) <3

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  30. Winner is Melissa Mosloski! You've been emailed ;) happy reading and thanks for entering everyone!

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  31. This interview was great! Thank you Shelly!

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