Good Afternoon Graceley & D.D.! Thank you for joining us for our Dirty Thirty. We’re glad you can make stop by our page and play a quick game for us and the readers to get you know you. So let’s get started, shall we? Give us 30 quick facts about you! And go!
Graceley: Any shade of black.
D.D.: Green. I love nature and greenery makes me feel at peace.
2.Preferred flavour of ice cream?
Graceley: Coffee, of course.
D.D.: OMG- Baskin Robbins Chocolate Chip – OR Jamoca Almond Fudge
3.T.V. show you could watch over and over?
Graceley: Wynonna Earp, Supernatural, Grimm, Bones, Lost Girl. The list goes on forever.
D.D: Roswell, Buffy, Lost Girl, Wynonna Earp, Heroes, Chopped, The Office….Okay-stopping now.
4.Movie you hated but everyone else loved?
Graceley: I hope I don’t get killed for this one, but I’m not a Star Wars fan.
D.D: LaLa Land. YES I SAID IT!
5.Favorite book as a child?
Graceley: Harry Potter. Thanks, Ma! LOL.
D.D.: Hmm I’d say it’s between ‘The 11th Hour’ and ‘The Secret of Nimh’
6.What do you like on your pizza?
Graceley: Sausage, green peppers, onion. Or ham and pineapple.
D.D.: Either classic but GOOD pepperoni or Artichoke, basil and Chicken.
7.How do you take your coffee?
Graceley: All at once. JK, sugar, splash of milk.
D.D.: 70% creamer/half and half and 30% hawaiian hazelnut coffee w/ 4 stevias.
8.What’s your favorite holiday or season?
Graceley: Halloween & Fall are my faves.
D.D.: I love the fall and everything that comes through to Christmas.
9.Do you have a nickname?
Graceley: I’ve got a few that can’t be named, but Graceley actually came from my mom calling me Grace as a kid due to the fact that I was and still am a wicked klutz. It stuck :).
D.D.: I also have a few but Dee and DD are the most common. Also Kiki. (They all came from my brother when he was in the hospital.)
10.What’s your go to candy choice?
11.Best advice you ever received?
Graceley: Hire an editor. Have no regrets.
D.D.: Author advice? You can’t edit what you don’t write. So write Draft Zero, even if its’ crap. Life advice? “You make your own destiny.” – The Matrix.
12.Worst advice you ever got?
Graceley: You have to follow the rules. I’ve got an obscene gesture for that one.
D.D.: “Maybe all the obstacles are a sign that things aren’t meant to be.” I call B.S.
13.Something you always say?
Graceley: For fuck’s sake or for the love of god.
D.D.: Dude, Legit, What’s up bitches.
14.Name a pet peeve of yours.
Graceley: Overly nice people. I’m a Bostonian living in the south. Give me a middle finger over a how are you today, any day.
D.D.: People who pretend everything is perfect. You don’t shit rainbows so stop pretending like you do. I’ve got a shit ton of flaws and I LOVE people who embrace their own. Take me and my ugly, or GTFO!
15.Where is your favorite place to write?
Graceley: Wherever there’s a comfy seat and a place to put my coffee.
D.D.: Now it’s honestly anywhere. I have finally mastered the art of writing through every scenario. BUT it used to be in silence in a coffee shop.
16.What was the best gift you ever received?
Graceley: sounds corny, but my love of reading from my Mom. I wouldn’t be here if she hadn’t told me I’d better read Harry Potter and tell her what it’s about or I wasn’t allowed to sleepover my friends house.
D.D.: Yes me and Graceley are both corn balls, but compassion. My mom showed it to me when I was struggling through a MASSIVE Postpartum depression. It saved me.
17.If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be?
Graceley: London or Ireland.
D.D.: OMG – Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand!
18.Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Graceley: I’m actually a vampire…jk, I’m a night owl.
D.D.: Used to be a night person, but toddlers can make that impossible lol. So I am a morning person now.
19.Favorite board or card game?
Graceley: I love Yahtzee. My dad and I play it every time we get together. Our rivalry is legendary.
D.D.: OMG I love Yahtzee too Graceley! LOL Twinsies. I also love Hearts. I’m terrible at it, but it’s fun.
20.Name one of your hobbies.
D.D.: Reading and practicing the piano.
21.Do you have any pets? Names?
Graceley: I’ve got bengals. Anarchy, Khaos, Rebel, & Frenzy.
D.D.: My Kitties!!!! Tiger and Houdini.
22. Do your family/friends know you write?
Graceley: Yeah they do. And they support me 100%.
D.D.: Yes – but I am still weird about it lol. No explanation as to why 🙂
23.Who’s your author idol?
Graceley: I can’t name just one. Rebecca Hamilton, Shayla Black, D.D. Miers (she can outline and understand my gibberish, plus her writing…gah!) Karen Marie Moning, Laurell K. Hamilton, and Sherrilyn Kenyon, who was super sweet when I curtsied about six times when I met her because I was so overwhelmed and excited to meet her.
D.D.: Graceley!!!! You’re making me blush! Well obvi I love Graceley – her and I are ’sisters from another mister.’ I also adore Rebecca Hamilton, she is seriously talented. It’s not just her writing, it’s her entire logic – she continues to teach me things daily. I also love Ilona Andrews, Karen Marie Moning, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Gaelhorn, Annie Bellet and so many more!!!
24.What would you say to them if you had the chance to meet them?
Graceley: See above followed by very fast and excited talking.
D.D.: OMG OMG OMG!!! Can you sign this? Can we best fiends? I’m not a stalker! Do you want to co-write? Do you want to hang out later? Seriously, I’m not a stalker. 😛
25.Favorite reading genre?
Graceley: I love YA and urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
D.D.: Urban Fantasy, Fantasy and PNR Honestly, anything with romance has me addicted.
26.Least favorite reading genre?
D.D.: Hmmm I’d probably say Tragic Women’s Fiction.
27.What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Graceley: I’d say, but my bestie might kill me.
D.D.: Hike across crevices in Yosemite National Park and onto a large dome hanging over the edge of Yosemite Valley. I am terrified of heights and it scared the crap out of me, but it was gorgeous.
28.Name something you regret not saying or doing.
Graceley: I regret not standing up for myself, but I learned my lesson. It will never happen again.
D.D.: I regret caring what people thought about me and letting that influence my life choices.
29. How many books have you read?
Graceley: Over three thousand. I was that kid that read a book a day, every day through school.
D.D.: OMG I can’t even count. Especially when books went into digital format, I went crazy. Also, I don’t want my husband to read this and find out. I probably bought a trip to France worth of books.
30.Name of your character that says the naughtiest things and title of the book.
Graceley: This is a tough one. Carver in Thirst is pretty dirty. And he’s got a French accent.
D.D.: Haha, yes he might be taking the cake on that, but Lucian from Thirst is coming in a close second. I also love this line Kieron says in Dark Summoner. It’s not dirty but just hot: ‘He pressed his mouth just above my ear. “I’m not thirsty, Ms. Davenport, but I am rather hungry, and you look absolutely delicious.”
Thanks for stopping by Graceley & D.D. Y’all crack me up! Thanks for playing with us today (in a literal way). We look forward to reading your upcoming series; The Kresova Vampire Harems! If you want to check out their series. They’re available on preorder now for their January 18th release of Thirst!
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