Friday, January 6, 2012

Author Linda Wisdom: Demon Tidbits And A Giveaway

Linda Wisdom PhotoIt is always a pleasure to welcome author Linda Wisdom to Thoughts in Progress when she’s touring with her latest release.

Linda’s current book is A DEMON DOES IT BETTER. Here’s a brief synopsis:
A madhouse is not place for a curious witch…
After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked is happening. Patients are disappearing, and Lili wants to know why. 

And double dangerous for a demon…
Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all—a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. What’s behind the gorgeous chameleon demon’s late-night escapades? 

Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other—and creating a whole new kind of magic. 
Thanks to Linda and Danielle at Sourcebooks, I have 2 copies of A DEMON DOES IT BETTER to giveaway to 2 lucky visitors who comment on today’s post by 8 p.m. (EST) Saturday, Jan. 14. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Be sure to leave your e-mail address with your comment if it’s not included in your profile.

While Linda’s books are filled with suspense and intrigue, there is always humor mixed in to keep you smiling (if not laughing out loud) while you read. With that in mind, I asked Linda some unusual questions about her characters.

Mason - Do your main 2 characters have a library or a collection of books? What would be their favorite genres to read?

A Demon Does It Better CoverLinda - Unfortunately, the only thing Jared has is what’s in his mind or what he sees when he uses the shadows to escape the asylum. Personal belongings aren’t something he’s allowed. Lili’s library is more medical, mundane and supernatural along with Greek history.
Mason - List 5 of their favorite books.

Linda - Jared didn’t have any while Lili wished she had more time to read.
Mason - Tell us one thing about each of the 2 main characters that even their friends don't know.

Linda - Ooh, that’s a toughie! Lili fainted during her first autopsy.  She claimed she was lightheaded since she hadn’t eaten lately, but that wasn’t the case. But then Ruzos are known to be incredibly smelly when they’re opened up. Jared has an addiction to French fries. Luckily, Lili’s able to help him out with that.
Mason - How did these main 2 characters first come to you?

Linda - Lili started out with brief scenes in Jazz’s books, 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover and Hex Appeal. She’d been fleshing herself out more as time passed and I knew it was time to write her book.
Mason - Do you try to include some type of meaning or message (such as enjoy life) in your story or does it just develop on its own?

Linda - I like to incorporate a bit of past history in my books. And easy to do when the witches are over 700 years old and same with the other characters. So I like to thread historical facts into the stories.
Linda, thanks so much for guest blogging today and sharing some background on Jared and Lili. They are both intriguing and fun characters.

Now for a bit of background on Linda. She has published more than 70 novels with 13 million copies sold worldwide including traditional, paranormal, humor, action/adventure romance, and romantic suspense. Her bestselling books have been nominated for RT Book Reviews awards and the Romance Writers of America Rita Award. 

She lives with her husband in Murrieta, California. For more information on Linda and her writing, please visit her website at

Do you enjoy learning background on characters you’re reading about? Have you ever thought about what books your favorite character would have? Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of 2 copies of A DEMON DOES IT BETTER.


  1. This sounds like such a good book! I love books with witches in them. Please enter me to win.

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  2. I always wonder things like that. I always want to know more and its part of the reason I like connecting stories and series.


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  3. Linda, thanks so much for guest blogging today. Your books are always so much fun to read. Wishing you much success.

  4. Martha, witches in Linda's books are always a lot of fun.

    Donna, we're alike in always wanting to know more.

  5. Amazing post with interesting ideas. Learning Character's background is important to the book. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I love learning background information on the characters I'm reading, it makes it more real to me. I have to say that I've never thought about the books the characters I'm reading about would enjoy though...that's a really good question!

    Enjoyed the post. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Hi Martha, I like to think my books are fun. :}

    Hi Donnas, I think that's part of the fun of series. Seeing what continues to happen.

    Thank you for having me back, Mason!

    Hi traveler, plus revealing the characters' backgrounds gives you a better idea of what they are.

    Hi Maria, Or what guilty pleasure they might have with reading and movies!

  9. Linda:

    I love all of your books thanks for the inside information on this book!

  10. This book sounds so good! I cannot wait to read it!

  11. I didn't read any of Linda's books, I never heard of Linda either. Please include my name in your giveaway - I would love to meet Linda and her characters.

  12. I've been waiting for another book by Linda Wisdom! I just love her Jazz and friends witch books!

  13. Thanks Alexx!

    Hi Renee. Thanks!

    Aww, Evalinamaria! Hits me hard since I've been published for 32 years. I hope you'll give me a try.

    Thanks eclampitt! There will be a Jazz enovella coming soon!

  14. Sounds like a totally wicked book.

  15. I enjoy learning about character's backgroung.
    This story is intriguing and the cover inspiring.

  16. Thanks Carol.

    Hi Danielle. I hope you'll give it a try.

  17. Hi Linda and everyone! Great interview, Linda.

    Everyone, A Demon Does It Better is a GREAT book (having read the ARC I can say that honestly).

  18. I love imagining a life for characters in my favorite books.

    Sometimes, characters stick with me for a long time after I'm done reading the book and I think about "what happened next" and imagine a life for them.

    Thanks for your wonderful books, Linda!!

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  19. I do enjoy stories that have some humor in them although I think it is tough for authors to write a story that has a good plot and also makes you smile.
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  20. Thanks Lynda!

    Thanks Shoni. If our characters are still there in your head we've done our job.

    Hi Maureen. That's why the sayinng, Writing is easy. Comedy is hard.

  21. LOL! I should have qualified that the original saying is Acting is easy. Comedy's hard. As always I put my own spin on things. :O


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