Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sheri Fredricks-1st Place Fantasy Romance award

Today, I have Sheri Fredricks on my blog so she can receive a plaque to memorialize her 1st Place Award In Fantasy Romance by the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice.

Liza: Sheri, Welcome and Congratulations.

Sheri: Thanks. Cute kitten.

Liza: That’s Manic Marketing Kitten. Normally, she makes disturbing and illegal promotions, but today she shocked me by creating something very nice for you. I think she may finally be growing up.
Maniac, would you like to show Sheri the plaque you made for her?

Sheri: Wow, that’s beautiful.

Liza: And legal. I wrote the Paranormal Romance Guild and asked if they minded if Maniac made a plaque honoring your win using portions of their webpage. They said she could.

Sheri: You asked them if a kitten could make a plaque?

Liza: …No. They would think that's crazy. I asked if I could, but my lawyer said that any court in the land would attribute all Maniac’s actions as my own. 
Unfair? Yes. But no one said life was fair.

Sheri: You’re starting to scare me, Liza.

Liza: Good, let’s start the interview then.
So how many books did you have to write to get one so unanimously loved?

Sheri: This is my debut novel.

Liza: What? That’s crazy!

Sheri: What’s crazy to one person seems perfectly normal to another. *points to self*

Liza: That sounds like some weird mantra from that motorcycle maintenance book.
*shakes head*
Nevermind, how did you get on the vote list?

Sheri: A few months ago, the PRG reviewed my book. I never knew about this list or the nominations until I received an email stating I was on it! Only the PRG reviewers can put the books on their list.

Liza: Any relatives at the PRG?

Sheri: No

Liza: Are you holding anyone prisoner?

Sheri: No.

Liza: Then the only remaining conclusion is that this is one fabulous book. What’s it about.

Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.
He's the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.
Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.
Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn't push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.
When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.
Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

Liza:  That does sound good. Can we have an excerpt?

“Should we practice our joint effort, polytima, and see how good we can be together?”

How much hotter could they possibly get? Much as she hated flames, her body burned hot enough to internally combust.
“Rhycious!” she cried out, going for a scolding tone. But it came across like a sensual invitation.

His arm tightened around her waist, drawing her the wasted millimeter of space nearer. Patience’s mind spun. A man who wanted her was holding her in his arms. She closed her eyes. His mouth traveled up her throat, licking and sucking, until he settled over her lips once more. Persistent and demanding, his tongue slid along the seam until she complied and opened.

He charged right in like a Centaur warrior would, drawing her tongue into battle with his. Feinting and parrying, they slid sensuously against one another.
“My gods, Patience. You taste so damn good.”
And Rhycious tasted of pure Elysium, sending a tingle of exquisite warmth to a spot deep within her. A breathless tension coiled. “Your coffee tastes better than mine.”

His hand cupping her bottom alternated between kneading the cheek and rubbing sumptuous circles. The clench of desire increased between her thighs. She moaned her approval. His other hand traveled upward from her waist and settled under the heavy fall of hair, massaging the base of her skull.

Rhycious backed her up until her knees hit the couch, and buckled. He followed her down, arranging her body to stretch out beneath him, his hips spreading her thighs wide. Leaning on one elbow, he used his free hand to push the hair off her face. His feral gleam intensified, and his tawny eyes bore into hers.

Liza: Well, I see why you won.  How about sharing some buy links.



Liza: Personally, I recommend the print version. It's cover is more lickable, and this cover is definitely lick worthy. 

*licks cover then hands it to Maniac who sits on book and licks the cover while purring* 

Liza: Sheri, thanks for coming.

Sheri: It was my pleasure. You weren’t as bad as everyone said you’d be.

Liza: *shrugs* You caught me and Maniac on a behaving day. It happens.


  1. LOL!! This interview was too much fun. Thanks Liza and Maniac for inviting me here. Now kitty, you mind your claws and behave!


    1. Thanks for agreeing to come. It' appears Maniac and I have such bad reps now, that mankind has given up on either of us behaving. But this is proof we can be good.

  2. Wow, Sheri, you got off easy. Love the plaque. Congratulations on your win!!

    1. Yes, the fact we behaved is probably harder to believe than Sheri's fab book won first place

    2. Hi Ella! *waves* Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I'm quite fortunate that Maniac sheathed her claws and listened to Liza today.

  3. LOL, you did get off easy. But still a fab interview--and your plaque is fantastic.

    1. Truthfully, that was the second interview. In the first one, she was floundering and about to drown when I realized I had stepped over the line. You can't be nice and bad at the same time. You have to chose your behavior and stay with it. Fortunately, for all, I chose niceness. No doubt due to the person at PR which was so nice to give me permission to use their images.

    2. Hey! It's my great CP from the wild northern region!! The plaque is hanging next to my desk where I can see it every day. And between you and me...that kitty kind of scares me.

  4. Lickable cover? Really Liza.... Hmmm you may be right there
    Great interview!!
    Congratulations Sher!

    1. Yes, Maniac and I review book covers by their lickability. This is 4.5 lick cover. The only one that's gone 5 is Jennifer's Hard core, (somewhere below this post)

    2. I'll tell Jimmy that you said he's lickable! LOL - he'll like that. Thank you for coming by.

  5. I mean they can't even get my name out there???

    1. I'm not usually at a lost for words. In fact, I don't think I've ever experienced a total loss for words, and given the number of words I've written, I'm saying I've still avoided that fate. However, I've no response to your comment, except: Huh?

      Hold on, Manic wants to comment: Explain yourself human!

      Hold on again, is it possible Maniac has hired out her services and has failed to deliver?

      Maniac? Where you go? I've go a bad feeling about this. Maniac, come back here!

  6. Hey Sheri! Congrats on the Paranormal Romance Guild award! That's wonderful! :)

    1. Hi Jessica! *fan girl scream!!* I had to sit down when I heard of my PRG nomination, then fell over after I heard that I won. It's been a rush, for sure. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Congrats Sheri!!! Wonderful news!! LOVE the plaque!! :D

    1. Thank you, Karen! It was a great way to end the year and jet-propulsion into the new! Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

  8. Ha! Nice interview/post, ladies! Super big congrats on your win, Sheri. That is something to be proud of!! :)

  9. Sheri!! Congrats on the win!! Slacker that I am, I missed this announcement on the loops, didn't I? Well, BIG congrats, you should be proud!!! And, Liza, you have the best interviews ever!


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