Sunday, February 3, 2013

Liza kidnaps Karen Y Bynum

Hey Peeps. Today we are kidnapping a wonderful author.
Can you guess who it is?

Peep Rep: Is it Karen Bynum?

Liza: Very good! How'd you guess. I hadn't even given you a hint yet.

Peep Rep: I read the title of the post.

Liza: *smacks Peep Rep on head*

Liza: Oh look. It's Karen Bynum! Everyone act surprised.

Peep Rep: *Gasp in shock* She looks so sad. Can we set her free?

Liza: Not yet.

Peep Rep: Why not?

Liza: Because they leave when I untie them, silly.

Peep Rep: Then can we put the bag back on her head? I hate seeing her so sad.

Liza: No, I don't want to interview a paper bag. I've nothing to ask a paper bag. Now be quiet and let me do my job.
*smiles at Karen*
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to come visit my blog today.

Karen: Yeah, uh, I didn't really have a choice in the matter, but I like the color of these ropes. They’re kinda tight though. Maybe next time fuzzy handcuffs in the same color would be more comfortable. Just sayin’.

Liza: I appreciate your desire to help me improve my kidnapping techniques. However, just be aware, that might be considered abetting in all future kidnappings I do. 

So tell me about your debut novel, Witch Way to Turn.

Karen: Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?

Liza: I don't know. Why are you asking me?

Karen: *glares at Liza* If I weren't tied up, I'd so bop you on the head right now. Anyway, that wasn't a question...It's how I begin my blurb.

Liza: Oh...My bad. Start again.

Witch Way To Turn Blurb
-No interruptions please!-

Can you give one guy your heart and another your soul?

The last thing eighteen-year-old Breena Cross needs in her life is more complications. It’s all she can do to balance studying, working, trying to keep her foster-sister safe and drooling over the new guy at work. But things go from complicated to crazy when a fit of rage ignites the dark magic inside her and she finds herself fending off the supernatural underworld.

Myles, Breena’s drool-worthy coworker and vampire convict, is carrying a load of secrets--one of which is that he’s fang-over-lip in love with Breena and in danger of violating the terms of his sentence.

Orin is a soul-hungry assassin sent to kill Breena. However, he takes one look into her eyes and sees his own lost humanity. For once thinking of someone other than himself, he chooses not to end her life, even though it means risking his own.

Despite a convict and an assassin fighting over her, all Breena wants is custody of her sister. But to do this, she will need help from both Myles and Orin. And if Breena doesn’t learn to control the darkness within, she could lose her sister…forever.

WARNING: Contains strong language and some graphic content.
Liza: Do you have a book trailer for my peeps who like  music and pictures with their words.
Peep Rep: Cool! How about an excerpt. Contrary to Liza's beliefs, we can read. 

Liza: Then why do you keep ignoring all my posted rules, such as NO TALKING TO MY VISITING AUTHORS?

Peep Rep: Because we don't like that rule. You let your dog and kittens talk to them, why are we shunted to the side?

Liza: We'll discuss this later, right now let's have an excerpt.

He wrapped an arm around her and drew her to him, hip to hip. Lacing his fingers in her hair, he caressed her neck in a way that felt familiar and safe, but somehow also hot and dangerous. She wanted to lose herself, surrender to him. Give herself over to the desire. She wanted to free herself. To be his answer.

His face was inches from hers and the gold in his eyes had turned liquid hot. He leaned the barest fraction closer, and when he spoke she felt his breath on her lips. “Kiss me,” he whispered.
Her lips found his. Passion consumed her. Any other thought seemed a thousand miles away. The way his lips moved with hers urged her to be in the moment, made her forget he was an assassin and she half anything. With his lips on hers, she was complete.

He wanted her.

Draping her arms over his shoulders, she clasped her hands behind his neck.

At least she knew where she stood with Orin, unlike a certain black-haired vamp.

Holding her tight, he leaned her gently against the railing. He trailed his lips up the length of her neck until they found her mouth again. God, this was heaven. But kisses weren’t enough. She needed the chilling ache inside her gone. Abruptly she pulled her lips from his.

Though her heart pounded like a jackhammer, she needed to say it. “Take away my pain.”
Liza: This sounds really good. Give me a high-five!    

Karen: Thanks, but,'ll need to untie me first. 

Liza: Jess come high-five with me for Karen.
Jess: Hey there's a tall skinny brown dog outside who says he want's his mom back. I'm telling you, NO MORE PETS. These kittens are driving me mad! 

Liza: Karen, do you have a tall, skinny, rust-brown dog?

Karen: *answers slowly and gives Liza the what-did-you-do brow lift* I have a Vizsla named Rusty, but he should be home in Virginia.   

 Liza: I'm going to assume a Vizla isn't some weird candy that explodes at contact with saliva and is actually a tall, skinny dog. *looks at Jess* Does this dog bark with a southern accent?

 Jess: *nods and opens the door and new dog enters* 
Liza: *sighs and unties Karen* I believe your spoiled child/dog is part Rin Tin Tin and has come to your rescue. However, before you run out, could you say something nice about my book so I can deduct your kidnapping as a marketing expense?

Karen: You’re letting me go? Phew. Of course, I’ll say whatever you want! I mean, uh... buy Saving Casey for two reasons. 1) It's a very good story, and you'll enjoy it. 2) If Liza keeps kidnapping people, she's eventually going to need a lawyer, and they don't come cheap.  

Liza: *hands her a dollar and opens the door: Thanks for coming all this way to pimp my book.
Karen: *looks at Rusty pup, then grabs the dollar* Let’s get outta here before Liza turns into the gremlin-slayer! Goodbye Jess! Sorry your mama has gone crazy.  

Liza: Jess, would you cross hundreds of miles if I were kidnapped?   Jess: I've gotta go. *Jess runs from room*

 Liza: *sighs* I'll take that as no. 

Peep Rep: Sorry to interrupt your sad, poignant moment of canine rejection but we peeps are more interested in getting the buy links for Witch Way To Turn.

Karen Y. Bynum is an author of young adult paranormal fantasy.  Her debut novel Witch Way to Turn is published through Lyrical Press.  She grew up in Hickory, North Carolina where mountains and magic surrounded her.  Even as a child, she wrote her own faery tales and prattled incessantly to her imaginary friends.
After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications, she went on to become certified in culinary arts from The Art Institute of Charlotte.  But it wasn’t until her aerospace engineer husband accepted a job in Virginia and they relocated that she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. With the support of family and friends, Karen embarked on a journey with the voices in her head.  They wouldn’t stop talking (yes, she does answer back) and their stories took shape. Karen currently lives in coastal Virginia and enjoys reading, tweeting, writing and spending time with her husband and their spoiled rotten Vizsla named Rusty. 

Karen's Links:


Liza: Well Peeps, thanks for stopping by. I hope you had fun. I was having a great time until I discovered my dog wouldn't cross state lines to rescue me.

Jess: *returns* Liza, I'm now dressed and ready to rescue you if you get kidnapped.
Liza: Ahhh. I love you, Jess. And you my Peep Reps, and my followers, and my kittens. I love you all! 

Now will someone please follow me! 


  1. I loved this post! Thank you for kidnapping me, Liza! You are the BEST and funniest kidnapper in the whole wide word! ;)

    1. Ah, so you finally realized you had been tied, bagged, and kidnapped. Good. I plan to keep you 2 days, so I hope you had a bathroom break before your kidnapping.

      Although with such wonderful compliments as 'best and funniest kidnapper' I might be willing to provide food, water and bathroom breaks. But just for you. That's too much work to do for every kidnap victim.

  2. Loved it, as usual! Liza you are the best on the web. Karen that excerpt is HOT!!! I don't even like vampire stories but I bought your book anyway and love it!!
    Keep writing!! and the doggie is adorable!
    Liza-what can I say. Hopefully one day I won't get a call to come bail you out, but you are choosing your victims well.

    1. Hi Nancy! Liza so is the BEST :) Awww, thanks so much for buying WWTT. Breena and I thank you. Hey, you never know, maybe I'll convert you into a vampire lover yet! Bwa. Ha. Ha. Always writing for sure!! Aww, Rusty pup is such a baby! I <3 him! Let's hope Liza doesn't go to jail...she's got more awesome posts to write!

    2. I trust you to get me out of jail if the FBI take up googling for crimes and come upon my massive kidnapping scheme.

  3. Very fun interview. I tweeted and followed.

    1. Thank you for the tweets. And thanks for asking if you could go home now. No one else has every asked that. You are soooo nice.

  4. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Melissa! =)

    2. Thank know, you haven't been kidnapped...yet.


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