Monday, August 20, 2012

Get Lost in darkest London with Kristen Callihan

As long as there is a Moonglow. 

Once the seeds of desire are sown... 
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy’s door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors...

Their growing passion knows no bounds... 
Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

Raves for Firelight and Moonglow

"Top Pick! 4 12/ Stars! Darkest London glows with the light of Callihan's creativity...Callihan sets the mark for a new style of paranormal historical." (Moonglow- RT Book Reviews )

"Compulsively readable...a compelling Victorian paranormal with heart and soul." (Firelight- Publishers Weekly, starred review )

"Beauty and the Beast meets Phantom of the Opera (with hints of Carrie and an abundance of Egyptian mythology) in this gripping, intoxicating story, simmering with incendiary sensuality and featuring a heroine who risks all to save the man she loves. An exceptional debut and the first of what promises to be a compelling series." (Firelight- Library Journal, starred review )

“Dark, violent, and addictively enthralling, this exceptionally steamy tale is a worthy sequel to Callihan’s stunning Firelight and a perfect lure for Winterblaze,” (Moonglow- Library Journal)

More about Kristen

Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80's, which means she's worn neon skirts, black-lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A life long daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington D.C. area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog -- the fish can fend for themselves.

Jillian: How often to you get lost in a story?
Kristen: Not as much as I used to, unfortunately. Nowadays, work takes up a lot of my time. Still, there is nothing quite like getting drawn into a good book. Hours will slip past and I’m not aware of it. There is so much power in that.
Jillian: I know the feeling...I wish there were more hours in the day just to enjoy reading.

Jillian: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Kristen: Bugs Bunny. Hands down. He lived great adventures, was witty, devious, and almost always came out on top. But when he failed, he let it go.

Jillian: Where do you read and how often?
Kristen: I read either curled up on my couch or in bed. I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to reading in that I average about 70-100 words per hour. So, when I’m not too busy, I’ll read a book a night. Heh, they help me unwind.

Jillian: Is writing or story-telling easier for you?
Kristen: Hmm… that’s an interesting one. It depends on the story. If we’re talking about the stories I write down, then writing is much easier. It get to delve into a world, discover its dark corners, and play around for a while. However, when I put my kids to bed, I’ll say, okay, give me the character and what he/she is doing at this moment. Then I’ll make up a story from there. That’s a great challenge because I have to make it up on the fly, make it short, have a moral, and a happy ending –it’s a bedtime story after all.

Jillian: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
Kristen: I read the ones that pop up in my tweet stream from time to time, but always the reviews people send me. It would be an insult to them not to. There are so many books out there. For someone to chose to read mine and take the time to write a review, be it good or bad, is something I appreciate deeply. But I don’t read the negative ones. Ever. I know they’d hurt me or mess with my head, so it’s just healthier for me to stay away. I also think that trying to please people is a lot like chasing rainbows. I’ll never please everybody, so I just try to write the best story I can and hope readers like it. Then there is the fact that the book is done. I can’t go back and time and change things. So why beat yourself up for that?
Jillian: My agent's advice on reviews: Believe everything the good reviews say and nothing in the bad ones. Lol!

Jillian: What does it mean to love someone?
Kristen: As a romance writer, this is what I explore with every book I write. It’s a hard thing to pin down, isn’t it? We can say, oh love means this, that, and the other thing. But I think it can be different for each person. Love can give you strength, or make you afraid. It can make you feel secure, or unhinged. The only constant I can find in my stories is that being in love wakes you up. Often we sleepwalk throughout life, you know, go through the motions of it. But love is such a powerful emotion that one can’t help but be pulled into the here and now.

Kristen has a question for commenters: Where is your favorite place to read? Two copies of MOONGLOW to commenters chosen at random (can be international).

Kristen's contact information:

Facebook: Kristen Callihan 

***Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America  addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


  1. I love reading in bed and the gym. I'm amazed on how much I can get done while I'm working out and reading. :D

  2. I tend to read on the bed, or in the car while waiting for people. Lovely covers, and your books sound very interesting, will add it to my towering TBR pile.

  3. Honestly, I will read anywhere!!! My Fave is on my bed though. Just finished reading Firelight over the weekend and can't wait to read Moonglow.


  4. The only place, and my favorite place to read is in bed. I understand that I'm called a "librocubicularist". :-) I just found this out the other day, when one of my Author friends posted it. :-)

    I've read Kristen's other book, "Firelight" and really enjoyed it.

    Thank you for this great opportunity.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

  5. I love to read in a bubble bath with a huge glass of Merlot. It is relaxing and I know no one is going to bother me. lol great interview.

  6. I snuggle up on the end of the couch in my bedroon. yes, i have a couch in my tiny bedroom.
    this is so awesome. and my friend read this from netgalley and she wont stop telling me i have to read it. so i am dying to. lol.

  7. I love to read on the couch or in bed before going to sleep. And listening to audio books happens whenver I take my dog for a walk.

  8. My favorite place is on the living room couch.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  9. my farvorite place is every where always have a book with me hope i win one thanks so very much for the chance

  10. My favorite place to read is in my bed. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  11. Congrats to Kristen on the new release. I like to read on the couch with the TV on for background noise.

  12. I can't wait to read this book! It looks so good and I just love that cover.

    My favorite place to read is in bed laying on my side.


  13. Since i got my Kindle i can easily say: Everywhere! =) Love reading and my Kindle touch is small enough to fit in a bigger pocket *happy sigh*
    I do love to read outside in the sun, or inside in bed, or in my sofa.. . The only place i don´t read, is in a moving vehicle, i get carsick if i do that.

    best wishes, Linda xo

  14. This book sounds great! As an author also, don't read negative reviews. They don't help me so, why spend the extra energy right?
    Love the cover too.

  15. My favorite place to read is in my bed!
    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway, I loved Firelight & cannot wait to read Moonglow!!!

  16. Nice cover. I like to read on the sofa.


  17. I love reading in bed... Love the first book in the series since I love Beauty and the beast stories.... Looking forward tor eading thsi book too!

    maybe31 at

  18. My favorite place to read is in bed with the door closed and a candle burning :) It's heaven. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    Damaris (Maris)

  19. Definately in bed, until the weeeee hours of the morning!!!

  20. I read at lunch time, and at night before bed. Can't go to sleep without reading first!

  21. my bed room always my fave place to read my books :)

  22. Love the cover. Sounds like yet another book I need on my TBR pile. Welcome to GLIAS, Kristen.


  23. My favorite place to read is either on my bed or outside in my swing while it is raining.

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!!!!!!

  24. I really, really like to cover for Moonglow!
    My favorite place to read is my bad because it's cozy and comfortable. I find I can't really read in a public place or surrounded by people because it's too distracting.


  25. I've been looking forward to reading Moonglow ever since I finished Firelight. My favorite place to read is sitting in my office with my feet up, but really I'll read anywhere as long as I have a book.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  26. I guess the car, as it's comfy on my back and easy to rest the book in my lap. I still read elsewhere, of course - any time, any place.
    seytype at hotmail dot com