Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Giveaway and Release Day Party for Claimed by Dragons by Katalina Leon and Amber Skyze

Welcome to the Release Party of Claimed by Dragons!!  I can't wait to read this book because it looks absolutely fabulous, just like the rest of the series!!  So what is a party without music?  Not one at all!!  Katalina is down with her top ten hits to keep this party rolling:
I have to listen to music when I write, it’ not an option, it’s a must! I prefer moody instrumental soundtracks when I’m actually writing, but I listen to and love all this stuff too, when ever I need a little break.
Best song to get into the mood with:
U2 “If You Wear that Velvet Dress”

Best song to do a private Striptease to:
Nine Inch Nails “Sunspots”
(You’ll swear you were wearing clothes before the music started)
Best song to feel empowered by:
Kelly Clarkson “What Doesn’t Kill You”
Best song to remember your “Ex” by:
Gun N’ Roses “Sweet Child Of Mine”
Best song to shape shift to:
TV On The Radio “Wolf Like Me”

Best song to drive too fast to;
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds aka “What A Life”
Best Music to enjoy a sweet cry: Ludovico Einaudi Doctor Zhivago BBC soundtrack  “Writing Poems”

Best song to feel fully alive to: One Giant Leap “Daphne”
(Give this gorgeous piece of music a chance it unfolds slowly and travels through several soaring transitions.)
Best Music to give yourself the creeps:
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross “She Reminds Me of You”
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack:
Best song to make me wish I’d taken guitar lessons more seriously:
Led Zeppelin’s ”Ten Years Gone”
What a great selection!!  Now let's take a look at this hot little numbers book details:
Blurb for “Claimed By Dragons”
In an odd Wiccan shop in Salem, Jael pulls an unusual stone from a witch’s wish bag. Little does she know her wildest dreams of adventure and a torrid affair with two gorgeous co-workers are about to come true—in spades.

Jael’s dreamy boss, Roarke offers her the assignment of a lifetime: a photo safari to Mount Kilimanjaro. The African scenery is stunning but the unexpected arrival of her two office crushes, Roarke and Kypton ignites her passion. Just as the trio is getting steamy at a beautiful waterfall, danger intervenes forcing the men to reveal their secret. They're dragons. And now, to save her life, they have no choice but to abduct a startled Jael to their mountain lair on Kilimanjaro.

In the dragons' love nest, Jael learns the truth about their origins and explores all the erotic possibilities two eager lovers can offer. Love awakens, but the guys are being stalked by a covert group of dragon hunters and withholding a life or death secret that will push Jael’s courageous heart and commitment to the limits.
Warning: Story contains gorgeous male dragon shifters eager to mate, lots of hot male action between two loving men, scorching ménage with one lucky woman, anal play for all, and polyandry with a happy ending. What more do you want? : )

“Claimed By Dragons” Amber Skyze & Katalina Leon
Book 2 in The Bag Of Tricks book series.
Loose Id Publishing:
And Are and Amazon.
So to help celebrate the release of the book, Kat is giving away a copy and a 10 amazon card!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter to enter!  Good luck!!


Cassandra said...

Who or what inspires you most? Also, if this was the first time someone was reading one of your books which one would you suggest they read first?
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

suzi1811 said...

Sounds like a great series! Where do you get your inspiration from?
suzi1811 @ fsmail.net

Dustykatt said...

How old were you when you started writing?

Dovile said...

Have you ever written fan fiction? For what fandom?

Chrystina said...

What kind of books do you like to read? Yours looks awesome by the way :)

mcv said...

I really don't have a question, but I just love dragon stories and would love to read yours.
mcv111 at hotmail dot com

bettycd said...

Amy - Love the concept of the series and congrats on the new release. How many additional books are you working on at the moment? Some authors have books in various stages while others seem to work - one book at a time.

Kaylyn D said...

Amber- Why dragons? What about them draws you in? Love the cover!

magic5905 said...

Don't have a question. Book looks great and can't wait to read it.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Unknown said...

Holy moly that's a hot cover. The story sounds even hotter! I have a simple curiousity question. Why menage?
I love to read about it and always wonder what makes an author go for a hot trio :)


dragonlady 029 @ aol . com

Lona said...

Love the cover. How many books do you plan to write in this series. Thx for giveaway.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

Elizabeth H. said...

Sexy cover! My question is, are any of your characters based on people in your life?
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
ehaney578 at aol dot com

Holly Letson said...

Which other genres would you like to take a stab at writing?

bookaholicholly @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

What gave you the idea to make them dragons? Don't think I've read a book like this.


Sayomay said...

Have u ever been to a creative writing workshop?

bas1chs said...

I want to know - why dragons? I like that it's - or sounds like it is - different from others I've been seeing recently.

Unknown said...

I love your list.

I decided on dragons because they're mystical creatures. You can create such a depth with them, which Kat and I did.

Believe me, it's nothing like you've seen or read before. :)

Amber Daulton said...

Would you ever write a book about 2 women and one man?

Can't wait to read about the dragons! They sound awesome!


Gaele said...

I love that you have a NIN song in the playlist ... what part of the song called to you for this reading playlist.

The idea of dragons is super - and wrapping it into Salem is interesting to me - have you been?(I used to live near there)

another to my tbr...

thank you
gl hince @ gmail dot com

Nay Nay said...

Hi Amber.
Since I love all things dragons, I'm very happy to see this book come out. It just went to the TOP of my wishlist. My question for you is: Do you plan to write any more dragon stories, and if so will they be set in the "Bag of Tricks" world? Thanks for the chance to win. If I don't win, I'll be definitely buying this book soon. :)


Tina Donahue said...

Congrats on your release, ladies - know it will be a HUGE success!! :)

Unknown said...

Renee, my next contribution to the series will be a Tiger shifter, but YES...I predict more dragons in the future.

Anonymous said...

U2 definitely have a moody thing going on.
Have you ever been to Salem?
I want to get there myself some day.

Liz said...

congrats Kat! may this one be yet another huge seller for ya!

Katalina Leon said...

Cassandra, it's hard to say which book of mine to read first. All are stand alones and my newest book is always my favorite! I guess I'd need to know what you like because I write in a few sub genres of erotic romanic.
In the Bag of Tricks series your choices are
The Strix=Vampire gladiator time travelers sweaty-fresh from the arenas of ancient Pompeii.
OR Claimed By Dragons=two gorgeous male dragon-shifts, lots of hot M/M and a lucky woman who get them both at the same time.
You choose. : )

Katalina Leon said...

Suzi1811, my husband inspires me! He really does. He's s sexy, patient man who takes long dog walks with me everyday and let's me talk about my books.
A lot of my material was volunteered by "The Jackman"

Katalina Leon said...

Dusty Kat, hello sister kitty Kat!
I was well into my forties when I started writing. I had another career and it just hit me one day that I HAD to write. I had no experience and no real skills, so it was writer's bootcamp all the way, but I'm so glad I accepted the challenge. I absolutely love having this venue to express myself. Its a joy.

Katalina Leon said...

Dovile, I've never written fan fiction, but I am a huge fan!
In my other life, I was a painter and I would have "fans" imitate and reproduce my work and show it around. It was both flattering and strange. I never quite came to grips with it.
I was also mentor and teacher and I always encouraged my students to take chances and follow their own hearts. Everyone has beauty locked inside that only they can bring into the world.

felinewyvern said...

You are both new to me authors so I don't know what other books you have written. Have you anything by just one of you or do you always write together?

Oh and Thank you for writing about dragon shifters - I adore dragons in all their forms :D

felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

Katalina Leon said...

Chrystina, thank you!
When I'm writing erotic romance, I cannot read erotic-romance. It's a terrible workplace hazard. I liken it to working in a chocolate factory and needing a break from chocolate (God forbid!)
I love reading history, biographies and science fiction. All grist for the mill. A writer has to restock ideas.

Katalina Leon said...

MCV, I hope you'll give Claimed By Dragons a try. Amber Skyze and I really tried to bring a few new things to a growing sub-genre. I absolutely fell in love with our "Marduko Dragons" These are big robust dragons you ride on, or enjoy a double dutch treat with. Ladies choice! : )

Katalina Leon said...

Bettycd, I always have a number of books in the WIP stage and I trade off between them. When I get stuck, I close a WIP and open a new one. Often changing horses three times a day. I call it my "Carousel of Chaos".
On the near horizon, there are two more books in the Bag Of Tricks series and a new fantasy paranormal series for Ellora's Cave that I am working on with eight other authors, plus a number of shorter stand alone books. It does get complicated! : )

Katalina Leon said...

Kaylyn, I'll send Amber over to answer your question.

Katalina Leon said...

Thank you Joy! Actually I have a question for you:
What is your favorite sub genre to read, and why?

Katalina Leon said...

ReneAva, Why menage? Take your pulse woman! lol
Personally my mind has wandered toward the idea of wouldn't it be great to enjoy one hot lover and then do it all again with another?
I don't care what men say. Woman are the sexual powerhouses of the species. Clinical studies show (Do you like that I'm justifying myself here with dry statics?) That an aroused woman needs about five orgasms to fully put out the flames and make her call it a day. How many orgasms in a row does the average guy have in him at the end of a long workday?
See? Menage is a practical fantasy and the math adds up. Two men+one woman means she'll almost get enough! : )

Katalina Leon said...

Lona, Thank you. Valerie Tibbs does our Loose Id book covers and I bow to her in gratitude!
There are two more books in The Bag Of Tricks series and I'm keeping the themes a surprise...

LKF said...

Congrats on this amazing story. I know it will be a big seller. I don't have a question just best wishes and I am going to add this one to my list, putting it right on top.

Katalina Leon said...

Elizabeth, all of my characters are based on people I know and exaggerated to protect their lack of innocence. : )

Katalina Leon said...

Holly, I'm starting in on Sci-fi, but those WIPs take me a lot longer to complete.

Katalina Leon said...

Funinmental, the dragon-shifter theme was Amber's choice. After we started writing I realized how much the dragon-shifter market had grown. It's almost it's own sub-genre beside Wolf-shifters. I was surprised.
I REALLY enjoied diving into this world and falling in love with it. Now I want my own dragons! : )

Katalina Leon said...

Sayomay, no I haven't taken any workshops but I see a lot of wonderful workshops out there.
I learn best alone, with at home tutorials and beta readers to help. That worked for me.

Katalina Leon said...

bas1chs, I chose the vampire/ gladiator theme for book one and as I said Amber chose dragons for book two.
We loved creating a believable situation where modern humans and dragons could exist.
I really enjoyed exploring all the advantages of being with dragon lovers. Cozy mountain dragon lairs and free airfare is high on the list.

Katalina Leon said...

AD I would definitely write about two women and one man! Naughty fact about me... I tried it and I loved it. : )

Katalina Leon said...

Nay Nay please say Yay Yay to Claimed By Dragons! : )
I would definitely consider expanding the story. If you read Claimed By Dragons you'll see a few obvious places where the door was left open...

Author Susan Griscom said...

Shape shifting dragons sound awesome. Where did you get the idea for that?

Katalina Leon said...

Hello Tina! Happy Release day to you too sweetie for
"Illicit Desire" (4 stars Romantic Times Reviews-wow!)

Katalina Leon said...

Susan, The Dragon was Amber's idea and I am so glad she chose it!

Katalina Leon said...

emmameade.com Amber has been to Salem many times. I have not. I would love to go!
U2... Ah. Bono's voice is velvet brushing against my ears.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Congrats to two fabulous authors on another HOT collaboration!

Katalina Leon said...

LFK thank you!

Katalina Leon said...

Gaele I'm a big Nine Inch Nails. I used the Mark Has Been Made in "The Strix" book trailer.
The throbbing beat at the beginning of NIN "Sunspots" helps get my workday rolling the right way.

Katalina Leon said...

Liz, she-Wolverine, thank you for your love and support!

Katalina Leon said...

Ilona. Amber is amazing. She has 40+ books written on her own and I have ten published books and four more under contract.
The Bag Of Tricks series is the first time either of us has tackled the logistics of co-authoring.
I agree dragons are great. I want two male dragons for my own selfish use! : )

Katalina Leon said...

Hi Cindy! You're the original Dragon Lady!

Fran Lee said...

Love Dragon Shifters...especially love the sound of this one! YAY! I will try to buy again...don't have much luck with Looseid's webserver. LOL!

Ronda Tutt said...

I love dragons and I so want to read your awesome book. I love the different types of shifters but dragons are my favorite. If I could be a shifter I'd want to be a dragon with magical powers.

If you could be a shifter would your dragons be it or would you want to be an ordinary were-wolf, tiger, etc...?

Ronda Tutt
Queentutt's World of Escapism

Katalina Leon said...

Hi Fran, Claimed By Dragons will be on Amazon and ARe very soon. I'm sorry you had trouble. Loose Id launched a brand new beautiful website July 17th, which was "The Strix" release day. Hopefully all problems are in the past.

Katalina Leon said...

Ronda Queentutts, as a shifter being a dragon would be so cool. I'd love to fly, but a cat shifter would be so sexy. It's a real toss up.
By the way do you have magical powers were you making me an offer? : )

Katalina Leon said...
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divavixenqueen said...

Congratulations.Book sounds great.Have you ever ventured on
a journey to a country where your stories have taken place
(ie,like Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa).

Katalina Leon said...

divavixenqueen, I've done a lot of bare bones adventure traveling with a backpack in Asia, the South Pacific, Mexico all of Central America and some of South America. I love archeology and I go where the ruins are.
I've not made it to Africa yet! Someday.

Anonymous said...

CLAIMED BY DRAGONS sounds fantastic--the promise of hot m/m and m/m/f is a thrill! How do you approach your menage writing, as opposed to straight m/f or m/m?


Tessie Bradford said...

Happy Release Day Amber & Kat!! I'm going to be reading Claimed by Dragons tonight!!

Katalina Leon said...

Vitajex. I try to make any character I write either male or female a 3 dimensional person with quirks and strengths. Once I've done that I enjoy letting the character's sexuality unfold. The characters always surprise me. The publicly meek can become dominant in the bedroom. The harsh can be become tender.
I try to remember that male or female, gay, straight or bi-sexual I'm always dealing with a human being and not a paper doll.

Katalina Leon said...

Hi Tessie! I hope you enjoy it!

Holly said...

Can't really think of much of a question except.. besides this series what is your favorite dragon book? Thanks for the giveaway, love the cover!!

vadeluna07 said...

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Katalina Leon said...

Holly, believe it or not I've never read another dragon-shifter book. I wanted to come to this project fresh.
Our beautiful book cover was done by the talented Valerie Tibbs.

Katalina Leon said...

I love the Bronte sisters, George Orwell, Philip K Dick, Laura Kinsale, Jim Butcher, Ray Bradbury and a hundred others. I can't even start in on the romance authors, the list is too long.

Katalina Leon said...

I love the Bronte sisters because they were able to innovate and write exciting fiction despite living such sheltered lives; they were big souls in small bodies.
George Orwell, Philip K Dick, Ray Bradbury are sci-fi favorites. I love too many Romance authors to name, but Laura Kinsale was the first to hook me-I lost my romance novel virginity to her. : )

Booklover Sue said...

How long does it generally take for you to complete a book? I can't wait to read this book!!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Katalina Leon said...

It really varies for me. I've completed novellas in two weeks while other WIPs are taking two years! For a full length novel the size of The Strix (83k) I spent 3 months on it-before edits. It actually started as a one month Nano project last year, and grew and grew...

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

So much now with vampires and werewolves, Why Dragons?

Katalina said...

Seyma, Why dragons? Because there is so much about vampires and werewolves now! : )
"The Strix" book 1 in the Bag Of Tricks series does have vampires.
We wanted the heroines in every book in this series to be granted a truly unexpected wish. Each woman finds true love and gets a big surprise she never saw coming.
Have you seen the book trailer? It's really fun.

SdyLion said...

I love dragons and congrats on the release. This looks like a winner. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Katalina said...

SdyLion Thank you!

Rhonda D said...

My question has already been asked. Why dragons? I think they are beautiful mystical creatures myself. I read one dragon book that kinda turned me off them as romance books though. I will definitely have to try your series to see if I can get back into them :)

Katalina said...

I'll admit writing about dragons wasn't my first choice of a shifter, because I'd never read a dragon-shifter novel. But once I accepted that our male dragons were simply outsiders and loving beings with a secret to hide, I really got into it. At that point dragons became an analogy for being different sexually and living an alternative lifestyle. Almost a forbidden love.

crystalguidroz1 said...

What or who inspired you to start writing? Who is your favorite paranormal romance author?


Katalina said...

Wow, that's a great question. I'm going to look back to my youth and name Marianne Zimmer-Bradley, "The Mists of Avalon" in particular. When I first read her books, I was blown away by the beauty and solid sense of reality she built into her fictional worlds.
Of living paranormal authors the field of favorites is vast. This is the golden age of paranormal fiction and their are so many talented authors out there that my poor eyes can't read quickly enough!

Unknown said...

I don't have a question. I just wanted to say thanks for the giveaway and add that I also loved the Mists of Avalon. (Beth Gal)

Unknown said...

What is your favorite book you've read

Unknown said...

All of my questions have been answered. Just want to say thanks for the giveaway and I really can't wait to read this book.

Katalina Leon said...

Hello Beth thank you for stopping by.
Shannon: omg! That too hard a question to answer. I have many favorite books. An early favorite that I still love is Jane Eyre.
Crystal, I wish all of my questions were answered! lol I hope you'll enjoy Claimed By Dragons, we had a lot of fun writing it.

Linda said...

Love the songs (awesome) and the blurb, =) can´t wait for a chance to read for myself,
Don´t have any questions, just want to wish you all a Happy Friday and thanks for the giveaway!

angie lilly said...

What made you want to tackle the taboo of bisexuality with men and women? I love it and its something that is hard to find in fiction/erotica, at least it has been for me!

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