Meet Mia Darien's friends from Adelheid
Mia Darien is the author of the Adelheid series, which focuses on a small town in Connecticut, set in a US that has passed a law to recognize all supernatural creatures as they are (vampire, werewolf, etc.) and as legal citizens. The stories follow separate narrators, but all with ties to the Stanton Agency, as owned by Sadie Stanton. With us today are Sadie, Madison, Dakota and D.
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Dakota: Where the hell are we today? This doesn't look like Mia's place.
Sadie: We're guests at the blog of B. R. Kingsolver, who wrote "The Succubus Gift" and "Succubus Unleashed."
D: Succubus? I've had enough of them.
Sadie: Different kind. Calm down.
Dakota: Men can be so melodramatic.
Sadie: Oh really? Miss hiss-like-a-viper-at-drop-of-hat?
Dakota: Seriously? You sound like an idiot. What is wrong with you?
Madison: No one really knows yet.
Sadie: *sigh* ANYWAYS. We are guests of B. R. Mia even did the cover for "Succubus Unleashed" and the bundle. She says she had a lot of fun playing with the lightning.
D: What, just doing covers for our books isn't enough for her any more?
Madison: She enjoys doing it, and helping out other authors with reasonable fees. Are you really going to give her shit for that?
D: No, not for that really. I think all the shit she did to me in "Voracious" is enough to give her crap for. I mean, was it really fucking necessary to...?
Sadie: Shh! Maybe some folk out there haven't read it yet. You don't want to give away all the secrets.
D: Come on. It's my life she's writing about! I should be able to say whatever I damn well please.
Dakota: I bet you're regretting saying that I am the most troublesome one now, aren't you?
Madison: You're still a pain in the ass.
Dakota: Look who's talking.
Sadie: Don't make me separate the two of you. We're here to talk about Mia's books. B. R. has been kind enough to give us a spot on the blog to get the word out, so let's not waste it with bickering, okay?
D: Fine. *sighs* Well, her latest Adelheid novel tromps all over my existence.
Madison: You could be a little more diplomatic.
D: Isn't honesty better?
Madison: You're incorrigible.
D: Fine, you do it.
Madison. Fine, I will. *pauses, takes a breath* The third book in the Adelheid series follows D -- the cantankerous Southern bastard who can't play well with others sitting here with us...
Madison: ...as he makes something of a personal journey through the preternatural life, and there's some other stuff going on that tries to make his life just miserable. As I'm sure he'd tell you.
D: I seriously don't see how that was any more diplomatic than what I said.
Sadie: I really can't take any of you anywhere.
Dakota: Can I point out that I'm the best behaved person here today? *pauses* In fact, we're on book three and I'm book two. It's done. Why am I even here?
Sadie: Because Mia has also released the first three books as a bundle, and she wanted to throw a little promo in there. You're the second book, so you're here with us.
Dakota: Then why is Madison here? None of the books are hers.
Madison: I'm so not feeling any love here.
Sadie: Because she's a nice girl. *pauses* And she threatened to leave the curtains open while I was in the daylight coma.
D: Doesn't sound very nice to me.
Madison: Nice doesn't mean that you can't be practical.
Sadie: This could get ugly.
Dakota: We're two bloodsuckers and two half-animals, could we really get any uglier?
Sadie, Madison & D: Hey!
Sadie: Before this gets any worse, I'm going to tell our readers that you can find out more about the Adelheid series, as well as Mia's other works, at her website.
Dakota: Which is oh-so-creatively called: miadarien.com
Madison: It's easy to remember. I would have thought you'd like that.
D: Would you all just shut up? You're giving me a headache.
Sadie: I can't imagine anyone wanting to read more about the lot of you after this, and B. R. is never going to invite us again... but if anyone does want to read more, there are book covers, blurbs and links on Mia's site, as well as information about the series, her romance releases, author and character interviews with other authors -- including B. R. -- and the services she offers to other authors. Please feel free to stop by. I promise I'll make them behave.
Dakota: *snorts* Fat chance of that.
Visit Mia Darrien's website for available books.