Today I have the honor of bringing to you author Sidney Ayers. Sidney loves infusing her stories with humor. She writes a plethora of genres, ranging from historical, to paranormal, to contemporary.
A native of Michigan, Sidney still lives in the same town she grew up in. No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t seem to get away. Michigan is in her blood. Right now, Sidney is currently working on the 2nd book in the Demons Unleashed series of humorous paranormal romances. Please help me welcome Sidney toThat’s What I’m Talking About.
Twimom: Sidney, welcome and thank you for stopping by.
Sidney: You’re welcome. And a Big thank you for inviting me.
Twimom: First of all… Michigan?! I am also a native, although I haven’t lived there since 1994, I still travel back yearly. I grew up *holds up hand and points to spot* here. (For those non-natives, we Michiganders can show where we live by using our hand as a map.) I have to ask… Wolverine or Spartan?
Twimom: Well, as long as you didn’t say OSU, we are good! Okay, enough about Michigan… can you tell my readers how long you’ve been writing and what sparked your interest in the paranormal genre?
Sidney: I love stories like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and love shows like Supernatural and other shows with a paranormal elements. I’ve always enjoyed reading paranormal romances as well. However, I noticed a lot of books in the genre took a rather dark turn. I really discovered my penchant for humor when I entered a round robin story contest that Avon sponsored back in 2006. I wrote a couple of off-the-wall parodies that got rather good feedback. Little did they know that their contest would unleash a monster.
Twimom: Or rather a demon! (hehe) Demons Prefer Blondes is the first book in your new Demons Unleashed series. Can you tell us a little about this new world you’ve created and your plans for the series?
Sidney: The series takes place in Connolly Park, a fictional suburb in a fictional metropolitan area in the southwestern part of Michigan. If you’re familiar with the area, you’ll be able to figure out what town it is loosely based on. As the series progresses, this town will become an even bigger hotbed of demonic activity.
Twimom: I look forward to seeing where the series leads! I see on your website that you also write under the name Arianna Skye. Can you tell us about the other books you’ve written? What is your favorite genre to pen?
Sidney: As Arianna Skye, I’ve written one fantasy erotic romance, Wings of Desire, published by Eternal Press last February. It’s a little steamier than Demons Prefer Blondes, but it’s just as snarky. My favorite genres are paranormal, fantasy and historical romance. Eventually, I’ll find a way to combine them.
Twimom: Wow – now there is a book I’d love to read… I love all those genres! I always like to ask authors about their reading habits… What types of books do you enjoy reading? What was your favorite read during 2010 or so far in 2011?
Sidney: I love reading historicals. I’m about ready to dig into Unveiled by Courtney Milan. I also enjoy paranormals, of course, but I tend to avoid reading the same genre while writing.
Twimom: What upcoming 2011 releases are you most excited to read?
Sidney: I seriously have to list them all? I’m still hankering to catch up on JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood novels. My TBR list is a mile high right now.
Twimom: Oh those Black Dagger Brothers *sigh* Yes… that is a great place to start playing catch up!
Sidney, once again thank you so much for taking the time to tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your writing. It was wonderful chatting with you.
Sidney: Thanks again! I had a great time!
You can find Sidney Ayers on line at
GIVEAWAY: I have two (2) copies (two winners) of Demons Prefer Blondes to giveaway here at That’s What I’m Talking About. Thank you to Sourcebooks for sponsoring the giveaway of Sidney’s newest release. To enter, please leave a comment and your email at the end of today’s interview or tomorrow’s review of Demons Prefer Blondes. One entry per person. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but it is always appreciated! Winners are restricted to US and Canada mailing addresses, only. Contest open from June 6, 2011 until Friday June 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM EDT. Two (2) winners will be selected from the comment entries using random.org.
I read part of DPB in an early state and, let me tell you, it’s Hilarious! 🙂
Congratulations, Sidney. Celtic Hearts sisters unite. 🙂
Me again. : ) Still searching for the book, DPB. Maybe I’ll win a copy? Good interview!
Wow, you have a lot going on. Congrats on your book DPB. The title alone intrigues me! 🙂
rmjamuse at msn dot com
Nice interview, Sidney! I remember DPB in its early stages from the back seat of the road trip van on the way to Indianapolis.
Would love to win this. I love snarky stories!
kissinoak at frontier dot com
I’d love to win this contest. Very interested in reading your book!
Fantastic contest! Would love to be entered.
robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com
Demons Prefer Blondes sounds like fun, and I’m looking forward to reading it. I love paranormal and I love snark, so this sounds great.
Barbed1951 at aol dot com
Great contest, please enter me!
Hi Sidney 🙂
Thank you for the interesting interview!
I love snark 🙂
All the best,
Thank you for the great interview. The book reads so good, and I’ve put it on my gotta have list.
Thank you for the give away.
Thanks for the giveaway! This is a new author for me. Congrats on the new release! 🙂
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