Saturday, January 5, 2013

Interview and Giveaway - Delilah Dawson

As promised, I have some wonderful authors who will be at the Olde City New Blood con visiting the blog this week! For more information about the con, please visit my post HERE.

Please welcome my guest today:

Delilah Dawson!

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Delilah was kind enough to answer some questions, and is offering a print copy of WICKED AS THEY COME and an ebook copy of THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO to a lucky commenter!

For newbies, describe WICKED AS THEY COME in ten words or less.

Woman wakes in steampunk world, meets hot ringmaster. Rabbits attack!

How on earth did you come up with Criminy’s name - Criminy Stain? Did it just pop into your head one day or did it require a lot of thinking and searching?

It… um… came in a dream. And I thought it was ridiculous and offered to change it, if my editor wished. But she didn't. I have no idea how my subconscious concocted it, either. The entire book sprung from that one dream, the scene where the heroine meets the hero for the first time.

The world building in your Blud series is unique and complex. What does it take to create a world like that?

I had to make that dream make sense! I knew Criminy was a blood drinker, but I didn't want him to be a vampire, and I wanted him to wear top hats and tailcoats and tall boots, so I basically crafted an entire world around making it possible for him to exist. Everything else, from the clockworks to the bludbunnies, was just a logical conclusion.

What has been your favorite reward/perk since becoming a published author?

Getting to meet amazing people, both online and in real life. From fun conversations on Twitter to meeting readers and bloggers at cons to getting my favorite books signed by authors I admire to building lasting friendships with other writers, I love the literary community so much.

What can readers expect from the next in the series, WICKED AS SHE WANTS?

A feisty heroine, an exciting adventure, more world-building centered on the Bludmen, lots of Walt Whitman, and my attempt to make Casper Sterling the most attractive man alive.

Fast Five:

1. Favorite guilty pleasure

I don't believe in guilt. :) But I guess it would be cake.

2. Authors that inspired you

Deanna Raybourn, Gail Carriger, Meljean Brook, Diana Gabaldon, Sara Donati, Charlaine Harris, Stephen King. I could keep going...

3. Snacks that power your writing

Coffee. Wine. Tea. I forget to eat when I'm first drafting, but when editing, I spoil myself with beignets and sushi and cupcakes.

4. Celebrity crush

Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King in Blade 3. I get celebrities all tangled up with the roles they play. As you yourself said, it's all about ABS AND SNARK. :) I also like Jonathan Rhys Meyers for that reason. (Goldilox: I did totally say that!)

5. Best Steampunk accessory

Corsets. Always corsets.

About the Author:

Delilah S. Dawson comes from a long line of Roswell, GA natives. WICKED AS THEY COME is the first in her Blud series for Pocket/S&S, and a creepy paranormal YA, SERVANTS OF THE STORM, will be out with Simon Pulse in 2014. Delilah is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Georgia Romance Writers. She is also an Associate Editor at and, where she is given the more eccentric and geeky products to cover. Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, and two cats in Atlanta. Find out more at

Enter to win a print copy of WICKED AS THEY COME and a PDF/Nook copy of THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO, US/Can residents only please.

Wicked as They Come (Blud, #1) The Mysterious Madam Morpho (Blud, #1.5)

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  2. Wow too many typos to let go LOL Starting over here; I am relatively new to reading the steampunk genre and what I have read brings the word magical to mind. I love that a non-technological place in history has been dressed with machines that accomplish the fantastical. For instance, the one I read had carriages for transport, but the horses were actually robotic - what wonder. Thank you for sharing with us and for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  3. Sounds like a great book! I love Steampunk books...

  4. I love the mix of technology with a place in time where technology is not advance a lot.

  5. I love that women have a much stronger and liberal roles in most steampunk books.

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  6. I like that the women tend to be more independent in steampunks. I love the colorful costumes too.

  7. The shoes are definitely my favorite accessory!!! I also love the kick-butt females!!

  8. I liked the first one. I wonder how the second book will go. Very new and different from other books.

  9. I love the combination of all the Steampunk elements: clockworks, the Victorian elements, the gadgets - they all somehow work together! I'm dying to read Wicked As They Come! Wow, the whole bunny element has me intrigued...


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