Thursday, January 5, 2012


Thank you for joining The Bakin_Goddesses for such a HUGE PARTAY! We hope you have as much fun as we do.  We know the readers will enjoy getting to know a little bit about you with these little questions.  It’s all about fun this time so let your hair down, grab your favorite drink, put your feet up on the desk and have some fun with these. (Shauni) *Grabbing a drink looking at Kim* Oh you meant them Sorry *laughing*
Thanks for having me! 
Hey everybody, welcome Heather! She is from a different aspect of your reading world.  We've gone from the authors, to a couple of the cover artists (yummy) but Heather here, works with Decadent Publishing.  She is as crazy as Shauni and I and I have had a lot of fun getting to know her.  Again, just like Belinda, she came through for us and helped us out when we didn't have anybody on the schedule and she came through BIG for you guys!  So, without anymore gibberish from me, let's get to know Heather from Decadent Publishing.

Cats or Dogs? ( Hey what about Birds and lizards? )
I actually like both. Cats are independent and I had an awesome 19lb. kitty named Boba Fet who died of diabetes. BUT dogs are also wonderful companions. Don’t tell hubby, but I’m about to go adopt one!

Salty or Sweet (This of course means when you’re “playing” because this isn’t an adult Goddess site for nothin’)?
Yum to both.
No. Because I ate too many Lindt balls at Christmas. Darn it.
Kimberly looks at Shauni with a questioning glance? Why the hell would anybody eat lint balls? *Shauni kicks Kim under the table and whispers* "Not LINT balls Kimberly; LINDT balls.  You know, with the chocolate?* Laughing out loud at Shauni "Yes, I know what she meant, I just thought I'd throw a little humor in there.  Don't tell me you all weren't thinking it!"

Vampires or Werewolves?
WHY are these all either/or? We are ‘Decadent’. We like to indulge.  (BOTH! Definitely both!)

Fireman or Cowboy?
Again, chose ‘hot’ and ‘hotter’? I dated a fireman, though, and he was very delish. We’re debuting a Western line in February, Desiree Holt is one of the launch authors (she knows something about dirty cowboys!), as well as Ann Mayburn, Camryn Rhys, and Barbara Sheridan. Spurs are sexy.

Hairy or Smooth (Body hair)?
I like some man-scaping.

Clean Shaven or Stubble? 
Depends on the situation. Ok, stubble.

Diet or Regular soda (Or....if you’re like me, Kimberly, you’re stuck on Powerade Zero)?
Powerade Zero is yummy (I like the blue stuff), but the only diet soda I drink is Zevia. It’s the soda with Stevia in rather than aspartame.

Fruit or Veggies (Or Chocolate)?
Fruit dipped in chocolate.

Coffee or tea (Or Chocolate)?
Regularly I drink coffee, but LOVE a good tea house girl date.

The song that is most annoying when it sticks in your head -- sorry had to do it.

Apple or Microsoft?
I am Gates and my business partner is Jobs

Drama or Comedy or anything with Gerard Butler -- What Shauni? He’s Hawt!  What Kim?*wiping drool* I love Gerard but what about Jason Momoa ooooohhh Or Charlie Hunnan?  OOH Shauni! Charlie!!! We Loves Us some Jax! SOA! All the way baby!  I guess we should let the guest answer the question though, huh? (tv, movies)? 
UUmmm, you pushed my drool button! Gerard is my screensaver. It was the first picture on my computer and my wonderful husband put it there for me. What? He’s not stupid. He knows what I think about when I see it!

Spring or Fall (Fall -- cuz I can beat him to the floor! *snickering*)?
Fall. Although, in SoCal the colors come in December.

Sedan or Sports Car (Hey! I live in Texas! Where’s the truck suggestion???)?
’67 Mustang Fastback. 
Tattoos or no Tattoos?
Tats are pretty sexy on many men. 

Favorite splurge food -- Tacos, Pizza, Cheeseburger (Or Chocolate peanut butter swirl FUDGE)????
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. 

What dish do you make perfectly?
German pancakes (apfelpfannkuchen)  Bless you --- oh, I thought she sneezed.
What dish have you messed up completely by burning or over cooking it?
Almost everything imaginable. I’m a decent cook, but easily distracted.

Can you give us your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? If not the recipe, your favorite cookie, we’ll find the recipe.
I have a fudge recipe.

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (divided).
1 bag Reese’s peanut butter chips
6oz semi-sweet chips
2 tsp. vanilla (divided)
Put ½ the can of SCM in a bowl with chocolate chips. Microwave for 45seconds, stir, microwave for 30 seconds and stir in vanilla. Chips should be melted. Repeat with peanut butter chips. Pour over top of chocolate layer. Let set for a few minutes, score, and refrigerate. 

Now is the part where we let you do some shameless self promotion of your books.  Please tell the readers something about what you’ve currently planning or what has just been released.  We’re shameless when it comes to pimpin’ new stuff!  

We have several new releases, including everything from a lesbian sci-fi romance in our 1Night Stand series, paranormal novels, contemporary shorts, and more. We publish non-fiction and mainstream, too. We have a wonderful historical novel coming this spring from Bill and Susan Hayes, better known as Doug and Julie on Days Of Our Lives.

On the horizon, Decadent is opening a new imprint for our sweet romance, Young Adult, and mainstream called Bono Books. We’re launching a western romance line (set in the fictitious town of Freewill, Wyoming) in February and hosting a writing contest for it. We’ll also be launching a sci-fi romance line a few months later. Both are world-building lines and readers will have the pleasure of immersing themselves in new environments, getting to know characters and experience different authors, some familiar names and some possibly new to them. You’ve got to visit the Freewill blog and see our sheriff. He’s kind of gorgeous. 

Can you please show the readers some of your favorite work? Feel free to shamelessly promote your achievements here because we, as Goddesses, totally would!  
We’re very proud of is the 1Night Stand series. It was conceived by Valerie Mann, Kate Richards and Olivia Starke and has grown from 3 books to over 60 released or contracted stories in a wide variety of romance genres. All are short stories with an HEA or HFN and almost invariably garner 4 and 5star reviews.
One thing we love to promote is our Read For a Cure program. All publisher profits from one book per month benefits the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, something close to our hearts.
We’ve been nominated by a few different sites for ePublisher of the Year, including Love Romances Café, Authors After Dark, and Preeditors and Editors. 
You can find our new releases in our usually-bi-weekly newletter. Our latest is here.
Find us on Twitter at @DecadentPub
We have a very active blog at where we regularly give away prizes.
Of course, our website is . Our books can also be found on Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, ARe, Bookstrand, the iStore, Kobo, and more.

Heather has a special treat for ya'll ONE winner will get a 3 month Decadent subscription....YEP, that's right 3 months.....That's 1 e-book a month for 3 months! Isn't Heather wicked good with a side of awesomesauce??? That's what we're talkin' about!

Keep Reading Goddesses

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terri_dion said...

wow i don't think i've ever been the first before yay i popped the blog cherry :) i love decadent publishing and have alot of books from their website so this is a perfect givaway for me thanks for the opportunity.

LadyVampire2u said...

I've never had a subscription to any book site before. Wonderful giveaway. I do love these ebooks!
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Kassandra said...

Awesome Giveaway Ladies!!

Shelley B said...

This is such a greet giveaway! I just bought myself ( Yes, Merry Christmas to me) an iPad 2. I need to fill it full if e- books. Can you hook a sister up?

Mindy Janicke said...

Oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE Decadent publishing! INCREDIBLE books indeed! Thank you for the wonderful interview and the chance to win the book subscription! What a great idea!!

Thank you!
boo 2 bosh at gmail dot com

Mindy Janicke said...

Rafflecopter HATES ME! I tried to enter and it cleared out and made me start over (the first few entries are duplicates...sorry)! and when I tried to enter my mailing address..i hit ENTER on my keyboard and I was not able to sorry!!

boo 2 bosh at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

WOW thats a great giveaway :)

Melissa said...

Amazing interview!! Some of the authors from Decadent Publishing I haven't heard of but I will look for them now. I love Stacey Kennedy and I have watched "Doug" and "Julie" since I was a teenager and I knew that they sing but didn't know that they are authors too!!
Thanks for the giveaway!!!


Anonymous said...

I adore Decadent Publishings 1 Night Stand series. I hope it never ends. I've discovered several DP authors this year. Stacey Kennedy is one of them. Congrats on all of the upcoming releases and thanks for the generous giveaway!

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone! I am so excited that you love our books as much as I do. We work hard for that, but it's always wonderful to hear from readers that they appreciate the blood, sweat and tears. Ok, not so many tears.....I have an awesome job with incredible people!

Thanks to Kimberly to hosting me today! If anyone is not on our mailing list, sign up by sending me an email at decadentnews@gmail .

Heather Bennett
Decadent Publishing

skyla11377 said...

Awesome interview with Heather. I LOVE Decadent Publishing and have read many great stories and have gotten to know some great authors over at Decadent. I am looking forward to more great reads this year and can't wait to see what's in store for their 1 Night Stand Series.


Becca Dale said...

Great interview, ladies, and sweet prize, Heather. I love the 1NS series and the Western Escape is going to be a hit - oh and can't wait for the BONO site - and I adore Rebecca Royce's Conditioned Series and Gracen Miller's Hell Series and Amanda McIntyre's Tales of the Sweet Magnolia and oh so many more.

June M. said...

Decadent has some wonderful authors and books. Thank you for the chance to win a book a month for 3 months.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Kiki Stilletto said...

DP has some awesomely naughty stories that I just recently found that I can not believe I have not heard of before now. Heather is was great getting to know you a little.

rayna at naughtyeditionreviews dot com

Alexa said...

Great interview! Heather, it's great getting to know a bit more about you!

Niina C said...

Great Interview, lots of fun questions. :)
Now if I were to have to choose between Firemen and Cowboys... damn tough one... I guess I'd have to go with Cowboys but I'd still look at Firemen (yum!). ;D

elvenspirit at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Niina, I'm curious to know what the cowboys look like in your country! Tweet a pic sometime. :-) Or a fireman pic, I'm not choosy!

The Bakin_Goddesses said...

See ya'll....Isn't Heather just absolutely wonderful? We knew you would love her as much as we do! And how about Decadent Publishing??? The perfect name for a publishing company to visit our blog right? We are so lucky!

And Mindy, don't you worry about a thing, everything worked just fine. It all came through properly and all of your entries are there it looks like.

*Rests chin on palm and looks around* So, what books do ya'll wanna get? Do you have them all planned out yet?

Thank you so much Heather for joining us. You're a doll!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having me over. It's fun getting to know your readers!

I'd love to hear what people would like to read at Decadent! What books have caught your interest? What's your favorite genre to read?

books4me said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Decadent is one of my favorite publishers!

My favorite is the 1NS series and I wish that series was available by subscription but I also enjoy paranormal, erotic, and suspense romance.

books4me67 at ymail dot com

JoAnna said...

What a great giveaway! I love to read paranormal romance. It doesn't have to be a vampire or shifter (not that I'll complain).

beckerjo at verizon dot net

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