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Yasmine Galenorn – Interview & Giveaway

Today readers, we have the pleasure of New York Times’ Bestselling author, Yasmine Galenorn, stopping by for an interview! Her up-coming release, Bone Magic, will be out on shelves January 5th, so we’re launching her book promotions from here. Yasmine will be responding to comments today and possibly tomorrow, time permitting, so let’s be sure to give her a warm welcome. The details of the giveaway will be at the end of the interview, and it’s a big one, so be sure to read all the way to the end. 🙂

Welcome back to SVR Yasmine!

SidheBone Magic, book 7 in your Otherworld Series is out on January 5th. Congrats on writing such a successful and exciting series! Can you start things off by telling us a bit about the book?

Yasmine – Bone Magic marks a major turning point for several of the characters. Camille undergoes a drastic ritual at the hands of the Moon Mother and the Black Unicorn that will forever change her life; Chase faces an incredible shift in his life in a life-or-death situation, a significant portion of Iris’s past is revealed, paving the way for me to write a novella about her, and we say goodbye to a minor but recurring character when the demons do some permanent damage.

Sidhe – I recall from past interviews that you identify most with the character Camille. Do you find yourself sometimes putting characteristics of people that you know into your characters? Or are you just more of a people watcher and you utilize some characteristics from all over?

Yasmine – Most of the characters have some aspect of me-Camille especially, but as far as putting aspects of friends and family in characters-well, that’s bound to happen, but in bits and pieces. And I do people watch-I shamelessly watch people when I’m out and so the characters evolve from every which way.

Sidhe – Do you listen to music while you write to inspire you? If so, are there any bands/singers who resonate especially while writing the D’Artigo sisters and the world you’ve created in your Otherworld Series?

Yasmine – Yes, about 70% of the time. And each book has a playlist which you’ll find on my website under the descriptions of the individual books. I’m also starting to add them into the books themselves so people can find them in the back. I do have some songs that appear over and over, and others that I connect with certain characters. The song Believe by the Bravery-that fits the overall series almost like a theme song. Other recurring songs on the playlists: When the Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin), Half-Light (Low), a LOT of songs from Gary Numan, especially his darker, newer material. I listen to bands like Seether, Saliva, Orgy, Oingo Boingo, Thompson Twins, Gabrielle Roth, and many, many more.

Sidhe – You’ve crafted an amazing world, how do you keep track of all the details when writing a multi-book series?

Yasmine – I have what I call my Research Notebooks from Hell for every series. After each manuscript is accepted by my editor, I go through and update the entire notebook. I’ve done workshops on this subject for writers, before-organizing when you’re writing a series. The notebooks contain everything from character development through the books to subplot arcs/major arcs, bestiaries, military entanglements, places/groups/shops etc. for each world I’m writing.

Sidhe – I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but Camille goes through some major experiences in this book, both personally and with her loved ones in their world. Do you have a hard time unwinding after writing, what must be very emotional for you, scenes involving your much-loved characters?

Yasmine – Yes, actually, I do. I’m usually so brain-fried that all I want to do is immerse myself in TV. I’m almost always too tired to read-I read on breaks between books. Exercise helps, sex helps me get out of my head, taking a drive and just sitting at Starbucks helps…but until I finish the book, I’m always immersed in it whether I’m writing or not.

Sidhe – How many more books do you have coming up in this series? (Enquiring fans want to know) 🙂

Yasmine – However many that my publisher and I can negotiate for me to write. There are so many ways I can take this world that I am by no means done. Once the spirit seals story arc is tied up (and it won’t be by book 9 but it’s getting there), I have other plans for the sisters.

Sidhe – Do you have any new books or series in the works that we can look forward to?

Yasmine – Yes, Night Myst, the first book in the Indigo Court Series, will be out late next June.  Here’s the blurb for it:

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their power. Instead, they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they dared to dream. Bent on enslaving the world, the Vampiric Fae have been quietly massing their strength for centuries. Now, Myst, queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again…and a long-prophesied war is brewing…

Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the magical town of New Forest, Washington has changed. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear; people are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. Swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with her trusted childhood friend Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover. But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst’s court, and now both lovers must walk a fine line to survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae Queen. Caught between two evils, both vying for supremacy, Cicely must fight for her family and her future. As she discovers the hidden secrets to her own heritage, will she lose her soul in the process?

Sidhe – How do you get yourself to write on days where you’re not feeling it? Or how do you keep at it when the going’s rough?

Yasmine – I remind myself of how bad the panic is when I’m on a hard deadline and behind. I also remind myself that this is my career-not a hobby-and whether I feel like it or not, the work I produce turns out tight and well-written. If this were a hobby I could just walk away, but my readers depend on me, I have legal contracts with my publisher that must be fulfilled, and this is how I make my living. You can’t just knock off work every time you feel like it if you have a ‘day job’ , and likewise, I can’t just fuck around when I feel like it.

Sidhe – Besides the awesome artwork that Tony Mauro does for your covers, do you have any pictures of people/celebrities who remind you of your characters to motivate or inspire you?

Yasmine – I adore Tony-he’s the most incredible artist and he’ll be doing the art for my new series too. I’m so thankful for that and can hardly wait to see the art for Night Myst. As far as your question, some of the anime inspires me-both story and artwork. InuYasha and Bleach have really impacted me. Most celebrities don’t, but characters, series, movies do. Hellboy I & II, the Xmen movies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the first couple seasons of Supernatural, Fringe, all of these spark off new ideas.

Sidhe – Do you have anything else you’d like to share with readers?

Yasmine – I’d like to invite people over to my blog this month -I’ve got a lot of contests and fun posts going up. And I’m Twitter-you can find me there. Please, sign up for my newsletter on my website because that is the easiest way, other than visiting my website, to keep up with updates and new releases. I hope you love Bone Magic and Inked-both of which are out on January 5, 2010.  Bone Magic is the 7th book in the Otherworld Series, and Etched in Silver, my novella in Inked, is the story of how Camille and Trillian first met.

I’d like to thank Yasmine for taking the time to come by Sidhe Vicious Reviews. We wish you much continued success and can’t wait to read more of your captivating novels!

Thank you for having me-and for sponsoring this contest. I enjoyed it!



Live Chat Info:

Before we get to the giveaway details, I have an announcement to make! If you’ve ever wanted to chat in real-time with Yasmine, then tomorrow, on December 6, you’ll want to join us for the online chat with Yasmine in the Moon Stalkers Forum. Yasmine will be sharing an excerpt from Bone Magic during the chat, that will only be available to forum members during the chat that evening. Here’s the info, “Chat: December 6th, 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, my forums: (case-sensitive).  You MUST register for my forums to join. The special excerpt will be posted right before and I’ll give the link to people in the chat. The excerpt will only remain up for 24 hours.” So head on over to register and get in on the chat!



Giveaway Details:

Yasmine is generously providing not one, but 6 books to 6 winners!! 🙂 There are 2 copies of Demon Mistress, 2 copies of Night Huntress and 2 copies of Dragon Wytch.

For one entry: Please leave a comment telling us whether Witches, Vampires, Shifters or Fae are your favorite Paranormal characters and why. OR (for today only, the 5th, you can ask Yasmine a question in lieu of answering the original comment question).

For  extra entries: 

– Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)

– If  you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive an additional entry, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)

– Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to.  

 Contest is open to Canada and USA and will run through December 16th. The winners will be posted here on the 17th. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner/s in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone! 🙂

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  1. Nice Interview, cannot wait for the new book and see how things turn out for Camille and her sisters and the gang….
    My favorite Paranormal characters are Witches because they have such an awesome in-born ability to do so much good and the powers they can channel are amazing in their variety….
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    Comment by Jackie B. | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  2. Good morning, All.

    I enjoyed the interview; it was great.

    My question is what is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?

    I’m a new subscriber via email and Google Reader.

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    Comment by Tracey D (bl0226) | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  3. Jackie: Bone Magic takes things to a brand new level. 🙂

    Tracey D: I use them but I never have a clue if they help sales. I have fun making my own, and my readers seem to like them so I keep doing them. With most promotion, you never really know what’s going to work.


    Comment by Yasmine | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  4. Great interview! I have a lot of catching up to do on the series. I hate it when I fall behind!

    My question: A lot of authors have a certain space that they write in, whether it’s at a coffee shop, or just sitting in their bed. Do you have a particular “nest” where you find yourself most comfortable writing?

    Comment by Emily | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  5. my fave characters are the fae. i enjoy the feel of Ancient they have on them, & i am curious re: their background history (looking forward to reading more about that :).

    Comment by jonquil | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  6. Emily: I have a home office in one of the spare bedrooms. I need a far bigger one than I have. LOL I work best in there.

    Jonquil: My Fae are, and aren’t, the Fae of legend. So be aware–I take what’s there and shamelessly change it for my own needs in the books.


    Comment by Yasmine | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  7. Right now I prefer vampires simply because I’ve been so thoroughly enjoying the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.
    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks!

    Comment by Wanda | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  8. I follow/subscribe via Google Reader.

    Comment by Wanda | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  9. Hi Yasmine,

    I love the fireworks between strong and sexy characters in shifter stories. The alpha characteristics just go so perfectly in a shifter storyline. Their possessiveness, loyalty, and off the charts sexiness needs to be balanced with a softer side, or women would just be kicking them to the curb, way too exhausting.

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    Comment by Cathy M | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  10. This was a great interview! I have been following Yasmine for years.. And doing so has really brought alot of interesting details. With that said, I prefere witches, vampires, and shifters all the same. I enjoy the magic witches have. I like how vampires are dark and mysterious. And all the forms of shifters are cool. I do have a question for Yasmine.. if she wants. Yasmine, what inspired the Idea for Night Myst? I learned what inspired The Sisters but with a new series comes new inspiration. Thanks Phil!

    Comment by Phil | December 5, 2009 | Reply

    • I don’t know if you got my email. So if I win it is Thanks Phil!

      Comment by Phil | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  11. Hi Yasmine!
    I love this series! Though I have to admit that I am behind and need to catch up a little bit, but I’m working on it! I would love to win one of the books!
    The Indigo Court series sounds amazing and I can’t wait!
    I tend to lean more towards vampires and have since I was a little girl, though witches have always been close to my heart as well. It has been much more recently that I’ve become interested in fae and shifters. I like a little bit of everything paranormal!
    I wish I could attend the live chat tomorrow, but sadly cannot. Good luck with the rest of your month long book release extravaganza Yasmine! You might see me around some more!

    I subscribed today for an email updated.

    Comment by Amanda Leigh | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  12. Caity: Yeah, I love pairing strong men with strong women–pair an alpha guy with a weaker woman and there’s just no challenge there to write. But all my characters, alpha or not, have serious flaws.

    Phil: What inspired Night Myst was actually a dream–on night I had a dream about a forest filled with odd, bizarre creatures, and looming over them all, a giant spiderlike woman. And one lone woman in the forest, among all the mythical creatures, trying to find her aunt.

    Amanda: Thanks for the comment!


    Comment by Yasmine | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  13. First off. Thanks to Yasmine for answering! Much appreciated. On another note I just subscribed with the same email address.

    Comment by Phil | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  14. Witches are my favorite…because I am one 🙂

    Comment by Deborah Blake | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  15. Hi Yasmine!!! Congrats on Bone Magic, and the new series sounds awesome too. I’ll make sure to add to my list for upcoming releases.

    What’s the hardest part about being a full-time writer?

    Plus, I do love my vamps, just something sexy about them. I think its the intimacy of biting.

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    Comment by Heather | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  16. Vampires are my favorite! They are dark and mysterious, yet devoted and honorable in a whacked sort of way!
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    Comment by Kate L | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  17. I would say that I enjoy witches and vampires most of out the supernatural characters, For some reason they just seem to be real when written about and with Fae and Shape Shifters I have never really gotten it, however i havnt read much about shifters or fae, I will have to check into that more.

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    Comment by ReaganStar McBeigh | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  18. Heather: The hardest part of being a full time writer is balancing the actual writing with everythign else this career entails. NOT an easy task. I work 55-70+ hours a week. I don’t get sick leave or paid vacation. If you want to make a living at it, the career has to come first. 🙂


    Comment by Yasmine | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  19. I think Witches are my favorite because the many abilities they can learn, that can enhance their own powers, or the powers of others.

    I also find Fae characters fascinating.

    Comment by CindyL | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  20. Great interview.
    Vampires are my favorite because they are mysterious,immortal,confident.

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    Comment by elaing8 | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  21. Witches are my fav because there is nothing they can’t acomplish 😀

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    Comment by Feuangel | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  22. My favorite is vampires. They seem mysterious to me. Great interview. I have not read your books. Putting them on my list. Happy Holidays.
    I am a new subscriber to your blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews

    Comment by Sue Brandes | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  23. I love vampires because they are inherently erotic.

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    Comment by Wendy Wallach | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  24. Hi 🙂
    Thank you for the excellent interview with the incomparable Yasmine Galenorn. Thank you to Yasmine for taking the time from her writing schedule to share here today. My favorite is vampires. And shifters. And witches. *grin* The Sisters of the Moon is a great series with the sisters being one of each.
    All the best,
    PS – I’m already a subscriber.

    Comment by RKCharron | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  25. Well I just wanted to say that your book is at the top of the list for Jan. I want this one first day. I have told my local book store that I want it and they put it on order for me. I know they now have 20 0f them on order. Last book I had to get a friend to buy it in another city. I am going to run something for the book both on my blog and on my twitter. Its been almost a year for my blog its been a bad one but I am starting off again with your new book. so watch for me on twitter. I will be doing a count down or something to let people know about the book. And of course when it comes out I will do a review. I will be watching for the new series as well have a great holiday season.

    Comment by Rhyan Birch | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  26. Thank you for such a cool interview:) I started reading your books this summer from the library and now I have to buy them all I liked them so much! I love so many supernatural characters, it’s hard to pick just one. I can tell you that just the other day I thought about the girls from your books when I was ooohing and ahhhing over the Christmas stuff in the store. All of sudden it occurred to me that I was mesmerized by the shine & glitter just like happens to them. *snicker* Good thing I wasn’t in danger:)

    Comment by Moonsanity(Brenda) | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  27. i like witches and Vamps my self and weres honestly i havent found a paranormal creature i havent liked Yasmine id like to know if you could cross breed the creatures what would u cross with what and what would you call it

    Sid i get your updates i been a subscriber
    I loved the interview!

    Comment by Beverly G | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  28. What a great interview! So nice of Yasmine to stop by!
    I guess my favorite paranormal characters, maybe because they were my first! But I love vampires and fey, when they’re done well, too.
    I am a subscriber already.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Comment by Kimberly B. | December 5, 2009 | Reply

  29. Rhyan–haven’t seen you for awhile! Hi and I’m SO glad to hear they have that many on order. GOOD sign! I’ll keep a watch on Twitter for you.

    Moonsanity: LOL, I’m mesmerized by bright shiny things, too–did you see my twitter pic about my tree?

    Beverly: Well, I think my favorite monsters I’ve created were the werespiders in Changeling. Freakin’ creeped me out writing that book! LOL

    Everybody, thank you for the nice comments–and Sidhe, for having me here.


    Comment by Yasmine | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  30. Yasmine – Thank You for being here today! It was a pleasure once again. 🙂

    Hello to you all. I’ve enjoyed reading all the comments! Keep ’em coming. 😀

    Comment by sidhevicious | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  31. A very nice interview. Looking forward to the next sequence and to seeing how things get pushed up a notch, considering how high they already run in those stories.

    As for the question involved, I think I’m going to have to go with Witches. Vampires have been a bit one-dimensional, even when ensouled or sparkly, and I’ve never found the idea of blood-drinking to be much more than squick. The Shifters have been done well, but they’re still limited to a few forms at most.

    I don’t want to deal with Fae. Much of the time, they’re powerful, but exceedingly fickle and very easy to annoy to bad ends. I wouldn’t want the stress.

    Withces, however, have the great powers, aren’t very limited at all in their applications, and usually have a longer fuse than your normal Fae. Not to mention the cool parts of even just the traditional With skills – flying, yo.

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    Comment by Silver Adept | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  32. I have great interest in reading about the Sidhe. My adult daughter is autistic. As a young child she responded to others with cat noises rather than speech. As an adult she tells me she is and has always been Sidhe, which I find rather intriguing.

    Comment by Donna | December 6, 2009 | Reply

    • I find that really intriguing as well Donna. I wonder if there are more stories out there of people who have experienced something similar? I do believe that it’s possible though.

      Comment by sidhevicious | December 6, 2009 | Reply

    • I don’t usually leave comments and am unsure whether I followed the directions correctly. My email address is and I did subscribe.

      Thank you,

      Comment by Donna | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  33. My favorite paranormal creature is the vampire, although I occasionally slip into periods where I’m a little burnt out on vampires, and then I usually end up on a fae kick until I’m ready for more vampires. Lol.

    Comment by Sara M | December 6, 2009 | Reply

  34. I am slowing starting to explore the world of creatures other than vampires. Although the vamps will always hold a special place in my heart, I am starting to really like shifters and fae. They are very mysterious and powerful. I have always wanted to read these. Thanks for the chance.
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  35. My favorite paranormal creature is a vampire. They are mysterious and cool.

    Comment by Aik | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  36. I tweeted.

    Comment by Aik | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  37. Loved the interview. My favorite paranormal creatures are shapeshifters. You never know what is lurking below the surface. 🙂


    Comment by Crystal B. | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  38. Awesome interview! My favorite has to be vampires, because they’re mysterious and sexy!

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    Comment by Jeanette Juan | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  39. Hard choice-I’m really fond of all of them but if I must choose I would say vampires.

    Comment by Deedles | December 7, 2009 | Reply

  40. Really just getting into this genre. Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity to read more of your stuff and more of this intriquing genre.


    Comment by Joanne | December 8, 2009 | Reply

  41. I absolutely love vampires. There are so many different ways an author can tweak what they are. They can be scary or alluring, manipulative or an innocent. They can be reinvented so easily that you never get tired of them. From Menolly to Jean-Claude to Edward you get such a variety of qualities that refresh the stories that we love.

    Comment by Danielle | December 11, 2009 | Reply

  42. I am not that familar with this genre but I am definitely interested in reading more.

    Comment by Sharon A | December 11, 2009 | Reply

  43. Shifters are my fave because well…they can shift! It is a great power.

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    Comment by Raelena | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  44. Good interview, I enjoyed it. =)

    Vampires are my favorite because, for most, they just have that element of darkness and mystery that I love.

    I’m a subscriber.

    Comment by Taylor P. | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  45. Bleh, sorry, that’s supposed to be:

    Comment by Taylor P. | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  46. Thanks for the interview and the chance to win a book!

    Vampires are my first choice, because I like them dark, alpha, and tormented.

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    Comment by Sue A. | December 12, 2009 | Reply

  47. Really enjoyed the interview ladies. I’ve been meaning to read Yasmine’s books for quite some time now. I do have Witchling waiting for me on my shelves, so I really don’t have any excuses =)

    I prefer shifters because I just love the idea of being able to change into something else (animals in particular). It’s an amazing concept and something I fully wish I could do myself!!


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    Comment by Mishel | December 13, 2009 | Reply

  48. My favorite paranormal characters are shifters. I really like reading stories about werewolfs. I would love being apart of a pack and a mate for life.


    Comment by Caitlin Usignol | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  49. I def prefer fae – they are usually more light hearted and flighty… adventuring with very little care and LOTS of mischief.

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    Comment by Miranda | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  50. I loved the interview. I can’t wait until release date; have Bone Magic and Inked preordered.

    New follower through e mail.

    Comment by Andrea I | December 16, 2009 | Reply

  51. I just love Vampires. They are so sexy.

    Comment by Bethie | December 16, 2009 | Reply

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