Thursday, December 15, 2011

Twelve Books for Christmas: Book Four

Twelve Books for Christmas

Please welcome Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic.

Patti Larsen is a middle grade, young adult and adult author with a passion for the paranormal. Her YA thriller series, The Hunted, is available now. Books one and two of The Hayle Coven series, Family Magic and Witch hunt are also out now, with the sequels, Demon Child and The Wild, due in December of this year. She is a full time writer and a part time teacher of her Get Your Book Done program. Patti lives on the East Coast of Canada with her very patient husband and four massive cats.

After reading this wonderful interview read about Family Magic and how you can win a copy!  To be specific, three e-copies and one signed hard copy.

Konstanz:  Describe your ideal date with Jack Sparrow. (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Patti: Oh, Jack. Who's not in love with the rakishly adorable captain of the Caribbean? Our perfect date would begin with him picking me up mid swing on a rope intended for his hanging. With another courageous swing, said rope would deliver us to the deck of the Black Pearl. While we dodge bullets and flaming cannon balls, I would free a cutlass from the hands of an attacking soldier and save Jack's life with a flourish of my blade. We would share a rousing swig of rum from his personal bottle over the flames of the enemy ship as it sank into the ocean. Oh look, is that a sunset through the smoke?

So romantic.

Konstanz: What do you hate most about being an author?

Patti: That no one understands yet I am a world literary goddess with the power to control the minds of the masses. But you will all see… mwhahahaha… yes indeed, you will. And when I control you all the world will be MINE!! Ahem… sorry, what was the question again?

Konstanz:  Hard-copy or E-book?

Patti: I adore both. There is something so delicious about the feel and scent of a real book, paper and gloss, ink on the page… but my ereader is so convenient! I'd rather not have to choose. I guess that means I'm embroiled in a love triangle. Sigh. My readers will adore that…

Konstanz: What writing mistakes have you made that you regret most?

Patti: Not trusting myself when I knew years ago this was what I was meant to be doing. My life's purpose fell into my lap when I was twelve, but I didn't honor it until a few years ago. Mind you, I know I'm a better writer for it, but I wish I listened to my young self. She's so SMART.

Konstanz: What is your greatest inspiration as a writer?

Patti: Chocolate. Barring that, everything. The more I write, the easier it is for the creativity to flow. It's as if I'm in a constant open state, absorbing everything around me for book fodder. I've been known to ignore friends at dinner for ten minutes after someone says something sparking an idea. Three napkins and a borrowed pen later and I want to go home.

Check please!

Konstanz:  What do you want for Christmas?

Patti: World literary domination. And that peace stuff too would be okay.

The book:


Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact only her power can save her family’s magic.

Sounds good right?  (I know I'm excited to read it!).  Well we are giving away three e-copies and one signed hard copy!  Want to know how you can win?

How to enter:
1. Be a follower of this blog
2. Follow Patti's blog.
3. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you want most for Christmas! 
(Don't forget to leave your e-mail in the comments so I can contact you if you win)

It's as easy as that! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a chance to win another book and read another awesome interview!

And here is where you can find Patti!
On Twitter.

Now go check out the participating blogs in the Twelve Books for Christmas:
Into da' Fiyah


  1. Hahah, great interview! Love this author's sense of humor! The book sounds awesome - would love to win it. Am so grateful to you for bringing so many authors and books to my attention!
    What I want most for Christmas - I thought it was an Ereader, but actually, I really, really want my new daughter-in-law (who is very homesick for her family who lives many states away from here) to feel loved and wanted and happy here this Christmas.
    Happy Holidays!

    Gena Robertson

  2. Oh yes - btw, I am stalking Patti on every social network now too ;-)

    Gena Robertson

  3. Awesome Interview and what I want most for Christmas is the same thing I get every yr books I love to read actually everyone one in my house loves to read and I follow Patti's Blog GFC Anna Dase and on twitter @amdase and I would love to when a hard copy of this book THX for the giveaway


  4. Following you on Google Friends Connect as Celebrate Woman

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  5. Following Patti's blog on Google Friends Connect as Celebrate Woman

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  6. Would love to spend time just reading, sitting in my arm-chair and sipping my hot herbal teas!

    YOu're doing a great job interviewing these authors!

    discovery4 at mac dot com

  7. I'm hoping to find a new Kindle under the tree this year!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC/G+/Twitter: BookAttict
    FB/ NWB: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt

  8. What I wanted for Christmas was gift cards and luckily I received some.
    Follow both blogs as GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  9. Thank you so much for hosting me, Konstanz! And for all the lovely comments--winners will be receiving their prizes shortly! Happy New Year, all!