Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Guest Blog: Jami Gray and Amber Kallyn

Jami—Hey Amber, did you see this blog by Megan Slayer?

Amber—Yum, love those pictures. I bet she’s got some great stories.

Jami *still drooling over some spectacular ab photos*--Oh, I’m sure she can give you a run on spicy stories!

Amber *evil grin*--Probably.

Jami—She invited us to guest blog. I even sneaked some interview questions out.

Amber –Niiiccee. What do we got?

How much of your writing is realistic or based on your life experience?

Amber –Sex scenes or action scenes? *taps her chin* Hmmm, I’d have to say most of my writing can be directly contributed to the voices in my head. They tend to be pretty loud.

Jami *shrugs*--Seriously? It’s Urban Fantasy, people. Once you’re in, there’s no escape. It’s all real. You can’t tell me you’ve never met a demon bitch queen.

What does your family think of your writing?

Amber—I’d never let my children read what I’ve written. I could be stripped of my mom-of-the-year award.

Jami—Shhhh…they think I spend hours at Starbucks for the coffee.

What is your writing quirk?

Jami *hand shooting in the air, waving frantically* OHHHH, I got this one! *grins* I’m orbitally fixated!

Amber—No arguing that one! I swear you have more eye action going on than a bachelorette party at a strip club. Let’s see, I have to write my books in the dark, alone. *gives Jami the evil eye* Don’t ask.

Jami—oookkayy moving on then…

What animal makes the best shifter?

Amber—leopards. All those teeth and claws. Don’t get me started on their speed. Besides they love to play with their food…and kick ass.

Jami—I’ve got to go with wolves. The whole lone wolf thing just does it for me. Besides, what woman doesn’t like a half naked man who can howl at the moon?

Boxer, briefs, boxerbriefs or commando?

Amber—Do you really need to ask? Commando. Less clothes to take off.

Jami—Not for me. Boxerbriefs—I like being teased.

What were you doing at midnight last night?

Amber *arches an eyebrow*--It’s legal in at least three states in the US.

Jami—I can’t tell you without incriminating innocent participants.

Have you ever eaten a crayon?

Amber—Yes. Did you know blue does not taste remotely like raspberry?

Jami—Ummm…not that I can remember. Not sure I’m missing out on much.

Have you ever made a crank call? Please explain.

Amber— What exactly do you consider a prank call? Let’s see, one that I can talk about in public. Hmm. I guess a speakable one is how I managed to get banned from almost every call-center list out there. Here are five ways to annoy telemarketers:

1) Order your favorite pizza and tell them you expect it in 30 minutes or less

2) Try to convert them to your religion

3) Say ‘No thank you’ as many times as you can before they hang up

4) Tell them you know who they are, where they live, and you’ll be calling them back at home later

5) Start telling them how sexy they sound and that you’re wearing... Nothing!

Jami—I’m sure the statutes of limitations has expired by now, so yes. When I was much younger and single, I tormented my ex-boyfriend by calling and leaving a suggestive message on his machine. Unfortunately his current girlfriend got to it first. I’m sure she wasn’t as amused as I was. *blushing* I never claimed to be nice, but I did get even. I’m more mature now, *ignores the not-so-muffled snort of disbelief from Amber* I would never condone such actions.

If scientists could invent one thing, what should it be?

Amber—Teleportation! Then I could manage to write while lugging around kids.

Jami—Cloning humans. I’m sure my hubby and kids would love someone who would actually cook their dinner. Hell, I’d actually like someone to cook dinner.

Can you tie a cherry stem in a knot?

Amber—Yes, I’ve had that particular skill mastered for years.

Jami *snort*--I’m sure you have. And no, but I obviously know people who can.

How many fingers am I holding up?


Jami—Seriously? What did I do to piss you off? I’ve been nice.

These gals crack me up. I swear. Want to know more about them? Here's the deets!
You can find Amber Kallyn and her incendiary Dragos Clan at:

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One of those rare breeds, Amber Kallyn is an Arizona native who can trace her family's history through six generations in the state. She lives with her sexy husband, and their four very active children. Included in the menagerie are two cats (though there's always room for more) and two dogs. We won't count all the fish. She also writes urban fantasy under the name Higley Browne.

Amber loves the paranormal, from dragons to werewolves to vampires. She's currently at work on her next book, probably running around the house acting out a fight scene with her collection of swords and daggers. Or maybe, wishing she had claws to practice the other fight scenes.

A voracious lover of the written word, Amber found at an early age that she could read fast. Really fast. She devours novels by the day, novellas by the hour, and is always looking to get her hands on more.

Jami Gray, author of Shadow’s Edge, can be hunted down at:

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Growing up on the Arizona-Mexico border, Jami Gray was adopted at the age of 14 and suddenly became the fifth eldest of 37 children. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and three minors-History, English, and Theater. Shortly after marrying her techie-geek hubby (who moonlighted as her best friend in high school) she completed a Masters in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix Oregon.

Now, years later, she’s back in the Southwest where she’s outnumbered in her own home by two Star Wars obsessed boys, one Star Wars obsessed husband, and an overly-friendly, 105-pound male lab. Writing is what saves her sanity.

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