Thursday, October 21, 2010

Author Interview + Giveaway - Toni LoTempio

Today, I am honored to have Toni LoTempio who is the author of No Rest For The Wicca.

If you happen to miss my review of No Rest For The Wicca, you can check it our HERE.

When did you started writing?
I’ ve been writing since I was ten, but only seriously with an eye
toward publication since 1997.
How many books have you written so far? And can you tell us a little about them?
I’ ve written a total of 7 books:
Bound by Blood – Whiskey Creek Press, paperback and e book
Ebony – whiskey Creek press – paperback and ebook
It’ s in the Cards – WCP, Ebook
Out of the Ashes – WCP, Ebook
Nom de Plume – WCP, paperback and ebook
Witch’ s Pawn – Echelon Press – trade paperback
No Rest for the Wicca – ebook, Amazon

With the exception of Nom de Plume, which is a romantic comedy, they’ re all paranormal suspense. :) Bet you can’ t guess my favourite genre, huh? My favourite out of all of them is Witch’ s Pawn – I wrote the first version of this when I was 15 and very heavy into the soap, DARK SHADOWS.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Sadly, I’ m hardly ever not writing – but then I would either be sleeping, reading, or working at my dayjob.
5 books that can be found in your bookshelf that you think is worth sharing?
Wow, there are so many good ones – I think the entire Rizzoli and Isles series by Tess Gerritson - excellent. Also, any book by Alex Kava or Rita Mae Brown.
Who is your favorite author?
I have many favourites, too many to pick just one.
Do you watch movie adaptation of a book?
Absolutely! Even though most times I feel the book is far better (Like King’ s the Shining, for example)
Tell us about "No Rest For the Wicca"
No Rest for the Wicca was written in the summer of 2008, after another book I wrote had been subbed by my then agent to a major publisher and turned down because it was too similar to another on their list (yes, that DOES happen). I just felt they didn’ t want my other manuscript, which had been different, so Iset out to write what I felt was a publishable book. After this one (Wicca) got turned down as well and I parted company with my agent, I decided to go indie – and here I am.
What is your favorite part of the book? 
The final confrontation scene. I LOVE writing those, for some reason.
What are your future plans?
To continue to write to the best of my ability, to hopefully attract another agent and finally get pubbed by a traditional publisher- although that doesn’ t mean I still won’ t do a few indies. With an indie you have complete creative control.
Thank you Toni for taking the time in answering my questions. :) Good luck with  your future project and wishing you success!

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For the good part, Toni has been generous enough to provide me with 3 copies of No Rest For The Wicca for you guys! :) So here's another giveaway that will start today, until Nov 4th.


  1. great giveaway

  2. I'd never heard of this book before, but it sounds interesting! :)

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