April 15th, 2009
Book of the Day: Blue Diablo, by Ann Aguirre

******THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*****

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Right now, I’m a redhead. I’ve been blonde and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled color change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I’m doing well here. Nobody knows what I’m running from. And I’d like to keep it that way…

Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border to Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her “gift”. Corine, a handler, can touch something and know its history—and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—and that’s why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance…

Chance, whose uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep, needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine’s gift. But their search may prove dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic…

You can find Ann:

Web Site

Author bio: Ann is a national bestselling author with three ongoing series. She has a degree in English Literature and a seriously spotty resume. Before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, two children, two cats, and one very lazy dog. She likes books with too much sex and violence, emo music, action movies and Dr. Who. Under her own name, she publishes romantic science fiction and urban fantasy. As Ava Gray, she writes high-octane romances.

Interview Questions:

1.) How did you get started in writing and how long have you been doing it? I’ve wanted to write ever since I learned people could put words together to make stories. At age nine, I wrote my first “book” and I’ve been working at it ever since. That’s nearly 30 years now.

2.) What genres/subgenres are your favorites to write within and do you have any aspirations to write outside your current genres/subgenres. Try something new? I write fantasy, science fiction, and romance, and I’m perfectly content with that.

3.) What are you working on now and what releases do you have coming up?I just finished up SKIN TIGHT, a romance. BLUE DIABLO, an urban fantasy, came out this month. My next release will be DOUBLEBLIND, the third Jax novel, and that comes out September 29.

4.) Anything else you’d like to share? I love hearing from readers! I invite them to get in touch with me via email. Nothing pleases me more than getting a note from someone who liked my book, while I’m working on the next one.

Readers, here is the contest part. Answer this question in the comments to be entered in a drawing for a copy of BLUE DIABLO. Check back to tomorrow for the announcement of the winner. The winner will have until May 5th (that’s the last day of the contest) to contact me in order to collect the prize. This contest IS open to non-US entrants.

Thus far in your life, what do you think is your greatest accomplishment?:

Ann says: Achieving my dream to become a published author.

Okay, blog readers, now you tell YOUR greatest accomplishment.

73 comments to “Book of the Day: Blue Diablo, by Ann Aguirre”

  1. Hi Anya! I know that you’ve heard this a few times already, but my greatest accomplishment is my son! He has Asberger Syndrome and things were tough for a while. He is now a straping 17 year old with a 4.0 G.P.A and he has 2 parents that are so proud we could burst. Things will never be easy for him, but I know he can handle it. He’s my greatest accomplishment


  2. my greatest accomplishment would have to be successfully moving by myself to a foreign country!


  3. i’m the only one to finish my college in my family and i did it with A’s wooohooo but that was years ago but it meant something to me


  4. My greatest accomplishment… It’s probably a toss-up between being accepted into college (Thank God, step one is over.), and finishing my first short story. What can I say? I’m easily distracted. Now one to finishing my first full-length novel… :grin:


  5. The first thing that came to mind is being happily married for 28 years, but that’s really more my husband’s accomplishment. LOL

    So I’ll have to go with graduating from college with a 4.0 GPA. Which I must admit has never helped me in the slightest in the “real world.” :smile:


  6. So far? I don’t think I’ve had my greatest accomplishment yet, but so far, I’d say my semester in Spain. I learned so much about myself, and because I had the opportunity to clear my head, got myself out of a negative situation I had been heading towards. The situation itself is personal though, so, sorry.


  7. To date I would probably say having my son, writing and defending my thesis, and getting my MA within a calendar year. Not easy, that. But supremely satisfying. And the memory of it reminds me I can do most anything.


  8. My children are definitely my greatest accomplishments. I even had the second one without any painkillers. Now THAT was an accomplishment I never thought I’d be able to achieve.


  9. My greatest accomplishment is raising my two children.


  10. greatest accomplishment? Getting my master’s degree. I always swore I was going to get it, so the day I walked across the stage and accepted it was one of the proudest moments of my life.


  11. Without getting too deep, marriage to my husband for 28 years, and my two wonderful sons. I am very happy and wouldn’t change anything.


  12. I seriously *heart* Ann Aguirre. She is amazing!

    My greatest accomplishment so far would have to be my children!


  13. Definitely my 2 teenage sons – both are nice kids and quality people who I’m very proud of.


  14. Accomplishing almost all of the goals I have set for myself so far, and doing so within the timeline I set.


  15. I’ve heard raves about Ann and her new book. Looks great!

    My greatest accomplishment was an internship at CNN in college. I’m a career girl – that’s where my hopes and dreams lie, and it was such a phenomenal opportunity, and I had the time of my life.


  16. Hi Ann! What genre is your romance SKIN TIGHT? Can you tell us more about that one?

    My greatest achievement was to be able to get to learn sign language to communicate because I was told that it was now my decision. It opened the world for me! I learned when I was 20, so it was a long time coming!


  17. I think my greatest accomplishment was raising my daughter who is almost 18 to be a nice woman and not a spolied brat, like some of her friends.


  18. My greatest accomplishment is learning to depend on myself.


  19. I guest it would have to be getting my bachelor’s degree.


  20. I have to echo what so many have said already…….being happily married for 24 years and our 2 children!!!


  21. I would have to say that my greatest accomplishment so far has been completing my Master of Arts in English Literature.


  22. Don’t enter me in this drawing please – I’ve got my copy of Blue Diablo coming to me :D
    But wow – lots of great accomplishments here!

    :P I guess mine would be boring and academic – and I’m too scared/superstitious (?) to count the ones that haven’t happened yet – so all I’ve got is 2 bachelors degrees thus far. Going along with some other comments, let’s hope I haven’t peaked yet!


  23. Oh golly, I’ve got a list of stuff I’m proud of from making a loaf of bread that didn’t taste like cardboard to being able to fold fitted sheets. But my greatest would have to be finding the most perfect man and having the most beautiful child with him!!