Dark Urban Fantasy author Adrian Phoenix is back again celebrating the release of the 4th book in The Maker’s Song series, ETCHED IN BONE (available now) and share some of her favorite TV shows too. And since Adrian never comes without bearing gifts, there will be three winners total: two winners get to choose one signed copy of any of The Maker’s Song books: A RUSH OF WINGS, IN THE BLOOD, BENEATH THE SKIN or Etched in Bone. And one winner gets a signed set of all 4 books. See details below.
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TOP TEN SHOWS ON MY DVR
I love my DVR. It holds many wonderful things for me to watch when I’m done writing for the day. Of course, when I’m on a deadline, the wonderful things pile up on my DVR. LOL. Here’s the top ten shows on my DVR.
(Disclaimer: I don’t have HBO or Showtime at the moment or True Blood and Dexter would be among my faves. However, Sherri, my daughter of the heart does, and she records the programs so we can watch them together.)
I love this show. Have from day one. The writing is superb, the cast fantastic, the storyline riveting. The relationship between Sam and Dean Winchester and members of their extended hunter family—Bobby, in particular—is what really draws me in. I’m all about character, and so is Supernatural.
Top hottie: Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), but Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) is one helluva close second.
2. Sons of Anarchy
Holy hell. Sexy and dangerous, violent and complex characters. This show has it all. Sure, it’s about outlaw bikers, but we’re getting a look into a world we’d never see otherwise. And again, the writing, acting, and characterizations are superb.
Top Hottie: Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller).
3. Burn Notice
A sexy burned (blacklisted) spy trying to clear his name while basically trapped in Miami with a few friends, his mom, and loads of enemies. Smart and funny and heart-wrenching all at the same time. Great writing and performances.
Top Hottie: Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Westen). (His actual looks are—for me—just average, but he’s charismatic and he definitely makes Michael sexy.)
Just the setting alone does it for me: Kentucky. We’ve got tall, lean, and sexy U.S. Marshals in cowboy hats, coal miners, the Dixie Mafia, back hills accents. Again, fantastic (and often funny) writing and performances.
Top Hottie: Timothy Olyphant (U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens).
A cop drama that transcends the genre. The storylines are riveting and realistic. I’m often sitting on the edge of the sofa when watching and the storyline has twisted in ways I never saw coming. Top notch writing and performances.
Top Hottie: There isn’t a character on this show that oozes sex appeal (for me)—which is fine. But the character I like the most is Regina King, who plays Detective Lydia Adams as a woman of heart and steel.
6. Vampire Diaries
I thoroughly enjoy this paranormal soap opera. It has nice twists and turns and shies away from doing the expected. I appreciate that. Sometimes I want to knock a head or two together, but I’m okay with that. I am being entertained.
Top Hottie: (He’s dead on the series! *sob*) Taylor Kinney as the werewolf Mason Lockwood, and a close second is the vamp who ripped Mason’s heart from his chest, Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder).
One of the best comedies out there about an eccentric group of friends in a community college. Full of pop references and often parodies movies, TV, and even gaming. I LOVE this show! Great writing, but the characterizations is what makes the show.
Top Hottie: Joel McHale. But the character I like the most is Abed Nadir as played by Danny Pudi.
8. Ghost Adventures
These guys crack me up. I believe they are absolutely sincere in the ghost hunting, but their occasional frat-boys-gone-wild-and-a-little-stupid antics both amuse and irritate me. LOL. Still, I enjoy the show and watch every week.
Top Hottie: None.
9. America’s Next Top Model
Say what you will, I can’t look away from this show. My fave part is the photo shoots. I love seeing the behind the scenes—what the photographer wants and what the model manages to deliver. This show is like crack to me. I’m hooked. My one guilty pleasure.
10. Hawaii Five-O
Again, the relationships! The dynamic between Danny and Steve is what captured my heart—along with their snarky banter with one another. *sighs happily*
Top Hottie: Alex O’Loughlin (Steve McGarrett).
The remaining shows on my DVR are: Being Human, The Office, House Hunters International, The First 48, Modern Family, Dog Whisperer, Seconds from Disaster, Air Emergency (both bad before I take a flight anywhere. LOL), Blue Bloods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Walking Dead, American Ninja Warrior, Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, Face Off (the special effects artist reality show, not the movie), Spartacus, and the soon-to-start Camelot.
Me and my cats (Amiga, Diabla, and Ember) live in Springfield, Oregon and dream about having a home in New Orleans one of these days (well, I do, anyway. The cats most likely have far different goals involving sleep). I like Springfield, so I’d keep my home here too (in these wild fantasies) so I’d have a place during the summer heat and humidity and, wow, why not a nice little cottage on the Oregon coast while I’m at it? And a few pool boys? I’m the author of two urban fantasy series, both published by POCKET: The Maker’s Song series and the Hoodoo (Kallie Riviere) series.
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Giveaway provided by Adrian Phoenix
Two winners get to choose one signed copy of any of The Maker’s Song books: A Rush of Wings, In the Blood, Beneath the Skin, or Etched in Bone. One winner gets a signed set of all 4 books.
Description of ETCHED IN BONE:
SON OF A FALLEN ANGEL. FORGED IN VAMPIRE’S BLOOD. SWORN TO A MORTAL WOMAN. IF DANTE FALLS, THE WORLD FALLS WITH HIM. . . .
THREE LEGACIES ETCHED IN BONE
More beautiful and powerful than any creature the world has ever seen, Dante Baptiste has become the supreme target of the three worlds that spawned him. The mortal agents of the Shadow Branch have tried to control his mind through psychological torture. The vampire elders who guide nightkind society have plotted to use him in their bloodthirsty bid for power. And the Fallen have waited for millennia for Dante to claim his birthright as their Maker. But Dante belongs to no one—except the woman he loves. . . .
ONE PASSION SWORN IN BLOOD
Determined to face the Fallen and the world on his own terms, Dante hopes to piece together his shattered past and claim his future, with FBI agent Heather Wallace at his side. But in Heather’s human family awaits an unexpected enemy. One who could rip Heather from Dante’s heart and fill the holes with bullets. One who could force Dante to choose his darkest destiny—as the Great Destroyer. . . .
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About the author
- Interview with Max GladstoneJuly 29, 2014
- Deadly Destinations: Gina Rosati & win AURACLEAugust 8, 2012