Wednesday, August 29, 2012

This or That with Deena Remiel

For Adult 18+ readers

Welcome to our stop on The Serving Up Evil-Book Waitress blog tour. We thought we'd serve up a little This or That with the author,and see what she's cooked up for us. A little naughty or a little nice? How about a little of both. Just the right amount of spice. Deena is a fun-loving gal with a big heart, a great sense of humor. She knows how to have a good time and never fails to entertain us. So here's a lighthearted look into the mind of Deena Remiel. We call it Dishin' with Deena...

Candlelight or lights ON?   CANDLELIGHT
On the beach or the mountains? ON THE BEACH
Map or GPS? MAPS
Hard rock or smooth jazz? HARD ROCK
Truth or DARE? DARE
Down and dirty or sweet and sensual? DOWN AND DIRTY
Dinner and a movie or stay in and order take out? DINNER AND A MOVIE
Fifty Shades or The Notebook or _________ ? RELIC!!! ;)
*We suspected she might chose one of the Brethren series...`cos they`re HOT!!!*
Gin Rummy or Strip poker? STRIP POKER
Bubble bath or shower? SHOWER
Keds or Converse? CONVERSE
Hairy beast or baby-bottom smooth? BABY BOTTOM SMOOTH
Flowers or candy? CANDY
Captain Hook or Captain Jack Sparrow? CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW
Movie star Glam or girl next door? GIRL NEXT DOOR
Suit and tie or jeans and a T-shirt? JEANS AND T-SHIRT
Plane or train? PLANE
Lipstick or lip gloss? LIPSTICK
City street or country road? CITY STREET
Cologne or au naturale? AU NATURALE
Good morning or good night? BOTH ;)

Don't you love those answers? We told ya she was a lot of fun! 

Camille Dutton learned early in life Satan was not to be trifled with. Escaping his evil clutches as a child, he’s come back with a vengeance for her now.

Derek Galloway’s inquisitive nature has led him to be an award-winning investigative reporter and straight into the path of pure evil.

When a child vanishes from a sleepy island town, Camille, its subdued librarian, becomes embroiled in Derek’s investigation. A satanic cult has plans for the child, while Satan has plans for Camille and the rest of the world. Amidst evil of the most supernatural and human kind, Derek and Camille find a shred of light and goodness in the form of their budding relationship.

First in the Book Waitress Series, the portal between Hell and Earth will be torn asunder, and it will take everything Camille and Derek have and then some to close it. Satan won’t go down easy, but nothing worth everything ever comes without a price.


Deena Remiel
It was the mystique of Arizona’s history and landscape that called to Deena and catapulted her career
as an author. When she’s not writing romance novels and poetry in the wee, small hours of the
morning or in the deep, dark of night, Deena teaches language arts to middle school students. She
currently lives in Gilbert with her husband and two children, but New Jersey will always tug at her
heartstrings. She loves connecting with her fans, so find her at

Where you can find Deena:
Book Waitress fan page link:  
Deena Remiel's Place:

Where to purchase The Book Waitress

Shelley's Review of The Book Waitress:
*WARNING* The Book Waitress is nothing like Deena's previous series; The Brethren, so, if you're expecting more sexy angels here, you will be sorely disappointed. I know, I know, I love those men too. Now, don't pout and run away mad.
Instead, get your evil butt kicking mojo rising and get ready for a new heroine and different kind fight against a very old adversary.
So, you may be asking then, just what will you get with The Book Waitress? Well let me tell you...
An exciting and frightening trip into the mysterious and sometimes shocking world of the occult.
You get to travel with Camille to Shelter Island. A town full of dark and deadly secrets...a town apparently and unbeknownst to it's residence, controlled by a disciple of Satan... (Satan??? Oh, yes...this story is very very dark.) A town where evil runs rampant and no one questions the bizarre or unexplained.
That is until our sweet, sarcastic and slightly agoraphobic librarian steps off the ferry to fill in temporarily at the Shelter Island Library. Cammy is a smart cookie. She follows her gut...which is telling her to RUN before she even approaches her destination, but it's only for a short while, right? Once she's on the island, she finds her temporary home is quite charming and settles in quickly.
Next stop, her home away from (her newly rented) home, the Shelter Island Library. A librarian's dream. A place she describes as having a historic pedigree. A place that houses books found nowhere else.
A place where...
she's immediately confronted with oddities and antics of her colleagues and the libraries other inhabitants in the form of ghosts. Are these spirits trying to scare her or help her discover what's really going on?
Well, I'm certainly not going to give that away.
What I will tell you is Camille quickly discovers she should always listen to her intuition. She discovers there is way more than meets the eye to this small town. And she discovers an ally in a charming and disarming investigative reporter. And this is just the beginning...
This tale is scary intense and will have you biting your nails waiting to see what happens next. Full of action, snark and spice. Ripe with ritual and entertaining characters (both good and very, very bad), The Book Waitress is paranormal suspense ala mode. We all SCREAM for, well, you get what I'm saying here.
So, if you're looking for something a bit different, a bit darker, a bit more macabre with a little bit of sexy...then this story is sure to fit the bill. Order up NOW!
Ah, Cammy? I'm ready to check out!
Until book 2...

Shelley gives The Book Waitress


That's not all we've got on the menu today. Here's an excerpt of The Book Waitress to wet your appetite and...a GIVEAWAY! Check it out...

“Watch your step there, young lady.” A deep, raspy voice broke through Camille Dutton’s frantic mind. “Just up those stairs to the upper deck. It’ll be about eight minutes to the island once we shove off. Enjoy your trip.”
 “Thank you.” Eight minutes? It might as well be eight years! Ignoring the nausea threatening to erupt and drown the ferry before it even left the dock, she smiled graciously. The weather-beaten gentleman, the deckhand, she supposed, nodded at her with a crinkled smile and ushered the next person onboard. With every step she climbed up the steep metal stairs, she repeated a mantra to soothe unsettled nerves.
  It’s not forever. It’s not forever. Finding an opening at the bow of the ferry, she took up
temporary residence against the railing, and dropped the heavily laden backpack from her shoulder to the deck. The churning clouds mirrored her dark mood and hovered dangerously low over the expanse of water. Eight minutes of deep, dark wetness would now separate her from the life Camille had known for twenty-four years. She’d never been further than eighty miles from her home. She didn’t need to travel far; not when she had thousands of books at her disposal to take her wherever she wanted to go.
  Her involuntary transfer to the Shelter Island Library, or forced exile as she preferred to call it, would last only as long as it took to find a permanent librarian. Her boss had promised, and she vowed to hold him to it. With her parents’ recently passed, she longed to stay in the house where they’d infused her life with cherished moments. This upheaval at work made their absence all the more painful to bear.
  Shelter Island seemed the antithesis of its name. Camille had been lovingly sheltered by her parents and insulated within the comforting walls of her town’s library. She’d read all of the books repeatedly, from cover to cover. Going to this unknown town, living in a strange home, and working at an unfamiliar library left her feeling exposed to more than just the elements. It invited all manner of creature born to lay siege on her well-constructed fortress of solitude.
  The ferry’s whistle blew as its engines kicked on and thrust the boat into the Sound. She
gasped and closed her eyes, pressing fingers against the cold steel that kept her from jumping ship. A gusty breeze whipped her ponytail into a frenzy of curls that slapped at her neck and cheeks. Eyes smarted and watered as a rush of air assaulted her face. She couldn’t bear to watch as her life receded into the horizon. Looking forward was just as painful, and she pondered what lay ahead.

We love our paranormal romance...and we ALL know that dish is best served HOT and SEXY. Don't waste a minute more, go grab your copies of The Brethren series (You love smexy angels, right?), starting with Trinity, Brethren Beginnings (a Brethren novella) and Relic then get ready for book 3, Elixxir, as well as what else but the reason we're here...The Book Waitress!
Thanks again for joining us...and thank you, Deena for playing along. HOT<3 We'd also like to thank Kristina Haecker, for letting us co host this tour with her. xoxo
HAPPY've been SERVED!!!

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  1. My, oh my, you put on a GREAT show here! Thanks so much for having me here today. I know I have some staunch supporters of The Brethren angels, but I know in my heart, The Book Waitress serves up a dish to satisfy those hungry hearts.

    Thanks, as well, for coordinating the tour with Kristina Haecker. You ladies are rock stars! <3

  2. Thanks, Deena! So much fun! And the girls...ALL of them..I think the guys too, will LOVE it! I, myself, get in to the stories that delve into the darker side of humanity and what it is that makes them choose to follow that darkness. Add in the suspense and the romance...GOLD! I love Camille and Derek. Cammy's instincts are much like mine. She's snarky and inquisitive and so easy to relate to. I wanted to jump in and help her throughout the book. I'm really excited for book 2!
    Thank YOU, for allowing us the opportunity to be co-hosts. We love you and Kristina, so of course, we had to help get this little gem out for the world to see! <3 ~Shells