Monday, November 5, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Beyond the Veil by Quinn Loftis

Kathryn: We have a real treat for you today. It's our stop on the Beyond theVeil blog tour, and we were lucky enough to snare an interview with the everpopular author of this spectacular series-Quinn Loftis.
Shelley: Kathryn is a huge fan of the series and Quinn. They've become fastfriends. I still have them on my chaotic TBR- waiting patiently. Kathryn talksoften about The Grey Wolves, but what I usually hear is... "This series isPHENOMENAL! " "I LOVE these characters!" "Quinn isGREAT" "I love Quinn"..."WHY haven't you read these yet??? get the drift. ;)
So...when I heard we were hosting Quinn, I asked if I could sit in on theinterview- to get to know Quinn better right along with YOU. *turns to Kathryn*Bet you're regretting that decision.
K: Annnyway...Yes, we had the opportunity to ask Quinn some questions, and shegraciously replied. She IS great. And this is going to be a lot of FUN. *stickstongue out at Shelley* Please give a Wolf Pack welcome to Quinn Loftiseveryone!
S: *snorts*
K:*grins* So our first question is...not actually a question, but here it is...Name 5 famous people you would love to have dinner with (dead or alive).

Quinn: Jesus George Washington Patricia Briggs Dolly Parton Dr. Seuss
S: What a random list.
K: Don't try to find a pattern- you won't. Tell us something only your bestfriend would know.

Quinn: I like the smell of scotch tape, because it reminds me of Christmas
S: Now that's kind of weird.
K: It's quirky- and it's very Quinn. Just go with it What's on your iPod rightnow? (Top 5 songs)

Quinn: Just Give Me a Reason – Pink Try- Pink Harder to Breathe- Maroon 5 Belong To– Secondhand Serenade Too Close – Alex Clare
S: Now there's a pattern here. *Kathryn shakes her head* Can you share afavorite quote or passage from Beyond the Veil?
Quinn: "If he was easy, compliant, and tolerant of her, she would turn himinto a wolf rug and walk all over him," Jacque explained."Seriously," Jen added. "I can't French kiss a rug. Well Icould, but then people would think I'd passed from mildly demented intofull-blown off her rocker."
S: I think I'd like this Jen.
K: *chuckles* Yes, you would.
When writing, is there a certain process or ritual that you go through? Certainitems that you must have?

Quinn: Go to the library, get a chocolate muffin, medium diet coke. Have my iphonewith my music, a notebook to write down important facts about characters orsituations.
S: Sounds like a good routine to me.
K: You just like the chocolate muffinpart.
S: * tilts head* And???...What is your favorite dessert?

Quinn: Ice cream
K: Interesting choice.
S: Hmm. No elaborating?
K: Why does she need to elaborate?
* Shelley shrugs*

K: Where is somewhere you would like to travel to? Why?
Quinn: All over. I’ve never left North America. I would love to see Europe and therich history. Our country is young compared to many others.
<We would both very much enjoy that ourselves. We actually talk abouttraveling a lot. >
S: If you could have any magical power, what would you choose and why?
Quinn: Funny thing, I write about characters with magical qualities and lovecreating those worlds. But in reality I wouldn’t want the responsibility or theconsequences that came with those powers. Okay maybe I’d like to be able tohold my breath indefinitely so I could swim in the ocean without having to havea scuba tank ;)
K: Magic is a tricky business.
*Shelley nods in agreement*

S: Are you a morning or night person?
Quinn:  I’m dangerous in the morning. Def anight person
S: I so relate. My family warns people about talking to me in the morning.
K: Only in the morning?
S: Hardy har har...
K: Which book in the Grey Wolves series is your favorite?

Quinn: Beyond the Veil
S: That's it?!? Why???
K: Maybe she doesn't want to share why...
Is there a character that you find the easiest to write? The hardest?

Quinn: Jen is the easiest because her personality is most like mine. Sally thehardest because I’m nothing like her. I don’t know how she would really reactto situations so I feel like I’m shooting in the dark.

S: *whispers to Kathryn* What about Jacque? Isn't she your favorite?
K: We can ask about her later.
*Shelley nods*

K: Does the friendship of Jen, Jacque, and Sally represent you and yourfriends?
Quinn: It is modeled after my three closest friends from high school. We were a lotlike the three best friends. And did many a crazy thing.

S: Ha! She had her own pack even back then. *nudges Kathryn*
K: *elbows Shelley back* Can you for once just behave?
S: *whispers a hiss* Sorry!
<Kathryn shares a look with Quinn and they burst out laughing>
<Shelley pouts and sticks out her tongue >
K: *still chuckling* Mature as ever.

K: Can you tell us about what book 6 will be about? Any juicy deets?? :D
Quinn: Book 6…well as we if you have read BTV then you know how it ends- I know, Isuck. Book 6 is going to be tough emotionally, though I will still have thetrademark humor, the girls are fixing to have their meddle tested. Loyalties,love, life, death, sacrifice, consequences of them all- that’s book 6. My planis to have you sit down to read it and then end up at the edge of your seathaving gone through every emotion you’ve ever known, walking with thesecharacters through the hell they will endure, through the joys they will share,through the pain that will rip through them. I want the reader to feel likethey are there.
K: OMG! I'm on pins and needles already!
S: Ha! Sweet torture, eh, Kat? She loves that, Quinn. She really does. *coughsto hide laughter*
K: You are evil incarnate.
*Shelley winks*

S: Do you have any hobbies? If yes, what are they?
Quinn: Read, crochet, spend time with my amazing husband and son
S: Aw...that sounds sweet.
K: And relaxing... Thanks so much for joining us, Quinn. I always enjoy gettingto know more about you and the amazing Grey Wolves.
S: Yes! It's been great fun! Thank you! Can we do the giveaway now???
K: Alright, alright. It's pretty simple folks- Just follow the instructions below for the fabulous prizes...It is a fun scavenger hunt....Look for the numbers in RED...

Our number is 8...My favorite by the way!! :D
GOOD LUCK...and thanks for stopping by.
S: Bye! * Kermit flail*
K: They can't see you, you know.
S: I. Know. Geez.

<in unison> Good LUCK! Happy Reading!

Beyond the Veil
(Grey Wolves Series)
by Quinn Loftis

Thoughthe Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of theirAlpha, the war is far from over.
Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves’ wrath, butshe will not go quietly into the night. She takes refuge in a place where eventhe smallest sliver of light does not dare to enter. Though she had to flee,she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to acquire. Her depravity knowsno bounds; she's even willing to search for the one who can assist her in openinga Veil that has not been opened in millennia – with good reason: the danger isincalculable.
Meanwhile, there are major changes rippling through the Romanian Grey wolves.Decebel has become Alpha to the Serbian pack in an effort to begin to unite theCanis lupis species. Their numbers are dwindling in the wake of the shortage oftrue mates and lack of offspring. The wolves are beginning to lose faith anddarkness seems to be crashing in on them from all sides.

Check out Kathryn's review here.

Quinn is a 32 year old wife, mother, nurse, andwriter, not necessarily in that order. She lives in beautiful North West Arkansas with her husband, son andNora their Doberman pinscher. She loves writing, reading, and crocheting. Her favourite holiday is Christmas, favourite book(s) is Pride and PrejudiceThe Alpha andOmega Series by Patricia Briggs, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.She loves to be silly and have fun, loves music and thinks there is no greatersound in the world than that of her little boy's laughter.

All Blogs participating will have numbers that will be in bold printRED, so make sure you all keep track.  Atthe end of the tour you will need to tally all of the numbers you collectedfrom each site and enter it into our giveaway at 

What are you playing for you ask?  
I will tell you!!!
*A signed Just One Drop book
*Signed Decebel and Jen posters 
(be still my heart)
*And a bracelet made by ME LOL

I hope you like it!!!  :)

Only correct answers will be entered!!
Here is the schedule!


TSK, TSK What to Read?

Delphina Reads Too Much 

Reeses Reviews

Paranormal Book Club

Vamps and Stuff

Book on the Bright Side 

Young Adult and Teen Readers
Cynthia Shepp Book Reviews

Kaina's Book Blog

R&M Fab Reviews     

Lagniappe Books

 Books, Brownies and Barkers

Read Between the Lines
Paranormal Reads

Phenomenal Reviews  

Book Crazy

 Book Nerds Across America

Cassie's Reviews De-La-Mazing 

Sparring Stepsisters
Indie Author Release


And this last stop everyone is where
you will total all the numbers you found
in RED.
All correct numbers will be entered into the big drawing
of all the FAB goodies mentioned above!


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