Wednesday, November 9, 2011

AAD Author Spotlight & Giveaway: PJ Schnyder

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Andrea.

AAD Author PJ Schnyder is here to tell us a little about herself and her work. Make sure to comment for a chance to win one of her four titles!
First of all, thank you very much for having me as a guest on Red Hot Books. It’s been a little over a year since my first book released and I am still doing little happy dances when I see the cover. :D
The biggest excitement for me comes from being able to share my stories, so here I thought I’d present each of my current (and some of my upcoming) titles and give a random tidbit about each one that might not be a direct part of the story.
I hope you all enjoy my fun facts and would like to offer a giveaway. Just leave a comment for a chance to win a free ebook, choosing from Heart’s Sentinel, Red’s Wolf, Hunting Kat or Evie’s Gift.
Remember My Name (incl in Gimme Shelter anthology)
J.R. Blackwell shot me an email while I was in Seattle celebrating my birthday.  She’d recently released her role playing game, Shelter in Place, and was planning a companion anthology of zombie stories.
For J.R., I wrote my very first flash fiction. It was also my first pure science fiction piece, no romance… and also my very first zombie story.
Plus, I did it in a single afternoon, a block from where the story is set, next to no less than three French-presses full of gourmet coffee. What? It was Seattle. :P
Drowning Tides (incl in Love’s Immortal Pantheon Vol. 5 anthology)
Not long after I wrote Drowning Tides, I took my mother to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  After the movie, we walked out to the car bickering with each other in our affectionate mother-daughter way.
Mom: I’m so disappointed. I didn’t like the mermaids. Disney didn’t stick to the mythology.
Me: Actually, mythology tells of mermaids doing a lot of those things, mom, luring boats to wreckage, drowning sailors and whatnot.
Mom: You loved The Little Mermaid.
Me: The original Hans Christian Anderson version wasn’t like Disney’s. It didn’t have a happy ending.
Mom: Yes it did.
Me: Mom. The prince falls in love with someone else and she turns to sea foam.
When I sent a special print copy of the anthology to my mom for her birthday, I wrote a little apology in there about my mermaids not being the Disney mermaids she liked. She wrote to me later saying it was okay, she still liked my story.
You can purchase Drowning Tides individually in eBook format here:

Hunting Kat (Book 1 of the Triton Experiment series)
The tiny hologram guarding Boggle’s door is a nod to one of my favorite fantasy movies of all time.
You can purchase Hunting Kat in eBook format at the following locations:
Carina Press

You can purchase Hunting Kat in Audio book format at the following

Heart’s Sentinel (Book 1 of the Terra’s Guardians series)
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biology and was offered an apprenticeship at the T.I.G.E.R.S. conservation to work with big cats. I ultimately didn't choose to go that route for my day job career but I love to put what I know of them into my feline shapeshifters.
You can purchase Heart’s Sentinel in eBook format at the following locations:
You can purchase the Print version in Trade paperback format here:
Red’s Wolf (Book 2 of the Terra’s Guardians series)
When I was writing one of the scenes in Red’s Wolf, one of my hunter friends really did show up at my front door with a fresh rabbit. He asked me to show him how to clean it and make rabbit pot pie.  I couldn’t help having Jason offer to run down a rabbit for Carri.
You can purchase Red’s Wolf at the following locations:
While I was writing the glittering ball room scene, I attended a day job convention and saw the ugliest ice sculpture sitting on a reception table. Obviously, it needed to be destroyed.
You can purchase Evie’s Gift in eBook format at the following locations:

Visit PJ on her blog:

Thanks so much to PJ for visiting the blog today. Remember, comment below for a chance to win one of her books.  Good luck!

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At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 7:33:00 AM CST , Blogger mnjcarter said...

I totally started cracking up when I read the conversation you had with your Mom about the mermaid, too funny!

You are a new author to me, all your books sound fantastic! I think that's pretty neat that you were able to put some of your knowledge from your schooling into paranormal shapeshifting books.

Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9:07:00 AM CST , Blogger Ironstrangeprompts said...

Thank you very much for this chance to win. All the books sound like good reads.

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:41:00 AM CST , Blogger Sariah said...

You are a new to me author but I will be picking up one of your books! They sound very interesting. I can't wait to meet you next year at AAD 2012. Thanks for the chance.

sariahwalters at gmail dot com

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:45:00 AM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've really enjoyed reading a few of your books so far, and I can't wait to learn more about Toby in your next installment of Evie's Gift. Oh, and the LARP story sounded like so much fun to write! Thanks for the giveaway

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:17:00 PM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PJ is AWESOME!!! Please don't enter me because we're going to feature her as well, but I just had to stop by and show some love :) Great post and her books are awesome!

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:50:00 PM CST , Blogger Arianne said...

the covers are amazing!
email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 12:56:00 PM CST , Blogger Andrea said...

Congratulations on all you've released in your first year. They all look very interesting. I'm envious of those attending AAD 2012.

At Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 5:44:00 PM CST , Blogger Pyper541 said...

So I loved the Terra's Guardians Series, I still have to read the other books definitely love your writing style can't wait to read some of your other books. Drowning Tides is definitely a must read now!

At Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 2:57:00 AM CST , Blogger Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Steampunk ftw :) Also I have to say that I'm not even into chicks but wow PJ is so hot. That corset pic grrrrr


At Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:47:00 PM CST , Blogger Pamk said...

These books sounds great I am adding these to my wish list especially Hunting Kat.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

At Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:27:00 PM CST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved Red's Wolf, would love another of PJ's books. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

At Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:41:00 AM CST , Blogger Jana said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win!

At Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:01:00 AM CST , Blogger pj schnyder said...

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for all of your generous comments. :D

And yup - that's me in the black corset. Rawr. ;)

At Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:46:00 PM CST , Blogger Brenda Demko said...

I"d love to win! I've had Red's wolf on my wishlist. I didn't realize that there was a book before it. How unobservent am I?

At Monday, November 14, 2011 at 9:17:00 AM CST , Blogger pj schnyder said...

Grats to Andrea for winning!
And thank you all again for stopping by.


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