Interview with a Dragon

Woot! I interviewed a dragon shapeshifter --Lynn Alexander, the heroine of my paranormal mystery WILDFIRE-- and survived. WooHoo!


(BTW, several readers decided Actress Kelly Hu would make a fab Lynn. What do you think?)


Lynn's interview is on the Preternatura blog run by sister Southern Magic chapter member & a TOR author, also awesome person all around, Suzanne Johnson! Woot! Come visit us!

CeLeBraTiOn Time!!!

Woot! Today is the official book birthday of Wildfire!


And helping me celebrate are all these wonderful blogs! Check them out:

I SMELL SHEEP (this is a fun, fun, fun blog & you should explore)

Bitten By Paranormal Romance (this is one of favorite PNR blogs. The ladies are awesome and they support Pet Adoptions, which is a cause close to my heart)

Nina's Literary Escape, a very nice romance focused blog

I'm also on Paranormal Reads!

Just Paranormal Romance -- a new blog focusing on PNR (1 of my fav. genres!)

Author Sofia Grey's blog in wonderful New Zealand!

I'm on author Christi Snow's Smitten w/Reading Blog!

Sharing one of my favorite scenes in the book with BOOK Monster Reviews

Awesome interview with Friday Night Romance!

And REVIEWS are trickling in...

Random Book Musings

Nerd Girl 

Just Jeannie's Book Bling

Now Available on iTunes!!!


Books and Babies Are Unpredictable

It's Live!!! Wildfire: A Paranormal Mystery with Cowboys & Dragons went live early. I'd scheduled it for the 20th...but it's out. I have had the same experience with my real babies.



My first one was supposed to be born in April 2001, but came in January. Yup, about three months early. My second one, the doctor made me choose a date and after much deliberation I chose Jan 4 of 2005. She came in December. Oh well, I love all my early surprises. :) WooHoo!

So here's the blurb: Lynn Hana Alexander is a 25-year-old Japanese American shapeshifter haunted by guilt. She’s been questioning herself and her dragon abilities ever since she failed to save her grandmother.

When her best friend is threatened by mysterious fires burning up acres of West Texas, Lynn rushes to the rescue determined not to fail again. However, with a tempting firefighter, a flirty city developer and dragon pheromones distracting her, how is she going to find the arsonist?

And worse: is her primary suspect a malicious rogue dragon or the love of her life?

Buy Links

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Kobo: http://goo.gl/OMeRmC

For the paperback: http://goo.gl/k7JQAA

So excited! Happy dancing!

And there's a special celebratory giveaway with dragonlicious prizes! Check out the rafflecopter! :D




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Authors, Books and the Gifts They Give

The first time I read Jeanine Frost’s “Halfway to the Grave” was in college and it was a moment of epiphany.

(The first book in Ms. Frost's Night Huntress Series)

You see, romance has always been my secret indulgence. Working through high school and college, I always rewarded myself after a hell-week of papers , tests and quizzes with romance novels. However, I found myself tiring of the traditional romance heroine waiting to be rescued, always taking a secondary role to the hero. And then I discovered Ms. Frost’s story and urban fantasy.

Some might argue that urban fantasy is not romance. No, but my favorite ones do have strong romantic elements. And have you read the Night Huntress series? Cat and Bones together are perfect, one the most romantic couples I have found in fiction. You never doubt their love for each other.


But more than that, Cat is a heroine I can respect. She starts off na├»ve, but with a steely inner strength that lets her hunt vampires. Even better, she’s intelligent. She’s brought up prejudiced against vampires, but soon starts examining evidence, making her own decisions, making mistakes but learning from them.  She matures and grows into her true self throughout the series…and that’s what makes her one of my favorites. 

I attended Conestoga 12 in 2008 because I found out several of my favorite writers – Ms. Frost, Melissa Marr and Rachel Caine—were attending. I was a reader then and I was thrilled. It was the first time I'd met writers.


 (Jeanine Frost is on the far right, at the end of the table)

I loved the stories they wrote, the wonderful adventures they took me on. Sometimes those fictional heroes and heroines were more like friends. But meeting the people who wrote those stories, created that magic...that was a whole new level of awesome.  Listening to these writers talk about their stories, about writing, was a spark that ignited all kinds of possibilities in my mind.

Today I'm a published author with my newest release, Wildfire: A Paranormal Mystery with Cowboys and Dragons, coming out on Sept. 20. I have written stories that I hope touched readers, or at least whisked them off to another world, a grand adventure. None of it would have happened without the stories, like the Cat & Bones stories, that touched me, the writers who worked hard to create those worlds and share them, who took time to talk to me, inspire me. 



And that's what makes the Southern Magic Romance Readers' Luncheon so special. Yes, there are all kind of fun giveaways and baskets full of fabulous (I still love the books best!), but more importantly attendees get to meet so many talented authors, have so many wonderful conversations.

I plan to thank Ms. Frost in person at the Nov. 2 luncheon.

If you wish to attend the luncheon, be sure to register and pay before October 27 at www.southernmagic.org/luncheon/html.

When: November 2, 2013, Saturday, 11 a.m.

Where: Harbert Center in downtown Birmingham, AL (free parking)

Who: The keynote speaker is NYT bestselling author Jeaniene Frost! The welcome speaker is NYT bestselling author Christy Reece who also writes as Ella Grace.

Why: We’ll be giving away lots of free books, and fun SWAG, awesome raffle baskets and lots of laughs. You’ll also get to meet a ton of talented authors. FMI, check www.southernmagic.org.

And speaking of giveaways...

Leave a comment on my post, and you might be the one randomly picked to win a digital copy of Wildfire! I'll announce the winner on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

See you at the luncheon!

Mina



Wildfire by Mina Khan

Lynn Hana Alexander is a 25-year-old Japanese American shapeshifter haunted by guilt. She’s been questioning herself and her dragon abilities ever since she failed to save her grandmother.

When her best friend is threatened by mysterious fires burning up acres of West Texas, Lynn rushes to the rescue determined not to fail again. However, with a tempting firefighter, a flirty city developer and dragon pheromones distracting her, how is she going to find the arsonist?

And worse: is her primary suspect a malicious rogue dragon or the love of her life?

IF you'd like a signed paperback (yes, it looks awesome on the shelf!), please check out the Goodreads giveaway: 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Wildfire by Mina Khan

Wildfire

by Mina Khan

Giveaway ends October 05, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

A Time for Wildfire, Cowboys and Dragons...Oh MY!

It's September! Eeeep. That means I have a book release coming up....WILDFIRE: A Paranormal Mystery with Cowboys and Dragons. My first novel (yes, dear readers, I listened to your requests to write longer). So excited! Check it out:


Here's the Blurb:


Lynn Hana Alexander is a 25-year-old Japanese American shape shifter haunted by guilt. She’s been questioning herself and her dragon abilities ever since she failed to save her grandmother.
 When her best friend is threatened by mysterious fires burning up acres of West Texas, Lynn rushes to the rescue determined not to fail again. However, with a tempting firefighter, a flirty city developer and dragon pheromones distracting her, how is she going to find the arsonist? And worse: is her primary suspect a malicious rogue dragon or the love of her life?


Since I'm indie publishing and find the pre-order situation for indies a bit complicated, you'll have to wait until Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. However, if you want CLUES as to what's inside the book...check out my Pinterest board for Wildfire :)

Releases come with nerves -- I worry about every little detail; and read through One More Time to make sure the story, and the copy, is best can be; I probably drive my editor a bit nuts and owe her chocolate. I'm also filled with happy anticipation. Finally, after all the hard work of writing, editing, revising and more, I get to share this wonderful new story with the world.

So September and a new release also means I'll be spending a lot of time reflecting on the Serenity Prayer (my favorite):




Wishing y'all a wonderful September!