Monday, September 14, 2015

Reading Until Dawn Featured Author: Danica Favorite

of the Reading Until Dawn Con author features here at Alpha Heroes.  

The features continue! As a Featured Blogger (ahem) for the Reading Until Dawn conference, it is my pleasure and my sacred responsibility to showcase the delightful authors that will be hanging out and playing embarrassing SUPER FUN AND AWESOME games with us in October.  We're not doing panels.  We're not doing pitches. We're seriously not doing serious. We WILL be doing games.

If you've read Alpha Heroes for very long, you know I'm not too into author interviews. I'm not very good at them, to be honest. So just pretend this is a game instead of an interview.  I gave my authors a Mad LibsTM style questionnaire, and here are the results!  (note: truthiness is optional... these are fiction writers after all!)

Please welcome Danica Favorite:

waits for applause from crowd to die down....

Hi Nicola, thanks for taking the time to stalk me through cyberspace and hunt me down when all other methods of contact were failing you. Just for that, we should go for cupcakes sometime. Since this is my first introduction to Nicola and her blog, I’m going to go a little long here.  I’m Danica Favorite, and I write inspirational historical romance for Love Inspired Historical. Hey! Keep reading! I know a lot of the stuff I’m seeing here is a little sexier, um, okay, a lot sexier, but I have a lot of moments of really good, intense, um, longing… yes, we’ll call it longing. Uh, yeah… so anyway… I’m one of those readers who reads just about anything, and I hope you’ll all enjoy checking out something on the other end of the spectrum. I’m a little biased, but I think I write pretty good books. And if not, I’m still a really fun person who loves cupcakes, so let’s just all have a cupcake and it’ll all be good! But if cupcakes aren’t enough to entice you, go visit my website at and have a look at my chickens. Everyone loves chickens, right?

OK, so here we go!

1. No one ever beats me at the game of __um, nothing, actually. See answer below____. (sad trombone sound here)

2. Please fill in these blanks: "When I was a kid, and they were picking teams for sportball, I was usually:
a) picked right away
b) not picked right away 
c) one of the captains  

yeah, sorry. I promise to do my best if we’re on the same team for a con game! I think everyone who attends RUD con is a winner, so it’s all good. Team Danica for the Awesome! (And cupcakes! Are cupcakes on the menu?) - looks like we need to make sure that they are!

Later in life, I found myself __praying I never get sent to prison because I’ll end up being the um, rhymes with witch, to some crazy lady named Big Bertha__, and I think it was all because of how the sportball teams were picked.  Hey, whatever keeps you on the straight and narrow, right?

3. The most embarrassing/hilarious game I ever participated in was _potato gun wars _.  Everyone was laughing at _.the fact that my husband’s gun blew up instead of shooting the potato.   I swear I will never hear anything about a potato gun without thinking of JR Ward's scene between Butch and Vishous...   

4. In an alternate universe, I am George R. R. Martin, only my fabulously successful 700-page epic book is titled "Game of _Awesome_." it is about _a mild-mannered but deeply awesome inspirational romance writer who got sick of losing at all the games and finally found the gumption to take over the world and become its benevolent, but occasionally fond of blowing random stuff up (sorry about your house), dictator (slightly autobiographical)_  Hey, did I mention there are cupcakes at my house?  all the time? You don't want to blow up the cupcakes, do you? (Note to self: buy cupcake mix at Costco)

5. Once,  __My husband__ suggested that we __we buy a house in the mountains__, and I could only respond, GAME. ON.  Then what happened? Well, I’m glad you asked. Because we are living the dream, baby, living the dream. When we aren’t chasing bears out of our kitchen, mice out of the rafters, and ants out of my bed. I wish I’d just made that stuff up, but no. That’s actually my life. Right now. In case you’re wondering, we named the bear Humphrey, and yes, I do have photographic evidence. Which reminds me. I need to go make sure my back door is locked. Well, that sounds pretty exciting!

6. Would you like to play the 5-words game? Sure! Yay!

The 5-words game rules:

The fabulous E.D. Walker challenges you to use the following 5 words in a piece of flash fiction, as long or short as you wish. Don't overthink it :-)

Then, give 5 words for the next victim, er, interviewee to use.  They will have the option to build on your piece or do a stand-alone.

Your words are: scooter, kiosk, zucchini, fan, dinosaur

Meet Belle, P1 from Roselynn Cannes
And THEN this happened, P2 from Katee Robert
Followed by hijinks..., P3 from Aaron Ritchey
A Twist! P4 from ED Walker

And now, Part 5!

The stranger yelped, drawing the attention of the proprietor of a nearby kiosk. A fine time for someone to notice that something might be amiss in the market. Belle shook her head. They don’t notice an explosion, but the man’s whining over a little bite suddenly has everyone on alert. She glanced over at him. Okay, maybe it wasn’t such a little bite after all. She’d feel guilty over the blood gushing from his wound, but at this point, she knew she only had a minute, if not seconds, to get away before they sent others.

“Do you need some help?” The man in charge of the kiosk, wearing a zucchini green t-shirt with the face of a dinosaur with an all-too happy grin, approached.


Ordinarily, Belle wasn’t a fan of members of the Order of the Reptile. They talked incessantly of things that were hopelessly boring, but she’d been told that in bind, they’d help her. She glanced back at the stall where he’d been hawking his wares- flimsy cast-offs that people wouldn’t pay good money for, except to support the reptilian cause. But… one item caught her eye.

“Is that your scooter?”

He looked at her like she’d just told him his dinosaur was stupid. Belle sighed. The man she’d bit moaned and started staggering to his feet. She did not have time for this. Quickly, she murmured the secret phrase that was supposed to get the cooperation of Order members.

The man cursed, but nodded, then handed her his keys.

Finally! Something was going her way!
Order of the Reptile? I smell a spinoff series!

Thanks so much, Danica!  Can't wait to have a cupcake with you in Denver!


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Danica Favorite said...

Yes!! I am ALL ABOUT THE CUPCAKES!! Hmm... maybe I'll see if we can have a cupcake decorating contest or something. OR, we could do a cupcake bake-off. I, of course, will be the judge. Please note: I am allergic to chocolate. Not kidding. Finding out was the worst day of my life. :(

Nicola O. said...

I dunno if the hotel would be down for us baking cupcakes, but I could see a frostingstravaganza...


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