Author Spotlight ~Darynda Jones~




New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work including a prestigious RITA®, a Golden Heart®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.


Coming January 24th, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight



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First Grave on the Right is the first in the award-winning and 

NY Times bestselling Charley Davidson series.







Exclusive Q & A with Darynda Jones

What do you want people to know about you and your process?

Both are sketchy and unstable. :)


When did you know writing was what you wanted/needed to do?

I started writing when I was five, but I didn't realize I wanted to BE a writer until I was in high school and my BFF told me. It was a lightbulb moment.


Does any music/situations/media inspire your writing process? If so, what?

Yes, any and all!


Will we see any new works from you soon? What will they be?

Yes! Besides the 11th book in the Charley Davidson series which comes out in January, there will be two more Charley books and a new standalone. No idea what it will be about, but I've never lacked for ideas.

Favorite wine and favorite chocolate :)

If I have to drink wine, I like a sweet moscato. (I'm a teetotaler.) As for chocolate, pretty much any edible item that falls under that spectacular umbrella will suffice, but I am partial to dark chocolate. Le sigh...

Favorite movie/television programs?

My #1 TV show is Elementary. Love love love. I can't even name a favorite movie. Far, far too many.

Top five reads? (all time or current, your choice)

Wow, this is so much harder than I thought it would be! Hmmmm... I'll go with authors instead and those that have inspired me the most:


Jane Austen
Ray Bradbury
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
Stephen King
Judith McNaught


What are your favorite foods.

Anything with butter on it. Or chocolate. My favorite flavors are definitely Mexican.


What’s the best way fans can reach out to you?

I love to hear from readers!!! The best place would be the contact form on my website. I read them all! It may take me a while to answer, but I also answer them all personally. I'm so grateful for every letter.


Will you be attending any signings or conventions? Where and when?


Yes, besides my personal signings which are usually fairly local (in and around ABQ, NM), I'll be at RT Booklovers Convention, the Tucson Festival of Books, and several other locales. I travel a lot, so check my FB page or my website for more.







An exclusive giveaway for 
K&T’s Book Babblers Book Club
A signed paperback set of the Charley Davidson series books 1-10

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And the winner is...
Video Review of winner HERE
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211 comments:

  1. Thanks, KT, for having the lovely Darynda Jones on the blog. Darynda, you rock! I've been writing for a long time as well, but am relatively new-ish to publishing. My question is, was it hard for you when it came to decisions about overcommitting to publishers or just the internal pressure to "produce." Any advice on how to not let that inner voice drive you bats*%t crazy?

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    1. Bpy was it! I can honestly say I've never overcommitted with my publisher. They are amazing and the fact that I am late with every single book is entirely my fault. But there is a certain amount of pressure. You want to top every book. You don't want to let anyone down, especially your readers. You want all the magic you can conjure in every book and then you want more for the next one.

      Sadly, I have found nothing to quite those voices. If you come up with something, please let me know. Everyone has advice and words of encouragement, but it's that inner voice you have to get past. My only advice is to keep your head down, your butt in the chair, and your fingers on the keys and just write the best book you can. I wish I had more for you. Therapy might help. I'm considering it. :)

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  2. Woah! What a fabulous giveaway! I love Darynda Jones but must confess I am behind on this series. It's time to rectify that little problem.

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    1. Absolutely! Hehehe. Thanks, Debbie!

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    2. I absolutely love this series, huge Charley Davidson fangirl!!!

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  3. This is an awesome giveaway! I love Darynda Jones! I am patiently waiting on the 11th book. My question is where does Darynda get all the little sayings at the beginning of the chapters at? I love those.

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    1. Hi! Well, at first I just saved them. I'd been doing that for years anyway. Whenever I'd see a saying I loved, I'd save it in my "favorite sayings" file. But now wonderful readers send them to me. I adore it! I have so many saved and I can never decide which ones to use, there are so many awesome ones.

      But, to get to what is probably the brunt of your question, they are real t-shirts and bumper stickers, and memes. I make up MAYBE one per book. I think I even made up two in one book! I felt very accomplished.

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  4. Such an awesome giveaway! So, I have a question... What is your favorite Ray Bradbury book? F451 stuck with me in high school, and I've read it many times since.

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    1. That would be the one! There was also a short story he wrote that I was in love with. I read it over and over in middle school, but now I can't remember the name of it. It was very F451, tho. He was such an extraordinary writer. His words were pure perfection and he made it look so easy. Ha!

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  5. Wow, amazing giveaway & grest interview! I love Charlie. I've read the first two and have been waiting to parcel out the rest to savor, lol.

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  6. My favorite author! I have recommended you to many. I have my brother-in-law hooked on your audible books. Impatiently waiting on 11. Now to a question...Do you find it harder to come up with new things for Charley after 11 books? (No complaints from me, see above!)

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    1. LOL thank you, Michelle!!! I don't find it harder to come up with ideas, actually. I have so many per book that I inevitably have to throw a couple out because there is just too much going on. That happened with 11th. I had to throw out a major thread because I didn't feel it leant anything to the story and it made the whole thing too all-over-the-place. I know that describes Charley to a tee, but I would feel bad for my wonderful readers to put them through too much of her shenanigans. Hehehe

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  7. LoVE her books, I always buy them in the audio form, because the team if darynda and Lorelei King absolutely knocks it out of the park!!!!!!! Can't wait for this one, already pre-ordered!!!

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    1. THANK YOU!!! Isn't Lorelei amazing? When they told me they were getting the queen herself, I almost fell out of my chair. She was my favorite narrator long before I published thanks to the lovely Patricia Briggs. Le sigh...

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  8. Great giveaway. I will have to check out Darynda's books out!

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  9. I love this Series! My all time favorite!

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  10. Darynda Jones has been my favorite author since I was lucky enough to stumble upon the first book in the Charley series in a used bookstore. I now keep an extra copy of the first book to give to people in order to grow the ranks of the Grimlet Society. Can't wait for your new standalone book!!!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH, CRYSTAL!!! I am so grateful!

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  11. Thank you for doing the spotlight and the giveaway! I have not read any of her books, so I definitely need to get started! So excited to find a new author to love!

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  12. Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!! The Charley Davidson series is one of my all time favorites!!! ��❤�� Darynda will you ever consider doing a signing in Europe?? Would love to meet you!

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    1. I consider it often! LOL. Unfortunately that's all I do, but someday, baby! Someday!

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  13. Just finished reading book #10. I love how you're able to deepen the characters with each book, while still keeping it "light."

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  15. Love this series! I've been listening via audiobooks through my library. I am now physically reading books 9 and hear Lorelei King's voice, which is almost as good as listening!

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    1. I do too!!!! At first, Cookie had a very different voice, but now she is 100% Lorelei's vision. Love it!

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  16. My husband and I love this series! This would be amazing!!

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  17. This series is amazing!! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  18. Darynda Jones givaway...what more could be said?! Humble, down-to-earth author with a sense of humor--sign me up!!

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  19. Love this series and can't wait for NOLA and the next book! Darynda is not only a terrific author, she's also one of the most awesome people I've ever met. Cookie is who I aspire to be to my own friends :-)

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  20. I just found this series a few months ago on a recommendation on Facebook from Anson Mount of Hell on Wheels fame. It has quickly become not only one of my favorites but my husband as well. We've been 'reading' the audio book versions which are stupendous!

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    1. Thank you, Jen!!! And your hubby! :)

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  21. Are you planning this to be a straight Charley Daniel's series, or will there be a sort of next generation centering around Beep's prophecy?

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    1. The spinoff will be about Beep and Osh. :)

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  22. The Charley series is absolutely my favorite series. I have read them all, some more than once I must admit. Keep those books coming and thank you!

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  23. Love love love this series! It wasn't really my kind of genre (but thanks to the Sookie Stackhouse series which I started to read without knowing it was about vampires and such... because I didn't read the blurb,) I started reading more paranormal books. Still not my favorite genre, but I just can't quit you! ;) I love all the humor in your books, which is probably what keeps me hooked. (And I might add, your books are the only one's I've been willing to spend more than $5 on.. for the e-version. But shhhh, don't tell anyone.) :D

    My question is (and I apologize if it's one you get often)... Do you have an end game for the series or do you plan on keeping it going as long as readers are wanting to read them?

    Also, if you ever get too warm down in NM, feel free to come up to ND for a signing and get your freeze on! ;)

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  25. I love these books! Funny,mysterious, supernatural,and romantic - all perfectly meshed into an addictive read that still stimulates your mind. Unlike many books that fall into these genres. Can't wait for book 11

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  26. My mother in law gave me the first few books in the series and got me hooked! Books are such a great gift,and I'm so glad she introduced me to the wonderful world of Darynda Jones! I look forward to your next book...January can't come soon enough!!!

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  27. I love Charley Davidson (and Reyes!!). I first discovered the series while visiting my Mom. We stopped at her local library and I noticed Sixth Grave on the Edge in the New Books section. It looked interesting, so I made my mom check it out for me. :p Soooo glad I did! I loved it! As soon as I got home, I ordered the rest of the series. Love them all! Can't wait for #11!

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  28. I absolutely love your books . You have a little bit of everything all rolled into one with this series . My favorite writer and books . Love them ! Thank you for this chance to win!

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  29. Fabulous giveaway and Q&A. I adore this series and I can't wait for the next book

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  30. I love this series! It's addictive.

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  31. I have all of them in print and ebook (because you never know where you are going to be when you might need to re-read one. LOL) But would still love to win signed copies. Love this series!! I am already worrying about what I will do when it ends. LOL

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  32. My favorite author and all around amazing lady! I've written series, but as a pantser, I never have a clue what direction I will go in. Did you have the entire series outlined in your head when you started, or did the stories and characters evolve as the series progressed?

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  33. OMG ... I love all things Darynda Jones!

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  34. Love this series!! And since others have asked questions and been answered I think I'll try my luck.
    Would that standalone coming have anything to do with a certain hellhound?

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  35. Absolutely adore this series and managed to get my sisters addicted to it too...each book seems to take on different themes so it keeps us on our feet

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  36. Fantastic giveaway! I absolutely love Charlie's character. Is she based off someone you personally know? She has the personality I wish I had! Haha. Am not so patiently waiting for the new book. Can't come soon enough!

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  38. Such an amazing giveaway! I started buying this series for myself but my daughter has taken them. She has convinced her best friend to read them also.

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  39. I simply love Charles and Reyes. They rank up there with Kate and Curran (Ilona Andrews) and Mercy and Adam (Patricia Briggs) for favorite couples. Only couple that out ranks them is Jamie and Claire (Outlander) lol

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  40. This is my absolute favourite series. I tell everyone ii can to read it. My question is if you could have a super power, what would it be? Thanks so much!

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  41. You KNEW I'd have to be here for this. I've read every book in this series but would love to have the print copies for my bookshelves. So here I am, waving hello, and checking in.

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  42. Wow, what a great giveaway! I love this series, it just keeps getting better and better and that is so rare to find in a series!

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  43. Oh my God... Love this giveway almost as much as i love Darynda... Kidding... I need this, I live in Portugal and the series stopped at eighth don't know why... =( hope they keep up soon... =) Darynda don't do therapy it would be a total waste! =D

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  44. Love your Charley Davidson series! Please don't let it end!

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  45. So exciting! Ummm... I'll go with a question: which was your favorite book to write (thus far)?

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  46. So exciting! Ummm... I'll go with a question: which was your favorite book to write (thus far)?

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  47. Love,love the books they became my absolute favorite

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  48. Charley is my favorite! I love how she always makes me laugh, however inappropriately. But only three more books? I wish it didn't have to end...

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  49. Charlie and Reyes are awesome

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  50. I want to know what gave you the idea for this great series? My best friend got me hooked on this series. Thank you....

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  51. Love this so much. What an amazing gift.

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  52. love this series..read all but last few ...

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  53. Ooh, this is awesome, I always laugh at Charley's commentaries. So my question is, is #13 the last of the series? thank

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  54. My husband isn't a big reader like I am, he's a truck driver and listens to books on CD. I got him hooked on Charlie and Reyes! We both love the series.

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  55. Love this series! Would love to win this!

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  56. Love you books Darynda! Charley and Reyes are my favorite characters! Can't wait to read Eleventh Grave in Moonlight! Thank you for the chance to win this and Happy Holidays!

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  57. I am so hooked on this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Love the giveaway and love the series. I laugh hysterically with every book. Can't wait for number eleven!

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  59. Love Darynda and the Charlie series. Can't wait for the next book in January

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  60. I am on book 4 and am so hooked!!!!!!

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  61. What a great giveaway! Can't wait to read the next installment. Charley and Reyes are in my top 3 book couples :). And Reyes, swoon! Top 2 book boyfriends! My question is; where did you get your inspiration for Cookie? I absolutely love her!

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  62. Thank u so much for this giveaway!!!! My question is Will we find out more about Cookie and her backstory? I think she is just so awesome and I want a Cookie in real life. Happy Holidays!

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  63. I have the books on my TBR list and to have a chance to win the first ten is great..thanks for the opportunity.

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  64. I love this series! Darynda Jones has a writing style that just draws you in. Mystery, Intrigue, humor - it's all there in each book. I'm not generally a bookworm, but I wait anxiously for each new installment in this story. What will Charley and Reyes do next? I can't wait to find out! I'm so glad there are more books coming, and I would love to own the whole set.

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  65. Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  66. I LOVE CHARLEY! And don't get me started on Reyes! Will we get a "Reyes cooks" cookbook?

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  67. Love these books and can't wait to read the next

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win the series! Charley makes me literally LOL!

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  69. I love Charlie and Reyes!!! I'd love to donate my paperbacks so I could add these signed ones to my shelf. Please keep writing!!!!!

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  70. Hi Darynda!! I love your books! What is the most treasured book you own?

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  71. The best in paranormal romance grim reaper satan's spawn getting togetherness!

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  72. Your snark as your write has me in stitches most of the time! Do you ever think you'll write in another genre? Or have you already and I missed it?

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  73. Darynda!!!! One of my faves!! You rock, woman!!! ������ Thanks for sharing your talent!!

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  74. I absolutely LOVE this series. Charley speaks how I think. One of my favorite book characters ever.

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  75. Love, love, love this series. Can't wait for the next book!

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  76. Have you ever been or thought about coming to Poland? Does the give-away also work outside the US?
    I'd love to have all your books... for Christmas... pretty please :-)

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  77. Have you ever been or thought about coming to Poland? Does the give-away also work outside the US?
    I'd love to have all your books... for Christmas... pretty please :-)

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  78. Love this series! Thank you for the interview and chance to win!

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  79. This is by far my favorite book series. I'm having a hard time finding anything comparable!

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  80. Charley is my favorite female book caracter i loved!!! is so funny and i cry of laughter, loved! you are genius!!! and because in spanish is only traslated to the fourth i started to reading in English to see how this great series continued!

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  81. I love this series. I totally wish Charley was my bestie!

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  82. Absolutely love the audio books! I have already pre-ordered book 11. Thanks for the chance!

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  83. I have thoroughly enjoyed the series. They are very entertaining and enjoyable!!!

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  84. I absolutely love your books! You are amazing and please keep writing lol

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  85. I can't believe you love Judith Mcnaught! She is so super underrated!!She was the first romance author I ever read! I know her books are from the 90s but they are still some of the best books ever! You can relate to all the characters and situations! Also I'm a sweet wine drinker as well but I usually call my tastes girly drinks. I like your word better ��. Thank you for all that you do and Merry Christmas! Can't wait til January 24th!

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  86. I am curious did you or do you celebrate when you see your books on a best author or best romance list? Today you posted the review on kissing Reyes under mistletoe, did you celebrate and scream?

    You are truly my favorite author. I LOVE Charley and Reyes. Thank you for sharing all of your characters with us!!!

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  87. I absolutely love your series! Will you be diving more into what Beep is going to do and how it will impact the world around her?

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  88. I absolutely love this entire series. I got my mom hooked too and both of us are anxiously awaiting book 11. I have ordered book 1 as a gift for a friend who is looking for something new. I know she is going to love it too!!!

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  89. Love your books! Waiting impatiently for this one! Would love to have them all!

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  90. This is one of my favorite series, I've read them all & sit anxiously for each new installment. You've made me in invested in the lives of Charley & her family/friends!

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  91. Love your books, would love to own them all in paper back

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  92. Love you books!!

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  93. This is so cool!! I won the first book way back when you just started out and have been hooked ever sense. It is hard to believe that you are already up to book 11! I have the first 5 and cannot wait to get the others and keep reading (they are on my Christmas list). I would love these, both to complete my collection and to spread the first few to friends and get them hooked. Thank you for the chance!!

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  94. Love love love these books!!! I'm a little behind due to budget constraints but I'm excited to catch up when I can.

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  95. I just started listening to 10th Grave (again) last night in preparation!! I can't wait for January!! Eekkk!!

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  96. Love, love, love your books! They are wonderful to read and I get great entertainment out of each one!

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  97. I love your writting and I want all your books...My bffs and I love Charlie D. Series and we can't wait for book 11. Send all my love to you and happy holidays <3

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  98. I love this series so much....can't wait for 11! Have you ever eaten at Sharkey's? My sister took us there when we visited her in Abq. We did a multi state road trip (11 total) that also included CA and AZ. Sharkey's had the best tacos we had on that trip!

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  99. All those books is like having an arm full of Reyes Farrow. I need to read book one again. So much hotness and laughs!

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  100. Darynda, your books have gotten me through some very tough times! It's such a wonderful gift, to be able to escape life for awhile and join Charley and the gang for laughs, adventure (not to mention the sizzling sex!) I've passed on your books to share you with others and have not gotten them all back, so I would love a set that I can keep for myself to cherish forever! ❤Trina L

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  101. I love these books so much and have loved them since I found a copy of the 3rd book in a half priced books store. I was so intrigued by the story that I went and searched for all the books I could find and haven't been able to put down the books since. I pre-order the books as soon as I can and read through the books. I have read and reread the series more times than I can count and I never get tired of it. I would love to own these all in paperback because I only have them on ebook currently. It is my favorite book series and I eagerly look forward to the next book to see what adventures lay ahead!

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  102. I absolutely LOVE this series!! What inspired you in creating the characters such as Reyes and Charlie? I find myself quite often laughing hysterically typically at all Charley's quick quips and funny actions it makes her my favorite bada** heroine of all time. :)

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  103. One of my all time favorite series!

    Tyra

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  104. I've read about this series, but haven't read it yet - I'd love to try it!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

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  105. What do you listen to when writing?

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  106. I don't know if it's been asked before, do you do haunted ghost walks when you travel? Would you stay overnight on a "Ghost Adventures" adventure type thing?

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  107. Darynda is one of my favorite authors -I could read her Grave series over and over. It is so hilarious that I've actually snorted my humongous cafe mocha (I don't recommend it by the way). But let's be serious, I keep coming back for Reyes - say it with me Reeeeeeyyyyyeeeesssssss. That yummy bunch of badassness could set your hair on fire with a look. But he only has eyes for the love of his extraordinary life.......Charley . I count the days until her next book.

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  108. Hi. I absolutely love the Charley Davidson series! I have recommended to several of my friends. They fell in love also and recommended to their friends. Thank you for sharing Charley and crew with us!

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  109. I love this series. I love that this is set in Albuquerque. I have been visiting there since I was born.

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  110. I ADORE this series, and winning this would be a great birthday present! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  111. Love, love, love this series. Thanks for the chance at such an amazing giveaway!!!

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  112. Such a great giveaway! I need to catch up on this series!

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  113. I love all of the books in this series! My birthday is tomorrow, and this would be a great gift!

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  114. I found this series one day, I don't know how but I'm so happy for discover all these fantastic characters and a amazing writer. Charley changed my life, I'm from Colombia and here it's so difficult found this book. I'm studying English because one of my dreams is read all the series in English and with the physical books. Thank you Darynd:D

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  115. Every time a new CD book comes out I celebrate it as a "Reyes Farrow Day" *sigh* Cannot thank you enough Darynda for creating such wonderful characters and keeping the series going !!! Die Hard Fan to the end.....

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  116. One of my very favorite series. Thank you so much for the chance to enter!

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  117. LOVE this series. I thoroughly enjoy the level of snark and look forward to each chapter header so I can read them out loud to the hubs. I want to make t-shirts of them ALL! I have introduced several friends to the loveliness that is Reyes ;) Thank you so much for sharing the world and characters with us. <3

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  118. I was so excited to see the next book comes out January 24th. I thought it was later. I am so excited!!!

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  119. WOW!!! What an amazing giveaway. I love this series, especially since my husband also reads them, giving us something to share in the evening.

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  120. I absolutely love Darynda Jones and this series, very thankful to have seen the recommendation many years ago on JR Ward's page. These books give the best book hangovers.

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  121. Where's my comments?! Awesome prize pack. I always recommend this series to anyone looking for something new.

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  122. I love you're books & YOU ARE SO AMAZING!!

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  123. I love this series!! I've recommended your books to all my friends. But... are you planning on translating them to spanish??

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  124. Love this series!

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  125. Awesome giveaway on an awesome series! All time favorite read!

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  126. Love the Q & A! Amazing giveaway, too. I'd love to have it. I try to collect the good stuff in physical copy as well as ebook...

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  127. I've read the first book in the series and loved it...still need to catch up! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  128. Darynda, my husband and I both love your books! You are definitely on my auto-buy list, thank you for your wonderful stories!

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  129. My daughter got the first book for me....she has them all...Great book love the characters...winning the whole set would be great! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  130. Charlie is one of my favorite protagonists and I absolutely love this series.

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  131. I absolutely love this series with all my heart. Thanks to my sister she started a wonderful addiction to Charlie's character and Darynda's wonderful story telling. I honestly can not wait until January for my pre order to come in and it would be amazing to have these books added to my collection.

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  132. I absolutely love this series with all my heart. Thanks to my sister she started a wonderful addiction to Charlie's character and Darynda's wonderful story telling. I honestly can not wait until January for my pre order to come in and it would be amazing to have these books added to my collection.

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  133. I picked up First Grave on the Right on a hunch that it would be good, not knowing it was a series. How lucky was I? I even got my mom addicted.

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  134. I am a huge Darynda and Charley fan. I just hope the series never ends!

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  135. Hi Darynda
    I'm just getting ready to start reading The Curse of the Tenth Grave. I have been waiting so I could read this one and the next one back to back even though it still won't be enough!! I am so in love with Charley & Reyes & Beep & Cookie and the whole gang!! Lol Truly one of my favorite series EVER!! Thanks for this great giveaway!! My bookshelf definitely NEEDS these!! I have read them all but only actually own one and to win these would be awesome!! :)

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  136. I've told this story on FB but I want to tell it again. I work at a bookstore and a fair number of advance readers hit the breakroom table every month. Most you give a cursory glance to, but very few make it into your locker. It's not like you don't have a ponderous mountain next to your bed that are competing to be read already. First Grave lay glittering on that table, I picked it up and , dear Lord, I have never looked back! I suggest your books to customers, I have put numerous ones on our Staff Reccomends Bay, it's a top pick when doing Halloween recs. Each story has humor but most important to me is the heart. Charley is fun, sassy, pretty confident, competent, and brave; but it's her heart that keeps me riveted. You are one of my favorite authors and one of the last few that I hope to meet someday. A signed set of your novels would be a lovely gift to me. Thank you for your stories!

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  138. I have read all of them. I stumbled across the very first one by accident or was it meant to be. My life is so full like everyone else's taking care of the family and etc.. That I don't make a lot of extra time for me, but when I have Charley and Reyes in my hand all things can wait just for awhile. This is just what I needed a bit of a breather. I have imagine these books coming to life in movie form and oh that would be awesome sauce . My family even respects when me when there is a new book on the house to just let Mom be, she's on the adventure. I would love to win of these. ��

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  139. I really enjoyed the interview with Darynda! Thank you for sharing! :)

    I own these books in print, but winning a signed set would allow me to give a set to my youngest sister - who is an avid reader and who had a fantastic book collection until her house burnt down a few years ago. I've been helping by giving her books, but ongoing series haven't been a priority to get for her, especially ones she hasn't discovered yet. I would love the chance to introduce her to Charley and Reyes and Cookie and the whole crazy gang! Thanks for the oportunity!

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  140. This series is top 5 of all time! And probably #1 of that 5 😃

    Much love!

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  141. Hi, Darynda. What genres did you enjoy reading growing up?

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  142. Oh my gosh this would literally make my life ���� I remember searching for something to read in a little literary in the middle of nowhere, where I used to live a couple of years ago, and I found the first four books to this series. Ever since then these books remain my absolute favorites and inspire me to write books of my own one day �� I have a dire need to own all of them ������

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  143. The world needs more smartasses like Charley!

    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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  144. Hi Darynda, I love this series. Every character is fantastic! I love Charlie but Cookie is my absolute favorite. Is Cookie's character based off of anyone in your life?

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  145. I love this series. I won the first book and have been hooked ever since. Keep up the great work.

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  146. Love love love the Charley books! I have listened to them several times! Darynda and Lorelei King- what a team!

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  147. Thanks for this great interview of a favorite author!! Hope to see you at RT next year.

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  148. Just read the second book and love this its not just dramatic love story also about independent young strong woman That still learns about herself i am from belgium Reading in dutch keep up the good work

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  149. Just started listing to charley and I love it. It's hard to turn it off when I need to join the real world. Thank you for such an enjoyable read.

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  150. I absolutely love Charley and Cookie!!! My bff and I are just like them... Crazy and couldn't live without each other... Thank you so much for bringing this series into the light and sharing with the world!!! Reyes... *Swoon*

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  151. I love all the books of Darynda.
    I want to have all her books ❤️

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  152. First Grave on the Right is the only book I've ever bought solely because of the cover. I'm so happy I did.

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  153. Soooo in love with Charley Davidson, best thing ever since cream cheese :P

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  154. Great interview and awesome giveaway. I love these books. Glad I came across this.

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  155. Great interview👍 Thank you so much for this giveaway. Hopefully its international🙂 even if it isnt, I just want to say that your books are brilliant. I recently read them and couldn't figure out why I put off reading them for so long. I absolutely love them. Thank you for your amazing stories.

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  156. Thanks for the chance! Have this series on kindle would love it to add to my paperbacks

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  157. I love this series and have since day one. I can't wait till 11 comes out. Thanks Darynda for the wonderful books. No matter what is going on in my life I know I can go to your books and they will bring the much needed escape I need.

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  158. Thank you for the wonderful stories, Reyes and Charley are awesome together.

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  159. Your books are awesome!! I would love to get even one signed book, it's on my list to get signed books by all y favorite authors, and yours are one of the authors I need;)

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  160. It was very nice meeting you in Santa Fe this past summer. I love Charlie and Reyes! A friend suggested the series to me and after reading the 1st one I was hooked!

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  161. Οοοοοh! Yes please!!! I LOOOOOVE Darynda. Isn't she the coolest? Also, that would be THE BEST xmas present!

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  162. I'm a huge Charley Davidson fan. I've got all of the audios. I met her at RAGT15. I hope to go back sometime soon. Thanks for the great interview and contest.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  163. I Love this series!! I am an Assistant Librarian and this series is one of the most popular ones that we have. Thanks for all of your hard work.

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  164. Im new to this series but have heard amazing things about it!! Darynda, do you have to re-read the earlier books to keep story arcs straight or do you have a memory board?

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  165. I've gotten to the age where, if I start reading a book or watching TV or a movie and I am not feeling connected to the characters or story line, I just stop and start something else. Life is too short to waste time on those kinds of things. Having said that, I have reread Darynda's Charlie Davidson books because they're just that good. I love the writing, the characters, the humor, okay, everything. Thanks, Darynda!!! Rock on!

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  166. When I saw this giveaway, there was NO WAY I'd miss it. I just love this series so much, and all it's characters, just a family♥

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  167. I am a huge fan! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  168. I love these books, I do have a question, are charley and reyes based on someone or just in your book world? Meaning how they play and joke and the love>

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  169. Just love reading these books. Great series!!!

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  170. Love the Charley Davidson Series........started with the book #9 The Dirt Grave Nine........and was hooked.....then started with Book #1 to #8 and right on to Book #10........the Character Charley is smart, with wise crack remarks....and the humor makes me laugh out loud while I'm reading....following on Facebook....Valerie Improta Rosica

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