Her new book 'Accidental Human' is out this week! So what better way to celebrate than learning a little bit more about author
Enjoy her guest blog and don't forget to enter the contest!
Okay, so I’m gonna keep this simple.
They happen, right?
And that’s what my “Accidental” series is based on—accidents.
Some big honkin’ “Oops, my bad” scenarios.
For instance, my next book (lookout—blatant promo ahead) The Accidental Human, on stands March 3, 2009 is about poor Wanda Schwartz, the third friend in a trio of women who’ve had some pretty crazy stuff go down. Like being bitten by a vampire and a werewolf. But Wanda’s different… she’s in some serious trouble, and it has nothing to do with a vampire or a werewolf. Well, it sorta does, and I know the title implies it’s not paranormal, but it is. Go on and figure that out. LOL
Obviously, the boo-boos in my series are pretty big—like life altering big. Accidentally being turned into a werewolf or a vampire is freaky-deaky. However, so far, at least for two of my heroines, it’s all turned out shiny. You’ll just have to wait and see if Wanda fares as well…
Anyway, then I began to think about titles and just how many accidents one can have i.e.; how many books can Dakota create with the theme “Sorry, it was an accident?”
Then I got some SPAM in my inbox (I promise I’m going somewhere with this)—and I’m totally serious about the subject header. It was “The Accidental Millionaire.” No lie. LOL. How bizarre is that, considering what the titles of my books are?
And here’s what I thought—I could write accidentals forevah. Really. Like, I dunno—The Accidental Mortician. How about, Accidentally Ogre? Or maybe The Accidental Breast Implant Salesman?
So, I thought— wouldn’t it be fun to see what you guys can come up with in the way of an accidental title? Whaddya say? Got some?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. And this is all ya gotta do to enter—leave a comment here in the comments section with your title, and maybe even a little bit about what your story would entail.
If you do, you’re entered to win a random drawing—and this is what you’ll get-- I’ll buy you TWO books (mass market or trade), as long as they’re already on the stands or available for pre-order. Yep on me, shipped directly to YOU. Plus, I’ll send you a signed copy of Accidentally Dead—or you can have any one of my e-books—your choice, as long as it’s still available. The drawing will end when Amber says it does (cause she’s da boss), and she’ll pick the winner.
So hit me with yer best shot, and most of all, thank you, thank you! Your support, your emails, your kind words always make me smile :)
Contest Rules -
Normal rules apply!
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is come up with a cool Accidental book title!
No Accident title = no entry!
Earn another entry for each place you link this contest on the net. Make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries!
The contest will stay open until Sunday March 8th 2009 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.
If you are claiming a prize, have emailed me and have not heard back before the 7 day limit is up then post a comment here on the blog. Your email may get sucked into my spam filter.
A huge thanks to Dakota for being a guest and giving away such a great prize!
Author Guest Blog, Contests, Dakota Cassidy
posted by Amber Katze at Monday, March 02, 2009 |
2 March 2009 at 13:03, Jasmine
Okay, how about:
The Accidental Husband Accidental Babies Accidentally Sexy (I'm thinking succubus for this one) Accidental Survivor Accidental Beauty Accidental Voyeur So how many entries does this get me?? LOL B
2 March 2009 at 13:10, Marge
Ok, I've got one!! The Accidental Mommy! Storyline goes something like this....God decides he needs to have another Immaculate Conception to bring another savior into the world. Unfortunately, when he goes to zap the woman he has chosen, his aim goes awry, and he zaps the guy next door - the he-man of all he-men! (giggle)
I can think of all sorts of humorous problems that could entail. Hope you like the idea! I just picked up your first book in the Accidental series, but haven't had the time to get to it yet. I look forward to reading it! Best wishes, Marge MaplesFlowers email@example.com
2 March 2009 at 13:43, Qwill
Endless possibilities for this ...
Accidentally Subatomic (very very tiny characters) Accidentally Cthonic (becomes an Old One from the HP Lovecraft stories) Congratulations on the release of The Accidental Human. It is an awesome read!
2 March 2009 at 15:09, Chris J.
Great interview and Love ya Dakota!
How about these: (1)Accidental Fairy (2)Accidental Succubus (she can't understnad why she's addicted to sex and only with the Gods!) (3)Accidental Were Cat (she adopts a cute little kitty and it's a were cat. She changes for the first time when she starts her monthly!) (4)Accidental Super Mom (lightening speed doing chores, as it goes along she gets more powers, wow and she thought she was a regular, mid size woman who becomes our dream!!) I would love to win so here's what I did! (1) Commented here and came up with kicking titles (2) Posted on my myspace : http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll (3) emailed friends on Yahoo and cc you Thank you Amber and Dakota!!
2 March 2009 at 15:17, Carmen R
Accidentally Wed ----" after a drunken night you wake up to find out "oh no your married" lol
Accidentally Delicious ---: turns out your blood to vamps is like chocolate to a lady with pms Accidentally Late ---: that's someone who has a uhoh prego moment lol
2 March 2009 at 15:44, Amanda
I've got one, how about The Accidental Slayer - it could be about a girl whose ancestors were dragon slayers and due to some event happening she has to discover that she's a born slayer.
The Accidental Demon could be fun to write too. =)
2 March 2009 at 16:00,
The Accidental Witch
While trying to fix a kitchen appliance, she gets zapped (forgot to unplug the darn thing) which awakens the powers she had from a long line of witches, but didn't know it. Denise
2 March 2009 at 16:50, macbeaner
Oh. this is easy. lol.
The Accidental Glamzombie. A girl goes to a book show and runs into a group of zombies and of course, we all know accidents happen :)
2 March 2009 at 17:39, Pamk
what about the accidential fallen angel
Accidental Zombie Accidental Ghoul Accidental Pheonix Love your books girl. Keep them coming.
2 March 2009 at 18:10, Jenny J.
How about the Accidental Android? Mix a bit of sci fi in with the paranormal :)
Or Accidentally on Porpoise? Bad puns and mer-people! **chuckle**
2 March 2009 at 18:15, Nancy
Accidental Mermaid - a reverse of the Little Mermaid story
Accidental Elf - don't have a how for that one I'm admittedly WAY behind on my reading, but your books are on my list! Thanks for the super fun post, Dakota! (And Amber!) Light, Nancy
2 March 2009 at 18:57, Marie
How about these:
Accidentally Vampire Bait The Accidental Mate Accidentally Cursed or The Accidental Phantom
2 March 2009 at 18:58, Chris
How about Witch Way to the Accident for a witch story?
I like the angel of death thing, maybe A Grim Accident or A Deadly Accident or An (The) Accidental Death Sidhe Had an Accident if you discover your faerie blood An Accidental Kiss could be a succubus or vampire maybe or The Accidental Star could be the same using their charisma to become a star without really trying or wanting to be a star
2 March 2009 at 19:00,
Hi Dakota! I really really stink at this, but I don't think I've seen this one. How about Accidentally Demonic. Great post, have a good one.
2 March 2009 at 19:00, annalisa
Accidentally Invisible - The heroine is visiting her geek buddy in his lab and he accidentally hands her the experiment he was working on to drink with their lunch. She starts turning invisible and the fun begins!
The Accidental Make-Up Girl - While wearing Bobbie-Sue make-up, woman is exposed to x-rays when she is at the dentist. Now the make-up won't come off, but keeps changing the woman's face so no one recognizes her. Every time she looks in the mirror, a different person looks back at her. LOVE your books, Dakota!! :)
2 March 2009 at 19:11, Kimberly B.
The Accidental Time-traveler (though it seems many time travel novels have this theme)
The Accidental Yeti (not sure how that one works, either) The Accidental Gorgon ('cause we all have those bad hair days) The Accidental Muse
2 March 2009 at 19:16, ckbabyj
Hi, oh this is a fun one!
How about... The Accidental Kiss! The Accidental Lover! (The heroine just keeps falling into a kiss with her, unbeknown to her, fated mate! She just keep landing in situations that have them down each others throat with her frustrated and him on a mission.) or My Accidental Life (Following someone who wasn't meant to be born) Thanx for the great reads!
2 March 2009 at 19:18, the epic rat
The Accidental Goddess: Suicide is supposed to be a one-way ticket to hell, so why does she suddenly find herself in charge of the Underworld?
Accidentally Yours: She steals a "love trinket" from the weird gypsy lady in hopes of catching the eye of a certain blue-eyed boy, but instead it attracts the attention of everything with a Y chromosome and turns them into love zombies. Fun titles! I'll have to keep an eye out for them :) cecilia
2 March 2009 at 20:06, PopinFresh
Accidentally Erased - This would be a cool title for a ghost story.
The Accidental Godmother The Accidental Virgin - I don't know what would happen, but but it would be fun if it had a succubus in the story. Accidentally There - A story about a Changeling.
2 March 2009 at 20:24, Dakota Cassidy
OMG, Barb P! Accidentally Demonic IS the next title in the series. LOL. I'm working on it right now for 2010.
And everyone else, ya'll are hardcore. You have some awesome imaginations! Big hugs, DC :)
2 March 2009 at 20:46, donnas
The Accidental Dragon
The Accidental Pixie - How would you like to end up living your life only an inch tall. I loved your first 2 and cant wait for the new one to come out soon. And to find out who Demonic will be about.
2 March 2009 at 21:17, Bunny B
The Accidental Genius. That would make a great book if anyone creative can come up with a good plot :P
bunnybx at gmail . com
2 March 2009 at 22:17, Ladytink_534
I want to read this series SO badly!
Accidental Mermaid was the first thing that popped into my mind then Accidental Goddess (I've been on a mythology kick lately).
3 March 2009 at 01:28, Pam P
Congrats on the new release, Dakota, you surely do entertain us.
So many good ones already, how about Accidentally Cursed
3 March 2009 at 02:19, olympianlady
The Accidental Dragon
The Accidental Fairy The Accidental Goddess The Accidental Mermaid The Accidental Insurance Salesman The Accidental Dentist The Accidental Phlebotomist All of these went flying through my head (in this order) as soon as I read the giveaway details. It's actually a bit disturbing. I hope you like one of them though.
3 March 2009 at 02:40, Wendy
The Accidental Squirrel.
What?! You KNOW people would buy a book with that title, based on that along! If it comes with a cool story, extra kudos!
3 March 2009 at 06:54, Marty Rayne
How about The Accidental Superhero?
Maybe an impatient scientist wanted to test the "genius" formula on an unsuspecting human at the local coffee shop. But the main character is the clumsy, new employee who mixes up the order and ends up drinking it herself. So while the scientist is watching the wrong person, the mc is having all sorts of side effects...including suddenly able to fly (oh, and she's still a clutz, so you can imagine the fun that would be for her) I've also posted this information over on my blog - http://martyrayne.blogspot.com/2009/03/winners-and-chance-to-win-books-from.html
3 March 2009 at 09:45, Ruth Schaller
Dakota - because I know that this is your fave curse word -- the title I would choose would be:
The Accidental F*cktard! Although I really have no idea how one would 'accidentally' become one - it's either you are or you aren't (LMAO) but I'd pick that one!
3 March 2009 at 09:49, deb
There are so many to choose but here goes:
Accidentally a Mermaid Accidentally a Demon Accidentally Satan's Accidentally a woman Accidentally the One I could go on forever,and if Dakota writes then I know I will love them all. Debby firstname.lastname@example.org
3 March 2009 at 17:57, Daun Ann
Accidental Grim Accidentally Invisable Accidental Witch Accidentally Alien Accidental Pixie Accidentally Where? (time travel) Dakota, I really like the idea of the conception gone wrong to the big - Manly - guy next door
3 March 2009 at 19:45, chey
Accidentally on another planet!
Accidentally on the wrong plane Accidentally going west ie: one wrong turn and....
3 March 2009 at 22:15, Tinkerbellehell
The Accidental Time Traveler... Where in the protagonist wakes up wherever/whenever - all it take is a good solid night of dreaming/
The Accidental Dragon... Just a little nip is all it took - The Accidental Hottie -- you know; where the heroine ends up in a really hot place where they all want snow?! It's not easy being the devils handmaiden. This is FUN! I could sit here and think up these all night. I'm certain at least one of them would have the 'right stuff'... LOL Tinkerbelle
4 March 2009 at 09:47, Juleemm
Accidental Overlap. Another dimension lies just a whisper away from ours. You hear the low unintelligible murmurs of conversation at night, but no one is there. Things mysteriously disappear and you catch glimpses of someone vaguely familiar. Things are slipping through the divide...
4 March 2009 at 11:50, alanajoli
I don't think it would be a very good title, but I'd love to see an Accidental Slipstream...
Congrats on the new release, Dakota!
4 March 2009 at 13:10, sula_nsb
frankly, I didn't read all the previous comments . so, I'm not sure if one of my titles are said before
1)accidental marriage 2)accidental visitor 3)accidental luck 4)accidental run 5)accidental rich sulansb(at)gmail(dot)com
4 March 2009 at 14:22, Lady Roxi
Love to have this.
Accidental Goddess/God Accidental King/Queen Accidental Princess/Prince Thanks, darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com
4 March 2009 at 15:30, rottawa
Although another book and Movie has this title, I can think of all kinds of scenerios for the Accidental Tourist.
Accidental Traveller Accidental Mystery rhondastruthers at yahoo dot ca
4 March 2009 at 20:41, Kytaira
The Intentional Accident Accident on Purpose Accidentally on Purpose Infamously Accidental Accidentally On the Prowl Accidentally Awash Accidental Anchors Away! Accidentally an Alien
5 March 2009 at 01:19,
The Accidental Ghost -- What? It was super foggy and she so didn't see that cliff. lol.
The Accidental Ghoul -- She is so not happy about it. The Accidental boogyman -- It's boogyWOMAN, damn it! That was fun, but I'll stop myself now.
5 March 2009 at 07:44, Dakota Cassidy
She didn't see that cliff... LOLLOL. Fantastic!
I'm off to Houston for a signing today, but I'll pop in again tomorrow--you guys are da best! DC :)
6 March 2009 at 07:20, Tanya
Accidentally Unseen (a person who somehow gets infected & is alive but can only be seen by the dead)
Accidentally Undead (a regular gal who somehow suffers an accident and now can see ghosts) Accidental Lover (a cute, mousy girl who ends up attracting the attention of the wrong guy & she ends up having these fantastic erotic dreams..but is she really dreaming or are they real? ) damn I like that last one hmmmmmm
6 March 2009 at 11:53, Dakota Cassidy
OMG--you guys are off the charts! I was in Houston yesterday for a signing--so I'm sorry if I missed any of you.
Big hugs, guys--you're awesome! DC :)
7 March 2009 at 18:50, Auriette
The Accidental Cat Lady (you could write my true story...)
The Accidental Celebrity (I think that happens to a lot of people) Accidentally Magic (I'll leave this one to you)
7 March 2009 at 19:04, Jamie
I have The Accidental Werewolf sitting on my to-read list!!!
The Accidental Psychic The Accidental Beauty ... someone who was just your every day woman and next think you know she's a supermodel or something!
7 March 2009 at 21:57, okibi-insanity
Oh! Books about accidents. As a clumsy accident prone individual I am so excited to get started on these set of books.
Accidental titles: Accidentally Inlove Accidentally Wicked The Accidental Revenge The Accidental Apocalypse Coming up with the titles was fun. I blogged about this contest on my LJ: http://okibi-insanity.livejournal.com/5816.html Sue okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com
9 March 2009 at 23:03, Heather M
Accidental Kiss Accidental Arrest Accidental Movie Star (Gets a phone call that they've beeen starred in a new BIG hit movie, but turns out the phone call was meant for another person) just a few I came up with... Thanks for the opporutunity hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com
10 March 2009 at 18:18, MonieG
So many of the good ones were taken already! I don't think I saw this one but how about The Accidental Widow? Something disasterous could happen to all her husbands.