Sunday 18 January 2009

This week I am very lucky to have one of my favourite authors as a guest here on Amberkatze's Book Blog. Yasmine Galenorn is the writer of over 20 books and is the author of the amazing Sisters of the Moon series.

If you already know about Yasmine's books then I hope you enjoy the interview! If you haven't already come across her books then I hope this interview will encourage you to do so! At the end of the interview there is a contest so make sure you enter and tell your friends!


Amber - Yasmine! It is such an honour to have you as a guest on Amberkatze's Book Blog! Can you start things off by telling my readers a bit about your Sisters of the Otherworld series? I hope they all know about it already but just in case ;)

Yasmine - Thanks, Amber. The Otherworld (Sisters of the Moon) Series follows the adventures of three half-human, half-Fae sisters—Camille, Delilah, and Menolly D’Artigo, wild and sexy members of the OIA—the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Camille, a witch, Delilah, a werecat, and Menolly, an acrobat extraordinaire turned vampire, are sent Earthside to keep them out of trouble by their superiors, who consider the girls nothing but a bunch of bumbling half-breeds. But the girls soon find themselves smack in the middle of Demon-Central when Shadow Wing, the leader of the Subterranean Realms, decides to attempt a coup on both Earth and Otherworld.

From their home in a seedy suburb of Seattle, the sisters must use every ounce of erratic power they have to thwart the havoc about to unfold. Together with Camille's lust-crazed and not-quite-human boyfriends, an FBH (full-blood-human) detective named Chase Johnson who has a penchant for spicy beef tacos and wild women, a gorgeous hunk of dragon flesh named Smoky, Iris the house sprite, and Maggie--their baby calico gargoyle, they must use all of their collective talents to prevent the demons from taking over as the three sisters attempt to save two worlds, one monster at a time.

Amber - How did you come up with the idea for the series? Was it a long process or something that just came to you?

Yasmine – This series came in a flash to me one night while I was watching TV—I think it was What Not To Wear, or some other show like that. I was sitting on my exercise ball and looked up at these large windows that stretch across the upper part of one wall in our house, and I saw three women jump through it (in my mind, of course, not in body) and land beside me. Camille started introducing herself and her sisters, and told me who and what they were, and I realized that I *had* to write about them—there was no question about it. They were ready to have their stories told.

Amber - Was it always intended to do a book from each sisters perspective? Did you want each sister to be different (Vamp, Werecat & Witch) or did the story need them to be different?

Yasmine – Actually, I hadn’t intended it to be that way. I thought I was going to write the whole series from Camille’s point of view. Then, after I turned in Witchling to my editor I mentioned that I was going to start on Changeling the next day. My editor at the time (she’s since moved on to another house) said, “Oh right, that’s from Delilah’s point of view.” And I stopped dead on the phone and then blurted out, “Say what?” She told me that’s one thing they’d loved about the idea—that the books would be round robin through the sisters, and I realized they thought that’s what I’d meant in my proposal. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off and told her so, but she encouraged me—she said, “Yasmine, you can do this. You’re a good writer, you can make it work.” So, I gave it a try and now am thrilled that I took on the challenge because I love writing the series this way.

And yes, I knew each sister was different in abilities—that was a given from the beginning when they first introduced themselves to me and the story began to unfold. I think it would be very boring for them all to be vampires or witches or Weres. At least, boring for me to write.

Amber - Is it hard for you as a writer to change characters each time but write in the same world? Does it ever get confusing? Have you ever made mistakes?

Yasmine - At first it was—with the first shift from Camille to Delilah, but after throwing away 200 pages of work and starting fresh, I found Delilah’s voice. Menolly and Camille come in strong, and now—so does Delilah. They’re really quite distinct in my head so I don’t make mistakes in terms of writing who’s who, but now and then I really have to go back through my research notebook and look up just what’s happened to the secondary characters over the series, and what has—and hasn’t—happened in the story arc. I really want a huge office with an entire wall I can cover with white boards so I can scribble notes to my heart’s content and chart out a timeline that I don’t have to create over a series of pages. ~grins~

Amber - Book #5 in the series, Night Huntress, is out now. This time we have the pleasure of Delilah's perspective. Can you tell us a little about the story this time around?

Yasmine – Well, the war against the demons is getting more involved and Karvanak, who was their foe in Dragon Wytch and who escaped, is back to raise more havoc. This time, he goes after Chase—knowing it will give him leverage with them. Delilah, coping with fallout from a big mistake Chase made that basically makes her question their entire relationship, has to take the reins and try to save him, all the while wondering if they’ll ever have anything together again. Meanwhile, the Autumn Lord reveals his long-term plans for Delilah, who is his only living Death Maiden. And there are revelations about the civil war back in Y’Elestrial, about Trillian’s disappearance, and the Earthside Fae Queens reveal more of their plans.

Amber - How many more books are there going to be in the series? Do you see an end in sight or will you keep going until someone says stop?

Yasmine - I love long running series. But—and this is a caveat for all my work—if I feel my books sliding, and that’s by my own standards, that’s when I call it quits. I was growing so bored with writing the cozy mysteries—I was proud of them, but I’m so not geared that way in nature and if I’d kept on, they would have declined in quality. A writer has to love what she’s writing or it will show.

I am still so psyched about this series, and once the Spirit Seal story arc wraps up, there are other story arcs in the making that will take over. So—as long as I feel my books are living up to the quality of the past ones, and as long as readers continue to love and buy the series and the publisher supports it, for the foreseeable future, I’m thrilled to keep writing it.

Amber - What else are you working on at the moment? I heard something about a YA series?

Yasmine – Not a YA—there were thoughts it would be a YA series but that shifted before I signed the contract. But yes, I am contracted for three books (to start) in a second urban fantasy series that is tentatively called the Elemental Magic series. As soon as I wrap up a novella I’m working on right now, I write the first book in the series—Wind Scar (tentative title). My tag line for the series is: Two cousins. Four Elements. All Magic. The first book in that series will be released in April, 2010.

I recently turned in an OW novella for an anthology that comes out in January 2010 (anthology called Inked, novella called Etched in Silver), and that’s the story about Camille and Trillian’s first meeting. I’m also working on another OW novella right now for a project that I can’t talk about just yet.

At present, I’m writing three books a year, plus side projects—two OW novels, and one EM book.

Amber - You also wrote a great mystery series 'Chintz'n China'. Do you miss the series? Will you write any more mysteries?

Yasmine – I know some people will be disappointed to hear me say that no, I don’t miss writing it. I loved the series, am proud of it, but could never take it to where I wanted because it was placed in the cozy category. When I turned it in, I didn’t turn in quite the cozy novel Ghost of a Chance turned out to be—it was a lot harder core in some ways. I loved the characters but I just don’t relate to the cozy mystery genre even though I read a few series. As far as I can foresee now, no, I won’t be writing more mysteries, not in the way I did before. But there is mystery in all my work. You see, I always wanted to be a fantasy/SF writer, from the time I was very young, and now that I’m there—I have no intention on shifting genres again! ~grins~

By the way: Berkley is repackaging the Chintz ‘n China series (though it won’t be called that anymore)—no new books, but all new covers (beautiful ones, I might add), and they’re bringing Legend of the Jade Dragon back into print so now readers will be able to order new copies of it without paying 20-80 bucks on eBay. The first one comes out in March, and they’ll be released every other month until all the books are out new. You can see the new covers on my site.

Amber - Do you have any favourite characters from your books? Any you would like to be? Are any of the characters like you or people you know?

Yasmine – Oh, Camille and I are a whole lot alike. Yeah, I just wish I had her figure. I wouldn’t mind playing footsie with her men, either (kisses to my husband—he knows they’re not real! ~grins~). I think there’s a little of me in all the characters, even the villains. She’s not a Mary Sue character—gods know, I don’t want demons pounding on me and while I am a shamanic witch, I’d rather not have my magic backfire on me like hers does to her. But my taste in clothes ended up in her character, and my taste in men, and the fact that I’ve always kind of been an anchor for a number of friends and family.

I do take some inspiration from people I meet, but it’s more attributes or qualities/characteristics than the person themselves.

The only other character actually ‘based’ on someone real is Maggie the gargoyle, and she’s based on my friend Mark’s cat Maggie. We’re members of a pet forum together where I’m volunteer staff, and he was joking one day that I should put his Maggie in my books, and somehow, the thought stuck—this was just when I was starting to write Witchling. I knew Camille wanted a ‘pet’ and she couldn’t have a cat thanks to Delilah, and somehow Maggie the tortoiseshell cat just evolved into Maggie the calico gargoyle.

Amber - You always have playlists to complement your books. Does music play a big part in your writing process?

Yasmine – It never used to but now it does. The OW series opened up my ability to write to music. Now, I don’t 100% of the time write with it on, but I have to have my playlists and they are selected to fit the mood of the book. I am very oriented toward music—I feel it in my body, and it affects my moods, my outlook, and—yes—the way I write.

Amber - Do you have to do a lot of research for your books or do you keep to what you know?

Yasmine –Because of my metaphysical background, I have a strong body of knowledge re: magic, mythology, legend and lore, etc.. I’m also a trivia nut so know a lot of potentially useless facts that sometimes play in. My books are regional so the only research I have to do re: setting is to hop in the car and go for a drive, or to hop on line to fact check where a building is or a street. Sometimes, for a specific scene, I’ll have to do a bit of digging, but I’ve got a wide variety of friends with a wide body of knowledge between them and it’s not all that hard to grab the phone, call someone, and ask something. I’ve been known to phone the cops for legal info (though I’m always nervous they’ll think I’m committing some crime) or—for example—to call the zoo to find out about bat guano (that was for Murder Under A Mystic Moon). Experts are ready and willing to help if you explain why you need the information and don’t take up their time with useless questions.

Amber - How did you become an author? Is it what you always wanted to do?

Yasmine – When I was three, I was learning to read. One day—and I do remember this day—it suddenly occurred to me (maybe my mother told me, I don’t know) that people made the books I loved to listen to and was learning to read. And right then, I knew I wanted to grow up and ‘make books.’ I never let anything interfere with that goal—so yes, I’ve always wanted to be a writer and always worked toward it as a career. Though I did major in theatre in college—stage direction and management.

Amber - What books do you like to read when you have time? Any favourite authors or series?

Yasmine – That’s one of the hardest things about being a fulltime author—there isn’t much time to read. It’s a cruel irony for almost all the authors I know. By the time I finish my work for the day (I work 50-70 hours a week), I’m too tired to read most of the time, so either read on short breaks, or sometimes take a day off and just read but that’s pretty rare. So my reading time has gotten very tight.

Having said that, yes, I do have a number of favorite authors. Of the ones that inspired me as I was growing up and learning my craft: first and foremost: Ray Bradbury. Then, Daphne du Maurier, Richard Adams, Pearl S. Buck, the Brontë sisters, George Elliot, and Jane Austin. And of course, all the SF/Fan greats as I grew up and grew into adulthood: Frederick Pohl, Isaac Asimov, JRR Tolkien, Arthur C. Clarke, Clifford D. Simak, Anne McCaffrey, Joan D. Vinge, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ben Bova, and so many others. As the years have gone by, I’ve added Michael Crichton, Amy Tan, Greg Bear, Guy Gavriel Kay, Olivia Goldsmith, Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, JA Jance, Tad Williams, and others to the list. Most recently, I’ve been a hardcore fan of PC & Kristen Cast’s House of Night Series, and Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampire Series. I also like Kelly Armstrong, Cathy Clamp & CT Adams, Jeaniene Frost, Linda Wisdom, Annette Blair, and a number of other authors.

I’m going to grow broke buying books. Seriously, my TBR pile probably tops 200 right now and I keep adding to it!

Amber - How do you relax? Any hobbies? Favourite TV series or Movies you like to curl up and watch?

Yasmine – I take it we’re talking PG-13 rated? ~grins~ Relax—I’m not good at relaxing. Backrubs help, exercise but I’m so bad at keeping on a regular schedule. I love video games (Dungeon Siege 2, Sims 2, Diablo 2, especially) and puzzle games on the computer (Bejeweled, Drops, Peggle, Tetris, stuff like that). Playing with the cats relaxes me and never fails to make me laugh. Going out for coffee, for a bite to eat where I’m forced to just sit there and not be at my computer. I love being outside but have cold sensitive asthma so in my area, can’t be out for too much most of the year because of the damp and chill. I love, love, love being by the water—the ocean/inlets, not a lake—where you can feel the energy of the water mother roll in as she kisses the shore. There’s nothing quite like the call of the gulls and the scent of seaweed and brine. I love it.

Favorite movies/TV? Oh yeah…this season I’m watching Bleach, Fringe, Reaper, Medium, Bones, and Desperate Housewives. Still watching What Not To Wear, Project Runway, and I love the Food TV Network challenges. I love to cook and watch a lot of cooking shows. My all-time favorite series include: InuYasha, Buffy (the first five seasons, didn’t like the last two), the first three seasons of Supernatural (stopped watching this season), Clean Sweep (laugh if you like, but I loved that show—it’s a reality show about cleaning house). I love shows like Sex and the City, I Love Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore, Frasier, MASH, Murder She Wrote…a lot of those older sitcoms were really well written.

Favorite movies? LOL, I’m a movie nut so that could be a long list, but at the top, Rebecca is my favorite movie. I’d have to include: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien and Aliens, Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park (though I prefer the book) Terminator and T-2, Tremors, Fargo, Queen of the Damned, the InuYasha movies, all of Hitchcock—especially Rope, Rear Window, Vertigo, the Birds, and Psycho. Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Heathers, Breakfast Club, Weird Science, are on my list. Also just about every b-grade SF flick made during the 50s and 60s—I collect them, and some were brilliant like the (originals) of Day The Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds. I’m a Godzilla fan. Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Others, Lord of the Rings—I could go on and on.

Amber - You are stranded on a desert island. What 5 things do you hope to have with you?

Yasmine – Hmmm…a motor boat that’s gassed up, a life jacket, food reserves, water, and a satellite communications device. *grins* Well, you asked! Okay, if I were stranded without those things…a guide to the plants/animals on that island so I’d know what was safe to eat. A large, sharp, multi-purpose knife. A tent. A laptop that can contact the net via satellite. And MacGyver (the character, not the actor).

Amber - Thank you so much Yasmine for taking the time to answer my questions! I hope you will come back again sometime soon!


Contest Time!

This week you can win yourself one of the Sisters of the Moon books. So if you haven't started the series yet or are missing one of the books, this is your chance to win one!

So if you win you get to pick your prize and I will get it off to you via Amazon or BookDepository.

To enter just let me know which sister of the Moon you would like to be and why? (if you haven't read the series then pick - Vampire, Werecat or Witch). No answer = No entry!

You can earn yourself an extra entry by posting about this interview and contest somewhere on the net. Make sure you post a link so I can confirm your entry.

The contest is open until Sunday 25th of January 4pm CET. All entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not chase down winners and will pick a new winner if a prize isn't claimed within 7 days of contest closing.

Enter away and if we are lucky Yasmine will pop in and say hello! (if she has finished celebrating her Birthday!)

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At 18 January 2009 at 11:54, Anonymous Anonymous

Well, I like Camille's clothes and Menolly's acrobatics. If I had to choose I would pick Delilah because she is the sensitive one I like that she can change into a big cat or a little one if the need arises.


At 18 January 2009 at 12:15, Blogger Nancy

Oh, Amber, hard question!

I love the series as a whole, and love all the sisters. I think I'm also partial to Delilah.

Then again, I tend to love the sister "featured" in the book I'm reading! :)

Great interview, Yasmine! I love catching up with you, and congrats again on NIGHT HUNTRESS hitting the NYT extended list. AWESOME!!!

Nancy Haddock
La Vida Vampire
Last Vampire Standing


At 18 January 2009 at 12:22, Anonymous Anonymous

I haven't read any of this series yet... but I'm going with Delilah. Turning into a cat sounds fun! ;)

Great interview!


At 18 January 2009 at 13:03, Anonymous Anonymous

Great interview! :) I love the OW series.

I would definitely be Camille. I'm the eldest sister, too. The caretaker, the responsible one. Plus, Camille has awesome powers, a sexy body and the three hottest men!


At 18 January 2009 at 13:35, Anonymous Anonymous

Hi Amber. I love the sisters series..

I am a guy so I can't really say that it would be cool to be a girl, but if I were a girl I would want to be Camille. She is soo sexy, and a force of a witch to be wreckond with. Like I practice some form of magic myself, but geez she just seems so cool. I do love my delilah but if I were one of the girls it would have to be Camille.

If I were to win. I would love to get an new copy of Darkling. My copy has mysteriously vanisheed..Seriously one day its in my bax of all Yasmine's books that I have, and the next day, its not there. So if I could get another one that would be great. of course I may not win, but hey you asked so I told ya. lol Oh and I posted a bulleten about this conest on my myspace at

there you go.. Oh, and...

If Yasmine does stop by, Hey, you have a birthday a day before my baby sister does, she is Jan 18th, lol do you have any pointers for rasing a Capricorn?? lol Shes a little "demon" all in her own rights lmao.. ok well thats about it.

My name is



At 18 January 2009 at 13:35, Blogger Michelle M.

Since I haven't read the books, I'm going to have to go with the witch. The changing thing that weres do scares me. Sounds painful. And for most vampires, daylight is a no no and I would hate to live without sunshine. And besides, since I was a little girl watching Bewitched, I've always wanted to be a witch!


At 18 January 2009 at 13:37, Anonymous Anonymous

I'm so bad. I bought Witchling months and months ago and still haven't read it... so little time with my own blog and all. But I'd love to get a copy of Darkling to help move my collection along.

And I posted about this interview on my Facebook status at


At 18 January 2009 at 14:38, Blogger slayra

Oh I am so glad Berkley is releasing new versions of the Chintz 'n China mysteries! I just can't bring myself to read book 3 and 4 (which I have) without reading book 2 (which I don't have, but will surely buy!), because so much seems to happen in that book and I want to read them in order.

As for the question... hmm, hard one. I love vampires, but being a witch would be great, too! But I guess I'd want to be like Menolly. ^__^


At 18 January 2009 at 14:53, Blogger Carmen R

It's hard to choose. I would say Menolly just because I love vampires but I think it would fun to be Camille because of the men she has. I mean come on who wouldn't want a shot at smokey.


At 18 January 2009 at 15:13, Blogger Vickie

Great interview! Loved learning the shows, movies, and authors she likes are similar my lists. Love Bones, Buffy, Fringe, Tremors, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, Jeanine Frost...
And how the series came to be.

I would want to be Menolly, the vampire. She really doesn't take any crap, she loves her sisters.


At 18 January 2009 at 15:28, Blogger bratgirl425

This is an extremely difficult question...I love Camille because she exudes sexiness and tends to be the rock of the family. I love Delilah because she is sweet and has power she doesn't even realize yet. I love Menolly because she is a kick butt, cool as all can get out vamp but still lurking within is a sensitive side. I guess if I have to choose though, it has to be Menolly. I love the vamps.


At 18 January 2009 at 15:43, Blogger macbeaner

Camille would probably be the easiest sister to be. The other two just have too many issues-werecat and vamp. hard.


At 18 January 2009 at 15:52, Blogger samantha.1020

I've never read the series but I am going to go with werecat. I think it would be interesting to be a shapeshifter.


At 18 January 2009 at 16:50, Blogger Tez Miller

I've only read Darkling, but I'd pick little cat Delilah. Because my cat spends most of his day napping, and I'm rather envious ;-)

Have a lovely day! :-)


At 18 January 2009 at 20:26, Anonymous Anonymous

I have yet to read this series, but I would have to pick Werecat, because cats are cool it just sounds fun and sexy.


At 18 January 2009 at 20:29, Blogger catslady

I haven't read the series either and I too would have to go with werecat for obvious reasons lol.


At 18 January 2009 at 20:37, Blogger Carolyn Sharkas

I haven't read this series yet, but I think I would love to be the witch, Camille.
Thanks so much for sharing

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com


At 18 January 2009 at 20:44, Blogger Ladytink_534

I haven't read this series yet but it's been on my wish list for awhile. I wouldn't mind being all three to tell you the truth, even though I know they all have drawbacks lol. Hmm.... I think I'd have to go with Witch!


At 18 January 2009 at 21:06, Blogger Wrighty

Great interview! There were so many neat and interesting facts. I love the TV shows mentioned. I've heard a lot about this series but haven't been able to read it yet. From what I've heard about the sisters they all sound cool but Camille is the one that gets my attention. I'd like to learn more about her. Thanks for the contest and I'm adding this to my blog.


At 18 January 2009 at 21:22, Blogger donnas

Great interview. I love this series and the other ones you wrote. Cant wait for the new one.

I would pick Delilah. I love how she turns into a normal cat and her attitude and how she acts. I like the other 2 also but she is my favorite.


At 18 January 2009 at 22:45, Blogger danie88

I have yet to read the Sisters of the Moon series but I have read about each of the sisters on Yasmine's site and I have to say I'd prefer to be Camille because I'm a big fan of witches. I think it's the whole magical aspect that intruges me so. :)


At 19 January 2009 at 01:26, Blogger Eva S

I haven't yet read any of the books, but they are on my wishlist! I'd love to be a shapeshifter, so my choice will be Delilah.


At 19 January 2009 at 05:59, Blogger Calliope

I would have to go with werecat- sometimes it would be nice to be something else.


At 19 January 2009 at 07:15, Anonymous Anonymous

Witch (Im not into cats at all unless its a more of a werewolf or a werelion, but since those aren't any of the choices, witch it is.)


At 19 January 2009 at 07:30, Anonymous Anonymous

I haven't read the series yet, but am planning to in the near future. I'd have to go with werecat, I think.


At 19 January 2009 at 08:04, Blogger Brooke Reviews

I haven't read the series. I used to be a vampire girl all the way, but over the past year it's changed to Were. :) They are a beautiful thing!


At 19 January 2009 at 08:11, Blogger Unknown

Vampire! Without a doubt.


At 19 January 2009 at 14:06, Blogger darbyscloset

Wonderful interview!!! I have not read this series and Amber you always know of the best ones, so I want to start this one!!! I pick to be a "werecat"! I love the way cats slink around so I can imagine this character does a lot of slinking! I also like the idea of future series "The Magical Element", the tag line is terrific!
Thanks for the giveaway!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com


At 19 January 2009 at 14:42, Blogger Simply Stacie

I haven't read these books, but I want to! I would pick "Vampire".


At 19 January 2009 at 15:38, Blogger Book Sp(l)ot

This is one of the series I've been meaning to start but never actually have...

and I think being a werecat would be kind of fun--right now for whatever reason the idea of being able to run like that is rally appealing to me!



At 19 January 2009 at 16:35, Blogger Yasmine Galenorn

Nice to see you all here! And thank you, Amber, for posting the interview and doing the contest.

If you haven't read the series yet, then I urge you to check out the first book from the library--then you'll know whether you want to read it or not. (Of course, I'd love people to just go buy the books, but the economy is tight, and libraries are there for times like these--most carry my books, at least here in the States).

Good luck, everybody!



At 19 January 2009 at 16:54, Anonymous Anonymous

I think I would have to choose werecat. It would be so cool to be able to change into a cat!


At 19 January 2009 at 18:12, Blogger Justine

Hey, Amber!
Great interview!
I'd be Menolly;' I relate to her struggles with adversity quite well, and I'm already a creature of the night. ;0)
I have posted the link to your great interview on the Moon Stalkers blog at & also on the fan page on Facebook.
Of course, since I'mt the prez of Yasmine's fan club, i don't think it would be fair to enter the contest, so i'm jsut letting you know as a public service announcement. ;0)



At 19 January 2009 at 20:32, Blogger ReadingIsSoMuchFun

I am new to this series but I would definitely want to be a witch. I've been reading alot of paranormal books with witches lately and love anything with them in it. Spells, cauldrons, witchcraft, I love it all! I've been wanting to try this series for a long time and I would love to win one of the books.


At 19 January 2009 at 20:50, Blogger cheesygiraffe

I want to be Camille! She's my favorite. :) She's dresses sexy and takes charge.
I've read all Yasmine's fiction books except Night Huntress. I LOVE Yasmine!
All of you who haven't read her. Get out there and buy her books now! :P


At 20 January 2009 at 01:08, Blogger The Giveaway Diva

i'd love to be able to change into a cat! imagine all the trouble you could get yourself into! =)



At 20 January 2009 at 04:33, Blogger katayoun

great interview!

well i haven't read any of the book and so i don't know the sisters, so i would pick "witch" it would be really nice to have those special powers!! :)


At 20 January 2009 at 06:54, Blogger Kathy

First of all - Yasmine is one of my favorites. I love her first name, the awesome books she writes, and her lifestyle (I always secretly wanted to run away and lead a metaphysical, gypsy life but never had the nerve, now I'm too old, lol).

I would love to have witch talents, but since my name is Kathy and my totem is a lioness, I guess Delilah would be the better choice.

I have the contest listed on my blog :



At 20 January 2009 at 07:02, Anonymous Anonymous

Hmm. I haven't read the series yet but I am interested now that I have read the interview! If I had to pick it would be a vampire! Mainly because that is all I have been reading lately! LOL...Please enter me and much success with the books!


At 20 January 2009 at 07:45, Blogger Ruth Schaller

Loved the interview. Well to answer the question, I've already read the first book - the second book is waiting to be read so I'd need the third book - Darkling!

I loved the first book and can't wait to dig into the second - so the third book would be nice to add to my TBR pile. :D


At 20 January 2009 at 09:07, Anonymous Anonymous

I would want to be a vampire for sure!

I blogged about your contest:



At 20 January 2009 at 09:34, Blogger tetewa

I've heard alot about the series, but have yet to read it. My pick would definately be a vampire!


At 20 January 2009 at 09:34, Blogger tetewa

I've heard alot about the series, but have yet to read it. My pick would definately be a vampire!


At 20 January 2009 at 11:44, Blogger Cathy M

I haven't started the series yet, but love shifter stories, so going to go with were-cat.


At 20 January 2009 at 13:23, Anonymous Anonymous

hi yasmine, i havnt read your novels, i would love to win one
the excpert and blurb on your page are wonderful


though vampire and werecat is good too


At 20 January 2009 at 15:41, Anonymous Anonymous

I've been wanting to read this series. The books sound so cool. I can't wait to get my hands on this series. I would be Delilah, werecats are just awesome.


At 20 January 2009 at 20:34, Anonymous Anonymous

I would love to be a witch. It would be so cool to have special powers!


At 21 January 2009 at 08:45, Anonymous Anonymous

A witch, no doubt!


At 21 January 2009 at 08:47, Blogger Sass

Thanks for the great interview, Yasmine and ambercatze! I'm an aspiring urban fantasy author trying to get the guts up to send out my books, and it's great to read about the working life of one of my fave authors! I love how open you are!

I'm a huge fan of the series, and I'd have to be Camille! She's fashion smart, savvy, tastefully bossy, and who wouldn't want to be a dragon tamer? Okay, owning a newage bookstore would rock, too, and I share her need for all clothes smart, sophisticated and sexy/sassy! I love Delilah's cute kitty tricks (I'd love to be able to go Christmas tree climbing), and Menolly's a badass with a sweet heart. Camille is one with the moon and the night, but she has a bright side, too, like me. I definitely felt at home when Camille walked in the woods with the moon, so witch is my girl!

Bright blessings!



At 21 January 2009 at 11:10, Blogger Patricia Altner

Hi Amber

Great interview

I posted a link to the interview at


At 21 January 2009 at 12:23, Anonymous Anonymous

I would love to be a witch. As a future chemist, mixing different formula to create spells fascinates me.



At 21 January 2009 at 15:37, Blogger Diane

What a great interview! I loved your questions Amber and am completely intrigued by Yasmine.

I love to read from each sisters perspective, but Camille is my all time favorite. SassyGypsyButterfly covered most of the reasons I like Camille also. Let me just say Smoky...

I am so excited to hear that the Chintz and China series is being republished. I have searched all over for The Legend of the Jade Dragon - within my budget, so to hear this made me whoop with Glee.

Thanks for this treat Amber and thank you Yasmine for letting us get to know you.

I've attached the link to my blog.


At 22 January 2009 at 09:57, Anonymous Anonymous

GreatInterview and blog!
I love Yasmine's books and it so happens I am missing the newest one! Crying here! Hurry up tax refund or I could win here! :)
I would be Menolly, a vampire would rock and I admire her and what she has been through. To becoming the person/vampire she is now. :)
Happy reading!!

Chris J.


At 22 January 2009 at 14:05, Blogger drey

I haven't read the series, but my pick would be Witch. =)


At 22 January 2009 at 20:41, Anonymous Anonymous

I blog about this contest at my LJ here:



At 23 January 2009 at 05:11, Blogger Rianonne

I love the series and have a hard time to decide between Camille and Delilah ... Hmm, it will be



At 23 January 2009 at 05:22, Blogger Katie

Yasmine, thanks for the interview!

I am most like Delilah. She is wants to stay on the path of right and is very conflicted when doing the right thing may mean doing the wrong thing.

Thanks again!


At 23 January 2009 at 07:15, Blogger Donna

I am undecided which I would rather be, Delilah the werecat or Menolly the vampire. I would be either. I haven't read this series but I have noticed it and have it in my TBR list.

I posted a blog entry for this interview over at my blog.


At 23 January 2009 at 17:06, Blogger Asylumgirl

I'm vampire all the way baby!

deidre_durance at hotmail dot com


At 23 January 2009 at 18:17, Blogger Unknown

I have all of your books in the Sister of Moon series including Night Huntress. Honestly I don't know why I haven't started it yet. I usually wait until I have the first 3 to a series before I start so that I can sorta like live in that world. I think you get more out of books and stories when you read this way. All I can say is that I am going to have to finish up the ones I'm on so I can start yours ;) For the record I am a vampire type of gal myself but they are all great for different reasons. Have a great day,Stephanie


At 24 January 2009 at 17:39, Anonymous Anonymous

Hmmmmm... which sister would I most like to be? Definitely the werecat. I'd say vampire, but that would mean giving up the day. The werecat would give me heightened senses, strength and grace (at least, I imagine it would... I haven't read the series yet, so I'm not sure if Yasmine's werecats have the same abilities as ones I've come across before) AND let me keep a day job as well.




At 24 January 2009 at 18:12, Anonymous Anonymous

Witch! One word: magic. :)




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