Friday, December 16, 2011

Interview, Review & Giveaway: Misty Evans

UFI welcomes Misty Evans Author of Revenge is Sweet. Thanks for Joining us!!

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

ME: I sing Disney show tunes when I’m working in the kitchen!

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

ME: I love to cook and bake (hence my show tune addiction). I read and listen to music, and I enjoy traveling, either in person or through the pages of a good book.

What is your Favorite part of writing?

ME: Seeing the scenes in my head. My characters are always up to something, and when I can’t sleep, all I have to do is tune into the movies playing in my imagination.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

ME: Depends on the book. With some stories, I need to listen to certain songs before I write, or I need to brainstorm with a friend. Other times, I need complete quiet and solitude.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Genres?

ME: Stacia Kane, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Nancy Haddock, Cynthia Eden, Chloe Neill…my list goes on and on.

How would you pitch Revenge is Sweet to someone who has not heard of it before?

ME: Kali Sweet is a vengeance demon who works for the supernatural world’s version of the Justice Department. She loves humans and tries to protect them from supernaturals. She’s also in love with the guy who left at her at the altar three hundred years ago and that’s a big problem since Rad happens to be a demon hunter.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Revenge is Sweet is set in?

ME: RIS is set in Chicago. I love Chicago and it’s a great location for magic and supernatural creatures. A few humans in RIS know Kali is a demon and understand supernaturals exist, but most are oblivious. Kali lives in an abandoned Gothic church with a creepy cemetery out back, which also is fun to write about and plays a key element in the plot.

Do you have a favorite scene in Revenge is Sweet?

ME: Yes! There’s a scene where Kali and Rad are in a coffin hiding from Chicago’s vampire king. Things get a little out of hand and Rad ends up being Kali’s blood slave. Their conversation was hilarious to write.

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?

ME: Kali’s my favorite. Writing a badass demon in first person point of view lets me channel everything from Italian cuss words to black magic into the story. The hardest character to write was Kali’s tech guru, JR. I’m SO not a techie person, so I did lots of research to know what he’d be interested in and good at.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?

ME: Currently, I’m writing the next book in my super agent series. After the first of the year, I’ll be writing the next book in Kali’s series, SWEET CHAOS, and the next Witches Anonymous book. Next year will be another big year for me with at least five new releases! Phew. I may need more chocolate. J


Misty Evans is the author of four series: the Super Agent romantic suspense series, the light paranormal Witches Anonymous series, the dark paranormal Lost Worlds series, and the Kali Sweet urban fantasy series.

The books in her Super Agent series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2008, CAPA nominations in 2009, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2010 and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense in 2011.

Her Witches Anonymous series has garnered 5-star reviews and was dubbed a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read. Both the Super Agent Series and the Witches Anonymous Series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle bestsellers lists.

She has short stories in Entangled, A Paranormal Anthology, and Every Witch Way But Wicked. All proceeds from Entangled go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and all proceeds for EWWBW go to Nathon Fillion’s Kids Need To Read charity.

Misty is currently at work on the next books in all her series. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband of twenty-two years and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


Find Misty and her books

Revenge Is Sweet
Author:Misty Evans
Release Date: November 11, 2011
Publisher: Self Published
Kali Sweet Book #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

Payback is a bitch and her name is Kali Sweet...

I’m Kali Sweet, the best damn vengeance demon on Earth. I work for the supernatural world’s Justice Department and protect innocent humans from otherworldly creatures like me. While I can’t take revenge for myself, I make sure justice is done for others.

But when my latest run-in with Chicago’s vampire king backfires, the fallout leaves me with three big problems: a powerful Undead enemy who wants my head, my boss looking over my shoulder, and three personal blood slaves jeopardizing my reputation.

One of those slaves happens to be sexy rock star Radison Beaumont – the half-human, half-chaos demon who left me at the altar three hundred years ago. Even if he does need my blood now to survive, Rad and I will always be enemies.

Especially since he’s joined an ancient society of demon killers—and I’m the number one demon on their most wanted list.
Ok complete cover honesty. I don't like it, Its blah, makes REVENGE IS SWEET look like it will be super corny and I would have never picked up the book to read the blurb if I saw it sitting on a shelf. Luckily for me I joined the book tour and decided to bypass the cover and read it anyways.

Everyone knows I like snarky ladies and Kali is snarky, has an attitude, doesn't take crap and knows how to kick @ss. She ends up being more then meets the eye. It was hard not to like Rad (Radison) even though he left Kali at the alter, he complemented Kali well and they worked well together when they allowed themselves to bypass their issues with each other. I also enjoyed the secondary characters they did a great job of rounding out the story.  I enjoyed the world that Misty created. I could totally see myself in it among all the witches, vampires, demons, etc, etc. The story flowed well and a lot happened between the chapters. There were some great twist and turns thrown in. I have not read any of Misty's other books but I guess a few characters in REVENGE IS SWEET are in another of her series so I might have to check them out. The ending leaves you wanting to read more of the story so I hope Misty does another book tour that I can jump into. I'm glad I gave the book a chance despite the cover.

I gave it 3.5/5 stars


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  2. The series and Kalli sound interesting. You mention it's set in Chicago. How much is the backdrop of the city involved in the story? (I'm from the Chicagoland area.) I've read Sara Paretsky and Chloe Neill's work and they tend to use more of the city (especially Paretsky) than most authors.

  3. Thanks for a great post and giveaway! This book sounds fantastic! Love the original premise. I'm heading right over to Amazon to add to my wish list :)

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Anne, I enjoy how Neill and Paretsky use Chicago for their backdrops. Whether I'm writing or reading, setting is important to pull me into the story, and I knew from the first sentence of REVENGE IS SWEET that Kali lived there. I personally think Chicago is the perfect urban fantasy setting. My family visits the city often for ballgames and such, and I have many friends and family members there. I even had a friend check out what types of outside lights a certain location had when I was writing the story just to be accurate! (The things my friends will do for me. LOL.)

  5. Hi Erin. Love your blogger dog avatar. How cute! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy REVENGE IS SWEET! It was a blast to write and I'm working on the next book's plotline today.

  6. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  7. I love that you sing Disney tunes when you're in the kitchen! I usually have my toddlers helping me in the kitchen so we dance and sing to Disney songs too!! :)

    I can't wait to check out all your releases next year.

  8. Great post!! I love your books and your tweets. Cook on!!

  9. What an inspiration!!! So many books!! You go, girl! Can't wait to read Revenge is Sweet...I love your books!

  10. Jennifer Estep and Stacia Kane are some of my fave authors too!

  11. Tore - thanks for stopping by and reading the post!

    Bella! Another Disney fanatic. I can see you and your kids dancing and singing in the kitchen and making great memories. :)

    Jillian - you're a doll. Thank you for swinging over here and checking out my interview.

    Tess, you made my day. I love to tell stories and I hope you and my other readers continue to find them entertaining!

    Audra - you can't go wrong with either Jennifer or Stacia. I was thrilled to be part of the Entangled anthology with both of them in October. They're amazing ladies as well as fantastic authors.

  12. I just read this story and I loved it. Kali Sweet is a fantastic character, and I loved the rest of the cast of characters as well, including Rad.

  13. I love snarky heroines as well! I don't know that I could concentrate on cooking and singing at the same time! :-)

    Mel S

  14. Barbara - thank you for reading RIS! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Happy holidays!

    Mel - A snarky heroine with a sense of humor is my favorite type of character to read and write. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. Love those authors too. And your book sounds great. love snarky heroines.

  16. This sounds like a really fun book to read. I'm from Chicago myself so that much more interesting to read for me. It was great reading how you write & whT motivates & inspires you. Thanks

  17. Thank you for taking the time to share with us about this awesome new book. I have been on the lookout for a UF series and heroine to hangout with and Kali sounds like quite a gal, besides any coffee fan will get my loyal following LOL Thanks for this treat of a giveaway opportunity.


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