I’m going to be reposting the contest rules at the beginning of each post. If you’ve already read them, scroll down for today’s post and questions.

To celebrate the release of ENTWINED, I’m giving away a BUNCH of prizes. There are two parts to this contest:

Post the ENTWINED widget (below) on your FB page, blog sidebar, tweet about the contest and/or book, email your friends and spread the word…basically, any way you talk up the book or contest will enter you for one of three $25 gift cards to the online bookstore of your choice. Winners will be selected after I return from RWA Nationals, the first week in August. Once you’ve done that, email me at elisabeth@elisabethnaughton.com and tell me blabbed about ENTWINED. Be sure to put ENTWINED Release Contest in the subject line. (If you already posted the widget from the blog post I did last week, you’re already entered.) Enter as many times as you like. Every time you spread the word about book 2 in the Eternal Guardians series, send me an email.

PART TWO: Each day for the next two weeks I’ll be giving away AWESOME prizes and spotlighting some fabulous authors. Comment on the daily post to be entered into that day’s drawing. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments and will get to pick their prize. Once a prize is chosen, it’s crossed off the list. Here are the prizes you can win:

Got Demon? Mug from author Saranna DeWylde
Beneath the Surface by MJ Fredrick
Primordial by Denise Agnew
His Darkest Embrace e-arc by Juliana Stone
Unbridled by Beth Williamson
Huddle With Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon
Relentless by Lauren Dane
Revelation (ecopy) by Lauren Dane
Sunrise in the Garden of Love & Evil by Barbara Monajem
All He Desires by Anthea Lawson
The Phoenix Charm by Helen Scott Taylor
Animal Instinct (ecopy) by Michelle Pillow
$10 Starbucks Card from Phillis Bourne
Montana Dawn by Caroline Fyffe
Dangerous As Sin & $10 Borders Gift Card from Alix Rickloff
Ancient Whispers by Marie-Claude Bourque
Forged of Shadows by Jessa Slade
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
Lord of Pleasure & $10 Starbucks Gift Card from Delilah Marvelle
$20 Borders Gift Card from Joan Swan
Deadly Fear by Cynthia Eden
Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant

My first guest is Saranna deWylde! Her upcoming release, How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days releases on October 26th. Here’s a bit about her debut release:


Grace does. She’s got more demon than she can saddle. In fact, she’s got a sinfully sexy Crown Prince of Hell named Caspian. She’s also got ten days to get rid of him or Bad Things shall ensue. See, her Russian mobster ex-boyfriend didn’t take kindly to her smutty Mephistophelean contract. It’s not that she’s conspiring with fiends; that was his idea. It’s that she’s conspiring against him with outrageous devilry that runs the gamut from embarrassing to a dead hooker turned dominatrix demon gunning for his soul.

One should never trust demons, let alone shag them. They don’t have hearts. Yet Grace is buying hers some slightly tarnished armor and hoping that once he’s been shoveled into it, kicking and screaming, he’ll find it’s just his size. This wicked witch needs a white knight–or at least a Prince of Darkness for a Happily Ever After.

Pre-Order How to Lose a Demon in 10 Days

To be entered in today’s drawing for your choice of prize from the prize list, simply answer this question:

Are you a fan of demons as villains or heroes in novels?


  1. Jane
    July 12th, 2010 at 1:27 am · Link

    Congrats on the upcoming release, Saranna. I’m a fan of demons as both villains and heroes, but I think I prefer them as heroes. I like when they recognize their redeeming qualities.

  2. Christie
    July 12th, 2010 at 8:02 am · Link

    I prefer demons as the villain but don’t mind them as the hero sometimes as well. As the hero they need to still keep up the bad boy facade though πŸ˜‰

  3. Ina
    July 12th, 2010 at 8:25 am · Link

    thanks for mentioning Saranna – she’s a new author to me and her book sounds really interesting…

    I like demons as heroes like you see in Larissa Iones books πŸ˜€ I think they have a huge potential and I hope we see more of them…
    greetings, Ina

  4. limecello
    July 12th, 2010 at 8:41 am · Link

    I’m ok with demons as heroes or the villains in novels, but it has to be well written and believable. Thus I guess I’m more picky if the demon is the hero. He has to be redeemed somehow – and… I guess not very demonish, since demons are supposed to be completely bad and evil… if the author casts the demon as not really a demon, I guess that’s something different as well.

  5. Spav
    July 12th, 2010 at 8:44 am · Link

    I like both, but I prefer if they start as villians and at the end of the novel the become heroes.

  6. CrystalGB
    July 12th, 2010 at 8:55 am · Link

    I would say both. It can work both ways and be a great read for me. πŸ™‚

  7. Teresa W.
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:31 am · Link

    Paranormal is my favorite genre to read. It dosen’t matter to me if a demon is a villian or hero as long as I enjoy the read!

  8. Calila
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:14 am · Link

    I have to go with both, though if they are going to be a hero they need to be a little remorseful about their demonic ways.

  9. Viki S.
    July 12th, 2010 at 11:11 am · Link

    I like demons to be both. A bit villainous and yet a loving hero in the end. There are some that I don’t want to be redeemed but most deserve love and happiness too.

  10. elaing8
    July 12th, 2010 at 11:57 am · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming release Saranna.

    I like them as both. Especially when they start of as a villain and redeem themselves by the end as a hero.

  11. Cecile
    July 12th, 2010 at 12:03 pm · Link

    OH wow, congrats on the new release! It sounds very intriguing!

    I like demons as both. I mean, they are very versatile characters… Although normally villain comes to mind when you say demon.. but the poor things have a bad rap… So… I like when a demon becomes the hero of the story, makes up for those bad times!

  12. Chelsea B.
    July 12th, 2010 at 1:44 pm · Link

    Both, I guess. But of course I’m MORE for the heroes! πŸ™‚

  13. Fedora
    July 12th, 2010 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Yes! Demons seem to make great villains and sometimes great heroes–of course, until fairly recently, they were pretty much all villains! It’s exciting to see how they’ve broken out of that mold πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the new release, Saranna, and Elisabeth, looking forward to Entwined!

  14. Giada M.
    July 12th, 2010 at 2:54 pm · Link

    I would say both, because I think it depends on how the author define her/his character.
    Congrats on your upcoming release!

  15. Cathy M
    July 12th, 2010 at 2:55 pm · Link

    Cynthia Eden and Larissa Ione got me hooked on demons as heroes, and their stories are fabulous.

  16. Froggy
    July 12th, 2010 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Congrats on your upcoming release! I am dying to read it!!

    ok to the question, I prefer demons to be villians. I think demon equals hell which equals evil

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Joder
    July 12th, 2010 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I like demons as heroes. They’re so exotic and powerful which makes them very sexy. So I like to see them as the good guys so I don’t feel guilty drooling over them.

  18. Christy M
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm · Link

    ohh, that is a toughy. I am a fan of both, i would have to say. Having sexy demons as heros and not so sexy ones as villans. That is were i stand πŸ˜†

  19. Cybercliper
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I like demons as either hero or villian but primarily as hero. They remind me of the djinn and I’ve always been fascinated by the mythology of both.

  20. Robin K
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:28 pm · Link

    I most certainly am a fan! Demons as heroes always adds spice! 😈

  21. jennifer mathis
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:30 pm · Link

    i like demons as both equally .


  22. Diana (Book of Secrets)
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:33 pm · Link

    I love demons as either heroes or villains, but I like them more as heroes (as long as they’re hot!). 😈

  23. MinnChica
    July 12th, 2010 at 6:31 pm · Link

    I love them as both heroes and villians! They can be great either way. Kresley Cole and Larissa Ione have some of the hottest demon heroes. *fans self*

  24. Jeanette Juan
    July 12th, 2010 at 7:45 pm · Link

    I prefer demons as heroes like in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series.

  25. Donna S
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:06 pm · Link

    Both. They of course make great villians. But its always fun to see what you think would be a bad guy really turn out to be the hero.

  26. Elisabeth Naughton
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:13 pm · Link

    I love all these answers! As most of you know the demons in my books are villains but…my motto is never say never. So…you just don’t know what may happen. :mrgreen: Thanks for giving me lots more to think about!

  27. Lindsey Ekland
    July 13th, 2010 at 12:37 am · Link

    Demons make a good all purpose bad guy but redeemed demons make hot heros.

  28. Mariska
    July 13th, 2010 at 1:52 am · Link

    I’m fan of all of them…but still Heroes are most favorite of mine πŸ™‚

    And congrats on your debut release !!

  29. Linda Henderson
    July 13th, 2010 at 9:53 pm · Link

    It depends on the storyline, they can be both for me.

  30. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm · Link

    Jane- Thank you!

    Christie- I like my bad boys to stay bad. No moping about bemoaning their fate. They can be redeemed and still have that rakish charm.

    Ina- Thanks for stopping by. I agree, there’s so much you can do with them, the possibilities are endless with cultural mores and religious definitions, and your imagination.

    Limecello- My demons aren’t evil per se, they’re here to test us. They have their place in the Big Boss’s plan. Kind of like the view of the Devil in the Orthodox faith.

    Spav- I love my heroes to have a lot to overcome.

  31. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 8:55 pm · Link

    CrystalGB- I am open to most any story myself. If the author is good at weaving her tale, I’ll give most anything a chance.

    TeresaW- I agree!

    Calila- Redemption is important for all of the characters, in my opinion. πŸ™‚

    Viki- I like that philosophy!

    ElaineG8- Thanks!

    Cecile- Thank you! Yeah, the poor guys are just doing their job.

  32. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:02 pm · Link

    ChelseaB- Well, the good guys have to win sometimes, right? *g*

    Fedora- Thanks! I am excited to see what else is out there and what everyone else is doing with them.

    Giada- Thank you! I agree that every author has their own take and their own voice to add to any trope or device.

    Cathy M- I haven’t read Cynthia Eden yet, but she’s on my list. Larissa Ione *is* fabulous.

    Froggy-Thanks! Be sure to tell me if you liked it. I really do want to know. πŸ™‚

    Joder-Cool! Can I confess I drooled over my own cover? *laughs*

    Christy M- Another one for the good guys! Who says nice guys finish last? πŸ™‚

    Cyberclipper-OOh! I love the djinn mythology too. I would love to write about them.

    Robin K- Spicy like a red pepper. *g*

    Jennifer- Thanks for stopping by!

    Diana- Hot can forgive a multitude of sins. πŸ™‚

    Minn Chica- Kresley Cole must have ink for blood. LOL.

  33. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Jeanette Juan- She’s great!

    Donna S- Love that anti-hero action. It’s always interesting to see how far they can push before they’re irredeemable.

  34. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:05 pm · Link


    Mariska- Thanks so much.

    Linda- Story line and author voice are big influences on what I like to see in a character too.

  35. Saranna DeWylde
    July 14th, 2010 at 9:07 pm · Link

    Elisabeth- Thank you so much for having me. Your demons and mine could do lunch, though I’m sure there’d be a food fight. *g* I can’t wait to read Entwined and congrats on another awesome release.

    Everyone- A big thanks to everyone who commented. I’m excited to give away swag! πŸ™‚

  36. Marlene Breakfield
    July 15th, 2010 at 12:09 am · Link

    I prefer them as villains, but I’ve read about some yummy demons.

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