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Amy and Jennifer ARE Seduced by Books. We’re both in our 30’s, moms, close friends, work together, and share many of the same interests including our love of reading. Amy grew up in Maryland and has been obsessed with Vampires for as long as she can remember. Jenn grew up in Florida and loves the furry, the fey, and the fangs, in that order. Currently we are both in Orlando, FL. When we can be pulled away from books, Amy loves to bake and Jenn loves to take pictures and scrap.
We decided to create a place where we could direct friends, and acquaintances for, book suggestions/recommendations (Jenn’s been known to talk to strangers on the train while traveling in NYC). Once we started out with a simple page, we evolved from there. Now we are sharing our book reviews, fun comments, recipes, and giveaways. We try to give reviews on new releases, pre-releases, and oldies but goodies that we read, or are reading. We’re going to be adding author interviews for established and up and coming authors soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dakota Cassidy, er...Nina Blackman-Statleon's Visit (and giveaway)

As promised, we have Dakota Cassidy here today talking about the latest book she's working on for her Accidental series.  Well, actually she sent Nina!   So without further ado, I'll let Nina get to it!  

 Wherein Nina Gets A Sister

Nina Blackman-Statleon here with a rant on writers and their crazy quest to keep a series going at all costs.

In some cases, it’s at my cost. Actually, now that I think about it—it’s almost always at my expense. More on that later. 

First, let me introduce myself. I’m the second accidental in Dakota Cassidy’s series about women who’re accidentally bitten by all sorts of paranormal creatures. I was once a court reporter, got downsized, tried to supplement my lost income by selling Bobbie Sue Cosmetics, thus hookin’ me up with the most annoying efftard on the planet, Marty Flaherty. Dakota finally gave up on trying to get me to talk color wheels and lip plumping products to anyone in the free world who would listen, and she gave me a real job. As a dental hygienist. No. Fluoride and tartar aren’t glamorous, but it was a damn job. With bennies. No sooner was I there than I was “accidentally” (rolls eyes), bitten by a hot dude named Greg while I was just trying to do my job.

Okay, fine. The hot dude became my lifemate—but I went through some serious madassery before she was done with me and I got the guy. And I was only book 2.

So, add in the subsequent books where I’m doing all sorts of crap I wouldn’t if I had a choice. Like have friends. Shop with said friends Marty and Wanda at designer outlet malls. Hang out and hook up for lunch. Lunch I can’t even flippin’ eat. When Dakota really got the ball rolling, all of a frickin’ sudden I was meeting demons and having fireballs lobbed at my person. Then, to my utter effin’ shame, I was forced to be kind to complete strangers who’ve had a stupid “accident” like the one’s I mentioned above while I answered phone calls at this place she created titled OOPS. Out In The Open Paranormal Support. It’s a 1-800 hotline for morons who’re in paranormal crisis.

All of a sudden, I’m a paranormal crisis counselor who’s supposed to be “nurturing” when someone calls to tell me they have an oversized paw or some scales. Nurture this, I say.

To say Dakota strains credibility is like saying the tornado didn’t have a good time in the trailer park. And c’mon. What a lame premise for a bunch of books, and while I know I’m not alone in saying that (read some of this broad’s Amazon reviews), apparently, I’m in the minority. What is wrong with people?

Anyway, suffice it to say things have gone okay for her madness and she’s working on books 6 and 7 in the series right now. Book 6 is called Accidentally Dead… Again. I know, I know. She already did vampires, but here we fargin’ go again.

Anyway, this is the book where not only does she have her first ever male accident occur (his name’s Sam McLean, and okay—he’s cute. Whatthehellever). He’s bitten by a woman he thinks is just dressed up as a vampire at a Halloween party, then dumped on OOPS’ doorstep—still in his Halloween costume—his drag Halloween costume. It’s also the book where I get a sister (bleh). A half-sister, if you want to be technical, that falls on Sam during a throw down with me and is turned into a vampire, too.

And I just wanna say, I’m not skipping through fields of buttercups about it.

Dakota calls this evolution. She said nothing ever stays the same and that all of the characters and plots have to evolve. I say she’s overrated evolution, and if evolving means I have to have a whiny, mouthy, dresses like Marty, pain in the ass for a sister, screw evolution!

But as you all know, I don’t have a choice in the matter. I’m her puppet, people. Just a playa in the master plan. 

So my question to all of you is, what the hell is next? These next two books only mean more asshattery for me. So for the love of God, when do we call it “end game” and quit clinging to this stupid concept? How much longer do I have to suffer for you readers and your idea of amusement? 

So I’m secretly here to beg you all for a favor. Don’t tell Dakota or for sure, this next book, I’m doomed to have to do something huge like save the world as punishment for speaking out against her abuse. Heh. Maybe I’ll start my own support group. Like Characters For The Ethical Treatment Of Fiction. We’ll lodge complaints. Start a class action suit against abusive writers. Maybe we can even get that Jacob from Twilight to come and speak out against shirtlessness every twelve seconds in a movie!

I digress.

Anyway, here’s the favor—quit buyin’ her books! Please. If not for my own sanity, then for your poor eyeballs and the future of all eyeballs that might mistakenly land on her idea of “junk food for the brain.”

In essence, save a downtrodden friggin’ character, ride somebody else’s book!

Nina Blackman-Statleon as written by Dakota Cassidy (the puppet master) J

Giveaway Details

There are two prizes to win. 

Prize #1
We are giving away a copy of Dakota's latest book, Accidentally Catty. 

Or, if you haven't started the series yet, we'll send you a copy of the first book - The Accidental Werewolf. 

Prize #2
Ms. Cassidy was awesome enough to offer a prize, too.  She's giving away the winner's choice of any mass market book that is already out.

There are three steps to be entered into the giveaway.

1. Follow Seduced by Books on Google Friend Connect
2. Follow ("like") Dakota Cassidy on facebook
3. Leave a comment on this post with your e-mail, GFC name, and facebook user name, so we can verify the following and the liking! 

The giveaway will end Friday, April 1st at midnight. 

Winners will be chosen by Random.org and announced by the end of the day Monday, April 4th.  The first name pulled will win prize #1 and the second will win prize #2. 

Both  prizes will be sent directly from Amazon.

Good luck!! 


  1. Sorry but "Junk food for the brain" doesn't go to your hips, so just keep them comming Ms. Cassidy!alm49325@gmail.com

  2. I love the series, THANK YOU for writing them.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. This series sounds fun.

    FB(Mona Garg)


  4. Hahaha! That was a cute blog post. I haven't read any of this series yet, but I find that I must now . Thanks for the chance to win

    GFC- sstogner1
    FB- sharon stogner

  5. I follow Dakota on Facebook. I'd love to win this! Thanks!

  6. Love this series. So excited about the next one.

    FB Angel Davis
    GFC angeldavis

  7. I love this blog :) you are a new author for me and im really looking forward to starting the accidental series
    i also follow dakota on facebook danielle sessions estes is my facebook name

  8. These books sound like they would be fun reads. I have not read them yet but will have to check them out.

    GFC (June M.)
    FB (June Manning)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  9. I love the series and especially like Nina's shoot from the hip approach to everything and I like to see her developing. Keep up the series please in spite of her requesting that you don't. Cheers!

    I follow Dakota on FaceBook as Norma Jean

  10. I agree that sometimes you should call it quits, try not to beat a dead horse. But I think if your only 7 books into a series, its a little early, especially if those books are by Dakota Cassidy!
    I follow Dakota on Facebook as Jennifer Hernandez.

  11. This is so cool, thanks for the chance to win

    zoe hunter lee
    madforfashion at aol.com

  12. Ok, I followed, I liked, I love the books and would love to have one.. It's got to be better than dragging out my Tiara again with the feather boa. LOL

    Nora-Adrienne Deret FB

  13. This sounds like a fun series to read, I have to start on it.

    GFC JeanP
    FB Jean Patton
    skpetat at hotmail dot com

  14. I have read the first couple then lost my way after this post WILL definitely have to catch up. I follow Dakota on face book, her status posts always provoke fun replies.

  15. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read these books. I am a follower. Tore923@aol.com/Victoria Zumbrum

  16. This is so stunning thank you for the chance to win these prizes are unbelievable you both rock !

    I am a follower via google my name is follow name is Desere Steenberg

    I am a "like" on facebook my name is Desere Steenberg


    Take Care

  17. I haven't read this series before but now I plan to start. It sounds like a fun read.
    I am following the blog (rainedelight) and I liked Dakota (Dawn Roberto)


  18. I am a new follower and LIKED on FB as well! Cannot wait to read these books :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  20. What a fun post. Dakota's books sound good. Thanks for the giveaways.

    GFC Follower CrystalGB
    Like Dakota on facebook Crystal Broyles

  21. Love the post...Really love the series. Can't wait to read "Accidently Catty"!

    1. KimberleyC
    2. Liked/follower on FB KimberleyC

    Kimberley Coover

  22. Thanks for asking! I think as long as a series is kept fresh--especially with new characters--and plot formulas, I'll keep buying. Nina is a hoot.
    GFC: Katherine Tomlinson
    FB: Katherine Tomlinson

  23. I have read and love this whole series so stop your bellyaching Nina!


    GFC follower ~ Johanna Jochum
    I "like Dakota on FB ~ Johanna Jochum

  24. Not gonna stop buying the books so just suck it up and prepare for the unknown that is Dakota.
    Fb-Maude Allen

  25. Love your books and liked on facebook


  26. OMG I loved this post. This series must be a hoot! I have not read the series yet so if I win I need book #1.

    Follower - Victoria Sloboda
    Facebook - Viki Sloboda


  27. I heard a rumor that Dakota cut her hair really short. Bwahhhhh

  28. I can't wait to read this one!

  29. LOL, what a fun interview!! I love Dakota Cassidy and I have yet to read a book from her. She is just full of fun and spunk and I am really missing out :) I would love to get the first book in the series, sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win

    GFC follower
    Follow Dakota on facebook(Jolene Allcock)


  30. I would love to read those books - I've heard great things about them, but haven't had the chance to read them yet...
    greetings, Ina

    GFC follower: Ina/inale87
    Facebook: Melanie Schwarz
    inale87 at gmx dot at

  31. Dakota, never ever listen to Nina.

    Nina, smile and say "Thank you for making me famous" to Dakota.

    Now that the peacekeeping is done, LoL, I really, really love the commentary, and as someone who has her own amusing characters keeping her up at night, I'd like to know Nina, do y'all communicate and tell each other to irritate the "Puppet Master's" or is it just normal to drive us insane?

    Facebook: Christiana Tegethoff (hauntedangel@att.net)
    GFC Follower: hauntedangel@att.net (yahoo)

  32. Sounds like terrific reads. Hope to be chosen to win a copy. You never fail to make me smile!

  33. Dakota you are too cool!! Nina too :) I definitely have to read the series so I can get to know Nina and all the characters better :)
    Thanks for the great giveway!!
    GFC AshleyAnne
    Facebook Ashley Anne Applebee (www.facebook.com/velvetkisses22)

  34. It was my birthday yesterday. A hellish, change of decade birthday that means I can't go out without spackle if I need to dress up, and orthotic pumps. I could use a boost.

    GFC Mudepoz
    Facebook Mudepoz
    (I sense a trend)
    I have followed Dakota on FB for several months now.

  35. LOLLOL@mudepoz! Aw, happy birthday, darlin'!

    And everyone else, thanks for dropping by!

    Dakota :)

  36. I love this series! I am following on Google Friend Connect (kkoopman.transcend@gmail.com, my e-mail is kristikoopman@yahoo.com, I liked Dakota Cassidy on Facebook - I think my user name there is also kristikoopman@yahoo.com. Keep these books coming - they're great!

  37. Well well, this Nina definitely reminds me of a man. Sure she's a woman? lol I like her though. :)

    GFC: natalielozano

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/writernatalielozano

    e-mail: natalielozano@ymail.com

  38. I love Nina's commentary!
    My sister just gave me book 2 to read, can't wait to start it and find the others!
    I will "like" you on facebook after work tonight and figure out how to follow on google friends connect.
    robind_pdx@yahoo.com (facebook email/username)
    Robin D

  39. Thanks for the giveaways!
    GFC and email amy.toohey@gmail.com
    FB amy.masters.toohey

  40. LOL. Love the article.

    Chris Roberts

  41. Nina, I love this series so just shut it!

    Dakota, thank you for writing it. I can't read the books in public, 'cause I look like an idiot laughing alone!

    FB Bridget Werbin

  42. Nina you are hilarious and I am glad Dakota wants to keep the series going. I Love book 1 and 2.

    I like Dakota on Facebook under Robin Michelle Hamilton Blankenship (well atleast cyber stalk)

    GFC- Robin Blankenship and email is

  43. Love the blog. A character telling me not to read her story just makes me want to read it more.

    FB- Jezebel Jorge

  44. Hi! I am new to your series and I run a book club and would love to win one of your books to share! :)

    ambervalenz94 (GFC/twitter)
    Amber Valenzuela (Facebook)


  45. I haven't had a chance to read this series yet, but I have had my eye on it for awhile now! Please enter me in the contest :)

    I'm a new follower - Paranormal Opinion
    I've liked Dakota on FB for awhile now - the name there is Para Normal Opinion.

    Thanks for the giveaways!

  46. Bwahahahahaha....Nina you crack me up but I will not, I repeat, WILL NOT stop buying Dakota's books. LOL They are too damn good to pass up!!!!

    Great blog post today!!! :)

    leaghchristensen (GFC)
    Leagh Christensen (facebook)

  47. Heh...great blog post. Dakota's the best. ;)

    Name: Mmeetoilenoir (GFC), Jeanette Ponder (FB)
    Email: mmeetoilenoir AT gmail DOT com

  48. NEVER GIVE UP THE SHIP - I mean, the series! I do enjoy reading about characters (I mean people) that I have met before.
    kce1976 AT hotmail DOT com

  49. Still haven't had the chance to start reading these books!!
    FB- Michele Clark Powell
    nedsped (at) Verizon (dot) net

  50. GFC - Sweetshenanigans
    facebook- Alice Xiao
    girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

  51. I love this series! I laugh till I cry every book. I always know if I read a book that doesn't leave me in a good way I can just pick up one of these and usually Nina's and feel all better. Accidentally Catty has probably been the best one yet and the storyline was really good. Thanks for all the Ninaness in it also. ;)

    Cristy Cundiff (FB)
    cristyakabamafever @ gmail dot com
    bamalovesbooks on google

  52. GFC follower - One 2 try
    facebook - Rita Alarcon
    drala625 at yahoo dot com

  53. Lovely promo, I was at Dakota Cassidy page and she had put your site and suggested for fans to read and participate, I'm so in!

    e-MAIL= luamoonie@hotmail.com

    Facebook: Patrícia Schmidt Rodrigues

    Folower at google: Patrícia

  54. Hi Dakota! I saw your Facebook posting begging that we drop by and I'm here! Love your books...
    Google follower & my email: lindalou@cfl.rr.com
    Facebook: Linda Townsend

  55. alfngf on Google
    alfngf on Facebook
    alfngf @ gmail.com

    LOVE Dakota and her books.

  56. I would love to read either of these books! Keep up the good work :)

  57. I've jumped through all the hoops and my tail is smoldering so this kitty wants a Catty book.

    Nina is one of my fav characters; am I going to like her sister?

    vck (GFC)
    vickey malone kennedy (FB)

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  59. Thanks for the giveaway! I have not read the first book yet....


    FB:Kaylie Burgos

    GFC:Kali Burgos

  60. Thanks for the giveaway and great interview. This series is on my TBR list.

    GFC - Andrea I
    Facebook - Andrea Infinger


  61. Oh Nina...stuff it. Dakota keep keep them coming. There is no one doing it, like you do. Amazing series. I am on your friend list on Facebook. Maybe you should start seeking a franchise by doing a Movie for each one of the books.....that would be amazing. Anyhoo....love ya ...love your writing style, and keep us laughing.

  62. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    I follow via GFC (Throuthehaze)
    Like on Facebook (Rae Pavey)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  63. Hey, Nina - long time, no snark, Darlin' :D

    I totally understand your gripes...and you KNOW I luvz ya, but......I'vebeenfriendswithDakotalongersoIhavetosupportallherstoryefforts. (Yes, I figured if I got that out really, really fast, you might miss the point...and no, I'm not riffing on your fangs. ~grin~)
    And yes, this means I complied with all the requirements for the drawing, too. I signed up with FriendConnect as Geek Gyrl Friday; and you know I was one of the first to "Like" Lady D on Facebook, ever so long ago (yes, I'm still Justine Greene on FB, Nina - it cost too much to get "Greene" back, so it's not going anywhere. LOL)
    But you stay strong, Lady, and maybe D won't make you save the world. Look on the bright side; she might even let you steal candy from a baby ... or Marty...in one of the next books. LOL

  64. I enjoyed Nina's post, she's a cranky one.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    New GFC follower - Barbara E.
    Already "Like" Dakota on Facebook - Barbara Elness

  65. Hi! Hi! Just stopping by to ask what happened this time? Nina fall out of bed this morning? She sounded grumpier than usual! I don't know how the sister can be turned in a smackdown unless that old myth about getting pregnant by sitting on a toilet seat is true. "- )
    Also, what is Google Friend Connect?? Never heard of it.
    Well, I happen to like the books so I will keep reading them and "junkfooding" my brain. Not entering the contest cause I've got both books and this way someone else can get them! "- )

  66. 1) I am following Seduced by Books (GFC: Skyla11377).

    2) I already Like Dakota Cassidy on facebook (Facebook: Raquel Vega-Grieder).

    3) I loved Nina Blackman-Statleon's rant, I mean visit....LOL. Dakota has such a great imagination. Just from talking to her I Twitter she has me in stitches. I have been dying to read her Accidental Series for a long while so PLEASE enter me into this giveaway.


  67. Totally awesome! I am following on both GC & FB. My name is Veronica Jarvis(ariyana9501). I'd love either of these books....they sound great!

  68. I am a follower of Dakota Cassidy on FB!: ave.azar@gmail.com
    I love Dakota's books they are so funny and the premise is so fun. I think it's weird when people criticize books for having an unreasonable plot line. It's called fiction and frankly real life has more weird crap than this series! So in that sense I would have to disagree with Nina however I'm not being controlled by a puppet master... or am I?

  69. I think there is something inside a writer that tells you when it's time to quit. The character speak to you and only you can hear them. Then when you put it on paper the rest of us get to enjoy it. But somewhere in your heart will tell you when it's time to quit. Just an opinion, I'm not a psychic or anything like that. No special powers here Drat! Thanx Joni

  70. Crap - I wanted to be responder "69" cause you know, that's Nina's favorite number....and mine. I bet Nina would love to have a baby or two or THREE...can you imagine what her kids would tell people? Yep, she needs a station wagon also - and night time soccer for the kiddies!

    DC you are such a hoot and I love every word you write...so, Accidentally Fairy - Bk 62...keep em' coming!
    Gina Growe in Springfield, IL

  71. Sorry Nina. We all love the books too much to quit buying them. :)

    I already have the whole series, so I won't enter for the prizes. Let someone who doesn't have them yet have a chance to win them.

  72. I'm reading Accidentally Catty now and it is going to be a long wait for Accidentally Dead...Again to come out! Shame on you teasing me like this! Love u Dakota & Nina.

  73. If I disagree with Nina, am I next to have an accidental vampire changing? Just wondering... Nina, at least your other half is hot. Dakota could have made him a troll. If that was the case, then you would have a REAL complaint.

    GFC - heatwave16
    favebook - heather creely

  74. Awesome giveaway!

    GFC (Mariee)
    FB (Marie E.)

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  75. I haven't read any of this books from Dakota before. would love to read one of them ..please :)

    1. Follow via GFC (mariska h)
    2. Already liked Dakota Cassidy on facebook (mariska h)

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  76. Hi Dakota,

    I have not read any of your books but I have heard good reviews about them. Since I have been stressing at work, it might be a good time for me to start and get a good laugh to put things back into perspective.

  77. Read your books and always enjoy! Follow on FB and GFC

  78. A series should always end while you're still selling books but hey, sounds like you're still doing okay. Maybe a spinoff? You are funny as heck. stormvikki@aol.com aka Vikki Parman

  79. Great post. I've loved your stories and posts and books ever since discovering your ebooks on Changeling Press.
    I am am GFC follower: LadyVampire2u
    I am a Facebook follower: Aprille Shadowspeak
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  80. My daughter and i are hooked. Moving on to Book 3. Trying hard to get to Catty.
    Katherine Ingram,

  81. i follow you here and the face book your book are great

  82. Dakota's so funny.
    GFC: DeAnna
    Facebook: Deanna Cunningham Scalco
    email: dmscalco@ymail.com

  83. Hey there! I'm glad everyone is having fun with the visit.
    A couple people weren't sure about Google Friend Connect. Up near the top right of the blog page is a section called "Followers" with a button you can click to click to follow. (it's above the Networked Blogs section and below "Follow us other places" section). That's Google Friend Connect! :)

  84. Love the funny!

    don't know how to do the Google Friend thing
    did the Facebook thing as Diane Sallans
    email: sallans d at yahoo dot com

  85. Just want to let you know that i love your books and I would love to win your new one Accidentally Catty.

    GFC Wanda Mayhue
    FB Wanda Mayhue

  86. Oh, you guys have rocked the casbah here! You'e all awesome--thank you, thank you!

    DC :)

  87. Loved the post today! I'm LilMissMolly on GFC and one of your many fans on FB as Molly Wilsbacher (that's how I knew to come here to enter). My email address is: lvsgund at gmail dot com. Cheers!

  88. I always enjoy Dakota's blog posts. They are always fun!

    I'm Raonaid Luckwell on GFC and yes of course I'm following on facebook (Rachel Flesher)

    raonaid (at) gmail (dot) com

  89. What a great contest! Great books!

    FB friend

  90. Ha Ha funny
    I Have not read them yet but can't wait to sounds great.
    GFC (Stacey Smith)
    FB (Stacey A Smith)

  91. love your books...waiting for my library to get ur latest book xD save me some money ^^

    GCF: dragon20077@gmail.com

    Facebook follower ^^ (Michelle Hwang)
    email is dragon20077@yahoo.com

  92. Jst discovered ur blog it's great n I always love giv aways not that iv won any yet but I'm hopeful

    gfc is vampgirl13
    Fb is Jessica drew
    Email is lil_love_heart@hotmail.com

  93. Hi, I am following Seduced by Books on Google Friend Connect (GFC name robindpdx@gmail.com).

    I am Following ("like") Dakota Cassidy on facebook. (Facebook user name is robind.pdx).

    My sister just gave me a book in this series, can't wait to read it and find the others!

    Robin D

  94. This is a great giveaway thanks!
    face- book flame
    email bookflamereviews@gmail.com

  95. fb fan , tamibates (ben for long time

    gfc blackroze37@yahoo.com

    i so love the pic of u with princess crown and cig !

  96. Love the giveaway, your writings and the pictures on the site.

  97. Ok, I've got a team set up to bind and gag Nina and toss her ass in a closet. No way are we ready for DC to call it quits on this series. OMG, I alone offered at least a dozen new titles that she could run with. There are so few paranormals out there that cause you to spew your coffee that this series must go on! And anyone who lets Nina out of the closet----- got you in my sights, we clear on that?


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  98. GFC name - Mary Preston
    facebook user name - Mary Preston


  99. Love the blog post! Keep those books comin' Dakota! :)

    GFC - annalisa mck.
    Facebook - Anna McKenrick

  100. I enjoy this series and I'm a follower! tWarner419@aol.com

  101. Please enter me. I am a GFC Follower. I haven't read this series yet but it looks pretty good.


  102. Awesome giveaway. I love Dakota's books.
    GFC: Spav
    FB: Arantza C