Thanks so much, Leah, for having me here today. I’m thrilled to be among some great authors at Carina Press, including yourself! The team at Carina has been fabulous to work with, and I’m having a great time getting to know a bunch of diverse and interesting authors.

I’m a voracious reader of paranormal romance as well as an author, and I loaded Motor City Fae, my Carina Press launch title with lots of the things I love. Humor, fantasy, mystery, action, a strong heroine and a gorgeous hero who wants to protect her anyway. A few steamy scenes, and a few that are downright tender. Elves, werewolves, witches, and wizards—all coexisting in modern Detroit. Oh—and don’t forget characters strong enough to have books of their own in the future. Book 2 of my Urban Arcana series, Motor City Witch, will be out October 4 from Carina, and Book 3 is in the works. I’m having a ball with this world, and I hope readers will enjoy it too.

Also, as part of my blog tour promoting Motor City Fae, I’m running a contest.  All you have to do is pop over to my website, go to the “contact Cindy” page, and tell me which blog you saw me on and answer the question of the day. At the end of June, I’ll be giving away a $20.00 gift card to your choice of Borders, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon. You can enter once for each blog stop. 

Today’s question is: Name book 2 in the Urban Arcana series.

Now, here’s a little taste about Motor City Fae, (it’s Safe For Work!) and some info about where you can find it and me on the web.

Motor City Fae
Book I of Urban Arcana
By Cindy Spencer Pape
Available at

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn’t mean the gorgeous stranger’s crazy story—that she’s a half-elf, half human heiress—is true. But Meagan can’t deny the evidence of her own eyes—he’s Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf—and a man she just can’t get enough of.

Ric Thornhill’s assignment just got a lot more complicated. The more time he spends with Meagan, the harder it is to see her as a political tool to prevent an all-out war between humans and Fae.

Now Meagan’s in a race to master her newly released powers in time to prevent the conflict, convince a jealous Queen not to strip Ric of his powers, and find out if she can build a life that straddles two worlds.

Motor City Fae

Meagan could barely breathe. 
Simply listening to Ric’s voice, with its soft, warm baritone and the slight British accent, was enough to make all her female parts start to melt. Finally, there was the man himself, dressed in the same black slacks and maroon silk shirt as earlier. His long, muscular thigh was plastered alongside hers in the narrow confines of the booth and his potent, masculine scent made her feel overheated and woozy. 
Meagan gulped at her beer, before she caught herself and slowed down. Something told her she’d need all of her faculties to deal with this guy.
They chatted for a few minutes about nothing important—Detroit, her work, his music and the club. All the while, undercurrents kept pulling her closer to him, even as part of her wanted to pull away. She looked over at Jase and George and told herself to stop being a coward. If Jase could go after the guy of his dreams, so could she. Even if it was only for this one night. She grinned in response to the anecdote he’d related.
“I’d like to talk to you after we’re done playing,” he murmured and the bright, intense look in his eyes radiated sincerity. “Can I take you out for a bite to eat after the show?” 
Alone? With him? A warm thrill skittered up her spine. “Sure.” Her voice trembled as she smiled up at him and nodded.  
“Till later.” He kissed the back of her hand and slid gracefully out of the booth. George stood as well and together she and Jase watched them make their way back to the stage. She could still feel the imprint of his lips on her skin. 
“Meagan, would it bother you if I let you drive my car home?” Jase’s words didn’t quite cut through the fog in her head. He reached over and tapped her chin. “Close it, girl, no need to catch flies.”
Meagan tore her eyes away from the stage and looked up. “Oh. Sorry. I’ve got another ride, so you don’t need to worry.” 
“Found one that flips your switch, eh?” 
She shivered and took a sip of beer. “That man flips switches I didn’t even know I had.” 
The band struck up Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London.” Meagan gestured to a passing waitress and ordered a diet cola. If she was actually going out with Ric Thornhill in a few hours, she wanted to be stone-cold sober.

Want to know more about Cindy Spencer Pape?

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Leah here: Don’t leave your answer to Cindy’s contest on the comments here–it won’t count, and will get deleted. Go to her website and click on the “Contact Cindy” link.

Cindy Spencer Pape’s Motoring Along

9 thoughts on “Cindy Spencer Pape’s Motoring Along

  • June 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Leah, thanks so much for having me here today!

  • June 9, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Great excerpt, Cindy. I'm sure this will be a huge hit!

  • June 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hey, Cindy, babe! Loved this one, and all the fabulous reviews I've read suggest that everyone else loves it, too!

  • June 9, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Cindy! I adored this book. You are fabulous!

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:05 am

    God, I just can't get over how much I love this cover!

    Can't wait to read this one, Cindy.

  • June 9, 2010 at 11:18 am

    This sounds soooo good!

  • June 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks so much everyone. Lee, you read it? OOOH, that makes me smile!

  • June 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! Your book sounds like a fantastic read!

  • June 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Great reviews keep coming your way for this…congrats on your release and keep the books coming!

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