Interview and Giveaway with Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway!

Posted October 11, 2014 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Featured Authors, Interviews / 3 Comments


… L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid …


We are very excited to help celebrate the release of the SHIVER Anthology, just in time for our favorite time of the year…Halloween.  and to do that today we have two of our favorite authors of 2015!  Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway.  We got a chance to be a little nosy and ask them some questions and here’s what they have to say.

Welcome L.H.!  You already know this but we would love to live in your head for a day to see where you get your ideas from, they are always so original!  What inspires you to write such unique characters?

My ideas always come from something I’m interested in, (magic, performance art, drag queening etc, lol) and I’m usually interested in the more unusual side of life, hence why they would be considered original. Real people inspire me to write unique characters. I want my characters to be a mirror held up to all the strange and wonderful people who live in the world.
We loved Jay and Matilda in SIX OF HEARTS, what can we expect from them in MACABRE MAGIC?
In Macabre Magic, Jay and Matilda make a bet which entails Jay using his magician skills to frighten her with a trick. In usual Jay fashion, he may end up taking things a little too far. The story will give readers a glimpse into their life as a married couple while also being a bit of Halloween themed fun.
What is next on your to-do list? And when will we be able to read it?!
Right now I’m writing a romance novel in collaboration with Penny. After that I have a Six of Hearts spin-off planned (in fact I have two) which will feature a brand new couple. The working title is Hearts of Fire and I’m hoping to release it in early March 2015.
Hi Penny *waves and jumps up and down*.  Welcome back to Under the Covers!  What can you tell us about DOUBLE DARE?

Well, let’s see… It’s the beginning of Duane’s story and it takes place on Halloween. I can tell you that it involves a case of mistaken identity and a reluctant game of ‘truth or dare’.

With the Winstons it is all about the beards, what first attracted you to men with beards? Was there a moment when you had an epiphany and realized beards were sexy?

Actually, no; I’ve never found beards very sexy. In fact, before I started writing Beauty and the Mustache, I didn’t like them at all. I included the ‘six bearded brothers’ mostly for comic relief. So, imagine my surprise when these six bearded men stole my heart. This is actually a case of my characters changing my perspective on real life. 😀

This will be our first voyage in to Winston brother territory… and we will be desperate for more after this taster!  When can we expect to see the first full length book from them?

Look for the first Winston Brothers Book to be released Summer 2015. I’m hoping for May or June!

Anyway you can share with us anything about that secret new project that you will be writing together?

Penny: I can tell you we are writing it RIGHT THIS MINUTE and are up to chapter 5. The story follows an Irish rugby player and a brilliant, yet cripplingly shy girl from the States. We’ve been designing a cover and hope to release it into the world very soon. Look for this book to be published in early spring, 2015

LH: The story is set in New York. Penny’s writing the female POV and I’m writing the male POV. All I can say is I’m having tons of fun writing this story and I’m currently in that wonderful zone of being completely obsessed with the couple. They’re literally all I can think about.




The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun

Bewitched by Daisy Prescott

A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong?

Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora 

When you know, you know.

Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller

A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed… with food.

Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett

Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting.

A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts

A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder.

Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway

Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick.

Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey

He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics.

Peckers by Liv Morris

A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy.

One Little Bite by C.C. Wood

Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love.

Double Dare by Penny Reid

Never play truth or dare with identical twins.

Red Rum by Ashley Pullo

Trick o’ treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet.

Lights Out by Jodie Beau

A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween?

Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber 

Lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals.

100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!


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October 13, 2014

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About L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.


About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


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Great interview

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This is sweet and thank you for the chance of winning. This is international, right?

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Loved the interview and I have Shiver on my kindle as of 12am.