Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Drink, A Book and Holiday Cheer: Regan Hastings

Okay lovelies, we have one more arrival to the party! You might know this fun lady by her alter ego, Maureen Child, but today she is donning her Regan Hastings persona and visiting us with her scrumptious new hero, Finn....mmm...the irish coffee Regan has brought looks almost as good as him, hard to live up to that  yumminess though! 

Thanks for having me here! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and where’s the liquor cabinet? Seriously, if we’re talking about our favorite drinks, then I think I’m gonna need some motivation and inspiration here!  Ahh, that’s better.

A few years ago, my daughter and I went to Paris for a week long ‘chick trip’ and we drank enough Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc to keep a dozen women happy. And something we laughed about—home in California, we go for the French wine a lot. In Paris, people were clamoring for Sutter Home (the imported stuff!)

But at Christmas time, we need to be a little more festive! Nothing says winter to me like Bailey’s Irish Cream in my coffee!  Add some whipped cream and some chocolate sprinkles and I’m set. Now all I need to do is move from California to somewhere cold enough that I can have my favorite Holiday drink more often! But as a writer, I also get to figure out what my characters like, what they loathe—like Finn, the hero of my June 2012 release, VISIONS OF CHAINS. He’s a crabby immortal with attitude and—

Okay, enough. You heard from the writer. Now let’s hear it direct from me. Finn.  I’m not crabby. I’ve been around for freaking ever so I don’t have a lot of patience with people who waste my time. For instance, talking about white wine? Really? For the sake of my god Belen, if you’re going to have a drink, then have a real drink. Sixty year old scotch. Paddy’s Irish Whiskey. Hell, I’ll even take a cold Harp beer over a damn glass of white wine.

Hard to go out and slaughter demons and save your damn witch when she’s gotten in over her head if the only fuel you’re working on is wine. Now that we’ve settled this major issue… I appreciate a good time as much as the next Immortal, but all this talking is making me thirsty—not to mention that Regan’s supposed to be working on my copyedits…So, it’s been nice. Thanks for having us. I’m off for a beer and Regan’s off to work. Right?

Um yeah. What he said. Crabby damn Immortals.

One commenter will win a signed copy of my latest book, VISIONS OF SKYFIRE!

Merry Christmas!

Every witch has a destined mate, an Eternal who will serve as her guardian and complete her powers. Once the coven has awakened, the witches must race against time to join with their Eternals and protect the relics that will prevent the destruction of the world…

The Awakening is upon Teresa Santiago. Despite training for this moment since she was a child, Teresa is unprepared for the vastness of her power or for her attraction to Rune, her Eternal protector and destined mate.

United by purpose—and passion—Teresa and Rune must locate one of the missing artifacts before its power unleashes the forces of darkness on the world. His strength and her ability to summon lightning should be enough to protect them from the government agents charged with imprisoning witches. But their enemies are both mortal and magical—and danger follows Teresa at every turn.

In this ultimate battle between good and evil, only through sacrifice will love conquer all…

Regan is graciously giving away one copy of Visions of Skyfire to one lucky reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not mandatory. Good Luck!  


  1. This book is on my wishlist. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  2. I read the first book in the series and I loved it! Would love to win this one.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  3. Paris?! BAILEY'S IRISH CREAM?!?! That's my favourite alcoholic drink! And wow, you've been to Paris! Aw, I really want to go see it for myself. And in

    Haha, I love the cover and the synopsis for Visions of Skyfire! Would really like to read it!

    Happy Holidays, and thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Paris sounds really amazing! And so does the chardonnay! Thanks for giveaway!

  5. I love Bailey's Irish Cream, but straight up or over ice and my coffee black - works either way!

    Would love to read Visions of Skyfire to find out how Teresa and Rune are able to beat their enemies - thanks for the chance to win it.


  6. That shamrock drink looks delicious! I am a huge fan of Bailey's but I prefer to drink it "on the rocks". This book sounds fantastic and I cannot wait to read it.

  7. Bailey's is a great addition to coffee or hot chocolate, yum. Good thing I live where it is cold as I simply love all these hot wintery drinks!
    And you stopped to soon, I was interested in hearing about this crabby immortal with attitude and...!
    Guess I have to check out the book huh.

  8. A fabulous giveaway thank you. I have bee wanting to read VISIONS OF FIRE.


  9. That's funny about the Parisians wanting Sutter Wine. The 'interrupted' interview was a hoot- yes, definitely crabby.
    This is a new to me author and the books look intriguing.

    Thanks for the posting and for the giveaway opportunity.

  10. cant wait for the next book!!
    my mom has a recipe to make homemade baileys.. its cheaper and gives you a heck of a lot more.. (and because she has some health things, she can make it in a low fat version!!)
    me? im non alcoholic.. bout 5 years now..i think im a dissapointment.. lol

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

  11. Great giveaway! Love stories about witches. Also- I haven't had Bailey's in coffee for years!!! Maybe tonight?

  12. Maybe I'm being totally naive, but is that true about the Sutter Home?


  13. GREAT giveaway...and the drink looks good too! ;) Happy Holidays!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

  15. This looks like a grand adventure story!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  16. entered before filling in tweet link -!/DianeSallans/status/145725783321743361

  17. Baily's yes, my kind of drink. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  18. Thank you for sharing today, I hope this giveaway leaves you less crabby LOL My fingers are itching to get a hold of Visions of Skyfire :)

  19. this book is on my wish list, i 'm so happy for this opportunity to win it thanks you a lot. it would be wonderful


    all the best

  20. Thanks so much everyone! I really enjoyed being a part of the holiday celebration!

    Oh and yes, the part about Sutter Home being popular in Paris? ABSOLUTELY TRUE........too funny!

  21. This book looks great. I have the first book in my TBR pile and would love to add this one right next to it. I have great things about this series and would love to win and read this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. I've been wanting to read Regan Hasting books forever. Now maybe this will spur me to.

  23. This book sounds amazing, I need to hurry and get my hands on the first one!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win

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  25. Ooooh, this book has been on my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm partial to NY wines myself-there are some wonderful sweet wines from the Finger Lakes.
    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  26. I'd love to win this! It's on my Christmas wish list!

  27. Oooh Bailey's! I tell ya where I love some Irish Cream... in buttercream frosting.

    I really need to get this series darnit.

    ...and now my husband is giving me shit for the man abs above. *facepalm*

  28. Yummy, Bailey's Irish Cream and Irish men. ;) This books sounds so good, thanks for the giveaway! :)

  29. Coffee with whipped cream... *sigh* :)
    Thank you for the great post - I really enjoyed reading the change in! :)

  30. Anything with Bailey's Irish Cream is good! And the book looks good as well as the cover! I'm in!


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