Monday Magic welcomes Romance Author Mandi Casey!!

Mandi Casey has written a fabulous book, Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick.

Before she tells us all about her book, let’s find out something about her. Mandi, you’re up!

Hi Everyone!

I’ll start off by telling you all a little bit about myself. I write paranormal romance/urban fantasy. My best friend gave me a vampire romance for my 10th birthday, and that’s when I became a fanatic about vampires, romance, and all things that go bump in the night. I have three crazy dogs that make me smile, even when they sneak into my bathroom, chew the soap bars from the tub, or press the button on the fridge to dispense themselves as many ice-cubes as they want. I play a LOT of disc golf when it’s warm, not so much when it’s cold.

Callie:  Hmm. Disc golf?  Not sure what that is. However,  what would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Mandi: I love crafting stories where the leading lady has to fight practically impossible odds to survive and find that once-in-a-lifetime love that everyone longs for, but they don’t always find it. I swirl in life’s usual complications along with paranormal politics and inhumanly sexy characters, I also love to invoke emotions so strong that I make readers laugh out loud or have tears descending their cheeks, holding back sobs from experiencing what the characters are going through right along with them.

Callie:  Wow, Mandi, powerful stuff.  What does your family think of your writing?

Mandi: Most of my family is really supportive and they’re just as excited as I am when I get to share a new book cover, we all get together and discuss the artwork and temperament. They are really awesome. A few family members think my titles are not up to current standards, but I love my titles and they always give the reader a hint at what the novel is about.

Callie:  I have to disagree with the dissenting family members.  I think Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick is definitely intriguing.  What are you working on now?

Mandi: Right now I’m working on Betrayal Bites, the second novel to Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick. They are both full-length paranormal romance/urban fantasies.

Callie:  Another great title. Now, the ultimate question.  Do you love or hate writing sex scenes?

Mandi: I actually just wrote my first ‘penetration’ scene a few months ago and I couldn’t stop blushing! I know how silly that is, but it was a lot of fun and I of course plan to write more 😉

Callie: Ah, the old ‘penetration’ scene. That always brings blushes, but it’s so much fun!  Where do you see yourself in five years, career wise?

 Mandi: Have you ever seen As Good As it Gets with Diane Keaton? In five years I’d absolutely love to have a house on the beach with giant windows, long and white gauzy curtains billowing in the breeze as I write, overlooking the spectacular view. This vision doesn’t include my daughter’s boyfriend who’s way too old for her having to stay at my beach house because he just had a heart attack! Realistically? I think most writers have to put in years of work before they can quit their day jobs, if ever, so in five years I’ll hopefully have six or seven more full-length romance published but still be working my ‘9 to 5’ day job in the process.

Callie: Think big, Mandi. You WILL have that beach house in five years. I’ll pass comment on the dd’s bf.

Mandi: Thanks so much Callie for have me as your guest today. Here’s to happy writing!

Callie: And thank you for taking the time to share a little bit of yourself with us.

Mandi’s book is available here: Soul Mate Publishing ; Amazon; Barnes & Noble.

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15 Responses to Monday Magic welcomes Romance Author Mandi Casey!!

  1. BJ Scott says:

    As always, great interview ladies. It is great to learn more about the authors.
    Good luck with the book Mandi. I wish you much success with this and future novels.

  2. Hi Mandi…Hi Callie! Wonderful interview ladies…loved learning more behind the scenes stuff. As for your title….I LOVE IT!

    Congrats with your book and good luck with book 2 🙂

  3. Mandi says:

    Thanks Ann our SMP group is wonderful 🙂

  4. Anna Kittrell says:

    I love your book cover, Mandi! This was a really fun interview…I’m glad to see I’m not the only one fantasizing about writing in a quiet house with billowing curtains in the (hopefully, near) future! 🙂 Thanks for bringing us such interesting, talented authors, Callie.

  5. Calisa Rhose says:

    Great interview!

    I love that your dogs serve themselves and would love to have a beach house. Oddly, when I think of beach houses and authors I get the eerie visual of that cove in a disconnected movie I watched about a young boy who meets a recluse author who begins to mentor him. I can’t remember the title of the movie, but I remember that cove; dark and mysterious.

    Your writing sounds intriguing like that movie.

  6. Callie says:

    Ladies, thank you all for stopping by and saying hello to Mandi. I also love the title of her book, very intriguing.

  7. Casey Wyatt says:

    Hi Mandi! I enjoyed your interview. And I feel your blush on the sex scenes! Once I got over the embarrassment of writing one, I had to contend with my teenage sons. For a while, they forced me to write in stealth mode since they hovered, trying to “catch” me in the act. Thankfully they gave up after a while.

  8. Mandi says:

    Lol that’s funny Casey, I find writing out in the open brings the least amount of intrigue too fun 🙂

  9. Joy Dent says:


    I love your book cover and the title is so intriguing! It was fun getting to know you a little better. I too long for that beach house with giant windows and long flowing gauzy curtains flowing in the breeze!

  10. Mandi says:

    Callie thanks so much for having me here today 🙂 Best wishes in all your writing adventures!

  11. Guy Ogan says:

    Thanks to Callie and the ladies for the great interviews. I’d not considered my first book, “Immortal Relations” as “Romance” until a friend I let read it said that is what she would call it (to me it had more paranormal-vampire-action). But being on I.R.I. has had a profound impact on me. When I was in the military, if anyone said I’d become addicted to reading “Romance Novels,” let alone writing one, I would have laughed at them. The wonderful romance books I’ve read this year, have changed my mind – “I love Romance!”

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