Author Interview: Evie Owens (Once and Forever – An Anthology Excerpt & Giveaway)


Once and forever – an anthology

Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Emelle Gamble, Lavinia Kent


introducing Evie Owens


The authors will award a digital copy of the book to five randomly drawn commenters and one grand prize of a $50 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter from this tour and the review tour.

Goddess Fish Promotions presents a Name Before the Masses Virtual Book Tour for ONCE AND FOREVER – AN ANTHOLOGY.




I would like to welcome Evie Owens to Girl meets Books. Evie is the author of The Psychic Detective in the Once and Forever anthology. Thank you for doing this interview with me.


Could you tell us more about your upcoming release?

–Once and Forever is an anthology of original novellas written by the five members of our critique group. We all write different kinds of stories — which works really well in the critique group because we all bring different perspectives to the work — and as a bonus, the diversity makes for an interesting collection of stories.


How would you describe your writing process?

–My writing process seems to be different for every project I work on. But the habit that serves me best with writing in general is to work on it as often as possible. I aim for every day, but try not to beat myself up if I don’t make it.


What is in your top list of most memorable events since you started your career as a writer?

–“The Psychic Detective” in the Once and Forever anthology, is the debut of my “career” as a writer, LOL, so it’s publication is one of the most memorable events. But the MOST memorable event has been getting a good review. I’ve been working toward publication for what seems like forever, so I’ve work-shopped a lot of stories and gotten a lot of feedback over the years, but that first good review from someone I’ve never met was huge for me. Huge.


What’s next for Evie Owens?

–I’ve got a finished Young Adult book, Witch Boy, that’s set in the same “world” as my psychic detective novella and I’m working on publishing that next.




From five compelling authors, five original novellas which will make you laugh and cry, and believe in a love that once found will last forever. Meet a duke, a psychic, a bodyguard and a professor…and one “guardian fairy” in absorbing stories ranging from regency and contemporary romance to paranormal and women’s fiction.

Playing for Keeps by Mary Blayney

Actress Kendall Marshall is determined to get an autograph for her sick sister from famous TV personality Mike O’Hara, the Oprah Winfrey of sports. In the process she meets his brother, security consultant Steve O’Hara, lands a job on O’Hara’s show and gets in the way of a man set on causing big trouble. As the stalkers attacks escalate, Steve and Kendall are thrown together and find it impossible to ignore the chemistry between them.

The Princess & the Pinot by Elaine Fox

When a beautiful woman shows up at the Vineyard Inn, wine manager Kim is certain she’s been sent by fate for the inn’s owner, Cooper. Self-effacing to a fault, Kim knows she can’t hold a candle to Principessa Bella, who also seems to know even more about wine than Kim herself, but her heart has belonged to Cooper since they shared one kiss as teenagers.

While Prin sweeps easily into the job of sommelier at the renowned inn, Kim is afraid Prin will sweep just as surely into Cooper’s arms if she doesn’t do something about it. Can she tell Cooper how she feels without losing even his friendship?

Kim is willing to try except for one problem: she’s almost certainly losing her mind. Or is that belching, swearing, smoking, farting fairy – who claims to be trying to help her – real?

Duets by Emelle Gamble

Duets offers alternating looks into the lives of two women who would seem to have little or nothing in common.

Screen star Molly Harper is on the verge of marrying a man who has swept her off her feet, thought perhaps hasn’t swept all her feelings for her first love away. Anne Sullivan, happily married for twenty-five years, is fighting to hold onto the man she loves, and hold off a confrontation that could shatter her family’s image of what they are.

Duets confronts a past secret that ties these two women’s lives together, just as chance events turn Molly and Anne’s worlds upside down.

Never and Forever by Lavinia Kent           

Never and Forever is the beginning of the love story of two people who shouldn’t belong together.  Molly, Miss Wilkes, runs an employment agency helping women of quality find positions perfected suited to their characters.  Although her father held the title of Earl for just over a week before his death, Molly has never wanted to be a lady.  She knows her place in this world – and it is not at the center of society.

The Duke of Radford also knows his place in this world – and it’s above everybody else’s.  He cannot imagine a world without all the privilege and power that comes from being Radford.  He’s had foreign princesses and heiresses dangled before him for years.  Why would he ever have interest in a simple woman who doesn’t even understand that she should want to be a duchess?

Can these two overcome the obstacles of their own beliefs and realize that love can make all things possible?

Never and forever are both a very long time.  Where will their love fit?

The Psychic Detective by Evie Owens

Psychic Martin Sterling doesn’t trust cops–and the feeling is mutual. Detective Erin Healy needs more than a ghost story to save her job and reputation. Her partner is dead, a million dollars in drugs and money is missing, and all the evidence points to her.

Can a sexy psychic and a by the book cop, trapped between the living and the dead, unearth the truth? Or will a cold-blooded killer get away with it all…





The Psychic Detective – Evie Owens  (Contemporary Paranormal Romance)

For a long moment he just stared back at her, into her, somehow, and Erin wondered what it would be like to believe. In psychics and magic and…to really believe in anything, other than the life you were living. She had police in her blood, though. If you couldn’t see it, feel it, taste it, smell it–if you couldn’t measure it in some way–it wasn’t real.

No matter how much you might wish it was.

But how did he know the girl was pregnant? She wasn’t showing yet.

Then she remembered he’d been watching them long before he joined them at the table, and in her mind’s eye she saw the way Mitra’s hands closed over her abdomen. Protecting and comforting. You didn’t have to be psychic to figure that out. Just observant.

And this guy was definitely observant.

Most con men were.


Review Quotes:

(The Psychic Detective is Evie’s first published novella.)

 “…A really unique ghostly novella as well as a tender romance… Ms. Owens wrote about the heroine and hero so well, I felt that I knew them both almost at once… reviewing it makes me want to go read it again.” Long and Short Review




EvieOwens_AuthorPicEvie Owens was born in Japan, but grew up on a dairy farm in Upper Michigan. She’s waited tables and tended bar, which makes her a very good tipper, but writing is her passion. She’s thrilled to be included in this anthology with some of her favorite authors.

These days, Evie lives in Maryland while her two fabulous daughters and one glorious granddaughter live too far away. Leaving her no alternative but to turn to a life of crazy cat ladyness (except for the “cat” and the “ladyness” parts).

Find out more about Evie Owens:

Email  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter | Goodreads




The authors will award a digital copy of the book to five randomly drawn commenters and one grand prize of a $50 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter from this tour and the review tour.

Follow the tour HERE and comment in as many participating blogs as you can. The more comments you have, the higher your chances of winning!





Tour organized by: Goddess Fish Promotions





9 thoughts on “Author Interview: Evie Owens (Once and Forever – An Anthology Excerpt & Giveaway)”

  1. Nice interview, Evie Owens. And here’s to many, many more great reviews for The Psychic Detective and Witch Boy, which I’m looking forward to your publishing soon. Congratulations on starting this new adventure!


  2. Hi Camille! Thank you so much for hosting this stop on the tour. I noticed in your “about” section that you list The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers as one of your favorite books and had a little squee moment. Me too!! I rec that one to everyone.


    1. Hi Evie 🙂 Congratulations on your debut book. Wishing you more success! And yes, The Story Guy was one of those books that ‘owned’ me last year. It was such a great read.


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