April 02, 2013
If you want to grab a free copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer, here's your chance. It's up for free on Amazon right now.
This is a New York Times bestseller
Newly anointed with demon-fighting powers and suddenly able to hear the thoughts of her hilarious Jack Russell terrier, a preschool teacher finds a whole new world of dark and dangerous, including a sexy shape-shifting griffin she's not entirely sure she can trust.
March 07, 2013
Thanks for the awesome baby advice for mom-to-be Medusa! Rest assured, I'll be grabbing my sunglasses, mirror, shield, sword, and team of heroes to head over to her island in order to pass it all along.
And good news - we have two contest winners. I couldn't decide.
Matt Shively, who warns us, "Don't let Perseus babysit, no matter how desperate you are." How practical you are, Matt.
Congrats, Penny and Matt. Both of you have now been drafted into the New Army, MASH 3063rd. Heaven help you.
February 26, 2013
Immortally Embraced is out today! In it, our favorite paranormal doctor faces off against a startling new enemy, a blast from her past and plenty of baby mamma drama from a pregnant Medusa.
And of course we have a kick butt launch contest to go with it. It's called What to Expect When a Gorgon's Expecting. Just post below with your best piece of baby advice for our favorite inhabitant of the isle of wrath and pain. The most amusing entry (as judged by me) will win naming rights to a character in Immortally Ever After. The top 10 runners up will win signed copies of Immortally Yours.
The contest runs from Aug 28 - March 6. Good luck!
September 06, 2012
The Immortally Yours release day winner is Brenda Demko. Brenda, you get to name a character in the next book! Congratulations.
August 28, 2012
How do you win? Well, I'm glad you asked. Simply check out the website for The Paranormal News Network (PNN), featured in the books.
PNN is the supernatural version of CNN, with a few exceptions. It's actually more like a paranormal version of The Onion. But it gives you a good feel for the kind of world I've created in Immortally Yours.
So, after you've visited PNN, come back here and tell us the headline of your favorite article. That's it!
*If you'd like an extra chance to win, Tweet or Facebook your favorite headline*
I'll be picking a winner on September 4. Good luck!
May 10, 2011
It's a little known fact that book titles change all the time. Typically, the author will decide on a title while writing a book or a book proposal. In some cases, the title will come to an author before the rest of the book. That happens to me a lot. A title will pop into my head and introduce a situation that makes me want to write.
Still, every author knows not to get too attached because upwards of around seventy-percent of book titles are changed by the publishing house. Either they don't fit the finished book, or maybe they don't say what the marketing department wants to say. They could be too long, too short, or just not it.
I've been unusual in that I've gotten to keep my titles. Well, until now. This latest book is going to get a new title. I originally named it The Monster MASH because I'm writing about a group of offbeat paranormal MASH surgeons. And while my publisher is on board with the drama and zaniness inside the book, they want a grabby-er title (And yes, I'm making up a word. I like to do that.)
Anyhow, I've been thinking and thinking of a new title. But then it hit me: Why not ask for a bit of help? So I'm holding a contest. Help me re-name The Monster MASH. I'm open to any and all suggestions. If your title is one of the ones I present to my editor, I'll thank you in the book. If your title is the one we go with, I'll name a character after you.
Post any and all suggestions below.
A bit of background: The monster MASH is located down in limbo during a big immortal war. There are vampires, werewolves, demi-gods, sphinxes and about every other creature you can think of. The protagonist is a half-fairy surgeon who was drafted away from her paranormal medical clinic in New Orleans. Oh and she can see dead people.
One of my re-title suggestions was The Truth About Cats and Demi-Gods. My editor said close, but not it. So think of that kind of vibe. Thanks and good luck!
February 07, 2011
Hey all, I can't tell you how much fun it is to hear how excited everyone is about the new book. The Last of the Demon Slayers was a blast to write and a lot of you who have read the book have asked about a new character, Neil.
Was he a character that surprised me? Yes. In fact, Neil started off with a minor role that kept growing and growing (Not like Flappy, mind you. Neil is only human after all). He’s an old hippie who offers to shelter Lizzie and the biker witches when they reach California. Only Neil also happens to be an old flame of Lizzie’s grandmother.
Neil is this great, interesting, admittedly quirky guy. He’s really sweet, which makes it a lot of fun when Lizzie takes an instant dislike to the man. She doesn’t want to think of her grandma having a flirty, romantic past, or that Neil is more than happy to take up where he and Grandma left off. It was so much fun to drive Lizzie crazy with this romantic subplot.
Over-arching drama and intensity are great, but to me, little character interactions like this can really make a book. And they’re such a kick to write.
So thanks for the support and for reading! The winner of the autographed book is Helen Crittenden. Congrats Helen! Email me with your contact info and I'll get that book right out to you.
April 08, 2009
Sure Las Vegas is wild and crazy, but demon-infested? Lizzie and the gang are going to need all the help they can get. Test your demon slaying skill with the not-so-scientific, totally made up for your amusement Are You Part Demon Slayer? quiz. And, of course, with every quiz there must be a rocking contest. At least that's my rule.
Post your score below and enter to win a walk-on role in my next book, A Tale of Two Demon Slayers, due out in February 2010. The contest runs through May 2009.
Take the quiz Tell us your score below and you could have your real name (or a friend’s) appear in my next book!
April 06, 2009
Why is it that I blog (mostly) regularly for a year now, yet Pirate the dog blogs once and wins the "I Love Your Blog" award?
It's just not fair, I tell you. I mean sure - he's cute, and it's fun to pet his belly, and he does ride a motorcycle. But what else does he have on this author? Plenty, it seems.
So here it is, Pirate's fancy new award, courtesy of Bitten by Books.
Some doggies have all the luck.
Then again, I have the t-shirts. This weeks Kiss My Asphalt t-shirt winner is Christie Hollie!
Oh and stay tuned - I'm launching a new contest next week where you can win a walk-on part in the next Accidental Demon Slayer book. If you ever wanted to rub Pirate's belly in person, here's your chance. Along with it, (of course) will be a new fun quiz: Are You Part Demon Slayer?
March 23, 2009
Hiya! I'm Pirate, the most handsome Jack Russell Terrier you will ever meet. Now usually I stay in the background. I'm not an in-your-face kind of dog. Unless you have a turkey sandwich. Or chips or maybe a piece of bacon. I love bacon.
Now what were we talking about? Oh yeah. Angie is busy on her computer - typing away. Something about a new book deadline that I'm not allowed to talk about yet. But in the mean time, she's neglecting her blog and that's just not right. So seeing as I'm a talking dog and all, I thought I'd help her out.
Here are some of my favorite pictures from when I went to Las Vegas for The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers. The first one is a sausage sandwich I got from Jodi Maroini's Sausage Kingdom. It was so good I think I swallowed it whole.
This here is the Las Vegas Strip. You've never seen so many advertisements for free buffets. It almost makes me wish Ezra the ghost hadn't taught me how to read. But I needed to learn to play Scrabble, so...
This is when I found some free french fries.
And the babes in Vegas. Ohh ee. Now I barked, but I don't think she heard me on account of how loud it is on The Strip. Isn't she fierce?
And finally, this is my favorite picture of bacon. Notice how it's all sizzly on the sides. Mmm...
Okay, there's a squirrel in the yard so I gotta go. But before I do, Angie wanted me to tell you all that the winner of this week's Kiss My Asphalt t-shirt giveaway is Blackroze!