Sunday, March 29, 2009

My new favorite quote!

"Board games have a lot of different names. But they should all have the same name: 'Which one of my friends is a competitive pr---?'" - Demitri Martin.

This made me laugh until I fell over and I wanted to share.

I'm on the shelves!




My book's on the shelves! I cried a little. I squealed. And then I went to buy my daughter some Dippin' Dots.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

YAY! I have dropped!

A couple of people who pre-ordered on Amazon.com have already received their books! Super-fast reader Crystal from Alabama has already finished! (Thanks, Crystal, for sending my first-ever reader response!)

This is all very exciting.
Molly

Monday, March 23, 2009

Finally, a signing in my hometown!

Hey all,

Market Square Coffee in downtown Paducah will be hosting a signing for me at 11 a.m. May 9. We'll have a signing, door prizes, free stuff and, well, coffee.

More information to come.

Interviews Galore!!

I am all over the internet today!

And not in the embarrassing "inappropriate photos on Facebook" way. Check out these fun interviews with people patient enough to talk to me.

Cat and Muse

Amberkatze's Book Blog

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Congratulations to the Vampire Trivia Contest Winner

Congratulations to Jackie Ballway, who was the first person to answer all 10 vampire trivia contest questions correctly. She gets a free signed copy of NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS, a signed cover flat and promotional bookmarks.

For those who are curious, the correct answers are:

1) Who sired who among Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Angel, Drusilla, Spike and Darla? (Provide a complete family tree, V sired X, who sired Y, who sired Z.)

Darla sired Angel, who sired Drusilla, who sired Spike.

2) What were the names of the actors who played Lucy’s three suitors in the ill-fated 1992 version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula- also known as the movie that introduced the world to Keanu Reeves’ dread British accent.

Cary Elwes, Richard E. Grant, Billy Campbell

3) Who was the master vampire of fictional Santa Carla, California? What was his profession.

Max. Video Store Owner.

4) Who was the first vampire to appear on Buffy?

Darla

5) What is the profession of Hannibal King from the Blade comics?

Private detective

6) True or false: A German-language version of Dracula was shot on the same set of the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic, at night with bilingual actors.

False, it was a Spanish version.

7) List all members of the Cullen family, excluding Bella and Nessie, by their birth names.

Carlisle Cullen, Esme Platt, Mary Alice Brandon, Jasper Whitlock, Emmet McCarty, Rosalie Hale, Edward Masen.

8) True or false: Stephen King’s fictional town of Salem’s Lot was named after a pig.

True, King wrote that Salem's Lot was originally a farm that belonged Charles B. Tanner. One of Tanner's pigs escaped into the nearby wood lot and became feral. Tanner warned children, "Keep 'ee out o' Jerusalem's wood lot," lest the pig eat their innards out."

The guy wasn't exactly old McDonald.

Eventually, the phrase "Jerusalem's Lot" was adopted as the town name.

9) List the five Universal classic monsters that appeared in the Monster Squad.

1) Dracula, 2) Wolfman, 3) Frankenstein, 4)Mummy, 5) Creature from the Black Lagoon/Gillman.

10) How did Frank Langella’s Dracula die in the 1979 movie version?

He was hooked and dragged up a mast into the sunlight.

Thank you so much to all that participated.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Vampire Trivia Contest

Hey All,

Life has happened to me once again. I’m having to post the trivia questions a little earlier than expected. My apologies. But since no one knows I’m posting them early, this shouldn’t give anyone an unfair advantage.

Remember, you have to be the FIRST person to get all 10 questions correct to win the prize package, which includes a signed copy of NICE GIRLS DON’T HAVE FANGS, a signed cover flat and promotional bookmarks.

Send your answers to jane.jameson@hotmail.com.

ETA: If you think you got something wrong, you can resubmit your answers.

GOOD LUCK!!

VAMPIRE TRIVIA QUESTIONS:
1) Who sired who among Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Angel, Drusilla, Spike and Darla? (Provide a complete family tree, V sired X, who sired Y, who sired Z.)

2) What were the names of the actors who played Lucy’s three suitors in the 1992 version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula- also known as the movie that introduced the world to Keanu Reeves’ soul-crushing British accent.

3) Who was the master vampire of fictional Santa Carla, California? What was his profession?

4) Who was the first vampire to appear on Buffy?(The TV Show.)

5) What is the profession of Hannibal King from the Blade comics?

6) True or false: A German-language version of Dracula was shot on the set of the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic. The bilingual actors came in at night and shot their scenes after the "mainstream" cast and crew went home.

7) List all members of the Cullen family, excluding Bella and Nessie, by their birth names.

8) True or false: Stephen King’s fictional town of Salem’s Lot was named after a pig.

9) List the five Universal classic monsters that appeared in The Monster Squad.

10) How did Frank Langella’s Dracula die in the 1979 movie version?


THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Molly

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Vampire Trivia Contest This Friday!


I am the repository for all useless trivia. And I wish to share my burden with you.

As the calendar counts down to the big release date, March 30, I will be hosting a VAMPIRE TRIVIA CONTEST on the Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs blog.

I will post ten trivia questions based on vampire books, comics and movies at 7 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 20. Email your answers to jane.jameson@hotmail.com

The first person to send me all 10 correct answers will win a free signed copy of NICE GIRLS DON'T HAVE FANGS, a signed cover flat, and promotional bookmarks.

Any questions?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Special Guest Interview: Jaye Wells!



Today, we have a special guest in new author Jaye Wells. Jaye's highly anticipated first novel, RED-HEADED STEPCHILD, is released the same day as mine, on March 31, 2009. Fortunately, we don't feel all that competitive about it. I'm not at all bitter about her fabulous reviews or her eye-popping full-page ad in The Romantic Times. :)

So who is Jaye Wells? After several years as an editor and freelance writer, Jaye finally decided to leave the facts behind and make up her own reality. Her overactive imagination and life-long fascination with the arcane and freakish blended nicely with this new career path. Her debut urban fantasy, RED-HEADED STEPCHILD, is a blend of dark themes, grave stakes and wicked humor. Jaye lives in Texas with her saintly husband and devilish son.

RED-HEADED STEPCHILD is the story of Sabina Kane. In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her—until now. This time, it's personal.


So, Jaye, does is feel real for you yet? Do you feel like a published author?


JW: It really started to feel real once ARCs went out and reviews started coming. Having people read the book (and like it) is so cool. The biggest change has been trying to juggle everything. In addition to my deadlines, there's promo and all sorts of businessy stuff to handle. I've definitely had to work on my discipline. As for how it's the same, well, I still have laundry piling up and dishes to do. I'm still waiting for the glamourous writing life I heard so much about to magically appear. Since everything is sitll new every part has been my favorite. Watching my manuscript get the extreme makeover treatment to become a published novel has been really cool.

So how did you start your pathway to publication?

JW: I started writing with an eye on publication in 2005. I completed two paranormal romance manuscripts before I decided to try my hand at Urban Fantasy. I guess it was a pretty good fit because that was the book that got me my deal. As for my agent, I submitted the old fashioned way. I finished RED-HEADED STEPCHILD in late October 2007. I submitted a query to my agent in November. He requested a partial the next day, and a month later I got an email requesting the full. He read the full overnight and offered the next day. This was a couple of weeks before Christmas 2007. He started submitting in January, and eight days later we had our first offer. Then came an informal auction that resulted in a prempt deal from Orbit for three books. It was quite a whirlwind, and it took me weeks to recover from the shock.

Do you remember where you were, what you were doing, when you first thought of Sabina?

JW: I was driving down the road when the line, "Digging graves is hell on a manicure," popped into my head. LIttle did I know how much that one random moment would change my life.

Why mix the vampire mythos with mage stories? What about both genres attracts you?

JW: Honestly, I didn't think too much about why I was mixing the two. I knew I wanted vampires and I knew I wanted magic. Initially Sabina was part witch, but quickly changed my mind because I wanted it to be clear that the magic users in the series were not human. They're a separate race. I guess I felt since we weren't seeing many mages in urban fantasy it allowed me more freedom to play with the mythos.

I like writing about vampires because they're such rich sources of metaphor and symbolism. Plus the mythology is so vast that it allows me a lot of room to play. The mages were fun because I got to do a lot of research into different magical traditions and take what I liked from each.

Every author puts a tiiiiny bit of themselves in their characters. How much of Sabina is based on you? How are the two of you the same? How are you different?

JW: There's some of me in all my characters, but I suppose with Sabina there's more than the rest. I guess the biggest similarities are we're both stubborn and rebellious. As for differences, well, there's a lot. For one thing, Sabina's an assassin and violence is the rule, not the exception. The only fight I've been in was in in fourth grade when I had a slap fight with my best friend, and we both ended up in tears.


What is your favorite chapter/scene/sequence in the book? (Without giving too much away.)

JW: Ooh that's a toughie. I love several scenes for different reasons. But one of my favorites is when Sabina tries magic for the first time. Her demon sidekick, Giguhl--who spends a lot of the book in the form of a cat--ends up bald as a result of her screwing up the spell.

Will we be hearing more from Sabina and her friends?

JW: You sure will. Right now I'm contracted for two more books in the series. There's a lot more of Sabina's story to be told.

Where can readers find RED HEADED STEPCHILD?

JW: The usual book retailers.

What's next for you?

JW:Right now I'm finsihing up the second book in the series, MAGE IN BLACK. It's slated for release in January 2010. Sabina will also have a story int he upcoming Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance, vol. 2, due out this Winter. After that, I'll dive right into book three of the series, tentatively titled GREEN-EYED DEMON.

Interview at Bitten by Books

Join me Friday, March 13th at bittenbybooks.com for an exclusive interview.

ONE lucky participant will be chosen to win a fun prize package including an AUTOGRAPHED copy of "Nice GirlsDon't Have Fangs," a signed cover flat, bookmarks and the absolutely necessary to survival in the south...An RC Cola and a box of Moonpies. Open to readers worldwide.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Author Profile

My author profile at Simon and Schuster is up:

http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Molly-Harper/47365388

Tune in if you want vital information like my biggest phobia and why I could kick certain historical figures if given the chance.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Interview with Renee

Renee George of Romance-the-Night.com was kind enough to interview me for her video blog. It was a really fun interview. We had a good time.

http://romance-the-night.com/Renee_George/?page_id=444

By the way, OMG, my accent.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Paparazzi




I do not like having my picture taken. It's easier to get a photo of Bigfoot than it is to get one of me.

Even without the ravages that two kids, Ben and Jerry have worked on my overall look, weird things happen to my face when there's a camera present. I get the turle-neck, so it looks like I have three chins. And my eyes do this weird unfocusing thing so I look just the slightest bit deranged.

So it's no coincidence that I'd managed to get through the publishing process so far without submitting a publicity photo.

Fortunately, Jeff Nash of J. Nash Photography in Paducah is a really talented photographer. I really like how this turned out. I don't know if it's going on the book jackets, but I'm plastering this thing wherever else I can put it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I have guest blogged

Hey all,

I'm a guest blogger at Running with Quills today. It's a fabulous group of authors, such as Jayne Ann Krentz, Lori Foster and Susan Andersen, who run a very cool blog. They were kind enough to let me yammer a bit.

www.runningwithquills.com