Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cute feature in Velocity Magazine

If you live in Louisville, you might see my mug smiling out at you from those grey "Velocity Magazine" cases on the street. I did a fun interview with reporter Joe Lords, the online version of which can be found here:

http://louisville.metromix.com/bars-and-clubs/article/molly-and-her-monsters/2530168/content

I really liked the photo!

THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF is on the shelves!

You didn't have to wait long! THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF is on the shelves where ever books are sold.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

AND ONE LAST THING is a RITA® Finalist!!!

Exciting news! AND ONE LAST THING is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA® award in the contemporary single title romance category!

For those unfamiliar with the award, it's equivalent to the Oscars for romance authors. Other authors in my category include Nora Roberts and Victoria Dahl. I am super-excited and humbled and still sort of in shock. And I might have yelled "Holy Crap!" at the RWA board member who called to let me know. (I'm really sorry about that.)

The winner will be announced at the RWA conference in New York City in June.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In which I spend the day with the wolves of Wolf Run

Unfortunately, hunky naked werewolves continue to elude me...



When I was little and came running into the house, sweaty and caked in dirt, my mom would cry, “What the- have you been rolling around with wolves?”

Well, here I sit, sweaty, caked in various layers of dried mud. And I have indeed been playing with wolves. While promoting the release of my Naked Werewolf romance series, I visited the Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge in Nicholasville, KY. Wolf Run, a state- and USDA-licensed non-profit educational facility, provides a safe, loving and permanent sanctuary for 23 adult wolves and wolf-dog hybrids. The refuge is also home to two full-grown lions, deer, goats, sheep, monkeys, and other exotic wildlife. And Rowdy, the most obese raccoon I have ever seen.

Most of the animals are former pets that were either confiscated by or surrendered by their owners. Because it turns out, wolf hybrids do not make great house pets.

As Savannah Massey, director of animal care and education at Wolf Run told me, “These animals are gorgeous, appealing and unique. But they’re also aggressive, destructive and territorial. This is not an animal you want in your home. Wolf genetics do not go away. And it’s not just that they could tear up your furniture or hurt one of your other pets- you are physically in danger when you’re around them.”

Just what you want to hear when you’re sitting right next to one, and he’s been licking your face.



Honestly, Boone, a 10-year-old grey male, could not have been nicer during my visit and our subsequent photo shoot. He was a dignified statesman compared to raucous Razz, a three-year-old tan specimen who seemed to think my make-up was bacon-flavored. (Note to Sephora, wolf-oriented face powder may be a niche market you haven’t considered yet.)

I learned a lot during my visit to Wolf Run. I was happy to find there are some definite similarities between actual wolves and the characters in HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF and THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF.

For instance, a wolf will pee on whatever it wants, whenever it wants, to make sure you know that thing belongs to them. It is now your tree, Boone, we understand. Thank you for not choosing my shoes.

Wolves have to date. There are five packs at Wolf Run, each with three to five pack members. New wolves are matched to potential packs based on temperament when they arrive at Wolf Run. If the initial matches don’t work, they are moved to different packs until they find a good fit. Some wolves, like Boone, don’t fit well with any group and end up being loners. (Which, I think, makes him a bit like Cooper.)

Wolves struggle over the Alpha position. Large males jockey for the position and it can lead to inter-pack tension. Unlike Boone, who was an Alpha contender, Razz, just seemed to want to play, which made me think of Samson.

I did not see a real-life counterpart for Maggie, which was probably a good thing given her penchant for biting people on the butt.

Mary Kindred, CEO of Wolf Run, calls the animals her babies. When she walks around the yard, any effort to distract the wolves is futile, because a) she is mom and b) she has Pupperoni in her pocket. Kindred noted that the sanctuary receives no outside funding, and all expenses, such sturdy fencing, food, veterinary care, and upkeep of the grounds, are paid through donations. The facility welcomes volunteers. And despite the love and effort Mary and her staff devote to the sanctuary, both she and Savannah look forward to the day they’re no longer needed.

“These animals shouldn’t be here,” Savannah said. “The lions should be in Africa. The wolves should be in the wild. Our goal is to rescue animals and educate the public, until a facility like this is no longer needed.”

learn more about Wolf Run, go to http://www.wolfrun.org/index.html or contact Mary at ceoatwrwrhope@aol.com.

Click here to check out the trailer for Molly’s Naked Werewolf series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyHG5546Xa4

Wolf photo credit: Memories by Chris/Chris Meyer/Georgetown, KY http://web.me.com/memoriesbychris

HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF is on sale now!
THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF goes on sale 3/29!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Video Trailer for Naked Werewolf Series!

I am very proud to present the book trailer for the Naked Werewof series!



Thanks to Susan Lindsey, Timothy Lindsey, Paul Seebeck and Mindy Marchal for putting this together!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Planning to be in Louisville this weekend?

I will be signing at 1-3 pm Saturday, March 19 at the Reader's Corner in Louisville.

THEN

join me at the NAKED WEREWOLF Launch Party, 7-9 pm Saturday at The Bard's Town in Louisville. Door prizes, reading, siging, general shenanigans!

Hope to see you there.
Molly

Monday, March 14, 2011

Chocolate Chess Squares

Hey All,

I've had a few requests for the recipe for Mo's chocolate chess squares, but I have to admit: Chocolate chess squares are the one food I write about that I don't have an original recipe for. I use the recipe here, only I don't use the nuts and I add 2 oz of melted, cooled semisweet chocolate to the cream cheese layer.



http://www.bakeorbreak.com/recipes/2007/12/07/chocolate-chess-squares/


Thanks,

Molly

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Naked Werewolf books are being featured in a giveaway/interview on Borders True Romance blog here. There have been a lot of really fun discussion questions. And one comment in which a reader said, "Great sex, by the way, Ms. Harper."

You know, I don't think a girl can hear that enough.

Also, there's a really nice review at Rabid Reviews: here

I like this site because the books are rated by paw prints!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vote for AND ONE LAST THING...




AND ONE LAST THING.. has been nomination by The Romance Reviews for Best Romantic Comedy 2010.

If you'd like to, you can vote here: http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php

Monday, March 7, 2011

HOW TO FLIRT featured in Barnes and Noble Romance Column

Hi All,

Eloisa James was nice enough to feature HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF in her March romance column. Read it here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Winner! Allison Pang Giveaway!

Hi All,

Jennifer has won a copy of A BRUSH OF DARKNESS. Just send your mailing address to jane.jameson AT hotmail.com and we'll get it to you as soon as possible.

Thanks, Allison!

Interesting Analysis of HOW TO FLIRT

I was lucky enough to be selected for the innaugural "Morgan and Whitney Dish" feature at RT Book Revies. Be sure to stop by!

http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/morgan-whitney-dish-how-flirt-naked-werewolf-molly-harper