Tuesday, September 18, 2012
UNDEAD IN MY BED Giveaway with Jessica Sims!
We're only a week away from the release of the anthology THE UNDEAD IN MY BED! If you love snarky paranormal romance, this book will be a triple-treat.
Katie MacAlister conjures supernatural sparks in Shades of Gray
A TV crew is filming a paranormal reality show on the grounds of an imposing old Czech Republic estate. But the electric passion behind the camera is what’s out of this world. When Noelle, a Guardian, meets vampire Grayson, who has roamed for three centuries, she awakens an aching hunger in him that only her touch can relieve. . . .
Molly Harper cooks up laughter and thrills in Undead Sublet
After overworked Chicago chef Tess flips out (can everyone hear that arugula talking, or is it just me?), she rents a quiet house in Half-Moon Hollow for a month of R & R. But when she finds the place occupied by a drop-dead gorgeous vampire, Tess’s tastes—for comfort food, for small Kentucky towns, and for her irresistible lover—become nearly insatiable!
Jessica Sims excites the senses in Out with a Fang
When lonely were-jaguar Ruby consults a paranormal matchmaker, she hopes to finally move on from a heart-wrenching breakup with her one true love, a forbidden human. Nervously agreeing to a blindfolded first date with a vampire, she finds the spicy scent of him intoxicating, his voice low, sexy, and so very familiar. . . .
To introduce readers to the anthology Jessica Sim (also known as Jill Myles) and I decided to host a little Q&A and giveaway. After a shocking number of emails, we picked the least scandalous of our proposed questions and answered them below.
Molly: What was the inspiration for your novella?
Jessica: Awkward blind dates. Literally. I wanted to do something with a TRULY blind, truly awkward first date, so I brainstormed until the perfect situation hit me. It just happened to involve a vampire and a were-jaguar (two great things that go great together).
Molly: If you could change anything about traditional vampire lore, what would it be?
Jessica: That whole 'undead' thing. Kinda gross if you think about it. Necrophilia, yay?
Molly: What is the most difficult part of writing "shorter?"
Jessica: I think it's finding the perfect story. One that won't feel too short at 25k and won't end up turning into a 90k novel somewhere along the way. You have to consider everything - the characters, the plot, the setting, etc - and measure carefully.
Molly: What is the first vampire story (be it book, movie, Tv, etc.) you remember enjoying?
Jessica: I remember being revolted/fascinated/bizarred out by Coppola's Dracula. It was so tawdry and yet awesome. I'm pretty sure I saw/read Dracula stories before that one but there are some scenes in that movie that are totally burned into my brains. Like the garden scene. Um.
Molly: Oddly enough, we had the same answer for that question.
Molly: What book or DVD do you keep hidden for fear that someone might find out you enjoyed it so much that you bought it?
Jessica: I don't hide my DVD collection! I proudly display my TWO copies of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Mannequin, and Meet Me In St. Louis. They're all pretty epic. Especially Robin Hood. He's so epic I had to buy him twice (just to compare DVD versions).
To qualify to win a $50 Amazon gift card, enter a comment below AND link to this giveaway on Twitter, using @mollyharperauth or @_jessicasims_ . And to see my answers to these questions, go to Jessica's blog. The winner will be selected at random. We'll announce the winner on Sept. 25.
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