Let's get this party started!
To kick things off, the fantabulous Rachel Haimowitz is here to talk Pretty Monsters and Andrea Speed. I've listed the day's giveaway at the bottom of the post, along with the fine details of course, and both Rachel and Andrea will be stopping by to say hello so feel free to comment away to either of them. Fire at will. *winks*
Now, with a big warm welcome, I shush up with my rambles and give the place over to she who is made of awesomeness... Rachel Haimowitz.
Pretty Monsters by Andrea Speed
eBook release: Oct 30 2011
Word count: ≈2,500
Page count: ≈9
Series: Josh of the Damned
Heat Wave: 2 - Kisses and touches, no love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 2 - Not many
Blurb: Josh knew the night shift at the Quik-Mart would be full of freaks and geeks—and that was before the hell portal opened in the parking lot. Still, he likes to think he can roll with things. Sure, the zombies make a mess sometimes, but at least they never reach for anything more threatening than frozen burritos.
Besides, it’s not all lizard-monsters and the walking dead. There’s also the mysterious hottie with the sly red lips and a taste for sweets.
Josh has had the hots for Hot Guy since the moment he laid eyes on him, and it seems Hot Guy might be sweet on Josh too. Now if only Josh could figure out whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or something in between. After all, with a hell vortex just a stone’s throw away, Josh has learned to take nothing at face value—even if it’s a very, very pretty face.
Rachel Haimowitz talks Pretty Monsters:
I’m a huge fan of Andrea Speed’s, and have been from the moment I read Infected: Prey. We traveled in the same circles on Twitter, so when the time came to start inviting authors to submit to Riptide, she was right at the top of my list.
Fortunately, we got to talking, and Andy was very enthusiastic about the idea of writing something for us. She had a couple things in development, including a novel called Strange Angels we hope to bring you sometime in the second half of 2012, and a series idea about a guy named Josh who worked in a Quick-Mart beside a portal to hell.
Readers of the Infected series know that Andy loves a bit of horror in her romance. They also know she loves a bit of humor. The main character in the Infected books is a bitter, snarky son-of-a-bitch with—if you’ll pardon the cliché—a heart of gold. I loved loved loved those little glimpses of humor, and when Andy sent me the first draft of Josh of the Damned, I found myself laughing my ass off. All those little glimpses had become great big glimpses, and while she kept the horror—there is the occasional dark undertone in the JotD series—everything about it is just, well, hilarious. She has such a wonderful voice and such a unique tone—that incongruous mix of horror and hilarity—there was no way I couldn’t buy it.
We did a lot of work on that first story, and out of that process came the idea for a whole series. So you’ll be seeing a lot more of Josh and Colin, along with other recurring characters like a lovesick yeti and a pack of werewolves that keep stealing the bumpers off the cars in the parking lot. Plus? The first one’s only $.99. Trust me, it’ll be one of the most amusing dollars you’ve ever spent!
Choice of Infected: Prey or Making Contact by Andrea Speed
The fine details...
- This giveaway is for an eBook copy as listed above.
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