Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Andrea Speed Interviews Josh from Pretty Monsters

Today I step aside and give the Place over to Andrea Speed as she has herself a little sit down chat with Josh. Before I do that, don't forget to stick around afterwards and check out this week's giveaway, as always you can find the deets at the bottom of the post, along with links to the posts from earlier this week. Now here's me... stepping aside. Welcome back Andrea, the Place is all yours!

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
eBook release:  Oct 30 2011
Word count:  2,630
Page count:  15
Heat Wave:  2 - Kisses and touches, no love scenes
Erotic Frequency: 2 - Not many
Type:  Part of a Series
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.

Hello, I’m Andrea Speed, and I’m interviewing the star of my new short story series, Josh, from Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned #1). Available from Riptide Publishing October 30th. Josh is your average convenience store night shift worker, except this Quik Mart has an unusual feature that makes it far from your average job. Hopefully Josh will tell us about it.

Andrea: Hi, Josh, thanks for talking with me tonight.

Josh: (shrugs) 3:30 in the morning’s the dead time anyways.

Andrea: Okay. Well -

Josh: That wasn’t a zombie joke. It’s just that, between now and four thirty, not a lot of people come by the store. It doesn’t really start picking up ‘til about five, and I’m almost outta here by then.

Andrea: So you’re a night owl then?

Josh: (shrugs) I guess. I don’t like getting up before noon.

Andrea: You knew about the dimensional vortex in the parking lot before taking the job?

Josh: Yeah. He had to warn me so I didn’t freak out when the lizard guys came in. It’s still a little freaky anyways. 

Andrea: Have you ever seen the vortex?

Josh: You can’t see it. It’s like this black spot, just nothing on nothing. It only opens at night, and in it’s in the back by the Dumpster, where the streetlight’s never worked. But sometimes, if you’re turned just the right way and kind of look at it out of the corner of your eye, you can see a shimmer. It doesn’t photograph, though. Believe me, I’ve tried.

Andrea: And you know it’s there by what comes out, right?

Josh: You mean the lizards and the zombies and stuff? Yeah, I guess.

Andrea: Do you believe it’s gateway to hell or something similar?

Josh: (shrugs) I don’t believe in hell, so I dunno. I don’t think so. I mean, they’re all kind of weird, but they aren’t vicious. Well, most of them. (The bell sounds, signaling a customer entering the store. From the rotted gray flesh, torn clothing, and general smell of death, it’s easy to peg the customer as a zombie.)

Andrea: They don’t bite, do they?

Josh: Not sure. You could ask nicely, I guess. (He then smiles at his own joke.) 

This week's giveaway...
Choice of Infected: Prey or Making Contact by Andrea Speed

The fine details...
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Riptide Tour Grand Prize

Also this week...
My interview with Andrea
Excerpt of Pretty Monsters


  1. Oh Josh is a funny darling, isn't he? Love his sense of humor!

    (Don't count me in on the Speed giveaway, have both those books.)

  2. Awww, that interview was just getting started and then it was over! Way too short!

    (Don't count me in either. I own both also.) =)

  3. Love how casual Josh is about the whole thing! Really enjoyed the book.

  4. Can't wait to get this book, the series should be very entertaining! Thanks for stopping by, Andrea & Josh!!

  5. I love character interviews. This one with Josh was great; I really enjoyed it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. Great interview. And another reason why working at a convenience store is dangerous....zombies.

    Thanks for all the giveaways too.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  7. So short! I'm looking to forward to read more about Josh.

  8. LOL! Very funny interview :-) This one's definitely on my pre-order list!

    smaccall AT

  9. *waves* Hi everyone! Thanks sooooooo much for coming by today. You guys are awesome.

    Hope you all had a great day! :D

  10. He seems very dry with his humor I think I'll like him :-D




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