Angie Fox Guest Blog and Giveaway
Immortally Yours, Angie Fox, St. Martens Mass Market Paperback
Thanks for having Immortally Yours as the September book club read. This is the first book in a new series about a group of paranormal MASH surgeons. The hero a tough-as-nails wounded warrior and the heroine is the doctor who saves him (in more ways than one).
It’s a very character-driven book. And Dr. Petra Robichaud is one of the strongest heroines I’ve ever written. She’s stubborn, independent and used to being on her own. She’s also dealing with her own personal tragedy. Petra is a thoracic surgeon who has been drafted out of her practice in New Orleans and into the middle of this great paranormal war. Enlistments run until the end of the conflict, which for her will be a life sentence. Still, she manages to keep her dry sense of humor and she’s even created a new family, of sorts, among her colleagues at the MASH 3063rd.
The only thing she’s not prepared to deal with, it seems, is the hero, who bursts onto the scene first as a critical patient on her operating table and then as the only man who knows her secret ability. He discovers it while she’s saving his life. Unfortunately, her secret ability is forbidden by the gods and could get her killed – or worse. She’s survived so far by keeping her head down and now Galen is threatening that.
But he isn’t interested in hiding. Galen is a hardened special ops soldier, who has risked everything time and time again. He’s focused on his duty and determined to bring an end to the war. Petra and her ability will give him a means to do it. He’s not just an alpha, though. He’s very charismatic. And either by charm or by force, Galen will bring her onto his side. He needs to convince Petra that a) she can make a difference and b) she needs to trust him enough to risk eternal damnation. I mean really, it’s hard to talk a girl into that. But Galen isn’t one to give up. And like they say, all’s fair in love and war.
Immortally Yours is a bit of a departure from the books I’ve written before. It has more of an edge. One of the challenges – and the great joys – of writing it was balancing the humor with the stark tragedy of war. In fact, I remember calling my critique partner about a week after I’d sold the book and asking her, “What did I just do? I sold a book about an immortal war. I write funny. How am I supposed to pull this off?”
But you know what? It worked out. I realized that the underlying drama of war could serve to bring the oddball personalities in the MASH camp together. These doctors and nurses don’t have much, but they do manage to find ways to save their sanity and create the kind of relationships that offer a port in the storm.
Then there’s PNN (The Paranormal News Network) that covers the war. It’s the supernatural version of CNN. I loved writing PNN because it let me explore my own love/hate relationship with sensationalistic 24-hour news.
In fact, I had so much fun that I’ve developed www.PNN-Network.com It’s the official website for PNN, and I set it up to be a bit like a paranormal version of The Onion – with articles like, “Mayan Insider Scoop! Developed Armageddon “Prophecy” After Tequila Bender,” and “Sit, Sit, SIT! – Tips for Training Your Hell Hound.”
I figure it gives readers a taste of the series. And okay, the real reason I did it is because I had a blast coming up with my own take on paranormal news.
Feel free to check out the site, and ask me any questions about Immortally Yours. I’m glad to be here!
Oh, and Jenn asked: What is my Guilty Indulgence?
It’s those mornings when I don’t “officially” get out of bed until noon because I’m lounging around with a book. Ahh…makes me happy just to think about it.
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Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of several books about vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night. She is best known for her Accidental Demon Slayer urban fantasy series. She is also writing a series about a group of paranormal MASH surgeons. The first book in the Monster MASH trilogy, titled Immortally Yours, is due out from St. Martin's Press in August 2012. It will be followed by Immortally Embraced in February 2013.
Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author.
Visit Angie at www.angiefox.com. You'll find freebies galore and answers to burning questions, like What is Your Biker Witch name?
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