Guest Post: Angie Fox Chats About Her New Series plus giveaway
I am very happy to have this author here today. She is a new-to-me author and she has been a real joy to deal with. I read the book that she is here to chat about today and let me tell you, it is very good. The characters are so well thought out and the world…it’s great. So without further ado, I give you Angie Fox.
Thanks to Julie for having me here today. We know a lot of the same people, and I kept hearing her name, so I had to ask if I could come on the blog and hang out with you all.
And this is the perfect week for it because I have a brand new series out. It’s 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. 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.
So if you’d like to win your very own copy of Immortally Yours, visit www.PNN-Network.com, then come on back here and tell us the headline of your favorite article.
Here are a couple giveaway details. The copy of Immortally Yours that is up for grabs is a signed print copy! Open internationally and you have to leave your comment (make sure it includes the answer to Angie’s question above) by Monday September 3rd 2012 11:59pm est. Good Luck to everyone who enters and THANKS to Angie for stopping by today!
And p.s: Stop by tomorrow to read my review of Immortally Yours. C’mon…you know you want to… 😉
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 M*A*S*H surgeons. The first book in the Monster M*A*S*H trilogy, Immortally Yours, is out now. The second book, Immortally Embraced, releases in February 2013.