Hey, this is fun. The Real Werewives of Vampire County releases today and I have author copies. Woot!

Werewives is an anthology with Alexandra Ivy, Jess Haines, Tami Dane and yours truly. It’s been getting some great buzz and it was so much fun to write a story that is connected to the demon slayer world, but definitely off on its own.

In my short story, Murder on Mysteria Lane, a werewolf trophy wife is found dead in Vampire County. Pack-mate Heather McPhee goes undercover to investigate. Heather’s never been a mascara-and-manicures sort of girl, but she’s willing to learn. Especially with sexy vampire detective Lucien Mead posing as her husband.

I have to tell you, it was a hoot to research this story. I had to watch many, many hours of Desperate Housewives. That show is strangely addicting. My agent tried to also get me into The Real Housewives of Orange County, but those girls were too mean. Give me the fictional housewives anytime.

What about you? Tell us if you’re a housewives watcher or not and you’re entered to win a copy of The Real Werewives of Vampire County!

*Oh and as a special Werewives promotion, Kindle and Nook copies of The Accidental Demon Slayer are on sale for 99 cents!

Cheap awesome book alert!

October 22, 2011

The Accidental Demon Slayer just went on super sale on both Kindle and Nook. 99 cents – woot!

Giving away an ARC a day!

September 21, 2011

Calling all Facebook’ers – I now have an author page that focuses on the books and on giveaways. To celebrate, I’m going to be giving away an ARC a day in September!

Just go to the page, “Like” it, and you’re entered to win each and every day this month. First up for grabs is an ARC of The Real Were Wives of Vampire County, the upcoming anthology with Alexandra Ivy, Jess Haines, Tami Dane and me. It officially releases on October 25!

Apologies for taking a few days to pick the winner. I, ahem, locked myself out of my blog. Because I am that smooth. Yes, I would last about five minutes as a character in one my books.

Your responses were great, by the way. It was so much fun to read why you all would want to marry a demon slayer. When you think about it, a demon slayer would be too busy to know if the house was a mess and you really wouldn’t have to do laundry with all of the hot “I’m about to go on a life and death mission” sex clothes ripping going on.  Not to mention talking dog sidekicks, permanent employment and making the ex jealous. I’ll bet demon slayers aren’t even afraid of spiders.

I’m actually going to be revamping my blog, so there will be a lot of contests coming up. Yay! The winner of this one is Brenda Zirkle. Just email me at angie @ angie fox.com and I’ll get those books right out to you!

Hey, guess what? Today is release day for So I Married a Demon Slayer. It’s the story of the one half-succubus who got away after The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers. This story was such a kick to write, and I’m so glad it’s finally out there.

It’s also getting some awesome reviews, which is really fun. But for those of you who didn’t get an early copy, I’ve got one right here in my hot little hands.

In fact, let me give away two books today – a signed copy of So I Married a Demon Slayer, along with a signed, first edition copy of The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers.

Just post and tell me why you would – or wouldn’t – want to marry a demon slayer!

Tour with a vampire

August 2, 2011

So this is a story about how I was able to find my way off the beaten path. And it includes a vampire. Life is always more interesting with a vampire or two around.

You see, I was headed to New York, and while I know my way around the major landmarks and tourist traps (heck, I was staying in Times Square), I didn’t want to do what was expected. I wanted to expand, see something different. I knew there was something else out there…if I only knew where it was.

Enter Charles Schwartz. We met by chance. I’d heard of an online program that matches visitors with native New Yorkers, and Charles offers some of the best one-on-one walking tours around.

I figured he’d be interesting. I figured he’d be fun. But he totally surprised me when he showed up in the lobby of my hotel dressed as a vampire. I knew right away I liked this guy.

Charles and I walked all over – we saw the Algonquin, gathering place of great writers. We saw the “literary walk” leading up to the New York City Library. We ate at the famous Katz’s Deli. Charles even showed me an old church, built by the Dutch when they owned the island. It’s supposed to be haunted by one of the first Dutch governors, and it had a heck of a cemetery. You all know how much I love old cemeteries.

Then we found the inspiration for my next story. We walked into McSorley’s Old Ale house, built in 1854. Abe Lincoln hung out here. Teddy Roosevelt. John Lennon too. You could smell the history. You could see it on the walls. In fact, they claim that no piece of memorabilia has been removed from the walls since 1910.

Houdini’s handcuffs are cuffed to the bar rail. Wishbones hang above the bar, left there by soldiers going off to fight in World War I. They’d re-claim them when they returned. I could literally feel the weight of the generations.

It’s a place that begs to be fictionalized. So write, I will. I’m not quite sure what will happen yet, or who will walk through the doors of my version of this bar. Biker witches, anyone? Hmm…we’ll need at least one. In the mean time, I’m grateful to see this hidden gem, a place I never would have known existed. Thanks to Charles for taking me off the beaten path, and showing me the possibilities around every corner.

Happy Tuesday! The advanced reading copies for So I Married a Demon Slayer are here. So of course I have to give one away.

This is an anthology that is releasing on August 30. The other authors are Kathy Love and Lexi George. We’re all writing about demon slayers who have found themselves in, er, compromising positions.

My contribution, What Slays in Vegas, is the story of the one half-succubus who got away after The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers. Poor Lizzie didn’t realize she missed one.

Here’s the blurb:

When a sexy succubus comes up against a fearless demon slayer intent on killing her boss, a truly wild Vegas night turns into a quickie wedding. But in a city where anything goes, a demon slayer wedding a succubus is strictly forbidden. Which doesn’t mean either is rushing to jump out of the marriage bed.

Just post and tell us why you’d want to marry a demon slayer and you’re entered to win the advanced reading copy. Oh and if you want to double your chances, I’m also giving one away on  my Facebook Fan Page. Good luck!

It’s a little known fact that book titles change all the time. Typically, the author will decide on a title while writing a book or a book proposal. In some cases, the title will come to an author before the rest of the book. That happens to me a lot. A title will pop into my head and introduce a situation that makes me want to write.

Still, every author knows not to get too attached because upwards of around seventy-percent of book titles are changed by the publishing house. Either they don’t fit the finished book, or maybe they don’t say what the marketing department wants to say. They could be too long, too short, or just not it.

I’ve been unusual in that I’ve gotten to keep my titles. Well, until now. This latest book is going to get a new title. I originally named it The Monster MASH because I’m writing about a group of offbeat paranormal MASH surgeons. And while my publisher is on board with the drama and zaniness inside the book, they want a grabby-er title (And yes, I’m making up a word. I like to do that.)

Anyhow, I’ve been thinking and thinking of a new title. But then it hit me: Why not ask for a bit of help? So I’m holding a contest. Help me re-name The Monster MASH. I’m open to any and all suggestions. If your title is one of the ones I present to my editor, I’ll thank you in the book. If your title is the one we go with, I’ll name a character after you.

Post any and all suggestions below.

A bit of background: The monster MASH is located down in limbo during a big immortal war. There are vampires, werewolves, demi-gods, sphinxes and about every other creature you can think of. The protagonist is a half-fairy surgeon who was drafted away from her paranormal medical clinic in New Orleans. Oh and she can see dead people.

One of my re-title suggestions was The Truth About Cats and Demi-Gods. My editor said close, but not it. So think of that kind of vibe. Thanks and good luck!

Happy vampire news! I have a short story releasing today. Love Bites is originally from The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2, but if you didn’t catch it there, you can download it easy pleasey.

This is the very humorous, yet sexy story of a vampire princess who decides to rebel. I’d never thought about releasing it as a stand-alone short, but since so many readers were asking for just this one story, I thought, “Why not?”

 

Vampire Princess Katarina Volholme D’Transylvania didn’t kill her stony, passionless husband, but she’s not shedding too many tears, either. That is until her father arranges another marriage for her three days after the funeral. She’s tired of being used, ignored and married off. And so she runs…

Royal Bodyguard Fionnlagh MacLaomainn doesn’t know much about the maverick princess on the lamb. He just needs to bring her back in time for the wedding. But when he manages to capture her on the back of his Harley, their wild ride takes them to places neither one of them could have ever imagined.

Hi all. My agent just sent me a note that may be of interest to those of you who are writers looking for representation.

Jessica Alvarez, former Harlequin editor, has joined BookEnds, LLC, as a literary agent, effective immediately. During her tenure at Harlequin, between 2001 and 2008, she worked on a variety of imprints, and was part of the editorial teams that launched HQN Books, Red Dress Ink, Love Inspired Historicals, HarlequinNEXT, and the Steeple Hill trade program. Most recently, Ms. Alvarez has been freelance editing for a number of clients, among them Harlequin/Silhouette, Scholastic Books, and Thomas Nelson.

Ms. Alvarez brings a strong editorial background and expertise in both series and single title romance to BookEnds. She is actively looking for submissions in women’s fiction and all varieties of romance, and can be reached directly at jalvarez@bookends-inc.com.