You write mystery/romances with a paranormal twist. Tell us about your latest series.
Sure. The Monster MASH series takes place in a paranormal M*A*S*H camp and in the dusty, desert battlefields of Limbo. The gods are at war. If the armies are evenly matched, they’ll kill each other, which is bad enough. If one side gets the upper hand, it triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, disasters of biblical proportions on Earth.
There’s no end in sight, until a special ops commander discovers a paranormal M*A*S*H surgeon with a one-of-a-kind power that can turn the tide. Then it’s a race against time as armies collide and the gods – seeing the threat to their dominion over life and death – broker a deal that could send every mortal straight to hell.
Did any particular event inspire the plot?
It wasn’t an event, as much as a desire to step out on a ledge and write something different. I loved the idea of a race against time in order to thwart the gods. And if I wanted to play amateur psychologist, I’d say this book is my statement against the seemingly insurmountable forces that seek to control our own daily lives. It’s about people who stand up, despite the odds, and take that control back. Plus, these books are simply fun to write. It was a great challenge to construct a new world that is starker than ours, yet holds many of the same challenges.
IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER definitely has your trademark humor. How natural is it for you to write “funny”? Is it ever a challenge to rein it in for the more serious parts?
One of the challenges – and the great joys – of writing the MASH series was balancing the humor with the stark tragedy of war. Petraand her colleagues at the MASH 3063rd have been drafted until the end of the war, which is bad for Petra but even worse for people like her vampire roommate, Marius. They’re living in this quirky, ad-hock camp, trying to make the best of it while they work long hours in the OR, putting soldiers back together – knowing that they’re probably going to see them again and again – if they’re lucky.
The underlying tragedy brings the oddball personalities in the camp together. They develop ways to keep their sanity and to create the kind of relationships that offer a port in the storm. That’s where a lot of the humor comes from.
How many books are you planning?
This is a trilogy and all of the books are out now. Immortally Yours is the first. That one was nominated for an RWA RITA award. The second book is Immortally Embraced. The third and final book, Immortally Ever After just released.
Sounds like an intriguing and exciting trilogy doesn’t it? Angie is generously offering one (1) commenter a signed print copy of their choice from her Demon Slayer series or her new MASH series! Do you have a favorite paranormal creature? Mythical gods, lycans, vamps, selkies, ghosts or something else? Share it & be entered in Angie’s giveaway. Giveaway ends @12am est 9-18-13 with the winner announced shortly thereafter. Good Luck!
Straight-laced preschool teacher, Lizzie Brown, never lies, never cusses, and doesn’t really care much for surprises. When her long lost Grandma Gertie shows up on her doorstep on a neon pink Harley Davidson wearing a “Kiss My Asphalt” t-shirt and hauling a carpet bag full of Smuckers jars filled with road kill magic, Lizzie doesn’t think her life could get any stranger. That is, until her hyper-active terrier starts talking and an ancient demon decides to kill her from his perch on the back of her toilet.
Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer, fated to square off with the devil’s top minion in, oh about two weeks. Sadly, she’s untrained, unfit and under attack. Grandma’s gang of seventy-something biker witches promises to whip Lizzie into shape in no time, as long as she joins them out on the road. But Lizzie wants nothing to do with all this craziness. She simply wants her normal life back. When she accidentally botches the spell meant to protect her, she only has one choice – trust the utterly delicious but secretive man who claims to be her protector.
Dimitri Kallinikos has had enough. Cursed by a demon centuries ago, his formerly prominent clan has dwindled down to himself and his younger twin sisters, both of whom are now in the coma that precedes certain death. To break the curse, he must kill the demon behind it. Dimitri needs a slayer. At long last, he’s found Lizzie. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to Hell? Lie (and hope she forgives you). Dimitri decides to pass himself off as Lizzie’s fated protector in order to gain her trust and guide her towards this crucial mission. But will his choice to deceive her cost them their lives, or simply their hearts?
New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox writes funny, high-octane mystery/romances about biker witches, demon slayers and things that go bump in the night.