IMMORTALLY EVER AFTER Monster Mash series by Angie Fox with giveaway and a freebie

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!

As an extra added bonus the 1st in Angie’s Demon Slayer series, THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER, is currently FREE at Amazon.  

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.

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A Visit with Angie Fox

Please join us in welcoming Angie Fox to Manic Readers. Angie is the New York Times bestselling author who writes about biker witches, demon slayers and things that go bump in the night.

How did you get started writing paranormal romances?
I’ve always loved a good fairy tale and, really, that’s what paranormal are –  grown up fairy tales. Today’s paranormal romances take all of the adventure and otherworldliness of books like Harry Potter and add the clashing, dynamic excitement of an emerging romance. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a good love story?

As far as how the Accidental Demon Slayer series began, I started with a kernel of an idea that amused me. What if a straight laced preschool teacher suddenly learns she’s a demon slayer? And what if she has to learn about her powers while on the run from a fifth level demon? And wouldn’t it be interesting if she’s running with her long-lost Grandma’s gang of geriatric biker witches?

I started writing and let the story evolve based on the characters and that central issue of what happens when a reluctant heroine is thrust into a series of extraordinary situations. And I knew the story was working when I couldn’t wait to get back to the keyboard every day.

Where do you get your ideas for your books?

I don’t have a formal process. Rather, I figure that if it amuses me, my readers will probably be amused too. A lot of what I write evolves on the page. Like when I sat down to write The Accidental Demon Slayer, I had no notes about a sidekick for my heroine. But in the second chapter, when Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer and there are some very scary, very angry creatures on her tail, she takes comfort in her dog. As I was writing, I thought, ‘This is a sweet moment. Now how do I throw her off?’

I made the dog say something to her. Nothing big. After all, he’s only after the fettuccine from last week. And he knows exactly where Lizzie can find it (back of the fridge, to the left of the lettuce crisper, behind the mustard). It tickled me, so I did it. Thanks to her unholy powers, Lizzie can now understand her smart-mouthed Jack Russell Terrier. I ended up having a ball with it. Pirate can say and do things that my heroine can’t. He’s such a kick to write.

Word has it you learned to ride a Harley for research.  Tell us about your experience.

I’ve had a ball with research for my Accidental Demon Slayer books. The biker witches ride Harleys, and I’d never been on a motorcycle before. Plus, I had to figure out how to get Pirate the dog onto a bike.

I went online and learned about the Biker Dogs Motorcycle Club, made up exclusively of Harley riders and their dogs. I ended up meeting some of them, along with a few other bikers along the way. These bikers were so great to me. They hoisted me onto the back of their Harleys (with dogs in tow). They took me to biker rallies (note to self: don’t wear pink). And they laughed at me when I tried to put my helmet on backwards (I still say I was distracted by the Pomeranian wearing a tiny pair of motorcycle glasses).

After a few outings with my new biker friends, I was able to make my geriatric biker witch characters a lot more realistic. And I took home some great pictures, too.

The Accidental Demon Slayer.

In A Tale Of Two Demon Slayers someone makes a clone of the main character in the book, a bad version of her, how did this come about?

Well, little did Lizzie know that the magic that her sexy griffin boyfriend used to find her in the first book has left her vulnerable. Sure it all worked out in The Accidental Demon Slayer, but while she was off fighting she-demons in The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, the bad guys were stealing that precious bit of her magic.

It’s tough being a demon slayer, right? So in this third book, Lizzie has to find and eliminate her evil twin – before it kills her.

Oh and I know I’m making it sound like all the books are connected – and they are. But as a reader, I always like a complete story, so I write my books in a way that they can each stand on their own. You can pick up any one of them and know what is going on and have a complete story.

The beauty of the series, though, is that I can keep adding onto the world. And when you have a world populated by biker witches, demon slayers and a talking Jack Russell Terrier – there are a lot of places to go.

MidT2DS-2.

4.  What has been the most exciting moment in your writing career?
That’s a tough one. The first thing that comes to mind is when my agent called to tell me The Accidental Demon Slayer had made the New York Times bestseller list. The phone rang on a Friday afternoon, as I was writing the climax of The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers. I almost didn’t answer. After all, who would call in smack dab in the middle of a demon invasion?

Luckily, I picked up because Jessica had such great news – that my first book would be on the New York Times list the next day. I didn’t know what to think. Heck, I’d just wanted to sell enough books so that I could keep writing about biker witches, demon slayers and talking terriers. I had to ask my agent to please email me too, just to make sure I wasn’t phone-hallucinating.

You have two books coming out in January. A Tale Of Two Demon Slayers and a story in the anthology My Zombie Valentine. What made you want to do a zombie romance?

First of all, the title cracked me up. When my editor called and said they wanted me for My Zombie Valentine, I just had to laugh. And then I thought about it – don’t zombies deserve love too?

Let me tell you right off the bat that my zombie is hot. It’s more of a time travel story. This is a hero who died in the late 1800’s and has been haunting the cemetery, waiting for true love to call him back to life. Now my heroine is a lonely New Orleans voodoo mamba. She lives in the modern city and is tired of party boys and guys who can’t commit. She needs a gentleman in her life. So she weaves a spell to call the “perfect man for her.” But she forgot to be specific and mention that her man needed to be alive.

Her love calls this 1800’s era bad boy back and he emerges from St. Louis Cemetery Number One, very sexy (if slightly dirty). When her hot zombie shows up at her door, our voodoo mamba is determined to put him back into the ground. He’s determined to make her fall for him. It’s really very sweet –  in a zombie sort of way.

Walk us through your typical writing day.

You mean after I get my massage and ogle a few pool boys? Actually, if that’s what my life was like, I doubt I’d get any writing done. As it stands, my writing days are brief, but productive. As soon as my two small kids go down for their afternoon naps, I whip out the laptop. I write in the same place – this green couch in our living room and I always have a Diet Coke on hand.

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?

Well I have a fun contest going on right now at www.angiefox.com. Take the highly-scientific What Supernatural Pet is Right for You? quiz and enter to win naming rights to a character in my next book!

What supernatural pet is right for you? Take the quiz and find out!
http://quiz.angiefox.com/supernatural-pet/

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