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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Guest Post by Angie Fox and Giveaway

As I promised this morning, I have a wonderful guest post from author Angie Fox. Angie Fox is the author the The Accidental Demon Slayer, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, and the newly released A Tale of Two Demon Slayers. You can visit her blog for some wonderful content. Giveaway information will be at the bottom of the author guest post. Take it away Angie!

Writing Paranormal Fiction

Guest Post by Angie Fox, author of
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers


Thanks so much to Heather for inviting me here today. I’m a huge historical reader, but when it came to writing my own books, I found myself writing paranormals. There are a lot of similarities, actually, because both types of books take you to an entirely different world. At least that’s what I love about them.

As for the rest? Well, let’s just say I always knew writing would be an adventure. Still, I never predicted my writing would put me on the back of a coal black Harley Davidson, with an Irish Setter in tow.

I’d set out to write a paranormal about a straight-laced preschool teacher turned demon slayer who has to run off with a gang of geriatric biker witches. But my heroine has a smart-mouthed dog that, thanks to her new powers, can talk…and talk…and talk. And I really loved that dog. What’s a writer to do? Well, I went online and learned that there is a nationwide club of Harley bikers who ride with their dogs. So my heroine could have her pink Harley, and her Jack Russell Terrier too.

And of course I had to meet these Harley riding dog lovers. I called up a few of the members of a Biker Dogs Motorcycle Club and the adventure began. They invited me into their homes, introduced me to their dogs and, like my heroine, the bikers hoisted me up on the back of a Harley, with a dog in tow.

Things I learned right off the bat:
• After an hour on a Harley, you’ll walk like John Wayne for a week
• Helmets hurt when they are worn backwards
• Dogs love riding motorcycles

Stone, the biker who spent the most time making sure I didn’t fall off his hog, showed me how to ride, invited me to some biker rallies (note to self: don’t wear pink next time), and helped make the A Tale of Two Demon Slayers as real as it could be (for a book about a somewhat sheltered preschool teacher turned demon slayer).

So just when I thought I was writing fiction, it seemed my made-up characters weren’t so imaginary after all. One of the bikers I met even has a wife who is a biker witch. I’m wondering if she, like my heroine’s biker witch grandma, wears a “kiss my asphalt” t-shirt and carries a carpet bag full of Smuckers jars filled with magic. Maybe I’ll find out on my next adventure.


To celebrate the release of A Tale of Two Demon Slayers Angie is giving away a copy today. This giveaway is open worldwide. The giveaway will run until Tuesday February 9, 2010.

Here are the rules for entry:
1.) Take the What’s Your Biker Witch Name? quiz, post your answer below (mine is Owl Eyed Olive Fast Pants!), with your email address and you’re entered!
2.) For 1 additional entry - Become a follower of this blog (if you are already a follower, just say so)
3.) For 2 additional entries - Leave a comment on my interview with Angie

Best of luck everyone!

You can visit Angie at her website for more information about her and her books.





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12 comments:

  1. Chesty Drawers No Pants, LOL. :)

    +1 I'm a follower

    e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. "Lazy Larry Fancy Pants," which, actually, my wife calls me from time to time. :)

    denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I can't wait to read this book and I was so thrilled to find your contest!! I got the first two books for Christmas and they are a riot! Thanks for your giveaway!

    My biker name - Owl Eyed Olive Flat Foot

    +1 new follower
    +2 commented on interview

    5wrights1[at]verizon[dot]net

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  4. I'm Crumple-Toed Chessie Unibrow. But I pluck my eyebrows...

    Marian

    mdperera at hotmail dot com

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  5. +1 I am a Follower

    My Biker Waich name is: Leggy Lucy Fancy Pants

    I commented on the interview as buddyt

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  6. Easy Edna Hard Rider is my biker witch name! Looking forward to the latest release! tWarner419@aol.com

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  7. My name is Two Date Tessa No Brakes! I feel so wild!

    I'm a follower.

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Don't enter me Heather- Just stopped by to read this most entertaining post! I love those biker dogs!!

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  9. My name is Chesty Drawers Flat Foot.

    +1 I'm a follower

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  10. I am Candy Nickers Steel Butt!

    +1 follower

    xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I am a follower.

    Have read several reviews of this book and some excerpts. It sounds funny and fast-paced.
    My biker name is CHESTY DRAWERS FAST PANTS.

    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

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  12. Biker name: Lusty Lucinda Pothole Jumper!

    Google friend follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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