Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October's Paranormal romance characterfest+ giveaway with Rose Pressey

Welcome to Characterfest

Characterfest is a month long event where you’ll find a different character interviews written by the author each day. Each interview has a giveaway(s) make sure the giveaway is open to you and if so add a comment or question along with your email. I will close all giveaways at the end of the week and add the winners to the winners post on that Tuesday. Odds are if you won you’ll be hearing from me.

One thing I will ask is if you could please twitter or hit the facebook likes button on the post so that others can see the interview. I want to get these authors out to as much as I can and you’re my go between in this event.

I hope you enjoy each interview and please try to make it here each day to find out whom or what’s next. If this goes as planned I will be hosting this next year. 

List of attending authors here 

Today I’m interviewing Veronica Mason, leader singer for the Voodoo Zombies.

Hi, Veronica. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview.

No problem. Thanks for the opportunity.

You’re a huge fan of the 50’s and the rockabilly lifestyle. What attracted you to this era? What’s your favorite part of the rockabilly scene?

Well, my mom loves the era too, so I think her love for it rubbed off on me. She talked about it a lot when I was growing up. My favorite part is the music, of course. The birth of rock ‘n’ roll…what’s not to love? The clothing is so adorable and I love the cars. I just love it all.

Can you tell us a little about rockabilly?

It really is a lifestyle. It means wearing the clothing, driving the cars, having the hairstyle, and listening to the music. To some extent, I think it’s about living a simpler, more easy-going lifestyle. And with the tension going on in the paranormal world, we could all use a simpler time.

You have quite a few tattoos. Do you have a favorite?

All of them have a special meaning for me, so I love them all. But my favorite is the small cross on my shoulder blade. It’s in memory of my brother.

If you weren’t a singer, what occupation would you pick?

A writer. Ha-ha. No seriously, I love acting. Maybe I’d be an actress. I do love music though, so maybe a radio personality. I don’t know, I can’t imagine not singing.

You come from a long line of witches, were you surprised to discover there are other paranormal folks out there besides witches?

No, not really. There had been rumors for a long time. I know a lot of people were terrified, but I wasn’t surprised. A little concerned at first, but things are working out okay. There’s still tension between the vampires and witches. Well, the vampires have tension with the witches, werewolves, and every other paranormal creature. But I digress.

So you’ve had problems with vampires lately. What’s the deal with them? Why do they hate witches?

I don’t have an answer for that. I don’t know that they hate witches. I mean, my band mates are vampires and they don’t hate me. I think maybe the vampires feel intimidated, but that’s just my opinion.

I know this might be a touchy subject, but do you think you’ll ever get your witchcraft skills under control.

I think I’ve come to terms with my half-ass witchcraft skills. I’m trying hard. If nothing else, I’m tenacious.

How did you meet your werewolf best friend Kitty?

We met in high school. She was behind me in the lunch line and saved me from the turkey tacos. After that, we’ve been inseparable.

How’s your love life?

Um, well… it’s complicated. No comment.

So, I’m writing more about your life. The next book will be out at the beginning of next year, is there anything you’d like to share about the next story?

Well, I’m traveling, so you know how strange things can be in different cities. Places you’re not familiar with. Let’s just say it’s easy to run into trouble when vampires, demons, and werewolves are involved.

Thanks so much for answering the questions, Veronica. Readers may have a few questions for you today, so thanks for agreeing to stick around.

I’m giving away a copy of my book, Me and My Ghoulfriends, book one in the Larue Donavan series. Book two, Ghouls Night Out is available now.
I’m giving away an e-copy of my book, Me and My Ghoulfriends, book one in the Larue Donavan series. Book two, Ghouls Night Out is available now. International giveaway.

Rock 'n' Roll is Undead
Veronica Mason—lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies—discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica’s mind and she wonders if she’s going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells.

Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off, she’s about to land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal—and possibly her life.

When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can’t figure out if he’s there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can’t resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they’d make rockin’ music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead—permanently.


  1. This was such a fun character interview. This books sounds like fun and can't wait to read it. I love paranormal stories and I love music. So this is an awesome combination in the story. Thanks for the chance.

  2. This was such a fun character interview. This books sounds like fun and can't wait to read it. I love paranormal stories and I love music. So this is an awesome combination in the story. Thanks for the chance.

  3. I'm enjoying this event so much! Just tweeted about it, so more people can hear about it. :)

  4. Great interview. The books sound like great reads!

  5. This is kind of an odd concept, but it sounds very interesting!
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  6. This was a fantastic book. Everyone should give it a read.

  7. I am enjoying the characterfest. I am finding lots of new book to add to my wish list.

  8. Thank you for sharing with us today. It sounds like you live in a wonderful world. I was wondering how you came up with the name for your band the Voodoo Zombies :)


  9. I've been hearing good things about this series. I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

  10. i like the covers. and the title and excerpt looks promising. thanks for the giveaway.

    witchvela at web dot de

  11. Very awesome. I find it interesting that she has a best friend who's a werewolf named Kitty. Have you heard of the Kitty Norville Series by Carrier Vaughn? She's a werewolf named Kitty who happens to be a radio icon. Ironic.

  12. This book sounds like fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  13. Veronica sounds like a piece of work (in a good way)! Thank you for the giveaway: the series sounds like a great read.

    books4me67 at ymail.com

  14. Thanks for this great giveaway ! I didn't know this book but it sounds really great !


  15. What a fun interview! The book sounds like a blast! Thanks for the contest!


  16. This sounds like a fun series. Paranormal and music, nice combination. thanks
    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  17. I grew up in a very musical family so I have a great appreciation for it...although I did not inherit a lick of the talent. This series sound like a great read!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  18. I'm always attracted to paranormal books with humor. I hadn't heard of this author, but I will have to check her books out. I love the titles of the books.

    jen at delux dot com

  19. That was one hilarious interview AND it brought back so many memories for me! I loved the 50s... the music, the clothes...etc. I love paranormal books with humor. Thanks for the giveaway! I'll have to read ALL your books but it would be great to win one of them!


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