Thursday, September 6, 2012

Guest romance author Angie Fox and Giveaway!


Please welcome romance author Angie Fox! 


Thanks for having me on the blog today. I’m going to be talking about something that I think is important to writing paranormals (one thing that we authors always seem to resist) and that is stepping outside the comfort zone.

It’s tough for me personally because there are so many things that can trip me up and twist me around while writing a book. Adding another element to the mix doesn’t always seem like the wise thing to do! But, it’s exactly what I know I need to do in order to keep readers guessing and coming back for more.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we writers aren’t allowed moments of panic during our enlightenment. For example, I sold a new series about a group of paranormal MASH doctors during a great supernatural war. I was all excited because Immortally Yours is a departure from the books I’ve written before. It has more of an edge.

And then…panic. I remember calling one of my writer friends about a week after I’d sold the book and asking her, “What did I just do? I told them I could write a book about an immortal war. I write funny. How am I supposed to pull this off?”

Once she calmed me down, and talked me into a bit of therapeutic chocolate (thank you, Kristin), I realized that the underlying drama of war could serve to bring the oddball personalities in the MASH camp together. These doctors and nurses don’t have much, but they do manage to find ways to save their sanity and create the kind of relationships that offer a port in the storm.

It forced me to grow as a writer, to push the story to places I’d never gone before. Yes, it was scary, but it was really cool too.


And then an entirely new element emerged. You see, there’s PNN (The Paranormal News Network) that covers the war. It’s the supernatural version of CNN. I loved writing PNN because it let me explore my own love/hate relationship with sensationalistic 24-hour news.

In fact, I had so much fun that I’ve developed www.PNN-Network.com It’s the official website for PNN, and I set it up to be a bit like a paranormal version of The Onion. I figure it gives readers a taste of the series. And okay, the real reason I did it is because I had a blast coming up with my own take on paranormal news.





IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE GODS… 

No one patches up the incoming wounded like Dr. Petra Robichaud. Recruited by the gods for her uncanny medical skills, she’s the best M*A*S*H surgeon in the army. Along with a nosy guard sphinx,vegetarian werewolf, and otherparanormal paramedics, she bandages soldiers who are built like Greek gods (literally). But when one sexy immortal ends up on her operating table—half dead and totally to-die-for—Petra’s afraid she’ll lose her patient and her heart…



NOTHING IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN LOVE

Commander Galen of Delphi is one gorgeous but stubborn demi-god. When his spirit tries to slip out of his fatally wounded body, Dr. Petra has to slip it back in—unwittingly revealing her ability to see ghosts. Now that Galen knows her secret, he’s convinced she’s part of an ancient prophecy. If the oracles are right, Petra could lead Galen’s army to peace. And if he seduces her on the way to hell and back? Heaven knows—all’s fair in love and war…

So if you’d like to win your very own copy of Immortally Yours, visit www.PNN-Network.com, then come on back here and tell us the headline of your favorite article. 

24 comments:

  1. My favorite is Sit, Sit, SIT! Tips for Training Your HellHound!

    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Glad to do it! PNN, the M.A.S.H. series - it's been a blast!

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  3. LOL, love PNN :) My favorite was: Mayan Insider Scoop! Developed Armageddon “Prophecy” After Tequila Bender
    Leave it to the Mayans to believe the end of the world was upon them after consuming tequila!
    Thanks for the contest, Book Savvy Babe
    booksavvybabe at gmail dot com

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  4. Ha loved it:) "Yeti Style Shocker! Blames Global Warming for Receding Hairline"
    Great gioveaway:) Thank you
    elliott2668ATyahooDOTcom

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  5. Mine is.. Five Short Tips for Planning Your Next Leprechaun Family Reunion....lol

    Love that site, too funny.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

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  6. What a cool site! This heading made me smile: Ghosts Strike; Demand More Royalties from Reality Show Boom LOL.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Ha! Thats awesome, I like the article Mayan Insider Scoop! Developed Armageddon “Prophecy” After Tequila Bender. Hee!

    renee-moore(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

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  8. Oh..I liked flip Flap Frankenstein
    Love that page, I need to go back and spend more time on it....

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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  9. I just love the PNN...it id definitely my fave news source, lol. My favorite continues to be "Use Your Inside Voices: Tips From A Banshee Babysitter". Very handy for when I babysit my little nephews :-)
    I can't wait to read this book. I love paranormals, and grew up watching old reruns of MASH (still do sometimes)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Love your books angie .My favorites are
    Yeti Style Shocker! Blames Global Warming for Receding Hairline and FlipFlop Frankenstein. Have a fantastic week
    flanagan@mebtel.net

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  11. Ghosts Strike; Demand More Royalties from Reality Show Boom -

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. My favorite is "Yeti Style Shocker! Blames Global Warming for Receding Hairline". :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  13. My favorite was Zombies Sue Makers of "Bath Salts" For Copyright Infringement, especially "saying it was literally taking the living, shrieking food from members' mouths. And the members fees are too steep, costing an arm and a leg." Love it!

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  14. 2crazyboyz forgot email
    saba121167@usa.net
    Loved PNN, got to read it to my kids! HaHa

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  15. Mine is Five Steps in Planning Your Leprechaun Family Reunion.

    I got this series on my wish list as I enjoy your books, Ms. Fox.

    Dawn Roberto

    Love2read28@gmail.com

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  16. "Ghosts Strike; Demand More Royalties from Reality Show Boom" was my favorite.

    Lori

    lmyost@roadrunner.com

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  17. Flip Flop Frankenstein is my favorite!! Can't wait to read Immortally Yours, looks great. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  18. LOL Flip Flop Frankenstein!!! How am I just now hearing about this site its great!!! Sharing about it on my FB and stuff LOL love it keep them coming Angie xoxo

    Charity Costa
    Charitysbookaddiction at hotmail dot com

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  19. hi angie!! hope i'm not late yet. my favorite is sit, sit, sit!

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Werewolf fiddling on iPhone claims to have heard wife, this made me laugh!!!

    diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

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  21. I enjoyed Ghosts Strike. The others were funny too. bluepooh1@hotmail.com

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  22. I still love the Mayan Insider Scoop. I love the whole Mayan end of the world prophecy thing! PNN is really funny! jepebATverizonDOTnet

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