Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Guest post by Candace Havens + Giveaway

Today I welcome to Ex Libris another author whose novel was lucky to launch Entangled Publishing's new flirty paranormal romance line, Covet, please give a warm welcome to Candace Havens who stops by to tell us a bit about her latest release Take It Like A Vamp! Candace thought to give us a general introduction into the world created for Take It Like A Vamp, telling us about the setting, the different supernatural creatures that exist, their powers and traits (which are similar/different from the usual lore), so take a seat and read on, you could even win a copy of Take It Like A Vamp!

I have to be careful about what I reveal about the world in Take It Like A Vamp, because I only touch on it a bit in the first book. But the paranormal council exists in a contemporary world, but they have their own set of rules. There are several different types of paranormal creatures including Vampires, Werewolves and Witches, which you meet in the first book.

I love that people assume the council members are all vampires, but they aren’t. And all the creatures in my book do not follow the normal tropes of what has gone before. I did base many of the creatures on different mythological beasts who have the same traits as what we know as vampires and werewolves, but they are so much more. Hopefully, if I do more in the series, we’ll discover a great many new creatures.

My vampires can walk in the light. If just seems to me that if someone was around for 800 years and had half a brain, they’d figure out a way to walk around in the sun. They’d also have to find a way to assimilate with their food source, humans. These are some of the things I thought about when creating my monsters. Super sexy monsters, I must say.

Humans are not aware they are a food source, and most of them don’t know about the supernaturals. But there is a war on the way, there always is, and there is a contingent of supes who believe it is their time to rule the earth. My heroes disagree. I’ve planted some deeper themes in the mythology that I hope people pick up on at some point.

If you were a supernatural creature, what would you want to be?

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous,Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her books for the Blaze line at Harlequin include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. In addition to Take It Like A Vamp, she has the steampunk novels Iron Demon (Oct. 2012) and Iron Blood (April 2013) from the Maisy Clark series debuting with Entangled Publishing.

Her books have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. Model Marine is a National Readers Choice Finalist. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more.

Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

Find out more or connect with Candace at her website / Twitter / Goodreads

Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.

But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?

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Entangled Publishing has generously offered an ebook copy of Take It Like A Vamp to a lucky commenter!

All you need to do is leave a comment answering Candace's question: If you were a supernatural creature, what would you want to be?

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 7 September 2012!

Good Luck!

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