I’m so excited to have Molly Harper on the blog today! Molly Harper is the author of the awesome Jane Jameson series, and Book 4, Dead Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors released today! She’s also the author of the Naked Werewolf series, and much more. Molly has offered up one copy of Dead Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors for giveaway to one lucky winner, so be sure to check out the details at the bottom of the post!
Please welcome Molly to the blog!
Molly, you started writing when you were only eight, then became a journalist as an adult. After finally taking the plunge and writing your first novel, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, how did you celebrate when you found out it would be published? Was there happy dancing?
I was working as a Baptist church secretary and writing the books at night. (Talk about a difference in occupations.) Part of my job was drivingthe church newsletter to the bulk mail office every week. One day I was driving to the post office in the pouring rain and my cell phone rang. I wasn’t going to answer because it didn’t seem safe, but it was my agent and she rarely called unless it was important. I picked it up and it was Stephany. I asked if I needed to pull over and she said yes. I pulled over in a parking lot and she explained the offer. I screamed so loud that the people in the next parking lot froze, thinking something was wrong with me.
Your brand new book (the 4th in the Nice Girls series), Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, is out today! Can you tell us a bit about it?
Our girl Jane is finally getting married and life is going pretty smoothly for her. Until her milk delivery boy, Jamie, is hit by a car in front of her shop. She turns him to save his life, much like she was saved, and the Council orders her to take him home to care for him. And then there’s the small matter of her grandmother’s cranky ghost hanging around the house. And the fact that someone it out to kill Gabriel. It makes choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins seem downright desirable.
So far, which is your favorite to write about, vamps or weres?
It’s a different set of romanctic values. Vampires are reserved and cool and stealthy-sexy, until you rile them up. Werewolves are all about appetite, hot and primal. I can’t say I have a favorite, because they’re both fun.
What are some of your favorite literary (or movie) vamps?
Spike is my all-time favorite vampire ever. He is both the bad boy and the noble hero. He’s sexy and dirty and funny and smart. And I swear, the day I found out James Marsters’ British accent wasn’t real, I cried a little.
Honorable mentions go to Angel, Dracula, and Emmett Cullen (can’t help it, he’s adorable.)
What are a few of your favorite authors or books?
The Bestseller by Olivia Goldsmith; The Stand by Stephen King, and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
What’s on your nightstand right now?
I admit nothing.
Just kidding. I am actually not reading right now because I am desperately trying to meet a deadline. But I would like to give Pride and Prejudice and Zombies another shot.
When you’re not busy at work on your next novel, how do you like to spend your free time?
I just quit my full-time job, so I’m trying to find my hobbies again. (After I meet said deadline.) I am waiting eagerly for the day I have time for reading, cross-stitch and baking again.
What are a few of your top dating tips for gals seeking a vamp to call their own?
Don’t let a vampire boyfriend to get away with anything you wouldn’t allow a human boyfriend. A dude that doesn’t have a job, hits on your friends, hogs the remote or tries to bite you repeatedly is annoying whether he’s got a pulse or not.
Is there any other news of upcoming projects or events that you’d like to share with us?
There will be two spin-off titles to the Jane series, the first of which, THE CARE AND FEEDING OF STRAY VAMPIRES, will be released in August 2012.
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About Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors:
WITH THIS RING, I THEE DEAD.
Just as Jane Jameson’s unlife seems to be stabilizing, fate sinks its fangs firmly into her butt. Despite her near-phobia of wedding planning, her no-frills nighttime nuptials to her sexy boyfriend, Gabriel, are coming along smoothly. That is, until she turns a fatally wounded teenage acquaintance, and the Council pronounces her responsible for the newborn vamp until he can control his thirst.
Jane’s kitchen barely holds enough Faux Type O to satiate the cute teen’s appetite and maintain Gabriel’s jealous streak at a slow simmer. As if keeping her hyperactive childe from sucking the blood out of the entire neighborhood isn’t enough to deal with, the persnickety ghost of Jane’s newly deceased grandma Ruthie has declared war on the fanged residents of River Oaks. Suddenly choosing monogrammed cocktail napkins and a cake she can’t even eat seem downright relaxing in comparison.
Tensions inside the house are growing…and outside, a sinister force is aiming a stake straight for the center of Gabriel’s heart. Most brides just have to worry about choosing the right dress, but Jane fears that at this rate, she’ll never make it down the aisle for the wedding all nice girls dream of…
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