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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Tale of Two Goblins Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway with author H.P. Mallory

I’m very excited to have H.P. Mallory visiting us today
for an interview on her A Tale of Two Goblins Blog Tour!

Welcome, could you tell us a little bit about yourself, H.P.?
Hi Crystal, thanks for having me!

Um, a little about me…well, I’ve always wanted to be a writer and recently made that dream a reality. After becoming self published, back in July 2010, my books really took off and this last Jan I decided to quit my job and become a full time author. I haven’t looked back since!

For someone who isn’t familiar with the Dulcie O’Neil Series, how would you describe it to them?
Dulcie is a very tough fairy who works in law enforcement. She’s smart, determined and strong but also has her faults. In the first novel, To Kill A Warlock, Dulcie has to figure out who killed an infamous potions importer and in the second book, A Tale of Two Goblins, Dulcie has to stop a killer who stalks people in their dreams. And all the while, she’s trying to combat her romantic feelings towards three men!

What kind of readers do you think these novels will appeal to?
Anyone who likes urban fantasy or paranormal romance

What would Dulcie never be caught dead saying?
I can’t

Is there a character that gave you a lot of trouble to write? If so who and why?
Um, not really. Luckily, I pretty much have my characters figured out ahead of time so I don’t ever find myself stuck.

What famous person do you picture as Knight, Bram and Quillan?
Actually, I never really pictured any famous people as any of my characters. They sort of live in my head and take on their own personalities, etc. I never write a character based on an actor or model. I prefer to give them their own personalities and looks.

Can you give us a little glimpse as to what would happen if Knight and Bram were to sit down together for a poker game?
I imagine it would be a lot of tete-a-tete and one-upping going on. No brawling or anything like that but lots of comparing notes where Dulcie is concerned.

Out of the two novels so far in this series, which one did you have the most fun writing and why?
I really enjoyed writing Goblins. I just thought the storyline was really fun.

How many novels are planned for this series, can you give us a little sneak peek on what may happen to Dulcie next?
Um, I’m thinking maybe 5 at the moment. The next book will see Dulcie returning to the Netherworld.

In one sentence, why should readers pick up A Tale of Two Goblins today?
I think readers who enjoy urban fantasy will like the ups and downs in Dulcie’s life and the fact that she’s surrounded by hot men! LOL

Thank you so much H.P., is there any last words or comments you want to leave our readers with?
I just want to thank all my readers for getting me where I am today. You all are the best!!!



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About the author:

Hi, I'm HP Mallory and I've written two series, the first about a fairy in law enforcement (To Kill A Warlock and A Tale of Two Goblins) and the second about a witch who can bring back the dead (Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble and Toil and Trouble).

I'm a mongo fan of anything that goes bump in the night and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! (Quick tangent--the best costume I've ever worn was last year when I went as the Headless Horseman and my baby was my Jack-O-Lantern head!) I've always loved the Twilight Zone Marathons and if I ever saw a ghost, I think I'd wet myself.

I grew up in California although I've lived abroad in the UK (England and Scotland--woo hoo, gotta love those kilts!)

I'd categorize my writing as a blend of suspense, humor, light horror, and romance with a sprinkle of fantasy to tie everything together! If you are all about fairies and witches and vampires (oh my!), you love a good alpha warlock and you like men who get a little hairy during a full moon, I got the goods.

Find out more about H.P. Mallory at her website
Purchase the books here
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~Giveaway~


A Tale of Two Goblins

H.P. Mallory is giving away one e-copy of A Tale of Two Goblins to one lucky reader!
To enter just leave a question or comment for the author, make sure to include a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on May 10th. One winner will then be selected at random using random.org, the winner then has 48 hours to respond to the email notification or another winner will be chosen. Open internationally.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great interview...I'd love to see pics of that Headless Horseman/Jack-o-lantern costumed duo!!

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Belinda said...

What a great interview! I think out of the two books - I loved A Tale Of Two Goblins best because it had such amazing tension between Knight and Dulcie. It left me hanging on the edge of me seat... "will they or won't they" I loved how easy it was to get caught up in the storyline so I can't wait to see what happens next!

Vivien said...

"In one sentence, why should readers pick up A Tale of Two Goblins today?
I think readers who enjoy urban fantasy will like the ups and downs in Dulcie’s life and the fact that she’s surrounded by hot men! LOL"

That sold me :)

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Danielle Gorman said...

Great interview. I heard a lot of great things about this series and I am really eager to start it. It looks really good and it is definitely something that I am interested in.

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Lib C said...

I can only image the arguments Quill,Knight and Bram have in your head HP!

Timothy said...

I love your books, and I think the facebook pages for your characters, and especially the pictures on them, are one of the best ideas you've had!
Can we look forward to any more pics of Bram since they made you take that last one down?

annmarie1029@gmail.com

meggerfly said...

Great interview! I first heard about HP Mallory from TRR's grand opening event. Her covers are amazing!

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Tore said...

I really interested in reading this series. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

HPMallory said...

Thank you all so much for the very nice comments!
And, Annmarie, I had to laugh at your post. What a bummer that facebook made me remove Bram's hot butt pic. LOL That was the butt pic to end all butt pics!
Let me see what I can do!!!!

Amy said...

I have read both Jolie Wilkins books and the first Dulcie book, and really liked them! They remind me of the Sookie Stackhouse series- light, fun, and very entertaining! Would love to read A Tale of Two Goblins :)

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Apothecary Crafts said...

I really live that your characters cone from your imagination and are not based on a famous person. Seeing all the pictures people post is great fun, but they are all so much more 3dementinal in my mind. Thanks
Dian

Apothecary Crafts said...

I love that your characters are not based on someone famous. It is great fun to see all the pictures people post for your characters but they are so much more when I read the books. Not that some of them aren't extremely yummy;). You are awesome!
Dian

V.K. Tremain said...

I love the tension between Dulcie and the men in her life, especially Knight, I'm rooting for him. HP, I can't believe Bram's butt pic is down! I might just have to find it and download it for myself then...lol. Love all the characters and books!

Erin said...

I am such a fan of all HP's books, they are so entertaining and the characters definitely seem to come to life. I can't wait to read the next one!

BLHmistress said...

I like there is gonna be 5 hoping for more , I'm not greedy or anything :)

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

These books sound right up my alley!

Please include me! Thank you!
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Rachel said...

This book sounds incredibly quirky and fun--just my kind of thing!

Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Written
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Collins said...

A new twist...I love it! What is your inspiration?

Temperance said...

The interview was great,Now i want to pick up a new book and start reading..I have never read any of these but there going on my to read list:)

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Temperance said...

The interview was great,I have not read any of her books but im adding them to my to read list:)

Happy reading

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