Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bite Me Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author, Brooklyn Ann!

Writing About A Writer
Stephen King writes a lot of characters who are writers. At first I thought he did this is a convenience, falling under the “write what you know” category. Or maybe he was subconsciously putting himself in the story.

Then the heroine in my debut novel told me she was a writer as well. “Whoa!” I said. “What do you write?”
“Horror!” she proudly proclaimed. “None of those insipid romantic novels.”
“Thanks for that,” I replied, a little stung. “But I love horror. I wish I could write horror. How do you go about it?”

As I wrote her story, BITE ME, YOUR GRACE, I found out how. We have a few things in common, such as looking at a crazy situation and thinking of how to make a story out of it, but there are some major differences.

First off, Angelica had to deal with major sexism in her time. Women were supposed to be wives and mothers, not authors. Plenty flouted that convention and many female literary voices prevailed. However, the most popular were the romantic types, such as Jane Austen.

So her genre was also a problem. Angelica’s idol, Mary Shelley, got away with it because her father owned a publishing company. From what I understand, horror is still a difficult market for a woman.

Another way Angelica and I deviate is how we seek inspiration. I usually listen to music and daydream. She decided to break into her neighbor’s house because she thought it was haunted. It worked out for her because he was a sexy vampire. But if I tried it, I’d probably be looking down the barrel of a gun. (I live in Idaho.)

Anyway, while writing BITE ME, YOUR GRACE, I discovered that writers as characters can differ greatly from the author penning their story and can be a constant surprise.

Bite Me, Your Grace 
(Bite Me, Your Grace #1)
by Brooklyn Ann
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1402274440
England's "vampire craze" causes much vexation for the Lord Vampire of London, Ian Ashton. To save his reputation, Ian enlists aspiring authoress Angelica Winthrop without realizing she has hidden plans of her own.
Angelica Winthrop's life goal is to ruin her reputation, avoid marriage, and become a gothic authoress like her idol, Mary Shelley. To find inspiration for her new story, she breaks into the home of Ian Ashton, Duke of Burnrath, not knowing she will be coming up against the Lord Vampire of London. Romance sparks and reputations are at stake. But who knows the real difference between fact and fiction?

Sourcebooks is giving away one copy of Bite Me Your Grace to one reader today, US/CA only please. To enter, just leave a question or comment for Brooklyn on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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  1. What an unbeatable combination. A regency wrapped up in a paranormal, just marvelous. It just oozes quirkiness and fun. It's already on my Goodreads TBR.

  2. I love the cover. I so want to read this book. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  3. This book looks really interesting!

  4. I haven't been able to find a whole lot of paranormal historical I'm really glad to have seen this one.

  5. I don't come across a lot of paranormal Regency romance so this is a treat. I'm curious to see how a vamp will live in this setting :)
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  6. Thanks so much for the kind words!

  7. Very intriguing. I have not read too many vampire historical novels. I must read this one. Thanks for sharing.
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  8. I love the idea of a Regency with Paranormal. LOVE! Can't wait to read this one!

  9. I love the Title and the mix of Regency and Paranormal is unique. I'm looking forward to reading Bite Me Your Grace.
    Carol L
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  10. love the title! loved the excerpt. can't wait to read. thank you for sharing. :)

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  11. Vampires=good. Historical=new one on me!! But I like it!!

  12. Thank you for the chance!!


  13. There aren't enough Regency Paranormals out there! No matter what, I look forward to reading this book!

    Adria's Romance Reviews

  14. I love historical romance and paranormal romance, so it's the best of both worlds when a book like Bite Me Your Grace comes out. I'm really looking forward to reading about Angelica and her writing career.

  15. That sounds like a wicked book! I love paranormal and to set it during the regency period, that's awesome!

  16. The title really caught my attention and made me read on. It nice sums up the book. The Grace indicated it was most likely a historical and the Bite Me indicated a vampire book or a time travel.

  17. Love the title of this book. Two of my favs- historical and paranormal all together. This book sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  18. I love the addition of the paranormal element to my favorite Regency time period.


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