Tunnel of Love Week Guest Blogger: Dakota Cassidy
Which means here I am, workin’ my last brain cell to come up with something to amuse, enthrall—electrify you.
So how’s that workin’ out?
Yeah. Same here.But wait! I have an idea. A Valentine’s Day idea (cue swelling strains of violins and drum beats, emphasizing a moment of dawning lost brain cell recovery). Okay, so it involves some blatant promo, but if you read this (all the way through. No cheating allowed), I promise you could win something cool.
So here we go. I write a series called the “Accidental’s”. It’s a trilogy (and just recently became a quad of stories—is it called a quad?), about three BFF who’ve all been accidentally turned into some sort of paranormal creature or another. Marty Andrews was in The Accidental Werewolf. So yeah, she was accidentally bitten and thus, shazam!—turned into a werewolf. Nina Blackman is my heroine in Accidentally Dead, a dental hygienist who’s accidentally bitten by a vampire, and probably the single most cranky candidate for anger management on the planet. And lastly, Wanda Schwartz, in The Accidental Human—sweet, gentle, sorta OCD who’s in deep horse puckey. I can’t tell you what happens to her because the book doesn’t release until March, 3, 2009 (insert more blatant promo here). Oh, and Wanda’s story is still paranormal. Figure that out with a title that has the word “human” in it, why don’t ya?
Now, the men in these women’s lives are not only patient (OMG—they’re like Job times a million), but hunky and totally willing to try and make the eternal accidents they’ve created, right. Real stand up guys.
First, there’s Keegan. He’s Marty’s man. Owns a multi-million dollar cosmetics company, and he’s also the alpha male of his werewolf pack. Oh, and he’s loverly to look at and despite the fact that he was attacked by Marty’s poodle when he was in werewolf form, he loves her dog.
Then there’s Greg. He’s Nina’s squeeze, and if Keegan can be called patient, Greg should have that word hyphened on his name because he deals with Nina. Nina’s cranky, has a potty mouth, and gives new meaning to the phrase “let’s get ready to rumble”. Greg’s a vampire, lick-a-licious, and the leader of his vampire clan.
Finally, there’s Heath—Wanda’s prey… er, potential love interest. Heath has the hardest job of all—winning a woman who’s just been diagnosed with a terminal illness—an illness he has no clue she’s got. They meet when he answers Wanda’s ad to sell cosmetics. Dudes, I know! A man who wants to sell cosmetics is just plumb lunacy. But there’s a reason, and in order to find out exactly why an off the chain hot guy like Heath has resorted to selling makeup—(insert more bold promo here), ya gotta read the book. Though, here’s a little tidbit on Heath. He’s human, too. Aha! I just know you’re all wondering how Wanda and Heath’s story can be paranormal if they’re both human (promo, promo, promo). But Heath has a secret—a big one. He’s also got a great sense of humor and more optimism in his little pinky than most have in their entire bodies.
So here’s how this all ties into Valentine’s Day—tell me, what do you suppose these poor men are going to go through every single year in an effort to make up for the life altering changes they’ve wreaked upon their women? And we’re not talkin’ just fifty years worth of making up—they’re immortal—that means they gotta do this forever. Seriously, what kind of gift can you come up with that’ll evah make up for turning someone into a vampire or a werewolf?
Is a box of candy ever going to cut it when you can’t even eat those chocolaty morsels of goodness because your diet consists of nothing but O positive? Do flowers really say, “Shoot, punkin’, I’m sorry you have to eat raw cow and shave your legs twice a day—forevah.”?
Does an expensive dinner with a wine you can’t pronounce the name of make up for the fact that you’re never going to be able to watch daytime television again? Will a cuddly teddy bear with a big red bow on it make your knees all soft butter-like when you’re battling hormonal mood swings to rival any bi-polar?
Yeah. Thus, this leads me to my question—I want you guys to tell me what kind of gift you think could possibly make something so earth shattering all good. A trip around the world—a Lamborghini—maybe a yacht?
So go on, hit me with your best shot—and see below for the contest rules :).
And here are the contest deets—I’m giving away a signed copy of the second in my series titled, Accidentally Dead. But that’s not all—I’ll personally buy TWO books by any one of the Knight Agency clients and have them shipped directly to you.
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All you have to do to be entered and add to your TBR pile is this—leave me a comment in the comments section with your answer, and that’s it!
One winner will be chosen at random Tuesday, February 10, 2009. The books chosen by the winner must already be published or available for pre-order. To find out if you’ve won, check out my blog where I’ll announce the winner here http://www.dakotacassidy.net/