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Friday, September 4, 2009

Author Offerings From Judy Mays

Title: Rednecks N' Roses

Release Date: August 31, 2009

Author: Judy Mays

Author Website: www.judymays.com

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

Buy Link: www.ellorascave.com

Genre: vampire comedy




Blurb: Rednecks n’ Roses

Amber is ready to bite nails. First, she loses her job. Okay, here's her chance to write the novel she always wanted to. Then, she arrives at the farm her aunt bequeathed her to find a man in her bath tub -- a dead man.

Only he's not dead, well sort of not dead. Could things get any worse - or could they be getting better? The not so dead man is vampire. Hot damn! What more could a romance writer ask for but her very own vampire hero?

But, Rusty Nipple won't cooperate. He won't stop sleeping in the bathtub, he won't shave off his beard, he won't stop drinking beer, and he won't bite men. He won't even change his name! Who ever heard of a vampire named Rusty Nipple? How is she supposed to write about a suave, sexy, debonair vampire if Rusty won't cooperate?

Determined to make Rusty into the kind of vampire everyone wants to read about, Amber rolls up her sleeves and gets to work. However, Rusty sees Amber as a work in progress, too. What better way to learn all this new vampire stuff than on his very own live-in romance author.

Welcome to Author Offerings. I am so happy to have you here today and to find out what your author offerings are. What is your latest offering?

A vampire comedy called Rednecks N' Roses.

What is Rednecks N' Roses all about?

What's a good old country boy vampire supposed to do when a smartass city-slicker female barrels into his life and totally disrupts it? What's wrong with hunting deer—with a rifle—for their blood, having a bushy beard, drinking beer out of Mason jars, and sleeping in the bathtub? And what's wrong with his name? He was named after his grandfather. Rusty Nipple is a fine name.

Amber arrives at the farm her aunt bequeathed her, the perfect quiet place to write her vampire romance, to find a man in her bathtub—a dead man. Only he's not dead. Well, sort of not dead. He's a vampire. Hot damn! What more could a romance writer ask for but her very own vampire hero? He'll be able to tell Amber things about vampires no other author could ever find out. Her book will skyrocket to the top of the New York Times bestseller list!

But Rusty won't cooperate. He won't even change his name! Who ever heard of a vampire named Rusty Nipple, a name that sounds like a really bad mixed drink? How is she supposed to write about a suave, sexy, debonair vampire if Rusty won't cooperate?

So Amber takes things into to her own hands, so to speak. She hides the rifle, shaves off his beard while he 's sleeping, and drags him to the local bar to teach him proper vampire etiquette - biting humans. And Rusty cooperates, to a certain extent. He 's already made up his mind. The only human he 's going to bite is Amber.

That sounds hilarious and like something I want to read. How did you come up with the idea?

From stories about a good friend's love life. And Rusty Nipple is just too good a name not to use.

Is this your first author offering, or do you have other books the readers should know about?

Oh no, I have my Gray family of werewolves Heat series, my alien Celestial Passions series, and another redneck vampire, Rednecks N' Rock Candy at Ellora's Cave and my kitty cat shapeshifters Myths and Legends series and Christmas Jingle stories at Changeling Press.

What can we expect from you in the future, Judy Mays?

Right now I'm finishing up the fifth of my wolfie series - Undercover Heat

Thank you for joining me. Is there anything else you'd like the readers to know?

Rednecks N' Roses will be paired with Rednecks N' Rock Candy in paperback for an October release in time for Ellora's Cave's Romanticon Convention in October. I'll be there to sign it. Further information is available at Ellora's Cave's website - www.ellorascave.com

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