Flirting with Fangs
The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Black Rose) (September 3, 2012)
Paperback and e-book 304 pages
E-Galley provided by Bewitching Book Tours
Vampire romance novelist Bailey Hamilton thinks her life is over. Her two-timing husband dumped her, she has a paralyzing case of writers’ block, and her big toe is bleeding.
Torin Kane, fictional Vampire Hero, is miserable. Chapter after chapter he has battled dragons, demons, and despicable villains, but his secret desire is to find true love and a tan.
With a twist of fate, their worlds collide. A magical teardrop summons Torin to life. And Bailey finds herself face to face, with quite literally, the man of her dreams….Bewitching Book Tours
This fast reading story was a delightful spoof through the genre of the Paranormal Romance genre. Pierson layers character and plot, and provides twisty turns aplenty.
I thought the way she layered the plot cleverly: Back and forth into the realm of the imagination and reality; maintaining the rules of the constructed world. while the realm of the imagination mimicked reality in it's setting and businesslike manner. The story spoofs both the genre and it's often dark nature.
She does a great job building the novel's world and its rules. Torin has only experienced what Bailey has had him experience. There are many things he has done and lots of things he never imagined. His existential crisis is a hilarious turning point for the character. Note to fiction writers: just in case this could actually happen make all you male heroes well-endowed.
If you could have a love interest character come to life, who would it be? Or, what is the most important trait for a writer to give a character just in case he could come to life?
Her attention to new bodily processes was genius. I know a lot of people don't think we need to know these things, but if you make someone able to eat, well... Other writers often discuss how their characters do not need a bathroom or kitchen and it's just for show. Besides this is funny.
While the idea of characters coming to life isn't new, it is not often well done. Pierson achieves success with this mad-cap romp through the sheets and streets of Boston. And, it truly is mad-cap.
This is a highly recommended fun ride.
AMAZON BARNES AND NOBLE
Peg Pierson is a full-fledged Fang Fanatic and slightly deranged Halloween Enthusiast, with a closet full of plywood coffins, an assortment of plastic dismembered body parts, and of course…skeletons.
Currently, she lives in Minnesota and is busily typing away on a new paranormal comedy. Along with vampires, she loves her family, pecan kringle, and a good laugh.
Please visit her at www.flirtingwithfangs.com
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Excerpt: FLIRTING WITH FANGS
The vampire clutched his stomach. “Something is amiss.” He grimaced. “I feel as though a dragon lurks within me.”
From her chair Bailey watched. Fear tickled her gut. What if whatever happened to bring him into this world was reversing itself? The fear spread, hot and scalding. She couldn’t lose him, not now…
Torin Kane might be a fictional character, but there was nothing imaginary about the way she felt in his strong arms, the way his touch made her body sing, and the way his dark gaze seemed to reach right through her eyes and into her soul.
Somehow, destiny had brought the dark warrior, the man of her dreams to life. And Bailey knew at that moment, that without Torin, her own life would be nothing more than a blank page.