Do you ever wonder what your favorite characters would wear to a Halloween party? Join me today at Paranormal Haven where I'm chatting about a Lone Pine Pride Halloween party and showing pics of what these lions and tigers and bears would be wearing. See what all your favorite LPP shifters would don... and maybe win a book!
So I'm reading Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs.
This is a big departure for me, because usually I'm way too big a
chicken for Romantic Suspense (especially of the serial killer variety),
but I was assured by a trusted friend that this one would not give me
nightmares or make me want to scream in frustration (so far so good).
This is one of the books in the series on which the television show "Bones" was based and I'm finding myself amazed
by how little relationship the book seems to have to the TV series.
Pretty much just the words "forensic anthropologist" and "Temperance
Brennan", as far as I can tell. After that, all bets are off. Different
tone, setting (North Carolina and Montreal rather than D.C.), characterization (heroine is older, divorced, mother of an adult child, surrounded by a completely different cast of supporting characters)... all of it.
Usually I'm a stickler
for honoring the original source material, but in this case I'm finding I
enjoy both - though they are completely different animals. It's so different my brain has entirely given up on comparing them and now I'm just enjoying them independent of one another.
What do you think? Sacrilege to change a single word? Or is simply using
the most stripped-down premise as a springboard preferable because then
the series can remain in your imagination, independent and unsullied by
the bumbling attempts of Hollywood to bring it to life? Survey says?
You guys! Two awesome pieces of news from Fresh Fiction!
1) TAMING THE LION is the FRESH PICK today! This is downright giddy-making for me because it's picked by readers, so thank you darlings! You guys are the best.
And 2) There's another snazzy new Fresh Fiction Review of TAMING THE LION up too! Clare O'Beara says, "Vivi Andrews has written a complex, fun and easily
tale in TAMING THE LION which follows on from Jaguar's
Kiss and precedes Hawk's Revenge. This adult romance
fantasy series will prove addictive."
Do you like your books of the touchable variety? So you can pet them and hold them and whisper words of affection into their pages? Do you love the Karmic Consultants? Then today is your day, darlings! NAUGHTY KARMA is now available IN PRINT!
Double crossing the devil is a dangerous business.
two decades ago, Prometheus sold his beating heart to a devil in
exchange for epic power. That contract is about to expire—and so is he.
There’s only one woman with the power to help him see his next birthday.
And he’s willing to use every manipulation in his arsenal to pry that
power from the ice queen’s grip. Karma, who values order above
all else, has had enough of the unscrupulous warlock’s pranks
endangering her people. But when she confronts the wily trickster to
demand a cease-fire, his terms throw her for a loop. The bastard wants
her to save his life—and he wants her in his bed. Clinging to her
hard-won control is the only way Karma knows to keep her abilities from
overwhelming her. If anyone can tempt her to embrace the chaos of her
magic, it’s Prometheus. One kiss brings her defenses crashing
down. But can she trust Prometheus…or has she lost her own heart to a
warlock with a hidden agenda? Warning: This book contains
scheming, manipulation, bargains-with-the-devil, and meddling
consultants. All’s fair in love and magic.
Three days now that Taming the Lion has been out in the world. Probably too soon to start badgering readers to tell me which pride members they most want to get their happily-ever-afters, eh? Too bad patience was never my virtue.
To distract myself, today I am being interviewed by the lovely and talented paranormal scribe Robyn Bachar. Come on by her blog and say hello!