Happy Release Day, Tiffany Allee!

April 27th, 2014

There’s nothing wrong with a little blackmail between consenting adults.

 

Don’t Blackmail the Vampire, Tiffany Allee’s second installment in the fun Sons of Kane paranormal romance series releases on April 28th. CONFETTI!

 

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Rawr. Hot confetti.
Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé’s potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother’s wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he’s concerned, there’s nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it’s time for Rachel to pay up.
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Cover Reveal, Sneak Peek & Giveaway: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid

May 10th, 2013

Don’t let the title fool you. This paranormal romance isn’t related to my Don’t Bite the Messenger. Although, it is fun, and it does feature vampires.

 

But there’s also a cruise ship!

And hijinks!

And smexy times on the high seas!

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 Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid

Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister’s wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.

 Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he’s never met. And Alice’s offer comes at just the right time.

 What could possibly go wrong?

 

 

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And, if you’d like a taste of what’s inside that gorgeous cover, here’s a sneak peek excerpt:

“That sounded like it hurt,” he said, kneeling in front of her and taking her foot into his hand.

“It’s fine. I’m just a klutz.” Her toe throbbed slightly, calling her a liar with every beat of her pulse.

He grinned at her red toe. “You didn’t seem like a klutz on the volleyball court today. I think you were trying to hide your blush. No doubt, terribly perverse thoughts about me were flying through your head.”

She gaped at him.

“Your toe is fine,” he announced, but he didn’t release her foot. He looked up and met her eyes, and the intensity of his gaze swept over her. Desire hit her like a bag of bricks, a swift blow that robbed her of her breath and made her whole body ache.

“I was thinking no such things,” she said, wishing her breathlessness didn’t give her away.

“Liar.”

“We aren’t right for each other. And what happened last night isn’t happening again.” It wasn’t. It couldn’t. There was no way she’d be able to stop things again like she did the night before. Not if he kept looking at her like that. And he was a vampire, just like Olivia. And she’d run off after swearing to love her brother forever. What would stop Noah from doing the same? Vampires weren’t normal people. She had to remember that.

“You’re right. We aren’t right for each other.”

Anger flashed through her, fanning her desire in a most annoying way. The greatest defense is a good offense. “We’re not. In fact, I can’t think of anyone less suitable for me.”

“Oh?” He quirked an eyebrow at her and she ignored it. How could he look so scrumptious and be so annoying at the same time?

“No. Besides, I’m not looking to be tied down.”

A feral grin blossomed on his face. “Don’t worry, Miss Shepard, if I tied you down I’d be sure to untie you in the morning.”

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tiffanyalleeAbout the Author:

CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).

Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).

Tiffany is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

Find Tiffany at: Facebook     Twitter     Website     Blog

Q&A and Giveaway with Tiffany Allee

January 20th, 2013

 

I’m in the unique and oh-so-lucky position of being a critique partner for paranormal romance author Tiffany Allee, so I got to read Lycan Unleashed, the latest in her Otherworlder novella series, a long time ago. I adore Astrid and Mason and can’t wait for other readers to fall in love with them as well.

 

Blurb

Detective Astrid Holmes is a sensitive, a human capable of feeling the energy of otherworlders. When she is dispatched to the horrific murder scene of a local vampire, she expects it to be just another day on the job. But when evidence is stolen on her watch, she is removed—not only from the investigation, but from her job as a member of the Chicago police department’s paranormal unit.

 

Astrid’s only hope of reinstatement lies with her ex co-worker and almost-lover, Lycan Mason Sanderson. But convincing the OWEA agent to let her assist with the investigation isn’t nearly as difficult as staying alive when the murderer realizes that Astrid may hold the key to unlocking his identity.

 

Fighting to take down a killer could have deadly consequences for Astrid and Mason, but working together puts their already fragile relationship in jeopardy.

 

 

I love the explosion of cross-genre romance. There are so many possibilities and quite a lot of freedom in bending familiar tropes. What are your favorite aspects of writing these types of stories?

 

First of all, thank you so much for having me here!

 

Cross-genre romance is such a wonderful phenomenon. My favorite part is that I get to entertain myself by blending the types of stories that I enjoy, in a way that hopefully makes the story interesting to readers across genres. It keeps it interesting for me anyway!

 

I love romance. I love urban fantasy. I love mystery and horror. Blending these elements together into a balanced story is tricky! Sooo tricky. But, I enjoy the challenge inherent in getting it all to come together for stories that (I hope) satisfy readers on a couple of different levels.

 

Your first series with Entangled, From the Files of the Otherworlder Agency, is paranormal romance. But each story also revolves around an intricate mystery. Is it difficult to balance the mystery with the romance, or does the plot help to facilitate it?

 

Like I mentioned in the last question, blending elements is difficult. And it’s especially tough to have characters fall in love in a convincing way, while solving a mystery and fighting for their lives.

 

But you’re also correct in saying the mystery plot helps to facilitate the romance to a certain extent as well. Striving to solve the mystery and bring the bad guys to justice is what keeps the characters in close contact during each of the books. This close contact allows romance to blossom. Or explode. Whatever.

 

I do appreciate a nice blossoming explosion of romance.

On the spot time! What are a few of your favorite lines that you’ve written?

 

This was a tough question. I decided to pick one line from each of the OWEA books, and hopefully they’re entertaining outside of the context of the story. And I love dialogue, so these are a little dialogue heavy.

 

From Banshee Charmer, said by the male main character, Aidan:

“I’m a sex god. That’s my special power.”

 

From Succubus Lost, said by my heroine to the hero, Costa:

“Sorry that your pyromaniacism is so limited.”

 

And from my new release, Lycan Unleashed (okay, totally cheated and chose two):

“It suddenly struck me that I might not be the only one who still thought about that kiss.”

“Lo and behold, even old vampires used Outlook.”

 

The Outlook line totally cracked me up!

 

You’ve written some memorably steamy scenes, so I have to ask: do you discuss these with your spouse? Do you let him read them?

 

Nooooooo! Oh, excuse me. No. I don’t discuss them nor do I let him read them.

 

Not anymore.

 

Let’s just say I let him read one of my first stories—which included my very first sex scene—and for days after he’d sing-song, “Panties, panties, panties!” And he still does it anytime anything close to sex scenes are mentioned. I’m not sure which of us is more scarred at this point.

 

One of us will need to grow up before I let him read another. 😉

 

I’m guessing this isn’t something we should hold our breath on.  You’ve been crazy busy this last year. What can we expect to see next from you?

 

Whew! It has been a busy year. Next out will be my light paranormal romance novel about a vampire stuck on a cruise ship with his far-too-sexy neighbor for her sister’s wedding, called Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid. It will be released early this year from Entangled Publishing’s Covet imprint.

 

The fourth book of the From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series is scheduled for June, 2013. And expect to see a romantic suspense novel from me before the end of the year!

 

I can’t wait! Thanks so much for stopping by, Tiffany.

 

You can find Tiffany at: Website     Goodreads

You can find Tiffany’s books at: Amazon     Barnes and Noble

Tiffany has graciously offered a giveaway of an e-book copy of either Banshee Charmer or Succubus Lost to one lucky commenter. I’ll draw the winner on 1/28/13, and announce the winner here and on twitter!

 

About the Author

CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (2013, Entangled Publishing).

 

Tiffany has an MBA in accounting and nearly a decade of experience in corporate finance. All super useful stuff for a writer who spends far too much time trying to figure out fun ways to keep her characters apart, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books—of course!).

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