Please help me welcome one of my favorite authors and long time blogging buddy Christine Rains to A Buckeye Girl Reads! I'm happy to be a part of her blog tour for the release of The 13th Floor Collection!!
Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: October 13th, 2013
Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
- What inspired you to write the series?
Superstitions about the number 13 led to some fun “what if” questions. Few buildings have a 13th floor. It's considered bad luck. Why? Would something unlucky live on that floor? Yet what if it wasn't something unlucky, but something really good? I love to twist tropes and myths.
- Whose story was the hardest to write?
THE MARQUIS was by far the hardest one to write. It took me a few months to get the protagonist to talk to me. Marc isn't a chatty guy. He grunts and growls a lot, but he'd rather I ignored him. Thankfully the other characters in the story refused to let me do so.
- Whose was the easiest to write?
THE ALPHA was the easiest to write. Stefanie has a strong voice, and I love to write powerful women. I also adore geeky guys and superheroes.
- What was the last book you read?
By the time this interview is posted, I will have read several more books! Yet today I finished THE SECOND SIGN by Elizabeth Arroyo. A fantastic YA paranormal romance.
- Do you have a favorite comfort read, if so what is it?
One series I read over and over is Harry Potter. I'm in love with the world and the characters. There's definitely magic in those pages.
- Do you have any upcoming projects?
I'm not certain what I'm going to do next. I have a few manuscripts that I would like to revise and query. A paranormal romance with witches, a superhero romance, and another paranormal with demons and vampires. Also, since NaNoWriMo isn't that far away, I might write a new urban fantasy where the geeky underdogs become the heroes.
Thank you so much for having me here today.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
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