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Over the next several weeks I'll be featuring our authors from this fabulous new line as they each tell us about their top 5 favorite paranormal characters. Today's guest is Jenna Bennett. Her book, Tall, Dark and Devine features the oh so yummy Greek God of Love. Please join me in welcoming Jenna and celebrating her new release!
Harry Potter. The boy who lived. The boy who defeated the most powerful dark wizard of all time. And the boy who changed the reading habits of an entire generation while he was at it. Nuff said.
Ista dy Chalion, Paladin of Souls, from Lois McMaster Bujold’s book of the same name. The middle-aged widow of Roya Ias of Chalion and mother of Royina Iselle; a forty-something heroine who eats demons and works for the Bastard God. Yes, really.
Briar Moss AKA Roach, from Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic series. A street urchin turned plant mage in the kingdom of Emelan on the Pebbled Sea. Quite the heartthrob as he gets a little older, too.
Susan Sto Helit from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels. Susan is Death’s—the Grim Reaper’s—granddaughter. Pure awesomeness. She can walk through walls and live outside of time and be a little bit immortal. She’s also a governess/school teacher, and the girlfriend of Lobsang Ludd, the anthropomorphic personification of time.
Tank the fidget/furzel – telepathic cat creature – from Linnea Sinclair’s Games of Command. Yes, he’s a character; he has his own scenes with his own POV, and he saves the day more than once. Since we’re on the subject of Games of Command, telepath Jace Serafino isn’t bad either. Nor is Branden Kel-Paten, who is a bio-cybernetic creation, and as such a little bit paranormal too, in a science fiction-y way. :)
Jennie Bentley is the author of the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, while Jenna Bennett writes the USA Today bestselling Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. Jenna is also the author of various forms of romance, from contemporary to futuristic, and from paranormal to romantic suspense, including the award-winning Fortune's Hero, first in the Soldiers of Fortune series, and winner of a 2012 SFR Galaxy award for best Enemies to Lovers story.
A former Realtor® and renovator and current full-time author, Jenna/Jennie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with a husband, two kids, an African dwarf frog, a goldfish, and a hyper-active dog. Originally from Norway, she has spent more than twenty years in the US and still hasn’t been able to kick her native accent.
Being the Greek god of love doesn’t mean you believe--or want--anything to do with that sappy emotion. Sure, Eros runs his matchmaking business, Made in Heaven, but finding his own love has never been part of the equation. When he spots the sweet baker who works across the street, he vows to match her with someone else before she stirs his sullen heart.
Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right. What she needs is Mr. Right Here, Right Now, and this so-called “Greek God” she’s heard is on the rebound sounds like the perfect kind of distraction. But picking up the bitter workaholic is easier said than done…especially when he seems unreasonably determined to match her with someone else.
Can a woman looking for love—and the matchmaking god who wants her to find it with someone who isn’t him—have a shot at a happy ending? May the best god—or mortal—win.