As many of you may know, I'm a Publicist for Entangled Publishing, and I'm a huge paranormal fan. So, I'm so excited that we have launched our new Paranormal Romance line, Covet!! Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about our launch titles, chat with authors, participate
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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 Tiffany Allee, who just happens to be one of my personal authors. I'm really in love with her latest release, Don't Bite the Bridesmaid, which is a sexy, fun and lighthearted vampire romance romp. So, please join me in welcoming Tiffany!
First of all, thank you so much for inviting me today to talk about my favorite supernatural characters! I’ll admit that I’m something of a paranormal addict, and restricting this list to five was pretty brutal. Maybe I could have done a top twenty list…or fifty. So let’s just say that this is my top five for today. ;-)
I know, technically Buffy is now in the realm of being old school, but I love her, and I love everything about the show. The hotness of Angel and Spike. The amazing friendship she has with Willow and Xander. The awesomeness of Giles. I miss the whole Scooby gang.
Buffy is one my favs because she manages to be tough, smart, and vulnerable at the same time. And the witty dialogue of Joss Whedon always makes me happy.
From the Mercy Thompson books, Bran falls solidly in the side character arena, but to me, he’s fascinating—maybe even more fascinating than some of the main characters. As the werewolves’ leader, you’d think he’d be intimidating and scary. Okay, he’s a little intimidating and scary, but only when he wants to be. Otherwise he blends in, a seemingly average young-looking man. I think I love him best for his sneaky factor, and that he always has Mercy’s back when she needs him.
From the television show Grimm, Monroe is a…well he’s something like a werewolf. To be honest, with all the German (or German-inspired) naming conventions on the show, I have a difficult time remembering the technical names for the creatures that inhabit this world. But Monroe as a character is difficult to forget. Not only is a red-eyed werewolf(ish thing), he’s also a vegetarian. He is always willing to step up and help the show’s main character, Nick. And he is the first in line to do the right thing. Plus he’s pretty darn adorable—especially with his girlfriend, Rosalee.
What can I say about Kate Daniels? She embodies the term ‘kickass heroine’ and she doesn’t apologize for it. But she isn’t just a badass, she’s also a very human woman with her own issues and pain. And she’s the first to step up to defend the people she cares about, and her city.
Oh…Eric. No matter how you feel about how the Southern Vampires series ended, you have to acknowledge the extreme hotness of the Viking vampire, Eric. He’s passionate, protective, and a far better person…err vampire…than he wants publically known. I fell for him hard during the early books in the series, and am still convinced he’s about as hot as hot can get. Alexander Skarsgard playing him in the television show did nothing to dispel this belief. ;-)
And now I have to go dig out some old Buffy DVDs. It’s research, you understand.
Thanks Tiffany! Love the choices, particularly Bran and Kate, and Eric.. Crap, well all of them!!
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.
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.