Help me welcome today’s author, Molly Harper.
How do Naked Werewolves celebrate Christmas?
Very carefully. And I hope they do it while wearing a sweater.
With the holidays coming up, I often get asked cute questions about my characters like, “What do the Grundy werewolves eat for Christmas dinner?” or “What would Dick Cheney get Jane Jameson as a gift?”
Honestly, the werewolves will eat anything that isn’t nailed down, so anything is fair game for their Christmas dinner. Except sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are evil. They taste like dirt and caramelized disappointment.
OK, so I may let my own experiences color the way I write holiday scenes for my paranormal characters.
Holidays in the Harper household inevitably end in some sort of disaster. Christmas trees collapse, destroying heirloom ornaments. Side dishes explode. Impressionable little girls find out about the non-existence of beloved holiday figures because a neighbor told them that Santa was shot in a post office robbery. So I come by my sense of hyperbole honestly. It only makes sense that my characters would also suffer from HDS (Holiday Disaster Syndrome.)
Werewolf holiday dinners would eventually devolve into a bunch of grown people wrassling over a turkey carcass. Jane would suffer some sort of incident involving her trusty blood warmer and the “special” bedazzled Christmas sweater her mother bought for her. (Which may or may not be intentional.) Dick Cheney would get arrested for selling counterfeit Furbies out of the back of his car.
Writers use their work to exorcise their issues. And apparently, I have a lot of issues involving gift-giving occasions. And sweet potatoes.
My third Naked Werewolf book, HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF will be available on Dec. 31, 2013 in print, ebook and audio from all major retailers. Because nothing says Happy New Year like a Naked Werewolf.
And if you’re interested in finding out what Dick would get Jane as a Christmas gift, you might check out my Christmas novella, I’M DREAMING OF AN UNDEAD CHRISTMAS, which will be available soon from Audible.
How To Run With A Naked Werewolf
(Naked Werewolf #3)
by Molly Harper
Caleb Graham is a werewolf by nature, a tracker by profession. He uses his “extra gifts” to find people, and not always in the most legal or ethical manner. He doesn’t care what they’ve done, or who wants them found, as long as his considerable fee is paid. He likes his life simple and uncomplicated.
Anna Moder, former physician to Caleb’s pack, happens across Caleb during a particularly violent “negotiation” that has left him bloodied and unconscious. She helps him, despite the fact that he’s cost her a car, so he insists that she stay with him on the road for a while. As they grow closer, Anna looks past the gruff exterior and and the questionable job to thoroughly decent werewolf underneath.
Anna – who is careful to edit her involvement with Caleb’s pack from their conversations – doesn’t talk about why a nice girl wants to live in the middle of frozen nowhere, but she’s obviously on the run from something. When Anna’s past collides with Caleb’s current assignment from one of his sleazier contacts, Caleb finally has to make a choice—protect his job…or his potential mate?
Molly Harper is the author of How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses, and The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires as well as many other paranormal romances. She also writes the Bluegrass series of contemporary ebook romances, most recently Rhythm and Bluegrass. A former humor columnist and newspaper reporter, she lives in Kentucky with her husband and children. Visit her on the web at MollyHarper.com or at SingleUndeadFemale.blogspot.com.[/box]