Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Killer Fiction's Kick of the New Year Contest!!!

There’s nothing better than a contest to kick off the year! Here at Killer Fiction, we’d like to thank all our readers for a fabulous 2010 and kick off 2011 in fine fashion. And what better way to kick off the New Year than with free stuff? All the rules for the contest are on the sidebar, so read up and make sure you’re entered to win great prizes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All contest winners will be drawn the weekend following the end of the contest. So if you didn’t hear about the contest right away, don’t despair—you can still go back to previous blog posts and enter.

For my blog day, I’m giving away a $25 egift card to Amazon.com or BN.com—winner’s choice and a copy of my novella, Love Bites.

Now, for my official contest post…

When I set out to be a writer, I never imagined I’d be riding with Harley biker gangs, winding my way through the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam or rescuing an armadillo. But in the end, all of the (ahem) interesting adventures helped make the Accidental Demon Slayer books a blast to write.

Just for fun, I thought I’d jot down the ten most interesting moments…

10. Attending a Harley biker rally and trying to explain to the bikers that I needed to learn how to ride so that I could write a romance novel.

9. Heading down into the old maze of inspection tunnels deep inside Hoover Dam with a smart aleck engineer who would watch for the moment when I was really spooked and pick that time to turn out the lights.

8. Informing the Harley bikers that I not only needed to ride, I needed to figure out how to get a dog on a motorcycle. It was the start of biker dogs. Can you picture Bull Dogs and Pomeranians in motorcycle glasses? Read about it here.

7. Hitting the New York Times bestseller list with The Accidental Demon Slayer, prompting me to utter the words “Get out!” over and over to my agent before making her email me to make sure I wasn’t phone hallucinating.

6. Being told by a fancy schmance independent bookstore that they did not, and would never stock my books because paranormal romance does not sell – especially a romance about a demon slayer and a gang of biker witches.

5. The time a gang of Harley riders showed up for my Barnes & Noble signing. Hmm…perhaps the fancy schmance independent was just avoiding trouble.

4. Watching four Harley riders wander off to the romance section to see my books, “in the wild.” They met an awesome customer who started giving them recommendations, resulting in several rough looking guys buying romance “for their wives and girlfriends,” even though I’m 99.9% sure Stryker, who bought several Ellora’s Cave titles, lives alone with his English bulldog.

3. Visiting a dude ranch that, for some unknown reason, housed a boar, several very old chickens and an armadillo with an escape complex. Ever chased an armadillo? I have.

2. Hearing from readers, especially the ones that are falling over sideways because they read the books in the “wrong order.” It’s okay! Each is a stand-alone story. But the “reading in order” camp insists it’s a habit that’s impossible to break. I just love reader quirks.

1. Making up goofy fun quizzes around the books. In fact, I think you should take one right now.

Seriously. That’s what it takes to enter the contest today. Just take the What’s Your Biker Witch Name? quiz and post your biker witch name below.

Tweet your results, with a link to the What's Your Biker Witch Name? quiz, and you're entered to win a copy of My Zombie Valentine!

Also, anyone who grabs a copy of one of the demon slayer books this week will get a free copy of my novella Love Bites from The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2. It’s about Princess Katarina Volholme D’ Transylvania, an eight-hundred-and-seventy three-year-old vampire who decides to rebel. Too bad for her, she does it on International Undead TV.

Thanks for reading!

84 comments:

Rebekah E. said...

Thanks for the great post. My Biker name is Owl Eyed Olive Fast Pants

petite said...

Wonderful post. My biker name is Skull Cap Sue Uni-Brow.

JoanneR said...

Lusty Lucinda Uni-Brow
Wow, such a great name!
Thanks for the fun and for sharing some of your fun with us.
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

Jeannene Walker said...

Hog Wild Harriet Bumpy Pants is my name. Hahahaha. love it.

Leslie Langtry said...

Oooh! This is fun! Mine is Rubber Neck Reba Pothole Jumper!

Angie Fox said...

Woo hoo! Thanks for playing!

Signed,
Rubber Neck Reba Fast Pants (I think I'm related to Rebekah)

Denise said...

I just died laughing. My biker witch name is "Mantrap Marcie No Brakes" and I love it! I have to figure out how to use it now.

I really enjoy the Accidental Demon Slayer books and loved it you left your publisher and began doing some of this on your own. You are an absolutely amazing woman!

Thanks for the great post.

Anne said...

Spaghetti Neck Stella No Pants. Hmmm, I guess there was no guarantee of accuracy in the names unless spaghetti neck comes from what happens if you eat a lot of spaghetti and not have a thin neck.

I guess Harley riders are just regular people too.

Fun post!

Christie Craig said...

Okay...Angie,

I want a name redo. LOL. My name is...Owl Eyed Olive Flat Foot.

Too funny. Thanks for the laugh.

CC

Jean P said...

Oh my that was a great post. My biker name is Skullcap Sue Lug Nut. Still giggling over that one, thanks for the fun.

CrystalGB said...

Hi Angie. I love your books. My biker witch name is Rubber Neck Reba Windy Pant. :)

Cricket said...

Too funny...my biker name is Linda the Lush Flat Foot. Kinda a mouthful, but I'll work with it lol...

krisgils33 said...

Easy Edna Flat Foot. I'm lovin' it!!!

Dawn said...

this is great and I loved reading your 10 most memorable moments.

Suzan Harden said...

My Biker Witch Name is Mantrap Marcie Steel Butt.

Screw the bookseller in #6. The biker witch grandmother is the whole reason I bought your series!

Cassy Campbell said...

ROTFL! This is a hilarious quiz! My name was Leggy Lucy Fast Pants. Ha ha ha! How did you know?

55tish said...

My biker witch name leaves something to be desired. Seriously, Buck Toothed Betty Bumpy Pants? By the way, Cassy sent me.

Susan Mo said...

Looney Libby Flat Foot - interesting biker name, I think?!?!

Great post with a fun twist. I bet a video of you chasing the armadillo would be hilarious.

catslady said...

Mosquito Bite Marcie Windy Pants - Not sure I care for that windy pants roflmao!! Your books sound like fun reads and I love your sense of humor.

emmad said...

I'm another of the Owl Eyed clan :)

Owl Eyed Olive No Brakes

xctlc said...

Leggy Lucy Fast Pants? That's what my sister got. I guess that would make me Mantrap Marcie Wheelie-Gig. Thanks Cassy Campbell for sending me here!

Brandy said...

I don't know how you didn't tell #6 to "Bite Me". *G* And #4 cracks me up! My Biker Witch name is Skullcap Sue Wheelie-Gig. *G*

Judy T. said...

Candy Knickers Hard Rider - lol, love it :)

robynl said...

Owl Eyed Olive Fast Pants is my biker name. Some very interesting names.

wow, what you experienced in writing the book.

joder said...

Thanks for your intriguing post! My sister and her hubby have ridden to Sturgis many times and it's an awesome experience she tells me. The stories and companionship make the trip even better.

My biker name is....Two Date Tessa Steel Butt

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Margay said...

Ha! Mine is

TWO DATE TESSA WHEELIE-GIG

Run quiz!

Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

Judy said...

Mine is TWO DATE TESSA FLAT FOOT.

That is rather wild:)

Jana DeLeon said...

Isn't writing such an interesting experience? Amazing what people will share with you when they know you're writing a book. :)

Tricia Fields said...

Uh, my biker witch name is MANTRAP MARCIE FAST PANTS. And I *have* chased and armadillo, thank you very much. :-)

Tricia Fields said...

...oops, should be "an" armadillo. Fingers were going too fast. *facepalm*

Angie Fox said...

LOL Owl Eyed Olive Flat Foot? Have a shot of Jack and forget about it. You're a biker witch now.

Angie Fox said...

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Yeah. The biker witches hit her with a Lose Your Keys spell.

Angie Fox said...

[I bet a video of you chasing the armadillo would be hilarious.]

My friend Aileen has all of the evidence. She'll be able to blackmail me for life.

Angie Fox said...

[[My sister and her hubby have ridden to Sturgis many times and it's an awesome experience she tells me. The stories and companionship make the trip even better.]]

Aren't bikers awesome? I was blown away by what a fun, cool, generous community I found.

Angie Fox said...

[[Amazing what people will share with you when they know you're writing a book. :)]]

Oh my, yes. That's half the fun, though, right?

Angie Fox said...

[[And I *have* chased and armadillo, thank you very much. :-)]]

Ah, then you know what I mean, Tricia. Those suckers are fast! And I was told the one that evaded me was a senior armadillo. Wonder how fast he was back in the day.

Jane said...

Always enjoy your posts, Angie. My biker name is Candy Knickers Hard Rider.

Kima said...

I love my Biker Witch Name - Chesty Drawers Flat Foot - although my husband would disagree with the "Chesty" part!

Angie your books totally rock! I confess to being one of those people who have to read books in order. I impressed this upon one of my friends so much that she actually waited to read Accidental until the book store got it even though she had already bought Dangerous and Tale.

Refhater said...

Love the post and the Demon Slayer books!

My biker witch name is:
Hog Wild Harriet Lug Nut

Kay said...

Hi Angie,
Love your books! My Biker name is "Crumple Toed Chessie Bumpy Pants." ROFL

Do I just tweet it to you?

Estella said...

I love the Accidental Series!

My biker witch name is Chesty Drawers Bumpy Pants.

Jeanette J said...

For better or worse my Witchy name is Candy Knickers Wheelie-Gig

oregonsunshine said...

Angie,

I found you via Night Owl when you did a guest post/ giveaway. I follow you on Wordpress. And I followed you over here too! I love your blog posts. You always, always make me laugh!

I can just imagine you asking a bunch of bikers for riding lessons. I bet they were as amused as the group of truck drivers I dispatched for when I asked them to teach me to put chains on- my car that is. They demo'd on a tractor and I could barely lift the chains on!

We both seem to know how to keep the male population amused by our antics. Those guys sure respected your guts for approaching and asking them for help, didn't they?

I look forward to reading more posts from you in the future!

-OS

PS My biker witch name is Leggy Lucy No Breaks.

nedma1 said...

Pretzel Legged Peggy Wheelie-Gig
Couldn't wait for The Last of the Demon Slayers to come out in paper back so I bought the ebook.

traveler said...

My name is Crumple Toed Chessie Windy Pants.

Tori Lennox said...

Love your top 10 list! :)

My biker witch name is: Spaghetti Neck Stella Hard Rider

Cheryl said...

Great post. It sounds like you had a lot of fun doing research for your Demon Slayer books. Which I love by the way. The idea of you learning to ride a Harley and how to have a dog ride too is funny

My Biker Witch name is Pretzel Legged Peggy Pothole Jumper

Cheryl K
clbstitch at yahoo dot com

desitheblonde said...

wow my is fast frankie bumpy parts

Danielle said...

Skullcap Sue Windy Pants is my biker name.

Cute post!

donnas said...

Easy Edna Hard Rider

Your quizes are always so much fun. So was the game.

And reading in order is very important.

Barbara E. said...

I love your quizzes and the post was great fun. My Biker Witch name is: Fast Frankie Uni-Brow.

dhenry said...

Really good stories!

susanann said...

Hog Wild Harriet Windy Pants
Love it

Virginia said...

Great post! My Biker Witch name is Skullcap Sue Flat Foot

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

I enjoyed reading your post. My biker name is Linda the Lush Bumpy Pants

Angie Fox said...

LOL Order schmorder. As long as I have a stand-alone book, I'm reading it. Maybe I'm just too impatient. ;)

Kammie said...

It sounds like you had so much fun! I like the one about your agent...congratulations to you on that.

My biker witch name is:

Two Date Tessa Pothole Jumper

hahahah!

mariska said...

My biker's name : Pretzel Legged Peggy Hard Rider

i think it's yummy :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

D.A. said...

My biker name is Chesty Drawers Fancy Pants, which I kind of like!

dawhittemore22 at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

My biker name is Mantrap Marcie Wheelie-Gig. I love your books, can't wait for the next one.

TheWaldos said...

OMG, I love that the bikers showed up at your book signing! How fab!

--JC Waldo
castlewaldo@gmail.com

(a/k/a Candy Knickers Hard Rider
which incidentally might be a good porn star name as well! LOL)

Susan P. said...

My biker witch name is Lusty Lucinda Windy Pants.

sonya said...

thanks for the chance to win

sonya said...

hit the enter button to quick
here is my biker name
Fast Frankie Windy Pants
lol

Sue A. said...

So the name I got was: Skullcap Sue Uni-Brow

Jenyfer Matthews said...

That's the kind of research that sounds like *a lot* of fun!!

Diane said...

Here it is: Tessa Fast Pants. Now isn't that great?

Mo said...

Candy Knickers Fast Pants. Hmmm, I can see my bike riding husband liking that one. Thanks for the fun.

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great post Angie!

My biker name is Spaghetti Neck Stella Bumpy Pants. What an interesting name, LOL!

Lauren said...

Enjoyed your post. LOL. Oh the things done in the name of research. *grin*

My biker name is Easy Edna Wheelie-Gig

How did they find out my nickname from college? LOL

bison61 said...

I am Chesty Drawers No Pants

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Alyssa said...

Linda the Lush Flat Foot

I love bikers! They are the most colorful patriots!

mcvey1326(at)hotmail(dot)com

Maureen said...

I am Linda the Lush Steel Butt! What a great name.

Cherie J said...

My biker name is Lusty Lucinda Lug Nut. My hubby would probably love the lusty part. :-)

David L Rattigan said...

I'm in!

David L Rattigan said...

Sorry, forgot to do my biker witch name. It's LAZY LARRY UNI-BROW. Nice.

Rylee Myst said...

Mine was
Rubber Neck Reba Fancy Pants

slehan said...

You're speaking to:
Candy Knickers Bumpy Pants.
http://twitter.com/#!/slehan/status/26384147966590976
Thanks for the contest

bettycd said...

would you believe: Lusty Lucinda No Pants

Libby said...

Just call me.....Linda The Lush Fancy Pants.

Cathy M said...

Great post. My name is
Candy Knickers Fast Pants

Janean said...

Your post was really funny and I can't wait to pick up your first book in the Demon Slayer series. My biker name is Hog Wild Harriet Fast Pants Happy Reading, Janean

Amy S. said...

I got Chesty Drawers Wheelie-Gig. lol