Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Frannie's Connections (A Guest Post from Authors Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown)

Gwen and Angela are taking over today!
(Scroll down to the bottom for my IWSG post)

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We over at Partners in ParanormYA really enjoy interacting with our characters, and the characters from our books enjoy crossover interaction with each other as well. Our characters are very strong-willed and quite capable of taking over the show. They have their own opinions, likes and dislikes. So sometimes, we just have to let them take over the stage…

“Franny Bishop here. I appear in both Givin’ Up The Ghost and A Guilty Ghost Surprised, as well as the Afterlife series which comes out next year. If you’ve read any of the books, you’ll know that Indigo is always worried about my connections. You know a nineteenth century ghost madam is bound to have connections. I was quite, erm, social, both in life and after. I’m still in my youth, relatively speaking. I’m 125 years old, but that’s an infant compared to some of the folks I know.

Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yes. About my connections. I’m very active in the spirit community, so of course I know a lot of ghosts and such. Some are--were--very good people. So when Indigo needed protection for Bryan (in A Guilty Ghost Surprised), I called in a few favors. A group of watchers were called for. Watchers are spirits, of course, but they did double duty as nurses during Victorian times. They are more evolved than regular spirits. The strength of their love lends them powers that keep the grim away.

Of course, the grim includes unnatural beings like that dratted soul collector who’s after Indigo. But Indigo has her own sort of power, she just hasn’t realized it yet. But Bryan, he’s just an innocent little spirit soul who needs looking after, so when that soul-sucking shadow threatened him, I called in the best people for the job.”

“The watchers? I am familiar with them. Busybodies, all of them,” said a sarcastic voice. The former Father Quanon (of Neverlove fame), now known only as Q, the new Devourer from They All Fall Down, steps up to the stage.

Franny narrows her eyes at him. “You dare show your face here after what you did to Tegra? What you tried to do to Abby and Basil?”

“Come now, Franny. You know I didn’t really do those things. It’s just a part I play as the star of They All Fall Down.”

“The star? Now I’ve heard it all. Abby and Basil are the stars, not you…”

“So you do admit it’s just a part I play…” Q countered.

“I’m admitting nothing.” Franny's cheeks flamed. “All I know is that when trouble shadow jumps into town, you’re too often behind it.”

“You do look lovely with your eyes blazing like that,” said Q. “You’re quite attractive for a 125-year old.” He looks her up and down. “If only you’d lose that Victorian get-up…I wouldn’t mind connecting with you, at all. Why don’t you come on over to my place? Say, around eleven?”

The stage explodes with Watchers. Q backs into the shadows and shadow jumps away…

If you liked this little bit of character interaction, check out the books:

Indigo Eady and gang are back with a  feather and a Chance setting off another twisting-turning investigation to bring a cold case, and loved ones, closure at last.

Free of their duties as Cleanser and Harvestor, Abby and Basil try to move on with their lives. But some secrets remain. And what is done in the dark won’t be good when it comes to light.
TAFD buy links: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Gwen Gardner and Angela Brown - YA paranormal authors embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. Share with us as we take the Indie journey to bring our works to the world. Buckle up! There'll be mystery, mayhem, action and emotional roller coasters...oh, and a few things that go bump in the night.
Hauntings are scary but we love interaction:

And don’t forget about the giveaway!

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This part of today's blog post is brought to you by the Insecure Writer's Support Group, an online group where writers can express doubts and concerns, and those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance.

My insecurity today?
A few hours ago, I uploaded ebook versions of the completed The Faerie War, entered all the email addresses of people who've signed up to post reviews, and clicked SEND!
So now I wait. Anxiously. Wondering what people are thinking of the conclusion to Violet's story...


Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to Gwen and Angela! Awesome they're releasing their books together again.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rachel, The Faerie War is among my most anticipated for the rest of the year. I can't wait. Congrats on getting it out for reviews. If the other two are any indication, your going to get great reviews.

Gwen Gardner said...

Thanks for hosting us (and our characters) today, Rachel!

How nerve-wracking waiting for reviews. But I'm confident you'll get awesomesauce reviews. It's a wonderful series. I fully intend to review it, but I've been hoarding the last book for a special occasion, like a rainy day in bed - my favorite time to cozy down with a good read.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Yay! I signed up to review! Does a little dance. Anyway I'm glad the watchers chased Q off. The jerk, I love Fanny, she doesn't get enough credit. Madame or not she knows how to carry herself. Congrats Gwen and Angela. Also to you Rachel. *Hugs*

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congrats on finishing and sending the books for review! Everyone will love it! :) Don't worry! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on the upload!
Q sounds rather full of himself.

Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats to the authors and their book releases! I hope my day comes, too.

I'm sure The Faerie War will be fabulous, Rachel! Good luck with everything.

Gwen Gardner said...

Thanks, Natalie!

Thank you, Sheena-Kay. Franny is definitely a favorite character.

Q is definitely a devil, Alex.

Thanks Cathy. Your day will come!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much for having us here, Rachel. And I'm sure your book will be so very AWESOME in the reviews area.

Kittie Howard said...

Smiling here!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats, Gwen and Angela! This was great!