Today, I’m pleased to welcome debut author Roxanne Rhoads to Preternatura as part of her virtual tour for Hex and the Single Witch, the first in her Vehicle City Vampires series. Roxanne is a writer and publicist (her Bewitching Book Tours has handled the Susannah Sandlin tours and will be doing River Road tour as well), as well as running the popular Fang-tastic Books blog. You can learn more about Roxanne and her books at her blog, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Read on for more info on the giveaway being offered as part of the tour!
ABOUT HEX AND THE SINGLE WITCH: Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team. It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town. The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city…Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship with Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz….Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire…Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.
Now, let’s hear from Roxanne—welcome!
Describe your favorite scene from the new book–and why is it your favorite?
Mike Malone was never supposed to be Anwyn’s love interest yet he pushed his way into the story as I wrote. Now he has become one of my favorite characters. There are a couple scenes with Mike that stand out because they show his sensitivity, his hero tendencies, and the man he really is under the hardass cop façade. If I describe too much it’ll just give things away and I can’t do that, now can I J ?
What was the hardest scene to write?
The scene with Anwyn and Devlin and the demons. Some may think it went too far. I tried to make it so it would push boundaries yet not leave Anwyn feeling like a victim.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
Oh my…I have a huge stack. The top three waiting for me are Grave Memory by Kalayna Price, Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost, and Tempest’s Fury by Nicole Peeler.
Favorite book when you were a child.
I discovered Interview with a Vampire when I was 10 or 11 and that quickly became my favorite.
Book you’ve faked reading (Moby Dick is leading the votes on this question!):
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Hmmm, many. I love book covers. I am a cover-loving junkie. Gorgeous covers are crack for me. I was originally attracted to Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave because the cover stood out among all the others. And thanks to that I found a series, and author, that quickly became one of my all-time favorites.
Book that changed your life:
Books in general changed my life. I’m not sure if I can pick one. I was an only child and I didn’t live near other kids. So books were my friends and companions.
Most horrifying moment while reading a book:
Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series, Hard Bitten ended with a shocking death. I wanted to throw the book. Luckily she remedied this in the next book, which is fabulous because you can do that with paranormal stories. LOL
Favorite book about books or writing:
Fondling Your Muse is a humorous approach to getting your ideas flowing. I can’t say it offers any astounding writing advice but it sure does get your mind off things and open you up to possibilities. It’s a great escape for writers stuck in a rut and who are taking things too seriously.
Okay, the entries work a little differently than our usual ones, and note for my international readers—the first three prizes are USA only, but numbers 4-5 are international, so please go ahead and enter. Up for grabs are:
Prize Pack 1: A Fang-tastic Tote Bag, glow in the dark gloves, a Bewitching Charm bracelet (made by BookSwag Shop), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
Prize Pack 2: Bewitching Charm bookmark (made by BookSwag Shop), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
Prize Pack 3: Bewitching necklace (made by paragraphic), Bewitching Broom pen, mini witch hat notebook and various book swag from Bewitching authors. Open to US Shipping Only
Prize 4: $10 Amazon Gift Card delivered digitally. Open internationally
Prize 5 (with 5 winners): 5 ecopies of Hex and the Single Witch. Open internationally