I have a fascinating guest author on the blog today – Phoebe Matthews, a very talented writer whose work spans several genres, including Regency historical romance, young adult, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Her YA, When September Returns, was first published by Silhouette and was #1 on the national B. Dalton YA bestseller list. Oh, and she writes short stories, too, in genres that include Steampunk and paranormal.
To say that Phoebe has serious writing creds is an understatement!
After years of writing more traditional romances, Phoebe is now writing in her favorite genres – urban fantasy and paranormal suspense. In addition to all her other work, she currently has three series on the go: the Turning Vampire series (urban fantasy), the Mudflat series (urban fantasy), and the Sunspinner series (paranormal suspense).
Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about the Mudflat series:
“…Mudflat series is a supernatural comic romp full of non-stop action, fantastic characters and a hero you’ll love…” 4.5 rating, RT Book Reviews
The first book in the Mudflat series, Tarbaby Trouble, won the 2009 Eppie Award for best fantasy, and two subsequent books in the series, Welcome To Mudflat, Baby and Mudflat Toy Boy, were both Eppie finalists.
And for you vampire lovers out there (I’m one of them!), you’ll really enjoy Vampire Career, which kicks off the first book in her urban fantasy series, Turning Vampire.
Here’s the blurb for Vampire Career:
A begining vampire… A gnawing hunger… A friendly guy… Disaster…just a heartbeat away. Newly turned vampire Gerogia can deal with the “dead all day” part, but she definitely wished the rest of her new lifestyle came with a training manual. Despite all the legends, she definitely can’t turn into a bat at night and finding a vein to suck doesn’t come easy. Luckily, she’s got a new boyfriend willing to help her. Unluckily, a vampire hunter with a stake may prove at least one myth true: how to kill an undead girl.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? I think both readers of urban fantasy and paranormal romance will love this book.
Fortunately for us, all of Phoebe’s books – including her backlist – are now available, either in e-book or print. You can check them all out on her website, or on her Amazon page.
And just for my readers today, Phoebe is giving away a digital copy of Vampire Career. Just tell me who your favorite vampire is, either in movies or fiction. I have to say, I fell in love with vampires way back when I watched the vamp soap opera, Dark Shadows. I loved Barnabas Collins! So tell, me – who do you love? Or do you firmly believe that vampires remain on the creepy side of the line? One person who comments will win a copy of Vampire Career!
30 thoughts on “Guest Author: Phoebe Matthews & Giveaway!”
i love vampire’s story very much because they are strong, possessive, handsome ^^
the first vampire’s book i read was twilight so i love edward, dante, viper & styx – alexandra ivy author, layel – gena showalter author, bones – jeaniene forst author, demon salvatore – vampire diary series.
Great list, Eli!
Hi, Eli, thanks for the comments. You have named several of my favorite books.
i will love to add my list ^^
The book sounds sooooo interesting! Thank you for the contest
Thanks for stopping by, Margaret!
Hi, and waving! Do you use an ereader? I have a nook and love it.- Phoebe
I don’t want to win because I just bought the book! Have to say where I got my love of vampires. Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and an old tv show Dracula: The Series. The vampire was A. Lucard, which is dracula backwards–and no one figured it out! Geordie Johnson portrayed him as not too messy an eater, which worked for me.
Maggie, I was a total Buffy fanatic. Loved Angel, but my favorite will always be Spike!
I did love Spike, but Angel always looked so hot without his shirt!
Maggie, I’m with you – loved the guy who played Angel – both the hot looks and the very soft voice.
Yeah, another contest about vampires…yummy…Of all the urban fantasy and paranormal books, vampires are my favorites.
I don’t have one favorite vamp, but a couple…of course Angel & Spike from the TV series Buffy…I cannot choose between them…they are so the opposite of each other. In the books Bones (from the Night Huntress by Frost) is definitely one of my favorites, Tegan of the Midnight Breeds (Lara Adrian) and Zsadist of the BDB series.
Oh my, I can go on and on…so many favorite vampires….
You’re right, Natasja – there are lots of sexy vamps out there!
There’s a sexy guy in Vampire Career, but he’s not a vamp. If you get a chance to read it, I hope you’ll find Justin appealing.
@ Vanessa, yes a lot of sexy vamps out there and it’s only getting worse with all the new authors,books and movies coming out.
@ Phoebe, I’m definitely going to check out Vampire Career. I love sexy guys and they don’t have to be vamps all the time. I will look out for Justin.
Hm, I guess I compare every vampire I’ve read or seen to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, the original big bad blood-sucker. In college, I watched “Nosferatu” which, even though it was released in 1922, was still very creepy. One of my favorite Draculas was Geroge Hamilton, mostly because it was funny (hey, I was a kid when I saw it) and it was amusing to see uber-tanned Hamilton as a creature of the night who couldn’t stand the sun.
Oh, I loved that George Hamilton movie – it was hilarious!
I will second the vote for George Hamilton. What a great actor! He always makes me laugh.
My perception of vampires was firmly fixed as a child being totally spooked by Dracula. Totally creepy! Gave me nightmares for days. Maybe that’s why I’ve not been inclined to read the whole Twilight series.
Dracula = creepy!
Hi, Linda, I recently wrote about my scary sister who took me to a scary movie. Probably much like your experience. Anyway, if you’re interested it is at the bottom of the page at http://steampunkman.blogspot.com
We had a VHS copy of Dracula when I was a kid and Bela Lugosi is still my first and strongest impression of what a vampire is, but my favourite vampire has to be vampire Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books. I know those are two pretty different interpretations but I think that’s one of the things that makes vampires so fascinating to read about.
Lisa, it’s pretty amazing how vampires can fulfill so many different types of fantasies – even horrible, scary ones!
That’s a long time between Bela Lugosi and Eric and Bill – and an even longer difference, I mean, it’s hard to think of Bela as sexy. Scary, oh yes, but really devoid of charm.
I love Bill in True Blood.
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