September 9, 2010
Stephanie Julian here today. Her new novel, Size Matters (you can read my review here) was released yesterday and she is here to celebrate her new release and she will tell us how she started to plot her new series The Fringe. Be sure to check out the end of the post for a chance to win her new novel.
Hi, I'm Stephanie Julian and I'm a History Channel and National Geographic Channel junkie.
If there's a documentary about vampires, werewolves, weird sexual practices of the Egyptians, anything about the Etruscans or the Romans, I'm there. Throw in the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot and now we have a party. I can sit for hours on a rainy Saturday afternoon and devour Mayan 2012 prophecies or Stonehedge theories.
I can pick out Erich von Däniken from a crowd of talking heads and I have a very weird crush on Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, who's developed something of a cult following after his appearance on the series "Ancient Aliens" on the History Channel.
I've always been fascinated by cryptozoology and what I consider "alternate" archeology. I love books, such as David Hatcher Childress' Lost Cities series, because they ask "What if?"
It's a question writers ask every time they start a story. What if my heroine does this, then what? What if my hero does that, then what?
What if I write a story about Bigfoot?
I honestly don't remember how I came up with the exact story idea for "Sizes Matters." I only know that when I started to write it, I thought, "You're nuts. How they hell are you going to make this work?"
Humorously, that's how.
Have no fear, there's a hunky hero. Tim would make any red-blooded female pant. He's handsome, hunky, and oh, so hot. And tall. Almost seven feet tall.
There's also a feisty heroine, Carrie, who has a knack for digging out a story, even after she's crashed into a tree on a snowy road and wakes up naked in bed with a hot guy.
What does this all have to do with Bigfoot?
Well, that's the "What if" of the story.
And if you want to know the rest of that questions, you'll have to read the book.
About the Author:
Stephanie Julian is the author of the Magical Seduction, Lucani Lovers and The Fringe series from Ellora’s Cave and the upcoming Forgotten Goddess series from Sourcebooks Casablanca. A former reporter for a daily newspaper, she enjoys making up stories much more than writing about real life. She’s happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and is the mother of two sons who love her even when they don’t have any clean clothes and dinner is a bowl of cereal.
About the Book:
Carrie Benton's got the best job in the world working as a reporter for the Weekly News Journal. Chupacabra picnicking at the Jersey shore? Check. Aliens in the White House? Absolutely. Bigfoot stalking the forests of northern Pennsylvania? Well, okay... but Bigfoot is so Left Coast.
Tim Sattizahn can't believe his luck. The six-foot redhead who crashed into his forest during a snowstorm is gorgeous, funny and hot for him. Everything would be perfect except for the fact that she's looking for Bigfoot.
And, unfortunately for Tim, she's found him...
You can read an excerpt here.
All you have to do is ask her question or just tell us what kind of documentary is your favorite kind.
Leave me a way to contact you (Email in blogger profile or twitter name is okay with me- no contact- no chance of winning)
Giveaway is open to everyone who owns an Email addy!
The giveaway ends on Saturday, September 18th and I will announce the winner on Sunday.
Good Luck everyone!