So, I’m trying something new.
[Immediately, the gathered crowd gasps.
Embeecee: “What the hell? Why does he keep trying these new things that he never follows up with and it becomes a sinkhole of nothing? He should stick with what we love, the Past Imperfects, the Present Tenses, and the Sundays in the Park where he becomes briefly human for two hours on the weekend.”
Claudette: “Now, let’s not be so quick to judge. Yes, we have suffered through some train wrecks in the past, but that doesn’t mean the same fate awaits this venture. Although the tracks do look very familiar.”
Embeecee: “You’re right. I don’t know what got into me. Wait, yes, I do. It was 117 degrees today in Utah and I’m over everything. I’m so tired of being moist in places that I don’t care to be moist.”]
I have a number of brewing blog posts that don’t quite fit my norm, in that they are promotional bits for other bloggers. Yes, I have the Blogger Spotlight series, a link which you can click on and expand your horizons if you haven’t already done so, but this is a somewhat different animal. So, in order to accommodate these one-off posts, I’ve cooked up a new concept.
[Christi: “Cooking? I’m all about the cooking. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t have a smear of flour on my forehead.”
Osyth: “Oh? So, does this mean you’re Catholic? Did I miss Ash Wednesday again?”
Christi: “No, it means that my motor skills aren’t what they used to be. That flour sifter can turn on you in a heartbeat. Next thing you know, it looks like a Columbian drug bust in my kitchen.”]
Speaking of skill and the inappropriate use of something that may not have existed in the first place, I decided to start a new series. We’re going to pretend that I have a promotional team here at Bonnywood, one that I have randomly deemed Bonnywood Manor Productions. (Otherwise known as “BuMP”, for short. The “u” is completely extraneous and only inserted to make things appear more clever than they really are, which is why that useless “u” is in lower case, to remind the character of its lesser ranking so it will not get all uppity.
[Phil: “That acronym reeks of inanity. Would it be a stretch to guess that somebody behind this endeavor was born in Oklahoma?”
Margo: “Those are fightin’ words, mister. I can take you down without even breaking a sweat.”
Phil: “Believe me, I know of which I speak.”]
In any case, and despite the tumultuous uproar from the peanut gallery (no offense intended, love you all, swear), we now embark on the maiden voyage of BuMP, wherein I do my part to celebrate the Book Cover Reveal of my friend Anne Marie’s upcoming novel, “Monsters & Angels”. (Apparently, Book Cover Reveals are something one should do if they have any degree of professionalism. Clearly, I don’t have that degree, which is why I’ve only sold roughly 3 copies of my books in the last 200 years.) If you feel so moved, please get busy with the link-clicking. After all, you might be the subject of a future BuMP, and wouldn’t it be swell if somebody reached out and touched you? In a purely chaste manner, of course.
by Anne Marie Andrus
Publication date: October 2017
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.
Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.
Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.
Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.
In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?
The inspiration for Anne Marie’s debut novel, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with vampires and her passion for everything New Orleans. When she isn’t writing, she can be found working nights with the critical care team in a busy trauma center.
Coincidence? Or destiny? Discuss amongst yourselves… 😉
Here’s a photo of Anne Marie looking demure. How could you not buy a book from this person?
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