Saturday, March 5, 2011

PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Allison Pang

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Alison Pang

 

 

Author’s Note: For this particular blog post, I was asked to write a “discussion” between Abby and Brystion about sex in literature. I don’t do well with the interview/dialogue of characters, so I wrote it a very short scene. As you can see, the discussion sort of dissolved the moment Phineas showed up. Alas.
Although this scene doesn’t actually take place in A Brush of Darkness, I suspect it could have been wedged in there sometime after Katy is rescued.

 

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The last box thudded at my feet with a whoosh, the taped edges protesting at the rough treatment.  Two quick slices of my cutter made short work of the cardboard, revealing another stack of one-off coverless romances.  A scan of the titles had me rolling my eyes, even as I continued to wonder why Moira seemed to take such delight in stocking stripped books.

You’d think a Faery Princess could afford something a bit more legal than products that had clearly fallen off the back of a truck, but I supposed it wasn’t worth the argument. I picked up one of books off the top, dimly noting it was about some sort of savage splendor.  I flipped through the pages to the first smut scene I could find, letting out a soft sigh. Inventory could wait at least a few minutes right?

“Why do you read that stuff?” Brystion rumbled from over my shoulder. “Who the hell refers to a woman’s breasts as ‘creamy mounds’ with a straight face anyway? It’s completely unrealistic crap.”

“Yeah, because becoming one half of a Legolas and Aragorn  dream sandwich is *so* much more likely to happen,” I retorted. “Besides, happy endings are rare enough in the real world…why should the sex be any different?”

The incubus gave me a sour look, slumping down so that his legs stretched out on the floor, his elbows propped up on one of the overstuffed seat cushions.  “Maybe,” he said finally, one hand idly pulling on a fringed pillow. “But really, Lord of the Rings is one of the most sexually charged romances out there.”

I glanced down at the page, trying to recapture the spot where our hero, the debonair Captain Cullyswagger was throwing the terminally pretty and naïve heroine over the edge of his bolstered four-poster and fiddling with his codpiece. “You don’t say,” I said absently. “Furry-footed hobbits do it for you then? And here I figured you for a fan of the Marquis de Sade.”

“Are you kidding me? With all that ‘I’m coming Master Frodo’ and the blowing of the Horn of Gondor nonsense, you’d think there was an orgy every five pages or so.”  He nudged me with his foot when I let out a strangled cough, a hint of amusement glittering from behind those dark eyes. “See, and now you’ll never be able to read it the same way again.”

“I imagine Tolkien is thrilled,” I sighed. “I’ll stick with the bodice rippers, thanks. The prose may be purple, but at least it’s sort of normal.”

“He put his sex into her sex and they had sex,” Brystion snorted. “Yeah, that’s romantic. Between that and the sparkly vampires, I hardly know how to contain my glee.”

“Shapeshifters,” I pointed out. “Shapeshifters are very big right now.  You know, all those furry alpha males, unleashing their sexy animal instincts…”

“I’ve got an animal instinct for you,” Phineas piped from behind one of the stacks. “And speaking of sexy beasts, you should totally read Under the Hill by Aubrey Beardsley.”

I frowned at Brystion. “What the hell is he talking about?”

The incubus smirked. “A unicorn gets a hand job from the goddess Venus every morning after feeding him biscuits. And then she consumes the –”

My upper lip curled at the thought and I waved him off, shuddering. “Yeah, I get the picture. And, Phin? Don’t get any ideas. Be happy I feed you the bacon and let it go.”

The unicorn waggled his beard at me, his tiny horned face peeking around the corner shelf. “I’ll settle for the bacon. For now.” He shrugged at my glare. “Listen, don’t get all pissy at me. Some of those shapeshifter books are pretty nasty. All that arousal scenting stuff?”

“It’s part of the animal thing, I assume.  It’s not like the wolf guys are shoving their noses up her crotch. Much,” I added ruefully. “They have better senses of smell, that’s all. Realism in books or something. It’s a good thing, right?”

Phineas and Brystion exchanged a look. “No offense, honey cakes, but if your lover can smell you creaming from across the room, you probably need your lady parts checked out. I mean, maybe some guys are into crottage cheese,” the unicorn continued hastily, “but the downstairs plumbing probably shouldn’t be leaking something that looks like it would belong on a taco.”

I mulled this over for a moment, staring down at the pages of the book with a blank sort of regret. “Sorry,” I told the dashing Captain Culllyswagger and his newly freed turgid magnificence. “But yours is not to question why…”

I chucked the paperback at the unicorn, grimacing with satisfaction at the resounding grunt upon impact.

Brystion shook his head and knelt beside the box as Phineas retreated back into the stacks with an aggrieved sigh, mumbling something about women taking a walk on the beach with their mothers.  “Why do you keep him again?”

“I dunno.” I bit the inside of my cheek in irritation. “I think I liked him better when he didn’t talk. But for an incubus, you seem remarkably uninterested in literary sex. I would have thought you liked this sort of thing. Widen the imagination of your Dreamers and all that.”

“Maybe I just like picking on your reading material.” His eyes flared golden for a moment, and he nuzzled the edge of my chin. “Or maybe I just don’t see the point. Why read about it when you could actually be doing it?”

The images of the virile Captain Cullyswagger cheerfully rodgering away at the not-quite-so-virginal-as-he-thought heroine were suddenly chased away by something involving me, the incubus and the pile of pillows beside the chair.  Blinking away the thought, I smiled wanly. “I see what you mean.”

“Good. Now that we’ve dashed your romantic dreams, let’s go snag something to eat,” he grunted, his gaze roaming over me with a different sort of hunger. His mouth pursed. “But not Mexican.”

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LOL What a fun post Allison! Thank you so much for stopping by <3

BTW the 3D images included in the post were made by Allison herself!

Now that you’ve met those fabulous characters you wanna read the book, don’t you?
Well my friends it’s your lucky day!

Allison is offering one signed finished copy of A Brush of Darkness to one lucky reader!

The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares.

Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.

Read an Excerpt

  • This giveaway is open Internationally
  • To enter, just leave a comment letting Allison know why you wanna read A Brush of Darkness ^^
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Ends April 6th, 2011.

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158 People left their mark on “PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Allison Pang”

  1. skyla11377

    What a HOT cover. A Brush Of Darkness sounds like it has a little bit of everything in it. Who wouldn’t want a miniature unicorn living in their underwear drawer, I know I would….lol. Throw in an oh so sexy incubus and a Faery, I am so there. I am a big paranormal/otherworld fan and I would really love to read this book.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

  2. Alex

    I wanna read it cause it has a cool cover, (what looks like)a tough-as-nails female protagonist, a hot guy, and magic. Need I say more? :)

    Thanks for making it international!!

    azure(underscore)diamond(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. mariska

    I want to read A Brush of Darkness because, i keep hearing a great buzz about this book and I’m always happy knowing a new for me author :)

    cuniquas at gmail dot com

  4. Avery

    Why do I want to read A Brush of Darkness? Because it sounds like Abby is pretty kick-butt and I think that my miniature unicorn living in my underwear drawer and her miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer could be BFFs… ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Avery
    averys.book.nook@hotmail.ca

  5. Daelith

    You’ve caught my attention with the miniature unicorn living in the underwear drawer. This scene you posted nearly had me spraying coffee on my laptop.

    The 3-D images are great!

    Thank you for fun read this morning and the giveaway.

    cheleooc at yahoo dot com

  6. Katy

    I have seen this book everywhere around the blogosphere! its making me really wanna try it out! i hope i get the chance!

    hense1kk @ cmich dot edu

  7. Tina

    Fun post! I’ve been interested in this book since I saw the stunning cover. Now, that I’ve met the characters … I definitely want to read this.

    I tweeted -http://twitter.com/#!/celestinacarmen/status/44061435424284672

    tinaigne[at]yahoo[dot]com

  8. Tamara

    I’ve heard/read a lot of good stuff about this book so I’ve been meaning to check it out.

    tamara525[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. Julie S

    The cover looks amazing and the book sounds really interesting so I’d like to read it.
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

  10. mpyff

    I would love to read this because I love paranormal and this is so different from everything else. Sounds interesting! And hot… :)
    Thanks for the great post and pictures!

    mpyff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Bethie

    I just can’t get enough paranormal stuff and this cover is so hot! I would love to win this.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  12. Jessica

    I’ve heard many positive things about this book! Especially stuff about Phineas!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jessbess2505[at]yahoo[dot]com

  13. Juliann (the Insane)

    I absolutely loved the little scene you wrote here! XD Cracked me up! THAT is why I want to read your book… your characters enthralled and amused me! ;) Plus I want to know how a unicorn in an underwear drawer works. LOL. This book sounds amazing, want want want want!!!!

    ~Juliann

  14. Mel

    Reasons I want to read A Brush of Darkness?
    - Minature Unicorn in the underwear draw! What other book will offer me that? :-)

    notanotherbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  15. Judy

    This really looks good. It has some of my favorite paranormal characters!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

  16. wanda f

    Please ignore previous comment with same words and email address my daughter logged me out and I didnt realize I was under her name till I sent it lol

    I would love to win Brush with Darkness it sounds like an awesome read.I am a huge paranormal fan its my favorite genre .The images included with post are fantastic I love them.

    flanagan@mebtel.net

  17. Barbara E.

    I added A Brush of Darkness to my wish list as soon as I first heard about it. It sounds like a fabulous book, and I can’t wait to read it. I especially want to read about the lewd miniature unicorn that lives in the lingerie drawer.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

  18. elaing8

    A miniature unicorn and an enchanted Ipod sounds very intriguing and I have to read it.lol.Plus I’ve read so many great reviews for it.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  19. winnie

    Thanks for the post! I really enjoyed reading it :)

    I already have A Brush of Darkness on my TBR list and want to read it because I love reading urban fantasy and paranormal romance books, so this book with the OtherWorld full of faeries, angels and daemons really sounds like my kinda book!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. Amy

    I would love to read A Brush of Darkness because I love stories that feature incubi/succubi as characters!

    angeldream3[at]gmail[dot]com

  21. donnas

    Great cover and I have been reading some really great reviews. Really looking forward to reading it myself.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  22. Chidori

    I have absolute crash in faeries and angels and I´m trying to collect all books with them :3 (yeah, it´s kinda impossible, but I´m trying really hard). And perverted unicorn? Absolute WIN!

    chidori(at)seznam(dot)cz

  23. Meaghan

    I have read this book already and it was awesome! I can totally see this scene happening in the book. Phin is just hilarious, but I don’t think I will ever look at cottage cheese the same ever again, so thanks for that Phin, lol.

  24. Sara McClung ♥

    It was so nice to get back into a scene with Abby again :) And, omg, Phin! I heart him–but EW!!

    No need to enter me in the contest because I’ve already and loved the book, but I still wanted to drop a comment and say I loved this scene :)

  25. Lucy

    I want to read A brush with darkness because it sounds very compelling and interesting.

    venturinhawendy(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. BLHmistress

    Why would I love to win this book, I love the cover and it contains all I love in this genre of book.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. natalie23

    I’ve read loads of great reviews for this book, and reading that guest post just makes me want to read the book even more.

    natalie23[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

  28. Julie

    Mynfel!

    I didn’t know you had a book published! And it sounds so interesting. I mean, reading that scene posted here, Abby sounds awesome and Brystion very interesting. Not to mention Phineas, he sound hilarious.

    I have got to read this book now.

  29. Jessy

    I wanna read this because the cover is just so damn hot! BTW, I loved the pictures in the post.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  30. Kasumi

    Why I wanna read A Brush of Darkness? If you were only given me the sinopsis, I’d want to read it, but after this “conversation” between the characters… I need more!

    Thanks for the international giveaway!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

  31. Stephanie M. Lorée

    Another excellent giveaway. This book as been on my TBR list and I’d like to win for, well you know, obvious reasons.

    stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

  32. Llehn

    I want to read this book because it’s got enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn and an incubus!!! I can’t wait to see how it all plays out!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)Com

  33. Pau

    The book sounds really, really REALLY interesting. the cover looks awesome. Another excellent giveaway!!!

    bascur_paula(at)hotmail.com

  34. bookluvrmindy

    I love Urban Fantasy! This book looks like nothing I have read and would love to read! I have posted the Tweet and you can find me on twitter @bookluvrmindy or on my blog at bookluvrmindy.blogspot.com

  35. Misha

    I love that cover and i really would like to have this book in my bookcase!

    misadevilgirl at seznam dot cz

  36. Desa

    This book looks great!! I’d love to win it and read it *-*
    Love the cover!
    Thanks for making it international!!

    @desapd

  37. Kyo_Fangirl9

    I have wanted to read this book for awhile now (it’s been on my list I just haven’t gotten to it, you know?) and that scene was completely hilarious. Now I can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway =D

  38. Jade

    I could never be lucky enough to find Allison’s books, but I’ve heard non-stop awesome things about them. I’m hoping for a chance to get to read it because of extreme curiousity. I love the ideas she has, and the post was enthralling. My jaw literally dropped. The art was gorgeous, too!
    Thank you so much for this giveaway :)

    legally_write[at]hotmail[dot]com

  39. RachyBee

    Let me see—minature unicorn? (Team Unicorn. Boo Zombies) Check! Enchanted ipod? Double check! I can’t live without my ipod so i think i’d be able to emphasise with hers. And apparently hot as all hell incubus–check!!
    I think the better question is why don’t i wanna read it!! And in answer to that questions, uhh, none!!!

    rachybee101@live.com.au

  40. Marie

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway, and for making it international!

    I’ve been curious about this book for a while. I’ve seen it praised again and again by people I follow on Twitter, and Allison being a League member has to mean the book is awesome. :-)

    I also loved this little scene. It flowed in a way that makes me think I’ll love Allison’s writing.

    And the pics!! Amazing!

    mi-mi(at)tele2(dot)se

  41. Anonymous

    I want to read this because I’m always on the lookout for a new author/UF series. The blurb and summary sound great. I’m not so sure about the cover since I’m tired of young chicks with abs of steel being the heroine with a whine, but I’ll give it a chance. TY for the giveaway!

    Patrice
    islandgirl33774 @ yahoodotcom

  42. latishajean

    I want to read this book because I heard so many great things about this book! I also have it on my wishlist Great giveaway thank you so much!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  43. Lora1967

    Allison. I am an advocate for fighting Illiteracy. I read YA and then donate them to the local highschool. I want to read this book because it would be nice to read an adult book. It looks like a phenominal story that would take my mind to a place of fantasy. I would love to read and review your book
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

  44. Anna

    A Brush of Darkness first caught my attention with its cover and then with the intriquing premise!

    anniech85(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. Aleetha

    I have never read any paranormal books and I think A Brush of Darkness is a good start.

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

  46. KML41090

    I love the pictures you posted! I would kill to have hair like Abby’s-she looks amazing.

    This books sounds so interesting, and different. A miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer? I gotta read this!

  47. Ina

    why I want to read it? it’s on my wishlist for an eternity now and I can’t wait any longer!!

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  48. Pam S

    Ok I have to cheat and say I borrowed from a friend and have already read the wonderful goodness within. With that said I am dying for my own copy to put on my keeper shelf ! Loved Phin, Brys.. heck the whole crew lol..

    Thanks so much for the fun post and sharing the amazing images.

    pams00 @ aol.com

  49. jen7waters

    Hello Allison! Well, how can I not want to read a book where the heroine has a miniature unicorn in her drawer? I mean, I NEED IT NOW! ^^

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

  50. Jen

    This seems like an awesome read! I mean come on anything that has an enchanted iPod and a miniature unicorn living in an underwear drawer has to be great. If I read it for nothing else it would definitely be to satisfy my curiousity about the unicorn in the drawer…LOL

    jen72684(At)hotmail(dot)com

  51. Jolene Allcock and Family

    You had me at Sexy As Sin Incubus!! I love paranormals and this sounds unique and different and hot all rolled into one. I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!!

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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