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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

“When I’m Not Writing…” with Rhiannon Frater + Giveaway

Rhiannon FraterThis week’s guest is Rhiannon Frater! She’s visiting us as part of her blog tour for her newest release, PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS. She is also the award-winning author of the AS THE WORLD DIES zombie trilogy and the author of several other horror novels. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi shows, playing video games, cooking, dying her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.



when I'm not writing

When I’m Not Writing…

…I’m reading books by other fabulous writers. I’m presently beta reading The Unnaturals by Jessica Meigs.

…I’m snuggling on the sofa with my hubby and kittens watching TV shows either on DVD or Netflix. We recently finished Firefly (for the third time) and are watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer (for the second). We just caught up with the last season of True Blood and we’re looking forward to catching up with Dexter and Spartacus on blu-ray.

…I’m baking. I inherited the love of baking from my great-grandmother. My apple pie is the only one she never knocked. My great-aunt was shocked when my great-grandmother pronounced it as “good” and didn’t say anything like “It needs a pinch more salt” or “The crust is a little dry.” I still wear her approval like a badge of honor.

…I’m gaming. I’m completely in love with Guild Wars 2. I have been having a blast playing my mesmer alongside my hubby’s thief, and my best buddy’s warrior.

…I’m walking on the treadmill watching a BBC show. My latest addiction…Dr. Who!

…I’m shopping for deals on Betsey Johnson shoes, purses, and jewelry, or prowling around Sephora looking for the perfect black eyeliner and red lipstick.

…I’m sipping margaritas and eating Mexican food at my favorite restaurant.

…I’m baby-talking my Chihuahua. He loves it.

…I’m daydreaming of the next book I’m going to write.


What a great post, Rhiannon! Personally, my favorite TV show out of all the ones you listed is True Blood. I’m a huge Sookie Stackhouse fan (or maybe I should say a huge fan of the Bon Temps men)! Thanks for visiting us as part of your blog tour!

For anyone interested in visiting the other blog stops, click the banner to find out where it stops.


For more information about Rhiannon and her books, you can find her online here:

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Here's the scoop on PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS, which was release earlier this month:

Rhiannon Frater - Pretty When She KillsAmaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…

When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.

To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.

When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily…

Purchase: Amazon

Personally, I haven’t had the chance to read PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS yet but if it’s anything like the PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES, the first book in the series, it’s probably really awesome. Check out my review of the book that started it, all by clicking on the cover below.

Rhiannon Frater Pretty When She Dies



Rhiannon is kindly offering an e-copy of both Pretty When She Dies and Pretty When She Kills to one (1) lucky winner!

To enter the giveaway, obey the Rafflecopter!

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Ends Monday, October 8th, 2012

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Oh!! And don’t forget to visit Ashley, from The Bookish Brunette, who’s hosting the main tour stop. Check out her post with the awesome Rhiannon Frater video-interview here. She’s also hosting the Grand Prize Giveaway of the tour, where you can win a paperback book, bookmarks and this!



Do you guys have suggestions for who you’d like to see featured on the blog? If so, you can make your suggestions on this page. No guarantees that your favorite authors will be able to participate but we’ll try!

Authors, would you like to visit and share with us? Please email Jenn at jennblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll set it up!


30 People left their mark' :

  1. I love vampires on tv in movies and books :). I have never seen True Blood because I have basic cable :( but I like the Vampire Diaries and Being Human.
    Those teeth are SO cute. Even if I don't win I'd love to know where to purchase them. Any chance of posting a link? Thank you.

    1. I have no clue where Rhiannon got the teeth! Make sure to visit The Bookish Brunette's blog to enter that giveaway!

  2. I love reading about and watching vampires! I just started watching True Blood and I've read Charlaine Harris's series, which I totally loved! I also like The Vampire Diaries and Being Human, Victoria! I read The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and I think that's going to be one of my favorite series in the future:) Thanks so much for the guest post and giveaway.
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  3. I don't read enough vampire books to say I LOVE them but I definitely enjoy any take on the genre! I enjoyed The Immortal Rules and look forward to more in that series, and of course, I loooved Buffy when I was growing up.

  4. I really love watching The Vampire Diaries :D....but I am addicted to Dexter too!!

  5. Love vampires!! I really enjoy Chicagoland Vampires series and Night Huntress series, to many to list. I love True Blood and Buffy. Thanks for the chance.

  6. My favorite vampire series is the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. My favorite TV show was definitely Buffy - so sad it is off the air! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love vampires!! My favorite TV shows is Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood and I have many vampire books that are favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I like vampires. I like the Buffy tv show.

  9. I like reading about vampires, my favourite series are written by Christine Feehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, JR Ward, Lara Adrian.

  10. Favourite tv show - Firefly, hands down, although True Blood and Spartacus are close behind, and who doesn't like Buffy?. Great giveaway, thanks.

  11. I also love True Blood both the show and books. They are very different these days. The other vampire show I like is Being Human. I haven't watched any of the other shows mentioned. I'll have to check them out.

  12. There are too many great ones to list but I gotta say that Rhiannon is awesome :)

  13. Thanks for a great post and congrats to Rhiannon on the new release! Love vampires and anything supernatural or sci fi :) Am an original Buffy fan!

  14. I do love vampire books! My original favorite is The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike, because I read that so many times when I was a kid.

  15. I like reading and watching everything supernatural/Paranormal. Predominantly I read about vampires. They are one of my top favorite in the Paranormal. I used to watch and love True Blood, but I seriously can't stomach it anymore. That show jumped the shark in season 4. I absolutely love The Underworld Series on the big screen!! Rhiannon Frater is brilliant!! I'll buy and read ANYTHING she writes! She's one of my favorite authors!
    DeAnna Schultz

  16. I love Vampire Shows once they are done right. My favourite is The Vampire Diaries :)

  17. I love vampire shows and books. My favorite book to show series is True Blood. I can't wait for the new season! :)

  18. I love vampire books and television shows. I love the Twilight books and movies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I have never really got to see True Blood or the Vampire Diaries.

  19. I love everything vampires. My all-time favorite vampire series is/was Buffy the Vampire Slayer (listed above). I also love the spin-off, Angel. The funny thing is I watched them all long after the shows were canceled. I'm a little slow to catch on. As for vampire books, all of them that include at least a little romance!

  20. I'm a HUGE True Blood fan and a big fan of vampire material in general. Thanks for the contest!

  21. I love vampires! With one exception: they have to be sexy. LOL. I'm not into grotesque looking vampires that remind me of zombies. Yikes! I don't have a favourite series, but I always welcome a good read! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. I love vampires, both in books and TV! I absolutely love True Blood...mmmmmm, Eric! I am also a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

    As for books, my favourite vampire series is the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward!

  23. I love vampires!!! Most of the paranormal books I read have to have some vamps :) I love True Blood, that show is my fav!!!

    Jolene A

  24. I like vampires. Sexy, scary and completely forbidden. I really like True Blood though I'm only a little way into the first series. The Vampire Diaries are also cool though I haven't watched an episode in a long while. :)

  25. Do I like Vampires? Are you kidding ? I'm a Vampire fiend! Anne Rice made me fall in love with them in The Vampire Chronicles, I've read every single one, then moved onto Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series and since then I think I've read every Vampire novel known to man! Except Rhiannon's, hopefully I'll get a chance to read those soon! ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. I'm not a huge Vampire TV fan but I have watched up through Season 3 of True Blood, I should probably catch up and I have been addicted to watching Dr. Who and Supernatural on netflix!

  27. I love Vampires and opne of my favourite book series is Vampire Diaries for television I loved Angel and right now I`m really addicted to My Babysitter`s a Vampire :D

  28. Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. :)