Sunday, May 17, 2009

Guest Blogger: Angie Fox

(I posted this earlier, but for some reason, it disappeared.) The winner of Angie's book is: Phoebe! Congratulations, Phoebe. Give me your contact info and I'll pass it along to Angie. Thanks to everyone who participated.


Hi, my name is Angie Fox and I write a series about a preschool teacher turned demon slayer who has to run off with her grandmother’s gang of geriatric biker witches. But what cracks me up is that nobody ever asks me about that.

Biker witches? Sure! Demon slaying preschool teachers? Why not? What readers most want to know is why the hero of the books, Dimitri, is a shapeshifting griffin.

My answer is always – why not? Don’t get me wrong – I love werewolves and vampires and all kinds of heroes. But frankly, I’m surprised we don’t see more griffins in paranormal books.

Aside from being sexy as all get out, griffins are known to be loyal, intense and strong. Griffins were even a symbol of marriage in the Medieval church because they mate for life. I can’t think of a better quality for a hero to have. And while griffins may not be your classic Alpha “my way or the highway” type of guys, they are tough and absolutely willing to leap tall mountains (literally) for the women they love.

In honor of Dimitri, and griffins everywhere, I’m giving away a copy of my latest book, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers. And if you’d like to learn more, be sure to visit
www.angiefox.com

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Leave a comment here to enter the drawing for Angie's book. The winner will be selected and posted on Tuesday evening. Check back to see if you won!

32 Comments:

Blogger Angie Fox said...

Hi! Thanks for having me here. I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone. :)

7:28 AM  
Blogger Kara said...

I've never read about a Griffin before - but the way you described their characteristics - I know I am going to like them.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Barbara Monajem said...

Yes! Griffins are fabulous. Years ago, when I was majorly into needlework, I did a cross stitch picture of a griffin. He was extremely cool. I look forward to reading about yours.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

I really like griffins and the whole mythology behind them. You want a strong character, but loyalty and integrity are nice traits to have too. I'm surprised we don't see more griffins in paranormal/urban fantasy stories.

8:21 AM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Hi Angie. I have never read a book with shapeshifting griffin before. Sounds great. :)

8:33 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Hi, Angie! I loved the first one and can't wait to read this one. :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger Tarot By Arwen said...

I adore griffins so Dmitri was very fun! Do NOT enter me in the contest! I already have both books. Anteater's new lover had me HOWLING. Hope to see more of them in the next book. When is the next book?

9:20 AM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

LOL Thanks. Ant Eater's new lover will be in the third book. He's been adding an interesting spin with his abilities. It makes him a lot of fun to write.

I'm actually getting ready to turn in book 3, A Tale of Two Demon Slayers, in the next month or so. It will hit shelves in Feb 2010.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Margay said...

Well, I'm intrigued! I want to learn more about griffins.
Margay

9:44 AM  
Blogger Lynda Hilburn said...

Welcome to Paranormality, Angie! It's great to have you here.
Lynda

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Phoebe Matthews said...

Hi, Angie, biker witches? Why not? Sounds fun. - Phoebe Matthews

10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Angie,

I love reading "The Accidental Demon Slayer."

I really like griffins too and I love Dmitri.

Terri W.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Cybercliper said...

Hello Angie and Lynda

This sounds like a great series! I googled griffins and they sound like beautiful creatures that would make excellent shapeshifter characters - very much the alpha in my mind. I look forward to reading about them.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Thanks for guest blogging, Angie. Why not griffins indeed? Not that I am tired of vampires, were-critters, and dragons..nuh-uh, but it's excellent seeing a different paranormal creature out there. Especially if said creature is sexy and loyal, intense and strong? What a combo!!
And then there are the geriatric biker witches....and the pre-school teacher demon slayer....COOOOOL!!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

Thanks! Yes, and griffins are alpha, but they're not the "I don't need anybody" kind of alphas. They're looking for that one woman, she just has to be perfect for them before they're going to make that lifelong commitment.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

And, yes, Vickie - I have way too much fun with the geriatric biker witches. :)

1:52 PM  
Blogger Jessa Slade said...

Right, because a hero griffin is weird but a talking dog... Yaying ahead on Book Three!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Daelith said...

I just finished a book that had a Griffin in it. Would have liked to had more of the character. And you are so right...we do need to see more of them in paranormal/urban fantasy. The idea of a shapeshifting one is even better.

2:37 PM  
Blogger JSB said...

That's what I like to see. Shifters who aren't typical! yay.

Jana

3:09 PM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

Hey, that's a good point, Jessa. Nobody has questioned the talking dog. Perhaps that's because we all know our pets have lots to say.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

What was the book, Daelith? Can you tell us more about it? It sounds right up my alley.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Karen W. said...

Welcome, Angie!

I'm with everyone else - I'd love to read a shifter book about a Griffin. That's a great choice! The book sounds awesome. :)

4:27 PM  
Blogger Kimberly B. said...

I love griffins, although I'll admit Angie's book was my first encounter with a shapeshifting one! I actually collect griffins, but it's hard to find thing with griffins on them. Although my mother did cross stitch me a pillow, which is rad!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Caffey said...

Hi Angie! I have your book here that came with my book club from Dorchester and so can't wait to read! Just wanted to shot out a hello and thanks for the great reads you write!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow Griffins thats kinda different. I'm really looking forward to reading your books.

delitealex

8:54 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Oh wow, what an interesting idea! Now I'm very intrigued- this book is going on my massive to-read list!

1:53 AM  
Blogger Angie Fox said...

Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun with this series. And now I'm envying Kimberly B's griffin collection.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

No need to enter me - I've bought and read both of Angie's books, and they are marvelous! Dimitri is yummy!!

Light,
Nancy Haddock

8:33 AM  
Blogger Rowan West said...

Hi Angie - thanks for finding new twists for this genre so that those of us who love paranormals alway have something new and fun to read!!! Now I know what i'm using my new Borders coupon on!

Warmly,
Rowan West

9:57 AM  
Blogger Daelith said...

It was called The Catswold Portal by
Shirley Rousseay Murphy.

It's a fantasy book.And no I didn't forget the R...it really is spelled that way. *L*
The griffin has a very small part.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Daelith said...

Here's the Fantastic Fiction page for the book with a very small blurb.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/shirley-rousseau-murphy/catswold-portal.htm

1:22 PM  
Blogger Lori T said...

I do not think that I have ever read about Griffins, but this sounds very good. I would love to be entered.

12:12 AM  

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