Monday, August 22, 2011

Author Interview & Giveaway: Ashlyn Chase, author of The Vampire Next Door

Please join me in welcoming Ashlyn Chase, author of The Vampire Next Door.

Multi-published author Ashlyn Chase specializes in characters who reinvent themselves, having reinvented herself numerous times. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse, for the Red Cross, and has a degree in behavioral sciences. The first two books in the Strange Neighbors series are Strange Neighbors and The Werewolf Upstairs, which are both available now! She lives with her true-life hero husband in beautiful New Hampshire. For more information, please visit http://www.ashlynchase.com/


Describe The Vampire Next Door in three words.

Outstandingly fun romance (from a 4 ½ star review in RT Book Reviews!)

Out of all the books you’ve published, which two characters are your favorite?

Maura and Adrian from Vampire Vintage or Randy and Sky from Being Randy.

Of the 17 different places you have lived, which were your most favorite? Least favorite?

Where I live right now in New Hampshire is my favorite. Least favorite is Colorado, but probably because my life there was unhappy.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the role of you? Why?

Meg Ryan—Who doesn’t love Meg Ryan? I recognize myself in a lot of her characters.

Which books are in your Summer reading pile?

I have a bunch of ebooks downloaded onto my Nook. I’m hoping to read a few of my fellow Sourcebooks authors books. A few Secrets anthologies and some paperbacks from Ellora’s Cave will go into the hot tub with me.

Can you tell us a bit about what’s coming up next from you? Can you share any teasers?

I have a novella called Immortally Yours and a new series Flirting with Fangs just contracted with Ellora’s Cave. I’m also working on a new series proposal for my agent. I have yet to come up with a name for it, but it takes place in a Boston bar, and we’re referring to it as the paranormal Cheers.


THE VAMPIRE NEXT DOOR BY ASHLYN CHASE – IN STORES AUGUST 2011

Room for Rent: Normal need not apply

This old Boston brownstone is not known for quiet living… first the shapeshifter meets his nurse, then the werewolf falls for his sassy lawyer, but now the vampire is looking for love with a witch who’s afraid of the dark… and you thought your neighbors had issues!

Undead Sly is content playing vigilante vampire, keeping the neighborhood safe from human criminals, until Morgaine moves in upstairs. Suddenly he finds himself weak with desire, which isn’t a good place for a vampire to be. And Morgaine isn’t exactly without her own issues—will the two of them be able to get past their deepest fears before their chance at “normal” slips away?


WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK?
{August 22- September 5, 2011}
  • Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to win
  • No P.O. Boxes please
  • Giveaway copies will be sent directly to winners from the publisher
  • 2 copies will be available depending on entries
  • Winners will be randomly selected using random.org and contacted via email
My review of The Vampire Next Door

To enter:
  1. Please leave a comment on this post stating what you enjoyed most about Ashlyn's interview! {Include email address for contact purposes}
  2. Please fill out the form below with your contact information. {Make sure to leave a comment because the winner will be chosen by the comments}
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*Thanks to Sourcebooks for providing the prize!

This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents only. This giveaway will end at 11:59pm CST on September 5th.
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63 comments:

Ashlyn Chase said...[Reply]

Thanks so much for hosting me, Tasha.

I made a teeny mistake in my interview (not your fault--totally mine!)

The Ellora's Cave series is called Fangtastic Lovers. It was a last minute change.

Laurie said...[Reply]

I love the these books, that would be an apt building I'd love to live in. And I'm looking forward to all of your new series!

Laurie Peterson
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booklover0226 said...[Reply]

What I enjoyed most about this interview is that Ashlyn will be writing more series. As long as she's not retiring any time soon; I'm thrilled!

Thanks,
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booklover0226 said...[Reply]

I follow Ashlyn on Twitter (Twitter name is bl0226)

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Ashlyn Chase said...[Reply]

Thanks Laurie and Tracey! Best of luck in the contest!

Victoria said...[Reply]

What I liked best in the interview was learning about the novella and the new proposal. I really love how Ashlyn writes. She puts humor into the story and it fits.

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Victoria said...[Reply]

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/105703778027704321

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Victoria said...[Reply]

I follow Ashlyn on Twitter as Jovial_1

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Victoria said...[Reply]

I follow Ashlyn on Facebook as Viki Sloboda

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Çråz¥ K¥ said...[Reply]

I like how you can explain your book in just three words! and make it sound good. i cant do that haha :)
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Stephanie said...[Reply]

The Paranormal Cheers! I Love It!! And I can't wait to see what you have in store from EC.
Being Randy is one of my favorites stories so I can see why you picked them.

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crystalgb said...[Reply]

I like who she would choose to play her in a movie.
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Ashlyn Chase said...[Reply]

Aw, Stephanie. You like Randy as much as I do! I have a real soft spot for that book. It was just TOO much fun to write! LOL

Crazy Kitty--I was so glad someone else di that for me. Hee Hee. I cheated.

Thanks for the encouragement, Victoria! Hugs!

Crystal--another Meg Ryan fan. Yay Meg!

Cristina said...[Reply]

17 places? Wow. Are we related? Haha. Good job on the three words - that was awesome. My favorite part - I can't pick. I enjoyed all of it. The series sounds interesting and fun. Guess I better get started on the first two in case I win. ;) It was awesome reading about the author and hearing about the series. I love the cover of the book!

Cristina said...[Reply]

I follow both of you on Twitter as @alaskanbookcafe

Cristina said...[Reply]

The twitter link http://twitter.com/#!/AlaskanBookCafe/status/105775264168017921

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Liked Book Obsessed on Facebook as Cristina Gutierrez

Cristina said...[Reply]

I liked Ashlyn on Facebook as Cristina Gutierrez.

Darlene said...[Reply]

Oh my gosh, I can't imagine moving 17 times!! I enjoyed learning about your books, and your works in progress sound great!

Please enter me in the draw!

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Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...[Reply]

+1 Following Ashlyn on Twitter
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Darlene said...[Reply]

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Ashlyn Chase said...[Reply]

Thanks Crisina! I love the covers too! Strange Neighbors won first place in the Judge a Book by its Cover contest.

And Darlene,

One good thing about moving that much...you never accumulate a lot of junk! I actually have closet space!

June M. said...[Reply]

Some of the things that I rally liked about the interview was the fact that Ashlyn Chase has lived in so many different places and the degrees she has and the jobs, including psy. nurse. Sounds like she has had an interesting life.
June M.
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June M. said...[Reply]

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Ashlyn Chase said...[Reply]

Oh, June...

You have no idea! LOL

Ash

Amy said...[Reply]

I can't wait to read the Flirting With Fangs series. I love Ellora's Cave books because they are fun and steamy, and there's a wide variety.

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Amy said...[Reply]

I follow Ashlyn on Facebook under my name Amy Z****.

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Dorine White said...[Reply]

I followed Ashlyn on twitter. @Dorinewhite
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Dorine White said...[Reply]

I posted a tweet http://twitter.com/#!/DorineWhite/status/105891066678489088

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Dorine White said...[Reply]

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Dorine White said...[Reply]

Almost forgot my original entry. I really enjoyed that Ashlyn has lived in 17 places, that sounds so cool. I seem to simmer in the same places for years.

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kimyunalesca said...[Reply]

I enjoyed every segment especially her love for Meg Ryan I love and adore her as well XD

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Jessica said...[Reply]

I have to admit that I have not heard of Ashlyn Chase before and now I'm sorry that I have not. I cannot wait to read The Vampire Next Door and her other books.

Thank you for the giveaway!
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Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...[Reply]

I like the fact that I am not the only one that has live in so many places! I went to nearly 20 schools growing up and I'm not even an army brat.

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Pam S (pams00) said...[Reply]

Really enjoyed the interview - favorite was announcing the new novella and series of course. Love Ashlyn's voice so can't wait to see the plot/background on the new series out.

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norma said...[Reply]

the thing i loved the most about the interview is when she mentioned that she has a lot of ebooks on her nook.... i am a nook addict myself and most of my book are ebooks.... i love the cover of the new book and i would enjoy to read it

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Paige said...[Reply]

My favorite part was when we got to find out what shes currently working on!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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winnie said...[Reply]

I enjoyed getting to know Ashlyn a bit and to see what's next for her.

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SiNn said...[Reply]

What I enjoy most about Ash is shes awesome an awesome friend a person who her fans can depend on and shes seriously funny and I love herbooks

great post and ty for teh chance

SiNn said...[Reply]

i follow you both on twitter @bainesgoddess

and facebook like Beverly G

Margaret said...[Reply]

I loved finding out about what the author has coming out next! Thanks for the giveaway!

cyn209 said...[Reply]

Ashley's interview has got me wanting to read her series!! thank you for introducing me to her!!!!

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