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Monday, March 24, 2014

Vampires Need Not...Apply? Book Blitz

VAMPIRES NEED NOT...APPLY? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (March 25, 2014; Forever Mass Market; $8.00)

Impending apocalypse. Check.

Leaders of the gods' army captured.  Check.  Check.

Three slightly ticked off women now charged with saving the world while the gods fall apart, the good vampires go on holiday, the bad guys are popping up everywhere.  Check.  Check.  Check.

Help is on the way.  Check?

Meet Dr. Antonio Acero, a world-renowned physicist whose life is about to take a turn for the worst.  And the bizarre.  While on vacation in southern Mexico, Antonio discovers an ancient Mayan tablet.  Local legends say it contains magical properties, properties that could put his stalling research on the map. But is this really his lucky break?  When Antonio attempts to put the tablet to use, he'll discover that Fate has other plans.  And her name is Ixtab.

Keep reading for an excerpt!  This is a favorite series of mine.  It is lots of fun and the world building is fantastic!


    The moment Ixtab left the room and fell out of earshot, she found the nearest wall and leaned in to prevent herself from havinga good, old-fashioned heart attack. She didn’t know what came over her, but the moment she saw that man, she’d lost it. Completely lost it. Had it something to do with the fact that as soon as she set eyes on him, every painful memory of Francisco came crashing down? Or had it more to do with her knowing he slept with all those women?
Ixtab clawed at the black lace fabric over her heart, trying to catch her breath. Dammit, the man even frowned like Francisco and had done that little scrunching thing with his beautiful sable eyebrows when he’d felt confused.
Ixtab sank with her back against the wall, panting and trembling. No. This man wasn’t Francisco, she knew that now, but he was her punishment—karma for all her sins. And she hated him for it.
Why, oh, gods, why?
Ixtab’s overloaded mind replayed taunting images of Antonio. Yes, that man was pure sex. Not that Ixtab had ever had sex. Or ever would. Even with black jade—a fairly new discovery that blunted a deity’s energy and allowed him or her intimacy with humans—at her disposal, that sort of physical contact was simply not in the cards. Not for her, anyway. The dark energy channeled through her touch was simply too potent. Didn’t stop her from wanting, though. This man, with his deep olive skin and strong lips, was built like a champion stallion. Had he known his robe was open at the bottom?
Ixtab sighed.
With such an enormous distraction, how had she even performed the cleansing ritual and managed to keep her cells polarized in the right direction?
“Are you all right, ma’am?” A young nurse reached for Ixtab to aid her, but Ixtab scrambled away and then sprang to her feet.
“Don’t touch me. I’m fine.” She scurried down the hall into the stairwell. She needed to get the hell out of there and off-load quickly. Antonio’s darkness and self-loathing swirled in her head. What had the man done to hate himself so profusely? Not even she disliked herself that much, and she’d done some pretty outrageously heinous things worthy of hatred—on accident, of course. Always on accident.
Gods, I can’t think straight. She needed to shed this physicist’s energy fast. It felt like it had wrapped itself around her heart in a stranglehold. She’d never experienced such an alarmingly intense sensation.
Ixtab bolted outside to the pedestrian-filled street, careful to steer clear of any humans, and headed for the subway. There was always someone worthy of a little death on the subway.
Yes, all she needed was to cleanse and everything would be fine. Wouldn’t it?

About the author: 
Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she's not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life...or getting sucked into a juicy novel.

She hopes that someday leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

Book: Vampires Need Not...Apply?
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Other books in the Accidentally Yours series: Accidentally in Love With...a God?, Accidentally Married to...a Vampire?, Sun God Seeks...Surrogate?,  Accidentally... Evil?, Accidentally...Cimil?, Accidentally... Over? (Aug 2014)

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  1. Goodreads is currently down ;(

  2. The fantasy aspect of the whole concept, the way it transports you out of the ordinary into a new enviroment that needs to be conquered.

  3. The fantasy of the paranormal is a draw for me.

  4. That is not real!! and that once the book is over I can go on with my life, and I can get me another fantasy boyfriend ;)

  5. I love the intenseness of the combination of the storylines mixed with the romance y a bit of fantasy.

  6. The fantasy/paranormal aspect usually provokes a great story and makes for fascinating character possibilities. It's not all romance, all the time...

  7. The paranormal aspect usually turns things up a notch as well as throws a monkey wrench into the works...makes for interesting reading :-)