It’s a new paranormal romance series that takes place in and around an other-worldly MASH unit during a seemingly endless war.
Petra and her colleagues at the MASH 3063rd have been drafted until the end of the conflict, which is bad for Petra but even worse for people like her vampire roommate, Marius. They’re living in this quirky, ad-hock camp, trying to make the best of it while they work long hours in the operating room, putting soldiers back together – knowing that they’re probably going to see these injured heroes again and again – if they’re lucky.
The underlying tragedy brings the oddball personalities in the camp together. They develop ways to keep their sanity and to create the kind of relationships that offer a port in the storm. It’s been such a fun story to write – intense, yet sweet at the same time.
What challenges do your characters have to face in the latest installment, Immortally Embraced?
Well, for one thing, Medusa is pregnant. And she’s never an easy patient. She’s actually a lot of fun to write. I mean, yes, she is serpent-goddess, executioner of men, scourge of Kisthene’s plain. But she has feelings, too.
The second book also brings a surprise from Petra’s past, and she also ends up going AWOL to learn about this nasty new weapon from a murdered research scientist in an enemy camp. So we get to see her use her power in a cool, new way and we also get to see what it’s like on the enemy side.
What sets Commander Galen apart from other heroes in the paranormal genre?
He’s the demi-god of truth, so when he gets to know Petra and he starts realizing they could have a real future together, he’s the one pushing for her to get over her issues so they can be together. In this case, it’s not the woman who is instantly ga-ga for the immortal. He has to work at it in ways other than being simply sexy or brave. It’s a fun switch. I mean, who doesn’t want to have a hot-demi god special ops soldier ready to bare all?
What 3 words would you use to describe Dr. Petra Robichaud?
So now that they're together, is everything rainbows and puppies for Petra and Galen?
If you mean twisted rainbows and devil puppies, then perhaps. But no, they need to work for their happy ending, just like the rest of us.
If Immortally Embraced came with a warning label, what would it say?
Warning: this book contains: a sexy special ops officer, a heroine who should know better, an accidentally naked hot man, sex on the roof, and plenty of laughs from a guard sphinx, a vegetarian werewolf and a melodramatic vampire.
What's the Paranormal News Network?
PNN (The Paranormal News Network) is the news outlet covering the war. The doctors, nurses and support staff at the MASH 3063rd watch it on the only television in camp, a beat up, 1970's cabinet model that is set up in the mess hall.
For fun, I've developed a website for PNN, offering readers the latest in paranormal news. Think of it as a paranormal version of The Onion. PNN covers important stories like: Mayan Insider Scoop! Developed Armageddon “Prophecy” After Tequila Bender; and Five Things in Your Lair That Can Kill You.