Hello Readers! Today I have a special guest, Author Gerry Bartlett, author of the Glory St. Clair series. Gerry’s a native Texan and lives halfway between Houston and Galveston with her own wonder dog.
When she started writing, she was still teaching and used the pseudonym Lynn McKay. You can probably still find her historical for a penny on-line. Now that she’s no longer in the classroom, she has come out of the closet and uses her real name, much to her mother’s delight and sometimes embarrassment. Author’s note: Sorry, Mom, but, yes, I do have to write “those scenes.”
Please help me welcome Gerry to That’s What I’m Talking About. And be sure to check out the end of Gerry’s post for a special giveaway! Take it away, Gerry…
Gerry Bartlett here, stopping by to celebrate the release of my latest book, REAL VAMPIRES DON’T WEAR SIZE SIX. Of course neither do I. Seems Glory St. Clair, my heroine in the series, was bloating when she was turned in 1604 and she’s been stuck with those extra pounds ever since. In this chapter of her long, long life, Lucifer himself comes calling with an offer he thinks she can’t refuse. He’ll make her the size she’s always dreamed of being if she’ll work for him. Of course Glory’s not really tempted, is she? Not even when he lets her see her reflection for the first time in centuries.
One of the things I try to do when I write my stories is to remember that every vampire was a unique individual before he or she got fangs. So Glory has all the insecurities, wants and needs that any woman might have. Of course she’s also seen a lot of history and had to deal with a controlling sixteenth century man all these years. Unfortunately, she loves him and can’t seem to walk away from her sire, Highlander Jeremy Blade. Her struggle for independence is at the center of these books and I’m lucky that fans seem to relate to Glory and her adventures.
REAL VAMPIRES DON’T WEAR SIZE SIX is the seventh in the REAL VAMPIRES series but can be read as a stand alone. I hope readers new to the series will jump in and try it. Book eight, REAL VAMPIRES HATE SKINNY JEANS will be out next April.
I enjoy writing about vampires but have also added demons, shapeshifters and even the occasional angel to the mix as the series goes on. What’s your favorite paranormal entity? Post here for a chance to win a copy of the book that started it all, REAL VAMPIRES HAVE CURVES, and a twenty dollar gift card to the bookseller of your choice.
Thanks for stopping by Gerry. Please leave your comments for Gerry by Thursday August 11 at 9:00 PM EDT to be eligible for the contest. And thank you to Gerry for this fun giveaway!
For more about Gerry’s latest, Real Vampires Don’t Wear Size Six, here is an except:
Curvy vampire Glory St. Clair kicked out the demon that had set up shop in her body, but she had some serious fallout, mainly to her relationship with longtime lover Jeremy Blade. Before Glory can win him back, she has a few issues of the hellish variety to deal with.
First, some visitors from the Dark Side want to make her their hell-buddy, and they definitely like to fight dirty. Second, the local vampire council is after Glory to clean up her act, or they’ll run her out of town. To pacify them, she has to mentor a vamp fledgling, a computer whiz with a fashion phobia. And to top it all off, Lucifer himself offers Glory the ultimate temptation: work for the devil and he’ll make her the size six she’s always lusted after.
Glory’s not sure if she can resist such an offer, but there are a few things the full-figured vamp knows for sure. Somehow, she’s going to get back the man she loves, keep the business she needs, and teach her nerdy newbie that size doesn’t matter.
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