Virginia Nelson is one of my very best friends. She’s been with me through thick and thin (mostly thick – and not in the good way) over the past several years. In 2012, we both vowed to start kicking ass on our careers – and we did. Virginia started cranking out bestselling books and she hasn’t stopped to look back since!
Her recent release was Odd Stuff, which we’ll read about today, but she has another new book being released tomorrow – watch my blog for the 411 on that manana!
And here’s Virg!
Thanks for having me on the blog today, Lisa!
Odd Stuff isn’t just the title of my re-released paranormal romantic comedy…it was also a very strange book to write. For starters, it was my first published novel and it won HEAReviews Best Books of 2010 among other awesome reviews. I also wrote the book entirely in reverse. I knew how it ended but not how it started when I began. Drove my beta readers nuts reading it because they journeyed with me from the conclusion to how it began. Janie, the heroine, isn’t your typical heroine either. She’s a powerful paranormal creature who really wants what we all want—a normal, predictable life. She doesn’t really want all the extra chaos…but it comes after her anyway.
Hopefully readers have as much fun journeying with Janie as I did writing her.
Blurb: Janie Smith tumbles through the paranormal world making mistakes and not keeping her sharp tongue in check. Pretending to be normal is what she has spent her whole life perfecting. But when her best friend, a witch named Mia, gets tangled in a murder investigation, Janie tries to stick to her guns and solve it without any “extra” help, be it supernatural or sexual. The hitch is that Mia is suspected to have murdered a vampire…and how do you prove you haven’t killed someone who has no pulse?
Virginia Nelson spends her days chasing three very active kids around. When she is not doing this, or plotting taking over the world, she likes to write, play in the mud, drive far too fast and scream at inanimate objects. She can often be found listening to music that is far too loud and typing her next fantastic tale of blood, sex and random acts of ineptitude. Romance, in Ms. Nelson’s opinion, is not about riding off into the sunset on the back of a horse with the knight in shining armor— it is about riding the dragon. If the knight can keep up… well, that is love. Find me online virg-nelson.com