Sophie Lawson is a human immune to magic, which comes in handy for helping paranormal beings transition into everyday life. But fallen angel Alex Grace and his search for the Vessel of Souls is one curse she never saw coming. Suddenly an unexplainable string of killings and destruction has even San Francisco’s demons fearing for their immortal lives. And Sophie isn’t about to trust Alex’s all-too-vulnerable charm or his secret agenda. Now their hunt is revealing dangerous secrets about Sophie’s past, and malevolent power hellishly close to turning one irreverent human into the ultimate supernatural weapon.
The question I get asked most often at book signings is “are you anything like your character, Sophie Lawson?” I try to laugh loftily and establish that Sophie is a character and I am an actual person when a forgotten hunk of chocolate marshmallow pinwheel on my lapel catches my eye.
Okay, so maybe we like the same kind of cookies.
The next question is always about my craft – “how do you remain serious and disciplined when your stories are so quirky?”
I would love to tell everyone that I start my day with a series of sun salutations, a cup of herbal tea and a 400-word passage about the sunrise just to “loosen my fingers” a la Rudyard Kipling. But the truth is, I woke up this morning with 22 pounds of house cat pressing against my chest and a Bic pen wedged in my ponytail (I often write in bed). I didn’t loosen my fingers with words about the sunrise this morning because I was peeling back the lid on a can of Grouper Guts for my two ungrateful cats when it happened.
“So,” they ask, “is it hard to do a series and continually come up with funny things for your characters to do?”
Here I mimic my Oprah look – you know the one: eyes narrowed in deep contemplation, lips pursed but with the tiniest pout – and consider that the previous night I spent 45 minutes half-naked in a Lohman’s dressing room with an evening gown-as-tourniquet around my arm and neck. “No,” I say truthfully, “not at all.”
So, dear readers, here is my question for you: What characters (books, movies, TV) do you have certain uncanny similarities to? For a chance to win either a copy of Under Wraps or Under Attack, leave us a comment telling us who your fictional doppelganger is and why!
Meet Hannah Jayne!
Hannah Jayne is the author of the Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles. Book one, Under Wraps, is available from Kensington Books and everywhere books are sold. Book two, Under Attack will be released November 1, 2011. Contact Hannah at www.hannahjschwartz.com or find Hannah Jayne on Facebook.
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Underworld Detection Agency
- Under Wraps at Amazon | Book Depository
- Under Attack at Amazon | Book Depository
- Under Suspicion at Amazon | Book Depository (May 1, 2012)
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Thank you Hannah for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!
Contest Time! Hannah is giving away a copy of Under Wraps or Under Attack – winners choice. To enter, all you have to do is answer this one question: What characters (books, movies, TV) do you have certain uncanny similarities to? Remember, you must answer the question in order to be entered. US/Canada only.
Even though I’m not giving the additional entries any more, you can still help support the author by sharing their article, and this contest, on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere you can. After all, the more people who are aware of this fabulous author ensures we get more fabulous stories.
The winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
The contest will stay open until November 1st at which time I’ll determine the winner with help from the snazzy new plug-in I have.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.