This is the kind of title that grab my attention. Then the plot made me want to start reading ASAP.
Grave Robbing and Other Hobbies: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Grave Concerns Book 1) by Jayce Carter released yesterday in the Contemporary Paranormal Erotic Romance genre.
Abandoned at three—whose parents want a kid who sees ghosts?—I learned the world is quick to punish misfits. I try my best to be a normal, boring human, but the call of the supernatural just won’t be ignored. When a stranger shows up on my doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s no sexy tryst. Instead, I’m off to the graveyard, digging up the corpse of a murder victim at the demand of the local vampire coven—and that small felony is just the start.
The spirit of the woman has gone missing, something that shouldn’t be possible, and everyone is looking to me for answers. There’s Kase, a vampire who’s both terrifying and secretive. Grant, a mage with a bad attitude and a lot of power. Troy, the possessive werewolf-detective next door and Hunter, a mysterious bad boy who isn’t even close to human.
It’s a race not just against time but against everything to figure out where the spirits are going, who’s behind it and if I can trust the men who now share my bed.
And all because of a little grave robbing…
“You need to do something,” I said as Kase and Troy struck a wall and knocked off a painting. Sure, it was a cheap one I’d picked up at a chain store, some mass-produced image of cherry blossoms I’d always thought would make me a calmer person, but it was my stupid painting and they’d ruined it!
“You’re right.” Grant snapped his fingers, whispering a few words.
The two fighting seemed unaffected, however, as Troy flung Kase off him and Kase sailed back, almost faster than my vision could follow.
I was about to tell Grant it hadn’t worked when I realized he had a bowl of popcorn now.
Had he really used his magic to summon popcorn? Hunter reached over me to grab a handful.
“You said you couldn’t use magic for frivolous things,” I stammered.
“You used it to get popcorn!”
Grant lifted the popcorn as though to make a point. “This isn’t frivolous, Ava. There is a man-on-man fight here—that requires snacks to properly watch. Get your priorities straight.”
My mouth hung open. Every time I thought I had my feet under me with these men, they showed me how wrong I was.
“They could kill each other,” I finally said.
“Sure, but they won’t.” Hunter stole another handful of popcorn and tossed some in his mouth, a few pieces falling to the couch. “Troy hasn’t fully shifted and Kase isn’t biting. This is just one of those macho alpha dominance shows. Let’s all be glad they’re doing this instead of actually measuring dicks. Trust me, that just hurts feelings.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jayce Carter lives in Southern California with her husband and two spawns. She originally wanted to take over the world but realized that would require wearing pants. This led her to choosing writing, a completely pants-free occupation. She has a fear of heights yet rock climbs for fun and enjoys making up excuses for not going out and socializing.
Getting to know Jayce
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
There is only one right answer to this question, and it is always Phish Food.
Which mythological creature are you most like?
I’d love to say I’m a siren or something sexy and alluring and powerful. Realistically, I’m more like Stitch from Lilo and Stitch. Angry, small, eats everything, cute even when they don’t want to be and causes a lot of trouble.
First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.
The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter. I remember being blown away by the ideas in that book, by the way it took a story that was so iconic and familiar and was able to go ‘what if?’ It proved that even with something as known as The Time Machine, there are still more stories to be told.
How do you develop your plot and characters?
I like to do them together, in a way. I feel that all stories come down to the characters. They want something and something else is keeping them from it. From there I develop what they want, why they can’t have it, and what personal flaw is standing in their way. For me, every story breaks down to this because character flaws are the universal driving point for me. From there I come up with specifics, with backgrounds and plot points and bad guys. All of it always revolves around that central idea, though, and through that a basic theme or message. Is it about overcoming fears? About moving past trauma? About risking vulnerability? For me, every plot will resolve at the point where the main characters are forced to confront their flaw in order to get what they really want.
Describe your writing space.
I currently write at a desk in my living room. It isn’t the most private place, but it is the only spot I have. We are working on building me an office for a little more quiet, since I share the house with two kids who are doing school from home and a husband who also works from home. Nothing breaks up the flow of a sex scene like having a nine-year-old with a bloody nose. This is one reason I get up at 5am to start work, so I have time before the house becomes busy and chaotic. On my desk I have two monitors that connect to my laptop, though I only use my computer for editing. For writing, I have a freewrite traveler I use. After the first few hours, I often move and write outside, in the car, or at a coffee shop or library when they’re open to get a change of scenery. The benefit of my traveler is an ability to pick up and write wherever I want.
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