Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Q+A with Gerry Bartlett + Real Vampires Know Hips Happen Giveaway

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Gerry Bartlett.  Gerry is the author of the Glory St. Clair series (Real Vampires Have Curves, Real Vampires Live Large, Real Vampires Get Lucky, Real Vampires Don't Diet, Real Vampires Hate Their Thighs, Real Vampires Have More to Love, Real Vampires Don't Wear Size Six, Real Vampires Hate Skinny Jeans, Real Vampires Know Hips Happen).

Keep reading for a chance to win a paperback copy of Real Vampires Know Hips Happen by Gerry Bartlett.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

  I started writing years ago, maybe more than twenty, gave it up for a while, then got back into it. I sold my first book, a romantic suspense in 1998.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

My critique partner and one of my best buds, Nina Bangs, was writing paranormals and doing really well. I’d sold a historical but hadn’t been able to sell a second one. She dared me to write a vampire book. I wasn’t sure I’d like it but when the idea for Glory, a vampire who was bloating when she was turned in 1604, came to me, I knew I had a story I could get excited about.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

I’d probably be a shape-shifter. First, it’s my world, so my shape-shifter would be immortal. Who wouldn’t want to live forever? And also, it would be great to be able to turn into whatever you wanted to be, large, small, sneaky or ferocious.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Real Vampires Know Hips Happen is number nine in the Glory St. Clair series. Glory is off to Scotland in hot pursuit of her on-again, off-again lover, Jeremy Blade. She did something pretty unforgivable and now she has to try to win him back. Things start off well, but then he’s attacked and loses his memory of their time together. I had a lot of fun making Jerry deal with modern ways. He’s always been a tough Highlander. When he’s terrified of going up in an airplane? It’s Glory’s chance to be the strong one. I actually went to Scotland to see the original Castle Campbell, Jerry’s home turf. I got a lot of story ideas on that trip and I think it added to the final product. I hope readers feel that when they read the book. It’s fun too that Glory finally meets her mother. She’s a real piece of work and will be someone Glory has to deal with in book ten, Real Vampires Know Size Matters, coming next December.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  We’ve had a big debate going about this on my Real Vampires Fan Group on Facebook, a page started by one of my fans. The group is casting the fantasy movie and picked Kat Denning for Glory and Joe Managiello (probably misspelled that) for Jerry. Me? I write in first person so I hope each reader pictures herself as Glory. I know I do. A woman with figure issues and a boyfriend who tries to tell her what to do? I relate to that. As for Jerry, her hero, well, that’s a tough one. I would need someone tall, dark and Scottish. Alex O’Loughlin comes to mind. Think about him in Moonlight or Hawaii 5-0. I think every woman out there probably has her own pick for her hero and why not? It’s the fun in reading. Let your imagination take over. I know I do.

Real Vampires Know Hips Happen (Glory St. Clair #9) by Gerry Bartlett.

Does plaid make your butt look big?

Glory St. Clair knows that it does. But she'll even throw on a Campbell kilt if it will help her win her hunky Scottish lover back. She's risked everything to cross the Atlantic to confront him in Scotland. Now powerful forces are determined to keep them apart. An attack on Jeremiah Campbell leaves him with amnesia and he doesn't remember her or their centuries together. Glory must win her man back and prove to her nemesis that she's where she's always wanted to be, even if it means dragging Jerry back to Texas.

Jeremiah doesn't remember the woman who claims they've been together so long but he's more than willing to take what she freely offers--her ancient blood and her voluptuous body. But when she tries to get him to travel to the New World in a flying machine and to work with his ancient enemy, he thinks she's cracked. In his mind, he's stuck in 1590. This modern world is almost too much for him. But there's something about this woman with the generous curves... Soon enough he finds himself risking death for her more than once. Who or what seems determined to keep them apart? The ancient warrior in him won't stand for it. And the fight is on.

Thank you Gerry for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Gerry Bartlett and her books, please visit her website.

**Real Vampires Know Hips Happen Giveaway**

We are giving away one paperback copy of Real Vampires Know Hips Happen by Gerry Bartlett.

To enter, leave a comment on this post.  Please include your email address so we may contact you if you win.  This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only.  Giveaway ends April 10, 2013 midnight EST.


  1. Ah, I've had these books on my wishlist ever since I ran across them! They sound awesome.

    katy.sozaeva (at)

  2. YAY!! I absolutely love what I have read so far of this series. I hope to catch up on it this summer!! I love the humor and everything about Glory!! Awesome author :)

    Thank you for the giveaway chance on the new book,

    closkot at

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  4. I love this author and I love Glory!

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Oh, I would love this book! I love humorous paranormal stories, they are just so much fun to read :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  6. This one sounds really great!! I've got a couple of her books in my huge tbr pile - got to go dig them out. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  7. I haven't read anything by the author yet, but I'd love to read this.

    jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

  8. Great Q&A guys. I loved the suggestions for your characters. I love Kat Denning and Joe M. is absolutely mouthwatering. Being a shapeshifter is a great choice. I agree, they can turn into whatever to help themselves in sticky situations. This series is new to me. I will have to start from the beginning. Thank you so much for the great post again :)