Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Welcome Michigan Born Author Lynda Hilburn & Giveaway of Undead in the City

Hello, everyone!

It’s great to be here during Michigan authors month!

I was raised in the inner city of Detroit, went to high school in Garden City, and eventually finished up my undergrad degree at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Along the way, working as a singer in rock and roll bands, I performed all over the state. My son still has nightmares about all the Holiday Inns I dragged him to before he started school back in the day.

My brother, the lead guitar rock star, still lives in Lansing.

I moved to Boulder, Colorado several years ago, but I’m a Michigan woman at heart. There’s just something about that Midwestern vibe.

I feel very fortunate to have grown up around some of the greatest musical talents in the world, and I cut my rock and roll teeth alongside many Motown and rock idols. I remember the time I befriended a Motown accountant just so I could attend a party at Diana Ross’s house. I think he had fun, too. What a blast. Then there was the bar downtown where Bob Seger’s band played before they hit the big time! Great times.

My erotic paranormal novella, Undead in the City, was inspired by my love of vampires and my rock and roll history. The story was originally sold to Loose Id, and after I got the rights back, I published a Kindle edition at Amazon.com and all other e-forms at Smashwords.com. Some of the heroine Tempest’s, experiences came directly from my life. Of course, I didn’t know any real vampires back then, but I’m always eager to encounter one.

Other writing news: I’m working on the third book in my Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series, along with some short stories and a spin-off series in Kismet’s world. I’m fantasizing about winning the lottery so I can quit my full-time day job and write! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Here’s a blurb about Undead in the City:

Musician Tempest Moon knew the world was a rough place. Raised in the inner city of Detroit, the only way she learned to succeed was to be smarter – and tougher – than the next guy. Being a sexy, talented singer/lead guitar player with her own band was her way of staying in charge of her destiny. Whether anyone else liked it, or not.

Tempest’s band was gigging in yet another downtown dive. The club was almost empty due to the arrival of the worst blizzard the city had seen in a century. With one more set to play before she and the band could escape the smoky lounge, a mystery man walked in. Even dripping wet from the relentless onslaught, Tempest could tell the man was unusual. If only because he was the most gorgeous male specimen she’d ever seen. But he was a little pale.

Malveaux had ducked into the bar to avoid having to kill anymore of the worthless minions set upon him by the local vampire territory boss. Under most circumstances, he’d have enjoyed tracking the idiots, and tearing their hearts out. He’d learned long ago to take pleasure in his work. But Malveaux wasn’t dealing with usual circumstances. A sexual obsession, passed to him by his sire and suddenly overwhelming, had changed all the rules of the game. He knew if he didn’t find an “offspring” – a female thrall to serve his sexual needs – he’d go mad.

When he laid eyes on the charismatic musician on stage, he knew he’d found his “child.” She wouldn’t need to know he was an assassin. But she’d find out his deeper secret soon enough when he sank his fangs into the pulsing vein in her neck.

Together they’d take on the human underworld and the undead.


I’m happy to give away a pdf copy of
Undead in the City to one commenter!
Be sure to leave email contact info with comment
One winner to be announced on Wednesday

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Thanks for having me!


SandyG265 said...

Sounds like a good read. I like the blurb you provided.


Kaya said...

Sounds awesome.


Nightingale said...

Lynda, your novella sounds really fascinating. Knowing so much about the rock and roll world, I'm sure the character leaps off the page.

Cecile said...

No need to enter me for I own it already! I am just stopping in the one of my ultimate-favorite authors of all time!!!! ***Waves big big*** Hey Ms Lynda!!!!
Ladies... (and gents just in case) This woman is amazing!!!!! Her writing is awesome... there... I got that out there!!
Hope all is well Ms. Lynda! Hugs to you!

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Hey, Lynda, didn't know you were a homegirl! This one sounds like a lot of fun!

Lynda Hilburn said...

Hi, SandyG265: Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you like the blurb!

Kaya: Nice to meet you. Thanks for commenting.

Hi, Nightingale: Great to see you. I know a lot about the rock and roll that was happening back when I was performing. I'm totally out of the loop now!! LOL.

Cecile: Hey, sweetie! It's always so great to see you. You're the dearest friend. Thank you for all the kind words. I'm sending you a cyber hug!

Hey, Cindy: Even after all my years in Colorado, people still tell me I have my Michigan, Midwestern accent. Thanks for stopping by!

*yadkny* said...

Hi Lynda,
Love the cover! This book is going in my TBR list for sure. Thanks for the contest:)


Robin K said...

Please enter me as well and thank you for the contest.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Sherry said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. I really enjoyed the blurb and the cover is very nice.


booklover0226 said...

I'm thrilled to read you are continuing Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series; I can't wait to read it.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Andrea I said...

It sounds interesting.


Estella said...

I love your Kismet Knight books!

kissinoak at verizon dot net


I am so happy to hear she's working on the third Vampire Psychologist book! I LOVE the first two! Great blog and post.

elaing8 said...

Great post.I haven't have the chance to read one of Lynda's books yet but they have been recommended to me.
please count me in for the giveaway

katsrus said...

Your book sounds really good. Love the cover.
Sue B

Lynda Hilburn said...

yadkny: Thanks for stopping by! I'm happy you like the cover.

Robin K: Consider yourself entered!

Sherry: Thanks for the kind words. Thanks for commenting!

booklover0226: Yes. Kismet has many more adventures to share! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Andrea: Nice to meet you!

Estella: I'm so happy you like my Kismet books! Yay! You made my day.

Readfreek: You're a sweetie! I'm glad you liked the first two books. I'm trying to win that lottery, so I can write full time!!!

elaing8: I appreciate who ever recommended my books to you. I hope you like them when you get a chance to check them out!

katsrus: Thanks, Sue! I'm glad you stopped by to enter.

joder said...

I love stories set in the world of music! They always seem extra sexy to me. All the sweat and pounding music amps up the heat between the characters. I'd love to read this and am crossing my fingers that I win!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Nicole said...

Sounds like a great read, can't wait to get my hands on it!

Lynda Hilburn said...

joder: Thanks for entering the giveaway. I also enjoy the extra intensity of stories about music and musicians.

Hi, Nicole. Thanks for commenting! Best of luck!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Sounds like an interesting read.I like the rock n roll idea.


Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Hi Lynda! I haven't been to Michigan, but heard it is a beautiful state. However I know I would have difficulties with the snow and cold. I need my daily dose of sunshine!

Thank you for the great giveaway, please enter me too! :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Lynda Hilburn said...

Hi, Gabrielle! Thanks for stopping by. I love the rock and roll, too!

Stella: What I miss most about Michigan is the changing of the colors of the trees in the fall. Here in Colorado, we have lots of trees, but some are evergreens and others are Aspens, which just get yellow. Beautiful, but not as magical as Michigan's trees!

jellybelly82158 said...

This sounds really fascinating. I'm sure it will be great.

Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting - please enter me - I am an old follower - this sounds like a great read!

Pink Panther said...

Sounds pretty awesome! Count me in please! Undead in the City sounds like a fabulous read! :) You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com