Tuesday, July 10, 2012

"When I'm not writing" with Cassie Alexander + giveaway!

Cassie Alexander

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Cassie Alexander to the blog. She's the author of NIGHTSHIFTED, an urban fantasy with a hospital setting. It's a unique entry into the genre, thanks to Cassie's real life experiences as a registered nurse, and you can get it now from St. Martin's Press. Cassie's second book, MOONSHIFTED, will be coming out later this year, so you won't have to wait too long if you fall in love with Edie Spence.

Cassie's post is a bit different from the usual but I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I sure did! And don't forget to enter the giveaway that Cassie has graciously provided.

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Cassie Alexander When I'm not writing

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Thanks for stopping by, Cassie! This is probably the most unique presentation we've had so far. =)

For more information about Cassie and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter. (I love Cassie's Twitter handle! So in keeping with the books.)

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Here's the scoop on NIGHTSHIFTED:

Cassie Alexander NightshiftedFrom debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare. Nothing compares to being Nightshifted.

Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond…

Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey’s Anatomy was never like this…

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

You can also start getting excited about MOONSHIFTED, which comes out on November 27:

Cassie Alexander MoonshiftedCheck in to County Hospital’s secret ward—where paranormal activities lead to medical emergencies for one tireless nurse…

After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatuers in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…

With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew—a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist—Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away—even if getting involved makes her easy prey…

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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giveaway

Cassie is kindly offering one (1) copy of NIGHTSHIFTED to a lucky reader!

To enter the giveaway, obey the Rafflecopter!

Open internationally

Ends Monday, July 23, 2012

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

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  2. Oh I love this post, so fun! I agree very unique! thanks for sharing.

    If I was a nurse I think I would be excited to learn and meet to many persons and creatures I didn't know anything about.

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  3. I think I've the heart of a nurse, but not the stomach for it.

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  4. I'd be most worried about helping a creature that wasn't very appreciative and getting chewed up and spit out.
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  5. I've be worried about surviving the night if I was the newest Y4 nurse. That is indeed a unique post, but very efficient and telling.

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  6. As a former nurse, I'd be most worried about the bodily fluids LOL. That's definitely one of the hardest parts of the job. I can just imagine what they'd be like on the Y4 ward.

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  7. sounds like a fascinating series....

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  8. I would be worried about everything and trying to make it through my night. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I would be excited and probably just as worried to meet all the creatures that are out there especially a vampire or two. :)

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  10. I would be afraid of being bitten

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  11. I think I would love to meet all of the creatures ---- I love all supernaturals

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  12. Great guestpost, thank you! I would be terribly afraid to see a Zombie, but I would love to meet a tiny Faerie or Pixie like Jinx

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  13. Loved her graphic! such creative post!

    And thank you so much for the international giveaway!

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  14. I would be excited to meet all the creatures!

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  15. I guess that I would be afraid of being bitten or hurt somehow. I have been dying to get my hands on these books, they sound fantastic! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  16. I think I'd be worried about what will be coming down the corridor at me.

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  17. I would be scared about what type of creature I might meet.

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  18. Surviving and not knowing what to expect....

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  19. Probably the angry creatures

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  20. Werewolves. I would be mosted excited about them. I have always had a love for animals and for weres.

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  21. I'd be just wanting to be prepared for anything that is thrown at me. I guess just being caught unawares.

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  22. I would be worried about entering dark hallways. Spooky. Meeting all of the creatures would be awesome though!!

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  23. Love Urban fantasy, and have been desperate for a really decent new series - yay!

    Injured vamps who are suffering from blood loss - they'd be who I'd be most worried about.
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    Thanks for the giveaway x

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  24. I would probably leave the hospital and never come back?
    What the hell! Better have no job than watch vampires and those stuff!

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  25. I really don't know... Everything!
    I can't imagine myself as a nurse, so with supernatural patients...

    But sounds great as a book, thanks for the international chance! :D

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  26. I think I'd be worried about allergies & all that fur, lol!

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  27. I would love to meet a vampire but I would be afraid of the zombies not that I wouldn't take off a few heads if the need arose.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I have wanted to read Nightshifted since before it's release date.

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  28. This was such a great post - and loved the chart :)! The books sound awesome. I like the link of the nurse into the paranormal world. Seems like it would certainly make thing interesting on the job. MY BFF is an ER nurse that works night shifts, don't think shes ever had any of these particular type of patients though ;).


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    1. sorry I commented before I saw the giveaway entry required a post and had it's own question. I don't know on the q--- hmmm zombies I guess, ghosts maybe (hard to treat what goes invisible ha), vamps I'd be most excited about.

      My thoughts go with you and all the nurses especially those pulling the nightshifts!

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  29. If you were the newest nurse on Y4, what would you be most worried/excited about? Hmmm,would want to make sure I was not bitten by a Vamp, werewolf, what wouldn't you be worried about. (Grin)

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  30. I'd be worried about those dragons in the window. :D And keeping clear of the altercations between the different creatures.

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  31. I would be excited to meet interesting creatures and also frighted that they might attack me. I wouldn't want to get turned into a zombie for sure. LOL Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I would be worried about zombie.
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  33. I would love to see shifters but would be afraid of zombies and necromancers! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

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