Posted by Christie Kelley Oct 27 2012, 12:47 am
It just wouldn’t be October without ghost, ghouls, and vampires. So today, let’s welcome Kathy Love and Erin McCarthy who are here to talk about a book they co-wrote, The Fangover.
Thanks, Christy and The Romance Bandits for having Erin and I here today. We are really excited about the upcoming book we wrote together called THE FANGOVER, which is out on November 6th.
It’s the story of a vampire band, The Impalers, who arise the evening after attending the Irish wake of one of their band members only to realize none of them remembers a thing that happened after the wake. So now they have to figure out what the heck happened, because it certainly seems like it was a lot. There is a priest passed out in their bathtub. They also somehow acquired a talking parrot with a slight drinking problem and an obsession with Barry White. And it doesn’t end there, they also have a mortal woman, who has been newly made into a vampire–and no one has a clue who bit her or why. Plus the new vampire seems to be married to one of them. Not to mention the only one of them that might know the truth about the previous night is circling the room, stuck in bat form. Yep, these guys definitely have a mess to sort out. A mess that takes them all over the French Quarter of New Orleans, trying to figure out just what happened.
Since this is a crazy, sexy and romantic romp through the French Quarter, Erin and I thought we’d give you a little guided tour of some of the places, where our vampires go in search of answers. These are actually some of our favorite places in the Quarter and definitely spots you would want to hit on a trip to the Big Easy.
LaFitte’s Blacksmith Shop–On the corner of Bourbon and St. Phillip. The oldest bar in America. Even though it’s dark and dingy, you can just feel the history. What vampire wouldn’t love a place like this? Somewhere almost as old as they are. Although a couple of The Fangover characters run into a problem here. Thanks to the talking parrot who can’t hold his liquor.
Famous Door–On Bourbon. One of bars where Erin and I always go while in New Orleans. They usually have a great band (our all-time favorite was Rockbox). Great people, good dance floor. Although again, our characters don’t quite get to enjoy their visit to Famous Door that way we do, because their arch-nemesis happens to work there.
Fahy’s Irish Pub–On the corner of Burgundy and Toulouse. This is a cool little pub somewhat away from the craziness of Bourbon. A great place to sit, relax and talk. Our characters find out a lot when they come to this place. Of course, they mainly find out things they’d rather not know.
Voodoo Authentica–On Dumaine. Want to see everything voodoo? Gris gris bags, shrines to all the voodoo laos (voodoo saints), voodoo dolls and spells. You can even have Zaar, a voodoo practitioner do a reading and “cast the bones” for you. Our characters never actually go to this store, but Erin and I do every visit. And you can bet there is voodoo in The Fangover. Would it be a romp around New Orleans without it?
Krazy Korner–On the corner of Bourbon and St. Peter. This is another excellent place to see live bands. And they have a very cool upstairs bar with one of those famous balconies overlooking Bourbon. So if you go there, get some beads to throw. As far as our story, well, the name sort of says it all. The characters find out some krazy (crazy) stuff here.
Napoleon House–On Chartres. This restaurant isn’t actually in our story, because our vampires don’t eat…well, one of ours does, but in general restaurants are not their thing. So I mention this place purely because it’s a favorite of mine and Erin’s. This is always the first place we go to eat when we get to The Quarter. It’s old and quirky and has the coolest courtyard so you can eat outside. Their red beans and rice is to die for–there’s a vampire joke there somewhere, right?
So what are some of your favorite places? In New Orleans or elsewhere? What place do you have to go back to again and again because you love it so much?
Thanks for letting us share a few of our favorite places with you. And we hope you will enjoy reading about them as The Impalers go on their wild goose chase, or rather their wild drunk parrot chase.
Also please join Erin and I for our seven day, FANGOVER contest from October 30-November 5 leading up to the release day on the 6th. There will be fifteen chances to win awesome prizes. Prizes like free books, vampire-hunting kits, gift cards and more. Check our Facebook pages to find out all the details.
Thanks again everyone!
Sex, blood and rock ‘n’ rock!
Posted in Erin McCarthy, Fangover, Kathy Love