Thursday, August 29, 2013


My family watches PAWN STARS on Thursday night.   The cast members - Rick, Big Hoss, and Chumly - are Harley riders. In fact, one of the episodes followed them to Sturgis, South Dakota - the mecca of biker gatherings.  I chuckled to myself every time I see the cast ride ... as I have a college buddy (and sorority sister) who is just as bad ass as a Harley enthusiast!

Perhaps Angie Fox is now a Harley enthusiast ... from her bio:

Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of several books about vampires, werewolves and things that go bump in the night.

She claims that researching her stories can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).

Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author. Angie enjoys making up fun quizzes and thinks you should take one right now

Angie joins me for a cozy chat ...

Kim:  You hail from Missouri - what is your favorite sight, sound, and smell of the Show Me State?

Angie:  Sight: Cardinal baseball; sound: riverboats; smell: Italian food on The Hill.

Image provided by Angie Fox

Kim:  I commend your efforts in the name of research - can you share a tidbit from your ride with the Harley biker gang? 

Angie:  Well, I learned right away that you should not wear a pink t-shirt to a biker rally. At least I stood out! I also learned that dogs love to ride on motorcycles. In the first Accidental Demon Slayer book, the heroine has a dog and she also needs to ride off with her grandma's gang of biker witches. Seeing how real dogs can and do ride Harleys (they even have little motorcycle glasses called "doggles") helped me make my books more real. Oh, and shameless plug here, the first book in the series is free right now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Nook and Apple iBooks. Look it up. It's called The Accidental Demon Slayer.

Image provided by Angie Fox

Kim:  What have you learned from journalism, television, and advertising that you an apply to romance writing?

Angie:  I’m all about creative marketing. It’s fun and my brain just thinks that way. Like for the Accidental Demon Slayer series, I developed the What’s Your Biker Witch Name quiz? It went viral, which has been a blast. You haven’t lived until you get emails from physicists in China telling you that their biker witch names are things like Wino Wally No Brakes and Two Date Tessa Hard Rider. And now for a shameless plug: you can get your biker witch name at:

Kim:  Tell us about MY BIG FAT DEMON SLAYER WEDDING - what inspired it?

Angie:  The whole idea just cracked me up. I mean here you have this badass demon slayer who hasn't quite gotten around to telling her overbearing mother what she does for a living (heck, her mom doesn't even know magic exists). So Lizzie the demon slayer is trying to think of ways to break the news to her mom, while managing the biker witches and her in-laws, who have all descended on this eccentric seaside mansion the week before the big event. She can't seem to get any alone time with her studly shapeshifting griffin fiance, and as a result, keeps getting caught mid-grope - thus horrifying her uptight mother almost as much as a demon popping out of the wedding cake - which it just might if she can't get a handle on the Earl of Hell. I had an absolute ball with this book.

Kim:  What's next for Angie Fox?

Angie:  My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding was so much fun to write, and it's done so well with readers, that I'm writing the next demon slayer book right now. It will release in early 2014. I'm also going to be releasing a holiday short story, The Ninth Dark Lord A Leaping, that is set in the demon slayer world.

Thanks for having me! I'd like to give away a signed copy of My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding.

Mahalo, Angie, for being my guest!  I posted my review of MY BIG FAT DEMON SLAYER WEDDING on Amazon (link) and Goodreads (link).   To enter Angie's giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about a wedding (other than your own) that was fun to attend.   

Last summer, we attended a family wedding in Ohio - we are related to the bride.   My side of the family is loud and proud.   But we had the most fun meeting a member of the groom's family - his uncle lived in Honolulu.  How cool is that?

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, August 31, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 1.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

The Last of the Demon SlayersThe Accidental Demon SlayerThe Dangerous Book for Demon SlayersA Tale of Two Demon Slayers


  1. I really do not attend many weddings. I've attended three or four, and I really would not call any of them "Fun"

  2. I haven't Read Angie Fox it sounds like a fun read. Fun Wedding would have to be my Nieces it was in Scotland ... ALL the men were In KILTS . I got to do a few Scottish Group dances See an Old Flame he still got me to Blush like a Teenager. His Wife & daughter are Super.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  3. love that title & it sounds like a blast :) family weddings are always fun -- you get to carry on & dance away w/out worry about embarrassment (after all, its family so it's already too late & everyone else is just as bad) ;)

  4. The last wedding I attended was my cousin's. The reception hall had an open bar, a disco light and a horrible deejay I nick-named DJ Jazzy Lame. Thankfully we kept requesting songs so he wouldn't pick any.
    Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

  5. My daughter just got married in June. We had a photo booth and an amazing DJ. We had a great time acting goofy in the photo booth and texting the DJ requests.

  6. I guess the most fun I had at a wedding (reception) was when one of my best friends got married, and our whole group of friends really got into the spirit of it, because we were so happy for the bride and groom.

  7. My best friend got married on an old steamship (it did not sail) and it was very fun to be on the ship for the wedding. They say it is haunted too, but we didn't see any ghostly guests that evening.

  8. My cousin's daughter got married and the 5 grooms came out each with a Newfoundland dog - big black dogs that look like bears. It was outside and some dogs walked by in the distance as just as they asked if anyone objected to this marriage, they barked lol. They also practically dragged the grooms when they knew they could leave.

  9. My brother's wedding was a lot of fun. Being a guest you get all the fun & no stress.

  10. My niece had a wedding with a sword bearer and fairy flower girl. It was fun to attend.

  11. We went to a wedding on a boat that went around the Hudson Bay at night so you could see New York lit up.

  12. I think every wedding I went to was fun!!!! I have a fun family and friends!

  13. A fun wedding that I attended was when one of my friends married a Scot. At the reception, the groom and all his groomsmen (who all wore kilts) mooned everybody.

  14. I love weddings. :) The best wedding is my brother's because I was so happy for me. I was too nervous at my own wedding.

  15. I've never been to a fun wedding... huh.... weird... they've all been traditional and I since I don't really care for weddings, I just spent the required amount of time and then jetted :) Thanks for sharing!

  16. I haven't been to a wedding in a very long time, so it's difficult to remember a 'fun' one.

  17. Back in the early 70s, attended a semi-hippie wedding. The whole outdoor thing combined with cucumber sandwiches.

  18. don't go to that many

  19. The wedding I attended that was the most fun was my nephew's wedding in Las Vegas. The bride and groom had a bachelor/bachelorette party at a strip bar - women strippers on the first floor, men on the second. I had a ball watching my sister's 80 year old mother-in-law waving dollar bills around. The wedding was nice and then we had more fun hitting a few casinos. That's the way to have a wedding, fun for the whole family. :D

  20. I've attended 3 of my brothers weddings. Yes, the same brother has been married 5 times. All have been interesting to say the least.