Hello and Welcome Everyone!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Nessie Strange author of Confessions of a Punk Rocker.
Hello Nessie, thank you for visiting me today on Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi! Thanks so much for having me. I write paranormal/urban fantasy with some romance woven in. I think my writing is kind of tough to categorize, though some have described my stories as a roller coaster of emotion. One minute everyone’s laughing and having a good time, then something awful or really weird happens, etc. I try to keep a balance of light moments/humor with the more serious or scary stuff, and characters are super important. I began this series with Living Dead Girl, thinking I was one and done, but it’s grown into this monstrous story with a lot of twists and turns.
Is being a writer your only job or do you have another job outside of writing?
I have a full time job (I’m a postal worker) and two kids, so writing has to be squeezed in whenever I can. I try to take advantage of early mornings and days off, even writing on my phone during breaks at work.
Who are your favorite authors and what are you reading?
I love Diana Gabaldon, Karen Moning, Stephen King, Richard Kadrey, Neil Gaiman. Right now, I’m in a bit of a reading hiatus. It seems to come in spurts. I’ll read three or four books in a row, then take a break for a while. Depends on how much time I have.
What is your favorite quote?
I’m not a huge quote person, but I think Stephen King has said a lot of memorable things about writing, and this one kind of stuck with me: “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”
Thank you Nessie, for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with us today and share your latest book Confessions of a Punk Rocker.
CONFESSIONS OF A PUNK ROCKER
SERIES: LIVING DEAD WORLD #0.5
BY: NESSIE STRANGE
GENRE: PARANORMAL/URBAN FANTASY
PUBLISHER: ETOPIA PRESS
PUBLICATION DATE: SEPT 25, 2015
Jack Norris just lost his best friend—who also happened to be his band’s drummer—to a drunk driving accident. As he navigates the uncertainty of the band’s future, as well as his own personal demons, his life spirals out of control. To make matters worse, his dead friend is back, and it’s wreaking havoc on Jack’s sanity. When a new acquaintance not only hooks him up with a drummer, but promises to help get rid of his ghostly stalker, Jack’s life does a one eighty
Drew MacLellan, the new drummer, is helping to bring the band back from the dead. He’s also got an insanely hot older sister who is definitely not Jack’s biggest fan. Jen MacLellan is nothing like the women Jack’s dated in the past, but the more he gets to know her, the deeper he falls. The only problem is, she’s got a boyfriend. Caught between his growing attraction and the desire to do the right thing, Jack does everything he can to keep things as just friends. The longer it goes on, the more he realizes it isn’t possible. Can Jack win the heart of the woman he’s fallen for? And can he figure out how to help his dead friend rest in peace…permanently?
(BOOK #1, LIVING DEAD WORLD SERIES)
Jen MacLellan has hit a dead end…
Jen knows tattooed, blue-haired Jack Norris is trouble the minute he opens his front door. And being a mortician in the avante garde East Side of Providence, Jen has seen a lot. Jack has recruited Jen’s teenage brother Drew to play drums for his less-than-respectable punk band, and Jen has no choice but to follow their gigs to keep her little brother out of trouble. But when Drew goes missing, she finds herself in the awkward position of asking for Jack’s help. Shocked that he agrees, Jen decides she may have misjudged him. Worse, she might even like him.
But when Jen is brutally attacked, she awakens in the hospital where a Sid Vicious look-alike greets her with the news: she’s dead, and he’s the reaper assigned to take her away. Yeah, not so much. Refusing to leave, Jen’s spirit watches helplessly as her loved ones suffer, powerless to ease her family’s grief or prevent the police from accusing Jack of her murder. Desperate to help them, Jen convinces the reaper to bring her back. But reanimating corpses isn’t as easy as it looks, and neither is finding a killer before it’s too late…
(BOOK #2, LIVING DEAD WORLD SERIES)
This isn’t the afterlife she expected…
Jen MacLellan can’t get the hang of being a reaper. She’s been separated from Jack, the man she loves, and is stuck with an annoying telepathic link to her ill-tempered mentor, Sam. Now Death is breathing down her neck, promising to remove that annoying link if she gives him what he wants. But when reapers begin to disappear back on earth, leaving behind walking, talking dead people, Jen and Sam are thrust into a dangerous mission to recapture the souls, and a passionate physical relationship that complicates everything.
Jack Norris has no memory prior to waking up on the half-demon Nulcifer’s couch six months earlier. As he begins to investigate his past, he discovers a string of past lives tied together by a beautiful, mysterious brunette. Who is she? And why does finding her seem like a life or death proposition?
When Sam falls victim to fate during a routine visit to earth, Jen’s devastated. Desperate to get him back, she runs smack into the man she never thought she’d see again—Jack. She tries to keep her distance, but there’s no time to be awkward if they want to save Sam. When sinister plots are revealed, and betrayals threaten everything, she’s forced to make some tough choices—and learns that life is just as difficult when you’re dead.
(SHORT STORY/LIVING DEAD WORLD SERIES)
“Lost Soul, Lost Love” by Nessie Strange
The Living Dead World Series
It’s Jen MacLellan’s first trip back to earth as a new reaper, and Mardi Gras is in full swing. When she happens upon Chip, a partier stuck in a perpetual 1983, Jen decides to help him.
Nessie is a Massachusetts native and mother of two who has dabbled in everything from abstract painting to freelance sports reporting. She also loves a good story, whether it’s reading or writing one. The first two novels in her Living Dead World series–Living Dead Girl and Reaper Madness–were published in 2014.
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