Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Guest Post + Giveaway: Justin Gustainis + Evil Dark



Today I'm pleased to welcome urban fantasy author Justin Gustainis back to the blog to give us a fun top fifteen list. Take it away Justin!

THE TOP FIFTEEN THINGS PEOPLE SAY WHEN I TELL THEM I WRITE URBAN FANTASY
 
15.  “That’s, like, stories for black people, isn’t it?”

14.  “Oh, you mean children’s books?”

13.  “Yeah, well, I could do that too, except I have a life.”

12.  “You do?  Tell me -- what’s Joss Whedon really like?”

11.  “Isn’t that just another name for porn?”

10.  “I’ve got this great idea for a series about vampire cops. Will you write it for me?”

 9.  “Wow, that’s fantastic! Let’s go to my place and have sex.”*

 8.  “Is that right?  So, what’s your real job?”

 7.  “You mean dragons and trolls, and shit like that?”

 6.  “You spent all those years in grad school to do that?”

 5.  “I hear that stuff’s hot right now – you must be rich, huh?”

 4.  “I thought only chicks wrote that stuff.” 

 3.  “That’s nice. What name do you write under?”

 2.  “Oh? I only read literature, myself.”

And the Number #1 response that I get when I tell people I write urban fantasy is:

“Cool!  I just loved those Twilight books.”

*Okay, that one hasn’t happened. Yet.

Justin Gustainis is author of the “Haunted Scranton” series, consisting of Hard Spell, the recently released Evil Dark, and Known Devil (scheduled for 2013).  He is also author of the ongoing “Morris and Chastain Investigations” series, and a standalone novel, The Hades Project.

Thanks so much for stopping by Justin! I have to say #9 had me snorting while making this face O_o :)  More information on Justin and his books can be found here:

Website
Goodreads
Amazon

GIVEAWAY

Justin is generously offering up a copy of Evil Dark to give away on the blog today! This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, with the winner able to choose from either a signed print copy or a digital copy, and will run through midnight EST on Friday, June 29th after which time a winner will be chosen and emailed. Good luck everyone!


My name's Markowski. I carry a badge. Also, a crucifix, some wooden stakes, a big vial of holy water, and a 9mm Beretta loaded with silver bullets.

A series of seemingly motiveless murders of supernatural creatures points to a vigilante targeting the supe community. Markowski wouldn't normally have much of a problem with that, but his daughter may be next on the killer's list...


29 comments:

  1. Loved the Top Fifteen List, especially #8 and of course, #9. :D

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  2. Oh man, that's too funny! I love urban fantasy myself but I'm shocked when I have to explain to others what it is. Great list though!
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  3. Hilarious! I love #1 - especially since Twilight is far from urban. #6 and #9 are hilarious too. Actually all of them are funny.
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  4. 4. “I thought only chicks wrote that stuff.” love this....

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  5. I love #11, it's epic!

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  6. I love the Morris and Chastain series, and The Hades Project was fabulous, so I'm quite sure Evil Dark will not disappoint. Personally, I like #9. That must make your life very interesting :-)

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  7. “Wow, that’s fantastic! Let’s go to my place and have sex.”*
    *gigglesnorts* Okay, if offers like that are up for grabs, I seriously have to start writing UF now.

    And I do happen to have a great idea for a book. I wonder if Justin will write it for me. LOL!!!


    Super fun post, guys. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. LOL!! This post literally had me in a giggle fit, it's so hilarious! x) These are my favourites:

    11. “Isn’t that just another name for porn?”
    5. “I hear that stuff’s hot right now – you must be rich, huh?” Hahahaha this one is super cute :')
    3. “That’s nice. What name do you write under?”

    And I think I'll die laughing if number nine actually happens!! x) Number one is a definite given though LOL. Thanks so much for brightening up a Wednesday! <3

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  9. These responses are absolutely hilarious, but I especially love number 1! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway Jenny! thereadersden@hotmail.co.uk :)

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  10. Oh my god. Seriously, I LOL'd so hard at this post! Justin has a great sense of humor. :)

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  11. # 9 caught my eye too but really, the whole post had me laughing. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

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  12. OK that made me laugh! This looks like a series I would enjoy--kind of int he Dresdan type of way :)

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    1. PS Not entering--I will just put it on my list to buy!

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  13. GAH! This is amazing- it's like #thingsnottosaytoawriter that has been trending on Twitter for the last couple of days! Love it!

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  14. Ha! Love this list! Number 7, 8 and 9 had me laughing like crazy! Thanks for the entertaining post. ;)

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  15. Lol, those are just too funny :D

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  16. Love the list. I like that you write UF. Cool! I just loved those Twilight books.

    There now you can rest... it happened... ;D

    This is so fun! LOL

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  17. Ha ha, some of those are just funny!

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  18. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  19. Love the list, thanks for the chance to win!
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  20. Heh. Good post. I'd like to hear his replies to those comments.

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  21. LOL #9 and # 6 can't imagine your comebacks, you need to make a list of those :)

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  22. I think #13 would would cause me to pause for a moment & then tell myself to just walk away.

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  23. Awesome post!!! Congrats on the newest release ;)

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  24. I kinda snorted at all of them especially number one!
    (don't enter me, not ya)

    Heather

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  25. LOL! My favorite is: "I want to write a book too!! I just have time to write it" UGH! Whatever.

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  26. LOL! Number 15, 11 and of course 1 is especially hilarious!

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  27. I like the "So, what’s your real job?" angle... but, don't that apply to all writers?

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