Friday, September 6, 2013

Dirty 30 Blog Tour

The Scene (Dylan Hart #1) 

Irreverent twenty-something, Dylan Hart, has her little black heart set to cash-in on the blood-drained bodies of seven prostitutes scattered throughout southern California.
In search of the culprit of the media-dubbed Vampire Massacres, journalist Dylan Hart dives head first into L.A.’s sanguinary ‘vampire’ subculture, in an attempt to write her first best-selling novel and pay off her ever growing student debt.
 Dylan drinks whiskey, smokes like a chimney, and possesses a mouth she wouldn’t kiss her mama with and with the aid of her statuesque hetero-life-mate Tatum Price, Dylan takes the case head-on, slicing her way through the absurd, the ethereal and the deadly serious, of the underground ‘vampire’ community. But lies and skepticism keep Dylan from the facts hidden within fiction and the danger lurking right under her nose. It’s all shits and giggles until a dead body pops up at your back door. 

Endless Night (Dylan Hart #2)

The bitch is back in this second installment of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult series. The irreverent Dylan Hart, once again, graces us with her presence, this time from down in New Orleans. She has drug along her band of misfit vampires, but this time blood drinkers are the least of her worries. Dylan finds herself entangled in the underground world of blood and lust when she encounters a new, and much more frightening, villain. Voodoo. Who do?

Sacrifice (Dylan Hart #3)

Dylan has found herself in quite the conundrum...oh shit, who are we kidding?
She's ass deep in death and it's knocking down her door. Literally.
Endless Night left you with your heart pounding and your stomach in your three will flip you upside down and take you on a ride that'll leave your knees quivering and your head lying on the floor...literally


Becoming (Lynnie Russell #1)

"I'm Sharlene Carolynn Diamond Russell, but most folks around Havana call me Lynnie. I want to tell you about the day a chance encounter changed my life forever. From a few sweet smooches to gut churning transformations, this is the story of the events that led to my Becoming."
Country girl paranormal novella from author R.M. Gilmore (author of the Dylan Hart Odyssey of The Occult series). A new twist on an old classic. Havana, Arkansas isn't exactly the picture of mystics and magic, but Lynnie Russell learns quickly you can't judge a book by it's cover. She discovers myths and legends are alive and well in her tiny little town and she is at the center of it.

Guest Post:
Unicorns with fangs

The unicorn is one of the most fabled mythological creatures. Beautiful, stunning masterpiece of nature. Or what would be nature if unicorns weren’t a work of fiction. The epitome of innocence according to Legend. Images of free, running horses adorned with a single horn is the classic media version of the mythical unicorn. The classic white mane flowing the wind, whipping around a shimmering gold-hued single horn atop the head of a regal stallion. What if unicorns had fangs?

There are many different types of fangs in the word – real and fictional – but for posterity sake we’ll cover the three we are all most familiar with. Predatory fangs, like those of lions and tigers and bears. The type that tear flesh and spill viscera from its prey. Serpent style fangs – snakes. No other explanation here. And finally vampiric fangs. The classic, non-retractable version. Not the click-ity-click True Blood type.

Predatory variety – such as canines and felines. Carnivores. Unicorns as carnivores – quite the terrifying thought. Especially if unicorns mastered the art of closing their mouth around their fangs so as to not be seen. Many a maiden would have likely been eaten on the spot should that be the case. And what of the horn? The single aspect that ascends a horse into the fairy tale realm of unicorn-dom. A weapon of mass destruction? A smart unicorn could spear small to medium sized prey and utilize the horn as a skewer perfect for roasting over an open fire.

Serpent variety – venomous? If unicorns possessed not only a sweet horn and long flowing locks, but also a set a retractable fangs capable of injecting flesh eating (Unicorns would have bad ass toxins, duh) venom into its prey, the world as we know it would implode upon itself and the universe would become a sea of seedless fruit. Don’t ask, it just would. So, let’s just assume that snake-like unicorn fangs are non-venomous. No slithering, no scales, just a fancy white horse with a horn and some fangs. Not so bad right? Wanna find out?

Vampire variety. Let us assume for a moment that unicorns are also vampires. As if this amazing creature wasn’t bad ass enough – let’s add fangs and eternal life.  Is your head exploding yet?

Author Bio:

R.M. Gilmore is a paranormal and mystery/suspense writer and creator of the irreverent Dylan Hart Odyssey of the Occult series and the groundbreaking Lynnie Russell Trilogy. Both of which were voted top reads of 2012, as well as, bestselling in Irish Mythology, Female Sleuths and Occult genre. A member of Sisters in Crime and devoted Indie author supporter, R.M. uses her time when she is not writing to promote and assist her fellow authors.

R.M. resides in California with her family and a ton of pets. Choosing to behave 'outside the box' R.M. prefers to think and live freely without the constraints of social stigma in life and in writing. That being said, she truly is not your mother's author. 

Interview with the Author...
(Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions!)

Do you base your characters off of real people? (Yourself, friends, family)

 Dylan Hart is a character based mostly on me and loosely my friends and people I’ve
encountered in my life. Her friends, Tatum, Mike, Cyrus, and even others in the series are
 bits and pieces of my friends and family – Detective Mike Petersen is named after my late
 grandfather and the description of his eyes are my grandfathers. It’s odd to think of this
character as a love interest and my grandfather, but as far as good men go my grandpa is a
 good model.
Who was your favorite character to write about?
Dylan is easy because she’s basically me. But I love to write bad guys. Dominika – though
really not a bad guy – she’s a bitch and I love to imagine her snotty attitude, her mannerisms
 when she’s talking. Her Hungarian accent is my favorite and the cadence in her speech is
pulled from a family member of mine (yes, she’s Hungarian) I wish others could hear it how
 it’s spoken. It’s great. Azelie, baddie introduced in book two and coming back in book three,
 is a killer character to write. Her thought process is so wicked and devious I feel I have to
 pull back sometimes for fear she’s coming across downright evil.

What inspired you to become an Author?
I was drunk one night…the best stories always begin that way. The idea of Dylan Hart was
planted. I started writing, I think it was ’07, and tinkered with it for years. It wasn’t until
 mid-2010 I let someone read what I had. They pushed me to finish it – refusing to speak to
 me until I did. It really didn’t sink in until six months after I decided to go indie that I
figured I could do this author thing. I actually think about writing every day and couldn’t
 imagine a future without books.

What is the toughest part about being an Author?
It changes depending on the current challenge, but for the most part it’s always promoting. I
 hate trying to promote my books and in this game you have to get your name out there –
 EVERYWHERE – or no one has any clue who you are. That’s a shitty place to be.

If you could describe yourself with one word... what would it be and why?  
Cynic – cyn –ic : a faultfinding captious critic ; especially : one who believes that human
 conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest

Naming only three…Who are your favorite Authors currently?
I get asked this a lot and I feel like it changes all the time so I’m glad you specified
‘currently’. Ann Charles, Juliann Whicker, Diane Castle. I’ve read plenty in the last year and
 these are the three that popped in my head first.


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