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Guest Post: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe

Please join me in welcoming Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe here today to Dark Faerie Tales.  To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are turning to one of their latest releases, Dating the Undead, which is a must read for sexy relationship advice, and understanding immortal males.  Gena and Jill are here to give us the inside track on dates gone wrong…or right.

Thanks to Harlequin, you will have a chance to win a copy of the book.  As always, giveaway details are listed at the end of the post.

Welcome Gena and Jill!


Dates Gone Wrong … Or Very Right

As the editors of Dating The Undead, we’re constantly surrounded by undead men. (We know. Your heart bleeds for us.) But what makes this tough, stressful job worth doing is the fact that we can ask one of these undead hotties what our LG (Living Girl) friends should do when something goes wrong with their immortal dates. These guys are always eager to hel—and only a few threats are needed!

Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, Dark Faerie Tales wanted us to delve into Dates Gone Wrong with our favorite Zombie, Vamp, Dragon, Werewolf, Angel and Demon…and like we’re going to say no?

Hope you enjoy!

Gena and Jill

Angel Tim – I make an effort to turn off my mind-reading ability whenever I’m out with a new lovely lady.  But Vanessa’s sexiness utterly overwhelmed me, and I just couldn’t turn it off.  Let’s just say that the naughty ideas swirling in Little Miss I Can Bend In Ways You’ve Only Dreamed mind singed my wings.  I’ve never eaten a meal so quickly—because I couldn’t wait to fly a woman home.  I’m not going to lie (because I can’t) – I didn’t leave her until bright and early the next morning…after we’d tried every one of her ideas. Side note: she really can bend.

Zombie Harrison – I should never have agreed to let her plan the date, but I was in the middle of Skyrim and ruling.  Have you played this yet?  Beaten Alduin the dragon god?  Wait…what were we talking about again?

Dragon Jeff – Screw dates gone wrong.  I want to know more about this game.  You really kill dragons, Meat Bag? Because I really flame entire villages.

Zombie Harrison – Put your flame thrower away, Jeff. This is my interview.  So what was I saying?  Oh, yeah.  See, Skyrim is–

LG Gena – (Zombies!)  Sorry, Harrison, but we’re talking about your worst date.

Zombie Harrison – My bad. I got a little off track there.  But are you sure about the topic?  Bad dates? There’s no such thing as a bad date with a LG.

LG Jill – And this is why the Zombies are so cute.

Zombie Harrison – Oh, wait, I just remembered. So, get this.

LG Jill — Or not.

Zombie Harrison — An LG planned all kinds of things for us to do.  First, we met early in the day to go for a walk in the park with her dog.  I like animals as much as the next undead, but this thing was just plain evil.  But then, anything with fur has a dark side, right, so –

Werewolf Noah – Watch it.

Zombie Harrison – Hey Noah!  How’s it going?  It’s been so long since I’ve seen you.  We need to hang out, dude.

Werewolf Noah – Harrison, do you not remember just insulting my amazing pelt a few minutes ago?

Zombie Harrison – What are you talking about?

Werewolf Noah – Fur?  Dark side?  Ringing any bells?

Zombie Harrison – Bells.  I love the sound of bells.  Hey, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you.  We need to hang out.

LG Jill – Noah, you need to calm down. You know how easy it is to distract a zombie.

LG Gena – Harrison, maybe it would be best if you told us how that bad date ended.

Zombie Harrison – What bad date?  Oh, right.  After the park, she wanted to see a movie, followed by dinner and dancing. I was like, you want to do all of this in one night? That’s craziness!  What she gave me was basically a bucket list.  So, what I want to tell all those special LGs out there is this: keep it simple.  Just you, me and a little liplock on the couch – now that’s heaven!

Werewolf Noah – My ideal date is one where I never have to see a Zombie.

LG Gena – Noah, be serious.  And we’re talking about worst dates.

Werewolf Noah  – In that case, I’m adding demon and vamp to the “no see” list.

LG Jill – Stop being cranky, Noah.

Werewolf Noah: I’m not cranky.  You’re cranky.

LG Gena – (Wolves!)  Do you feel like we’ve lost control of this interview?

LG Jill – Better question: when did we ever have control of it?

LG Gena – Well, we did manage to get some great dating tips from more helpful immortals in Dating The Undead.  My favorite is Angels Vs. Demon on Page 100.

LG Jill – I love discovering which undead the stars say we’re destined to seduce in Immorstrology on page 156.

LG Gena and Jill – Now everyone get out of our office.  NOW!


About Gena:

Gena Showalter sold her first book at the age of 27 and now, four years later, is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirteen books, with eleven more on the way in a thrilling blend of genres: breathtaking paranormal and contemporary romances, cutting edge young adult novels, and stunning urban fantasy.

Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, and have been translated in French, Italian and Korean. The critics have called her books “sizzling page-turners” and “utterly spellbinding stories”, while Showalter herself has been called “a star on the rise”.

You can visit Gena around the web here: Website | Twitter | Facebook


About Jill:

Jill Monroe’s grandparents firmly believed their grandkids should experience the satisfaction of hard work…by harvesting potatoes in 100-degree weather. In fact, Jill’s grandma felt it was her personal duty to pass along the fading arts of canning, sewing and keeping house to her only granddaughter. While Jill didn’t “take to” canning or sewing OR, let’s face it, cleaning, she did pick up her grandparents’ other favorite pastime — reading.

After various careers, Jill happily settles behind the computer and writes the kind of stories she hopes people will enjoy reading.

Grandma is happy to report not all her time was wasted; Jill can be found every October in the fabric store helping little ones decide which costume they want sewn for Halloween. The canning is still a problem. Jill’s next book, HITTING THE MARK, will hit the stands in February as a Harlequin Blaze.

You can visit Jill around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook


This giveaway is provided by Harlequin Publishing

One winner will receive a copy of Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe

Available on December 27, 2011 from Harlequin Books

About the Book:

They’re Drop-Dead Handsome—and We’re Not Kidding!

Welcome to the first and only magazine devoted to loving the immortal man in all of his furry, feathery, fiery glory. As always, this month’s issue is a forbidden-fruit salad of features, fiction, fashion, and more, including:

• Blood Stains on His Collar, Doritos in His Bed: Is Your Immortal Just a Little Bit…Immoral?
• A Kiss is Not Just a Kiss: Immortals We Crave Divulge Their Lip-smacking Turn-ons
• Off the Set with the Real Vampires of Vegas: Your Favorite AfterLifetime TV Vamps Let Their Hair Down
• Killer Cocktails to Slay Your Dragon, Slake Your Vampire, or Singe Your Angel

Plus your favorite columns and departments:

• Ask Gabrielle: Angelic Etiquette for Modern Gals and Ghouls
• A View from a Guy: Zombie Jack’s Turn
• Undead and Well-Read: What’s Hot Between the Covers This Month
• Angel in the Kitchen: Heavenly Dishes That Don’t Take an Eternity to Prepare

There’s even a page-turning, strange-but-true paranormal romance that’ll keep you up all day!

Don’t get caught UNDEAD without it!

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17 Responses to “Guest Post: Dating the Undead by Gena Showalter & Jill Monroe

  1. ElieNo Gravatar

    I am hoping to learn how to deal with all the blood loss and still look fresh :)

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  2. Barb PNo Gravatar

    I would love to get a tip on how to get a werewolf boyfriend to stop chasing my pet cat ** Grin **. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. The book looks like so much fun (I could really use that today!). ten.labolgcbsnull@31146kcirtapb

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  3. AmyNo Gravatar

    I would like to learn how to deal with their over-dominant tendencies. I need to learn how to get my way when they are too stubborn.

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  4. KausarNo Gravatar

    I want to know how I get rid of sunburn after I get home from school!!

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  5. DJ LibrarianNo Gravatar

    I’d love some advice on how to date a dragon without necessarily making it too hot a night, if you get my drift. ;)

    And some advice on what to prepare a werewolf for a first date would be great, too! (Aside from steak tartar.)

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  6. TyngaNo Gravatar

    I hope for a trick to identify the paranormal beings on our streets! =)

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  7. SupaGurlNo Gravatar

    OMG that was the greatest interview EVAR!! I’m still LOL’in Thanks so much…

    I hope to get some advice on dating a vamp or a wolf *sigh*


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  8. Viki S.No Gravatar

    How to hide my paranormal lovers paranormal abilities from my family until they are ready to handle them :).


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  9. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar

    I hope to learn how to score a lord ;) It my dreams right? I love Gena’s books and her humor. I’d love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Renée GNo Gravatar

    Anything to do with vampires and dating them.

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  11. JessicaNo Gravatar

    I hope for a little bit of insight, to help me make the right choice in my little “love triangle” situation. You know…the whole Edward and Jacob thing…except so not in high school.

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  12. Traci LoyaNo Gravatar

    Good tips! Thanks so much for the contest!! Anything Gena & Jill put out is gonna be good!!

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  13. bn100No Gravatar

    Fun interview! How to deal with their special abilities

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  14. NaNo Gravatar

    I would want tips on how to clean weapons and blood from clothing. Anything stronger than Tide? :)

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  15. donnasNo Gravatar

    The best way to introduce them to families and friends.

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  16. MLNo Gravatar

    I’d like tips on where is the best place for an LG to pick up one of these hot paranormal guys…although probably not the zombie, so avoidance tips are handy too.

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  17. Tina BNo Gravatar

    I hope to learn how to keep your immortal man appropriate in public. Such as, no fights, turning furry, eating people, etc. Even though being stuck in the house with one of them is AMAZING, an LG’s got to get out once in a while. ;)

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