Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cocktales Pub Crawl--Mari Carr is Here!


Welcome to the fourth stop in the Cocktales Pub Crawl. I can’t lie. I’m a huge NJ Walters fan, so when I asked if we could crawl over and she said “Sure, stop on by,” I got super excited—in a fan girl kind of way. NJ’s latest release from Samhain, Quinn’s Quest, involves a werewolf. Um…yum. So…today’s drink was selected with just that particular shapeshifter in mind.

For this fourth round, let’s try a Werewolf. Remember to write down that drink title to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Details about the crawl can be found on my website (http://www.maricarr.com/).

1 part Drambuie
1 part Jack Daniels (hell yeah!)

Serve in a lowball glass.

This week’s pub crawl is being held to celebrate the release of Screwdriver next Tuesday, March 20. It’s is available for preorder at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The Cocktales books are about four friends who own a combination bar/bookstore in Portland called Books and Brew (this is my DREAM business). Each woman runs a different aspect of the business—bartender, bookkeeper/office manager, the marketing/events coordinator, and the bookstore gal. Today, I thought I’d share the blurb to Screwdriver with you.

Cocktales, Book Two

When Jordan Lance isn’t pouring over spreadsheets for Books and Brew, she’s
fantasizing about the store’s landlord. Too bad she’s squarely in Gabriel’s
“just friends” column. Jordan’s prepared to pine forever—until she meets Casey. The handyman is hot, handsome, charming…and Gabriel’s best friend. Suddenly her wicked fantasies are porntastic times two.

Casey has suspected his friend’s interest in Jordan. If he can push them together, he might get Gabriel off the bimbo train he’s been riding. The plan? Jealousy. And it’s working. It’s not long before Gabriel’s deeper feelings for Jordan emerge. Problem is…so do Casey’s. What happens when two friends want the same woman? Red-hot ménage, baby.

Two gorgeous men playing every inch of her body? Um, yes please! Jordan doesn’t
know if threesomes are considered acceptable, but she’s sure of one thing—being
this bad feels far too good.

Now how about a little contest? Leave a comment here on NJ’s blog by 6 a.m. (EST
tomorrow, March 16) and one winner will receive a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice). The question is easy. What’s your favorite
shapeshifter/paranormal creature? Werewolves, vampires, and zombies, oh my!

40 comments:

JoAnna said...

Definitely shifters for me! I love them all but I lean more towards the big cat shifters. Tigers, panthers, jaguars, oh my!
Thanks for the Pub crawl, this is a lot of fun!

Lisa said...

I love shifters. My favorites have always been the big cats. I would choose werewolves of the three choices given.
Having lots of fun on the Pub Crawl. Learning lots of new drinks too!

Mindy said...

Definitly a shifter type person, I've been getting into the series Grimm. I'd say one of my favorite shifters is a Werewolf.

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

Phyllis M said...

Ummm...that's a bit of a toss up with me. While I am def a Wolf girl, my true fave are Dragons. Something so magical, powerful, sensual about a man who can shift to a beautiful dragon and carry me off into the wind. I must have some medieval floating in my blood. :)

Kaylyn D. said...

I am a huge fan of vampires. I also like shifters. They both make for hot stories. That werewolf drink sounds yummy.

Debbie said...

Yes I going with the werewolves. Probably because they really are a beautiful animal to start with. And when they shift in the books I've read. Oh MY.

Megs said...

I think shifters are my favs. I love bear shifters and I don't think there are enough books about them out there.

megy_pooh@yahoo.com

Kat said...

I know how you feel. i love stopping by here too.:-) Sounds like a really great book. Congrats.

flchen1 said...

I think the shifters, though I've never tried a "Werewolf" ;) (Not much of a drinker--what's a low-ball glass? ;p And if I ever get to meet either of you in person, NJ and Mari, you know I'd be either dumbstruck or squealing like you wouldn't believe ;)

Anonymous said...

I have always been fascinated by wolves so I would say werewolves
JWIsley@aol.com

mamasand2@hotmail.com said...

Mari, I loved the sound of your upcoming "Screwdriver” ! You had me ROFLOL with your “pornastic”!!!

My favorite is werewolves. I would love to be one, but I'll have to settle for reading about them.

Sandie

booklover0226 said...

If you had asked me this question 10 years ago, my answer would have been vampires, hands down.

Now, I've read so many books about other shifters and paranormal creatures, my answer has changed! Now I'm into bird shapeshifters.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Mary Molandes said...

I love Wolves!!!

MJ

ctrygirl2007@yahoo.com

Joanne said...

I love shifters, especially wolves and dragons, even foxes and bears. Not a big fan of zombies. I figure they'll eat my brains and I need those.
Thanks for the pub crawl. I'm having a lot of fun and getting a lot of drink recipes.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Willa Edwards said...

I love the idea of the book Mari, but I don't know about the werewolf. I'd rather have a screwdriver :D Especially if that excerpt is a taste of what it will be like.

CrystalGB said...

My favorite paranormal creatures are shapeshifters and werewolves.
Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

Modokker said...

Shifters! Love Christine Feehan's shifter. Her Dark series and Leopard series just to mention a few. Bring on the shifters.

Love the pub crawl!!

Lisa B

Cathy M said...

I am a shifter girl too, all kinds, though my first love are still the wolfies.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Mai said...

Ooohh I love shifters, especially wolfies lol. Great drink!

N.J.Walters said...

Seems as though shifters are a favorite with everyone!

If you're looking for bear shifters, Megs, have you tried Mary Winter. She has a bear shifter series.

N.J.Walters said...

I'd love to meet you too, Fedora. That would be awesome.

I'd love to meet all the wonderful people I've made connections with over the past seven years!

Melissa said...

I am a vampire person! There is just something about being bitten by fangs that is just thrilling to me!!
I am loving this Pub crawl! I get to learn about new and exciting authors as well as great drink recipes!

melissalamb(at)musfiber(dot)com

Julianne said...

Let's definitely have a Werewolf. This is so much fun!
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I like vampires and their smiles.

Shaseli said...

My favorite paranormals are werewolves. Mainly because thy are always portrayed as having amazing strength and stamina.

Mari Carr said...

Oh man!!! I'm hating that I'm stuck at work all day. Sounds like this party has been rocking for hours! Big thanks to the amazing NJ for throwing such a kicking bash! Lots of shifter fans in here...hmmm...maybe this is a genre I should try...

PaParanormalFan said...

Hello Mari & N.J.,

Thank you N.J.for hosting Mari on your Blog for her Cocktales Pub Crawl, this has been alot of fun...& thank you Mari for bringing Us to these Great Author's Blogs.
As for your question...What’s my favorite
shapeshifter/paranormal creature? Werewolves, vampires, and zombies. I figure from my name, you guessed it...I LOVE Paranormal Fiction. :) LOL Oh this is such a difficult question because I love them all; Vampires, Werewolves, Shape-Shifters, Dragons, Demons, Incubus, Mermen, Satyr, Elves, Faeries, Ghosts, Witches, Warlocks, Zombies...LOL But since I have to pick just one, I'll have to go with Werewolves because I just can't get thoughts of Joe Manganiello playing “Alcide Herveaux”, that HOT, Ripped, Muscular, melt-Your_panties-off lol, Werewolf from "TrueBlood".

Take Care Ladies,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

SusanR said...

I love shapeshifters - the big cat variety are my favorite, but any will do in a pinch! :)

Joni said...

this is so not a fair question lol guess it depends on what they look like :)

elaing8 said...

I love shifters,specifically werewolves...and vampires....do I have to pick can I have one of each :)
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

menina.iscrazy said...

Love the Pub crawl. :)

fcammer2 said...

I love the cat shifters! Although I'm very partial to vamps too! So hard to pick a fave.

N.J.Walters said...

It's been my pleasure, and a ton of fun, to host Mari here today on her Pub Crawl.

Shifters seem to be beating out the vampires, but I still love them too. :)

Mel B said...

Thanks for the awesome blurb!! I am a huge werewolf shifter fan. Werewolves were the first shifter books I read. I have been hooked ever since.
Mel
bournmelissa(at)hotmail(dot)com

Catherine Lee said...

OMG...I L-O-V-E the punny name of this series, Cocktales. PLUS, as a librarian, a bar/bookstore would be dreamy. WHY don't we have one of these in my town?

As for the question, I am a big fan of Buffy and Angel so I guess I would vote for vampires (the romanticized ones)...Although I do also like big cats and those shifters can be so sexy.

Pookietoes said...

Cat shifters who have a little something extra. Picture Nassir who has all of 3 lines in Archangel's Consort. Just reading his description makes me very happy. Think cat shifter with vampire thrown in. Yum!

Laurie B said...

I like shifters and vampires. I'm honestly not a huge fan of zombies.

Mari Carr said...

I want to say a BIG thank you to NJ for her hospitality! The winner of this daily prize is Mai!

Now what do you say we move this party over to Jayne Rylon's place! I hear she has a very "interesting" drink to serve us!

N.J.Walters said...

It's my pleasure, Mari. And congrats to Mai!

flchen1 said...

BTW, Mari, if you're wondering whether you should try shifters, the answer is YES! Write, woman, write!!