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Guest Blogger: Vivi Andrews
Friday, November 30th, 2012

Odd Man Out

The holiday season is here, and at Casa Andrews that means food, frolic, and, most of all, family.  This Christmas we’ll be setting a table for nineteen – and I couldn’t be more excited.  To me, the holidays are always richer and even the food tastes better when there are swarms of loved ones making the days merry (and noisy) and bright.

Ah, family, the people who love you even when they think you’re crazy.  Take my sister and me.  She’s a nester – hearth and home the focus of all her energy – and I’m a nomad, always anticipating my next shiny new adventure.  She thinks I’m nuts because I’d rather take a trip to Turkey than make a down payment on a nice little house somewhere.  We have the same source material and grew up in the same house, but somehow we always seem to be coming at life from opposite directions. 

Do you ever look at your family and think that one of you just has to be a changeling?

That’s exactly how Mia, the heroine of my new release Finder’s Keeper, feels about her family.  She’s a scientist, dominated by logic and surrounded by people she loves who live their lives by superstition and emotion.  She can’t seem to figure out how she fits in, until she meets Chase, a sexy psychic who somehow manages to act as her bridge to her family, in spite of the fact that he’s been avoiding everything related to family attachments ever since he lost his own.

Who knew a pretend relationship was just what these two needed to find out where they really fit is each other arms?  (Pause for schmaltzy sigh. Awwww.) 

Love isn’t a science. It’s pure chemistry.

Karmic Consultants, Book 6

True love? For neuroscientist Dr. Mia Corregianni, it’s just an unproven hypothesis. But when she loses the heirloom watch her family believes is enchanted with a potent love spell, she fights superstition with superstition by hiring a psychic finder to track it down.

Chase Hunter is a human compass, homing in on whatever the seeker wants most—that is, when he isn’t surfing or actively avoiding anything resembling a real human attachment. Such has been his life since an accident took his family.

Unfortunately, Mia’s case isn’t a simple insta-Find. The catch? To disguise his real mission from her romance-crazy family, he has to pretend to be her boyfriend. He could deal with that if her complicated emotions weren’t blocking his abilities—or if her innermost desires weren’t walloping him upside the head every time he opens himself to his gift.

As the case wears on, their fake romance begins to feel all too real. Scary stuff for a man who’s reluctant to let himself live again. And a woman who doesn’t believe in magic…or love.

Warning: This book contains meddling grandmothers, magic watches, and a surfer with a body so hot it can teach any scientist the true meaning of chemistry.

Now available from Samhain, Kindle, & Nook.

Bio: An Alaskan girl born and raised, Vivi Andrews still lives in the frozen north when she isn’t indulging her travel addiction.  The award-winning author of sixteen paranormal romance novels and novellas including the popular Serengeti Shifter series, she is currently hard at work on her next supernatural happily-ever-after.  Learn more about Vivi and her books at http://www.viviandrews.com.

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13 comments to “Guest Blogger: Vivi Andrews”

  1. Susan W.
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 7:36 am · Link

    There are definitely times when I wonder if I really belong in my family. They are all loud, boisterous and I’m a bit reserved. It’s always fun to hang out in a corner and just watch the antics! This looks good. I’m going to have to and find the first book.
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net



  2. shauntih
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 11:26 am · Link

    My brother and I are complete opposites. My mother taught us the same things, but some just didn’t stick. Cooking didn’t stick with me, while my brother loves it. He dances, I don’t. He has kids, I don’t (by choice). I’m also the only one who moved out of town, though I’m only 2 hours away.

    I love the Karmic Consultants series! I only have the first two, because I didn’t realize there were more! I’ll be buying the others today. This one sounds great!



  3. Anne
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 11:31 am · Link

    I’ve come to the horrible realization that I not only look like my mother, but am very similar. At least I understand her better now as an adult.



  4. Vivi Andrews
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 3:01 pm · Link

    Susan – I tend to be more of an observer too, when my big crazy family gets going, but I love watching the show! The series can be read in any order, but if you’d like to start from the first one, it’s called The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant (my little story with the long title). :)

    Shauntih – I’m so glad you enjoy the series! I hope you enjoy this one!

    Anne – That reminds me of an Oscar Wilde quote I love – “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” :)



  5. ronnie cornett
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 3:37 pm · Link

    I’m like my Dad, he’s fun, loving, affectionate, and has a great sense of humor!!! Were as my siblings take after my mother, serious, never showing affection and mad at the world…I’m the only one who has kids also…who of course take after me!!! So I tend to talk mostly to my dad when we have get togethers…life is too short to be so mad all of the time!!!



  6. Vivi Andrews
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 3:50 pm · Link

    Life *is* too short. Here’s to love and laughter this holiday season, Ronnie! :)



  7. Melissa Porter
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 9:56 pm · Link

    I know i have thought about it. My family is so different than the way I am. There were times when I was growing up I wondered if I was adopted. I was always laid back and my sister and brother were always the up in your face type. The only way I get that way is if your really piss me off. I dont let things get to me the way they do my sister and brother.



  8. Ginger Robertson
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      · November 30th, 2012 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Hi Vivi
    Yep, a lot of the family genes got mixed up in my family, I have 3 brothers & 3 sisters. It goes b, g, g, b, g, g, b. all girls have dark hair/brown eyes except the last one, blonde hair/blue green eyes. Boys have blonde hair/blue eyes except youngest brother, yep, brown hair & eyes.
    I did enjoy reading the excerpt and anticipate checking it out further.



  9. Vivi Andrews
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      · December 1st, 2012 at 3:35 am · Link

    Melissa – It amazes me how different we can be. Sounds like you’re in the same boat. :)

    Ginger – Thanks! Hope you enjoy it as you check it out. And yeah, my sister and I don’t look anything alike either. She’s black hair and brown eyes and I’m reddish/blondish and blue/green – and my brother looked just like me. The mystery of genetics!



  10. Becky H
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      · December 1st, 2012 at 1:36 pm · Link

    Yep! And that changeling was me. If I didn’t know that my father had itchy feet, but my mother did not, I would firmly believe that. Where the rest of the family has lived within 10 miles of each other for most of their lives, I haven’t lived closer than 1000 miles, and it has been in several locations. My mother grumbled about how messy my page in her address looked because of all of the address changes. Go figure.



  11. ELF
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      · December 1st, 2012 at 4:36 pm · Link

    I am a little bit of an anomaly in my family but fortunately my siblings and I share a love of reading so we always have that in common if nothing else! Nice blurb, sounds like an interesting series. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the new release.



  12. Kristan
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      · December 1st, 2012 at 8:41 pm · Link

    I guess I’m lucky. My only sibling and I are quite different in some ways but we’ve always had enough in common to really enjoy spending time together.

    I love the Karmic Consultants series and this newest release is already on my ereader!



  13. Mary Marvella
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      · December 3rd, 2012 at 11:31 pm · Link

    I am a combination of Overby and McKeown through and through. Now about the kidnapped princess part. Yes, I was and would like to find my real parents., the king and queen.

    Your series sounds wonderful!