(Hijinks Harem, #1)
by Tate James & C.M. Stunich
Publication date: October 4th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Four hunky, supernatural plumbers.
One reluctant, slightly drunk human.
A match made in heaven… or in the bathroom, rather.
My name is Arizona Smoke, and I’m the proud owner of a house haunted by my dead Gram, best friend to a cocktail dress loving werewolf, and apparent soul mate to four plumbers who also happen to be elemental dragons. Besides rippling pectorals, tattoos, and… uh, nice, long pipes, the guys also have control of the elements.
Supernatural law (whoever heard of such a thing anyway?) dictates that since I stumbled upon the guys in their alternate forms, I have to marry them. All four of them. Oh, and apparently one lousy (okay, awesome) night of sex means that I’m an elemental, too — and no amount of magical penicillin can cure this disease.
All I wanted was hot running water and toilets that flushed, but now I’m dealing with monsters lurking in the sewers, supernatural politics, and four penniless (but totally hot) plumbers living in my crumbling old Victorian.
I’m Ari Smoke, wine aficionado, ex-barista, and a girl who is completely out of her element.
Having four hot husbands is nice… but the death threats, not so much.
~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Tate James & C.M. Stunich~
1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?
This is one of those stories we never get tired of telling! LOL. “Elements of Mischief” was born from a joke actually! We were talking about reverse harem—because basically it’s the greatest genre in the entire universe—when plumbers were brought up. Like, wouldn’t that be hilarious if there was a reverse harem romance about a team of plumbers? Wine was involved, several emails back and forth, and then … a beautiful book was born! We even made a faux cover with a toilet on it and teased our author friends and readers with it. 😉
2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?
Definitely! Even when our books are supernatural or comedic in theme, there is ALWAYS the hope that women will take strength from our female characters. We enjoy spicing up our stories with quips and jokes about the patriarchy, about sexism, feminism, slut-shaming, etc. but even though they’re presented in a humorous manner, we want all women to know that they’re strong, capable, and so worth it.
3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?
Oh my God, yes! Not only did we steal peoples’ actual names—Britt, Arizona, Smoke, etc.—but we based a lot of their personalities on them, too. For example, you can clearly see the real life Lucy Smoke (hey Lucy!) in Arizona’s gregarious BFF, Britt. As far as who the guys are based on? Come on, they’re totally perfect and amazing … therefore, definitely made up. LOL. Kidding, kidding—there might just be some influence there, too. 😉
4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?
Sylvia Day. She just has a certain way with words that really speaks to us both, and has inspired some of our favorite scenes!
5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?
Jericho Barrons from Darkfever, Arsen from "Five Fathers" and Kriminal LaCoste from "Voodoo Knights". We would play… hmm probably Strip twister (it’s totally a game) and I would serve them whiskey. They all seem like whiskey drinking kind of men. Why? Heh heh… 😉
6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?
This is a trick question right? HAHAHA no… no one can ever have too many books.
Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.
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