Claiming the Evil Dead with Mary Abshire

She’s a hot-blooded half demon. He’s a cold-blooded vampire. Sending evil souls to Hell has never been more dangerous, or steamy. Jessie lives a normal life—office worker by day and paranormal investigator on the side. She keeps her true nature and unique gift hidden. When a vampire approaches her with knowledge of her ability, her world starts to change. Drake, a member of Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires, propositions her for a job. An evil vampire is feeding on children in Chicago. Destroying him isn’t enough. Drake wants her to send his soul where it belongs…in Hell.

Although Jessie doesn’t trust Drake, she can’t turn down the opportunity to serve the ultimate justice to an evil vampire. Trying to capture the devout killer comes with a few complications. But as she partners with Drake she learns not all bloodsuckers are bad and the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.

Mary Abshire

Give us the one to two sentence tagline for your book.

She’s a hot-blooded half demon. He’s a cold-blooded vampire. Sending evil souls to Hell has never been more dangerous, or steamy.

What is your favorite scene/moment in your book?

I have a couple of them, but I really like when Jessie meets Jeremy.

How do you use magic in your book?

No magic.

Would your hero enjoy pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, or apple bobbing?

Apple bobbing. He has the fangs for it.

What costume would your heroine (or hero if MM) wear to a halloween party?

A devil costume

Is this book a spooky/scary PNR, or a cozy/snuggling with a monster PNR?

I’d go with spooky since she’s after an evil vampire.

What is your favorite monster to write?


If you had to pick, would you rather have fangs, claws, or wings?


Halloween’s coming. Do you do anything special to celebrate?


An Excerpt from Claiming the Evil Dead

Darkness engulfed us the farther away we were from the city. Lights from subdivisions faded, and only a few trucks were visible on the road. The high speed we were traveling and the silence made my eyelids feel heavy.

“Jessie Garrett,” he said, capturing my attention. “Twenty-four, single, computer technician, paranormal investigator…” He paused and directed his attention from the road to me.

I stared back at him and waited for him to say the word.

“Demon,” he finished.

“That’s not on my birth certificate.”

His lips twitched. “You’re a mystery to me.”

“Let’s keep it that way.”

I shifted one leg over the other. From my peripheral vision, I saw him watching me. I wore a knee-length black skirt with small, blue floral designs and three-inch black sandals. I’d selected the skirt thinking I would stay cooler. Now that I realized I had exposed my bare legs to his eyes, I wished I’d worn jeans.

“I have met a few demons in my existence, and I have to admit that none compare to you.”

I silently chuckled. What a sweet compliment. Maybe he had a warm personality hidden within that cold body of his. Maybe.

“Tell me, Jessie Garrett, where have you been hiding all these years?”

“You followed me and seem to know a lot about me. Why don’t you tell me?” I crossed my arms.

“How about a deal?”

“Another one?”

“Consider it an exchange. You tell me about yourself, and I’ll tell you whatever you want to know about me.”

His proposal appealed to me. Since I was stuck in a car with him for the next three hours, and I had limited knowledge of vampires, why not cash in on a golden opportunity to learn more about him?

“Okay,” I said with a shrug. “But I get to ask the first question.”

He grinned. “Always a concession with you.”

I flashed a smile at him. He should have known that bargaining with a demon was never easy.

I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author living in Indiana. Outside of my regular job, I’m a world creator, romance producer, and mystery constructor. Simply put – I write sensual paranormal romance and urban fantasy with mystery and suspense. I love to create riveting stories with with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and other supernatural creatures. If you’re looking for an adventurous read, dive into my books.

Besides writing, I LOVE to travel. I’m also a cat lover. I often post photos of my travels, and my bengal cat, on Instagram and Facebook.

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