Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Interview with Christine Rains - author of the 13th Floor Series

It’s a very special post today!  Today I am interviewing Christine Rains to celebrate her book, “1304 – The Harbinger” (13th Floor Series #4).  Congratulations Christine!  Today is the official release day and the first day of The Harbinger Blog Tour!  I am so excited for Christine to join me today!

In honor of your book I’d like to ask you six fun questions!

Question 1:  Who is your favorite author and why?

It's difficult to choose just one, but I've been a long time fan of Stephen King. I picked up CUJO when I was ten, and I was hooked. He could chill me to the bone when no other author could. His world building and characterization is incredible.

Question 2:  What is your deepest, darkest secret?  Wait… that might be a little too personal.  Do you like chocolate or vanilla better?

Chocolate, definitely. Still want a secret? I have chocolate covered raisins hidden in my desk right now. Shhh. Don't let the boy know!

Question 3:  How did you come up with the idea for the 13th floor series?

I love playing around with possibilities and thinking about myths and superstitions. There still are buildings out there with no 13th floor. Funny how our modern world is still so superstitious. But what if there's a good reason for the superstition? What would a 13th floor be like? Who would live there? Thus the idea for my series was born.

Question 4:  Which character speaks the loudest to you?  Does one clamber to be heard above the others?

Stefanie was really loud when I was writing The Alpha. It was easy to write her story compared to Marc from The Marquis who didn't want to talk at all.

Question 5:  Which is your favorite of the 13th floor books?  Is it one we haven’t read yet?

Harriet the banshee. She'll be the protagonist in the fifth book. She's such a sweet young woman, but cursed with visions and to be a raving crone at night. She's also in love with next door neighbor who happens to be a vampire with a drug addiction. Nothing ever seems to go right for poor Harriet.

Question 6:   (Pretend you aren’t married for this one.)  If you could make-out with one of your male characters in the 13th floor series, who would it be?

Oh, this is tough. It would be either James (The Alpha) or Xan (The Dragonslayer). James has the sexy geek thing going on while Xan is a hot modern day knight.

 Thank you for hosting me today. This was so much fun! Especially now that I'm imagining making out with some of my characters!

Thanks so much for coming on my blog, Christine, and I wish you the best of luck with your new book!  I’m off to go buy it and read until I’m finished!  I won’t put it down! :) 

Here’s the information on her AMAZING new book – The Harbinger!!

Title: 1304 – The Harbinger (The 13th Floor series, #4)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: March 13th, 2013

Meira Harper loves both her jobs: talking about beautiful shoes and fetching souls for Zeus. But the Thunder God threatens the harpy's loyalty to her job when she receives the call to bring the soul of gorgeous Sam Wright. Meira pleads with her boss to let him live. Zeus agrees, but Sam must fight for his life. If Sam can win three challenges, he can keep his soul.

The gods never play fairly, though, so Meira needs to find ways to help Sam with the challenges. She cannot outwardly cross her master, but she refuses to let the man she loves lose his soul. They haven't even had a chance to start a life together.

Sam's soul is on the line. Meira's will be too if she's caught, but that's a risk she's willing to take.

Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has six novellas and twenty short stories published.

Here are the purchase links for The Harbinger:

Also, The Marquis, the first one in the 13th floor series, is FREE!  To celebrate the release of the 4th book!  :)  You should definitely check them out!  I highly recommend anything and everything by Christine.  She's totally geeky and awesome!


  1. Thank you again for hosting me, Krista! It was so much fun. :)

  2. Fun interview! I always like to hear about how people come up with their ideas :)

    1. Thank you! Me too. I like peeking into people's heads.

  3. Awesome interview! Looks fantastic. Adding to my to-read list. :)

  4. Fantastic interview! And I would pick Xan for that last question. ;)

    1. I'm not sure Xan knows what to do with all the attention from women he's been getting lately! *LOL*

  5. The 13th Floor is such a cool idea for a series. Wish I'd thought of it. :)

  6. Great interview! Your deep, dark secret is safe with me. ;)

    1. Thanks! I just hope the boy doesn't poke around and find any stash like that. I'm glad he doesn't have a nose like Schultz or I'd be in trouble!

  7. Great interview! :)

    I love the concept behind the series.

  8. What a fun interview! You'll probably be horrified to know that I've never read anything by Stephen King, despite my love of horror, haha. Also, Harriet sounds like such an intriguing character. Can't wait for her book to be out! :)

    1. You need to start reading some Stephen King! :)

  9. Congrats Christine! Can't wait to read the newest installment. I also wish I'd come up with the 13th Floor concept. :)

  10. Great interview! I am looking forward to reading this series from Christine.

  11. Congrats to Christine!!! It sounds like an excellent addition to the series!

  12. I really need to try this series. It sounds great :-)