Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vampires for Valentines Blog Hop!

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Felicity Heaton for putting on the Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop!

Ah, vampires. What's not to love? Okay, you may not get to have too much fun with them in the daytime, and you may find yourself a bit dizzy after a date, but other than that you'll find many qualities about them to love. You never forget your first vampire love, either. For me, probably for you as well, it was Lestat.

I learned of Lestat through the song "Moon Over Bourbon Street" by Sting. The liner notes read that the song had been inspired by the book Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice. I fell in love with that song the moment I first listened to it, which was the day Sting's first solo album was released. The haunting melody and melancholy lyrics grabbed me by the heart and squeezed tight - you have to remember this was the mid-80s and I had dived headfirst into that all-black, Cure-listening, art house film-watching phase I now dread for my young one. I thought to myself, I need to read that book.

To this day, Interview remains my favorite Anne Rice book. You don't see as much of Lestat there as you do in the sequel, but I find him more appealing in this story. Yes, he's arrogant and haughty, and prone to trouble, but there's a magnetism you can't avoid, and when you want to just throw the book across the room and break up with him forever something pulls you back into his story. Those flashes of human emotion that let you know he isn't entirely stone leave you with some sympathy to offer.

I have written vampire romance - all my vampire stories so far have been M/M genre. Unfortunately, all are currently out of print until I can determine their fate. I do hope my vampires see the light (heh) again, but until then I'll think of Lestat and dream.

If you comment below and tell me your favorite vampire romance, I'll pick one winner for a $10 gift card to either ARe, Amazon, or B&N. Good luck!


37 comments:

Carol L. said...

There are so many but if I must choose it's a tie between Sherrilyn Kenyon and JR Ward. Dark Hunters and BDB series. Just awesome. I'm hoping your books will come back in print so I may read them. Thanks for this chance.
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angel lawson said...

My favorite vampire book has go to be hmmm.. i can't choose one but i really love all of the vampire books that Jeaniene Frost writes. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Cindi said...

I love the Morganville Vampires series!
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jessie2247 said...

I'm a big fan of Lindsay Sands vampire books. Thanks for your giveaway!
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BookLady said...

I love vampire books! Anne Rice was the first paranormal author I read. My favorite vampire series is Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Alina P said...

Lothaire by Kresley Cole and Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh
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Ashley E said...

BDB is a favorite, of course, but some others I love are The Kiss Trilogy by Debbie Viguie and Patricia Briggs's vampires, even if they aren't main characters.

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Stacey Smith said...

my favorite vampire book is Dark Guardian by Christine Feehan.
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Holly Letson said...

The *Vampire Knight* series by Matsuri Hino is my favorite. Also love the *Vampire Academy* series by Richelle Mead.

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Wanda Craighead said...

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Hunters series. wcraig5432@yahoo.com

elaing8 said...

The BDB series and Night Huntress series. Love bones and Cat :)
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Alisa Jenkins said...

My favorite vampires are from Lynsay Sands

Steph F. said...

The BDB series is my absolute favorite vampire series. Wrath is my favorite vamp, love the blind king.

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Ashley Applebee said...

I love the Southern Vampire series (aka the Sookie Stackhouse TrueBlood books)!
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
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annie page said...

I love the Anne Rice series of vampires especially Queen of the Dammed

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Jessica said...

Thank you for the awesome give a way. One of my favorite series is Midnight Playground books. It starts off with the Seeking Kiss and I absolutely fell in love with it and had to read the others.
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bn100 said...

the BDB series

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loreleicullen said...

I like so many it's hard to choose one..
I'll mention 3 fave authors.
I'd pick anything from Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series, Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones Series or J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. ;)
Thank you for participating in this great blog hop. :)
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Stacey said...

There are so many, but I think my favorite is the Cat & Bones series by Jeanniene Frost :)

Thanks
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Tia Dalley said...

I love the True Blood series.

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Heather Hand said...

Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon were my first taste of "good" vampires and the romance of the paranormal. They are still some of my favorites but I also love Kresley Cole and Nalini Singh (especially her Changelings) and Jeaniene Frost's and so so so many more!

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strawberryrose said...

What a very long list everyone would have. If I had to say just one I can't but I will go with Any of the Vampires In America series books. That is a good start. There is so many i have not had a chance to start, buy or find yet. So little time.

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Dovile said...

the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris

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Majecscontesttx said...

I have to go with the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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AthenaAries said...

The Kindred series by Erica Stevens.

Tiffany Drew said...

I think my favorite is The Wanderers by Jessica Miller. I can't wait to read the second book in the series. Thank you so much for taking part in the hop and for the awesome giveaway :)

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Eva Millien said...

Wow! That's hard I have so many favorites, so I will tell you the most recent favorite, Madelyn Pryce's Dark Craving. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

Donna Newman said...

The Dark Hunter series and The BDB are my favorite vampire series.

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June M. said...

So many to choose from that I can't really pick!!! So, I am just going to go with the series that started my romance addiction, the Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands.
June
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Natasha said...

I love the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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magic5905 said...

BDB series. I have only read the first 3 books in the series so far, love them.

Daniel M said...

the only vamp book i've read is twilight and can't really say it was a favorite - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

jmcgaugh said...

Jeaniene Frost's One Foot in the Grave.
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Book Attict said...

I love the Dark Days series by Jocelynn Drake and the Persephone Alcmedi series by Linda Robertson.

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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JanD said...

I like JR Ward's BDB series.
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Julia Cosgrove said...

Definitely Twilight!