Friday, November 28, 2014

Cornelia Amiri: Valkyrie Vampire Ball + Giveaway

There is a secret to my Dancing Vampire series. My vampires aren’t really vampires. They are baobhan sith (bah vawn shee) vampiric fey, who roam the Scottish highlands. All of them are women, no men. They are voluptuous and enticing beauties always garbed in green dresses. Also, they have talons, no fangs. Like other vampires, they drink human blood and they fry in the sunlight. Many call them dancing vampires as they look for young men coming from the pub at night. The baobhan sith dance with them until the men are exhausted then they transform their nails to talons. 
The dancing grows rough as the baobhan sith rake their nails across their dance partner’s back. They claw at the men’s skin, draining their blood, so they can drink it.

My Dancing Vampire series is a modern take on the baobhan sith. Follow these dark fey as they discover the wild delights of romance with the men of their dreams. The books in the series are Dance Of The Vampires, Vampire Highland Fling, Ever So Bonnie A Vampire, and One Dance With A Vampire.  Valkyrie Vampire Ball , the 5th novella in my Dancing Vampire series comes out November 28th. As the dark fey, the dancing vampires, are an aspect of the Celtic War and fertility goddess, Morrigan, I use her as a secondary character throughout the books. I find it interesting how much the Norse War and Fertility goddess, Freya is similar to Morrigan.  I realized that the Valkyrie are also a lot like the baobhan sith. I have always been intrigued by the Viking roots of the Scottish Clan Gunn. So in Valkyrie Vampire Ball, the hero, Tor, is a Gunn. Both the valkyrie and the baobhan sith are after Tor as his ancient genealogy is both Scottish and Norse. I was able to have Morrigan and Freya face off against each other. This was a super fun book to write. I think the readers will find it a lot of fun and hot hot, hot.

Valkyrie Vampire Ball [Ebook]
ISBN - 9781419942785
Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.

The baobhan sith—vampiric fey—Mordak and her sisters search the highlands for men to dance with and drink from. The moment Mordak spots Tor, she burns for his touch and yearns for the taste of his lips in a lingering kiss. Before she can sway her hips in a seductive dance to enchant Tor, three Valkyrie land in front of him. Mordak is not about to let the Norse blondes fly off with the man she chose.

Tor never expected to run into six gorgeous women on his way to the pub. It’s the redhead, Mordak, who catches his eye. When she fights the Valkyrie and saves his life, he knows she’s the woman for him. But Mordak lives in the fey realm where he can’t go and she promised her sisters she’d never fall in love with a human. Can he escape the Valkyrie who want to slay him and win Mordak’s love even though he’s only human?

The last book in the series, Some Vampires Shimmy will be coming soon.

To celebrate the new release, I’m giving away the first three eBooks of the series, Dance Of The Vampires, Vampire Highland Fling, and Ever So Bonnie A Vampire along with a deck of EC 2014 Hoedown  Showdown playing cards. Please comment below to enter the contest and leave your email so I can reach you if you win.

Cornelia Amiri, who also writes under the name of Maeve Alpin, is the author of 24 Celtic and Steampunk romance books. She lives in Houston Texas as does her son and granddaughter and her cat, Severus. Severus is a writer's cat, he loves books. He likes to knock them off the bookshelf, sit on them, and sniff the open pages. He also uses the computer, he sits on it, lays on top of it, and walks across the key board almost constantly. You can visit Cornelia at her web site: and FB page:

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