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GIVEAWAY: 5 Romantic Comedies That Would Work Better With Vampires by Juliet Lyons

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WOMAN SEEKING VAMPIRE:

Likes to keep things casual

Absolutely no poetry

Zero romance required.

Silver Harris is over clingy men—maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year’s Eve, she wonders if maybe it’s human men she’s fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He’s nowhere to be found.

Can’t a girl catch a break?

Logan Byrne can’t get that sassy redhead—or that kiss!—out of his head. When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan deepen. But, when old demons resurface—literally—Logan isn’t sure he can shield either of them from the dangers that have been lying in wait for centuries.

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Guest Post: A Guide to Vampires from Juliette Cross

The Black Lily Juliette Cross

The first time I saw the 1980s flick Lost Boys, my teenage heart raced with excitement and was thoroughly stolen by the dark and broody Jason Patric. From that moment on, I was hooked to the vampire romance. And while there have been dozens of adaptations of the beautiful monster—from sensual to beastly to kickass to sparkly—they all possess this indefinable allure we can’t resist. Though our favorite vampires fall under more than one category, let’s break it down and look at the different types and why we love them.

  1. The sensual seducer. This falls into the category of Lestat or another of Anne Rice’s vampires who lure their prey to the dark with sensual promise, then bleed them dry. This vampire’s ageless beauty and magnetic power is potent. The victim of their seduction can lead to either their death or the most powerful love of all. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the count’s powerful hold over his beloved Mina pulls her into his dark embrace, exactly where she longs to be.
  2. The wounded monster. The one who is haunted by a tragic past and heartbreak and who uses his power to seek vengeance on his enemies. I can’t help but think of Dracula Untold in which Vlad III (played by the lovely Luke Evans) becomes the monster to save his family and his people. Of course, it has tragic results, but he pounds his enemies into dust—literally—for what they’ve done.
  3. The sparkly protector. Okay, okay. Let’s talk about it. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga introduced a brand new kind of vampire—the sparkly, vegetarian type who prefer to live nobly among humankind. Whatever you may think of the series, one thing is for certain. Meyers developed a unique, original vampire who, in my humble opinion, is a heroic, noble kind of beast. And I find him delicious, especially when Edward is fighting off temptation and losing. 😉
  4. The kickass warrior. Hell yeah. This happens to be my favorite. You can find him in any number of fabulous book series. Dmitri and Viper in Nalini Singh’s The Guildhunter series, Lucan and fellow hotties in Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breed series, J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood, and on and on. These guys are super alpha and deadly as ever. There is no subtlety to their allure. It’s a punch to the gut that melts right down into your panties. These vampires make for one sexy, action-packed, intense love story.

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Exclusive Excerpt: THE ROMAN by Sylvain Reynard

The Roman Sylvain Reynard

We don’t toss around the word “gripping” that often, but for this excerpt of Sylvain Reynard‘s The Roman, we are more than willing to make an exception! Seriously, we might have stopped breathing a little toward the end. But you won’t have to hold your breath for long. The Roman releases December 6th!


Raven wished she had one of William’s relics. Commander Borek had seen to it that her sister Cara received medical attention, but he hadn’t done so out of compassion. He’d done so because he feared the Curia.

Raven needed to bolster her defenses.

“Commander Borek.” She lifted her voice, evading the soldier who was supposed to carry her.

The commanding officer ignored her.

“Commander Borek,” she repeated, louder.

He turned his head in her direction, as did the remaining members of their party.

“We need to leave,” he growled. “Or you’ll end up dead.”

“I need a sword.” She extended her hand.

He stared at her incredulously. “No.”

She took a few limping steps in his direction. “I’m not afraid to fight. What if we encounter ferals?”

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Review: Charity Beecham Reads THE VAMPIRE HUNTER’S DAUGHTER & THE ARCADIA FALLS CHRONICLES

The Vampire Hunter`s Daughter books 1-6, and The Arcadia Falls Chronicles books 1-6, is a two part book series. It is an immaculate series that holds your attention from beginning to end. The constant action and the love triangle leave you begging for the next book.

The story begins with the tragic death of Chloe’s mother. Chloe will learn quickly that life as she knew it, is not like she knew it at all, and it would soon change forever. Her mother was killed by vampires who were sent by Chloe`s father. Before the vampires could kidnap Chloe, a team full of vampire hunters intervenes. She runs right into the arms of Drew. Drew, and the team of vampire hunters, takes Chloe to her new forever home.

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Guest Post: “The Good, the Bad, and the Fabulous of NYC” by Sara Humphreys

The Good, The Bad, and the Vampire by Sara Humphreys

I came up for the idea for the Dead in the City series when I was walking through Times Square very late one night. A group of unusual but beautiful women strolled past me and, to be honest, they looked like they could have been vampires. Nobody even looked twice at them. These ladies blended in with the dark gritty city easily and it occurred to me that if vampires were real, Manhattan would be the perfect place for them to fit right in.

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Aural Pleasures: TO CURSE THE DARKNESS by PG Forte

To Curse The Darkness P.G. Forte

PG Forte’s new book, To Curse The Darkness, released yesterday and she’s stopped by to share her playlist for the book! We hope you enjoy! Be sure and get your copy of To Curse The Darkness today!


1. How do you make your playlists for your books?

It varies from book to book.  Occasionally  I’ll have a particular song, or even (very rarely)an entire album or movie soundtrack in mind when I start writing. Mostly, however, I more or less collect songs as I go.  My playlist tends to keep growing almost until the book is done. This is especially true for a book that’s part of a series.

As to what I look for, most of the time it’s the lyrics that will draw me in, or strike me as being spot on for a particular character, or a particular couple, or maybe just a specific scene. Other times the connection is more obscure. Boy with a Coin made the list because the video  is gorgeous and mysterious and reminded me of Damian—who is also gorgeous and mysterious. He’s also Spanish and the video features beautiful flamenco dancing.

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Guest Post: “Top Reasons Vampires Are the Best Supernatural Creatures” by Kate Baxter

The Warrior Vampire Kate Baxter

Vampires have been a hot commodity since Bram Stoker gave birth to Dracula. Anne Rice, Laurel K. Hamilton, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Jeaniene Frost, Amanda Ashley, and Nalini Singh to name a few have been writing about vampires for years and readers can’t get enough. The Underworld movie franchise is still going strong and there are rumors about a Blade movie resurrection. Even Guillermo del Toro has given readers and TV fans something to obsess over (though not quite as sexy) with The Strain. Timeless bad boys, sensual and powerful, these blood sucking heroes will be around for as long as we lowly humans need to feel their eternal pull. And so, here are my top reasons why vampires are the best supernatural creatures around:

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Guest Post: “Turning Reality Into Fiction” by Roxy Mews

A Love Worth Biting For Roxy Mews

Roxy Mews writes scorching hot paranormal erotic romance. Her series which focuses on the hybrid vampire/werewolf Hart clan, and the sexy shenanigans that happen when pheromones run wild. But most readers don’t know that she based one of the important relationships in A Love Worth Biting For on her own relationship with her husband. We asked her to tell us more about how she uses her real life as inspiration for the series.

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