Friday, April 30, 2010

Vampire's Kiss, 3rd Installment out today!

The Third Installment
of "A Vampire's Kiss" is on sale NOW!

This is what you've been waiting for
Vol.1, No.3 (Chapters 7-9)

At the end of Vol.1., No.2 we left Sara sitting in Dray's kitchen, wrapped only in a towel. Much to her surprise he'd just offered her a job at Manigault Technologies. Of course, Sara has a unique way of "discussing" business. What can I say? It involves a waterbed and...well, you get the picture. Afterwards, she also has a few ideas about how to negotiate a contract that even Donald Trump would envy.
No, I'm not kidding. *wicked grin*

You can find more information about
 "A Vampire's Kiss" at:
http://www.avampskiss.blogspot.com/




Exciting RomCon News!

2 of my favorite authors are finalists in the
The Readers' Crown @ RomCon

The Readers' Crown Urban Fantasy category:
Jenna Maclaine- Bound by Sin, The Cin Craven series

Stay tuned, I will be posting the review of this book and my interview with
author, Jenna Maclaine.

The Readers' Crown Urban Fantasy category:
Shannon K. Butcher- Burning Alive & Finding the Lost, The Setinel Wars series

Thursday, April 29, 2010

SO MANY BLOGS, SO LITTLE TIME!

IT'S BLOGMANIA TIME!
You can start entering @ 12:01am Pacific Time

DemonLover's blog is #29
You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs,
all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAYS
(For One Day Only – April 30th) .
MY GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will get everything
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BLOGMANIA starts tonight @ 12:01 Pacific!

Blogmania Party!
If you don't already have a Favorite Blogmania Blog bookmarked, you're invited to start here
 @ DemonLover's book reviews & more.

One lucky winner at DemonLover's Blog
will have an entire box of great prizes!

SHERRILYN KENYON donated :
a signed copy of: Upon a Midnight clear
Acheron collector pin
Lords of Avalon button

ADRIAN PHOENIX donated:
a NIGHTKIND coffee mug
a nightkind bumper sticker
bookmarks

ALEXIS MORGAN is donating:
A signed personalized copy of Darkness Unknown

LAURA STAMPS donated:
signed copy of WHAT WITCHES WANT in her witchery series

D.B. REYNOLDS donated:
signed copy of RAPHAEL, Book One of Vampires in America. series

SHANNON K. BUTCHER is donating:
signed ARC copy of Running Scared, book 3 in The Sentinel Wars series which releases in May.
bookmarks

DONNA GRANT donated:
signed copy of Dangerous Highlander
signed copy of Mutual Desire
Bookmarks

MONICA McCARTY donated:
a signed copy of The Chief

 DemonLover (me) is donating:
a NEW hardback copy of Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(My favorite book in the Dark hunter series!)


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IT'S THEO THURSDAY!

This fabulous video was posted by another THEO fan
Her page can be found HERE

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HUMP DAY RE-CAP!

HUMP DAY RE-CAP!
What a lovely rump day...I mean Hump day!

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED ONE OF THESE THINGS!

Are you seeing a pattern? LOL

Writer's Block Wednesday! Chapter 2

LADIES NIGHT

The rising sun slowly began peeking through the crack between the blinds and straight into Markus’ eyes. He groaned and looked over at the alarm clock: 6:30 AM. Why did I stay up till 2am surfing the internet? He had to be at the range at 7am and absolutely hated himself right about now. He officially had 30 minutes to shower, shave, and grab a protein bar, a bottle of water and drive to the golf course. “Shit!” He cursed.
He stretched and rubbed the sleep from his eyes, not looking forward to working on this particular Saturday. Markus was the local golf pro at Twin Pines Country Club, where he had the lovely task of teaching the member’s wives how to play golf.
Oh joy! He thought, then rose from the rumpled bed and trudged into the bathroom to start his very, very early day.


Kimber was lying in bed when her cell phone began to vibrate across the bedside table. She grabbed the phone and flipped it open.
“Hello?” sounding sleepy, her voice not fully awake made a cracking noise.
“Hey sleepyhead!” came the voice at the other end.
“Oh, hi Chrissie, what’s up, what time is it?” She stretched and sat up in bed.
“Its 11 o’clock, you bum! Time to get up and get beautiful” Chrissie sang.
"What? Go slowly…why am I getting beautiful? Kimber’s mind was still foggy with sleep.
“We are gooooo-ing out tooooo-night! And we are going to Mr. B’s for some drinks and seeee-xxxxy men!” Chrissie chimed out slowly so Kimber would understand and of course, be a little annoyed.
“Hmm, strippers? You know I can’t resist drinks and half naked men! I’m in. Thanks for the notice, although I don’t think I need 9 hours to get beautiful, do I?” she laughed.
“Silly, me and some of the girls are going to the spa for Mani-Pedi time, thought you’d like to tag along?
“Sounds fabulous, as long as this caravan starts with a trip to Starbuck’s for coffee and breakfast?” Kimber’s stomach growled at the thought of food.
“It’s a plan! Pick you up in 20, gorgeous. Kisses” Chrissie made smooches into the phone and hung up.
Gorgeous was an understatement for the way Kimber looked. She was 5’9” tall, long legged; bronze skinned and had long wavy blonde hair that hung nearly to her waist. She had that beautiful girl next door naïve look, but what anything but naïve in any sense. Kimber stretched and leaped down from her high four poster bed. Padded to her closet, undressed, then slipped on a sun dress, flip flops and put her hair into a messy bun. Looking in the mirror, she thought; good enough for government work and proceeded into the bathroom to finish getting ready.
 At 7 PM that evening, the entire group of girls stood in the Living room of Kimber and Shannon’s house. All of them dressed to the nines and highlighting their earlier Mani-Pedi’s with strappy high heels and sparkling rings and bracelets. Kimber wore a tiny jean skirt, bamboo wedge sandals and off the shoulder peasant top, all of which drew attention to her long legs, tan skin and ample natural breasts.
“Okay ladies, time to check our supplies” she clapped her hands together in order to get all of their attention.
“Lipstick” Chrissie held up her Blood red tube to demonstrate. She had donned a pair a tight leather pants, criss-cross booty heels and vampire Bite Me t-shirt, all of which only accentuated her fair skin tone, full sleeve tattoos, petite 5’2” frame and curly long auburn hair.
In unison, all the girls said “check!”
“Cash! Make sure you have singles” laughed Chrissie & waving a wad of dollar bills. She was the extrovert of the group, decked out in a hot pink pleather mini dress and thigh high black leather boots, complete with silver spiked heels. She wore her hair Annie Lennox style, spiked and platinum blonde; her make-up and jewelry perfectly applied, she always looked as though she just stepped off the runway.
“Check!” again the girls squealed.
“Condoms” Kimber smirked “A girls gotta have her priorities straight!”
Laughing, they all yelled “CHECK!” and held up little foil wrapped squares towards the sky.
The girls were ready, primed with a few shots of tequila and determined to have a good time or else. They all rushed out the door to the awaiting cab, giggling as they all piled in.
The club was hopping and there was still a line of women waiting to get inside for the Man Candy show. As the cab pulled to the curb, all three girls stepped out and strode to the front of the line. Heads turned as they walked in step, a newer sexier version of Charlie’s Angels, maybe they should be called Charlie’s little devils, which at least would be more accurate.
"Hey Frank” Kimber sidled up to the doorman, giving him a thousand dollar smile and sexy wink.
“Well, hello Kimber”, Frank smiled and removed the rope to give them VIP access to the front of the line.
“Enjoy the show!” he winked back. The girls moved inside and took in the scene, finding a table front and center.
“Man, he has it bad for you” Chrissie yelled above the loud music.
“Who?”, Kimber batted her eyelashes and gave her friends a knowing smile. She knew that Frank had it bad for her, that’s why they always got the VIP treatment when they came to Mr. B’s. What’s a little harmless flirting, Kimber mused.
As the drinks were delivered, the lights dimmed. The girls squealed and toasted,
“Let the Man Candy commence!”

As music thumped, the spotlight flashed on and found its mark. Sebastian, the club’s M.C. stood clad in leather pants, thigh high boots and white poet’s shirt; he looked like a modern day HAWT swashbuckling pirate.
“I’d like to get some of his booty!” Shannon slurred, apparently the tequila was working.
“Good Evening ladies! Are you ready to see some hot and hard men?” the M.C. announced. “I’ve got a special treat for you ladies tonight, all the way from Australia…give a scream out for SPLASH!”
The crowd erupted and got to their feet, surging forward towards the front of the stage. Just then the lights went to black, the glow of black lights barely illuminated the stage enough to see a tall figure taking his place for his number. The music began to play and slowly candles began flaring to life around the stage.
Kimber smiled as she recognized the song, Barry White’s “Let’s get it on”.
“I love this song”, she told her friends; never taking her eyes from the stage. As the stage lights and candles got brighter, the special guest stripper “Splash” came into view. Well, she could see the back of him anyway. He stood back to the audience, left hand resting on a chair. Kimber could see that he was well built and muscled, the tuxedo he wore was snuggly formed to his body builder frame.
“Nice” she said aloud, not that anyone could hear over the screaming women surrounding them.
When he turned in time with the music and faced the audience, an audible gasp rent the air. Kimber was transfixed by the vision before her, SPLASH was a god. He stood no less then 6’4” tall, muscled, with sandy beach blonde hair that barely dusted his shoulders and piercing aqua blue eyes. If he truly had an Australian accent, she might just have an “O” if he whispered in her ear at this moment!
“My God!” Chrissie leapt to her feet to get an eye full.
“Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?” Shannon exclaimed. Splash worked the crowd, moving from lady to lady, offering a wink, slight touch of the hand or sinful smile. Accepting charitable donations were ever the women could successfully shove a dollar bill, or five or twenty. Drunken women were always generous to the Man Candy.
As he drew nearer to their table, he had removed several pieces of clothing; leaving him only in his tuxedo pants.
Kimber’s gaze raked across his chiseled chest, abs and arms, He is so fine! She thought. The music made an abrupt change and Splash strode to the chair placed in the center of the stage. The beginning of the song “Pour some sugar on me” began to play, and soon he sat straddling the chair in nothing but a neon Blue thong. The next instant, the lights blinked out and the stage was enveloped in Black lights. Leaning back, he thrust his chest to the sky, one hand out-stretched… raining down from above him, a wave of blue and green neon paint dowsed his body. Highlighting every single inch of muscled, rippling perfection in glowing neon paint.
Wow! I guess we know how he got the name splash, she thought.
Just then, Splash raised his head and looked into the crowd, and looked directly at her. He began to smear the paint over his torso, running his hands across his chest, his stomach…Oh my god, Kimber placed a hand over her gaping mouth. He was reaching into that tiny g-string and smoothing paint over something else as he looked-right-at-her!
“I don’t think that small swatch of cloth is going to contain him much longer!” Shannon quipped.
“Neither do I” Kimber swallowed audibly.
With that, Splash gave Kimber a wink and the music came to an end. He grabbed a nearby towel, wrapped it around his waist and made one final sweep of the stage collecting his monetary rewards for giving the ladies a good show.
The crowd clapped and applauded with appreciation. The girls gave each other a knowing “WOW” look and then discussed some of Splash’s finer points, then ordered a second round of drinks; waiting for the second dancer to begin.

Frank sidled up behind Kimber, pressing all 6’6” of his Japanese-Irish, green eyed, hard chisled yumminess into her backside.
“Mmmm, Hi Frank!” Kimber faked a moan.
“How’d you know it was me?” Frank said amused.
“Who else would have the balls to accost me with my two ninja sisters within striking distance? That and I know the smell of your cologne baby” Kimber pinched Frank on the ass. Frank smiled and leaned in to whisper into Kimbers ear,
“One of the dancers wants to see you in the back, I’m sure you can guess which one”.
“Really, Whatever for?” she put on her innocent naïve face and batted her eyelashes.
Frank rolled his eyes and resumed his place standing as security by the stage’s side entrance.


“What should I do?” she asked Shannon & Chrissie.
“Go for it!” Chrissie gave her a visible two thumbs up.
“I know it’s hard, but take one for the team” Shannon smiled mischievously, “Or I will!”
Downing her entire drink in one gulp, she stood and smoothed out her jean skirt. She then snatched her compact, checked her reflection and applied another dab of glass to her plump DSLs; Dick Sucking Lips, for those not familiar with the acronym.
“Okay, ready or not, here I cum!” she and the girls giggled.
Kimber made her way to the backstage entrance just as dancer #2 took to the stage. Frank ushered her to the dressing room marked “Splash” and left to return to his post.

Standing in front of the door, Kimber stilled herself, took a deep breath and raised a hand to knock…
Just then, Splash wrenched open the door and pierced her with his blue eyes. His gazed moved over her body taking in every detail.
"What took you so long?” he said as a smiled bloomed across his face.
He seized her by the waist, pulling inside the dressing room and securing the door behind them. In that instant his mount was on hers, punishing her lips and pressing his hard body against her.
Kimber really loved the way he tasted, like honey and chocolate, and smelled earthy and fresh; just clean from a shower?
“Mmmmm” Kimber moaned and drove her hands into his damp hair. She ran her fingers down his neck and into the collar of his robe, tracing the lines of his body with her nails.
Splash was on fire, this woman had so much sex appeal he could taste it. He felt her gaze on him like a brand as he performed on stage and just had to meet her, had to…
“Oh God” he breathed as their dance of tongues, sucking of lips and general devouring of one another’s mouths continued.
Kimber ran her hands inside his robe and over his shoulders, pulling him closer so her breasts were smashed against his chest. Breaking the kiss for a moment, she pushed Splash back, making a small amount of space between them.
“What?” he looked at her questionly.
“I want to look at you, and I mean ALL of you” Kimber said in a husky voice.
He stood in front of her now, robe pulled from his shoulders and resting at the crook of his arms, only his robe’s belt around his waist impeding her from seeing him completely naked. As she reached forward and pulled at one end of the belt, Splash relaxed his arms and the robe slid freely to the floor.
“Magnificent” she murmured.
He went to reach for her.
“No, stay” she commanded and just stood taking in the sight of him. He is beautiful, she thought.
His skin was golden brown everywhere, he either tanned nude or ran around naked on the beach. He was completely bare, shaved smooth; which only drew more attention to his impressive assets. His cock was long, impressively thick and standing at full attention in front of her, her heart sped as she glanced as his face from beneath hooded eyes. Kimber motioned to him with her finger, “come”, and he came running. Wrapping her in another solid embrace, he thrust his hands into her long blonde locks and ground his length into her core.
Heat radiated from every pore of her body and she felt the moisture begin to well between her legs. She was on fire… for him.
She barely wedged her hand between their smashed bodies and found what she was seeking.
Splash gasped, “God please, yes…ohhhh” her hand enclosed around his pulsing shaft and she gently squeezed. Like a leashed dog, Kimber guided him to the nearby couch, but told him,”Stand here”. She knelt on the couch, bringing herself eye level with his belly button.
She grasped his sack, rolling him softly with her fingers and tracing each vein as it snaked to the head of his penis.
Splash stared down at her, hair tousled and skin flushed, she was angelic and a only a breath away from him swollen shaft.
Kimber felt his gaze and looked into his eyes, her lips parted and she slowly licked and moistened the entire surface of her voluptuous DSLs.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

TAKE IT OFF! TUESDAY


Celebrating sexy naked hawt men...
Well, almost naked!

Okay Ladies, Who's YOUR favorite? 1, 2, 3 or 4?

Catch the MANIA this Friday! BLOGMANIA!

BLOGMANIA
 April 30th, 1 Day only

If you don't already have a Favorite Blogmania Blog bookmarked,
you're invited to start here at
DemonLover's book reviews & more.

One lucky winner at
DemonLover's Blog
will have an entire box of great prizes!
So far here's what's in the BOX:


SHERRILYN KENYON donated :
a signed copy of: Upon a Midnight clear
Acheron collector pin
Lords of Avalon button
ADRIAN PHOENIX donated:
a NIGHTKIND coffee mug
a nightkind bumper sticker
bookmarks
ALEXIS MORGAN is donating:
A signed personalized copy of Darkness Unknown
LAURA STAMPS donated:
signed copy of WHAT WITCHES WANT in her witchery series
D.B. REYNOLDS donated:
signed copy of RAPHAEL, Book One of Vampires in America. series
SHANNON K. BUTCHER is donating:
signed ARC copy of Running Scared, book 3 in The Sentinel Wars series which releases in May.
bookmarks
DONNA GRANT donated:
signed copy of Dangerous Highlander
signed copy of Mutual Desire
Bookmarks
MONICA McCARTY donated:
a signed copy of The Chief
and
DemonLover (me) is donating:
 a NEW hardback copy of Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(My favorite book in the Dark hunter series!)

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Blogmania Party!
This is an all day event, 12:01 am to Midnight
Entry form and rules will be posted Thursday at midnight.
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Bloggers interested in joining Blogmania as a participating site can request more information at btlblog@lyndacoker.com.
Deadline for April 30th Blogmania has passed, but you can register for the next one coming on September 15th

Interview with Lara Adrian can also be found...

Lara Adrian's interview is also posted at my Examiner page.
Please check out my other articles while you're there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Interview with Lara Adrian & Giveaway of KISS OF MIDNIGHT

I had the pleasure of being able to interview author Lara Adrian. She is super busy writing Taken by Midnight, but she did take a moment to answer a few questions.

Q: Which book in the series is your favorite? If you could keep a Breed Warrior for yourself, who would you pick?
A: I can’t choose! Actually, I consciously try not to play favorites with my characters or my books. From a writer's standpoint, each character and story presents its own unique challenges and delights. I'm deeply curious about all of my characters, and I love peeling away their layers to see what's underneath their skin, or secreted deep within their hearts. If I lavish my attention (or my adoration) too exclusively on one or two characters out of a group, I might miss something truly special about another. Naturally, since each of my books centers on the romance taking place between a featured couple, my focus is primarily on them when I'm writing their story. But from a more global, series level, my hope is that all of the main characters of the series are interesting in their own rights and capable of becoming reader favorites. I'm not sure I could accomplish that if I allow myself to fixate creatively on one or two scene-stealing "stars".

Q: What made you decide your vampires should be descended from aliens rather than sticking with the "norm" of undead, coffins, holy water, etc?
A: The idea for the Breed came out of my long-time fascination with vampires--the only "monster" that ever truly frightened me as a kid. Later on, once I was old enough to understand that vampires were also incredibly seductive (thank you, Anne Rice!) I developed a whole new fascination with the fanged creatures of the night. But it always kind of creeped me out that vampires were essentially walking corpses. All that cold, pasty white skin and no heartbeat? Not exactly a turn-on. And let's not forget the prospect of sleeping in a coffin or under six-plus feet of raw topsoil every day from now to eternity. As much as I loved all the neck biting and lethal, preternatural charm of Lestat and Company, when it came to romantic fantasy, traditional vampirism left a bit to be desired.
I wanted to put my own spin on the mythology with the Midnight Breed series--for starters, get rid of the "undead" and "damned" parts of the traditional folklore. My husband actually suggested aliens as the forefathers of the Breed. He meant it as a joke, but I really liked the idea of a science fiction type origin for my vampires and it was that kernel of an idea that really made my entire story world come together in my mind. So I started with a violent, otherworldly species that lived on blood, had immense physical and psychic power, whose skin was hypersensitive to ultraviolet light, and I thought, what if a small group of those alien conquerors crash-landed on Earth thousands of years ago? What if they bred with uniquely gifted human women—women with their own special powers and rare DNA traits? Those matings resulted in the first generation of a hybrid human/alien species, which I’ve termed the Breed. I think of my vampire spin as something along the lines of Predator meets Blade.

Q: When you create side characters (for example Andreas Reichen), do you know immediately that they will have their own book? Or do they "speak" to you, demanding their own story later on?
A: It depends on the character, I think. With German Darkhaven leader Andreas Reichen, I hadn’t intended him to be such an integral part of the series, but as I began fleshing him out and creating his history, he quickly became too interesting for me to let go. I had hoped to weave him into the series as a featured hero at some point, and I began making plans for his story not long after his initial appearance in MIDNIGHT AWAKENING (Book 3). That said, however, it’s never a given that just because a writer plans a book for a secondary character that it actually comes to fruition. Without reader support of a series and publisher commitment, nothing is certain. It’s a luxury for a writer to be able to create a secondary character with the confidence that if they prove intriguing, there is likely room for them to have their own book down the line.
This wasn’t something I learned until a few years ago, when I was writing medieval romances under the name Tina St. John. Back then, I’d planned a four-book series of paranormal medievals, fully intending that the final book would feature the bad-boy villain of the whole story arc. Unfortunately, I was only contracted for three books. My publisher at that time declined to renew me for the last one and now that storyline remains unfinished. It’s only because of the amazing reader response to the Midnight Breed series that I have been able to expand the story landscape—from the original contract for three books to a current total of ten—and to bring in more characters along the way. Having been at the bottom of what is termed “the midlist” in publishing, I am fully aware and appreciative of how lucky I am now that I can take my imagination pretty much anywhere it wants to roam. So, thank you, readers!!

Q: Going with #2, do you plan out the whole series, or just go along with whatever sounds good. There are so many intricate threads woven throughout the series, it's hard to imagine you not planning it out beforehand.
A: I’m a plotter by nature, so I try to map out a story—or, in this case, the entire series—as much as I can upfront. Now, when I pitched KISS OF MIDNIGHT (Book 1) to my agent in the summer of 2005, it was as a standalone novel. She liked it so much, she asked me to expand it out to three books before she began to shop it around to the various publishing houses. My first contract was for those three initial books, so in my mind, I was writing a trilogy. But something wonderful happened after I turned in KISS OF CRIMSON (Book 2). My publisher wanted to sign me up for another three books, bringing the series to six total!
I was ecstatic, but the plotter in me realized I had to do some more thinking about how to keep the overarching plot and cast of characters compelling enough to carry those additional books. So, at the end of MIDNIGHT AWAKENING (Book 3) I worked in a twist that opened up a whole new set of problems—much bigger, far-reaching problems—for the Order. As things progressed, I decided to take a leap of faith that the series might continue past six books. I sketched out storylines for a total of ten books, which will culminate with the resolution of the current overarching plot . . . although that’s not to say it’s the end of the series entirely. I’m still having a blast playing in the Midnight Breed world, and as long as readers are enjoying the ride too, I hope to stay here for a while longer.

Q: Now with the Breed, why no female vamps? Why go with Breedmates?
A:The idea of an all-male Breed population was one of those things that just *was* as I began developing the series, and then, from a storytelling perspective, I needed to understand why. Referring back to the alien origins of the Breed, remember that the race began with male otherworlders (Ancients, as they’re referred to in the series) being stranded on Earth and reproducing with specially gifted human women. Those alien genes were dominant and resulted in solely male offspring bearing vampire-like strengths and weaknesses, such as UV-hypersensitivity, reliance on blood for sustenance, etc. The Breed—the generations of hybrid offspring spawned from the Ancients—have their Breedmate mothers to thank for their unique ESP abilities, but also for their humanity, and for their capacity to love and form familial and community bonds. There is a power balance to the relationship between the Breed and their Breedmates, a sort of yin-and-yang that appeals to me personally.

Q: How many books will be in the Breed series? And after that is there still a possibility for more? or do you see that being a natural end in the series in your eyes?
A: As covered in a previous reply, right now the series is contracted for a total of ten books. Several things will come to a climax and resolution by the time we get to that tenth book, but there will also be new questions raised and lots of intriguing story possibilities that I would love to explore in future Midnight Breed books. I’m really enjoying writing this series, and I’m excited about where I’d like to take it.

Q: I'd ask her if her books could be either made into a movie or TV series, which would she prefer?
A: Are you kidding? Either one would be incredible! Ideally, though, I think the series would be best suited for a TV series, just based on the number of books and the complexities of the storylines and settings. And I’d have to take that one step further and say cable TV over network, because of the blood-drinking and strong sexual content of the books. It would be a pity to cut out any of the vampy steam, wouldn’t it? 

Q: Did you have your breedmate tattoo done yet?
A: LOL! I don’t have any tattoos, but if I were to get one, it would definitely have to be a Breedmate mark. Every time I see a reader photo of their Breedmate tattoo, it makes me want to run out and get one of my own. Maybe I’ll get mine done in celebration of the release of Book 10 in the series? Of course, the question then becomes, where to place the tattoo . . . ?

Q: I found out that you write medieval historicals under the name Tina St.John, The last was published in ’07-’08. Has your focus been on the Breed series, or will we see more of the historicals soon?
A: My final historical romance came out December 2005. While I enjoyed writing medieval romances, I was also dying to write something with more edge. You can see that particularly in the final three books I wrote under the name Tina St. John, which each contained strong paranormal elements (shapeshifters and dark magic). Although history fascinates me, personally I’ve always been into gritty, contemporary action-y types of entertainment, whether we’re talking books or movies. I’m having an absolute blast with my writing now, and my creativity has surged as a result. I have more story ideas than I will ever find the time to write!

Q: Do you have an essential item you MUST have when you sit down to write? (pen, music, food, etc…) Do you write w/paper & pen or directly onto the computer?
A: At the risk of sounding like an advertisement, I have to say that my one essential item for writing is the software application that my computer genius husband created for me. It’s called WriteWay (www.WriteWayPro.com) and I have written all of the Midnight Breed books with this program. It’s basically my do-it-all app, from maintaining my series bible and individual book notes, to housing character profiles, plot ideas and actual composition . . . you name it. And WriteWay even charts my daily word/page counts, so I can stay on track with delivery deadlines and daily productivity goals. This product is the realization of literally pages of my writerly wish list items, all rolled into one application. Have I mentioned my husband is a genius?

Please tell use 5 things about yourself, that not everyone knows?
1. I’m a Leo (the level-headed, contemplative type, not the attention-grabbing extrovert type)
2. I’m a cat-person who married a dog-person (and successfully converted him!)
3. I much prefer chocolate over flowers
4. I was a majorette (baton twirler) all through high school, and I can probably still twirl a fire baton without scorching anything vital
5. I dropped out of college after one year and I have no formal education in writing (I mention this because I think it’s important to remind people that dreams have no limits. Defy expectations, and don’t be afraid to live the life you imagine. Don’t let excuses become obstacles.)

Q: If you had the chance to live in another time & place, where would it be? (year/Country) and why?
A: Wow, tough question! I’ve always been a firm believer in living for the here and now, and I have to say that politics and climate concerns aside, things are pretty damned interesting right where we are. I definitely wouldn’t want to be stuck for any length of time in the pre-plumbing/electricity past, but it would be fun to check in and have a conversation with some of my ancestors (especially John Leland, Royal Antiquary to King Henry VIII, or Mayflower passenger William Bradford). For contrast, flashing forward from 2010, I’d be curious to know if and when humankind will ever see true peace and brotherhood across all borders and racial/religious lines. How long do you think that might take? Until then, I suppose I’ll have to be content to live in hope right here in the present.

Lara's next book TAKEN BY MIDNIGHT releases on September 28th. You can find out more about her books and the Breed series at Lara's official website.

If you haven't yet discovered the Breed series, here's your perfect chance. Lara Adrian is giving a signed copy of her 1st book in the series, Kiss of Midnight.

Just fill in the form below to enter and leave a comment below on why you'd like a copy.
Contest ends on May 10th, open to U.S. residents only.

GOODLUCK!

IN MY BOX & MARVELOUS BOOK FINDS MONDAY

Are you wondering what's in my box?
I just bet you are!

Well this week I received...
Kay Hooper- Blood Sins

I Love Rogues anthology w/Bertirce Small

The Master- Jean Johnson
A Taste of Honey- Jami Alden

Now for the Marvelous finds!
Here's what I picked up this week:

SEXY AS HELL- SUSAN JOHNSON
ALEX KAVA- WHITE WASH
JULIA ROSS- GAMES OF PLEASURE
SHIRLEY JUMP- SIMPLY THE BEST (Up for grabs)
A DUKE OF HER OWN-ELOISA JAMES (Up for grabs)
WHEN IN ROME-GEMMA TOWNLEY
CHRISTINA DODD- STORM OF SHADOWS (Up for grabs)
GETTING LUCKY- CAROLYN BROWN
THE HANDMAIDEN'S NECKLACE- KAT MARTIN (Up for grabs)
MIDNIGHT PLEASURES WITH A SCOUNDREL- LORRAINE HEATH (Up for grabs)
FOOL'S GOLD- JENNIFER SKULLY
JANET CHAPMAN- A HIGHLANDER CHRISTMAS
MAGGIE SHAYNE-LOVER'S BITE (Up for grabs)
THE VISCOUNT IN HER BEDROOM- GAYLE CALLEN (Up for grabs)
A CHRISTMAS SCANDAL- JANE GOODGER
STEPHANIE ROWE- CHILL (up for grabs)
DEBORAH SIMMONS-THE DARK KNIGHT (Up for grabs)

If you are interested in any of the books
that are "Up for grabs" please EMAIL ME.
The price is $3.00 + shipping, US, Canada or International

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mmmm Sinful Sunday!

Who's a better Sinner than a VAMPIRE?
Here's my pic for today... Oh Gerry!
So young in Vampire 2000 movie!

But still sizzlin' HOT!

Gerard Butler...bite me! No, really....please!



Saturday, April 24, 2010

MMMMmmmm SEXY SATURDAY!

I thought we could use some SEXY
in a STETSON!
RIDE'EM COWBOY!
(LUCKY HORSE!)

Friday, April 23, 2010

WINNER! of book giveaway is...

And the winner is....

jacabur1!

YOU WIN...
Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kresley Cole Anthology

PLAYING EASY TO GET
Signed HOTTER THAN HELL by Jackie Kessler (personalized to you)

and a couple of S.K. buttons

Please email me @ demonloversblog(at)gmai(dot)lcom with your mailing address!
DL

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