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A Vampire For Christmas Blog Tour - October 19, 2011

A Vampire For Christmas Blog Tour - October 19, 2011


Thanks, Sally, for hosting the #VampXmas blog tour! It’s always fun to visit with you and your readers.

The anthology, A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS, was just released in print (November 1 for digital), and all four authors are here today, answering the same question. Stay tuned at the end for a chance to win a cool prize package.

What surprised you most about writing your short story in the anthology A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS?

Michele Hauf: That much as I hate living in Minnesota and complain about the weather and the unending snow, I really enjoy writing about it. Set in NY, this story has snowstorms, and cold, icy weather, and it's fun to play with on the page. Especially since cold weather demands cuddling. ;-)

To learn more about Michele’s books:
Website:  www.MicheleHauf.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/michelehauf
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/MicheleHauf


Alexis Morgan: I think what surprised me the most was how clearly I could see the opening scene long before I knew anything at all about the characters or how the story would unfold. As soon as I thought about a the idea of a vampire celebrating Christmas, I could just “see” him standing across the street from a diner and staring at the woman behind the counter. That image raised so many questions for me. Why was he out there? Why didn’t he come in out of the cold? What about him made the heroine so painfully aware of him standing out there when the street outside was crowded with holiday shoppers? I quickly realized that it wasn’t the chill of a winter night that left Eagan McHale feeling so cold, but the emotional price that came from living the secret life of a vampire and cop. It wasn’t the cozy comfort of diner itself that Eagan needed that night, but the gift of loving acceptance he found in Della’s dark chocolate eyes and sweet smile.

To learn more about Alexis’s books:
Website:  www.AlexisMorgan.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001176129117&ref=ts
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/alexis_morgan


Laurie London: What surprised me about writing this story was the way the Christmas theme jump-started the conflict. In the Sweetblood world, vampires don’t fear holy water or crosses…or even churches, for that matter, so I knew some other conflict would drive the story. When I saw a raven-haired woman arranging greenery and Christmas candles on a mantle, with an angry, yet gorgeous, man watching her, it hit me. Not only does Charlotte Grant not realize she’s decorating a vampire’s mansion for a big holiday party, but she’s done it before. Something terrible happened last year, and Trace is not happy she’s back.

To learn more about Laurie’s books:
Website:  www.LaurieLondon.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LaurieLondonAuthor
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/LaurieBLondon


Caridad Pineiro: What surprised me most was a turn that the story took which departed from the traditional Dickens tale. Although I had already deviated a bit from the original story line in that my “ghost” is an angel and makes repeat visits, the real surprise was when it occurred to me that it wasn’t only the vampire who had to be redeemed, but the heroine as well. Part of the reason for her return visits to the vampire is that she has not yet learned her lesson either.

To learn more about Caridad’s books:
Website:  www.caridad.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Caridad.Author
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/CaridadPineiro


Question for you: What’s your favorite holiday movie? And since Halloween is right around the corner, let’s not limit it to just Christmas.

One random commenter will win not only a copy of the anthology, A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS, but ALSO a signed copy of Laurie London’s EMBRACED BY BLOOD, book 2 in the Sweetblood series AND a fangtastic holiday ornament.


About A Vampire For Christmas

A Vampire For Christmas
Harlequin, October 18, 2011

A Vampire For Christmas Blog Tour - October 19, 2011
All they want for Christmas is you…

It's the time of year for twinkling lights on trees and kisses under the mistletoe. Yet the passing of another year means nothing to the stunning immortals who lurk in the shadows of the new-fallen snow.

And they don't care if you've been naughty or nice.

Let four fanged lovers open your eyes to a passion you never dared to imagine. After all, there's no place like home for the holidays—and these dazzling vampires can't wait for an invitation.


Check out this amazing cover for the UK ebook:

A Vampire For Christmas Blog Tour - October 19, 2011


The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  One commenter will win a copy of A Vampire for Christmas, and a signed copy of Laurie London’s Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood 2) and a fangtastic holiday ornament.

How:  Leave a comment answering the following question:

What’s your favorite holiday movie? 
And since Halloween is right around the corner, let’s not limit it to just Christmas.

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.
 
You may receive additional entries by:

1)  Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)  Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3)  Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Void where prohibited by law. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - October 17, 2011

It's Monday and Halloween is only 14 days away now! It's another jam-packed week at The Qwillery.


Monday -  Interview with Janet Mullany whose most recent novel is Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion.

Tuesday - 2011 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Bradley P. Beaulieu - The Winds of Khalakovo (The Lays of Anuskaya 1).

Wednesday - A Vampire for Christmas Blog Tour with Laurie London, Michele Hauf, Caridad Pineiro, and Alexis Morgan.

Thursday -  2011 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Sandy Williams - The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis 1).

Friday -  Interview with Stephanie Draven whose most recent novel is Dark Sins and Desert Sands (Mythica 5).


Book releases for this week are below. A book shopping list in PDF format may be found by clicking here. Click "File" on the left and then "Print (PDF)."


October 16, 2011

TITLEAUTHORGENRE and SERIES
Blood Drive
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Traci Houston UF - Vampire Otherkin 1



October 17, 2011

TITLEAUTHORGENRE and SERIES
The Butcher of Anderson Station (e)
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
James S.A. Corey SF - Expanse



October 18, 2011

TITLEAUTHORGENRE and SERIES
Lord of the Wolfyn
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Jessica Andersen PNR - Royal House of Shadows 3
The Infernals: A Novel
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
John Connolly FM
A Scanner Darkly (ri)
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Philip K. Dick SF
VALIS (ri)
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Philip K. Dick SF
Dark Sins and Desert Sands
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Stephanie Draven PNR - Mythica 5
Ashes of a Black Frost
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Chris Evans EF - The Iron Elves 3
The Shattered Vine
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Laura Anne Gilman EF - Vineart War 3
Aloha from Hell
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Richard Kadrey UF - Sandman Slim 3
Beauty and the Werewolf
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Mercedes Lackey F - A Tale of the Five Hundred Kingdoms 6
The Bone Key: The Necromantic Mysteries of Kyle Murchison Booth
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Sarah Monette H
A Vampire for Christmas
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Laurie London
Michele Hauf
Caridad Pineiro
Alexis Morgan
PNR - Collection
Damned
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Chuck Palahniuk
Zone One: A Novel
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Colson Whitehead SF / H / Satire



October 21, 2011

TITLEAUTHORGENRE and SERIES
The Heroes (h2tp)
The View From Monday - October 17, 2011
Joe Abercrombie EF



e - Ebook
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paperback
ri - Reissue

EF - Epic Fantasy
F - Fantasy
FM - Fantasy Mystery
H - Horror
PNR - Paranormal Romance
SF - Science Fiction
UF - Urban Fantasy
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