Why I Love Vampires

There are so many reasons vampires are popular, I’ll never be able to list them all. However, I can come up with a few key reasons of why I love the bloodsuckers, so let’s get to it. ❤

1. Vampires can be either creepy AF or sexy AF.

From Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Laurell K. Hamilton’s Jean-Claude to LJ Smith’s Damon to Joss Whedon’s Spike (okay, fine, and Angel), vampires can really run the gamut. They can be totally horrific and disgusting, or just…misunderstood, sexy bad boys (siiiiigh, Damon). I like books and films to have a little bit of both–scary vampires and sexy vampires.

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2. They bring instant tension to any situation.

Whether that tension comes from their unholy thirst, the danger they present, or the power dynamic of their strength versus that of mere mortals, when a vampire enters a scene, you know things are going to get good.

3. Bite me, baby.

Even the creepy vampires can hold a certain allure. A vampire’s bite can carry with it the bliss of pain or the vulnerability of becoming prey, or perhaps the power of a sacrifice. A hero or heroine might donate their blood, or a vampire might take it without asking.

4. Flexible rules.

Vampires are creatures of lore and they aren’t real (the vampires paid me to say that–they don’t want me to give away their secret), so anything goes. If you want your vampires to sparkle, go for it! (But don’t get put out when people laugh.) Some authors and screenwriters might come up with very complex rules for how new vampires are made. Some vampires might be invisible in mirrors, or allergic to garlic, or maybe they’ll happily guzzle holy water to shock onlookers. It’s a blast figuring these things out when falling into a new vampire world.

5. You can find them anywhere.

Vampires have existed in lore for centuries, which means any place you feel like putting them in a story, they can go! Renaissance Italy; Forks, Washington; outer space (why not?); the wild west–all and more are up for grabs. I wrote my first wild west vampire in Savage Thirst back in 2017, although I quickly fast-forwarded her to the present day. Recently, I wrote Blood Bounty, which is set in the wild west, and there are vampires everywhere! (Incidentally, the heroines in both of these books are named Gracie. This was an accident. I must really like that name.)

Speaking of Blood Bounty, it’s in the vampire Story Bundle, Beyond Twilight, and there are only two days left to grab the bundle! Name your price and get up to ELEVEN fang-tastic vampire books! Tap the image below to visit the page.

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Fabulous Giveaways and News

There is soooo much going on! I don’t even know where to start. Let’s start with a new book release!

Forever in Forbidden is out now on Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo!

Tap the cover for the universal link. Forever in Forbidden will only be available on these retailers for about a week, so don’t wait!

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Second, here some giveaways and book fairs where you can find new books and enter to win awesome things. Tap the images to go to the giveaways.

Vampire Mystery Box – LAST DAY TO ENTER

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Shifters Gone Wild Giveaway

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July Paranormal Releases

July PNR releasesMake sure you didn’t miss anything last month!

Beyond Twilight – A Vampire StoryBundle

Sharpen your stakes and grab your holy water–we have a collection of ELEVEN vampire books that will take us beyond Twilight! From the wild, wild west to college campuses, from evil vampiric monsters to battles with gods, this Story Bundle is sure to please anyone who loves our immortal fanged friends.

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Our books are Team Edward, but we’re donating to Team Jacob. The authors and StoryBundle have partnered with the Southern Ohio Wolf Sanctuary, which saves wolf dogs from euthanasia and nurses them back to health. Wolf dogs that are able to be adopted out find homes, otherwise the sanctuary provides care for the life of the wolf. Currently they’re working to buy several thousand acres for their wolf dogs.

Click here to grab this bundle. It’s up for a limited time, so don’t wait!

Recent Reads – July 2020

Oh, I’ve been on a contemporary romance tear! Only one of these is paranormal romance, but wooooo is it awesome! I fully enjoyed all five of these books and can highly recommend them.

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  1. Crown of Frost, by Isabella August (paranormal romance with kickass faeries)
  2. Wicked Favor, by Sawyer Bennett (erotic romance)
  3. The Dare, by Elle Kennedy (contemporary/sports romance)
  4. Going Down on One Knee, by Christina Hovland (contemporary romance. Note: Amazon only, sorry!)
  5. Part-Time Lover, by Lauren Blakely (contemporary romance)

To see more of what I’m reading and recommending, give me a follow on BookBub! (They’ll also alert you to when my books are on sale or newly released, so it’s just chock-full of booky goodness.)

Filthy Wolf is Available Now!

Aaaahhhh I love this couple, you guys! Marcus and Jessica are just so funny and sweet and sexy together. I had the best time writing their dialogue.

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It wasn’t just Jessica’s question that had sent Marcus running—it was her scent, her smile, her curves. It didn’t matter that she was in the Junkyard against her will, by a total accident. He wanted her.

And fuck if that didn’t make him an even worse person than he’d felt before.

A helpless human woman was trapped in the Junkyard and he was no better than the other pricks in here, half-hard all the time just from the sweet floral scent that rose from her skin like some kind of drug.

This all-encompassing desire was going to be the death of him, he was sure of it.

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