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UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to have a vampire for my Valentine—or maybe a few different vamps.
What is it about vampires that makes me love them so much? I think I’ll leave it to my favorite actor—who also happened to play my favorite vampire, other than my own—Alex O’Loughlin because I couldn’t explain it any better than he did.
“I’ve always been obsessed with the genre, and the beautiful romanticism and erotic kind of nature of the immortal being, the undead who lives on human blood. Just the thought of eternity and us experiencing it, and the fear that brings up in my heart when I think of it.”
“I’ve always been enamored with the shameless sensuality within the genre, unlike any other genre. And, also, the shameless excess to which these creatures live, and how deeply vampires feel, sensoraly. Their senses are heightened. If you were to compare a vampire to an animal, I would think it would probably be a cat, on a lot of levels, with the touch and smell. They’re so sensitive, especially when they morph. I’ve always loved that.”
I just had to include this next quote of his about him playing a vampire on Moonlight.
“As an actor, you have to get over yourself … so you don’t judge the characters you play or the scenarios you find yourself in. I’m forever finding my mouth on men’s necks or wrists, and yes, it is bizarre, but I am used to it.”
So yes, it is that shameless sensuality and everything else Alex explained that makes me love vampires. Besides the vamp Alex played, Mick St. John, some of my other favorites are Lestat de Lioncourt, Henry Fitzroy, and Eric Northman. I’ll take all four of them for my Valentines, but if I have to choose just one, it would be Mick.
Now for the giveaway and my vampires. I’m giving away 3 eBook copies of my newest novelette, Midnight Confessions. This is the third book in my Nocturnal Surrender Series. UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
TNSS: Book 3
Nicole French is fed up with only seeing her boyfriend, Bastian, at the sanguinarian club Nocturnal Surrender, where he always wears his prosthetic fangs and vampire contacts. When she pays him a surprise visit, and he answers the door half-naked and wet from showering, she can’t help taking advantage of the situation. But when her sexual advances send him bolting from her, she is stunned and concerned.
Bastian Evanko isn’t ready to reveal his secret to Nicole, to tell her he truly is a vampire. But when she gets him too aroused to hide the monster inside, he decides to confess all. Unfortunately, before he can explain things properly, his brother Donovan calls, demanding his presence to handle vampire business. Nicole is suddenly along for the ride, and Bastian gives her a crash course in all things vampiric. Will she be able to handle being thrown into a strange new world? Or will she betray him as his fiancée did two hundred years ago?
As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Donovan confronts Bastian about the recklessness of bringing Nicole into their world too soon and more confessions are made. First between the brothers, and later between Bastian and Nicole. All hide deep pain and guilt, and they all need to confess their secrets to find peace of mind. But will they be able to salvage their relationships or will their confessions tear them apart?
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What about you? What makes you love vampires? Which vampire, or vampires, would you want for your Valentine?