Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Very Paranormal Blog Hop @KMNbooks #giveaway

The contest has ended! And the winner is....Donna Newman! Congratulations!!
http://blog.kallysten.net/2013/12/a-very-paranormal-holidays-blog-hop.html 
Authors Kallysten and Tricia Schneider organized this Very Paranormal holidays Blog Hop to share their love for paranormal romance, help you discover new authors, win books, prizes... and maybe a brand new Kindle Fire! Have fun!

 

I love the paranormal and my muse of late insists that I pen vampire tales. What else could I do? I combined a little vampire lore and Yuletide celebrations and voilaMistletoe, Stakes, and Yuletide Cheer was created.

 

The Oiche Sith  (pronounced ‘ee-hah shee’) sept can trace their roots back before the word vampire was part of the English language. The Oiche Sith sept are one of the original clans. Though there are hybrids in their sept now, the originals were born to parents. They were not made

 

In Mistletoe, Stakes, and Yuletide Cheer, Tremayne Graystone is from the Oiche Sith sept and a cousin to Bram, who is the hero in my tale: Twilight’s Eternal Embrace.

 

You’ll meet Cassandra Hayes, a hunter. The Hayes family has passed on their talents through the centuries, eliminating any preternatural being that is a threat to the human race.


 Mistletoe, Stakes, and Yuletide Cheer

What’s a hunter to do when she’s fallen for the vampire she’s been sent to stake?

 

  Cassandra Hayes has been dating Tremayne Graystone, the vampire she’s been sent to eliminate. To stake or not to stake is the least of their problems when masked men kidnap them and hold them hostage. They realize all they want for Christmas is a chance to make their relationship work. Kisses under the mistletoe may not make this holiday merry, but they’re willing to give it a shot.  Available at: Amazon Kindle

Look out for more tales about the Hayes family in 2014. 

 

Twilight's Eternal Embrace

The Oiche Sith, the blood drinkers, forged an alliance with the Lathe Sith, a neighboring daywalker clan. The Oiche Sith would protect them from invaders in exchange that one female a year wed one of their warriors for the blooding ritual. Unfortunately, the female Lathe Sith never survives for very long.

Adryanna, a Lathe Sith, mourns the death of her recently mated sister, but she finds solace in the most unlikely place—in the arms of Bram, an Oiche Sith. She should fear him, loathe his existence, but instead she longs for their twilight embraces. Bram admires Adryanna’s strength and wishes only to protect her, even if it’s from him.

If Bram cannot find a way for Adryanna to survive the blooding ritual, the romance is doomed. They seek help from Sheerin, Bram’s cousin, who believes he’s found a way for the Lathe Sith to survive, but others in the Oiche Sith clan do not wish for them to succeed. Amazon Kindle 

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***Giveaway: I'm giving away a Kindle copy of Mistletoe, Stakes, and Yuletide Cheer (short) and a Kindle copy of Twilight's Eternal Embrace (novel) to one lucky reader who answers the question below. Don't forget to leave your email, too.  

Question: Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter?

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43 comments:

petula said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I would rather be the vampire. Because I'm not brave enough to hunt them . Anyway they are sexier.

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Petula,

Love vampires-- especially sexy Damon Salvatore from the Vampire Diaries, Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Julian Luna from the Kindred, but just wait until you meet the Hayes family of hunters. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Beverly Ovalle said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd rather be the hunter. Can't stand the sight of blood. Having to drink it would just be a nightmare!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Beverly,

Beware vampires! lol Thanks so much for stopping by.

Michelle Willms said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm..Virtual immortality? I'll go with being a vampire and staying in shape, working hard to avoid those nasty hunters. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Erika Messer said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh no doubt I would rather be a vampire :) They are just so sexy (that is unless you are Dean and Sam Winchester ...) LOL :D
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Donna Newman said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I would rather be a vampire.

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Michelle WillmsImmortal-- only if I have my family and friends along for the ride. lol Thanks so much for stopping by!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erika MesserDean and Sam are definitely sexy hunters. :) Difficult choice...hunter or vampire. :) Thanks so much for stopping by.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Donna NewmanVampires are winning. lol

Angela Searles said... Best Blogger Tips

OMGee Karen! Love the cover! angelarosebooks@yahoo.com

Donna A said... Best Blogger Tips

Vampire : ) No contest!

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Angela SearlesSo glad you love the cover. Thanks so much. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Donna Alol-- I can see that.

Holly Letson said... Best Blogger Tips

Hard choice, but I'd probably rather be a vampire.

Tricia Schneider said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, you ask the tough questions! Believe it or not, I often think of this. This what would probably happen...I'd start as a hunter, but I don't think I'd be very good at it, so I'd end up caught (hopefully by an extremely handsome and forgiving vampire) and then get turned into a vampire to spend my immortal days with him. Yep, just my luck! LOL

No need to enter me in your contest, since I'm a co-host, I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. And, I already bought Mistletoe, Stakes and Yuletide Cheer! I never have enough patience to wait for a giveaway and it just looks so good! Happy Holidays! :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Holly LetsonWe have quite a few vampire lovers! lol Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Tricia SchneiderTricia thanks so much for putting this together. Love paranormal tales! Thanks for picking up a copy of my book, too. Fantastic!! I hope you enjoy the tale. I picked up a copy of Witch Thief today. Can't wait to read it. :)

Zoe Forward said... Best Blogger Tips

I feel like being the devil's advocate here and saying I'd rather be the hunter! They can be ultra sexy too. :)

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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Zoe Forward I agree, they can be very sexy! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

vampire

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@bn100Another one for vampire. :)

J Bur said... Best Blogger Tips

A Vampire - I'm not big on killing. Thanks for the giveaway! turtle6422@gmail.com

Erika R said... Best Blogger Tips

Love to be a vampiress... desires never ending.. ;)

Erika R said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooops forgot my email erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@J BurA vampire with restraint then... lol

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Erika RAnother for team Vampire!

Mackenzie Crowne said... Best Blogger Tips

Geez. Such a hard question since you know I'm a total weenie. I like my vampires and hunters firmly rooted in the printed page, where neither can get at me. :-)

Eva Millien said... Best Blogger Tips

I love both, but I will have to go with vampire because I have always wanted to be a vampire. Thanks for sharing the hop and giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

jmcgaugh said... Best Blogger Tips

It depends on what universe I'm in and whether vampires can be good guys. As long as I can be a good "person," I'd rather be a vampire.

BookLady said... Best Blogger Tips

I would rather be a vampire, because they are immortal. Thanks for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!
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Catherine Lee said... Best Blogger Tips

Interesting question...I look back on our friend Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and she really had a very sad life in many ways. NOW, I don't think I'd like to be a soul-less, blood sucking demon, but it would probably be better than being a hunter.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

KIM TALBOT said... Best Blogger Tips

a hunter turned vampire sounds like fun.

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Ashley Applebee said... Best Blogger Tips

I think I would rather be the vampire!
Thanks for joining in on the hop!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Steph F. said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd rather be a vampire, as long as I get a super hot mate like these ones. :) Being near immortal and seeing the world evolve would be amazing.

fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beth Caudill said... Best Blogger Tips

Werewolf...oops sorry, couldn't resist.

I think I'd be the hunter....the whole dead thing creeps me out.

Happy New Year.

felicia sidoma said... Best Blogger Tips

I would like to be a vamp. because of the things that I can see an do in this world
falice.sidoma@yahoo.com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Some fantastic answers here. Thanks so much for stopping by and playing. I hope all had a wonderful Christmas! And here's to the New Year! Cheers!

Kathy Osborn said... Best Blogger Tips

I would rather be a vampire. Thanks for the giveaway and have a safe and Happy New Years.
koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

Kimberly Mayberry said... Best Blogger Tips

Could I be a Vampire hunting Vampire that hunts evil vampires and ones that do not follow the vampire codes? lol I would be a vampire, seeing that I am a night person! kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

Valerie R said... Best Blogger Tips

Have a terrific New Year!! I'd love to be a Vamp.. something so sexy about it.

Shadow said... Best Blogger Tips

Vampire hunter! It would be awesome to have all the weapons, kick peoples butts, not be afraid of everything! Definitely something i could have fun with! :) Thank you! Happy holidays!
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you everyone for participating in the blog hop! The winner at KMN Books is Donna Newman!! Congratulations!

Happy New Year everyone!!