Friday, May 18, 2012

#ForeverFreed Birthday Celebration & 99 Cent Sale!

I'm so excited to celebrate the first publication anniversary of my debut novel, a vampire romance called Forever Freed! This book was the first I wrote and first I sold, and it remains very dear to my heart. Forever Freed has had a heck of a year:
  • WON the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best Paranormal of 2011!
  • Finaled for the NJRW Golden Leaf Award for Best First Book of 2011!
  • Finaled in the GDRW Booksellers' Best Contest for Best Paranormal of 2012!
  • Finaled in the GDRW Booksellers' Best Contest for Best First Book of 2012!
  • Gothic Romance Amazon Bestseller!
So, with all these reasons to celebrate, I thought I'd throw a birthday weekend celebration with a giveaway and a sale on the book!
For a limited time, the ebook of Forever Freed, which normally sells for $5.99, is just 99 CENTS! That's amazing for a 332-page novel-length award-winning romance!   

Need a little more information? Check out the awesome review excerpts here or note the 4.7 / 5-star rating average on Amazon! Woot!

And, while I was at it, I thought I'd also offer a super cool giveaway! Here's what you can win:
GRAND PRIZE: A Forever Freed Vampilicious Gift Bag set with a signed paperback, "Fangs are Fabulous" tote bag and notebook, a signed notebook with Laura's covers, two bags of chocolate, a "Have you hugged your vampire today?" bumper sticker, vampire temporary tattoos, and assorted pens, bookmarks, lipbalm, coupons, etc. AND the 1 of the last 2 remaining sets of Forever Freed romance trading cards!
Grand prize winner: Khelsey Jackson
SECOND PRIZE: A $10 amazon or B&N gift card
Second prize winner: April Alvey
THIRD PRIZE: A signed set of THE LAST SET of remaining Forever Freed romance trading cards!
Third prize winner: Sue Sattler

Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks to everyone who came on out!

Rules:
1. Complete the form below to enter to win. Only required entry is to comment on this post.
2. All prizes are open to international.
3. Contest runs through midnight EST Tuesday May 22
4. Winners will be chosen by random.org and will be announced by May 25

What to comment?
Tell me who is your FAVORITE fictional vampire and why!

Thanks so much for celebrating with me and for stopping by! Good luck! (and stop back by June 1, when my third vampire romance, Seduced by the Vampire King, releases!)

Laura

Entry form removed.

41 comments:

Michelle H. said...

My favorite fictional vampire character has always been Barnabus from Dark Shadows. Seeing him (the 1990s version of the show) began my love affair with all things "vampire romance".

Laura Kaye said...

Woot! Awesome, Michelle! Thanks for kicking off the celebration! :)

JoAnna said...

Happy Birthday to Forever Freed! Mick St. James from Moonlight. He was just hot!

Laura Kaye said...

Oh, Mick! Yes, yes he was!

KhelseyJackson said...

My favorite is Jean Claude from laurell k hamilton

LaVerne Clark said...

I loved Buffy's love interest from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I never watched the show, but did flick over every now and then just to catch a glimpse of David's yumminess! :)
I bought both Forever Freed and HID as soon as they both came out. Great books with AWESOME covers! Sure wouldn't mind a print copy though ;) Thanks for the giveaway Laura!

Melissa Fox said...

Wishing you another happy birthday celebration and continued success - have this purchased and in my queue!

Favorite vampire? Angel. Why? Angelus/leather pants. Nuff said.

I'm still enjoying the fabulous prize pack from Hearts of Darkness, so I'll refrain from being greedy and keep my name out of the drawing for this one ;) Just wanted to say congrats.

crystalg123 said...

My favorite is Jean Claude from Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake Series. Yum!

Forever Freed is on my reading list :)
Hearts in Darkness is a favorite, loved it!

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Sue Sattler said...

I love Angus MacKay from Kerrelyn Sparks series. Something about a vampire, an accent and a kilt that gets me.


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Laura Kaye said...

LOL Sue! That IS a good combination! :)

Aurian said...

Congrats on the book anniversary, and with winning so much prizes! And what a great prize pack, I so much love swag :) Books I can buy myself, but not the swag.

My favourite vampire, Jean Claude by Laurell K. Hamilton. He is everything a vampire should be in my eyes (of course, being one of the first I have read, that lays the groundwork). Handsome, mesmeric, with vampiric powers, his own agenda, good in vampire politics, and he really loves Anita.

Shadow said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope your having a great weekend! ;) My favorite vampire is Aiden Brooks from Hot Vampire Seduction by Lisa Renee Jones. :D Though, i just finished this story not to long ago and cant think of any other vampire stories. lol Im drawing a blank besides this one. :/
Happy Birthday!! Have fun and enjoy!!
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MichelleW said...

First of all, congratulations and Happy Birthday or Anniversary to Forever Freed.

Hmmm ... favorite fictional vampire; that is such a tough question because there are probably a lot of great characters out there I don't know of yet, like Bones (is he even a vampire?). But for now my first thought always strays to Vishous. Him being a Dominant adds to his sexy factor as does his sense of humor, his loyalty and that vulnerability that had us snot sobbing until Butch saved him. If I can't have him, then I'd go for Wrath next. Even blind he oozes authority and sex appeal.

Laura Kaye said...

Woot! Thanks for sharing all your favorite vampires, guys! There are a few here I CLEARLY need to add to my TBR pile! :)

Victoria said...

My favorite vampire is really a seminus demon, Larissa Ione's Wraith. I fell for him right from the start. He was so snarky and horrible you just knew that there was something nasty in his past. To eventually find out how he was tortured and nearly killed by his own mother's family just made me love him all the more.

Thank you so much and

Happy Birthday Forever Freed :).

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

leisa said...

My favorite vampire is Angel..but a close second is my first ever vampire Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows...yeaqrs ago...Happy Book Anniversary!!!!!

Renald said...

George Hamilton in Love at First Bite,1979. He played Count Vladimir Dracula, so romantic and handsome. Deb P
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Ce-Ce said...

Louie from Interview with the Vampire, and not just because Brad Pitt played him. Hes sensitive and a little mental, lol :)

Joanne said...

Mick from Moonlight. YUM!!! Congrats on the book anniversary!

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molly.frenzel said...

My favorite fictional vampire? Bones...need I say more?

wanda f said...

My favorite is Sebastian Wroth from No Rest For The Wicked by Kresley Cole from her Immortals After Dark series .

Laura Kaye said...

I'm enjoying reading all your favorites, guys! How fun! Keep 'em coming!

Sophia Rose said...

I do not have one favorite so I'll just have to say that my first favorite was Stefan from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Who can resist a vamp who loves Scooby Doo?

Happy Birthday Forever Freed!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

marybelle said...

My favorite vampire has to be Anne Rice's Lestat - dark & evil, just like a vampire should be.

mwilson said...

@Wanda - Oooh, Sebastian is definitely a good pick!

@Laura - Need more? Okay, here goes:

Michael from Blood and Sex series by Angela Cameron

Zane from Zane's Redemption by Tina Folsom

Tegan from Midnight Awakening and Dante from Kiss of Crimson by Lara Adrian

Raphael and Duncan from Vampires in America series by D.B. Reynolds

Talen from Fated by Rebecca Zanetti

Kerestyan from Eternal Seduction by Jennifer Turner

Nicholas from Eternal Kiss by Laura Wright

Rafe from A Night at Tears of Crimson by Michelle Hughes

Reule from Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank

Laura Kaye said...

LOL! Such an enabler! I love it! ;)

mwilson said...

True, but this is the good kind of addiction :D

Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I agree with Mick St. John from Moonlight and I also like Damon from Vampire Diaries.

mmph said...

There is no way I can pick only one! :) My favorites are Jeaniene Frosts Bones and Jill Myles Zane! Love these two!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Love Mick St. James! Definitely my favorite.

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Laura Kaye said...

Well, I'll share my favorite fictional vampire, too, although admittedly it is extremely hard to pick just one. But, it has to be Zsadist from JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood. I am a huge sucker for the all-but-lost-cause anti-hero! LOL After him, there are about a half dozen tied for a very close second! :)

mmph said...

Yes I totally agree with you about Z!!
There are just tons of close second & third & so on, choices for most of I'm sure! ;)

Susan W. said...

There are so many sexy vampires to choose from! Zsadist has to top my list but which ever vampire I'm reading at the time usually is my favorite!
suz2(at)cox(dot)net

DANIELA said...

Hi!
I have a few, but I'd say Damon from the The Vampire Diaries TV series. because he is soooooo hoooot and also because he acts like a bad boy, but I don't think he's actually that bad or evil.

Daniela.
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

Joey Hill's...Daegan. Hubba-hubba!! ;) Laura, I couldn't wait and just purchased Forever Freed for my Kindle...it was a STEAL at 99 cents! I couldn't help myself. However...I still want a chance at that FAB prize basket...who wouldn't...that's some choice stuff!! :) Thx for the op! Take care...I'm still fighting with allergies, sinus...AND now bronchitis too...drat! :(

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Julianne said...

Happy Birthday Laura!
Jacob from the Vampire Queen Series by Joey W. Hill. The man is amazing. He's super alpha, but to please Lissa he submits to her wishes. He's loyal, loving, honest, a protector, very confident, and gorgeous.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

Laura Kaye said...

I haven't read Joey Hill yet but SO WANT TO!!!!! Feel better Barbara!

Unknown said...

Hi Laura,
Happy Birthday!

i guess i am a traditionalist in a way because my favorite is still Dracula by Brahms Stroker. i think this is because not only was it the 1st vampire book i read but it was the my first "horror" movie too. to this day i swear that the 1979 version starring Frank Langella is the best one. the man was like sex on a stick at a time when you didn't see a ton of sensuality in anything. right after i saw the movie i went and check out the book and i was a fan ever more. there are a lot of great books and movies that are vampires like Joey Hill,Stacey Espino, etc. etc. but no one wrote Dracula better in my small and not so important opinion. LOL!

Happy Birthday again and enjoy your week.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Mindy said...

Happy Forever Freed Birthday, Laura :)

Let's start with the birthday vampire Lucien DeMarco. Soooo sweet, an Adonis with dark hair & those awesome blue eyes. A true vamp hero.

Nick Knight (Geraint Wynn Davis, sooo yummy)

Dracula, Frank Langella (The voice and body to become undead for!)

Nick Knight (gotta love Rick Springfield!)

Mick St. John

Eric Northman (Super yummy)

Dracula, George Hamilton (Who can resist his line "I'd rather be dead than live in a world without love..."?)

All Kerrelyn Sparks Vamps!and D. McEntire's Vamps.

Congrats again on Forever Freed's Birthday 8D

Mindy :)
Birdsooong@aol.com

donnas said...

Eric Northmen

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I guess it's a toss up. I love Eric Northman but I don't think I would if I didn't picture Alexander Scarsgard every time I think of him. I absolutely love JR Ward's Zsadist and Tina Folsom's Amaury. With Zsadist it's his vulnerability emotionally and the romance of learning how to read for his woman. AS far as Amaury goes... well he has some skills!

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