Laura Kaye – June 17, 2013
A big thank you to Laura Kaye for hosting me on her site! Laura, I am honored that you’re able to kick off my cover reveal here today! *Virtual hugs* to you!!
What is the Scavenger Hunt?
This is not your typical cover reveal. We’re goin’ on a Scavenger Hunt! In short, I’ve split my new book cover for MIDNIGHT HUNT into fifteen puzzle pieces and scattered them across the Internet. From June 17th through July 1st, one piece a day will be revealed on a blog, website or one of my internet hangouts (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.).
Gather the codes from all the pieces and send them to me at the end of the hunt and you’ll be entered into the drawing for Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards, a signed paperback copy of my new release MIDNIGHT HUNT, as well as some signed Romance Trading Cards and other swag (Total Approximate Retail Value of All Prizes: $65). Please click here for the details and my contact information, and here for Official Rules.
Today’s Puzzle Piece
Let’s start with the first piece! *drum roll* Tah-dah!
Okay…so it’s not much right now. But that code is very important!! Be sure to write that code down. You can right-click on the image and save it OR jot down the code somewhere. (Hint: You can always go back to my site where the links to the pieces will be consolidated on one page and updated throughout the Scavenger Hunt.)
Zooming In On the Piece…
Bonded By Blood is the name of my Vampire Chronicles…and it means more than just the blood connection through feeding. By the end of Midnight Conquest (Book 1 and 99¢ throughout the scavenger hunt), you’ll know exactly what the connection is and you’ll continue to learn the depth of the series title through the books I have planned. The main storyline of the series is covered in six books; however, I have at least two spin-offs from Midnight Eclipse (Book 4), which will take place in the 1700s amongst shapeshifting pirates, and several contemporary stories will branch off from Midnight Deliverer (Book 6), which takes place in the 21st century. The entire series spans from the early 1500s in Scotland to the 21st century in Los Angeles. Yes, the historical research has been a PITA…fun, but definitely grueling.
Exploring the Paranormal
While we’re hunting down pieces, we’ll be hunting down paranormal hotties and discussing what we love about them, too. Since the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is primarily about, well…vampires…let’s start with them.
Vampires have always been an archetype for sex and sexuality. Especially forbidden pleasures!! Maybe it’s the biting on the neck. (Who doesn’t love an affectionate nibble?) Or the intimacy of giving your very life essence to another…perhaps even the implication that such a gift must be seduced from the giver. There have been dozens of psychological explanations and speculations about why vampires are so appealing. Personally, I can’t get enough of them. The whole nibble thing is a big turn-on, and the dark side of these sexy night stalkers is extremely appealing. Bad boys and girls, right?
Do you find vampires sexy? Why or why not? What has drawn you to these dark lovers?
I’ll be available if you have questions and I’m looking forward to interacting with everyone. (Be sure to save your venting for what you don’t like until later. I’ll give you a chance to do that the end of the hunt.)
Added Bonus: If you leave a comment for any of my characters, they just might surprise you with a response!! Rick and Angus have DEFINITELY been known to make appearances. (Click here if you’d like to learn more about my characters.)
Welcome, Arial! And good luck everyone! Thanks for stopping by!