Monday, October 21, 2013

GGMMMU ~ Blood Drive ~ Books so Fangtastic, you'll need them all!


Day Three of my Ghoulishly Good Monster Mash Mix Up!

You guessed it, today is all about vampires!

To start off, I have an interview with Brandy Dorsch, the author of vampire book Everlasting Hunger.

Here is what she shared with us:

What part of writing do you find the most challenging? most enjoyable?
All of it! LOL! I love discovering new quirks with my characters but it can be challenging figuring out how they are going to interact with each other.

In what scenario do you do your best work?
Rushed is the best scenario. I wrote Everlasting Hunger during NaNoWriMo. Now that I have more time to write I seem to get less written.

In your opinion, what is the most compelling thing about vampires? What is it that always makes us so “blood thirsty” for more of them?
For me it has always been the beauty of vampires. I grew up with a really poor self-esteem and the thought of being beautiful and captivating for all eternity can be a serious rush.

Do you prefer to go to the theater or wait for the DVD?
I prefer the DVD. I do too for the most part. Except for when my absolute favorites come out then I am there at the midnight showing! lol!

Breakfast, lunch,or dinner which meal is your favorite?
Dinner because I get to be with my family.

What is your favorite season? favorite holiday?
Fall. I love the crispness in the air. However, Christmas is my favorite season.

What types of books do you like to read?
I am a die-hard romance fan. I will read almost any type of genre but love my paranormal books. We have that in common. lol! When I do mu IMM posts they always have paranormal books. I can't stay away!

Are you more likely to wear a skirt or pants?
Pants.

What is your biggest weakness?
Myself. I don’t have a lot of faith in myself which can lead to me being my own worst enemy. I think that is true for most of us. My Mom always says "You are your own worst enemy."

In your opinion, what is the best Halloween costume?
Anything that makes your kids smile. True! Goofy seems to work better than scary, I think. :-)

If I came to your house on Halloween, would your lights be off or on? If on, what kind of treat do you typically hand out?
My lights would be off because I am out with my kids and group of friends. Me too. I always take a special bag with me and hand out goodies to others as we walk. :-) I usually give a mixture of age appropriate treats. I like cookies or pretzels for tiny tots, and then of course some Willy Wonka candy like Nerds, Sweet tarts, and Laffy Taffy, and last but not least M&Ms, and a variety of small candy bars. I can give a handful to everyone because they are the small ones.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. :D 
Thank you for taking the time to have me! I appreciate it! 
I'm happy to have you. :-)


Author Info

Brandy lives in North Dakota and dreams of running away and being an extra on The Vampire Diaries. She is a die hard reader that can't breathe without adding something to her TBR list. She loves anything romance but has a special place in her heart for all things vampire related. She works and goes to school but her favorite activity is spending time with her husband and two sons. For more information on Brandy, check her out at www.brandydorsch.com


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You can see more about her book and enter a giveaway here.


vam·pire  [vam-pahyuhr]

noun

1. a preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, that is said to suck the blood of sleeping persons at night.

2. (in Eastern European folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon, that periodically leaves the grave and disturbs the living, until it is exhumed and impaled or burned.

3. a person who preys ruthlessly upon others; extortionist.



Here are some vampire books you may want to check out:



 


If you haven't yet read these, you can purchase this set which contains books 1-3 for only 99 cents! These books are awesome YA vamp books with lots of action, mystery, and twists and turns.


Freebies!!!!

All of these ebooks were free when I was looking on Amazon. Some of them may be free from B&N or Smashwords. Make sure you double check the price before purchasing them just in case the price has changed.



Kade's Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright



The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) - The Beginning by Ally Thomas and Cora Graphics




Turned (Vampire Journals, Book 1) by Rice, Morgan    



Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton



Vampire Assassin (Jane #1) by Samantha Warren 




 BAIT (Angler book 1) (The Angler) by Annie Nicholas 


Vampire Bites: A Vampire Romance Anthology by Lori Devoti, Lynda Hilburn, Colleen Gleason and Jackie Ivie

  








 My Lady Vampire - Book One by Sahara Kelly



Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant


Blood Calling (The Blood Calling Series, Book 1) by Joshua Grover-David Patterson




Thirst (Ava Delaney #1) by Claire Farrell




Book One Midnight Hunter First in The Midnight Hunter Trilogy by Bonnie Bernard and Jerry Skinner   

Forever Young The Beginning... by Gerald Simpkins

My Familiar Stranger  (Black Swan Series book 1) by Victoria Danann


Blur (Night Roamers) by Kristen Middleton and C.J. Pinard



 

I also wanted to share the following trailer. I can't wait to see it because I LOVED this series.

I do have to say that the actresses that they signed do not fit my vision for Rose and Lissa. :-( 

Oh well! Enjoy. :-)




Last but not least, today's giveaway is a tad different. 

There are two giveaways. The first one is only open to USA and Canada due to shipping costs. Sorry INT peeps. :-(

The second giveaway is for INT followers or those of you who have all of the books pictured. The second prize will be a vampire book of your choice ($10 or less) from TBD. 

I hope there will be a good response for the prize for the first giveaway. If there is a lack of interest, I may cancel this giveaway. If that happens, anybody who entered it will be able to enter the second giveaway instead. Hopefully that won't happen though! I have four Vampire Diaries books that I'm wanting to giveaway. One winner will receive all of the following books:




The first two books actually have two stories each and are paperback. The second two books are hardback. All of these books are mine from my shelf. They are in awesome condition and ready for a new home. :-)

Don't forget to go here to answer today's GGMMMU challenge questions.




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Thank you for commenting! Don't forget to enter the Comment Incentive Giveaway. The link can be found at the top of the page!

Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any of the mentioned authors, pages, book sellers, etc... The provided Links are simply given to ease your curiosity should you want more information. I'm not compensated in any way for giving you this information or for any adds, banners etc.... I share what I want when the mood suits me. :-) Any books that I review were purchased by me unless otherwise noted. Prizes for this challenge and giveaway are being sponsored by me.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you so much!! So many frebies ( will have to check those that are free for me, and so many titles i haven't discovered yet ( some i do want too^^)

    Vampires are not my favourite but they are in my top 3 so it's always great to get more ;)

    will go make some more promo right after i eneter today questions^^

    thank you also for the interview, it was really fitting with teh theme ( and see she wasn't angry^^)

    oh and don't worry at all for having one giveaway us/can it's nothing since there is another one int and that the majority is too^^ we LOVE you! and this event!

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    1. Thank you for spreading the word. :-) I went through a middle man so to speak to get the interview but I do not believe she was angry. :-) I figured it would be fitting to add it to today's post!

      Thanks. I'm winging it as you know, I haven't done a multi supe event before. I hope everyone likes it as much as you seem to. :D

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    2. It is alot of fun! It took me forever on some of those questions though! LOL :P

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    3. ^^ i love how vampires can be truer to "humanity" than some human, they have honor and can be loyal

      also whitelighter by angie derek is free on smashword^^ !!!!!

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  2. +JMJ+

    Wow! Those are a lot of free e-books!

    Is it just Amazon's vampire week or are really so many more vampire books than other supernatural novel at any given time?

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    1. lol! I was surprised by how many there were. There are just more vamp books then the others! I actually had to quit listing them but believe it or not, there were some more! :-) I hope they are free for you too.

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  3. That is a lot of freebies! Holy cow! My kindle is seriously overflowing.. :) I entered the vampire diaries one accidently. I was looking at the wrong rafflecopter. I have the first 2 so you can cancel my entries for that if you like? Sorry bout that! You know I love all the paranormal so I'm excited to see what else you've come up with! :D

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    1. you could still want the following two of the vampires diaries no?

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    2. Right. I'll keep you in there Amber. If you win just remind me that you only want two of them. I can always use the other two for a Clear My Shelf giveaway. :-)

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    3. Awesome! Thanks sweetie! I wasnt sure if we could enter both or not is why I said that?

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    4. It doesn't really matter. I'd prefer everyone to choose one or the other but it works! If you'd happen to win both though, I'll ask you to choose one prize or the other.

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    5. Oh and to answer that other question of what makes them compelling, i think its like their the ultimate bad boy and its kinda of romantic to think you could find someone to love you forever. Like literally. :)

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  4. Vamps are my all time favorite!!!

    When I was a teenager, I actually loved LJ Smith's Night World series way more than the Vampire Diaries.

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    1. They are my second favorite but obviously we are not alone in our vamp love. There are more vamp books than anything else I think. :-)

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  5. I'm not actually sure why I love vamps so much... I find paranormal books oddly compelling. Possibly because they are so different from real life. Thanks for the giveaways! :D

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    1. I like that you can just get lost in them. I've always loved them so I dont really know why either. :)

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  6. I find the whole fascination with vampires a little odd, simply because who would really like these creatures in real life? I know I wouldn't. Yet the way authors portray this specific breed of monsters makes them appear misunderstood and more than a little attractive. However, compared to the original vampires, most of our modern ones aren't even the same!

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  7. my love for them is hard to explain o.o

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  8. I'm not sure why I like vampire stories - I think it's cultural, what with all these movies and books that make them seem so sexy and brooding. And I guess there's something about the blood connection that makes them darkly attractive to many.

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