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?
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. :-)
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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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.
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.
Vampire in Denial (Family Blood Ties) by Dale Mayer
Sian's Solution (Family Blood Ties) by Dale Mayer
Kade's Dark Embrace by Kym Grosso
The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright
The Den (Book #1 in the Vampire's Witch Saga) by Jennifer Abrahams
ETHAN'S MATE (Book One: The Vampire Coalition) by J. S. Scott
The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) - The Beginning by Ally Thomas and Cora Graphics
The Vampire's Warden (Undead in Brown County #1) by S.J. Wright
Vampires Rule (Rule Series) by K. C. Blake
Vampire Love Story (Vampire Love Story #1) by H.T. Night
Turned (Vampire Journals, Book 1) by Rice, Morgan
Awakened (Vampire Awakenings 1) (Volume 1) by Davies, Brenda K
Dark Season: The Complete First Series (All 8 books) by Amy Cross
Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton
Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, Book 1) by Chloe Hart
To Love A Vampire: Dark Vampire Knight Series: Book One by AnnaRose Vittoria
Vampire Assassin (Jane #1) by Samantha Warren
Prophecy: Child of Light (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 1) by F. E. Heaton
Saved (Book #1 of the Shadow Vampires) by Allegra Skye
Kindred (Book 1 The Kindred Series) by Erica Stevens
BAIT (Angler book 1) (The Angler) by Annie Nicholas
Parched (Parched Series, A Vampire Romance, #1) by Z.L Arkadie
Vampire Bites: A Vampire Romance Anthology by Lori Devoti, Lynda Hilburn, Colleen Gleason and Jackie Ivie
The Homecoming Masquerade (Girls Wearing Black: Book One) by Spencer Baum
Sworn (Book #1 of the Vampire Legends) by Emma Knight
Love is Darkness (The Valerie Dearborn Trilogy-- Book 1) by Caroline Hanson
Vampire Shift (The Kiera Hudson Series One (Book One)) by Tim O'Rourke
Captured: Book one The Captive Series (Volume 1) by Stevens, Erica
Born to Darkness Book 1 in the Immortal Destiny Series - Paranormal Romance / Vampire Romance by Lorraine Kennedy
Shadowheart-Slayer (Shadow Vampires series) by Claudy Conn
PETER AND THE VAMPIRES (Volume One) (PETER AND THE MONSTERS) by Darren Pillsbury
My Lady Vampire - Book One by Sahara Kelly
Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire 1) by Amber Kallyn
Dark Wine & Dark Blood (The Two Vampires, Books 1 & 2) by M.D. Bowden
Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant
Resurrected (Part One) (Book #1 of the Vampire Legacy) by Morgan Rice
Blood Calling (The Blood Calling Series, Book 1) by Joshua Grover-David Patterson
Midnight Conquest (Book 1) (Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles) by Arial Burnz and AJ Nuest
The Vampire Manifesto (Vampire Manifesto Book One) by Rashaad Bell
Thirst (Ava Delaney #1) by Claire Farrell
Immortalis Carpe Noctem (Immortalis Vampire Series #1) by Katie Salidas
Shelter (Blood Haze: Book One) A Paranormal Romance by Tara Shuler
Alone (The 'Serenity' Series, Book One) by Marissa Farrar
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
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom
Blur (Night Roamers) by Kristen Middleton and C.J. Pinard
Rise of the Fallen (Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Urban Fantasy) (All the King's Men) by Donya Lynne
Shattered Promises (Shattered Promises, #1) by Jessica Sorensen
Diary of a Vampeen (Vamp Chronicles) by Christin Lovell
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. :-)
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