Lana Griffin – Guest Blog & Giveaway
Today I have erotic Paranormal Romance author, Lana Griffin, guest blogging about one of my favourite supernatural beings, yep, you guessed it, the Vampire! Think Spike & Angel, Eric Northman, Damon Salvatore, Bones and a whole slew of other uber sexy vamps. There are so many spine tingling dangerous and gorgeous vamps out there, I’m always up for getting to “know” some more. 🙂
Be sure to read all the way to the end as there’s a giveaway too! Let’s give Lana a warm welcome.
Hi, and my thanks to Judi and Sidhe Vicious for hosting me today. (I love the name, Sidhe Vicious!) I’m Lana Griffin, alter ego of a New York Times Best-Selling Author. I’ve written more than 20 books and am currently working on several new novels. Under my real name, I’ve sold more than 6-700,000 books worldwide.
DUSK (Ravenous Romance, 12-30-10) is my first erotic romance novel.
DUSK is a sexy vampire tale, in which an ancient voodoo priestess and her vampire lover must overcome their “bad blood” to save the lives of ordinary humans.
When Judi kindly asked me to guest blog on her site today, I decided to talk about the allure of vampires.
These are seductive creatures who take what they want. The vampire is the ultimate bad boy (or bad girl!): drinks your blood, lives forever, and often tormented by his own desires.
Of course, this is the cliché version of the vampire, who comes in plenty of other flavors: some don’t drink human blood, some aren’t plagued by any guilt, and some pine for a way out of immortality.
But in the end, no matter what the flavor, the vampire represents forbidden love and lust. There’s no way to resist these guys, and that makes them sexy and intoxicating.
I wrote my first vampire story when I was thirteen years old. It had a simple title: The Master. It was set in a graveyard, and there was absolutely nothing sexy about the vampire. The story was pure horror. I liked creepy stories that made my heart race.
I continued writing creepy stories, even while sitting in classes. And when I wasn’t physically in school, I wrote creepy stories about my classes.
It was a hop and a skip from there to erotic horror and dark comedy. I wrote a lot of stories about vampires, witches, ghouls, spirits, and other supernatural entities.
I obviously loved the paranormal…
And now I love writing paranormal romances. The fact that a romance has a happy ending appeals to me a lot.
I also like to keep things moving with tight plots, and good characterization is always a wise thing to toss into fiction. I don’t know if I achieve these goals, but I always try.
But back to DUSK! Ravenous Romance calls DUSK an “adult Twilight,” and while DUSK is about forbidden love and lust, it also has plenty of passion. Yes, the characters do have sex: imagine that!
With DUSK, I decided to add some love triangles, and along with my lead vamp hero, I made my heroine an ancient voodoo priestess and gave her a longtime lover, who just happens to be a poetic wraith. I even tossed in a gargoyle, who falls in love with the true Venus de Milos: hey, they’re both statues, so why shouldn’t they fall in love? Finally, I gave DUSK an underpinning of mystery to drive the plot.
My goal is to entertain readers. So if you read DUSK, I hope you like it.
Alexandra Leveau comes from an ancient voodoo priestess clan that’s been feuding with sexy vamp Vadim Blerinca’s family for centuries. The mysterious “bad blood” between the Leveaus and Blerincas is what keeps Alexandra and Vadim burning for each other, yet it also makes them a very dangerous match: by making love, each could kill the other.
Added to the erotically charged mix is Alexandra’s ex-boyfriend, the poetic wraith Skipp, as well as a gargoyle who is devoted to Alexandra and will kill anyone who tampers with her. Add one more wraith to the mix plus an insane vamp sire and the true Venus de Milos. Now mix in elements of murder and mystery: the deaths of elderly citizens for unknown reasons.
A sexy, romantic romp of forbidden love and lust!
Thanks to Lana Griffin, one lucky commentor will win an e- copy of Dusk! Giveaway is open to everyone internationally. Lana will be popping by to answer any questions or comments.
Leave a comment telling us what you’re favourite kind of vampire is. Do you like them centuries old and worldly? Do you like them young and impulsive? European? American? A Viking vampire? A Biker vampire? What would your “perfect” vampire be like? (+1 entry)
For extra entries:
- Subscribe to my blog, Sidhe Vicious Reviews, through the links at the top right hand side of the blog, and let me know in your comment. Be sure you verify your subscription through the email you’ll receive or it won’t count. (+1 entry)
- If you’re already subscribed, you’ll receive two extra entries, but be sure to let me know in the comments. (+2 entries)
- Post a link to this contest on your Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, GoodReads, LibraryThing, or on your blog and send me the link either in the comments or by email and you’ll get an extra entry for each place you add a link to. (+? entries, insert however many links you’ve done)
- Contest is open Internationally and will run through February 28th until 11:59pm. The winners will be posted here on March 1st. Please leave your email addy in your comment for me to contact you if you’ve won. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 7 days, a new winner will be drawn from the eligible comments. Winners will be chosen by a random number generator. Good Luck everyone!
(I should also mention that if you’re leaving me a bunch of links in your comment, do not panic if it doesn’t show up right away. It just automatically gets held for me to moderate, which I will as soon as I’m online. )