Thursday, September 9, 2010

A salute to Susan Sizemore, her Primes series and other vamps!

Last week Susan Sizemore's latest, PRIMAL INSTINCTS hit the bookstores!  Do you have your copy yet?  It's the ninth entry in her Primes Universe that features sexy vampires, hunters and werewolves.  And to celebrate this new book Susan is giving away a copy of the book to two lucky winners.  So leave a comment, and tell us what you think about this book cover.  Do you love covers featuring just the hero?  Or do you prefer both hero and heroine on the cover? And (I think I can guess the answer to this one) is less clothing better than more? ;-)  [Winners announced on Saturday.]

Tobias Strahan leads the elite vampire squad known as the Dark Angels, protecting the city’s paranormal denizens. It’s the perfect job for an übermacho Prime . . . until clan heiress Flare Reynard stirs an obsession in him that refuses to fade. Flare’s mother, desperate for a grandchild, has made Tobias an intriguing proposition, and it’s soon clear to Tobias that Flare is nothing like the spoiled princess he’d assumed her to be. She’s smart as hell, wickedly funny, and loyal, and Tobias knows deep within that she is his bondmate—the bondmate every Prime searches for. 

Flare has every intention of providing her clan with children, but on her own terms. That means a donor and a clinic, not a wild tumble with the most potent Prime of them all. Flare knows it’s a mistake to get close to a warrior like Tobias, since their searing connection puts her heart, his loved ones, their entire world at risk. But logic is no match for fierce, instinctive desire. . 

Read the first two chapters of PRIMAL INSTINCTS at Sizemore's website.

Here's a look at the entire Primes Universe series:

DARK STRANGER: #8:  A twist of fate made Zoe Pappas heir to the Byzant throne. Bound by duty and devotion to keep the Empire safe, Zoe is captured while on a secret diplomatic mission and sent to an underground prisoner-of-war camp. In this strange, shadowy place, residents are governed by fellow inmate General Matthias "Doc" Raven, whose powerful magnetism rouses an urgent desire in Zoe. But the intensity of her attraction is matched by her surprise at discovering that Doc has a secret of his own: he is a vampire.

Zoe's presence puts everyone in the camp in danger. Doc knows it, and knows too that Zoe's royal status makes it impossible for her to bond with a vampire. The only way to save her is to help her escape, and lose her forever. But some fires are impossible to quench, even when following your heart is the ultimate taboo....

PRIMAL NEEDS: #7:  Sidonie Wolf never wanted the traditional life of a female vampire -- with her favors fought over by powerful Prime males -- but she must accept her duty to her kind, even if she's already given her heart to a werewolf she can never have. Erasing Joe Bleythin's memories of their blistering affair was necessary to keep him safe, but he sees her betrayal as unforgivable. So Sid's new assignment to work with Joe to track down supernatural terrorists is sheer torture...a shockingly delicious torture.

Joe can't believe his new role with an elite military team known as the Dark Angels has drawn him into an uneasy alliance with the woman who deceived him. Ignoring Sid, even hating her, should be easy. Instead, he wants her more fiercely than ever. Now, partnered with Sid on a dangerous mission, he'll discover just how deep desire can be -- and just how far he'll go to keep her....

PRIMAL DESIRES: #6:  In Las Vegas, Jason Cage is known as "The Beast Master." But his onstage feats of magic are nothing compared to the abilities he keeps hidden from human eyes. Jason is Prime of his vampire family, and once used his telepathic skills to tame wild werewolves. It's a talent that leads him to beautiful, sensual Sofia Hunyara, who instantly triggers all of Jason's primal urges. Sofia is destined to be his bondmate, but keeping her alive long enough to convince her of that fact will not be easy.
Sofia has no reason to trust Jason, or to believe his story about her family's secret history as Wolf Tamers. The only thing she's sure of is an overwhelming attraction that quickly develops into a scorching affair. If Jason's claims are true, can Sofia embrace her legacy -- when it means walking away from a soul-searing desire that's deeper than any she's ever known?

PRIMAL HEAT: #5:  As Prime of his vampire Family, Mathias Bridger is sworn to protect his own kind at any cost -- but years of acting as a fierce guardian of his people have left him yearning for more out of life. His chance comes in the form of Phillipa Elliot, the beautiful police officer whose allure hasn't dimmed in the two years since they had a brief, torrid affair. And though she's involved with someone else now, Phillipa can't deny the feeling that Matt is her destiny.
When the Family comes under attack from fanatical vampire hunters, Matt uncovers treachery that shatters his world. So how can he possibly invite Phillipa into it? Fighting to protect his kin, he tries to push Phillipa away to the safety of her mortal life -- but he aches for her, and his will is no match for the flames of their all-consuming passion. . . .

MASTER OF DARKNESS: #4: When vampire hunter Eden Faveau mistakes Laurent, a renegade vampire of Tribe Manticore, for her new partner, he's not about to correct her. He's stolen a laptop full of sensitive files from the Tribe leader, Justinian, and needs help cracking the encryption. At first he wants sexy and intelligent Eden only for her computer wizardry -- but soon he wants her for much, much more.
Working by night and growing closer every day, Laurent and Eden struggle with the passion that threatens to overwhelm them. But when Justinian captures Eden, and Laurent proves his loyalty to his Tribe in the most shocking of ways, Eden vows to kill Laurent for his deception. Can he find a way to prove his love for her before a full-on war breaks out between vampires and humans?

I HUNGER FOR YOU: #3: Mia Luchese comes from a long line of vampire hunters but has never believed in the supernatural. When she's attacked by vampires, though, Mia must accept her family's dark legacy. What she doesn't know is that sexy S.W.A.T. team leader Colin Foxe, her rescuer and former lover, is also a vampire.
Colin doesn't want to mate with a mere mortal, but his attraction to Mia is blistering. To get to the bottom of the attack on her, he is forced to reveal his real identity -- and Mia hers. But a generations-old battle that should rip them apart cannot break the bond that has their souls hungering for an eternity of ecstasy in each other's arms....

I THIRST FOR YOU: #2: He appears out of the dark desert night -- a huge, dangerous stranger who sparks desire and fear in her like she's never known. Josephine Elliot knows only that her captor's name is Marcus Cage, and that he's on the run. But who is chasing him, and why? Is Marcus protecting her by taking her hostage...or is he planning to use her to buy his own freedom? And why, above all, is she so inexorably drawn to him, body and soul?
Marcus is overwhelmed by his thirst for Josephine and instantly recognizes her as his soul mate. Desperate to evade enemies intent on destroying him and his kind, Marcus has no choice but to take Jo on the run. But when she unwittingly betrays him to his enemies, both are thrust into mortal danger. Can their newfound love survive her deceit and spare them a dark fate? Or will their insatiable desire burn for eternity?

I BURN FOR YOU: #1: Bodyguard Domini has had visions and premonitions all her life. Her psychic abilities rarely frighten her anymore, until she begins to suspect they're linked to Alec, the new employee at her grandfather's firm. Now her dreams are haunted by a man who is sensual and primal, a man with Alec's face. Then she learns that he is also a vampire and her life will never be the same. Sizemore has long worn two writing hats, that of romance author and sf-fantasy scribe, and each is evident in her first effort to join both forces. Her vampires have the classic weaknesses but are born of a branch of humanity instead of evil powers and search via science for answers to the puzzle of their existence. The bonding of Sizemore's two literary worlds is as powerful as what Alec and Domini feel for each other in this sexy read laced with laughter, the first in a burning new series.


And in case you prefer your vampires a little less romantic and a touch more hardcore, Susan also wrote the LAWS OF THE BLOOD series. Heres her description of the series:  The books are about vampire cops. No, not vampires who are police officers, but vampires whose job it is to enforce the laws of their community. My vampire cops are as likely to be protecting vampires from human predators than the other way around.

These are the books in the Laws of the Blood series:


And if you remember the TV series FOREVER KNIGHT, you'll be thrilled to know Ms. Sizemore also wrote a tie-in novel for that series.  

[Don't forget, you can still enter to win Sherrilyn Kenyon's NO MERCY.  Page down a few posts to enter.]


tinys66cobra said...

I love the cover to Primal Instincts by Susan Sizemore. I noticed the tatoo on his side, it could have been bigger.

Jennifer Mathis said...

i love the cover hello hawtness

Lou Gagliardi said...

As long as the cover is good, then it can feature just the hero, or the heroine and hero, more or less clothing; as long as it stands out.

joder said...

I really like this cover since I despise couply clench covers. I love seeing a sexy hero with his amazing abs flashing me. I enjoy the badas* look that adds to my perception of the character.

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Cathy M said...

I've read the first six books so far, and I think this is my favorite cover. I don't mind having just the hero on the cover,and scantily clad totally works for me, lol. For me it's more important that whatever character is on the cover, that it match the author's description.

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Tanya1224 said...

I love this new cover! I definitely like it better when it's just the Hero on the cover. No shirt and tatoo is always a winner. When it has a really mushy cover, I usually pass it up unless its an author I know. I've never heard of the Laws od Blood series. I'll have to check it out =) Thanks for the contest.

Teresa K. said...

I so love the cover of Primal Instincts. He is one hot Vamp. And I so love the artwork on his side.

In my opinion I always love to see a sexy hero on the cover. However if the books main character is a woman its' always nice to see a sexy herione on the cover too.

But when you look at the Cat & Bones series, to see them both on the cover is so sexy. I think it depends the story line of the series. Looking forward to starting a new series. Thank you for the great contest.

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Susan Sizemore was one of the first paranormal series writers that I read. So it's all her fault that there are vampires and werwolves laying on every available surface( thank you, Susan)


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throuthehaze said...

Sexy cover! I do prefer covers with just the hero :)
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Mirko di Wallenberg said...

That is a great cover but all the covers of the series are great! I love it more when just the hero or heroine is on the cover. Mostly when both are put on the cover it often tends to plain romance covers which I do not like! And yes, less clothing the better! LOL

tetewa said...

I think the cover is HOT!

Kirsten said...

Of course I love the Hero more then the Heroine. But both is good also.

I mean a woman can make a great cover. But I'm drawn towards a good looking guy, what can I say... this girl can't help it.

Susan's cover is really great, love it when they have a nice tatoo.

Margaret Carter said...

I prefer both hero and heroine over hero only. Even more, though, I would prefer covers that tell the reader something about the book rather than having every cover in a series look basically alike. Lately, in fact, too many paranormal romance covers look alike, regardless of author -- all giving the impression of erotica even if that isn't what the story is (not the Primal series, but many others I've seen in paperback) and all with similar silhouette-of-a-naked woman illustrations. If you didn't know the subject was paranormal, in most cases you wouldn't even be able to tell from the illustration. The Anita Blake series, for instance: The older novels have been re-released with covers that all look alike and make the earlier books appear as erotic as the later ones, though they aren't AT ALL. I preferred the original covers, because they actually had some connection to the story's content.