Sunday, October 24, 2010

VampBash 2010

It's here! Our second annual VampBash has arrived!  It's a way to say 'thank you' to our readers by blitzing you with prizes all week, and featuring authors with new vampire releases.  We raided the VampChix vault of ARCs and prize books and have tons to give away, so be sure and stop in every day.  Most books are new or advance readers copies (which may have been read once for review), unless otherwise stated.  You can qualify to win a prize by commenting on that day's post (unless otherwise directed). Comment every day to increase your chances to win. Tell us what you're reading lately, or if you've read any of the books by the featured authors. Winners from all days will all be announced next Sunday on Halloween!

So let's start things off with Emma Holly's latest release, DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT (due in stores Nov 2nd, but you might find it sooner!)
Mercenary captain Christian Durand has always protected his men from his power-mad father. When a ghost appears to offer comfort, he thinks the strain has pushed him over the edge. The specter says she’s his friend from another life—a tale the cynical soldier finds difficult to believe.

Grace Gladwell has her own experience with abusive fathers. Thanks to an accident with hers, one moment she's in 1950s America and the next  in 1460s Switzerland, trying to convince a medieval soldier that she's neither a figment of his imagination nor an imp from Hell!

To read an excerpt from Devil At Midnight click here!
Find Emma on Facebook!

And guess what?  One lucky commenter will win the entire Fitz Clare Chronicles trilogy from Emma Holly!  [This particular giveaway is US residents only; please state US in the comments if you'd like to qualify for the prize.]

More fun prizes you can win simply by commenting (open worldwide):

Neil Gaiman's TWO PLAYS FOR VOICES.  This is an audio CD which was a sample, so has been listened to once, but in perfect shape!

Michele Hauf's HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND (2 copies; autographed)  An arranged marriage between a werewolf and a vampire.

There will be blood.
She may resist his bite, but she can't resist his charms...
Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won't allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.
When Blu uncovers her pack's secret plot to destroy the vampire nation—and Creed—she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she's ever known or accept his vampire bite?

Marta Acosta's BRIDE OF CASA DRACULA  Marrying into a vampire family is tough, as Milagro De Los Santos learns in this charmingly goofy marriage of chick lit and the supernatural. Milagro, having been infected with vampire blood, is now engaged to her beloved undead beau, Oswald Grant, but the nuptial-planning hits a hitch when the rules committee of the vampire council demands that she renounce her citizenship. Not only does hot-blooded Milagro have a battle in store for her when she stands by her American roots, she's beginning to suspect the council of trying to sabotage her wedding: her assigned wedding planner is cruel and devious, her wedding ring goes missing, she nearly dies in a suspicious car accident and there are a few too many "chance" meetings with her seductive vampire ex-boyfriend. All ends well, but not in the way you might think. 

Dakota Banks' SACRIFICEA demon's enslaved executioner—a ravager of lives and souls—Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom . . . and salvation. Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands—perhaps tens of thousands—to make up for the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power—and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood. But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness. And if Maliha dies before the mission is accomplished, the hell she once knew will seem like a picnic compared to the eternal torments awaiting her.

Annette Blair's SEX AND THE PSYCHIC WITCH: Introducing the Cartwright sisters-Harmony, Destiny and Storm-triplets and unstoppable seductresses.
Harmony, the buyer for her sisters' vintage curio shop, can read objects and learn of their former owners. Now, a Celtic ring leads her to a castle on the coast of Massachusetts. King Paxton's money-pit is cursed, and he hopes that this leggy blonde can help him find peace with an angry ghost, a disgruntled renovation crew-and his own heart.


mariska said...

am i the first to comment ? :)
Glad to be apart of this Vampbash.
I live outside the US, so i love to win some love, er books !!

uniquas at ymail dot com

Kirsten said...
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Anonymous said...

Wow, glad I found this blog!!

Ok, you lucky US folks are getting a great prize.

The other prizes look awesome too!!!

I'm a BIG fan of Michele Hauf!!!!

in Germany
Not the US

Virginia C said...

Hi, Michele! Thank you for offering this fabulous Fall free-for-all for fans of The Fang! Great prizes & great fun : )

Emma Holly is awesome!!!

US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

Paranormal Haven said...

I'll be back all week :-)

I haven't had the chance to pick up a Emma Holly book yet but she is on my TBR list. Her books sound great.

US GFC follower

Stephanie G

Paranormal Haven

Blodeuedd said...

Yay, I do love a good party *brings out the partyhat* Oh no hats, well I can party without it ;)


Dot S. said...

I'm from the good ole USA.

Fabulous prizes! I hope I win!

Barbara E. said...

I have some of Emma Holly's books on my TBR shelf, but haven't had a chance to read any yet. Right now I'm reading my way through Lara Adrian's Breed series, great books.


Mustang Heritage said...

Great! More writers to add to my wish list for kindle or paper back!
i been having a book withdrawls and now i can start looking things up, yay!

Donna said...

Love how you all are starting the Vamp Bash off with a huge bang! So many goodies listed here. :)

I'm reading Grave Sins by Jenna Maclaine right now, which I'm enjoying quite a bit.

In the USofA.

Anna (Bite Club) said...

The Annette Blair series is so much fun! I have them all on my keeper shelf. And Emma Holly! She is one of my automatic order authors. Looking forward to this book.

Great start to a great week!!!

Maria said...

Hi Michelle. Love your books and your blog. Read Her Vampire Husband twice so far and have recommended it to several friends.

Annette Blair's SEX AND THE PSYCHIC WITCH looks good. Will add to TBR.

nav6mar at yahoo dot com

Teril said...

Vamp Bash looks Awesome! These books look great! Thank you so much for hosting.
I am reading To Crave a Blood Moon at the moment.

tetewa said...

I'm currently reading Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series!

Lil said...

Emma Holly certainly writes some great books. Have read the excerpt to Devil at Midnight before and am looking forward to the book.

Am a US resident.

Linda Henderson said...

I am from the USA and I'd love to be entered. I've read Marta Acosta before and really enjoyed her book.

seriousreader at live dot com

Robin K said...

YAY for VampBash! Great books on this post!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Sara C said...

Loved the Fitz Clare Chronicles trilogy! Off to add another book to the TBR pile...

donnas said...

Emma's books sound great. I cant wait to get the chance to pick them up. Thanks for sharing!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

LSUReader said...

What a great contest--thanks for hosting. I haven't read the Holly series yet, but it sure looks good. Today I finished Jennifer Estep's Venom. Wonderful book. I just love this series.

I am in the U.S. and would like to be entered. (Email in profile.)

throuthehaze said...

Yay! Vamp Bash! I have never read Emma Holly before, her book sounds interesting :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

lindseye said...

Have loved Emma Holly and love give aways.


linze_e at

SandyG265 said...

I haven't read anything by Emma Holly yet but would like to.


sgiden at

Rebecca T. Little said...

I love this time of year!! The vamps come out to play :) I live in the US and am going to be stake-ing out this blog all week LOL!!

Thanks for hosting such an awesome VampBash!!


Tanya1224 said...

Ooh..I've been hearing a lot about Emma Holly. It would be nice to win this contest but if not I have this series saved on my TBR list. There has been so many good books lately..what's a girl to do. My husband is not happy w/how much I've been reading :)

Spav said...

I have most of the books in this post on my wishlist. They sound great!


Jenn said...

Great giveaways! I'm in the US

malleybean at gmail

CrystalGB said...

Awesome giveaways. I am from the US.


Sarah said...

I love Emma Holly but haven't read this series yet! Would love to win it :-)

Rosie said...

Awesome contest! Love VampBash!!! And I'm like the biggest Emma Holly fan ever. I would love to win a set of her books. Thanks!

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

van_pham said...

Great bunch of books!



tetewa said...

Great prizes, Vamp bash is going to be fun!

Witchy Woman said...

I've been a fan of Emma Holly's ever since I read Midnight Desire which includes Catching Midnight and Luisa's Desire. And I've recommended her to other readers on many of occasions.

Witchy Woman said...

Perhaps I should have mentioned, my cauldron resides in the United States of America.

jmspettoli said...

All these books look fantastic! Thank you for Vamp Bash! U.S. resident.

spettolij AT gmail DOT com