Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Eternal Press Authors for Eternal Love Valentines Blog Hop and Contest!

Eternal Press Authors for Eternal Love
Valentines Blog Hop and Contest!

Readers! Would you like to win free E-books from your favorite Eternal Press authors?
Rules: Each time a "Hopper" leaves a comment and email address on a participating author's blog, the "Hopper gets another entry in the drawing (8 possible entries)!!

Comments will be tallied from February 14, 2013 through February 16, 2013 at midnight (eastern time). The winner will be drawn on February 17, 2013.

We've made it easy because we Love our Readers!
(PS: A second winner for an e-book of Winter Storm will be chosen among all commenters here on Word Affair!)
Welcome to my Valentine's blog today!

Blood and Roses

(why you can’t beat lesbian vampires)

For this Valentine’s Day, a group of Eternal Press authors with all levels of romance come together to discuss who the best lovers in fiction are. This means that all of a sudden I, whose characters have mostly been human women dealing with human love interests and adversaries, am in the company of werewolves, shape-shifters and vampires…Wait a minute. Vampires. The idea draws forth the image of women in sexy Goth attire. I’ve been wondering if they do sparkle. That’s beside the point, anyway, because none of us has ever met one for real, to verify or falsify that theory. Here we go. Even though I’m a little out of my depths with this supernatural valentine, I can do something with vampires. I keep it human all year, so at this party with my fantastic fellow authors, I’d like to hold my own. I should have to warn you, too, because I believe when it comes to them (the vampires, not my fellow authors) we are allowed to make stuff up.

Cecily did something completely unexpected. She reached out to touch Leila’s face with a cool hand and then leaned in to kiss her. Leila learned that there was an advantage to vampire-old-age, because with it came experience. She was melting into the kiss, her worries dissolving into nothing. She couldn’t wait to get the biting business out of the way and get down to it. She was beginning to understand why this was supposed to be so good. Cecily’s kind had had a lot of time to practice sex.

Come on, imagine that, the skills a person could learn over the span of a few hundred years--and the insights they’d have on society, politics, history…vampires could be fun to hang out with for a multitude of reasons. I’m also sure they really love red. They’d love Valentine’s, right? There’s something we have to get straight, though, pardon the pun. Valentine’s Day with a bite could be awesome, but not so much of it kills the human--that would really take the fun out of it. Does it turn the human into a vampire (how would I know)? Well, it doesn’t in my universe, just adds shades of red.

Why lesbians, you ask? That’s a given in my writing--I’m just expanding my horizons with the paranormal. Mix archetypes and images, and you have two women (one of them potentially with sharp teeth) in a sexy romantic tangle. Imagine.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Remember to visit all the authors below and leave a comment and email address
for an entry to the
Eternal Press Authors for Eternal Love Valentines Blog Hop and Contest

Barbara Winkes - WinterStorm (sequel to Autumn Leaves)
Em Epe – Only Because it was You, Gus McRaidy
Gianna Bruno - The Journey or Hot Chocolate Kiss (winner's choice)
Jacqueline Paige – Salvation
Leanna Harrow - Killing the Desire
Linda Hays-Gibbs - Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul
Maeve Alpin - Conquistadors In Outer Space
Stephanie O'Hanlon - Affaire de Coeur


  1. Just checking out the others stops in the hop.

    Happy Valentines Day!

  2. Happy Valentines Day and awesome blog!

  3. Making the rounds! Happy Valentine's Day!