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And now for the debate...
After all these stupid blog posts, I’d become immune to his pseudo-threat posturing.
His brother, Donovan, sighed. “Stay on topic, little brother, and leave Lorraine out of this. If not for her, we wouldn’t exist. You’d do well to remember that.” He shot a sexy smile my way. “As for the topic at hand, why don’t we forget reality and look at the entertainment industry—the movies, TV shows, and books. It would seem our time in the spotlight is over and zombies are the creatures of the moment.”
“And it’s about damn time.” Johnathan McCombs scrubbed a hand over his face. “If I have to see one more sparkling vampire, I’m either going to take myself out or show everyone what a real vamp can do.” His eyes silvered and he flashed a little fang. “Let the zombies have all the glory. It takes the attention away from us so we can hide our existence easier.”
Olivia Fournier sauntered in and sat down next to Johnathan’s sire, Alexander Mitchell.
Donovan glowered at her. “How nice of you to finally grace us with your presence.”
Alex leaned forward. “Not now. We all agreed to leave our grudges outside the door, remember?”
Donovan grunted. “Whatever.”
"If Johnathan and Bastian can get along, then you and Olivia can, as well." Alex nodded at Olivia.
A wide grin turned up the corners of her lips. “Thank you, Alexander.” A second later, she focused on Johnathan. “As usual, you make a valid point. With all the focus on vampires over the last few decades, it has been difficult to remain hidden. Humans have had vampires on their minds too much. They have noticed things they would normally have ignored, a flash of silver here, a preternaturally-quick movement there. Let them focus on zombies. I hear there’s a new zombie movie out with Brad Pitt in it. That should keep their attention for a while.”
I couldn’t keep quiet any more. “Come on guys. You can’t be serious. If people give up on vamps, where will that leave your books? And what about True Blood? What about Underworld? The Black Dagger Brotherhood? What about Lestat?” I looked to each of them, waiting for a reaction, but they all sat stone-faced. “Fine, if you don’t care about those vamps, what about the readers who have come to love you? Should I just delete all my files and let you die?”
Was I really arguing with my fictional characters again? They always drew me in. Sometimes I wondered if they did it on purpose.
Alex rose, strutted over to my chair, and extended his hand. I slipped my fingers into his palm and stood.
He raised my hand to his lips and feathered a kiss across my skin. “We will be eternally grateful for all you have done for us, for giving us life. And no, we do not wish to die with the click of a mouse.” Still cradling my hand, he turned to the others. “I believe this discussion is over. Vampires are and always will be superior to zombies. We aren’t mindless creatures. We have strength and power they will never possess. And there will always be humans who prefer us over any other paranormal being—real or fake.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Alex always was the voice of reason. Damn, I love my vampires.
So what about you? Do you prefer vampires or zombies, and why? For me, it's all about the sexy yet deadly vampires.
I’m giving away an eBook copy of my anthology, Nocturnal Bites. Depending on the number of entries, I may give away multiple copies.
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GIVEAWAY OPEN ONLY TO ADULTS AS THIS ANTHOLOGY CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND SEX AND VAMPIRE VIOLENCE.
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Nocturnal Bites Blurb...
Fast forward to present day Lansford, PA: The Sin City of the East. The remaining stories take place in and around Lansford. Nocturnal Surrender is the reunion of Bastian and his brother Donovan, as well as his meeting—and biting—stripper Darling Nikki. Tension mounts as Bastian looks to exact his revenge, but he gets a little sidetracked by the possibility of falling in love again.
Just when Bastian feels secure in his budding relationship with Nicole French, AKA Darling Nikki, she stumbles upon the secret of his vampiric identity in Midnight Confessions. To make matters worse, Donovan needs Bastian's help in the war with the vampire Hunters. Only problem is, Nicole gets dragged into the mix. Many secrets are exposed after midnight.
In the bonus short story, Auburn Lust, twin courtesan vampires Rochelle and Laureline Montague entertain two of their favorite vampire clients for the evening: Christof Rosenbaum and Donovan Evanko. Emotions and lust run wild in this erotic story.
And in another bonus, Interview with Bastian, the vampire lets it all hang out since this is the uncensored, extended version of his interview. At times he shares a little too much information, but then he does prefer to live by his own rules.
For more information and excerpts, please visit the SERIES WEBSITE.