Wednesday, October 19, 2011

All I Want For Halloween is a Vampire! + Giveaway!

That's right. My idea of the sweetest, hottest, naughtiest Halloween treat would be the bad boys of the supernatural world. Fanged. Furious. And desperate for a little red-blooded treat of their own.

Oh yeah.

And I like 'em every way they come...

Big, tattooed, leathered-up vampire warriors? Check! Nothing would make a better treat in my Halloween basket than the Warden's Black Dagger Brotherhood. Unf, Zsadist.





Old school, lace-sleeved, gothic renaissance vamps? These were the ones I cut my teeth on. Lestat de Lioncourt anyone? MmmMmm.





Uber powerful, good-hearted, were-vamp hybrids? I'm new to Underworld, and boy am I hooked on Michael Corvin. Scott Speedman reminded me why I love Canada!

Angsty, sparkly teenage heartthrobs? Come on. Admit it. You're a Cullen, too! Oh, Edward, you may be a bit stalkerish, but you sure are hot doing it!





Oh, Mick, my Mick. What could be better than Alex O'Loughlin playing a freaking vampire? Come on, now, people! You know it's true! 'Nuff said.





And, speaking of Alex-as-vamp, I have to mention my love for a tormented, brooding, good-hearted vampire by the name of Lucien Demarco. That's right--my very own vampire hero from my paranormal romance, Forever Freed. Alex O'Loughlin was the image in my head as I wrote Lucien, and The Wild Rose Press's cover artist did such a good job capturing his physicality on the cover!

So, who'd I miss? Who are your favorite vampires? And which one would you most like to find in YOUR Halloween basket this year?

One commenter will win an ecopy of FOREVER FREED! Must leave e-mail address! Open to international! Contest closes at midnight EST on October 20 - FF's 5-month book birthday! WOOT!

About Forever Freed:
A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation--talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can...

Cool Forever Freed Facts:
  • Has 32 Amazon Reviews -- 25 are 5-stars!
  • Finalist for 2011 Best First Book in the NJRW Golden Leaf Contest!
  • Finalist for 2011 Best Paranormal Romance in the NJRW Golden Leaf Contest!
  • 64 Ratings on Goodreads with an average of 4.11 Stars!
Thanks for reading! And good luck!
Laura Kaye


Don't miss Laura's Hearts in Darkness Dark Chocolate Book Birthday Bash!
October 20 at her blog! Big, so-so-sweet giveaways all day long! 


47 comments:

  1. You go, girl! Well deserved kudos for Forever Freed. Love that piccie of Mick St. John, my favorite TV vampire.

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  2. Congratulations,
    Great accomplishments, I would love to get my hands on Forever Freed. Though I like Demons, my weakness are the blood suckers!

    Congrats again!

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  3. LOL Magda--thanks so much. Hey guys--Magda has actually MET Alex O'Loughlin. So so so jealous! :)

    @readingdivas--thanks for your comment! Yes, demons are tasty too, but nothing is as sweet as a vamp!

    PLEASE REMEMBER TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES, GUYS, SO I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN!!!

    Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Hi Laura, you area new author for me and would love to win and read this book. I love paranormal stories, and love vamps. I think vamps are sexy and very alpha male. I love Edward Cullen(Robert), Eric from True Blood (alexander Skarsgaard), Jean-Claude from Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake, Bones from Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress, and the picture of the guy from the Black Dagger series. I love his eyes. So sexy. I also think Alex O'laughlin would make a great vamp, love him on Hawaii 5-0.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
    GFC & blog follower: Chris Bails. Was just #100.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  5. Hmm. Favorite vampire? Maybe Bill from True Blood. That said, I've only seen season one. Everyone is gaga for Eric, so I know I'm missing something. Actually, I know I'm missing a lot because there seems to be a ton of really super hot vampire romance out there and I just don't have enough reading time to catch myself up!!!

    acgene (at) gmail DOT you know the rest...

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  6. Woohoo Christine--that's a kick-ass list of vamps! Delish! :)=

    @Anna--Gasp! not enough time to read vampires? Pshaw! Sleep is overrated! LOL

    Thanks for the great comments everyone! :)=

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  7. Well, to be fair, not enough time read paranormal vampire or no, suspense, fantasy, literature with a capital L, not to mention all the nonfiction stuff I love. Plus, I'm a really slow reader. :(

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  8. Yes, reading IS a neverending endeavor, isn't it??? Not to mention there are always new books you want to add to the pile. Good thing it's slow pleasurable, no matter how fast or slow you read!

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  9. Always time to read about vamps!!!!
    fingershankins@yahoo.com

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  10. Hi Laura,
    I would love to win your book...but either way I'm going to pick it up. And, way to go on the GL contest! Will be at conference this weekend for the outcome.
    Anyways..I love Gerry Butler as Dracula in Dracula 2000..he's my fav..in most things.
    Best of Luck
    Nicole Doran NJRW member. jdnd@optonline.net

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  11. You forgot Angel... ***sigh*** And yes, I still watch the reruns. Mick is my second favorite vampire.

    maw1725@gmail.com

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  12. @fingershankins - LOL We are soul sistahs, then!

    @NicoleD - So awesome! I can't wait to meet you! And, yeah, Gerry's a good choice!

    :)=

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  13. I am torn between choosing Damien VD and Eric on TB... Can I be greedy and have both?!?!?! :)
    I can see why it's getting such good ratings... it seems like a really good book. Thanks so much for giving us a chance to win it

    JenniferSmith.ga (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Jennifer--Yes, be greedy! Mmm...both sounds freaking awesome! Good luck and thanks!

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  15. Harlie! Another Mick lover--awesome! Yes, I did consider Angel, and he is definitely in the top 10, how's that??? LOL

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  16. There is NOTHING better than Alex O. ;) I watched a marathon of Moonlight the other day....*sigh*
    And I've got/read FF so don't enter me -- but good luck to everyone. It's a GREAT read!!!!!

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  17. Ok, Laura...we'll either have to fight over or share Zsadist! LOL He's my favorite from BDB, and that picture above....what was I sayin?....where was I, umm....yeah
    I love reading about them b/c then I can cut and mold each man just so perrrfect! *I'm rambling*
    Thanks for the chance at snaggin Forever Freed!
    sebrina_cassity@yahoo.com

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  18. Laura, I droll over him watching Hawaii 5-0. He's the best one that was every on television.

    Angel is in the top 5 for me...

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  19. ooh that sounds like a great book! :D
    but.. i think you forgot Eric Northman from True Blood or Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries ;)

    thanks for the giveaway!
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

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  20. My top 5 in no particular order because I just couldn't come to a decision on that:

    Mick St. John - Moonlight TV Series
    Nick Knight - Forever Knight TV Series
    Damon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries TV Series
    George Hamilton's Dracula - Love At First Bite Movie
    Spike - Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV Series

    Can you tell I like my vampires both naughty & nice?

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  21. Gosh, Laura, you got a candy store of vamps there! Let's see, which one shall I sink my teeth into?:D I haven't read Z's story yet. I know my bad! I need take care of that. I definitely heart Lucien Demarco! Ladies, if you haven't read FF yet, I highly recommend it! But I gotta tell you that Mick St. John is high up there as one of my faves! Even though Alex no longer plays a vamp on TV, at least we get to see him shirtless sometimes on H5O...yummy!

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  22. @Jennifer--thanks for stopping by!!!

    @Sebrina--Listen, I like you and all, but I need to make this clear right now: Zsadist is mine. No sharing. I don't share my male with anyone. I'd like to tell you I'm joking about this, but, uh, heh, MINE!

    Harlie--totally agreed!

    Arianne--those are definitely top 10s for me. And the actors who play them are just so damn delicious! Unf.

    Kathryn--Oooh, that's a good list, too! So awesome having so many fellow vampire fans in the house!

    Woot! Keep 'em coming!

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  23. LOL Grace! Yes, Alex on H50 is such a treat. I'd like to play connect the dots with his tattoos...with what? I'll let you use your imagination... ;)

    Thanks!

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  24. Would love to find Vishous from Black Dagger Brotherhood in my Halloween basket. That is one naughty vamp!!
    Alexander Skarsgard would do just fine also:)

    I've always got my face in a book, so I don't see many of the TV vamps!

    mnjcarter@charter.net

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  25. OMG I so love me some Alex O'Laughlin. I have the whole Moonlight Series on DVD and nothing made my heart cry more then the episode where Mick got to become human again, thanks to Coraline (the bitch), but went vamp again to save Beth. *swoon*

    Give me Mick and I'll be a happy hallo-witch. ;-)

    ~Poison

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  26. Yay! And girl, that cover IS yummy! I can't wait to meet your vamp men. So far, I think my fav vamp is Shane McCallister from Jeri Smith-Ready's WVMP series. He is seriously scrumptious. Especially #intheshower. You find deets on twitter under that hashtag. Hehe :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    britneywyatt[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. You forgot Angel and Spike. Don't discredit Damon from Vampire Diaries.

    Loved Forever Freed, love Lucian!

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  28. @mnjcarter--I do love V, but I love him especially with Butch. Can I just tell you how much I wish Ward had actually gotten them together??? zomg! :)

    Poison--oh, yes! That's a fave episode of mine too!

    @Britney--I've been remiss! I have not read this series! *writes Jeri Smith-Ready's WVMP series down* That does yummy! Thanks for the cover compliment, too!

    @Calisa--aw, thanks for coming over and commenting!

    Keep those comments coming everyone! :)=

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  29. Congratulations, Laura, for all the kudos you've received for Forever Freed. Thanks for the chance to win it!
    kacbooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. Congrats on all the great reviews, Laura! =)

    (And nice vamp selections, hehe.)

    Jen
    jennifer.l.dempsey[at]gmail.com

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  31. Thanks so much Karen and Jen! Glad to have you here! :)=

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  32. There is no way I can pick just one vampire above all others, cause I do love me some vamps! I love light, fun vamps (PNR series like Lynsay Sands and Kerrelyn Sparks) and darker, more intense ones such as BDB and Larissa Ione's. One that will always pop into my mind is Ms Ione's Wraith from the Demonica series (1/2 vamp, 1/2 demon).
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Hi!
    My favorites nowadays are Damon (Ian Somerhalder) from The Vampire Diaries and Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) from True Blood.
    I'd also add Angel (David Boreanaz) from Buffy and Angel series.
    btw I really liked Alex O'Loughlin as a vamp.

    Daniela.
    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  34. June--I like Wraith too--great addition!

    Daniela--Yup, definitely hot vamps there!

    This is so fun! Bring 'em on!

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  35. Mick is absolutely awesome and I am so sorry he was canceled :( I loved Hearts in Darkness and really would love to read Forever Freed thank you for sharing the fun today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. OMG Denise I was devastated when Moonlight was cancelled! Sniff! Thanks for commenting!

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  37. I read FOrever Freed and reviewed it on my blog (http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspot.com/2011/06/laura-kaye-gives-us-hot-vampires-and_08.html). I would like to find Eric from TB IMMEDIATELY after he regains his memory and before Sookie breaks his heart. I liked Moon Light (Darn writers' strike-so many good shows canceled) and Mick, and well I have a soft place for Eric. When I was a teen I had a tragic love and would have been so happy if he had come back to me THEN. Of course, I would never have met my husband. But that Edward comes to his senses -- he should get over his whole "I am dead and have no soul" thing.

    I think we call vamps undead out of envy.


    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

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  38. You missed one of my favourite Vampires, Mikhail Dubrinksy from Christine Feehan's Carpathian series.
    I also love:
    Jean-Clause and Asher
    Japhrimel
    Zarek
    Vayl

    felinewyvern at googlemail dot com
    and Henry Fitzroy

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  39. *waves* to Steph--thanks for coming over to comment!

    ilona--Good thinking. I DO like him! And omg, Zarek! Yes, he's in a class with Zsadist for me, and I DO love him!

    Great additions!

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  40. hi woul d love to have the book and blog on it check out my blogs on good reads i belver the author deserve better
    good reads desiree reilly
    desitheblonde2msn.com

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  41. I love the blood suckers!!! hee hee.
    Jacki
    shelby15@clearwire.net

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  42. @desi--Thanks for your comment!

    @Jacki--Oh, me too!!!

    THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT COMMENTS AND VAMPIRE LOVE, GUYS! IT'S BEEN A BLAST!

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  43. HEY EVERYBODY! I'VE GOT NEWS GALORE, OF THE TOTALLY AWESOME WINNER TYPE!

    WINNER NEWS #1: FOREVER FREED **WON** THE GOLDEN LEAF CONTEST FOR BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE!!!! TOTALLY STUNNED!

    WINNER NEWS #2: THE WINNER OF THE FOREVER FREED EBOOK FROM THIS POST IS...Chris Bails christinebails@yahoo.com

    Congratulations! Thanks so much to everyone for commenting, sharing favorite vampires and creating such a fun conversation! Happy reading!

    :) Laura

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  44. Congratulations, Laura, on winning the Golden Leaf contest for Best Paranormal Romance!! I'm doing the happy dance for you!!!

    Chris, congrats on winning Forever Freed.

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  45. Ah, You're so funny! *whispers* which one of us is the faster runner? Who can catch Zsadist? LOL....that was the funniest post, I died laughing.
    Congrats on winning the contest for Best Paranormal Romance for Forever Freed! That's awesome!

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  46. Oh, you did a wonderful job with the hot vamp men here. ;D Great job! :) Thank you!

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