Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Guest blog with Michele Hauf + giveaway "Her vampire husband"

Today I welcome Michele Hauf to my blog, she is giving away an e-book of her new book Her Vampire Husband so be to sure to check that out.
Hi all!  I'm doing a blog tour through mid-April, and at each blog I'll be talking about a different part of HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND, so do check the dates at my blog to follow me!

Today I want to chat about using characters from other books in a story.  I love working in the paranormal world I've created.  I call the overall world, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, and you can view character sheets at my web site.  One of the advantages of keeping all my paranormal stories in the same world is that I can borrow characters from stories if I want to.

In HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND quite a few characters from previous stories show up.  Nikolaus Drake (Kiss Me Deadly) has a role throughout the book.  I love having him back because he is one of my favorite heroes (besides Creed, that is).  Ravin, his wife, stops in, as well as his son Ivan.  And for those who love Himself, I could resist giving him a walk-on part. That guy shows up everywhere!  And even though this line showed up on the cutting room floor, I should probably let you know what Ravin said when she saw Himself.  "Johnny!"  If you've read Kiss Me Deadly, you can interpret that one however you will.  The great part about sharing characters across books is the community I can create.  The world feels more real to me.  And with paranormals, some have lived centuries, so they have such interesting back stories, I could write about them forever.  And maybe I will.  ;-)

I have a copy of Her Vampire Husband (e-book copy)to give away to one commenter.  (MK is Severo's story, and yep, he shows up in HVH, too.)  Tell me if you like to see characters in a series of books sharing stories and crossing over into other books. 

1. Open Worldwide
2. Ends April 5th (since the holidays are coming up)

3. Leave your email if it is not in your profile (or email it to me, Blodeuedd)
4. Have fun

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?

Find Michele online here:
Website - michelehauf.com
Blog - dustedbywhimsy.blogspot.com
Facebook - facebook.com/michelehauf
Twitter - twitter.com/michelehauf
Visit the Beautiful Creatures page - michelehauf.com/worldcharacters.html

For a limited time get the audio version of Vampire's Tango free at Audible.com
If you purchase HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND at Audible.com you receive Vampire's Tango included free.
All through 2010 download KISS ME DEADLY free at your favorite online retailer or at tryharlequin.com.
Read the first chapter of HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND: michelehauf.com/hvh.html
Read the first chapter of Vampire's Tango: michelehauf.com/tvt.html

Watch for these releases from Michele in the coming months:
"Vampire's Tango" - March - Nocturne Bites
Her Vampire Husband - April - HQN
Rogue Angel: The Bone Conjurer - May - Gold Eagle (Alex Archer pseudonym)
Angel Slayer - June - Nocturne
"Halo Hunter" - June - Nocturne Bites

Blurb for Vampire's Tango:
Vampire Alexandre Renard never met a more intriguing woman than Veronica Marshall. He waited for weeks for the mysterious woman to make her move...and wasn't disappointed when they shared a seductive dance at a Paris tango club. Their passion made him want to savor their embrace forever--even though he knew that Veronica was waiting for her chance to destroy him....

Faced with an early death, Veronica wants to do some good in the world before being forced to leave it. But as her game of cat-and-mouse with Alexandre turned into nights of unforgettable pleasure, how could she destroy the man she came to love?
With time--and their enemies--against them, they will have to fight to win just one more day in each other's arms....

Thank you Michele for visiting :)


Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awesome contest!! Thanks! I LOVE it when characters cross over from other books :) It's even fun when I read a series out of order, b/c I can see what the character was like before they became the 'star' of the story.

inthehammockblog (at) gmail (dot) com


Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

oh yayayayayaya the day has finally come!! Blodeuedd you did an awesome job honey at having Ms. Hauf for your guest!
Hugs to you honey! Hope you are having a great day!

Chris said...

Not entering, but I'll definitely mention it this week in linkity! :)

Dannyfiredragon said...

Great guest blog

I love it when characters cross over from other books, it's always great to meet those characters again

Blodeuedd said...

Thanks for coming over Michele :)
I do like when characters cross over, I first saw a thing like that in tv-series and haev liked it ever since

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Carrie,
Thanks for stopping by :)

Aww thanks hon! The same to you

Link away, you do it the best

Hi there DannyFiredragon

Staci said...

I so know a friend that would probably gobble these books right up!

Michele Hauf said...

Thanks for the great comments, ladies! I had an awesome time writing this book, and am still madly in love with Blu and Creed. I hope you'll enjoy the story.

Janna said...

Great guest post! I just dropped in to say hi, no need to enter me for the giveaway since I already have an ARC of this book :)

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you,

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:

Lea said...

I do like to see characters fronm series books sharing stories and crossing over into other books. Especially if it is a series that I'm addicted to. I like know what is happening in their lives and really enjoy when their stories intersect with one another.

Thanks for the giveaway Michelle!

And B - thanks for hosting.

Unknown said...

Oh I loved her book moon kissed it was so good and I loved severo Michelle such a great author cant wait till her next book


E.J. Stevens said...

Great giveaway! I enjoy seeing characters cross over from other series. I am always eager for a glimpse of my favorite characters!

I would love a chance to win! :)



Unknown said...

Hi B!

I too like it when characters cross over, and Michele just writes neat characters, easy to fall in love with! Thanks for the great giveaway and introducing us to a couple of really good books!

Dottie :)

Blodeuedd said...

I can relate to her then :)

You do, you lucky gal! I hope you'll enjoy it

Thanks for coming by Lea
It is sure fun with those kinds of books, especially if it is a character I really liked

Good luck :)

You're in, thanks for coming by

You're welcome. And yes characters like that are the best

Darlyn said...

hi! i just found your blog and it's fun to know you have a contest.i'm in!


Anonymous said...

Have never read any of your books but would really love to. Crossover characters sounds really cool. My e-mail address is jenhunen@hotmail.com.

DCMetroreader said...

I like the idea of crossover characters too. This sounds like a cool book!

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Hi there Blodeuedd!

I've not been around much, sorry! Was very poorly. Poor me! :((

Anyway, my first day back and hey, what do I find? A great giveaway! That's what! LOL

Yes, I do love it when characters in one book pop up or get talked about in another book!

I read one once where a husband and wife each wrote their own series, and also mentioned each others characters as their friends! (Obviously they didn't have copyright issues to contend with!) Spectacular idea!!

Please enter me for a chance to win -- hey, even if I don't it's great to be back in the land of the living LOL :)

Sassy dot Brit at gmail dot com

Thanks for the worldwide chance!:)

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Darlyn
Just saw you over at another blog :) Nice to meet you here

Jenhunen, sure sounds like a hit

It sounds like a nice way top meet characters you missed again :D

Blodeuedd said...

Hi Sassy
Yes have not seen you for ages, but I am glad you are feeling better now :=D

That husband and wife idea sounds really fun. Too bad bf is not a writer

Donna said...

Not entering because I won a copy of Her Vampire Husband on Twitter a couple of weeks ago. I hope to read it soon.

Good luck to everyone!

Julie said...

I love seeing characters crossover into newer books in a series; it's like visiting with old friends!

Thanks for the chance to win. :)

julieguan AT gmail DOT com

Kirsten said...
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Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

Thanks Blodeuedd :)

Yes, it's a great idea! Maybe you should give bf a few writing lessons! :)

Take care!

Blodeuedd said...

Lol perhaps I should ;)

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

*Nods enthusiastically*

Bookie said...

Characters crossing over makes me want to read the book even more. I already have a relationship with them so I want to pick up that book and see what they are up to. Thanks for the giveaway.


Dana said...

Please enter me into the giveaway. Thanks.

craftydana32 at yahoo dot com

Fi-chan said...

enter me! I hope it's still not too late!

feeyonachan at gmail.com


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