Vampires for Valentine's *Giveaway Hop*!

Thanks to Authors Felicity HeatonCaris Roane, and H. D. Thompson for hosting this blog hop and giveaway for all of us Vampire lovers and readers of their exploits!
Personally have been a fan of Paranormal Romance with Vampires as the main female/male characters since my teens. I remember fondly watching movies, reading books and in recent years following The Vampire Diaries on television (Ian Somerhalder in particular) and thinking that nothing beat a sexy vampire as the leading man or woman. Even the updated version of Fright Night in 2011 proved that actor Colin Farrell  was just as sexy playing Jerry Dandridge as actor Christopher Sarandon was in the original movie released in 1985. A few of my all time favorite vampire characters though are James Marsters as bad boy "Spike" from Buffy The Vampire Slayer television series, George Hamilton as the very "tanned" and "tongue in cheek sexy" Dracula in the movie Love At First Bite , Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric in the movie The Lost Boys in 1987. Of course these older roles are eclipsed by some of my other favorite vampire characters played by Brad Pitt when he played "Louis" in author Anne Rice's Interview With The Vampire in 1994Salma Hayek playing female vamp "Santanico Pandemonium in movie  Dusk Till Dawn,  Angie Everheart playing "Lilith" in Bordello Of Blood and probably the sexiest favorite vampire character for viewing enjoyment of all time was played by actor Gerard Butler  in Dracula 2000

All of these characters have one thing in common for me, their charisma which appeals to both women and men alike and makes them very easy to watch on both the big screen and small one of TV!
*Why do you enjoy Vampires? Who is your favorite?
 Answer question in your comment and leave your valid contact email and you are entered (if you are US, sorry cannot do International this time.) just that easily. 1 Winner only this time around* 
The lucky winning commentors prize will be the 1st and 3rd books in author Susan Sizemore
Primes seriesI Burn For You published in 2003 and I Hunger For You published in 2005. These books take you back to the arrogant, darkly brooding, dominant, dangerously seductive Alpha Vampires that were portrayed so well years ago before we started to more or less make them playful creatures that were all about the snark and humor. I will say after reading them in early January of this year they reminded me why I actually prefer the "lighter" type of vampire males as these can be somewhat overbearing to the point of being a turn off at times and at others will make you melt!
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Melissa Limoges said...

I love vampires in romance because they are just that.. romantic. :) I like their lusty, brooding behavior and there need to possess. Yep, now I need to go read a vampire book, I think. Nice post. :)

erin said...

I love vampires b/c they are dark, mysterious and dangerous :) I think my fav is Dimitri from Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters series.


susanmp said...

Loving JR Wards Brotherhood series, these vampires are sexy and strong and arrogant! That is why I love them.

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Aurian said...

NOT ENTERING! I just wanted to say, I love this series, and hope the winner will enjoy them just as much as I did. I think this author and series are way too much overlooked and underappreciated.

lisagkendall said...

My favorite is Kristoff from Katie MacAllister's Dark Ones stories. I love vampires because they are so intense and usually so loyal. Thanks for the contest. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kalex said...

They are dark and primal. The darker side of nature made incarnate.


wanda f said...

I love vamps because they are mysterious ,dangerous oh so sexy and very alpha.Sebastian Wroth is my favorite


Mydurango618 said...

Now this is a Blog Hop I can really sink my teeth into! I LOVE Vampire’s and when you mix them in with Romance Novels the result is intoxicating! Who doesn’t love Vampires! They are usually handsome, sometimes dark and brooding, have sexy names like Sebastian - Damien - Alexander, and they have been alone so long and searching for their Bride, so they can have that one perfect woman to love! Some of my absolute favorite Vampires are :

Lothaire Daciano from the book Lothaire. Lothaire is sexy, wicked, confidant, and has been waiting for his Bride for Eons.

Ian MacPhie from the book All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire. Ian is a Highland warrior and a Vampire. Sexy with an accent and a kilt.

Sebastien Newcombe from the book Phantom Shadows. Bastien is a misunderstood and sexy badass. He just loves to push everyone’s buttons.

Javier from the book Covet. Javier desires her above all others.

See what I mean….I LOVE VAMPIRES!


Meghan said...

Ummm…. Valentine's with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!

Happy V-Day, Player!
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Toni Porter said...

Besides a vampire's innate sensuality, I love that the mystery and slightly dangerous vibe they give off. Also, I like them because they've lived through history, and just think of the stories they'd have to tell. (I'm a history geek through and through.)

As far as favorites, I love Mircea and Louis-Cesare in Karen Chance's series, and Gareth in the Vampire Empire trilogy, among many others. In movies and TV, I loved Henry from Blood Ties, Mick from Moonlight, Eric from True Blood, and Dracula from the 1991 version (as played by Gary Oldman).

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Ashley Applebee said...

I love vampires because they are strong, arrogant, dominate, gorgeous sexy alpha males that know what they want and have the skills to TAKE it!! My favorite vampire is Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire series.
Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Ashley A

Cassandra said...

I love them because they are just so sexy, dangerous, and irresistible :)
My favorite is Jeaniene Frost's Bones
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

VampedChik said...

Ive always loved them. Ever since I was little. I used to watch the movie Lost Boys over and over. I think its because their the ultimate bad boys. I dont really have one fav. There are just to many good ones to choose from. Spike from Buffy, Eric from True Blood, Z and V from JR Wards BDB just to name a few. :)

Denise Z said...

I enjoy vampires for the mystery and generally the longevity. For me it is fascinating the history they have lived through and possibly made. There is always an element of danger and usually some action with a little steamy - this draws me like the fly to the light :) Thank you for your generous participation in this fun hop.

Priscilla Pomeroy said...

I love vampires because they are sexy, mysterious, and intriguing. The bad boy factor helps, too. :)

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Sherry said...

I love vampires in romance because they are so dark and sexy. I love Wrath from the BDB series.
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Jolene and Family said...

I love vampires because they are the bad boys of romance. Dark, brooding and sexy. They toe the line between good and bad and I love watching them struggle with that inner demon. Show me some fangs and a sexy vamp who would try to be good for me and I'm sold :) My fav. bad boy vamp is Wraith from Larissa Ione's Demonica series


Krysykat said...

I love vampires because of their otherworldlyness (is that even a word, lol) I love all the naughty sex they get up to :). My favorite is Eric Northman.


Sam Stamp said...

I love vampires because they are dangerous, mysterious, strong and sexy! I don't have a favorite vampire.