Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Guest Blog & Holiday Giveaway: Poison Kissed by Erica Hayes

Today we have a fabulous holiday giveaway from author Erica Hayes. She's offered to give away a copy of her latest book in the shadowfae chronicles-Poison Kissed.

Thanks so much to Roxanne for having me on Fang-tastic Books, and happy holidays to everyone!

Being part of this holiday season giveaway got me thinking about what my characters would do for Christmas. What does your everyday shape-shifting gangster or kick-ass banshee do when the holidays come? Do demons even have Christmas? If so, what do they think of it? How do they celebrate?

I guess it's a little different to think of a demon Christmas party. Then again, the holidays are a little different around here, because it's summer. No snow-shovelling or Yule logs (what's a Yule log, anyway?) or mistletoe. It's hot, sometimes stinking hot. Christmas dinner, if you celebrate it, is often an outdoor affair, cooked on the barbecue because it's too hot to run the oven all day inside. We eat barbecued lamb and salad and pavlova, as well as turkey and mince pies. And it's the summer holidays, which means the kids get the whole month off…

Some people go to the beach for Christmas, and eat ice creams and prawns (no, they're not shrimps) and go surfing. And the next day, there's cricket on TV! (Think a baseball game with only two bases, that goes for five days. Once you've gotten your head around that, get back to me J)

It must seem a little topsy-turvy when you're used to a winter holiday season. But we like to pretend. We still have Christmas trees and coloured lights and carols, and tell our kids that Santa wear a fluffy red suit and drives a sleigh pulled by reindeer, when it's ninety-five degrees in the shade and the kids probably haven't ever seen snow.

Which is just as insane, when you think about it, as a demon throwing a Christmas party. But hey, why not? We all have reason to celebrate, no matter our beliefs. No reason why the bad guys should miss out on the fun. So I think my characters probably do what everyone else does at Christmas – they crack a beer (or a nice cold lemonade!) and kick back in the sun, have a slice of pavlova and maybe forget about killing each other, just for a few hours.

Giveway time!

Erica is giving away a copy of Poison Kissed

Book 3 of the Shadowfae Chronicles
September 2010 (US) - November 2010 (UK)

Beyond the veil of magic, a fairy otherworld pulses with glamour and dark beauty. It's a place where passions run deep and dark — and death is just one kiss away...

Mina is a banshee whose greatest power lies in her siren song. She's beholden to her boss Joey, a snake-shifter who once saved her life and now employs her as a gang enforcer. She refuses to upset the fragile balance between them by admitting that she longs for him, that his embrace is the only thing she craves more than revenge for her mother's death...

When Mina learns that Joey may have been involved in her mother's murder, fury threatens to spill out of her, note by vicious note. She and Joey have always trusted each other to stay alive, but now she's not sure what to believe. The evidence stacked against him — or the one man who haunts her dreams and burns in her blood...

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One lucky winner will get a copy

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buddyt said...

Sounds like a good read.

Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks and have a happy and relaxing holidat time.

Carol T

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Lisa said...

Sounds like a great read.

Please enter me.

I am a GFC follower.


SandyG265 said...

This should be a good book. Please enter me.

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SandyG265 said...

Forgot to say I'm a GFC follower

debbie said...

When I am looking out my window, at 10" of snow and ice, I sometimes dream of being in a warm place for Christmas. I would love to read the book.
I am a gfc follower.

mmafsmith said...

Sounds like a fun read...please include me too!

Thank you! Maria Smith

mmafsmith said...

I am also a GFC follower + 2

YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

I've been drying to get my hands on this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

I am a GFC Follower!


cait045 said...

Yes, please enter me it would be a good xmas gift.

Im a follower

Natalie Mulford said...

Oh! This book sounds interesting!
Love to be entered in the draw!
Followed on GFC.


Happy holidays!
xox Nat

Stephanie said...

I would love to read this book.

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Robin K said...

I would love to win a copy of Poison Kissed.

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Susan said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Stephanie said...

Iwould love to win this.

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elaing8 said...

I would love to win this..please please please :D

+2 follower

Happy Holidays!!

Bethany C. said...

I have the first shadowfae book just sitting in my ipod (nook app) being lonely- I really need to get on it!

Happy Holidays!


SiNn said...

sounds awesome count me in please and ty!


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Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! Count me in!
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Tanya1224 said...

Demon's throw the best parties =)
The book sounds good, please count me in this contest. Would love to have a new read.
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Estella said...

I would love to win this!

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tetewa said...

I'm a follower, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

heatwave16 said...

I would love to read this. Looks awesome!!!

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*yadkny* said...

I've been wanting to try the Shadowfae Chronicles!

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Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh this sounds pretty intriguing! Please please please include me in!!!
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donnas said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

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Sherry said...

Sounds like a great read please count me in.



mmafsmith said...

This sounds like a series I would enjoy...please include me!

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Marianna said...

In my TBR list. I would love to read this. Yup-a-dup.

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Kelly M said...

Thank you for have the most fabulous giveaways!!!
Please enter me into this one... ;)

I am a follower (Kelly M)


Cathy M said...

I keep hearing great things about this series and would love a chance to read this story. This would be my first banshee heroine, and you've got me intrigues about the storylines.

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avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

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mariska said...

I Want this book !! count me in.

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

I follow on GFC.

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Barbara E. said...

I enjoyed the post and I know just how it is not having a cold, snowy Christmas. I'm from California and now live in Florida. Both places have pretty warm climates, so even in the winter it's usually fairly warm. It's hard to imagine a fat man in a heavy red velvet suit driving a sleigh around here too, LOL.

I'm a GFC follower

Jasmine1485 said...

Ooh, sounds interesting! The only banshee I've read about was a minor character in the Hollows series, so I'd be interested to read more :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kate1485 at hotmail.com

Heather said...

This book sounds really interesting. I'm going to have to look up the previous books in this series. Please enter me in the giveaway.


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throuthehaze said...

This sounds like a great read! Count me in please.

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booklover0226 said...

I've eyed this series for awhile; it's time for me to start reading it!

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Natasha said...

This looks awesome! I'm always looking for great books to read.
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