Friday, April 30, 2010

Win a Copy of Just an Average Vampire by Charisma Knight

Check out the works of Charisma Knight and be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a pdf of her most popular book Just an Average Vampire



Soul Seduction Blurb:

Patience is a virtue—especially if you're waiting for your soul mate's rebirth.

Vampire Angelus Cronen loved, lusted for and inevitably lost his true soul mate over two centuries ago. She was the beautiful slave, Vivienne, who set his body on fire and branded her name on his soul. He was told to have patience during the long years that separated him from her resurrection. His lust only grew to have her in his arms again. His dark soul's deepest desire was to bring her spirit once more under his control.

First he has to conquer the dark side of his spirit, the beast within who can and will destroy his soul mate with the least provocation. Seduction can lead him to a love meant to last an eternity or cause him to murder her.

Available at http://eirelander-publishing.com/



Daywalker Blurb:

Plagued by dreams of a bloodthirsty vampire, Egyptian daywalker Akaisha soon discovers the man to be as real as her father, the Pharaoh. Abducted from her home, Akaisha discovers she must quickly adapt to her new surroundings or suffer her demise.

Realizing the necessity of obtaining a special daywalker to protect his coven during daylight hours, Lord Daegan travels to ancient Egypt with the assistance of his magus, claiming Akaisha for his own.

When in proximity of Daegan, Akaisha causes him to develop emotions, eventually melting away years of darkness. With every meeting, Daegan senses a familiar presence the Egyptian daywalker exudes.

Forty years of deception lie within the walls of Castle Daegan. With Akaisha's help, Daegan discovers hidden truths, reopening unsavory wounds deep within.

Available at Sugar and Spice Press


The Beast Within Blurb:

Ever wonder what you would do if you crossed paths with a vampire? Would he be that sweet gentleman, sweeping you off your feet without a moment's notice, or would he be the epitome of evil, the devil incarnate? Do you think you could easily bed him for one night only, and leave, unscathed? Perhaps so, but what do you do when he repeatedly seeks you out, contemplating dark plans for the future. What would you do once realizing beneath that handsome facade lurks an evil, menacing dark force?

Beautiful, and promiscuous Diana Carrington prowls the club scene with her female posse in search of male companionship. Physically drawn to the debonair vampire Julian Grey, Diana ultimately falls for him.

Their sexual attraction to one another blossoms into a full blown relationship, but Diana suddenly realizes she's in over her head with the vampire who harbors a dark secret, and a demon that may very well lead to her demise.

The Beast Within is Available at Sugar and Spice Press


Her Dark Desires Blurb:

Dremon, a five hundred year old tall, dark, and brooding vampire has been alone far too long. From the moment he laid eyes upon Anais, he read her like an open book. Swearing an oath to claim the sensual goddess, Dremon suddenly realizes she is what he has searched for his entire existence. Her exquisite looks, strong will, and fiery passion intrigues and seduces him all in one breath.

Two different beings from two entirely different worlds quickly discover they have an insatiable thirst of forbidden carnal desires. Together, they delve into the depths of the darkest parts of their souls, discovering they can never truly sate the untamed fire down below

Available at Sugar and Spice Press


Just an Average Vampire Blurb:

After discovering the courage to divorce her abusive husband, Trina Jones rises from her ashes like the legendary Phoenix. Strong-willed and determined, she rebuilds her independence. After her divorce, a string of bad luck sets her back tremendously. Faced with eviction and repossession, Trina becomes frustrated. To make matters worse, she is laid off from her job.

Vampire Cecil McKagan graciously accepts Trina into his home once he discovers her hardship. The bond between them ultimately strengthens, and the pair become lovers. However, past negativities threaten to tear the couple apart...

Excerpt:

Across the alley, on top of the abandoned building, an ancient being peered through Cecil's bedroom window. Witnessing the affection between Trina and Cecil, venomous curses escaped its lips. Consumed by hatred, and unaffected by the bitter wind whipping it's long raven locks against flawless ebony skin, the creature dug it's talons into the brick ledge on which it perched. Another opportunity would arise to drive a wedge between them, it decided as it expanded black wings and leapt off the top of the building. Enraged, it released a blood-curdling scream and soared high into the starlit sky.

****

The screech jarred Cecil and Trina from their embrace. Cecil sat up and dashed to the window. His keen senses had alerted him to something seconds before hearing the blood-curdling scream. Now, he sensed nothing.

"Was that a cat, or something?"

"It was a vampire."

"Maybe it was Izzy or Ivanna."

"No, the presence I felt was over there. And the scream, well, we vampires make those noises
when enraged. This presence seemed familiar, but I can't bloody place it."
Cecil was puzzled, and then an eerie thought crept into his head. What if...?

"Cecil, you're scaring me. Stop looking like that. Are you sure everything is all right?"

"Yes." He returned to the bed and slipped beneath the bedcovers.

"Liar."

"Oh, Trina." Cecil shook his head. He looked at her, sighed, and fell against the large, goose
down pillow. Trina turned on her side to face him, running her fingers through the silky soft hair dusking his broad chest.


"Do we have more secrets, Cecil? That sound, whatever it was, caused my damn skin to crawl. I would bet my life you know what, or who, it was, and this time I would appreciate an honest answer."

"Along with living many lifetimes comes the threat of many enemies. I was a knight in England. This scar came from a werewolf attack, as I was returning from the Crusades. I fought with honor for King Richard, no questions asked."

"When were you made a vampire?"

"Almost a week after my attack. Once I returned, I learned my wife and child had been murdered by the hands of someone I thought to be a comrade. After a day of mourning, my sire introduced herself to me, taking my life as though I'd accept the monster I'd become afterward. I wished for death, but not like this. Nydia was my sire. She was a cold, ruthless vampire who hunted for the thrill of the chase. She is an enemy."

"Why would she be an enemy?"

"Oh, I'm getting to that. Trust me."

"I'm sorry for the loss of your family. Do you regret becoming a vampire?"

"For centuries, yes. Then I met you. Fate has a way of making things happen. If I weren't a vampire, I would never have met you," he said and kissed Trina on the head as she snuggled close, allowing him to continue his story.

****

Somewhere, on the other side of town, the dark shadow flew to an abandoned building next to some train tracks. The smell of revenge rolled off the human she was about to meet in waves. She hated humans, but loved them for the thrill of the hunt and their flesh and blood. This was the way she could take back that which she'd lost centuries ago. Cecil would pay for his rejections and his betrayal.

Available at Amira Press
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17 comments:

Felicia S. said...

I love the spotlight on all those books. You do a great job of pointing out authors I have not heard of!

Thanks!

Tawania said...

This is a new author to me. I woujld love a chance to win this book.

Tawania
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elaing8 said...

A new author to me too. please count me in
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julstew said...

I would like to read this bbok and check out this author. Thanks for the giveaway.

julstew at gmail dot com

Estella said...

This is a new to me author. Her books sound great.

Stacy Stew said...

Thanks for the chance. I love learning about new authors and of course vamp. books.....Stacy
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Lilly Cain said...

You sure know how to pull a gal in - I do love vampiers! You have a great selection of novels, congratulations!

Lilly

Charisma Knight said...

Hi Ladies. I had so much fun writing these books. Just an Average Vampire is one of my favorites because Cecil is that knight in shining armour who will go through hell and back for his lady.

Lilly, I don't think I will ever grow tired of vampires. I love them too. Thank you for the compliment.

Roxanne, thanks again for having me at your blog. It's always a pleasure.

Good luck everyone.


CK

joder said...

These all sound like great books and I love finding new vamp books since you can never have too many of them imo. I love the cover of your latest release since the knight looks a bit like Clive Owen when he was in King Arthur. I'd love the chance to win this and look forward to more from you in the future.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Hales said...

Beautiful Cover and great excerpt!!!

Ashley said...

Hey Charisma!

You know what I love about your books the most...you don't let race stand in the way of true love! There are a few authors I can call friend who grab a story by the balls and say this is how it will be, be damned if society likes it or not!

You will make little girls, boys, hell everyone stand up and reach for the stars and I am glad I can call you friend!

Roll on with your bad self...friend! And congrats on the new release!

Ash!

Charisma Knight said...

Hi Joder, I really never thought of that, but now that you mention it, he does look a little like Clive Owen. that movie was awesome. Loved the soundtrack. I watch it whenever it comes on. Good luck and know that I'm working on several different WIPs.

Hales, thank you! How have you been?

Ashley dear, thanks for coming over, loved your comment.

Good luck to you all and thanks for stopping by.

Sandy said...

All of the blurbs were great. I loved the excerpt.

BTW, I once had a book titled The Beast Within. lol

Charisma Knight said...

Hey Sandy, glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

Originally, when I started writing The Beast Within, I had titled it The Vampire Chatroom. My story went in a totally different direction by the time I completed it. The title goes along great with the story because of my hero (Julian's) dark side. He's a good guy, but his beast overpowered him in the story, unfortunately. As a matter of fact, every vampire in the sequel has "a beast" they must deal with. Some fight it, while others give in.

The Beast is a separate entity that is chained deep within the recesses of the once human shell. The Beast actually speaks to the vampire, saying things like "I'm hungry, let's take him/her now!" I wanted to portray the vampire as having an ongoing battle within his mind. My vampires can hear and carry on actual conversation with their beasts. In the sequel, readers will discover the vampires possess--certain gifts.

I submitted this story to SSP in December 09. I think I started writing it in Sept/Oct 09.

Unfortunately, I was so taken with the title, I did not bother to google. Was your book a finished product? When I google the title after it was published, I discovered there are five or six (maybe more) books out there with the same title.

Honestly, had I taken the time to google before submitting, I would have changed the title to something else.


CK

booklover0226 said...

I have Charisma Knight's works on my wishlist. It's time for me to buy and enjoy them.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Please enter me, these books sound great! Would love to read them!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Alan said...

I have followed CK since her first book. All her stories are unique. The sex scenes are always hot.

 
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