Thursday, June 10, 2010

Guest Blog with Author Amanda Hocking & Giveaway of My Blood Approves

"In the vampire literary world, a lot of discussion goes into Team (Blank) vs. Team (Blank). And somehow, I always find myself on Team Not-Going-to-Get-the-Girl. Even outside of vampires, I’m always on the losing team.

So, when I wrote my book My Blood Approves, I thought I’d finally be able to be on the right team. But somehow, I’m still not on the winning. How does that even happen? I’m starting to think I might have a complex.

Or maybe I just created two guys that I enjoy so much, it’s really hard for me to decide which one would be a clear winner.

Jack is not your typical vampire. He’s happy, when most vampires seem to be brooding these days, and he suffers from a major Peter Pan complex, which I’ve always found charming. Being immature isn’t a plus, but that ability to be happy and excited and have fun is alluring. But below all that, there is something much deeper brewing inside him. When his strength and devotion shine through, it makes him all the more irresistible.

Jack’s brother Peter may have the whole brooding vampire thing going on, but that doesn’t make him boring. He’s sexy and tortured, and I’ll never understand why, but restraint can be so sexy. He tries to keep everything hidden and pretend like he doesn’t feel a thing, but when his walls come down, he’s so vulnerable, it’s breathtaking.

Between the two of them, it’s hard to say which one I’d pick.

In My Blood Approves, Alice Bonham struggles with the same problem – along with a lot more. Getting involved with vampires is a complicated matter when you’re mortal. She meets Jack by chance one night in downtown Minneapolis and is pulled into the confusing – and seductive – world of his family.

Maybe the problem is that I’ve always been the kinda girl that wants her cake and eat too. But the one thing I do know for sure, is that I’m Team Vampire.

Description for My Blood Approves:

Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met.

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him.

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood...

About the Author:

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

The first three books in her series - My Blood Approves, Fate, and Flutter are available now. The fourth book in the series, Wisdom, will be out August 2010.

To learn more you can follow her on Twitter and visit her blog:

Amanda is offering one copy of My Blood Approves, either paperback or PDF (winner's choice) to one lucky reader

US shipping only if winner chooses a paperback copy

To enter just leave a comment on this post

Winner Announced on Wednesday June 16


Unknown said...

Wow! This book sounds really good. I would love to read this series!

Unknown said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Wicked Walker said...

I have been wanting to read this book!


SandyG265 said...

Sounds like a good book. I like that there are two guys and neither is the clear winner

Unknown said...

Not only does the premise sound good but the cover is gorgeous too! Please enter me!

Thank you!

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Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Oh I love that description of Jack as Peter Pan-esque! Please enter me as well. Thank you.

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included, sounds good!

D Q said...

Sounds like a great series. Please add my name to the drawing.

Eko0724 said...

Wow looks so very interesting! Please count me in for a paperback! Thanks!
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Rosie said...

Thanks for the guest blog . . . I'm always torn between the two teams. But I usually am on the side of the not-get-the girl guy too. LOL. I'm looking forward to reading your series.

Sandy Jay said...

Please count me in for a paperback copy. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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donnas said...

Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing today and introducing it to us. Looking forward to getting the chance to read it.

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Una said...

This books sounds fantastic, please enter me in the drawing!

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Jax said...

This is the third post I have seen on this book. Count me in...


Stacey Smith said...

cool a New author two me that sounds like my kind of books adding your books to my list of books to get.count me in for the contest.


Andrea I said...

It sounds like a very intersting series. I love the interviews as I find new authors and books.

The Scarf Princess said...

I love finding new vamp books! This one sounds great and I'm intrigued by the storyline. Please count me in.

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Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds really good! Please enter me for a paperback copy if I'm lucky enough to win.

I follow on gfc

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cait045 said...

I haven't heard of this series before but I am going to really like this one.


debbie said...

I would love to read this. It sounds really good.

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Unknown said...

My type of book,, hot vampires - boy meets girl, rivalry possibly? What can i say Im a real sucker -grins. Would definelty love to read !! Is this a one off or will there be book 2 ?
katrina ..

E format would be fine If I win ;) im in australia :)

Amanda Hocking said...

It is the first book in a series. Three are out now and the fourth will be out in August. I have plans to release the fifth and final book sometime early 2011.

Thanks to all of you guys for taking an interest! :)

Unknown said...

Sounds great Amanda, I have it in my amazon cart ,, ;) When I get a few together I put my order in,, but just incase ,, u never know luck hey lol.. and after posting realized there were more.. I did read the write up but I must have skimmed past that part (( shame on me )) Thanks for the reply Katrina

Unknown said...

I would love to be entered for a paperback copy. Looks great!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Tore923 said...

I would love to read this book. It sounds very interesting. Please enter me in contest. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thanks for contest. Would love to win Amanda's book. Looks fantastic!