Thursday, September 23, 2010

What Does a Vampire Want? Guest Blog and Giveaway with Susan Hanniford Crowley

Dark-haired, dark-eyed, Vampire David Hilliard walks into the room carrying a bottle of wine, a large bouquet of red roses, and a box of candy."Roxanne, where are you?"

I follow him inside. "What are you doing here?"

"We were invited back to Fang-tastic Books."

"I was invited. What is all that?"

He grins with fangs showing. I hate to admit how sexy he is.

"Two dozen red roses with thorns for Roxanne."

"Hoping to get lucky I see." He ignores me.

"The bottle is actually chilled blood/vanilla wine. Some humans consider it an aphrodisiac."

"And the box of chocolates?"

"I love biting humans who have eaten chocolate. Oh, it's such a good taste. Oh, Roxanne. I don't think she's here. We should start while we wait."

I laugh. "So how shall we start?"

"I'll interview you." He puts everything on the table and takes a seat facing me. "So how long have you been hanging with vampires?"

"I've been studying vamps for over 20 years. But I started writing about them 5 years ago." I cross my legs. "I have a question for you."

David smirks. "Really? Fire."

"What does a vampire want?"

His eyes widen with surprise. "The easy answer of course is blood, but the truth is eternity is a long time. People come and go in life. In vampire time, years are more like minutes. Finding your life mate changes a long dreary endless existence into an unimaginable bliss. Let me give you examples.

"In When Love Survives, shapeshifter Gregor knew his life mate by sight. In the midst of disaster, he had to keep her safe while helping her to save lives."

"You had a small part in that."

"Yes, but an important part." David leans back in his chair.

The man is perfectly balanced. I think it's a vampire thing.

"In The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, I knew Laura was meant for me at least I thought so. For a long time, I believed the whole life mate thing to be a myth, and she had a hard time adjusting to being a vampire. But if you really love someone, you don't give up on them. Trevor found that out in A Vampire for Christmas."

We both laugh.

"Georgia though he was a stalker, when he was really trying to protect her from the demons who had marked her for death," I added.

"That brings us to the newest--Vampire in the Basement. It follows what happened to Gregor and Regina when they left New York after When Loves Survives. It also shows Theo, a vampire of Manhattan and also an Arnhem Knight, when he falls in love with that funny but broken hearted rabbit shapeshifter Lorraine. All she could talk about was how warm he was to hold." He chuckles to himself. "Know this—a vampire is cold except to his or her life mate. Then the embrace of love is warm and tender and forever."

"Even in my Greek God contemporary erotic romance Poseidon's Catch, immortality is not all it's cracked up to. Poseidon finds out firsthand how fragile human life is, how love can run through fingers like water. It takes an extraordinary effort to keep it."

He opens the wine and pours some into a glass. After a sip, he sighs. "All of your books are available at All Romance Ebooks, and starting October 1st, a limited print edition of The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais will be available through your website."

He pours another glass as he sees Roxanne come in.

David pours me a glass and we all clink glasses. "Thank you, Roxanne, for having us over."

Roxanne offers me a chocolate and I take one. I do love chocolate.

Now for the Contest:

One lucky commenter will receive one pdf ebook of either When Love Survives, The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, or A Vampire for Christmas.

Winner's choice, and the contest is worldwide.

Deadline is Tuesday September 28 EST.

For more about Susan Hanniford Crowley please visit:

Twitter: @SHCrowley

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When Love Survives


Mona Livsey said...

RSVPing! Love your Books! I will be here!

Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Thank you, Mona.

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Hee that was so fun to read!
Thanks so much for this interview! *g*


SandyG265 said...

Fun interview. And I don't think I've ever heard of a rabbit shifter before.

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

New author to me. These books looks just like something I would love. I will be checking Susan out some more! That didnt sound right did it? LOL oh well going to check her out now.

Hope you ladies have a good day!

Sherry said...

Such a great interview. All of the books sound really good.

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Hi Susan, great interview! I like the idea of a more romantic vampire, and I'm very interested in checking out your books. I love finding new-to-me authors and characters!

Thanks for the chance to win one of your books, also!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

David, you always make me blush when you drop by- and this time you came bearing gifts...what's a girl to do?

Hmmm, enjoy those chocolates for sure and the vanilla wine how did you know vanilla is my favorite? (could do without the blood part but hey always open to new experiences.

And a rose is never the same without those thorns, your sweet offer to lick the blood from my finger tip was intoxicating and hard to resist...I'd just hate to have the hubby walk in while a sexy vamp was nibbling on my finger...or other parts.

*yadkny* said...

That was a really cute interview:)

Stephanie said...

I love the interview. It gave just enough information about the book to make me really intrigued. I would love to win one of these books. Thanks for the giveaway.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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Rosie said...

Great interview. Thanks for stopping by. I really look forward to trying out your books!

Estella said...

Fun interview!

A new to me author, so I will be looking you up.

cories5 said...

What a fun interview! A rabbit shifter with a vampire - sounds like a great setup.


Mona Livsey said...

Susan I Loved the Interview with David and I just finished "A Vampire in the Basement" and will be starting on "A Vampire for Christmas".

Love your work!

booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed the post; it was fun.

The books look great; can't wait to read them.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for dropping by and entering the contest. If anyone is interesting in being on my private email list for my newsletter of events and contests, please, send me an email with Newsletter in the subject line to

Lovely meeting you.

Ari Thatcher said...

I need to bump Laura's tale higher on my TBR list. I really love your vamps!

Andrea I said...

I loved the interview and now have a new author to add to my list.


Great post I putting this on my TBB list.


Poing said...

This is cool!



Nikola said...

Would love to win your giveaway, thanks!

Wanda said...

Those books all look great!

J Hali said...

Susan, I enjoyed meeting you at AAD and I can't wait to read The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais!

MissBohemia said...

I really really want A Vampire For Christmas!

Great giveaway!


Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Roxanne, I don't know how David knew vanilla was your favorite. It's a talent every guy should have.

Thanks, everyone, for making me feel so at home.

"I think everyone smells so divine," says David.

Okay, it looks like he's excited all over again.

-- Susan with David lurking in the corner to your right

jellybelly82158 said...

Great interview.

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

ciara said...

What a fun interview! :)

I'm very interested in reading one of your books.

ciara at ciaradallas dot com

k_sunshine1977 said...

what a great interview! :)

i would love to read When Love Survives!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

JenM said...

I'd never heard of this author before, but the rabbit shifter has definitely got me intrigued. I'd love to win a copy of one of her books.

jen at delux dot com

Gabrielle Lee said...

Great post and giveaway.


Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

Today the cool air was amazing and it smelled just like pumpkin pie and mayhem.

"And blood and chocolate," says David. "I love women who eat chocolate. They smell divine."

Okay, I'll have to answer next time in the daylight. LOL

Thanks, everyone. It's so nice to meet people. If you would like to be on my private newsletter mailing list, email me at and put Newsleter in the subject line.

Carolsue said...

What a great interview! Now I really need to read all these books!
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