Thursday, November 4, 2010

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Daniele Lanzarotta

A few years ago when you mentioned the word vampires, the first thing that came to mind was likely ‘horror.’ Today, that perception has changed drastically, and the first thing that comes to mind will pretty much depend on what you have been reading. Well… really, the first thing that will come to mind will probably be hot vampires, like Adrian from VA, Edward from Twilight, Damon from Vampire Diaries, Tyler from Imprinted Souls… well, you get the point.

Anyway, every once in a while, I get an interview question related to why I chose the paranormal genre or if it was because that is the ‘hot’ genre at this time. Truth is, at the moment, I can’t even imagine writing about any other genre. Even if paranormal wasn’t the current best selling genre, I would still be writing it and the reason revolves around the endless possibilities of this world of vampires, ghosts, and anything else paranormal. A world where the characters can surprise even the author who created them (yes, that happens!).

In Imprinted Souls, it is this world of endless possibilities that gets the main character, Lexi, to get past the state of depression she was in when she lost her high school boyfriend and soul mate. Imprints from this world become her only hope of overcoming the bond between soul mates.

Unfortunately, things are never that easy. The cure to her problems comes with a new set of issues. In a world where there is a mixture of traditional and contemporary vampires, combined with a very unique paranormal being, Lexi finds herself in more danger than she could have imagined.

Synopsis – Imprinted Souls
Entrapped in her grief and sorrow, Lexi roams through life with no purpose. She has not been the same ever since an accident took away her high school boyfriend and soul mate. For a while, Lexi could still feel Matt with her and the dreams reassured her that they were still connected, but with time, the dreams started to fade and the pain of his absence deepened. She was convinced that he was gone, and with him, so was part of her soul, the part of her soul that had been imprinted by Matt.It would take a different type of imprint to bring Lexi back to life, but that imprint would come with a price. The dangers of being with a vampire who still has strong ties to his human life, and the possibility of losing what is left of her connection with her one and true soul mate, Matt; a hidden connection that still lives within the shadows of what is left of her soul.

Synopsis – Bloodlust

There are some things from which you just can't run away. For Lexi, that something was this screwed-up, newfound reality that she encountered; and no matter how much Tyler may try to protect her from his kind, it is just too late.Lexi is involved in his world far deeper than she can possibly imagine, and as she is haunted by her past and deals with an unexpected betrayal, Lexi is forced to make a choice between her soul mate, the one who she thought was gone forever, or the one who restored her soul, bringing her back to life with the ties of a blood imprint.

"Bloodlust – the disease that makes us the monsters we are known to be; it is what wipes away the last of our humanity."
- Daniele Lanzarotta (Bloodlust)


Daniele Lanzarotta is the author of the Imprinted Souls Series; a young adult series about vampires.She enjoys reading and writing young adult novels with just about any sort of paranormal or supernatural bent…vampires…. ghosts… Daniele currently lives in Virginia Beach, VA, with her husband, daughter and two lovable puppies (who are not really quite puppies anymore), Stitch and Gismo.

Giveaway details:

Anyone who comments on this guest post will be entered to win signed bookmarks

(US, Canada and UK).

There is also a Blog Tour Giveaway.

Anyone who comments on Nov 4 will also be entered in the blog tour giveaway, winner will get a signed copy of Imprinted Souls and two bookmarks.

US mailing addresses only.

Everyone can get an additional entry by following my blog

Winners will be announced on the 16th.


debbie said...

I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.

SandyG265 said...

Sounds like a good book

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Bethie said...

This is something I would enjoy.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Jean P said...

This sounds like a really good story, love to read it.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Daniele Lanzarotta said...

Hi everyone! Just stopping by to say hello. :) There is a two chapter sneak preview of Imprinted Souls on my website ( if you guys would like to check it out.

Happy reading!

Stephanie said...

This book looks great. I love the conflict between someone who who was her soul mate and the person who saved her soul.

smccar1 at hotmail dot com

Daniele Lanzarotta said...

Bookmark giveaway winners have been emailed! Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner of the blog tour giveaway will be announced later tonight. :)