Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Guest Blog & Giveaway with Lori Devoti

Vampires at Christmas...Why They Go Together.
by Lori Devoti

I'm sure your average non-lover of vampires doesn't think of vampires and Christmas as going together at all. In fact a quick Google search on this topic found a couple of blogs by vampire lovers where the authors didn't seem to get the connection either, but personally, I think vampires make the perfect hero for a Christmas tale, especially if that Christmas tale is a romance.

Christmas is about hope and bringing people together. Vampires are known for a lack of hope and frequently, because of the turn, the people in their lives either revile the vampire for becoming a monster (in their eyes) or the vampire himself avoids the people from his human past (due to shame or fear of harming them).

This makes a vampire at Christmas as poignant as a character can be.

Plus Christmas stories are known for featuring redemption. A Christmas Carol, It's A Wonderful Life and The Grinch...all stories of redemption.

Who needs and, in romances at least, craves redemption more than anyone? Vampires.
So, while others may not see Christmas and vampires as going together, I really can't imagine a better hero for a Christmas tale.

How about you? Which classic Christmas story would you most like to recast the main character as a vampire? I think George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life would be wonderful as a vampire. But I could also think a vampire would make a perfect misfit toy in an adult version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Doris Walker in A Miracle on 34th Street. Who, after, all is more broken or would make a better skeptic than a vampire?

Lori's Vampire stories:

The Vampire Who Stole Christmas, part of Silhouette Nocturne 2008 Holiday with a Vampire II anthology and HQN 2010 Christmas with a Vampire anthology. http://www.loridevoti.com/paranormal-romance/holiday/

Lost, a vampire romantic short. http://www.loridevoti.com/paranormal-romance/short-works/

Want to Win a Lori Devoti Romance Book?

Lori is offering 1 Lucky Winner Their Choice of any of her romances,

(except for the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance or the U.S edition of Christmas with a Vampire since she does not have copies of those).

Winner can choose an Amazon ebook download or a paperback copy, winner's choice

U.S./Cananda mailing addresses only for print copies

Winner TBA Wednesday Dec 21


Kristen said...

ohh her titles look soo good I cannot wait to read her anthology or her christmas book!!


My Bloody Fairy Tale

cait045 said...

Great Giveaway. I love the cover of Christmas with a Vampire the guy is hot and the red eyes make him look other.


tina werner said...

cool! i'd love to read her christmas book...yum!
thanks for the chance to win!

stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

debbie said...

I love the cover, it sounds like such a good book.

SandyG265 said...

I'd like to read her Christmas story.

Nancy said...

I'd love to read Christmas with a Vampire. nancysoffice at gmail dot com

Robin K said...

I would love to win a print copy of one of Lori's books! Thank you for the contest.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

dogsmom said...

There have been so many versions of scrooge, but I think there is room for a vampire version.

I still prefer books I can hold and trade with friends.

wismom works (at) gmail (dot) com

Bethie said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

bekaboo said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to have LOST as an Amazon ebook!


Witchy Woman said...

I think vampires make the perfect hero for a Christmas tale.
I've read the story "The Vampire Who Stole Christmas." It's inside Holiday with a Vampire II. I had chosen it for the cover and of course the "key" word vampire. Then realized, the stories were great too, lol. In the end, I fell in love with Drystan.

tetewa said...

My kind of read, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

LSUReader said...

Doris Walker as a vampire--that is a perfect fit! It might be a big improvement for the Grinch to be a vampire. I enjoyed your column. (Email in profile.)

Estella said...

She has some great sounding books on her booklist!

kissinoak at frontier dot com

booklover0226 said...

The oddest thing just happened...while I was viewing Lori's books, my credit card ran away...(or so it thought!)

Any, Lori's works look and sound great. I'm adding some to my wishlist.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

BJ said...

Christmas with a Vampire...hmmmm sounds better than Christmas with my In-laws....LOL

Tanya1224 said...

I'd love to win "The Hellhound King" Please count me in this contest. I have Midnight cravings and really enjoyed the short stories.

Sherry said...

I would love to read this book I think vampires go with anything.


Barbara E. said...

I agree, I think George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life would be fantastic as a vampire. I can't think of any classic Christmas stories to add, but I like your examples.


elaing8 said...

I love this cover.
I'd like to see Ebenezer Scrooge-A Christmas Carol as a vampire.


Lisa said...

Oh I love this! lisa.mcgeen@hotmail.com

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Oh wow, I am lost on this... Let me think... Maybe Scrooge would make a good vampire.. I think, lmbo! Or at least one of his "ghosts," lol!

Please include me!
alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

Zuradia said...

Christmas with a vampire? That would be a dream come true. In fact, I would give up any and all Christmas presents for the rest of my life to have that for real. Especially the sexy vampire on the cover of this book, love those eyes. Anyway, please include me int he running for this contest.

Zuradia at yahoo dot com

JenM said...

I'd love to win one of Lori's books, they sound good.


mmafsmith said...

Her books sound fantastic...please include me too!

Thank you! Maria S.

Sarah said...

Wow...sounds like GREAT BOOKS...can't wait to read a christmas book!!

tinabxtr said...

Love the Christmas with a vampire idea!! I would love to win a paperback copy of any of Lori's paranormal romances. Thanks so much! :)

Johanna R Jochum said...

This book looks great! Christmas and vampires can't beat that! I think the Grinch would be a fun vampire! He could nibble on the Who's for midnight snacks! LOL! Thanks for sharing today!


Andrea I said...

All of her books look good.

I would want to win any one of them.


kittykelly28 said...

This is a new author for me I would love to read her work! :) Thanks

kittykelly28 @ hotmail.com

wanda f said...

Lori's books are awesome I cant wait to sink my teeth into Christmas With A Vampire .I mean who better to spend it with than a vamp .

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Any of Lori's books are a treat to read.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

katsrus said...

Hi Lori. Love the cover of your Christmas book. Really enjoyed your post.
Sue Brandes

Aik said...

I'd love to win a print copy of either Love Is All You Need or Christmas with a Vampire.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

CrystalGB said...

Lori's book sounds great. I love her writing.


Lori Devoti said...

Thanks, everyone and congrats to the winner! A friend and I were just talking about vampires and how loved they still are!! Great to see so many other vampire lovers. :)