Monday, January 31, 2011

Be My Vampire Valentine Poetry Contest

Vampire Valentine won't you be mine....

Today the
Be My Vampire Valentine Poetry Contest
officially kicks off

If you are a fan of the Fang-tastic Books Facebook page you might have seen a sneak peak about the contest-
now you can sharpen your pencils and start your verses

To enter you just have to write a vampire poem, it doesn't have to have a Valentine theme though it can if you wish

The poem can be any style from greeting card verse to haiku, to a sonnet or anything in between

So by now you're thinking, what can I win, right?

I have a stack of books up for grabs- right now the pile contains

Cold Dawn by Carla Neggers, Indefensible by Pamela Callow, Edge of Sight by Roxanne St Clair, and The Seduction of Miranda Prosper by Marissa Day
And Love at First Bite by Sherrilyn Kenyon, LA Banks, Susan Squires, and Ronda Thompson

So if you'd like to be entered to win, submit your best vampire verse in the comments below, be sure to include your email address- if you don't want to post your poem but wish to enter email your poem to me at RoxanneRhoads at aol. com

US Shipping Only folks-

though I will offer an ebook prize pack (consisting of 4 titles from my backlist) to any international poets who want to play, so be sure to let me know in your entry if you are a US or International entrant

Contest starts now

A winner will be announced on Valentine's Day


Tea and Tomes said...

Ooh, this is an awesome contest idea! I love the sound of it, and will definitely be entering!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Are all the poets shy? Here are some of my vampire haiku to help get the ball rolling so no on efeels so shy.

Series of Erotic Vampire Inspired Haiku:

smell of fear and lust
the terror and arousal
ultimate pleasure

love on bloodstained lips
drinking your fill of nightmares
desire is unleashed

mystical vampire
centuries of seduction
blood stained surrender

erotic vampire
my intimate fantasy
drink the sacred wine

my sexual wish
enchanting transformation
drink your fill of me

lush lips on crystal
drink arousal and nightmares
blood stains on velvet

Katrina W said...

I am no poet but here is my mine :)

Blood kiss...

Sharp pain,
blood stained.
Love and life is drained.
Life will never be the same.
Hot date,
Tall, dark and handsome.
LIes told, hot kisses, passion ignited,
Trails and lust, An Enchanted kiss.
An alley, fear,
he was so very near.
His Blood kiss,
Till the end.
Darkness evolved
never to be told.

Love lies bleeding,
a new life proceeding.
Darkness becomes her.

Eyes flutter,
a whole new matter.
Eternally yours,
darkness forever
but we will be together.
Now My blood kiss,
drinking away the terror, the excitement, a vampire...
life filled with blood , desires,
it will never be the same.

** cant wait to read the other entries.. I am no poet hehe.. but gave it a shot !

Katrina W said...

ps I am not Us sorry didnt mention it in my post Im international ;)


Roxanne Rhoads said...

Kat- you don't have to remind me anymore I know you're way far away :-)

Great poem- I like it- very vampy

Glad someone decided to give it a go- hope more people will enter. I thought with all the writers out there there would be more entries.

If you're too shy to post here- send me your entries to

Katrina W said...

hehe Not sure if people remember me Roxy as I do enter alot of blog and read there reviews and post comments lol.. ;) I am not a poet lol or a writer but hey I gave it a shot lol.. ;) yes I keep checking back to see for more entries as there are so many writers out there :) ill be waiting im sure they will flow in soon ;) great comp !!!

Roxanne Rhoads said...

For those of you who might like to enter but are unsure about the rules and whatnot here's an update on Fang-tastic Books Be My Vampire Valentine Poetry Contest

` you can email me your poem if you don't want to post it in the comments

` the winning poem will be published on Fang-tastic Books but all righte remain with the author

` the poem does not have to have a Valentine theme only a vampire theme/feel to it

` the poem can be any styel, silly or serious, haiku, sonnet, freestyle, rhyming, etc

` one US winner will receive the stack of books

` one international winner will receive their choice of 4 ebooks from my backlist

Erika Gilbert said...

This is my attempt at vampire haiku.

Alabaster skin
burns as the vampire feels
the sun's deadly kiss

What a neat idea for a competition!

Gabby said...

This is a really neat contest idea!'s my shot, I'll warn you I'm not sure it's very good but it might work.

Vampire Inspired Freestyle poem

Please be free to drink of me, please feel free to take what you need.

I offer what I know you crave, I am so glad that I gave. My life for yours with love and vein, you kept your promise no more pain.

So, whatcha think?

Gabby said...

I'm sorry I forgot to mention that I'm in the US. Ooops!

Oh and here's my email, I forgot that too.

Virginia C said...

Ages of Love

Some time ago, fifty years past,
I met you, and you took my heart.
I stand beside you now,
As you take your last breath.
Though I have lived many centuries,
These years lived with you,
Yet without you, are all that is real.
I gave you a choice, life eternal or life apart.
You thought to let me go, but I was never far.
I danced with you at your wedding.
Rejoiced at the birth of your child.
Shared your sorrow as war took your son.
I watched as silver touched your hair, and
Your face became soft and lined.
He never deserved you, the man who shared your life.
You are my love, my heart and soul.
My forever wife.
I will not leave you now that your heart now longer beats.
I could not bear to never more look into your eyes.
I will hold your hand and await my own end.
The curtain is drawn, and the light filters in.
This is the final sunrise.

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Gabby said...

I really like that Virginia C.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Virginia your poem gave me chills, nicely done