Monday, June 4, 2012

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Felicity Heaton

Introducing the Vampires Realm romance series

It’s great to be here today at Fang-tastic Books with the book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today I’m going to introduce everyone to the Vampires Realm series.

I’m never sure where to begin when I talk about the world of my Vampires Realm series. It seems so huge and daunting, and I don’t want to miss out anything.

The Vampires Realm series is a work of passion for me. It’s the darkest and deadliest world of vampires that I write, and it’s also the original world. I began this series back in 2007 with the Prophecy Trilogy. At the time, it was only going to be used in those three long novels but as I wrote them, I realised that I had built such a beautifully detailed world and had found many other characters in the books that I wanted to write stories for too. There are several other stories woven into the Prophecy Trilogy, some of which I have since written and others which I will write at a future date.

Everyone who knows my stories knows that I adore writing dark vampires, ones who will kill without apology and see humans as a food source. I enjoy exploring their darker nature, the side of their legend that a lot of authors tend to avoid in favour of a lighter kind of vampire (those who like bagged blood, abstain completely, or possibly sparkle). Like my vampires, I make no apologies for their behaviour. They fight, they love, they kill, and they do what they must to survive.

In the series, seven separate bloodlines share Europe, and sometimes cities (but never willingly). Each has a long bloody history with the others and all have been involved in wars with each other throughout the millennia. They are territorial and more often than not at least two bloodlines are at each other’s throats. Despite the battles that often rage between their families, humans are for the most part unaware of the existence of vampires. Only those unfortunate enough to find themselves on the menu or those who have survived an encounter and become a vampire hunter know of them.

There are vampire hunters in the world of the Vampires Realm series, and while most of them aren’t a threat to the vampires of the seven pure bloodlines, there are some organisations that are on the rise and are becoming worthy of the attention of their nocturnal adversaries.

But vampire hunters and other bloodlines aren’t the only enemies the vampires in my series face. There are the free werewolves too, those who have escaped or avoided the compounds owned by the bloodlines, as well as witches, demons straight out of Hell and even angels.

The world of the seven pure bloodlines is dark and deadly, and the lives of the vampires are complicated by hierarchies, rules and laws that spell certain death to anyone who dares to break them by falling in love with a human, werewolf or a vampire from another family. But it doesn’t stop these passionate creatures of the night from following their hearts, fighting for their love, and taking on the world to claim their forever after.

The world of Vampires Realm is so vast that I can only touch on it in this post, but as the Masquerade Book Tour progresses, I will be talking more about elements of the world in more detail, as well as interviewing the hero and heroine of the novel, and sharing excerpts with you all.

I hope this post has given you some insight into the series though, and that you’ll join me on the tour. If you can’t wait, you can find out more about the series at the official website, where there are excerpts from all of the books, and information on the bloodlines, characters, laws and more. Visit

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally. You can find all the details at the Masquerade Book Tour page: 

Masquerade is available now at Amazon Kindle stores, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. It will soon be available for Nook, Apple devices, Sony Reader, and Kobo Books, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website.

F E Heaton
Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
Vampires Realm official website:

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Mel Bourn said...

I need to get Masquarde. I have many of Felicity's books on my kindle ready for me to read! My summer is going to be hot!

Debby said...

I have not read one of Felicity's book in a bit. I need to get Masquerade.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Teresa K. said...

I was very fortunate to win some of Felicity's books and they are awesome.

Teresa K.

Alicia0605 said...

I have seen great reviews but I have not yet started to read these yet!! I will read them soon!!

Elizabeth Barbarick said...

I am anxious to read Masquerade! Sounds awesome!
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bn100 said...

This sounds like a good series.

andie said...

Masquerade is my favorite so far in the series. (Sorry Nicolae, still love ya!) The characters are simply awesome!

Andrea K.

Vanessa N. said...

This one sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

Amiee Snow said...

I love Felicity Heatons books!! Not finished reading all of them but almost there! lol My first time reading her books was reading Mating Heat series :) Her books are definitely recommended reads :) About to start Masquerade :)

cara adams said...

I love all Felicity's work! Masquerade was one of her best!

candygirl said...

After reviewing ths Amazon sample of Masquerade it sounds very intriguing & i would love to read ALL her books!!!! I love her style of writing & characterization. I would like to know what's the name of the first book of this series so i could begin there. If anyone knows please tell me.

Tanya1224 said...

I've read just about everything from Felicty but this series. It sounds great. Is it one you need to start from the beginning? Probably. I've never been disappointed by any of her books. She is a wonderful author. Thanks so much forthe awesome contest.

Marci Peralez said...

Felicity was the author of the first books I downloaded to my new Kindle. I just finished Masquerade, and now I"m reading the entire 10 book series again in order. I'll be definitely downloading more! Her work has inspired me to get back to my own writing. Thanks, Felicity!

April Alvey said...

Wow I Love This Swag I Have A Huge Collection And This Will Go Great In It Thanks So Much For This Great Contest.

Julianne said...

I don't have any of the books in the Vampire's Realm series, but I bought all the books 1-3 in the Angel series. I just haven't had time to read them yet. I love the cover art on Felicity's books, it's great. Will there be another book after Masquerade?
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Rachel at thejeepdiva said...

I have not read any of Feicity's books yet even though I follow her blog. 'Sigh' I haven't had the time yet but they look really goo and I plan on reading them later. I love vampires.

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Becky Weiner said...

I dont have these books. :-( But I really want to tread them!! They are def. on my TBR list!
Great giveaway!


Tamsyn said...

I have some of Felicity's books and loved them. Masquarade sounds like another great hit! Great blog tour and giveaway. Thanks!

Gale Nelson said...

thanks for this awesome giveaway. Love the review. Gale

jennifer said...

Can't waqit to read this one....

Diana said...

I have not read any book of this series yet but the world of Vampires Realm seems fantastic.
Thank you for the tour and giveaway!

artgiote at gmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

I have read some of her books and love them. This one is sure to be great to Thanks for the chance to win. crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, another new author to me. I'm going to have to do some major book buying soon.
Thanks for the giveaway.

booklover0226 said...

I have read some of F,E. Heaton's books and loved them. I can't wait to read this one.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Na said...

The series is new to me and I really like the sound of world-building. It seems like it really grew and perhaps even suprised you as the creator. That's a great thing.

molly.frenzel said...

I'm so excited to read Masquerade. I can't wait to see what happens!

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

I can't believe that I've been missing out on this series. I've been reading paranormals for years and until this year, I'd never heard of Felicity before. I can't wait to get caught up on the series.


SdyLion said...

I love Felicity's books and her vampire series have always been amazing. I think she is an outstanding author. sdylion(at)gmail(sot)com

wanda f said...

Felicity's books are awesome I love her vampires

Lori said...

I am just starting the FIRST Prophecy book. I have purchased the next 2, and cannot wait to read all 10. :) Loved Covet and Crave, and all of Felicity's work!! xxoo

rubyswan said...

I'm thrilled 2 delicious pieces 2 have discovered Author Felicity Heaton. Thanx 4 the giveaway.

debi01760 said...

I have all Felicity's books and love them. I think Vampire realm series is my favorite.

Grace Lavender said...

Felicity's books look to be quite a good read!

Becky Johnson said...

Dang it. Can't believe I missed the comp. Love Felicity Heaton. Such an amazing PR author
Becky Johnson

Evie said...

This series seems to be really interesting. And it's nice to see that we're able to see the dark side of the vampires in her books.

Phoenix Carvelli said...

I am happy that I do not have the worry of all the enemies and threats the vampires do! Yikes! I can't wait to read this series! It is on my Wish List and TBR List!

Adria said...

Sounds like a good read. I love vampire books in general but I have a soft spot for the more "bloodier" ones.

VanillaOrchids said...

I really want to read this series of books. But at the moment I don't have any of them, and I have a lot of catching up to do. I prefer to read them in order, if possible, even if there are stand-alone books within the series.


Yvette said...

I have not read the series yet but they are now on my summer to read list!

Leev said...

have not read yet vampire realm series, but her angel and vampirotique are the best..


Felicity Heaton said...

Wow, so many comments! Thanks to everyone who read the post and entered the giveaway here, and at my site.

@Candygirl - The first book in the series is Prophecy: Child of Light, which is also the first book in the Prophecy Trilogy.

You don't need to read the series in order really, as most books do stand alone. If you want to know the right order, then you can find it at the site:

@Tanya1224 - You can read it from the beginning, or hop straight in with this one. I've had readers review this one who haven't read any of the previous books, and have really enjoyed it. If you do read them from the beginning, you get the added advantage of meeting up with the previous heroes and heroines in this book and seeing how they're doing.

@Julianne - There are ten books in the series, but there are many more to come. At the moment, I have ideas for around 10-15 more novels in the Vampires Realm world.

Thanks again to everyone who left a comment!


Stephanie said...

I really want to read Masquerade! It sounds so good and I absolutely love the cover!!

sherri said...

I haven't heard of your books until today, but I want to read them. I just spent the better part of an hour looking through your website and reading the excerpt to Masquerade. I'm hooked!

msmjb65 said...

I know I missed winning a book on this date, but I am entering the refflecoperty-thing from the main tour page. Felicity - congrats on the new book! I can't wait to get reading it and many others of yours that are cued up on my nook!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

crystalg123 said...

I love this series! It is by far my favorite Felecity has written to date book/series wise, although I do love and have read almost all her other books.

dusty katt said...

I'm looking forward to reading these.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read Masquerade. I have enjoyed Felicity's books.

Linda said...

Love the interview and this is def. going up on my TBR list! =)

best wishes, Linda xo