Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Blood Drive with Laura Wright

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Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very happy to be hosting tonight’s FRIDAY NIGHT BLOOD DRIVE with the fabulous Laura Wright.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Laura didn’t start out as a reader or a writer until after high school.  She was heavily into theater, song, dance, commercials, and… boys.  She was smitten by romance, but had never read a romance novel until her late teens.  She can still remember the day she read her first Jude Deveraux novel.  She couldn’t put it down, and afterwards, went straight to the library to get another, and another, until she’d consumed everything that Jude had written.  After Deveraux it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire.  She instantly loved the emotional, sexy reads - so much so that she began to carve out ideas for her own stories – themes that were unique to her and that moved her personally. 

In 1997 she enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met her mentor and critique partners, and has never stopped writing since.  She was committed then, and still is; the need to tell her own romantic tales a full on obsession.  Her first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well, the editor who rejected it wanted to see more.  She had more and sent them in right away.  The day she got the call telling her that Desire wanted to buy “Cinderella and the Playboy” was the best day of her life – UNTIL she married her husband and had her beautiful children. 

Outside of “Cinderella and the Playboy”, Laura has a long list of wonderful single title romance novels in her library of literary excellence (check out her entire backlist HERE), but she is also the proud creator of the amazing MARK OF THE VAMPIRE Paranormal Romance series.

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE currently consists of “Eternal Hunger”, the free online read “Mates:  True and Eternal”, “Eternal Kiss”, and the latest eBook release – MARK OF THE VAMPIRE #2.5 - “Eternal Blood”, which just came out on 1/3/12.  The next book of the series, “Eternal Captive”, is set to be released on 2/7/12. 

We’re here today to hopefully introduce some new readers to Laura’s amazing series, spread the word and chat about “Eternal Blood” while we help Laura promote and celebrate, and start the build up to the release of “Eternal Captive”.

For those of you who ARE new readers and are not yet familiar with Laura’s incredible series, we thought we’d give you the synopses of the full length books which are available and upcoming, as well as the synopsis for the new eRelease, “Eternal Blood”:

“Eternal Hunger”
Released in October 2010
Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with the controlling rulers of his vampire breed or the family he escaped from a hundred years ago. But as a new threat to the pureblood vampires emerges, Alexander's ties to the past are forced upon him again, and without warning, he finds himself - disoriented, terrified, and near death - at the door of a stranger.
Dr. Sarah Donohue is dedicated to removing the traumatic memories of her patients - like those of the stranger at her front door. But what he tells her of his past is too astonishing to be anything more than the delusion of a madman. Yet she has seen his flesh scarred by the sun and witnessed his inhuman strength. And never more has she felt so conneted to a man, by both fear and seductive excitement.


But as their worlds collide, Sarah and Alexander are bound by something even stronger, as one becomes hunter and the other prey. And Sarah's only chance of survival is to surrender to the final - and most unimaginable - desire of her life.

“Eternal Kiss”
Released in April 2011

Raised by the Breed, Nicholas Roman wants to stop the Eternal Order of Vampires from controlling his life, and using other males from his bloodline-including possibly his son-for their vicious reign. Only a beautiful vampire stranger can help him. But what are her true motives?

“Eternal Blood”
Just released 1/3/12!

Gray Donahue is crippled by the guilt he feels for his father’s death. An Impure vampire cursed with the ability to hear the thoughts of others, he indulges in blood and sex to stave off the pain of his existence. He is then abducted by the Eternal Order of Vampires, who subject him to a nightmarish ritual. But when he is rescued by the icy pureblood vampire Dillon, he finds something that is worth living for, dying for, killing for….

“Eternal Captive”
Coming up 2/7/12…

Since feeding her his blood, Lucian Roman has struggled with his obsession with Bronwyn Kettler-fighting an uncontrollable desire to kill her, if he has to, and the vampire she has sworn to wed. But when a dangerous enemy threatens Bronwyn, only Lucian can save her life. Even if it means sacrificing his own...

So, now that we’ve got new readers clamoring to get this series (all buy links can be found on Laura’s website HERE), reminded veteran MOTV fans why we love the series so much, and started a nice buzz in general… what do you say we get to the fun, Live chat portion of today’s FRIDAY NIGHT BLOOD DRIVE!? 

·       Live Chat with Laura Wright from 9:00 – 10:00pm EST (8-9pm Central/6-7pm Pacific and Mountain) in LITERAL ADDICTION’s Author Chatroom.

NOTE:  We have custom made Book Monster Creations “Eternal Captive”/Lucian Roman and Chelly Belle Designs “Eternal Blood”/MARK OF THE VAMPIRE bookthongs to be given away during the chat to a couple lucky winners!



I am giving away a MOTV (Mark of the Vampire) SWAG bag that includes a MOTV tote bag, the offficial Roman Brother RTC's, MOTV chapstick, a Laura Wright Pen and the new MOTV bookmark.

Tell me.....Have you read Laura's MOTV series yet? 
 - If so, what do you love about the series the most?
- If you have not read the series yet, what have you read in this post that makes you want to go out and buy the first book?
You must also be a member of the Book Monster Blog (by clicking on the “JOIN THIS SITE” button at the top left hand corner of blog page), and then post a comment on the interview with your email address. 
*Any comments without an email address will NOT be entered into drawing.



Michelle said...

I have read the series. What one thing do I love the most... Luca? Nicky... I would have said Luca all the way and probably will again after Captive but Nicky's book was amazing, I didn't expect to like him as much as I did. I love Luca's attitude though, I'm a sucker for a bad boy ;)

I'm going to try and stay awake for the chat tonight


Allie said...

I have read the series and ordered the novella right away..I love this series! There is such loyalty between the brothers and they are not simple males! Even though each has their own "issues" they still manage to stay sincere to the beliefs they have and keeping their loved ones safe. I am so excited for Lucian. I think he is so complex, but I am always partial to Alexander. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for being a great

alainala said...

i HAVENT! (so sad to say) i tend to stay away from vampire books, but these look AWESOME! i just got Eternal Hunger so im going to have to dig that out to dive in soon!!

alainala At hotmail DOT ca

(have to work so probably will miss the chat)

k2sgal said...

I have ready the series and CAN'T WAIT for the next book good I love me some NIcky and alexander and Lucian. The books are so great once you start you can't put them down :) never lucky so my fingers are totally crossed on this one4 :)

k2sgal said...

grrrrrrrrrrr totally forgot my email and dont want to miss out on this one LOL

as I said in case my other entry doesnt count Love you books could not put the down Love me them boys LOL

Bren's Stitches said...

I haven't yet. But it's on my list to read. I have read all the posts and snipits and have had other ppl I know read them that love them. I can't wait to read them. Between birthday's and weddings this month and nxt I have to wait until March b4 we have any spending money. LMAO but I got a kindle for xmas so there are lots of free books for it that are keeping busy. :)

Tanya1224 said...

I have not read this series yet but it has vampires in it. I love paranormal reads and vamps are my favorite. I also love series so I'm in a need to try a new one. I also love the covers...who wouldn't with models like that. They all look like bad boys and bad boys=yummy! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome goodies.

K33p3rofViolence said...

I haven't read the series but I did read an excerp the other day and it was really good. I can't wait to read it.

Melissa said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Roman Brothers!!!! I am a total fang lover! :) But my favorite brother would have to be Alexander! There is just something about the way that he thinks that he has to take care of his brothers and his mate that gets me every time. I love an alpha male!
I can't wait for the chat tonight.
Thanks fort he giveaway!!


Victoria said...

I've read the series and love it. I love how the brothers look out for each other. I also like the back stories behind them. A sad beginning always makes for a great hero :).


Supru said...

I have read the serie and love it!! It's a new and original way to see the vampire theme and has it's own personality. It was a real pleasure to find them :)

Thank you for this awesome chance.

Barb P said...

I have the first book in my TBR pile, but I'm sorry to say that I have not read it as of yet. I will rectify that ASAP though. I loved the interview and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

ChrissyD331 said...

I have read all of the MOTV books and an anticipating the release of Lucian's story. I totally cannot wait. I love the Roman brothers so much. Alex and Nicki are fantastic.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Yes I have read the series. Bama loaned me her copy and told me to read it. Well I started and well before I knew it hubby was giving me hell for neglecting house chores. So I hoped on facebook and told her she made me not do my house chores. LOL.

I love the uniqueness of her vampires, drawing it away from the same old same old

GLORIA said...

I love the different take on a vampire world. With the Impures and everything!

Jennifer Mathis said...

not yet but its on my tbr stack

bluesun1218 said...

I have read the series and loved it! My Fave is Luca, there's just something about him that pulls me in! Maybe the attitude...or the bad boy vibe. Thanks for the chance to win, I loved the interview!

KhelseyJackson said...

I haven't read it yet! What makes me wanna read it is the covers! I love a good looking cover!

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

i have read this series and what I captures my attention and my breath. Can't wait to keep reading the series. I love it!

Sheree said...

Well, the first of the series does have Paul Marron on the cover. :)

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wendy said...

I have read the series and I love it. I can't wait to get more of Gray!

Wendy G said...

I have read the series and impatiently waiting for Eternal Captive. I love the Roman brothers.

NatalieK said...

I love the fact that this series so original! I'm never sure what's coming around the corner. Not to mention the guys are sexy!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I haven't had a chance to read this series yet but I've heard nothing but good things again. I never knew about the novella! Thanks for the info!

Eli Yanti said...

i will buy the book because the cover is paul and the story sounds great ;)

Liesa Manis said...

Yes I have read the series!! Its great!! I love the brothers and their verbal banter with each other!!
Nicky is my Favorite!!

SdyLion said...

I am an avid follower of the series and I love the curse that Laura has created for her Vampire males and how they are helpless to their fate (or are they). I love the characters themselves and have found the world she has created rioting. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

JenniferK said...

I love the series and I love the interaction between the brothers and how Alex has to take care of everyone. I adore Nicky as well. Can't wait to read the next one.


cherthib said...
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cherthib said...

Yes!!!! I have read it. I absolutely love the brothers not to mention the humor and romance. I'm patiently (okay not so much) awaiting Luca's book next month.

kandj7299 said...

I have read this series and it is FABULOUS!!! I cannot wait for Lucian's book. Thanks for having this giveaway

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

inkbella said...

I haven't read the series yet but it's high up on my TBR list!! I love the covers and have heard great things about the books. I really wish I had started the series when I first heard about it but at least now I can read 3 books in a row and get caught up fast!

Dina said...

sorry have not read any yet, but love vmapires, just recenly found you as an author..


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Michelle Harlan said...

I've read the series...and LOVE it! What's not to love? Hot vampire brothers, great story line & I love the humor/sarcasm in the dialogue.
My favorite brother is Alex, but I love all of the brothers & their sense of loyalty to one another. I read the novella, Eternal Blood, on it's release day & am so excited for the next book in the series! LW has done a great job building up the story & I'm curious to see how things develop in the battle of the Order, Impures, and the Breed. Awesome series!

Beverly said...

Love the boys! Alex Nick and Luca, Grey too! and writer lady!

Nicole said...

Love these guys!!!

Anonymous said...

ive read this series and i love everything about it :)

Cathy Ward said...

I haven't yet read this series. Thanks for the tip.
I like the idea of vampires who have honor and are willing to sacrifice for love.

aunttackyx18 AT verizon DOT net

Vamp Vixen said...

Omg! Can't wait to read!

legallycaz said...

I love Luca! He is hilarious just my sense of humour I can't wait for his book to come out!

ChrisS said...

I have read Eternal Hunger and Eternal Kiss and love the Roman brothers. While being very independant they are protective of each other. I also think it's cool how they do there own thing in not supporting the ruling Vampires. I'm looking forward to reading Eternal Blood and Eternal Captive.


Audra said...

I haven't read this series yet-- but i want too

books4me said...

I haven't read any books by Laurie but I sure want to! The covers are hawt but the synopsis of the first book, sounded great!

Thank you for a great giveaway!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

burbanette said...

OMG! I almost missed out on this give away! Marked this series on my TBR list ASAP!

JoAnna said...

I haven't not read any of the MOV books yet. I have the first one sitting in my TBR pile!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Tore said...

I have not read the series but I really would like to because the books sound good and I love reading about vampires. Please enter me in contest.

burbanette said...

I won the first three books from Monster Reviews and Literal Addiction! I have them on my bedside because they are next on my TBR list!