Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Contest for Keri Arthur's BOUND TO SHADOWS

"Ms. Arthur is at the top in her genre, and every new release shows that talent to its fullest. Deadly Desire is a dark and sexy read with an engrossing plot and well-detailed scenes."
"Exciting fare with plenty of action, so that horror fans will eagerly anticipate the next installment in a fresh, sexy series."
Publishers Weekly

" thriller series set in a slightly futuristic Australia."

Because I'm extra busy this week, I don't have much time to blog, but I'm happy to announce that I've got a contest for a copy of Keri Arthur's soon-to-be-released Bound to Shadows.

Here's a summary of Keri's novel, the eighth in the Riley Jenson Guardian series:

In the darkness, demons come out to play . . . and someone must bring their sins to light.

Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don’t play well with others. But she’s never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups—and the victims aren’t just killed, they’re beheaded. Now Riley is launching into action, toying with a seductive—and highly suspicious—club owner, and finding herself in the middle of another mystery: women being killed one by one, without a trace of violence.

For Riley, solving multiple cases—in a world going mad with human and vampire passions—would have been tough enough. Instead she has two jealous lovers on her hands: Kye Murphy, the amber-eyed werewolf who makes Riley’s wolf blood howl—and Quinn, the cool, elegant vamp who has over a thousand years’ experience at fulfilling women’s desires. While she’s busy juggling these two sexy beasts, Riley’s detective work takes a stunningly violent turn. Finding a murderer is now a matter of life and death. Especially since the killer has long since found her . . .

You can read an excerpt of Bound to Shadows here and learn more about Keri Arthur and her novels by visiting her website.

Contest Info
  1. To enter, just leave a comment mentioning your very favorite series (book, movie, or television). It doesn't have to be paranormal or urban fantasy. Maybe you stayed up late every night because you were hooked on the dramatic-thriller "Gilligan's Island" and needed to see if they ever escaped. (Hmm, is "Lost" an homage to the existential angst of Gilligan?)
  2. Contest runs through Thursday night, October 29.
  3. Limited to U.S. and Canada.
  4. Winner will be chosen at random using my patented Vampire Wire paper-bag-with-numbers randomizer.


Here's an interesting mashup from PeanutButter88 of Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) of "True Blood" and Faith of "Buffy" (Eliza Dushku).

And for those who like Sookie (Anna Paquin) and Eric Northman...knock yerselves out.


jeanette8042 said...

I'm hooked on the TV series Vampire Diaries right now!

tetewa said...

My favorite book series right now is Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire series and tv series is Supernatural. (Love Sam and Dean)!

trblcmn said...

My favorite book series is Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward and The Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It's a tie, cannot decide which i love better.

Michelle G said...

I love the Riley Jenson series. :) I am sad that it is coming to an end....

I have too many favorites in the book series category.....I am such a book nerd.

So I will leave my favorite tv series...even though I have a few of those as well...LOL I loved Farscape and Hex and hate that they have been canceled. My favs of right now are True Blood and Californication. :)

Thanks for the chance to win Bound to Shadows. :)

kweenmg at yahoo dot com

Bella G. said...

My favorite right now from tv is Friday the 13th the series, I know it is hokey but I just cannot stop watching it. Also I am digging silk stalkings again

donnas said...

My favorite TV series is Friends. I still watch the repeats. My favorite book series would be too long to list and I cant pick just one.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

ErinRagan said...

Favorite series. Hmmm, it's very hard to choose! I'll always love JR Ward's BDB books... they were my first! ;)

Currently, I'm loving Riley... and Rachel Vincent's Shifters series is another fave!

I could go on and on!

Riah said...

My favorite TV series is Law & Order: SVU. I watch the marathon every Tuesday on USA :)

ewdnbbd at yahoo dot com

Sara C said...

My favorite TV show is Futurama, I was bummed when they took it off the air, but I'm glad they've decided to bring it back...I still watch the re-runs and have them set to record.

I love the Riley Jenson series as well as many many others!

Marta said...

Hi, everyone!

Jeanette, very brave of you to admit to watching "Vampire Diaries." I tried because that guy who played Boone on "Lost" was on it, but the guy with the eyebrows scared me.

Tetetwa, I'm with ya on "Supernatural"!

Donnas, although I always wanted to slap Ross on "Friends," I thought Lisa Kudrow was great.

Bella, those movies are way too scary for me. Even scarier than that guy with the eyebrows on "Vampire Diaries."

TRBLCMN and Erin, you know that Ward's books are referred to as crack for reader's because they're so addictive.

Michelle, I heard that "Hex" was good, but never got a chance to watch it.

Riah, one of my friends was absolutely hooked on that show.

Sara, love, love, love "Futurama."

Jamie said...

My favirote series changes depending on my moods. Some of my favs now is The Vampire Academy, Riley Genson series, Shifters series and the list just keeps going!!

jbbird AT duo-county DOT com

kalynnick said...

I love J.D Robb's In death series.

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

elaing8 said...

my favorite tv series is Supernatural..and the Riley Jensen series is my favorite book series.
So I'd love to win this book :)

Autumnforest said...

I was positive addicted to "Harper's Island."

Virginia C said...

Paying homage to classy, classic TV: Law & Order (all editions), CSI (all editions), and Without A Trace.

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

~Jennifer~ said...

Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series was the very first series I got hooked on and I still love them today.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

Right now it's the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.

Mitz said...

I have become a true, True Blood fan. I've watched the first 2 seasons and am patiently awaiting the third. I also started reading the book series of Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris. Go True Blood...Love it...

Dot S. said...

I loved the TV 'Moonlight' series.

Andrea said...

My favorite series is The Maker's Song series by Adrian Phoenix.

Barb P said...

Hi Marta! Boy what a tough question. I have soooo many different answers. I love Keri's Riley Jensen series but I also love Kresley Cole's IAD series, Jeanienne Frost's series, the Chicagoland Vampire series, and the list goes on & on. On TV, love Bones, Fringe, Eureka, Sanctuary and Psych, along with a few others. I would love to win a copy of Bound To Shadows!

SciFiGuy said...

Thanks for the mention Marta. I have Bound for Shadows on the way for review and am really looking forward to it.

eidolons said...

The funny thing is.. the Riley Jenson Guardian novels are my favorite series right now. I find that I can read them repeatedly and never get bored.

Pixie said...

Has to be the Munsters, I absolutly loved them as a kid and have been one by one getting my own DVD collection of the series

jissilly said...

My most favorite book series ever are Terry Pratchett DiscWorld Novels.

"Carpe Jugulum" and "The Fifth Elephant" both have Vampires

RKCharron said...

Hi Marta :)
My favoritest series is the Honor Harrington series by David Weber which I've rerereread.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
All the best,

Carmen R said...

True Blood is my favorite tv series. My favorite book series is the Anita blake books.

I can't wait to read Bound to Shadows.Riley rocks!

Anonymous said...

Kim's blog sent me over to your blog, what an exciting contest.

My favorite series, I would have to say, is The Protector of the Small by Tamora Pierce. A close second would be the Heart series by Robin D. Owen.

Tamora's books are the kind of books that are comfort books, if you know what I mean. Robin's are very much a feel good series for me and I just love her world that she has created. I love the personalities of the Residences and the Ship, to say nothing about the Fams and the peoples as well.


Marta said...

Hi, Everyone!

Tine, I got a google alert that Keri had mentioned the contest. I was happy to read that she visits here and I think I've got to have a Q&A with her soon.

Jessilly, I got a friend started on the Discworld series. A zillion books in that.

Pixie, that is pretty funny -- the Munsters.

Mitz, I wondered how the books read for someone who starts with the series first. As someone who loved the novels, I have a really tough time with a show that deviates from them.

Karen said...

I just can not pick an absolute favorite, I just can't. So I'd say that right now my 3 favorites are Twilight(and yes I am over 20), Rachel Vincent's shifters and Keri's Riley Jensen books. I'm excited to see where Riley is going to end up! I know it sounds crazy to want a series to end, but I know that Keri will do the series justice.

Marta said...

Doug, please be sure to tell me when your review is up so I can link it!

Jen D. said...

Hi Marta. Thanks for the great contest.

Some of the shows I used to watch religiously were Buffy, Charmed and CSI.

Favorite book series include Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine, Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs, Hollows series by Kim Harrison and the Riley Jenson series.

Count me in!


Mona said...

Okay...I'm a Clint Eastwood fan from Hang Em High and a Fist Full of Dollars.....

I love him and still find myself watching these moves over and over.

That poncho, that slim cigarette..and of course the guitar strumming and the music that swells to let you know that its time for "shoot out" and of course the slogan...go ahead and make my day...

MonaDee (DM)

Anna Dougherty said...

My absolute very favorite series ever is Nero Wolfe! I just love the snarky comedy and Nero's obsessive behavior with dinner times and orchids is a riot. He is the most antisocial sleuth ever. My husband and I watch the dvd's all the time and we even watch with the kids. It has great music and great wardrobe too!

Anna ♥ said...

My favorite series is Buffy. I could not get enough of that show when it was airing. I love the relationship between the characters, the witty banter between them, Buffy's amazing comebacks, and Spike's hotness.

Anna ♥

Sue (okibi_insanity) said...

I am hooked on Dexter, Criminal Minds and NCIS. I have a fascination with crime and drama. Lets see how my luck holds up.


Chelsea B. said...

Hmm, how about I answer all three?

My favorite book series is The Love at Stakes series by Kerrelyn Sparks, my favorite movie series is X-Men, and my favorite television series, at the moment, is Greek on ABC Family!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marta!

Thanks for the great contest!

I love the Riley Jensen series and sad to hear it's coming to an end.

I have two favorite book series and they are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward and the Darkhunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.


CrystalGB said...

I love the Riley Jenson series. Would love to win this book.
I also enjoy Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series and Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters.

Moonsanity said...

Wow, current favorite tv show has to be Supernatural, or Bones. Favorite book? Geesh, how to pick? It's a tie between J.R. Ward's Brotherhood books and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series.

Taylor Z said...

My favorite series is the Kate Daniels Series by Ilona second fav is the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost. and 3rd series is Christine Warren's Other Series.

Tv series--Lost, NCIS, Gossip Girl, and now Flashforward.

angeleyesak said...

I'm hooked on NCIS..I love it
books...right now I'm finally reading the Twilight series


Peakachu said...

I would stay up 24 hrs a day for any of the following: (thank you cable man for inventing the DVR, my HD runneth over!)

Dr. Who (original and new)
Ghost Hunters

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Oh I'm a "True Blood" junkie. I've loved that series ever since the first book came out. I'm also an Anita Blake and Merry Gentry lover too (those from Laurell K Hamilton).

Cathy M said...

My favorite book series:

Eve Dallas by JD Robb
Anita Blake and Merry Gentry by LKH
Promises by Sarah McCarty
anything written by Lora Leigh
anything written by Joey W Hill

Favorite tv shows:
The Good Wife
Flash Forward
The Forgotten


Marta said...

Hi, everyone!

Peakachu, I've got about two seasons of "Doctor Who" recorded on my DVR. I had a real treat recently and found one I'd never seen before.

My introduction to "Buffy" was when they were shown in reruns on a marathon. It was a rainy weekend and I got totally addicted.

booklover0226 said...

There are so many series, especially book series, which I adore.

I'll just name a few....

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
Knights of the Darkness Chronicles by D.N. Simmons

Tracey D

RachaelfromNJ said...

Oh I can't just pick one series! Here's some that I love:

Jennifer Rardin's series
Devon Monk's series
Janet Evanovich's series
Harlan Coben's series
Michelle Rowen's series (which sadly is concluded now)

And there's alot more! That's just a few.

As for TV Series:
Vampire Diaries
True Blood

RachaelfromNJ said...

OOO I forgot one..

Marta Acosta's Series! ;)

Rex's Reading Robot said...

1. I think my favorite series is The Office... or True Blood for TV. Movies? Harry Potter or Mad Max. Books? Sookie Stackhouse and Bartimaeus and Black dagger Brotherhood =)

Great contest!

frnd4vr said...

My first series was Keri Arthur's. She got me into Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance. Now I am exploring others and it seems the latest I read is my favorite. I have just total inhaled the Midnight Breed Series. I might not survive til the next one comes out.
Thanks for this great opportunity.

Carolyn said...

Hooked on a number of series at the moment. To many to list and I am always waiting for the next book to come But going with movies I have been glued to Fringe lately.

Odilia Monreal said...

My very best favorite show has been Moonlight. I would love to read your book!

Laurie T. said...

Fav TV series now is Supernatural and Fringe is a close second. I used to love the X-Files. Book series now are The Vampire Academy and Kenyon's Dark Hunters.

ddurance said...

I'm lovin' the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, the Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine and the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith right now.


Jess S. said...

My absolutely favorite book series is the Otherworld by Kelley Armstong. Elena and Clay are my favorite narrators but Eve is a close second.

Jess S.

macbeaner said...

I love this series and I love the Rachel Morgan series :)

angel28140 said...

I love the Riley Jenson Guardian Series. I also love the Sookie Stackhouse series. True Blood isn't so bad either. ;-)

lsph2000 said...

My first series was the X-Files. That was when I reallt got my teeth into the usual.
Now it's everything I can get my habds on, Vampires, werewolves and Demons, oh my.

Mitz said...

My favorite TV series is True Blood and so my favorite series in books is the Twilight Saga.

Cheryl Symko said...

I am hooked on the Vampire Diaries series and also loved True Blood when it was on HBO which I can't wait for the 3rd season to start. I have read the Sookie Stackhouse series and can't wait for her next book to come out in May. I have also read the Twilight series and am interested in Keri Arthur's books and also The Vampire Academy series.

Stacy said...

I love True Blood! It is so awesome!

booknerdd AT gmail DOT com

Missy said...

I love the Riley series! Keri is also responsible for turning me on to Torchwood! Owen is HOTTTT!

Marta said...

Missy, glad you like "Torchwood." I agree about Owen, so I don't understand why everyone else is excited by Ianto. Now, James Marsters as Capt. John, he's terrifically fun and bad.

Kris said...

I'm a sucker for JR Wards Black dagger brotherhood

Bella said...

My favorite series is the Anita Blake vampire series, the Rily Jensen Guardian series, and the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelly Armstrong.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Bella S.

Jamie said...

I'm seriously hooked on Supernatural for a tv show amd JR ward'd Black Daggar Brotherhood, anything Kelley Armstrong writes and Lyndsay Sands Aregeneau series!

Barbara E. said...

I'm hooked on a bunch of series - Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress, Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse, Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen, Ann Aguirre's Sarantha Jax. On tv, I loved Battlestar Gallactica, Torchwood, Lost, and now Vampire Diaries.

Anonymous said...

I really like Medium.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I love "B" movies and that certainly influences the series that I get hooked on as well... I was so heartbroken when the Moonlight series was canceled - and now I am being sucked into the Twilight movie series, horrible special effects and all!

mdwartistry at yahoo dot com

sassy_kiddo said...

My favorite book series is the Riley Jensen series. My favorite tv series was Blood Ties before it was cancelled, now I'm kinda stuck on True Blood.

The Book Vixen said...

I'd have to save my favorite series is the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. My favorite book out of the series is Dark Lover. I can't wait for Lover Mine to come out! I'm sure that will be my favorite book (I heart JM).


Cherie J said...

My favorite series is Nalini Singh's psy/changeling series.

Dena said...

I'm hooked on Keri's Guardian series right now and I'm going to be sad to read Riley's last story next summer.

CherylS22 said...

My favorite TV series is "The Highlander"

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