My contest for iPhone skins of Dark Companion, Last Rites, and Girl of Nightmares is over. Thanks to all who entered! All the winners will get a few of my promo bookmarks and:
Carmen wins Girl of Nightmares & Dark Companion phone skins
Jane wins Last Rites and Dark Companion phone skins
Tore and Rachel V win Dark Companion phone skins
I also have a contest for an ebook of Marie Traenor's Serafina and the Silent Vampire, which runs through September 20. Can a psychic con artist help out a hunky vampire in a kilt? We certainly hope so!
I recently received a few books from Penguin/Berkley Publishing, so I'll be having contests for them through the next week. The first is The Vampire Combat Manual: a Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead by Roger Ma, the author of The Zombie Combat Manual. Roger really has to work out his issues of paranoia!
In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat strategies and techniques to ward off a stronger, faster, more agile undead opponent looking to drain the life from your body. Are you prepared? With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from vampire combat veterans—as well as interviews with actual members of the undead—this manual provides you with the information you need to survive with your life and blood supply intact, including:
Debunking myths, i.e.: vampire flight, animal metamorphosis, physical attraction to humans
Crafting the most lethal vampire weapons from everyday materials
The pros—and cons—of decapitation
Weaponizing Ultraviolet (UV) light against an undead opponent
Using the Domicile Histodiscordant Reaction (DHR), otherwise known as “The Vampire Invitation,” to your advantage
Solo attacks, team-based combat, and much more…
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The theme is a song that I find endlessly amusing. Enjoy!