Feb 12

Vampires for Valentine’s Giveaway Hop

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson and they’re hosting the hop together. This hop celebrates the fanged heroes and heroines, the alluring creatures of the night, yes, those vampires we all love so much. All of the giveaways in this hop will have a vampire theme to them, so we are truly celebrating vampires for Valentine’s Day!

A big thank you from the House Millar to the hosts of the Vampires For Valentines BlogHop!

Today I’m featuring three (3) vampire series, well, book 1 from each at least.


House Millar Series

Blood’s Voice
by Aine P Massie
Geas Publishing
Geas | ARe | Amazon
Special 2 book set – Geas Publishing

Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

Bloodlines Series

by Richelle Mead
Razorbill Publishing
Amazon | B&N

I wasn’t free of my past, not yet.                               

Sydney’s blood is special. That’s because she’s an alchemist—one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with her allegiances in question, her future is on the line.

When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she’s still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway. But what unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir—the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir—is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill’s guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places—a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants is to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she has to live with one.

The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk both outside—and within—the school grounds. Now that they’re in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

The Vampire Chronicles

Interview With The Vampire
by Anne Rice
Amazon | B&N

In the now-classic novel Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice refreshed the archetypal vampire myth for a late-20th-century audience. The story is ostensibly a simple one: having suffered a tremendous personal loss, an 18th-century Louisiana plantation owner named Louis Pointe du Lac descends into an alcoholic stupor. At his emotional nadir, he is confronted by Lestat, a charismatic and powerful vampire who chooses Louis to be his fledgling. The two prey on innocents, give their "dark gift" to a young girl, and seek out others of their kind (notably the ancient vampire Armand) in Paris. But a summary of this story bypasses the central attractions of the novel. First and foremost, the method Rice chose to tell her tale–with Louis’ first-person confession to a skeptical boy–transformed the vampire from a hideous predator into a highly sympathetic, seductive, and all-too-human figure. Second, by entering the experience of an immortal character, one raised with a deep Catholic faith, Rice was able to explore profound philosophical concerns–the nature of evil, the reality of death, and the limits of human perception–in ways not possible from the perspective of a more finite narrator.

While Rice has continued to investigate history, faith, and philosophy in subsequent Vampire novels (including The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and The Vampire Armand), Interview remains a treasured masterpiece. It is that rare work that blends a childlike fascination for the supernatural with a profound vision of the human condition. —Patrick O’Kelley

These are my favourites, though there are many more great vampire stories out there! Today I’m giving away a $10.00 Gift Card (Amazon, ARe Bucks, or B&N) and a couple of bookmarks from the House Millar series.

Giveaway is open to everyone (though if you’re not in the USA or Canada, it might take a while to receive your bookmarks, lol).

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    • Anne C on February 12th 2013 at 3:00 am

    Lestat is still my favorite. 🙂

  1. I have to go along with Lestat. He’s an oldie but a goodie!!

    1. Lestat, yes, but Louie was always my favourite! Tortured hero with fangs… mmmmm 😉

    • DebraG on February 12th 2013 at 7:59 am

    I did enjoy Interview With a Vampire and all the following books. That is a great series.

  2. Lots of sexy vampires. No particular favourite.

    • Evie on February 12th 2013 at 9:04 am

    Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments series is my favorite.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Maria on February 12th 2013 at 9:45 am

    My first paranormal books had vampires as prominent characters and I fell in love with them then – they still hold a place in my heart so I have to go with Eric from The Southern Vampire Chronicles and Jean Claude from the Anita Blake series…..sigh…both fantatic characters. Thanks for the giveaway

    • susan platt on February 12th 2013 at 10:46 am

    I am reading JR Ward’s Brotherhood series and am LOVING it!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

    • Amber Slagle on February 12th 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Edward Cullen from Twilight series!


  3. I love Bones from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost, Vishous from BDB by JR Ward, Jean-Claude from Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, and Vlad from Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. I am a total vamp lover.

    • Trix on February 12th 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I like Sean Michael’s Lucien and Astrid Cooper’s Sebastian.


    • Dawna Newman on February 12th 2013 at 2:01 pm

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is my favorite vampire series.

    • Wendy Pogrant on February 12th 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Edward Cullen from Twilight series!

  4. Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse books is my favorite.


    • PattiD on February 12th 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I like several different series, so I have a hard time picking. I like Eric form the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I like the Anita Blake series as well. Just too many good ones to choose from. Thanks! 🙂

  5. I love Lothaire from Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series.

    • Renee B on February 12th 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I’m just getting into vampires and this is a great way to find some new authors and books. I have been reading the Sookie Stackhouse series and the Black Daggar Brotherhood series.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. I’m torn between Rice’s Louie and Eric Northman. I couldn’t possibly name a fav series. There are just too many to love. I’m currently loving on JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood though.

    • gamistress66 on February 12th 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t read a lot of vampire stories but enjoy daine duvall’s immortal guardian & doyna lynn’s AKM series.
    gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Chicagoland by Chloe Neill!

    1. Another great group of vampires!

    • Natasha on February 12th 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Sue Sattler on February 12th 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I love Christine Feehan’s men or Kerrelyn Sparks men or Sherrilyn Kenyon’s men…oh so many loves…so little time. 😀

    • Tammy Turner on February 13th 2013 at 12:14 am

    Now this is a Blog Hop I can really sink my teeth into! I LOVE Vampire’s and when you mix them in with Romance Novels the result is intoxicating! Who doesn’t love Vampires! They are usually handsome, sometimes dark and brooding, have sexy names like Sebastian – Damien – Alexander, and they have been alone so long and searching for their Bride, so they can have that one perfect woman to love! Some of my absolute favorite Vampires are :

    Lothaire Daciano from the book Lothaire. Lothaire is sexy, wicked, confidant, and has been waiting for his Bride for Eons.

    Ian MacPhie from the book All I Want For Christmas Is A Vampire. Ian is a Highland warrior and a Vampire. Sexy with an accent and a kilt.

    Sebastien Newcombe from the book Phantom Shadows. Bastien is a misunderstood and sexy badass. He just loves to push everyone’s buttons.

    Javier from the book Covet. Javier desires her above all others.

    See what I mean….I LOVE VAMPIRES!


  8. I love Damon from Vampire Diaries..maybe even more because of the TV show with Ian Samerholder 😀

    • Suz Reads on February 13th 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I love the Anita Blake series and the Sookie Stackhouse series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  9. Damon from the Vampire Diaries!!!! 😉

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!

    • Jillyn on February 13th 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Dracula is my favorite.

    But, my favorite series is probably Vampire Kisses.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Kristia on February 13th 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Bones from the Night Huntress series! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  10. bones from the night huntress series, vasilije from son of navarus series and callum from VET series. thanks 🙂


    • valeshka on February 14th 2013 at 10:29 am

    Hmm, I’ll have to go with Louis-Cesare and Mircea from Karen Chance’s series, but Gareth from the Vampire Empire trilogy is definitely worthy of consideration.

    • Nancy S on February 14th 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Favorite series is Joyee Flynn’s Marius Brothers and the auxiliary books.


    • Veronika on February 14th 2013 at 12:23 pm

    My favorite is Demon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries!

    • Kirsten on February 14th 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I just started the Bloodlines series, and really like it. It’s probably my favorite vampire series. Laura Bickle’s The Hallowed Ones is really great too.

    1. 🙂 Have you read the most recent one yet? …Adrian *swoon* That’s all I’m sayin’ LOL

  11. My favourite vampire is Zadist from BDB but my favourite series is Vampire Academy 🙂

    • Meghan Stith on February 14th 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Ummm…. Valentine’s with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!

    Happy V-Day, Player!
    mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

    • Julia Rain (the deviant daughter) on February 14th 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Adrian Ivashkov is my favorite vampire. Vampire Academy is my favorite vampire series, but I just started the third Bloodlines book, so hopefully I will change my mind by the end of it. 🙂

    • donnas1 on February 14th 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I love Bones and Eric.

    • Filia Oktarina on February 15th 2013 at 5:46 am

    My favorite vampire was Viper from Guardians of Eternity. My favorite series was Night Huntress Series from Jeaniene Frost.

    • Veronica on February 15th 2013 at 10:03 am

    My favourite vampire is Spike from the tv show Buffy. But in books, my favourite is Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series

    • JanD on February 15th 2013 at 11:16 am

    My favorite vampire is Wrath from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

    • Joy F on February 15th 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Damon from the vampire diaries.

  12. My favorite Vampire is Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire aka Sookie Stackhouse series.
    Ashley A

    • Dita Škarste on February 16th 2013 at 4:02 am

    Vampire Chronicles series by Anne Rice. The best vampire character – either Louis or Lestat.
    Thanks! 🙂

    • Mer on February 16th 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I like Damon from the Vampire Diaries, though Lestat’s got a special place in my heart as well.

    • Stephanie on February 16th 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I have several vamps I love and series as well! It’s hard to pick one! The men of the Night Huntress World are definitely at the top of the list. My favorite series is probably one that doesn’t center around vampires per se, rather that they (or one in particular) play a large role in, The Hollows series by Kim Harrison!

    • Sue S. on February 16th 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Bones and Vlad from the Night Huntress Books

  13. Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    • Daniel M on February 16th 2013 at 11:45 pm

    selena from underworld is my fav vamp – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  14. Vladamir Todd…my boys have all the books!!

    • Beth on February 17th 2013 at 8:18 am

    i’ve always enjoyed vampire stories. not sure i have a real favorite. ( :

    • Dovile on February 17th 2013 at 11:46 am

    My favorite is Damon from The Vampire Diaries, and my favorite series is the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

    • Krista on February 17th 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I love the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Christina K. on February 17th 2013 at 1:04 pm

    My favorite vampire is Edward Cullen:) Always will be:)

    Thank you:)

    • latishajean on February 17th 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I really love Chicagoland vampires by Chloe Neill and vampire academy are a few of my favorites!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

    • BookLady on February 17th 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood! Wrath is my favorite. Also enjoy the Anne Rice vampire books. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Sarah p on February 17th 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Fave vampire of all time is Dracula…and my favourite series is the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice 🙂

    • Denise Z on February 17th 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I must admit there are just so many I have enjoyed, but my all time favorites probably because they introduced me to this wonderful world are the Anita Black series by Laurell Hamilton and Sookie Stackhouse by Charlain Harris = they both have yummy and villains and everything else in-between 😉

    • Priscilla Pomeroy on February 17th 2013 at 5:42 pm

    My fave vampire series is by Caris Roane, The Guardians of Ascension.

    • pc on February 17th 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I love Ethan Sullivan from the Chicagoland Vampire series!

    • vampedchik on February 17th 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Vishous from the BDB is one of them. That probably is my fav. series too.

    • June M. on February 17th 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Some of my favorite authors of vamp series are: Lynsay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, Joey W. Hill, Katie MacAlister, Lara Adrian, Laura Kaye, Felicity Heaton, and many more 🙂

    • Brittany Utley on February 17th 2013 at 10:02 pm

    My Favorite Vampire Series is The Vampire Academy and The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead. And My Favorite Vamp is Adrian Ivashkov from those Series also.

    • DeeDee Griffin on February 17th 2013 at 10:25 pm

    My favorite vampire series is probably The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine.

    • vicky b on February 17th 2013 at 10:29 pm

    the count from sesame street. I always liked him. now as an adult I like any sexy vampires

    1. LOL, I loved the Count! I mean, purple, counts, and is always happy… what’s not to love 😉

    • Erika on February 17th 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I love Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series! Thanks for the chance to win! Great giveaway! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

    • Lisa Walker Liese2 on February 18th 2013 at 3:05 pm

    My favorite is Damon from the Vampire Diaries.
    Thanks for the chance!

  15. I love Wrath from the BDB series it’s also one of my favorite series. I also love the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

    • Jolene A on February 18th 2013 at 6:40 pm

    My fav. vampire is Wraith from Larissa Ione’s Demonica series and my fav. series is The Dark Hunter series

  16. Lover Reborn by JR Ward Love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Can’t wait for next book! LOVER AT LAST!!!!!
    Thanks forettarose@yahoo.com

    • Krysta B. on February 18th 2013 at 7:49 pm

    My favorite vamp is Eric Northman, my favorite vampy series is Blood Ties 🙂

    • bn100 on February 18th 2013 at 9:41 pm

    BDB series by JR Ward

    • Kate on February 18th 2013 at 9:48 pm

    stefan (from patricia briggs’ mercy thompson series)

    • Sam Stamp on February 18th 2013 at 10:03 pm

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is my favorite vampire series!

  17. Eric from True Blood

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