7 Things about Vampires you’d want to know

7 Things about Vampires you’d want to know

The results are in!

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Their "Sire Bond" The way the make other vampires

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They are hotter than hell

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They are strong

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If they can have offspring

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Do they ever wish for a true and final death?

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They are Immortal

Remember, I’m not the expert. But I decided to bring this question to the table among trusted peers, and these are our answers.  By trusted peers, I mean the ones in my head. *Hey* Characters have opinions too.

  •  The sire bond and how one vampire makes another.
    • The sire bond can be a real thing, and it can also be broken, especially if there is a traumatic episode. As far as making one another, well, yeah, that happens, like all the time.
  • They are hotter than hell.
    • Yes and no. There are some unsavory types. And beauty can be on the outside and they could be ugly on the inside right? I know some of those types of vampires.
  • Strong?
    • Of course, they are. They can lift quadruple their weight if not more right?
  • Offspring?
    • Well, there are a couple of possibilities. In Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman version) Dracula was trying his best to have offspring, but it didn’t work out so well. Edward and Bella managed to make little Esme, and in some stories, they can most definitely produce offspring.
  • Do they ever wish for a true and final death?
    • Maybe, are there some suicidal vamps roaming around out there? Probably. Or they go insane, right?
  • They are immortal.
    • I think this is also up for debate. As I know some real life vampires that want to suck the life from my very existence. Unless of course they are immortal and I never knew. (Gees, lets hope not.)

Gone to Dust Review & Giveaway

About the book:

GONE TO DUST

Liliana Hart

Book 2 in The Gravediggers Series

Pocket Books

June 20, 2017

9781501150050

$7.99

 

Praise for Gone to Dust, Book 2:

 

 

“Lucky fans of the super-talented Hart don’t have to wait long for the second installment of her new romantic suspense series Gravediggers, as the installments are being released back to back. In the first book, Hart set up her world where five men, declared dead to the world at large, work for a super-secret anti-terrorism force. Hart’s new heroine is a very talented romance writer who takes no crap from anyone — even secret commandos. Miller and Elias are both funny and sexy together, which helps make this book nonstop entertainment, with plenty of witty bantering and thrilling adventure!”—RT 4 ½ star TOP PICK Review

 

“Modern Cliterature…Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”Cosmopolitan, July 2017

 Praise for The Darkest Corner, Book 1:

“Gritty, deadly, and peppered with unexpected humor, this supersexy, adrenaline-charged story will keep readers on edge and breathless until the last page.”—Library Journal

 

“Liliana Hart sets up a fascinating and intriguing premise of individual men forced into taking extreme steps. Her heroine’s reluctant immersion into this world allows readers to discover the treachery and danger looming all around…a thrilling series!”—RT

 

“A cool blend of entertaining antics and suspenseful moments, with a slightly morbid sense of humor thrown in for good measure. (Our heroine was a mortician, after all!) I had a blast getting to know this cast of characters and can’t wait to see what exciting things Liliana Hart has in store for us next.”—Harlequin Junkie

 About the book:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s second book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, GONE TO DUST, features an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

 

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise…

 

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

 

Elias Cole lived and breathed the live of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

 

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.

 

Gravedigger Giveaway:

For the Gravedigger Giveaway, we are giving away one review copy of Book 1, The Darkest Corner! Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Gravedigger Giveaways. And note that RT will giveaway three bundles of Book 1 and Book 2, with the drawing to be held Monday, July 10th. Please note, you can only win one giveaway and must have a U.S. address.

 

Gone to Dust blog tour:

June 20

Moohnshine’s Corner

RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing opens

For the Love of Books and Alcohol

Dirty and Thirty

The Reading Cafe

Red Carpet Crash

Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Booktalk with Eileen

June 21

Book Sniffers Anonymous

Abigail Books Addiction

Crossroads

Fandemonium Network

Little Black Book Review

Blonde Bookworm

Eye on Romance

June 22

Read Your Writes

Three Boys and an Old Lady

Rock Stars of Romance

A Midlife Wife

Tigris Eden

Under the Covers

Positively Book Crazy

June 23

Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind

Once Upon An Alpha

Reading Diaries

WTF Are You Reading

Thoughts in Progress

The Lovely Books

June 24

Romance Junkies

June 26

Reviews by Crystal

June 27

Pick of the Literate

The Reader’s Den

June 28

Dew on the Kudzu

Read for Your Future

Bookfan-Mary

June 29

Bea’s Book Nook

JoJo the Bookaholic

June 30

Readaholic

The Book Avenue

July 5

Caffeinated Book Reviewer

July 7

Romance Reviews Today

July 9

RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing date

September 25

Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – Gravediggers Series interview

 

About the author:

Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from CA to NYC to London. Visit LilianaHart.com, facebook.com/lilianahartauthor, twitter.com/Liliana_Hart.

 

 

QUICKIE REVIEW

 

I personally enjoyed the characters in the book, Miller and Elias’ banter was hilarious. Their chemistry scorching, and I couldn’t put the book down! It was sexy and packed with adventure. I’ve not had a chance to read the first book, and I don’t think I missed out on anything, except for an amazing story. (I’ve remedied that, by buying the first book in the series). But you can definitely follow along and get the gist as you get a bit of backstory from how the gravediggers were born. I’m invested in the series and can’t wait to see who the others fall for! Bravo! Excellent read!

Who would win in a fight? A Werepanther or Werewolf?

Who would win in a fight? A Werepanther or Werewolf?

Werepanther

Attributes to consider

  • Agility
  • Size
  • Jungle Terrain *Air is thicker in the jungle, due to humidity*
  • Salvia is toxic
  • Four legs vs. Bipedal
  • Classes of Panther (Panthera)
    • Tigrer
    • Lion
    • Jaguar
    • Leopard
    • Snow Leopard

I could go a lot deeper in their Pantera class, but for the sake of time, I won’t do that.

vs.

Werewolf

Attributes to consider

  • Strength
  • Size
  • Woodland Terrain
  • Salvia is toxic
  • Claws are toxic
  • Four legs vs. Bipedal
  • Classes of Wolf (Canidae)
    • Gray Wolf
    • Coyote
    • African Golden Wolf
    • Ethiopian Wolf
    • Jackal
    • Black Beard Jackal
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Omega

Again, this is just the wolf class is broken down. There are tons I’m leaving out, but for the sake of shifting, I’m going to go with this class of wolf.

 

It hopefully has you thinking who would win in a fight right? Let’s revisit in two weeks. But for now, pick a side, and let’s hope it’s the winning side! Those who comment on the blog will be entered to win either a Panther or Wolf, depending on who our victor is!

You could win a Panther or a Wolf! Pick a side and see who wins!

5 Myths about the Alpha Male

5 Myths about the Alpha Male

I was online a couple of weeks back doing some research on Alpha Males and found there are some misconceptions. I’m no expert, but I’d like to think I know a little about them.  I married one. First I want to point out that there’s a book called. The Book of Alpha It’s called to action states… Be Bold. Take Control of Your Life. If you read this book this is what you’ll learn.

Alpha vs. Beta Males

Why you are who you are

Alpha Male Body Language

Become Fearless

Leadership Skills

Quality of Life

via GIPHY

Let’s first jump into some characteristics of the Alpha male.

Definition:  Is the first letter of the Greek Alphabet. In the system of Greek numerical, it has a value of 1. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it’s the dominant male in a particular group.

If you’re not first you’re last” ~Ricky Bobby’s Daddy

I did some digging, and first looked up some Alpha Male traits, and since I found the book The Book of Alpha, I figured I’d pull from their list.

via GIPHY

 

  1. Confident
  2. Have Intangibles (Mentally Tough)
  3. Competitive
  4. Have presence
  5. Strong Body Language
  6. Walk like the shit <— ( I don’t entirely get this one? ) Maybe they have swagger? *Yup that’s what it means*
  7. Position Themselves
  8. Dominant
  9. Take Chances
  10. Alpha Males Get the Girl
  11. Vocal and Loud (I’m tagging this one as a Myth because some Alpha males (at least the ones I’ve met) Are more observant than vocal and loud.
  12. Strong Eye Contact
  13. Aren’t Afraid to get physical (tagging this one too) I don’t think fear has anything to do with it. Again, knowing when the battle is necessary. *Again, I’m not the expert.
  14. Calm under Pressure
  15.  Know how to dress
  16. Strong
  17. Non-Reactive
  18. Do not need external validation
  19. Not afraid to stand out
  20. Saying No (tagging this one too as Myth)
  21. Do not try to be everyone’s friend
  22. Perseverance

I want to revisit this list in another post! And I will… But this list came from tobealpha.com tobealpha.com/alpha-male-characteristics/ 

Now let’s get into the Myths of the Alpha Male, and I found a couple above. But you don’t have to take my word for it. These are just my thoughts.

5 Myths about the Alpha Male *According to Tigris*

  • Vocal and Loud: I don’t think this is true, some are the strong silent type. They observe, get the lay of the situation before being vocal and loud.
  • Attractive (Physically) We all want that buff dude, with the washboard abs, and the sparkling eyes and long lashes, but let’s face it, being an Alpha Male is a state of mind I think. The mind is a beautiful place and is just as attractive. So although the Alpha in question isn’t eye candy, he can still exude power in other areas and still be just as influential.
  • Assholes: Some can be, but it’s not a pre-requisite to in order to get your A Card.
  • Are secretly shifters and vampires who are waiting to fulfill our every fantasy. I know, we want this. Crave it even, but unless you know something I don’t know, then we can only read about them in our favorite books.
  • Saying No. Okay, I tagged this one, because what does saying no have to do with being Alpha? I don’t get it. In the article, the writer points out that Alpha males have the power to say no and that betas are afraid of the consequences of saying no. It also says that having said power to say no, is the most important thing. I disagree and I’m calling MYTH on this. Because everyone has the power to say no, Alpha’s included and as far as consequences, I think an Alpha would consider the consequences be it good or bad. Cause he’s an Alpha and would use his head first to get to the correct outcome? (Am I overreaching?) If I am, call me out on it!

via GIPHY

Alphas of Summer Excerpt: Charmed Wolf by Lia Davis

Alphas of Summer Excerpt: Charmed Wolf by Lia Davis

Lia Davis

Lia Davis

Author

In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.

While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.

Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.

Power is her greatest weakness, but love could be her salvation.

Dana Hutson is about to make one of the toughest decisions of her life: walking away from her twin and her Pack. But the anger of her late mate’s betrayal burns deep, and her guilt threatens to push her over the edge. Combined with the magic she was born with intensifying to a lethal level, she has no choice but to leave Whiskey Hollow in search of her inner peace. But what she finds could be more than she bargained for.

Cooper Reed will do anything to keep his sister and adopted daughter safe from the demented rogue Alpha of the Bloodrose Creek Pack. That includes killing anyone who threatens his family and going on the run. He is willing to do whatever it takes. He isn’t prepared to find his mate in the midst of the chaos.

When even more secrets and dangers come to light, Dana and Cooper must band together to stop the rogue and his minions before all is lost. But will their bond be enough to harness the power needed to defeat such a foe?

Pain arched across her skull, piercing every nerve ending. Dana growled, holding her head in her hands. With deep, calming breaths, she gathered the built-up magic that ran in her veins, the power that grew stronger every day.

Dreams of destruction and loss had interrupted her sleep over the last month. With only a few hours of rest a day, she feared the control she tried desperately to maintain would slip. She could kill her brother, then the Pack.

Ross did this to us. Her wolf’s words cut through the hammering ache in her skull.

Ross wasn’t their true mate. The mating had been a political arrangement between his Pack and hers, to merge two small groups of wolves together. The first few years had been good, and she’d actually believed she could grow to love him. She’d trusted him to be the strong Alpha that her father was.

However, when the Alpha power transferred to Ross from her father, everything changed. As Ross’s mate, the Pack magic mixed with the power Dana been born with. The power the witch’s Coven, her great-aunt’s Coven, believed was a gift from the goddess, Diana.

Ross became drunk on the magic and wanted more. He went from a compassionate wolf to a power-hungry, abusive mate. He distorted her Pack, and broke her in ways she wasn’t sure could be fixed.

She’d learned to hide the witch’s power from him, containing it deep within her soul. But that power had only grown, and now, it wanted out.

“You don’t have to go.”

Dana squeezed her eyes shut and willed away the ache in her head and her chest. Her twin brother’s soft plea hurt on so many levels. In all of their hundred years of life, they’d never been separated. Never needed to be. They were linked through a familial bond, as well as psychically.

Since Darin had taken over Whiskey Hollow as the Pack Alpha, his power was now hers. And her agony was his. She couldn’t stay, knowing that she caused him pain and may one day hurt him physically. “Dare, we both know I can’t stay. Our link is too strong, and I’m not sure how much longer I can hold my wolf back from challenging you. She grows more aggressive as the poison inside me grows. A healthy Pack can’t survive with two Alphas.”

“You are not poisoned. I took Ross’s Alpha power when I killed him.” Darin stepped closer, his hand extended to her.

Involuntarily, Dana growled and jerked back. “Don’t touch me!”

He let out a soft sigh and lowered his hand. Disappointment and sadness flowed along the link that bound them as twins. Dana hugged her waist. She wanted nothing more than to embrace her brother and believe that everything would be okay. But she couldn’t.

“Where will you go?”

Dana shrugged. “Not sure. North, maybe.”

Darin shoved his hands into his pockets. “I can call a few Packs and ask if you can stay in their territory.”

She sighed and shook her head. “I’m not going to put any other Pack in jeopardy. I know where the neutral zones are, and I plan to stay within them.”

The truth was, she had a place about twenty miles west of Whiskey Hollow. However, she didn’t want to tell her brother that was where she planned to go. Although, he’d find her anyway. And he would, just to keep tabs on her.

She needed the time to get control of her wolf and the growing power within her.

“Take an enforcer with you.”

Dana whirled on her twin and snarled. “I am not taking anyone with me. I’m not helpless, and I don’t need a fucking babysitter.”

His wolf flashed in his blue eyes, and he curled his upper lip. “I know you don’t need a babysitter, but shit happens.”

She strode to him, placed a hand on the center of his chest, and felt the beating of his heart through the thin cotton T-shirt he wore. Instantly, she calmed. That was Darin’s gift as a charmed one—a shifter with magic in their bloodline. “The time has come where I need to search for my own Pack.”

There, she’d said it. Up until then, she’d let her brother believe that her leaving was temporary, that she’d return. However, she didn’t plan on coming back. “Look. You may be fine with lying to yourself, but I have to face reality. The Alpha blood runs thick in my veins, just as it does in yours. Being mated to Ross only added a shit ton of fuel to the fire.”

She stepped back and turned away from him. The unspoken words lingered between them. Her guilt for mating the former Alpha had further distorted the Pack and left her bitter. Especially after she’d watched the bastard kill her parents. When Darin had killed the asshole and claimed the Pack, Dana was no longer responsible for protecting it against her mate.

Yet, the hurt, the anger, and the power she’d gained from Ross had damaged something inside her. Had broken her on a level she hadn’t thought possible. She feared she’d go rogue, mindless and bloodthirsty.