Friday, December 21, 2012

Flirting With Fangs Virtual Tour

Flirting with Fangs
Peg Pierson

Vampire romance novelist Bailey Hamilton thinks her life is over. Her two-timing husband dumped her, she has a paralyzing case of writers’ block, and her big toe is bleeding.

Torin Kane, fictional Vampire Hero, is miserable. Chapter after chapter he has battled dragons, demons, and despicable villains, but his secret desire is to find true love and a tan. 

With a twist of fate, their worlds collide. A magical teardrop summons Torin to life. And Bailey finds herself face to face, with quite literally, the man of her dreams….                      

What Reviewers Are Saying About Flirting with Fangs:

“Peg Pierson truly brings her hero to life with this fantastically funny vampire tale. I cannot wait to see what this author comes up with next. I’m still holding my sides from laughing so much while reading this story. If the next adventure is only half as funny it will well be worth reading.” ~Night Owl Reviews

“I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. I enjoyed the wild tale of romance, terror, and undying love. She has a very interesting imagination and can summon up horrors Stephen King wouldn't think to put together in one book.”


“Don’t move,” Bailey said with her blow dryer poised over the stranger’s head. “How did you get in here? Huh?” She was wrapped in a towel and wet tresses clung to her flushed cheeks.
The intruder pulled himself to a sitting position. He had the most amazing eyes she’d ever seen. They sparkled like dark jewels, and his long lashes were worthy of a mascara commercial.
“Pardon me, m’lady. I mean you no harm.”
“What the hell are you doing in my bathroom?” Bailey raised the blow dryer higher.
“I beg your forgiveness, but I have no memory of entering this….ah…what did you call this chamber? The bathroom?”
In the back of her mind Bailey wondered why she was kneeling next to a potential criminal instead of dialing 911. But somehow, even though he had scared the bejeezes out of her at first, once she was near him, all fear melted away.  Some inner voice convinced her he was not a threat to her safety. Although by the looks of him, he could be a huge threat to her recent celibacy. Whoever this man was, he was drop-dead gorgeous, and Bailey found her thoughts sprinting off into the forgotten erotic section of her cerebrum.
He needed to lose the outfit though. With knee high boots, a ruffled shirt and the long black cape he looked like he just stepped out of a B movie. Or off the cover of a romance novel?
                And something about those captivating eyes, and his noble aura, seemed familiar. Very familiar.
                Eyeing him suspiciously, Bailey asked, “Who are you?”
                “I am Torin Kane, dark warrior of Night Temptations.”
Bailey’s blow dryer clattered to the tile floor. And so did Bailey.

Peg Pierson Movies

We all need some down time during the holidays. My suggestion…A Vampire Movie! Here’s a list of my top ten favorite vampire flicks. Fangs and Kisses, Peg Frank Langela is in my opinion the sexiest Dracula ever. The movie has great tone and watch what he does with his eyes. It’s not special effects, he moves his eyeballs! This is fun and different. John Malkovich is great.  One if the most beautiful vampire films ever. And Tom Cruise is perfect. I like the re-make too, but this original has a terrific Jerry and Roddy McDowell adds a special likable underdog. Trust me if you like the new one you will love this! Funny and scary, yes a bit campy but just wonderful. Ryan Reynolds. Enough said. Dark and sexy I love all these films. I love having a chance to watch a female vamp. George Clooney is mouthwatering in this as a super bad boy. Crazy good acting in this off the wall movie. Gary Oldman gives Dracula the most depth of any movie about the fanged icon.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!  

About the Author:

Peg Pierson is a full-fledged Fang Fanatic and slightly deranged Halloween Enthusiast, with a closet full of plywood coffins, an assortment of plastic dismembered body parts, and of course…skeletons.

Currently, she lives in Minnesota and is busily typing away on a new paranormal comedy. Along with vampires, she loves her family, pecan kringle, and a good laugh.

Please visit her at


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Lust After Death Super Book Blast and Review

Lust After Death (Love-Bots, Book 1)
by Daisy Harris



In the Pacific Northwest, where life hurries to keep pace with technology, a re-animated bride named Josie struggles to escape her creator and to find her identity in the half-erased circuitry of her mind and body.

Assassin Bane Connor just wants to get the girl to the Zombie Underground and receive his payoff-a mental reset that will erase his memories as well as his guilt. But an attack by a rival faction derails his rescue, and the wide-eyed female whose circuitry requires a husband tears at his hardened heart and ignites desire like he's never known.

Drizzling rain filled the air as Josie clamored up the trail after Bane. Her feet swam in the rain boots he’d given her and she considered that he hadn’t really thought through this plan very well in not bringing her clothes from Adam’s house.

The path curved up a hill, through tall trees whose branches overlapped and wide-spanning trunks that dropped leaves the size of her head.

He hitched his backpack higher on his shoulders and cinched the waistband tighter on his hips. The move drew her attention to the way the smooth and stretchy material of his trousers hung from his behind. Her fingers tingled to reach out and pinch the bunched muscles of his buttocks.

That brief glimpse of his thoughts echoed in her mind. Clearly he hadn’t meant to do her harm and now that the shock faded, she observed it from a different angle. Josie wondered at the snippet, curious about where it might have led.

She ran her hands through the brush that rose around her. Each branch was filled with droplets. Spikes pricked on some plants, others felt smooth. One felt soft and downy at first, then stung her curious fingers and Josie pulled her hand to her chest. Her legs ached as they summited the hilltop.

Bane led her a small ways down the other side and he pointed to a small clearing. “It won’t be the softest night’s sleep. But I’m so dead on my feet I won’t care.”

Josie cocked her head to the side and noticed the way his body slumped forward and his feet dragged. “This’ll be fine.”


Okay kiddies. This is a hot little number, so all of you under 18 types forget you saw this post, okay? 

This book has a whole new look on zombies and the things you can, should and should not do with undead flesh. Just sayin. Josie and Bane are characters you can sympathize with and start to love as you watch them both awaken in different ways. 

I can't wait to finish reading the book and find out more about Ms. Harris's unique take on the zombies in this story. Life and death will never be the same again! For depth of characterization, elements of dialog and original story line; this book is a 5/5. (And we aren't even talking about the steamy parts either *wink*)

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Birkenstock-wearing glamour girl and mother of two by immaculate conception, Daisy Harris still isn't sure if she writes erotica. Her romances start out innocently enough. However, her characters behave like complete sluts. Much to Miss Harris's dismay the sex tends to get completely out of hand.

She writes about fantastical creatures and about young men getting their freak on, and she's never missed an episode of The Walking Dead.




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Daisy will be awarding a $20 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes and Noble and a Walking Dead T-Shirt to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US & Canada Only).

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Abandon: A Guest Post With Stephanie Dorman

A Reader or a writer, which would you rather be?
by Stephanie Dorman
Stephen King once said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  I believe that wholeheartedly.  I can also speak from experience on this one.  In the process of writing my own novel, I noticed aspects of everything I had ever read pouring out on to the pages.  All the trashy romance novels, all the epic fantasies, parts of them were all there.  It wasn’t plagiarism, but inspiration.  In order to be a writer, you have to first be a reader.
For a writer, reading any and all books is studying your craft.  In any other profession people can study for years under a mentor, for instance, a welder might be an apprentice to a master welder.  When you’re a writer, the greats are already laid out for you in your genre.  You have to read them, study them, dissect their writing and their style, and take what you get from that and apply it with your own flair.
One of the most interesting things about writing a novel though, and the process that follows it, is that it takes time.  First, you have to write the novel, then you have to edit it, and finally, once it’s complete, you have to market it.  If you’re doing this all while you have a full time job, time you usually spent reading is sucked into the void that is your novel.
Take me for instance, I’m writing this on a Saturday night.  All my friends are going out to various parties and I’m sitting here writing a guest post for my book tour.  I could be spending this time reading, growing my craft, but instead I’m writing this for all of you.  On November 1st, NaNoWriMo will be starting, and I will be sucked into not only the press tour for my first book – but writing its sequel.  Where will I find the time to read?
The most important thing to remember when deciding that you want to be a writer, is if you have the time to be a reader.  There is no one or other, you must be both.  Like Stephen King says, if I don’t make the time to read, I won’t have the tools to be a writer.

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Genre – Zombies / ChickLit
Rating – PG13
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dark Light of Day Virtual Tour and Giveaway

Dark Light of Day
Noon Onyx Book #1
By Jill Archer
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Ace
ISBN: 978-0-425-25715-9

Number of pages: 384
Word Count: 123,000

Book Description:

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

Failing is not an option...

“I’ve been watching you, wondering, waiting to see where you’d end up. After all, there are other demon law schools,” Seknecus said, making a moue of distaste that made it clear exactly what he thought of them. “But I was happy to see that you chose St. Lucifer’s.”

Technically my mother chose St. Lucifer’s . . . But there seemed no reason to interrupt just to clarify that bit of misinformation. Seknecus wandered around the room, picking through papers, flipping open and quickly shutting the front covers of various leather-bound books, never meeting my eye. I had no doubt, however, that his attention was fully focused on me.

“So, you see, seeing your name on my List wasn’t exactly a surprise, although it appeared much later than I would have liked.”

He did look at me then, with a frown of disapproval. I did my best to look expressionless because none seemed appropriate. It wouldn’t do to look amused, bored or, Luck forbid, rebellious. Seknecus stared at me with narrowed eyes and then went back to wandering.

“You’ve got some catching up to do,” he said, addressing a copy of Sin and Sanction: Codification & Case Law. “It doesn’t matter why or what excuses you’ve got for yourself. You will be held to the same standards as everyone else, regardless of whose daughter you are. And you’ve missed a lot of class already.”

I opened my mouth to protest, but he cut me off with a wave.

“Manipulation class,” he clarified. “You’re going to have to work ten times as hard as everyone else just to pass. Quintus Rochester doesn’t go easy on students and he’s likely to see your absence during the early part of the semester as a challenge. You know, failing is not an option. Not if you want to live.”

What do you think guys? Sounds great, doesn't it? From what I have read so far, the plot is a twister, the voice gripping and the characters are ones you wouldn't mind hanging around with for a few more books. Excellent read!!


 Dark Light of Day's Settings

Most people have heard that some settings can have such story presence or provide such an impact on a reader's experience that the setting is almost like a character. Consider these places:
·       Manderley from Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca
·       Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children from Ransom Riggs' novel of the same name
·       Le Cirque des Reves from Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus
·       Arrakis from Frank Herbert's Dune
·       The Overlook from Stephen King's The Shining
Those places have a sense of themselves; they feel like a person, not a place. Creating such a setting takes intricate worldbuilding, careful sculpting of tone and feel, and effect. The place acts upon another character or characters, as if it were a character, and so impacts plot and story.

I'll be the first to admit that Dark Light of Day does not have a setting quite on the level of those listed above. But I still took care in creating the various places where Noon Onyx's story takes place. Since this is one of the last guest posts I'm doing in my blog tour, I figured it might be nice to highlight some of the settings in the story. Here are the main places where Dark Light of Day takes place:
·       HALJA: Halja is the fictional country within which the entire story is set. The tagline of DLOD is "Armageddon is over; the demons won." But, though the story is post-Apocalyptic, it's set 2,000 years after Armageddon, the last battle of the Apocalypse. So both sides (the descendants of Lucifer's army and the Savior's) have had time to rebuild their world. Halja is a country ruled by demons and their Maegesters – humans with waning magic who train as peacekeepers. Halja has a circa 1900's technology level and its Maegesters act sort of like "modern day" magical knights.

·       NEW BABYLON: New Babylon is a city that's as old as the Apocalypse. It was built over the ancient battlefield of Armageddon. By the time Dark Light of Day takes place, New Babylon is a bustling, cosmopolitan city. It's full of high stone, iron, and glass buildings and it's home to almost a million Hyrkes – humans with no magic – who go about their daily lives – shopping, eating, working, paying taxes and offering tribute to various patron demons in a fairly ordinary way.

·       THE RIVER LETHE: The River Lethe is the large river that New Babylon was built alongside. It divides Halja in much the same way that the mighty Mississippi River divides the United States (although the Lethe runs west to east, not north to south). In real world Greek mythology, the river Lethe was one of the rivers in Hades and its name means "forgetfulness" or "oblivion."

·       ETINCELLE: Etincelle is the sleepy town of Noon Onyx's birth. It's located almost directly across the Lethe from New Babylon. Etincelle is a French word that means "spark" or "sparkle." At night, the town is like the soft, yellow glow from a lightning bug up against New Babylon's whiter, brighter city lights. Etincelle is a small village with large estates, old money, and old magic. Halja's magic users – the equivalent of Haljan nobility – grow up in Etincelle.

·       ST. LUCIFER'S LAW SCHOOL: I suppose if any of Dark Light of Day's settings have a shot at being a character like one of the places I first listed above, it would be the "demon law" school St. Lucifer's, or "St. Luck's" as the students call it. It's described initially as "lots of heavy, clunky, gothic architecture with an emphasis on pointed arches, flying buttresses, and gargoyles" – but St. Luck's is more than it seems. Without spoiling the story, I'll simply say that the campus is quite old and some of its classrooms have a darker, damper feel than what most post-grads are used to.
Hopefully, these descriptions have piqued your interest in Noon Onyx's world and Dark Light of Day. A big thanks to Dana for hosting me here at Zombiegirl Shambling!

Author Bio:
Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jill earned a bachelor of science from Penn State University and later moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. She went on to practice law as a “dirt lawyer” for ten years, specializing in real estate law, municipal development, commercial leasing, and anything involving exceedingly lengthy legalese-like contractual monstrosities.

Jill now lives in rural Maryland with her two children and husband, who is a recreational pilot. Weekends are often spent flying around in the family’s small Cessna, visiting tiny un-towered airfields and other local points of interest.

twitter: @archer_jill

 Tour giveaway details
  • At each Interview and Guest blog stop- not promo or review stops- to be drawn randomly from that stop's commenters, one Ace/Roc Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012 Sampler. These are bound, print samplers with a color cover and the first few pages of new work from the following authors/titles: Benedict Jacka's FATED, Alex Hughes' CLEAN, Jacqueline Carey's DARK CURRENTS, Steve Bein's DAUGHTER OF THE SWORD, Anton Strout's ALCHEMYSTIC, and Jill Archer's DARK LIGHT OF DAYUS ONLY
  • * Jill will choose the winner.
  • * Sampler giveaway will close by midnight the day AFTER the post.
  • * Jill will announce the winner via comment on the post the day after the giveaway closes (so two days after the post).
  • * Winners have 48 hours to send Jill their street address.
  • *Jill’s plan is to mail samplers out every week or so during the tour.
Tour Wide Giveaways
Three signed copies of Dark Light of Day to the blog tour followers who visit the most stops. US ONLY
  • $10 eGift Card (either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice) to be drawn at random from all blog tour commenters.
  • $10 eGift Card (either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice) to the person who brings the most people to the party. To enter to win this one, tell a friend about the tour (someone who hasn't yet commented). You'll be entered to win when your friend stops by at any spot on the tour and tells us that you told them about the tour.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rusty Fischer: My Big, Fat, Undead Zombie Crush

My Big, Fat, Undead Zombie Crush:
A FREE Poem of the Living Dead
By Rusty Fischer, author of Zombies Don’t Cry

Copyright © 2012 by Rusty Fischer
All rights reserved.

This is a work of fiction. All of the names, characters, places and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or, if real, are used fictitiously.

Cover credit: © tankist276 –

My Big, Fat, Undead Zombie Crush

I had a little
Zombie crush;
Oh no, I fear
I’ve said too much.

You’re not supposed
To crush on them;
If your heart beats
You are… human.

And you should only
Date your kind;
But I had zombies
On my mind.

Yes he was cute
And quite undead;
When I saw him
My face turned red.

And finally
I caught his eye;
And from my mouth
Escaped a sigh.

We talked before
He made his move;
Which was anything
But super smooth.

In fact, it was
 A little whacked;
That zombie went
And broke my back!

But that’s okay
That is just fine;
He showed me his
I showed him mine.

You see, before he
Crushed me in two;
He went and made me
A zombie too!

So now I can
No longer feel;
That startling
Zombie appeal.

Of course, I can’t
Feel anything;
But I would not
Go back again.

I can’t go back
My legs are broke;
To watch me walk
Is quite a joke.

So here I sit
In Zombie Land;
So safe beside
My zombie man.

So heed these words
Yes, listen all;
Before in love
You do fall…

Make sure that he’s
The living sort;
Or your romance
Will be cut short.

Unless, that is
You’re tired of livin’;
Then to a zombie
You should give in.

About the Author:
Rusty Fischer

        Rusty Fischer is the author of Zombies Don’t Cry, as well as several other popular zombie books, including Panty Raid at Zombie High, Detention of the Living Dead and the Reanimated Readz series of 99-cent living dead shorts.
        Rusty runs the popular website Zombies Don’t Blog @ At Zombies Don’t Blog you can read more about Rusty’s work, view his upcoming book covers and read – or download – completely FREE books & stories about… zombies!

Rusty Fischer, author of Zombies Don't Cry (Medallion Press, 2011)
Visit my zom-blog @

Thanks Rusty for being on the blog today! Happy Halloween everyone!