Thursday, August 9, 2012

Giveaway and Guest Post with author Tracey Sinclair and her book Dark Dates

 
You've got me :)  If I had to choose between the two, I'm sorry but Damien is my first choice.  I have a thing for tortured unstable hotties, and well Damien is all that and more.  But what about you?  Who is your favorite vampire heart throb?  If you had asked me last year it would have been Eric hands down, but something about him is off this season and Alcide has just completely stolen my attention.  Here with us today to talk about her collection of yummy vamps is Tracey Sinclair.  Take it away Trace:
My favourite vampires
If you’re looking for a sexy hero, you can’t beat a vampire – so who are my personal faves? Some of the below might be obvious, some you might never have heard of, but all are an interesting take on the age old myth. Did I include yours?
Eric – yes, in the Eric/Bill True Blood dilemma, my choice is always the lanky Viking, even when he has lost his memory and starts wearing questionable clothes. There’s just something about that combination of bad boy coolness with occasional puppy dog eyes that makes me swoon.
Damon Salvatore – again, everyone loves a bad boy, and despite his love of Eleanor damping down some of his more murderous tendencies, Damon has wrecked his fair share of carnage. But hey, that’s OK, deep down he’s a good guy. OK, it’s really deep down, but still…
Joe Pitt – Charlie Huston’s Joe Pitt books are an utterly fresh take on the genre, blending pitch-black noir with horror to create a series of no-holds-barred books. Pitt isn’t a louche, sexy vampire – he’s a street kid who used to sell sexual favours for money, and by the end of the series he’s sustained so much damage he isn’t exactly a pretty sight – but like the best hard-boiled heroes he has a romantic streak a mile wide and does it all for a girl. If you’re not a little in love with him at the end, you have no heart.
Thomas Wraith – a ‘White Court’ vampire in Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden novels, Thomas is an interesting take on the myth, feeding not off blood but off sexual energy – he can literally seduce you to death. But what makes him interesting – and tragic – is that to White Court vampires true love is an anathema: so Thomas can never feed off the one woman he truly cares for, and he survives on dribs and drabs of energy without ever letting himself really go. Butcher is such a great writer that you really feel for Thomas’ dilemma, even as you ponder whether being drained of all your life force would be too high a price to pay for an encounter with such a seductive creature…
David – The 1980s film The Lost Boys paved the way for the modern vampire explosion, taking the genre away from Victorian drawing rooms and into modern America, and though you may laugh at the 80s fashions, the film stands up well today. Kiefer Sutherland’s bleach haired David – a precursor to Buffy’s Spike – is cool, seductive and mysterious. When he asks Jason Patric’s character ‘How far are you willing to go, Michael?’ most of the audience would be happy to go all the way…
Spike and Angel – of course, you can’t talk vampires without talking Buffy and these two remain some of fangdom’s most memorable creations, not least because their antagonism was often laugh out loud hilarious. Who can forget Spike narrating, in mocking faux-Angel speak, the opening scene of episode 3 of the spin off show? “Helping those in need is my job, and working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough!” Priceless. If only he’d been around to narrate Twilight…

BIO: Tracey Sinclair works as freelance copywriter, editor and legal directories consultant.  A diverse and slightly wandering career has included writing factsheets for small businesses, creating web content for law firms, subtitling film and TV and editing one of the UK’s largest legal directories. A keen blogger, she regularly writes for online theatre site Exeunt and science fiction site Unleash the Fanboy and her blog Body of a Geek Goddess was shortlisted in the Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2011. Her work has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies and her short play Bystanders was premiered in 2011 as part of the CP Players New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre, London. She has published two small press books (Doll and No Love is This, both Kennedy & Boyd) and is now dipping a toe in the digital self-publishing world with her new urban fantasy novel, Dark Dates.

BLURB: All Cassandra Bick wants is to be left to get on with doing her job. But when you’re a Sensitive whose business is running a dating agency for vampires, life is never going to be straightforward – especially when there’s a supernatural war brewing in London, a sexy new bloodsucker in town and your mysterious, homicidal and vampire hating ex-lover chooses this moment to reappear in your life…

Witty, sharp and entertaining, Dark Dates is a heady mix of vampires, witches and werewolves – with the occasional angel thrown in – and introduces Cassandra Bick, a likeable heroine destined to join the ranks of fantasy’s feistiest females.
 
 
 
  
So Tracey has generously offered up a copy of Dark Dates.  Just fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by Tracey!!
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26 comments:

Drake said...

Eric Northman...yum!

Joanne said...

Spike.

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, don't really have a favorite, but if I go by looks, it would be Angel.

Gayle Latreille said...

How can we chose one over another hunk!!!

Gayle

Carin said...

I am so with you on Thomas Wraith, I love Butcher's humor as well as his excellent writing style.
Carin
mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerry said...

Dmitiri - Nalini Singh, hands down :)

kerryjcj @verizon .dot

Ronda (Queentutts World of Escapism) said...

Wow, out of all the vampire books I have read it is hard to choose a favorite but at the same time I think what adds to my favorite list. If they become a reality TV Show then they become more real like so I would have to say Eric or Bill from True Blood Series in todays time. There is just something that makes the story more believeable seeing them on HBO. But I do love other vampires like Ann Rice's Interview with the Vampire Tom Cruise playing Lestat and Brad Pitt playing Louis, I mean after those two fine looking men playing those parts, it is hard to find anyone else more sexier - LOL - these two still remain my favorites.

Ronda
mrsqueentutt@gmail.com

Filia Oktarina said...

Viper from Guardians of Eternity Series!!

DANIELA said...

Damon from the Vampire Diaries tv series and Eric Northman from True Blood.

PaParanormalFan Renee said...

Who is my Favorite vampire?

That would definitely be Alexander Skarsgård who is soooo HOT as "Eric Northman" on “True Blood.” Mmmmm He has such a Darkly Sinful Persona & an Impressive Physique that is soooo Sexy on this Erotically Dominant Alpha Viking Vampire; who is also Playfully Naughty with a twist of Evil that can make your Panties disappear with His Sensually Supernatural Touch!! ;) Oh Yeah, Bite Eric!! ;) LOL I know, I’m sooooo Bad!!!! WoooHooo!!!!

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway of a PDF copy of Tracey Sinclair’s "Dark Dates". Thank You.

Take Care & Stay Naughty,
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

Leigh Savage said...

Damon Salvatore hands down...he's hot.

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Emily said...

Eric Northman. Once I saw Alex was playing him, he jumped to the top of my list.

wanda f said...

Sebastian Wroth from Kresley Coles IAD series .

mcv said...

Vlad from Jeaniene Frost's new series.

Christine said...

What a hard choice! It'd have to be between Declan Chase, Sebastian Wroth, Conrad Wroth, from Kresley Cole's IAD. Tobias Strahan and Colin Foxe from Susan Sizemore's Primes.
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BLHmistress said...

Without a doubt, Eric Northman

debi01760 said...

I'm a Spike girl...loved him!

debi01760@hotmail.com

Autumn said...

Hard to choose between Eric Northman and Bill from True Blood. Heck I would take both of them :D

donnas said...

Bones

Denise Z said...

Today you have me here LOL Most of my favorites are mentioned in the post. I am going to pick Spike today, however, I am in the mood for snark ;) Absolutely want to read Dark Dates. Thank you so much for the great giveaway opportunity.

Sherry said...

I can't choose I love all of Christine Feehan's & JR Wards vampires.

Intisar Khanani said...

Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the giveaway!

tammy ramey said...

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover of the book, it's beautiful and it sounds like a wonderful story.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

tammy ramey said...

my favorite vampire is still the original Dracula. However i prefer the 1979 film version starring Frank Langela. It was the first "horror" movie i had seen and he was so good looking and had such charisma. i was hooked on vamps from then on. LOL!

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

angie lilly said...

ooo that is a hard one...I have so many past and present favs! I do so love Damon though (vamp diaries).

angie lilly said...

Thanks for the chance to win this ebook! It sounds really good! I love it when multi types of supes are in the same book!

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