Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway and Interview with the Awesome characters from Blood Bound by Aine Massie

Hello and Welcome to The Dungeon! I’m so happy to have you here visiting and sharing your latest adventures. Don’t mind the noise from the prison… err guests, they get noisy during their… treatments... lol. Let me clear a spot so you can have a seat. Would anyone like some refreshments before we get started?
*Two males enter the main chamber, both decked out in black leather and nearly knee-high executioner boots. One is a ouch over six feet with eyes the colour of Caribbean water and shoulder length auburn/blond hair and the other is an inch or so shorter but sapphire blue eyes and short cropped hair. Oh the back of the blue eyed one is a set of hooked swords while I can see sai’s strapped to the other. Behind them is a girl almost as tall with waist length red hair, emerald eyes, and a beatific smile. For all the hard the males seem to be, she’s the exact opposite in her silver slip dress and not a weapon to be seen.*
Anya: Thank you for having us, Nikki. Feel free to ask anything you desire.
Tell us a little bit about your unique relationship.
I don’t know that our relationship is unique, though it does seem to confuse many. Let me start by introduction my two mates. To my left is Declán. *Anya motioned to the blue eyed hunk with the swords* He’s a Guardian and soon to be architect. J *She jestured to the one with auburn/blond hair and fangs peeking out from between his lips* And this is Nicholas. He also protects us and the humans in the area, but is, of course, not a Guardian. ;) Part way though Blood Bound you will also meet my servant, or see a change in our relationship to that of Mistress and servant, at least.
It was the easiest thing for the three of us to make a life together, once I got over fearing I’d kill Declán that is, lol. Nicholas never feared that but he has much better control than I do ;)
What was it that first attracted the three of you to each other?
Declán: For me there was just something about her that drew me and when Skye, my twin sister’s girlfriend, befriended Anya, I was lost. She’s smart, funny, sexy as hell . . . what’s not to like? Nic was a little frustrating for me. I had only a passing interest in any guys I knew, but he was both hot and, at first, potential competition. He also didn’t act overly interested so I didn’t pursue him until “that night” . . . I know you read Blood’s Voice so you know all about our first actual night together, LOL.
Nicholas: I fell for Anya sixty years ago, not when you first see us meet in Blood’s Voice but we were friends first and while we shared something very special and private, we never became intimate in a marital way until Declán asked me to help him convince Anya that it was okay to move forward in their relationship. Declán though, I don’t know. He was so innocent yet strong but I did not consider him until he kissed me because he was Anya’s. Simple as that.
Anya: If you read out first book, you know that I never stood a chance against either of my loves. They were both so handsome and strong, and gods was the pull to know Declán enough to nearly drive me insane.
Short trip ;)
Ignore him. And with Nicholas it was the comfort and solace I found only with him. I love and need them both, though Declán will stay human!
Tell us a little bit about all of your budding abilities.
Anya: I can command with my voice and if upset enough, seem to be able to kill with it. I also seem to be able to mimic combat. I am still working on learning to control both though so I have to be very careful not to hurt the humans I am around.
Declán: We don’t really know what mine are or will be yet. I only recently got my Guardian tattoo. I know it makes me more entrant, kinda like a vamp, but without the whole silver allergy or fangs thing. My trainer disappeared and until I can find him, I’m not sure what I will be able to do.
Nicholas: I can read surface thoughts if I focus, but that’s about it. I’m more curious to see what both Anya and Dec will be able to do in time, especially Dec. He’s a Guardian that is fully soul bound to both Anya and me, so who knows what the future hold!
What are chances of staying away from those that hunt Anya?
Believe me, Nikki, if I could manage that, I would. Even with my power, I still have to deal with normal reality and cannot always avoid coming into contact with those that seek either my destruction or to control me. You will see in Blood Bound more about why I hate Marcus and his House. * Pausing to shiver, Anya closes her eyes for a moment. When she resumes speaking her voice is a little huskier and has an odd lilt to it* You will also meet some new monsters from my past but between Nicholas and Declán, few stand a real chance of harming any in my House. 
Ha! If it was a matter of her staying away, we would be fine. That’s not the prob. They hunt her, poisoned her and Nic, send others to cause problems, and well, I think Nic and I are making a lot of them nervous about continuing to harass her. Watching Anya show off the House crest ring from a now stakes Master, was sweet and made a lot of the “traditional” ones not want to piss her off.
How many unique positions are you able to come up with in the bedroom J?
Oh, no you don’t missy! *Nicholas scowled at Nikki* We don’t share our intimacies like that, not even in the book. These two probably would be, no. You want to talk biting, fine, but sex . . . no.
Nic. *Declán put his hand on Nicholas’ arm* Be nice. Nikki brought us to her dungeon for an interview and you’re surprised she wants to know about our kinks? Seriously?
Don’t mind either of them, this is an on going argument when it comes to what Áine is allowed to include in our stories. Though, the next book is with Lorccán and his love interest and I doubt they’ll be quite as restrictive as Nicholas. But, consider . . . 3 lovers, 2 sets of fangs, and a passion that only seems to grow the longer we are together.  Oh, and now that I have  “play room” of my own . . . well, it’s all fair, right? ;)
Are there any of these in your bedroom? (Hands one of the toy boxes on the right which is filled with sex toys, whips, body creams, lotions, lubes… and whatever else you can imagine ;) )
Anya: Ohh . . . a few, though I have more of the toys out in my ‘dungeon’ than in our private rooms. Though, I do love this suede flogger. Wonder what Louie would think of it . . .
Can we expect any new characters to arrive soon?
Anya: Hmm . . . In Blood Bound you meet many new characters, including Lord Lorccán who is one of the key beings in the still-in-progress story our biographer, Áine, is working on. He’s a nearly 1000 year old vampire who is more like Louie was when we met him than a soulless one or one like us.
Declán: There’s also Jason. He’s a deaf vampire—the only one we know of—and a Blood Mage. Anya collected him, like so many others. He and I get along great and I get to use my ASL too. ;)
Nicholas: Interesting how neither of you mention anyone from the new House Anya takes over and binds to her. Nikki, I think you would have a great deal of fun with some of the vampires and their humans here in your dungeon, lol! And no, I won’t explain why ;)
Outside of the three of you, who are you the closest to and why?
Declán: The girls, I think. My sister Kayla, and her girlfriend, Skye, have been my best friend for years. Even though they live on campus, not at the House, we still talk and text every day.
Nicholas: I would have to say my sire and father, Jonathan Young. He brought me over, taught me, and is who trained me to help protect humans, even if we don’t discuss it much in the books.
Anya: Though it’s a major point in out current story, Blood Bound, I would have to say Louie. He knew me in early years as a vampire, knew my husband, and no matter what, I always feel safe with him. I still wish I could remember him from before I awoke at Star’s home, but he is mine.
What are your future plans? Babies perhaps?  lol
*Declán fidgets, eyes darting between Nicholas and a suddenly sullen looking Anya* That’s actually a topic that is brought up and addressed in the next book, Glamour Blade. I know that’s not really what you want to hear, lol, but you are just going to have to wait to find out more.
*Nicholas clears his throat* I will say that vampires are incapable of bearing children, but that is not the end of the topic . . . I assure you.
I’m so happy you have made this a stop. Would you like a tour of the… err… levels?  J I can introduce you to the “guests”, if you just hand me that box back.
*Nicholas smiles, flashing a bit of fang* Are you sure we can’t borrow this for a little while?
*Declán leans over, putting his lips near Nic’s ear* Don’t worry, love, we can stop on the way home for some goodies and try them out on Anya. Though . . . I thought of a few I’d like to test on you too. ;)
On that note, I think I need to take my loves home before they get out of control ;) 
Title: Blood Bound
Author: Áine P Massie
Publisher: Geas Publishing
Series: House Millar, #2
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Length: Novel
How many ways can a hearts true love be shared? After poisoning, near death attacks, consummated passions, and possible insanity visit Anya, Nicholas, and Declán they embark on their future. Or at least they try to. Jealousy can be a pain, in more ways than one.
Can Anya protect her lovers, find peace within herself, and lead the House Millar? With her loves and guards, Nicholas and Declán, she sets out to do just that. If only life, eternal life, were that easy.
Come take a walk with our loving family and witness the strange turns and twists as life, love, and passions collide with greed, politics, and evil..

Buy Links

Purchase eBook: Geas Publishing | Amazon | ARe | Barnes & Noble | iStore  
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Praise for Blood Bound
“Áine gave me even more reasons than ever to love her strong and charismatic cast of characters. Each stepped up their game in the newest book. I will be looking forward to the next installment of House Millar, which I understand will not be from Anya’s point of view. Sounds interesting. If you love a good vampire story…Blood’s Voice and Blood Bound are great choices.” — Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead
“I love the way she made all of the characters work together in one way or the other. Anya shows lots of important vampires that she is NOT one to mess with. She claims her position as Mistress in more ways than one and she does so very well. I especially liked the “letter” at the end! Definitely got me ready for book three!” — Christina  @ Intoxicated by Books
“Although it’s a book about vampires, there are some surprisingly well thought out themes that play throughout the book. I loved the way Anya’s personality has grown and she’s really progressed as a character since book 1. Some of my favorite scenes were the tender moments between Anya and Nicholas and the love story that really builds inthis book.” — Vanessa @ Boekie’s Book Reviews
“I can assure you….. this book is like the first one. A wonderfull read. Easy to get into and easy to follow book. You get to meet some new characters, but also the characters I loved from book one are back. … Awesome book!!!” — Kyanara @ Kyanara’s Mad Reviews
“This time around, I was pulled right into the story. This book starts right where the last one ended. I enjoyed reading more about Anya’s back-story and got to know some more characters and their back stories. Anya is head of her own house now and she seems to be collecting more eclectic members this time around. I recommend this book for paranormal romance fans for its sensual scenes and titillating drama.” — Heather @ Earth’s Book Nook

About the Author

Áine P Massie is originally from Florida, she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in College was Childhood Education (specialization in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
A lifelong reader, Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. But, she’s been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction. Blood’s Voice has been a long time in coming and with its publication (June 2011) Áine embarked on a new chapter in her life.

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Áine is giving away $5 ARe Bucks or a $5 Amazon GC to 1 lucky commenter. Please, tell us what your favourite thing is about fangs and being nibbled on... ;)


Read Between the Lines said...

Should we go there this can get a little kinky. It would be pure pleasure to be nibbled on. Oh the thoughts that are running wild in my mind right now. Pure ecstasy. Can I deck the halls with Vampire Hotties For Christmas. There are a few I want to nibble on me.

Unknown said...

My favorite thing about being nibbled on is how sexy it feels. I love that close contact

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Dovile said...

I like how intoxicating and addictive it is:)

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Booklover Sue said...

Nibbles on body is so erotic.

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Unknown said...

The sensation that runs down your body, the shivers of excitement, the breath against your skin.


pc said...

Fangs can be so erotic...a little scrape, a little nibble, a little prickle to send shivers of delight. And there are the nips and nibbles that can tickle and tease for what can follow!

June M. said...

I guess it just the nibble, love bites, etc that make fangs so sexy
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Unknown said...

If anyones read the Cat and Bones books (Night HUntress series) Bones in the bedroom need I say more! lol thats my favorite thing about fangs :)


BLHmistress said...

It's just so damned erotic. That's about all I can say without going Xrated LOL.


Dustykatt said...

I love nibbles and love bites. Gives me shivers. As for fangs, well that's even hotter.
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Unknown said...

They are scary and thrilling at the same time.

Unknown said...

it's so amazingly erotic!

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Unknown said...

Nibbles or full on bites make me swoon!

Unknown said...

I literally go into conniptions when my man even looks at my neck! Nibbles are incredibly erotic, besides a little toothy action never killed anyone . . .much! ;)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Carla said...

Wow, I'm not even sure how to answer. I've not had exposure to fangs,but I'm all for nibbling.
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Unknown said...

I love a little nibble every now and then. Not too hard, just enough to let me know you mean business! YUM! Thanks!
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SheriV said...

I love nibbles. And even harder nips they make me sigh. :)

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Amy said...

just a little love bite on the neck is very erotic:)
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Ashley Applebee said...

I love nibbles and nips, but I bite on the neck just drives me wild!!!
Ashley A

Anonymous said...

I don't have any experience with fangs but nibbles are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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JessS said...

Mostly it's sexy! And fangs do seem dangerous still (despite some very un-scary vampire books/movies in recent years).


Gale Nelson said...

nothing beats being nibbled. Thanks for the giveaway. Gale

Unknown said...

Fangs are so sexy! I especially love it when an added benefit of the bite is extra orgasmic!! And they are just so naughty!


Anonymous said...

It's that aspect of knowing you will be forever changed once you are bitten...


Unknown said...

Nikki -

That was a very fun interview...I just love character interviews.:) And now, since the beginning of the House Millar Scavenger Hunt and Blog Tour, well, I have fallen for the, ahem, Boys here. Yes, I now have a smile plastered on my face from ear to ear...thank you because I needed a little spark to my day!

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