Thursday, December 8, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway: VAMPED UP by Kristin Miller

Hi Everyone! I would like to welcome author Kristin Miller to the blog. She is here today to promote her new book, Vamped Up and talk about the Vampires of Crimson Bay.

Things couldn’t get much worse for the Vampires of Crimson Bay…

In an age where vampires are born blood-dependant and mundanes are blind to the paranormal creatures roaming their streets, a unique breed of shape-shifters—therians—have risen to power, rounding up bloodlusting vampires for slaughter. Forced into hiding, vampires have gathered in havens around the globe, secretly living their gothic, sun-sensitive lives apart from the rest of the world.  A few havens discovered peace in the Crimson Bay area of California by finding acceptable ways to blend with society, revamping warped perceptions of vampires as bloodthirsty monsters…until these shape-shifters, with their ruthless, power-hungry ways, set upon a course to exterminate them completely.   

But they aren’t going to let their fangs retreat without a fight. The Vampires of Crimson Bay Series tells of their fight for survival. And the risks they take for undying love. 

Vamped Up
by Kristin Miller
Release Date: December 6, 2011

There should be nothing to fear; Eve’s safe. But I can’t go back. Not when my nightmares have resurfaced—the ones in which the only person I’ve ever loved is ravaged by a vampire bite.

If she only knew how close I am to losing control . . . 

It doesn’t matter that I promised Eve, and myself, I wouldn’t sink my fangs into her perfect, unblemished skin. I know that one day my bloodlust will overcome my love and my promise. The only thing I don’t know is how much longer I can fight the truth of my dreams: I will taste her . . . and when I do, I’ll drain her dry.

~ Amazon blurb

Author Bio:

Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures.

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.

She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates Ltd. and writes dark paranormal romances and toe curling romantic suspense.


Kristin will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning.
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  1. I'd take some risks for undying love.


  2. new discovery for me but this seems really interesting

    thanks for the opportunity to win


  3. This book sounds quite interesting. I look forward in learning more about Kristin Miller and her works.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  4. This book sounds really scarey, but good.

  5. Hi Kristin,

    Every book or movie I've ever read or seen about vampires say they can't procreate and the only way to become a vampire is to be sired by another. Are you saying the vamps in your books are 'born of parents', are vampires at birth? Can the vamps in your stories have children (baby vamps as it were)?

  6. Hi all! And thanks for stopping by to comment.

    MomJane--it's not *too* scary. :) My vampires are born, not turned, and are fighting to be seen as equals in our society. I've been told the book pitch should be Underworld meets The Matrix. Neither of those were too nail-biting. I hope you give it a shot. :)

    Karen--Hi!The vampires in my books are simply born with a genetic mutation that "changes" their body during adolescence. Light becomes too bright for their eyes. Their organs shift, and change, so they no longer survive on food, but blood. For someone to be born a vamp, they have to have at least one parent with vampire blood. They'll be born "human", looking like every other person out there. Not until adolescence do their traits begin to show. Does that help?

  7. This is a fun tour. Great giveaway!


  8. Congrats on the release! Sounds like a really good series.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  9. Sounds interesting. What kind of shapeshifters are therians?


  10. I love reading about vampires. I would take risks for love also. Love is the most important thing. Please enter me in contest.

  11. Hi ladies! Thanks for taking the time to comment and good luck on the giftcard contest!

    Acm05--Therianthropes are common in mythology, and known as humans who can shift into any living animal. (Think Dracula into a bat, wizards into owls, or man into wolf--they're all therianthropes according to mythology.) I simply cut therianthrope down to "therian", much like Lycanthropes (man shifting into wolf, becoming werewolf) was cut down to Underworld's "lycan" breed.

    Same concept. Thanks so much for asking! :)

  12. Thanks for stopping by today, Kristin.
    Will the reader be able to read this book as a standalone or do you recommend reading the first book in the series first?

  13. Thank you for sharing, Kristin! Oh! And I was just wondering: Is Vamped Up in the heroes POV? I just ask because of the awesome blurb :-)


  14. Each new stop makes want to read this that much more :)


  15. We English teachers have to stick together! I'm at a community college and amy always trying to find authors who will really get young adults eager to read. Thanks for such high interest stuff.


  16. I'm really looking forward to reading this now :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  17. Asian Cocoa--Thanks for having me! Although Vamped Up could be read first (I tried to write it in a way that would catch readers up to speed quickly) if readers read Intervamption first, they'll have a much clearer picture of the world and hero and heroine.

  18. Chelsea--Vamped Up is actually written from a few points of view: Ruan (hero), Eve (heroine), Dylan (heroine from first book), Savage (villain), and Dante (secondary character--future hero). Even though that sounds like quite a lot, I can promise you it's done in a way that's well-rounded and not confusing. :)


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