Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine’s Blogfest Day 3: First Date & Vampires for Valentine’s

Along with day 3 of the Ravencraft’s Valentine’s Blogfest, today kicks off the start of the Vampires for Valentine’s BogHop! It’s a round-up of love!

With the theme of firsts, today we’re talking first dates. Seal Beach, seafood and a romantic walk along the pier encompassed my first date with hubby. As we sat in the cool sand, I buried my feet and gazed into the setting sun. At that moment, I didn’t know how important the man next to me would become in my life. Yet, with every first date – there’s always that thrill of potential.

Here’s an excerpt from my m/m paranormal novella The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas. On their first night out together, Lawrence takes Trevor to Pirates Alley, where he introduces Trevor to the allure of absinthe.

Lawrence took another sip, letting the licorice-flavored liquid rest against his tongue in a gentle caress before swallowing. Oh, yes, the silky feeling begins. He’d spent more than one memorable night tucked in the back of the bar, afterhours, with Ms. Sarah. Tonight, though, he hoped Trevor let go of some of his inhibitions.

He shifted his leg under the bar, moving it so it rested ever so slightly against Trevor’s warm thigh. At the touch, the were looked down at their legs, but didn’t move away. A pulse of exhilaration shot through Lawrence. To feel like this, after all his time on earth … that meant something.

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Thanks for stopping by on day 3 of this Valentine’s Blogfest and the kickoff of the Vampires for Valentine’s Bloghop. As part of my prize, I’m giving away a daily prize of an electronic copy of one of the books from my backlist, a Grand Prize of a $25 See’s Candy gift certificate and I'm adding in a gift certificate for a pound of See's Candy. Oh, yes, you get your own sweets! Leave a comment with an email address so I can contact the winners.

Don’t forget to visit the other authors on these hops, and come back tomorrow for more “firsts.”

Ravencraft’s Romance Realm Valentine’s Blogfest

Vampires for Valentine’s BogHop


  1. Wow,'re a busy girl! Lots going on with two blog hops. Geesh...and I thought I was busy! LOL
    Congrats on your newest release, btw.
    See you on the hop!

  2. Hello, thanks for the giveaway. Enter me!


  3. Walking along a pier is one of my favorite things to do for some reason. I love gazing out at a lake or ocean - though where I live there is only fresh water and short little piers, but I've been to the east coast a few times. :)

    Good luck in both blog hops. I've not heard of the vampire one but it sounds fun!

  4. Can't resist those vampires! Thanks for the excerpt!


  5. I don't know if this is place I leave a comment for the Vampire Valentine's Blog Hop. I get confused easily. :)
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  6. Kay Dee and Danielle -- Hopefully the overlapping hops will just bring in more love for all!

    Julianne -- you are in the right spot! Sorry for the confusion. I've got you. Maly and Dianne -- thanks for stopping by!

  7. Hi Louisa! & congrats on the new release

    Great giveaway

  8. Louisa,
    Wow. What a great Vampires for Valentine's excerpt, and it qualifies for both hops. Good on you!! I'll bet your little fingers are sore to the bone!

    I love that ditty about you and your hubby at Seal Beach. Ah, when the world was new and everything was just beginning to flower for us. Thanks for those great memories on loan...

  9. Even though it was OH so many years ago, I still remember my first official date with my hubby. I never imagined we'd still be together almost 25 years later!

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  10. Thanks for participating in the hop.

  11. Vamps + Chocolate = PERFECT Valentine's Day!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  12. Love a sexy vampire story.

    Caity_mack@yahoo dot com

  13. love this giveaway- See's is my favorite!

    thanks for the chance to win!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  14. Ahh...some west coast love for see's candy :) How perfect...vampires and CHOCOLATE...I'm sure which is! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. The winner of day 3 was Julianne! I'll be sending you an email!

  16. Sweet prize! Thanks for the chance!
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net