Monday, February 11, 2013

Vampires for Valentine's Day

A lot of people (relatives in particular) have asked me why I write so much about vampires. I write werewolves too, but vamps seem to draw the most attention. At least, it gets the most questions. The truth is, I write what I like. When I was in school I read every book that had anything to do with vampires. Anything I could get my hands on that had vampires in it, I read it so thoroughly it could be considered studying. I also wrote a few short and semi-erotic stories about werewolves just for fun. Of course, they weren’t up to par with what is considered erotica now, but it was pretty sexy to me and my friends.

I always knew that I wanted to write professionally some day. It wasn’t something that just came to me out of the blue or something I did on a whim. Everything I have ever done in my life I have viewed as “good writing material.” I knew that each experience, whether it was a job or a relationship that went wrong, would somehow end up in my books. In the case of bad relationships, it could be considered therapy. Ha. Ha. Of course, names have been changed to protect the guilty, but there are a few of those along the way.

Since I always knew I wanted to write and I have always been drawn to vampires, it seemed only logical to me that’s what I’d write about. The other question I get even more often than, “Why vampires?” is “Why sex?”

The short answer: Why not?

Now, for something more in depth:  I love science fiction, but find it grossly lacking in sex. Ha. Seriously, I enjoy a good story but what I also enjoy is a good romance. I used to read the really old romances, the ones you could find at garage sales and such. So, they were really outdated and for my tastes, too … sweet. I wanted a heroine who could kick ass and take names. I wanted someone I could identify with. Someone who wasn’t “pure as the driven snow,” and all that crap. I wanted someone real.

Of course, I also wanted a hero who was sexy beyond imagination. I don’t want the guy next door. Let’s face it, unless Hugh Jackman lives next door, none of us are really interested in normal guys, are we?

I also have a deep love of fantasy. So, you take all that, mix it together (shaken, not stirred) and you get paranormal romance. Paranormal romance is really an adventure for women. We just happen to find romance to be part of the adventure.

I write what I like to read. Why would I try to sell something to someone if I didn’t even like it myself? That’s ridiculous. I love vampires and if we get them alone in the story, someone better tell me what they look like naked! I don’t know about you, but I’d feel cheated otherwise. Of course, I’m okay with waiting for such a moment (like in the case of a series, which I enjoy writing). But once we get there, I want details. Ha. Ha.

The last and probably best answer I could give is this: Writing is wish fulfillment and so is reading. Who hasn’t fantasized about living forever with some gorgeous hunk? Tall, dark and immortal sounds pretty darn good to me. To never grow old, never get sick and die. And let us not forget, eternal love. I think these are all pretty strong fantasies that most people can identify with, even if they don’t get into the whole, “Bite me,” thing.

Unfortunately, in the area where I live most people just see it as macabre. For the rest of the fang baitout there (like myself), please check out my latest release. LOL For everyone else, I do hope we can move beyond that some day.

My latest (all vampire) release is Bitten and it’s available at Amazon.

For more information me and my books, you can find me at

And especially for this blog hop, I'm giving away another awesome erotic vampire romance. I will be giving away a copy of Diary of an Incubus to one lucky winner (selected at random). All you have to do to be entered is leave me a comment on this post. I have copies available (Diary of an Incubus) in HTML, PRC, and EPUB format. 

A winner will be selected on February 19, 2013. No entries will be accepted after MIDNIGHT February 18, 2013.

Here's a description of the prize. 

Jewel Mathers needed a good story for her next novel. She turned to the ancient journals in desperation. But fame and fortune comes with a price … and a couple of hot vampires.

WARNING: This story contains violence, lots of sex, and some frightening creatures. No werewolves were harmed in the making of this book.

This book was previously published elsewhere. It has since been revised, re-edited, and expanded.

The Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop is run by paranormal romance authors Felicity Heaton, Caris Roane and H. D. Thomson! This hop celebrates the fanged heroes and heroines, the alluring creatures of the night, yes, those vampires we all love so much. All of the giveaways in this hop have a vampire theme to them, so we are truly celebrating vampires for Valentine’s Day!

Vampires for Valentine's Giveaway Hop

Here is a list of the other awesome authors (and blogs) participating in the Vampires for Valentine's Day Blog Hop.

Click here to view a list of participating sites!


Wend Petzler said...

Girl, I love your stories! Nice how you did your blog, too. Hugs and Happy, early, Valentine's Day!!!


Tracey H. Kitts said...

Thanks, Wend. :)

Ipro55 said...

Your books sound great


Jocelyn Dex said...

Your stories look great. Would love to read Diary of an Incubus. :-)

Meghan said...

Ummm…. Valentine's with Vampires. Sounds like the perfect combo to me. Especially if I can get a little Eric Northman (a la Alexander Skarsgard) sprinkled on top!

Happy V-Day, Player!
mestith (at) gmail (dot) com

veRONIca said...

It looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!


Toni Porter said...

How is it that I've never heard of your work before? Your books are so going on my TBR list!

tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

Froggy said...

Would love to win!

Thanks for the chance!

Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Cassandra said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

VampedChik said...

These sound great!

Erika said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Looks hot! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

Ashley Applebee said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! Sounds like HOT reads!!! So on my TBR!!
Ashley A

Sherry said...

Your books look like they will be very good. Thanks for the giveaway.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

BookLady said...

Love vampires! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Krysykat said...

Thanks for the chance to win.


Tracey H. Kitts said...

I put everyone's names into a hat and the winner is ... Toni Porter!

I will be sending you an email shortly with your prize. Thanks everyone for participating. :)