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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hot Summer Nights with Tes Hilaire & Elisabeth Staab (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Welcome back to our Hot Summer Nights event everyone! Today I would like to welcome two new paranormal romance authors that you definitely need to check out if you haven't already, Tes Hilaire & Elisabeth Staab. These ladies are joining us today with a super fun post and game for their summer Darkness tour, enjoy! 



Let’s Make a Match! 


Tes: Today we’re going to have a little bit of fun. As a way to get to know our characters better, we’re going to play a game that I like to call the Pina Colada Dating Game. Basically, we tell you some of our characters favorite things and you have to match them up to their owner. The winner gets to go on a date with their favorite charact--*ccuuuu* Sorry, hold on... *I wince, pressing a finger against my earpiece* …Uh huh...*nodding my head* Oh, okay... *nods some more* Got it, but don’t you think... *clears throat as I throw a chagrined smile to the audience* Sorry about that peeps. I’ve just been informed that due to lack of commitment on our characters’ part, we’ll be unable to deliver that promised date. We will, however, be able to provide a signed copy of our books to two separate entrants (all commenters will be entered). BUT to sweeten the pot, the first person to guess the matches correctly will win a personalized goody (bookmark/trading card or some such) signed by the character they would have wanted that date with. Sweet, huh? Okay, so, take it away, Elisabeth!


Elisabeth: Hi, folks! Thanks for joining us on the Darkness tour today! I’m going to introduce some bachelors and bachelorettes from King of Darkness and Deliver me from Darkness, and just for fun we’re going to try to match the name with the bio. You don’t have to guess correctly to win, we’re all just here to have fun! Except maybe Roland, who’s giving me that red-eyed angry look again. 


Okay! So without further ado, let’s get started:




The characters you’re choosing from include...
From Deliver Me from Darkness: Roland, Karissa, Logan, Valin, Gabriella. And heeere are their bios:


This character likes scotch and doritos and staying up late into the night. He also has an impressive collection of cool toys with shiny sharp edges hidden away in a secret panel in his closet. For fun, he roams the city’s rooftops looking for other partygoers who might be looking for more bad than good. If he spots one such person, well... things get interesting from there.


This character has a penchant for tall sexy heels and unabashedly eats up eye candy. She wields her cheeky attitude as well as any sword but don’t let it fool you, under all that attitude is a heart so pure she all but bleeds for her self-perceived sins. Don’t try and rescue her though, she’s one tough cookie who’s determined to save herself.


Strong, loyal, and steadfast, this character carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Or at least it seems that way. Fun isn’t in his vocabulary, not when duty takes up so much of his time. His one joy is tinkering in his gourmet kitchen, though he doesn’t get the chance very often. That’s okay though, give him some cold cuts from the local deli and he can put together a mean sandwich on a moments notice. Good food, after all, is the soothing balm for all that’s crappy in your life.


This character has been raised on stories of darkness and evil. She combats her fear of the things that go bump in the night with smarts, sass, and pure determination. Give her a cup of coffee and a sunrise and she’ll melt for you. Cross her though and watch out! She’s got more fight in that small body than you could ever guess!


Though he fights on the side of good, his knows much about the dark side of life. Perhaps that’s why he craves the light so much. If you chose to hang out with him (something he doesn’t encourage) be ready for a heavy dose of dark-edged humor...and watch out for his knife.


And, from King of Darkness: Thad, Isabel, Tyra, Anton, Alexia
And here are the bios: 


This character was born and raised in the human world, loves the nightlife (and yes, she loves to boogie), and until she met the male who would be king, subsisted on human blood. Loves backrubs, red wine, and long walks in the moonlight. Abductions by evil bad guys, sold separately.


This male was raised in the dark, evil world of wizards. A vampire enemy. Trained to kill vampires and eat their hearts (eew!), but he fell in love with the vampire king’s half-sister and will stop at nothing to keep her safe...not even killing his own father. But be gentle ladies...this one’s a virgin.


Okay! Our next contestant is a human, and she became bestest-besties with the new vampire queen while hanging out in the Orlando rave scene! She’s small but mighty, and doesn’t take any kind of crap from anyone, especially not angry, 700 year old vampires bodyguards with bad attitudes. She loves yoga, music of all kinds, and the fine art of tattoos! 


Our next contestant is a young, tortured vampire king on the prowl for the right prophecies mate to help him be all that he can be. A big fan of full moons and loaded guns, with the weight of his entire race on his shoulders he figures the only good wizard is a dead one. He also recently enjoyed a love of Krispy Kreme donuts and a nice Beaujolais!


Growing up the half-breed sister of a vampire king ain’t easy, but this female’s got it all going on and then some. With super a heart of gold, powers to spare, and a body that won’t quit, she needs just the right mate who can handle her volatile nature. 




About the Books & Authors: 
DELIVER ME FROM DARKNESS BY TES HILAIRE – AVAILABLE NOW
A stranger in the night…He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in sin darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up on his doorstep.
Comes knocking on the door…She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can’t deny his heart.


Tes Hilaire’s idea of a perfect vacation would include her porch on a sultry summer night, a good glass of rich, red wine, and a book about darkness, passion, torture and love. Her first novel in the Paladin warriors series Deliver Me from Darkness is available now. The next, Deliver Me from Temptation, releases in December. For more, visit TesHilaire.com




KING OF  DARKNESS BY ELISABETH STAAB – AVAILABLE NOW
ETERNAL COMMITMENT IS NOT ON HER AGENDA...Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although drifting through the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons' blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the sexy, arrogant king of the vampires, this party-girl's life turns dark and dangerous.
BUT TIME'S RUNNING OUT FOR THE KING OF THE VAMPIRES...Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate had gotten it seriously wrong...
Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in a fantasy world. Her bestselling paranormal romance novel, King of Darkness, is available now. Her second book, Prince of Power, releases in January. Find out more at ElisabethStaab.com








Check out the books and let us know if you think you guessed correctly! One lucky commenter will win a signed copy of Tes Hilaire’s Deliver Me from Darkness, and another will win Elisabeth Staab’s King of Darkness. Thank you for joining us today!




~*GIVEAWAY*~
As these lovely ladies mentioned above they are giveaway away one signed copy of King of Darkness to one lucky reader and another signed copy of Deliver Me From Darkness to another reader. You don't have to answer correctly but give it your best shot and leave a comment with the answer. The first person who does comment with the correct answer gets some swag so make sure to leave your email addy with your comment. Then be sure to fill out the rafflecopter so that I can collect all your entries and select winners! Giveaway is open to US and Canadian readers only. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 
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25 comments:

Stacey Krug said...

Hello!

I haven't had a chance to read Deliver Me From Darkness so all my character matches would probably be wrong.
The character matches for King of Darkness I got covered!
1. Isabel
2. Anton
3. Alexia
4. Thad
5. Tyra

Can't wait for the follow up books for King of Darkness. I'll have to check out Deliver Me From Darkness. Whole lot of darkness going on! :)

You both have a great day!
Stacey

Susan W. said...

I have a copy of King of Darkness, it's awesome!
1. Isabel
2. Anton
3. Alexia
4. Thad
5. Tyra

For Deliver Me from Darkness I'm going with:
1. Roland
2. Gabriella
3. Logan
4. Karissa
5. Valin

I hope I got them right because I would love to win a copy of Deliver Me from Darkness!

Thanks for the giveaway!

suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Tes Hilaire said...

LOL! That's great ladies! And Susan, you don't have to get them right to be entered to win the books ;-) We're just giving away some swag to the first lucky guesser! And I think... (chime in here if I'm wrong Elisabeth) that we might have our winner for the swag already ;-)

Keep those comments coming ladies! And remember, all you have to do is say HI to be entered for a signed copy of our books!

Best,
Tes

Wendy H said...

great game!!! I already have Deliver Me from Dakness was geat by the way!!! so I'm not gonna list my answers...but for Elizabeth I haven't read your book yet so I'm gonna quess....
Isabel
Thad
Tyra
Anton
Alexia
If I'm not on the right track I'm sorry... your book is on my TBR list Thanks Ladies

dragonflychic@tampabay.rr.com

crystalguidroz1 said...

Okay here goes:

King of Darkness~
1. Isabel
2.Anton
3.Alexia
4.Thad
5.Tyra

Deliver me from Darkness~
1.Roland
2.Gabriella
3.Logan
4.Karissa
5.Valin

Love both books!!!

cguidroz2(at)cox(dot)net

Elisabeth Staab said...

Thank you for stopping by, everyone! Tes, I think you're right, it looks like Susan was the first one to guess both books correctly.

You definitely DO NOT have to have the right answers to win, we're just trying to give you a fun new spin on the characters' bios! And than you, Crystal, for letting us be on your blog today!

Donna said...

thanks for the great post

donnasing777@yahoo.com

Elisabeth Staab said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Darkness tour!

Joanne said...

I wouldn't even try to make the matches. These books sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read them. I put both on my wishlist. Thanks for the fun post ladies.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Laurie said...

Hi Tes & Elisabeth-I'm not entering as I have both books, but I just wanted to say I think this was a great post! Fun way to learn more about your characters!

molly.frenzel said...

Deliver Me From Darkness:
Roland
Gabriella
Logan
Karissa
Valin

King of Darkness:
Isabel
Anton
Alexia
Thad
Tyra

Texas Book Lover said...

Ok *holds head in shame* I haven't read these yet...so if I answer I have to cheet. I don't cheat so ...

I will say that they all sound terrific!

Tes Hilaire said...

LOL! Maria, no worries! We hope you get a chance to do so though ;-) These are both debut books for Elisabeth and I so you can start fresh with the series :-D

Thank you everyone for stopping in whether you're taking a guess or not we hope you found their character bios fun!

Proserpine said...

Hi! I read both of these books so I'll not enter this giveaway, but just wanted to say hi and that little game is quite funny! I saw/follow the blog tour and loved all the post you were both in! Congrats for your work!

Proserpine

Brenda Demko said...

I haven't read either of these yet. They are both on
my wishlist though! It was fun to read their
descriptions. I'm not even going to attempt to match
them because I'd probably get them all wrong. :(
Thanks for the chance!

brendem7@comcast.net

Elisabeth Staab said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for checking out our wacky character dating game. And bit hugs to those of you who have followed on the hop and who have already bought and read the books! (*waves to Proserpine*) We appreciate all of the support, both from our readers and from those of you checking us out for the first time.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Loved Deliver Me From Darkness. I still need to get Elisabeth's book. It's on the shopping list :) The characters sound fantastic :)

Unknown said...

Deliver Me From Darkness:
Valin
Karissa
Roland
Gabriella
Logan

King of Darkness:
Tyra
Thad
Alexia
Anton
Isabel

hschrock24112@yahoo.com

divavixenqueen said...

Deliver me from Darkness

1. Gabriela
2. Roland
3. Logan
4. Karissa
5. Valin

King of Darkness:

1. Isabel Anthony
2. Anton
3. Alexia
4. Thad Morgan
5. Tyra

The books sound really great
divavixenqueen(at)gmail(dot)com

Meg said...

Hi Ladies,
I have both books on my Nook and can't wait to really get into both stories!

I started Deliver Me From Darkness despite having two other books I'm reading lol.

Anyways, here's my guesses.

Deliver Me From Darkness :
1. Roland
2. Karissa
3. Logan
4. Gabriella
5. Valin


King of Darkness:
1. Isabel
2. Anton
3. Alexia
4. Thad
5. Tyra

Slainte
~Meg

SdyLion said...

My guess, and I love the names are:
Deliver:
Roland, Gabriella, Logan, Karissa, Valin
King:
Isabebel, Anton, Alexia,Thad, Tyra.

I will keep my digits crossed.
sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Jolene and Family said...

I have no idea if these are right, so I'm totally guessing here

Logan
Gabriella
Valin
Karissa
Roland

Jolene and Family said...

oops, not done :)

Tyra
Anton
Isabel
Thad
Alexia

Barbara said...

I haven't a CLUE...but I would LOVE a chance to win. This sounds like a FAB series...GREAT description of the characters!

barbbattaglia @ yahoo.com

Leannessf said...

Haven't read either books, but here goes anyways...

Deliver Me From Darkness:
Logan
Gabriella
Roland
Karissa
Valin

King of Darkness:
Isabel
Thad
Tyra
Anton
Alexia

Thanks for the giveaway!
Leanne