Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Historical Vampire Fiction - Giveaway

As you can probably tell by the post yesterday, my thoughts have recently turned to historical vampire fiction. I love period pieces. Add vampires, or other creatures of the night, and it's almost irresistible to me. Of course it has to be well written too, or I'll run away as fast as a vampire from holy water! I'd like to share a couple of books with one lucky commenter. The first is the last of a series; the second is the first of a series.

As Shadows Fade (The Gardella Vampire Chronicles, Book 5)
by Colleen Gleason

Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead.

While Sebastian Vioget appears to be both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro—the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith’s obsession with him.

But it is Lilith’s obsession that may save all of humanity. Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth. To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side. But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation—a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.

Kiss of the Rose (The Tudor Vampire Chronicles, Book 1)
by Kate Pearce

First in a sexy new series that takes a bite out of the court of King Henry VIII

Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids binding him and his heirs to the Druids' struggle against vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, a vampire- slaying family, have been in the king's employ. Now Henry VIII reigns, and his father's bargain has been almost forgotten-until bloodless corpses turn up in the king's bedchamber. To save the king, Vampire hunter Rosalind Llewellyn must form an uneasy alliance with Druid slayer Sir Christopher Ellis. But soon, Rosalind must face an unthinkable truth: that her sworn enemy may be her soulmate...

To be entered to win both books leave a comment telling The Qwillery your favorite historical time period.

You can receive additional entries by:

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2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 25, 2010.


  1. These books look fantastic.

    I like the turn of the century-the 1900s. I think that would have been an era with so much change.


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  2. I would say the 1800's

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Oh my forgot my email!

    chidoryx AT hotmail DOT com

  4. I enjoy reading about medeivel times! I'm a follower

  5. Great giveaway! I want!

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  6. My favorite time period or era is anything to do with the Tudors! I love it. I am a follower.

  7. Sounds like great books!

    +1 I love the 1800's. :D

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  8. Thanks for giving away my book. Colleen actually gave me a cover quote for Kiss of the Rose, which was really nice of her as I'm a big fan of the Gardella series :)

  9. Medieval is my favorite. Anything with knights or farther back with roman gods!!!

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    obin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  10. i enjoy reading medi-evel time
    I'm a follower

  11. Hmm... 1600? Time of the highlander. ;) Love a man in a kilt. :D

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  12. If the book is set in the American West, I like the 1860's and up. If it is set in England, I like the early 1800's the best.

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  13. I love Historical and I love Vampire book not very often do you see a historical Vampire book so these sound real cool.
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  14. i only have heard Kiss of the Rose, but the other one sounds good too ! Enter me in please :)

    My favorite historical time : 1880s

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  15. My favourite era is probably the Victorian era.

    Yhanks for the giveaway and for opening it up to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Carol T

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    I am a Follower via GFC

  16. My favorite are both the Victorian & Medieval Eras.
    nancysoffice at gmail dot com

  17. I became a follower.
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  18. Awesome! Thanks for giving away my book! And Kate's! Some lucky winner will be delighted, I am sure.

  19. My favorite time period is ancient Egypt. Thank you for making this giveaway international!

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    Giada M.

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  20. The Tudor period in England is one of my favorites
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  21. +1 I like the Victorian time period

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  22. +1 my favourite historical period is the 18-19th centuries, though I personally would have liked to live in the '20s too :-)

    +1 I'm a follower of The Qwillery

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    Thank you for this giveaway I've been yearning for The Kiss of the Rose for the last weeks now :-)

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  23. Hi!

    Medieval! although I love Victorian novels with a passion.

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