Sunday, October 13, 2013

Lucky 13 - enter to win a #kindle #sweepstakes and #ebooks

Post a comment on my blog post here to be entered to win an ecopy of DRACULA'S KISS, a halloween vampire 1NS set in Cruden Bay. Cruden Bay is the prefect setting for a spooky vampiric halloween tale... 

Cruden Bay and it's surrounding area is home to a few different locations of interest that are perfect for the female lead, Catherine Ela (Cathela), who has what some might say an unhealthy obsession with vampires. Well, her boyfriend Nick would say it's unhealthy. Lucky for her she moves on to more exciting pastures in...Dracula's Kiss.

Ecclesgrieg Castle is located in St Cyurus, near Cruden Bay. It's believed that Bram Stoker visited while staying in the Kilmarnock Arms in Cruden Bay during 1894. This house has an an intriguing history, with legends of curses, smugglers, and ghostly sightings.
Sadly, the building is in need of some serious repair. Author to the rescue, and creative license. With my magic wand, well my keyboard, I renovated it into an impressive five star hotel for the Castillo chain of hotels and resorts featured heavily in the multi-author 1NS series of which Dracula's Kiss is apart of.
VoilĂ . We have a rendezvous meeting place worthy of our vampire obsessed Cathela and her dark prince, Alec Murray.

Slains Castle (also known as New Slains Castle) is sat on cliff edges, over looking the often rough North Sea. That right there is perfect, without the Dracula connection; I loved cliff-edged buildings in my vampire or ghost stories. The story goes that Bram Stoker visited this castle while vacationing in Cruden Bay. A year later, Dracula was published. Of course, every building Bram Stoker ever visited has been rumored to be the inspiration for locations in his novels. Whether they are, or not, it's still fun to know he walked those lands while writing one of my favorite novels of all time. Yes, there's a little bit of Cathela in me.

Kilmarnock Arms Inn. Bram visited this hotel and pub often during the 1800s, and it is believed he used to use it as a writing retreat. I used this location as the place where Cathela stayed after the Bank's Halloween ball in Slains Castle. It seemed like the obvious choice for Cathela to book a room here. I couldn't see her even considering anywhere else being the die-hard Dracula fan that she is.

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FOOL'S GOLD, The Diamond Series Book 2 by Cassandra Dean
Her Wicked Sin (Sins of Salem #1) historical romance (Entangled Scandalous) via Amazon or BN gift copy
Hot Winter Kiss, Irish Kisses bk4 by Joanne Kenrick
Norse Jewel by Gina Conkle
Once Her Man, Always Her Man by Heather Long
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Silken Edge by Lacey Paige
Sleepy Hollow Dreams by Taryn Kincaid
Lightning by Taryn Kincaid
Ruby Hill supernatural romance (Entangled Ever After) via Amazon or BN gift copy
 ebook bundle, Tales from the Coffin by Joanne Kenrick
Last Flight of the Ark by Dawn Jackson
Kindred of the Fallen by Isis Rushdan
Protector of the Flame by Isis Rushdan
Hereafter by Joya Fields
Earth Witches Aren't Easy by Heather Long
Marshal of Hel Dorado by Heather Long

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  1. Dracula premieres on NBC on Oct. 25. I think the guy who played Henry VIII in The Tudors is in it. How excited ARE you, JoAnne? LOL!

  2. Awesome!!! Love the castle pic and a new to me author=happiness. =)


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  3. Awesome!!! Dracula's Kiss sounds like a great read!! I love Dracula!!
    Ashley A

  4. Thanks for sharing the castle pic.

    lorih824 at yahoo dot come

  5. Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. THanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway, sounds good.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  8. Dracula's Kiss sounds like a book I'll have to check out! :) Thank you for sharing and for a great giveaway!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

  9. love the cover, it's gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful. i look forward to reading it.
    tammy ramey

  10. This sounds really good and the cover is very seductive just like Dracula.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  11. DRACULA'S KISS, Looks really good:)

  12. Dracula is definitely one of my favorite stories. I still bring out the old Bella Lugosi movie and share it with my kids. Happy Halloween!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  13. This sounds really good and the cover is very seductive just like Dracula.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  14. It sounds really good, love the cover.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  15. JoAnne,
    Thanks for sharing that video about Slain's Castle. I was mesmerized! Your books must be haunting and evocative.

  16. This book sounds great! Thanks for your giveaway
    i_love_books at aol dot com

  17. This is so fun and exciting! Happy Halloween to ya all! Thanks for the fun and goodies! :) Draculas Kiss sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing it!

  18. THanks so much for dropping by everyone xxx I wish you all a wonderfully spooky and fun halloween xx MWAH!
    ANd the winner of Dracula's Kiss is Ashley A - email on its way to you about how to claim your prize hehe Congrats!!