Guest Author: Laurie London & Giveaway!

I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for something paranormal – maybe something sexy, dark, and intense.  And I think I’d like a vampire or two thrown in for a good measure.  Luckily for me – and my readers – today’s guest author writes paranormal romances that certainly fit the bill.  She’s Laurie London, the acclaimed author of the Sweetblood Series from HQN.

Laurie’s debut book, Bonded by Blood, came out in February 2011 to great reviews, including this one from Publisher’s Weekly “Paranormal romance gets a sexy addition with London’s sizzling series debut.”

And here’s what New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair has to say about the Sweetblood Series“Laurie London’s Sweetblood world is dark and sinfully sexy–I’m totally addicted.”

Sounds good to me!  And I love the premise for the series:

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy–Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors.

Laurie’s second book in the series was Embraced by Blood, which also got great reviews:

Embraced by Blood is an enticingly seductive read that will leave you enthralled! – Joyfully Reviewed, Recommended Read

And now the third book in the Sweetblood world is on the shelves, and Tempted by Blood sounds just as dark, sexy, and enticing as the first two books in the series.

Here’s the blurb for Tempted by Blood:

He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those cravings only intensify when he meets Arianna Wells, the human he’s been assigned to protect. Smart and perceptive, Arianna doesn’t seem like a dangerous temptress. Yet she awakens in Jackson an unstoppable need that, if left unchecked, will brand him a traitor…a crime punishable by death.

But soon their bond may be Arianna’s only hope. For stalking her in the shadows is a merciless enemy—one who will stop at nothing to claim her completely….

Yum!  If you like sexy vampires, then I think you’re going to love Laurie’s latest book.  Be sure to stop by her website to read an excerpt and to get all the details on the Sweetblood Series.

For my readers today, Laurie is giving away a copy of Tempted by Blood.  Let’s talk vampires – what’s your favorite vamp TV show, movie, or book?  Do you love vamps, or do you think they belong in the camp of the bad guys?  One person who comments will win Laurie’s book.