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Guest Blogger: Sheri Whitefeather (Contest!)
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Contest from Sheri Whitefeather!  Leave a comment for a chance to win
a free download of THE VAMPIRE PENDANT e-book and a Gothic cross keychain
to ward off vampires (or simply keep them under control, if you prefer. )
Two winners will be chosen at random.

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FIRST TIMES. . .

Thank you, Delilah, for having me as a guest blogger.  I’m thrilled to be here and have to say how much I love your clever tag-line (Get in Bed with Delilah.  Everyone else has!).   I’m sure you hear that all the time, but it always makes me smile.

I’m celebrating the release of my 40th book, but it’s also my first self-published project, as well as my first vampire-themed story.  Lots of firsts!  So, that’s my subject for the day.  Other firsts that all of us can share.   Ready.  Set.   Here’s mine.

First childhood memory:  I was two years old, and I was with my sister, Lanie, and Nonna (our-great grandmother from Italy).   I was chewing gum and I took it out of my mouth and tucked it into the dirt of a nearby potted plant.  I then laughed my fool head off, thinking it was the funniest thing ever.

First crush:  It was kindergarten and his name was Bruce.  I don’t remember anything else about him.  My first celebrity crushes:  Herman (Peter Noone) from Herman’s Hermits and Monkee Davy Jones (may he rest in cutie-pie peace).

First car I ever drove:  A 1969 Firebird convertible.   Fun!

First movie that made me cryBambi

First song that made me swoonI think we’re alone now by Tommy James & the Shondells.   I was about nine years old when it came out (way before Tiffany’s version) and I imagined myself running off with a boy when I got older, much like in the lyrics.

First time I had sex (yikes!):  I was a teenager and his name was Dean.  And, yes, I remember more about him than I do about kindergarten Bruce!

First mentor:  This would be my theater make-up instructor in college.  He boosted my confidence and made me feel smart and savvy and creative.  My other mentors would be the throng of teachers who told me that I should be a writer.   I was quite young during those experiences and didn’t understand that they were mentoring me because I didn’t want to be a writer then.  The writing bug didn’t hit until I was in my thirties.

First muse:   A man known to my readers as the Online Warrior.   He is a romantic friend (yum!) and an artist and art model.   In fact, I keep one of his modeling nudes beside my computer.  Other people have inspired me, but not the way he does.  If you’re curious to see him, here’s a link    http://cheriefeather.blogspot.com/2011/11/online-warrior.html  where I posted his naked image.  You’ll also see that I plan to write a series of books he inspired.

First books I raved about:  When I was a kid, it was WYKNEN, BYNKEN AND NOD.  In my teenage years, it was two classics–THE SCARLET LETTER and TARZAN OF THE APES.  In my twenties, THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT by Sidney Shelton, CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M.  Auel,  and RICH MAN POOR MAN by Irwin Shaw.   In my thirties, A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR by Jude Deveraux .  In my forties, Kathleen Eagle’s FIRE AND RAIN and Lucia St. Clair Robson’s heart-torturing epic RIDE THE WIND.  And, finally, in my fifties, it would be Suzanne Collins’s HUNGER GAMES trilogy.

Now onto my current release:

THE VAMPIRE PENDANT is the first book in the Blood Genies series,  erotic romance novellas featuring vampire hybrids (genies/vampires) living inside antique jewelry and taking blood in exchange for granting wishes.

As a teenager, Tessa Clarins was damaged by a fire, and now the scarred twenty-five-year-old virgin has been made beautiful by a wish.   But there’s a catch.  Tessa’s wish is only temporary, and so is her affair with Anthony Dumont, the wildly romantic “gen-vamp” feasting on her veins and stealing her innocence.  Night after night Tessa puts her heart on the line.  But so does Anthony, leaving sex, love, and secrets in his blood-hungry wake.

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Happy wishes, everyone!

www.sheriwhiteather.com

23 comments to “Guest Blogger: Sheri Whitefeather (Contest!)”

  1. erica
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 8:59 am · Link

    :) love to read mor of your books



  2. Chris Bails
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 9:02 am · Link

    This book sounds great. This is a new author for me and would love to win and read this book. I love to read and always looking for new books to check out. Thanks for the giveaway.
    :wink:



  3. CrystalGB
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 9:14 am · Link

    Great Q/A. I love Sheri’s writing. The Vampire Pendant sounds good.



  4. Josette
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 9:31 am · Link

    Thank you for sharing your firsts. Looking forward to adding your books to my “to read” list. :lol:



  5. Candy Bezner
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 10:08 am · Link

    Sound like a great book. What does one use when they come across a Jewish vampire? A star of David??? Just wondering.



  6. leann
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

    I would love to win, this is a new author for me also. Where can I find more books by you? Also. do they come in paper or just ebooks? :-)



  7. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 10:46 am · Link

    Hi everyone! :) Thanks for your comments and participation! Leann, in answer to your question, all of my books come in paper, except this one (THE VAMPIRE PENDANT). It’s self-published so it’s only an e-book. Here’a s list of all of my books. I’ve been published since 1999, so there is a variety of genres: http://sheriwhitefeather.com/books.html



  8. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 10:53 am · Link

    Also, everyone, feel free to share any of your first time experiences! :mrgreen:



  9. Penny
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 10:54 am · Link

    I have read couple of your books and loved them and look forward to reading your new series about vampires. I love vampire romance and also series. Thank u for share your first.



  10. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Candy, Interesting question. I ran a Google search and a lot people wondered the same thing. Traditionally, I think any religious symbol would apply. Here is a link for a Jewish vampire book. I suspect there are more, but this one caught my eye: http://ericamanfred.com/latest-books/interview-with-a-jewish-vampire Here is a link from a site that a list of traditional things to ward off vampires: http://www.bloodylexicon.com/vampires/how-to-survive-a-vampire-attack/



  11. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Candy, I think in a traditional vampire sense, any religious symbol would apply. There are lots of Google discussions about this. I plan on doing some Native vampires and will use symbols associated to the vampires’ mortal (Native) heritage. It’s up to the author/creator of the story what works! :)



  12. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Crystal and Penny–Thank you for reading my books. 8)



  13. Nadine Winningham
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 12:17 pm · Link

    I’m adding this to my TBR list. It sounds really good!



  14. Fedora
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 3:34 pm · Link

    Wow, Sheri–thanks for the visit today! I’ve enjoyed some of your earlier books–congrats on #40! And congrats on self-publishing! Best wishes to you in all fronts! May you be enjoying many more firsts :)



  15. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Fedora–Thank you for reading some of my earlier work and for the congrats! Thanks to all who are putting this on their TBR list! :-D



  16. Melissa Porter
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing.
    The book sounds very interesting. Different from all the others that I have read. Heading over to check more out. Adding to my need to get/read pile.



  17. Jolene A
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 7:47 pm · Link

    This is a new to me author and I can’t wait to look into her work some more. Sounds like my kind of read!!!



  18. Jen B.
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm · Link

    Firsts? The first time I realized I was in love with the man I eventually married was when he came back to drop off his date. She lived across the hall from me in college. I had introduced them. I got cross eyed with…not jealousy but confusion. I was dating someone else at the time so I hadn’t ever thought of my future husband as anything more than a friend. Turns out, I was already deeply in love with him. Yeah, call me clueless!



  19. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm · Link

    Oh, thanks all! So nice to hear your comments! I just discovered that THE VAMPIRE PENDANT is # 83 of the top 100 bestselling vampire romances on Amazon! Whoop! Whoop! :-D :!: :!:



  20. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Jen, Thanks so much for sharing! I love your first love story! It’s sounds like a book! Do you write? You should write it. :)



  21. bn100
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      · May 17th, 2012 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Very nice post. The book sounds good.



  22. Crystal S
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      · May 18th, 2012 at 4:06 am · Link

    This sounds great I will definitely add it to my tbr list…. I just love finding new authors

    Crystal :wink:



  23. Sheri Whitefeather
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      · May 18th, 2012 at 2:22 pm · Link

    WINNERS OF THE CONTEST: Everyone (comments 1-22) :!: I’m giving all of you a free download of THE VAMPIRE PENDANT. Email me at SWhitefeather@verizon.net with your email address (that you use for Barnes and Noble or Amazon) and tell me which device you have, a Kindle or Nook. The story will be sent to you as a gift. Also, Erica (comment 1) and Jen B. (comment 18) were selected to win Gothic cross key chains, along with a copy of the book. Ladies, when you email me, I’ll get your snail mail addresses! Happy, sexy reading, everyone!



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