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Guest Blogger: Sharon Hamilton (Contest!)
Friday, February 15th, 2013

If you commented on this Friday’s and last Friday’s blogs, you are eligible to receive a free set of dog tags from Sharon. Send an email to sharonhamilton2001@gmail.com! ~DD

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Who Would A Golden Vampire Hire For Protection?

Well, of course, Navy’s finest: SEALs. In my book, they are retired SEALs. In writing Mortal Bite, I found my little fingers writing some new quirky characters to further the saga along. Golden Vampires, like in Book 1, Honeymoon Bite, can live in the sunlight, and they live forever. But their children are born mortal.

My legendary family, the Monteleones of Tuscany, hire dark coven vampires as their security. But dark vamps have to go to ground in the daylight, so, to add protection, they train some ex-SEALs to handle some of the daytime things. Now, can you imagine what happens when these SEALs learn about tracing and transporting? These are guys who are used to doing HALO jumps at midnight over water. Do you think they’d love to trace with a dark vamp? Heck yes. They’d be wanting to trace to go to the liquor store or the favorite burger joint.

I have a secondary character in this book who will have his own book soon: Lionel Jett.  He has two brothers who live in California and help protect the Monteleone family. Lionel is about to go on a fact-finding mission. They have set up a group of ex-SEALs to join their team in the coming days. But tonight, they want to go incognito, pretending just to be a couple of randy guys.

Here’s a little excerpt of  Lionel Jett and his brother, Hugh. But the ladies all call him Huge.

CONTEST NOTE: As a giveaway, one winner will get a poster-sized print of this book cover, SIGNED BY JIMMY THOMAS, or a free copy of Mortal Bite. Winner to be announced Sunday. And, if you comment on today’s blog, and then go back and comment on last Friday’s blog (CLICK ON “Friday’s blog), I will send you a set of special dog tags. So everyone has a chance to win something!

Mortal BiteExcerpt, Mortal Bite:

Lionel was relaxed but wary as he strode down the wet streets of the little winery town. The heels of his scuffed Doc Martens pounded along the sidewalk, causing storefront glass to wobble. He made a point to go lighter, so as not to draw attention to his preternatural powers. He wanted to spend the evening without drawing undue attention, if he could.

His standard uniform was black leather jacket with the myriad of zippered pockets, his tight black Levis with more pockets, and the lace-up boots with the steel toes he wore everywhere except for a tuxedo affair. Since those only came along a couple of times a century, he still had a pair of pumps he’d bought back in the 1800’s made from pressed alligator—an illegal substance in today’s world—which were perfect and drew little attention.

 PRESS was full of people tonight. The first thing that struck him was the giddy laughter coming from the bar and dark corners of the place, even though the lighting was darker than usual. It wasn’t the romantic quiet he usually found at a hook-up place. There were groups of people everywhere. Things were being said indiscreetly. Boundaries were being pushed. He was hit with glamour from all directions, indicating the dark forces were very present.

Perfect. Just what you wanted, right?

He felt his brother’s words coming from his right and he turned to find Hugh toasting him with a dark red glass of what was probably Meritage, his favorite blend of three wines, which matched his sexual tastes to a T.

That it is, brother. “You are eager tonight, Huge,” Lionel said as he took his seat in front of him and watched his brother’s features by light of the little votive candle on the shiny laminate tabletop.

“As ever.” Hugh nodded to a couple of new lovelies who had just walked into the den of sins, eyes as wide and blue-green as the ocean. Lionel knew they had no idea what was in store for them. They were expensively dressed, and obviously not aware of what a rough crowd they’d walked in on.

Hugh apologized to him, and stood, then walked over to the two mortal girls and invited them to their table. They had to crane their necks to look up into their host’s face, and then pulled a look around him to see Lionel sitting at the table. He nodded to them, and the redhead smiled and started walking right toward him. That left Hugh with the brunette, and Lionel knew that would be just fine.

The redhead’s light pink skin and fresh scent pounded a flush to Lionel’s groin area and his pants became unbearably tight. Then she touched his shoulder, balancing herself on him while she tried to sit down gracefully in spite of an impossibly short skirt and four-inch heels with laces that came to her knees. The dark shadow between her thighs made Lionel’s fangs ache, but he pressed them back up and swallowed. He’d surely bite himself if he couldn’t have her, and very soon.

But then he remembered himself and his mission. He needed to gather information about the dark hordes lounging here this evening, looking for recreation and perhaps willing to slip their guard a bit. He chuckled as the redhead removed her jacket to reveal an exquisite set of breasts that all but shouted his name, and this time his fangs dropped properly low and would not behave.

Did she see?

He send a little glam her way just as Hugh and the other girl slid past her shoulders and took a place next to each other on the bench seat across from him.

Hugh was having great fun watching him, Lionel could tell. Not that his brother hadn’t taken the time to adequately appreciate the redhead’s mammary glands.

Would be a shame to have a dark toddler suck those beautiful orbs and deform them, brother. Not that you were thinking along those lines, Hugh sent out to him.

Not possible, Huge. You know that.

No?  With the powerful cum you’re going to lay inside her, who knows what could happen? I know you can see what she’d look like.

Keep your eyes on your own plate, brother, Lionel answered.

You suggested sharing…

Lionel squinted a dark glare at Hugh, who sat back, and draped his arm around the brunette. Her impossibly red lips parted and a whole new set of visions flooded Lionel’s head.

Hugh chuckled, raised his glass to his brother, and then motioned for a cocktail waitress. The redhead touched her bare thigh against Lionel’s, and through the jeans he felt the intentional caress of a mortal woman who had come to the bar to find sex. Well, he’d have to oblige, but not until his need for information was satisfied. Then he could satisfy himself with the knowledge of what she had barely covered up so with her panties. The knowledge of what it would feel like to slip in and out of her, what the taste of her blood would be as she moaned his name. He didn’t need to drink wine to get high. He’d get it from her.

The cocktail waitress went off in search of a very expensive bottle of Ravenswood Meritage, mumbling something about having to go downstairs to the cave storage to look for it. Lionel could tell Hugh had glamoured her too. Hugh had a fondness for taking his mortal conquests in wine caves and cool refrigerated private collections.

Lionel adjusted his jacket and the blue-green-eyed beauty on his right smiled as she appraised the leather and what lay underneath. “Can I help you with your jacket? You look hot.”

Her scent came to him like a blast furnace, along with the double meaning. It was good to be coveted, he thought. Nice that it happened without him having to expend an ounce of glam on her, too. Totally willing.

“Sure,” he said, adjusting his fangs before breaking a smile. She’d probably think he was trying not to smile, but he didn’t want to scare her, until it was time to do so. Just a little scare before the bite. Before the rapture of what it would feel like as he breathed into her ear, whispered incantations and took her. “But mind your hands. I have vera vera sensitive skin,” he added in a mock accent.

“Oh, I hope so,” she gushed. Her tiny pink fingers traveled quickly over his pecs, and tugged at the thick collar of the jacket, pulling it off his shoulders. He leaned forward, his face close to hers, allowing his dark hair to brush against her cheek, and felt her body shudder in response. She finished removing the heavy jacket and let it drape behind him on the chair. “Sorry, it’s very heavy, and a little too heavy for me. I’m afraid I’ve made a bit of a mess.”

You have no idea. He had practically come in his pants, but willed himself some control. He nodded, slowly perusing her chest while she watched him do it. “I don’t mind. I’m enjoying whatever your hands can do, and I can see you are skilled.”

The girl blushed. Had he glammed her? If she caught a little breath from him, it wasn’t intentional. He loved that his proximity made her tingle, blush, feel self-conscious. It’s what he loved most about mortal women. He never liked women that threw themselves at him. Her combination of subtlety and grace charmed him, and he allowed it to be so. Even fantasized she could glamour him.

Lionel broke the tension by looking over at his brother. Hugh had his tongue down the brunette’s throat and had already a hand under the table, snaking up her red knit dress. He would be no use tonight, Lionel thought. He could feel his brother sending sexual fantasies into the lady’s consciousness, and could hear her slight moan in response.

So far so good. Lionel scanned the room just before the waitress returned with the bottle of wine Hugh had selected. She frowned when Hugh didn’t acknowledge it, being otherwise occupied.

“Thank you,” Lionel said to the waitress as he pressed a one hundred dollar bill into her palm. This got her attention.

“Oh, thank you so much. Let me know if you need anything else?” Her smile was brave, but Lionel could see she fancied his brother, as most mortal women did.

Lionel removed the cork and slowly poured the wine while tipping the glass, so that the deep burgundy substance rolled back in a wave that resembled thick blood. The aroma was excellent, but he put the glass to his nose anyway the way humans did when savoring a nice bouquet. He closed his eyes as he swirled the liquid over his palate, wishing it were the feel and taste of the redhead’s lovely life force.

There will be time enough for that.

“You like?” He said to her. She had been watching his Adam’s apple, almost like a vamp female. But her scent told him she clearly wasn’t.

“Yes, I like.” She looked him straight in the eyes. He could feel her saying words, although unclear, like there was a filter between them, but part of the telepathy was working. Take me, she was saying.

“Good.” He tipped the glass to her lips. She closed her eyes and mirrored his tasting actions, swirling the liquid over her tongue. She licked her lips and coated them with the fermented elixir.

It was totally spontaneous. With her eyes still closed, he covered her mouth with his and she parted quickly and allowed him access. She sucked at his lips as he did the same. She was lovely, and just what he needed. He brought his hand to the back of her head and sifted through her long locks. She was intoxicating to him.

“More wine?” he asked as they parted and stared into each other’s eyes.

“Please.” It meant more than the wine.

“Your wish is my command.” They both smiled.

37 comments to “Guest Blogger: Sharon Hamilton (Contest!)”

  1. Danny
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 9:27 am · Link

    Hi Sharon,

    I definitely have add your book to my tbb list. Vampires and SEALs what a great combination.

    dannyfiredragon@aol.com



  2. Dawn Staniszeski
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 9:44 am · Link

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! :-D



  3. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 9:49 am · Link

    Thank you Danny and Dawn. Got you entered!! Love having people discover my yummy guys. :twisted:



  4. Angela
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 9:57 am · Link

    Congratulations on keeping a great series going!



  5. sunshine kath
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:03 am · Link

    Love your books Sharon and I am looking forward to reading this one



  6. Gayle Latreille
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:03 am · Link

    Just dropping by to say hi and thanks for another awesome interview/blog, Sharon & Delilah!! :)

    I have the first book in this series and just purchased the second one as well. I highly recommend both of these books to everyone. Sharon’s SEAL series is also fantastic, so don’t miss those either.

    Don’t enter me in the contest as I have everything written by Sharon, just wanted to say hi and give my recommendations.

    Have a terrific day, Sharon & Delilah

    gayle2b74@gmail.com



  7. julie
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:23 am · Link

    Hi Sharon & Delilah great piece, ive just bought it and cant wait to start it, the vampires & SEALs are an awesome combination, congrats on the release. I love all Sharon’s books



  8. Danny
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:44 am · Link

    Hi Sharon,

    can’t wait to read more about your Seals. Thanks again. Hugs

    Danny



  9. Enikö
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:49 am · Link

    WOW Sharon! Vampires and SEALs, that could be a combination I could not resist. Looking forward to reading it.



  10. Kristina Taylor
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:09 am · Link

    Love your books :) So excited about this giveaway :)



  11. Toni Whitmire
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:48 am · Link

    I just love reading the excerpt and want to read the series bibbiesparks@yahoo.com



  12. Anne
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:49 am · Link

    What red blooded woman wouldn’t like a series that combines vamps and SEALs?!? Yum!



  13. Heidi
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 12:17 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to start reading these books, I may have to bump them up to the top of my tbr list ;) So HOT!!! Vampires and Navy Seals, doesn’t get any better than that!



  14. Z
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Damn, if I win, that’s so going on my wall on my side of the bed. The story sounds fabulous, seal tracing , so different.
    Thanks
    Zina :twisted:



  15. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Gayle, LOL. Love seeing you here, as always. Delilah does get a great stable of authors showing up. :-P



  16. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Angela and Kath – great having you here. I’m so proud of this new one. Really got me excited when I found I could blend the genres a bit. And it works! Or, at least I think it does… :-P



  17. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 2:44 pm · Link

    Julie and Eniko – Thrilled to see you here today. Yes, I agree, vamps and SEALs do go together. Who knew?

    :lol:



  18. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Toni and Kristina, I’ve entered you both, and thanks for showing up at last Friday’s post as well. Can’t wait to hear how you love the new one. :wink:



  19. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Anne, red-blooded indeed. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Exactly what I thought.

    Heidi, hate to have you bump another author, but love the fact that you might want to read mine sooner. But I hear you about the TBR pile. I’ve said before, I’d have to live forever to finish mine. Know how your feel. Enjoy!

    Z – got a new sewing machine last week. I’m with you. Going to make a quilt with my covers on it. Then I can lay under or over Jimmy Thomas – probably the closest I’ll ever get to him!! :lol:



  20. sharon chalk
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 8:42 pm · Link

    oh my, I fell in love with your books last time I saw you on the blog and ordered but now seals and vamps together,well I guess Im going to have to change my tbr order of books around some again,just like the last time you were here!!!



  21. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 8:56 pm · Link

    Sharon, thanks and so happy I could make your decisions confusing! Thanks for those wonderful words an author loves to hear. :lol:



  22. Susan W.
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 8:57 pm · Link

    I love your SEAL books but I haven’t read one of your vampire stories. I’ve obviously been missing out. That’s going to be changing soon!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net



  23. Rachelle Lerner
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 9:25 pm · Link

    It is a very interesting combination. I would have to read more to tell if I would love the books or just like them.



  24. Pat Cochran
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:47 pm · Link

    WOW! Very interesting! You’re a new-to-me author and
    I see that I’ve been missing something that sounds very
    good! I’ve just put this book on my TBR list!!!

    Pat C.



  25. LaGina
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 10:53 pm · Link

    A book I want to get my hot little hands on!! Thanks for the giveaway. :lol:



  26. Melissa Porter
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:02 pm · Link

    I need to get this one. :-P
    Thanks for sharing.
    Great cover.



  27. Shirley Miller
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:03 pm · Link

    Looking forward to reading the new book



  28. dian aesha
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      · February 15th, 2013 at 11:19 pm · Link

    hi saron..

    nice to know you..your book cover make me speechless ..
    cant wait to read this book..wish i win :) :)
    thanks for the share..

    icha09 at gmail dot com



  29. Fedora
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      · February 16th, 2013 at 1:32 am · Link

    Ooh, great cover and excerpt, Sharon! Thanks for giving us a peek, and thanks for the chance to win :)



  30. Angila
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      · February 16th, 2013 at 2:08 am · Link

    Love a good book involving SEALs



  31. ronnie cornett
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      · February 16th, 2013 at 10:53 am · Link

    I love Vamp romance :!: I want to read this so going to Amazon now to check it out :!: :!: :!:



  32. Ilona
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      · February 16th, 2013 at 12:48 pm · Link

    I can see that my book funds are going to be screaming again – yet another series to add to my want list!!



  33. donnas
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      · February 17th, 2013 at 12:50 am · Link

    Sounds great!! I cant wait to read it.



  34. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 17th, 2013 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Okay everyone. I’ve entered the names. Working on the drawing. Will report back in about 2 hours.

    Good luck!! :-P



  35. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 17th, 2013 at 8:40 pm · Link

    Winners of the ebook, Mortal Bite: LaGina and Melissa Porter.

    Winner of the Jimmy Thomas poster: Z (but you have to keep your promise to “hang” him by your bed). LOL.

    Others who commented on both blog dates will get an email from me, requesting their snail mail addy.

    Thank you so much!!! :lol:



  36. Sharon Hamilton
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      · February 17th, 2013 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Melissa and LaGina, I need your email addresses. Please send them to: sharonhamilton2001@gmail.com.

    Z I need your physical address. Send it to: sharonhamilton2001@gmail.com.

    thanks ladies.



  37. Z
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      · February 17th, 2013 at 10:01 pm · Link

    Yeah, I canna wait to put it up.
    Thanks Z