#BitesFights Point Scores

Okay Peeps, I’ve finally compiled all of the data from each round of voting – Vamps vs Shifters, Angels vs Demons, Magic vs Others, Fae vs Anthologies, Finals – and come up with the point totals that each participant earned. The spread stretches from a high of 90 pts to a low of 0 pts.

 

Three participants tied with scores of 90 pts – AnnaRichardsonHenson, LindaJones, and sarahparker. These ladies will be able to chose from the following prize packs:

 

Jeaniene Frost Prize Pack:

A signed copy of Eternal Kiss of Darkness, a signed “Life is short. Bite Hard!” bookplate, two bookmarks, and a Mencheres rubber wrist band (reverse says “I like it mindblowing”).

Jeaniene Frost Bites Fights Prize Pack

 

Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 1:

Contents include an autographed canvas tote bag, a signed copy of the first Breed book – Kiss of Midnight, a Midnight Breed drink cozy, a pack of eight MB bookmarks, a MB key chain, and a MB pen.

Lara Adrian Bites Fights Prize Pack 1, front      Lara Adrian Bites Fights Prize Pack 1, back

 

Gena Showalter Prize Pack 1:

Contents include a signed copy of On the Hunt, a signed bookplate, three assorted bookmarks, and a Dating the Undead postcard.

Gena Showalter Bites Fights Prize Pack 1

 

Maker’s Song Pack:

The first four books in the Maker’s Song series – A Rush of Wings, In the Blood, Beneath the Skin, and Etched in Bone

Adrian Phoenix, A Rush of Wings, Maker's SongAdrian Phoenix, In the Blood, Maker's SongAdrian Phoenix, Beneath the Skin, Maker's SongAdrian Phoenix, Etched in Bone, Maker's Song

 

Elemental Assassin Pack:

Books 4 – 6 in the Elemental Assassin series – Tangled Threads, Spider’s Revenge, By a Thread

Jennifer Estep, Tangles Threads, Elemental AssassinJennifer Estep, Spider's Revenge, Elemental AssassinJennifer Estep, By a Thead, Elemental Assassin

 

Anna, Linda, and Sarah were assigned numbers 1-3 based upon alphabetical order of their names and these numbers were supplied to Random.org to determine the order in which the winners will pick their prizes. Random.org returned the following sequence:

 

Random Sequence Generator

Here is your sequence:

1
2
3

Timestamp: 2012-07-03 17:12:17 UTC

 

Thus AnnaRichardsonHenson will chose her prize pack first, followed by LindaJones, and sarahparker. Ladies, you have until 11:59 pm EST on Thursday July 5th to contact admin @ paranormalbites . com (take out the spaces, of course) with your choice. Anna should send one choice, while Linda should submit a 1st and 2nd choice, and Sarah should submit a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice. Congratulations ladies!

 

July 3rd, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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A Few #BitesFights Prize Packs

Hey Peeps, I don’t know about you all, but I’m seriously ready to wrap up this contest! What started out with the very best of intentions has turned out to be the contest that just wouldn’t end, lol. The end IS in sight, however, as voting in the final round of the Bites Fights ends Wednesday, June 27th at 12:00 noon EST.

I’ve been posting pictures of some of the prize packs that will be awarded on our Facebook page and I’m including them below in case you somehow missed them (note that this is said very much tongue-in-cheek since we all know just how extensive our reach on FB is these days).

 

Swag Packs:

Here is some of the swag that will be included in the Bites Fights Swag prize packs – Midnight Breed drink cozies, pens, bookmarks donated by Lara Adrian; Night Huntress rubber wrist bands and bookmarks donated by Jeaniene Frost; Michelle Rowen postcards and bookmarks; Fever series temporary tattoos from Karen Marie Moning; signed bookmarks from Melissa Marr and Kendare Blake; signed bookplates from Charlaine Harris; tattoo style rub-ons and more!

There are 12 Swag Packs to be won and each pack will contain an assortment of the items shown. Please note that not all items will be included in each pack as the number of each individual item varies but each pack will contain the same number of total items.

Contents of the Bites Fights Swag Packs

 

Shannon K. Butcher Pack:

Shannon K. Butcher bookmarks, including a handmade glass bookmark that Shannon has donated to go along with a copy of her Bites Fights contending book, Blood Hunt.

Shannon K. Butcher Bookmarks

 

Jeaniene Frost Prize Pack:

A signed copy of Eternal Kiss of Darkness, a signed “Life is short. Bite Hard!” bookplate, two bookmarks, and a Mencheres rubber wrist band (reverse says “I like it mindblowing”). Thanks so much to Jeaniene for the contents (as well as the other Night Huntress wrist bands and bookmarks in the Swag Packs)!

Jeaniene Frost Prize Pack

 

Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 1:

Contents include an autographed canvas tote bag, a signed copy of the first Breed book – Kiss of Midnight, a Midnight Breed drink cozy, a pack of eight MB bookmarks, a MB key chain, and a MB pen – all donated by author Lara Adrian.

Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 1   Reverse side of Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Tote

Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 2:

The second MB pack contains a signed copy of Deeper Than Midnight, eight MB bookmarks, a MB pen, and a Breed drink cozy.

Lara Adrian Midnight Breed Prize Pack 2

 
In addition to the two MB prize packs eight additional winners will also receive a set of 8 Breed bookmarks. The Swag Packs mentioned previously also contain Breed bookmarks as well.

Gena Showalter Prize Pack 1:

In addition to the fabulous prize packs that we’ve already shared we have a couple offerings from the uber-awesome Gena Showalter.

Gena Pack One includes the following:
- a signed copy of On the Hunt
- a signed bookplate
- three assorted bookmarks
- a Dating the Undead postcard

Gena Showalter Prize Pack 1

 

Gena Showalter Prize Pack 2:

The second Gena Showalter prize pack being given away in the Bites Fights contains the following:

- a signed copy of Jewel of Atlantis
- a signed bookplate
- a set of three assorted bookmarks

Gena Showalter Prize Pack 2

 

Are these the only prizes to be won? Heck No! These are just the prizes that I have posted on FB so far. More will be posted tomorrow.

While you’re waiting to see pictures of the other prizes make sure that you don’t forget to vote in the final match – http://www.paranormalbites.com/2012/06/25/bites-fights-semi-final-results/

Oh, and if you do happen to see any of the recent postings on FB would you mind terribly clicking on “Share”? I’m hoping to extend the reach of the posts without having to actually pay Mr. Zuckerberg.

 MDD

June 25th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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News Briefs for the Week of October 31, 2010

Kelley Armstrong Reading, Q & A, and Signing – November 6th, Dutton, Ontario
http://www.elgincounty.ca/ElginCounty/CulturalServices/Library/branches/dutton.php

  

Although she is still recovering from her dental surgeries Sherrilyn Kenyon will be attending the Heart of Louisiana’s Annual Romance Readers Luncheon in Baton Rouge tomorrow, November 6th, as the Keynote Speaker.

  

The audio version of Jeaniene Frost‘s One Foot in the Grave is now available from Blackstone Audio. You can purchase it from Blackstone, Audible.com, iTunes, or your favorite audio retailer.

Jeaniene’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Vampire Romance.

  

Kresley Cole has launched her online store, filled with exclusive Immortals After Dark merchandise!

  

The Nominee list for the 2010 Romantic Times Bookreviewer’s Awards have been posted.  Some nominees that are familiar to PB readers include Hannah Howell, Donna Grant, Christina Dodd, Lynsay Sands, Linda Howard, JR Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh, Marjorie M. Liu, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, Ilona Andrews, Meljean Brook, Shannon K. Butcher, Michelle Rowen, Dakota Cassidy, Rachel Caine, DB Reynolds, Melissa Marr, and Cassandra Clare.

Christina Dodd, Laurell K. Hamilton, Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, Maggie Shayne, and LA Banks all received nominations for Career Achievement Best Author Awards.

  

Lara Adrian’s Veil of Midnight, Book 5 of the Midnight Breed Series, is now available in audio and is available in basic audio CDs or a single MP3 CD.  Visit the Tantor website for further details.

  

According to a Wall Street Journal interview Stephen King earned approximately $80 000 for the Kindle 2 exclusive novella, Ur, a book that he wrote in three days.  Sick!

November 5th, 2010  at 10:44 pm

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Eternal Kiss of Darkness Review Posted

Jeaniene Frost is spending the weekend partying in New Orleans at the Memnoch Resurrection Ball and Undead Con (actually she is participating in a panel at the convention so there is a tiny bit of work combined with a whole lot of play, but hey, the lady is entitled to take a break from writing now and then!).  While we can’t be with her personally in NOLA, we are definitely with her in spirit and I hope that she has one hell of a good time.

Wenj and I both read Eternal Kiss of Darkness, the second book in Jeaniene’s Night Huntress World series, last week.  I have posted her review and I agree with her rating of Mencheres’ story, even if I do disagree with her about Mencheres and Kira being annoying in the beginning when they both try to deny their feelings for each other.  It’s a minor point however as I agree with everything else, especially the desire for a deeper look at Mencheres’ past.  Hmmm…. Perhaps a certain sexy Egyptian vampire needs a second book?  Or at least a background story in an upcoming anthology.  Maybe we can persuade Jeaniene to work on this if we all beg and plead real nicely.  It’s worth a shot!

October 28th, 2010  at 10:05 am

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Upcoming Guest Bloggers & Interview

Autumn is a busy time for new releases and Paranormal Bites has a couple of guest bloggers lined up who either have new or re-releases of their own hitting the shelves within the upcoming weeks, as well as an interview with Jeaniene Frost.

Maggie Shayne‘s Twilight Hunger (originally released in 2002), the 7th book in the Wings in the Night series, was re-released today with a sexy new cover.  Edge of Twilight (originally released in 2005), the 10th book of the same series will be re-released on November 1st 2010, while Blue Twilight (originally released in 2005), the 11th book in the series will be re-released on December 1st 2010.

To celebrate Maggie will be guest blogging and offering a sweet prize pack for one very lucky contest winner.  The winner will receive a copy of Wings in the Night, a special 3-in-1 gorgeous oversized trade edition containing the first three books of her Wings in the Night series – Twilight Phantasies, Twilight Memories, and Twilight Illusions.  These backlist books are very difficult to find in print, making Wings in the Night a real collector’s edition.  In addition, Maggie will include a copy of her July 2010 release Killing Me Softly and a bookmark as well.

Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love are launching a new series on October 19th 2010 with the release of Blood Trinity, the first book of the Belador series.  Dianna will be stopping by to guest blog as well and it is possible that she may bring some Belador swag with her as well.  This hasn’t been 100% confirmed yet though but I will post an update when the details firm up.

Jeaniene Frost will also be popping in for a little Q & A session about her latest release, Eternal Kiss of Darkness, and maybe, just maybe we’ll be able to get some details about her February 2011 release, This Side of the Grave.  We’ll cross our fingers!

Any questions for Maggie, Dianna or Jeaniene?  Any particular topics that you would like them to address?  Comment on this post or fill out the handy little Contact form and I’ll forward them to the appropriate author.

October 1st, 2010  at 6:32 pm

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In My Mail Box…

Yesterday was a great mail day for me.  I received the two pretty copies of  Eternal Kiss of Darkness that Jeaniene Frost signed (“Life is Short – Bite Hard”) for our Blogmania winners – and I totally wish that I could keep one but I’ll be a good girl and pass them on like I’m supposed to.

I also received Cynthia Eden’s gorgeous I’ll be Slaying You, signed of course, that I won from VampChix.  Have you seen the cover of this book?  I just wanna lick it (I also can’t wait to read it)!

And lastly, the friendly neighbourhood Purolator man brought me this gem last night -

Ecstasy in Darkness, Gena Showalter Gena Showalter, Ecstasy in Darkness

My copy doesn’t have the fancy bound cover but that’s alright.  I can’t wait to read it – I flipped to a random page and the first word that jumped out at me was “panties” so I just know that I’m going to love it!

So, you know what I’ll be reading for the next few days.  How about you?  What’s on your bedside table or To Be Read list?

September 22nd, 2010  at 3:18 pm

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Mystery Pack Blogmania Winners

All of the author specific prize pack winners have been posted and that leaves us with the winner of the Mystery Packs.  Before I announce the winners I want to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful author Sponsors who have donated items for Paranormal Bites Blogmania Loot Scooping Boogie -

  

Lara Adrian, Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, Kresley Cole,

Jeaniene Frost, Charlaine Harris, Felicity Heaton

Larissa Ione, Karen Marie Moning, Michelle Rowen, Lynsay Sands,

Maggie Shayne, Gena Showalter, Nalini Singh

  

Without the support and generosity of these fantastic writers Paranormal Bites would not have been able to participate in this round of Blogmania and it would have been a serious shame to have missed out on all of the fun and excitement that events like this bring.  THANK YOU Ladies, from the bottom of my heart!  You make me proud to be a fan and a book blogger.

And now that I’ve had my mushy moment, let me tell you what the winners may find in their Mystery Packs.

  

Lara Adrian has donated a huge collection of assorted Midnight Breed bookmarks

Rachel Caine has donated a signed copy of her latest release, Total Eclipse, a signed copy of Kiss of Death, assorted postcards, and Morganville Vampires temporary tattoos

Jeaniene Frost has donated 2 signed copies of her latest release, Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Charlaine Harris has donated books and book plates

Larissa Ione has donated 2 demon duckies, 2 tote bags, 4 post-it pads, bookmarks and pens

Karen Marie Moning has donated books

Michelle Rowen has donated a signed copy of her recent release The Demon in Me, and a huge bunch of bookmarks and postcards

Gena Showalter has donated books

Paranormal Bites is donating a set of cloth book covers, Skelanimals temporary tattoos and I just might find a book or two to toss in as well

  

My goal is to distribute all of the above donated items as evenly as possible within the prize packs.  I am still waiting for a few of the donated items which are in transit so I do not have a ship-to-winners date as of yet.  With all of this fantastic loot to be had however it will be well worth the wait!  And now, without further ado…

  

The Winners are:

Marcy mmcdmt13@yahoo.com
Anne ajolly1456@gmail.com
shala_darkstone
Jenna Wood

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  • 65, 183, 28, 139, 112, 134, 6, 32

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September 18th, 2010  at 4:15 pm

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New Releases July 27th

There were a quite a few new paranormal releases this week so I hope that you have all been putting every spare penny into your “Buy Books” change jar!  Some releases of note include:

Kelley Armstrong – Waking the Witch, Book 11 in the Otherworld series

Stacia Kane – City of Ghosts, Book 3 in the Downside Ghosts series

Jeaniene Frost – Eternal Kiss of Darkness, Book 2 in the Night Huntress World series

Christine Feehan – Water Bound, Book 1 in the Sisters of the Heart series

Adam Rex – Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story

Marjorie M. Liu – A Wild Light, Book 3 in the Hunter Kiss series

You can read my review of Kelley Armstrong’s Waking the Witch here.  Be on the lookout for my review of Marjorie M. Liu’s A Wild Light later in the week.  I just received my copy today so I’ll get the review posted just as soon as I finish reading.  In the mean time here is the synopsis to give you a hint about what is to come:

Obsidian shadows of the flesh…tattoos with hearts, minds, and dreams.  By day, they are my armor.  By night, they unwind from my body to take on forms of their own—demons of the flesh, turned into flesh.

For too long Maxine Kiss has felt an inexplicable darkness around her—a force she channels into hunting the demons bent on destroying the human race.  But when she finds herself covered in blood and crouched beside her grandfather’s dead body with no memory of what happened or of the man she loves, Maxine begins to fear that the darkness has finally consumed her.

With blood on her hands and her sanity in question, Maxine must face the truth about who she really is and embrace the love of the only man who can help her—before she loses what she cares about most: her family.

A Wild Light, Marjorie M. Liu

An Ace paperback $7.99, National on-sale date: July 27, 2010, ISBN 9781101188880

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Marjorie M. Liu is an attorney, and the New York Times bestselling author of short stories, novellas, and two ongoing series: Dirk & Steele novels of paranormal romance, and the Hunter Kiss urban fantasy series. She wrote NYX: No Way Home, X-23, and Black Widow, for Marvel Comics, and is co-writing the ongoing bestselling Dark Wolverine series.   Liu divides her time between the beautiful state of Indiana, and Beijing/Shanghai, China.   For a complete listing of all her work, please visit her website at:  www.marjoriemliu.com

July 28th, 2010  at 2:42 am

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Eternal Kiss of Darkness

An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness…and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking.  But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn.  Suddenly she finds herself in a world she’s only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master Vampire who thought he’d seen it all.  Then Kira appears—this fearless, beautiful…human who braved death to rescue him.  Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life, yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose between the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

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Intrigued by the synopsis?  Can’t wait until the book hits the stands on July 27th to find out more info on the second book in the Night Huntress World series?  Check out Jeaniene’s site and then skip on over to Tynga’s Reviews for an interview with Jeaniene and a chance to win your own copy of Eternal Kiss of Darkness.

June 25th, 2010  at 11:17 pm

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Jeaniene Frost’s Eternal Kiss of Darkness Book Trailer

June 25th, 2010  at 10:39 pm

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