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Blood to Booty Vampire Countdown by @MelodyMJohnson | Day Reaper Book Tour + $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @SDSXXTours Presents #ParanormalRomance #PNR

Day Reaper (The Night Blood Series #4) by Melody Johnson. The paranormal romance series is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card and ebooks.

For other Silver Dagger book tour dates, see the link at the bottom of the post.


Blood to Booty Vampire Countdown

Whether you're into vampires for the action, blood, danger, or crazy sexual tension, it's typically the right combination of the “immortal creature” element and the sex appeal that makes this genre so delicious. From blood to booty, below is my top ten live action (tv and movie) vampires to die for:

10. 30 Days of Dark - all blood, all the time 

9. Underworld - mostly blood, but the little booty is delicious 

8. Blade - mostly blood, but you can't deny that Wesley Snipes has a booty

7. Queen of the Damned - a little blood, a little booty

6. Interview with a Vampire - a little blood, a little booty

5. What we do in the shadows - funny how they attempt to get blood and booty 

4. Twilight - little blood, wanting booty

3. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer - blood and booty and everything in between. 

2. True Blood - all blood, all booty, all the time. 

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - perfect blood and booty balance (until the final season
when we were so hard up for booty we were practically panting when Buffy and Spike were FINALLY back in bed, and they weren't even kissing.)


Day Reaper
The Night Blood Series #4
by Melody Johnson
Genre: Paranormal Romance


On the brink of death, Cassidy DiRocco demands that New York City’s master of the supernatural, Dominic Lysander, transform her—reporter, Night Blood, sister, human—into the very creature she’s feared and fought against for months: a vampire. The pain is brutal, she could lose the career she’s worked so hard to achieve, and her world will never be the same. But surviving is worth any risk, especially when it means gaining the strength to fight against Jillian Allister, the sister who betrayed Dominic, attacked Cassidy, and is leading a vampire uprising that will destroy all of New York City . . .

When she awakens, however, Cassidy realizes the cost of being transformed might be more than she was willing to sacrifice. But if Cassidy hopes to right the irrevocable wrongs that Jillian and her army of the Damned have wrought on New York City, she’ll need to not only accept her new senses, body, and cravings, but wield them in her favor. Irresistible and enigmatic as Dominic is, he no longer has command over the city or its vampires. Only Cassidy has the connections to convince the humans, Day Reapers, and the few vampires still loyal to Dominic to join forces. And maybe, if Dominic can accept her rising power over the coven he once commanded for the past several hundred years, the two of them together might forge a bond more potent than history has ever known. . .



Eternal Reign
The Night Blood Series #3

THE LEVELING


Last week, Cassidy DiRocco had some influence over the vampires that stalk the streets of New York City. She was never completely safe, but with her newfound abilities as a night blood and her honed instincts as a crime reporter, at least she had the necessary skills to survive.

Now, thanks to the injuries she sustained while saving her brother from a fate worse than death, she’s lost her night blood status just as another crime spree hits Brooklyn. Dozens of people are being slaughtered, and each victim bears the Damned’s signature mark; a missing heart.

Cassidy will need the help of all her allies to survive the coming war, including the mysterious and charismatic Dominic Lysander, Master Vampire of New York City. But as his rival’s army threatens his coven and his own powers weaken with the approaching Leveling, even Dominic’s defenses might not be enough protection.

With nothing left to lose, Cassidy must find the power inside herself to save Dominic, his coven, their city, and survive.





Sweet Last Drop
The Night Blood Series #2

Trust No One


Cassidy DiRocco knows the dark side intimately--as a crime reporter in New York City, she sees it every day. But since she discovered that she's a night blood, her power and potential has led the dark right to her doorway. With her brother missing and no one remembering he exists, she makes a deal with Dominic Lysander, the fascinating master vampire of New York, to find him. 

Dominic needs the help of Bex, another master vampire, to keep peace in the city, so he sends Cassidy to a remote, woodsy town upstate to convince her--assuming she survives long enough. A series of vicious "animal attacks" after dark tells Cassidy there's more to Bex and her coven than anyone's saying. That goes double for fellow night blood Ian Walker, the tall, blond animal tracker who's supposed to be her ally. Walker may be hot-blooded and hard-bodied, but he's hiding something too. If Cassidy wants the truth, she'll have to squeeze it out herself… every last drop.




The City Beneath
The Night Blood Series #1

As a journalist, Cassidy DiRocco thought she had seen every depraved thing New York City’s underbelly had to offer. But while covering what appears to be a vicious animal attack, she finds herself drawn into a world she never knew existed. Her exposé makes her the target of the handsome yet brutal Dominic Lysander, the Master Vampire of New York City, who has no problem silencing her to keep his coven's secrets safe…


But Dominic offers Cassidy another option: ally. He reveals she is a night blood, a being with powers of her own, including the ability to become a vampire. As the body count escalates, Cassidy is caught in the middle of a vampire rebellion. Dominic insists she can help him stop the coming war, but wary of his intentions, Cassidy enlists the help of the charming Ian Walker, a fellow night blood. As the battle between vampires takes over the city, Cassidy will have to tap into her newfound powers and decide where to place her trust...





Melody Johnson is the author of the Night Blood series. She graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with her B.A. in creative writing and psychology. While still earning her degree, she worked as an editing intern for Wahida Clark Presents Publishing. She was a copyeditor for several novels, including Cheetah by Missy Jackson; Trust No Man II by Cash; and Karma with a Vengeance by Tash Hawthorne. Book #1 of the Night Blood series, The City Beneath, is her debut novel. When she isn't writing, Melody can be found hiking the many woodsy trails in her Pennsylvania hometown or sunning and swimming at the beach. 




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Red Ivan and the White Lady of Bernstein by @Cat_Cavendish | Waking the Ancients Book Tour + $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @SDSXXTours Presents #Horror

Don't miss Waking the Ancients, book two in the Nemesis of the Gods horror series by Catherine Cavendish! 

The book is on virtual tour and stops at Readeropolis today with a guest post from the author.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card and ebooks. 

For other Silver Dagger book tour dates, see the link at the bottom of the post.


Red Ivan and the White Lady of Bernstein




Since 1199, Bernstein Castle has stood, dominating its surroundings in the Oberwart district of wine-producing Burgenland in the south-eastern part of Austria.

Only after the Second World War did it become part of Austria when borders were moved and Burgenland became Austria’s newest region. Until then, it had officially lain in Hungary. Its history is one of multiple battles, sieges and increasing fortification. Needless to say with so much conflict and so many centuries of existence, more than a few legends surround it.

Tradition centers on two ghosts in particular; the White Lady of Bernstein and Red Ivan.


Cathalina Frescobaldi, Italian wife of a former owner of the castle, is the main contender for White Lady. The story goes that her husband caught her in flagrante delicto with his secretary. The Count murdered his employee and walled his wife up in one of the castle towers - to die a terrifying death. But Cathalina would not rest in peace. She appeared to her husband after her death and scared him so much he dropped dead. That doesn’t seem to have been enough to send her into peaceful eternal rest as she is still reported being seen in the castle to this day.

Nowadays, the family-owned castle has been part converted into a luxury hotel. Maybe you will feel the ice cold hand of the White Lady yourself.

Red Ivan’s story dates back to the 13th century and his true identity is Johann von Héder, Count of Güssing, a notoriously cruel and vengeful man who terrorised the whole region. He is instantly recognisable as he wears a red vest and has flame-red hair and beard. He isn’t someone you would want to run into, as he delights in scaring the wits out of residents and guests alike. Sometimes he doesn’t materialise physically but contents himself by causing heavy rumblings and thundering steps throughout the hallways.



The castle has been in the Almásy family since 1892 and one of the current owner’s ancestors –Ladislaus Almásy was immortalized in the book and film ‘The English Patient’. A keen Africaphile, he has left his mark all over the castle with symbols in Arabic attesting to his prowess. He was a desert explorer and racing car driver and known in Africa as Abu Ramla (Father of the Sand).

Bernstein Castle is awash with atmosphere and, in addition to the resident ghosts, guests can enjoy an authentic stay in a magnificent family home set in some of the most stunning scenery you could wish to find.

If you go there, give my regards to the White Lady…

Waking the Ancients
Nemesis of the Gods #2
by Catherine Cavendish
Genre: Horror

Egypt, 1908
University student Lizzie Charters accompanies her mentor, Dr. Emeryk Quintillus, on the archeological dig to uncover Cleopatra’s tomb. Her presence is required for a ceremony conducted by the renowned professor to resurrect Cleopatra’s spirit—inside Lizzie’s body. Quintillus’s success is short-lived, as the Queen of the Nile dies soon after inhabiting her host, leaving Lizzie’s soul adrift . . .

Vienna, 2018
Paula Bancroft’s husband just leased Villa Dürnstein, an estate once owned by Dr. Quintillus. Within the mansion are several paintings and numerous volumes dedicated to Cleopatra. But the archeologist’s interest in the Egyptian empress deviated from scholarly into supernatural, infusing the very foundations of his home with his dark fanaticism. And as inexplicable manifestations rattle Paula’s senses, threatening her very sanity, she uncovers the link between the villa, Quintillus, and a woman named Lizzie Charters.

And a ritual of dark magic that will consume her soul . . .




Wrath of the Ancients
Nemesis of the Gods #1

DESTINY IN DEATH


Egypt, 1908

Eminent archeologist Dr. Emeryk Quintillus has unearthed the burial chamber of Cleopatra. But this tomb raider’s obsession with the Queen of the Nile has nothing to do with preserving history. Stealing sacred and priceless relics, he murders his expedition crew, and flees—escaping the quake that swallows the site beneath the desert sands . . .

Vienna, 1913

Young widow Adeline Ogilvy has accepted employment at the mansion of Dr. Quintillus, transcribing the late professor’s memoirs. Within the pages of his journals, she discovers the ravings of a madman convinced he possessed the ability to reincarnate Cleopatra. Within the walls of his home, she is assailed by unexplained phenomena: strange sounds, shadowy figures, and apparitions of hieroglyphics.
Something pursued Dr. Quintillus from Egypt. Something dark, something hungry. Something tied to the fate and future of Adeline Ogilvy . . .






Following a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance, Catherine Cavendish is now the full-time author of a number of paranormal, ghostly and Gothic horror novels, novellas and short stories. She was the 2013 joint winner of the Samhain Gothic Horror Anthology Competition, with Linden Manor, which was featured in the anthology What Waits in the Shadows. Cat’s novels include The Pendle Curse, Saving Grace Devine, and Dark Avenging Angel. She lives with her long-suffering husband and black (trainee) cat. They divide their time between Liverpool and a 260-year-old haunted apartment in North Wales. 





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Dangerous Passions by @LeighA_Romance | Book Tour + $10 Amazon GC #Giveaway | @SDSXXTours Presents #Gothic #ParanormalRomance #PNR

Have you read Dangerous Passions by Leigh Anderson yet?  The gothic paranormal romance is on virtual book tour and stops at Readeropolis today. 

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Dangerous Passions
by Leigh Anderson
Genre: Gothic Paranormal Romance


Isoline Beresford has beautiful yet haunting dreams. In them, a man she doesn't know is calling to her. She's inexplicably, inexorably drawn to him, until he's more real to her than her own fiancé. 

When she calls off her engagement, her enraged father sends her to live with her ninety-year-old grand-aunt, the Dowager Countess Bellamira Granville. If she won't do her duty at home, he reasons, perhaps she can at least convince Lady Granville to leave her fortune to Isoline.

But life at Thornrush Manor is not what Isoline expected. Her aunt is as spry and elegant as a woman half her age. Her nearest neighbor, a distant cousin, begins courting her. And a dark and handsome artist proves a pleasant companion.

All the while, her dreams grow more intense. More urgent. More passionate.

More dangerous.

In order to save everyone at Thornbrush Manor, Isoline will have to confront the darkest parts of herself-and discover the secret of the man who hides in her dreams.

Fans of Daphne Du Mauier, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Eve Silver are sure to love this Gothic romance from Leigh Anderson. 








LEIGH ANDERSON loves all things Gothic and paranormal. Her master’s thesis was on vampire imagery in Gothic novels and she met her husband while assuming the role of a vampire online. She currently teaches writing at several universities and has a rather impressive collection of tiny hats. She lives in a small town in the mountains with her husband, human child, and two fur-children. She is currently working on too many writing projects, and yet not enough.



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ENTRANCE by @JJ_Sorel + Series #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Presents Steamy #ContemporaryRomance #ConRom

The blurb blitz tour for ENTRANCE by J.J. Sorel stops at Readeropolis today. The contemporary steamy romance is available now.



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. J.J. Sorel will be awarding copies of the entire series (3 books in all) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Clarissa Moone is a young, classy, impoverished art history graduate. Her life transforms when she lands a job working for the enigmatic billionaire, Aidan Thornhill. As the contract stipulates that she reside at his lavish Malibu estate, Clarissa suddenly finds herself surrounded by jaw-dropping art and opulence. A significant step up from the run-down apartment she shares with her best friend.

Aidan Thornhill is a self-made billionaire whose earlier start in life was riddled with poverty and a dysfunctional upbringing. Running away from scandal, he joins the army and works his way up to the Special Forces. Accompanied by haunting memories, Thornhill re-enters civilian life with a million dollars gifted to him by a dying buddy. He travels to Europe where he develops a passion for art. And after many astute investments, he becomes one of LA’s wealthiest bachelors.

Voluptuous, intelligent and sensitive, Clarissa Moone's beauty makes Aidan gasp for air. But with a reputation that is as much invented as true, he has to convince Clarissa that he is not a heart-breaker. Aidan Thornhill’s movie-star looks, love of art and passionate support for the downtrodden, soon wins Clarissa’s heart, soul, and innocence.

After living a life devoted to intellectual pursuits and art, being new to love, she succumbs to her smoldering hot boss, who stops at nothing to pleasure her, sending Clarissa off into toe-curling ecstasy.

Behind the scenes, however, the claws are out. Determined to stir trouble, three characters, one of whom, a spoilt heiress, do everything to reap revenge.

With mutual burning passion impossible to extinguish, the couple's chemistry is so potent that their souls implode when Thornhill’s mysterious past threatens to drive a wedge between them. The former soldier goes into battle determined to have Clarissa even if it means losing everything.


Read an Excerpt:

Next minute, the sexy gardener was there by my side, inscrutable as usual in baseball cap and dark glasses. This time he was bare-chested, setting off a warm pulse below. He was so hot my breath hitched. Speechless, I clutched onto my sarong.

He appeared a giant compared to my five-foot-two frame. My eyes drank him like ambrosia. In the sun, the dusting of hair on his firm, rippling chest shimmered. Droplets of water, which I suddenly thirsted for, settled on the puckered flesh of his tanned, shapely biceps. His wet shorts hugged his muscular thighs. I nearly swooned when I noticed a considerable bulge clinging to his drenched shorts. Is that an erection?

Reminded I was topless beneath my slightly see-through sarong, I tightened my grip. The heat raging through me was intense. My nipples, with a mind of their own, pierced through the thin fabric.

I couldn’t see where his eyes were behind those dark glasses. But I felt his gaze burning into me anyway. With no idea how long I’d been staring, my senses scattered.

At last, the god spoke. “I’m sorry about that. He’s taken a shine to you, which is unusual for Rocket. He’s generally reserved, bordering on anti-social.” A deep, sexy voice accompanied his scrumptious physique, which was fortunate. A high-pitched voice would have been heart-breaking.


About the Author:

50 Shades of Grey was the first contemporary romance book I’d ever read. Up to that point, I’d spent my entire reading life buried in literature.

But then, one day, I picked up 50 Shades of Grey and couldn’t put it down. Impressed by their heart-felt, down to earth portrayal of love and sex, I quickly developed a voracious appetite for contemporary romance books. I was so inspired by the genre that I decided to explore that world as a writer.

After completing a certificate in Writing Romance with the Australian College of Journalism I embarked on writing three books. All of which are still sitting on my computer.

Then Aidan Thornhill entered my imagination and came alive on paper. From that moment, like all emotional love stories, nothing else mattered. I fell in love. And was compelled to write, almost in a frenzy, every day without fail. I am presently working on my latest novel – The Importance of Being Wild.

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