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Giveaway (US/Int): An exclusive up close & personal interview with Blackthorn’s sexy Dehain vampire brothers

Giveaway (US/Int): An exclusive up close & personal interview with Blackthorn’s sexy Dehain vampire brothers

by davincikittieMay 27, 2013

Fellow GT reviewer Molly and I are big fans of Lindsay J. Pryor’s Blackthorn series, an edgy story universe set in the gritty urban sprawl of Blackthorn, teeming with supernaturals who would just as soon eat you for dinner as take you out to one… the wining and dining you option is much less likely, actually.  Ms. Pryor’s Blackthorn series rides the line between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, with the best aspects of both.  Each story (so far) has at least a happily-for-now ending and the characters are strong, punchy, and not afraid to get in your face and up close & personal – with all their snark, confident swagger, and dark humor.

Molly and I were eager for an interview with Blood Roses‘ mysterious Caleb Dehain, who isn’t exactly a teddy bear and not the most likely interviewee candidate, so Ms. Pryor graciously set it up for us.  A trip into the Dehain club, the heart of Caleb’s Blackthorn territory.  What follows is a glimpse into our adventure that day, complete with risky questions and daring requests.  Caleb and Jake were on their best behavior, yet we still left feeling shaken and, well, lucky to be in one piece… especially after I pushed Caleb for answers the way I did!  If you are new to the Blackthorn universe, you may want to skip this interview and start out reading Blood Shadows instead.  It’s the first story in the series, and lays the groundwork for much of what follows in Blood Roses.

Click here to read our review of Blood Shadows!
Click here to buy it on Amazon!

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We want to give a HUGE thank you to Lindsay Pryor and Bookouture founder Oliver Rhodes!  Lindsay was a doll to work with and crafted much of the interview on her own… and as you can see, it’s quite substantial in length!  She didn’t let Caleb and Jake shy away from our hard questions and let us have a lot of fun with the characters.   Oliver was super responsive, getting the materials sent back and forth between us in record time, even at night, on a weekend, and right up against the deadline!  Much <3 to you guys!  I had a blast!

Special thanks goes to the following enthusiastic Blackthorn fans, who helped us build the awesome list of questions for Caleb & Jake!


  • @AmityGrays on Twitter
  • @Jolliffe03 on Twitter
  • Fatima Maria Lacoba on Facebook
  • Tracy Rogers on Facebook
  • Katie Graham on Facebook
  • Martine Kelly Lamerton on Facebook
  • Linzi Clarke on Facebook


About Blood Shadows

Blood Roses (Blackthorn #2) by Lindsay J. Pryor“She was supposed to kill vampires, not save them. Those were the rules. That was the lore.”

A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life.

That wish is shattered by Caleb Dehain – a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the witches he despises to save his dying brother.

A serryn who has no reason to help him. Except that he has her sister.

Caleb and Leila are each other’s worst nightmare – but the slow-burning spark of attraction between them is undeniable. Will Leila’s blood be his damnation? Or could her kiss be his salvation?

Click here to read our reviews of Blood Roses: Molly’s full review | DVK’s Micro-Review

Click here to buy Blood Roses on Amazon

About the author

Lindsay J. Pryor is a British Paranormal Romance author who writes dark, intense, multi-layered stories set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn.Her first three books in the series have been signed by Bookouture – with ‘Blood Shadows’ launching this November and ‘Blood Roses’ to be released in the Spring of 2013. The third in the series will be released in the Autumn of 2013.

Lindsay’s writing was first discovered through Harlequin Mills & Boon’s New Voices competition, where she finished as a runner-up in both 2010 and 2011.She has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but hasn’t yet.When not writing or teaching, Lindsay indulges her fascination with mythology and supports local animal welfare work. She’s Welsh but lives in the South West of England with her husband.

Find Lindsay online at her blog | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway (US/Int)

Two commenters on today’s post will win an e-copy of their choice of Blood Shadows or Blood Roses from Bookouture.  To enter to win, leave a comment telling us…

  • (if you’re new to the Blackthorn series) what you’re most looking forward about the series
  • (if you’re already read Blood Shadows and the interview above) what part of the interview you liked most

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • May 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    This looks fabulous! I’m new to the series, but I’m instantly drawn to anything that walks the line between paranormal romance and urban fantasy, and I love worlds with a heavy helping of darkness and grit. I’m excited to check it out. (Love the cover, too. Gorgeous!)

  • Teel Kelley
    May 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I’m new to the series, but I Love Vamps. I’m looking to read and see if they alpha and totally kick-a..I love the hot romance of a vamp.

  • May 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Fabulous interview, and what fun it was to read. The questions were incorporated so cleverly into the overall structure, I felt like I was back in Blackthorn. Well done! Now, I have to wait till Blood Torn comes out – torture!

  • Amity Grays
    May 27, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Fantastic interview. How very brave you both were. I am a huge fan of the Blackthorn series and the fabulous author who has created such an extraordinary world. I too am super excited for Book Three, Blood Torn.

  • Martine Kelly lamerton
    May 28, 2013 at 1:38 am

    All my questions answered and in the Library to! More than I could have hoped for thank you!
    Look forward to reading Blood Torn to see if what they say is put into action, this is not going to be easy for any of them and I send them my best wishes.

  • May 28, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Loved this interview. Really interesting how Caleb answered all the questions without giving anything away. Can’t wait for ‘Blood Torn’. Don’t forget the first chapter is at the back of ‘Blood Roses’. 🙂

  • Faith
    May 28, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I haven’t read either book yet, so the entire interview was interesting. I love the concept of the rough, tough, and gruff vampires instead ot the cuddly sparkly variety. I love when vampires are portrayed as they hunters they were born to be.Can’t wait to pick up the series

  • May 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Love the interview and so chuffed that my question was posed to Caleb! I love the Blackthorn series, it’s so addictively delicious, I can’t wait for Blood Torn.

    • May 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Glad you liked it! I really enjoyed the whole process with Lindsay and Oliver. I’ve seen “chuffed” around a few times recently and had to look it up to be sure it meant what I thought it did, hah! I guess the American equivalent would be “stoked”? *grin*

  • Natasha
    May 28, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Great interview! I loved all of it!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Eva Millien
    May 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the interview & excerpt. I have not read this series yet. But I will definitely be adding it to my To Read list. It sounds like it will be a very good series.

  • BookLady
    May 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    What a fascinating series! I have not read any of these books yet, but I will be putting them on my TBR list. Loved the interview and the introduction to Caleb and Jake. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kai W.
    May 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    I’m new to this series Blackthorn. I love the except although it has this Buffy and Angelus theme. I’m a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fan. I would love following this series with Caitlin’s adventure and growth as a character.

  • Filia Oktarina
    May 30, 2013 at 2:49 am

    i’m new to the Blackthorn series, and still don’t know what must say. But This book was capture my eyes with her cover book Blood Roses, it’s very beautiful and mysterious, i really like it!! Add to my favorite genre was Paranormal, this book was must on my list buying. Thanks for sharing:)

  • heather
    June 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I’m new to the series, but the excerpt got me interested in reading the book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  • Tracey Rogers
    June 2, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Fantastic interview! Very gripping – just like the Blackthorn Series. So glad you survived to share all. Can’t wait for Blood Torn!!! 🙂

  • June 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I have yet to read this book but the excerpt is captivating and I loved the interview.

  • June 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Congrats to Eva and Kai on winning copies of Blood Shadows!

    Thanks again so much to Lindsay and Bookouture for working with Gt on this special interview and to everyone who came out to chat!

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