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