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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Int): Vamps vs shifters… who gets YOU going?

by davincikittieOctober 8, 2012

Please help me welcome GT award-winning author Sadie Hart!

Shape-shifters, hands down. Now, I say that with one exception. In the early Laurel K. Hamilton stuff (I haven’t read anything in a while, I move away from First Person POV’s fairly regularly and just never circled back), I was a total Jean-Claude fan over Richard. I hated Richard’s whiny-ness (which might very well get my butt kicked, sorry Richard-fans!), but Jean-Claude? –shivers- Oh, yeah.

Beyond that though, I don’t think I’ve read any vampire romances lately that have snagged my attention… Psst, though I’d totally be up for suggestions? –winkwink-

Shape-shifters on the other hand…being an avid animal lover, I’m naturally drawn to them (especially canids). I love the power behind them. There is no doubting the strength in a lion or a tiger, and pairing that with the ‘alpha males’ of the romance genre (heck even all the awesomely wonderful beta males), is a total win for me.

I like the feralness that comes with shape-shifters too, the way you can blend animal and human personalities. I definitely prefer those with the human-half in more control, but I love seeing them having to struggle with their beast-halves.
That and personally…I’d rather curl up next to something not dead. –shivers- Unless some of you can think of some potential vamps to change my mind? :-p

After being held captive at the hands of a serial killer, Holly Lawrence is the only one who’s ever managed to escape the werewolf known as the Hunter. As a Hound for Shifter Town Enforcement, it was her job to track and find the killer; instead another girl died the night that she escaped. Now, the Hunter is changing his game and he has Holly in his crosshairs, all he needs is a good chase. 

But when he targets the pack of Sanctuary Falls, alpha werewolf Caine Morgan is determined to protect them–and he’s not the only one. The Hunter is using Sanctuary Falls in a terrifying cat-and-mouse-game as he zeroes in on the one prey that ever got away: Holly. As Holly struggles to stay one step ahead of the Hunter, it’s up to her and Caine to work together to save herself and his pack…

But with the body count rising with every full moon, this killer won’t stop until Holly cries sanctuary….and runs.

Read the GraveTells review here!

Check out the first book in the Shifter Town Enforcement Agency series, Hounded, one of our Reviewer Top Picks of August 2012!

Read an excerpt

Ollie watched the towering man looming in front of her partner, a scowl etched on his craggy face. His arms were braced over his chest. Aloof. From his military cropped hair to the taut muscles that made him look bigger, more imposing. Worried. Then again, the Sanctuary Falls alpha had a damn good reason to be worried. He was missing a wolf, and with less than a week until the full moon, there was a good chance that whoever the woman was, she was in a rundown shack in the middle of the woods somewhere waiting to die.

“You’re a lion. Not a Hound.”

Sawyer flinched at that, and Ollie shook her head. The woman needed to stop flinching. Being the first lion-shifter allowed through the Shifter Town Enforcement Academy, becoming the first non-canine Hound, was one hell of an achievement. And definitely nothing to be ashamed of.

“I’m both, sir. Sawyer Reyes.”

Sawyer shakily held out her badge and Ollie wanted to strangle her. Don’t cower, don’t shake. Confidence. The woman needed to learn to wear it like a cloak. No. Screw that. A second skin.

Caine Morgan curled back his lips in a snarl, the wolf not at all impressed, and Ollie headed over to intervene. It was Sawyer’s first month out of the academy. She’d learn, and if the woman was half what Lennox had talked her up to be, she’d make a damn fine Hound when she found her spine. It took strength and courage to survive a killer. It was, after all, why their boss had made them partners.

Ollie neatly stepped up behind the Sanctuary Falls alpha. “Mr. Morgan?”

He turned, dark brown eyes almost black as they narrowed on her. His goatee was neatly trimmed, but black stubble was beginning to win out, giving him a rugged appearance that went perfectly with that scowl. She could see why Sawyer had flinched. The man had a glare on him that could have melted steel. Or made any sane, sensible person cower.

Instead, Ollie stiffed her spine and met him head on, holding out her hand. “Holly Lawrence, Shifter Town Enforcement.”
He gave one long, slow blink and she knew the moment her name went from casual recognition to something more solid. The Holly Lawrence. The one who’d survived. She felt the familiar anger curl in her gut. It hadn’t been like that, but she didn’t correct him. If anything, it lessened the scowl on his face. Made the hard edge to him feel a lot less like a knife to the throat. He still didn’t seem friendly.

“When was your wolf last seen?”

“Last night. And you’re damn well aware it’s four days to the full moon.”

She was. She knew the phases of the moon better than anyone. She’d lived and breathed this case during the academy and after. Ollie had worked her ass off to get her brother to transfer her up from the Colorado Enforcement office to here, to work with Lennox, but more importantly to work in the state the Hunter liked to call home.

Caine stepped closer, menacing, but she didn’t back down. One snarling wolf wasn’t all that much different from the next. She met his gaze calmly. Something in him eased as her eyes met his, and the fight seemed to drain out of him a notch.
“Her name is Claire Rawson,” he said. “She’s twenty-one; she went out drinking last night with a bunch of buddies to celebrate her birthday. She went to the bathroom alone and never came back.”

He jerked his head towards the pair of women standing in the Shifter Town Enforcement lobby. “I brought them along in case you needed to speak with them personally.”

Caine held out a picture next. It was of a spunky-looking brunette with a low-cut blouse, overdone makeup, and a warm smile that said she laughed easily. Ollie had to fight the burn of tears at the back of her eyes. If she didn’t find the Hunter, this would be the face of the woman they found dead in five days.

About the author

During the day, Sadie Hart works as a secretary in a library. At night, she writes steamy, paranormal romances revolving around the things that go bump in the night–both the spooky and the naughty kind. She lives in Michigan with two large dogs, both rescues. She writes the Shifter Town Enforcement series, combining her love of all things animals, the paranormal, and an action packed plot, but she doesn’t plan to stop there.

Giveaway (US/Int)

Sadie is giving away one ecopy of Cry Sanctuary and a bonus swag pack to one commenter on today’s post! To win, leave a comment telling us whether you prefer vamps or shifters.  If you’re a vamp fan, Sadie would love to hear your suggestions on which vampire heroes she absolutely MUST read!

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About The Author
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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.
41 Comments
  • Elizabeth H
    October 8, 2012 at 2:28 am

    I don’t know that I could actually say that I “prefer” vamps over wolf shifters so I won’t! But, I can say that my favorite vamp-candy is Bones from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series!

  • Veronica De Luna
    October 8, 2012 at 5:50 am

    I have to say that I prefer shifters. Don’t get me wrong, I love vamps too but if I had to choose, I’d choose shifters every time.

  • October 8, 2012 at 5:57 am

    Shifters all the way! I do like vampires to an extent but not quite as much. Thanks for the giveaway! ^.^

    • October 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Oh yeah, same. I can’t say I’m against vamps, but when the question is posed as a ‘one or the other’… well the choice was obvious for me. 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway.

  • LorettaLynn
    October 8, 2012 at 6:06 am

    Alright you have made a hard choice for me. I love both!
    I find them both sexy and fun.
    So right now im on the Blackdagger Brother hood Vamps and Trueblood Vamps:)
    I love Adam from Mercy Thompson Novels and Sam!
    So there is a long list of love going on there;)
    Thank you for the great give away:)

    • October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      OMG! I can’t believe I forgot about the BDB vamps. -blinkblink- Ohhhhhh they come really close to some of my top spots. Especially Zsadist!! And I LOVE Adam and Sam from the Mercy books (though Adam was my favorite if I had to choose, so I was one happy camper :-p).

  • October 8, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I would totally take either!

  • erinf1
    October 8, 2012 at 7:38 am

    thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release! Love em both 🙂 But right now I’m really jonesing for Curran from Ilona Andrew’s Kate Daniels series.

  • October 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I’ve already had the pleasure of reading Cry Sanctuary and it was so great. Congrats on a wonderful new release and the SWAG looks great! Good luck everybody!

  • wanda flanagan
    October 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I love them both but Shifters are my absolute favorite

    • October 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      Wow. Seems Shifters are a handsdown favorite over here. And here I was thinking I was the odd ball out. o.O lol! Great to know I’m in good company.

  • Viki S.
    October 8, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    He’s only part vampire but my favorite is Wraith Seminus ;).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

    • October 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      Are we talking Wraith from Larissa Ione’s books? If so, I’m a dork. What is it with me blotting out the hot and sexy vampires out there? First the whole BDB and now Wraith… -shakes head- There ARE some nice vamp contenders out there.

  • October 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    A huge thanks to DavinciKittie and GraveTells for hosting me again!

  • Natasha
    October 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Vampires are my favorite and I really like Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Susan W.
    October 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I love both shifters and vamps but shifters are my favorite! If i had to choose my favorite vampire it would be Zsadist of the BDB. But there is no way I can choose a favorite shifter! I love several for different reason! Congrats on the new release and thanks for the giveaway!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

    • October 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you, Susan! And now that I’ve been reminded that Zsadist IS a vampire he’s right up there in my top two vamps. -cannot choose!!!- But oh yeah, I couldn’t even BEGIN to choose my favorite shifter. -wide eyes-

  • Lisa Cox
    October 8, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I’m actually a fan of both. I guess when it comes to vampires, it all depends on what you like to see in them. My favorites are the Black Dagger Brotherhood of JR Ward, and the Carpathians of Christine Feehan.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

    • October 8, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      -gasp- I’ve read the Carpathians too. o.O I must have some really strong selective vampire memory. Apparently I forget all these yummy men are vamps. I can’t believe I’ve forgotten all these…. -shakes head-

  • cindyg
    October 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Man this is a tough one. There are so many hot vampires ; Elle Jasper’s Eli…
    Kristen Painter’s Malcolm…
    Adrian Phoenix’s Dante…
    Angela Cameron’s Michael, Jonas & Blaine
    How about the Alpha Vamps in Joey W. Hill’s Vampire Queen series Or D.B. Reynold’s Vampires in Vampires in America…YUMMY!

    Amy Blankenship’s Blood Bound series has everything: Weres, Shifters, Vamps, Angels, Demon’s Oh My!
    Alexandra Ivy’s got it going on with both Vamps and Weres
    Karin Tabke’s Hot Alpha Weres: Raphael and Lucian!!!

    As you can see; it’s damn hard to choose between these fierce alpha supernaturals…
    This girl will take a whole lot of both…

  • October 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Shifters are my favorite. My favorite vampire is Acheron.

  • bn100
    October 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Congrats on the book! I like shifters.

  • Kai W.
    October 8, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I prefer Shifters over vampires.

  • June
    October 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I love both Vampires and shifters but vamps will probably always be my faves, they were my first love in paranormals. Hard to pick ONE vamp. One of my all time faves is Wraith from the Demonica books (he is half-demon and half-vampire) and I just love him! But there are many series that I love, some light/fun and some darker/more intense. I love Lynsay Sands Argeneau series, the Love at Stakes series by Kerrelyn Sparks (also has some very sexy shifters in it), the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian, and Katie MacAlister’s Dark Ones books, among many others. Paranormals do tend to be my faves so I read a lot of them.

  • October 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I’m a big shifter fan!

  • Maly
    October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I’m obsessed with Vampires! Haha XD I like the vamps in Love At Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks or the vampires of Michele Hauf.

  • DeeDee Griffin
    October 9, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    For me, shifters are hotter. As for vamp-candy, it has to be Damon Salvatore!

  • Lisa Bowring
    October 10, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I just can’t choose so I’ll go with the characters that let me have a little of both all nicely wrapped up in one delectable package. Christine Feehans Carpathians. They are hot, immortal, drink bllod and can shift forms (without having to rely on a full moon). They are not really classified as one or the other but since they embody the yummy traits of both species I’ll take one please….or maybe two….

  • Sandy Lion
    October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I have always been a vamp tramp (though I love shifters as well). My favorite vampire is Tegan from Midnight Breed series. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Judy
    October 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Sexy Vamps from Black Dagger Brotherhood! Yum!

  • Olivia Tan
    October 12, 2012 at 11:18 am

    its hard to choose. i like them both.
    sexy vamps from midnight breed series by lara adrian , or son of navarus – gabrielle bisset

    for shifters i recommended psy changelling series by nalini singh or juliana stone – jaguar warrior series. thanks ^^

  • Tiffani
    October 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I think I am half-and-half on the vamps and shifters… But my Vamp-Candy is either Ethan Sullivan (Chicagoland Vampires) or Roman Draganesti {How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake #1)}… Though ALL of the Love At Stake books are good. Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake #9) The main guy is even a SHIFTER…

  • Ayse
    October 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I think I prefer shifters though I do love vampires too. It’s just sometimes the details about the blood is a bit too much.

  • October 16, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks so much to Sadie for being our guest again! Love having you here. <3

    Thanks also to everyone who came out to chat with Sadie and enter the giveaway! Congratulations to Judy on winning the ebook and swag!

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