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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Giveaway: "An Embarrasment of Riches".


Today, once again VampirePhile has the pleasure of hosting author Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, this time in a contest for a giveaway of 2 copies of her latest in the vampire Count Saint-Germain Chronicles: An Embarrassment of Riches. In past guest post and interview Chelsea has introduced us to Count Saint-Germain, and now:

More than two decades strong, the Saint-Germain cycle is one of the most compelling works of dark fantasy and horror of our age. Historically accurate, often involving key events or figures from throughout world history, these deeply emotional novels have a devoted readership. Each novel is written as a stand-alone and they are not chronologically consecutive, so readers may enter the saga with any book and move backward or forward in time as they choose, from Pharaonic Egypt to Paris in the 1700s, from the fall of the Roman Empire to World War II Europe.

In An Embarrassment of Riches, the vampire Count finds himself a virtual prisoner in the Court of Kunigunde in Bohemia in the 1200s. Rakoczy Ferncsi, as Saint-Germain is known, passes his days making jewels to delight Queen Kunigunde and trying not to become involved in the Court's intrigues. In this, the vampire fails. Handsome, apparently wealthy, and obviously unmarried, he soon finds himself being sexually blackmailed by Rozsa, an ambitious lady-in-waiting. If he does not satisfy her, she will denounce him to the priests and he'll be burned at the stake, resulting in his True Death. Despite his care, the vampire makes more than one enemy at the Bohemian Court, and by the end of An Embarrassment of Riches, the Count can see only one road to freedom...through death.



!!!CONTEST TIME!!!  

Two lucky winners, selected at random, will each receive a copy of An Embarrassment of Riches

To enter and qualify for a chance to win, leave a comment in response to: Who is your favourite vampire and why?

Contest open until this Friday, 18th March, to US and Canada entries only. If commenting anonymously please remember to include a name and an email address to qualify. 

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eric is my favourite vampire because he is both tough and sensitive at the same time (not bad to look at either!) I hope I win another book! Thanks Soni for your great blog and contests :)

Efhi Balafoutis

Teresa B said...

Henry Fitzroy is my favorite vampire because< through him, I fell in love with the vampire genre of books and TV shows. Henry is the vampire against whom I now measure all other vampires. Henry is the consumate gentleman and so very sexy. He is timeless and yet of this time. He fills the room with his sense of being, yet is a master at hiding in the shadows. He is the man of our dreams and the monster of our nightmares. He is the ultimate vampire.

Teresa Barragan
@ teresab313
teresab313 @ gmail (dot) com

Michael Brittin said...

My Favorite Vampire is Lestat. He fell to the role of immortality with such gusto....for him, no qualm of blood drinking, no problem in flaunting his power for all the world.
He made children of his own mother, of little girls, of deeply religious men. Only he was able to break the 2000 year trance of the queen and king of Vampires, and that through his personality and artristry. Lestat shows us what we real humans would do, if we were turned tomorrow.

maggiemay said...

First, last and always my favorite vampire would be Henry Fitzroy. I've seen other actors play vampires (Brad Pitt, Frank Langella, Tom Cruise, Gary Oldman, etc.) but none of them had the humanity that Henry Fitzroy seemed to possess.

Henry made us feel sympathy for the devil, which is what most people would consider a vampire. He had a soul, he knew right from wrong and try to control his feral urges which he knew went against what would be considered morally right. Henry taught us that he could feel a sense of love, loss and pain from losing past loves.

He had a slight sense of arrogant aristocracy, being that he was the bastard son of Henry VII, yet he was still sensible enough to adapt to whatever time period he was living in so he could “fly under the radar” without being detected by the rest of the population.

And last but not least, Henry was so much sexier than the rest of the vampires. His cast members said of his alter ego (Kyle Schmid) that he was “sex on two legs” which certainly translated into the character of Henry. Henry Fitzroy was incredibly charismatic and very successful with ladies with the exception of one (Vicki). He was sexy, dangerous and totally irresistible to most women.

Soni (VampirePhile) said...

Congrats to Michael Brittin and MaggieMay

You are both the lucky winners of last weeks contest for a copy each of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's latest in the vampire Count Saint-Germain series: An Embarrassment of Riches.

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