Monday, April 25, 2011

Guest Post – Michele Hauf (with Giveaway)



If you like to indulge in a good paranormal romance you couldn’t do better than to try a book from Michele Hauf’s Beautiful Creatures series. And it just so happens that Michele has a new offering called Forever Vampire, involving a sparkly vampire (just one is, not all of them). Michele has a special post for us about the book and the lead characters definitely non-Twilight sparkliness.

Michele has a busy year ahead of her. Here are just some of the titles she has or will be releasing in 2011.

Michele's 2011 Releases

Michele is offering a copy of Seducing The Vampire and The Other Crowd (Rogue Angel #30) to one reader in a random draw. Please complete the form at the end of the post.

Michele loves to hear from her readers so leave a comment or question for Michele.


Faery Dust & Vampires

I think I had the story FOREVER VAMPIRE halfway drafted out before I sat back one day and had a good ole wonder about my hero, Vaillant.  He'd been striding through the story with confidence and ease so far, and I was thoroughly in love with him, and so was the heroine.  But I said to myself, "This vampire grew up in Faery.  He's spent his whole life there.  Shouldn't he...sparkle?"

Immediately, I shivered.  Some readers do not take well to sparkly vamps.  Heck, I've never read the YA book that features vampires that sparkle, nor have I seen the movies, but I didn't want to go down that route.  fairy_dust But with more thought, I couldn't not go that way.  Faeries sparkle.  At least in my world they do.  Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Faery is certainly going to have some sparkle issues.

So that's how my vampire came to the mortal realm, all cocky and looking for vengeance, off a glint from the faery dust that seeped from his pores.  He doesn't flash or glow, but if you look at him in certain lights, well then.  I love him that way.  And I hope readers will too.  It makes him unique and also, it's the monkey on his back, because he's got a serious addiction to faery dust, and he doesn't realize it.  Poor guy.  Sure hope he finds a sexy vampiress to help him get over that problem.  (I suspect he will.)  :-)

forever vampire
Vail the Unwanted is a pure-blooded vampire. But raised by Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.

Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.
To read the first two chapters, go here.

And to learn about all the characters in my Beautiful Creatures world go here:

Here are some of the additional titles in the series:
  • Bewitching the Dark
  • Wicked Games
  • Of Angels and Demons
  • Seducing The Vampire
  • "This Glamorous Evil"
  • "Monsters Don't Do Xmas"
  • The Werewolf's Wife
  • Forever Wild


  1. Great blog post and a vampiree with an addiction to faery dust sounds intriguing! If drinking blood can give some vampires a healthy glow or sheen then why can't faery dust do the same with an added extra sparkle! I can't wait to read Michele's books. Jen

  2. A touch of sparkle is okay in a vampire I guess, as long as there's a reason. Sounds like a great story, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  3. Hi, Michele,

    I already have FOREVER VAMPIRE on my "wish list." It sounds great!

  4. Hi, Michele! :-) I can't wait to read your newest!

  5. Hey, everybody! Thanks for stopping in! Hope you all enjoy Forever Vampire! And many thanks to SciFiGuy for telling you all about the book.

  6. I love that as many vamp stories as there are out there, authors continue to surprise us with new ones.


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  7. I can't wait to read this book loved her vampire husband such a good book! Great giveaway thank you.


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