Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas Excerpt & Contest




In late December, Ravenous Romance released my first m/m erotic paranormal, The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas. The tale came organically from the series, and several readers and reviewers had to see the tale of how Lawrence and Trevor met. Since they’d been together for five years before Lily came into their lives in A New Orleans Threesome, I already knew the story. The key was sharing it with others.

See below for contest information to win a deck of Tarot cards, but first here’s a look at this novella.

The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas

Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?

Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.

Available via Ravenous Romance, Amazon and other Online retailers.

Excerpt:

His limbs tensed with anticipation. The scent of pine needles and moist earth tingled his senses. Trevor flexed his muscles, loosening up, and trying to relax before they took off. Lawrence had suggested trekking out to The City Park for their escapade. While living in the city, Trevor had heard of the extravagant displays at Christmas at the Oaks, he’d never seen it for himself. He never had someone to share the moment with, let alone someone he loved.
Love. Yes, just thinking about the emotion used to set his heart to aching, wishing for a place to belong, and a family to call his own. Now, it made him think of Lawrence, and what they’d shared together. If anyone would’ve told him a month ago that he’d be living with a man, a vampire at that, in the French Quarter, well, who knows what he would have done.
As they drew closer to the park, the magnificence of the lights and rounded lanterns hanging from the trees drew Trevor’s attention. So bright that they blocked out the illuminations of the night’s stars. He marveled at Santa’s sleigh in red lights being pulled by a team of alligators. A surprised bark of laughter burst from his chest, and he covered his mouth, embarrassed at his outburst.
“Only in New Orleans would Santa enlist the help of gators,” Trev said.
“Helps him get through those soggy marshes in the bayou,” Law joked back.

Hope you enjoyed that little taste of The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas. Now, on to finish Book 3: The Voodoo King.

Contest: Leave a comment and email address, and you’ll be entered into a contest to win a deck of Tarot cards (U.S. shipping only). One other will win a .pdf copy of one of my backlist books. Good luck!

Unfortunately, I’ll be offline until later this evening. We’re celebrating my daughter’s 5th birthday at the park today!

Happy New Year!

Louisa Bacio

4 comments:

BookAttict said...

I'm mid-way through A New Orleans Threesome and have Chains of Silver queued up to read directly after.

Absolutely LOVING the series so far! So now I'm going to have to put A New Orleans Christmas (I wanna know Trevor & Lawrence's story!!,) and Wishlist The Voodoo King.

Hope your daughter had a wonderful 5th birthday!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Rebecca Leigh said...

Congrats Louisa -- this is a fab series! Love it!! Glad you've come over to the m/m side :)

Debby said...

Congrats to your little on.
I love all things New Orleans when you add that Voodoo flavor.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Louisa Bacio said...

Yeah Elizabeth! Glad you're enjoying the first book.

Ah, Rebecca -- you know I adore you!

Debby -- Working on the Voodoo King now for a spring release. This series keeps building upon itself!