Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Werewolves & Vampires Celtic Style by Cornelia Amiri

Happy Halloween everyone. What is Halloween without vampires and werewolves? And since most of our Halloween traditions come from the ancient Celtic fire festival of Samhain, I write my vampire and werewolf erotica/romances with a Celtic Twist.

I’m intrigued by Scottish folk tales of vampiric fey roaming the Highlands, the baobhan sith (bah'-vawn shee). These dark fey creatures are different than what we think of as vampires as they are always women and they have no fangs. Instead of teeth extending, their fingernails extend to talons. They claw the flesh of their human male victims. Also the sun will burn them to ash in the human realm so they come out after dark. Another neat piece of lore about the baobhan sith is they are known as the dancing vampires. They find a victim, dance with them, and then attack them with their talons and drink their blood They come to earth from cairns where stones have been toppled. The way to get rid of a baobhan sith is to pile the stones back on a cairn, then they are locked out of the portal. I thought what great characters the baobhan sith would make for an erotica paranormal romance quickie series for Ellora’s Cave. Dance of the Vampires, came out in March and the second, my new release, Vampire Highland Fling, launched in August. There will be five in the series all together. I just submitted, Ever So Bonnie A Vampire. I like to think of the series as 5 shades of Fey. 

Here’s a blurb of Dance of The Vampires:
One of Ian’s six brothers kicks over the stones of an ancient cairn, unknowingly freeing Sorcha and her six sisters from underhill. The seven handsome Scots are enchanted by the voluptuous temptresses until they turn on the men. Ian captures Sorcha, giving his brothers a chance to escape. With the dark fey woman still in his grasp, Ian is saved by the rising sun.

Her sisters vanish with the light of dawn and Sorcha is trapped in the mortal realm. The seductress can’t resist Ian’s attentions as he stirs throbbing urges she’s never felt before. Ian is bewitched by the wild delights offered by this vampire siren. He can’t get enough of her. Still, her wicked sisters and his highland brothers want nothing more than to attack and kill each other. Will Sorcha and Ian’s sizzling passion prove strong enough to overcome the differences between the dark fey and humans?

Four Star Review – Sensual Reads

Here’s a blurb of my new release, Vampire Highland Fling:
Murdina, a dark vampiric fey, hunts the Scottish Highlands for a man, but not for blood. Murdina wants love. She spots Cameron playing the bagpipes as he’s coming from a wedding. When a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one. When Cameron meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who dances the Highland Fling for him, his blood boils for her. Soon Murdina and Cameron are doing more than dancing. Wrapped in each other’s arms they discover true love, but their time together is limited before Murdina’s fey sisters cross the portal to steal her away and probably kill him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the threat her sisters pose to Murdina’s heart and to Cameron’s life? 

Five Angel Review – Fallen Angel Reviews 

For werewolf lovers, my paranormal/erotica/romance, The Wolf and The Druidess is a Celtic twist on a Halloween Werewolf story. Mystical and magical the story’s set at Samhain, rather than Halloween, and instead of a werewolf, the hero is the Celtic god Gwydion, a wolf is one of his shape shifting forms.

Here’s a Blurb for The Wolf and The Druidess:
A god leaves the Otherworld and even risks his life … for love.
In days of old, deep in the dark woods, Druidess Seren discovers a wolf shape shifting into the bare, muscular body of God Gwydion. Her wicked thoughts turn from the Samhain feast to feasting on Gwydion’s yummy goodies. Can their new found love survive the ultimate long-distance relationship of a god in the otherworld and a woman on earth? Is the love Seren and Gwydion share strong enough to overcome the social barrier between an immortal god and a mortal woman? Will the warning of danger from beyond the grave destroy the sensual magic brewing between the wolf and the druidess?

Reviewed by Chere Gruver with Paranormal/Romance Reviews 
“this story is filled with plenty of hot love scenes as the love between god and Druidess grows. I've always been interested in the Celts and eagerly await each and every one of Cornelia Amiri's releases, and this one is no exception to that. For a short story, this one packs a wallop.”

This Halloween, consider a Celtic twist to your paranormal romances, with the

Happy Halloween

Happy Samhain 

Happy Reading 


jean hart stewart said...

Wow, these all sound great, Cornelia. I love your vast knowledge of the Druid world, and when you mix in sex who could resist?

Tina Donahue said...

Your vampire book sounds amazing, Cornela. I can't wait to read. Gives me the chills like Poe. :)

Cornelia said...

Thank you so much Jean and Tina, I really appreciate your kind words.