My Dancing Vampire series, is about the bahobhan sith (baa'-van shee ) - Scottish vampiric fey, who roam the highlands searching for victims. Even though my dancing vampires don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, since they are Scottish and fey, as an American I thought it would be fun to blog about a vampire Thanksgiving.
I found two vampire videos to put us in the Fangsgiving mood.
Thanksgiving is a family holiday and though my Dancing Vampire series is set in Scotland, in the first book, Dance Of The Vampires, there is a scene with the hero, Ian’s, mother and father discussing, Sorcha, the baobhan sith their son brought home, which fits in with the family theme.
Excerpt: Dance of the Vampires
His father arched his brow as he nodded at Tavish. “Did you set the cairn aright?”
“I put the stone back, good and tight.”Tavish slipped his hand in his front jeans pocket.
“Yes, but now we have a baobhan sith sleeping in our house, don’t we?” His mother huffed.
“Well, she has to sleep somewhere, dear.” His father’s head went from bobbing to shaking as he added, “I do not want her draining my cows of their blood, though.”
“What about your sons’ blood?” His mother spread her arms.
“Well, I do not want her drinking theirs either.” His dad cocked his head.
“I’m glad to hear that.” Ian’s mother flashed a sideways look at his father. She swung her head back, spotting Ian and Sorcha. Then she plastered a big smile across her face. “So, there you two are. You’ve been in the bedroom a while.”
“Mum, Sorcha and I are going out. I’m going to show her around the town.”
“You aren’t going out in the night alone with her, are you?”
“Yes.” As Ian walked away, he overheard his father say, “You have to be careful of what you say around the baobhan sith. They’ll sneak up on you.”
While you are waiting for the turkey to cook, the three books available in the Dancing Vampire series make for a good Fangsgivng day read: Dance of The Vampires and Vampire Highland Fling, and Ever So Bonnie A Vampire. Also the fourth and fifth in the series, One Dance With A Vampire and Valkyre Vampire Ball will be coming out in 2014.
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?
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, and 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 back 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?
Calin has had fantasies about the vampiric fey, Ever’s, warm, curvaceous body ever since they danced a year ago. When they meet again he waste no time in claiming and capturing her. Once the sun rises, Ever can’t leave the earthly realm and is bound by fey lore to the human, Calin. Though he has saved her from the sun, things get pretty hot in his arms. His love making excites her like no fey man’s ever has but she’s consumed with the vow she made to her sisters to not leave them for a mortal man. She fights her feelings for Calin and seeks help from goddess Morrigan.
The goddess has feelings of her own for the tall, muscular mortal so she frees Ever to return underhill. It isn’t until Ever’s back with her sisters that she realizes her heart is still held captive by Calin. When Calin spurns Morrigan’s attentions, the goddess’s lust turns to vengeance. With Ever out of his reach, underhill, and a goddess shape shifting into different beasts to hunt and kill him, Calin McDuff must risk his life and fight all odds to be with the woman he loves.
Here is a cover reveal for Once Dance With A Vampire, book four in the Dancing Vampire series. Coming in 2014.
Please comment below to let me know what you think of the new cover for the fourth book in the Dancing Vampire series.