Friday, February 23, 2018

Tell A fairy Day

Hi everyone,

Three days from now, February 26, iNational Tell a Fairy Tale DayAn HEA ( happily ever after)  kind of day to honor fairy tales. I have a fantasy romance series called Dancing Vampires which are six tales of seven fey sisters of the baobhan sith. So it's a perfect way to celebrate National Tell A Fairy Day. And the first in the series is free and for a limited time the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books are only 99¢ each. 

Who or what are the baobhan sith, (bah vawn shee) you ask? They are vampiric fey who roam the Scottish highlands. All of them are women, no men. They are voluptuous and enticing beauties always garbed in green dresses. Also, they have talons, no fangs. Like other vampires, they drink human blood and they fry in the sunlight. In some tales their feet are like the hooves of goats. Many call them dancing vampires as they look for young men coming from the pub at night. The baobhan sith dance with them until the men are exhausted then they transform their nails to talons. The dancing grows rough as the baobhan sith rake their nails across their dance partner’s back. They claw at the men’s skin, draining their blood so they can drink it. 

The most well known folk tale of the baobhan sith is of four young men, travelers, in the highlands, who stop for the night in a highland glade and build a fire. As they sit around the campfire they all wish they had a beautiful woman with them. Four gorgeous women, who just happen to be near the glade, join them. The men are thrilled when the women dance with them. Then the dancing grows harsh as the women tear at the men with long, claw like nails. One man runs out of the camp and hides between two horses. The baobhan sith circle him, but don’t come close enough to grab him. When dawn breaks they vanish. The man finds his friends bloodied corpses. The survivor escaped because the iron in the horses shoes kept the baobhan sith away. Just as silver harms vampires, iron, especially steel, is used as a charm, as protection against fey. As you know, horse shoes are considered lucky and they certainly were for the long ago traveler of this Scottish folk tale. 
For a modern take on the baobhan sith, visit them in my Dancing Vampire series. 

Seven vampiric temptresses dance with seven handsome highlanders. Then they turn on the men. 

Ian captures Sorcha, giving his brothers a chance to escape. With the vampiric fey woman still in his grasp, Ian is saved by the rising sun. Sorcha's sisters vanish with the light of dawn leaving her trapped in the mortal realm. Ian is bewitched by the wild delights she offers and Sorcha can't resist the urges he stirs in her. But her wicked sisters and his highland brothers only want to attack and kill each other. Will Sorcha and Ian's sizzling passion prove strong enough to overcome the differences between human and fey?
Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look and decides he’s the one. 
Cameron meets a mysterious beauty, who dances the Highland fling for him, and his blood boils for her. Soon Murdina and Cameron are doing more than dancing. But their time together is limited. Murdina’s fey sisters are crossing the portal to steal her back and probably kill him. Is their love strong enough to overcome the threat posed to Murdina’s heart and to Cameron’s life?
Calin has fantasized about the vampiric fey, 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 Calin. Though he has saved her from the sun, things get pretty hot in his arms. But she made a vow 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 wants the tall, muscular mortal for herself. 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 the odds against him, will Calin escape the goddess’ clutches, get Ever back from underhill and figure out a way to be with the woman he loves.
From different worlds, fey and human, Charlak and Angus fight for their forbidden love.
Angus, a sexy highlander, is consumed with dreams of Charlak, a fiery vampiric fey. Their dancing steps came to a halt a year ago when they almost killed each other. Angus comes upon the alluring woman again and, despite the danger, he has to have one waltz with her. Angus holds Charlak in a passionate embrace as they dance across a field of heather. An insatiable hunger rises in her and it isn’t for his blood.
 From different worlds, fey and human, her sisters and his brothers threaten at every turn to keep them apart. Charlak and Angus fight for their future and their forbidden love.
Dancing Vampires with talons drawn face the Valkyrie with swords unsheathed… Mordak’s love has become a battlefield. 

Tor never expected to run into three voluptuous redheads, much less three gorgeous blondes, who literally drop from the sky. It’s the redhead, Mordak, who catches his eye. The moment Mordak spots Tor, she wants more from him than his blood. She burns for his touch, but before she can enchant Tor, three Valkyrie land in front of him. Mordak is not about to let the Norse blondes fly off with her man.

When Mordak fights the Valkyrie and saves his life, Tor knows she’s the woman for him. But Mordak lives in the fey realm where he can’t go and she promised her sisters she’d never fall in love with a human. Can Tor escape the Valkyrie who want to slay him and win Mordak’s love even though he’s only human?
The last of the dancing vampire sisters, shimmy and strut their way into belly dancing at a Scottish Steampunk Con.
  It’s all sizzle and steam when they get together with a sexy rock guitarist and a hot looking god at the con. Afric swore she’d never love a human but Kade’s got her tied up in Celtic knots with the exotic pleasures of his shibari rope.

And for this month the first book —Dance of the Vampires is free, and Vampire Highland Fling, A Bonnie Vampire Dancer, and Vampire Waltz or only 99¢ each.  


Tina Donahue said...

What a cool holiday! Your series Dancing Vampires sounds wonderful, Cornelia. :) The title is great.

Cornelia Amiri said...

Thank you so much, Tina. I appreciate it.

jean hart stewart said...

Talk about having a bloody date! Vampires always intrigue me and these sound great...I'm sure you'll have much success with the whole series...