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The wilds of Scotland, where romance heroes are born

I’ve been away this week up in the wilds of Scotland enjoying the clean fresh air, long walks, and lots of reading. It’s an annual trip I make with my husband to visit his parents, who live in a wonderful tiny coastal town surrounded by wild mountains, lochs and lots of wildlife.

Our trips to Scotland are always an excuse to get plenty of reading done for me. This time, I managed to read a book a day. I started off with Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon, then moved onto Sin Undone by Larissa Ione and Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian, and rounded things off by finally reading Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter. A good reading binge if ever I saw one!

I also took plenty of photographs and spent some time thinking about future stories that I’m working on at the moment. Snow was on my mind, together with my Bonded by Blood series I talked about recently on the blog. I didn’t do too much work when I was up there though. I just let the ideas come and noted down anything vital. Sometimes it’s nice to down tools and just relax, free from the pressures of daily life. It’s very different up there. The pace is much slower and it’s nice to only have to do two things – walk and read! I watched absolutely zero TV too, which isn’t like me at all.

Here’s some of the pictures from my holiday. I did see a man in full traditional kilt / clothing, but he was wearing the whole outfit… he wasn’t bare-chested!

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New sexy swag for my paranormal romance books!

I’ve been talking about putting together some new swag for my giveaways during my book tours with my paranormal romance books and also for general blog hop giveaways and my monthly newsletter giveaways too.

Well, it has finally all arrived so I’ve put together some sexy pictures of the new swag that you can win from me over the coming months. I’ll also be sending out some swag to blogs who host regular swag giveaways (please contact me if you’re a blogger who does this and you’d like some bookmarks, trading cards, etc for your giveaways).

So, here’s my shiny new swag. You can click the picture to make it bigger.

Personally, I really like my new business cards with Veiron (angel with the red wings) on them. They look so damn fine in real life.

In this picture, there are 2013 desk calendars, and also 2013 magnet calendars, bookmarks, cover postcards, my new business cards, and also shiny new pens!

This all goes together with my new romance trading cards for the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series that I posted about before:

And of course those wristbands that I made especially for Snow’s adoring fans…

Which includes me since I’m wearing one right now…

That’s a lot of swag. I counted up my swag recently and it came out at something like 4300 bookmarks, around 5000 romance trading cards, and 1200 signed cover postcards… wow. I’ll definitely be sending out some trading cards and bookmarks to bloggers soon.

Do you like the new swag? What other swag items do you think I should make?

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I have returned from my rather long holiday around Europe!

Well well well. I go away for a few weeks and when I come back, Blogger has totally changed! This will take some getting used to.

Did you all miss me while I was away? It feels as though I’ve been gone forever and I’ve been to so many different places, with different languages, currencies, architectural styles, scenery, etc that I think it will take a while for me to soak it all in. It was like different holidays.

It’s good to be back though and I’ll be sharing some pictures of my travels on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/feheaton ) just as soon as I can. I’ve waded through the 1000 or so emails in my inbox and have to address a few of them before I can get going on anything. I also need to catch up with my book sales while I was away, send out some emails, prep some accounting stuff, pay some taxes, and generally get my head straight and my schedule in order. It’s going to be a manic few days! (Let’s not forget all that washing that now needs my attention, and my cat who will be following me around for the next week to ensure I don’t disappear again).

I managed to read four books while I was away. I started off with the latest two books in Gena Showalter’s fantastic Lords of the Underworld series — The Darkest Surrender and The Darkest Seduction — and then I read the second book in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series — Desire Unchained — and finally I wanted a shorter faster read so I read The Nymph King by Gena Showalter. I had really wanted to manage to catch up on the Midnight Breed series by the wonderful Lara Adrian but I knew I wouldn’t have time to finish a longer book before returning to work.

I’ve also seemed to have come back to a very chilly UK. It was strange having 25c+ temperatures and bright sunshine in Switzerland of all places! The weather forecast kept predicting rain and the weather kept giving us sunshine. I’m not complaining but I’m now a little browner as we only took factor 15 with us as we expected temperatures around 20c and below, not a heat wave!

The huge amounts of sunshine did lead to one discovery on our holiday. My husband is a vampire.

Seriously. Whenever I stopped to take a picture, I would turn around a second later and he would be across the street in some shady area, hiding from the glaring sun. lol. I never even heard him move either. He’s fast and clings to the shadows. Yup. A vampire. Who’d have known?

Back to work for me. I have all this boring accounting stuff to do now and my office is a mess, and I’m sure it’s time to put another wash on and let the cat out again before she gives me another loving touch. She had scratched my hand within a few minutes of my return last night. That’s kitties for you.

Hope you’ve all been well!

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Feeling Lucky Giveaway Hop

Feeling Lucky Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Smell Sheep and Fictional Candy.

Feeling Lucky Giveaway Hop runs from 12:01am March 7th through to 11:59pm March 13th 2012. My giveaway is open internationally so everyone can participate.

THE PRIZES
  1. One ebook copy of  Covet, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One ebook copy of Her Dark Angel, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

HOW TO ENTER
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Naughty After Dark Blog Hop

Celebrating all things naughty in the Naughty After Dark Blog Hop hosted by Close Encounters with the Night Kind and Natasha Blackthorne.

Naughty After Dark Blog Hop runs from 12:01am February 15th through to 11:59pm February 22nd 2012. My giveaway is open internationally so everyone can participate.

THE PRIZES
  1. One ebook copy of  Covet, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One ebook copy of Her Dark Angel, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

HOW TO ENTER
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Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop

Vampires for Valentines Giveaway Hop

February is the month of love and what do we love more than hot, sexy, dangerous and seductive vampires? Vampires For Valentines Giveaway Hop is all about spreading our love for these supernatural creatures.

Vampires For Valentines Giveaway Hop runs from 12:01am February 10th through to 11:59pm February 16th 2012, and is hosted by Felicity Heaton (Paranormal Romance Author) and Bitten by Paranormal Romance. Giveaway is international.

THE PRIZES
  1. One signed paperback copy of Love Immortal, plus VAMPIRE HEROINE BOOKMARK THONG, signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One signed paperback copy of Covet and Crave anthology (two erotic vampire romance novellas in one book), plus VAMPIRE EROTIC THEATRE BOOKMARK THONG, signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  3. One signed paperback copy of Hunter’s Moon (vampire romance novel), plus VAMPIRES REALM BOOKMARK THONG, signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

Here are some pretty pictures. I don’t have the Covet and Crave paperback made yet, but it will be sent to the winner as soon as I receive copies and can sign them.

HOW TO ENTER
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Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop!

The Love Is In The Air Giveaway Hop is hosted by Under the Covers. The hop will run from 12:01 AM February 7th through to 11:59 PM February 14th, 2012. Giveaway is open internationally.

The month of love is full of amazing giveaway hops, and here’s the next one I’m participating in!

THE PRIZES
  1. One signed paperback copy of Her Angel anthology (three angel romance novellas), plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One signed paperback copy of Forbidden Blood (vampire romance novel), plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

HOW TO ENTER
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Signed Swag Giveaway – Guess the Heroes!

I was playing this on my Facebook but it’s a dangerous place to play it since FB is weird about such things, so I’m moving it here.

You can win yourself some signed book swag by commenting and telling me which hero in the Vampire Erotic Theatre romance series said which line.

I will choose 2 winners per quote, so 12 winners in total! Open internationally.

Your choices of hero are: Javier, Callum, Antoine, Snow, Andreu and Payne.

Match the right hero with the right quote by commenting with the quote number + name of the hero you think it is!

Quotes:

#1 – “I wanted to sink my fangs into you when we were together on the stage… I still want to now.”

#2 – “I could tell her that you wet the bed until you were in your thirties.”

#3 – “It would appear I am addictive.”

#4 – “This one is missing a few pieces of her puzzle, if you get what I mean. Not only did she breeze straight in here to catch the show, but she sucked your face.”

#5 – “As regrettable as it is to get you out of this sexy little number… it has to come off. I want to sleep next to you.”

#6 – “Whatever my love wants, my love will have.”
COMPETITION CLOSED!

THE ANSWERS WERE:
#1 – Antoine
#2 – Snow
#3 – Andreu
#4 – Payne
#5 – Callum
#6 – Javier

The characters with the most correct matches were Snow, followed by Javier. I think this is because you all presumed someone talking about another as a kid had to be Snow, but Javier is Andreu’s older brother you know 😉

The characters with the least correct matches were Andreu and Payne, but that doesn’t surprise me since you haven’t met them yet. I’m surprised more people matched Antoine correctly than Callum.

WINNERS SELECTED AT RANDOM WERE:

katrina whittaker
michelle louise pratley
Filia Oktarina
Sharonwade101
Amber Hall
cherity
Raynekitten
Jodie P.
Kiwi Lloyd
Becky3120
Kristina Haecker
Tanyaw1224

Winners, please contact me at author(at)felicityheaton(dot)co(dot)uk with your mailing address, and let me know what swag you already have from me so we don’t double up!

Only 1 person got all six right somehow, and that was Katrina Whittaker! I don’t know how you did it! Average correct guesses were 2 or 3.

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My Book Boyfriend Giveaway Hop!

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My Book Boyfriend Giveaway Hop is hosted by Reading Between the Wines Book Club and As the Pages Turn. The hop will run from 12:01 AM February 1st through to 11:59 PM February 5th, 2012.

What better way to celebrate the month of LOVE than with your favourite book boyfriend? Whether you have a valentine or not, the swoonworthy heroes we find in romances can’t be matched anyway! So why not put on that naughty underwear and curl up with one of these steamy reads this year instead? Make your Valentine’s Day perfect by joining the My Book Boyfriend Giveaway Hop where fellow bloggers offer you the chance to win some of their favorite book boyfriends!

THE PRIZES
  1. One signed paperback copy of Her Guardian Angel (angel romance novel), plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One signed paperback copy of Hunter’s Moon (vampire/werewolf romance novel), plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

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Snag yourself some fantastic paranormal romance paperbacks in the Shameless Giveaway-Hop

In the spirit of all things hot and sexy (abs, serratus muscles, pectorals and that delicious V spot some men have) I am participating in the fantastic Shameless Giveaway Hop hosted by the wonderful Jen (Red Hot Books), Brie (Romance Around the Corner) and Michelle (Michelle’s Book Blog)

First, a word from my (I wish) regular Manday Hottie… Just to get you all in a shameless sort of mood!

The Shameless Giveaway Hop will run from January 20th to 27th. My giveaway is open internationally so anyone around the world can enter, but I am giving away adult paranormal romance books… so if you’re a bit young to be reading hot love scenes, please don’t enter.

THE PRIZES
  1. One signed paperback copy of Heart of Darkness, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards
  2. One signed paperback copy of Ascension, plus signed book cover postcards, bookmarks and romance trading cards

HOW TO ENTER
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