In a world with a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 16 month old, a 3 month old and two soldiers you never know what misadventures await. Life is always springing the unexpected and I want to share them with you. Welcome to my world.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Awesom Free Book Contest

If you love Vampire stories, free books and the like then head over to Shanna Silver. She's is hosting a contest until 1159 EST tonight to win Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel, the first in a new series about vampires. I'm not one of those who has one set idea about vampires nor am I one who gets upset about the Twilight Craze or the whole slew of new vampire & werewolf books that have poured out since. I thoroughly enjoy reading each and finding out how that author views vampires & what their take on them is. I love that there are all kinds of new ideas surfacing about them, a lot of them are straying far from the whole notion of unable to go out in daylight, stake in heart, garlic aversion and the like. So, here is the plot for this new story.

When Lenah Beaudonte, a 500-year-old vampire queen, wakes up a human teenager at an ultra-cliquey prep school, she must choose between embracing the humanity she’s always craved and saving her new friends from her vicious coven. The first in a sizzling new YA series.

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.

Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?

So, if this is your kind of thing head over and check it out. Tell me what you think about vampire stories? Are you a traditionalist, Twi-fan or what?

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