Ten Days of Giveaways: Day Three

To celebrate the release of the fourth book in the Amaranthine series I am hosting ten days of giveaways on this blog! Each day from, May 22 – 31, I will post a tiny excerpt of the fourth book and a prize. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with your email address on the blog and you will be automatically entered to win the prize being given away in that blog post! (yes, that means to enter for all ten prizes you have to comment on each of the ten blogs.) If you’re not comfortable leaving your address in a comment, please email it to m at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com and be sure to let me know which blog you’re entering for.  Random.org will pick the winners on June 4th. I will contact the winners for your mailing address and send the prizes shortly after.


Day Three:

Katelina followed Jorick’s gaze. The door at the back of the room was covered in diamond shaped warning labels. If not for the seriousness of the situation, they would have been comical. One had an injured hand with blood dripping from it crossed out, while a second showed a pair of swirly eyes and warned against “vampire hypnosis”. A third showed the black silhouette of a human head with large white fangs where the mouth belonged. “Warning: Vampires may be more dangerous than they appear. Exercise caution at all times”.

“My God, Jorick, where would they get a sticker like that?”

“I don’t know. Perhaps they made it.” He ran his hand around the door and then, with a shrug, tried the handle. It swung open on silent hinges. “Someone forgot to lock up.” Though he joked, his eyes held guarded caution.

Three lucky winners will each get a set of two(2) vinyl stickers. Stick them on your door, your laptop, or your secret lab. 

Good luck and thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another fun giveaway, and if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the other Ten Days of Giveaways blogs!

What vampire trait do you find the “scariest”? (I’ll share the most interesting answers(s) on facebook.)

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  1. sharonstogner

     /  May 24, 2012

    I think their speed is the scariest. You can’t get away if they really want to catch you. Love the stickers!

  2. Crystal Young

     /  May 24, 2012

    The fact that you can’t hear them coming up to you.

    • oooh! Good one, Crystal! I can imagine the terror of turning around and – bam! – evil vampire ready to bite through your neck!

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. amy owen

     /  May 24, 2012

    The arrogance that all vampires seem to have…can you imagine spending an eternity with only THAT to hang out with? Now wonder Jorick keeps Katelina around…

    • I know! This is true! I can;t think of very many of them I would want to spend forever with!

      Thanks for stopping by, Amy 🙂

  4. That’s what I love most about Jorick – his guarded caution.

  5. Stacy

     /  May 24, 2012

    Their eyes scare me….it is almost like when you look in their eyes they can see way more then anyone else can!! I would hate for anyone to look at me like they know way more about me then I want them to know! 🙂

    • I know, right? There are plenty of things I think that I’m happy no one else knows, LOL!

      Thanks for stopping in, Stacy!

  6. jennifer gruenberg

     /  May 24, 2012

    I think their speed is one of the scariest because if i was trying to get away from one i wouldn’t get very far. On the other hand their speed could come in handy if one were my friend and i was in a hurry. lol syndiasia@yahoo.com

  7. Ranena

     /  May 24, 2012

    I think its the ability they have to be so unfeeling….to lose your human side to feel emotions other than anger and love (in Joricks case) and be so nonchalant about anything other than their own needs or wants

  8. Wendy

     /  May 24, 2012

    Their cold uncaring side to humans! That we are food not worth anything. I love Jorick because he has some humanity left and strives to keep it.

    • Yes! So many of them treat people like cattle! it’s like they forget that they started out human.

      Thanks for stopping by, Wendy!

  9. Love the stickers, Jo!

    I think this is another tough question! I’d have to say the “scariest” trait is their immortality. Old vampires are soooooo set in their ways. What a pain in the tush!

    For, example, let’s say you want to vent to your favorite vampire. No matter what you say, they can ALWAYS “one up” you.
    “I think my car’s going to need new tires.”
    “Tires? Back in MY day, we didn’t have tires! We didn’t own a horse, either. We walked through raw sewage in our bare feet, but none of that mattered because we were grateful for what we had!”

    Or, you try to help you’re favorite vampire do a little spring cleaning, and there’s like three centuries worth of crap sitting in totes in the back of the closet, and your all like, “Listen! You’re never going to need any of this stuff! Why don’t you have a garage sale or something.” Then, they get all sulky because YOU’RE the heartless one, and they remind you that Vampires can’t have a garage sale at midnight, and why are you going through their stuff in the first place! I hate it when that happens!

    Or, they get “stuck” in their ways and decide that they no longer want to move ahead with the times. So you’re sitting in a drafty old house with no electricity and no running water, and you’re bored out of your mind, but you try to be polite. Then your favorite vampire thinks it would be fun to play charades, but you can only reenact The Black Plague so many times before it’s not funny anymore, it’s just redundant. 😉



      “..“Tires? Back in MY day, we didn’t have tires! We didn’t own a horse, either. We walked through raw sewage in our bare feet, but none of that mattered because we were grateful for what we had!”..” That SO made me think of Jorick! I can imagine him spouting that while Katelina is grumbling about something!

  10. alicia

     /  May 25, 2012

    I think having the ability to be so fast that even the other vampires have trouble seeing you is cool.

  11. amanda collins

     /  May 26, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway

  12. Shaylynn Gruenberg

     /  May 31, 2012

    I say the scariest trait is the fact that they live forever.I mean its a little creepy especially when their birthday comes around cause you’ll have to be like wait how old are you again.plus it could be a fire hazard trying to fit so many candles on one cake.

    • jennifer gruenberg

       /  May 31, 2012

      Ha Ha I am commenting on your comments Shay. LOL


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