Virna DePaul dropped by this morning with a couple treats to share. First, she has useful dating advice if you have a sexy vampire in your sights, and next, she brought a copy of Turned for one of you to win!!
Virna DePaul’s Tips for Dating a Vampire
First, thank you so much to Julie and Manga Maniac Café for having me at your blog. I am very excited to share a little of my upcoming release Turned with you! In Turned my alpha hero Ty Duncan, a special agent with the FBI, is just getting used to life as a vampire and all of the urges that come with it when he must recruit Ana Martin to join the Belladonna Agency. Ana, a former gang member who’s trying to live a quiet life in Seattle, isn’t keen on joining an organization whose purpose is to bring down vampire criminals, but Ty makes her an offer she can’t refuse. When business turns personal, Ana decides she needs a crash course on dating a vampire and all things supernatural! What tips would I give her and any other woman dating a vampire?
Attitude – When dealing with an alpha vampire it is always important to stand your ground. You want to be able to give as good as you get. You want to let him know that just because he’s packing fangs that doesn’t mean he gets to have his way all the time!
Diet – It is important for all vampire-dating girlfriends to maintain a diet rich in foods that increase the production of red blood cells. After all, we can’t have our man going hungry. ? Grains such as cereals, leafy greens, dairy products, oranges and proteins are a must!
Exercise – Staying in shape is a priority when dating a vampire because you never know when you are going to need staying power. Whether in the bedroom or out of it you want to be able to keep up with your man.
Clothing – Vampires aren’t known for their subtlety. Every girl should know to keep an extra set of clothing on you at all times because you never know when your man is going to ravish you, which usually ends with your clothing in tatters.
Extrovert – This one kind of ties in with Clothing. Vampires are constantly fighting their urges and sometimes they lose the battle in public places! A vampire-dating girl should know there is always a chance of public sex, public fighting and public fanging (a guy’s got to eat). A woman needs to be able to handle these instances with ease and pride. No need to be embarrassed; it’s always a good thing when your vampire gets so carried away with lust for you that he can’t control his feelings.
What advice would you give Ana? Comment below to win an autographed ARC of Turned.
Virna DePaul is a former criminal prosecutor and bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction. Whether it’s vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love. She loves to hear from readers at www.virnadepaul.com | www.facebook.com/booksthatrock | www.twitter.com/virnadepaul
Romance at Random is featuring my hero for a special column called #TyOnTuesday. If you have a chance, stop by and read some exclusive excerpts from Turned! There will be a new #TyOnTuesday every Tuesday until Turned hits bookshelves 04/01/14!
About the book:
Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand.
Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden.
But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules.
Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, Ty must tap Ana Martin, a troubled ex–gang member and one of the few mortals who can infiltrate places that his kind and the law cannot. From their first encounter, Ty fights a hunger to make Ana his own.
When Ty claims to have information about Ana’s missing sister, Ana has no choice but to trust this captivating stranger who awakens her deepest desires. But as she and Ty climb the heights of pleasure and passion, an enemy is conspiring to destroy them both.
Can Ana help Ty find his humanity in a love that could heal them both, or will their passion lead them into a darkness impossible to escape?
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