Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Contest!

Erin McCarthy, "One of the romance writing industry's brightest stars" (Romance Reviews Today), returns with a flat-out delightful, new, and sexy contemporary romance about a woman who's happy being single - and the man determined to change her mind. FLAT-OUT SEXY releases in November is is available for pre-order now and we're celebrating with a fun new contest giving away THREE autographed copies from her backlist!Independent single mother Tamara Briggs wanted to find a new, sexy, no-strings-attached man - just not one as young as NASCAR driver Elec Monroe. But he sure does get her heart racing. And after she's tricked into a blind date with him, Tamara gives in to her passion. Things screech to a halt, though, when he asks to meet her children. Whatever happened to wham-bam-thank-you ma'am? Suddenly Tamara has to decide how much risk she's willing to take to experience the power of true love.

For details on how to enter, head over to - A winner will be drawn on November 30th - Good luck!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Fun Contests!

FALLEN officially hit the shelves last Thursday and to celebrate I'm doing a fun contest with three other authors. All you have to do is give your answer to the question below in the comments section and I'll pick a random winner from those who post on Tuesday and Wednesday. Up for grabs is a copy of FALLEN, plus an assortment of 15 paranormal romances by various authors. Then after you comment here, hop over to the other three authors blogs and answer their questions for a chance to win even more cool prizes!

Make sense? Sort of? :)

Here's the question you need to answer:
Which celebrity do you think is a vampire?

Here's what we thought...
Anya Bast- Tom Cruise. He's either a vampire or an alien.

Michele Bardsley- Paris Hilton. C'mon. She's pale, doesn't eat, and only comes out at night.

Tate Hallaway- Of course the old joke is Dick Clark, but he's sort of dropped out of the scene (in hiding until he can rise again?) My other answer is equally obscure: Jim Davis, the creator/writer of the Garfield comic strip. I think he's a vampire because he has this magical ability to continue to be immensely popular with kids. My son Mason devours anything Garfield related. Another friend of mine said her daughter did the same thing. I think it's clearly all about vampire glamour.

Erin McCarthy- I stole this answer straight from Lori Devoti (see her interview with the Impalers a few weeks ago) but I thought it just had to be true. Oprah is clearly a vampire... no one can exert that kind of influence without the use of glamours. And she is tight with Tom Cruise after all.

So which celeb do you think is a vampire? And make sure you visit the other author's blogs for a chance at more great prizes. :-)


Friday, May 2, 2008

Diabetes Auction Basket

Author Brenda Novak is running her amazing Diabetes Auction again this year during the entire month of May, and Kathy and Erin have donated a vampire basket. Visit to bid on it.

The basket includes the following books:
Any Way You Want It
Fangs For The Memories (with sexy new mass market cover!)
My Sister Is A Werewolf
High Stakes
Bit The Jackpot
Bled Dry
Sucker Bet
An Advanced Reader Copy of First Blood, an anthology with Susan Sizemore, Erin McCarthy, Chris Marie Green, and Meljean Brook (August release)

PLUS, an Impalers CD, an Impalers t-shirt and other vampire goodies.

Help us help a great cause!
The Impalers

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lori Loves Werwolves

Okay, despite this admission, we are thrilled to introduce Lori Devoti, Nocturne author extraordinaire. (Even if she does have bad taste in preternatural creatures--wink, wink.)

Lori Devoti grew up in southern Missouri and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism. She, however, made it clear to anyone who asked, she was not a writer; she worked for the dark side—advertising. Now twenty years later, she’s proud to declare herself a writer and visit her dark side occasionally by writing dark paranormal romances for Silhouette Nocturne.

Lori lives in Wisconsin with her husband, daughter, son, an extremely patient shepherd mix, and the world’s pushiest Siberian husky. And she's pleased to announce her newest Nocturne, Guardian's Keep...

Kol Hildr had spent the last century battling hellhounds and warlocks who sought to usurp his portal’s magic. A mighty shape-shifter with the ability to change into wolf form, Kol made accessing the powerful gateway nearly impossible–unless you were a witch of Kelly Shane’s talents. She had a score to settle and would do anything to close the portal that led to her unearthly prison. Though an alliance with her compromised Kol’s purpose, something about the little witch overwhelmed his fierce, battle-worn soul. But when he learned Kelly’s life might be in jeopardy, could Kol put aside the one thing he thought he valued most–the portal–to journey to the other side and rescue her?

Hi Lori! Thanks for joining us today. How's about answer a few questions for us.

Why do you write about vampires? (Kind of a trick question)
My first published foray into vampires will come out this December—a novella in the Holiday with a Vampire Silhouette Nocturne anthology. But I also have a couple (ahem) unpublished vampire tales lurking on my hard drive. Why write them? They are the epitome of the tortured hero…and have bad boy potential out the wazoo. Who could make a better romance hero? (except maybe a hellhound…)

If you could go on a date with a vampire, what would you do?
Besides wear a turtle neck? A moonlit dinner on top of some medieval castle’s parapets would certainly be appealing. If he was a more modern kind of guy…all night bowling?

Do you prefer long hair or short hair on your men (vampires, heroes, etc)?
Okay, I’ll admit it I like my heroes with long hair. Maybe it’s because so few men in real life can carry the look off.

What is your favorite vampire movie?
Underworld, hands down.

What is the favorite of the books you've written?
I think it actually may be Wild Hunt which won’t be out until June. It’s the story of a hellhound who is looking for a way to kill his father and winds up getting caught up with the Wild Hunt. Tortured sexy hero and some kick ass women. Gotta love that.

What celebrity do you suspect is a vampire?
Oprah. Seriously, how can woman have gotten so much power over humans in one mortal lifetime? And have you seen some of her guests? The books she makes into best-sellers? There is some serious mind-control going on there.

What food would you miss the most if you were a vampire?
Can I still have Lattes? How about salsa—that’s pretty much liquid, right? Maybe I’d just have to stalk all night Starbucks and Taco Bells…If you are what you eat and all that…

If you were an Impaler, what instrument would you play?
I played the clarinet for years, but wouldn’t even ask the undead to listen to me play that. Maybe the banjo or harmonica—I am from Southern Missouri, and a little tinge of Bluegrass might liven things up.

Vampires or werewolves? Why?
Sorry, guys, gotta go with werewolves since most of my books have either hellhounds or garm (wolf-shape-shifters) in them. Like I said, I am working on a vampire tale though for December release.

If you were a vampire, where would you sleep? Coffin? Darkened bedroom? Crypt? Or other? If other, explain.
Something surrounded with all those laser alarm beams you see in spy movies—try and stake me, will you? Boom—cage drops on you and you’re a midmorning snack.

If you weren't a writer, what would you be?

What's the best part of being a writer?
Playing Freecell and calling it work.

What is your favorite color?
Red, isn’t it yours?

If you were a vampire, what time period would you have been made one?
I don’t know about me in particular, but the world could have used a kickass female vampire in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. It could have put a whole new face on the women’s suffrage movement. Oh, yeah.

Who was a better vampire? Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
Neither is really working for me. I went to college with Brad Pitt and I can’t shake the all American image that’s left over. And Tom Cruise, you’re kidding me, right?

Well, the werewolves win, but at least we have a draw on the Pitt/Cruise debate!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Kay Stockham Picks Brad Pitt

Today we're talking to Superromance author, Kay Stockham,, who doesn't write about vampires, but clearly should. Here's what Kay had to say...

If you could go on a date with a vampire, what would you do?
Get tips on staying young. ;)

Do you prefer long hair or short hair on your men (vampires, heroes, etc)?
Hmmm.. tough call. Medium length? Enough that if I ran my fingers through the length it would curl. *shiver*

What celebrity do you suspect is a vampire?
LOL Tom Cruise (see now below). I think Katie is entranced.

What food would you miss the most if you were a vampire?

If you were an Impaler, what instrument would you play?
Definitely keyboard/piano. I've always thought there was something haunting about the sound.

Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
I love having sand beneath my feet and hearing the crash of waves against the shore. There's something so soothing about it.

If you were a vampire, where would you sleep? Coffin? Darkened bedroom? Crypt? Or other? If other, explain.
Darkened bedroom--I definitely like my creature comforts.

What's the best part of being a writer?
The best part of being a writer is being able to create new worlds. That rocks.

Of all the characters you've created, who's your favorite?
Hmmm... that's a tie. Have to be either Joe Brody (Man With A Past) or Nick Tulane (His Son's Teacher). Both have a hard shell and soft center.

What is your favorite color?
Black. See? I fit right in!

Who was a better vampire? Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
Brad Pitt. Tom Cruise sucks (pun intended).

That's another one for Brad... go Louis. Thanks for dropping by, Kay!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Blog Party

We love a good party, and we've heard that reader Laurie is throwing a big one for Brava author, Dianne Castell, March 13-15th. If you're interested in prizes, excerpts, and sexy books, head over to Thursday and Friday and chat with Dianne about her new book, HOT AND BOTHERED.

The book is set in Savannah, another great city for vampires to hang around in. Maybe it's time for an Impalers road trip...


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Interview with Lori Foster

The Impalers sat down with New York Times Bestselling author Lori Foster to get her thoughts on vampires, long hair, and the favorite character she's written. Hint: Look at the cover to the right.
Thanks to Lori for answering all our random questions, and here's what she had to say...

If you could go on a date with a vampire, what would you do?
[Lori Foster] I love movies, and it’s dark in theaters, so I guess that’d work. But to keep from offending anyone, I’d make it an action flick and not a horror. ;-)

Do you prefer long hair or short hair on your men (vampires, heroes, etc)?
[Lori Foster] That very much depends on the guy, but overall, I think MOST men look much, much better with shorter hair, at least on their heads. Chest hair is good. No waxing, please. It’s for sissy boys.

What is your favorite vampire movie?
[Lori Foster] Underworld, the second one, with the romance. LOVED it. But I do like the scary vampire movies too, where the vamps are bad guys, not romantic figures.

What is your favorite of all the books you’ve written?
[Lori Foster] Right now, it’s SERVANT: The Acceptance, written under my initials L. L. Foster. It won’t be out until September, but I just finished it, so it’s freshest in my mind. I love weaving a thread of romance through horror-type plotting.

Would you like to stay up all night and sleep all day? What would you miss about day-walking?
[Lori Foster] LOL. I’m a very early to bed, very early to rise kind of person. NOT a nightowl at all. But I come from a long line of nightowls, so maybe I’d be able to adjust if I had to.

What celebrity do you suspect is a vampire?
[Lori Foster] LOTS of them! Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Johnny Dep... they all seem very vampish to me.

If you were an Impaler, what instrument would you play?
[Lori Foster] Drums! My grandson is currently very into the drums. He’ll drum on anything –and somehow I always end up drumming with him. I have zip for rhythm, but as a two year old, he doesn’t mind.

How did you start writing?
[Lori Foster] I read several really wonderful books, pondered how things would have gone if the plot were different, and ending up creating my own plots. That got me going, and pretty soon I started writing them out, then typing them out. After I sold my first book, I bought a computer.

What's your favorite song?
[Lori Foster] Hmmm. Right now, it’s “Coming Undone,” by KORN. Very intense, but with a wonderful beat.

Who is your idol?
[Lori Foster] I don’t really have idols, but I very much admire our military.

Vampires or werewolves? Why?
[Lori Foster] Vampires. I like chest hair, but not back, neck, stomach, shoulder hair. The whole dog-like thing sort of creeps me out.

Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
[Lori Foster] Anywhere near water, but preferably a big lake with a cabin in the woods, a hot tub on the back deck, and lots of nice nature trails to walk.

If you were a vampire, where would you sleep? Coffin? Darkened bedroom? Crypt? Or other? If other, explain.
[Lori Foster] Since I already sleep in a very darkened bedroom with a sound machine and a fan, I guess that’d work. I’m something of an insomniac, so I need the right setting!

If you weren't a writer, what would you be?
[Lori Foster] Either a painter, or a teacher. I love to paint, but never have enough time now, and I’ve always thought teaching was one of the most important jobs in our country.

What's the best part of being a writer?
[Lori Foster] I get to create entire worlds. I get to think about what a character should say, instead of getting caught off guard, as is the case in real life. I get to create a lot of happy endings – because I believe in happy endings.

Of all the characters you've created, who's your favorite?
[Lori Foster] My female character in my Servant series. She’s ballsy, upfront, honest, and a hero. She doesn’t have to play political games or worry about what society will think. She does the right thing, the best way she knows how. I admire her – even when she’s slashing someone to death.

What is your favorite color?
[Lori Foster] Black or bluejean. ;-) That’s what dominates my closet.

Who was a better vampire? Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise?
[Lori Foster] Brad Pitt, hands down! No matter what, he’s sexy!

Congrats to Lori for hitting #2 on the NYT with her February release, HARD TO HANDLE!

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