Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trick or Treat & Dairy of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker - Hera St. Aubyn/Lynda Hilburn

The Blurb

Publisher – Wildrose Press

Buy Info - Wildrose Press

Natasha slid through the darkness and entered the cold, quiet house. What kind of man arranged to meet for a first date in an old, abandoned mansion? And why did she find that so exciting? She stumbled through the empty shadows, heart pounding, eyes wide. Suddenly, there he was, standing in front of the window, moonlight reflecting off his platinum hair. The most gorgeous man she’d ever seen. A wicked smile curved her lips. She’d hoped the night would prove to be life-changing. Now she ached for much more.

The Review

Now, this is a quickie by all means… It is a very short read… but very hot. Especially if you love a hot quickie with a hot guy!

Natasha was meeting a guy for a hot blind date… what she was not expecting was an “alabaster statue of one of the gods.” man waiting for her in the dark shadows of the empty house.

Enters… Victor. He knew he was meeting a woman for a blind date.. But what he didn’t expect was Natasha!

What I thought was so good about this story was this couple has been together “re-enacting” their first date for 300 years.

Let’s just say that after one read… I wanted more of Victor!!

Now, like I said… a hot quickie… go to The Wild Press and download this one!!! I promise you won’t be disappointed!! Quick fast and hard!!! Sometimes… that is just how we like our men!!! But for my Alpha girls… Victor is an alpha!! Enjoy ladies!!!

Sliding through the darkness, Natasha entered the cold, quiet house. She ran her hand along the side of the wall, found the light switch, clicked it, but nothing happened.

“Hello? Is anybody here?” she shouted.

Her words echoed back to her in the shadowed emptiness. She stood still for a moment, straining to detect any signs of the presence of the man she’d expected to meet there.

He’d sent a note with a black rose attached. Her favorite. Being a punctual sort, she was right on time for what he’d said would be a night she’d never forget.

Holding her hands out in front of her, she inched forward in the darkness, searching for another room where he might be waiting. She shivered with excitement and fear. The man’s note had been so enticing. Asking her to meet him in an ancient, abandoned house seemed adventurous at first. Now she was anxious. But she had told him she liked surprises. Especially wicked ones.

Trick Or Treat © Hera St. Aubyn

The Blurb

Publisher – Wildrose Press

Buy Info - Wildrose Press

Told in first person by the vampire herself (Zara), this is the diary of an ancient, self-absorbed, yet-amusing nightwalker. She lusts for both sex and blood. Unfortunately, something has gone awry and her normal habits now create new problems to solve. In the midst of sorting things out, she meets an intriguing human named Niven – a musician who lives in the magical kingdom of contemporary Boulder, CO – and discovers that he is much more than he appears to be. Then, if things weren't interesting enough, Zara encounters her old mentor/lover – the vampire who originally turned her – and things get downright supernatural.

The Review

This story is a little longer. But it is still a short story.

It is the year 2160. I know the time threw me off too… but believe me… it’s not futurist or anything like that… Men are still men! Go figure!

So, let me introduce you to She Demon… Her real name is Zarafina of Sherbrook. Zara is the oldest of her kind still playing amongst the petty humans of the world. What is she you might ask… A vampire and she is the oldest one living. She was transcended or born… into the world of darkness on her 26th human birthday. ((Oh and by the way… she is in no way humble about being drop dead gorgeous)). She decided to share with us a journal of her memoirs of her life.

Before she shares with us her memories, she teaches us a lesson or two about undead mythology. She shares with us what the sun really does to them and how drinking our blood is the most intoxicating thing to them.

I really like this part… It is about the “fact” of what the sun does to them. How drinking our blood really is an orgasmic feeling for them; her quote,

“It is divine orgasm“!! She says, “I think you’ve been led astray because we really don’t want you to know what we’ve got going here, because then too many of you would want to join in.”

Dairy of a Narcissistic Bloodsucker © Lynda Hilburn

Now Zara also has a unique ability… we know that vampires are commonly termed “blood suckers”, but her term would be “mind sucker..” When she sucks the blood for her “donator,” she absorbs the memories of the mind. If it goes to far… the “donator” becomes like a vegetable. Not a good thing.

But the story gets better… She meets Niven… whom she is very attracted to…

And he’s very attracted to her… But you will have to read the rest of the story to find out what happens to them… or with them!! ***wink, it is good***

Contest and Interview

Join me on Friday where you will have double the pleasure as not only is there the interview with Ms. Hilburn but the review of Dark Harvest will also be posted.

Yesterday(Monday) I had a most pleasant surprise with Ms. Hilburn throwing out a bunch of other goodies up for grab on the blog. So after much deliberation on who to share the love with, the new giveaways are:

First Prize

The Vampire Shrink

Dark Harvest

(Open to all comers)

Second Prize

Special Surprise

This is open to only those people who have read the book already – This will just add to your pleasure of having read a Lynda Hilburn Book.


Free For All

Ms. Hilburn has a box of Cover Flats for DARK HARVEST, and would be happy to sign one and mail it to anyone who'd like to send her a self-addressed, stamped, large (9x12) envelope. You can send that to: Lynda Hilburn, PO Box 20443, Boulder, CO 80308.

For the contest the rules are simple.

  • Visit everyday to catch up on the reviews.
  • For a first entry post about the contest on your blog and leave the link on comment on MONDAYS POST.

For entry into the second prize give away leave a comment on Tuesdays Post (TODAY) – stating clearly that you have read the book already…

  • For a second entry leave a comment on FRIDAYS POST
  • Contest run from 18th May to 26th May

  • Contest open to all international entrants as well.


  1. Sign me up. :) I have not read this author.


  2. I've read Dark Harvest? Does that count?
    If it does please count me in.

  3. Michelle ~ Hey!! I will definitely sign you up... Go to the Monday post and post there and make sure you put it on your blog and post back on Monday's!!
    She is an awesome author!!
    And if you like a yummy vampire.. you will love Devereux

  4. Great Reviews Cecile! It's always nice to break from the norm and read something short and hot. ;)

    Count me in for the prizes.

    :) VFG

  5. IHBG ~ You can be entered in the second contest if you read it already.
    ""Second Prize Special Surprise This is open to only those people who have read the book already – This will just add to your pleasure of having read a Lynda Hilburn Book. LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST TO BE ENTERED IN FOR THIS SPECIAL SURPRISE GIVE AWAY ON TUESDAY’S POST""

  6. Hey Cecile - just giving my support...

    Can't wait to see your review of The Vampire Shrink..


  7. Thanks for the support Erotic... Yea, I can't wait for my review either!!! LOL!!!
    It will be fulll of hot little things made special by Devereux!

  8. Hey VampFanGirl!! You are definitely counted in this contest... You love alpha's... well girl you better stick around, because Devereux is a pure alpha!!! AND HAWT!!!!

  9. Hi Cecile! I don't have a blog, so couldn't enter yesterday, but I have read Vampire Shrink and am trying to get my hands on Dark Harvest. Please count me in! Can't wait to read your review! Dev is HOT!


  10. Hey Lisa!
    Well, since you read it... you will be entered for the second contest!Just post on Monday's just in case... you never know! I didn't have a blog when I first started either... so, drop on over to that post and sign up!

    And yes... Devereux is hot!!!

  11. These books look cool:) I haven't read them so I commented yesterday:)

  12. These books look cool:) I haven't read them so I commented yesterday:)

  13. Hey Mandi ~ Oh Yes honey, You were the first one!!!! And I can't wait to see what you think of the reviews.

  14. Awesome contest Cecile - you know I've read and reviewed Ms. Hillburn's work and absolutely love her books.

    However, please count me in for the surprize.

    Best Regards

  15. Of course Lea ~ You are counted in for the surprise!!! I am glad that you share my love for the books!! I can not WAIT to talk about Devereux tomorrow!!!

  16. Hi Cecile!

    I haven't read these yet, but just letting you know I stop by. They look like great reads, can't wait to try them.

    Dottie :)

    (already commented yesterday)

  17. I read these ebooks of Lynda (but I didn't read her prints tho, yet! LOL) I did post on Mondays :)! I remember discovering her book with the DIARY one when it came out at Wild Rose. I haven't read her single titles tho! I put the icon up on my blog that links back to here and Lynda's post on the side of my blog. It was neat to learn to do that :) Love this blog here and chatting books!

  18. Thanks Dottie for coming again... just wait, it gets better!!!

    Caffey ~ if you love talking books... then you have come to the right place!!! Please stick around for more!!

  19. Hey, Cecile! This is a new to me author so you know I'm in. I also posted yesterday ;)

  20. Great reviews and awesome contest Cecile !

  21. Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for all the nice comments about my books and about Devereux! We both appreciate all of you. What an excellent blog you have, Cecile!!
    Hugs, Lynda

  22. Cecile: If anyone has questions for me, I'll be happy to answer them. Just ask here and I'll keep checking.

  23. Barbara, the least I could do is offer up a new author to you.. for all the authors you have given to me!!! And she is great... and I know how you like your men... and Dev... well... let's just say that I will share him with you!!!

    Host... happy to see you back!!! Thanks for keeping in touch!!!

    Thank you Thank you Thank you Ms. Lynda for stopping by and answers questions! You know I love me sum Dev!!!!! Oh man!!! What a man!!!


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With hugs, love and smiles... Cecile

My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)