Monday, November 25, 2013

Book Tour: One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream Excerpt & Giveaway

Seven dwarves. A poison apple. A glass coffin. It's a strange and terrifying world when events can take a turn for better or for worse with just...One Bite.

Irina is determined to continue her fight for freedom. Freedom for her from her evil sorceress stepmother, and freedom for every faction in the kingdom of Dacia. Unfortunately, her stepmother isn’t about to let that happen and she’s got a poisoned apple and a glass coffin with Irina’s name on them…

Kirill is a vampire prince determined to be a vampire king. Unfortunately, his vampiric father has no intentions of vacating the throne anytime soon and the prophecy Kirill found hinting at a “Great New Kingdom” is proving tricky to translate. It doesn’t help that the beautiful woman he found unconscious in the woods seems determined to undermine his authority at every turn. He’d kill her himself if she didn’t have the strangest gift for soothing his bloodthirsty spirit.

Even an undead mastermind can’t foresee everything. Seven dwarves. A poison apple. A glass coffin. It’s a strange and terrifying world when events can take a turn for the better or worse with just…One Bite.

Ever so slowly, Kirill raised a hand to Irina’s chin, tilting her head so that he could better stare down into her eyes. A little press of power, a minor flexing of his vampiric muscles, and she would soften toward him. He would hypnotize her, just enough so he could feed and she wouldn’t remember. The connection would make it easier for him to affect her later if necessary.
Irina tilted her face up at the last second and pressed her lips to his. Kirill froze, momentarily shocked into inaction by her initiative. Her eyes drifted closed and her lips caressed his own, an achingly seductive sensation that drew an appreciative sound from his throat. She tasted like the winter air, fresh and crisp, with just a hint of bite. He parted his lips for her, encouraging her to deepen the kiss. Her tongue slid past his lips and he pressed forward, eager for the inevitable moment when she learned the risk of kissing a vampire with his fangs extended…
A sharp pain pricked the inside of his thigh. Kirill froze. Irina pulled back just enough to speak, her lips still close enough to brush Kirill’s with every syllable.
“Biting me would be a mistake,” she said softly. “I’ve come here with nothing but the best of intentions. It would be awfully ungentlemanly of you to take advantage of me.”
Kirill almost laughed. He raised a hand to run over Irina’s hip, up her back, until he cupped her neck. “I could kill you with very little effort,” he whispered, lightly pressing his fingers against her neck. Despite the threat of his words, Kirill couldn’t resist leaning forward slightly, letting his lips brush hers in a chaste kiss even as they stood in their stalemate. He couldn’t deny that part of him was excited in a way he rarely was. Irina was bold, almost to the point of foolishness, but her spirit added a spice to their encounter that Kirill appreciated on an instinctual level. Now that he’d tasted her, he found he wanted a little more. How sweet would her blood be? How delightfully wild…
“I have a dagger ready to sever your manhood,” Irina replied softly. Her voice only wavered slightly and Kirill’s respect for her ratcheted up a notch. She pulled her face back, seeming to gather herself. He didn’t miss the slightly glazed look in her eyes. The sight only sharpened his hunger.
“I am a vampire, little Irina,” he reminded her, his voice rough with hunger and arousal. “As…strategically placed as it is, your dagger won’t kill me.”
“Oh, but won’t you wish it had?”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jennifer Blackstream is a psychology enthusiast with both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind is most appeased through the study of mythology and folklore as well as all of Terry Pratchett’s novels.

Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent four year old son. 

Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her toddler can find that all magical button on her laptop to make all her work vanish.

Author web links: (web, blog, twitter, facebook, goodreads, etc)

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Jennifer will be awarding one eCopy of Before Midnight (book one in the series) to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


  1. Love the idea of Prince Charming being a vampire perfect.

  2. Hmm...a princess who can sooth the bloodthirsty vampire. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. What a fun sounding story. A little bit of a twist that I find fascinating.

  4. Thank you for hosting me, and to the readers who say such lovely things about my vampire prince. Kirill was a bit of a jerk and had me worried for a bit, but Irina turned out to be just the woman to handle him. A very hot couple. I'd be more than happy to answer any questions anyone might have, so ask away :)

  5. Nice! Thank you for sharing an excerpt with us! :-)


  6. You have an X-Men mug? How cute!
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  7. I do indeed have an X-Men mug. Actually, I have three. The first one I got from my cousin when I was twelve. It's cracked so it's been retired and is now a decoration in my room. The second was bought for me by my critique partner when my first mug cracked as a method of consolation. The third I bought because I'm single and it says "I only date superheroes." I felt it was a proper warning... :)

  8. Thanks for the hosting. I love the new Snow White story. Thanks for the new story

  9. Hi There! How did you come up with the names for your characters? Kirill is pretty original!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Andra,

    Good question. I chose Slavic mythology for the kingdom of Dacia (where Kirill is from). Kirill is a Slavic name that means "lordly." When I'm choosing character names, I pick the culture that fits the mythology I'm using, then I search for a name that has a meaning that fits the character (mind you, I'm using the internet, so it's entirely possible the names don't mean what I think they do, but still, it's a jumping off point). I try to make sure the name is simple enough for my readers to at least guess at the pronunciation and I try not to give my characters a bunch of names that all start with the same letter (that is confusing). Hence, Kirill!

    Also, it sounded sort of like "kill" which just made sense for a vampire character...


  11. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  12. Nice excerpt, I enjoyed it.


  13. Sounds interesting

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  14. Sounds awesome I cant wait to get my hands on a copy thank you for the chance .