Monday, October 26, 2009

Vampires Gives Us What We Need by Guest Author Roxanne Rhoads


Liz Beth, a paranormal researcher, is haunted by the seductive vampire, Quillon, who may or may not be real. She arrives in New Orleans the week of Halloween to search for the elusive vampire of her dreams and instead encounters a handsome stranger, Christien, with whom she begins a passionate affair with.

Soon she is torn between her dream lover and a flesh and blood man, both of whom are a mystery to her. The closer it gets to Halloween the wilder things become. LizBeth gets closer to the truth about Quillon while Christien has her under his own spell.

Will all be revealed at the Vampyre Ball or will the masks stay in place?

In New Orleans at Halloween anything is possible.

The novella is scheduled to be released October 7, 2009 through
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eBook ISBN:978-1-926704-70-8
Print ISBN:978-1-926704-78-4


Vampire Gives Us What We Need

The strength to fight the bad guys, the smoothness that gets the girl, the sexiness that grabs the guy, forever young, beautiful, powerful…

By living vicariously through vampires we can fulfill all of our fantasies. Vampires are extensions of ourselves, a way to deal with the monster inside, accept it and enjoy it.

Consider this quote from Richard Dyer that appears in the book The Lure of the Vampire by Milly Williamson.

“If the vampire is an other, he or she was always a figure in whom one could find one’s self…the despicable as well as the defiant, the shameful as well as the unashamed, the loathing of oddness as well as pride in it.”

The image of the vampire, everything that the vampire represents, is a way to accept and revel in everything that makes us odd and everything that we would love to do and to be.

In the book Blood Read this quote graces the introduction written by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger:

“An ambiguously coded figure, a source of both erotic anxiety and corrupt desire, the literary vampire is one of the most powerful archetypes bequeathed to us from the imagination of the nineteenth century.”

And still, now in the twenty first century the literary vampire is still one of the most profound archetypes of any literary character or monster that we see today.

The vampire on the page still reigns supreme as he (or she) embodies more universal feelings of desire, empathy, and oneness than any other creature. The literary vampire lets us fully live out that wild existence and forbidden experiences in our way, vicariously through the words on the page. And even though the author leads the way we still use our own imaginations and desires to come up with an image that is each uniquely our own-not those pushed onto us by Hollywood.

The vampire in a book is each and everyone’s own personal fantasy. And now we have so many to choose from we can decide which book, which series, which vampires we love the most.

And fulfill that need inside us that reaches for something different while still finding something of ourselves in the Other.

About this amazing author:

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read and review what others write. She operates a book review site, Fang-tastic Books, dedicated to her favorite type of book- anything paranormal. Her favorite genres are paranormal romance and urban fantasy but she'll read just about anything featuring vampires, ghosts, witches and whatnot.

Roxanne writes everything from articles to web content as a freelance writer and poet. Her erotic and romance stories and poems have appeared in Playgirl Magazine, several print anthologies, in ebooks and on numerous Web sites including:,,,,,,, and

She has several ebooks available through Eternal Press: Tasty Christmas Treats, Eternal Desire, the soon to be published Insatiable and 2 of her short paranormal erotic stories appear in the anthology Sexy Paranormal Bedtime Stories. All of these can be purchased in print at

Her story "The First Brick" appears in Lasting Lust: An Anthology of Kinky Couples in Love available at

A double shot of her paranormal erotica- Torrid Teasers Volume 59 is available through Whiskey Creek Press Torrid.

Her sexy Christmas story "Candy Cane Thrills" has been selected for publication in Seriously Sexy Stocking Filler which comes out in November through Xcite Books

"A Halloween to Remember" has been accepted by eXcessica Publishing, release date currently unknown

And the paranormal short "Cemetery Seduction" will appear in the Midnight Showcase digest titled Dark Tales to be released in May 2010

When not reading or writing Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.

You can visit her at and

Roxanne Rhoads

Freelance Writer, Author, Poet

Check Out My Erotica Stories

Eternal Desire coming soon in ebook and print

Tasty Christmas Treats now in ebook and print

Paranormal Bedtime Stories now in ebook and print

`Contains my stories Halloween Surprise and Sea of Blood

Lasting Lust: An Anthology of Kinky Couples in Love

~ Contains my story The First Brick available at

Torrid Teasers Volume 59 Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

`Featuring Renata and The Questioning Concubi


To enter SR contest just leave a comment below what you love about vampires for the chance to win an ebook copy of Roxanne's Eternal Desire. Don't forget to leave an email where I can contact you.



Rosie said...

I love the thought of immortality and when they find the right soul mate, then they have immortality and true love to share it with.

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

Mitz said...

This one sounds really good.

I like Vampires for many reasons. Neverending life for 1, quickness for another, I could go on and on...

Mitz said...

Who won Roxannes contest. I would love to be the winner. I love fangtastic books. She is awesome.

Veronica said...

Sorry to leave you all hanging. The winner...


Congratulations Mitz!

Just tell me what format (html, pdf etc) you would like.

Thanks for playing!

Mitz said...

Thanks Veronica,
I guess I'll have to go with pdf. I really need to get me one of them Kindles or Ereaders. I can't wait to read Roxannes book.

Veronica said...

Hey Misty! Just sent your book your way. Enjoy and thanks!