Thursday, June 14, 2012

Felicity Heaton Masquerade Blog Tour Guest Post and Giveaway

Welcome to The Blog Tour for Felicity Heaton's Masquerade. Felicity has taken over United By Books today with some insight on Vampire Realm Series......

 Writing the Vampires Realm romance series

It’s fantastic to be here at United by Books for the next stop on the virtual book tour for my new vampire romance, Masquerade. Masquerade is the tenth book in my ongoing Vampires Realm romance series. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, as Masquerade does stand alone.

Today, I want to talk a little about the series and why I love to write it.

Vampires are sexy. They’re dark, mysterious, and dangerous. The ultimate bad boys. The ones who send our hearts racing and adrenaline pumping. Of course, that isn’t to say that their furry counterparts can’t be just as devastatingly handsome. The alpha werewolf is a force to be reckoned with. Rugged, rough, and commanding, he’s a man who will bend the heroine to his will and claim her for his own.

That’s the sort of vampire and werewolf that I love to write. I don’t apologize for how brutal or dangerous they can be. Vampires and werewolves are killers. They’re top of the food chain and they know it. I always stay true to their nature, although I like to change a few aspects of them in each of my stories to spice things up a little. I don’t do redemption or the non-human blood drinking vampire. I want to read about vampires and werewolves who are deadly, and of course, dead sexy, so I write that sort of hero and heroine so others can read about them too.

A vampire who refuses to drink human blood, to embrace their nature, is a real turn off to me. We’re attracted to the myth of the vampire because of their bloodlust and their powers, and their desire to sink those luscious fangs into our lovely necks. Without those things, they’re just not as interesting.

Each of my stand alone stories has a different take on vampires and werewolves. I have vampires with powers, and those without. Vampires who are born and age, and those who are turned and don’t. I love to toy with the myth and make them unique. The purest of my vampires are those in my Vampires Realm series.

Vampires Realm is a work of passion for me. I love to world build and I’ve spent a long time thinking about the way the series will work, and the world it’s set in, and the type of creatures who inhabit it. The series is set in Europe, and follows vampires of the seven ancient pure bloodlines. Each bloodline rules a different city, although there is conflict in St. Petersburg and Prague as two vampire bloodlines reside in both of those. There are laws governing the bloodlines, and Law Keepers who deal with any who break them. There are hunters who would like to eradicate the pure bloods, but they’re not strong enough to fight such superior creatures, and often end up fighting weaker mixed blood vampires that infest the continent. A fight with a pure blood would end pretty quickly. These are the elite. They’re powerful, deadly, and unafraid of hunting human prey. They live in their own world. A world within our world. They rarely interact with humans, and keep to themselves, living in near-harmony with us without our knowledge of their existence. Their interest lies in governing their people and continuing their existence, and they have laid down strict laws to ensure this happens.

There are werewolves in the series too. Although most of them are slaves kept in compounds by the pure blood vampire families, there are those who have escaped and have struck out on their own. There are even those who have gathered other werewolves to them and created a stronghold for their kind, a place where they can live without fear of the vampires.

It’s a dark world, one full of threats as the hunters begin to advance themselves through genetic manipulation, becoming dangerous to the pure bloodlines. It’s a world on the edge, full of conflict between the bloodlines, and prophecies that threaten to destroy everything. But it’s also a world where love grows, regardless of the laws that forbid certain relationships, and where heroes and heroines do incredible acts of bravery to protect both vampirekind and humankind. It’s a world that I love to write and explore, to bring to life in the imagination of the reader, and to share with them, and I hope that you will enjoy it too.

The Vampires Realm series currently encompasses ten stories, the most recent of which is out now. There are seven novels, including a trilogy, two novellas (one of which is free), and a free short story.

I would also like to take this moment to mention that there is a grand giveaway running throughout the whole of the Masquerade Book Tour. The top prize is a KINDLE TOUCH plus bundle of Vampires Realm series ebooks 1-9 (doesn’t include Masquerade), and it’s open internationally. You can find all the details at the Masquerade Book Tour page:  
If you would like to find out more about Masquerade or the Vampires Realm series, you can visit the official Vampires Realm website at

Masquerade is available now at Amazon Kindle stores, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks. It will soon be availablefor Nook, Apple devices, Sony Reader, and Kobo Books, but you can get it in epub from other retailers like Smashwords and my own website.

F E Heaton
Ten years have passed since Sophis and Vivek, two vampires of the Venia bloodline, came close to death at the hands of twin hunters Aleksis and Izabella Romanov. The events of that night turned Sophis and Vivek against each other, shattering their close friendship and driving them apart.

Now, on the eve of a centenary Creator Day masquerade and at a time when things between them are dangerously close to separating them forever, they uncover a small army of vampire hunters in Saint Petersburg, led by their nemeses, Aleksis and Izabella.

With the safety of the rulers of the seven pure vampire bloodlines in their hands and their chance for vengeance hanging in the balance, can Sophis and Vivek face their past and overcome their differences? Will they realise their true feelings for each other before it’s too late or will the hunters finally claim their lives as their deadly plot to destroy the bloodlines unfolds?

Felicity Heaton writes passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In her books she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, Felicity Heaton’s best selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series she writes as F E Heaton or any of her stand alone vampire romance books she writes as Felicity Heaton. Or if you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try Felicity Heaton’s new Vampire Erotic Theatre series.

In 2011, four of her six paranormal romance books received Top Pick awards from Night Owl Reviews, Forbidden Blood was nominated as Best PNR Vampire Romance 2011 at The Romance Reviews, and many of her releases received five star reviews from numerous websites.

If you want to know more about me, or want to get in touch, you can find me at the following places:
Vampires Realm official website:


Felicity has generously offered up a Signed copy of Winter's Kiss and swag this is an international giveaway....just fill out the rafflecopter below to be entered for that prize. I would also like to remind you to click the link to the tour , that will take you to the Grand Prize Giveaway of a Kindle Fire

Winter's Kiss
F E Heaton
Their lord drinks blood and they are dead men walking. The tales of the mansion don’t stop Nika from falling for one of the guards, but when wolves attack her and he rides to her rescue, she discovers that her knight is anything but saintly. He is a vampire and she is becoming a werewolf, and love between their species is forbidden—the penalty death.

Winter’s world is shaken beyond salvation and his allegiance to his bloodline tested as he watches the woman he’s fallen for turn into a werewolf. His heart demands vengeance and that he protects her, both from the werewolf now hunting for her and from himself, but she tempts him more than he can bear and it isn't long into their journey before he’s torn between upholding the law and succumbing to desire.

Will Nika be able to convince Winter to leave his world and stay with her or will she spend eternity dreaming of Winter's kiss?

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maria geor said...

I have read "Forbidden Blood" and it was AMAZING!!!

EnglehÄr said...

I've read "Forbidden Blood" as well! I did love it! And I can't wait until I get my hands on more books from Felicity!!!!

And again, amazing giveaway! ;)

Felicity Heaton said...

Thanks for having me here, Lindsey! Great to see commenters already too. Looking forward to reading the rest.


Cheryl S. said...

Can't wait to read this book! Felicity Heaton is AMAZIMG!!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Becky Johnson said...

Loved Crave, most definitely a 5 star review. Also really enjoyed the 3 Phrophecy books. Love Felicity and her work. She's one talented author!

Yvette said...

I have not read any of the books as of yet but she is now on my list for summer read. Thanks for the chance to get to know a new author.

Becky Johnson said...

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Diana said...

I'm currently reading Her Dark Angel. I'm not fan of angels books but it is different. I really liked it so far.
Great post and Thank you for the giveaway!

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Evie said...

I'm really looking forward to read her books. It seems that the stories are really captivating and intriguing! I can't wait to read more about the werewolves now.

Mel Bourn said...

I haven't read Felicity's books yet, even though I have about 6 of them on my kindle waiting for me. How pitiful am I!?! I am doing some catch up reading this summer. I have been turned off of reading vampires as I can't stand the "sparkly", non human drinking kind that is more prevelant. I want the true to form vampire. My husband and I debate this all the time. Lively conversation!

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

crystaley73 said...

I have read several of her books Her Dark angel is my favorite
crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

She is a new to me author, but I am super excited about reading her work.



SdyLion said...

My favorite book from her currently is COVET. It was amazingly good, though i do like the Vampire Realm series as well as her other paranormal works. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Amiee Snow said...

I'm a big fan of Felicity's books its hard to pick a favouite!lol The whole Vampire Realm series is my favourite because i can't pick which one i love the most :D I'd recommend her books to everyone you'll love them :) The interview was brilliant i agree with her I love vampires who are in touch with their nature not trying to withstand it :) Thanks for the giveaway, I'm loving following the book tour hop!!


leisa said...

I haven't read any Felicity's books but i now have them on my wish list...I now have a new Author to follow..Thank you!!

Tamsyn said...

I've read a few of Felicity Heaton's books - Reunion, In Heat, Cabin Fever, Vampire for Christmas. Masquerade sounds like another great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Great blog hop.

bn100 said...

I haven't read her books yet, but would like to. They all sound good.

April Alvey said...

I Have Read Reunion, Forbidden Blood, And Ascension They Was Awesome Books I Love Her Books She IS A New Author To Me And I Had To Have Her Books SO I Bought Those And I Couldn't Put Them Down.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded a free book from Amazon and I was hooked. I've read all her her characters.

lavendersbluegreen said...

I have not read you yet...but I am excited to read you. Your words are descriptive... a whole world you have created just for your readers, sigh... I love new worlds.

Julianne said...

I haven't read any of Felicity's books yet. I do have the first 3 angel books. I love those covers.
The Vampires Realm series sounds great, I can't wait to learn more.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

marybelle said...

I can't believe I have not yet read any of Felicity Heaton's books yet. They do look amazing.

Phoenix Carvelli said...

I love Her Angel series! I can't wait to read all of this series!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful worlds with us!
PhoenixCarvelli at gmail dot com

Lisa Markson said...

I haven't read any yet but covers are amazing.

andie said...

I've read a few, and Masquerade is my absolute favorite at the moment.

Becky Weiner said...

I have read BLOOD AND SNOW. LOVED it! Felicity is great author! Thanks for the giveaway and great post!

BeckyLoves2Read @gmail . com

Lexi H said...

Heart of Darkness was very good. Though Crave is in my TBR pile and I think I will like that one even more. And now I have added the Vampires Realm too =) Can't wait to check out the world building!

Leev said...

Loved Crave,. Also really enjoyed the her angel series. Love Felicity and her work. She's one my favourite author ^^


cara adams said...

Yes I have read so many of Felicity's books! All the VR series to date its hard to say which is my favorite in those 10 they all were so very good! I read all her Angel series to date...Um Dark Angel is probably my favorite in that series I so loved it! I have read all her free standing books so many there that I love! Love Immortal was my first one in free standing and got me hooked on her books so I take my hat off to Love Immortal! A MUST READ FOR ALL!!! I have read Crave and Covet in her Vet series and am dying with anticipation for Seduce!!! I read her Sons of Lyra series too which I really enjoyed! Masquerade was the last one I read and it's my top five favorite in her series! Felicity is a talent for sure!

sherri said...

I haven't read any of Felicity's books, but I would like to. After reading the excerpt to her new book, Masquerade, I'm excited about that book. I have a feeling it would be helpful to read her first nine to get the characters in my mind before reading the new one.

miki said...

i haven't read her books yet but i own one that i'm keeping to read for a challenge later this year.
However i'm following her website from a long time and i love her writing style and i got her free stories too that i can't wait to devour

thanks you a lot for the international giveaway

crystalg123 said...

I love the Vampire Realm Series! I think these are my favorite so far, but all her books are fabulous and if you haven't read any I recommend you start NOW!

dusty katt said...

I've not had a chance to read the others yet so I'm glad this is a stand alone book.

Na said...

Felicity is a new author for me but I am looking forward to her vampire books. I like that there are also werewolves involved. I've recently started reading about them and they are also interesting to read about.

Tina B said...

I am very excited to read this series! The more I read her interviews, blurbs and excerpts, I am being pulled toward this world. Thank you for more insight into your work, Felicity! :)

Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait to read the series, =) i´m a sucker for vamps and sexueal tension

best wishes, Linda xo