Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Seduced By Blood tour & Giveaway!

Seduced by Blood
Sweetblood Series #4
Release date July 24, 2012
E-books released August 1, 2012
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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two vampire coalitions: Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors... Hot-blooded and hard-edged, Tristan Santiago has an uncanny ability to see beneath the surface-a power that serves him well as the Guardians' region commander. But when a deadly plot against his fellow vampires is uncovered, he must turn to the one woman he can't read: the beautiful yet mysterious Roxanne Reynolds, whose sensual presence soothes his tormented memories. Roxy had put love before duty once before, with devastating results. But to root out a dangerous traitor in their midst, she must put her faith in Santiago, the one man skilled enough to break through her defenses. Posing as lovers, Santiago and Roxy work side by side-and discover a powerful craving that threatens to consume them both.

Except from SEDUCED BY BLOOD © Laurie London 2012

The guy staring up at Tristan Santiago was pleading for his life, but that wasn’t the reason he decided not to kill him.

Instead, Santiago yanked him to his feet and slammed him against the wall. The Darkblood clutched at his hands, trying to break the hold, but it was no use. Santiago outweighed him by at least forty pounds and was a helluva lot stronger.

“How did you know where to find us?” Santiago hissed through his bared fangs.


“My men. How did you know we were waiting for you?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Had it been two weeks, two days, even two hours ago, he’d be handling things differently right now. He’d have unsheathed Misery, plunged the silver blade into the guy’s heart muscle, and watched him turn to ash. But as it turned out, he needed a few answers first.

“Oh, really.” It was a statement, not a question. The guy was bullshitting him and they both knew it. 

There was no way DBs should’ve known Guardians would be coming. Their intel about the location of this den came through only yesterday. Now, one of his men had been injured on a job that should have been routine.

Misery hung heavily beneath his coat. He pulled out the blade, placing the point just inches away from the guy’s eye. Most Darkbloods wore sunglasses to hide the fact that the whites of their eyes were black, but this one didn’t. Either that or he’d lost his during the chase.

“Don’t kill me. I swear to God, I don’t know.”

“I’m not planning to kill you.” The guy relaxed ever so slightly and Santiago smiled, flashing his own set of fangs again. “But don’t think I’m being nice. I don’t do nice.”

His phone vibrated in his pocket but he ignored it. Instead, he let Misery’s razor sharp point prick the skin and a small bead of blood teardropped down the guy’s cheek.

“Please, no,” the bastard pleaded.

The blade wanted to go deeper and Santiago considered letting it. No one fucked with his people. No one.

The lone overhead light snapped and fizzled as its filament started to fail, creating grotesque shadows on the curved cement walls. Soon, they’d be enveloped in total darkness, which would make shadow-moving much easier. Footsteps pounded in the tunnel behind him as one of his men approached.

“What’s wrong?” Kip Castile glanced at the two of them, confused. Guardians didn’t show mercy when it came to their enemies. Justice was swift and unforgiving. “Why didn’t you charcoal him? Wait. You’re saving him for me, aren’t you?” With a cold smile, the young Guardian in training withdrew his stiletto and advanced on the prisoner.

What a sadistic son of a bitch. I knew I liked the kid.

A little about Laurie:
A graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration and a former tester/programmer for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie London now writes from her home near Seattle where she lives with her husband and two children.

Her debut book, BONDED BY BLOOD, A Sweetblood Novel, came out February 2011 from HQN Books. It was followed by HIDDEN BY BLOOD, an e-novella June 2011; EMBRACED BY BLOOD July 2011; “Enchanted By Blood,” a novella in the anthology A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS Oct 2011; TEMPTED BY BLOODMarch 2012; and SEDUCED BY BLOOD August 2012.

Her writing has won and been a finalist in several prestigious contests including the Beacon, the Emerald City Opener, the Marlene, and the Orange Rose.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America®, Greater Seattle Area RWA, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
When not writing, she can be found running, reading, or riding and showing her horse. Someday she hopes to qualify for the Quarter Horse World Show – that is, if her horse doesn’t get hurt again.

Find Laurie here

Laurie’s Christmas novella is a finalist in the Prism contest this year.  When we have more details we will pass this on to you.

Giveaway Details:
The giveaway is open to everyone.  I have a copy of Seduced by Blood & set of Trading cards open to US/Canady only.  If you are and international winner, you will win a copy of an ebook of Seduced By Blood through Amazon or B&N.  Please leave a comment with your email if you are interested in entering.

There's also a grand prize.  One winner on the whole tour will win a complete set of the SweetBlood series along with a set of the trading cards.  This is open to US/Canada only.  So you can increase your chances of winning by stopping at each of the stops listed below and entering the giveaway!

Each stop will be giving away a signed copy of Seduced by Blood:


  1. Noooo! Why did it have to end? I really like Kip! I can't wait to read this! I'm a major Laurie London stalker LOL!

    riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

  2. I really liked the excerpt. I'll have to check this book out.


  3. This series is a lot of fun - thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!


  4. Love it, thanks for the giveaway and love the excerpt!

    kerryjcj AT verizon DOT net

  5. Thanks for having me on, Bells! And thanks, everyone, for the excerpt love!

  6. That is one great excerpt. I lov ethe last line ;). Thank you.


  7. Can't wait to read this!!!!

    kristinaparmenter51 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Thanks for the great excerpt and giveaway! I haven't read this series... yet :)... and I've put it at the top of my wishlist!


  9. Hi! Yes I'm interested in this giveaway! I never read a book from Ms. London but this series sounds awesome, I'm a vampire freak! Thanks for this chance!


  10. Hi Bells,

    Great post! Please enter me in the contest (international).

  11. Love the excerpt, =) can´t wait to read more,

    best wishes, Linda xo

  12. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the great excerpt.This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.


  13. This was such a good book! Oh how I <3 Santiago. I love this series and I definitely can't wait to read more from you.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

  14. Congrats on the new release. Great excerpt. Laurie is a new author for me and would love to read this book. I have heard great things about this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more. Thanks so much for the chance :)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  16. Congratulations on your new release I cannot wait to read this series it sounds awesome .Thank you for sharing with us and for this chance to win .Have a fantastic week


  17. Love ur books I've read all the sweet blood series except for this new one of course . So far tempted by blood is my Fave.


  18. I have been follow you on twitter since your first book in the Sweet Blood series. Looking forward to many of your books to come.


  19. Great excerpt,sounds really good.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  20. I love reading about vampires. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  21. I love vampire romance. That was a great excerpt. Iv'e not read any of this series...but I plan on changing that soon.
    lorimeehan1(at) aol .com

  22. Thanks for this giveaway and what a great Grand Prize!! Would love to be able to get my hands on any of Laurie's books, I'm a sap for Vampire romance, so hot and sexy!!


  23. Looking forward to this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  24. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    - lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

  25. I just started this series, and I'm absolutely loving it. I can't wait till I get to this book. Thanks for the chance to win.


  26. Seduced by Blood sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Omg! The wait is killing me!!! Loved the excerpt!

  28. Loved the excerpt! Santiago sounds hot!Laurie is a new author for me. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kanya ;)

  29. I love this series and have the first books, also have this one on my wishlist already!!!

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  30. Great excerpt. Loved it. Congrats on the newest release in your Sweet Blood series. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  31. Congrats on the release! Looking forward to reading it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  32. I haven't read any of Laurie's books yet. Thanks for the giveaway:)


  33. Hi
    This book sounds very interesting, Thanks for the chance to win.

    Daniela (Int).
    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

  34. I love this series. Jackson is my favorite so far, but will see. Santiago looks really hot! Thanks!