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The official personal blog of Author Susan Hanniford Crowley featuring news and upcoming events, information about her science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romance.

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Greetings of the Holiday!

Posted on December 25, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning, everyone. Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays!

A Vampire for Christmas and The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais are both out on Kindle now joining Vampire King of New York and When Love Survives.  All links are on the homepage of the my website.  

A new writing exercise is up on the Writing Exercises page. At some point I will gather them all together as a book.  


-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley




























Contest over at The Romance Studio

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Join the party and a very special contest at http://trsparties.com/2013/11/22/the-stormy-love-life-of-laura-cordelais-is-in-kindle-a-taste/ Please, ignore the double about. It's a ghost. Hop over to The Romance Studio and join the fun. There's my contest and many others.

Upcoming Events and Contests

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)


I wanted to put up a comic about being sick but my computer in it’s infinite wisdom would not allow it . I found this that was sent to me by a friend and she is right. Let go.

 

Numerous things are happening. First off, I made an announcement over at Scribbler’s Ink Blog http://scribblersinkblog.wordpress.com/author-updates-2/ You can visit and read it in it’s entirety, On Saturday, October 26th on Nights of Passion blog, I’m premiering The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais. It’s the book that started everything. It’s been requested by fans and there was a lot of unhappiness when Tease Publishing LLC closed and it was taken down. For those that missed out it’s the story of David Hilliard and Laura Cordelais. The forbidden tale of love between a vampire and a Telkhine (a storm caller). It’s a tale of New York and New Orleans and the nether regions where evil dwells and doesn’t give up its travelers. It’s a tale of giving up everything to save the one you love, if she can be saved. Be sure to mark that date on your calendar. I will be giving away a Kindle ebook copy of The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais to one lucky commenter on Nights of Passion blog..

 

Also from Oct. 24-31st on Nights of Passion blog, we will be having the Spooktacular. Every day there will be two authors posting, one at midnight and one at 2 am. So be sure to scroll and enter the contests. They are bound to be fun. It’s going to be filled with tidbits too of author memories of Halloween, maybe some costuming tips, recipes for Halloween goodies, etc. Don’t miss out on that. We have a lot of great authors joining us for the fun and lots of giveaways.

 

At the same time almost, I will be at The Romance Studio for their Spookalooza from Oct. 25-31.

Their website is http://trsparties.com/ I will be doing a giveaway over there.

 

Then for the icing on the cake. I’m going over to England…very virtually anyway. I will be on the Holiday Blog Hop Trick of Treat Giveaway. I will be using my blog at my website, which is the News page. http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com With the list of the other author’s websites too and I will be giving away another prize, which is here..

 

On Nov. 1st, I will rest. :) Hugs to everyone and thanks so much for reading Nights of Passion blog and my website. We have so much fun with you. My chicken soup is ready.

 

-Susan

Susan Hanniford Crowley

http://www.susanhannifordcrowley.com 

 

Specializing in Vampires and Rare Supernaturals

Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

 

New Release: Vampire King of New York available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook

New Release: When Love Survives available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, etc.

 

 

Releases and Upcoming Events

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm having a wild time.  Today Vampire King of New York was released on Nook.  It's been on Kindle, but now Nook too.  

Friday, September 13th, I will be on Lady Smut  http://ladysmut.com/  talking about my books.  I'll be talking about sexy King Max.

Saturday, September 14th, I will have a Celebration of Vampire King of New York in Nook ebook on Nights of Passion blog.  http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com  And yes, there will be a contest.

 

The roll continues.  LOL

-Susan

Contest and Party at The Romance Studio

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When you're an author doing your own promotions, you run around like crazy. Right now, I'm doing a contest over at the End of Summer Bash at The Romance Studios. Say "I love vampires" in my comment box over there to enter at http://trsparties.com/2013/08/14/vampire-king-of-new-york-loves-to-entice/

Contest & Interview at Wicked Readings by Tawania

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I will be at Wicked Readings by Tawania http://wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/ on Monday, Aug. 5th. Vampire King of New York Max Vander Meer is being interviewed and there will also be a contest. Be sure to join us.

The Fans of Susan Hanniford Crowley Facebook Group

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi,

This is a contest purely for the Fans of Susan Hanniford Crowley Facebook Group.  All you have to do is post in the comment box here "the last word" I say on the group page. The deadline is noon Eastern Time on Saturday, August 10th.  What will you will?  It's your choice.  I have a PDF of all the romance ebooks that are on the website.  Not everything is available to the general public.  The winner can choose one of my romance ebooks in PDF format.  So good luck and be sure to put "the last word" from my group Facebook page in the comment box.

Another chance to win is Monday, Aug. 5th at the Wicked Readings of Tawania blog.  http://wickedreadingsbyTawania.blogspot.com    That contest is limited to When Love Survives and the Vampire King of New York.

All contest are void where prohibited by law.  Good luck.

 

--Susan 

Contests and An Interview

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Events for the Week of July 7, 2013:

On Monday, July 8th, I will be having a giveaway included with the Paranormal-Scope at Nights of Passion blog http://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com  . One lucky commenter that follows directions at the blog will win a PDF ebook of Vampire King of New York.


Currently it is available though Amazon Kindle. This is the first book in the new series "Arnhem Knights of New York."
http://amzn.to/17ZTlwg   A full length novel for $2.99 !


On Saturday, July 13th, I will be having another giveaway on Nights of Passion blog
http://nightsofpassion.worddpress.com  . One lucky commenter that follows directions at the blog will win a Kindle ebook of Vampire King of New York.


On Saturday, July 13th at 6:30 pm, I will be interviewed on the Phoebe Jordan show on Blog Talk Radio. I will be announcing how to access that interview at Nights of Passion blog also.



All week there will be author giveaways at Nights of Passion blog--three or two authors everyday. Be sure and visit everyday and scroll down so you get the most out of your visit.

What's Coming Up?


Due to Tease Publishing closing and returning the rights to my books and also gifting me the rights to the covers, I've decided to self-publish. The first to be re-released will be When Love Survives to start off the Vampires in Manhattan series. I'll let you know when it's ready. It's halfway through production now.


Thank you for sticking with me through all this. I'm hoping to have a surprise by Halloween.


Thank you!

 

Party with Susan and the Vampire King of New York

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Starting at midnight and ending at midnight
(all day Thursday, June 27th) I will be at

http://trsparties.com/ , a great party of authors and giveaways at The Romance Studio.
Come over and join the fun.

Excerpt from the Vampire King of New York/Party Announcement

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Here's an excerpt from the Vampire King of New York!

Maximillion Vander Meer stood in the jagged mouth of the ice cave with a wolf skin girding his loins and fur boots on his feet. A frigid breeze breathed its welcome over his bare chest, arms and legs.

 

He smiled and closed his eyes to step back into the Viking past he loved, where he was free. He threw back his head and howled in exuberant abandonment. Then he ripped off the wolf skin and kicked off his boots. Max ran to the shadowed alcove he knew so well. A flicker of the past sparked in his brain and Vikings filled the cave, their voices rich in the chant of a ritual forgotten in the modern age, invoking the protection and wisdom of Odin, Thor, and Freya. Then he blinked and they were gone. Their voices silenced by time.

 

Every time he entered this sacred place hollowed out by his ancestors, their presence worked magic and distracted his weary heart from the curse inhabiting his body. This power brought him back to the Viking warrior deep within him, as only here could he reconnect with his lost humanity. Every passing moment the curse pulled him further from whom and what he’d once been. That was the danger in being a vampire. It wasn’t the chill of his body, but the distance that crept into his heart. He was on the edge of forgetting how the laughter of his son warmed him to his toes. The memory of Svenna’s delicious heat as her soft skin lay against his flesh igniting the fire between them, slipped through his fingers like water. Inhaling the fragrance of flowers in her hair had made him feel powerful. Even the excitement of the next adventure filled with salt spray and swords clashing faded away. His heart no longer raced.

 

The dire flaw in immortality was the sameness. Centuries of monotony blurred into others. Few ancient ones survived the deadly soul-numbing tedium of every day being the same. Closing on a thousand years, too many chose to lie in the sun and burn in agony over the course of two days until they crisped away in the wind. When the true burning began, night, the blessed night, offered no reprieve. The recent “chosen” death of his friend Coelhus was etched in his memory, making Max’s need more urgent than it had ever been. Coelhus had given up. After centuries of dreaming of a woman named Celeste, he ceased to believe she could be real. Coelhus could no longer bear the loneliness and the endless searching. Consumed by his dashed dreams, he gave his body to the sun. Max stayed with him in his last moments, and while he couldn’t deter his friend, he resolved not to end in ashes himself.

 

Time had robbed him of love, but today, in this moment, Max meant to get it back. Right now! Only this sanctuary of ice and stone seemed real to him; the human world faded into insignificance. Even the responsibility he owed his own kind lost its meaning. He had come to make a last sacrifice. If it didn’t work, he didn’t know what he would do next. His belief, however antiquated when viewed by others, never failed him.

 

He had nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Since the death of his wife many centuries before, nothing more could happen to his empty heart. The feeling of being human haunted him from time to time like an elusive fragrance or taste. Memories were a different matter. The curse, as he called it, made every memory eternal, the pain as raw and consuming as the day he’d lost her.

 

Squeezing the ancient dagger in his fist, Max stepped up to the frozen altar. The three carved stone figures stared blankly at him. Time, and a growing sophistication, taught him that they were nothing but stone, still the part of him that was Viking would always believe. Holding fast to that reverence of a bygone age, he stood before them.

 

“I do not call on you, Odin, Father to all, but I respect your wisdom.” He bowed. “I do not call on you, Thor, the strength of every warrior, but I respect your power.” He bowed again. “I call on Freya’s mercy to regain my house, to find the only woman who can heal my heart.” Kneeling with his gaze fixed to the ground, he then rose to stand over the frozen altar. Before the feminine carved figure, he sliced his forearm and let the blood drip onto the icy surface. “In the name of Freya, let me be worthy. Lead me to love. Help me find it or lock me in the ice forever. I can no longer bear the torment of life without true love.”

 

Vampire King of New York is currently only available at Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/17ZTlwg (Shortened link)

http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-King-New-York-ebook/dp/B00D70NC6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370405916&sr=1-1&keywords=Vampire+King+of+New+York (Actual long link)

 

Now for the party announcement:

I will be participating in the multi-author party at The Romance Studio on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  It's an all day party and yes I will be giving away an ebook of Vampire King of New York.  Not sure what format yet.  How do you find this party?  I will be publishing the link on Facebook and Twitter as soon as I get it. 

--Susan



 


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