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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guest post with Piper Maitland + Giveaway

10-Smashing Pumpkins-We Only Come Out At Night
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Today we have author Piper Maitland visiting with us. She has some good advice if you plan on inviting Mr. Tall, Dark and Toothy for a sleepover...

Stick around till the end for a chance to win a copy of 
Acquainted With The Night

If Your Houseguest is a Vampire…

‘Tis the season for parties, friends, and fellowship. But what if your overnight houseguest is a vampire? Should you run? Offer him a bloody Mary or pan-fried blood sausages?
Entertaining an immortal can be a rewarding and enlightening experience if you follow a few helpful guidelines:

1. Prepare your home in advance
Rent a coffin and place it in the darkest room of your house. Pillows and 300-count linen will add a nice touch. Remove all decorative crucifixes, garlic pods, and holy water.

2. Make a “welcome” basket
Add toothpaste, toothbrush, SPF 100 sun block, and a sampler of blood (use test tubes and seal with corks).

3. Provide Background Music
Marilyn Manson’s “If I was Your Vampire”
The Smashing Pumpkin’s “We Only Come Out at Night”
ZZ Top’s “She’s Just Killing Me”
Joan Osborne’s “Dracula Moon”
Anything by Nine Inch Nails and Cradle of Filth

4. Play Ice-breaking Board Games
The Game of Life, 50th Anniversary Edition
Till Death Do Us Part

5. Serve Hematoma Martinis
Mix 1 oz vodka, ½ oz orange-flavored liqueur, and 3 oz type O blood. Mix. Serve at room temperature.

6. Finally, kiss your vampire with your lips closed.

Thanks for the tips Piper! I am sure Katie is off to buy the game Fangopoly I know I am too! 

Berkley Books is offering a copy of Acquainted With The Night to one commenter. US Residents can pick a hard copy or e-copy, International residents can have an e-copy.

To Enter:
1. Tell us what vampire you would like to invite over for the night?
2. Leave a way to contact you
*double entry for followers (let us know you are one!)
contest ends: Dec. 7th at midnight


  1. Loved this post!
    Hmm what Vampire would I invite over..I think it would have to be Jerry *Played by Chris Sarandon* from the original Fright Night...He was so sexy. Yeah I'd probably get bitten and turned but it would be so worth

    GFC follower

  2. Oh, I had a big crush on the original Jerry too :) It would be so hard to pick my favorite vamp. There are the BlackDagger Brothers, Bones, Jorick, Eric! I could go on and on...I bet Katie has a list too ;)

  3. I could never pick just one vampire. There must be a law against that or something! My party would be huge!

    Fun post Piper! :)

  4. One of the BDB brothers (especially Zsadist) or Bones.

    I am a GFC follower :)

  5. Wow you really want us to pick just one? Okay if I'm going old school it's Frank Langella aka Dracula 1979, or Gerard Butler aka Dracula2000.

  6. Well if I have to pick just one then I guess I'll go for Asher from the Anita Blake series.

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  7. Funny post.

    I'd like to invite Jack Force from The Blue Bloods vampires.

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  8. I would go with Jeaniene Frost's Vlad, I think we'd have fun.

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    GFC follower - Barbara E.

  9. I would definitely invite Bones from the Night Huntress series (Jeaniene Frost). Or Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

    dani at daniharper dot com

  10. Great post! I would invite over Bones from the Night Huntress series!! Love him!!

  11. I'd like to invite Jeaniene Frost's Bones over. :)
    +1 GFC: LadyVampire2u
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  12. Eric *drool*

    I'm a follower

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  13. I would love to invite Adrian(from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines)over for the night!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    GFC name - sweety


  14. I would like to invite Wrath from J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series!

    GFC follower (booklover0226)

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  15. I would invite all The Black Dagger brothers...yummy! ;) Or Bones...Mencheres too :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    GFC Follower:Kristina


  16. I have taken my time in replying to this post, as this is a very difficult decision to make. I have decided that I would invite Eric Northman when he was in the midst of his memory loss - yep that's the one I want to spend time with LOL Thank you for the fun my sheeply friends and for having Piper prepare us with all these awesome tips.
    GFC- Denise Zaky

  17. Fun post...great giveaway! Tough question...I'd invite JR Ward's BDB's...Happy holidays!

  18. Ooops, forgot to tell you I'm a GFC follower - Barbara.