Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I've been Giggled!

In Hera St Aubyn's Undead In The City, our vampire hero Malveaux is unusual in that he has a craving for both blood and sex. Okay, that makes him "unusual" in the sense that there are probably a thousand similarly "unusual" heroes out there in the erotic paranormal romance subgenre, but for the sake of this review, let's assume that he is, in some way, unusual.

At any rate, our poor hero is currently plagued by an erection so painful that he thinks it can only mean one thing. No, it's not that he has drained the blood from someone who has overdosed on Viagra, he's going to have to create an "offspring" soon (turn someone into a vampire, that is) or he will go mad. Insanity from an overheated erection - now that's something new. Meanwhile, a naughty vampire called Quade is sending his henchmen after Malveaux. I'd think someone with a hard-on that won't go down and a bisexual tendency will enjoy buggering those hapless vampire goons but Malveaux just kills them, alas. It's amazing though that his erection persists while he's killing those goons. Maybe that's why he is "unusual".

Our heroine Tempest Moon is a rocker gal in a band. She's more like Anne Wilson or Stevie Nicks when it comes to sexual appetite, which is good as it makes her come off like a "real" rocker instead of some silly virginal Goth girl wannabe. When her world and Malveaux's collide, baby, it's rock and roll.

Don't be fooled by the overemphasis of the story on Malveaux's erection in the first few chapters of the story - Undead In The City soon morphs into a beautifully gory horror story spiced with plenty of naughtiness. Hera St Aubyn is channeling Nancy A Collins rather than any random current "I shag my way through all the werewolves and vampires in the city because I'm a Mary Sue that way" urban fantasy authors out there and the result is unexpectedly good. Tempest is a complete man-eating slut and I so adore her as she gets down to business with Malveaux with style and plenty of sass. Malveaux is pretty fun too as he's a vampire who is bad-ass rather than whiny-ass. He rips people's head off without remorse while becoming only a little bit mushy when it comes to his adoration of Tempest.

Undead In The City is too much fun for words. It needs to be longer, though, if only because I hate how it ends in what seems like a most premature manner.

Rating: 85

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

One Year Anniversary Giveaway!




My alter ego is giving away a signed copy of her upcoming trade paperback, "The Vampire Shrink."

Check out the details on her blog:




Monday, July 02, 2007

Coffeetime Romance Review, "Undead in the City"


Rating: 5 cups

Tempest Moon is the lead guitarist in a rock band. All she wants to do is play her gigs, have sex with whoever strikes her fancy, and be in total control of her life while she and the band wait to be discovered. That all changes though when her fancy takes her to Malveaux.

Malveaux is a 200 year old vampire who is just looking for a place to get out of the cold when he enters the dive that Tempest and her band are playing in. He takes an instant liking to Tempest and decides that she will be his first offspring.

When Malveaux’s enemy Quade sends a couple of vampire thugs to do him in, it interrupts his and Tempest’s fun. But these newly undead are not the only ones after him, even his mob boss has it in for him. As he and Tempest attempt to work out their relationship, again and again his enemies attack them. Malveaux does not count on actually caring for Tempest, nor she for him. When Quade comes up with a truly devious plot, will Tempest and Malveaux survive this latest attack? Or will they lose each other forever?

Undead in the City follows the Dracula theme, but with its own unique flavor. Ms. St. Aubyn does a fantastic job of following the vampire myth carefully, and then adding her own spin to it. I adored reading about Tempest and her “damn the torpedos” attitude. Malveaux’s confusion about the best way to deal with her is hilarious. The sex is hot enough to fry eggs on the side walk making this an exciting read. The villains are just as entertaining as the good guys, and all personalities are well defined. This is one fun read that no one should miss!

Regina, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Romance Junkies Review, "Undead in the City"

UNDEAD IN THE CITY starts off at a fast pace and doesn’t slow down until the last page. Malveaux is the sinfully sensual hero that will hold readers captivated. Tempest is the kick butt heroine that believes in going after what she wants and not stopping until she gets it. The plot is packed full of adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seat. The love scenes are a volcanic eruption of passion that will melt your circuits. Hera St. Aubyn has done an incredible job of creating characters that are unpredictable and a plot that sizzles. I can’t wait to see what St. Aubyn will come up with for her next book.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer:
Angel

Monday, June 25, 2007

Two Lips Reviews, "Undead in the City"

Undead in the City, by Hera St. Aubyn draws you into the world of Malveaux and Tempest and will not let go. These two characters have their own agenda; each one thinking the other is prey. Are they in for a surprise and so is the reader. You cannot help but fall into this story with both feet and your eyes wide open. So if you like a story with not a lot distraction from the main theme, SEX, this is your story. Undead in the City gets right to the point. The sex is hard and the characters are strong. I thoroughly love this story, and never got bored.
Barb, TwoLipsReviews.com

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer Solstice Giveaway Winners!


Here are the 3 winners:

T-shirt: Christy

Tote Bag: Stephanie Bennett

Download of "Undead in the City": Jeanne Andrew

Congratulations everyone!! Thanks so much for participating!

(This guy is the consolation prize. I gave him to myself!)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Another Good Review for "Vampire of my Dreams"

Alana Fairfax has avoided the area she now finds herself in; it was in this very spot her husband had been taken from her four years ago. She cannot even remember how she arrived here tonight. But when mysterious, unseen hands begin to caress and arouse her; she begins to feel dizzy, until she is swept up in the arms of a very gorgeous, very dark stranger.

This dark stranger, Winston Grayson has known Alana since her childhood, in fact he was a part of her life then, but has kept his distance since. Now that she has come to him, he refuses to loose her again. Can Alana accept that the man she loves is in fact just like the characters she writes about in her books; that he is not exactly alive.

Hera St. Aubyn has written a hot sexy story, that I found entertaining and fun from page one. Alana was such a well-written character the reader will feel her pain as well as her happiness and her need. And her dark stranger, well he is just gorgeous and every woman’s fantasy. Anyone who enjoys a good vampire story with a little spice will love this one.
Overall rating: 5 hearts

Sensuality rating: Very sensual
Reviewer: Sandra, The Romance Studio

June 14, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

"Undead in the City" First Review!

Title: Undead in the City
Author: Hera St. Aubyn
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL:
www.loose-id.net
ISBN: 978-1-59632-466-4
Reviewer: Suni Farrar, Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Heat level: O

Malveaux was a vampire, who, thanks to his sire, was in heat. He not only needed blood to survive, he craved sex. Due to Detroit’s horrendous blizzard, there were not many humans who Malveaux wanted to sink his teeth and other body parts into on the streets. Ducking into a local bar found Malveaux just what he was looking for, Tempest Moon. The leader of the rock n’ roll band commanded attention and he was just the vampire to give it to her.

My heart is still trying to recover after reading Undead in the City. The plot kept me on the edge. Malveaux was one dangerous vampire when angered. I would not want to be on his bad side. It was his interesting sense of justice that kept me reading, that and his uncanny ability to give Tempest multiple orgasms. Tempest was big on keeping the upper hand in life and in bed. Meeting up with Malveaux proved challenging for the musician. Undead in the City surpassed hot and went straight to raging boil. I recommend you read this one at night with your favorite toys on hand. The characters are that sexy. Both Tempest and Malveaux radiate power. It was great to watch their relationship unfold. Two muscle bound gladiators could not have provided as much entertainment as this couple, which made their coming together all the more gratifying. Ms. Aubyn did a fantastic job with Undead in the City. I’m looking forward to reading more novels from the author. The characters she created will stay with me for a long time to come. Congratulations to Ms. Aubyn on a novel well written.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Summer Solstice Giveaway!!


In honor of the time of year vampires like least (long days and relentless sunshine!), I'm having a Summer Solstice Giveaway!!


I'm giving away a t-shirt, with the cover of "Undead in the City" on the front (extra large, so you can use it for sleepwear if you're a petite soul), a tote bag featuring a picture of the cover, and a download of "Undead in the City."


Three prizes!!


Whoot!


How do you grab the goods?


Go here:




Read the excerpt from "Undead in the City"


Answer these questions:


1. What was a hand job the equivalent of?

2. What did the relentlessly escalating urge mean?

3. He'd heard Quade had a what?

4. How would the hapless fools end their worthless existences as?


Send your answers to my email address:



I'll randomly select 3 winners on the evening of the Summer Solstice, June 21. Winners will be notified individually and their names posted here.


Happy Solstice!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Vampires!


I'm helping Lynda Hilburn gather information about a topic of crucial importance: Vampires!

She's going to put together some information for an article or two, and I'm pitching in.

My questions are:
How many kinds of vampires do you think there are (monster-type, angsty, warrior, gorgeous lover, superior to humans?, what else?)?
Of those, which kind is your favorite?
Why?

If you'd like to put in your two cents, we'd love to know! Feel free to comment.

Wouldn't Nacho (above) make a great vampire?

Here's Lynda's blog, if you haven't read her part yet:
http://paranormalityuniverse.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Great Surprise! Fallen Angel Review

Awesome Surprise!

I was googling myself and found this review that I'd totally missed. How cool when this stuff happens:


Alana Fairfax has lived with the tortured memory of her husband’s horrible death for the last four years. That New Year’s Eve that he died, her life ended with him. She stopped writing the vampire romance stories that she loved so much and just lived day to day. Now on the anniversary of the tragedy, she finds herself alone and walking the same dark and eerie path. Tonight things are different and on the spot of his murder she finds herself caught up in the moment and losing track of time. The dark stranger who finds her has the looks of a romance cover model. After their meeting things will never be the same for Alana.

This book was delicious. One can’t help but feel the Alana’s pain at the loss of her husband due to tragic circumstances. Winston is every paranormal fan’s dream hero. He is dark and brooding with a sentimental and caring side. The attraction between the two is almost immediate, and the way Alana’s past in entwined into the story was a delightful twist. Ms. St. Aubyn pens a great vampire tale, and this reviewer would love to read a longer more in depth paranormal by this author.

Reviewed by: JoAnn
Fallen Angel Reviews
5 angels

Friday, April 13, 2007

One Month And Counting


I've been very naughty about keeping up on my blog. I thought I'd wait until I had the cover art for "Undead in the City" before I wrote again, but that might still take a while. So, I'll blather here a bit in the meantime. The novella is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2007.


I've been watching "Blood Ties" on Lifetime TV -- the series based on Tanya Huff's books. I'm such a vampire fan, that I usually like most grown-up, relationship/character-focused vamp stories. I'm still enjoying the show, but I wish Henry was a bit more interesting. More vampiric. More magnetic. More dangerous. I understand the need to keep the tension building between the three charactes in the love triangle, but I'd appreciate more information about why the female character is commitment phobic. Hey, I'da been jumping on both those guys long before this point.


What do you think about Blood Ties? Here's a little John DeSalvo eye-candy, just for the pleasure of it.


Monday, February 19, 2007

I sold my novella!


"Undead in the City," a vampire erotic urban fantasy novella, has been bought by Loose Id. Tentative release date: May, 2007. Yay! I hope everyone likes the tale of the sassy musician, Tempest Moon, and the moody assassin vampire, Malveaux.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Novella is finished! Hopefully, good news will follow.


This artwork reminds me of the characters in the novella I just finished. Yes. I just finished. Now I have to give the last chapter to my crit group, do edits, and then submit! Yes!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007



I haven't blogged much lately. I've been trying to finish my erotic vampire urban fantasy romance and have been slogging along. But I'm happy to report that I'm only a couple of chapters away from the end. Now, if I only had a clue about what the end is going to be!!

The epub who asked for the full didn't seem to mind that it wasn't finished, so I look forward to submitting it by the end of January.


Just a little Johnny for motivation.