by Meredith Woerner
Perigee Trade (November 3, 2009)
[The contest portion has finished. Thanks to everyone who participated!]
Thanks to Perigee two US readers have a chance to win a copy of Vampire Taxonomy.
From the publisher: Our culture today is inundated with beloved blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Referencing a wide variety of well-known bloodsuckers from film, literature, and other media, vampire expert Meredith Woerner provides detailed information about the different types of vampires now roaming the earth, classifying them by their reaction to sun exposure, physiology, attire, and preferred diet. VAMPIRE TAXONOMY will equip readers who meet vamps to answer the question: Should you hand him your heart or stake his before he makes you his next meal?
For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth about:
•Sunlight sensitivity-Do vamps venture out in the day or stick solely to the evening hours?
•Physiology-When ready to feed, do they change appearance or simply lure with the seductive flash of a fang?
•Dress-Are they decked out in leather with aspirations of becoming the first vampire rock stars or do they cling to Gothic robes and ruffled collars?
•Diet-Are they waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood or do they view the world as their personal blood buffet?
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Contest runs until Nov 16 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time.
I would sincerely hope that I was having a "bad blood" day and was unattractive to a blood-sucker! Of course, I might change my mind if the Vamp was wickedly attractive with an unnatural charm all his own! Something tells me I might need to read "Vampire Taxonomy" to be better prepared!
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I would slowly back away while trying not to wet myself.
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If I met a vampire, I hope it would be one like Ian Somerhalder then I would NOT be running away from him! LOL
It ultimately depends on if it is a Bram Stoker vampire or a Charlaine Harris Eric vampire. One I would stake and the other I would chain to my bed.
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1st - Good guy or bad?
2nd - Bad guy? Run & scream
3rd - Good guy? I have a million questions. How long have vampires been around? Do you really drink blood? If there is a bad guy chassing me, how do I kill him?
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If the vampires were Bill or Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse stories I think I would stick around but if it was a vamp like Tom Cruise's character in Interview with a Vampire..I would have to disappear..
Like some of the other posters, I would hope that I meet Eric from the Sookie Stackhouse novels or Damon from the Vampire Diaries. I would prepare to be bitten!
My husband teases me saying that I may be a good girl, but I am a fangbanger at heart.
I would asked to be turned.
I would be in to much shock and admiration to do anything. I guess I would be at his mercy. So I'd probally get killed, be turned or maybe have a new romance.
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Humm I think it would depend on the vampire!! If he is evil then I would stake him but if he is not then I would definitely ask him to bite me..lol!! I guess I am a fangbanger all the way!!
I would offer myself to him as an immediate blood donor. Obviously, I would be hoping for more to come. Watch out, Mr. Vampire, as you, the seducer becomes the seduced.
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Ha! probably pass out and hope the handsome bloodsucker would catch me and decide I was his lifemate....what can I say?
Depends on if it is a good vampire or a bad vampire.
Good - Got a million Questions
Bad - Run Screaming
I'd probably interview it. Lots and lots of questions. :)
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I'd ask him - of course a him - to change me into one too.
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I am fairly certain that I would pee my pants, then scream like a little scaredy girl.....
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i'd run screaming like a chicken with their head cut off
Hmm it would all depend on the kind of vampire lol....if he was sexy I just might have to attack him yum yum lol
I like to think that I'd respond with coolheaded aplomb, appropriate to the vampire's demeanor and intentions. But I'd probably just stand there frozen, openmouthed, entirely awed.
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Well see... that question is not as easy as it seems if you're addicted to vampire stories. :) HOWEVER, if the vampire is Edward Cullen and he's not drooling all over Bella, yeah, I'd jump in his arms. lol!
If I met a vampire, I probably would jump his bones if he looked like Wrath from BDB.
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If I met a vampire I would probably just watch them from a distance for a while, observe and when I got up the courage (if ever) I would ask them a million questions while trying to get into their pants. I love to be bitten! :)
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It really depends on the vamp but I wouldn't mind trying to be friends first with one if they wouldn't try to eat me right off the bat
If I me a vampire I would run screaming the other way and look for any weapon I could use to defend myself!
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How hot is said vampire? :)
Probably stake him with my shoe heel.
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I'd expose my neck for either a quick death or the better options of being turned and eternal life.
If i would defintely run the opposite direction, screaming.
I would try and sell them Amway. Just because they are vampires doesn't mean they are not interested in saving money
If I meet a vampire, the first thing I would seriously do is ask he/she if I could see his/her vampire teeth...LOL
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Oh, if i met a vamp... I'd try to get to know him/her (hopefully him ;D) before I started running. if he was mean, i'd throw some holy water on him, if he was nice....... haha. he'd sooo be mine :D
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I would faint then I would probably wake up among the undead
As long as it is a Cullen, I would make friends.
I would only stick a stake through the heart if the vampire was making threatening advances. However, if he/she seemed disinterested in my blood. I would try to get into their good graces and learn their history. I can see advantages to befriending a vampire.
If I met a vampire, I'm afraid I'd have to tell him/her that they are a bit too late to take my blood. If they'd arrived about 17 years ago, then I'd be an eager and willing participant in whatever fun little feeding games they'd like to play, but now that I'm a mommy, pregnant with my 5th (yes, omg yes it's the 5th!!!), they're just too late, my blood is completely and wholly devoted to my family and the little bloodsuckers I bear. the mommy at your impact matters dot com
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PLEASE, let it be a good-looking, single vampire! When we met, I'd ask him "If I let you suck my blood, would that make me immortal?" If he answered with a yes. I would say,"If you can tell me the most erotic place on my body to bite me, I'll let you." Once he answered, I would step in very close, as if to whisper in his ear, and knee him in the groin. When he bent forward in pain, I would put my cross necklace to his forhead, burning it into his skin, as a warning to others, then run like hell!
I would be in disabelief first and then say it is cool as long as he didn't bit me.
I’d ask him if he was going to give up his lust for blood, in honor of his passionate lust and/or love of me. If he says no, I will respond “oh…” then “Are you sure?"
Hopefully the vampire in question - if he dosn't have a passionate lust and/or love of me - will have a sense of humor and won't be very hungry.
I would try to make friends if that didn't work then I drive a stake thru his heart
I would ask him to tell me what was his favorite era was and why.
I'd start by talking to it and seeing how friendly it was... then I'd call hubby to deal with it either way. He *always* seems to have a pencil, either he could take notes or it'd make a pretty good stake!
I would do the whole stake in the heart thing.
I would be to scared to do anything but pee my pants
I would be so curious as I am and start asking questions. It would be my very own interview with a vampire thing you know. I don't think I would be scared. It would be something like this: "OH my god your a vampire? That's so cool? So what is it like to be part of the undead? So do you drink blood from only people or from other things? etc etc. you get the picture.
I would ask him
"What took you so long to come to me? I have been calling for days!.
I would then touch his cheek. The cheek that I had already seen in my dreams.
Dang time to wake up!The dog has to go out.LOL
If he was cute I would let him bite me. If he was not cute I would run away!!
I'd run and scream, unless it was Bill or Eric from the Southern Vampires/True Blood!
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id run screaming into the night.....that is..if my feet would move..
If I meet a vampire, the first think I'll do is turn up my collar and wrap my scarf a bit tighter around my neck. I wouldn't mind palling around with a vampire, but I don't want to become one. I've worked graveyard shift before. It's no fun.
I would ask a million questions and write it in a journal or record it!!! then probably jump in his arms! : )
I would offer him my blood and swoon over his greatness! Thanks!
It would depend on what he looked like -- Edward Cullen? Jump in his arms. Otherwise, maybe run FAST.
I'm afraid I'm not very original... I'm with the majority on this one, it depends on what kind of vamp it was. I'd hope for a super sexy he-vamp like the ones that star in the books I'm a bit addicted to - and then I'd do my darndest to keep him.
Thanks for the chance to win - sounds like something that would appeal to my whole family (Wow - what does that say about us???)
I would run and scream.
I would certainly ask him/her for an autograph, in blood of course. I have never met a vampire so far as I know. If I do, I would like something to remember the occasion.
Well how would I know it was a vampire... did it tell me or is it baring it fangs while lunging itself at my neck? meh... either way I don't have much of a chance I am sure... but i wouldn't go down without a fight.
If I met a vampire I would set a new world record in the mile. email@example.com
If I met a vampire,I would probably
Is it a cute vampire? Dinner and a movie!
I think I'd do the jumping into his arms thing. Most Vampires are hot!
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If it is an Eric Northman type vampire, I would fall in his arms.
If it is an Edward Cullen type vampire, I would fall in his arms.
Hmm, I think I see a pattern. haha
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I'd probably have to do the stake through the heart thing. Most of the vampires around here are a little to weird to be romancing.
I think I would scream and run unless he was good looking, then I'm not really sure what I'd do. I tweeted.
Depends on who the vampire is.
I'd probably be jumping into his arms! ;)
I would run no matter what he looked like.
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I don't like vampire movies.
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