Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Trick or Treating with Vampires: Give Me Something Good to Read

What better way to start off a Halloween Blog Hop than with a couple of vampires?
 And--both books are 99cents!!

by Regina Morris

Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher …

They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.

Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in.

Some however want power and control.

The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.

When Raymond Metcalf, vampire coven master of the Colony, teams up with a federal operative of the human female persuasion–who has no idea that vampires even exist–will his mission or his heart be compromised first?

Career military woman, Alex Brennan, is being offered the promotion of a lifetime and with it a romance that she has desperately been seeking. Does she dare accept the position as Director of the Colony, an elite group of deadly creatures of the night and risk a dangerous romance with a man who isn’t even human?

Together, can they save the President?


Raymond smiled at Alex. It was a beautiful smile, not fake or forced. You can always tell when a smile is real. His black colored eyes held the smile, not just his luscious, full lips. Alex noticed his hair remained a bit damp, probably due to a last minute shower on his way over. His hair parted on the side tonight, and a curl of bangs hung lopsided onto his forehead. It gave him a Superman appearance. She always did like Superman.

Alex knew her pulse sped up as she took in the visual strip tease in her mind. She thought back to their earlier conversation. Humans and vampires could have sex together. Sex. She swallowed hard. She hadn’t thought of having sex with a man in a long time. Her heart sped up even faster. She wondered if he could heart beats. If he did, he didn’t show any reaction. He just sat sipping his wine, looking sexy as hell.

Her hands still held her wineglass, so she took a gulp of wine hoping to squelch the heat she felt within her. Instead, the drink fueled the flame. Would sex with a vampire be different than with a human? If there were a difference, she was betting it would be better. The sexual relationships she had in the past, if she could remember that far back, were moderately satisfying. Definitely not romance novel, page turning, steamy … but satisfying.

Blinking a few times, she realized she was staring at his crotch. Could she be more obvious? She knew in her heart that she was going to take this promotion. She couldn’t start a romance with a team member, it wasn’t professional. She wasn’t that type of woman. Plus, there was no guarantee that he was interested in her such a way. He had treated her with nothing but respect.

Then again, she couldn't deny her overwhelming attraction to him. His dark raven hair, soulful teal colored eyes, strong muscular jaw ... they beckoned her. She bit her lip imagining the vampire shirtless, or even better, nude.

“Alex?” Raymond asked.

Alex looked up, making eye contact. “What?”

“Are you okay? You’ve been quiet for several minutes.”


Sterling, a half-breed vampire who works with a covert team of vampires to protect the President of the United States, is the weakest link in the chain for his team, and he knows it.

He has a unique ability to glean information from inanimate objects, and his life is like CSI meets the West Wing, where key positions are held by vampires. Vampires can alter their age based on the amount of blood they consume, which should allow Sterling to blend into human society. However, his ability has painful side effects that cause him to live a lonely life down in the evidence room at FBI headquarters. He's a lonely bad-boy looking for love in all the wrong places.

His current case involves the kidnapping of vampire children by a religious cult who is trying to save them. Sterling snatches the opportunity to do some field work by teaming up with a purebred vampire, Kate, who is the nanny of one of the missing children. Sterling's world is turned upside down by Kate. She is everything Sterling could hope for in a mate and he wonders if she'd ever consider loving a half-breed.

Kate is beautiful, intelligent, charming and sophisticated.  Kate has led a sheltered life and is considered handicapped by vampire standards. Could she possibly trust Sterling enough to share her dark personal secret with him?

Together, can they save the kidnapped children and find true love for themselves?


“Welcome to the Plaza. How may I help you, sir?” the receptionist at the hotel asked.

“I have a reservation.” Sterling handed the woman his picture ID. Kate clung to his arm and kissed him while they waited for the hotel clerk to finish pushing the computer buttons and gathering all the check–in papers.

“Mr. Neumann, I’ll need a credit card to keep on file.”

Sterling felt odd. The woman looked down and must have noticed no ring on his hand. He was checking in as “Mr. and Mrs. Neumann.” He had never felt this way before. Of course, he respected Kate; he never respected the other women in his life. Overall it shouldn’t matter what this hotel clerk thought, but it bothered Sterling all the same. He thought to compel the woman to see a ring, but dismissed the idea.

Sterling paid cash for everything and didn’t like the use of credit cards. “I’ll pay in cash.” He eyed the clerk and compelled her to accept the form of payment.

She gathered up the money, finished the transaction and handed Sterling the plastic card he would use as a key. “Mr. Neumann, you have the bridal suite for the night. If you take the elevators on your right hand side and take it up to the 27th floor, the suite will be on your left.” When he took the key she added, “Enjoy your stay, Mr. and Mrs. Neumann.”

Once they left the desk, Kate asked, “So your last name is Neumann?” Her faced blushed. “I guess I should know that.”

“No. My real last name is Metcalf. Neumann is one of my aliases.”

She raised one eyebrow. “Sounds so secretive, like you’re a spy.”

Sterling grinned. “I work for three government agencies, and have three different aliases. It’s not all that exciting. It’s more of a bother to keep them all straight. Right now I have two people covering for me while I’m away.”

“Which agencies?”

It was too long of a discussion to have this late at night. “Secret Service, CIA and FBI,” was all he offered.

Kate’s eyes lit up. “Are you serious? Do you ever work directly with the President?”

He smiled over to her. He had worked for so many presidents that he often forgot how special his positions were. “From time to time. But, I’d rather not talk shop right now.”

“Need-to-know stuff, huh?”

They walked to the elevators on the right hand side of the lobby. His job was interesting, but not nearly as exciting as spending the night with Kate.

In her sexy and playful voice she asked, “So, I’m Mrs. Neumann for tonight?” She smiled a seductive smile at Sterling as he hit the button for floor 27.

“No, Sweetheart. You’re Mrs. Sterling Metcalf.” He grabbed her waist, pulled her to him, and kissed her passionately even before the elevator doors could completely close.


 Regina Morris is the author of the paranormal romances that make up the Colony series. Her books are light-hearted romances about Vampires that are humorous in nature - not dark, horrific or gory.



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  1. Vampires are probably my favorite paranormal beings at Halloween. Of course I love reading about them any day, any time of the year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!! Love the excerpts from both books and the covers.

    1. My favorite paranormal being is werewolves.

  3. Thank you for being one of the hosts for the Halloween blog hop with Sable Hunter

  4. What a fun looking book! So excited to be part of the blog hop.

  5. Congratulations to Teresa!!!! Regina will be in contact shortly.