10 Common Misconceptions About Vampires

1. We sparkle in daylight.

We are in fact allergic to daylight.

 2. You can become one of us by drinking our blood.

 Ridiculous! As if we’d willingly let you feed on us like livestock.

 3. Vampires are made, not born.

Real vampires –purebloods– have bloodlines dating back to the dawn of time and are perfectly capable of procreation although we do not propagate as easily as humans and rabbits.

4. One bite is sufficient to transfigure a human, making them a mixed blood vampire.

 Incorrect, again. If everyone we fed on was turned, your species would no longer exist. Obviously.

 5. We are actually demons from hell who cower at the sign of the cross and burst into flames when on holy land.

 Fun fact: We made that up to help you sleep better at night. It worked.

 6. You have to invite us in.

Yeah, we made that up too. Humans are so gullible!

 7. We do not age and live forever.

 Kind of slow, aren’t you? See #3. Not only can we procreate, we can age– very slowly.

8. Vampires cannot eat human food.

Correction– We do not need it to survive. However, we are a highly evolved species with a fully developed digestive track. Wine and chocolate. Need I say more?

 9. We sleep in coffins.

This is a pathetic measure of the desperate few. Most of us have enough self-respect and wealth to avoid sleeping in a wooden box.

 10. Vampires do not cast a reflection and cannot change their appearance.

Thankfully, not true. Imagine spending the next 700 years with the same hairstyle? Now that is a scary thought!

Crossroads (Crossroads Academy, #1)

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* Originally posted at http://underthecoversbookblog.blogspot.com

Crossroads Blog Tour with Kindle Fire Giveaway!

If you haven’t already heard, I’ve partnered with the amazing Parajunkee over at Parajunkee’s View to take Crossroads on tour! Not only can you learn more about Crossroads Academy (think exclusive excerpts, character profiles, and other fun stuff!), you’ll also have the chance to win a Kindle Fire with an exclusive Crossroads skin! 

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January 10: Mother/Gamer/Writer
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January 12: Books with Bite
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January 14: Reads With Wreckless Abandon
January 15: Books And Beyond
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January 18: Rondo of Possible World
January 19: Literary Exploration
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Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1)

I’m so excited to announce that Crossroads (Crossroads Academy #1) is now available on Amazon and Smashwords in both electronic and paperback formats! It’s been a long journey and I’m so grateful to my friends and family for your unwavering support throughout the creative process. I couldn’t ask for a better group of supporters!

For those of you that haven’t had a chance to take a sneak peek at Crossroads yet, you can get a ‘look inside’ at Amazon which I hope you will devour with hungry eyes! If you have the opportunity to read Crossroads, I’d love to hear what you think! As for me, I’ll be hard at work on book two which I hope to release in Spring 2012.