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Holiday Foreplay with Cassie Alexander + Giveaway

Holiday Foreplay

What to Buy the Paranormal Person in Your Life

Hello everyone! I’m Cassie Alexander, author of the Edie Spence series – Nightshifted, Moonshifted (out now!), and Shapeshifted this upcoming summer.

Since Moonshifted takes place between Christmas and New Years, I thought a gift list for the paranormal lover/reader/friend in your life might be a fun thing to do. This one is lovingly culled from culled from my Etsy favorites. Edie and I would love any of these, and maybe you will too. 😉

For your zombie lover – give the gift of brains!

Vintage Anatomical Brain

For the werewolf with a sense of humor:

Wolfsbane soap

For the upscale daytimer (all the better to hide bite marks with):

Silk Scarft with Spiderweb

For your shapeshifter (so, secretly this is a gift for yourself, but he’ll like seeing you in it, so…)

Skeleton Corset Wiggle Dress

For your vampire ‘friends’:

Red Blood Bag Buddy Plush

For the one vampire you actually trust:

Modern Anatomical Heart Pendant

For other nightshift nurses (okay, not from Etsy, but as a nightshift nurse myself
I swear these are the best blindfolds in existence):


And your santa sack to put them all in – it’s not a ‘doctor’s’ bag – but it is completely awesome:

Tote Bag

Thanks Carmel!

Author Bio
Cassie Alexander Cassie Alexander is an author and a registered nurse. Her debut trilogy, Nightshifted, will be published by St. Martin’s Press on May 22, 2012, and is already out in Germany. She likes alchemy, blood, and science, in that order.

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Opal & Bullet Pendant Necklace

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Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander

From debut author Cassie Alexander comes a spectacular new urban fantasy series where working the nightshift can be a real nightmare. Nothing compares to being Nightshifted.

Nursing school prepared Edie Spence for a lot of things. Burn victims? No problem. Severed limbs? Piece of cake. Vampires? No way in hell. But as the newest nurse on Y4, the secret ward hidden in the bowels of County Hospital, Edie has her hands full with every paranormal patient you can imagine—from vamps and were-things to zombies and beyond…

Edie’s just trying to learn the ropes so she can get through her latest shift unscathed. But when a vampire servant turns to dust under her watch, all hell breaks loose. Now she’s haunted by the man’s dying words—Save Anna—and before she knows it, she’s on a mission to rescue some poor girl from the undead. Which involves crashing a vampire den, falling for a zombie, and fighting for her soul. Grey’s Anatomy was never like this…

Moonshifted by Cassie Alexander

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After surviving a brutal vampire attack, Nurse Edie Spence is ready to get back to work—attending to supernatural creatures in need of medical help. But her nursing skills are put to the test when she witnesses a hit-and-run on her lunch break. The injured pedestrian is not only a werewolf, he’s the pack leader. And now Edie’s stuck in the middle of an all-out were-war…

With two rival packs fighting tooth and nail, Edie has no intention of crossing enemy lines. But when she meets her patient’s nephew—a tattooed werewolf named Lucas with a predatory gleam in his eye that’s hard to resist—Edie can’t help but choose sides. The question is: can she trust this dangerous new ally? And can she trust her own instincts when she’s near him? Either way, Edie can’t seem to pull away—even if getting involved makes her easy prey…

Shapeshifted by Cassie Alexander
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Nurse Edie Spence is once again called upon to save a life…and this time, it’s personal. Can her new community of zombies, vampires, and shapeshifters come to her rescue when she needs them most?

When Edie was fired from her paranormal nursing job at County Hospital, her whole world came crashing down. Now she’s is once again shaken to her core. Her mother is deathly ill and there’s only one thing that will save her: vampire blood. But with the paranormal community shunning Edie, where can she obtain it…without losing her own life in the process?


Edie hopes to procure it at her new job at the clinic across town, where the forces of evil loom large. Vampire gang wars are rampant. Old underground enemies are rising to the surface. And Edie’s zombie ex-boyfriend has arrived at the scene—but is he the same man he used to be? And what should she make of the enigmatic doctor with whom she shares an unexpected connection? She’ll have to figure it out soon, because all hell is about to break loose—literally—and time is running out…

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  1. I LOVE that list! Honestly, I would get that lightbox. It’s very, very, cool! Great post.

    Lee @shewolfreads

  2. That’s a great question. The necklace is so beautiful I think I’d have to go with that one! Love the new design! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. 😀

  3. Absolutely the double sided Light Box. My daughter would love it.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  4. For the zombie hunter in my life, I would probably get a zombie killing / survival pack… Including batteries, canned goods, water filtering system, guns, knives, etc… Just in case the zombie apocalypse is near.

  5. i would pick the necklace but to be honest i much prefer yours ^^

    i would be more than delighted to win this prize *finger crossed* thank you a lot for opening it to international

  6. The Edie Spence series, of course. Or, any of the wonderful gifts shown. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and happy holidays to all.

  7. Definately the necklace I love it .

  8. @49858226-aab9-11e1-8a41-000f20980440 I agree, Cassie did a great job on her post!

  9. @Mandee Wyrick The necklace is great; I wouldn’t mind winning this giveaway to get one for myself! 😉

  10. @Carol L. It sure is neat.

  11. @Stéphanie Because you never know!

  12. @miki Good luck!

  13. @fundinmental Haha good answer! :p

  14. @wanda f Cassie has great taste! 🙂

  15. I would get the light box for a few friends, who I’m sure would find it to be very cool.

  16. From the list I’d gift the upscale daytimer scarf, but I’m thinking about giving away oracle cards.

  17. I love the zombie lover gift. I would give that.

  18. Definitely the scarf!

  19. I’d go browsing on Etsy for items related to their favorite paranormal being– I have found some of the coolest stuff from the crafters! I love the scarf you found:)

  20. thanks for a fun post! I’d buy a giftcard so that way they can definitely get what they want 🙂

  21. I really like the little stuffed blood bag!!! So cute!!!
    Thanks, I love reading about Edie.

  22. I’d get the wolfsbane soap.

  23. I think a copy of Nightshifted would be the perfect gift for my paranormal loving sister. I read it and loved it, so I know she will love it too. 😀

  24. I love the necklace. Thanks for the fun post.

  25. Very cool necklace!

    If I wasn’t sure what books they already had I would get them a gift card to their fave books store.

  26. @Jennifer TheBookNympho

    And from the above list I would pick the BRAIIIINSSSS.

  27. I love the necklace. I would give any of those gifts to my friends or a giftcard. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  28. These books look like so much fun…and that pendant kicks ass! Also am crazy about the skeletal body suit. Awesome!

  29. These books sound amazing! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of them before. I can’t wait to check them out.

    As for the question: I would buy them a box full of all their upcoming favourite paranormal reads. Or if I really wanted to go crazy and if this world was as awesome as featured in PNR books, I would buy them their most favourite paranormal creature. LOL ;p

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  30. I´d give a Kindle and a gift card, that´s all you need to feed the addiction. =)

    best wishes, Linda

  31. Definitely a set of the Twilight books:)

  32. My best friend is a nurse so these blindfolds are great. My sister as a Vampire lover, the tickets for a Trip to Transylvania (expensive gift for now).
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. awesome list cassie! my fave choice to gift a friend would be the red pillow thingy 😀

  34. Definitely the necklace!
    But my firend, i must add book to. They will like it!!

  35. I would choose the scarf! 😀

  36. @Crystal It’s definitely unique!

  37. @Leni There’s a thought!

  38. @Jennifer Bielman That seems to be the popular item on Cassie’s list. Great pick. 🙂

  39. @Vivien It is cute. I’ve been eyeing it myself.

  40. @Brenda Jean Hyde Etsy is so addictive!! LOL

  41. @erin You can’t go wrong with GCs!

  42. @sheryl I agree. It took me a moment to figure out what it was though. Hehe

  43. @Stephanie Me too but I’d want to keep it for myself. LOL

  44. @Barbara E. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it! I hope you get around to reading Moonshifted soon!

  45. @Susan My pleasure!

  46. @Jennifer TheBookNympho LOL Of course you would. :p

  47. @Tore I agree, anything on this list would make a great gift.

  48. @Nikki Jefford This series is definitely worth checking out. It’s very different but in a good way!

  49. @MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» Oooh, a whole box!? I like the way you think!

  50. @Linda This is true. LOL

  51. @*yadkny* Just so long as you have someone on your list who hasn’t read ’em yet!!!

  52. @Diana Visiting Transylvania would be so much fun!

  53. @sienny The blood bag is so CUTE!!

  54. @Filia Oktarina You can’t go wrong with giving books for Xmas.

  55. @Unknown It’s lovely. 🙂

  56. The necklace or the skeleton body suit! I really like both of them! (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

  57. I would love the scarf!

  58. I would choose to buy the necklace as a gift.

  59. the stuff bloody bag!! I’m sure he’d loved it! lol

  60. @Gisele But where would you wear the suit?? LOL

  61. I’d have to get some porcelain fang veneers so I can bite my vamp back. I do loooove the heart necklace.

  62. A talisman to protect them from all the hunters out there.

  63. Thanks a lot, i’ll give my friend a doctor’s bag ^^ Nice for everything! Can’t explain more in english sorry 🙂

  64. The blindfolds are perfect for blocking out any sleep disturbing light!

  65. I’d give here the wiggle dress. What better thing to wear on those times she’d want to feel like a sexy vampire out on a hunt for a victim.

  66. A gift card from Amazon so that could buy that book that they had been dying to get

  67. I would get them the scarf. Or the bag its really cool.

  68. that scarf is amazing! And I love the soap, too!

  69. Heheh I would buy them the Night Huntress series and a Gothic necklace mmm

  70. For my favorite vampire hunter, I’d get a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Supernatural Defense Kit — plus a sunlamp for added protection!

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  71. I’d find out who their favorite author is and get them a book.