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Holiday Foreplay with Karin Tabke + Giveaway

Holiday Foreplay

Lycan Thank You!

First off, I would like to thank Carmel for inviting me to hang out with you all today. And secondly, I want to say how excited I am about the release of BLOOD VOW, the third book in the crazy roller coaster ride known as the Blood Moon Rising trilogy! I know many of you love to hate me because of those cliff hangers in BLOOD LAW and BLOODRIGHT, but you know you love me. ^_~ I mean seriously, there has been nothing hum drum or predictable when it comes to Rafael Vulkasin, Lucien Mondragon and Falon Corbet. The one thing you can expect with these three is the unexpected. I loved every tumultuous minute writing their story.

But turning in BLOOD VOW was especially emotional because I have lived and breathed Rafael, Falon and Lucien for three years. I’ve been there through their joys, their self-discovery, their pain, their sorrow and their love. I’ve watched them suffer more in the span of three months then a city full of people do in ten life times. They became people I know, people I regularly hung out with, and people I truly cared about. It was hard to say goodbye. :`(

In fact, I haven’t really said goodbye, I left the door open for emerging characters to have their own stories down the road. I wasn’t ready to let go, so I created a way to revisit my old friends. It wasn’t purely self-indulgent selfishness on my part, I did it for you too. How could I not when you have given me so much? You are the reason I get to do what I love to do most: write mad passionate crazy love stories. Thank you for that.

Thank you for stopping by, and thank you again Carmel for inviting me to hang out. Oh, and if you haven’t friended me yet on fb, please do! www.facebook.com/karintabkeauthor

Author Bio
Karin Tabke For a long time, controlled chaos ruled Karin’s life. Busy mother of four, owner of her own successful business and wife to a street cop, she harbored thoughts of twisting plots and hot romantic scenes. Now, with only one child left at home and hubby retired from law enforcement, Karin happily pounds out those steamy scenes at her keyboard.

Still semi-distracted by her adult children (Yay! no more phone calls from the high school!) and her husband now a successful football coach (Yay! No more worrying when he’s out on the street!), Karin turns out stories about hot cops, bold knights, bad boy werewolves, and the women who bring them to their knees.

A full-time writer, Karin draws on a lifetime of stories and backdrops that few outside of the law enforcement community ever see, let alone hear about. Controlled chaos now reins supreme through the pages she writes where hot heroes serve, protect, and pleasure from page one to The End.

Karin also writes paranormal romantic suspense as Karin Harlow.

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Giveaway

As a token of my thanks for all of your support not only with the Blood Moon Rising trilogy, but your support from the very beginning, I am happy to give away a signed copy of BLOOD LAW and BLOODRIGHT, as well as a copy of BLOOD VOW (BLOOD VOW will come from my publisher and I’ll send you a signed bookplate) to three randomly selected commenters. All you have to do to be eligible to win a copy of one of the above mentioned books is to tell me what series you are most thankful for this year. :)

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Blood Law by Karin Tabke
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For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all.

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack. He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior to take unnecessary risks. The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill what is rightfully his by Blood Law.

Bloodright by Karin Tabke

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The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all…

After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael’s life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon’s mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael’s blood thirst for his own revenge.

Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction…

Blood Vow by Karin Tabke
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The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all…

A volatile mix of both Lycan and Slayer, half-breed Falon is Alpha female of her pack, marked by both Lucien and Rafael—rival Alpha brothers that share equal hold on her heart. But when Falon’s mysterious past completely unravels, it is revealed she is the daughter of the Master Slayer who murdered Lucien and Rafael’s parents. The revelation throws her relationship with both brothers into chaos.

Falon begs them not to condemn her for her father’s deeds. She realizes before her Alpha mates that they are destined to be one and pleads with them to accept the unusual triangle. If the brothers accept her as their mate then the Blood Law of an eye for an eye would be null and void. But if Lucien and Rafael cannot overcome their pride and accept their fate, the annihilation of the Lycan race waits within the shadow of the Blood Moon…

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61 Comments

  1. The Evil Trilogy by Vickie McKeehan has been the best trilogy I have read in 2012. Thanks so much for the great giveaway and have a great holiday.

  2. I follow many series but and I am thankful to many of them to fill my thoughts. A few come to mind. I am thankful for the latest additions to the Fever series from KMM and that she is continuing that world. I am also glad to see Sherrilynn Kenyon adding to both The Dark-Hunters and The League this year. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I am most thankful for the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning! I read it all this year and it was amazing! :D

  4. thank you a lot for this great international ( i hope^^) prize
    this year i’ve been delighted to discover the ministry of peculiar occurences by pip balantine and tee morris as well as the sentinel of new orleans by suzanne johnson ( the first 2 that came to my mind but not the only ones)

    happy holidays

  5. Haven´t started your series, yet, =) so i´d have to say Delilah S Dawson´s Blud series, KMMoning´s Fever or Meljean Brook´s Iron Seas *happy sigh* So many good books, so little time ..

    best wishes, Linda

  6. I am thankful for a couple. A couple new series that I am thankful for a Out of Uniform series by Elle Kennedy. I just found her this summer and have been devouring all her books up. I just finished book 7 and 8 should be coming out soon. Also fell in love with Melissa Schroeder’s Submissive series. I also devoured them over the summer and have even re-read again. The series that love and have been out for awhile are Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, Night Huntress-all the series, (especially Vlad) by Jeaniene Frost, and Lynsay Sands Argeneau series, which had 2 good books & an anthology with Jeaniene come out this year. I am a big reader and am very faithful to my go-to authors, but the list keeps getting bigger. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Oh gosh as a series addict this is hard, ok Robyn Carr’ Virgin River, Kim Harrison The Hollows, Jessica Andersen Nightkeepers.
    Thanks so much for sharing your series with us.

  8. I am most thankful for the Twilight series. I have enjoyed that series so much. Tore923@aol.com

  9. @fundinmental Never heard of it, I’ll have to investigate!

  10. @SdyLion Ooh yes, I’m so happy that KMM is back with more Fever goodness!

  11. @Angie F Lucky! I read it last year so I only got one book this year. Hehe

  12. @miki I keep meaning to read Suzanne Johnson’s books. Soon I hope!

  13. @Linda KMM is a popular choice! Haven’t heard of those other series. Google here I come!

  14. @Chrisbails You can’t go wrong with BDB!

  15. @kimbacaffeinate I’m so far behind in Kim Harrison’s series. :(

  16. @Tore I just saw Breaking Dawn part 2 this past weekend. Much better than the first part!

  17. The Blood Moon Rising trilogy for one, but if it’s not PC to say here, one of the best series for me in this year is the Road to Hell series from Gracen Miller :)

  18. I enjoyed the Blood Moon Rising Trilogy…will there be any more branching from this?

  19. I’m thankful for the ICED series by KMM, as well as the continuation of the The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson!

    Thanks!
    Leanne

  20. I have so many favorite series, but I guess I would say Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series.

  21. I’m thankful for That Old Black Magic Series by Jodi Redford.Great series and I’m looking forward to the spin off series.

  22. I’m most thankful for the series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George RR Martin. It’s amazing.

  23. Diaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista

  24. WOW! There are so many new fantastic books that came out this year…but for me it has to be the Fever World series by Karen Marie Moning. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOOOVEED Iced and can’t wait for the continuation! :D

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  25. Jill Shalvis Lucky Harbor, Shannon Stacey Kowalowki series, Jennifer Ashley Mackenzie’s, Pamela Clare McKinnon brothers oh I could go on and on.
    I’m also looking forward to reading your book Blood Vow Karin.
    What a great giveaway. Thank you.
    Lorimeehan 1 @ aol.com

  26. Coreene Callahan’s Dragonfury series is my discovery of the year so I’m thankful for having discovered this series. Old series that I’m thankful for include Women of the Otherworld (Kelley Armstrong) and Black Dagger Brotherhood (J.R. Ward).

  27. The Guardians of Eternity. I started it earlier this year and just loved it.

  28. It would be the Twilight series, I read it again this year – thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  29. I am most thankful to the Kate Daniels series.

  30. The Dark series by Christine Feehan.

    miztik_rose@yahoo.com

  31. @Mosolyka You wouldn’t be sucking up per chance to try and win the giveaway now would you? ;)

  32. @Heather Coulter No idea, keep checking Karin’s website and social media I guess! :)

  33. @Leannessf LOVED Iced!

  34. @Susan I agree, there are way too many good ones…

  35. @elaing8 I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll have to look into it. Thanks!

  36. @Mary Preston I’ve only read the two first books but I agree, it is amazing!

  37. @erin That sounds interesting!

  38. @MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» Looks liked Iced is the clear winner of today’s question!

  39. @lorimeehan Good luck! :)

  40. @Stéphanie Most definitely WOTO! :)

  41. @donnas Good to know. :)

  42. @Jennifer Bielman Another one that’s been on my wishlist forever. *sigh*

  43. @Mary Kirkland Good luck! :)

  44. I would probably have to go with the Lords of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione….Love her Demonica world!

  45. Every year I’m thankful for the Harry potter series…This year I was especially thankful to a few other series that I was introduced to including:
    Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush,
    Susan Ee’s Angelfall (although only the first book has been released!)

  46. I’m most thankful for the Iced series by Karen Marie Moning, as well as the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

  47. Blogger is being, well… Blogger and, as a result, Karin has been unable to reply to your lovely comments so she e-mailed me the following:

    Wow, so many commenters! (sorry for my absence yesterday, bad family news plus the beginnings of one of the nastiest head colds I’ve ever had made it one of those days where I just wanted to eat cookies in bed!)

    You ladies are very well read! Some of these series I have in my to be read pile. As for the question of the Blood Moon Rising series continuing, I will say there are plans to write the next generation. :) If anyone has any questions feel free to ask!

  48. The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

  49. Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep and Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane.

  50. Q: What series you are most thankful for this year?

    A: I am an old Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher die-hard fan, so unsurprisingly, it’s the Dresden Files series that I am thankful for this year! :)

  51. OMG…I love the look of this series..hot covers :) My favorite series at the moment is The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning….sizzling series :) Thank you for the post
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

  52. How can I chose? Dresden Files, Dragon series and Pride series by Shelley Laurenston, all of Kenyon’s, Feehan’s books, Nlalini Singh, JR Ward, LKH, Linsay Sands, Kerrilyn Sparks, Caris Roanne, Sandra Hill’s Vangels series…….too many to pick one. I just finished your first book and I am anxiously awaiting my copy of the second. Great story! Thanks for the contest!

  53. I am so thankful for The Mystic Wolves series by Belinda Boring. I also really liked The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater.

  54. So many, where do I start?
    JR Wards, Lynsay sands, Molly Harper, Feehans… as a lover of a good series how can I pick?

  55. They are too many to count, but one of my most favorite series this year, and the year before that, is Jennifer Estep’s Mythos Academy. Jennifer’s writing style is just brilliant!

  56. I’m extremely thankful for the Kate Daniels series, Harry Dresden, Arcadia Bell and the Pennyroyal Green series by Julie Anne Long (which I just discovered this year!).

  57. The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting!
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

  58. So many!!! Fever series… Soul screamers… many, many more!

  59. I’m thankful for my family & being ALIVE
    had scary hospital stay in June
    didn’t feel good – went to ER – woke up 2 days later!!!!

  60. I am most thankful for the Kate Daniels books by Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series, and the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger!

    Thanks for the giveaway and happy holidays!

  61. I just started reading again last November after years of hiatus. Sadly, I haven’t read any series yet save for a book#1 of a YA novel.

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