Holiday Foreplay with Caris Roane + Giveaways

Posted December 4, 2012 by Carmel in / 51 Comments

Holiday Foreplay Caris Roane's Warm Up Your Winter Blog Tour

Hi, everyone! I want to thank RABID READS for having me today as part of my WARM UP YOUR WINTER BLOG TOUR. I created the tour with the hope that you might get to know my work, specifically my Guardians of Ascension, who are my most beloved winged vampire warriors. I know the covers have wings on them, but the books aren’t about angels AT ALL… just vampires…with wings. I also have goodies for you to win, details to follow!

Gates of Rapture Swag Pack Giveaway

In keeping with Rabid Reads holiday theme, I’ll be sharing my favorite holiday memory.

I LOVE the holidays and the truth is I don’t have just one favorite memory. I have a bunch of them because my family established a tradition that we repeated every year, each time wonderful!

Here’s the tradition: On Christmas Day, I would prepare the same brunch: pumpkin bread, bacon (crisp), a yogurt fruit salad, and a casserole made from Tater Tots, frozen broccoli, small ham cubes, cream of chicken soup, and cheddar cheese. My family LOVED it! Then we’d exchange presents and after I had the joy of seeing my kids open all their goodies, we’d head off to the movies to see whatever fabulous blockbuster was out that year. AND if that wasn’t enough, when we got home I’d prepare a complete holiday dinner with roast chicken, dressing, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy, cranberry relish, green beans, usually a salad to start, then pecan pie a la mode to finish. My DH, bless him, did all the dishes while I cooked and cooked and cooked.

Holidays are the best because it’s the time of year when we lavish our love on the most important people in our lives! I hope this season brings you the best memories ever!

When you leave a comment below, I’d love to hear about your favorite holiday memories!

My current release, GATES OF RAPTURE (12/24), is the sixth installment of Guardians of Ascension and features Warrior Leto, a famous, ancient Warrior of the Blood, six-six, long straight black hair, piercing blue eyes, and built to battle death vampires for centuries, not to mention drive the ladies crazy! So yummy! Romantic Times Magazine gave GATES OF RAPTURE a 4 ½ Star, TOP PICK review! I couldn’t be happier!


To Pre-Order GATES OF RAPTURE:      Amazon      Barnes & Noble      iTunes

Author Bio

Caris Roane has published nine Paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also dabbles in a few self-pubbed projects.

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Here are the giveaway details (all international with appropriate compensatory prizes as needed): On each stop of the tour, I’ll be giving away the same awesome collection of prizes as listed on the Rafflecopter form, so be sure to stop by each blog on the tour for a chance to win at each blog. Be careful to follow the directions on the Rafflecopter form at each site. And be very careful of the dates! The contest at each site will last 3 days only, and those dates will be listed on the Rafflecopter form as well!!!

For links to all the other blogs on the tour: CLICK HERE!!!

The Grand Prize Drawing – VERY IMPORTANT: to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing of the Nook with Glowlight, you must leave a comment at the bottom of this blog (as well as at all the sites on the tour if you want to go to every site and enter that many times—totally up to you! But comments must be left!) The grand prize drawing will be selected by in the following manner. On January 18th, three days after the tour ends, I will enter the number of blogsites into the random number generator, which will deliver up the winning site. I will then go to the winning site, count up the comments one by one, and enter that number into will then provide the Grand Prize winning number matched to the comments on the winning blogsite. This means, that if you travel to all the blogs on this tour, you can enter the GRAND PRIZE contest on every single blog you visit by leaving a comment at each blogsite! Good luck to all!

The Goodies as listed on the Rafflecopter form are : a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble (or similar for International), a replica, antique typewriter key bracelet that spells ‘dream’, a signed copy of ASCENSION (the first novel in the Guardians of Ascension series), Romance Trading Cards and bookmarks.

The Grand Prize drawing for a Nook with Glowlight, will take place on January 18th, three days after the tour officially ends! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For links to all the other blogs on the tour: CLICK HERE!!!

Gates of Rapture by Caris Roane

As a vampire and a warrior, Leto Distra is deadly. But after years of being forced to drink dying blood, he is now part beast—a wild savage thing lurking beneath the surface. With war on the horizon, Leto is determined to help the Guardians of Ascension destroy the enemy who turned him into a monster. And there’s only one woman who can help him.

Grace Albion is certain that she’s meant to be with Leto, but their future may be cut short by the impending battle. Now Grace must embrace her obsidian flame powers—and bind her powers with Leto’s—if they’re ever going to survive. With the fate of the world at stake, they must tap into powers they never knew they had…and unlock their deepest passions. Sexy and thrilling, Gates of Raptures is the breathtaking final book in Caris Roane’s Guardians of Ascension series.

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I review Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance books with a focus all things werewolf. Based out of Ottawa, Canada

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51 responses to “Holiday Foreplay with Caris Roane + Giveaways

  1. Good morning everyone!
    Doesn’t Carmel have the best site?!? LOVE IT!
    Anyway, I’m so happy to be here today. I’ve loved writing my Guardians of Ascension series more than I can say! Vamps are definitely my thing, especially when they’re warrior-types like my hunky warriors-of-the-blood! Yummy!

    Hugs to all!

  2. I can’t wait until Gates of Rapture comes out! I know it’s going to be in my stocking 🙂 My favorite holiday memory is from when I was little. My parents, brother and I would all get together to decorate the Christmas tree with homemade ornaments. As we unwrapped each one we would tell the story of making it and discuss where the perfect place to put it on the tree would be.

  3. i’ve heard a little of this series before and i’m quite interested so i would be happy to win this prize thank you a lot

  4. I’ve enjoyed reading all your comments! Holidays are the best! Especially with a good book to read after a long day of shopping, lol! For those of you who are anticipating GATES OF RAPTURE, we’re almost there! For those of you who haven’t dipped into this world yet, I hope you’ll give my hunky warriors a try! They rock, but then I’ve known them for years now and love them dearly!

    Be sure to make your way through the entire blog tour! You can leave comments on any previous blog for additional chances to win the Nook with Glowlight!

    Good luck to all!

  5. Thanks for having this giveaway. I’ve read Gates of Rapture already thanks to edelweiss. And I absolutely LOVED it!!
    pagangell at gmail dot com

  6. Merry Christmas, Erin! And Angel, thanks for the wonderful endorsement of GATES OF RAPTURE! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    Keep working your way through the tour backwards. Each stop on the tour has a three-day window to sign up for that blogsite’s Giveaway. Of course, you can sign up for the Nook at every blogsite on the tour, by leaving a comment, until the drawing on January 18th!

    Bunches of hugs,

  7. My favorite is the moment after everything, after the food, the gifts and all the hugs, when you sit down in your own sofa and just .. . savor the quiet with your hubby next to you. That´s my fav moment and the one tradition i´d never change =D
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!

  8. Carmel, I think it’s great how you took some time to participate in the comments! That’s awesome!
    Well, everyone, it’s last thing at night, and I’m signing off! I wish all of you the best of holidays this year. Hold close to your loved ones!

    An abundance of merry hugs to you all!

  9. My favorite holiday memories is the last Christmas where I spent with my father.
    Thank you for the tour and giveaway!

  10. My favorite holiday memory is probably the Christmas from two years ago, when my older sister finally decided to come visit during the holidays. It was nice to get to see everyone in my family together for once.
    Thanks for the giveaway, and the tour!!

  11. Carmel, this is a wonderful site.. I am taking notes as mine needs an overhaul..
    Thanks for the great post.. I just love those Ascenders..

  12. My favorite holiday memory is actually from Thanksgiving, but my senior year of college I got to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was long and tiring, but also amazing!

    AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

  13. My favorite holiday memory would be the Christmas when my daughter was 3 and she decided she after every one opened their presents that she wanted to be the present. She went and got in a big box and pulled the ribbons and bows in with her and then pulled the top of the box closed.

  14. Even though our kids are in college, every year my husband still writes their letters from Santa detailing their naughty or nice events from the year. They still look forward to these letters. One year, they wrote letters to Santa in Spanish and Italian, the languages they were learning in school!

  15. Hi, again, everyone at Rabid Reads!
    First, Christina, that’s awesome that you just picked up the other 5 books in the series! That’s fantastic!! Yay! I hope you get completely lost in my winged vampire warrior world!!!

    I also think it’s very cool that readers are getting the hang of the tour that you can go backwards and leave comments all along the way to be entered into the Nook drawing…hooray!

    As you know, the Rafflecopter Drawing ended a few days ago, and I just wanted to say congrats to Miki! Your prizes will soon be on their way!

    Let your friends know about this fun tour!

    Many hugs all around,

  16. I can’t believe I missed this on my birthday the first time around. Congrats to the rafflecopter winner. Count me in for the grand prize, please. I’m enjoying backtracking through the tour.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  17. My favorite holiday memories are watching my children open their presents when they were young.

    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  18. Love this series. I started reading it when the very first one was released and have waiting impatiently for each new book. A wonderful new, unique world for the vampire genre.