We are playing Six Degrees of Separation with Colleen Gleason and The Regency Vampires ....
Today is International Nurses' Day - we started the celebration on Tuesday (so you could get your card in the mail). Nurses just rock ... and the only other creatures that can handle blood like nurses are .... Vampires!
Perhaps the most famous teenage vampire on the silver screen is Robert Pattinson ... who portrayed Salvador Dali in the 2009 movie Little Ashes.
In high school, my humanities class visited the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, where we literally bumped into Red Rider, a Canadian band who sang Lunatic Fringe.
Lunatic Fringe was featured on the Vision Quest Soundtrack, along with other 80s greats:
"Only the Young" - Journey,
"Change" - John Waite
"Hungry for Heaven" - Dio
"I'll Fall in Love Again" - Sammy Hagar
"Crazy for You" - Madonna
"Hot Blooded" - Foreigner
All these songs are appropriate anthems for vampires, especially Hot Blooded ....
... and what can be more Hot Blooded than Regency Vampires!
Enter Colleen Gleason, author of The Regency Vampires series::
In 2011 readers will meet a whole new world of vampires who mingle with the haute ton in 19th century London. Called the Draculia, these vampires are strong and sexy, and a match for any mortal...except for the women who love them.
During the RT Booklovers' Convention, Colleen Gleason surprised readers with a bed time treat - a copy of THE VAMPIRE DIMITRI resting on our pillows with chocolate kisses!
I am giving THE VAMPIRE DIMITRI to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about high school field trips, Salvador Dali, 80s music, and Regency Vampires.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, May 14, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, May 15.
Plus I'll add the second copy to the RT stash, making it available to the winner of Tuesday's blog celebrating International Nurses' Day (hint, hint, go back and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning this book).
Kim in Hawaii
|Gilligan's Island was filmed in Hawaii.|
Colleen wrote in her bio,
I can't remember a time when I wasnt' writing some kind of story - from the 6th grade version of Gilligan's Island that starred my classmates and me to the passed around the classroom story of my friends in high school meeting our favorite rock band ....
Funny that I met my favorite band on a high school trip to the Salvador Dali Museum.
Salvador Dali is an Aries Moon Man ... and so is Kevin Bacon!
It always comes back to Kevin Bacon!