Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrating Two Vampire Releases For Heidi Betts

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of  MUST LOVE VAMPIRES a brand new release from Heidi Betts and the mass market release of Heidi's THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

National bestselling author HEIDI BETTS loves all things scary and paranormal...though she's not a big fan of things that go bump in the night. (Hello! Sleeping, here.) When she's not writing about vampires (among other things), she often dreams of being an undead creature of the night - if only so that she can sleep all day, stay up all night, and never age another minute or gain another pound. The drinking of blood doesn't necessarily appeal, but it's something she thinks she could get used to. Plus, she hears it tastes like chicken.

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Love At First Bite

Nightclub dancer Chloe Lamoureaux just met the man of her dreams: Aidan Raines is charming, considerate, rich, and hot. Of course, he's a little mysterious about his age. And his favorite drink. And he's not much for sunlight. But he's asked her to marry him, and she's ready to do it. Sure, she has a few secrets too - but they'll have plenty of time to work things out while they're living happily ever after. Right?

Her identical twin sister, Chuck, isn't so sure. Maybe reporting for the local Bigfoot-sighting tabloid doesn't make her an expert, but to Chuck, Aidan and his brother Sebastian look like honest-to-Dracula vampires. Especially Sebastian: beguiling, seductive, and just a hint of dangerous. Maybe she wouldn't mind him taking a little taste. But with Chloe's life in the balance, she has to know - do they want hot love or hot blood? Or maybe...a little of both?

And don’t miss...
ONE LAST BITE (an epilogue to Must Love Vampires)

The tantalizing happily-ever-after finale to the story of Sebastian and Charlotte, Aidan and Chloe, available as a free e-book download.

Download your copy today!


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Vampires...

Vampires turn to fanged and fabulous matchmaker extraordinaire Angelina Ricci to help them find that special someone to curl up with under the mistletoe in this charming (read: sexy) and delightful (read: funny) holiday collection by national bestselling author Heidi Betts. Because vampires need love, too. (Biting optional. Hot sex guaranteed.)

"All I Vant For Christmas"

Millionaire vampire Connor Drake loves trimming the tree, baking gingerbread cookies, and hanging the mistletoe for Christmas, but his Goth and gloomy vampire siblings won't have anything to do with it. Enter Angelina, who sends party planner Jillian Parker to the rescue. But when Jillian - who's mortal -discovers that she's decking the halls for a family of vampires, will she run...or will Connor have a beautiful woman to share the holidays with?

"A Vampire in Her Stocking"

When Vivian learns that her secret crush, Sean, is terminally ill, she is heartbroken. Confiding in her matchmaking friend, Angelina recommends the obvious - give Sean eternal life by turning him into a vampire, too. But when Vivian refuses, Angelina decides to play Santa (with a side of Cupid) and changes Sean for her, leaving him wrapped in a bright red bow on Vivian's doorstep...

"It's A Wonderful Bite"

Although Angelina is happy with her longtime lover, Ian, she's ready for a commitment. After drinking eggnog and watching It's a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve for the (literally) four millionth time, Angelina falls into a dream where she is mortal, and Ian is involved with someone else. Talk about the nightmare before Christmas! But Santa must have checked his list twice, because this Christmas, Angelina's wishes are about to come true...


WIN - Leave Heidi a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a an autographed copy of the paperback reissue of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and some goodies from Heidi!  Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!


  1. Hi, Heidi-

    Congrats on the new release. Here's a 5 star review I just saw today:

  2. Hi Heidi,

    I've been waiting for this one to release, can't wait to read it. You must be so excited.

  3. Congrats Heidi on the dual releases.

    I know that the timing of a release is more about the publisher than the author, but I wondered, do you concentrate on writing just one book at a time, or do you juggle 2 or more?

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  4. Good morning Heidi and super duper congrats on the new book!!! I've read the excerpt and can't wait to read the rest!

    And how fun that your release from last year THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is being reissued into mass market - at a great price!

    Tell us all about the new books and what's going on with you! I know you have a lot going on to celebrate the new releases!

    Enjoy your cyber launch party today and I hope MUST LOVE VAMPIRES is a huge bestseller for you! Have fun!

  5. Good morning, all! Thank you so much for spending the day with me & reading all about my new LOL (I don't think I've ever had two books out at the exact same time before, so I haven't gotten the juggling thing down quite yet. *g*)

    But I'm all about fun, so that's exactly what we're going to have.

    Before I forget...

    1.) Please drop by my blog today to check out the awesome "Vamps in Vegas" Giveaway I'm holding. A winner will be announced Sunday, so only 2 days left to get signed up!

    2.) Please visit my recent blog post at the Brava Authors site, where I recap lots & lots & LOTS of very cool stuff related to MUST LOVE VAMPIRES. It's too much to recap again here. :-P

    Thank you! Now let the games begin!

  6. Anne~ Thank you so much! I hadn't seen that review yet, but it's a really great one! I'm both flattered & excited...can't wait to share it in The Dungeon & send a copy to my editor. :-)

  7. Hi, Mary! Thank you so much. I'm delighted you've been looking forward to it & can't wait to hear what you think!

  8. Hi, Kathryn! Just gotta say, I LOVE your e-mail addy. *snicker*

    I definitely work on only one story at a time. I'm very linear & can't even jump ahead to work on a different scene if the current one is giving me trouble. I know some authors do this, or juggle more than one project at a time, but for me--no, no, no, no. :(

    However, there have been a couple of times in my career when deadlines have gotten switched up or circumstances have forced me to stop working on one story & jump into another. Takes me forever to get back into the original when that happens, but I have done it when necessary.

    Thanks for the great question!

  9. Hi! I am wondering how I have not read any of your books. I LOVE vamps so I will definitely be checking into your books! My question: If vampires were real, would you want to be one? What would be the best thing about being one for you? Worse?

    June M.

  10. AuthorIsland~ Thanks so much for the warm welcome & for hosting me today. These parties are always so much fun! :D

  11. Good Morning Heidi.
    Congrats on your new release. I really look forward to reading it. I love visiting your site because you always brighten my day. Thank you for the laughs.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  12. Hi, June! I'm so glad you're going to give my vampire books a try! Fair warning, tho--I do light, sexy, & funny, so don't go into it expecting some dark & intense urban fantasy-type vampire story. I love to read those, but I don't write them! :P

    Sometimes I think I would like to be a vampire. I mean, I don't do well in direct sunlight & love staying up all night long, anyway. But then I think about living long past my loved ones & drinking blood &...maybe not so much.

    If I *were* one, tho, there are just too many things that could be cool about it. Immortality, super powers, rapid healing, possibly the ability to change into a bat... It's all very appealing. :)

    How about you?

  13. Hi, Michelle! Thank you so much! I love laughing & having fun, so the blog really gives me a chance to do that...& lure all the rest of you in to have fun with me. LOL

  14. Hi Heidi. Congratulations on your new release. Sounds great. I love the cover. I am a big fan of your books.


  15. Congrats on the new release. It sounds like a great read. "The Bite Before Christmas" sounds like a fun book. Definitely adding that one to my must read list.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  16. Big Congrats Heidi... wishing you many, many sales...

  17. Congrats on your new release! It sound like a really good book!


  18. Whoops... let's do that email addresss again

  19. Thank you, Crystal! I never tire of hearing that, for sure. =D

  20. Thank you, Jean! THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS was great fun to write--I just loved mixing vampires & Christmas, when you don't really think of those things together very often. *g*

  21. Hi Heidi,
    Congrats! I enjoyed all the excerpts. Do you have a favourite genre?
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  22. Congrats on your new releases.
    You are a new author to me.
    Is Must Love Vampires part of a series?


  23. Congratulations!!!

    Christmas & Vampires, it does not get any better than that.


  24. Are there any plans in the future to release both Must Love Vampires and One Last Bite in a 2n1 book?

  25. I love vampire stories. My family jokes that I am a vampire because I don't like direct sunlight either! Do you have plans to incorporate any other paranormals into your stories? Thanks for the giveaway.

  26. Hi, Chey! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the excerpts. It's hard to come up with snippets I think readers will enjoy that don't reveal too much! :(

    Fave genre... Reading or writing?

    Writing, I don't *really* have a favorite. I love them all. But my fave *at the moment* does seem to be whatever I'm working on or am about to work on. Whenever I'm getting ready to start a new vampires story, I think, "Oooh! I get to write about vampires!" When I'm working on a Desire, I think, "I love writing Desires!" And the humorous contemps--oh, I love those very much, too. So much fun! :D

    Reading, I really love just about everything, as long as it's romance or has strong romantic elements. But the genres at the top of the list would probably be the ones I *don't* write--Romantic Suspense & Urban Fantasy come readily to mind. Don't think I could ever pull off one of those, but I *adore* reading them.

    Thanks for the great question!

  27. Hi, elaing8! MUST LOVE VAMPIRES isn't part of a series. Both of my vampire romances for Brava (MLV & BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) are stand-alones, though they are sort of made up of connected stories.

    MUST LOVE VAMPIRES is a 2-in-1 (two stories focusing on different sisters/heroes, but very much connected) & BITE BEFORE XMAS is 3-in-1 (three stories revolving around separate sets of characters, tied together closely by threads of plot).

    I hope that makes sense. :) Point is, you can definitely jump into either of my vampire stories without worrying that you're missing something. =D

  28. Leni~

    What a great question. I don't know for sure what's going to happen, but my editor & I *have* discussed including ONE LAST BITE if MUST LOVE VAMPIRES is ever reprinted or put out in another version. Don't know if that will ever happen, but I do like the idea. :)

    In the meantime, tho, you can read ONE LAST BITE absolutely free, so don't hesitate!

  29. Hi, Jen! Thank you so much! If we ever get together, we can huddle in a corner away from the sun - I don't like it, either. I mean, I like it; we need the sun & I do like warm weather, but direct, hot-hot-hot!

    I would love to do other types of paranormals. No plans at the moment, but I do have a couple of ideas that involve werewolves & demons, & maybe a dragon or two.

    I'll let you know when I get around to writing them. *G*

  30. Heidi, just able to get over here to say HOORAY!! Can't wait to grab these two for my TBR! I adore your contemporaries and can't wait to indulge in your vamps! Hope you're celebrating these releases in some very special ways, and here's to many more!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  31. Hi, Fedora! Thanks so much for popping in & for the very kinds words. I hope you enjoy MUST LOVE VAMPIRES *&* ONE LAST BITE. I just love making readers happy. =)