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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Damned Book Tour

I’m really excited to be part of Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié’s tour for their latest release, Damned! I was given the task to organize a contest (not a simple giveaway!) for a copy of the book, and I think I found something accessible to all =)

You will have to write a Haiku inspired by Crusade or Damned, but fear not, if you haven’t read them yet, their description will inspire you I’m pretty sure!

Now what’s a Haiku?

It’s a short three-lines poem respecting a 5 syllables first line – 7 syllables second line– 5 syllables third line form. The real Haiku is a bit more complicated than that, but we’ll keep it simple.

Here’s an example of a vampire themed Haiku:

Sexy and lonesome
Ready to pounce it’s prey
Deadly Vampire

Ok, ok, it’s not very good. I’m sure you’ll do much better!

Here’s a bite more about both books in the series to give you a bit of inspiration!

Crusade (Crusade, #1)

The ultimate battle. The ultimate love.

For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.

Read an excerpt

Damned (Crusade #2)

There is a fine line between love and sacrifice….

Antonio would do anything for his beloved fighting partner Jenn. He protects her, even suppresses his vampire cravings to be with her. Together, they defend humanity against the Cursed Ones. But tensions threaten to fracture their hunting team and his loyalty—his love—is called into question.

With an even more sinister power on the rise, Jenn must overcome her personal vendettas.

Antonio and Jenn need each other to survive, but evil lurks at every turn. With humanity’s fate hanging in the balance, they must face down the darkness…or die trying.

Read the first chapter

Now you want to know the prize don’t you? One (1) winner will get  a copy of Damned!

Contest open Internationally

Ends on September 27th, 2011.

The winner will be chosen (by Nancy herself!), not drawn so give it your best shot!

You can write has many haiku as you want :)

Good Luck!

While you’re here, make sure you visit the other tour stops.


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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24 People left their mark' :

  1. passionate vampire
    thirsty for my blood and more
    want to give it all

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

  2. ok another one - for the books

    my antonio
    only you can hold my heart
    will it be enough

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  4. sacrifice my love
    I'm your protector always
    dying for your touch

    ok no the best :) but this is my first time trying a haiku.
    Great giveaway, these books sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win

  5. defending Mortals
    Vampires are gaining power
    Do I have the courage


  6. She would die for him
    He just wants to protect her
    Will they both make it?

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  7. In dangerous times
    only one will stand by me
    my friend my lover my protector.

    My first try at Haiku, I didn't think I would try but why not?

    dsadler53 at yahoo dot ca

  8. Solitude, danger
    The hard perils of a war
    Will love conquer all?

    Thanks for the fun challenge and giveaway.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  9. I could not pick out which I liked best so here are my haiku's. Not as good as everyone else's but I tried...

    Fighting to Survive
    Keeping my humanity
    Seems like a dream

    Protecting your love
    From yourself and the enemy
    Can be a real Curse

    Protecting your love
    From yourself and the enemy
    A damned hard thing

    Surviving the curse
    You are damned if you do and
    Damned if you don’t

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  10. Antonio Jenn
    They encourage me to read
    a great adventure


  11. I wrote a haiku while I was in Miami on tour but something went wrong when I sent it! THen I couldn't remember it. So now I'll try a new one:

    Haiku vamp poets
    pen rhymes of blood and gore,
    say, "Make love not war!"

    OK, I know that sucks.

    Peace in Our Time,

  12. Argh, did not follow haiku rules.

    One more time:

    Haiku vamp poets
    penning rhymes of blood and gore
    say, "Make love not war!"


  13. PS. "Nancy" is me, Nancy Holder.

  14. here's one about Antonio

    Vampires crave blood
    Hold back natural instincts
    For my beloved Jenn

    I am a horrible poet :P

  15. And another one

    As a vampire
    Damned for all enternity
    Only saved by love


  16. Having fun writing all these bad haikus :P

    Fighting in the war
    Sacrificing everything
    Except love for you

    hmm why are all my poems about Antonio?

  17. Fighting in the war
    Battling inner demons
    Holding on to love

    okay this one was about Jenn

  18. Against all instinct
    Keeping humanity safe
    Sacrifice for love

    clderwee at gmail dot com

  19. I love writing haiku's!!!!! XD

    Each kill Life at night
    Both are Good both are Evil
    Each reach Death at night


  20. When you feel alone
    Against the entire world
    Love is all you need

    hmm this one may be slightly off topic

  21. Before I met you
    Life was a constant battle
    Man vs vampire

    I think I am writing too many but I really want to win! :)
    *fingers crossed*

  22. Just realized versus (VS) is two syllables so I think I should change it to and instead

    Before I met you
    Life was a constant battle
    Man and vampire

    also I think this poem isn't that accurate...
    it's been a while since I read Crusade
    I have bad memory

  23. When you are in doubt
    And can only trust your heart
    It won't lead you wrong

    won't is kinda cheating since it's actually two words but couldn't think of anything else
    definitely going overboard with these haiku

  24. The Cursed Ones are back
    Who are friends? Who's against us?
    Only trust your heart

    When all is at stake
    Humanity in danger
    You can count on friends

    (like Antonio, Skye, Holgar, etc)