Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shape Shifter Blog Tour Spooktacular

Welcome to Susan Hanniford Crowley on Day 5 of "Meet Our Blog Tour Authors".


I’m Susan Hanniford Crowley, author of the Vampires in Manhattan series, adventures with romance focused on the Arnhem Society, a secret vampire society in New York City, which safeguards humans from vampire death and gives aid to supernaturals in danger. Featured today is Vampire in the Basement published by Tease Publishing LLC and is available in ebook. This is the sequel to When Love Survives. In it we follow Gregor, shifter, and Regina, half elf/half leprechaun, to his home in Maine where they plan to marry. Even the best plans go awry. Fun, mayhem, and very hot passion blaze through this strange romantic comedy which introduces Gregor’s bunny shifting sister Lorraine.

I’m a crossover author from science fiction and fantasy, who has studied vampire mythology and documented cases for the last 20 years. I enjoy spending time with my family and collecting dragons and seashells.

Blurb from Vampire in the Basement: (ebook) (sequel to When Love Survives)

When shifter Gregor and half elf/half leprechaun Regina leave New York City, all they want is to be together. But a dark past invades their lives.

A broken heart can never heal. That’s what Gregor’s sister, Lorraine, believes until this bunny shapeshifter who keeps forgetting her clothes meets Theo.

Tall, blond, and handsome Theo, vampire and
Arnhem Knight, assists supernaturals in need but when he meets Lorraine, he needs her in everyway. It’s more than desire. He wants her heart. Can he save her and her family?


Waking up with Gregor’s strong naked body against hers was a hundred times delicious, so delicious, that it was easy to forget they were sharing a makeshift bed of an open sleeping bag and blankets in a cave somewhere in Maine. His great, strong arms embraced her securely, not so tightly as to impede breathing, but enough to make Regina feel worshipped and adored and aware that he was still worried about her. The raw energy of the forest beyond the cave flowed into her, increasing her strength and making her glad to finally realize her half elf, half leprechaun heritage. The horrible feeling of having her life sucked out was almost gone.

The man holding onto her so tightly saved her life and sanity. A part of Regina questioned if she loved Gregor because of that. She closed her eyes and thought back to that time climbing through the rubble of the towers, listening to the screams in her head, as she tried to locate survivors. Regina could still see the face of the dying man. All she did was send a spark through him like she'd done thousands of times before to recharge batteries. But this time it was enough to save a life. Sighing, she hugged Gregor and he responded by squeezing her a little tighter. Gazing at his handsome sleeping face framed by thick dark hair made her heart finally peaceful. Gregor was her refuge, her champion, and everything she needed love to be. My big, brave bear of a man.

Gregor growled in his sleep, and she couldn't help kissing the stubble of beard on his cheek. How does he always manage to look so ‘drink me up sexy’? A part of her couldn't help but be annoyed, but the other part of her enjoyed looking at him too much. Then he moved onto his back, and she couldn’t resist crawling on top of him and brushing her lips ever so gently on his.

In one swift movement, he had her on her back. His blue Maine summer day eyes sparkled with mischief. He kissed her, peering down at her. "What were you up to when I was asleep?" His low rumbling laugh made her body shiver. Regina could feel his excitement growing harder against her thigh.

"Gree, I was thinking that I feel well enough to go back to New York."

“Sweetheart, there aren't anymore survivors to find." He stroked the side of her face, his fingers lingering in her hair. "I had to get you out of there. You were dying.” As his mouth pressed against her lips, his tongue pushed them apart and caressed the inside of her mouth until she gasped. “I love you, Reggie. How would I live without you?” With his lips, he worshiped her eyes, her nose, and finally her mouth again.

“Still we should have stayed. There might have been something else we could have done.”

"No. There wasn't." His eyes narrowed. "You're afraid to meet my family."

"No," she stammered. "It's not that at all.

He chuckled. "Yes, it is, Regina." He bit her lower lip playfully. Then he brushed a lock of hair tenderly out of her face. "Listen, I'd be nervous if we were in Alaska meeting your parents."

Regina couldn't help the trepidation she felt. As far as she knew, they were only minutes from his house.
"What if they don't like me?"

"They are going to love you. Like I do. Okay, maybe not exactly like I do." He had one hand on her breast.

Thanks for coming, that last line!


  1. Your story sounds wonderful Susan. What a neat combination - vampire in a romantic comedy. That's truly a rare combination!

  2. I loved this book, actually I love the whole series. Susan makes it so easy to identify with the characters, and the romance is very sexy, loving, and believable.

  3. Hi, fellow Tease Publishing author,

    'drink me up sexy’--I just love this line. lol

  4. Gregor and Regina have a wonderful bond. Their tenderness for one another really comes through in your writing.

    All the best,

  5. Hi Susan, sounds like another wonderful story!

  6. Thanks, Marie. Lorraine just lends herself to comedy.

    Thank you so much, Tawania. Okay, now I'm blushing.

    Hi Karen. Thanks. Being a Tease author has been awesome.

    Thank you, Pat. I really adore Regina and Gregor. Their relationship started in When Love Survives, which was my first ebook in the series.

    Hi Gail, Thanks so much.

  7. HI! My name is Ami Blackwelder, and I think readers of this blog will love my series: Shifter Evolutions! O have free books and fun swag to give away, so let me know if you'd like to host my guest blog/interview/ or anything else u have in mind.


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