Sunday, May 9, 2010

VBT Pit Stop with Author Susan Hanniford Crowley

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there.  Today I'd like to welcome Susan Hanniford Crowley as our guest.  Susan has 3 fantastic novels,  and a Mother's Day contest where one lucky winner will receive a copy of one of her books,  (see contest details at the end).  Today Susan will talk about Mothers vs. Vampires,  and you are just going to love the comparison.  Thank you so much for being with us today Susan.

A Mother’s Day Special:  Those Sexy Paranormals by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Mothers are sexy, and so are vampires.  Let’s compare.   Mothers learn and get better with experience.  So do vampires.  Mothers love a night life (although after children that can be curtailed a bit).  So do vampires.  Mothers do everything for the love of their family.  For a vampire, once he’s found his life mate, he would do anything to keep that love forever.

In THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS, Vampire David Hilliard would do anything and everything, even die if he had to for Telkhine Laura Cordelais.  Laura doesn’t realize that she has a power of epic proportions.  Until she and David go to New Orleans, she doesn’t know that a Telkhine is the most revered of supernaturals, while vampires are considered a pestilence on humanity and banned from the Société de Nouvelle-Orléans de Magie. Those that want Laura want her power. David only wants her love.  What would you give up for a love that could sweep the ages?

Being descended from an ancient race blessed by Zeus doesn't help Telkhine Laura Cordelais, when she's desperate and standing between life and death. Her destiny looks bleak. Every choice leads to death, and there is no winning door. Or is there?
Begging God for love, Vampire David Hilliard finds his request answered in the form of the tormented and dying Laura. In saving her, he falls in love and dooms them both to a dark underworld of voodoo and sorcery from which nothing can escape.
Curses, Keres, demons, oh, my! And the unicorn's horn.

--THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS is available at many fine ebooks stores such as:
And in Kindle at:

We are currently awaiting announcement of the print date.

Continuing in the Vampires in Manhattan series are the prequel WHEN LOVE SURVIVES and the sequel A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS.

Let’s return to our comparison with mothers and supernaturals.  Mothers are flexible. So are shapeshifters like Gregor.  Mothers feel the need to help.  So did the supernaturals of WHEN LOVE SURVIVES when the World Trade Center was attacked.  I’m including a review here because I thought the reviewer at Rites of Romance Reviews hit the nail on the head. 
“Gregor Vasiliev works at the WTC as a financial advisor, while out on the coffee run he meets his life mate. Little does he know that his hatred for the office coffee will not only bring him his life mate, it could also save his life.
“Regina O’Malley is part Elf and part Leprechaun she’s also running late for her on the first day of her internship.  When a stranger snatches her off the street, pulling her into a coffee shop she has no idea that her life has just been saved.
“This story takes place on September 11th and I commend Ms Hanniford Crowley on weaving a love story using one of the most tragic days in recent history as a backdrop.  The tales is told with a great deal of compassion and sensitivity.
“Regina and Gregor fall in love while volunteering to help find survivors. Regina can hear voices calling to her so she’s more than willing to point the way to trapped survivors. We also meet David Hilliard for the first time his story is actually told in another book but we get a brief introduction to him here.
“I really liked this story. I especially liked the way Ms. Crowley took a tragedy and turned it into something beautiful. She showed us the spirit of all those that pulled together and volunteered to help. The spirit of the people of New York that to this day we call heroes and heroines.”  - Reviewer GJM, Rites of Romance Reviews

-- I don’t know anyone who wasn’t touched in some way by that tragic day.  When I wrote WHEN LOVE SURVIVES, I meant it to be a tribute to all those that rescued and tried to help.
WHEN LOVE SURVIVES is available at a number of ebook stores including

Now for the sequel: A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS.   What makes mothers so wonderful?  They always understand and give helpful advice.

A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS is about Georgia, a young woman with a rare supernatural gift, and vampire and Arnhem Knight Trevor Stenwood.
Trevor turns to his parents for advice when he can’t bring himself to speak to the woman he’s been admiring from afar and who he is charged with protecting. His parents are particularly fascinating as they met during the American Revolution. Betsy came from a prestigious New York family, and Thomas was a British officer until he switched sides for love.  How did these two make a daywalker son?  Read the book and find out.  I’m not giving away the secret of how to make baby vampires.  LOL
Georgia doesn't know she's a Harmony. Jobless and about to be homeless, her heart sinks when a hand snatches the coat of her dreams from the storefront window. Then she sees him staring at her reflection . . . the stalker.

Trevor Stenwood, a vampire and Arnhem Knight, is handsome, sophisticated, and tongue-tied every time he sees her. Sworn to protect the supernaturals of the city, he's fallen for a woman marked for death by demons. How can he save her when she's afraid of him?

At Christmas time in New York City, will love bloom in the snow?

--Available at fine ebooks everywhere and at
What’s next in the series you ask?  Well, as every mother knows, a mother’s work is never done.   It doesn’t matter whether it’s taking care of a family, working a job, training a new puppy, carrying all the scout equipment in your car, planning a wedding, or keeping vampires, shapeshifters, elves, leprechauns, harmonies … or the supernaturals coming up next in line.  A mother’s job is long hours and hard work, but eternally rewarding.

From my family to yours, a happy Mother’s Day!

To find out more about Susan Hanniford Crowley, visit:

Now for the contest: One lucky commenter will win one of these two PDF ebooks:  WHEN LOVE SURVIVES or A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS.  All you have to do to enter is to comment and say your choice.  The deadline is Sunday, May 9 at 10 pm Eastern Time.  The contest is open worldwide and void where prohibited by law.  Thanks and good luck in the contest.

Susan's next stop on her virtual book tour will be May 12 with KiKi Howell,  Be sure to stop in and see what's new with Susan.


William and Anna Patterson said...

Hi! Happy Mother's Day to ya'll. Enjoyed your site. I prefer A Vampire for Christmas.

Nightly Cafe said...

Thanks for being with us Susan.