Bloodlust Bundle by Crystal Green

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Dark and dangerous, sensual and beguiling, the mysterious mythic creatures known as vampires invade our dreams with their disturbing erotic power, and inspire our darkest fantasies. Discover the irresistible power...and terrifying peril...of modern-day vampires in this spellbinding collection of stories by four bestselling authors for one low price. Bundle includes Embracing Darkness by Margaret Carter, The Huntress by Crystal Green, Urban Legend by Erica Orloff and Hot Case by Patricia Rosemoor.


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Margaret L. Carter read Dracula when she was twelve, and it changed her life. She started writing fiction because she wondered about the "monster's" side of the story. Her first vampire story, written at the age of thirteen on her aunt's old manual typewriter, explored the viewpoint of a newly turned vampire.Margaret earned her Ph.D. in English with a dissertation that featured a chapter on Dracula. While moving frequently as a Navy wife and occasionally teaching college English, she had books and articles published on the supernatural in literature, including a vampire bibliography and, most recently, Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien. Every year she prepares a vampire fiction bibliography update. Her earliest professional fiction sales appeared in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover anthologies. Her first novel, Shadow of the Beast, a werewolf tale, was followed by Eppie Award-winning vampire novel Dark Changeling and other horror and paranormal romance books. A vampire romance, Embracing Darkness, was published by Silhouette Intimate Moments in 2005.In addition to writing, Margaret works part time as a legislative proofreader for the Maryland General Assembly. She enjoys reading, playing Dungeons and Dragons, attending science fiction conventions, and listening to folk music (some conventions even combine SF with music). She and her husband, a retired Navy Captain, live in Maryland near the setting of several of her novels. They have collaborated on fantasy novels, Wild Sorceress and Besieged Adept, and have four sons, several grandchildren, two cats, and a St. Bernard.Explore love among the monsters at Carter's Crypt! Vampires, werewolves, dragons, and more. Chris Marie Green writes as Crystal Green for Harlequin and Silhouette imprints. She loves to travel: some of her favorite destinations include Great Britain, New Orleans, Italy and Japan. In fact, you can see a couple of her travelogues on her web site at Chris was nineteen years old, she wrote a fan letter to Valerie Sherwood, a historical author who answered her gushing missive and inspired Chris to write her first romance. Today, that manuscript resides in a dusty file cabinet and will never see the light of day. However, Chris has moved on and feels lucky to have other stories published by the Special Edition, Blaze and Bombshell lines. Erica writes for the Red Dress Ink and MIRA imprints, and the Silhouette Bombshell series. Her books are sold internationally and have been translated into several languages.Erica's books have been noted in US Weekly magazine (where they were twice selected for the "Hot Book Pick"), Cosmopolitan (which declared Spanish Disco "hilarious"), Romantic Times, as well as countless newspapers and online sites. Her books range from the funny Spanish Disco to The Roofer, a dark mob saga set in Hell's Kitchen, to Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven? (declared "groundbreaking" by Romantic Times). In her supposed free time, Erica is an avid poker player and enjoys entertaining at home. She is an avid reader of philosophy and enjoys hunting for new Buddha statues for her collection. Her web site is Having finished her work in her third-grade class, Patricia started reading the book she'd just taken out of the library — Double Date. Noting this was a "Senior" book (meaning for seventh- and eighth-graders), a very suspicious Sister Mary Ursula confiscated it. The nun returned the book the next morning with the suggestion that Patricia confine her reading to history. An independent thinker even then, Patricia continued reading young-adult romances.At 12, baby-sitting for one of her mother's friends, Patricia picked up a women's magazine and found the first installment of Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt. Enthralled, she asked to borrow the rest of the magazines so she could finish the serialized novel. She was instantly hooked on gothics, the precursor to the romantic suspense that she herself writes today.Writing was always a part of her life. At 15, she took a part-time job with a local newspaper answering phones and taking ads. She convinced the owner to let her rewrite the wedding announcements. Her talent with words duly noted, the owner hired her as the youngest stringer ever to work for the paper.At 16, she was reporting on the city council meetings in her suburb and creating controversy that kept the editor's phone ringing. That summer, she took over the sports section when the sports editor went on vacation.Unable to afford the journalism program at Northwestern University, Patricia settled on being a commuter student at the University of Illinois and earning a degree in American literature. There, she also discovered that she was seduced by images as well as words. After obtaining a master's degree in television production, she worked in educational media.But that love of fiction never died. During the big surge of romances hitting the shelves in the late '70s, she realized she wanted to write romances herself. She tried, gave up...and a few years later tried again. She gave herself a deadline — one year to get published or forget it.This happened to be the first year of her marriage, and she was still working a full-time job. Luckily, she'd married "the most supportive man in the world." And even more luckily, she sold a young-adult romance at the 13th hour. Actually, in the 11th month of that year she'd given herself.How did it happen? She won the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart for Best Young Adult Manuscript. Of course she wasn't at the conference to learn of this. A friend called the next day. And mysteriously, a few weeks later, she received a Golden Heart in the mail with no letter, no official notification of her win. But that seemed to be the norm for her writing career at that point. The same friend who had called her also said the editor who'd read her manuscript for the contest was saying that she was "her" author and "her" new book.So Patricia waited...and waited for a phone call from the editor. Three weeks later, the editor called and asked if she had ever made an offer. Patricia said no. The editor said she hoped Patricia would accept her offer, because the book was already in production.Patricia's writing career was on its way. Many books and years later, she's still at it.Research is an integral part of Patricia's writing process. Recently she and her husband spent some time on a working cattle ranch in New Mexico to get the authentic details that she feels brings a story to life. Travel for research is the best part of the deal as far as she is concerned, especially if it involves animals. For some of her books, she swam with dolphins, photographed wild mustangs, and howled with wolves.Her advice to new writers: "Find the passion in your story that goes beyond the romance." Patricia shares her own passion for writing with her office mates, Peach, Phantom and Dreamer (her cats), and encourages her students to find theirs at Columbia College in Chicago, where she teaches a couple of credit courses each year, including Writing the Suspense Thriller and Writing Popular Fiction.
Published March 1, 2008 by Harlequin Special Releases. 877 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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