Monday, August 8, 2011

Vampire Bay Contest


First prize: a Starbucks gift card, a Cooke Lee crystal bracelet and a download of Vampire Bay.

Second Prize: a paper copy of Moon Watchers,

Third Prize: a paper copy of Vampire Island.

To enter just leave a comment and mention Vampire Bay Contest. If you don't want to leave your addie in the comment section, leave me an email at

Vampire Bay is available as a download at Smashwords

and Amazon

for $3.99.


“Looking for someone, Sugar?”

I whirled.

He leaned against a rough-barked oak, his ankles crossed, his hands jammed in his pockets.

The man in front of me was drop-dead gorgeous. Blue-black hair worn in a careless style framed high cheekbones. The rakish growth on his chin accentuated his dark good looks. Designer jeans clung to lean hips and long legs. He wore a long-sleeved gray tee, that clung to impressive pecs, with a black outdoor vest over the shirt. Expensive suede boots covered his feet. The only thing that ruined his appearance was the red glow around his irises.

His dark good looks reminded me of someone. I gasped and blinked. He reminded me of Sam, a more rakish version but still Sam. With that long lean body and black hair, they could have passed for brothers.

One moment he leaned negligently against the tree, the next he stood beside me, way too close. Nothing moves faster than a vampire. It can be quite disconcerting if you aren’t used to it. My hand tightened on my sword.

“So you are the mouthwatering Zoe Tempest.” He circled me. Those red glowing eyes seared me wherever he glanced. “To think Dere let a little thing like you take him.” He laughed, a sensual sound that made my knees wobble.

“That’s right. Just like I’m going to take you.” Instead of hurling the words like a spear, I had to force them out of my mouth. They sounded stiff and unnatural.

“Zoe, Zoe, Zoe,” he whispered near my ear, his breath cool and sweet like mint and cookies. I swung around to face him, but he slid back. He shook his head. “Haven’t you figured it out yet? You won’t be able to resist me, love. I’ll be both your lover and your sire.”

His voice caressed like whispering silk. It mesmerized as he circled. “It appeals to you on a basic level doesn’t it, being with me?” He reached out a white cold finger and started to touch my cheek.

I jerked my head back. “Who are you?” I pushed the words past my clenched teeth as my body trembled violently.

“Who do you want me to be?” He touched the back of my neck as he circled me.

I shuddered, but whether from disgust or desire eluded me.

“Dead,” I spat, fighting the unbelievable craving I felt for him.
Vampire Island - 1st in series
Moon Watchers - 2nd in series


Author Nikki Prince said...

Wow I am liking the sound so this book. And I am excited about the contest for Vampire Bay!

Ebonysbbwnikki @


Shelley Munro said...

This bracelet is so pretty. Have a good week, Sandra.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Barbie-Doll looks and a kick butt vampire hunter-- This I have read.

Enjoyed the excerpt, too.

I'm always curious and I must ask: Was the book cover what you expected and did you have any say in the cover design?

Also will this a series? If it is, do you need to read the tales in order?

info at kmnbooks dot com

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Just read this is the third in the series. lol Does the reader need to read the tales in order?

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Karen,
Any of these books can be read as a stand alone. But like any other series you have just a bit more background if you read in order. But I don't see a problem with reading them out of order.
As far as the cover, the artist and I worked closely. On Vampire Bay, I really needed a silhouette or something more subtle because Vampire Island has a head shot.
Thanks for the interest and for stopping by. Appreciate it!

Sandra Cox said...

Hi, Ms. Shelley,
Yeah, I rather lust after that bracelet myself!:) You have a good week too!

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Ebony, So glad you stopped by.

Anonymous said...

I would love to enter the Vampire Bay Contest.

books4me said...

Thank you for the Vampire Bay Contest.Love the excerpt! Sounds like a great read. More books in the series? Looks like i need to check them out!

books4me67 at

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Patsy, Thanks for entering:)

Hi Books, You're welcome. The other 2 in the series are: Vampire Island and Moon Watchers. Thanks for the interest:)

Unknown said...

Interesting excerpt. I'd loved to be entered into the Vampire Bay Contest.
madison at madisonjedwards dot com

Good luck, and see you in the writer's circle

desitheblonde said...

wow i like the bracelet it is pretty the vampire bay contest sound great
i would love to read and blog on your book i am a follower and the cover is great

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Madison, You're entered. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi, Desithe, Thanks for the follow and the offer to blog on the book. I like the cover too:) Got you entered.

Sugar said...

ooh this looks amazing! I would love to enter the Vampire Bay contest! :)

Sarah said...

This looks good! Enter me in the Vampire Bay contest!!

tammy ramey said...

the book sounds wonderful and i love the cover. also the braclet is beautiful. i can't wait to read the book.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra,
Would love to enter the Vampire Bay contest.

After reading the excerpt I was hooked. Now I need to get the first two in the Hunter series. Your YA series Cats of Catarau sounds real interesting also.



Theresa N. said...

Please sign me up for the contest.
Thaeresa n

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for the follow, Darlene! I've got you entered.

Theresa, You're signed up:)

Hi Lori, Glad you liked the excerpt:) and have interest in the Catarau series. You must be a cat woman:)

Hi Tammy, Bev Haynes did the cover. She did a good job, didn't she? I like that bracelet too:)

Hi Sarah, please send me your email addie.

Hi Sugar, thanks! You're entered.

Janet Kay Gallagher said...

Hi Sandra,
Bracelet is beautiful. I would like any of those prizes. Please enter me in your Vampire Bay Contest.
Thank You for doing this for your readers.

Sandra Cox said...

You are very welcome:) And you're entered.

Lexi said...

Your a new author for me, but this Aries sounds great! Guess my TBR list just grew! I would love a chance to be entered in the Vampire Bay Contest. Better go get caught up on some reading!

eyesofblueice (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Lexi, Glad the series interests you. What a beautiful dog in your icon pic.

Unknown said...

Vampire Bay contest how sweet !! Loved the excerpt,, and his voice like whispering silk ** goosebumps * off to find you on facebook ;) Have added this to my trb pile need something different to read and a new author is always refreshing !!! I found you over at coffee time romance ;) love the braclet as well !!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey, Kat, thanks for the info on where you located me at. Glad you liked the excerpt:) Yeah, I like that bracelet too:)
You're entered:)

Holly said...

Love the excerpt! Sounds very interesting ;) Would love a chance to be entered into the drawing and thanks for the opportunity.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Holly, glad you like the excerpt.
You're entered:)

Tracie said...

Vampire Bay Contest!
I love the color on your website and the excerpt.
Good luck and happy writing!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Tracie,
Could you send me your email addie?

msmjb65 said...

Please enter me in the Vampire Bay contest. The book looks very cool!
msmjb65 AT gmal DOT com

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks, MJB. You're entered:)

Anonymous said...

Vampire Bay sounds! I want to enter the contest, please!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to your work but this looks like an interesting book!

Lisa E.

Anonymous said...

sparkles loves the bracelet. Vampire Bay sounds like a great book to add to my collection.

Anne said...

Thanks for offering the Vampire Bay Ciontest, Sandra!

Tore923 said...

Please enter me in the Vampire Bay Contest. I love the book.

Krystal Larson said...

I would love to read and review your book, thank you so much for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

I would love to enter the contest for this book and your other books in this series. The Vampire Bay excerpt makes the hero sound very interesting.

annalisa said...

Please enter me in your Vampire Bay contest. Your books sound fabulous! Loved the excerpt for Vampire Bay! :)


Shadow said...

your book sounds great! id love a chance to read it! thank you for the giveaway!!!

Kanya said...

Loved the excerpt! Please, count me in for the Vampire Bay Contest! Is it open for Canadian, too?

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read the book or win the pretty bracelet.


donnas said...

Sounds good. Thanks for the chance at the Vampire Bay Contest.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

bettina142 said...

For the "Vampire Bay" contest. Your book sounds really good. You're a new author to me, so I will certainly give it a shot!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi I am new here. The excerpt was wonderful. Please enter me for the Vampire Bay Contest.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Patti P said...

Loved the excerpt sounds like a great read.

musicalfrog at

Kathy said...

Book looks like an interesting read. Thank you for allowing us to enter the Vampire Bay Contest!

Have a great day!

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win the Vampire Bay contest. This looks great. Thanks again.


Unknown said...

I am looking forward to reading Vampire Bay and would like to be entered in the contest.

SpadesHighReads said...

I like to be entered in this giveaway please! =)
Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!

GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

Tweeted the giveaway:!/SpadesHigh/status/104281636396474368

Jewel's Gems said...

I would like to enter. It sounds like a great book:-)

Trisha said...

I would love to win great prizes in the Vampire Bay Contest!! You rule when it comes to great contests!!!

Daun Ann said...

Excerpt was awesome. Would love to win Vampire Bay book/ebook. The bracelet is beautiful.

dakorty at gmail dot com

chirth7 said...

HI Thanks for having a contest. I'd love to read Vampire Bay or the other vampire book, book 1 Vampire Island!!!

Congrats on your recent release!!


Telly said...

This sounds like a great read.Please enter me into the Vampire Bay contest.


Blogger said...

Please enter me in the Vampire Bay Contest!!!! I was never a vampire book fan until I read this book Pick me, Pick me! lol

Krystal Larson said...

I would love to read and review this book for my blog, thank you for the chance. I really enjoyed the excerpt! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom @ Live To Read ~Krystal

Sandra Cox said...

Hey ladies, thanks so much for stopping by, entering the contest and your interest in VB. And thanks to those of you who are now followers. Appreciate ya!

Patti P said...

I would love to enter the Vampire Bay contest. What a great post!

heather said...

Wow, I'm loving that excerpt. Great contest. Count me in, please :)

Denise Z said...

Night Owl Reviews sent me over and I have signed up to follow your lovely blog. Thank you for the wonderful "Vampire Bay contest" I would love to read these books and the bling is also beautiful :)

dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com said...

Vampire Bay sounds like it will be a very interesting read.

Pam S.

pooka1953 said...

Please enter me in the Vampire Bay contest. Can't wait to read the book!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Robin said...

Please enter me in the Vampire Bay contest! Looks great!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Ntzee said...

Loved the excerpt!! =) Hopefully I get the chance to read it!

Chrisbails said...

This book sounds great and would love to win. Loved the excerpt. This is a new author for me and am always looking for new reads. thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

J.L. Kindle said...

thanks for the opp. ^^
looking forward to results =D
zaou.zt at gmail dot com

marjana said...

I would to be entered in the Vampire Bay Contest please. Thanks!

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

ashnicorange said...

I would love to get my hands on this book. Hope I'm doing this right never entered one of these contests.

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks for entering, everyone;)

nylnestill said...

Vampire Bay Contest.
A chance to win free books and a free Kindle great idea.

Sandra Cox said...

Nylnestill, sounds like you've been on the scavenger hunt. Hope you had fun:)

TinaMarie said...

Please enter me in your Vampire Bay Contest

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Pat Cochran said...

Great contest in honor of Vampire Bay,
loved the excerpt, thanks for the
opportunity to win!

Pat Cochran

Lanae T. said...

Love the Vampire Bay contest! Sounds like such a great book! On my to-read list for sure.

ftatman5 at yahoo dot com

Crystal said...

Love the Vampire Bay Contest! I sell Cookie Lee Jewelry so it's awesome seeing other people out there with it!!

Crystal said...

BTW, my email is, sorry i forgot to put it in there.

Sandra Cox said...

Crystal, I only recently discovered Cooke Lee jewelry. Love it.

Glad to hear it, Lanae!:)

Pat, you're very welcome.

You're entered, Tina:)

Rachelle Cox said...

Holy cow, I only read that excerpt and I was ready t let him be my sire! ;) Vampire Bay sounds like fun!

lenora7 said...

Sounds great, can't wait....


Anonymous said...

I love the sound of this...please, please pick me! :-)

Rosemary said...

Hi Sandra, Please enter me in your Vampire Bay contest. Lovely gifts.
I saw your Chuck and feel there is not more elegant than a white cat.
Lots of smiles for you:)!