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Thursday, September 02, 2010:
A Blog Takeover... and Zoe Winter Giveaways!
Hi, I'm Cole Riley, the alpha of the Cary Town werewolf pack, and a character created by Zoe Winters. Zoe is out all over the place hawking her book at the moment and asked for me to cover for her here at Stacy's blog.

I have a confession to make. I'm a liar. I know many of you humans no longer believe in soul mates, that one person in all the world who is the absolute right fit for you. The person destined to be yours. A lot of werewolves don't believe in it either. But I do. It's why I've been a bachelor for so long.

So what did I lie about and who did I lie to? I lied to myself, mostly. You see, this annoying vampire fledge racked up a $10,000 gambling debt with me. But I saw the way he was treating his human pet, overheard him talking about sharing her with the other vampires. If you know anything about vampires you know "sharing" starts with biting and could end in a very pornographic place.

So I broke up his party and took Jane. I told myself that I took her because Paul didn't have my money and I wanted to close off his earning potential. Then I told myself it was because she was in distress and I have this horrible habit of rescuing strays. But it wasn't that either. I could have found someplace safe for her. I didn't have to bring her back to the hive (our den).

The truth is... the moment I saw her huddled behind Paul in a coat way too big for her, something in my blood stirred and called out to something in hers. And something in hers responded to me. She's mine. I don't know how I'll tell her this, though. After what she's been through, the last thing she needs is to feel like she doesn't have any options. Especially given that my kind has an even worse reputation than the vamps. But she belongs to me, and with me. Some day I believe she'll be happy about that. I just don't know how we're going to get to that point.

Wow. Now I'm embarrassed. That was a little too much sharing. Why don't I talk about Zoe's contest? That's a better idea. Zoe is running a contest from her blog this week where you could
win a brand new next generation 3G Amazon Kindle. It's almost as sexy as my Mustang.

She's also going to give away a signed copy of Blood Lust to a visitor here, so be sure to leave a comment by 3pm CST on Monday, September 6th for your chance to win.

Here's the information you might like to know about the book she's promoting this week:

It’s all about the blood...

Comprised of three novellas, Blood Lust gives readers a snapshot look at the world of the Preternaturals Series. (Future installments of the series will be novels.)


As a cat therian (shifter), Greta's blood is already sought after to enhance spells and potions, but due to a quirk of her birth, her blood is potent enough to kill for. When her tribe plans to sacrifice her, Greta must ally herself with Dayne, the dangerous local sorcerer, and the only person strong enough to protect her.


For a vampire, Anthony isn't a picky eater, but he's drawn to Charlee's blood more than any other. Like a fine wine saved for a special occasion, he's denied himself this pleasure. But one night, high from the potent magical blood of another, he claims his prize and loses control. Ashamed of almost killing the one woman who means anything to him, he wipes her memory of the event. When Charlee awakens with complete amnesia, Anthony is the only one who can clean up the mess he's made.


Because of the vampiric blood that has run through her veins since birth, Jane has been a target for vampires who resent a human being "kindred." She's forced to disguise herself as a vampire groupie to appease them and safeguard her life. When she's abruptly given to Cole, the leader of the werewolf pack, to satisfy a gambling debt, she discovers the blood running through her veins has a far greater impact on her destiny than she ever imagined.

Print and ebook copies are available at and (other retailers coming soon.)

Buy links are available from Zoe's blog (The top stickied Amazon contest post.)

You can find her here:

Author Website

Author Blog


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  1. Great post - now I'm more intrigued than ever. :)

    Please count me in for the book giveaway.


  2. It's a fantastic book & I would love to win a signed copy of it!

  3. I love the cover and this looks like a great book! I'm adding this one to my list!

  4. Hi Cole!
    wow, that was a wonderful post and now I can't wait to read your story!!! I'm sure it will be breathtaking!
    greetings, Ina

  5. Cole, I think you might be my favorite. It's a real toss up between you and Anthony.

  6. Well, Cole, you sound like quite the rescuer! I'm sure she'll come around to seeing things your way, if you're a good convincer! :)

    Great post! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    amongthemuses @ gmail . com

  7. Oooh, love the soulmates storyline!

    Count me in, please!

  8. Oh Cole! You sound dreamy! I'd love to get to know you better.


  9. Hell YEAH I want to read this book! :P Signed? Even better!
    spazp at me dot com

  10. YAY another series to start :o) I’ve been into the paranormal series a lot lately. Please count me in for the contest!

  11. Count me in please.

  12. What a great post--so creative and really interesting. Loved the first person format. Please count me in to the give-away. Love werewolf/shifter/vampire stuff. I stop by your blog all the time -- apologize for not leaving a comment before now. Keep it coming!

  13. Hey Cole,
    *fans herself* I hope that girl know what she's getting with you. ;) Hope you're going together something better to wear. A good way to get a girl on your side.

  14. I so want to read the book now - please count me in!
    Melanie S.

  15. Nice to meet you Cole:) It's so cool you are going to be in print now.

    Thanks for the contest!
    wayfaringwriter at

  16. Awesome post! It makes me want to read Blood Lust even more, please count me in!


  17. Cole--
    Thanks for visiting with us today. I know I'm interested in reading your story, now that you've shared a bit about it. Good luck with Jane.

  18. Great post!

    romaaneja at

  19. This sounds like a great series.
    I love character interviews or blogs.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  20. I enjoyed the post and Cole Riley sounds like a fantastic character. I'm looking forward to reading Blood Lust.


  21. Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  22. sounds like a great read, please enter me

  23. Count me in.

  24. I'm really enjoying following all these posts by your characters. Great idea. I'll miss them when they're done.

  25. This sounds so good! Count me in please :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  26. Count me in too - these sound great - I am going to have to go to amazon next!

    Please enter me in the book giveaway!

    Thanks so much -

  27. Thanks for all the lovely comments and @Dr. J thanks for reading my blog!

    I have a soft Spot for Cole, too. He's a very gentle alpha, very kind, and exactly what Jane needs. I usually write more "bad boys" but Jane needed just a good, strong guy.

    I'll be back tomorrow afternoon or evening (Eastern Time), to announce a winner for the signed copy.

    Thanks again for all the interest in this series!

  28. Is cool your giving away a new Kindle in your blog.

  29. The post was great and I'm ready tp read this one.


  30. Ooo this sounds good! Please count me in

  31. Hi! I'm totally for the book, too, if Cole is any indication of the hero in the stories!


  32. Sounds like just the kind of book I would enjoy. Count me in the drawing.

  33. Thanks for all the great comments everyone! I've drawn a winner using And the winner of a signed copy of Blood Lust is:

    Commenter number 22, van_pham!

    Please email me at zoegrace25 AT gmail DOT com to claim your prize.

  34. This sounds like a great book; I look forward in reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  35. Very happy to have you here Cole. And it's very sexy to find a man who expresses his feelings and admits what's true.

    I ssssoooo want this book!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  36. Great blog post, and the book sounds wonderful! It's definitely going on my "wish list."

    Thanks for the contest!

    karenwitkowski AT aol(dot)com

  37. Oh this sounds great. Please count me in.

    Excellent post Cole!!

  38. Wow...sounds like a hot story!

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