30 Days of Vampires: What You Crave Can Kill You.

December 30, 2011 | 30 Days of Vampires | 17 comments

Michele Hauf  has been writing romance, action-adventure and fantasy stories for over nineteen years. Her first published novel was DARK RAPTURE.

France, musketeers, vampires and faeries populate her stories. And if she followed the adage ‘write what you know’, all her stories would have snow in them. Fortunately, she steps beyond her comfort zone and writes about countries she has never visited and of creatures she has never seen.


In my world of Beautiful Creatures the vampires have some of the standard vamp foibles.  They need to drink blood to survive.  A stake through the heart can kill them.  They don’t do sunlight (well, they can, but they get a nasty burn, and prolonged exposure to UV rays will fry them).

Her Vampire HusbandThey have great strength.  They are immortal.

But what are their weaknesses?

Well, I like the idea of something that is irresistible to the vampire to also be a deadly craving.  Take faery dust, or faery ichor, which is what runs through their veins. A vampire can easily become addicted to faery dust.  One bite is as addictive as meth is to humans.  So most vampires avoid faeries like the proverbial plague.  Except my hero.  He wasn’t looking to get high.  He needed blood, ichor—anything—to regain his strength.  And he got it, with the new addiction to dust.  Now he craves it, and the heroine.

Good, bad, or very dangerous?

I don’t know.  You decide.  My latest story matches Rev Parker, vampire, with Sabrina Kriss, a faery.  If you’ve read HER VAMPIRE HUSBAND, they both appeared in that story.  Their story, CRUEL ENCHANTMENT is part of the anthology, CRAVE THE NIGHT, which features three more compelling stories featuring paranormal love matches by authors, Lori Devoti, Patti O’Shea, and Sharon Ashwood.  For blurbs, and to read the first chapter in each story, stop by swellcatpress.com.  And for more information on all the characters in my world, stop by Club Scarlet.  clubscarlet.michelehauf.com

One commenter will win a digital copy of CRAVE THE NIGHT!

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  1. Viki S.

    Your vampires sound very interesting. I like the idea that they are effected by Fae products. I’d really like to see how one comes off the addiction.
    Thank you. Happy New Year!


  2. books4me

    What a unique twist on a vampire story! I love it and can’t wait to read it!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  3. wanda flanagan

    I love your books Michelle thank you for sharing today.I cant wait to read Crave The Night.Happy Holidays to you and yours .


  4. Robin

    Can’t wait to read Crave the Night. Have read your other books and loved them


  5. SandyG265

    I like that you’ve come up with a twist on vampire mythology.

  6. WildAboutBones

    I love your stories Michele but have been looking for Her Vampire Husband for awhile. I would love to win Crave the Night. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Happy New Year!

  7. June M.

    I know I have a couple of your books at home, but I am not currently there to see which ones. I know I don’t have this new anthology though.
    Have a wonderful, safe New Year’s.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  8. tammy ramey

    Hi Michele,
    what a great twist on the vampire story. i am putting this on my TBR right away. don’t tell but i hope the heroine helps him past his addiction. :)

    i hope that you and your family had a great Christmas/holiday(however you celebrate it.)
    may all of your dreams and wishes for the New Year come true.


  9. Kimberley Coover

    Michelle, I am a longtime fan. I have all of your nocturne romances. They have brought me hours of reading pleasure and imagination fuel. I recently received a Kindle, and am would love to have the new anthology Crave the Night to read on it.

    Have a safe and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your hard work, I definitely reap the rewards!

  10. Kimberley Coover

    fogot my email: kcnrhtx (at) charter (dot) net

  11. Nikki Noffsinger

    I love discovering new authors and new vampire tales. I can’t wait to discover yours!

  12. sue brandes

    Your book sounds really good. Love the book cover.

  13. MJB

    I love the idea that your vampires can get addicted to faery dust! What a great twist. I’d love to win your book, as well.
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Danny

    Have been a long time fan of Michele’s books. I can highly recommend them

  15. michele

    sorry I’m so late to check in! Hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve! Here’s to a super fab 2012.

  16. Lori H

    So enjoy your books. Keep them coming!!!

  17. Barbara

    Late to the party…I LOVE Michele’s books! Happy 2012!