Wednesday, October 20, 2010

**Infinite Days Competition**

All the UK seems to be waiting on today's spending cuts announcements but here at MFB we've decided to be rebellious and fly in the face of the anxiety and concern and be a bit wild and spendy.

We're offering copies of the beautiful Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel.  There are FIVE copies to be won. 

Some info about Infinite Days to see if you may perhaps be interested in reading it:


For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers – and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things – the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven – the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction – want their queen back . . .

About the author:

Rebecca Maizel lives in Rhode Island, a fact which will become significant to readers of this book! She is currently studying for an MFA in writing for young adults in Vermont. INFINITE DAYS is her first book.


I love the sound of this.  I've not read Infinite Days yet but I've done some research and found Jenny's interview with Rebecca which is just ace and then this review over at Fantasy Book Review.

The competition is spit-easy: merely comment below (make sure to link your website / twitter name so I can find you!) and tell me what vampire books and movies you love - be as commercial / recent / old or obscure as you like.  I'm actually looking for recommends so would love to hear what you have to say! 

The Rules:

1.  UK entrants only, please, for this one.
2.  One entry per person! 


Edited to add: I'll let the competition run to Monday, 25th October.


Magemanda said...

I am a massive fan of The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause. And I also love Room 13 by Robert Swindells.

Pewter Wolf said...

How funny" I was researching this book!

Vampire fixes. I got into the Twilight Saga ages ago. But, my guilty pleasures are the True Blodd TV series and the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz (haven't read the fourth or the fifth one yet. But will do!)

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Splendibird said...

I have to say that while I love all the modern takes on vampires, Dracula still remains my favourite vampire book. Saying that, I am really enjoying The Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey - her seven hot vampire brothers are a creation of genius!
Twitter: @splendibird

Kulsuma said...

I want to read Infinite Days!:D

I would recommend Saltwater Vampires by Kirsty Eagar. I haven't read it yet, but it's high up on my tbr list and it looks great! Also, what about oldies like Dracula, The Vampyre, Interview With the Vampire, and books by Anne Rice.



Ailsa said...

I love vampire stories, although I haven' actually read any new ones for a while that are spcifically vampire stories. I love JK Wards books about the brotherhood, although you could dispute whether they are vampires or not.
I also like the vampires in Gail Carriger's novels, especially Lord Akeldama.

Oh! I remember what I read recently, and loved - 'When Blood Calls' by J K Beck, which had some much more vampirey-vampires than some I've read recently, and also an interesting take on vampires, linking them to demons.
I can't write short answers about books :(

(@ailsacf, or dragon-crier on lj)

Cara said...

I am a big fan of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, which, despite the romance angle, has created a whole new mythology in vampire lore. The Black Dagger Brothers are vampire warriors who protect civilian vampires from zombie-type Lessers. The series is really based around the escalating war between the Brotherhood and the Lessers though each book highlights one of the Brothers and how he finds his soul mate. Dark fantasy of the better variety!

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I've heard a bit about Infinite Days and it does sound good :)

My recommendations are:

The Lost Boys is the movie that first got me into vampires (if you haven't seen it... you really should!). There's a 2nd Lost Boys film which isn't a patch on the 1st and they've just released a 3rd but I've not seen that one.

While The Dresden Files series of books isn't what you'd call a vampire series (its about a wizard), vampires do feature throughout the books. I'm a big fan of the series!

Hunted by the Others is a great book by Jess Haines. The 2nd book in the series, Taken by the Others, is out in January. (Reviews can be found on my website under the "Urban Fantasy" tag).

My blog is and you can find me on Twitter under @nikkiann

Pagecrawler said...

Fantastic give waway - can't believe I almost missed it!

My favourite book with vampires in has to be Carpe Jugulum by Sir Terry Pratchett. I love all the Discworld books and this book is scary and hilariously funny too - exactly the right combination for me

Currently on my TBR pile is By Midnight by Mia James which I'm particularly looking forward to. Its rare these days to read a YA Vampire novel set in the UK and this one looks really good

Thanks again