Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RISING TIDE: Claudette Melanson

RISING TIDE: Claudette Melanson
No, the Instant Vampire Starter Kit isn’t working! Yes, that’s your reflection in the mirror! And, of course, your eyes look bloodshot, butt that’s because you’ve been running up and down the streets in that cape you keep tripping over!!! Time to come in!!! The sunlight’s out and it’s time for the Daily Book Giveaway!!! We’ve got THREE PRINT BOOKS to giveaway!!!

Okay, here’s the scenario … you go out on a date with this tall, dark, hunky guy and things are heating up. It’s all wine, flowers and sucking your blood?!!!! Oh, hell, no!!!! Back the truck up, Charlie!!!! You’re keeping your plasma where it is!!! But what would Halloween be without including the creatures we love to hate?!!! Yup, IT’S VAMPIRE ROMANCE DAY!!! Woo hoo!!! The eternally-talented Claudette Melanson is offering up THREE PRINT COPIES of RISING TIDE: DARK INNOCENCE! RISING TIDE WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014! How lucky are you!!!!

 Claudette was THRILLED to participate – after I have my little “talk” with her!!! First, let me tell you that the old myth about women not being able to throw a punch is just that – a myth!!! Man, Claudette landed a right hook that shook my back teeth and shut the old lights out for a ten count!!! But it didn’t stop me from getting back in the game!!! I was up and in her face for more girl-on-girl action—the violent kind!!! She eventually gave in, but not because she couldn’t handle what I threw at her!!! It was simply a case of her fists hurting from pummeling me coupled with an overwhelming guilt over her whupping my sorry ass, but as long as things worked out, I’m fine with it!!! Plus the bruising gives an awesome vibe and makes people think I’m a cage fighter … or belong in a cage?!! I forget which!!! And she was so guilty that she wrote you all a story!!! Check out The Dark Purr of Death!

And, of course, the same rules apply! You think I can change them with a concussion?!!! So go to the Official Facebook HALLOWEENPALOOZA Event Page and comment in today’s post that you want to win and you just might! Link is below. Good luck!!! If you win, you have some great reading ahead!!!!    


hClaudette Melanson lives in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. Vampires have been a passion since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories....along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods.

Future dreams include writing many more books, spending more time with her son Jacob and Sister Susie. She hopes to take them and her nieces Maggie, Sadie and Sophie to Disneyworld with the proceeds from the first novel. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.


“How Melanson dealt with the vampire lore was interesting and
fans of Twilight might enjoy Rising Tide.
The cliff-hanger definitely leaves you wondering what's going to happen next.” – Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite



Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura's life get any worse? ...turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura's never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother's lies—become obstacles in Maura's desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

˃˃˃ Sure to become of the Books to Read of the year, Rising Tide: Dark Innocence isnt the usual tale of vampire erotica. This novel is a YA Vampire Romance that is certain to become one of the classic books of its time. Maura doesn’t live in Castle Dracula in Transylvania, but she must still discover the bloodlines constructing the creature she is destined to become. A preview is available using the Look Inside feature for the ebook and print copies, above. Scroll up to read now! 



1. Simply click on link below
2. Comment "I Want to Win" on the October 22nd Daily Giveaway post
3. That's it! All names will be put into at 8 PM this evening. Winners will be posted on FB!