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Nightshade is out tomorrow! Contest!

*** Thank you for all the comments!! The randomly chosen winner of the $25 gift card is Comment #55 – Francesca*K* . Congrats! Please contact me at michelle@michellerowen.com to claim your prize! ***

The day is finally here! My darker vampire urban fantasy romance, NIGHTSHADE, is out tomorrow! (although I’ve already seen it and the PRIMAL anthology — which continues Jill and Declan’s story in the novella “Bleeding Heart” — on the shelves of Chapters here in Canada).

Since I’m going to be at Bitten by Books tomorrow for my virtual release party, I wanted to do something here on my blog today to celebrate this new release that I’m very excited about. I asked for questions on my Facebook pages and have answered them in the vlog below.

For asking a question, the winner, chosen at random, of the signed copy of Nightshade is Kristen Ceci. Please email me with your mailing address to claim your prize!


Desire is in the blood

Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires. But she’s just become a living, breathing weapon against them. Attacked by a desperate scientist, she is injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to vampires. And when the scientist is gunned down in front of her, his secrets die with him.

Declan Reyes was only half-vampire, but he hates them with all his heart. He knows that the poison in Jillian’s veins could finally destroy the undead kingdom. Also, the serum has had an unintended effect, making her blood irresistible to all vampires—including Declan, whose bloodthirsty traits are driven into a frenzy by her.

Driven by duty to protect her and by instinct to crave her, Declan takes Jillian into his shadowy world of blood and battle. But he soon realizes his increasing need for her may be a different kind of hunger…


I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate for Amazon, Borders or Barnes & Noble (or your online book vendor of choice). Add a comment below for your chance to win.* I’ll pick a winner at random Friday, February 4th at 9:00pm EST.

*If you’re reading this at a mirror version of this blog, please comment on the original post at www.michellerowen.com/blog to qualify.

Happy reading!

Michelle xoxo

63 comments to “Nightshade is out tomorrow! Contest!”

  1. fivefeetflat
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle!

    Just saw Eve’s retweet and she also recommended me to read your books when I asked her. :P

    I’m lining up yours books on my list!

    More power and I hope it kicks ass to your readers, fans and new ones like me!


  2. GeishasMom73
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Nightshade sounds awesome. I love the name Declan. Good luck with the new release!

    GeishasMom73 on twitter

  3. Jennifer
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Loving your books look forward to reading more of your work!

  4. Kristen
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Ohh I won a copy of nightshade!! yea I am so excited!! Email is on it’s way thanks so much Michelle!

  5. katrina whittaker
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:36 pm · Link

    Love the sound of your book and congrads on the new release ;)Vampires you have won my heart !!! i so love a Vampire read !!! Declan sounds like a stong character!!! and well only half vampire Im sure he is just as smexy ** lol.. cant wait to read your book and have it now on my everygrowing list of tbr pile ;)
    Thanks kat

  6. Casey H
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I cannot wait to read Nighshade!! I pre-ordered it awhile ago which means I get it tomorrow!! (Although, I’ll probably have to wait to this weekend to read it because I’m so darn busy this week. Bleh.)

  7. Gail R.
     · January 31st, 2011 at 12:50 pm · Link

    Really excited to read this new series. Just finished Tall, Dark & Fangsome and The Demon In Me. I am currently reading The Demon Within, I just love your work!

  8. Tanya Seamans
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle!
    Can’t wait to read Nightshade!! It sounds like another great book. Will definitely buy it as soon as I can get to the bookstore! (So… probably tomorrow) =)

  9. Lanae T.
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:13 pm · Link

    Wow, Michelle! Nightshade sounds awesome!

    Congrats on your release tomorrow!

  10. Julie
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:14 pm · Link

    Happy early release day! :D I’m loving the title and I can’t wait to see how Jillian deals with all the crazy that she’s introduced to. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Denise Elrod
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm · Link

    I love your books!!! I got a NookColor 2 months ago and caught up on the few books of yours I hadn’t read. Loved them!!! Looking forward to the new ones. Thanks for the entertainment!!

  12. Linda
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Happy Book Birthday Michelle .. :0)

  13. Debi Murray
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:42 pm · Link

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of NIGHTSHADE and can tell you all…this is a seriously good book. I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down! Michelle weaves a fantastic new vampire world with many twists and turns you don’t expect. I really loved this book. Go buy it…it’s worth every penny and then some….

  14. Debi Murray
     · January 31st, 2011 at 1:44 pm · Link

    Oh, sorry, I was so wrapped up in singing the praises of the book that I forgot to say congrats!

    Happy Release Day, Michelle!

  15. Kristina Djordjevski
     · January 31st, 2011 at 3:00 pm · Link

    Congrats on your release. It sounds like a great book and I look forward to reading it!

  16. Coley
     · January 31st, 2011 at 3:01 pm · Link

    Nightshade sounds excellent, and I’m really excited about reading it. I’ve been reading a lot of light things lately, so a darker turn is definitely in order.

  17. Calliope
     · January 31st, 2011 at 5:08 pm · Link

    Can’t wait for this release! I like the spin – sort of like Gena Showalter’s PLAYING WITH FIRE meeting Jeaniene Frost. Awesome.

  18. Lucia
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:00 pm · Link

    hooray!! Release day has finally arrived! *throws confetti all around and do a happy release dance*
    I’ll have to wait for it till mister postmail delivers it in my impatient mailbox :)

  19. Cindy McCune
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Michelle! Yo! Over here! *sobs* I want this, I NEED this! PWease! (I will beg)!

  20. Chelsea B.
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Congrats on your (almost) release! Soon everyone one will be reading your words– is that as giddy and feeling as I imagine? Hope you have a spectacular release day!

  21. Shell Bryce
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Hey Michellle, Congrats on the release of both books…. I have Primal on the way so I guess I better find a way to sneek Nightshade into my groceries and get it read before the other one gets here….. WTG and BTW… you really are awesome…. :)

  22. Stacy(Urban Fantasy Investigations)
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:30 pm · Link

    I LOVED Nightshade and cant wait for the next book in the series.

  23. Ruth T.
     · January 31st, 2011 at 6:50 pm · Link

    I managed to pick up Night Shade yesterday before my bookclub met. Can’t wait to read it.

  24. infinitieh
     · January 31st, 2011 at 7:02 pm · Link

    Congrats on NIGHTSHADE’s release tomorrow!

    How many books will there be in the Nightshade series?

  25. Tez Miller
     · January 31st, 2011 at 7:44 pm · Link

    Yay! Rather excited about this one :-) My library catalogue has PRIMAL on order, so I’ve reserved it there. No sign of NIGHTSHADE, so if I win your contest here, I’ll buy NIGHTSHADE, I promise ;-)

  26. Kim Pickett
     · January 31st, 2011 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle- you know I loved NIGHTSHADE & Primal. I really enjoyed this interview and hearing the questions/answers. Best of luck with the series. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  27. elaing8
     · January 31st, 2011 at 9:04 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release. Nightshade sounds really good.

  28. jeanette8042
     · January 31st, 2011 at 9:27 pm · Link

    Congrats on the releases! I can’t wait to read Primal!

  29. Karyn M
     · January 31st, 2011 at 9:39 pm · Link

    I am in the middle of a TERM PAPER, and I HAVE TO FINISH IT. Damnit. You just bloody well know I am going to buy the book and read when I am supposed to be explaining Hume’s idea of knowledge. This is due THURSDAY. I am so screwed. SCREWED I tell you! Pray I get an ‘A’, because I am hooped beyond hell. I would be earning a BA in Philosophy and not something easy like media relations.

    Congrats on the release. You are contributing to my pre-menopausal delinquency.

  30. Cecile
     · January 31st, 2011 at 9:59 pm · Link

    Ohhhhh congrats on the new release!!! Nightshade does sounds really good. Please count me in!!!!

  31. Lauren Gumbs
     · January 31st, 2011 at 11:43 pm · Link

    This book looks and sounds amazing, I hope to read it soon!!!!
    Love how you create these names that go perfectly with your characters!

  32. Moonsanity (Brenda H.)
     · February 1st, 2011 at 12:22 am · Link

    I’m so excited about your new book:) I just saw the information on the anthology today. I’m not sure how I missed that along the way. Congrats on both!

  33. Emm
     · February 1st, 2011 at 1:26 am · Link

    Much thanks for holding this contest, the count down should be totally worth it!!!

  34. donnas
     · February 1st, 2011 at 2:41 am · Link

    Congrats on both releases! Looking forward to picking them up.

  35. Hope :)
     · February 1st, 2011 at 8:53 am · Link

    On the “TO GET LIST” Now, thank you!

  36. Angie Thomas-Davis
     · February 1st, 2011 at 9:58 am · Link

    I loved the first chapter, and ordered the book straight away, looking forward to getting it, I’m a new reader of yours, so can’t wait.

  37. Nicole
     · February 1st, 2011 at 10:02 am · Link

    Congrats Michelle – I already got my copy of Primal delivered from Amazon (it showed up last night) somehow silly me missed nightshade also releases today, guess I’ll have to place another order ;)

  38. Sheri Clark
     · February 1st, 2011 at 4:21 pm · Link

    Already have it ready to go on my Nook. Can’t wait to read Nightshade

  39. Alexandra
     · February 1st, 2011 at 4:26 pm · Link

    oh, the plot sounds really interesting! and i love the name Declan^^Looking forward to reading this book! (:

  40. Jennifer
     · February 1st, 2011 at 4:30 pm · Link

    I would love to win and read your books. Please enter me. Thanks!

  41. Kristina shields
     · February 1st, 2011 at 4:33 pm · Link

    This book sounds interesting. Can’t wait to read it!

  42. Cem
     · February 1st, 2011 at 4:38 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day!! I bought Nightshade on my Kindle earlier, really looking forward to reading it!

  43. Minas
     · February 1st, 2011 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Happy Book Birthday!

  44. Terri
     · February 1st, 2011 at 5:25 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day, Michelle!

  45. Kristina Ebert
     · February 1st, 2011 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Can’t to read the book!!

  46. Shanna Lenfesty
     · February 1st, 2011 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day!!! I am really looking forward to reading this one! I LOVED Countdown, which was a bit darker, so I am looking forward to an even darker version of Michelle!

  47. Tori
     · February 1st, 2011 at 7:25 pm · Link

    Happy Book Birthday Michelle! I’m so glad its finally here….I remember when you first talked about this series on your blog, was playing with different titles, gave us little bits of info. it was awesome to hear even then…and now…I can go out and buy it! pleaded my hubby to let me go today…and I most certainly will :p

    Thank you for bringing such kickass heros to the table, women that aren’t weak and unable to fend for themselves…thank you for writing things that inspire and me and make me laugh :)

    You always give me that push to stay with my current project and not give up on my dreams either…

    can’t wait for BLOODLUST! Woot1

  48. Alex D
     · February 1st, 2011 at 9:08 pm · Link

    I’ve read your novel written under Michelle Maddox for school and really enjoyed it. Nightshade looks lovely and sounds awesome. Here is to a happy release day and to many more!

  49. amanda
     · February 2nd, 2011 at 9:43 am · Link

    Hi Michelle

    Congrats on a job well done! Nightshade was fantastic (just like all of your other books). I couldn’t put it down and finished in 2 hours. Jill and Declan are great characters. Can’t wait for the next book to see what happens with Mathias too. Thank you for a great read!

  50. CrystalGB
     · February 2nd, 2011 at 11:20 am · Link

    Congratulations on your new book. Sounds great. I love the cover.

  51. Dawn
     · February 2nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm · Link

    Woo Hoo happy release day! Can’t wait to read it!

  52. Alexis Salcido
     · February 2nd, 2011 at 12:34 pm · Link

    I loved Nightshade! I just read it yesterday, and I’m going to buy Primal on Ebay! I really hope to win this contest because I am always buying books! thanks so much for hosting this, michelle! :D

  53. Jamad Artan
     · February 2nd, 2011 at 4:55 pm · Link

    I want this book! i NEED it! Thanks for the chance!

  54. Francesca*K*
     · February 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the new release. Looks like a great read!

  55. Elsie
     · February 3rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm · Link

    congrats, cant wait to read your new book! I miss the demon princess series though, it was one of my favorite!

  56. Mette J
     · February 3rd, 2011 at 5:24 pm · Link

    Congratulation on the release! I can’t wait to read your book, thank you this giveaway.-)

  57. fivefeetflat
     · February 3rd, 2011 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Can you pick a winner by height instead? Will totally win this one. :P

  58. ricebunny23
     · February 4th, 2011 at 1:33 am · Link

    Hi Michelle ^^ I’ve been a fan since the Immortality Bites series. I also have the Demon Princess series as well. i hope that one day you’ll continue on in Nikki’s adventure. Well until that day comes I’m going to read all your books again. I envy you. I love how your books really draws me in the story and after I’m done reading I look at the clock to see it’s three o’clock in the morning. Meaning your books are definitively worth reading. I’m really looking forward to reading Nightshade.

    Keep up the awesome job. Michelle-sensei^^

  59. Spav
     · February 4th, 2011 at 7:09 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release of Nightshade!

  60. Carrie
     · February 4th, 2011 at 7:17 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release of NIGHTSHADE! I picked it up to read during this weeks blizzard. It is next on my list and I can’t wait to get started:)

  61. Christa
     · February 4th, 2011 at 8:27 pm · Link

    I absolutely would love a copy! : )
    Please enter me.

  62. Franny Miller
     · February 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm · Link

    I love your writing and I am currently Devouring Nightshade. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  63. Jennifer Messerschmidt
     · February 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm · Link

    I absolutely loved Nightshade! I could not put it down. I loved Declan and Matthias and can not wait until the next book comes out! Also as everyone else has said, I really miss Nikki and was loving the developing love triangle with Michael and Rhys. Hoping there will also be another Demon Princess book!


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