Spotlight on Lori Herter’s Cimarron Series #vampire #romance

To celebrate her new release, today’s spotlight features Lori Herter’s Cimarron Series for all you vampire romance fans. Her romantic vampire novella, Cimarron Spirit, is included in the vampire anthology, Edge of Darkness, published by Berkley. She has written a sequel continuing the story of vampire Rafael de la Vega along with other recurring characters in her single-title novella Cimarron Secrets. A third novella in the series, Cimarron Seductress, has recently been published.

Edge of Darkness coverEDGE OF DARKNESS
Vampire anthology published by Berkley
Includes Cimarron Spirit
Part 1 of Lori Herter’s Cimarron Series

While excavating an Anasazi ruin, archaeologist Annie Carmichael uncovers the resting place of centuries-old vampire Rafael de la Vega, once a Spanish Conquistador. Rafael finds in Annie the liberating mate he has longed for. But how much is Annie expected–or willing–to surrender for the man she now desires?

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and other retailers.

Cimarron Secrets coverCIMARRON SECRETS, Part 2 of the Cimarron Series

Though enthralled with Rafael, Annie finds living with a shapeshifting vampire is a huge adjustment. When rival professor Frank Florescu discovers that her mysterious lover is one of the undead, he threatens to expose Annie and ruin her career. Rafael fears that Annie would be better off without him. For her sake, should he risk undergoing a secret arcane ritual to regain his mortality, a risk he might not survive?

Available exclusively at Amazon.

Cimarron Seductress cover
Part 3 of the Cimarron Series

An old flame returns to vampire Rafael de la Vega. Sensual immortal Maisie Flowerday is determined to seduce Rafael because she misses the vampire sex they once shared. Will she lure him away from Annie, his one great love? Meanwhile, would-be vampire hunter Dr. Frank Florescu has made destroying Rafael and other vampires his life’s mission. Maisie’s schemes and Florescu’s obsession forever change Rafael and Annie’s future.

Available exclusively at Amazon.

Author Bio:

Lori Herter grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, and worked for several years at the Chicago Association of Commerce & Industry. She married her husband, Jerry, a CPA, and they moved to Southern California a few decades ago. Lori has written romance novels published by Dell Candlelight Romances, Silhouette, and Harlequin. Some of these books are currently available as ebooks. She also wrote a four-book romantic vampire series published by Berkley with the titles Obsession, Possession, Confession, and Eternity.


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A Bloody Good Cruise #4FunFacts @DianaRubino

Today I welcome author Diana Rubino with 4Fun Facts about her and the details of her vampire romance, A Bloody Good Cruise. I have to say I admire Diana’s commitment to good health.

Bloody Good Cruise coverFriday 4Fun Facts about Diana Rubino:

1) My husband and I are hooked on cruising, and my very first cruise was on the Eastern Mediterranean, beginning in Rome and ending in Istanbul. The ports of call included Rhodes, Cyprus, Santorini, and Egypt. Because I love Italy and cruising, I wanted to combine those passions with a humorous story about vampires and how they face prejudice in the human world.

2) I met an Italian woman named Fausta in 1983 and always loved that name–I always planned to use that name in one of my books someday. I finally got the chance with the hero Fausto, close enough!

3) On Fridays at noon my trainer Jodie Dolan comes over. It’s her ‘escape’ from her studio, and we work out in my exercise room. When it’s warm out, we do our session under my deck. She puts me through a rigorous workout–sometimes I post to my Facebook page “Jodie murdered me today.”

4) Before I began measuring all my portions and drastically cut back on carbs, I made a mountain of spaghetti with garlic bread every Friday night. The complete absence of protein or vegetable didn’t faze me…this was my Friday treat. But when my husband began NutriSystems about 8 years ago, I began measuring and counting everything, too…and realized I was way overloaded on carbs and lacking in protein. So I began a Friday salmon ritual–now Friday dinner is salmon, a palmful of rice and a vegetable. I’ve lost 17 pounds and kept it off.

Blurb: “How would a ship swarming with vampires liven things up?”

Buy links:

Amazon Kindle, The Wild Rose Press (paperback) and now available in paperback at


Fausto took command of a standing mike. When she heard him address the crowd with a simple Good evening, she stumbled back in shock, almost landing ass first in the punchbowl.

It was Fausto, in the most stunning outfit he’d ever worn. A black velvet cape swirled like liquid onyx. A gold medallion rested on his chest. His black hair was slicked back, revealing a widows peak. His look bordered on sinister. His dark eyes penetrated the room with a devilish twinkle. A smile revealed two gleaming white fangs. He projected a picture of menacing confidence.

But to the crowd who saw a familiar figure they all feared, he was simply Dracula. It’s Dracula!

I’m a self-confessed history nut, my favorite eras being Medieval and Renaissance England, and all American history. I’ve written several novels set in England and the U.S., two time travel romances, a vampire romance, and a fantasy romance, FAKIN’ IT which received a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. I’m a longtime member of Romance Writers of America and the Richard III Society. In my spare time, I bicycle, golf, play my piano and devour books of any genre.

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I’m giving away a free e-book of A BLOODY GOOD CRUISE to the first 5 readers who can tell me:

Which 3 historical figures would you have wanted to meet, and why? Email me your answers at [email protected]

Linda again: Okay, people, hands. How many of you would want to cruise with vampires? I’m thinking, nuh huh!

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