Thursday, December 26, 2013

Calling All Fans, Authors, and Those Of The Booky Wook World: We Need YOU!

On Christmas, my treasured friend and the talented author as well as artist, Kayden McLeod informed all of us that Yvette Matthews Lowe of Siren Reviews, lost her home and Christmas due to a fire. Yvette, her husband, and seven children lost everything but their lives. Anyone who has ever been through the devastation of a house fire, let alone one at Christmas, knows the extreme loss. I cannot even fathom it. I cannot fathom losing the things that most of us take for granted until they're gone.

          Yvette is a reviewer, what is that? Reviewers to all us authors, especially those of us who are "Indie", are dependent on reviewers and their websites and blogs. A reviewer gets books every day and sits and reads and then has to give a book a review. Sounds easy, doesn't it. Well picture having to read hoards of books in a time frame whether they're good or not then write reviews plus upload those to all your websites and online media outlets. A book reviewer isn't just someone who says, "Ooo this was a great read. You'll enjoy it. Two thumbs up!" A good book reviewer gives a well trained eye over a book and gives body to their review. It's a lot like a newspaper reporter's job. Each review has to have substance, flair, and finesse. Yvette does that with each and every review that she gives.

              We've all spent and I know most of us have donated to causes for the holidays until we're blue in the face from it but I am asking as an author, mother, and human being to please just find it in your heart to help Yvette's family during this excruciating time. Look at your children and think how you'd explain that they've lost everything-including everything that Santa had for them is gone. I can't go there let alone face having to look at wet soot and burned pieces that were once pictures and family treasures that meant nothing to no one but my own little family. Right now the Red Cross is doing their part, but we all know that they can only do so much. I know that if we all get together we can do a bit more. We may not can replace everything but we can at least help this family. Yvette is part of our world my author friends and those in the book industry. So I am going to copy and paste how YOU can help! Yvette also lost her beloved book collection and if any of my author friends and followers would like to send her some books or maybe a gift card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble that would be well appreciated. Let's help one of our own folks!

                       Should you donate $5.00 US or more you, the lucky donor will receive a free book from Kayden McLeod, myself, and any title from Lady Bee Publishing.

Today, I have compiled all of the information for donations to Yvette Mathews- Lowe and her family. On Christmas morning, the family’s home burned down. For the next three days, they have somewhere to stay, provided by the Red Cross.
We are trying to raise funds and collect donations of clothes, toys, books, games and food for the Lowe family during these trying times. Anything you can afford to ...give is greatly appreciated.
Anyone who donates $5.00 or more will receive e-books of their choice from Kayden McLeod, Nikki Noffsinger and Lady Bee Publishing. Please contact Kayden McLeod once you have confirmed a donation at:

Yvette’s Paypal address:
Address for physical donations: PO Box 102 Mountain City TN 37683

Clothes sizes and ages:
Abby (Girl)
Age: 8 months old
Clothes size: 6/9 months

Shawn (boy)
Age: 3 y/o
Clothes size: 4T (boy)

Ty (boy)
Age: 5 y/o
Clothes size: 6T (boy)

Paige (girl)
Age: 8 y/o
Clothes size: 12/14

Curtis (boy)
Age: 12 y/o
Clothes size: 30/30- adult med shirt

Tristan (boy)
Age: 16 y/o
Clothes size: 30/32--adult med shirt

Clothes size: XL shirt and 16/18 pants


                                                Please find it in your heart to help

                                      this family!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A Day In My Life As A Writer: Your Questions Answered Straight From The Padded Cell

For some reason I find myself wanting to start this blog as if I were starring in some Bela Lugosi movie where I stand in a black cape with that stare and say, "Children of the night, what beautiful music they make," but you would probably be expecting that right? One of the most common questions I have been asked recently has been, "What are your days like?" and "What's it like, to be a published author?" Well.....

                    My day usually starts with the alarm clock going off at seven in the morning. I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON AT ALL! I am not nor have I ever been one of those people that gets up singing, "O' what a beautiful morning, O' what a beautiful day..." as if I were cast from Oklahoma. No, it's more like a zombie shuffle and I speak in grunts and growls. I wake my son up for school and for the next twenty minutes I'm trying not to give into the temptation to put him in a box and ship him to Timbuktu, but I kinda like the little guy. I get him dressed and after the great cereal debate, I get him fed then it is off to school. Having a child with ADHD is not easy, and I only am disclosing my son's condition because so many kids are misdiagnosed and immediately put on medication. In my son's case, he has a combined form where he can be really distracted and full of rocket fuel or he can be unfocused and sluggish. The fact that it affects his sleep patterns is a factor that made it necessary to put him on medication. However, there is no "magic pill" with ADHD, it's an every day routine and reminding of boundaries along with the medicine. Okay there's my one plug for ADHD Awareness. He's really a spectacular child and there are sometimes when he inspires different characters. In "Cursed Awakening", Nyx's brothers, Bodhi and Xander were both inspired by my son's vibrant life force and his humor.

                      Next, I come home and I try to go through all my E-Mail (yes, I do read all the stuff you guys send me), social network messages and updates, and then I try to get around to my blogs before heading off for a few extra hours of sleep. Again, I am not a morning person. By the time noon comes around, I'm back online and usually writing. When school is out, I am in mommy mode with my son, my daughter, and our newest addition to our little family, my grand baby Zoey Rae. So in the midst of kids and trying get supper together, I'm simply keeping an eye on my social networks and E-Mail. When the children are going full tilt, even my big strong vampires are hiding. It's not until the late night when I am once again immersed in my writing. Then when the hubby comes home from work, I am back to June Cleaver mode (okay I've never been close to being June Cleaver in my life, but in my own warped mind, it sounded good). That's pretty much how every day goes unless my son is out of school. Then writing is strictly at night when he's asleep. Are you a writer? What's your day like? I can't be the only one who writes to a crazy schedule, or am I?

                        What is it like to be a published author? Well, it's pretty awesome! Having someone or a publishing company to look at a manuscript you've put so much work into and to have them say, "We'd like to contract this book for our company" is like hearing that you've picked the right door and there is a fabulous prize behind it. However, as wonderful as it is; it is still A LOT OF WORK! Anyone who is a writer whether they are indie or a well known author will most likely tell anyone that it is work even if you have a publisher that spends all sorts of money on live book tours and promotions. I will also tell you that it's like finding a unicorn, when an author is immediately found and their book is shot into the stratosphere of fame and success. Many authors have had to pay their dues and work. One of my favorite authors, Sherrilyn Kenyon, has said in many interviews that she went through a lot of rejections before her first book was ever picked up and printed.
              It is a lot like being Thomas Edison: you have to go through a lot of trial and error to get that one glass bulb to illuminate and shine. Some can take it and some crumble after the first few rejections. If you are serious about writing then you have to eat, sleep, and breathe the need to write. Being a writer can come naturally to a lot of people but if there is no drive or work ethic combined with too much ego, then forget it! It's not for you. I'm still learning to hone my craft and natural talent. I try to glean as much information and tips that I can from the folks at my publishing house and other authors. If I get a bad critique, I take that as a building block of learning and put it to use. I am very humble and always hungry for ways to better myself as an author and as a story teller.

                    What am I like as a person? I am really down to earth, open minded, and I have a warped sense of humor most of the time. I write about my creatures of the night but you'll never find me drinking blood out of a goblet. You will catch me drinking iced tea, Coca Cola, or coffee. If I were stranded on a deserted island I would most definitely have to have a few books, a notebook and pen, guacamole and chips, and an I-pod that played all my favorite kinds of music and artists. If there were a movie being made about my life, I would choose Melissa McCarthy to play me because the woman is hilarious and I like to think that even through the rougher parts of my life, she'd be able to find the humor in it like I try to do in most situations. Although, she'd probably have to use a slight southern accent. I embrace my whack-a-doo-ness and I proudly let my freak flag fly!

                        So enough about me, tell me about you. Are you a writer? Have you had any books published? If a movie were being made about your life, who would you cast to play you? Don't be afraid, the visiting hours here in my padded cell run pretty late so cop a squat in your favorite hug me jacket and let's chat!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Two Hot Reads To Start Your Holiday Reading Off Right: Cursed Awakening and Lost To The Night II

Start the holidays off RIGHT
with two great books for your
Kindle, E-Reader, Nook,



Cursed Awakening is a paranormal romance that is more than girl meets boy, boy turns out to be a wolf but the girl has secrets of her own and a dark past. Can boy break down the walls and free the girl from the darkness while fighting a sinister evil at his own back door when there's the threat to girl and those he loves?
Join myself and four other talented authors as we give you five stories in one book that range from chilling thrills to sultry nights of danger and temptation.
Lost To The Night II featuring: Susan VanNort, Kayden McLeod, Brigit Aine, Trent Kinsey, and me of course, Nikki Noffsinger.
"Feral Fate" Blurb-from "Lost To The Night"
      No one is as wild as Cinjin. His only loyalty is to his pack and his people but outside of that he’s got a Kill ‘Em All and Let God Save Him The Left Overs kind of attitude. Cinjin is one of the most fierce and powerful wolf shifters of his pack and the only needs he has for a woman is that she knows where the door is when the sun comes up, that is until he encounters his mate, Khloe Wahpeton who is a local ER doctor and she’s definitely NOT INTERESTED!
                Well maybe she’s a little interested but Cinjin’s arrogance and ego are almost too much for her but when he brings in a broken and beaten woman, Khloe sees beyond the animal and to the heart of the man in front of her. If she can keep from killing him herself, they might have a chance.
Lost to the Night II and Cursed Awakening can be purchased in E-Book Format only @
Remember-EBooks make great gifts for the Holidays!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


     You are traveling through another dimension or world. Perhaps

you're on Route 66 or you're atop the Eiffel Tower in France, but a

wondrous journey into the unknown  or rather the story that you've

been playing inside your head since last November.

       NaNoWriMo is here yet again, and  you've been feverishly

typing away, possessed beyond sight and the speed of sound when

suddenly, you're mind goes blank and you come to a grinding halt.

                                             You dear friend,
                           have entered the Writer's Block Zone!

                           (psst, this is where you cue the music)

Is this you?
                 Are you about to pull your hair out or throw in the towel? There is nothing more heart wrenching, more evil, or more of a butt kicker than Writer's Block. It's okay, take a breath-we've all been there and you know what, you'll have it a hundred or more times during your writing career. I've been known to get it while filling out Christmas cards. If you're stuck in the Writer's Block Zone, first take a few breaths and save what you got and turn off the computer, lap top, or Ipad. Don't look at me like I've went stark raving mad, do it. Then I want you to step away and say to yourself, "I AM NOT A FAILURE! THE STORY IS IN ME, AND I WILL WRITE IT." You're still itching to get back to being frustrated and looking at that screen aren't you? Hair trigger maybe? WALK AWAY!!!  To quote that little lady from the movie, Poltergeist, "Now clear your minds. It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning. Don't give it any help, it knows too much already." 
                 Writer's Block is no more than stress and it's not the end of your writing career or the nail in the coffin for your book or NaNoWriMo submission. It means you need a break and the more you let frustration and anxiety in-the more you're going to help your Writer's Block to stay. There are literally hundreds of ways and claims to get over Writer's Block. For all of you NaNo's out there, here is the top 20 ways from a past guide I got in 2010.
  1. Don’t start with a blank page. Write a quick outline. Jot down a few notes. Write down that one, great quote you were planning to use. Presto — no more blank page.
  2. Read more widely. Create an RSS dashboard of top bloggers in your niche, sign up for a SmartBrief or two, or get a Google Alert on some of your key words. Read more newspapers. Read books. Read, read, read.
  3. Write what you feel like writing. If you have a terrific itch to write one particular idea, then write that one right now. The more you go with your creative flow and write what you’re inspired to write, the easier it will be beat writer’s block.
  4. Start anywhere. Many writers sit staring at their screens because they’re obsessed with writing the first line of a piece first. Forget all about that. If you know how it will end, write that now. If it has bullet points, go ahead and write those first, if that would be easy. Once you jot down the part that’s coming naturally to you, the rest will start to flow.
  5. Use your lifeline. That’s right, phone a friend, just like on the reality shows. Then, tell your friend about the topic you’re trying to write. As in all conversations, you will tend to naturally mention the most interesting points first. When you hang up, your piece is outlined and ready to go.
  6. Don’t edit while you write. When you’re writing, just let those creative juices flow along. Don’t spoil the magic by stopping to fiddle with a word here or cut a line there.
  7. Create an ‘idiot’s outline.’ If you have a lot of research, interviews and other material to organize, go through all your resources and simply listing each source. Then, next to the source, write the most important point or two they make. Now all you have to do is place the points into a logical order, and you’ve got a rough outline.
  8. Write without notes or quotes. Here’s the opposite approach for a piece with lots of interviews, statistics and research — simply put all your paperwork aside. Now, write the story. Resist the urge to look up factoids or exact quotes. Leave blanks or notes to check details as you go, but keep moving forward. At the end, go back and fact-check.
  9. Write something else. Write a shopping list, or a letter to a friend. Once the fingers are moving, it’ll be easier to get the piece you were stuck on rolling.
  10. Review your past writing. Whenever I was really intimidated by a writing assignment, I used to get out my writing portfolio and look through it. When you read your successful previous work, it reminds you that you are a strong writer, and you can do this.
  11. Free associate. If you feel disorganized, just go with that — start writing random thoughts about your topic. Then, sort through your brainstorms for lines you want in your piece.
  12. Do a mind map. Get off the computer and make a visual drawing of your topic’s ideas and how they relate to each other. Soon, you’ll not just have ideas for your current post, but ideas on how that one might lead to related, future posts.
  13. Set a timer. Use the Pomodoro technique and set a timer for 25 minutes. Now, you have to work on your assignment until the timer goes. You can’t do anything else. That’ll get boring fast, and you’ll start to write. Try it if you don’t believe me.
  14. Create a deadline. The problem with our own writing is no ‘boss’ is standing over us insisting we get the writing done by a specific time. So create a deadline calendar of when your posts must be completed. Then, allow no recreation time until the deadline is met.
  15. Reduce noise. Are you trying to write with the TV or radio running in the background? That extra stimulus may prevent you from focusing on the writing. They say our brains really can’t multi-task.
  16. Turn off the Internet. Do you find yourself playing Bejeweled or checking Twitter when it’s writing time? Write on a pad of paper instead, or use programs such as Anti-Social or Freedom to disable social media or Internet access until you’re done writing.
  17. Try a writing prompt. If you can’t get the juices flowing, do a writing exercise — writing prompts are available on sites such as Creative Copy Challenge.
  18. Do more research. Sometimes, nothing’s coming out because a nagging voice in the back of your head says you don’t really know enough about your topic. If that’s so, do a bit more research and then return to writing.
  19. Change your location. Move to your deck, a coffeeshop, a friend’s back bedroom, a co-working office space…wherever you don’t usually write. See if inspiration hits.
  20. Take a break. Take a half-hour break. Take a walk. Take a bath. Take a nap. Do a headstand — get some blood flowing to the brain again. Then, come back ready to have at it.

PHEW!!! That's a lot to think about isn't it?

         If none of that appeals to you, at least do numbers 16 and 20 as soon as you conclude reading

this blog if you are suffering with the big WB. Now these are a few things that I do.

  1. I rest my brain. That could mean simply lying down and taking a nap-which if you're home is like mine and occupied with children-naps are like unicorns; rare and mythical. So, try taking a soak (don't forget to bring the radio so you can tune out the myriad of knocks and bathroom interruptions. You could also try going to your room or curling up in a chair with a good book that is a total 360 degrees from what you are writing or pop in a good movie. 
  2. Nothing says Craft/Hobby time like Writer's Block. After I've had a good rest, I either turn to t baking or crafting. Not only does cooking/baking and crafting distract from where your writing left off, but it exercise both physical and sensory. I don't know about you but a double chocolate fudge Hawaiian Brownie sounds like a great way to jump back into writing.
  3. Use your Phone-A-Friend lifeline. Any good friend will know that if you are calling them during the NaNoWriMo month of November, that it's game time and you've been given a time out while the field is being re-prepped. I usually turn to my author friends or fellow NaNo's. They give great support but are going to talk about something other than what you're writing about. They're going to listen to you vent and keep you from assassinating your main character and burning the castle down. Your friends will be there to keep you from having a Carrie White at the Prom moment. Author/writer friends have been there! Network. This should be the only time you are back on the computer and it is strictly for using "The Buddy System". My friend Denyse Bridger, who is an accomplished award winning author is the cute version of Mickey Goldmill, who's there with a bucket of water to throw on me and slap if I need it. Believe me, I've had to have a few slaps during Writer's Block hysterics. I have a lot of other great friends too that are my little cheer leading section.
  4. Get out of the house if you can. Take in a dinner and a show or go do something that will keep you active. Me, I love going to the movies or simply just taking a walk.
When I've completed all these and I feel recharged and ready to go, I grab a notepad or composition notebook and just do some free writing. It doesn't always make sense but it gives my brain a jump start. The key gets turned in the ignition and I'm up and writing again. 
So have you ever had Writer's Block and survived? Tell me how you did it or if you're struggling-share your experience in the comments below!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November is NaNoWriMo


            and so is NaNoWriMo!

     For those of us who participate in the NaNoWriMo, it's crunch month.  Just what is NaNoWriMo? It is an annual novel writing contest in any genre including children stories. Each participant spends the entire month doing nothing but writing. I have done this competition since 2009. There's no real prize other than you get to network with other writers/authors and you get the prestige of being part of the NaNoWriMo winners. What's the point?

       The point of doing the NaNoWriMo is challenging one's self. There are daily online workshops and information to be a better writer and to cheer one on. One would think that writing 90,000 words is a piece of pie, but I will tell you right now that you will start off confident and end up second and fourth guessing yourself towards the middle to end. The NaNoWriMo was where I first submitted my very first vampire story and the following year I submitted Cursed Awakening, which wasn't nearly as developed as a story as it is now. That's okay because with the NaNoWriMo grammar and corrections are out the window. It's write and get the story out and submit it by the end of the month. Many people have been signed to publishing contracts because of their submissions.

       NaNoWriMo also has well published authors like James Patterson who do lend their suggestions and experience to daily pep talks. So far James Patterson, Lev Grossman, Malinda Lo, Marie Lu, and loads more. For new authors/writers or just those who just want to set a goal and meet that goal, the National Novel Writers Month contest event is a great vehicle and a means to reboot creativity.  

     So while I'm not shirking my duties with my own novel projects that will hopefully be ready in 2014 (I know you all are waiting patiently or in Angie McIntire's case, impatiently for the follow up to my first vampire novel, but never fear-Dash is coming soon). The Blood Courtesan is going to be ready for second and third edits soon. Howling at my back is none other than Shiloh Red Cloud who is determined to get Nyx's sister, Lahni, to quit trying to kill him long enough to Claim her as his mate. In the midst of all this is my NaNoWriMo submission which is going quite well. Want a little 4-1-1 on it?

                 Sins Under A Blood Moon

           Soren stands looking out at the town of Moscow dreading his trip to America. Since his broken father abdicated the throne, Soren is now King of all Werewolves. He has everything he could ever want: money, power, prestige, and he's never been defeated in battle. However, beneath Soren's skin, his wolf is clawing at his insides.

       A werewolf shares his or her soul with an animal spirit. That animal is the Ying and the Yang of their souls. If balance is not kept-then the wolf takes over completely because it is strongest. When a Lycan loses their human self, they are a feral blood thirsty animal that is no longer ruled by a human heart or moon. Soren's worst fear is that his wolf is taking over. Each passing day, Soren feels his animal side being more dominant and harder to submit. His only salvation would be to find his mate. However, looking at his father waste away each day and the loss of both is mother and brother, Soren's not sure he cares or not anymore.

          Across the ocean in a little North Carolina town, Dani Harris is working hear butt off as a veterinary assistant so she can finish vet school. She left her family and everything in London, Kentucky to come down to White Lake, North Carolina. She'd inherited her grandma's little two story house and though it wasn't the start she had planned on, Dani was more than happy to take it.

   Just like her grandma, she'd always had a special way with animals, even Mrs. Torres's temperamental tabby, Hercules, was no match for her. Her life was mapped out. She would save every dime she could from working with Dr. Adams's Veterinary Clinic and Emergency Hospital and then she would go back to vet school and start her own practice. That was Dani's plan and no where did it involve men. As far as she was concerned, the world had far too many boys posing as men who ended up nothing more than dogs.

       There was more to the Dargo pack than Soren had been informed and he was certain he would unravel the secrets. Tatiana Renault, whose father had been pack master before, was an exotic beauty. To the untrained eye she was everything a man like Soren should want in a woman and mate. Aside from her looks, Tatiana was strong and cunning, and would do anything to get what she wanted by any means possible. Any man who was mated to Tatiana would no doubt have to surrender his balls to a lock box of some sort and he most definitely was keeping his attached. Soren had more important matters though.
   Soren and some of the pack males were on the chase of what they called, Lupe Garu Basically it was just another term for when one of their own kind had lost their battle and the animal had taken over and what was left was a blood thirsty and feral animal. Just as they were on the outskirts of the town of White Lake, Soren and the pack caught the scent of the Lupe Garu and heard the scream of a human woman. It was bad for humans and Soren's kind to mix. It never bode well for an introduction of the species, but Soren would not allow the woman to be harmed. The moment he caught her scent, something within him changed. Automatically he changed forms as if the power was not his own. A whole new feeling came over him; the instinct to protect and it struck hard like lightening through the sky. This human woman was his mate and for the first time in Soren's life, he didn't know what the hell he was going to do!

    Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on Sins under A Blood Moon and sign up and take the NaNoWriMo challenge! Hope to see you there!



Friday, November 1, 2013


The 2013
Vampire Hottie
(Okay, like you didn't see THAT one coming, right?)

The casting directors may not have known what they put into motion when they chose Alexander Skarasgard to play Sheriff Eric Northman in a series called True Blood based on the Southern Vampire Series aka The Sookie Stackhouse Books by Charlaine Harris.
Alexander is no newbie to the acting world. His father is Swedish actor, Stellan and his brothers Gustav, Bill, and Valter also are actors.
So what's the 4-1-1 on Eric Northman? Well here are his impressive stats and if you've seen the show, you more than know how he stacks up every where else!
In his human life he was the son of a Norse Jarl and was already married by the time he was 16. A vampire slaughters his entire family leading him to his maker. Eric is one of "The Old Ones" but don't let his age fool ya, he's vicious, he's tactful and would put Napoleon to shame, and will always put his progeny before himself. Everyone else is either much lower on the scale or they're "food". Eric, though a modern vampire, is still every bit the strong Viking warrior and sadly, he has empathy for humans. Sookie describes him as one of the most sexiest and handsome men she's ever seen. He's also very charismatic, arrogant, manipulative (yeah, we're signing up to be man-ipulated by Eric), and is the ultimate predator of his kind. Plus, Sookie has been quoted as saying, "If there was an international butt contest, Eric would win hands down, or cheeks up." I would definitely give him the championship cup, wouldn't you?
Werewolf Hunk of 2013 is awarded to
Alcide Herveaux
Joe Manganello
From HBO's

True Blood

No one makes a girl want to howl at the moon more than Joe Manganello as Alicde Herveaux! So where did our hunk start out?
Believe it or not, Joe has real professional training in his craft and has starred on several television shows like ER, One Tree Hill, and a few others. However, his break out role is our current stud muffin, Alcide. Alcide enters the series as the love torn wolf over his junkie girlfriend, Debbie Pelt. However, he and Sookie develop a friendship and you'll have to wait and watch the show to see how far that relationship really goes. Alcide's journey begins with him being sent to protect Sookie and then ends up being a reluctant pack leader for the Shreveport Wolves but stays loyal to Sookie and especially Sam in the HBO adaptation of Charlaine's book series.
So whether you are a "Fang Banger" or a "Wolfette" Eric Northman and Alcide Herveaux are more than capable of bringing out the "WILD SIDE" in any woman whether she be vampire, human, Fey, or Wolf!
Be sure to check out the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris and the HBO True Blood Series for more on these two Kings of the Vampire Hotties and Werewolf Hunks!
I hope you had fun this week seeing the vampires and wolfs who found their places on the Halloween 2013 countdown.
When you came in the air went out.
And every shadow filled up with doubt.
I don't know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.

I'm the kind to sit up in his room.
Heart sick an' eyes filled up with blue.
I don't know what you've done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.

When you came in the air went out.
And all those shadows there filled up with doubt.
I don't know who you think you are,
But before the night is through,
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.
Ow, ooh.

I don't know what you've done to me,
But I know this much is true:
I wanna do bad things with you.
I wanna do real bad things with you.

Thursday, October 31, 2013







             Happy Halloween!

Welcome to the Vampire Hottie Extravaganza!

     I'm doing something a little different since it's officially Halloween! Look at all the pictures of the vampire hotties and see just how many you can name and what movie or television show they star in. Later, I'll do the same for the Werewolf Hunks, but I thought we'd start with our favorite Fang Boys!

For an added bonus, everyone who plays along and guesses all the Vampire Hotties and Werewolf Hunks, I'll select 2 winners at random to win their very own E-Book copies of Lost To The Night I and Lost To The Night II.
So how many can you name and get right?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vampire Hottie and Werewolf Hunk Double Header for Wednesday Oct.30,2013

Double Header Hump Day!!!

       That's right, we have a double header for Wednesday October 30th!

It's a battle of the Draculas.

First we have
Gary Oldman
from "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
                        Dracula has crossed oceans to find Elisabetta who is in the form of Mina, played by actress Wynonna Ryder. Though Gary Oldman isn't the typical heart throb, he gave a seductive performance as Vlad Dracula. The movie starts with Gary as an older vampire who is reclusive in his haunted castle in the Carpathian mountains who meets with an unsuspecting Jonathan Harker, a London solicitor. When he by accident discovers a portrait of Mr.Harker's fiancée, Mina, he is certain this is the reincarnation of his beloved Elizabetta, who killed herself centuries before after believing that he had died in battle. So what does our European Gent do? Well he of course has to try and do away with the fiancee, snack on the BFF, and seduce the girl. Sounds simple, doesn't it? I won't spoil the movie or the book, but Gary Oldman gave a whole new look from Bela Lugosi's Dracula by abandoning the cape and greased back hair and opted for a more Victorian Goth kind of look and it didn't help that Francis Ford Coppola didn't skimp on the make-up and special effects. Gary Oldman may not have won any awards for his portrayal as Dracula, but he's in the Vampire Hall of Fame with vampire movie lovers everywhere.
Second Place Goes To....
*drum roll*
Gerard Butler
Dracula 2000

             Although there wasn't much of a romantic plot line here, Gerard Butler's portrayal of Dracula brought an almost animalistic ferocity. Mary, who is portrayed by Justine Waddell, is the daughter of legendary vampire hunter, Van Helsing. Unknown to poor Mary is that her father had been injecting himself with Dracula's blood which has allowed him to live for so long. She's also been plagued with horrifying visions of a mysterious and terrifying man. Gerard Butler's mission is to find Mary who shares a telepathic link with him while he leaves a bloody trail in his wake. It is later found out why religious relics and silver are his weaknesses. This Dracula acts without conscious and is as bad as bad gets. Again, this is not a love story or some emo and self-hating vampire. There are no sparkles here ladies, but it's GERARD BUTLER, our favorite Scottsman. So what's not to love, right? Maybe our Dracula here should have wore a kilt instead of going for an all black ensemble.

                                           Now for our Hunky Wolfmen!

                        First up we have:

                           Paul Wesley as

                            Lucas "Luke" Cates

            From the short lived show, "Wolf Lake"

                    We all know and love him as the vampire, Stephan Salvatore, from the hit show, "The Vampire Diaries", but before he became a vampire, he was a wolf shifter from Wolf Lake. Paul Wesley starred as the James Dean of the show whose father was head of the town and the werewolves of the Hill at Wolf Lake. The show was short lived, but Lucas Cates was the werewolf that kept drawing all us female viewers every week to the show. He was sort of the Romeo of the show with his attraction towards Sophia Donner, whom no one wanted to see with the esteemed son of the pack leader. Sophia was kept out of the loop that she was a werewolf, but like every teenage girl, hormones come into play and so does discovering that you're a werewolf. The show ended before these two could really explore their attraction but one thing is for sure, "Wolf Lake" was a great show that had some pretty good supporting actors that made up the cast such as Lou Diamond Phillips, Tim Matheson, Mia Kirshner(who would later star in "The Vampire Diaries"), and Bruce McGill. Those All American boy looks and James Dean-esque Rebel Lycanthrope With A Cause, is what gave Paul Wesley today's spot on Wednesday's Werewolf Hunk Double Header spot.
                                                  Last, but not least we have our
                      second Wolf Man Hunk: Enter The
                             Michael Corvin from
                           "Underworld" played by
                                Scott Speedman

                    What do you get when you take a human doctor and give him a bite from a lycan then have his vampire girl friend bite him? A Hybrid; a mixture of both werewolf and vampire. Then you get the movie series, "Underworld". The first movie introduces us to Seline, who is played by Kate Beckinsale, a vampire who hates all lycans since she believes they killed her family. She has become a deadly hunter and when it's found out that there is some sort of treachery within not only her own clan but those of the lycans as well, then she sets out to find out exactly what is going on. She not only finds a human doctor, Scott Speedman's character at the center of a mastermind plan but finds that the treachery and deception goes much further and deeper. When Michael is bitten by Lucian, the head Werewolf in Charge, she must find some way to keep him secret so that her clan will not kill him before she can try to help him. Knowing that she is going to betray all her vampire brethren, Selene also finds herself in love with him. I won't spoil the movie because it's a great movie as are its sequels, but Scott Speedman is a total hunk in this movie. His innocence about all of this going on, his love for Selene, and his protective nature for his "mate" makes him irresistible and those abs and muscles don't hurt either. The connection between Michael and Selene is somewhat of a Romeo and Juliet story in the sense here are two unlikely people whose clans are at war with one another, and yet they some how find a way to fall in love and strike out on their own knowing that both factions are going to be gunning for them. Doesn't that just make your heart sigh or what? "Underworld has four sequels including one that is a prequel. Be sure to check out the "Underworld" series which just happens to be based on a comic book series and is the ultimate Vampire vs. Werewolf saga.
                           There's the picks for the Double Header Hump Day. Now chime in and submit your own picks and see if they make Thursday's Halloween Vampire Hottie and Werewolf Hunk Extravaganza! Keep Howling at the moon, and neck nibbling until Thursday!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday's Vampire Hotties and Werewolf Hunks

             Welcome to Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Picks for

                          Vampire Hottie and Werewolf Hunk

                   Today's Vampire Hottie is none other than:

Julian Luna
from the television show

Kindred: The Embraced
Starring Mark Frankel as our fanged hottie
          Believe it or not, this television show came about from a loose adaption of the role playing game, "Vampire: The Masquerade" for only one short season. Julian Luna was the Prince of the vampire world working hard to keep peace with the vampire clans. The show had a mafia like essence about it and no one argued that it was Mr.Frankel's portrayal of Julian that brought the show together. The show was well received and had great ratings but due to an unfortunate motorcycling accident that claimed the life of the star of the show, was cancelled. The character Julian has went decades without love or anything for himself. Just like in all mafia stories, he had to work himself from the bottom to the top and wore a target on his back. However, in modern day, he falls for a reporter that is getting to close to who and what Julian and his world really is. There's also a human component to the series, actor veteran C. Thomas Howell's character police detective, Frank Kohanek. Julian to everyone else is a reclusive industrialist and is a law unto himself when it comes to his world. Julian Luna's striking features and power makes him a formidable vampire.
                                   Now for the Werewolf Hunk
                                                of Tuesday
                                           Taylor Kinney
                                     as Mason Lockwood
                                    From the Vampire Diaries
               Sculpted abs, piercing eyes, and all that animal magnetism is the werewolf, Mason Lockwood-uncle to Tyler Lockwood. Though his stint on the show was short lived, there's no doubting that Taylor Kinney had female fans going wild over him. The CW's adaptation of "The Vampire Diaries" by author L.J. Smith, needed a catalyst to introduce the werewolf storyline to the show and they found it with Taylor Kinney. Though he was killed off by another vampire hottie, he made his impact. Currently he's abandoned the full moon for the show "Chicago Fire", but we're still wagging our tongues for Mason Lockwood.
                      Stay tuned for Wednesday's picks and don't forget to submit your own on this blog. Who knows, you might just see your favorite fang master or wolf man featured!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Vampire Hottie and Wolf Man Hunk For Monday October 28,2013 and

The Author Blog of Nikki Noffsinger
is proud to present the Vampire Hottie
and Wolf Man Hunks for the week of Oct. 28-Nov.1
Henry Fitzroy
"Blood Ties"
                           Oh ladies, ladies, ladies when the deadly sin of lust was being written, it was with
Henry Fitzroy in mind. "Blood Ties" was a television show that aired on the Lifetime Movie Channel and sadly was canceled after only just one year. I, for one was so sad that it was cancelled. American actor, Kyle Schmidt took on the role of this sinfully decadent, clever, lethal and flirtatious vampire, Henry Fitzroy. Henry is exactly 470 years old and is a bastard son of England's King Henry VIII. Like many a poor lad, he ended up one night in the clutches of a vampire who brings him across. Henry isn't bitter, and he actually loves being what he is. In this lifetime he's a horror comic book artist and writer. He teams up with a police detective, Vicki Nelson who has a run in with a demon who marks her. She and Henry embark on what starts out as a friendship but towards the final season, it's plain to everyone that these two have more than just a few curious sparks flying about. 
                           Blood Ties is based on the "Smoke" book series by Canadian fantasy author, Tanya Huff. One thing is for sure, Henry could nibble my neck any night of the week!
Jason Behr
from the movie
"Skin Walkers"
                         Okay, so the movie might have been a smidgen of a disappointment, but Jason Behr as Varek, the leader of a warring werewolf faction that is stalking a mother and 12 year old child, who just so happens to be his son that holds the cure for the dreaded werewolf curse, doesn't disappoint in making us all pant for more shirtless pre-wolf scenes. Varek has been overtaken by the curse and is the leader of a pack who goes from town to town on motorcycles hunting not only for human blood but also for his son, whom he doesn't remember because of the curse. His rugged good looks and acting chops is why I still count this movie as a pretty good flick to watch not to mention the eye candy. Skin Walkers comes from Native American lore of a creature who is half human and half wolf who shapes shifts. Like many of the werewolf legends, Varek and his crew as well as their enemies who are protecting the boy and his mother, are ruled by only being able to shift at night. Unlike the good guys, Varek and his pack have tasted human flesh and blood and are evil. The boy, however, if he makes it to his 13th birthday holds the cure for the curse. Jason Behr is definitely a wolf man that would drive any one's hormones crazy.