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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Vampires in Alaska - A Guest Post by Nikki Jefford & A Giveaway

Hello and welcome to my stop on the tour for the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter books. They're set in Alaska and I immediately fell in love with the idea of Alaskan vampires; it's a fantastically horrifying concept. I had to be part of the tour.
Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (Wash.) where she is once more neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light. She loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

When she's not reading, writing, working, or out on a nature walk, she's out riding her Suzuki DRZ400SM.

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Winter Wonderland: Why I Set Aurora Sky in Alaska

I was born and raised in Alaska. Like Aurora, I wanted to get the heck off that iceberg all my life. In Anchorage, I was an entertainment reporter, writing historical romance at night dreaming of being a published author one day. Whenever anyone heard that I wrote they almost always said, “You should write something that takes place in Alaska.”

Um, boring! I grew up there. And hello? Historical romance! England!

It wasn’t until a couple years after I left the state (end of 2008) that I felt ready to use the Far North for a setting. Despite my distaste for the cold and dark, I’ve always appreciated the natural beauty and wildness of Alaska.

For vampires it made total sense. Cold, dark – it’s like Florida for seniors. (Snicker, giggle. Nice analogy ~ Bea)

Aurora Sky puts a sci-fi twist to what it means to be a vampire. Alaska can seem pretty otherworldly especially when the northern lights are out dancing in the night sky. Those elements lent themselves beautifully to the series and now I get a chance share a part of my home with readers. Better yet, with vampires! 


Aurora Sky by Nikki Jefford
(Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #1)
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Blurb from the author:
Her blood is toxic to vampires.

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora Sky wants, it's to get off the iceberg she calls home. Being kissed before she graduates wouldn't hurt either.

Then a near-fatal car wreck changes everything. Government agents step in and save Aurora's life in exchange for her services as a vampire hunter in Alaska. Basically she's a glorified chew toy. All thanks to her rare blood type, which sends a vampire into temporary paralysis right before she has to finish the hand.

Now Aurora's only friends are groupies of the undead and the only boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.

(Mature YA/New Adult series. Contains mild language, violence, sexual situations . . . and blood sucking.)
Buying Links: 


Northern Bites by Nikki Jefford
(Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2)
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Blurb from the author:
Love bites.
Probation sucks.

Thanks to Dante’s recklessness, Aurora is now partners with Valerie: the redheaded, backstabbing vixen.

Dante is in full flirt mode. Fane’s tactics are more ruthless. Something carnal has awakened in Aurora and neither boy is helping tame her cravings.

When a member of the unit’s team is found dead, Aurora and Valerie are sent after a vampire in Sitka, but Aurora suspects the killer’s much closer to home.


Tour wide giveaway
Open internationally
-Don't Moose with my Bag Book bag (I want this bag, it's adorable! ~ Bea)
-Text Moosage notepad
-Moose Wobbly Wire writing pen

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  1. Lolz it's funny how we all think where we live is boring. It's equally boring here! I've always wanted to visit Alaska though I hear it's pretty there! Plus I'm used to the cold so what's more cold? >.< But I think writing a setting you know well could make it easier to create a vivid world. Great post, ladies!

    1. I imagine Alaska isn't as exotic coming from Canada. ;-) Cold to me is anything under 25 degrees F. Above that I consider mild cold.

      Thanks Bea & Giselle!

  2. Thank you for the offer. Looks like some fun that doesn't go "Twilight".


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