The Bite Before Christmas is HERE!!!

Yes!  Finally!  Today is the first official release day for THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

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I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been waiting for this book to come out since last Christmas. :reindeer:

And why, you may be asking yourself, do I say “first official release day”?  Because today is the day will begin shipping BITE…or allowing Kindle downloads.  Which means it might be available other places, as well.  If not, then Friday, October 1st is the Big Day.

And you know what that means, don’t you?  It means TWO fang-tastic launch parties here in The Dungeon. :party:

So here’s the rundown (starring the love of my life…oh, wait, different rundown :blush: )…

Photobucket#1 — You can learn all you need to know about THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS on my home page: Back cover blurb, excerpt, where to buy…everything.

Then, if it isn’t already at the top of your To Buy list, please put it there.  First week sales are sooo important in showing reader support for a book (& author, of course) which means that picking up your copy of BITE as soon as possible would mean the world to me.  (And the future of my sexy, funny vamps. :vampire: )

If you didn’t pre-order a copy, you can go to Amazon right now & buy it, & it will be shipped to you immediately.  Or if you’re the techno-savvy type, you can download it immediately to your Kindle.

If you prefer to buy your books at the local bookstore or retail outlet, you may not be able to find it quite this early—although, you may!—but start looking on Friday.  Because THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is a trade release, it may not be available in every Wal-Mart or Target, but real bookstores should have it, & if they don’t, they can order it, so please ask them to!  The great thing about asking them to order a book they don’t have on the shelf is that sometimes they’ll actually order a few extra copies with it, & then the title will be in stock. 🙂

Photobucket#2 — If you are a member of my “Street Walkers Street Team,” then you have already received your packets of promo items.  (Hopefully you kept them safe & dry & will be able to find them when you go looking. 😉 )  Now is the time to dig them out & take them with you each time you leave the house.  Yes, you heard me.  Keep them on you at (almost) all times, because you never know when or where you’ll discover a lovely display of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS & be able to bling it up. 😎  If you have any questions, please contact your fearless leader, Darling Laura (a.k.a. Huggy Bear) at hb.streetteam @ yahoo . com (without the spaces, of course).

And for everyone—Street Team member or not—please remember to take pictures of THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS when you spot it on the shelves, if you can.  Then send them to me & I’ll post them here (& maybe on Twitter & Facebook, too) for everyone to enjoy.

Photobucket#3 — I have put together one of the most fun giveaways I think we’ve ever had here in The Dungeon.  I call it the “Fang-Tastic Vampire Swag Bag Giveaway,” & it’s exactly what it sounds like—a collection of fabulous vampire swag.

But just because I’m calling this a giveaway doesn’t mean I’m actually going to just give this stuff away.  Nope, I’m gonna make you work for it. 😈  You see, because of a major mess-up over the summer, my entire collection of addresses for my mailing list has been lost & I need to build it back up again. So in order to enter, you must sign up for my newsletter, even if you’re a long-time reader & think you should already be subscribed. A winner will be drawn from all the new addresses collected.

So here’s all the information you need to know about this fun contest…& please spread the word—the more the merrier, & there’s plenty of time to enter!



star Pictures, Images and Photos Demonia patent coffin tote (coolest thing ever—sorry, just sayin’ )

star Pictures, Images and Photos bloody fangs necklace (to show the world you don’t mind being bitten…by the right tall, dark, and fang-some)

star Pictures, Images and Photos set of sexy red handcuffs (courtesy of Mistress Heidi, of course, but strong enough to keep your vampire lover in line)

star Pictures, Images and Photos rubber Devil Ducky (the unofficial mascot of The Dungeon & Mistress Heidi’s favorite pet)

star Pictures, Images and Photos bat Pez dispenser (with Pez candy, of course; you need to keep your strength up when you’re dating the undead)

star Pictures, Images and Photos Cold-Blooded ice cube tray (this makes the neatest fang ice cubes for your Bloody Mary!)

star Pictures, Images and Photos Vampire Brew (blood red hot chocolate (a delight for humans & vampires alike—yum!)

star Pictures, Images and Photos Death Mints (for that pesky morning “blood breath” )

star Pictures, Images and Photos a vampire fangs whistle (this could used as either a rape whistle if you’re attacked by a bloodthirsty vampire…or to call one, if you’re in the mood for a little fang-bangin’ )

star Pictures, Images and Photos other (the Halloween season is upon us, after all, & I fully intend to collect even more vamp-tastic goodies to include; updates as they become available)


star Pictures, Images and Photos To enter, you must sign up for my Newsletter. (And remain subscribed, of course.)  Please use this form to join the mailing list: (Note:  Even if you think you may already be signed up, please sign up again…a major catastrophe has wiped out all previous subscriptions.)

star Pictures, Images and Photos Contest will run until All Hallow’s Eve…or October 30, 2010 for the unenlightened.  Winner to be announced on my WIPs and Chains blog.

star Pictures, Images and Photos U.S. residents only, please.  (For the prize only, because of the high cost of overseas postage rates.  But everyone is welcome to sign up for my Newsletter!)

star Pictures, Images and Photos If the winner doesn’t contact me with her mailing information within seven (7) days, another name will be drawn & a new winner announced.

Good luck! Bat Vampire Dracula Coffin Candle Dancing smiley smilie smileys smilies icon icons emoticon emoticons animated animation animations gif gifs Happy Halloween Pictures, Images and Photos


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  1. Laura J says:

    This BITES! And by BITES I mean in the totally awesome, this rocks kind of way not the “this sucks” kind of way. And by sucks I mean in the bad way not the good way … oh heck…I’m starting to confuse myself! :idk:

  2. Dee says:

    I am actually going to a bookstore on Friday so I will GRAB my copy then! Then do my happy dance. {I will of course tone it down while in public.]


    • Heidi says:

      Whoo-hoo, Dee. Let me know what you fine. And don’t forget your handy-dandy Street Walker Promotion Kit. You may not want to be sucking one of those vamp mints when you walk into the store, tho…unless you want the place all to yourself. 😮

  3. Abbi Cantrell says:


    I pre-ordered my copy months ago. Should be here any day now . . . Can’t wait to read it!

    I did see it in my local Borders yesterday. Took a whole lotta restraint not to buy another copy.

    Abbi 🙂

    • Heidi says:

      Oh, wow, that’s exciting to hear, Abby. I’ve been warning everyone it may not show up till the weekend, but if it’s hitting stores even before today… *happy dance, happy dance* 😀

      Thanks for the “bookspotting” report. And for pre-ordering your copy months ago. :vampire:

  4. Pamela Cayne says:

    WOOHOO!!! :party:

    I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’ve been in such Heidi withdrawl and knowing this sexy vampire book was coming out filled me with such antici……….pation! (Sorry–felt like we needed a Rocky Horror homage today…) :vampire:

    I’m going to start haunting the bookstores now, because I don’t have a Kindle and don’t know if I can wait until Friday to get my copy. Hmm…I wonder if they’ll notice if I sneak in the stockroom and get a copy… I’ll be super-stealthy, promise! :cat:

    Okay, enough happy dancing. It’s time to put on the super-serious party gear for THE BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS! :clap:

    • Dee says:

      You’re going to turn into a cat? This I have to see! I’ve never seen a shift change in person 🙂

    • Heidi says:

      You are fabu, as usual, Pam! I can see you doing the cat burglar thing. Get the hubby to distract then up front by asking questions about the latest depressing Oprah pick, then sneak back to the storeroom…pay no attention to that loud, buzzing alarm connected to the door…do a quick scan of the stacks & boxes of books…spot BITE…grab them all…& run! Mwahahahahaha! :fighterf: (Now we need a ninja emoticon. Karate girl is as close as I could get. *g*)

      • Pamela Cayne says:

        Don’t forget–I worked at B&N for a time so I know all the secrets. Plus, with somebody up front distracting the staff and security, it’s almost too easy! Mwah ha ha!!! :knife: (a swiss army knife is kinda ninja-like, isn’t it? or am I thinking too MacGyver?)

  5. Hollie says:

    WOOHOOOO!!! Its here…the day is finally here!!! :party: :drink: :liquor:
    Started putting bookmarks at Walmart and the bookstores over the weekend…no books..but getting the word out there to get more ppls on board!!! will be heading BACK to the bookstores this weekend!!!
    :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

    • Heidi says:

      This is FABULOUS, Hollie, thank you so much! Yes, you’re absolutely right–spreading those bookmarks around even before the book comes out is perfect, because once the book is there, there isn’t necessarily a need for the bookmark, huh? But catching readers with them while they’re browsing other titles lets them know a new Heidi Betts book is on its way! :clap: (We really need a happy dance emoticon; clapping doesn’t quite cut it. *g*)

  6. Christie Craig says:

    Congrats, Heidi!

    This looks like a wonderful read. Can’t wait to curl up with it.


  7. Dee says:

    *runs through the dungeon happy dancing again*

    Sorry my boys are on a roll…. :-*

  8. Jane says:

    Happy Release Day, Heidi. I’m super excited about the release of your first Brava title. :bunny: :rainbow: :rainbow: :cat2:

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks so much, Jane! I’m excited, too. You know how great a fit my wicked mind is for Brava. I have so much fun sexing up those hot vampires…& once in a while a human, but with some hot vampire lovin’. :vampire:

  9. Jennifer E says:

    Already pre-ordered the book. I can’t wait to get my mits on it! Congrats Heidi….keep’em comming.

    • Heidi says:

      Thank you, Jennifer! That really means a lot, & I hugely appreciate it. Now I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the USPS is super-speedy about delivering it to your doorstep. 😀

  10. DeNita Tuttle says:

    WOOO HOOO!!! I’m so glad it’s finally here!!! Seems like we’ve been waiting for years!!!

    Today we’re partying all day over on and can I just say how very super cool the Vampire prize pack you have up for grabs here is? I LOVE that coffin tote bag and what a great way to show your love for the undead.

    Like you said, Vampires need love too!

    Best of luck with the new book!

  11. Valerie says:

    Just signed up for the newsletter.

    Unfortunately, I’m over the pond….but for a fangtastic prize like that, I would help out with postage!! Hehe!!!

    in Germany

  12. Raelena P. says:

    Congrats on the release! I signed up for the newsletter 🙂

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