Blood Ties :: Giveaway Draw

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Cold Kiss of Death :: :: Book 2 on 16th July 2009 and to help get the word out, I'm holding weekly giveaway draws . . .

Marta Acosta of Vampire Wire recently held the Ultimate Hawtest Vampire Poll to discover who is the Hawtest Vampire, and okay, so my first choice [Spike] didn't win *pout*, but I'm still totally happy with the vamp that did, and if you haven't guessed by now it was ...


The Ultimate Hawtest Vampire is Henry Fitzroy of "Blood Ties," as played by Kyle Schmid! Kudos to Kyle for projecting vampilicious hawtness in his portrayal of a crime-solving, comic-book drawing, unrepentent blood-drinker!

Not only do I love this series, both the TV and the books, but I love all of Tanya Huff's other books [her Keeper's Chronicles are one of my favourite comfort reads].

So this week's giveaway is in honour of Henry Fitzroy :: Hawt Vamp, Tanya Huff and last but not least Vampire Wire: a great place to find out news about all things vamp [check out the Gratuitous Video of the Day] and holder of serious, scientific polls to find out important, necessary details about those of the fanged persuasion for us fang-fans *g* [next up is the BEST EVER Vampire Quotes Contest! Yay! Should be a great one!]

And on to this week's giveaway

*Second Drumroll*

The DVD* of complete season 1 of Blood Ties :: all 22 episodes, plus either a signed copy of The Sweet Scent of Blood or a signed proof of The Cold Kiss of Death. To enter leave me a comment telling me what your favourite vampire TV series or Film is other than Blood Ties :-)

I comment = 1 entry

Please help me spread the word about the release of The Cold Kiss of Death and the giveaways with a mention of the giveaway on your blog/live journal/myspace/facebook/twitter/etc [post the link to the mention into the comments again] and win yourself more entries into this week's giveaway :-) 1 link = 1 entry**

Which means you could end up with more entries into the metaphorical hat, so what are you waiting for? Get posting and linking!! Good Luck!!

x/posted to my LJ: leave a comment here or there. Contest ends end of day [anywhere] Thursday 21st May 2009.

*IMPORTANT: This is a Region 2 DVD , which means it may not be viewable outside Europe. (Read more about DVD formats.) If you win the prize and the DVD is not compatable with your DVD player, then as an alternative you can pick one of the following 'Blood Books' books instead :-)

**To make it easier to link, please just copy and paste the following;


RT@Suzanne_McLeod: Win a copy of Blood Ties, season 1, DVD [reg 2] plus The Cold Kiss of Death giveaway at

Blogger/or other

Win a copy of
Blood Ties: Season 1: DVD [reg 2] and a signed proof of The Cold Kiss of Death at Suzanne McLeod's blog to celebrate her book's upcoming release on 16th July 2009.


Win a copy of Blood Ties: Season 1 DVD [reg 2] and a signed proof of The Cold Kiss of Death: Suzanne McLeod. Enter at


maggiemay said...

Sorry but once I saw Blood Ties there was no other favorite. Blood Ties and Henry/Kyle will be my first and last favorite vampire show and vamp. Kyle played Henry so well, with just the perfect amount of arrogance and aristocracy that you totally believed that he was the 450 year-old son of Henry VIII. And the thing that was so incredibly unbelievable is that Kyle was ONLY 22 when he played Henry. I've seen most of the other vampires and they pale in comparison.

Rylie said...

My favorite vampire series would have to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Caffey said...

I've not seen Blood Ties since we don't have HBO. I don't watch much TV. I think Buffy and Angel are now captioned but I want to find the DVD's from the beginning! I loved Mick in Moonlight! That was one I knew that was on and had myself sit in front of the TV to watch! Gosh, I just wished the didn't cancel it!

Yep that poll and videos too that was on Vampire Wire was neat! I ended up finding a bunch I wanted to watch! Since I did know 'of' a couple of actors, I could pick too Gerald Butler (yum). (But I never saw him in a movie, LOL).

I shall go post this on my links:

If I can figure out how to use my Twitter and Facebook, I'll post on there too!

I'll go work on that now! I love to spread the word!

buddyt said...

I know I am going to seem very old fashioned but I grew up watching all the Hammer Films movie series of Dracula and they remain my favourites to this day as does Vincent Price as the ultimate Dracula.

Sorry to show my age :)


Harlot said...

ohh now i always loved Ultra violet, dodgy British series that came out about 1998....and NO ONE else remembers it ~lol~ ever...

i rember after coming out of hospital watching it back to back and being so distraught when it ended...

and for those heathens that have never seen it..

Michaela Deas said...

..there can only be one.. Spike!! So, definitely Buffy!

Very close runner up has to be Ultraviolet!

tetewa said...

I loved Angel from the Buffy series and my favorite vamp from a film is Stuart Townsend from Queen of the Damned.

Suzanne McLeod said...

maggiemay: LOL! I totally agree about Kyle's acting abilities, brilliant :-)

Rylie: Yay! Buffy rocks :-)

Caffey: I loved Moonlight too! And I was so disappointed when it was cancelled *sigh*. Thanks for the links, much appreciated :-)

Suzanne McLeod said...

buddyt: I haven't seen as many of the golden classics as I want to [need more time *sigh*]but the ones I have seen are great, but then they're about vamps, so ... why wouldn't they be? :-)

Harlot: Ahh, I know Ultra violet, if I remember right, the best pal who disappeared came back as a vamp [although I didn't manage to catch all the episodes before they took it off again] now you've reminded me, I shall look out for it being repeated :-)

Michaela: 'There can only be one.. Spike!!' Oh yes! *g*

Suzanne McLeod said...

tetewa: Angel and Stuart Townsend ~ that's some combination *fans herself* :-)

NotACat said...

I tweeted (here) and I'll try to post something on Facebook later.

@Harlot: I have indeed seen Ultraviolet. In fact, when the movie of the same name was announced, I assumed it was a transfer of the TV series until I was sadly disabused of the notion.

As for favourites, I actually rather liked Near Dark: anyone recall that one?

EJG said...

I've only seen one episode of Blood Ties. But my all time favorite is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I even like the Movie.

Liz said...

Am loving Blood Ties - such a good show...can't remember if they are making a second series, I hope they are. Henry is scrummy. He has the sexy insolence thing down to a t. Did you know he was in the movie, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? He doesn't say a single word in that movie and is visible for maybe two - four minutes.

Neil Ford said...

As has already been mentioned, Ultraviolet the TV series, simply because it was so different at the time.

All of which makes me think I should try and watch it again sometime.

- Neil.

Unknown said...

Tweeted - bridget3420

Unknown said...

Blogged about it here:

Unknown said...

Posted on my Myspace Blog:

Unknown said...

Posted on Facebook

Anonymous said...

Posted on Facebook

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen Blood Ties but the title is fascinating. So many great ideas comes to mind (probably due to all of those paranormal romances I'm addicted to, lol).

I hope everyone will share the love of great books and pass the word! :)

Anonymous said...

My favorite vampire TV show is most definitely True Blood! The vamps are all so hawt!

Rae Lori said...

I LOVE Blood Ties! But I also really liked Moonlight and I'll always love me some Vampire Chronicles. I just love vampires in general lol. Except for the 30 Days of Night type. Not really a horror fan. So it's hard for me to choose a fave but BT is definitely at the top. I really enjoyed Kyle's portrayal of Henry so much he inspired me during my own vampire hero creation hehe.

Looking forward to checking out the Cold Kiss of Death. I have the Sweet Scent of Blood in my TBR pile and I'm slowly chipping away to get to it before the second book is released. Would be awesome to get an autographed copy!

Tweeted here:

Facebooked here:

Thanks for the opportunity, Suzanne. And congrats on your upcoming release!

Unknown said...

Favourite vampires series has to be Angel. Favourite movie is a newish one, Let the Right One In.

I tweeted about this giveaway here:

I also have twitter set to send status updates to my facebook.

vamphoney said...

Henry Fitzroy will always be my favorite vampire but I did love Brahm Stoker's Dracula with Gary Oldman. I loved the way it stayed with the old vampire myth and legend. So many of the shows now kind of get away from that. Kyle Schmid did give us the hottest and sexiest bastard prince that has ever been created...vamp or otherwise. Henry will never be forgotten.

tina werner said...

i've never seen blood ties... actually i've never watched any of the vampire series :( we have basic cable so our options for choice television programs are pretty crappy!

favourite vampire film? interview with a vampire, twilight, the lost boys.

thanks for the chance to win!
stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Unknown said...

Hi Suzanne!

Picked you up from Vampire Wire.

I love Blood Ties...sadly live in the US, so the DVD probably not going to work.

One of my favorite vamp tv shows..beside Blood Ties, Moonlight, and Dark Shadows (scared the crap out of me as a kid)

My favorite vamp movies... Twilight, Lost Boys, Dracula 2000...I can name more.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

I blogged your giveaway and linked it back through the pic @

Thanks for the giveaway!


Lexie said...

ahh favorite? Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my favorite, though Blood Ties is second with Forever Knight in third...

Lori T said...

I loved Blood Ties, but Buffy was probably my favorite vampire series. Although, I do think that Henry/Kyle is one of the hawtest vampires out there.

Lori T said...

I posted here:

Glowstars said...

I think I should be hanging my head in shame here, but I've never seen Blood Ties. I definitely want to though - maybe my next project.
My fave vamp tv would have to be true blood, although buffy did kick ass when it was around.

Glowstars said...

My tweet:

Glowstars said...

And my facebook:

LadyVampire2u said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release! Sounds like one awesome book I'll have to definitely get a copy of.
As for Vampire TV series, my favorite outside of Blood Ties is probably True Blood. Although I love Moonlight too. And as for movies, there are so many great ones to pick from. Right now, as I glance at the comments, I don't see Underworld mentioned yet but thats another favorite vampire movie of mine.
Also, I posted your contest up at my blog:


Eva S said...

Not so many vampire series over here, so my favorite is Buffy.

Donna said...

Moonlight is my favorite. Was saddened when they ended the series so quickly. I felt they should've let it run longer.

I will twitter it from @fantasydreamer

Dawn M. said...

My favorite tv show would be either Kindred The Embraced or Buffy. My favorite movies are The Lost Boys, Buffy, Underworld & Twilight.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Wendy said...

I've actually never seen this show! I don't have cable. I have heard a lot about it, though and it does sound good.

Wendy said...

I posted about your giveaway on my blog's sidebar. :)

Blodeuedd said...

This is so cool, would love to win since I haven't seen Blood Ties.

As for my fav show, I do have to go with Angel on that won. Cool show. But he is not the hottest, then who mind is empty, I guess there are no hunky vamps out there

Suzanne McLeod said...

NotACat: Thanks for the links :-) And yes, I thought the same about Ultraviolet,the movie ... until I watched it LOL! Near Dark is definitely one to see, though.

EJG: I liked the Buffy movie too, I thought it was a lot of fun *g*

Liz: No second series as yet, sadly :( And 'Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants?' Wow! some title *g*

Neil Ford: Thanks for the shout out :-) And 'I should try and watch [Ultraviolet]again' *nods* Hopefully someone will repeat it, as I managed to miss some of it last time it was on :(

Suzanne McLeod said...

bridget3420: Thanks for dropping by, and thanks for all the shout outs :-)

ChiChai Hana: Thanks for all the links :-) Blood Ties is a fantastic series, both on the TV and the books, well worth watching/reading :-)

nightdweller20: I'm still waiting to see True Blood,*is jealous* I love the Sookie books and I've heard great things about the show :-)

Suzanne McLeod said...

Rae Lori: Hi Rae, I'm with you on the 30 Days of Night type of vamps, I prefer mine to be dangerous but not all out 'horror'. Thanks for the congrats, and the links, much appreciated :-)I hope you enjoy TSSoB.

Jake L: I haven't seen 'Let the Right One In' but have heard lots of great things about it. And Angel always Rocks! Thanks so much for the links :-)

vamphoney: Totally agree with you all the way about Hawt Henry *g* thanks for dropping by :-)

Suzanne McLeod said...

tina werner: Lost Boys is one of my all time favs too. I only just watched Twilight the other week, I really enjoyed it and thought Robert Pattinson did a great job as Edward :-)

Hi Dottie, thanks for coming by and the links :-)Dark Shadows is one I haven't seen yet, hopefully one day. Marta has a great blog at Vampire Wire, I love all her videos and vamp-news snippetts :-)

Lexie: I love Buffy too :-) Forever Knight is another series that's on my wish-list to see. There's so many great ones out there.

Suzanne McLeod said...

Lori T: The Buffy series always has such great dialogue, but then JW :-) Thanks for the shout outs, Lori :-)

Glowstars: I'm so looking forward [impatiently] to True Blood, and yes, if you love vamps, you'll love Blood Ties :-) Thanks for the links :-)

LadyVampire2u: Thank you! And many thanks also for the links. Underworld is one of my favs too [I have many where vamps are invovled *g*]

Suzanne McLeod said...

Eva S: Thanks for dropping by, Eva. Buffy was the first vamp series I watched so it's always got a special place in my heart :-)

Fantasy Dreamer: Totally agree about Moonlight, I was so sad when they didn't do a second series :( Thanks for the shout out :-)

Dawn M: 'Kindred The Embraced' Ooh, I haven't heard of this one, so will go and look it up, thanks for that, Dawn :-)

Wendy: Thanks for the links,Wendy :-) Good luck and maybe you'll get to see the show :-)

Blodeuedd: Angel is cool, and Hawt LOL! If you haven't visited Vampire Wire, then do so, if only for Naked David Boreanaz *g*

Anonymous said...

My favorite vampire series is still Buffy. I'm a traditionalist! :)

(And I also tweeted about it - not sure how to link to my tweet? But it should show up as an RT for you...)

Jenny T said...

The Lost Boys would have to be my favourite, my first camp crush.

Close second is Underworld for bit touch of female vamp attitude. If only for the brilliant leather outfits!

Unknown said...

I'd love to be entered.

I blogged about it here:

Tweeted it here:

Put it on facebook here:

Thanks for another cool giveaway!

windycindy said...

I will never forget "Dark Shadows" from my childhood. All of my friends/
neighbors would come home from school
and watched the show at my home!
Many thanks, Cindi

windycindy said...

Thanks a bunch.....Cindi

windycindy said...

I also posted your wonderful giveaway on Facebook.
My id is Cindi Hoppes!
Thanks, Cindi

Gabrielle Faust said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I've twittered about this today and will post info on my blog tonight! :)

Anonymous said...

Great contest! My favorite vampire series is Moonlight. Only 14 episodes, but I watch the reruns on sci fi every week!

I ♥ Book Gossip said...

Count me in.

Gaby317 said...

I really enjoyed the Angel TV series.

I also enjoyed the Twilight movie and Lost Boys for movie vampires.

Please count me in

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Suzanne McLeod said...

stephanieburgis: Thanks for the tweet, Stephanie :-) And Buffy Rocks!

Jenny T: Thanks for dropping by, Jenny. I've just watched The Lost Boys again on Mon night, and it is still as brilliant :-)And oh yeah, Kate's outfits ... hot!

S.M.D: Thanks for all the links :-)

Suzanne McLeod said...

windycindy: I haven't managed to watch 'Dark Shadows' yet, but it's on my to watch wish-list :-)Thanks for the links, Cindi!

Gabrielle Faust: Thank you for the tweets, and the blooging :-)

sztownsend81: Ooh, Mick St John, say no more :-)

I Heart Book Gossip: Thank you for dropping by :-)

gaby317: Angel, Twilight and Lost Boys, all the great ones there, thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

My favourite vampire movies will always be Interview with the Vampire, mostly because I'm a huge fan of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and Dracula because of ultimate awesomness of Gary Oldman. But recently I came across another really good one - Let the Right One in (the book is great too). As for TV - here I really can't decide - I love Blood Ties, of course, because omg, Henry and I've been watching it from the beginning. But I also love the recent BBC series Being Human which features an awesome vampire Mitchell (among the others). Highly recommended, btw. I'm also a big fan of True Blood.

Argh, can't decide. See, you ask too hard questions. ;) I guess Dracula and Henry win - because I have a thing for Counts and Dukes. :)))

I'm really happy about the new book because I love vampire books (and I like books even more than movies :P) and I've already read all the Blood Books I have and started to look for something for the summer. :)

Anonymous said...

So I posted the news where I could:


:)) Hope that helps.

Suzana said...
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Suzana said...

Neil Jordan's "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" from 1994

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