Friday, April 25, 2014

Zoltan Countdown: 4 days!!

Congratulations to Stephanie from Florida who won this month's contest! Thank you all for the lovely comments! Please come back May 25th for my next post and contest. Thanks for all the support!

Finally! After months of waiting, How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) goes on sale next Tuesday!

Those who come see me at C2E2 in Chicago this Saturday will be able to get a signed copy!  Or  if you attend the Launch Party on April 29th that's being hosted by Katy Budget Books, you can get a signed copy there, too! For more info: http://www.katybooks.com/event/kerrelyn-sparks-dinner. Even if you can't make it to the party, you can still order a book from Katy Budget Books, and I'll sign it for you that evening! There will be plenty of contests going on with opportunities to win free signed books. Please be sure to enter the contest on my website at www.kerrelynsparks.com and check out the other interviews/contests listed on the Appearances page of my website. I'll also be at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans in May, so I hope to see some of you there!

Now, more about Zoltan! If you recall in Wanted: Undead or Alive, Phineas and Brynley are in Wyoming, hunting for Corky, and Zoltan comes to help them. That is when we learn that Zoltan can communicate with animals!  In How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying), Zoltan is investigating a mystery, and a clue leads him to Tibet. Unable to communicate with the local villagers, he tries getting information from the neighborhood dog.  As you can imagine, the dog is very talkative and eager to make friends. Later on, when Zoltan meets the heroine's pet snow leopard, he tries communicating once again. As you can imagine, the cat is not talkative and not at all eager to make friends. Especially when the cat sees Zoltan as competition for the heroine's affection! I had so much fun writing dialogue for the dog and cat!

Today, to celebrate the upcoming release of book 15, I'm giving away a signed copy of Wild About You (book 13) and The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo (book 14).  One lucky winner will be chosen at random. International entries are welcome.  To enter, just leave a comment. If you don't include an email address, please remember to check back here in a few days to see if I have posted you as the winner. And today's question: Would you like to have real conversations with your pet, or do you think they communicate quite well without words?  Good luck!

67 comments:

Melinda Culp said...

I would love to hear what my pets have to say! But with the love of food my cat has, and the energy my dog has. They would never shut up if they had a voice! They communicate quite well with their actions just fine.

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Dannyfiredragon said...

Sometimes I really wish my foster dog Sam could talk to me and say what's the problem is.

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sin said...

Can not wait to see what kind of mischief this cat gets Zoltan into. Sometimes I could actually know what my furbaby was thinking. She was that expressive.

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NoraA said...

I love the series, own a few of the books and would kill to own the two you are graciously giving away.

Pretty please, pick meeeeeeeeeeee.

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Wyntir said...

I would love to be able to talk with my dog. Bunnie, if only to see how she is feeling. She is getting up in age and I would like to know she is alright.
Kerrelyn, I can't wait to read about Zoltan!! I have read all your books and watch and wait every time a new one is close to coming out. :P Thanks for letting us all into this other world of yours.

beckyjo said...

i would love to hear what my cats would say. my white cat,his a scared cat around new people and the black one is so loveable. i would like to know why the white one so scared and the black one so loveable. When they want food they meow until they get it or follow you around until they get feed.

Anca B. said...

I would love to be able to talk with my dog.
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Tracy gassert said...

I think pets communicate just fine sometimes, but it would be nice when you are lonely to be able to have a conversation with them.
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Kathleen Nichols said...
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Kathleen Nichols said...

I would love any copies of your books. I am trying to read through them as my library gets them. I have loved everyone of them that I've had the pleasure of reading. Thx for this great giveaway.

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Jen Drennen said...

Finally! !! :) I have been so excited for the next book! Love, love, love the series!

Jen Drennen said...

Finally! !! :) I have been so excited for the next book! Love, love, love the series!

Tracy Kilgore said...

I dont knownid I would like to know what my 2.cats have to say. I am pretty sure most of the time it is something to do with telling me off.

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Tracy Kilgore said...

I dont knownid I would like to know what my 2.cats have to say. I am pretty sure most of the time it is something to do with telling me off.

Dtk070305@yahoo.com

Jeanna L said...

I would love to know what my animals say. But as it is I we treat our animals as if the are human. And so there personalities ate funny when they show us what they want from us. I love your books so far as to what I have of your collection. I would love to have books 13&14. And I can't wait for the newest addition to the series.
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Teresa Abbott said...

I would love to talk to my cats and dogs to know why they do some of the crazy things they do. :) tgabbott@comcast.net

Chris R said...

Would love to know what my dogs are saying, but maybe someone else could understand them and tell me. Not sure I want to hear what they are thinking myself. LOL

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80slady said...
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80slady said...

Mine communicate with me pretty good :)

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Sandra Witkowska said...

I talk to my Dogs and they seems like thriller know what i talk about (way they look at me) but i want that they can communicate with me then i'd know what ęgry really think, what they want and what they feel and most important if they happy with me

Sandra.
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Sandra Witkowska said...

I talk to my Dogs and they seems like thriller know what i talk about (way they look at me) but i want that they can communicate with me then i'd know what ęgry really think, what they want and what they feel and most important if they happy with me

Sandra.
Mail: sanwit86@gmail.com

Sandra Witkowska said...

I talk to my Dogs and they seems like thriller know what i talk about (way they look at me) but i want that they can communicate with me then i'd know what ęgry really think, what they want and what they feel and most important if they happy with me

Sandra.
Mail: sanwit86@gmail.com

Zeee @ I Heart Romance said...

My pets communicate without words! Love that we are able to understand them most of the time... but it wouls be nice if they can speak up and tell us what they really think!

Shirley (Duncan) Miller said...

I would love to have a conversation with my pet
Do know what they are thinking and how they see us

Lisa Garcia said...

I love your Love at Stake books. I have read everyone and can't wait for all the others to come.

Kezia said...

I think my dog does a pretty good job of letting us know what she's thinking. I'm afraid that if she could talk it'd be nothing but sarcasm. :)

Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Both my dog and cat do a great job of communicating what they both want. I'm afraid if my cat could talk all he would do is swear and be sarcastic.

Sullivan McPig said...

According to my owner it is a good thing I can't talk, because I'm demanding enough already for a plushy pig ;-)

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susan60625 said...

I can't wait for Zoltan! I'd love the autographed copies of the past two books, as well. Here's to hoping!

Shelbie Knight said...

CONGRADS on your upcoming release! I can't wait to read it! Wishing you much success!

Shelbie =)
shelbie@shelbieknight.com

Michelle H. said...

I think my dogs communicate their wants pretty well, but I'd love to be able to have a conversation with them. I'd like to get their take on our crazy lives!

harlan_michelle at yahoo dot com

Joan Woods said...

I don't have a dog now. Always took care of my daughters while she was at work. I considered him part of our family. Sad to say he has passed away.

Gwen said...

I'd love to know what they're thinking. Side note: I foster homeless books much to my husband's dismay :) tee he......

Chera said...

Can't wait for the release. I enjoy your books for the laughter and the love. Best wishes for continued success!

Barbara E. said...

Congrats on the new release! I think they communicate pretty well without words, but I'd still like to have a real conversation with my pet. It would be nice to know just what they're trying to tell me sometimes.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

lavendersbluegreen said...

Would you like to have real conversations with your pet, or do you think they communicate quite well without words?
- Absolutely. I both would love to have my pets talk like Pirate in the Accidental Demon Slayer series; but I also think our pets communicate very well.
I love this series BTW, Love at Stake is fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!
- lavendersbluegreen(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marcia Woodell said...

YAY book 15!!! One of the Best series ever!!!!! Can't wait to read Zoltan's story and hope the release goes well love :)
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mod2011 said...

Yes I would because I would like one of my cats to understand that the laundry basket is not his carrying case and we're not going to the vet ! (Both are blue plastic !).

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Cherri said...

First off - I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kerrelyn's books! They are the whole reason I got into this genre :)

I would love to be able to talk to my sheltie! I think we do quite well right now, but sometimes I wish I could help her more! She looks at me with those big eyes and you can just here her thinking "why don't you understand what I am saying????"

Cherri said...

First off - I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kerrelyn's books! They are the whole reason I got into this genre :)

I would love to be able to talk to my sheltie! I think we do quite well right now, but sometimes I wish I could help her more! She looks at me with those big eyes and you can just here her thinking "why don't you understand what I am saying????"

Elizabeth Galyardt said...

Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire is about Russel So excited for the new book

Pat Cochran said...


Dialogue for the cat and the dog?
This I have to read! I've put this
book on my bookstore run list!

Patricia Cochran
p-cochran@juno.com

Steph F. said...

I do think that my dogs communicate quite well. I have learned their mannerisms. However it would be pretty cool to be able to communicate with animals especially wild ones.
Can't wait for the release. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Cylver said...

My cat Oscar has me pretty well-trained to where he wouldn't really need to talk to me. But I would love to have been able to talk with some of the dogs I've had over the years. I'm sure they would have had plenty to say!

Anita H. said...

I have no pets right now, but if I did I think it would be awesome to be able to talk to them. Sometimes you just wonder what`s going on in your pets` heads!

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Ada said...

Unfortunately, I'm allergic to cats and dogs so I have no direct contact with any pets. But I would think being able to communicate with them would be real interesting, as I'm sure they would have plenty of interesting things to say!
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Janhvi said...

Yay! SO excited for Zoltan's book! :)

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Karen H said...

I'd like to be able to communicate with my cat because her actions are a bit mysterious to me. For example, she comes over to get a petting but then she walks away until I can't reach her, then turns around, seeming to wonder why I stopped! I'd like to be able to tell her why and ask her why she won't stay still.

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Susan Perry said...

I love the books already bought mine can't wait to read it

AquarianDancer said...

I'd love to have real conversations with him when he's mad. That way I could help.

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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to know what they are dreaming about when their legs are moving and they are whining in their sleep! Other than that, they communicate quite well!

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Melba Solis-Zuniga said...

I'd LOVE To Win one! I have read them all and am anxiously waiting for zoltans story!

Melba Solis-Zuniga said...

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Joanne Carver said...

I would like to know what my Boston Terrier is thinking but I can guess it has a lot to do with food.
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Joanne Carver said...

I would like to know what my Boston Terrier is thinking but I can guess it has a lot to do with food.
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Betty Olsen said...

I would love to hear what my dog Teddy has to say. Sometimes you know by the look on his face what he wants but would love to hear it vocally. email: rboinaz@cox.net

Nicki1989 said...

I would love to hear my pets talk. They would prolly say some crazy things living in my house!

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Montse DeSalvo said...

I would love to be able to know what my dog is thinking .. Although, sometimes you do know.. Just by the affection they give you! 💖

Nicole Mock said...

Yes! That way my snake (Riza) would let me know when he is actually hungry or if he just thinks it's funny to make me bring home mice every week. lol
I did have a parrot that talked all the time he was insistent that he wanted butter noodles and that he wanted to come out and play! We named him "El Pollo De Muartae" it means the chicken of death in Spanish lol

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Dian SMITH said...

Used to have conversations with my cat before she died all the time - swear that the cat knew what I was saying and would answer me with a meow or a tilt of the head. Would love to be able to have a talk to her about what is happening in my day again. Mumblebrain@yahoo.com.au

Maddie Wellington said...

I always talk to my cat. I think it would be awesome if he could talk back though! I also talk to my dog, but sometimes she does kind of talk back some in her own bizarre way. She kind of grumbles actually.

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helen smith said...

can't wait to read this book. if it is as good as all your other books (as i'm positive it will be) then i am in for a fantastic read .
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Kkdnc said...

My dog talks back to me; maybe it's a good thing I don't know exactly what she's saying! My cat talks constantly but most of the time I don't have a clue! Its like a crying baby, you try everything until you get it right!

stacy ross said...

i love your books. I cant wait for the next one
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thank you
stacy ross

Mydurango618 said...

I absolutely love this series! My absolute favorite is still Ian but I also in love with so many of the other characters! Roman will always hold a special place in my heart cause he started it all. Love Jean Luc and Howard. I just love this series. Congratulations on the upcoming book!

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leonore pieterse said...

I love reading your books!
Cant wait for your next book!

cynthia kitchens said...

Ooh I would love to hear what my pets had to say. Although they do use body language well to communicate. I also would love a signed copy from you. Your my favorite author.

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