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Friday, April 19, 2013

Love a Tree, Read an E-book Blog Hop

Dear Annie,

My name is Sugar and I’m the heroine in your latest book Prima. I was considering creating a garden inside of Daedalus’ home but I’m not sure if a sun lamp would burn him. The last thing I want to do is vaporize my vampire lover. What do you suggest?

Dear Sugar,

Technically this is my world so I can make up the rules, but I enjoy basing my laws on fact as much as possible. Easier to remember them that way. ;-) I did a little research so I wouldn’t fry your boyfriend.

Sunlight and artificial light both emit photons but light from the sun emits electromagnetic radiation in a much wider spectrum than that from a bulb. The spectrum can be divided into

• Ultraviolet A, B, and C

• Visible light

• Infrared

I discovered that plants need very little UV light and that UV light produces more energy than plants can handle during photosynthesis. As a result, plants produce pigments to protect them from UV light. These pigments allow only visible light to be absorbed by the plant cells.

This piece of information triggered a memory. In my Angler series, the slayers use UV grenades to fight vampires. I’d done this research before and I’m getting old.

So, yes Sugar, you can use a sun lamp safely around Daedalus since it seems that UV light is what is truly detrimental to vampires and not light itself.

Book Six of The Vanguards series
Releasing April 22nd! (Monday)

Shattered in forgotten memories.

Sugar survived a shifter attack but it left her broken. Paralyzed on the left side, she fights for her independence in her day-to-day life. Her worst injury, the scars on her soul, has her pushing Daedalus away. How could he still love her when she is just a shadow of herself? But a new threat on Daedalus’ life yanks the veil of self-pity from her eyes and she’s resolved to protect him, even precariously balanced with her cane.

The vampire council sends an emissary to Daedalus. His clan brother, another Nosferatu, hands him an ultimatum. Return to his post as Prime in Pal Robi or he’ll kill Sugar and her shifter friends. Daedalus has brought enough trouble into Sugar’s life. He won’t be responsible for more, so he agrees to leave Chicago.

To both warriors surprise, Sugar’s not willing to remain behind, and with her own shifter guards she’s ready to help Daedalus regain control of Pal Robi.

Leave a comment to be entered into a contest to win one of my ebooks. Winner's choice.


Leslie Miner said...

I'm a fan of Annie Nicholas. I've read Bait and Koishi and loved them both. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of another one of your books (which are on my TBR list) ! :)

Rosanna Leo said...

Annie, I hope Sugar discovers a solution to her unique problem! The book sounds wonderful. Congrats and happy hopping.

Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait for my next chance to read! =)
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!

The Dreamer said...

I have heard good things about Annie's books and I cant wait to read her stuff.

Melissa Brock said...

I have some of your ebooks just love them.
thank you for doing this hop with us
Happy Green Day

Beckey said...

Sounds like it'll be an interesting read :)
Thanks for sharing the great post and being a part of the hop


Carin said...

I love love love the Vanguard series, I have read the first 5! Glad to hear Sugar can use her grow light ;o) I am even more excited that book six will soon be out! Thanks Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Dragonyka said...

Sounds fascinating

Lauren said...

CANNOT wait for the new book to come out! I am a huge fan of your writing style. Incidentally, I found the optics lesson in this blog quite interesting! :)

Nay Nay said...

I read and loved Koishi, The Alpha and The Beta. I need to get the rest of your books too, but the hubby took away my credit cards. I was buying too many ebooks. LOL Gotta wait til I pay them down. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melissa Limoges said...

Sounds like a great read. Congrats on the new release, Annie!

Unknown said...

Would absolutely love to read your books! (Crossing my fingers) Hope I win!!!

Phyllis M said...

I'm so excited to havefound this blog!! So many great new authors to sink my mind into and I am looking forward to reading your!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
brandypm (at) optonline (dot) net

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I read BAIT the other day and loved it. I just realized by stopping here that I have a lot of catching up to do on your books. I didn't know I had missed some..Bad,bad me...LOL
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

jmcgaugh said...

Sounds like a great story!
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

bn100 said...

Nice blurb

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Tina B said...

That is great information to know. ;)
Thank you for sharing, Annie.
I have been anxiously awaiting this book since the cliffhanger of Sigma!
Congrats on your upcoming release!
trb0917 at

Sasha Devlin said...

LOL And that's how you world build.

Belinda G said...

You are a new author to me. Reading some of your excerpts were interesting.

I am a true ebook fan. Very rarely do I buy print copies.

Thanks for the opportunity to meet you.

Belinda G

Alianne said...

Hey, that's actually really useful info for a vampire. ;) Thanks for sharing.

Mary Preston said...

I love hearing the voice of characters beyond the pages of the book. Fabulous!!


Christina Livingston said...

great post! :) mygirls01(@)

Anonymous said...

i love your book Koishi. signed tina

Unknown said...

Qite the factoid and excerpt! Thanks or sharing!

leanne109 {at}hotmail{dot}com

Rae M. said...

I always love character conversations and interviews, so thanks! Although now I just want to read more of the stories.

And good luck keeping up with the other facts!


Fedora said...

Great post, Annie, and interesting research for Sugar! Glad she can safely have a garden and her lover ;)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

The Scarf Princess said...

Love the sound of this book and am reviewing it on my blog in the next month. Very much looking forward to it and would love to win more of your books!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

June M. said...

I have loved the books I have read of yours and am always eager to read more. Thanks so much for the great giveaway.
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

What a brilliant post . I cant wait to read your books!Its amazing all the wonderful books and authors you discover on this blog hop.My book wishlist has grown considerably.


Unknown said...

Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway. I really enjoyed reading this post. It gave me a good giggle which is always funny when everyone in the room looks at me like I'm a crazy person since I'm on my laptop giggling like mad :D I am looking forward to checking out the books as soon as I finish here to learn more about them.

Thank you so much again for the chance to enter the giveaway and Happy Earth Day (tomorrow).

Shelly H.

Anonymous said...

I love the premise. Sounds like a really interesting world. Happy Hopping!

Unknown said...

Love how you addressed your heroines fears of frying her lover lol... Now she can grow plants without fear of killin her honey.

Shadow said...

Loved your post! I always love it when the characters come out and talk! :) Thank you! And awesome sounding story! Adding to my must have list! Thank you!

wanda f said...

Can't wait to read this book.I follow annie via facebook and twitter
.Hope everyone has a great week

Annie Nicholas said...

Thanks for all the wonderful support! The organizers of the blog hop will be choosing a winner. As soon as they contact me I'll post the winner and contact them. :)

Mickala said...

I love Bait and Catch! I need to get into this series now. Thanks for the giveaway!