Monday, August 20, 2012

Kristin Miller Virtual Tour Last Vamp Standing and giveaway


My Special Brand of Dark

Last Vamp Standing (Vampires of Crimson Bay #3) has been called “the darkest and grittiest of the series” by early reviewers. Although the heroine is a vampire, and some scenes take place in a bleak urban setting, I didn’t really think the book was that dark…at first.

Sure, the book features a tortured hero who quite literally feeds off of sex and violence. There’s a villain hell bent on wiping out vampires in Crimson Bay. There are vampire elders who wield all kinds of wicked-cool powers and a kick ass battle at the end where blood spills onto the page. I winced while writing it. No joke.
Okay, okay, so it’s a bit darker than the others. Why’d I choose to write the book darker over lighter?

I didn’t choose to write it that way. Not really. I wrote what I knew. What was in my heart.

My preferences in everything have been dark since I was young. I read Dean Koontz and John Saul when friends were reading Anne of Green Gables. I watched gory action movies over Disney from too young of an age. (Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, anyone?) I even prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate…especially if that chocolate is Ghirardelli…with a chilled mint center. Ahem.

Guess you could say I love “dark and gritty” all around. If you’re anything like me, Last Vamp Standing just might be right up your shadowed, adrenaline-lovin’ alley.











Back Cover Blurb:

Tortured by demonic voices, Dante’s soul is as black as they come. But when he meets Ariana—an innocent vampire fighting demons of her own—he second-guesses everything he’s ever known about sacrifice, passion, and soul-scorching love.

Before Dante wages war against Crimson Bay’s greatest threat, he must make a choice: love Ariana the way she deserves, risking her life in the process—or fight to protect her, unleashing the monster he’s determined to bury.

Purchase Links:

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My Special Brand of Dark


Last Vamp Standing (Vampires of Crimson Bay #3) has been called “the darkest and grittiest of the series” by early reviewers. Although the heroine is a vampire, and some scenes take place in a bleak urban setting, I didn’t really think the book was that dark…at first.

Sure, the book features a tortured hero who quite literally feeds off of sex and violence. There’s a villain hell bent on wiping out vampires in Crimson Bay. There are vampire elders who wield all kinds of wicked-cool powers and a kick ass battle at the end where blood spills onto the page. I winced while writing it. No joke.

Okay, okay, so it’s a bit darker than the others. Why’d I choose to write the book darker over lighter?

I didn’t choose to write it that way. Not really. I wrote what I knew. What was in my heart.

My preferences in everything have been dark since I was young. I read Dean Koontz and John Saul when friends were reading Anne of Green Gables. I watched gory action movies over Disney from too young of an age. (Lethal Weapon and Die Hard, anyone?) I even prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate…especially if that chocolate is Ghirardelli…with a chilled mint center. Ahem.

Guess you could say I love “dark and gritty” all around. If you’re anything like me, Last Vamp Standing just might be right up your shadowed, adrenaline-lovin’ alley.






Author Bio:

Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in Small Town USA, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures.

After graduating from Humboldt State University with a degree in psychology, Kristin realized there is no scarier place than the warped human psyche. Wanting to combine her love of writing with her desire to paint twisted villains, Kristin wound up in the unlikeliest of places—the classroom. She taught high school and middle school English before giving in to the desire to create her own world, where villains can be sympathetic and heroes can be devilishly good.

She is represented by Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates Ltd. and writes dark paranormal
romances and toe curling romantic suspense.

Find Kristin at:







Giveaway Details:


  • Two random commenters from the entire tour will win their choice of either a Kindle or Nook format eBook of Last Vamp Standing.



  • Please leave a comment along with your broken up email addy.



  • Contest is open the duration of the tour (August 20 - September 7) and Internationally.



  • Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.


  • Tour Stops:

    Additional tour stops can be found at:

    The more stops readers comment on, the greater their chance of winning. 




    26 comments:

    1. This looks like a great story. Awesome cover art, very dramatic! Thanks for the giveaway....
      A motherway @ aol ( dot) com

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    2. Thanks Allie, and thanks for stopping by!

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    3. I'm new to the series, but I love dark and gritty, so I definitely want to read Last Vamp Standing :) Hey, not all books can be roses and butterflies... Book Savvy Babe
      booksavvybabe at gmail dot com

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    4. I am definitely curious about the series. I got Intervamption and definitely need to get reading. Is this a series of stand alone reads with different characters spotlighted in the same world? I love dark and gritty, but more importantly I love a well written story and looks like this might be a winner.
      dz59001 at gmail dot com

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    5. This series sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the post and giveaway.
      juliecookies (at) gmail.com

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    6. Thanks for stopping by ladies!

      Denise--The series is better read in order, because there is an overarching conflict that continues through the three books, but each book spotlights a different hero and heroine and their journey to finding love. You can definitely pick up this book first and understand everything that's going on, but if you've got the first one, you'll see where the conflict began. :)

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    7. I absolutely love this cover and I am a big fan as of late of dark and gritty. I was going to ask the same question and realized that someone beat me to it LOL. Checking out first book now.

      vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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    8. Hi Kristen, your books sound awesome I love dark & gritty vamps lol. I am definitley adding them to my TBR pile!

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    9. This sounds just like my kinda read. I'm definitely going to add this series to my TBR pile.
      Cindy
      ctrim at wi dot rr dot com

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    10. This is definitely a book that is going to have to go on my TBR, and wish list. I love books that have characters that aren't perfect.

      Lynn
      lareynolds0316 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    11. This is my most wanted book it sounds amazing thank you for this chance to win it.Have a wonderful week.

      flanagan@mebtel.net

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    12. This book sounds great. I read a lot of paranormals, both light/fun ones and darker/more intense ones, depending upon my mood at the time. I would love to read this one and try a new-to-me author.
      June
      manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    13. I can't wait to get this on my nook!

      lwalker1553(at)gmail(dot)com

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    14. I just love the cover of this book and the title!! Thanks

      aliciahall0605 at yahoo dot com

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    15. Nice cover.

      bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    16. Sounds great. Cant wait to read it.

      bacchus76 at myself dot com

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    17. I am always in the market for another vampire book and this one sounds really good. jepebATverizonDOTnet

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    18. This book sounds sooo good and i am excited for it to come out! I have added it to my to-read list! Love Vampire books and always on the lookout for more! Thanks for the giveaway!

      cguidroz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    19. Dark and Gritty... Just the kind of book I love to read.

      kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    20. The series sounds very interesting. I just went to goodreads to add it!

      dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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    21. Just added this series to my TBR list (:


      AnimeAngel1016(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    22. The series looks awesome and I looove the cover. :)

      renee-moore(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

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    23. Dark chocolate is my favorite. I will eat a whole bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate mints, but now the peppermint bark with dark chocolate....OH MY, that is my favorite of all time. I was dark before I knew what dark was, my first adult book was "Rebecca". I read this book when I was 10 or 11 years old and that was in the late 70s, I read all the library's childrens books and my mother had to move me to the adult section. That book started me on my way to the dark....I even saw the black and white film adaptation. Now married with children, sometimes I lighten my reading with dark comedies, but I slip. So your book sounds perfect for my slip. Thank you for your work. saba121167@usa.net

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    24. This was a great beginning to the tour!!

      lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

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