Friday, February 8, 2013

1 Siren Vs. Vampires Guest Post and Give@way





SIRENS VS. VAMPIRES
By: Cat Adams

A lot of readers have asked whether it would be more fun to be a vampire or a siren. I guess, for me, it depends on which version of vampires we’re talking about. The vampires in Dracula are very different than those in Twilight, while the vampires in Celia Graves’s world are very different than in other series. With a very few exceptions, the vampires in the alternate Los Angeles in the Blood Singer series are feral. They have no memory of their former life as a human and attack people in dark alleys like packs of wild animals.

Celia’s siren family, on the other hand, has a lot of characteristics of vampires in other series and movies. They’re charismatic, beautiful, long lived, and have psychic and influential abilities that can make people voluntarily do things that they wouldn’t normally do. Celia is frequently disturbed by how the ability to influence can affect the moral compass. If a prisoner has information that can save lives, should a siren work with law enforcement to make them “confess?” What about someone about to commit a crime? Should a siren influence the law breaker to put down the knife, or walk away from the window just broken, when they can? Where should one cross the fine line of free will?

Since “Cat Adams” is a combination of two people (I’m the “Cat” of the name), I guess I’d like to be one of the rare vampires who retain their mind. Ruling the night world would be very cool, even if I’d have a limited diet. But I doubt Cie (the “Adams” of the name) would feel the same. The problem I’d have with being a siren is that it would be too easy of a slippery slope. At least as a vampire, there’d be no question which side of “good vs. evil” debate I’d be on. No moral dilemma when you know that you’ll burst into flames inside a church. LOL!

Would evil be fun? I’ve never tried, so I don’t really know. But I really do hate moral dilemmas. They give me heartburn, which isn’t my idea of a great way to live for multiple centuries. How about all of you? Vampire or siren?

If you want to read about Celia’s ongoing moral dilemmas, pick up The Eldritch Conspiracy (or start with Blood Song, way back when she was a plain old human.) Want to read a sample chapter? Drop by our website at http://www.catadams.net

Siren or vampire? The debate continues...


About the book:
Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren. 
Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a small but politically important European country. She's getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the whole Siren race wiped out—including Celia herself, who is half Siren.
Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress). 
Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.

About the author: CAT ADAMS is the author of the much-lauded Blood Singer series, Blood Song, Siren Song, Demon Song, and The Isis Collar. Adams is the joint pen name of C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, who live deep in the heart of Texas. They are USA Today bestselling authors with their Sazi and Thrall series.

*Giveaway*
Thanks to Tor/Forge I have a copy of The Eldritch Conspiracy by Cat Adams to give away to a lucky reader. This giveaway is open to US addresses only. You must be at least 13 years old to enter.




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1 comments:

  1. I'd rather be a siren than a vampire. I wouldn't like the restricted diet! I love this series and your Sazi series as well . Thanks for the contest.

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