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Friday, November 28, 2014

5 Favorite Vampy Heroines and a Giveaway with Kirsten Weiss

Vivacious, vampy, vixens. I think one of the reasons I love reading (and writing) paranormals are the awesome paranormal heroines. Combining magic with their wits (and occasional superpowers), these women can kick some serious butt, especially when they’re fighting (or becoming) vampires. Here are five of my favorites. 

1) Buffy. Even through her fraught high school years, there was something about this vampire-slaying heroine that made me want to cheer. Funny, brash, her emotional fragility warring with her inherent inner strength, Buffy was a true heroine of her time.

2) Sookie Stackhouse. She may not have brawn, but Sookie’s got brains. And she needs them while threading her way through the world of vampire politics. (And I like her way better in the books than in the TV series).

3) Betsy Taylor, the vampire queen. (Undead and Unwed, by Mary Janice Davidson). Waking up in the morgue would be a shock for anyone, but Betsy Taylor takes it and the vampire world in stride, making her way to the top of the undead food chain in style.

4) Samantha Moon, from JR Rain’s Vampire for Hire series. Another ass-kicking vampire chick, Samantha Moon juggles being a mother and a P.I. while dealing with her jerk ex-husband who just wants his new vampire wife to go away.

5) Milagro de los Santos, of Marta Acosta’s Casa Dracula series. Twenty-something Milagro has issues. She dates all the wrong men, makes all the wrong choices. But we can’t really blame her when she gets turned into a vampire. Or is she something more?

Who are your favorite vampy heroines? Share them in the comments below!

The Hoodoo Detective
Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mysteries
Book 6
Kirsten Weiss

Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal mystery

Publisher: Misterio Press
Date of Publication:  October 31, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-9908864-1-9

Number of pages: 291
Word Count: 75,000

Cover Artist: Becky Scheel

Book Description:

Hoodoo, haunts, and horror.

Riga Hayworth just wants to wrap up her supernatural TV series exploring the magic of New Orleans. But when she stumbles across a corpse, she becomes a police consultant on a series of occult murders, murders that quickly become all too personal.

Book six in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries.

Available at Amazon  BN  Kobo

About the Author:

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery series: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, and The Elemental Detective. She’s also the author of a steampunk novel, Steam and Sensibility.

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine. 

You can connect with Kirsten through the social media sites below

Twitter: @RigaHayworth

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Kirsten Weiss said...

Thanks for hosting me, Roxanne!