Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Post: Theresa Meyers

We'd like to welcome author Theresa Meyers
to the Dark Nest today.

Leap Year! Ten things you could be doing with an extra day
By Theresa Meyers
author of The Half-Breed Vampire
(Book 3 in the Sons of Midnight miniseries)
One of the things I like best about leap year is we get a whole day extra! Okay, I realize that it’s actually comprised of bits of days we’ve saved up over the last four years, which is not the point. The point is when they all come together into one glorious extra day you need to take advantage of it! So in that spirit, here’s a top ten list of things you could be doing with a whole extra day if you were a vampire.
10. Visit somewhere new.
You’re always waiting for someday to visit either the zoo, or museum or some little shop you’ve spied buy never gone into. Perhaps there’s a little bookstore calling your name. Go indulge on your one extra day in 2012 and see what you uncover. It may turn out to be a new favorite haunt of yours.
9. Read a good book.
You know you’ve been wanting to. We have these to-be-read piles that just keep growing. This is the perfect day to knock one of them down to size.
8. Plant something beautiful.
Spring is just around the corner, but of course if you’d rather believe that rodent that came out at the beginning of the month and crawl back into your cave for eight more weeks of Winter, that’s your prerogative. As for me, I prefer to look forward. I love spring! What better way to celebrate it than by planting some bare-root little thing that will grow into a beautiful tree or blooming plant in the months ahead?
7. Eat lunch somewhere new.
You always think about trying a new restaurant but never seem to get around to it. You’ve got a day you can’t waste, because it’s extra--now’s the perfect time to try something different and new.
6. Celebrate a very merry unbirthday.
I’ve always wondered exactly what the people born on Feb. 29 have to contend with in life. Since they only get their real birthday every four years, does this mean they can boast they were driving by age 4? And as they get older, can they truly say, “I’m only 19” when they are 76? In honor of all those missed birthdays (which really can you imagine being told your birthday only happens ONCE every four years?) go celebrate a very merry unbirthday for yourself. Sure it’s not your birthday, but then three years out of four, it isn’t their’s either.
5. Read a new blog.
There are blogs for everything. Find one you’ve been meaning to read and look it over. Then comment. Yes. Comment. In fact, since you have a WHOLE extra day, visit a bunch of them you’ve been meaning to read and find a new favorite. Opening your world even a crack lets in a lot of extra light.
4. Follow someone new.
Pick someone you’d never Tweeted with or befriended on Facebook before and wish them a happy leap year.
3. Have a party.
Hey we celebrate things as mundane as Superbowl, why not have a party to celebrate an extra day in the year?
2. Buy a special bottle of wine for next leap year.
Okay, buy two. One for leap year and one for four years from now. It’ll give you something to look forward to.
1. Make a wish list.
Write down a list of things you hope will happen in the next four years and put it somewhere safe. Maybe next to the bottle of wine. In four years time see just how far you’ve come and celebrate, maybe for that whole extra day in 2016.

Book Three in the Sons of Midnight mini-series
Harlequin Nocturne
February 21, 2012
Ignorant of his true heritage, half-breed vampire Slade Donovan is fated to feel like an outsider among his clan. Until a mysterious woman arrives with the ability to unlock his secrets—and make him crave a future he never believed he could have….

As a Game Warden, Raina Ravenwing has only one mission in the Cascade Mountains: to track down a pack of rare wolves that is terrorizing her tribe. Her instant attraction to Slade is a distraction the beautiful wolf whisperer can't afford, unless she agrees to let him help her. Yet working so closely together only intensifies their passion…even as the unfolding truth of Slade's identity threatens everything Raina holds sacred and could potentially destroy both their worlds.

About the Author:
Raised by a bibliophile who made the dining room into a library, Theresa has always been a lover of books and stories. First a writer for newspapers, then for national magazines, she started her first novel in high school, eventually enrolling in a Writer's Digest course and putting the book under the bed until she joined Romance Writers of America in 1993.

In 2005 she was selected as one of eleven finalists for the American Title II contest, the American Idol of books. She is married to the first man she ever went on a real date with (to their high school prom), who she knew was hero material when he suffered through having to let her parents drive, and her brother sit between them in the backseat of the car. They currently live in a Victorian house on a mini farm in the Pacific Northwest with their two children, three cats, an old chestnut Arabian gelding, an energetic mini-Aussie shepherd puppy, several rabbits, a dozen chickens and an out-of-control herb garden.

You can find her online on Twitter, Facebook, at her Web site or blogging with the other Lolitas of STEAMED!


  1. Be sure to enter Theresa's giveaway for a signed copy of The Half Breed Vampire and a Love Bites mug full of chocolates

  2. Great top 10 list. The one about eat someplace new just struck me funny. The Vamp can take his human to a new restaurant.
    Sorry I have a weird sense of humor. I'd love to read The Half Breed Vampire.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  3. Julianne! Good to see you again. Thanks for following the blog tour!!! Actually, I originally thought of doing a list of ten things you could do if you were a being visit the dentist, but then that invovled flesh eating venom if a dentist drilled too deep on a fang, and then I began wondering if vampires can even get cavities...

  4. I loved reading the top 10 list. Thanks for spending time in the nest, Theresa! :)


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