Guest Author Marie Treanor (With Giveaway) Back to Blog

Update…The winner for this giveaway is…Kerry! Congrats, Kerry!  I believe that the lovely Marie has already emailed you. 😉

Hi, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful week! Today it is my pleasure to have busy author Marie Treanor visiting my blog. Marie is sharing info about her new release (ready for a steamy excerpt?) and offering one commenter a $10 gift card.  Marie, thanks so much for coming over!

On Serafina and the Silent Vampire by Marie Treanor


Cynthia, thank you for having me on your blog today! Waving to Cynthia’s readers!

When it comes to blogging, I tend to write about whatever’s in my mind at the time – which isn’t always the best idea! However, gamely sticking with this tradition, I realize there isn’t actually much in there right now that isn’t associated with my new release, SERAFINA AND THE SILENT VAMPIRE. So, I thought I’d tell you how the story came to me in the first place.  Maybe I should start with the blurb:



Silence has never been so sinful…

Welcome to Edinburgh’s unique psychic investigation agency, Serafina’s.

Serafina MacBride is psychic – but not strictly honest. While staging a hilarious vampire attack at a client’s party, Sera is stunned to encounter a real vampire – annoying, gorgeous and inaudible to everyone but her. When her client’s son is found dead with puncture wounds in his neck, she tracks the silent vampire to his lair.

But the amoral and seductive  Blair is also on a mission – to find and kill a nest of young vampires who’ve invaded his territory. Soon Sera is drawn into the bizarre world of the undead, where danger lurks in the shadows along with forbidden sensual delights – and a murderous conspiracy to flood the world with financially astute vampires who talk.

Supported and hindered by Blair’s eccentric, undead friends, and by her own motley crew from Serafina’s, Sera and Blair uncover surprising truths about each other and about the mysterious Founder from whom all vampires are descended.

In the end, Sera draws on powers she never knew she had in a frantic fight to defeat the forces of evil and preserve the strange, complicated being  she’s trying so hard not to love.



For me, this idea was unusual, because for once, my vampire wasn’t the catalyst for the story. Sera was. I’d been reading about the tricks of fake psychics and mediums and the damage they can cause, and I found myself wondering, “What if one of those scammers really was psychic, but just made a bit of money on the side ripping off the sensation-seekers?”  And Sera began to grow in my head – tough, looking out for the fast buck, somewhat isolated and lonely because of her gifts, but basically compassionate and unswervingly loyal to her few friends. In her own way she is honest, true at least to her own code of honour.

And from her complicated character, grew Blair, the silent vampire, because Sera needed to encounter a different kind of dead from the spirits who were part of her normal, everyday life. Realizing she doesn’t know everything about the supernatural world is a wake-up call for Sera. Vampires are almost like solid ghosts: drifting through the human world they feed off, largely un-noticed and unheard. They’re few and far between, solitary  beings. But because she can speak to the dead, Sera hears Blair telepathically, and realizes, eventually, there really are more things in heaven and earth that she’d ever imagined!

So, this is the sometimes comic and sometimes steamy set-up for Sera to meet her match. Here’s an excerpt showing  her dangerous attraction to Blair sizzling up to the surface…


Although the scary glow didn’t vanish from his eyes, they seemed to soften. His body didn’t. It still pinned her helplessly to the wall. He lifted his hand and touched her cheek, trailing his fingertips down her jaw to her throat. She gasped.

“Serafina,” he murmured in her head. “Some things are just stronger than you. They don’t necessarily hurt you, and they won’t necessarily defeat you.”

Distracting her from his surprising words, the bulge in his jeans was hardening, both alarming and exciting her. After all, he had the kind of face and body to die for. Sera had no intention of dying.

“Okay, celebrate!” she spat. “You’re stronger than me.”

His lips twitched. “I was thinking of Nicholas Smith. But now you mention it, yes, I am.” His fingers lingered over her vein, stroking. She shivered, trying not to feel the spurt of physical pleasure that was in danger of drowning out her alarm, especially when he swayed his hips in a slow, sensual caress. His erection rubbed against her tummy, and she had an insane urge to stand on tiptoe to feel it grind between her legs. “And, you know, I like that too.”

“Why?” she got out, reaching wildly for the smart comment that somehow eluded her.

His fingers slid upward to her face once more, and he traced the outline of her lips. “Because I can kiss you without you feeling the need to stop me.”

She narrowed her eyes threateningly, although her heart seemed to plunge right through her stomach to her womb. “It won’t be the need that’s lacking,” she managed.

“But you like the way I look,” he pointed out, pressing gently on her lower lip to part it from the upper. “I’ve read it in your mind.”

“Doesn’t mean I want you slobbering all over me!” Oh Jesus, what would it feel like?

“I won’t slobber,” he promised and bent his head.

She couldn’t have avoided it. She refused to dent her dignity further by trying. So she glared into his face, daring him, while her heart thundered in treacherous anticipation. His lips hovered over hers for an instant, just long enough for her to panic that perhaps he was changing his mind and wouldn’t do it, after all. She felt an urge to close the distance herself—only to break the tension, of course. And then he did it, sliding his fingers away from her lips to cup her face and sinking his mouth into hers with blatant, wonderful, terrifying sensuality.

There was none of the buildup she was used to, the gentle brushing of lips, the soft, quick kisses that grew deeper and longer. It was an outright assault on her senses, and it was devastating. His lips were cool and firm as they moved on hers, savoring, almost as if he were drinking from her. Oh shit, don’t think drinking here! He opened her mouth wider for his tongue, which swept around her teeth and curled around her own, drawing it into his mouth. She tried to speak, but the attempt got lost in the shock of his long, sharp teeth under her tongue. Blood drummed in her head, a tattoo of fear all mixed up with wonder and sheer, unadulterated lust.

A weird sound came from her mouth, and he deepened the kiss, almost grinding his mouth into hers, demanding the response she found it impossible not to give. There had never been a kiss like this one, fierce and overwhelmingly sexual, driving all thought from her head but the gratification of desire. She melted into it, opening wide for him, winding her tongue around his, sucking and biting his lips, drawing him deeper in.

At some point, he’d begun to grind his hips too, rubbing himself against her, and she found herself moving with him, standing on tiptoe and pressing back to try to assuage the aching need between her thighs.

When she almost ran out of breath, he broke the kiss and smiled. “Oh yes,” he whispered in her mind. “All night with you. All night and day, and all night again…” His words drove her to fever pitch, eliciting a helpless mewl of desire as she reached for his mouth once more.

He gave it with enthusiasm. His hands were on her hips, stroking down to her thighs and dragging upward inside her jacket and over the sides of her breasts. She moaned into his mouth, felt his thumbs caress her desperate nipples over and over. She wanted them on her naked breasts. She wanted no clothes at all between them. She wanted him buried deep inside her, pounding her to the greatest, sweetest orgasm of her life. More than that, she yearned to blast his control to hell, to make him lose himself in the pleasure she could give him. She was sure no one had ever wanted her this much before.

She squirmed against him, dragging her arms free at last to loop them around his neck and comb her fingers through his soft hair. His hands cupped both her breasts, making her gasp, and swept downward to the fastening of her jeans.

She tore her mouth free to gasp, half laughing, “Oh stop! We can’t! This is a respectable street! People are bound to pass.”

“I don’t care. I want you now. Just for starters. I want to make you scream as you come the first time, see your face in the open air as you fall apart around me. Oh yes.”

She caught his head as he plunged back for her mouth, his fingers determinedly unfastening the buttons of her jeans. “Blair, no!”

He paused and raised his head, his eyes black and clouded with lust. “Admit it. You want me to fuck you.”

She caught the golden flash in his dark eyes, glimpsed the pointed fangs between his parted lips, and swallowed hard. “Does it come with blood drinking?”

“Oh yes…”


SERAFINA AND THE SILENT VAMPIRE by MARIE TREANOR is available now as an E-book, $2.99 from Amazon US:


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Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.

Marie has published more than twenty ebooks with small presses, (Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Changeling Press and The Wild Rose Press), including a former Kindle bestseller, Killing Joe. Blood on Silk: an Awakened by Blood novel, which won the 2011 Hollywood Halloween Book Festival prize for Fantasy, was her New York debut with NAL. Recently, she’s dipped her toe into self-publishing.




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Contest: I’d like to give away a $10 Amazon gift card (more than enough to buy a copy of SERAFINA 😉 to one commenter who answers the question: What would you do in Sera’s position? Put Blair firmly back in his place, or grab a night with him, blood-drinking and all?

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75 responses to “Guest Author Marie Treanor (With Giveaway)”

  1. Kerry says:

    Take the night with Blair – yay 🙂 LOL I am sooo putting this book in my TBR! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Sapphyria says:

    I’ve had the opportunity to read and review Serafina and the Silent Vampire and I LOVED IT!

    Just stopped by to show support!


  3. Becky says:

    Grab the night with everything that comes with it!

  4. Kaylyn D says:

    You only live once so I would spend the night with him. lol. Sounds like a great book and the cover is HOT!

  5. Taylor Z says:

    YOLO– spend the night with him!! lol.

    –Taylor Z

  6. Another risk-taker, I see, Taylor! Good luck :).


  7. CrystalGB says:

    I would take the night with Blair. 🙂

  8. petula winmill says:

    I would take the night. I love the cover

  9. May says:

    Spend the night of course! 🙂 Who wouldn’t. 🙂

  10. Nareh says:

    I’d take the night with Blair.

  11. Elizabeth H. says:

    Hell, yeah I would grab a night with him!! I love this book and I can’t wait to read it. Thank you so much for the excerpt and for the awesome giveaway!!

  12. Amy S. says:

    Grab a night with him. Excerpt was great!

  13. Anne says:

    Good grief! If it was really as hot as the excerpt I would have to throw caution to the wind. No doubt.

  14. Shannon says:

    Wow, sounds like a hot excerpt. Thanks for sharing what sounds like a really interesting story

  15. Jovhanna says:

    I would grab a night with him, blood-drinking and all 😉 lol, sounds like a great book I will add it to my TBR list, awesome giveaway too 🙂

  16. Cynthia Eden says:

    I really want to read this one–loved the excerpt! Thanks for coming over, Marie!

  17. The Warrior says:

    um Grab a night with Blair 🙂

  18. Ilona says:

    I’d grab the night with Blair, after all I have 8 pints of blood, I can spare a sip or two for him 😀

    Thanks for the giveaway and the excerpt Marie.

  19. Colleen says:

    ;)ike the others… I would go with grabbing the night with Blair!

  20. Regina Ross says:

    I would definitely spend the night with him,thanks for sharing the excerpt 🙂

  21. Viki S. says:

    I’d most likely take the night with him but I’d put him in his place as well :). Thank you for the great excerpt and the giveaway.

  22. Lori Meehan says:

    Life is short. I’d grab the night with Blair, he sounds HOOOOOOOTTTTT! Thanks for the great excerpt and contest.

  23. Diane says:

    After reading the hot excerpt wouldn’t any one of us take a night with Blair? Run with it?? Never think about it twice???

  24. Vanessa N. says:

    Great excerpt. I’d definitely grab a night with Blair, blood drinking and all. How could i not after that excerpt.

  25. Barbara Elness says:

    Oh, I’m sure I’d grab a night with him, blood-drinking and all. Who could resist? I’m really looking forward to reading Serafina and the Silent Vampire, especially after this excerpt. 😀

  26. jeanette8042 says:

    I’d grab the night with him and live in the moment!

  27. Chelsea B. says:

    Well, I mean, come on… 😉

  28. JenM says:

    I think I’d pass. I really don’t want anyone drinking my blood.

  29. donnas says:

    Congrats on the release! I thought it was fantastic.

    As to the question, I think what she did was perfect.

  30. kimberleyc says:

    Congratulations on the new release, I have already put it on my to buy list!

    I would definitely take the night and run with it!

    thanks for the giveaway….

  31. Congrats Marie!

    I think I would definitely take the night with him, after all you only live once, right? LOL

    • Thank you!

      Well, yes, you only live once, so maybe you need to be careful with dangerous creatures like vampires :). Glad you think Blair’s worth the risk!


  32. Amy R says:

    Hmmm…probably take the night. 🙂 Looks like an awesome book that I need to check out!

  33. Kimh says:

    No I run scared of big teeth, congrats on the book whoo

  34. winnie says:

    I would spend the night I think, lol 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt and congrats on the release!

  35. sue brandes says:

    I would spend the night too. Love the cover. Congrats on your book.

  36. Pam P says:

    Oh yes, I’d grab the night with him! Congrats on the new release, Marie.

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  38. Barb P says:

    I hope that I’m not too late on this one! Story sounds awesome! Count me in please. Congrats on the new release and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  39. So, since my husband picked the number 1, my winner is the first commenter, KERRY!

    Congratulations, Kerry! You’ve left your email address, so I can just send you the card, which I hope you enjoy spending :).

    Thanks to everyone who stopped to chat – great talking to you all! And Cynthia, thanks again for having me – it’s been great!

    All the best,