Monday, May 13, 2013

Guest post by Sage Marlowe - First Anniversary Blog Tour & Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the latest stop of my 1st Anniversary Blog Tour & Giveaway.

One year has passed since my successful debut novel, Sub-Mission, was released on May 14, 2012. A lot has happened during those twelve months. I’m taking the chance to look back and tell you a bit about the background of the books I’ve published, but also about things that happened in my life or that are on my mind. There’s one stop for every book, and of course, there are prizes waiting for you, because as always, good things for me mean good things for you, my dear friends and readers. Please read the “Giveaway” section below for details.

Today, I’d like to talk to you about vampires. Some of you may know that the first ever book I’ve written is a vampire novel. The reason I wrote it was basically that I didn’t like the way vampires were portrayed in most of the stories—books and films—available at the time, so I decided to write them the way I wanted them. After all, one of the biggest merits of being a writer is having the chance to write yourself the story that you want to read. But while this novel has yet to be published, my Muse presented me with the idea for another story—Newborn.

Like that first, unpublished novel, Newborn features vampires that are more to my personal taste than most, but like many vampire stories, this one has a wonderfully evil antagonist, an element I don’t usually use in my stories. As I tend to make most of my characters’ conflicts internal ones, Josh and especially Parker have some emotional issues to deal with. Imagine you meet someone who captures your heart only to find that there is something about them that goes against one of your deepest convictions. Imagine you fall in love with a person who represents everything you detest. Would you dare to let love win and overcome all obstacles or would your pain and anger kill off affection? In other words, if what you love the most and what you hate the most become the same, which emotion will win? This is the tag line for Newborn, and here’s the blurb:


Parker Rowe has hated vampires with a passion ever since his family was murdered by a gang of malicious vampires, and he has been trying to hunt down the culprits for years.

A promising clue leads him into a small, secluded town where he meets Josh Summers. Sweet and innocent, Josh is as much out of place in Parker’s world of revenge and violence as he is in his own narrow-minded community, but he can give Parker the peace of mind he craves. When the vampires Parker is chasing use Josh to deliver a very special message, Parker finds himself facing the ultimate dilemma. If what he loves and what he hates the most become the same, which emotion will win?

While Parker struggles to accept the changes his lover goes through, he comes closer than ever to detecting the truth about his family’s deaths—but then his own life takes a dramatic turn…

Giveaway—Here’s what you can win:

#1 - Sage’s Goodie Package:
Contains a signed copy of Sub-Culture, a set of signed book cover photographs and some surprise goodies to spoil you

#2 - Create a character
Here’s your chance to create your very own fictional character that will be featured in one of my next books. The winner gets to pick the name and distinct features like hair / eye colour, height and a few personality quirks of a hero (male characters only, and please keep it doable…). Depending on the specification, I will either include him in a current WIP or use him as inspiration for a brand new story. The winner will also receive a free e-copy of this story once it’s published.

How to enter:
Leave a comment in the comment section asking to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random and announced on my blog on May 20th. Multiple entries are allowed and will increase your chances to win. For additional terms and conditions, please go to

You can find the full tour schedule here:  

About Sage Marlowe

Sage is a multi-published author of MM erotic romance novels and novellas and loves exploring the flavours of gay erotic fiction.

A willing slave to all the fascinating guys who keep queuing up and want their stories told, Sage can almost always be found cooking up the next hot story or daydreaming about new ways of rubbing sexy male bodies together to make the sparks fly.

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  1. Sage, I do love me some vampire romance. It is my most read genre! I haven't tried this one, and I think I'll hop on over to Amazon right now! Thank you for this tour!

    1. Thanks as always, Susan! Well, I do love vampires too...

  2. Loved it! But then that's no surprise to anyone least of all me. I have yet to find a book of yours I don't like,so will keep on reading them. Loved these characters and the different take on vampires.xx

  3. I have not read too many vampire stories lately. I ahve been into shape shifters. I need to change that and read more vampires.
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