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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Simply Wicked: 13 days of Halloween Blog Tour! – Day 3! {Five Reasons Halloween Sucks, But NOT in a Good Way} - Win 3 SIGNED Bks {2 ARCs}

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Hi, my name is Larissa. No, I am not the same Larissa you have seen around this internet blog thingy. That’s just a mortal I have under my command. Why do we have the same name? Well, I actually have no idea what her name is, she told me but I never bothered to learn it, so I just call her my own name to make things simpler. I mean, how much of my precious time should I waste in learning a minion’s name, after all?

This is my first time writing a post on this blog thingy, and I’m only here today because I was invited by a mortal named Jo Lynne Valerie, who also apparently writes books, who knows?! Well, my minion convinced me to participate, she said it would be good for the blog, so I whipped her said yes. She had a post for Day 2 of the Blog Tour Yesterday, so don’t forget to check that out!

I also figured it was my chance to get the word out on my real feelings about Halloween, such a despicable day that has the audacity of being referred to as a Holiday!

Before I get to my “Five Reasons Halloween Sucks, But NOT in a Good Way”, I think I should tell a little bit about me…

I was born in 1473 in Portugal. My father was an explorer working under a man named Pedro Alvarez Cabral. In 1500 I had just turned 27 when my father decided to accompany this Pedro fellow in his quest to reach the Indias. I was still unmarried, so my father thought best I go with him and be of service, than stay behind and keep tarnishing the family name.

The trip was utterly boring and we didn’t even reach the place we were supposed to. We ended up in a place that someone named Brasil, after a tree that grew there. The land was quite beautiful and I was happy enough to be there, especially since I had met a worker during the trip named Manuel, oh Manuel...

The thing is, we didn’t know that there were natives on land and it took a while before they made themselves known. One night we were at camp when shadows started rushing by. I thought it were animals coming to see who the invaders were, but it was the natives and they attacked us.

I don’t really remember anything after I got knocked down. I remember pain and thinking I was dead, but after what seemed like days later, I woke up at night to find that I wasn’t human anymore and all my people had been killed. The natives were surrounding me when I came to, and that was when my real life began.

I am a Vampira, as the natives called me and the only reason I wasn’t killed with my people was my gender. Apparently all their females had been killed by a weird virus and since I was the only woman in my Caravan, I got to live or unlive…

Well, over 500 years later and here I am living my unlife and trying to get the word out about how awful Halloween is. You want to know what I do now? Well, that is something for a different post, if I ever feel like writing one… This one is getting too long already.


Five Reasons Halloween Sucks, But NOT in a Good Way!


  1. It’s not enough that my kind gets ridiculed in Hollywood and books, *cough*sparklyingvamps*cough* but to have a day when people actually try to dress up as you and end up just looking like someone got carried away with the flour when baking… Preposterous!
  2. Seeing little kids dressing up as so-called monsters. How rude! I mean you don’t see me dressing up as a politician for Halloween, those are monsters to me, not werewolves, witches, shifters and Ghosts. Every year I have to console Jasper and Monica, because you people always hurt their feelings by calling them monsters and I’ve met very nice witches through the years, though they do tend to be bitches. Why do you think the words are so similar? Duh!
  3. Candy? Really? Where the hell did that tradition come from? Well, never mind, of course Lucy would have come up with that one… Giving kids candy, a sure fire way to get into Lucy’s team.
  4. I might not hate this day so much just because it is the one day in the year, when I can go out as myself. But, it is just cruel to dangle that juicy neck in front of me! What am I supposed to do for the rest of the damned year? Sulk around in the shadows waiting for a tasty neck to pass by? Well, I already do that! So, There!
  5. Every Damned year, Jasper and I bet that more people will dress up as a Vampire or a Werewolf. For years I have won the bet, but ever since that damned sparkling vamp’s books and movies, not to mention that TV show, True Blood (don’t even get me started on that!); people have been dressing up more and more as werewolves. Last year I almost LOST! I can’t lose! I just… can’t! There is a LOT at stake here, dinner people! A LOT!


Ok ok, I’ll stop ranting! Now, I agreed to do something called “Giveaway”, but I don’t really know how the hell this works, so I’ll just make it simple:



I’m giving away 3 SIGNED Books (2 ARCs), whatever that means, to a lucky winner:


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  1. SIGNED ARC of Seduced Me In Dreams by Jacquelyn Frank (Comes Out on March 22nd, 2011)
  2. SIGNED ARC of Drink of Me by Jacquelyn Frank (Comes Out on October 26th, 2010)
  3. SIGNED Copy of Haunted By Others by Jess Haines.


To enter, just ask me a question, any question, about anything in the post or my life as a Vampira in the comment area thingy. I will answer the questions I am able to in the comments.


Please leave an electronic mail thingy in the comments as well, so my minion can contact you about winning… Did you really think I’d do that myself? Not a chance!

Ends November 11th!



If you do not follow the rules, I will suck your blood… I mean I’ll do something very painful to you, since my minion just told me I can’t suck the blood from our readers *sigh




My minion just told me that Monica from The Bibliophilic Book Blog is up for tomorrow, so don’t forget to stop by her place!


Hey, this is Larissa (the minion) taking over the post. I can see that my Master wasn’t all that mean with you guys, Phew! You should see her with a whip… aaaaargh! I mean, she’s a great Master! Oh well, never mind that…

Here is a list of all the Blog Tour Stops, Enjoy!


Day 1     Oct. 19              

Amy Williamson   *Hostess with the Mostest*  ParaScream Radio, Stage Actress, TV Personality, League of Extraordinary Women of Paranormal and Horror


Give-away: YES

Day 2     Oct. 20              

Jo Lynne Valerie *Hostess with the Mostest*  Paranormal Author, ParaGoddess, TV/Radio


Give-away: YES

Day 3     Oct. 21              

Larissa Sarah  *Featured Blogger*


Give-away:  YES

Day 4     Oct. 22

Monica Koetz  *Featured Blogger*


Day 5     Oct. 23

Conjure Oils  *Featured Metaphysical Expert*


Give-away: YES

Day 6     Oct. 24             

Scott Noir  *Published Author of Erotica, Studly Man,  "Smoldering Prose"


Day 7     Oct. 25             

Fan Spotlight Day

Featuring: Psyche Soul Goddess *ParaGoddess In Training*


Featuring: Lily Oak  *Publisher of Hope Open, owner of HedgeWitchery Books*


Day 8     Oct. 26             

Kayleigh Jamison  *Published Author, Spiritual Woman, Bookish Diva*


Give-away: YES

Day 9     Oct. 27             

Intense Whisper  *Featured Blogger*


Give-away: YES

Day 10     Oct. 28             

Donna Carrick  *Published Author of Fiction, Active Participant of #WriteChat on Twitter, Huge Hearted Gal*


Give-away: YES

Day 11     Oct. 29             

Dyan Garris  *Featured Blogger Visionary Mystic & Author of the Award Winning Finalist Money and Manifesting *


Day 12     Oct. 30             

Women of Esoterica  *Featured Paranormal Expert*


Give-away: YES

Day 13     Oct. 31             

Ben Hopkin

*Featured Actor, Acting Coach Helping Other Actors Create Magic in Their Performances*


Give-away: YES


Don’t Forget to Vote for Next Week’s {Oct 24th} Theme for

The TOP 5 Sundays Post on the Poll at the left sidebar!


Don’t Forget to check out My Giveaways:

Win a SIGNED Copy of “Shadow of The Vampire” by Meagan Hatfield!


Click HERE to Enter!

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Ends October 25th!

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70 Responses so far.

  1. JoAnna says:

    Ok, I have a few questions...
    Before your unlife, was the a relationship Manuel?
    Do you know what virus killed off the women of the native tribe?
    Are you enjoying your time in the states with your minion?

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    Electronic mail address:

  2. JoAnna says:

    Wow really bad typing on the first comment...
    Before your unlife, was there a relationship with Manuel?

  3. @JoAnna

    You mortals and your rush to get things done, tsc tsc!

    There was relationship, yes... I will not get into details as to the nature of it. It was too long ago and it does not matter anymore...

    I do not know the specific virus, however my race is immortal and very hard to kill, so it must have been some kind of mutation that was able to affect vampires and female ones at that.

    The ruling body of the vampire nation is doing research on this virus until this day, and we have yet to find anything about it. When the massacre and my turning happened we burned all vestiges of it and of the vampires and moved somewhere else.

    define enjoying? My minion does acceptable work, but like the rest of you mortals her life will be over in the snap of my fingers... so who really cares?

  4. lingeorge says:

    Vampira, how did you get from Brazil to the United States? That should have been a really hard trek.
    linda at gordonvalley.com

  5. Misha1989 says:

    Hey! Though you scare me a little, I want to ask you a few questions-
    1. What advice would you give Robert Pattinson about how to play a vampire?
    2. You have lived through so many different eras . Which do you prefer?
    3. Doesn't it get tiring? Being Immortal?


  6. @lingeorge

    well, Im actually here in business with my minions, I still live in Brazil most part of the year...


    That just shows that you are smart!

    1 - the only would be for him to become one, but I doubt any of my people would be willing!

    2 - hmmmm I like the modern world just fine... people believe in us less and the prey is more compliant...

    3 - Yes and no!

  7. Teril says:

    What do you like to cut your blood with? Do you like it with a little chocolate, a little coffee? Do you hide it in coffee so when you are on the town no one is suspicious of your congealing red liquid diet? How is your vision in the blinding sun of the states? Does the sunlight bother you or do you wear a fashionable hat/parasol/sunglasses?


  8. Deedles says:

    What is your favorite boy type?--I mean blood type?

  9. So Larissa, do you have lots of boyfriends? Are they vampires too or humans?


  10. in all the 500 years were u married?
    did u have children?
    any best friends?
    did you had any kind of influence in eny of the inventions in those years?!


  11. M.A.D. says:

    Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Okay, I've gotta know the answer to this:
    Once one becomes awesomely undead, do you STILL have to *shave legs* or is that no longer a problem for vampires? :D

  12. buddyt says:

    I would please like the name and address of your dentist. If he has managed to keep your fangs in good shape over such a long period, he must be really good.

    Please advise by return.

    Yours sincerly.


    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  13. Sharon S. says:

    I've always wondered, do the different blood types taste different? And do men and women taste different (since they have different hormones in their bodies)?


  14. Awesome post! Very funny and entertaining! *Swoons* I think I'm in lovve with Vampira Larissa!!

  15. Lena says:

    LOL! I love this!

    Have you read Twilight? What do you think of Edward Cullen?


  16. Would you dress up as a werewolf for Halloween, then run amok to make them look bad? Or is all this dressing up just too beneath you?


  17. Larissa:

    This is fabulous! I so enjoyed the post... and had every confidence that you'd rock your day on our gorgeous SIMPLY WICKED: 13 Days of Halloween Blog Tour! Rock on, darlin'! - Jo Lynne Valerie ☽♥

  18. Heather says:

    I would love to be entered!

  19. What type of blood is your favorite ?

    raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

  20. Tore says:

    1. What is it like to be a vampire?
    2. What was your life like before you were a vampire?
    3. Do you have a mate?
    4. Do you drink blood?
    5. Do vampires like to read?

    Please enter me in contest. I would love to win those books. Tore923@aol.com

  21. Elizabeth says:

    So are you a vampire like all the ones in Twilight who can go out in the day and what not or a proper vampire who turns into a bat!?


  22. andii* says:

    i will like to enter!
    do you have a power or something like that?? and, what is it??

  23. @Teril

    Im more of a purist... I like blood, plain and simple... however I do like to take it with a couple shots of alcohol


    Im partial to AB Negative... but it's so rare... I do enjoy a nice O positive as well


    I have a few relationships that are important to me... the nature of them is none of your business!


    no, no, yes, yes


    I do have to shave legs and get hair cuts... Im undead, but not really dead! My heart beats, just slower than yours!


    Hey Les!

    how you doing man? Long time no see!

    you dont remember me? you me, Drac and Drus hanging out at that club?

    oh well...

    My dentist is amazing! I'll give you a call and give you her contact... btw she's also AB- neg and not stingy with it =D


    yes to both questions... Im partial to drinking from man...


    Thank you, you're not the only one darling... sorry but I don't do relationships with mortals...

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  25. Michikit says:

    Are you willing to vote for "Halloween all Year" so you don't have to hide, in order to eat, the rest of the year?


  26. @Michikit

    NO! If you had read my post, you'd know I do NOT like halloween!

    I hunt and feed perfectly well without it!

  27. Michikit says:

    I've read the post, I only thought about you. Hunting every night is like eating fast food and is not healthy.
    BTW: Have you ever thought of convincing people to be donators instead of hunting them?

  28. Awesome post!
    *bows down*

    I am so glad I have the opportunity to ask you questions"
    - Are you able to rpocess human food too but just don;t like it, or is it impossible to eat food?
    - If you could live in any time period before you were made, which period would you choose and why? (maybe back when it wasn't sunny? :)
    - Can there ever be male Vampiras?
    - Do you have any particular preferences as to whom you feed off?
    Women, men, children? Why?
    Does smoking and/or drinking have an effect? You like it better or worse?

    - Kelly

  29. @Lena

    really? have you not read my post?? I wont dignify that with an answer...


    Calling my friend's monsters is beneath me =/


    Thank you!!


    please read the rules to enter... tsc tsc you mortals!


    AB-, with O+ as a second best...


    1 - bloody awesome at times
    2 - no comments
    3 - no
    4 - yes
    5 - yes


    why do you people keep asking me about that twilight fiasco?

    first of all, there is no such thing as a proper vampire...

    outside of fiction, my people can't go out during the day but we dont turn into bats...


    I do have powers but I wont talk about them just yet... my enemies might read this...

  30. @Michikit

    Im sorry I snapped at you, my minion just pointed out that i was rude =/

    I do have donors, all my minions are donors and I have some others around... Hunting is a thrill so I do that from time to time


    Thank you!

    - I cant process human food, only blood.
    - i dont know
    - I prefer male donors. feeding can be very sexy and Im not really attracted to women. but I do feed from my female minion at times.
    - I dont smoke and drinking has some effect but it lasts very little.

  31. @yllektra

    I forgot to answer... there are males of my race... they are Vampiros

    only the females suffered with the virus but it hasnt killed anyone in centuries...

    the Vampiros can be very sexy, but they are extremely hardheaded! =/

  32. Hi, I a relatively a new follower and newsletter subscriber (since Blogomania/Blogfest) I would first like to congradulate your master on having an Awesome Blog. Since I am sorta new here and my mind being very limited, my questions would be...Are you only a Vampire during the month of October or do you partake all year long? and are your Fangs Real or Rentals?
    Thank you for an Awesome contest ;)

  33. Tura Lura says:

    How often do you need to feed?

    How much blood do you take from a donor on average?

    Thank you for your time. *bows*

    luraj2612 AT gmail DOT com

  34. A Sexy Wicked nod' for this post... to both Larissas!

    Love and Horror
    Amy Williamson *Hostess with the Mostest* ParaScream Radio, Stage Actress, TV Personality, League of Extraordinary Women of Paranormal and Horror

    (Day 1 of the Simply Wicked: 13 Days of Halloween stop)

  35. Pamk says:

    If you could be human again would you?
    Can you ingest any drinks other than blood?
    What would you ideal mate be like?
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  36. dor says:

    Here's my question.
    Would you like my neck?
    We could be friends for absolute ever!

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  37. Missie says:


    Why not get you started on True Blood? I'd love to know your thoughts. :[

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    missie at theunreadreader.com

  38. Michikit says:

    Oh, you were not rude. I usually think it in one way and when I try to translate it doesn't come out as it should be. I think I posted and incomplete question. I just hurried up a little. Oh another question: how many languages do you know? :D

  39. nat says:

    Whats your best feature and whay do you like most about being a vampire?

    natcleary at gmail dot com

  40. Anonymous says:

    If if was a top 6 list, what would be another reason why Halloween sucks?

    Stephanie G

    Paranormal Haven

  41. Hi! My question is:

    What is the food that you miss the most from before you became a vampire?

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  42. Vampira,

    Have you always lived in Brazil or have you lives for any time in other countries?

    If so, what country is your favorite (besides Brasil of course)?


  43. Sandra says:

    You said that at least on Halloween you can come out as the real you..I would think with all the love for vampires real or fake that you would be able to be the real you much more often..If not maybe Halloween could be like your Christmas to say..Either way best of luck Trick or Treating this year..


  44. @Stephmartin71

    Thank you! and Thanks for being a follower, it's much appreciated!

    I am a full time vampire, thanks very much! Real fangs all the way! you can always tell when they are fake =P


    I feed every other day, and I take about a pint from my donor or prey... I do not kill to feed!

    You're welcome!

    @Love and Horror



    I have a thing for shifters...


    hmmmm in a pinch I could deffinitely go for it =D


    True Blood is ridiculous, I can not stand it! Im sorry if you are a fan, my minions enjoy it too, I have to punish them everytime they watch it =/


    I speak a few... =D English, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew...


    I like being a nocturnal creature, I love the night!

    My best feature?? Hard to say, I awesome all the way =P

    @Paranormal Haven

    The decorations! Utterly ridiculous and offensive!


    I dont like to think about that!


    I've lived in a lot of different places, I dont feel like I have a home, I feel like a citzen of the world...


    thats the thing... I do not wanna come out as me and know that people will think Im fake... no fun in that and very offensive...

  45. Michikit says:

    No Romanian? Have you ever been there?
    If you want me to stop you can just say it. :D

  46. @Michikit

    LOL yes, Romanian as well =P

    no need to stop =D

  47. Michikit says:

    I had more questions, but I don't remember them right now. I'll be back. (^_^)

  48. Michikit says:

    Sorry, I just hit publish then it brutally hit me: Have you ever met a vampire hunter?

  49. Mme Mooks says:
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  50. Mme Mooks says:

    Is there a time in history you'd like to go back to?


  51. why 'come out' this year?

    aren't there any big, powerful group going to stop you from revealing too much of yourself?

    [this is pretty fun! :D]



  52. donnas says:

    Great post.

    Is there any Hollywood actor that you would love to turn and spend eternity with?

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  53. EVA SB says:

    Does the food people eat affect the taste of their blood? Does all the Halloween candy make blood taste better or worse? Which foods to you prefer your victims to have eater 'pre-bite'?


  54. Steph says:

    Can you go out in the day? Sometimes vamps changed in the 1400s can - do tou were sunblock if you do?
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
    twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  55. Amy says:
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  56. When you read a vampire romance novel does it make you hungry? hehe

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

  57. @Michkit

    Yes, he tried to kill me and would NOT believe that I wasn't a killer =/ I had to get away... I havent seen him in years!

    a pity, he was hot!

    @Mme Mooks

    hmmm I enjoyed the Victorian time in London =)


    My minions convinced me that it would be fun...



    Thank you!

    A few... though my favorite is already one of ours... I cant name names though


    Yes it does. I like my blood with an alcohol kicker sometimes... but when it comes to food, I prefer a nice steak kicker than sugar...


    I can for small periods of time using the protection of sunblock... but it does make me weaker so i avoid it.


    I dont like candy, I cant eat it


    oooh most definitely!

  58. Why are you so angry? It's not like you have to worry about catching a cold, one would think you would be happier!

  59. Cathie says:

    Is it true what they say about your kind and um sheets, couches, floors, etc?


  60. Kristen says:

    I have a question! hehe So being a vampira what do you love most about it?? And who is your favorite tastey treat??


    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  61. Teril says:

    When you are reading a vamp genre romance novel and the heroine if human and the hero is a vamp male would you rather finish the book or jump inside the alter book universe bite/off the heroine and jump the hero?
    Do you ever get jealous of some vamp genre books?

    for your minion:
    terilhack AT yahoo DOT com

  62. That's a hilarious post!

    Scott Nicholson

  63. Moridin says:

    How do you feel about children who dress up, but not as monsters?

  64. @Datura2112

    Im not so much angry as I am tired...


    it can be =P


    I do enjoy the night quite a lot... hmmm I dont have a favorite one right now, feeding is just sustenance


    hmmm I dont really feel like that... and some vamp genre books can be scary accurate about my race...


    Thank you!


    Nothing against them...

  65. Nyra says:

    Do you use straw to drink the blood?
    Do you have a husband vampire or a simple human?
    This its so cool giveaway


  66. Victoria says:

    Ok, aren't all those kids dressing up as "monsters" just paying homage to 'other' creatures and using a non-pc name for them they picked up from their stupid parents?

    And if you have manage to live for 500 years without getting caught, how can you have such a hard time with the internet? It is the best way to keep up with what's going on and to communicate. I would think any sucessful, long-lived creature would learn to keep up with changing tech (from trains to telegraphs to cars to home appliances to computers and cell phones. And don't even get me started on the evils of cell phones!)
    Do you really have that much trouble with the web, or are you pulling a fast one on use?? (One good way to stay under the rader of any one you don't want to know your location...)


  67. Do you get your pick your meals or do you get your minions to do that for you?


  68. JoJo says:

    Thanks for the wonderful interview!
    It you dressed upon for Halloween what would you go as besides a politician?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Spav says:

    Are you a vegetarian like Edward & Stefan?


  70. @Nyra

    NO! I drink straight from the source or on a glass!




    could be, but I still dont like it,...

    hmmmm let's just say i'd rather be underestimated...


    I pick my meals, though |I do have to be careful not to feed from the same person often...


    hmmmm a serial killer hehe

    My pleasure!


    Who?? those are fiction characters...

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