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Mar 28

BREAKING NEWS!! Corky Courrant’s Last Night at DVN by Kerrelyn Sparks

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In anticipation of the big release, Kerrelyn Sparks gave us an exclusive inside look at Corky Courrant’s last night at DVN.

Live with the Undead!

Corky Courrant’s Last Night at DVN
“Good evening, viewers!  This is Corky Courrant, hostess of the most popular show on the Digital Vampire Network, Live with the Undead!  Tonight I have a special guest with me.”

Corky shows the white porcelain container on the desk in front of her.  “This urn is very dear to my heart. I take it with me everywhere. I just can’t bear to be parted from it. You see, dear viewers—” she sniffs and wipes away an imaginary tear—“this urn contains the ashes of my dear beloved Casimir.” 

She heaves a sigh. “As you know, I have been completely devastated by his cruel and unjust murder.”
She adjusts a black bowtie around the canister. “I dressed him up so he could be on tonight’s show.  Everyone knows that my dear beloved Casimir was the leader of the Malcontents.  Now that he’s been cruelly torn away from us, I have no choice but to carry on in his footsteps. I’m sure this is what he would have wanted me to do. And so, dear viewers, I am officially taking over as leader of the Malcontents. From now on you may refer to me as Queen Corky.”
She presses a hand to her huge bosom.  “Yes, it will be a tough burden, but some of us are simply born for greatness.  I’m quite accustomed to royalty, don’t you know. I lived at court during the reign of Henry VIII, and I was one of his personal favorites.  The dear king doted on me.  Whenever I was in the mood to torture someone, he let me play at the Tower of London.  I was personally responsible for wrenching the confession of incest from Anne Boleyn’s brother.  I hated that bitch. She kept trying to convince Henry that I was evil. But we all know she was the evil one, right?”
“And now, dear friends, I am sorry to say that there are more evil ones out there trying to hurt me.  Roman Draganesti, the creator of that disgusting swill, synthetic blood, has had the gall to summon me to his court!  Me?  I’m a queen!  He has no power and no jurisdiction over me. He and that evil Angus MacKay have been petitioning DVN to throw me off the air!  Don’t they know how much you all love me?”
She pats the white canister. “My poor beloved Casimir was murdered in cold blood by one of those evil Scotsmen who works for Angus MacKay. Why don’t they summon him to court?”
She presses a hand to her chest. “I, your beloved queen, am being persecuted.  Just because I posted a video so everyone would know Casimir was murdered in cold blood. Will they succeed in throwing my show off the air?  My poor viewers, you must be asking yourselves—how will I survive without Corky’s show?  But never fear, even if I have to leave DVN and go into hiding, I will continue to produce this show.”
She motions to her assistant. “Let’s take our first caller for the evening.”
“Bradley from Boston is on line one,” the assistant says off camera.
“Good evening, Bradley,” Corky speaks into a telephone receiver. “Thank you for calling.”
 “Yeah, well, I’ve got something to say to you, Corky—”
“Excuse me,” Corky interrupts. “The proper term is Your Majesty.”
“Okay, Your Majesty. Why don’t you take a flying leap off a cliff—”
Corky hangs up and looks at her assistant. “Did you get his number?  Good. Send someone to kill him.”  She turns back to the camera and smiles.  “All right. Let’s take another caller.”
“Timmy from Tuscaloosa is on line two,” the assistant says.
“Good eve—” Corky coughs. She turns to her assistant and motions to her throat. “Some Bubbly Blood, please.”
The assistant slides a glass of Bubbly Blood down the desk to Corky. 
Corky drinks, then gasps.  “This is warm!!  Don’t you know I like my Bubbly Blood properly chilled!”  She throws the glass and knocks the white canister off the desk. It shatters on the floor, spilling ashes all over the carpet.
“Oops.” Corky winces, then speaks into the phone. “Good evening, Timmy.”

The studio door bursts open, and Angus MacKay and five of his employees rush in with their swords drawn.

Corky jumps to her feet.  “That’s it for tonight, but the show will go on!”  She teleports away before Angus can reach her. 

So now, in Wanted: Undead or Alive, Corky is producing her show from a secret location.  What will happen to her?  Will she ever be caught?  To find out, you’ll have to read the book!!

 Are you in the Houston Area?
Kerrelyn will be discussing and signing WANTED: Undead or Alive 
during her Launch Party, Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At Katy Budget Books, 2450 Fry Rd, Houston, TX 77084

What do you think happens to Corky?
One lucky commenter will win a signed copy of WANTED: Undead or Alive. US residents only, winner must be a follower of Guilty Pleasures. Winner will be selected using random.org, on 3/30. CONTEST EXTENDED TO 4/2.

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Description:
He’s a vampire from the big city . . .

Phineas McKinney thought New York City was tough, until he was attacked by Malcontents—evil vampires who consider mortals to be snacks. Saved by the good vampires, Phin swore to devote his now undead life to stopping the Malcontents. He’s got his job cut out for him when word comes that their enemy may be hiding in Wyoming. What does a city boy like him know about horses and campfires? Good thing he’s got Brynley Jones with him . . . if only she didn’t hate every vampire on earth.

She’s a werewolf princess . . .

Bryn believes vampires are seductive and charming, and that makes them dangerous. So she’s more than a little annoyed about teaming up with Phin, even if he is the only bloodsucker able to make her inner wolf purr. But as they hunt down the new leader of the Malcontents, danger threatens . . . and Phineas and Brynley discover a passion that will rock the foundation of their supernatural world

NOTE from DiDi – Even though this is part of a series, I feel it can be read as a stand alone.

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  1. TriMomF

    Can’t wait! I loved this teaser!!

  2. JoAnna

    I love this series! I hope they catch Corky. I haven’t liked her for a while now.

  3. DiDi

    I can’t wait until you read Phineas’ book. It’s one of my favorites of the series.

  4. Johanna R Jochum

    Oh, Corky will get what coming to her for sure! She is rotten and she will be caught for sure!

    evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

  5. Anne

    I think Corky’s going to be caught out for being a faker and lose her job. That would probably be worse (being out of the limelight) than death.

  6. Maria D.

    As much as I liked Corky in the beginning and thought she was great comic relief of sorts – she ceased being funny a while back and now I think it’s time she gets caught and dealt with. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Maria pronounced Mariah

    Such a tease. I love the comedic break this series gives me!

  8. June M.

    I can’t wait to read this! This series is one of my favorites and an auto-read for me. I am looking forward to reading Dr. Phang’s story and really hope that Corky is dealt with. Vanda should be the one to stake her, after all that Corky has done to hurt Vanda.

  9. Carol L.

    Love,love this series. I think Corky will be able to hide out for awhile but as rotten and crazy as she is she’s definitely going to get what she deserves.And she still won’t understand it. lol
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. Anonymous

    I LOVE to hate Corky. She is the biggest ditz ever. Who could ever bow to “queen” Corky is beyond me. I can’t wait to see her get what’s coming to her. I really love Kerrelyn’s books.

    Tamara Colwell
    tamara.colwell@usbank.com

  11. molly.frenzel

    I think Angus is going to catch up with Corky.

  12. Barbara E.

    I don’t think Corky gets caught, I think she keeps causing trouble for a long time.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  13. Sherry

    This is one of my favorite series. I think she will be caught but get away and then they will find her just as the Malcontents kill her.

  14. Sharon Bridwell

    Damn! Another series I need to add to my TBR list! Thanks Didi!

  15. throuthehaze

    I can’t wait to read this book! I think Corky will keep slipping out of their grasp but eventually she will be caught for good.

  16. MaryC

    I think Corky will be eventually be caught.

  17. Jen B.

    This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. hregtvedt

    Have not read anything by this author, but she is on my TBR list. This was a cute teaser.

    Heather E

  19. maly

    I love the short story. Corky is so annoying!

  20. Julie S

    Cute teaser. So awesome of Kerrelyn to write it just for this blog! Great meeting you at KBB!

  21. Lisa Richards/alterlisa

    I hope Corky gets caught and gets whats coming to her.

  22. Beach

    I am hoping she finds being the Queen of malicent vamps is a dirty job and she does not like it so she wants yo move on to a higher class of… Well a new man. This time one that’s not on the wrong side of good.

  23. DiDi

    Thank you all! Kerrelyn is AWESOME! Great meeting you to Julie =)

  24. StacieD

    What a great teaser excerpt! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  25. Foretta

    thanks for sharing

    forettarose@yahoo.com

  26. Z

    This is a new series for me I think I’ve been missing something. As for Corky I think a beheading!
    Z

  27. Teresa K.

    Kerry,

    I think Vanda should be the one to extract her revenge on Corky. Them two have been at odds the whole series so who should be better at serving out her punishment. Maybe Vanda could use that whip on her.

    Shanna Dragnesti
    aka Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo dot com.

    P.S. Had fun hanging out with you on Saturday. Roman says hi! lol

  28. La Crimson Femme

    This was hot! I like it. I too hope Corky is caught (and then punished)!

    Please enter me in the contest.

  29. Karen319

    i think Corky will be reformed

  30. donnas

    I think she will be caught. And I cant wait to find out. I love this series.

  31. Sue Sattler

    Oh she’ll be caught and it will be so much fun to watch…read!!

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

  32. Joanne

    When they catch Corky, she’ll get what’s coming to her. I really don’t like her.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Joanne B
    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  33. Anonymous

    Angus will catch her ;)

    Debi Anne
    debi01760@hotmail.com

  34. AprilAlvey

    oh My cant wait to read it my email is butterfli262002@yahoo.com thanks so much

  35. Dian Aesha

    fufufu..enter me pls pls pls..

    i would win this book..i cant wait to reading…
    thanks for the giveaway ^^

    my mail : icha09(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. flchen1

    I imagine Corky’s in for quite a run… Thanks for the peek!

  37. DiDi

    Thank you all for stopping in to see what Corky is up to.

    Kerrelyn thank you for the wonderful post and for such fun books! Yes I am a LOVE AT STAKE addict =)

    Congratulations to Johanna R Jochum, you won the signed copy of WANTED: Undead or Alive.

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