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Marie Treanor Guest Post

We are thrilled to welcome back once again to the Brazen Broads Book Bash author Marie Treanor.  Creator of one of our favorite characters in romance, Saloman, Marie is the author of the Awakened By Blood Series books, which include Blood On Silk and her newest book, Blood Sin.

Mad, Bad and Dangerous by Marie Treanor.

Hello! And many thanks to the Brazen Broads for having me back!

As you probably know I’m celebrating the release this month of Blood Sin, the second book of my vampire romance trilogy, Awakened by Blood. I’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out what the Broads think of it, because if you remember, they were very kind about the first book Blood on Silk. They particularly liked my vampire hero, Saloman, whom Moira called “Mad, bad and dangerous to know”.

Since this wonderful description was first applied to Lord Byron, it fits rather well with dark, gothic romance! And of course, there is a vampire connection to Byron too. He wrote a poem called The Gaiour, which made probably the first reference to vampires in western literature. In his poem, the vampire preyed first on those he’d loved most in life, his wife and children, whose curses would break his heart but not stop him. This piece later inspired Byron’s friend, John Polidori to write his novel, The Vampyre, published in 1819, which first introduced the vampire as an attractive aristocrat.

Enter Dracula. And Saloman

So, is Saloman mad, bad and dangerous? He was certainly accused of insanity when his enemies staked him in the seventeenth century. And he’s done what most of us would perceive as bad things… blood drinking, murder and other well-known vampire peccadilloes. I don’t think anyone would dispute that he’s dangerous, but for the rest… Does he have saving graces (beyond extreme sexiness)? Does the end justify his means?

You’ll have to make up your own mind!

Tell me what you think - either from having read the books or from the Broads’ reviews – is Saloman mad, bad or dangerous? Or which combination of the three? There’s a free copy of Blood on Silk or Blood Sin (winner’s choice) to one person who answers, or comments in some other way. Good luck!

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.

Join the party on her new blog, Marie Treanor’s Romantic Theme Party:

Buy Blood Sin (Awakened by Blood 2) at

Buy Blood on Silk (Awakened by Blood 1) at

Watch out for Blood Eternal (Awakened by Blood 3, coming October 2011)

Thank you so much Marie for coming to our home on the web today!  We can't wait for the third book, Blood Eternal!  October is so long to wait!!


  1. Ooh, I'm getting ready to start reading, and I have to say that Saloman sounds both bad and dangerous... as for mad, I'm guessing there are times he's skirting that as well, or at least it's going to seem that way! Looking forward to finding out, but it sounds like we'll have to wait until October for the the final verdict! *sigh*

  2. Thanks to the Broads for having me today, and for the fine introduction :).

    Good to see you here, Fedora! Interesting comment :). I suspect he might seem a little mad at times, at least to humans!


  3. Saloman is definitely dangerous to the wrong 'people' :) I love him :)

  4. Saloman is definitely dangerous, Marie :) I love him!

  5. Thanks everyone! For this Broad, Saloman is mad - in that he takes action to resolve the anger over his imprisonment at the hands of his enemies, bad - in his seemingly criminal and murderous behavior, and dangerous to know - well....that goes without saying. (He is a vampire after all....!)
    Saloman reigns as the most delicious vampire overlord in fiction today..... ~Moira


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