Ask Juliette: About Vampire Powers, and GOT

Welcome to “Ask Juliette” aka “Ask a Vampire” a not so regular semi-regular feature here at vampiremaman.com.

I answer all sorts of questions about life, love, Vampires, parenting, pets, wine, cheese, art, and anything else YOU need answers for or help with. If you have a question leave it in the comment section below or send me an email message at juliettevampiremom @ gmail.com.

So here we go.

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Dear Juliette: I’m working on becoming a vampire. Could you please tell me about vampire powers? I also want to know if vampires can change their physical appearance (like getting taller or changing their face) or can they learn to do so? Thanks!!

I’m not sure what you mean by working on becoming a vampire. You’re either a vampire or you’re not. If you want to become a Vampire find a reliable and trusted community of Vampires to help you out. It isn’t all about drinking blood. 

As for powers, I like to think of it as Vampire specific abilities or talents.

Yes, Vampires can change their physical appearance as much as anyone else can. Fortunately we can also make people THINK we look different than we actually do. We can’t get taller unless one is a child. 

We (Vampires) can also give you sweet dreams or bad dreams. That is one of our most useful tools.

We can erase short term memories. We can give you long term memories. We can lock our eyes on yours and make you do all kinds of things. That is the sure fire defense against Vampire Hunters. We’re quiet. We’re strong. We’re pretty fast for the most part. We can seem invisible. 

Vampires know when someone is telling a lie.

One of my favorite traits is that people are extremely attracted to us. Seriously. There is no need to climb through bedroom windows and creep around to find donors. People like us. Of course they do. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Vampires heal fast. We can also heal each other, and regular people (if we feel like it.)

However, we can’t always find our keys, or the mates to our socks, or top lids that match the bottom – just like everyone else. 

Contrary to popular belief we do not sparkle (unless we use glitter lotion), we do not burn to a crisp in the sun, we don’t avoid mirrors, crosses and other religious symbols don’t burn us. Sure we avoid churches because we’re not welcome. Some of us are more sensitive to the sun, but that is true with any population group. 

Vampires like coffee. Food with a lot of sugar (and carbs) tend to make us extremely sick. We usually don’t eat birds/poultry.

Vampires have a strong connection to animals.

Vampires can see Ghosts, Demons, Angels, Spirits, Fairies, and all sorts of beings most regular people can’t see.

When writing Vampires start words like Vampire, Werewolf, and Ghost, with a capitol letter. 

As a rule Vampires are not overly fond of Time Travelers.

As with everyone else, each Vampire has their own special powers/skills. The longer you’re a Vampire the more you’ll learn and refine those skills.

Of course, if you’re the kind of Vampire who has no soul that is entirely another set of answers. I won’t go their this morning. I haven’t finished my coffee yet so I’m not up to that conversation.

For more information about Vampires browse though my blog. There are about 2,000 posts here and a good portion are about Vampires. The other posts are about parenting, cats, coffee, and other assorted unrelated subjects.

Good luck on your transformation. I hope it is what you really want.

 

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Dear Juliette: Who do you think will be left at the end of Game of Thrones?

I don’t know, but if any dragons are left they can send them to my house.  

 

And NOW a shameless plug. If you like fantasy and dragons check out the WPaD Anthology Dragons and Dreams. Available at all fine online booksellers. Proceeds go to support those with MS.

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Thanks for coming by. Now I’m off to find more coffee and then vacuum tons of dog hair off of my carpets.

If you have a question or if you just want to know what I think about something feel free to ask.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

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My dog Alice

Dragonbride

Once upon a time, when I first started to blog I came across the blog of Raani York. The first post I ever read was about the do’s and don’t of kissing – for guys. I laughed out loud. Then I discovered her brilliant letters to celebrities. From there I met Jake the Cat Prince, read interviews and since then I’ve met other authors/bloggers through Raani’s extensive following. You never know what sort of fun you’ll find on Ranni York’s blog.

That is why I’m so excited and honored to help introduce her new book Dragonbride.

Imagine a world unlike any other. A world of dragons and magic and adventure… and romance.

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Dragonbride

(The Dragon Chronicles, Book #1)
Shalima, “Daughter of the Light”, was born under special circumstances. She was raised by her aunts instead of her mother because she needed to be prepared to fulfill the prophecies of the Old Scriptures, which told that she was the only Magician on Earth.

Her aunts carefully prepared her for her obligations and her sacred duty. She will have to get married to the Holy Golden Dragon, the King of the Dragons, a huge Earth Dragon with magical talents. She cannot believe that she is the “Chosen One”, who has to protect the Dragon Species, all of Nature and finally the Earth. But when she turned into a teenager it seemed that the Old Scriptures were right.

Buy the Book:

on Smashwords: https://smashwords.com/books/view/479647

As an Ebook for following formats: epub, mobi, pd,f rtf, lrf ,pdb, txt, html

The Paperback version on Amazon will be released very soon! More buyer’s links will be available within the next week.

About Raani York

Ranni York Author of Dragonbride

Ranni York
Author of Dragonbride

Raani York has been a high volume writer for years. She has published articles, letters, short stories, poems, continuation stories and descriptions of all kind. She also writes novels, some of which can found on her website.

Raani has been educated in Switzerland and in the U.S. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She also obtained diplomas in Graphic Design, Color Studies and won a prize as a Logo Designer. She speaks four languages and several dialects.

Raani York works and lives in Switzerland and the U.S. and travels often.

Next to her writing and her cats, Raani likes reading, blogging, Martial Arts, skiing, horseback riding, sky diving and enjoys playing the classical piano.

Contact:
Website: http://www.raaniyork.com
Blog: http://www.raaniyork.wordpress.com
Email: raaniyorkca@aol.com
Google: https://plus.google.com/115854197563561201228/posts
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FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/DragonScriptures
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RaaniYork
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/raani-york/5/922/b37
Myspace: https://myspace.com/raaniyork
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/12628426-raani-york
Microcerpt: http://microcerpt.com/raaniyork/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/raaniyorkca/

Dragonbride Teaser:

The mountains possessed a dark but seductive beauty, and they lay in wait for the ones who came through the Fire Hell. The powdered white peaks of the sparkling black mountain-world watched for them with longing.
The Diamond Mountains gave the illusion of being much closer than they really were, and many a pilgrim had been lured to his death by the promise of riches hidden on their slopes. These mountains were so named because of the rough gems strewn about the black volcanic soil. When the sun shone overhead the gems made the mountains sparkle and shimmer brightly, and at night they made the moonlit mountains glow with a soft silver light.
People, blinded by both their greed and the tantalizing glittering of the sunlit earth, imagined that there was immeasurable wealth lying there on the ground, just waiting to be picked. However, the mountains never betrayed the secrets they held. None who had ever walked those slopes could find the diamonds hidden within the black soil, for the mountains protected themselves.
Although healthy forest still grew in the foothills, the undergrowth became sparser just a few hundred feet up, and then the treeline ended. Where stunted trees would normally grow the forest just stopped, as if some unseen hand had cut it short. All that remained were dangerously sharp, dry rocks. Just below the snowline, the rocks disappeared, and the glittering black soil took their place.
Moreover, at the summit it seemed as if the Creator of All Things had dusted the peaks of the fissured mountain range with powdered sugar, for they were covered with a deceptively soft-looking, yet extremely sharp-edged eternal snow.
The mountains never betrayed their secrets…
And if a wanderer were to climb those peaks, going up to the Fire Hell and searching to quench his thirst at a splashing mountain spring, he would find no cool, refreshing water. Instead, these living mountains would seek to frighten him by shrouding the ground with a mysterious fog that made it impossible to see where he was putting his feet. Pilgrims sometimes drowned in the sulfurous pools of water hidden within the hellish rocks when the fog appeared, and if they left the main trails, they would know true fear, for they would be led down treacherous sidepaths that seemed to take them somewhere, yet actually led them nowhere but to their doom.
The mountains never betrayed their secrets…
Though many thought they would find the cool relief of the shadows by early evening, the ascent would continue for another three torturous days. During those three days, their throats would scream for water, and their eyes would tear up in the swirling sand. Blown up by the hot desert winds, the sand burned as it fell upon a traveler’s face and skin. Eventually their limbs would become heavy, and they would barely be able to move; thus, the wanderers would be forced to crawl on, farther and farther, until sheer luck eventually brought them to civilization… to people.
In a canyon between two hills below the mountain range there was a village. It had no official name, but the people living there called it Alpcateçu, which meant Oasis of the Mountains. Anyone who wanted to climb the mountains had to pass through the village. A few taverns and inns surrounded the village fountain, where a market was sometimes held.
Some houses and huts had been built in the wide hills and even at the edge of the forest… and in one such place, hidden within the woods, almost four hundred feet past the deepest thicket and connected to the village only by a sidepath lay the place in which I had been born.

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Dragonbride will also be featured on the blogs listed below. Please check out these blogs – you’ll thank me for it later.

Juneta Key http://www.junetakey.com/posts/want-featured-guest-author-blog/

David Beercroft http://www.davidmbeercroft.wordpress.com

Tammy Shanks http://www.manippydippytactics.com

Joyce Slobogian http://www.joyslobogian..com/blog

Peggy Stankiewicz http://psbartlett.me/

Laurie Smith http://laurie27wsmith.wordpress.com

Scarlett Flame http://missscarlettflame.blogspot.co.uk/

Patricia Pierce-Garcia-Schaack http://www.patgarciaschaack.com/
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Shirley McLain http://shirley-mclain.net/

Patricia Salamone http://theitalianthing.com/

Kelly Heckart http://www.kelleysrealm.blogspot.com/

Lexie Conyngham http://www.murrayofletho.blogspot.co.uk

Richelle Goodrich http://www.regoodrich.blogspot.com

Darian Wilk http://darianwilk.weebly.com/blog

Kelley http://www.thebookstalker.net/

Linda W. Yezak http://lindayezak.com/

Marta Merjaver Kurlat http://www.martamerajver.com.ar/marta/index.php/blogroll

Ashlee North http://ashleenorthauthor.com/index.html

Jeanette Andersen http://jeanettesandersen.blogspot.ch/

Merlin Fraser http://merlinfraser.wordpress.com/

Denise Bartram http://debooksharing.wordpress.com/

Juliette Kings https://vampiremaman.com/

Marla Todd http://www.westcoastreview.wordpress.com

Lisa Vandiver http://www.lisavandiver.blogspot.ch

Renee Scattergood http://reneescattergood.com/shadow-stalker/

Rebecca Draco http://rebeccadraco.com

Chelle Cordero http://ccepotourri.wordpress.com/

Kathryn Jenkins http://dkchronicles2013.wordpress.com/
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Kirstin Puliof http://www.kirstinpulioff.com/

Elle Lisa Klaes http:// thetroubledoyster.blogspot.com

A. G. Moye http://booksbyagmoye.blogspot.com

Megan Cyrulewski http://www.megancyrulewski.com

Allan Krummenacker http://akrummenacker.wordpress.com

Lorraine Reguly http://wordingwell.com/blog/

August McLaughlin http://augustmclaughlin.wordpress.com/

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Let your imagination soar…

~ Juliette aka Vampire Mamam

Note to Raani: Max said he was going to download this and read it. He’ll let you know what he thinks.

Thank me later for not hawking stuff but TODAY is FREE DAY.

Dragons and Dreams

Dragons and Dreams

Happy FREE DAY!

I know I don’t usually hawk books and the like BUT this is FREE TODAY – August 16.

Go to Amazon.com for your FREE copy of Dragons and Dreams! Do it for me. Do it for yourself. Do it for the kids (but don’t let them read it, this isn’t a kids book.)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EK5T3XQ

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Dragons and Dreams

Dragons and Dreams

Dragons and Dreams

Magic, myth and alien worlds all come together in this collection of short stories from Writers, Poets and Deviants.

~ A young witch and her talking dog must rid their home of unwelcome guests.
~ A pair of newsmen travel to Alaska to hear an astonishing tale of an encounter with an extinct creature.
~ A boy searches for the Edge of the World, uncovering the mystery of his grandfather’s disappearance in the process.
~ A troll hunter makes a startling discovery about his prey.
~ Dragons on an alien planet find friendship in an old man, but not all humans share his sentiments when it comes to the giant winged reptiles.
~ A lonely shapeshifter is the sole survivor of an Aztec king’s attempt at genocide of her race.
~ A pair of inter-dimensional explorers discover yet another new world and must face a horrifying beast.

Enjoy these stories and many more, in this exciting fantasy collection from the versatile and imaginative authors of WPaD.

This is a charity anthology. A percentage of royalties will be donated to MS research in support of members of our group who live with Multiple Sclerosis.

Includes works from: J. Harrison Kemp, Anand Matthew. S. E. Springle, Marla Todd, Diana Garcia, David W. Stone, Robert Betz, A.K. Wallace, Michael Faberfelner, Jade W. Phillips, Mandy White and Daniel E. Tanzo

Available on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-and-Dreams-ebook/dp/B00EK5T3XQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376580927&sr=8-1&keywords=dragons+and+dreams+wpad

As I read all of the stories and verse in this anthology I was blown away by how GOOD these stories are. And you all know that I don’t just blow pink smoke out to be nice.

~Juliette aka Vampire Maman