Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blog Tour (Unknown Facts +Giveaway): by Georgia Cates

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.

Be sure to check out the book trailer for Blood of Anteros on my Goodreads profile page or

Unknown Facts about Blood of Anteros

Thanks for having me today. My name is Georgia Cates and I’m the author of Blood of Anteros, Blood Jewel and Going Under. Today, I’m going to be sharing some interesting things the reader might not know or expect from Blood of Anteros.

1. Why write about vampires in Pascagoula, Mississippi?
That’s simple. Write what you know. I’m from Mississippi, but I didn’t want to choose my own hometown as the setting because it’s too familiar and feels entirely too ordinary for me. I chose Pascagoula because it is where my favorite aunt lives and I have visited her there my whole life so the setting in Blood of Anteros is a very real place and the events occurring are realistic to a certain degree.

2. Is the legend of The Singing River fictional?
The legend is true. The famous Singing River is known throughout the world for its mysterious music. The singing sounds like a swarm of bees in flight and is best heard in late evenings during late summer and autumn. Barely heard at first, the music seems to grow nearer and louder until it sounds as though it comes directly under foot.

An old legend connects the sound with the mysterious extinction of the Pascagoula Tribe of Indians. Pascagoula means 'bread eaters'. The Pascagoula were a gentle tribe of contented, innocent, and inoffensive people, while on the other hand the Biloxi were a tribe who considered themselves the 'first people' and were enemies of the Pascagoula. Anola, a princess of the Biloxi tribe, was in love with Altama, Chief of the Pascagoula tribe. She was betrothed to a chieftain of her own tribe, but fled with Altama to his people. The spurned and enraged Biloxi chieftain led his Biloxi braves to war against Altama and the neighboring Pascagoula. The Pascagoula swore they would either save the young chieftain and his bride or perish with them. When thrown into battle the Pascagoula were out-numbered and faced with enslavement by the Biloxi tribe or death. With their women and children leading the way, the Pascagoula joined hands and began to chant a song of death as they walked into the river until the last voice was hushed by the dark, engulfing waters

Many believe the modern day sound is that of the death song of the Pascagoula tribe. Various hypothetical scientific explanations have been offered for this phenomenon, but none have been proven.

  1. Why graphic design and art as Curry’s hobby/profession?
Curry’s profession and hobbies are based on my husband’s. He’s a graphic designer by profession and he’s quite a good artist although he doesn’t dabble in it the way he did before we had children.

4. Which cemetery does Curry visit and is it fictional?
He goes to the Biloxi cemetery to see his parents’ and siblings’ graves. It’s a real place with a lot of interesting headstones.
  1. Why did I choose to make Curry a shipbuilder in his human life?
During the time Curry would have migrated to Pascagoula, the area would have been flourishing with shipbuilding so logically it made since to make have him come from a family of shipbuilders.

I hope you enjoyed these inside details you wouldn’t get from the blurb or from reading Blood of Anteros. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your day.

**thanks so much for dropping by Ms. Georgia...I so enjoyed this facts..>:)
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print copy of BLOOD OF ANTEROS and BLOOD JEWEL. 


  1. Very excited to read Blood of Anteros, I love the cover and it sounds like a really good read. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  2. I LOVE that the author gave her reader a sneak peek behind her story and why she chose a certain location. This actually makes me want to read the books even more.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'm the lucky winner. :)

  3. I want to see the singing river! D: this book sounds fun. :D

  4. Thanks for the giveaway, so interesting :)

  5. Thank you for the giveaway. Been following the blog tour over a few sites. The cover caught my eye, and the book blurb definitely sounds very interesting!


    1. Booo I just realized this was US only after the entries. LOL Oh well. Good luck all US participants. I have marked this as a 'To Read'.

    2. Bookluvrs..sorry for not being clear on that.. I myself wish I could enter the giveaway, but since it's US only.. I could only add the book on my wish list..:D


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