The Darhkness Championships…The Darkness Tour with Tes Hilaire and Elisabeth Staab Guest Post and Giveaway

Welcome to the final round of The Darhkness Championship

It’s the final stop on the Darkness Tour, and today we need your help. In order to determine who gets the prize for the Darhkest vampire team we need you to vote! Below you’ll find our two team captains along with descriptions about the key players on their team. And as a special thanks, those who vote will be entered to win a really cool T-shirt from either Team Thad or Team Roland! Have fun and play fair! No double votes ;-)

Tes: Okay ladies and gents!  Let’s introduce to you Team Roland!  We have four key players on our team and two back-up players who can swap in in a pinch. Check them out, and for your chance at a Hilaire’s Hellions T-shirt, don’t forget to vote Team Roland!

Roland: Team captain. Former Paladin turned Vampire. Special abilities include heightened senses, mental persuasion, enhanced speed and strength, and some remaining clairvoyance of future events from his Paladin heritage. Cool tricks include leaping from building to building and dismembering merkers with a few nearly invisible strokes of his blade.

Karissa: Recruitment officer/Head of transportation. The last female Paladin, this little woman is no shrinking violet. With the ability to teleport she’s as apt to jump into danger as out of it if it means having the back of someone she loves. Other cool tricks include projective thought, touch empathy, oh…and the ability to purge darkness from a tainted soul with the gift of her blood.

Logan: Second in command/Strategist. Future leader of the Paladin, he’s been trained in key strategy and battle planning. Special abilities include unparalleled projective thought, physical and mental shielding. Loyal to a fault, he’ll go down with the ship, though he’ll do his damndest to strategize the way out of the storm first. Secret weapon: A once in a fight ability to pull enough of His light to eradicate all things pure evil.

Alexander: Team anchor. Paladin. Special abilities include superhuman strength and the ability to drain enemy and friend alike of their energy. The heavy hitter on the team, he’s also proficient in the ancient art of banishing demons. More important, he’ll always have your back when you need him most.

Valin: Reluctant back up player/Special-ops. Paladin. Also called the Black Knight. Special abilities include the ability to “ghost” in the Shade. Undetectable to most anyone in this form, he makes the perfect spy/assassin…just don’t make the mistake of thinking he’ll follow the orders you give.

Gabriella: The wild card. Half succubus, half, well, something and all vamp, this chica has attitude to spare. Special abilities include some pretty powerful mind gifts like shielding and projective thought and some major…persuasive…charms from dear ‘ole mom.

Elisabeth: Okay, on “Team Yavn” we have:

Thad: The king in King of Darkness. He’s a young king, but while he may be inexperienced, he’s got a trusty 700 year old sidekick and plenty of firepower. No, really, this guy can shoot fireballs from his bare hands!

Isabel: Thad’s queen and destined mate. This ice-queen is no frigid maiden, folks. Thad’s fire and Isabel’s ice make for one steamy combo both in and out of the bedroom.

Lee: Thad’s very old, very surly human-hating bodyguard has a shady past but he’s loyal, good with his weapons, and even better with his energetic shield that can bounce all manner of supernatural powers. No evil wizards are taking down the king and queen on his watch.

Anton: Anton may not be as mighty as a vampire, but he has a few tricks up his sleeve. And as a former enemy of the vampire race, he’s got one thing the rest of this team doesn’t. He just doesn’t give a damn. He grew up the scion of all evil, fell in love with the king’s half-sister from afar, and after a severe blow to the head we’re not too sure Anton’s got all his marbles anymore. No question, this wizard-turned hero cares about two things: keeping Tyra safe, and taking revenge on his father. Everything else is gravy.

Tyra: Being the half-breed sister of the vampire king is hard, but Tyra has some cool tricks to make up for it. She’s got fire, she can teleport…she can even turn invisible! Fighting the evil that plagues her race is what Tyra loves best, as she does it very, very well. But all that power comes with a terrible price. The stronger a vampire is, the faster their powers burn out.


About the Authors

Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in a fantasy world. Her bestselling paranormal romance novel, King of Darkness, is available now. Her second book, Prince of Power, releases in January. Find out more at

Tes Hilaire’s idea of a perfect vacation would include her porch on a sultry summer night, a good glass of rich, red wine, and a book about darkness, passion, torture and love. Her first novel in the Paladin warriors series Deliver Me from Darkness is available now. The next, Deliver Me from Temptation, releases in December. For more, visit



A stranger in the night…

He had once been a warrior of the Light, one of the revered Paladin. A protector. But now he lives in sin darkness, and the shadows are his sanctuary. Every day is a struggle to overcome the bloodlust. Especially the day Karissa shows up on his doorstep.

Comes knocking on the door…

She is light and bright and everything beautiful—despite her scratches and torn clothes. Every creature of the night is after her. So is every male Paladin. Because Karissa is the last female of their kind. But she is his. He may not have a soul, but he can’t deny his heart.



Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although drifting through the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons’ blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the sexy, arrogant king of the vampires, this party-girl’s life turns dark and dangerous.


Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate had gotten it seriously wrong…


You want stuff? We got stuff! Leave us a comment and let us know who you think the baddest vamps of them all are. We’ve got oodles of swag, and even one of two free T-shirts for the winners!

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  10 comments for “The Darhkness Championships…The Darkness Tour with Tes Hilaire and Elisabeth Staab Guest Post and Giveaway

  1. Heather
    06/28/2012 at 9:39 am

    My vote goes to Team Yavn! Thad is falling into his new role as king extremely well! I’d be afraid to get on his bad side because he is proving himself as a new king, a new mate, and dealing with everything else coming his way! Go Team Yavn! :)

  2. 06/28/2012 at 10:51 am

    Team Roland for sure :). Love team Roland , he is cool hearted but when he has to decide anything connected with his love he is one dream guy that will steal the heart of every readers straight away

  3. Susan W.
    06/28/2012 at 11:27 am

    I’ve got Togo with Team Yavn! Nothing beats a new King coming into his own and with a queen like Isabel he can’t be beat. Can’t forget the other players on his team! A hot bodyguard, powerful sister and a former enemy now team player. Loved reading King of Darkness, eagerly awaiting Anton’s book!

  4. 06/28/2012 at 12:01 pm

    Looks like the votes are rolling in! Thanks Aretha for your vote…Roland can be very protective of his love, isn’t he? ;-) Susan and Heather, I agree that Thad is a hotty hunk too and am also eagerly awaiting Anton’s book!

  5. 06/28/2012 at 1:05 pm

    Hey guys, thanks so much for stopping by on the last day of the Darkness tour! And Tes and I love you all for checking out King of Darkness and Deliver me from Darkness, no matter who you vote for!

  6. Lynne
    06/28/2012 at 1:05 pm

    I loved Thad so my vote goes to him and King of Darkness It was a great read! Yeah Team Yavn!

  7. Ashley
    06/28/2012 at 8:44 pm

    Man, i love Vamps. :) *sigh*

  8. 06/28/2012 at 9:03 pm

    Team Roland all the way!!!!! :D

  9. 06/28/2012 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks everyone for stopping in! There is still time to enter so if you’re lurking or thinking about it, you don’t even have to vote, just say HI! Good luck to all, hope you’re all enjoying your summer and squeezing in lots of awesome summer reads ;-)

  10. 06/28/2012 at 10:50 pm

    Yeah Baby!!! Vamps are sexy as heck!

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