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Supernatural Smack Down: Mari Mancusi’s Rayne McDonald

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE…..

Finals: Fighting for DFT – Rayne McDonald

Rayne McDonald vs. Elena Manory

Remember to check out Parajunkee’s View site and choose wisely…tweet #SuperSmack

Name: Rayne McDonald

Book Series: Blood Coven Vampires

Job: Vampire/Vampire Slayer (It’s a long story, don’t ask.)

Height: 5’5″

Weight: 125

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

From (Location): Oakridge, Massachusetts (currently living in Las Vegas)

Significant Other: Jareth (vampire general of the Blood Coven)

Signature Move: Staking bad vampires who get out of line

Kill Highlights: Took on a squad of rampaging werewolf cheerleaders

Enemies: Pyrus, House Speaker of the Vampire Consortium, Bertha the Vampire Slayer, Mike Stevens (annoying football player)

Favorite Pastime: Dancing at Goth Clubs

Other Facts: Has identical twin sister, Sunshine McDonald

Hey people! Rayne McDonald here! Vampire and vampire slayer extraordinaire. And if that isn’t enough, I’m also a full blooded fairy princess. All of which makes me extremely kick ass. I’ve got the powers of the vampire, the powers of a fairy, and yes, I’m an expert at slaying my own kind. (Only the bad ones who don’t follow the rules, mind you. Not the upstanding citizens of the Blood Coven.)

I’ve had a lot of experience in my short time in the supernatural world. From slaying the evil vampire Maverick who devised a blood virus to get revenge on the Blood Coven to taking on a squad of rampaging cheerleader werewolves out to destroy my hometown I even went up against the legendary fairy Tinkerbell, though I’m sad to say I actually lost that one. (Trust me, she’s a lot tougher than she looks in her sparkly dress.) And coming up in my next book, Soul Bound, I’m actually heading to Hades to take on the creatures of the Underworld–including the devil himself. Say what you want about me, but I’m nothing if not ambitious.

My weapon of choice is the stake. It’s my own special stake, infused with my essence. So for those of you thinking it’s lame to go around brandishing a stick of wood, think again. This stake has the power to dust even the toughest vampire in a single bound. And if you’re human? Well, just watch out for some major splinters. (Just kidding, I have other weapons reserved, just for you!)

And lest you think it’s me against the world, think again. I’ve got my twin sister Sunny, always by my side. She may not be a vampire or a slayer, but she’s a pretty amazing fairy princess with the power to polymorph into anything she wants. So you never know where she’ll show up or what she’ll look like when she does. Not to mention she can fly! How cool is that?

I’ve also got my boyfriend to back me up. Jareth is general of the Blood Coven and a pretty bad ass vampire in his own right. And if you’re a slayer–well, watch out. He really hates you. Not that you can blame him. Slayer Inc. took out his whole family once upon a time. Not something you can really forgive. Luckily for me, he makes an exception. But only because I’m full of awesome.

Not that I really need backup, by the way. I’m more than ready to take on any supernatural creature by my lonesome. And I can meet you anywhere in the world. So far my adventures have taken me to England, Japan, Switzerland, Vegas, New York, Hades–just to name a few. In other words, have stake, will travel.

Oh and just FYI? I’m pretty awesome at virtual slaying as well. From World of Warcraft to my new favorite: Vampires vs. Zombies–I’m all you need to get through any level or take down any boss. Just ask!

So if you need someone in your corner for a supernatural smackdown, look no further. After all, why settle for just a vampire or a slayer or a fairy — when you can have a three-for-one? Just ask for Rayne McDonald and you won’t be sorry.


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About Mari:

Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession –journalism — instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults.

When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure–videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin , Texas with her husband Jacob and their dogs Mesquite and Bowie.

You can visit Mari around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Mari Mancusi?

Boys that Bite Stake That! Girls That Growl Bad Blood Night School Blood Ties Soul Bound

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This giveaway is provided by Penguin/Berkley

One winner will receive a copy of The Blood Coven Vampires, Volume 1 by Mari Mancusi

Available on October 4, 2011 from Penguin/Berkley

About the Book:

The first two Blood Coven Vampire novels-now in one volume.

Boys That Bite
When Sunny McDonald’s sister drags her to Club Fang, all she expects is a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when a tall, handsome stranger mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving twin and bites her on the neck, she realizes his fangs are real-and deadly…

Stake That
Rayne McDonald had it all figured out: become the vampire mate of the Blood Coven master and live the high life for all eternity. But now, not only is Rayne fangless, but she discovers she’s destined to be a vampire slayer instead…and sexy vampire bad boy Jareth keeps getting in her way.

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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31 Responses to “Supernatural Smack Down: Mari Mancusi’s Rayne McDonald

  1. Valerie LongNo Gravatar
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    I’m a big fan of the Blood Coven Vampires and Mari Mancusi. I have all the books so far. I of course voted for Rayne! =)

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  2. Valerie LongNo Gravatar
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    If I happen to win this one I’m going to give it to my best friend so I can get her hooked on the books like I am! =) Love you Mari!!!!

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    I’ve wanted to buy this series.. Good thing I waited! I love books in volumes :D

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  4. Brandy SwainNo Gravatar
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    Wow sounds really good, haven’t read anything by this Author. I will have to check her out!
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    I love it when the first books in a series are offered since I hate reading out of order. I remember reading an excerpt of this and it sounded good.

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  6. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    I hadn’t heard of this series but it looks great. What a pretty cover.

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    I went with Rayne who is new to me but I find interesting.

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  8. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    Love this Supernatural Showdown!! Thanks for all the great book info and giveaways.

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  9. PabkinsNo Gravatar
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    Vampire & a vampire slayer – and twins to boot – Oh I love sisters. I should have been a twin haha.

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  10. Valerie RusnakNo Gravatar
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    Looks like a very interesting read. great giveaway!

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  11. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    Rayne sounds like she can seriously do some damage to the bad guys and I voted for her with no doubt that she’d win in a showdown.

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    Cant wait to read this.

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    I haven’t read this series yet but really want to. It sounds right up my ally.

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  14. LadyVampireNo Gravatar
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    This looks and sound like a great book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance.

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    Just getting into the series…love love love it!<3<3<3

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  16. AmyNo Gravatar
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    I have not read this series yet, but I’d love to give Mari’s books a try. I voted for Rayne because she sounds like a cool fairy princess.

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    I voted for Rayne because she sounds like a neat character. Thanks!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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    I voted for Rayne. I am enjoying the smackdown! Still no Rafflecopter for me.
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  19. Tina WoytasczykNo Gravatar
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    Never heard of this book! So glad I have now, it’s a def buy!!! Voted for Rayne

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  20. NicoleNo Gravatar
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    I love vampire books so this series sounds like one I would really like.

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    Rampaging werewolf cheerleaders made me laugh. This book sounds good.

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    This series looks really good, I can’t wait to check it out.

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  23. Stacy (Urban Fantasy Investigations)No Gravatar
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    I cant wait to read this.

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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  24. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    Oh I’m curious about this book. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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    This sounds like a great series. Onto the wish list it goes!

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  26. Patricia's ParticularityNo Gravatar
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    Ooooo I love Vampire Series. Count me in!

    moc.liamtohnull@LJnacileP

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    Love books in volumes, can’t wait to read this!!

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    Voted for Rayne, a vampire, a vampire slayer and a fairy princess? How could she loose?

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    I voted for Rayne …what a great combo of specialness.

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    Woohoo! 2 for 1–can’t beat that!

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  31. Jennifer KallhoffNo Gravatar
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    Sounds interesting! I voted for Rayne!

    Kalliandra2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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