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Jun 13, 2011

~ Karin Tabke ~

I’m delighted and thrilled to have the national bestselling, award-winning author of erotic romantic suspense, Karin Tabke with us all at Readaholics Anonymous. Karin Tabke has agreed to answer a few questions about her new novel BLOOD LAW.

Readaholic: Hello Karin, thank you so much for stopping by! I would like to start off by letting you know how much of a great read Blood Law was, one of my favorites this year! Ok, before I get carried away let’s start with some questions.

1. Readaholic: Blood Law is about Lycans, is it your first foray into the world of wolves or have you written other stories with lycans?

Karin: Dana thank you so much for inviting me to hang out! I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed Rafe and Falon’s story! BLOOD LAW is my very first foray into the sexy world of lycan. I love writing them too. Lycan always seem to be the bad guys, but in my lycan world, the baddest being on the planet is the enemy. Man.

2. Readaholic: I loved how you weaved magic and lore into the story, especially your use of the Inuit people. Is there any actual Inuit lore that helped you with your story?

Karin: The majority of the magic and lore is my imagination working overtime. However, the moodiness of it is a reflection the mysticism of Native American lore, which I love. And while I didn’t do a whole lot of research into the Inuit people for BLOOD LAW, I have for BLOOD RIGHT, book two in the series. A chunk of the story is set in Alaska. One thing that I love so much is the respect the Inuit have not only for the land but for all the creatures who inhabit it.

3. Readaholic: Another wonderful angle you bring into your story is the use of twins. Did you always know that one twin would be dark and the other golden, or did the story reveal them to you as you wrote?

Karin: Rafael and Lucien came to me first. As they came to me as twins, one dark one light. Two brothers so close, so much alike, so haunted by the tragedy of their childhood, each dealing with it in a different way. After I wrote the first chapter, they became so defined, each taking a different path that I just went along with where they took me.

4. Readaholic: Rafael is HAWT! Is there anyone you based his character on, or is he all your super imagination’s work of art?

Karin: Thank you! He’s all me, baby! I love that man er’ wolf. His nobility, honor and passion for his people and his woman continue to amaze me. I love writing tortured complex alpha heroes. I’m very proud of Rafe. He’s a keeper for sure!

5. Readaholic: I thought Falon was such an interesting character, I’m sure we’ve just begun to find out all her secrets. I loved the fact that she’s a fighter, especially the way she stood up to the Slayer in the market. The fighting scene in the deli was beyond kool, do you have any background in self defense?

Karin: I have no personal background, however , my husband is a retired cop, and he’s a great go-to tool when I need to execute a fight scene.

6. Readaholic: I get the impression that Lucien is not all that he seems. Are we going to get up close and personal with Lucien in book two, BLOOD RIGHT?

Karin: You are going to get SO up close and personal with Lucien you will be holding your breath and fanning yourself!

7. Readaholic: The Slayers are a force to be reckoned with in BLOOD LAW. Will we see peace between the Slayers and Lycans by the time the trilogy comes to a finale?

Karin: Now, now, Dana, even if I knew the answer to that question, I couldn’t tell you! ;)

Readaholic: Oh, well, it was worth a try.  *smiles*

8. Readaholic: I imagine you’ve been busy with Book 2~ BLOOD RIGHT & Book 3 ~ BLOOD MOON RISING in the trilogy. How excited are you about this series and do you think there might be any spin offs?

Karin: I’m super excited about this entire series! I’m a little awestruck by the overwhelming positive response readers have showered on BLOOD LAW. I’m loving writing BLOOD RIGHT so much I just can’t stand it. BLOOD MOON RISING is going to have to top them all. I’m a little scared!  As of right now, I don’t have plans for a spin off, but depending on how the trilogy ends, there might be more stories…

9. Readaholic: Karin, the Eye of Fenrir was such a clever way to capture Fenrir, will the ring’s power reveal itself in the upcoming books?

Karin: Oh, all will be revealed, and then some!

10. Readaholic: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans about your incredible new book, BLOOD LAW?

Karin: THANK YOU! Without all of the chatter, buzz and Rafa vs Lucien love, this series, which I love has just taken off. I could not have done with without all of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh, and I promise BLOOD RIGHT is going to be one hell of a ride!!!

Readaholic: Karin, thank you so much for hang out with us and answering all our questions.

I can’t wait to read Book 2 – BLOOD RIGHT !

Best of luck!

Karin: Thank you again for inviting me to hang out!

* Note: To read my review on BLOOD LAW by Karin Tabke click link ~

Interview with Rafael Vulkasin,

Alpha of the Vulkasin pack


I would love to welcome a very special guest that has been kind enough to visit for a spell.
Please welcome the Alpha of the Vulkasin pack, Rafael Vulkasin.

Readaholic: Rafael, thank you so much for stopping by! I have tons of questions I’d love to ask but I know you’re super busy, so I’ll keep it short.

1. Readaholic: Rafael, your twin brother, Lucien and you were brought up in a loving family, were you close as children?

Rafael: We are twins. He was my shadow and I his.

2. Readaholic: After the deaths of your parents, did you notice a change in Lucien or was it later on that things changed?

Rafael: My brother and I both changed the day our parents were slaughtered before our eyes. I chose one
              way to deal with it, Lucien chose a different path.

3. Readaholic: How are things with you and Falon? Is she “enceinte” yet? You know she may have twins.  

Rafael: An alpha does not discuss such things.

4. Readaholic: Do you think that when the time comes you’ll be able to abide by the Blood Law?

Rafael: The BLOOD LAW is final.

5. Readaholic: Falon has the sweetest nickname for you, Rafa . *wink* *wink* Do you have an endearment for her and if so, what is it?

Rafael: An alpha does not discuss such things.

6. Readaholic: You love to ride you motorcycle and hang out with you pack. Do you own a car?

Rafael: Several.

7. Readaholic: You can tell that Talia loves both Lucien and you dearly. Do you think Talia will return to the

Rafael: Talia belongs to pack Vulkasin. She will be returned.

8. Readaholic: It’s incredibly sad when a family is torn apart by turmoil. Do you think you and your brother can ever repair the damage in your relationship?

Rafael: Only when Lucien faces the truth.

Readaholic: Rafael, thank you so much for spending time with us today, I hope you’ll come back and visit again. Please give our regards to Falon and the pack.

Rafael: You can thank Falon for my presence today. Only for her would I speak to a human
about my pack.

* Note: To read my review on BLOOD LAW by Karin Tabke click link ~

Here is a preview of all the wonderful stories
Karin Tabke has in store for us thirsty readers.

Out Now!


by Karin Tabke
Book one in the Blood Moon Rising trilogy

Berkley Heat May 3rd, 2011
ISBN: 978-0425240922

For all eternity, only one thing shall separate them—until the Blood Law is avenged…

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.

One woman stands at the center of it all…

As undisputed Alpha, Rafael must choose a life mate to preserve the dominance of his Lycan pack.

He never suspected, his mate would be a human, the same wounded, girl-woman he seduces from the brink of death. Falon is a dangerous combination of Lycan and Slayer—beings bred to destroy his kind. Even more, she’s a mesmerizing beauty whose sensuality tempts the seasoned warrior
to take unnecessary risks.   The primal heat between them is irresistible, yet surrendering to it could destroy them both…for a vengeful foe stands ready in the shadows to fulfill
what is rightfully his by Blood Law.


     Falon moaned. Pain mixed with an inexplicable pleasure slid sensuously across her skin, sinking into her muscles and bones, then deeper, to her womb. Moist heat trailed across her nipples, then painstakingly slowly, down her belly. Anticipation flared with a want so deep, so profound, she sobbed. Hot breath hovered just above her mons. The need for more took over. Grabbing the sheets she lay upon, Falon twisted them tightly around her hands, afraid if she reached out, the sensations would evaporate. She craved this touch with every cell in her body. She had lived her entire life without it.

She wanted all of it.

Her thighs parted, her hips rose. Hot breath fanned the tender flesh there.

“God,” she moaned. “Make it stop.”

Possessive hands cupped her breasts.

“Ah,” she gasped, melting into the erotic pressure. “More,” she begged. The urgency in her blood demanded more. More pressure, more intensity. Penetration.

It was the most erotic dream she had ever had.

No longer did she feel the pain from that terrible attack. She shut out the horrible memories of Mr. D and the debacle that followed. It was a nightmare. But this . . . this was pure bliss . . .

Firm lips pressed between her thighs. Falon shuddered, the intense pleasure of the contact too much for her to bear. Releasing the sheets, she dug her fingers into the thick silken hair on the head between her thighs. An erotic rush coursed through her. She could feel the muscled jaw, open and moving as he . . .

“Oh, God,” she moaned as a thick wet tongue swirled across her hardened clitoris. “Oh, God,” she moaned again, her breath hard and forced. “Oh, God.” She couldn’t help herself. She dug her nails further into the thick hair, raking his scalp. A low masculine growl vibrated against her.

Lips gently suckled her labia as big hands fondled her breasts, and fingertips plucked her nipples. Sensation shot through her nervous system, lighting her up. She arched her back, spreading herself wider, wanting all of the man who tortured her so.

She’d been alone so long. So cold. So hungry. This extraordinary feeling of being wanted felt too good to stop.

Magic hands and supple fingertips branded every inch of her. Falon writhed, barely able to control her body’s voracious response to the master’s touch. She held nothing back, every inhibition had fled at his first touch. It was a dream or she had been drugged. She didn’t care which, she only cared that it never stopped.

Strong hands grasped the cradle of her hips, lifting her drenched pussy more firmly to molten lips. “Please,” she begged. “Please.”

He growled, attacking her with the ferocity of a starved man. Fear shimmered through her at his rough handling. But her body wept for more. He caught her clit in his teeth and tugged, laving her to soften the intensity. The air around her simmered, she gasped unable to breathe. He sunk a long, thick finger into her virgin body. Her liquid muscles hugged him in welcome. Falon’s eyes rolled back into her head as her body wracked with exquisite pleasure. Her lungs hurt in their desperation for air. Perspiration erupted along her flesh, slickening her eager hot body. Her hips bucked wildly, demanding more. He gave her more.

He slid another finger into her wanton pussy, then in a slow deliberate cadence, he fucked her as his lips clung possessively to her clit.

It was too much. Falon cried out in sensation overload, yet her fingers clutched and clawed at him, wanting him to go deeper.

He snarled. The tension in her body rose. Fingers dug into her ass. Her body thrashed. The fingers inside of her curled and tapped a sweet spot. Falon screamed. The tension snapped. Her body shattered. She didn’t know if she would live or die. She didn’t care.

“You are mine,” a rough voice growled against her trembling thighs. “Mine.”

“Yes,” Falon gasped.

Cold air spiraled across her body.

“No,” she gasped when she wanted to scream. Weep.

 Her dream, her lovely, lovely dream, was ending.

The bed dipped on either side of her head as her dream lover planted his hands there. She was afraid to open her eyes, afraid if she did, her dream would be gone from her forever. Warm breath caressed her cheek. Warmer lips pressed to her neck. Her body liquefied as the tension eased. He wasn’t leaving her.

A long, lean, blistering body pressed against hers. Power washed off him in waves. Even if she wanted to run, he would never allow it. His possession was final. Intuitively she knew it.

Falon held her breath for one long moment as she steeled herself. Anticipating . . . His cock pressed against her belly. She moaned as he dragged its heavy thickness downward, stopping between her thighs. He grabbed it with his hand and rubbed the wide head up and down along her drenched lips. She moaned, wanting all of him but suddenly afraid. She stiffened.

He growled and nudged against her slick opening. Unbelievably, despite how much she knew her body wanted it, she felt its instinctive resistance.

“Accept me,” his harsh, husky voice demanded above her.

“Please,” she begged. “Don’t hurt me.”

He growled, the sound not threatening, but indignant.

His long fingers dug into her hair. His warm breath caressed her cheek. She dared to open her eyes. Her heart stopped. Deep ocean blue eyes glittered like molten jewels above her. Wide-eyed she could not look away.

“Accept me,” he roughly said again, nudging her.

Like quicksilver, excitement thrummed through her veins. Her breath rushed from her lungs as her heart restarted. She would not deny him. In doing so, she would deny herself. She closed her eyes as every part of her loosened. Finally, she would know how a man would feel inside her.

In answer, she undulated beneath his hardness pressing for entry.

He pressed his lips to her ear. “Say the words: I accept you.”

She gasped at the raw passion of his words, the tone possessive and commanding.

“Say it!” he hissed. His body coiled above hers, like a serpent ready to strike.

“I-I accept you,” she breathed.

Coming October 2011

Berkley Heat (October 4, 2011)
Trade Paperback
Erotic Romantic Suspense
ISBN-10: 0425243168
ISBN-13: 978-0425243169

Pre-order your copy today!

The hottest thing about a man in uniform is imagining him out of it…

They may enforce the rules, but when men in uniform are off duty and under the covers, they’re experts at breaking them. In this searingly sexy anthology, popular authors Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, and Karin Tabke present men in uniform—unzipped….

In Maya Banks’s Soul Possession, Jessie spends a hot night with two sexy-as-sin detectives, only to be accused of murder the very next day. But when Jessie becomes the target of a serial killer, her two detectives will risk everything to have her back in their arms—and in their bed…

It’s time for protected witness Layla Creed to come out of hiding and take the stand in Taking the Heat by Sylvia Day. Layla has only three days to reconnect with federal marshal Brian Simmons—and slake the white-hot lust that has simmered between them for years…

Karin Tabke’s Wanted follows the X-rated exploits of bad-boy cop Colin Daniels and the soon-to-be-ex-wife of a mob boss. He’s been hired to guard her body, but it drives him to distraction instead, putting his career—and his life—on the line…

Coming February 2012

Book two in the Blood Moon Rising Trilogy


  1. That was an awsome interview,,Id never heard of her before this,,,and her book sounds amazing it definately went on my TBR pile,,thanks for sharing..

  2. Thanks to all 3 of y'all for the awesome interviews! Loved Blood Law, can't wait to get my greedy lil fingers on Blood Right. Also recently purchased her Enemy Lover book, must read more by this lady. I am looking forward to meeting Tabke/Harlow at Authors After Dark in August.

  3. AnonymousJune 13, 2011

    I almost bought that book this weekend. I have to go back and buy it today!

  4. Dana, thank you again for having me and Rafe as your guest (he sooo hawt!)! Jenifer, I hope you pick up a copy of BLOOD LAW!

    I heart you Jeep Diva! xo
    Anon, how could you pass up that cover?!

    Karin* Tabke aka Harlow!

  5. I totally love that cover, it could be one of the BDB! But then, I have a things for tattoos. First your review, and now the interview, it will climb on my TRB mountain fast!

  6. I love the tat too! Enjoy, Aurian (love your name!)


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