Spotlight & Giveaway: Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons

Posted May 8th, 2017 by in Blog, Spotlight / 40 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome romance author Juliet Lyons to HJ!

Hi Juliet and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Dating the Undead!


What was your favorite scene to write from Dating the Undead? Why?

I like to enjoy myself as I write so it goes without saying I have many favorite moments in Dating the Undead.
One particular scene is in Chapter seventeen. Silver, in a bid to escape an awful date, crawls through a restaurant window. What she doesn’t anticipate is for her undead date to suss out her plan and block her exit. Lucky for her, Logan comes to the rescue.
This scene is one of my favorites as Silver is forced to accept Logan’s help despite trying to retain her pride and dignity. Much banter and hilarity ensues. I even managed to work in a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference.
Here is a short teaser of the scene…

Only then do I look into the face of the woman collapsed in a terrified huddle at the bottom of the wall.
My stomach clenches, I wonder if I’m going mad. “Silver?”
Her wide grey eyes meet mine, terror melting to relief. “Logan!”
She propels herself upwards and I catch her in my arms, holding her shaking body tightly against mine. “What the hell is going on?” I ask into the top of her head, stroking her hair. “Jesus, Silver, he was about to murder you.”
I feel wet tears against my t-shirt, her hands clutching fistfuls of my denim jacket. “Logan, I think I’ve broken something—my back.”
She looks down at the remains of Gerhard, and at the dusty carving knife, lying on the floor beside him. “Since when did you turn into Buffy The Vampire Slayer?”
I shake my head. “Since when did you start dating psychos?”
Her eyes flick back to me, narrowing to slits. Hands on my chest, she shoves me away, one brow arched. “How did you know where to find me? Are you following me again?”
As the last word leaves her lips, she sways, stumbling back into my arms. “I hate you,” she mumbles. “This isn’t hugging. It’s a matter of necessity. If I thought I could raise my arm without fainting, I’d slap your face.”
In spite of the situation, I smile into her hair. “We need to get out of here. Can you climb onto my back?”
“I need the hospital, Logan,” she says, hanging limp as a ragdoll in my arms.
I hold her steady. “I can fix you better than a hospital can. I’m going to lift you fireman style, just hang over my back. Leave the rest to me.”
Stooping down, I grab her around the knees and toss her over my shoulder, holding her in place by the thighs.
“I think I’m going to be sick,” she mutters. “Wait! I need my handbag.”
I turn on the spot, scanning the ground. “Where is it?”
“I can’t remember exactly. I was too busy getting murdered, remember?”
“Jeez, Silver. Do you ever stop with the sass?”
A short distance away, beneath an open frosted glass window is a dark lump on the concrete. I leap across and snatch it up. “Got it.”
“Don’t drop it, I’m on contract with the mobile.”
I let out a snort of derision. “Are you ready?”


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Giveaway: Print copy of Dating the Undead (Undead Dating Service) by Juliet Lyons

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Book Info:

Likes to keep things casual
Absolutely no poetry
Zero romance required.

Silver Harris is over clingy men―maybe men altogether. But when she shares a toe-curling kiss with a sexy Irish vampire on New Year’s Eve, she wonders if maybe it’s human men she’s fed up with. Silver turns to the popular vampire dating site, V-Date, only to discover that vampire men are just as unimpressive as their mortal counterparts. And her mysterious hottie? He’s nowhere to be found.

Can’t a girl catch a break?

Logan Byrne can’t get that sassy redhead―or that kiss!―out of his head. When his boss assigns him to spy on V-Date, he meets Silver again. Turns out, the police are recruiting humans to snitch on vampires through the dating site. As the snark and sparks fly, feelings between Silver and Logan deepen. But, when old demons resurface―literally―Logan isn’t sure he can shield either of them from the dangers that have been lying in wait for centuries.

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Meet the Author:

JULIET LYONS is a paranormal romance author from the UK. She holds a degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and works part-time in a local primary school where she spends far too much time discussing Harry Potter. Since joining global storytelling site Wattpad in 2014, her work has received millions of hits online and gained a legion of fans from all over the world. When she is not writing, Juliet enjoys reading and spending time with her family. Visit:




40 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Dating the Undead by Juliet Lyons”

    • janinecatmom

      Now that I think about it more, there was one guy who got a call from the girlfriend he was broke up with at the time and he did tell me to be quiet while they talked. that didn’t leave a good impression on me. I felt like I was just being used.

  1. isisthe12th

    No dating disasters! I’ve been with my husband almost 34 years, can’t recall any.

  2. Glenda

    It’s been over 26 years since I dated …. I’m sure there were plenty of bad dates, but I can’t remember details.

  3. Lilah Chavez

    Well my worst date was when this guy I was dating thought it would be soooo romantic to big me to a really raunchy motel room to um yeah … You know ! Douchbag!

  4. Anita H.

    Worse date – guy was super boring and talked about himself all night. I couldn’t find a way out so I stuck it out and never spoke to him again

  5. kermitsgirl

    I actually haven’t had any bad dates…that’s probably weird, right? I actually mentioned to my husband that I was kinda sad to miss the whole internet-dating craze that our friends are going through right now because they have some crazy stories.

    I did go on a date with a fire fighter (who was soooo attractive) and we had a ton of fun, but he made it clear he was looking for an exercise partner in his girlfriend, so I let him know on no uncertain terms that I was not the girl for him at the end of the date. I may have been skinny and fit-looking at the time, but it was all metabolism – not diet and exercise!

  6. Tammy V.

    My Mom tried to set me up to go for a walk with a boy when we were camping. I was only 15 and wasn’t interested. She basically forced it on me and said it would be nice to meet someone and it was just a walk and I wouldn’t see him again. BUTTT- (see that big but there) he found out our address and came to our house to see me after we got home. Very awkward.

  7. Olivia F.

    Worst date was when they took me somewhere I didn’t want to go. I wouldn’t get out of the car and made him drive me home!

  8. Teresa Williams

    I was with my husband to be at 15 so I haven’t had any bad dates .There was only 2 before him that I dated a couple times

  9. BookLady

    It was a first date and he never stopped talking about himself. I stuck it out, but never answered his phone calls again.

  10. Colleen C.

    Worst… was a blind date… my friend came along as a double date and the two of them flirted and exchanged numbers in front of me and the other date.

  11. Jennifer Mcbeth

    I’ve been dying to read this! I once had a guy take me to his house after the final day of his grandmothers funeral and it was so horribly uncomfortable for both myself and his entire family. Unfortunately I couldnt escape. I was stuck there for hours and it was AWFUL!

  12. Irma

    Once a guy took me to the cemetery because he tought that the candles were so romantic. That was the last time I saw him again 🙂

  13. Ada

    Once I went out with a guy but then he started asking me questions about one of my friends. Suffice it to say, it didn’t work out for us — or his chances with my friend.

  14. Mandy R

    Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been on a bad date. Had a bad family lunch with a boyfriend and his mother once. Does that count?

  15. Banana cake

    This guy that worked at the same company as I did kept asking me out and finally I agreed to go out with him. He barely spoke English but I finished the date and he didn’t bother me anymore.

  16. lindamoffitt02

    We didn’t “Date” when I was growing up we hung out in groups and then started “Going Out” and usually did stuff with a couple people (Bar, Bowling, Stuff like that) unless it was night time and at that point we were “In A Relationship”

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