Deadly Destinations: Jaye Wells & win BLUE-BLOODED VAMP

August 7, 2012 Deadly Destinations 47

Today’s Deadly Destination  is from Jaye Well‘s Giguhl on Rome from BLUE-BLOODED VAMP (June 1, 2012 from Orbit Books). Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.

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Jaye Well’s Giguhl on Rome from BLUE-BLOODED VAMP


By Giguhl, the Mischief Demon

To many mortals, Rome is an enchanted city filled with delicious carbohydrates, copious wine and magnificent architecture. I don’t know about all that, but I’m pretty sure its home to some of the creepiest sites in the entire world.

Don’t get me wrong, as a demon, I pretty much prefer any place I visit to be as creepy as possible. If that’s not an option, then it at least has to be sexy. Even better? Creepily sexy.

But I digress.

Seeing how I recently returned from Rome after helping my best friend Sabina Kane save the world, I figured I’d share my two favorite creepy places to visit in Rome.

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, or Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins Chapel.

You want creepy?  The interior of this chapel is made from the bones of 4,000 Capuchin friars. Some of the remains are even dressed up in monks’s robes, but most are used to create patterns on the walls, including a bone clock set into the ceiling.

Several chapels and crypts make up the space, including the awesomely named, “Crypt of Pelvises.”

A plaque in one of the rooms reads, in three languages, “What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be.”

Awesome, right?

 If you want to visit this elaborate memento mori, check out the web site here.


Underneath Rome there are hundreds of kilometers of catacomb tunnels, like a sort of zombie ant farm. The Old Appian Way contains several catacombs that were used until th 5th century to bury citizen because it was forbidden to do so within Rome’s city limits. Today there are three open to the public: St.Callixtus, St. Sebastian and St. Domitilla.

St. Domitilla.

You should go to St. Domitilla for a few reasons. First, they spread out over 15 kilometers and are the oldest catacombs in Rome. They’re also the only ones that still contain bones. And we all know how much you love bones.

The other cool thing about St. Domitilla—that saucy minx—is that her catacombs also contain and underground basilica. In order to reach the catacbombs, you have to go through this sunken 4th-century church. Cool, right?

Sabina was taken down into these tunnels when she was abducted by Cain in— oh, wait. I’m not supposed to talk about that. Guess you’re going to have to buy BLUE-BLOODED VAMP to find out the details.

These are just a couple of the awesomely creeptastic sites Rome has to offer. If you go, you should totally be sure to take some applewood stakes because the place is lousy with vampires. What’s worse? They all ride Vespas. <shivers>

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Giveaway provided by Jaye Wells
One copy of BLUE-BLOODED VAMP by Jaye Wells & an I Heart Giguhl button

Cover Art: Craig White


Published on June 1, 2012 from Orbit Books


The epic conclusion to the amazing Sabina Kane urban fantasy series.

Sabina Kane is on the hunt. Her prey: Cain, the father of the vampire race and the one who murdered her family and her friends. Unfortunately, Cain is hunting Sabina, too.

The one man who holds the key to defeating Cain is, of course, Abel. A mage with secrets to spare and, hopefully, the power to match it. Unfortunately, for Sabina, he’s in Rome and may not want to be found.

Sabina sets out for Italy with her friends, Giguhl and Adam Lazarus, to track down the only man who can get her the revenge she hungers for. But will he help her or oppose her? And just who is Abel, really? Worst of all, when Sabina figures out the goddess Lilith has a plan for her-she realizes this trip is getting deadlier by the minute. As they say: when in Rome-SURVIVE.

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47 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: Jaye Wells & win BLUE-BLOODED VAMP”

  1. Victoria Zumbrum

    Jaye I would love to read your books. They sound very good. What inspires you to write them?

  2. Keslynn

    I have always wanted to visit the Roman catacombs. I’m not Catholic but I am obsessed with the stories of the saints.

  3. Caty R

    Love these books! I haven’t read the fourth one yet though but it is in my TBR pile.

  4. Julie S.

    I can’t wait to read this series finale though it will be bittersweet. I love these characters!

  5. Yodamom

    Thanks for the wonderful series ! I can’t wait to see where you next series leads us !

  6. kerry

    I love this series – cant wait to see what you have for us next!

  7. Nora-Adrienne Deret

    I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book from my local library. So I’ve already read it… NOW I want to own it for my home library.

    I love the series and plan to get all of them in time.

  8. Rebe

    This series is amazing – I definitely need to read the ending! I’m not sure I could manage visiting the catacombs. They’re awfully creepy looking!

  9. Chelsea Foust

    Hello! First off thanks for the giveaway chance, second how do you get past writers block if/when you get it. I have been struggling with this, and just trying to find a good way around it…

  10. Jaye Wells

    Hi guys! Thanks so much for having me–and Giguhl–on today! I’ll try to keep up with the questions. 🙂 One quick note, though. If you haven’t read the series yet, there’s a special promotion going on right now for my first book in that series, RED-HEADED STEPCHILD. You can get it in any ebook format for only $.99! I hope you’ll give it a try if you haven’t yet.

    Victoria Zumbrum: I have an overactive imagination that offers up all sorts of crazy characters and I can’t help but find out about their stories. Sabina’s series began when she spoke to me and said, “Digging graves is hell on a manicure.” How could I resist learning more about her?

    Chelsea Foust: In my experience writer’s block sets in when you forget that writing should be fun. Try doing something new or stop being os hard on yourself. That usually helps me.

    [email protected] Read: It was bittersweet to end the series, but I am so happy with how the overall series turned out. I just announced today that I’ve signed a new deal with Orbit for a new series that will start next fall. It’s about a cop who is trying to take down covens that sell addictive magic potions. The first book will be called DIRTY MAGIC. I’m really excited about it.

  11. Viki S.

    I’d love to explore the catacombs but they also kind of give me that creepy feeling ;).
    I’m looking forward to reading this. Thank you.

  12. Neon612

    Just picked up the first book (and only) from the library, coincidence… who knows. Now I just have to find the rest.

  13. Renee

    Definitly a creepy place but It would be fasinating to explore the catacombs

  14. Susan

    I love this series although I haven’t read them all yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Audra Holtwick

    I loved Green Eyed Demon –I would love to catch up with this series

  16. Kai W.

    I haven’t read any of your books but the series sounds great. It will be on my TBR list to read.

  17. heatwave16

    I love this series – can’t wait to check this out!!!

  18. Bethany C.

    This is one of my FAVORITE series ever! I’ll miss Sabina and Gighul loads after I read the last book.

  19. Barb P

    I love this series!! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

  20. Kt.

    These books rock!! I would love to see a story told from Gighul’s perspective if that was ever in the cards.

  21. Barbara Elness

    I’ve enjoyed this series so much, I just can’t get enough of Gighul. I’m looking forward to reading Blue-Blooded Vamp, I love Sabina Kane. I’m not so sure about visiting Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins Chapel, it sounds pretty darned creepy, and the catacombs would not only creep me out, but give me claustrophobia as well.

  22. Natasha

    I hope to start this series really soon! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  23. justpeachy36

    This looks like a great book. First time I’ve seen this series.

  24. wanda flanagan

    Gorgeous cover and I love the description.Have a fantastic week

  25. Mickie T

    I’ve been a Sabrina Wells fan since Red-Headed Stepchild came out, and I’m beyond delighted to hear that Jaye Wells has a contract for a new series. I’ll be on the lookout for those books.
    Having a series end is a sad thing, although it really helps when the characters end up in a good place.
    Giguhl – “zombie ant farm”? Really? Snort…and ewwwww!

  26. Shy Ann Arkenburgh

    As Brooks/ Pussy Willow the Faery Drag Queen once said, “Honey, please, I tuck my junk and secure it with duct tape.”
    Well, I truly don’t know what that’s to compare to in awesomeness…which is the whole Sabina Kane series – unable to be compared. Not junk, but duct tape. Duct tape as in stickiness, and the plot and world of Sabina Kane has been stuck into my head since Day One. These books are truly amazing, Jaye, and I can’t wait until you finish the “something new” project so I can read that as well.
    Peace, Love, and “Pitchforks”…Go Team Awesome!

  27. Gabbie

    🙁 I didn’t know this was the end of the series.
    I really need to catch up, actually I was just looking for what to read next so score there 🙂
    Congrats Jaye on the epicness of your books!!

  28. Rachel at theJeepDiva

    I have not read this series yet but I love vampire stories. Thanks for the giveaway and the deadly destination. I’ll be honest I love creepy destinations so these posts are awesome reads.

  29. Wrighty

    Love this series! I need to catch up though. So glad to hear you have a new one coming and can’t wait to read Dirty Magic! Thanks for the offer!

  30. Samantha

    What are you currently working on? I’m sad that this this is the last book in this series…it is one of my favorites!!!!!

  31. Brandy

    Half Vamp and half Mage how did you come up with this combo? Thanks fort hegiveaway

  32. whitewolfreads

    I love this series! I would love to visit the catacombs, they sound positively creepy but exiting.

  33. Jessica

    Awesome and creative post! Rome is one of my dream destinations, and these are two of the places on my list of sites to see. I know this my sound weird, but the Capuchins Chapel doesn’t really seem creepy to me. Perhaps it is my faith, but I tend to see death as just another part of life, a new beginning rather than an ending, so to me it is more a celebration of life in artwork using a unique medium than anything else. It looks kind of beautiful, actually. Can’t wait to read the book!

  34. Jolene A

    catacombs are so creepy. Sounds like a great read, thanks for the chance to win