Vampires of the World Weekend Part 2

Halloween is over but Vampires are always in season! Check out these excerpts from the Vampires of the World bundle.

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My flesh ignited with the sweetness of the drink, the sweetness and the saltiness and the pure, tawny wholeness of it.  I could feel the rough ridges where my pantyhose had run as I stumbled through the hallway — when was it?  A lifetime ago?  I could feel a hangnail on my right thumb, sense it tingle before it closed itself up, before it disappeared.

And I could feel the mangled mess beneath my jaw.  My torn vein was weaving itself together, knitting itself back to health.  The flow of blood was restored beneath my skin, and the smooth stretch of my neck was new again.

With the healing came full awareness.  Full comprehension.  I knew that I was on a leather sofa.  That I was cradled against a body.  Arms were wrapped around me, holding me close, spoon fashion.  My face was pressed against one of those arms, against a smooth, muscular wrist…

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Reality Bites Halloween Edition

Reality Bites magazine has an awesome Halloween edition packed FULL of new releases, teasers, and special Halloween interviews – including yours truly (I’m on page 166!)

So check it out and let me know what you think!

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Greneth: Halloween Hijinks

Just in time for Halloween!

A cartoon vampire on the “haunted house” advertisement catches Greneth’s eyes. Then, a couples-only discount sweetens the deal, if he can find someone to take. Griselda seems the perfect choice, but when she starts asking silly questions – like just what is a haunted house, anyway? – and talking about so-called real ghosts, he wonders if he’s made the right choice.

Can be read as a stand alone.

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Coming Soon: Greneth

Just in time for Halloween comes a Halloween Tale of an Executioner!

A cartoon vampire on the “haunted house” advertisement catches Greneth’s eyes. Then, a couples-only discount sweetens the deal, if he can find someone to take. Griselda seems the perfect choice, but when she starts asking silly questions – like just what is a haunted house, anyway? – and talking about so-called real ghosts, he wonders if he’s made the right choice.

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Sunday Surprise

A fellow bundle author! Check it out!

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And it’s a guest! From the Vampires of the World bundle! Where we get to the origins of the legend, Transylvania itself! Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Kari Kilgore!

Where do you live and write from?

I live in my native Appalachian Mountains in Virginia, though I grew up and have lived all over the place. Our house is at the end of a long dirt road on 250 forested acres, with dogs, cats, and wildlife my husband Jason Adams and I are better off not knowing too much about.

Why do you write?

The truest answer is so I can find out what happens. Once a what if… takes root in my mind, some part of me can’t rest until I know how it turns out. It really is a turbocharged form of reading.

When did you start writing?

I remember telling myself elaborate stories when I was…

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Franklin: The Promise – FREE short story

In time for the eight year anniversary of Shades of Gray, comes Franklin, the story of the attack on Oren’s coven, from the Executioners’ eyes.

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After one hundred years of silence, The Hand of Death is on the radar again – and Franklin is assigned to deal with the situation. Part of a team, they discover it’s not just Jorick who’s involved, but also the Tormentor, Kateesha. In a battle against legends, what can go wrong? Celebrate Shades of Gray’s eighth anniversary and read the attack on Oren’s den through the Executioner’s point of view.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for the novel Shades of Gray. Not recommended as a stand alone.

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It’s Been Eight Years…

Eight years ago I published Shades of Gray. One reviewer noted that, though the book was listed as Book 1 in a series, there was no evidence of any more books coming. How things have changed since then! With nine novels, a prequel, and forty-eight short stories to date, the Amaranthine universe is rolling along nicely.

To celebrate eight years, the newest Tales of the Executioners takes place during Shades of Gray!

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After one hundred years of silence, The Hand of Death is on the radar again – and Franklin is assigned to deal with the situation. Part of a team, they discover it’s not just Jorick who’s involved, but also the Tormentor, Kateesha. In a battle against legends, what can go wrong? Celebrate the eight year anniversary of Shades of Gray and read the attack on Oren’s den through the Executioner’s point of view.

WARNING: This story contains spoilers for the novel Shades of Gray. Not recommended as a stand alone.

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Live Writes at the Bistro

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Tonight the Live Write fun starts at the Bistro – and Jonathan Harvey and I will be on at 9pm Central/10pm Eastern for our hour!

What is a live write? It’s where two authors take turns writing a very short story LIVE. The twist? We’re given an image to base our story off of AND a mystery genre. That’s right – we may not be writing humor OR vampires. We might get romance, post apocalyptic, sci-fi, or even noir!

So join us on Facebook and see what weirdness we come up with!

Look forward to seeing you there!

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FREE: Verchiel: Never-Ending Question

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Verchiel wakes up in an unfamiliar room with a busty woman standing over him. He can’t recall who she is – or even who he is – let alone how he’s become an immortal blood drinker. As he tries to discover the answers, he must also learn to control his blood lust or fight an entire village of panicked people.

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The Vampire Challenge!

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The Vampire Challenge has officially begun!

Just what is the vampire challenge? Join the group and find out! (Joining the group does NOT mean that you are participating).

Oh, all right. I suppose I’ll tell you a little bit.

The vampire challenge begins today, and goes until October 31st. Participants will receive tasks to complete, and those who do everything will get a “special surprise” at the end.

But what vampire is running it, and why? What do I mean by daily tasks? All those answers and more are in the group! So come join us! (And no, you don’t even need to be a reader of the Amaranthine books to play along!)

Hope to see you there!

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  • A Year of Short Stories

    A year of short stories kicks off with the Tales of the Executioners!

    Free short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal. Each is about a member of the Executioners squad; the special vampire "police" force. Members both past and present share stories of assignments, origins, and more.

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