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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

I hope everyone’s planning a fantastic Halloween filled with vampires, werewolves and ghosts!

Click here for Five of the Best Halloween Reads.

Tonight you can join me for free at the All Hallows Eve Trick or Treat Book Party 5 – 6 p.m EDT ( 9 -10 p.m. GMT). You can ask me questions and join in the games and giveaways – share the Halloween fun!

This is also the last day of BLOOD SHACKLES Halloween Sale. It’s reduced from 3.99 to 0.99. Over the sale, it’s been hitting the top five in the bestseller lists.

Hot, exciting and intense. Unlike anything I’ve ever read – Book Haven Book Blog
As it’s Halloween, how about a vampire excerpt?
This is from Light’s memories of his predator days in Victorian London, with his savage Author, Ruby.
When instead of being a slave to humans, he hunted them…

Ruby caught the husband, and I caught the wife close in my arms. The wife was frozen still in shock and then a moment later with paralysis. Her fan clattered to the Oriental rug.

She was warm and sylph-like; I could feel the flutter of her terrified heart.

The husband? He struggled and thrashed like a hooked perch, as Ruby twisted both his arms behind his back. He stomped at Ruby with his patented leather boots, gasping out a litany of Cynthia, Cynthia,Cynthia, whilst he stared at his wife.

He jerked like he’d been shot, when Ruby slowly licked up his neck, tasting – the fear and rush of blood – beneath the surface.

Then Ruby bit…

Dive into Blood Life here.

Happy Halloween reading!

 

HALLOWEEN SALE – 0.99 BLOOD SHACKLES

This Halloween treat yourself to a “true page-turner”…

Fantasy Rebel announces that BLOOD SHACKLES is on HALLOWEEN SALE!

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 *EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-TIME OFFER* ONLY 0.99

From a Readers’ Favorite and Wishing Shelf award-winning author and “one of fantasy’s greats. She’ll put you in mind of Anne Rice” (Gothic Mom’s Reviews), comes a thrilling urban fantasy: a vampire is hunted by humans, and bought by his enemy’s daughter.

When he discovers a terrifying conspiracy, he must risk everything – even the woman he loves…

Offer ends 31st October.

Click here to indulge in a little dark romance this Halloween.

5 OF THE BEST VAMPIRE BOOKS FOR HALLOWEEN

 

As Halloween is nearly here – this year I’ll be appearing at the All Hallows Eve Book Party at 5 – 6 p.m. EDT, whilst dressed as a sexy vampire for my own house party – I’m recommending the best dark vampire books.

Vampire fiction is the perfect Halloween reading: just the right dash of fear and thrills.

Here are Five of the Best Vampire Books for Halloween:

5. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Isolation and childhood friendship in this dark fantasy fairy tale. A human boy and a girl vampire battle against their cruel lives together.

4. Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton. Anita Blake is a vampire hunter and a necromancer, in a fantasy world where vampires and werewolves are there to be assassinated or loved.

3. Blood Shackles by Rosemary A Johns. A dark fantasy in which a vampire is hunted by humans, and bought by his enemy’s daughter. In this world, the vampires are the slaves and the humans are the masters.

2. Anno Dracula by Kim Newman. A fantasy alternative universe, in which the vampires conquered England and now hold the power. Uses real historical characters, mixed in with the fictional.

1.Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. Narrated by a telepathic waitress in Louisiana in a time when vampires are – supposedly – living peacefully with humans after the invention of the synthetic ‘Tru Blood’.

What’s your favourite vampire book?

Happy Halloween reading!

Escape into Blood Life in the spellbinding REBEL VAMPIRES series…

 

 

HALLOWEEN FANTASY SALE – And Top Three Vampires To Invite Round On Halloween

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Happy Halloween! The night for ghosts, zombies and…(wait for it…), vampires.

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Tomorrow Blood Life returns with the release of Blood Shackles, the second standalone novel in the Rebel Vampires series. Almost like somebody planned it…

Today Blood Dragons goes on sale for the next month at 0.99 to celebrate the launch. So readers can catch up with Light’s adventures first (and yeah, I do get how much Light would hate that phrase). Redemptive journey? Thrills, loves and heroic… Let’s stick with misadventures maybe?

Although this Halloween I’m a Vampire Queen, Light’s only in my head. So no Vampire King.

Question is: if you could have one vampire as your King (or Queen), who would it be?

It’s easy if you allow TVs and movies. But I am a creature of the night, so books alone it is.

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Photo by Flickr User Matt Brown: Knitwits #7 Vampire

Here are my Top Three Vampires (To Invite Round on Halloween):

  1. Lestat (Anne Rice) – He’s a brat – but he’d be my brat.
  2. Jean-Claude (Anita Blake) – A beautiful French incubus, who likes to play power politics. Stimulating dinner conversation…
  3. Vampire Hunter D (Hideyuki Kikucki) – half vampire, half human and he hunts his own kind – now that’s what I call a fun party guest.
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To read Blood Dragons today at 0.99: click here

When Two Worlds Collide, Who Will Survive?

“No ordinary paranormal romance…the beginning of something new.” – Vamped Magazine

In a divided paranormal London, one bad boy vampire’s dangerous hidden love could bring about the end of the world – unless he can play the role of hero.

5* “Completely gripping… If Interview with the Vampire and A Clockwork Orange eloped and had a book baby- this would be it!” – Silver Dagger Scriptorium

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DISCOVER WHY READERS MAKE A GOOD BLOG TOUR GREAT – Tomorrow Join in and See for Yourself

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Writers. Myth goes we’re a solitary bunch. Hermit-like hunched over our manuscripts. Emerging only at book launches. As Light would say, ‘Bollocks‘. Without a reader, books are merely words on a page. There’s no emotion. No connection. And no point.

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Tomorrow my month long book tour kicks off. It’s a way for me – here in Oxford, England – to connect with readers all around the world. To chat, discuss and hand out exclusive sneak peeks. Blood Shackles is released on 1st November. To pre-order it now click here.

There’s going to be giveaways (the chance to win $50 Amazon card), reviews, interviews and excerpts.

Then there’s the guest blogs… Here’s a little taste: ‘The Soundtrack of My Blood Life,’ ‘Inside the Mind of a Slave,’ and ‘How to Cook Like a Vampire.’ Intrigued? Come on, that last one..? Diamond, seriously.

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Photo by Flikr User Lovely Anchor: Vampire books are her Obsession

But the real secret to a good blog tour becoming great? I could’ve written War and Peace but it wouldn’t matter. If none of you folks turned up, shared, liked, commented and turned it from an event into an event.

Click here to see where I’ll be each day. I’ll update Facebook daily too. Follow me on Twitter,  RT and use #BloodShackles to spread the word.

Post pictures of yourself with the novel on Facebook. Ask me anything you like – I double dare you. Tell your dog – it’s Halloween, heme-and-blood-shackles-3
may be listening.

The Blood Club is coming. How far would you go to free your family?

Follow and join in blog tour events here

To buy Blood Shackles today click here. To read Blood Dragons, the compelling first novel in the Rebel Vampire series at the Halloween Sale price of 0.99, click here.

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MAGAZINE FANTASY REVIEWS – The Beginning of Something New…

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fs_tourbanner_bloodshacklesOnly five days to go until the launch of Blood Shackles… I have that tingling feeling…

Blood Shackles is out now in paperback. It’s released on e-book 1st November. And available to pre-order today at 0.99. Click here

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But want to know where the adventure began? How Light was elected to Blood Life? Who was his first love? And why he fought to save the world? Then read Blood Dragons first here

Two interesting reviews recently for Blood Dragons. Different and individual. As Light would say, ‘There’s nothing but snowflake patterns.’

“No ordinary paranormal romance… a good undertow of drama, even thriller… What really made the book for me was the distinct voice she (Rosemary A Johns) gave Light… A strong opening book…the beginning of something new.” – Vamped Magazine

Click here to read it in full.

“Light tells of his election to blood-life at the hands of Ruby, his author and lover. The tale spans from 1866 to 1968 when in…London, Light finds Kathy, his Moon Girl. At heart, this is a love story…very poetic and it tackles big questions about life and death…” – British Fantasy Society

Click here to read it in full.

To read all the reviews for both Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles click here.

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Photos by Flick User Stacy Spensley: Vampire Cupcakes

Of course you could read the books yourself and make up your own mind. Then I’ll get to read your reviews. Nothing like that – unless it’s Halloween cakes…and don’t forget the Halloween chocolate. Who said I was too old for trick-or-treating?

Escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption, where vampires are both predator and prey.

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