I’m happy to say that DofV books 1 & 2 are now available in print. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the price down any further, but lulu.com is having a cyber monday special! Get 30% off any order through 11:59pm pst with coupon code: CYBERMONDAY
Order a print copy of Diary of a Vampeen here:
Order a print copy of Vamp Yourself for War here:
Have a great Monday everyone!
Great news vampeen fans, the official release date for book 3, Hit the Road Jack, has been set for DECEMBER 10, 2011. Mark your calendars!
Now for the not so great news… iTunes customers, the book will have a delayed release for you. I’ve been told that there is a kindle app that you can download if you want the book right away, or you can always go through smashwords.com and obtain a copy for your apple products.
I’m extremely excited for this book to be out there! It’s been a long time coming, took nearly three times as long as I anticipated. I definitely plan to celebrate this one! lol
Another thing to celebrate: Allure has been contracted by Sugar & Spice Press. I signed the contract earlier this week.
Thanks to everyone for the ongoing support and for continuing to be invested in my characters just as much as I am. You are truly a treasure chest of rare gems to me!
Thanksgiving is just a day away (technically because it’s after midnight). Not only have I changed up the website to a more traditional Christmas theme (which could easily compliment the end of book 2), but I’ve also pulled another excerpt for you all to enjoy. Things are coming along very nicely with book 3 and I hope to be posting a release date for it very soon. This long holiday weekend is just the time I need to complete it
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the new snippet!
Before he could blink I secured his wrist under my teeth and bit down. His blood spewed over my tongue; he tasted sweet and warm with a bit of spice. His blood was the most luscious to ever hit my taste buds. Fearing I’d lose control and kill, I released him after only a few seconds. I waited for the serum to rise to heal him, but it didn’t come. I frowned as I watched his wrist heal itself before my eyes without my healing liquid. I swallowed the hard lump in my throat.
“What are you?”
“Not what; who.” His dark eyes focused on me, as if willing me to piece together the puzzle.
I jumped when my phone buzzed. I silenced it. I’d call him before he got here anyways.
“Who are you?” I took a good step back, needing a bit of space. It seemed like the moment I felt I was on solid ground, the earth quaked again.
“Good luck Alexa. It was a pleasure making your acquaintance.” His eyes sparkled with mischief.
Ever wish you could know what was going on in Kellan’s head? See a glimpse of what he was thinking or feeling in the height of certain climatic moments? Well your wish has been granted. In book 3, you will see tiny moments from Kellan’s point of view! And I say tiny because after all, it is called Diary of a Vampeen, and he’s technically a vampire.
Nonetheless I’m thrilled with the development of him and the series as a whole. Even though the story focuses on Lexi’s development (despite other characters evolving around her as well) I’ve discovered that I’ve also developed as an author right alongside her. We’re journeying together. It’s strange because she’s almost like a family member to me, despite being merely a figment of my imagination. (Hopefully that doesn’t make me certifiably insane.)
But I digress. I truly hope you all will enjoy the snippets of Kellan’s point of view. Progress is being made and editing will hopefully be just around the corner so you won’t be waiting too much longer (as long as life cooperates.)
***found the beginning of this post sitting in my draft box… figured I would share.
In life, we all have to aspire for something or we are aimlessly wandering in no specific direction. When I first began writing Diary of a Vampeen three years ago, that’s when I knew for sure that I wanted to be an author, or at the very least a freelance writer. Over the years I continued to write yet didn’t do much with it. I would send off query letters from time to time. I got a slew of rejection letters, most of which are still archived in my mailbox. I got a few requests for more, but after a bit of ping pong, nothing ever came of it. I can’t say I was whole-heartedly pursuing it though either. It’s been my experience that we as humans often need a dramatic motivation in order to propel us with an insurmountable strength towards our goals.
I’ve been seeing an increase in spam in my website comments (I have to approve them so luckily I can block them.), my e-mail and facebook page. I reply to everyone, so if you don’t receive a response, or I don’t post anything about being behind or otherwise unavailable, within a 10 days, please write me again as it may have mistakenly ended up in the spam folder for some reason. I try to weed through everything as much as possible to avoid it, but mistakes will be made so please bear with me as I love interacting with everyone and hearing from each and every one of you.
Why we are obsessed with celebrities and the glamorous lives they live and why we’re obsessed with books is one in the same: we like to think that others’ lives are better than our own.
For celebrities, while they have little to no financial struggles, I don’t think their lives are quite as easy as they make them out to be. (Sixteen hour work days anyone?) However, when it comes to books, I think that’s one of the greatest attractions: that the lives of the characters we read tend to be better than ours in many aspects. Whether it be an action packed life on the edge or a sweet romance that touches every romantic inkling that our spouse may not, we’re typically attracted to our favorites for a reason somewhere around the idea that they have something we don’t. For instance, many love philosophical books because the author proves to have a stronger mind then them; many adults love young adult books because it allows them to recapture something of their youth they either miss or didn’t get to experience at all.
I have to say that I’m quite envious of the characters in my favorite books. Regardless of their struggles, they seem to find some sort of happy ending that isn’t always realistic in real life. And that’s one of the things I’m shaking up in my series. A happy ending isn’t always what we want or even conceived happiness to equate to, but part of life is adapting, accepting an ending we weren’t expecting and trying to love it anyways; finding the good in what we have.