Here’s a snippet from Chapter 1 – Deadness in Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell – Part 5) which is currently in progress. Happy Monday and Enjoy!

SPOILER ALERT: Please note: If you have not read The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4), the following excerpt does contain spoilers.

Please Note: The following sample may or may not be the final version that is included in the edition on the release date.

Chapter 1 –Deadness

Being dead is a lot like sitting all by yourself inside your own head.  No light.  No noises.  No interaction with others.  Nothing except blackness before your eyes.  Silence.  It was a far greater hell than I’d ever want to wish on anyone, even my enemies.

Probably the one thing that kept me going doing my prison in darkness was the dreams.  The images of my being with a man I hoped to meet someday.  He was taller than me by several inches.  I’d enjoy staring up into his gleaming gold eyes and rugged face.  His black hair framed his face nicely, and I’d giggle to myself when his long bangs fell into his eyes because his hair seemed to annoy him, but not enough to cut it.  His voice was deep.  A sound I dare say comforted me.  It seemed I felt safe with him, when I’d dream of him.  I’d spend hours staring off into a dark abyss, and when sleep finally took me, he was there, holding me in his arms, or sitting with me, or listening to me talk, or…well, I’m not going to kiss and tell.  You know what I mean.

Rarely he’d speak.  Sometimes he did.  Mostly he’d whisper in my ear or along the inside of my neck.  His touch was soft and warm, very inviting.  He was always so near to me when I dreamed of him.  Even though he always refused to tell me his name, I knew I could trust him.  I enjoyed that feeling of contentment.  In my hole of despairing death, I clung to that one feeling.  Dare I say, I survived because of that one decision I had made, to trust the man in my dreams.

I stayed like that for months I suppose.  I don’t really know how long it was.  I just know I woke up one morning.  I woke up to new challenges.  New realizations.  New situations.  A whole lot of questions, and a room filled with walking and talking skeletons.

The kicker?

I didn’t know who I was.  I had no memory of anything before that first day.  My rebirth day, I called it.  I knew nothing at all.  I had no idea I was the Vampire from Hell.  I didn’t know my father was Satan or that I had a sister who looked like Medusa’s younger niece.  I didn’t know that both of them were dead because of me.  I didn’t know that my friends and my best friend, Blick desperately struggled to find me.  And to add to my discontent, I had no idea that I had a lot of blood on my hands.  I had killed many people, good and bad.  Likewise, I had no idea of any of my past indiscretions with an angel who was now an angelic vampire or with an actor who I was told I would drool over.  None of it made sense to me.  It was a tale told by others, a tale I couldn’t believe or understand.  My own life was not my own.  I was walking around, waiting for the other fang to drop.  (Sorry for the pun.)  A feeling in the back of my skull told me I would soon learn it all.  And for better or worst, I would have to deal with the consequences of my past actions.

(To Be Continued)

About Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell – Part 5)

In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, it’s open season on the Ancient Council. Angels and gods alike are being systematically wiped out. Only one person can save them, the vampire from Hell, but how can Rayea do that when she doesn’t recall who she is?

 

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To celebrate the release of her new adult contemporary romance, Opposing Sides CM Doporto is hosting a giveaway. She will announce the winners on a live chat on Friday, July 18th from 7-8:30 CST. CM will also have more giveaways during the chat and reveal the cover for the second book in the series, The Same Side. Don’t miss it!!

You have three ways to enter for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card from Amazon and 3 ultimate swag packs that include a signed paperback of Opposing Sides.

There are multiple ways to enter:

1) Simply go to her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cmdoportowriter and give the page a like and say SmexyFabFour sent you.

2) Purchase OPPOSING SIDES and email* the confirmation of purchase to smexyfabfour@gmail.com.

3) Review OPPOSING SIDES either on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Goodreads and email* smexyfabfour@gmail.com with the link to your review.

That is it and you have three chances to win!! Winners will be announced on July 18 during a chat with the author (8-9 CST) at http://smexyfabfour.com/smexy-chat.html

Contest ends on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12 midnight CST. Contest is open to US and international residents. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity. Contest is void where prohibited. *Email smexyfabfour@gmail.com with CM Doporto Contest in the subject.

coverAuthor CM Doporto begins a New Adult series this summer called University Park. The first of two installments is out now, and CM is working on the second one. She’s on my blog today, so be sure to check out this great new series.

About Opposing Sides (Book 1, University Park Series)

College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection? (This story will be told in two installments.)

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CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish. She writes Young Adult and New Adult stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.

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coverAuthor CM Doporto begins a New Adult series this summer called University Park. The first of two installments is out now, and CM is working on the second one. She’s on my blog today, so be sure to check out this great new series.

About Opposing Sides (Book 1, University Park Series)

College senior, Lexi Thompson, finds herself in a relationship to be wed to the university’s star baseball pitcher, Collin Norris. Collin’s damn hot, but his lack of spark has Lexi thinking twice before she says ‘I Do’. When she’s forced to tutor bad boy football quarterback, Raven Davenport, she soon discovers all the things she’s missing in her relationship with Collin. Will she succumb to the temptations enticing her, or will Collin be able to convince his sweet, innocent fiancée that his love for her is genuine despite his lack of affection? (This story will be told in two installments)

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I was falling, emotions first, in The Raven’s trap. And I didn’t try to stop myself.

Raven was undoing me piece by piece, knitting me tighter into his trap.

The Raven was shaping and fastening me into a hot mess. His hot mess.

Excerpt from Opposing Sides:

I stepped out of the director’s office and entered the main area. Standing in all his six foot two glory was the star quarterback of our universities’ football team. I had never seen him in person, and I felt like a midget looking up at him.  Even though I didn’t know him personally, I’d heard and read enough about him to know he was a womanizer and had a drug problem.

Another reason why I shouldn’t help him.

“Hi, I’m Lexi Thompson and I’ve been asked to consult with you.” I made it clear that it wasn’t my choice to help him.

“Lexi. Hmm, I like that name.”

Uh, no you don’t.

His full lips spread, revealing the most charming smile, coupled with a deep dimple on the right. Now I knew why every girl fell for him.  But I was smarter than that. “I’m Raven.” He stalled for a moment, his eyes giving me a thorough exam to the point that I bet he knew what color my panties were. “Raven Davenport.” He ran a hand over his short buzz cut, and he looked like the perfect model for an Abercrombie and Fitch ad. Minus his T-shirt.

He was toxic and smelled of sex and drugs. Well, not that I knew what all that smelled like, but his aura beamed bright red warning me to be careful.

“Are you ready to get started? Because we only have an hour.” I held out my hand, motioning to a small table in the corner.

“That’s plenty of time.” He raised his brows.

I rolled my eyes and walked to the table. Taking a seat, I took out the agreement that Dr. Philips prepared. I signed my name, and moved the papers in front of him. “Please sign this.”

Raven leaned over the table. “I was thinking you might want to do this somewhere private.” A seductive grin spread across his lips as he pressed his weight against it, as if testing the durability of the wood.

My jaw dropped. Was he serious? My fiancé didn’t even tease me that way. Although that would’ve been nice. Then again, we hadn’t even made out on a bed much less on a table. I had to restrain myself from slapping him.

“Excuse me, Mr. Davenport?”

He pulled out a chair and sat down. “You can call me Raven.”  I guess by the tone in my voice he knew I meant business.

“Please read the agreement, and let me know if you have any questions. I indicated we would meet twice a week for an hour and more if a mutual agreement can be established.”

“Okay. Sounds fair. Do you have a pen?” He held out his hand. His long fingers curled up in a perfect cup. A hand that was made for a football and caressing various female parts.

Whoa! Where did that come from?

Extending my hand, I gave him my pen. He eased it from my fingertips in a gentle motion. “Thank you, Lexi.”

He signed the paper and handed it back to me.

“Aren’t you going to read it?”

Shaking his head, he said, “No, I trust you.”

“But you don’t even know me.”

“Not yet.” His green eyes sparkled. “But my gut tells me we’re going to get to know each other real well.”

It was obvious why Lisa didn’t want to work with him. I made a mental note to call her the second he left. I sucked in a quick breath and let it out to clear my head. “Whatever.” With haste I removed my Hodge’s Harbrace Handbook and another pen from my backpack. I opened the folder Dr. Philips gave me and took out his papers.

“I reviewed your file and—”

“You and everybody else.” His head lowered and his shoulders sunk.

I continued, unsure of how to handle the comment. “I have an idea of where you need the most help with your writing.”

His head popped up and a layer of relief removed the downward slope of his lips. “You do?”

“Yes. I think we should start with some grammar basics.” I opened the book to the first chapter and moved it between us. I placed one of his papers below the book, prepared to show him examples so he could relate easily to the concepts. “I’ll give you a quick and dirty overview of the parts of speech to start off.”

He moved his chair closer to me, and a fresh sent of juniper and bergamot swept over me. The guy smelled like a cologne insert from one of my magazines, and I tried hard not to breathe it in. But the more I tried not to, the more I loved the smell.

Darn, I wish Collin smelled that good.

He flashed me a grin. “I like it quick and dirty.”

I wanted to slap myself. Could I have used a poorer word choice? “I’m sure you do Raven. I mean, you’re a guy and a football player.”

“True,” a half smile formed, “but not every guy likes to do things quickly or get messy doing them.”

A rush of heat inundated me. I yanked a hair band off my wrist and pulled my hair up in a messy bun. I raised the sleeves on my shirt and braced myself.

I’ll be damned if I let this jerk get to me.

Ignoring his comment, I pressed forward with my instruction. Raven listened intently and nodded his head while asking related questions. When the guy wasn’t being a big flirt, he was actually pleasant to be around.  I felt sorry for him because he had gone through school without learning grammar rules. Then again, most people never make it a point to learn them and base everything on how people talk. No wonder the guy couldn’t write a proper sentence. The weird thing was his verbal skills seemed fine, but his written skills, well, that was another story.

Helping him might not be so bad after all.

After forty minutes of reviewing grammar syntax, he began to lose interest. He shifted his weight and yawned a few times, stretching his arms that nearly wrapped around me. I scooted to the edge of my chair, praying he wouldn’t rest his elbow behind me. Before he lowered his arms, his phone buzzed. His eyes widened with delight as he looked at the screen.

“Excuse me, I need to take this call.”

“Um, no, you can’t.” I pointed to a sign on the wall. “Policy says—,”

“Hey baby, what’s up?” He answered the phone, ignoring me and the rule of no talking on the phone in the writing center.

He rambled about his schedule and practice for a minute or so before shifting gears. I contemplated if I should get up and tell Dr. Phillips. That would mean instant removal from the writing center and I wouldn’t have to help him. Then again it probably wouldn’t matter because the coach had called in a favor. I started to stand but stopped when the lure of his voice made it too hard to resist listening to his conversation. His smitten words rolled off his tongue and he sounded like Eros himself. Warmth rose from my belly, and I turned around to see who else was in the center. Luckily, Sara had already left and Kyler was talking to a student and not paying much attention.

Raven was having phone sex with the girl he was talking to!

Visuals flashed through my mind, and my face burned hearing the words he spoke. I covered my ears but it didn’t help. My heart raced, and my breath quickened. I shifted in my chair, crossing my legs tightly until my feet went numb.

“Yeah, baby, right there.” He winked at me.

I gasped. “I’ll be right back.” I rushed out of the room and headed straight for the bathroom.

Closing the door to the lounge located next to the stalls, I paced the small room as I fanned myself. Being a virgin, I had never come close to experiencing anything so dirty but sensual at the same time. And the worst part, it wasn’t even directed at me! The guy was blessed with sexual creativity. Why the heck didn’t he use some of that imagination and gear that toward his school work?

Sure, I had read those types of sex scenes in romance books, but it was entirely different hearing them firsthand. Well, second hand in this case. But nonetheless, I had just become hyper aware of tingles and sensations caused by an actual human being.

By a guy that was sitting next me.

And the saddest part, it wasn’t Collin.

I sighed as I collapsed onto the cushioned bench. The situation wasn’t good, and every warning light was flashing.

Reason number 3 — don’t lust over something that isn’t yours.

3672831_origGiveaway

To celebrate the release of her new adult contemporary romance, Opposing Sides CM is hosting a giveaway. She will announce the winners on a live chat on Friday, July 18th from 7-8:30 CST. CM will also have more giveaways during the chat and reveal the cover for the second book in the series, The Same Side. Don’t miss it!!

You have three ways to enter for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card from Amazon and 3 ultimate swag packs that include a signed paperback of Opposing Sides.

There are multiple ways to enter:

1) Simply go to her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cmdoportowrite and give the page a like and say SmexyFabFour sent you.

2) Purchase OPPOSING SIDES and email* the confirmation of purchase to smexyfabfour@gmail.com.

3) Review OPPOSING SIDES either on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Goodreads and email* smexyfabfour@gmail.com with the link to your review.

That is it and you have three chances to win!! Winners will be announced on July 18 during a chat with the author (8-9 CST) at http://smexyfabfour.com/smexy-chat.html

Contest ends on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 12 midnight CST. Contest is open to US and international residents. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner’s name will be selected. Winning entries will be verified for authenticity. Contest is void where prohibited. *Email smexyfabfour@gmail.com with CM Doporto Contest in the subject.

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CM Doporto lives in the great state of Texas with her husband and son enjoying life with their extensive family along with their Chihuahua, Mexican Redhead Parrot and several fish. She writes Young Adult and New Adult stories about ordinary women who do extraordinary things, become a heroine, and find love along the way.

Web/blog: http://cmdoporto.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/cmdoportowriter

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NEW RELEASE – Vampire Tears (A Collection of Poetry)

6x9FinalppbkIn this first collection of poetry, Ally Thomas focuses on her love of paranormal creatures, primarily vampires. Think of it as walking through the minds of various vampires. You witness their confessions, their delights, their fears, their trepidations, their doubts, and their tears. Many of the 50 poems, written in free verse, are ‘dark poetry’ and each reveals the vampire’s heart and soul filled with a variety of emotions – regret or rejoice, longing or loving, perhaps anger or rage, and even moments of quiet desperation left unspoken.

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PART 5 – BLOOD OF THE GODS

Blood of the Gods (Part 5) is in progress and 7 other books are in the que (or waiting to be developed.) Click My Books and view what projects I have on the horizon.

NEW PARANORMAL ROMANCE

As the werewolf invasion continues, I have several writing projects in the works. Read an excerpt from ‘Claiming the Wolf,’ a paranormal romance featuring werewolves.

 

As the werewolf invasion continues, I have several writing projects in the works. This excerpt is from ‘Claiming the Wolf,’ a paranormal romance featuring werewolves.

About Claiming the Wolf

One night when Alyssa Andrews ventures too far into the Dark forest, a place her grandmother told her never to explore, she discovers a mysterious stranger.  His mission becomes her own as they flee the evil force destroying the forest.  Soon Alyssa realizes she’s in danger of losing her heart, and more perhaps, to this werewolf shapeshifter if she joins him in his fight. Will she walk away from true love again?

Cover by Cora Graphics

Cover by Cora Graphics

EXCERPT

When the man on top of her finally woke up, Alyssa Andrews wasn’t sure she had seen what she thought she had seen. However, she knew better than to try to move. Being under his weight, it was certainly impossible to do so. He had been out maybe ten or fifteen minutes. Now as he gazed at her, rubbing his head, she noticed how undeniably good looking he was. Alyssa scoffed at her immediate attraction to the guy. She knew how to pick the wrong sort of man every time and this dude had tall, dark, yet totally dangerous written all over him. “This is what I get for taking a midnight drive,” Alyssa said to herself.

Despite her immediate defenses to wiggle her way out from under him and run like hell, she watched as he sat up on his knees in front of her. Alyssa stayed very still, waiting to see what he’d do next. Alyssa was no dummy, but she couldn’t help but admire his attractive frame and body. He was lean, yet muscular with amazing wavy brown hair and pale blue eyes. His blue jeans fit snuggled on him, but he wore no shirt or shoes. Perhaps he was her age, she wondered. Maybe late 20s or early 30s? It was hard to tell because his eyes suddenly turned dark and stormy, despite the light hue as he grew accustomed to his surroundings. His eyes even seemed to glow in the lowlight of the street lamps near the edge of the forest where they had fallen. He had extraordinary eyes that now were darker than sapphires. He seemed agitated, glancing left and right and running his hand through his hair like his skull was on fire. “He’s probably a psycho,” Alyssa said to herself. Her grandmother’s words zoomed into her head. “Most shifters are ‘unbalanced’ at best, but they mean well and they protect us.”

This man before Alyssa looked like he had been through a lot, despite his young age. That she could tell already. And she knew the stories her grandmother had told her about the evil lurking in the Dark forest, how the shifters kept the peace and protected the city from the Draconians, a clan of vampires who wanted to claim the city and deplete it of its natural resources. Alyssa thought it was all just fairy tales her grandmother had conjured up until now. What she had witnessed tonight was no fairy tale.

The fact she had met this man only moments ago didn’t bother Alyssa. She knew he’d probably return to the forest and be out of her life as quickly as he had fallen into it, quite literally. The fact that he had shifted from a massive wolf into a human and had landed on her didn’t bother her either. Her grandmother had prepared her long ago and had educated her about the Dark forest and its secrets. Instead, this stranger intrigued Alyssa, and that worried her more than the fact a shifter was outside the Dark forest. When their eyes finally met, Alyssa knew the real danger she was in. His eyes had suddenly revived her hollow heart. His presence radiated a vitality that drew her in like a magnet. And for the first time in a long time, Alyssa felt alive.

“Are you okay?” he asked.

“I think so,” Alyssa replied.

“Good, we’ve got to go.” Grabbing her up like a ragdoll by her small wrist, the man brought Alyssa to her feet.

“I’m not going anywhere with you!” Alyssa attempted to wrestle herself out of the man’s grasp. “Go back where you came from.” She pointed at the tall trees at the edge of the park.

“You want to live?” His blue eyes blazed at her and Alyssa nodded in agreement before her mind had a chance to object. “Great,” she thought to herself. “I’m already saying yes to this guy.”

When a high-pitched scream shot out from the forest, what seemed only a few hundred feet from them, Alyssa froze. The man moved close to her, pulling her into his arms and close to his chest. He towered over her some four or five inches and Alyssa felt the cool skin of his naked chest envelope her face.

“They’ll kill us both, so I suggest we leave now. I barely made it out alive,” he growled under his breath.

Dazed yet amazed, Alyssa gazed up at the tall, dark, and handsome man before her. His sudden invasion of her space made Alyssa’s mouth go dry. “What do you mean?” she whispered.

“No time to explain. They’ve killed the others. I’m the last one.”

Realizing the full weight of his words, Alyssa squeezed his hand. If he was a protector of the forest, as all the shifters were, and the others were dead, then that meant they all were in danger. “My bike.” Alyssa nodded toward an Elm tree, standing alone in the forest not far from the forest edge. She prayed her motorcycle bike was still there.

“Can that carry both of us,” he asked.

“You got a better idea?”

Another high-pitched scream pierced the night air.

Both Alyssa and the stranger froze in each other’s grasp. His body was hard as a rock. Alyssa couldn’t tell if it was fear or a call to action that made him rigid and she didn’t care. If those screams where from a clan of vampires about to descend upon the city, it didn’t matter. They had to move fast and find a place to hide. Alyssa knew just the place.

“Follow me,” Alyssa whispered as carefully turned around in the stranger’s arms, pulled him close, and led him to her bike.

She tossed him an extra helmet and cranked up the refurbished Ducati race motorcycle her father had left her.

The man wrapped his arms around her tightly and Alyssa felt her heart lurch. The motorcycle lurched too and off they fled to her grandmother’s house.

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Series title is currently unknown. Learn more about upcoming releases by Ally Thomas at My Books. Blood of the Gods (Part 5) is still in development. A Summer 2014 release is expected.

Blood of the Gods (Part 5) is in progress and 5 other books are in the que (or waiting to be developed.) Click this link http://thevampirefromhell.weebly.com/my-books.html and view what projects I have on the horizon.

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As of yesterday, my new websites are alive and kicking. Click the image above to view the new look and gift store. I’ve included new covers, showing upcoming releases, contact info, a bio, and a gift store with some goodies found nowhere else. You can get signed paperbacks or posters from me featuring any of my book covers created by the fabulous Cora Graphics.

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UPCOMING RELEASES

Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell Part 5) Cover Designs by Cora Graphics

In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, it’s open season on the Ancient Council.  Angels and gods alike are being systematically wiped out.  Only one person can save them, the vampire from Hell.

About Vampire Tears (A Collection of Poetry)

This first collection of poetry by author Ally Thomas focuses on paranormal creatures, primarily vampires. Think of it as if you are walking through the mind of a vampire. You witness their confessions, their fears, their trepidations, their doubts, and their tears. Many of the thirty poems, written in free verse, are ‘dark poetry’ and each shares a vampire’s heart and soul filled with regret, longing, perhaps anger or rage, and some of quiet desperation left unspoken.