Win a Kindle Fire in this New Year’s Blog Hop (1/1-1/6)

Happy New Year - champagne and party decorationHappy New Year everyone! I’m starting off the new year with participating in a blog hop sponsored by Carrie Ann who is sensational at coordinating these events!

How Do I Enter to Win?

First things first! This blog hop has some outstanding prizes you may win, 3 prizes actually. So let’s talk about those and how you can enter to win first.

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! 

Now what are those prizes?

 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $300 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

(Please Note that Carrie has said some shipping cost on your end may apply for the above prizes.)

How Do I Win?

To enter to win one of these prizes, leave a comment on this blog article and include your email address. Carrie Ann and her volunteers will be stopping by to collect everyone’s entries.

Over 200 Blogs Participating

There will be over 200 Authors/Bloggers participating in this event. If you want to enter more than once you can do so. Actually you can enter over 200 times by posting a comment (with your email) on each blog that is participating in this blog hop. Go to Carrie Ann’s New Year’s Blog Hop page to see a list of ALL THE BLOGS and get started. But first, leave a comment here on my blog article please, after you read on.

Good Luck Everyone!

Happy New Year!

As we ring in 2013, what are some new year’s resolutions you have already made? Share a few with us in a comment below.  Also be sure to include your email address so Carrie Anne can contact you if you win.

Enjoy the blog hop today! It runs through Jan. 6th and be sure to visit all the blogs participating and leave a comment on their article to enter to win!

My Giveaway

Click the image to learn more about Rayea’s story in Part 1.

Lastly I’d like to share a giveaway with you. Meet Rayea, the Vampire from Hell.

According to Rayea, the oldest daughter of Satan, the origin of vampires started in Hell, and it started with her. Here’s her story about how it all began. Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes.

Begin Rayea’s story. Download Part 1 of the Vampire from Hell series for FREE. Click here to learn more.

Excerpt from “The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning (Part 1)”

 Chapter 1

As I unlocked my office door, I felt a presence behind me.  I turned around slowly.  A tall figure emerged from the shadows and I flinched.  I cursed myself for the frightened reaction I made.

Gazing down at me with shining gold eyes, my seven-foot hellhound touched my shoulder with his long paw.

Because I couldn’t understand Blick’s low canine mutter, I had grown accustomed to his speaking telepathically to me.  On occasion, it allowed us to communicate without others overhearing us.  His thoughts leaping into my mind were an extension of my own, and I rarely objected to having them flow through my head.

“Did I scare you?”

“No,” I lied.  “I couldn’t sleep, so I wanted to get an early start on those reports.”  I entered the office, waiting for him to duck his head in through the opening.  To a passerby, it looked as though I was talking to myself in front of my animal companion, but I didn’t care.  Blick knew I typically answered him by speaking aloud.

“Thanks again for your help at the processing center last night.  Can you get the reports done today?”

“I think so.”  I deposited my satchel on the desk and rubbed my shoulder.

“Did I hurt you?”

“No, I reinjured it the other day.  It’ll be okay.”

Irritated with my response, Blick grabbed my arm and pulled up the sleeve of my black leather jacket, pointing at fresh bruises.

I winced in pain and stared at the floor.

Gently, he gathered me up in his arms and held me.

I wept, recalling the earlier session with my father.  His way of discipline often involved torture.  In the organization, Father enjoyed a “hands-on” approach.  When anyone did something he disapproved of or he felt he could improve their skills, he’d perform the customary routine.  For his daughters, he called it “loving his children.”  As demons, he wanted us to be strong and fearless.  I was very familiar with the process because, unlike my sister, Stephanie, I rarely did anything right, and to make matters worse I wasn’t a strong demon.

Blick reminded me with his embrace how he wished to protect me.  I knew the beatings were becoming more frequent, but I felt powerless to stop them.

I regained my composure while Blick wiped away my tears and patted me on the head like I was his little pet, instead of his being mine.  Having a seven-foot hellhound fussing over me – literally – was wonderful.  I was lucky to have him on my side.

When Blick had been a young pup, he had followed me home from the river one day.  I kept him hidden from everyone until he started walking upright and grew too big for me to hide.  When Father found out I had him, reluctantly he had agreed that I could keep the “mutt” as long as I kept him out of his way.

Will you be careful, Rayea?” Blick touched his cold, wet nose to mine.

I nodded, giving him a little return bump.

“Promise me if anything happens, you’ll text me, okay?  I may not be a demon, but I’m pretty scrappy for a hellhound.  I’ll take on your father any day of the week!”  Looking down at me, he growled.  His shiny white canine teeth sparkled.  He retrieved the iPhone from my satchel and shoved it in my jeans pocket.


Author: ally thomas

Ally Thomas loves writing fantasy and paranormal books that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. She enjoys imagining new origins for these traditional creatures and seeing where it'll take her. Ally lives in the south with her husband and unproductive furry co-workers including two cats and a dog. She is currently working on the next installment of the fantasy paranormal series, the Vampire from Hell and the upcoming paranormal romance series, Fanged Love. Learn more at

63 thoughts on “Win a Kindle Fire in this New Year’s Blog Hop (1/1-1/6)”

  1. My new years resolution is to read more this year. I read a three of your vampire series on my day off a few weeks back. I enjoy when you can the 1st in a series for free because it really gives you a chance to pick up new to me authurs. Thanks for being one of those new to me authors, I enjoyed your books and the story line.

  2. Hi, my New Year’s resolution is to re-learn to WALK again so I can get out of my wheelchair 🙂 – I know it will be a long slow process but I am sooooooo wanting to be less of a burden on my family and friends (although they all say I am not a burden). Happy New Year to everyone and I hope 2013 brings you everything you wish and need. My email is:

  3. Love the Vampire from Hell books and loving this blog hop!! Course with my appetite for books, the $300 gift card would be a most excellent prize!

  4. Don’t do New Year resolutions, I gave up on them years ago. But I promised myself that I will make more me-time, does that count?
    Thanks for the chance to read one of your books. Looks very interesting.
    Happy New Year!

    seelk67 at gmail dot com

  5. Great prizes!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. No major resolutions beyond reading a lot (let’s go 50 books!) and staying active (jog, jog!).

    I hope you have a great year 🙂

    Thanks again!


  6. Happ New Year! I just stayed home with my family and boyfriend
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    movie1997 at live dot it

  7. no resolutions or traditions for me this year, Hubby and I stayed at home this year, we had a nice evening with the fire place going, I had a glass of wine and about 8:30 hubby wanted to watch Batman Rising. It ended just in time before the New Year for our New Year Kiss, which by the way was interupted by our 3 big dogs who jumped up on the couch with us – LOL They were scared from the loud noises coming from the fireworks going off outside – LOL It was funny but was all good, we just laughed and realized how much love we have in our lives.

    Happy New Year

  8. I have set some goals this year
    1. Quit smoking by 2014
    2. Spend more quality time with family & friends
    3. Finally finish my 1st novel
    4. Go back to work
    5. get my own place (home) again

    I loved that excerpt 😀 Def on my TBR list.
    Happy New Year
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  9. Book sounds great! I’ve never made resolutions, but I have a short-term goal to finish editing my current novel.
    tp DOT quixotic AT gmail DOT com

  10. Hi! Happy New Years! Hmm. I dont really make new year resolutions. I kinda just take it one day at a time and go from there. Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! I love these hops! I always meet new authors, reconnect with old ones and my TBR list grows by leaps and bounds! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

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