The scheduled release date is October 28th for Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell Part 5). You can pre-order the book now at Amazon and it will be delivered to your ebook device on that day. Click the link below or the image.
About Blood of the Gods
You can’t live until you die. In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea learns she has a new opportunity to move up in the supernatural chain of command and assume her role as a blood god. She’s killed her father, Satan and hopefully her evil sister, Stephanie and the Ancient Council is pleased. Only problem? Rayea has no memory of these events or who these people are.
What You Need to Know
Rayea, the Vampire from Hell is missing and presumed dead. It’s been a year since any of her friends have heard from her. In this installment, I explored adding new voices from characters in the series so you can just jump right in and learn about Rayea, the Vampire from Hell from her friends’ points of view. But don’t be surprised if you hear from Rayea too.
Chapter 1 – Grace’s Diary
September 2. As I poured myself a second cup of coffee and jotted down a few notes in my diary, I tried not to notice that Blick was staring at the calendar. Since Rayea’s disappearance, he had been staying with us, Demetri and me. Being a wolf god with the werewolf curse in his blood, Blick had an anger management problem and had a tendency to break stuff first and apologize later. His fits of rage were commonplace now. Some days, my vampire sense helped me read him. On days like this when he was in a dark and brooding mood, it didn’t matter that I knew what he was about to do before he did it.
“You know what day it is?” he asked. He ripped the calendar off the wall and shredded it into a million pieces. “I’m not sure how much longer I can do this.”
I scribbled down a note to get a new calendar in my diary, ripped the page out, and stuffed it in my jeans pocket. Had Blick not said it aloud, maybe I wouldn’t have thought about it. I’d been up since about 3 am and hadn’t slept at all. I’d been out hunting and sneaked in the back window. Unfortunately, Demetri had already left for work.
I agreed with Blick, silently in my head. Forgetting what had happened today (a year ago) wasn’t a possibility, for me, for any of us. I said the lie to my fragmented brain anyways. My heart was bleeding. So was Blick’s. Rayea had been missing one year to the day, to this date on the calendar and we had not stopped looking for her. None of us had. Blick. Lynn. Demetri. We all wanted her back, at any cost. We all believed she wasn’t dead. We all believed a vampire from Hell could not die, could not truly die, not this vampire anyways. I was holding out for the notion that I’d get to see my maker again. I desperately wanted to confess my sins to another vampire who would understand. Rayea had committed her list of sins so she’d have advice for me, something a maker can comfort her fledgling with. I wanted a conversation like that, with her, just once.
As Blick deposited the torn calendar into the recycle bin, I asked him, “Would she give up on you if you were presumed dead, Blick? Would she?” Having recently re-read her journal entries again, I wanted to tell Blick what I had read. Instead, I hesitated. I recalled the time Rayea (pronounced “RAY – ahh”) had talked about Blick almost going dark, almost being sucked into the world of evil by her father, Satan. He tempted all mortals and immortals with the darkness, and she had saved Blick from it. She had pulled him back from the edge. Okay along with the help of a blood god, but still. I knew how much Blick loved her. It was written on his face, every anniversary of every month on this day we had all faced it together, every second of every day when the second of the month rolled around.
He smiled at me with a bit of kindness in his tawny gold eyes and shook his head. His dark bangs fell in his eyes. He brushed them away and turned around quickly. I saw the tears surface in his eyes before he stomped out of the room. A loud crash made me jerk a bit. I wasn’t sure if it was fear of rooming with a wolf god or too much caffeine. I opted it was the second reason and wondered what new item I’d have to order online now. I’d find out later.
But I understand Blick’s rage. The longer we waited and hoped, the angrier he became. I felt every bit of it as well. However, I didn’t show it. Rayea was important to me too. I had no idea I’d lose my maker so soon and I was determined beyond any force in the universe against me to find her and bring her back. I may be her first fledgling vampire she created and that may mean that I was obsessed with finding her. But I wasn’t the only one. I kept that glow of hope burning in my heart for her. When she had turned me, I had not wanted to live. I had stabbed myself many times in an effort to end my life. I couldn’t go on with the abuse my ex-boyfriend, Nathan lavished upon me. I had given up. I had decided to end it all. Then Demetri had walked into my life.