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Win Parts 1-3 Paperbacks (Signed with Bookmarks) – Click http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/615ab35/ to enter. This giveaway has been extended through Oct. 31st. The winner will be announced the weekend of Nov. 1st.

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PART 4’s GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY – CLOSED

The winner will be announced soon.

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You’ll have a chance to win Signed paperbacks by Ally Thomas, Catherine Wolffe, and Alexandra Anthony as well as paperbacks and swag by CM Doporto, Kristen Middleton, CL Pardington, Sharon Hamilton as well as bookmarks and various swag! Plus an ebook by Julianne Snow! (US Only). International winner will receive ebooks from all these authors, plus a $10 Amazon gift card instead.

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop!  It’s the fourth week! Since The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) released this week, I’m giving away two Kindle ebooks to two winners today!

How Do I Enter? – THE HALLOWEEN BLOG HOP/GIVEAWAY CLOSED 10/26

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Leave a comment today on this blog article. Two random winners will be selected. Hint: Tell us any of the following to increase your chances:

What do you like most about your favorite character in the Vampire from Hell series?

What book of Ally Thomas’ is your favorite?

Have you read The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) yet? And if so, what did you think?  If not, click here to view Buy links!

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Excerpt from The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)

If I could count the times I have woken up tied to a chair, I’d be a millionaire by now.  That’s where I found myself when I heard the voice of Stephanie, my demon sister.
“Welcome to Hell! We’re having a party in your honor, and you’re sleeping through it,
sssister,” she hissed.
I felt a blow blast across the right side of my head.  A hit delivered by someone I couldn’t see.  A blow for my sister’s amusement.

“What a lovely welcome home, dear sister!” I said sarcastically as I raised my head.It was on now. I smacked my mouth open wide, cranking my neck upwards as I extended my fangs.  The freakier I could look, the better, I thought.  When I surged my head upwards, a sharp pain sliced into my neck.  Something restrained me.  My fangs flipped inwardly and retreated to their hiding spot in the roof of my mouth. I tasted my own blood, and I had not bitten my tongue.  This could be bad, I thought.

“I’d be careful if I were you, sissy,” Stephanie said.  “That collar has spikes going into your neck.  The more you move, the more Typhean there will turn the corkscrew that holds the collar together.  The spikes are drilling into your neck.  If you jump suddenly, it’ll rip your head off, and then where will you be? One dead vampire.”
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Part 4’s Release Party – 10/20

Brought to you by Chelsea Author Promotions, we’ll be celebrating the relaunch of my series with The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) on October 20th (6 pm to 10 pm Eastern time). Click here to join.

The party starts online at 6 pm (Eastern time) and lasts until 10 pm. At the beginning of the party, Chelsea will share information about the Grand Prize you can enter to win. I’ll be adding a signed paperback copy of “The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition)” and several of my author friends will be donating swag/paperbacks from their collection of books. They are Alexandra AnthonyCatherine WolffeSharon HamiltonTrina M. LeeKristen MiddletonCL PardingtonJulianne Snow, and CM Doporto. (Click their name to view their Amazon Author page.) Special thanks to them all!

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I’m relaunching my series on 9/22 with the release of the 1st Anniversary edition of the Vampire from Hell. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/events/1412385912308392/ for the Release Party, hosted by Chelsea Author Promotions. The party starts online at 6 pm (Eastern time) and lasts until 10 pm. At that time, Chelsea will share information about the Grand Prize you can enter to win. I’ll be adding a signed paperback copy of “The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition)” and several of my author friends will be donating swag/paperbacks from their collection of books. They are Alexandra Anthony, Catherine Wolffe, Sharon Hamilton, Trina M. Lee, and Kristen Middleton. (Click their name to view their Amazon Author page.) Special thanks to them all!

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It has been over a year since Part 3 – A Vampire on Vacation was published in July 2012.  Since then I have not released anything related to this series.  That’s a startling, and sobering fact, for me – even for my readers maybe– because for many months last year, I did not know if I’d return to writing this series.  I didn’t know if I’d keep writing at all.

With that being said, I have returned to the keyboard and will be releasing “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)” next month on Oct. 20th. (Join the Facebook Release Party.)  I’m very excited to continue Rayea’s story, at least for three more installments, and I’m delighted to say that, for bad or worse, I’m past the first obstacle I encountered during my first year of writing.  And I’m not looking back.  It may not always be smooth sailing from now on, but that’s okay because I’ll keep sailing.  I’m hoping many of you will join me for the ride.

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Cover design by Ally Thomas.

Cover design by Ally Thomas.

Currently the Anniversary Edition is going live. You can view it at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon as an ebook and in paperback (coming soon).

At Smashwords, I’m offering the Anniversary edition at .99 through 9/23. Go tohttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/353435 and enter the code NK93D when you check out.

What’s in the Anniversary Edition?

It contains the first 3 installments plus character sketches, story insights, hints about upcoming parts, behind the scenes information, excerpts from new works including the upcoming 4th installment, The Vampire from Hell Returns.

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The Vampire from Hell Enrolls in the Kindle Matchbook Program – October Launch

If you’ve bought any of my paperbacks for the Vampire from Hell series through Amazon, and have not bought the ebook version, you will be able to download the ebook for FREE. Starting in October, Amazon will launch a program called the Kindle Matchbook program where they will be bundling paperbacks with their respective ebooks.

The announcement went out yesterday and Publisher’s Weekly released an article about it:

“Under the program, customers who buy—or have bought—print editions of titles can buy the e-book at prices ranging from $2.99 to free.” Click here to read more.

According to Amazon, bundling print and digital has been one of the most requested features from its customers.

Part 4 is in Production

You haven’t seen the last of the Vampire from Hell. Indeed, Part 4 is rising. I’ve had a few people ask me and many more people check my Coming Soon page on my blog, so I thought I’d share a blog post today.

I haven’t stopped my series, The Vampire from Hell. I’ve just run into some real life complications while writing the next installment, “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).” That’s why it’s taking me so long to get this done. I apologize for making all of you wait. But please remember, I’m still here and still writing this story for you. It’s not over. You’ll hear more from Rayea soon.

Releasing Date for Part 4?

Because I’ve already balked on Part 4’s release more times than I’d like to admit, I won’t be declaring a release date for this installment or future installments. If everything goes well, Part for will be released ON or BEFORE August 31, 2013. My birthday is Labor Day weekend and I want to have this next installment in your hands before then.

What I can say that I will be doing is getting ready for the release when it’s two weeks out. Once you see me talking a lot about Part 4, that will give you a good indication. I’ll probably announce a Release Weekend so that when it goes live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble everyone will see the links.

Once this installment does go live, I’m going to be promoting the Hell out of it. (Sorry for the pun.) You’ll be sick of hearing about Part 4 after another two week period. I’ll go ahead and apologize now for that. If you’d like to help me promote Part 4, join my Street Team. I’ll be giving away prizes to people who go above and beyond with helping me promote this book.

Get Updates

You can stay connected with me to know where I’m at with my writing. Here’s three ways I suggest:

Follow My Blog – You can find out more book news by following this blog. The “Follow My Blog Via Email” link is at the top left of the blog. Just enter your email address. When I publish a new blog post, you’ll receive an email linking to it. This is the best way to stay current with my updates and books news.

Subscribe to Email Updates at Amazon

Click the image to get an email when I release my next book at Amazon.

Amazon has a new feature where readers can subscribe to email updates from their favorite authors. I haven’t seen it tested yet, but supposedly you can go to my Author page and subscribe to my updates.

When I release a book, you’ll get an email. How cool is that? Click the image on the left to subscribe or go to http://amazon.com/author/allythomas

The link will be on the FAR RIGHT SIDE of my Amazon page.

Pick a Social Networking Site of Mine

Stay connected to any of my social networking sites to learn more. See my Contact Me page for the complete list.

The Latest Promo Cover & Snippet

Below is the latest promo cover I put on my Facebook page for Part 4. This is from a possible closing scene to Part 4. I’m still working on it. This is the first time I’ve written the ending before the Prologue because I have a specific idea of how Part 4 will lead in to Part 5. Yes, a Part 5 installment is already being worked on. 😀

As I write, I’m creating new ones every few weeks. You can see all of them at http://pinterest.com/vampirefromhell/part-4-the-vampire-from-hell-returns/

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Snippet from “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)” –

“Suddenly I felt the fear rise up in the pit of my stomach.  It had always been my reaction when Father screamed or yelled at me.  Instantly and inwardly, I backed down.  No questions asked.  Then it dawned on me.  I could end this cycle here and now.  I didn’t need Father’s blessings or Stephanie’s sisterly love.  I didn’t either of them.  You are not your father’s daughter.  I didn’t have to be Satan’s daughter anymore.  I could be just me, whoever that was.  I had people who love me.  Me, just for me, despite everything that had happened to me before.  And I had tried to help the people here, giving them my blood to survive Stephanie’s tortures.

Finally I rose to my feet and I heard Stephanie gasp in horror.”

Author Note: My phrase “Part 4 is rising” has many meanings to me as I write this. One being of course – as you may guess – Rayea possibly standing up (literally and figuratively) to her father. We’ll see how the writing goes with this ending scene.

Have a great week everyone!

~ally thomas

I made a discovery today that may interest you. It is a free service and you can get my autograph as a PDF through Kindlegraph. I learned today that Kindlegraph is actually not a part of Amazon and the Kindle. It’s just the name they are using.

A PDF is viewed in your browser and can be printed or saved to your printer. I requested a kindlegraph from Lisa Renee Jones and got one. Please note that you do have to have a Twitter account to sign in at the Kindlegraph website.

The screen cap below is the PDF that I received. You get an email from Kindlegraph asking you what format to download or view. Select PDF if you do not have a Kindle.

I hope this helps. My books are at http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/alleyalex

Send me a request 😀

Goal Today: Like Ally Thomas

Posted: August 29, 2012 in Amazon

Shamelessly, I’m going to ask for your help today. This is to anyone who enjoys reading my books and would like to assist me in this goal today 🙂

I’m hoping to get 20 more likes for my Amazon Author page. I’ve learned recently that Amazon considers you a popular author if you have 50 likes are more. Currently I’m at 36, so I hoping the number goes up.

Thank you in advance btw! I couldn’t do this without you!

Here is the link http://www.amazon.com/Ally-Thomas/e/B004VY7JB4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Please note that the LIKE button on the Amazon Author pages is at the FAR RIGHT.

Part 1 is having a great day on Amazon. It’s NUMBER 1 in the Books > 4-for-3 Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies list. (Now that was a mouth full :P) None of my books have ever hit number 1 on any list, so I thought I’d mention it 🙂 Woo hooo!

Part 1 (a short story) begins the Vampire from Hell series. When I released the paperback edition in May, I included an extended ending to the last chapter.

Other excerpts in the paperback version include:
“The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire among Angels”
“The Vampire from Hell (Part 3) – A Vampire on Vacation”
“Fanged Destiny (Fanged Love #1)”

I later added these excerpts to the ebook version as well and re-released it on Amazon.

The Vampire from Hell is a novella series and is being released as installments. The Vampire from Hell series continues this Halloween with “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).”

The Vampire from Hell tracks Rayea’s story and is about:
According to Rayea, the oldest daughter of Satan, the origin of vampires started in Hell, and it started with her. 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.