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Click the image to view my new web site and store.

Click the image to view my new web site and store.

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.

The direct links go to both my main web sites:

Click the image to view the Vampire from Hell Gift Store.

Click the image to view the Vampire from Hell Gift Store.

Also visit the Vampire from Hell Gift Store before 3/31, place an order and get $10 off.

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.

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It was a great first weekend for The Vampire from Hell on Wattpad. Over 200 followers now! Wow!

The story is at #5 in the Vampire category! I never thought it would go that high! I was happy with #11 a day ago.

Seeing it’s been read over 30,000 times is certainly sweet and extremely intimidating. I’m trying not to think on that. I’ve been replying to comments and visit a few people’s pages. Love the platform for sure!

Please revisit Chapters 1-5 in my story at http://www.wattpad.com/story/11642309-the-vampire-from-hell and see the videos I have posted for each chapter. I’ll be adding more. Comments/Votes are still welcomed by the way! Ask me if you need more info on how to do that. Thanks again everyone for the party! It was a blast 😀

Winners of The Vampire from Hell & Wattpad Kickoff Party – link

GAME 1 – 1/29 – Winner Robin R. with 5 Likes for the Birthday game. Robin received a $5 Amazon gift card.
GAME 2 – 1/30 – Winner Agnese K. got Parts 1-4 signed and in paperback for Game 2.
GAME 3 – 1/31 – Winners Joyce V. and Toni P. received a $5 Amazon gift card each in Game 3.
GAME 4 –  2/1 – Winners Lisa G. and Jen M. each won a signed Part 4 paperback with bookmarks.
GAME 5 – 2/1 – Winner Jennifer L. received a $10 Amazon gift card in the last game.

And lastly, Jan N. won the Kindle 2GB in my first Kindle giveaway. Congrats to Jan and all the winners.

I’d like to thank everyone for participating during this 4 day party. It was my first and I thought it went really well.

Thanks again! Have a great week and more is coming soon! Be sure to follow me on Wattpad to see/read updates of my stories – http://www.wattpad.com/user/AllyThomas11

 

The Vampire from Hell (Parts 1-3)

I’m seriously excited to announce that my book, The Vampire from Hell (Parts 1-3): The Volume series #1 will be featured on Wattpad beginning January 29th. If you’re on Wattpad, please stop by and comment on my book or Vote for any chapters in it. You can read all three parts of the series there for free through this July!

Also, it is FREE (for a limited time) on Amazon and Smashwords.

To follow me on Wattpad, go to http://www.wattpad.com/user/AllyThomas11

The Vampire from Hell & Wattpad Kickoff Party

Join me and other Wattpad authors on Jan. 29th through Feb. 1st for a Kickoff Party! You can enter to win some great prizes. Click the image or here to join the Facebook event and learn more.

Wattpad Authors will be:

  • Alexandra Anthony – http://www.wattpad.com/user/AlexandraAnthony
  • Catherine Wolffe – http://www.wattpad.com/user/CatherineWolffe
  • Kristine Cayne – http://www.wattpad.com/user/KristineCayne

We’ll be featuring games each day, starting Wednesday. You can stop by at any time between those days and play a game or games. Games will be closed Saturday, Feb. 1st after the party ends.

 

winnersCongrats to the Winners from my last release party, The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).

Winners include Pua P., Kaye M., Amy F., Tina B., DeAnna K., Jen M., and Jaime B.. I’ll be following up with each today to send your prizes. Congrats everyone!!

Grand Prize Winner

Crystal M. will receive the Grand Prize which consists of Signed paperbacks by Ally Thomas, Catherine Wolffe, and Alexandra Anthony as well as paperbacks by CM Doporto, Kristen Middleton, CL Pardington, Sharon Hamilton as well as bookmarks and various swag! Plus an ebook by Julianne Snow! part4grandprize

Signed Paperbacks with New Covers Giveaway

Extended through Oct. 31st, you can still enter to win all 3 paperbacks, Parts 1, 2, and 3 from my series, The Vampire from Hell. Click here to enter.

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Win Part 4

Also you can win an ebook of The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) by entering the Coffin Hop blog hop through Oct. 31st. Click here to enter.

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Click here to view all the authors in this blog hop event.

Click here to view all the authors in this blog hop event.

Current Giveaway

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.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/02de5f22/

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

Click the image to view on Amazon.

Click the image to view on Amazon.

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!

More Authors Hopping

Click here to hop over to More Authors and enter to win their hops! Look for the Giveaways for today, Oct. 20th.

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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Join Us Tonight – 

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.

Get Your Copy

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.

Now that the confetti, streamers, and beer bottles have been cleaned up, I’m happy to announce that my first book release party was, in my opinion, a huge success. We had it online in the Ally Thomas and the Vampire from Hell Community Group last Friday, July 6th for my finishing (and releasing) “A Vampire on Vacation,” the third installment in the Vampire from Hell series. 

With it being my first release party, I wasn’t sure how well it would go.  Thankfully readers did show up 🙂 We played games, posted pics, chatted, and had a great time. I have to admit I was focused on getting prizes offered and keeping track of game results and winners, so my participation was more admin than participant. I’ve recently reviewed the ‘transcript‘ for the party since I have it still online at the link below, and it was great to see that indeed everyone had a great time! I’ll certainly be throwing another one again, likely on a Saturday night instead of Friday. Oh and a non-holiday weekend. I learned that was probably not the best idea since some people may have already had plans scheduled.

Special thanks again to the following:

To all my friends and readers who showed up online to support me and jumped in to participate in the games.

To my Panel who helped judge and tally the posts, and offered great suggestions for intermission and breaks through out the evening as well as beer and brownies.

This party’s Panel included my hubby, my baby niece at 11 months old who was more concerned with talking to JJ, my dog or the balloon distribution than judging, my niece and nephew, and JJ, my dog who didn’t appreciate having to share his need for my attention with anyone, especially someone who wanted to pull on his tail (my baby niece). Hence the balloon distraction sponsored by my hubby.

And to my hubby for making sure the projector was up and working on the front lines so all of us in our living room could see the posts together instead of on individual laptops. See pic on the left.

As soon as I get all the items together, gift boxes and other prizes will be shipped out. Here’s a list of various prizes won by readers.  They include:

The Vampire from Hell Book Gift box includes any 3 of my paperbacks of the Vampire from Hell series. Each will be signed and sent to Winner Tammy S.

The Vampire on Vacation Gift Box includes any of these items: A signed Part 3 paperback, Vampire from Hell flip flops (size to be coordinated with winner), and an $10 Amazon gift card which will be going to Winner LoriC.

The Rayea At Home Gift box includes any of the following: A signed Part 3 paperback, a Part 3 coffee mug, packs of  tea, and a selected journal signed by the author. I can’t wait to send this gift box because I think it’s the most personalized one I thought of for this release party.  It’s going to Winner Stephanie S.

Door Prize winners for the best caption (on photos posted at the beginning of the party) were Dana, Mayrose, and Renee. Each one received an ebook of “The Vampire from Hell (Parts 1-3): The Volume Series #1” at Amazon.

We had 3 Grand Prizes too.

Three $25 Shopping Sprees at the Vampire from Hell store at CafePress.com were given to Winners Jaime, Alexandra, and Renee.

Go to my store at CafePress.com to browse items now!