Win Part 4 at the Halloween Blog Hop – Week 4 10/20!

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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.

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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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Join Us! The 1st Anniversary Edition Release Party of the Vampire from Hell is Today! 9/22/13

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.

Character Spotlight – Michael

When “A Vampire Among Angels” (Part 2 of the Vampire from Hell series) came out, a few of my online friends asked me if the archangel Michael that Rayea is enthralled with is inspired by Alexander Skarsgard. He’s the actor who plays Eric Northman on True Blood.

Go to www.asfanblog.com or www.skarsgarding.com and you tell me 🙂 I started those fan sites for the actor a few years ago when his name wasn’t as recognizable as it is now. I, myself, became fascinated with him in Generation Kill, I was delighted to learn later that Alex had accepted the role of Eric in True Blood. So yes, it’s pretty obvious that Alex is my visual representation for Michael.

When I began work on the series, I wanted to figure out a way to have a tall, blond male love interest for my female heroine, but I wasn’t completely sure I wanted the guy to be a vampire. Actually I didn’t want a blond vampire because that’s been done, and it’s too close to the books that True Blood is based on. As I brainstormed on having Rayea involved with celestial beings, mainly angels and gods, the idea of a dazzling good looking archangel came about. And I knew the perfect inspiration for what that character should look like.

From “A Vampire Among Angels: Part 2” –

“From my vantage point, I could see the generous portion of manhood between his long, sturdy Viking legs, his flat stomach, and his bare muscular arms. He was very strong, and I was in too compromising a position to take this guy on.”

Character Spotlight – Rayea

What does Rayea, the Vampire from Hell look like? My idea originally was a cross between the actress, Angelina Jolie and Amy Lee, the lead vocalist for the band, Evanescence. But I think now it leans more towards the musician.

Here’s my idea of what Rayea looks like before she is turned into a vampire and after.

Before she’s turned…

After she’s turned…

Character Spotlight – The Supplement Lady

The Supplement Lady in “A Vampire Among Angels – Part 2” is inspired by Monica Bellucci. She is an Italian actress and fashion model. She played Persephone in The Matrix Reloaded in 2003. A friend emailed me today and said she has an idea of who the Supplement Lady really is 🙂 and she’s actually right. But I can’t tell you anymore for now.

We’ll learn more about her relationship with Rayea in “A Vampire on Vacation – Part 3”.

Character Spotlight – The Twins

Coming up with creepy-looking characters was somewhat difficult for me until I had a friend send me this pic.

This skull photo inspired my idea for what Stephanie’s children (the Twins) would look like in Part 2. Scary!

Because I decided to dress Stephanie in black leather, I thought her children wearing matching leather pants would compliment their appearance.

(I love that scene in Part 2 when Blick decides he’s had enough of hanging out with the Twins *insert evil wink here*)

We’ll find out more about Stephanie’s other children, the Death Serpents, as the series develops. I thought of an idea for how she may give birth to her children, and it’s gross! I’m hoping to have that idea finalize for Part 4.