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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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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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Welcome to the Quarterly Blog Hop October Edition!  Over 18 Authors are featured in this hop with new book releases in this Quarter (August, September or October). I’m included in that group with my latest book, The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).

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Giveaway – This Giveaway ended Oct. 31st.

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You can also enter this giveaway I have going on currently.

Signed Paperbacks with New Covers Giveaway

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

About The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)

Blood of the gods has brought a new dimension to Rayea’s life as the vampire from Hell. In the fourth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea juggles her new responsibilities and starting a relationship with her best friend, Blick. Soon Rayea realizes her sordid past with her family may be catching up with her, and she’s going to have to deal with it once and for all. When two of her friends go missing, she knows she must begin a search to find them. And the first place she has to look? Hell.

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Excerpt from The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)

“Smoothies.”  I smiled and secretly prayed the green smoothie was not for me because I instantly thought of the color of my father’s demon eyes when I saw it.  Green was not a favorite color of mine.

“Yes.”  He shoved the glass at me.

I stepped back for a moment as the liquid nearly sloshed out of the glass.

“That was a waste of fucking time.  Typhean is being such a prick!  J wants us to take a break to cool down.”

When I heard Blick’s curse word, I almost choked on my smoothie.  Blick did not swear…ever.  From that comment, I knew the situation was bad.  I swallowed the liquid quickly and thought, ‘Of course it’s bad.  I’m on my way home to Hell, and I bet I have to go alone.’  I remained quiet, watching him inhale the large glass of green whatever.  I paused for a moment, still staring up at him because he was so much taller than me.

His gold eyes flashed as he returned my gaze.  I wanted to reach out and grab his hand in mine, but I hesitated.  “You’ll have to change into something more battle-worthy if you have to go.  Can I talk to you while you do, back up at the house?”

“Sure,” I brightened, finishing off my red smoothie.  Not being able to taste any blood was wonderful.  That was Blick’s secret.  I loved how he made them where I couldn’t taste the metallic-ness.  My efforts didn’t produce the same results, so I stuck with blood tea.  For a brief second, I thought to ask whose blood I had drunk, but seeing how preoccupied Blick was, I let the question drop.  Instead, I went for the comedy relief angle.  “Always trying to get me out of my clothes, hmmm?” I purred.

As I reached out for his hand, he immediately pulled it away.  He clenched his jaw and a vein in his neck spasmed.  “This is work, Rayea.  We don’t have time for that.”  He yanked his fingers through his black hair with both hands.

Feeling defeated, I assumed the same professional manner with him.  “You bet.  My apologies.  What was I thinking?  I was making a joke to lighten the mood, Blick.  That’s all.  But hey, fuck me, okay.  I’m an idiot.  I get that.”

I stomped past him, feeling one of the laces on my sneakers loosen.  I made a big production about walking by him.  “Why don’t you stay here on the beach?  I can dress myself.”

Before I knew it, he pulled me into his arms.  His large height of seven-feet enveloped me and I came face to face with his muscular chest.  His white t-shirt glared in the sunlight.  Thank god, I can’t burn up to a crisp in this sunshine, I thought.  But if I did, Blick’s beautiful chest was the last thing I’d want to see.  Well almost the last thing, I laughed to myself.

I closed my eyes and let Blick hold me.  My mind and body instantly calmed.  I sank into his embrace.  No questions asked.  He didn’t say a word as he held me.  He simply rocked me slightly back and forth as he stroked my black hair.  I wanted to collapse into a pile of jelly on the beach before him.

I eased back from him some to give us a little bit of distance as his hands slowly traveled to rest on my waist.  I felt his touch tickle the small of my back as he laced his fingers in a couple of the belt loops on my blue jeans.  Must this end? I wondered.

“I’m sorry, Blick.  I know this is no laughing matter.  I’ve got to go.  I’ve got to save Lynn and Ashton if it’s not too late.  What did J tell you that I’m not supposed to know?”

“It’s your first mission.  It’s a test.  J said if you save your friends, the council will look favorably on that.  But he wants to explore more options.  He’s making some calls now.”

My eyes grew wide as I listened to him.  “We’re running out of time!”

He nodded.  “I know.  I know.  It’s such bullshit.  I’m so tired of the politics.  It’s J’s call.  How am I supposed to deny J’s wishes?”

I swallowed hard and let my head fall on his chest.  He was right.  After the near brain-melting exercise I had been in with J, I knew better than to disagree with him unless I had an extremely good reason for doing so.  I’d have to see this through on my own.  It would be too dangerous otherwise and I didn’t want any more of my friends getting hurt.

Blick continued to rub his hands through my hair, lazily, aimlessly.  It felt like it was an eternity before he spoke again and shattered our tense silence.

“I can’t go with you.  I’ve been instructed to stand down on this one.”

My body tightened and I broke our embrace, immediately sobering as reality reared its ugly head again.  I heard a light vibration sound and realized it was Blick’s phone.

He pulled his iPhone from his back pocket and stared at it.  His face reddened slightly.  He muttered a few expletives under his breath and my heart sank.

“Beelzebub contacted J and made a deal with him.  You’ll accompany Beelzebub to Hell…” He paused, fighting to control his growing rage as he violently stuffed his phone in the back pocket of his jeans.

“Blick,” I whispered.  This time I grabbed his hand, knowing he could very easily rip it off if he changed into his werewolf self in front of me.

“I’m okay,” he grunted and stepped away from me.  Crouching down, Blick rubbed his hands over the upper portion of his jeans.  Repeatedly he bent down, rubbed his hands over his jeans, and then stood up again.  He chewed his lips like he was waiting for a quarterback to hike a football.  Is that some new meditation pose? I wondered.

Suddenly he jerked up again and flung his hands out.  “You’ll accompany Beelzebub to Hell as his prisoner.  They agreed it’s the best way to get you in.”

“That’s ridiculous,” I began.  I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach and I was ready to vent to the gods and have a knock down drag out “Hell to No” conversation with Blick and anyone else who thought I was going back to Hell like some bound schmuck in restraints.  “No, no way.  No.  No.  No.”

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw that Blick was not trying to calm me down as I made a scene on the beach.  The odd position?  Anger management.  He was fighting to keep his own emotions in check.  Calmly he simply nodded now and then, glancing back at the deck occasionally.  But his gold eyes told a different story completely.

Having always protected me from any and every threat, Blick refused to put me in harm’s way.  He was beyond livid and he detested having to do as J said, especially when it came to my welfare.  Then it dawned on me.  My going to Hell would be harder on him than me.  If I didn’t agree with J and Beelzebub’s deal, I would have to come up with one of my own and freaking fast.

“Can you give me a second please?” I asked.

As Blick wrinkled his eyebrows at me, he asked, “What are you up to?”

“Just a second.”

“You’re not calling anyone.  Hand me your phone now.”  Blick knew me too well.

I produced my phone from my back pocket and placed it in his hands.  His tan was so lovely.  It made me wonder just how much of his body was or wasn’t tanned.  Momentarily, I thought of asking him if he had any tan lines, but I let the thought drift to the back of my skull.  Later, I surmised.  I can ask him that question and many others when this is all over.

I stepped away from Blick and faced the water.  I knew he was still close enough in proximity that I could reach for him if necessary.  I used every ounce of vampire speed I had to think of a million scenarios.  I felt the blood from the smoothie race through my veins.  Images flashed before my eyes as I let the possibilities play out in my head like I was playing a hundred chess games at once.  It was a trick I had learned while patiently indulging Typhean in the few firepowers he showed me.  His imagination was weak at best.  He wasn’t the strong blood god he pretended to be.

I had my own deal with Beelzebub and I was going to hold up my end of the bargain even if he didn’t.  Getting Lynn and Ashton free was my top priority.  Beelzebub could have control of Hell then.  My safety was secondary.  I didn’t want to tell Blick that, but it looked like I was going to have to make a deal with the devil, in this case my sister, if I was going to get my friends out of Hell.  She wanted me.  She didn’t want them.

Letting the images go and disconnecting from the telepathy channel I had tapped into helped me relax.  This time it had been rather easy and I wondered if the red smoothie had anything to do with it.

Then quite suddenly a face assaulted my mind’s eye.  The creature’s green eyes glowed at me in the dark.  He shouted a few times in my direction, but I realized he wasn’t talking to me.  Who was he yelling at?

“Where is she?  Is she with him?  Tell me, human!  Is she?  My daughter should be at my side, not his,” he roared.

“Lynn!” I screamed.

I came to as I saw Blick jolt up from a resting place on the sand.  He tried to grab me by my elbows so I wouldn’t fall, but I fell anyways.  The brief moments of seeing Father again even through my mind’s eye evaporated my strength.  I could not focus on that.  My friends were in danger.

“Rayea, Rayea, are you okay?  What?  What is it?”

“Where’s J?  Where is he?  We have to tell him.  Blick, it’s Lynn.  Father has her.  He’s alive.  Father’s alive and he’s looking for me!  We have to do something!  We have to get them out of there!  He’s going to kill them!”

Before I could regain my energy and stand, a searing hot pain crossed over my back like it was on fire.  Shrieking, I fell to the ground.  “Blick, Blick,” I gasped.

He dropped my iPhone in the sand and reached out for me, falling to the ground in front of me.

I couldn’t move.  My body pressed into the sand as if a massive animal had its foot on my back.  I pulled my face up so I could see Blick.

He stared at me.  The look of horror on his handsome face scared me more than I wanted to admit.  The pain ripping across my back did little to console me.  I knew I was in trouble.  This would be the end of me.  Blick’s hand found mine when I heard Typhean’s voice, hissing through my head.  He laced his fingers around mine and squeezed.

Typhean had entered my body again in the form of the dragon tattoo I had on my back.  The pain raging across my shoulders increased.  His voice was the only thought I could hear in my head.  I saw Blick before me.  I saw his lips move, but I couldn’t hear him.  I saw his hand wrapped around mine, but I couldn’t feel his touch.  It was like I was sealed off into a dark place with just Typhean by my side, even though Typhean was not visibly there with me.  Only Blick was there.

The time is at hand, my lady,” Typhean said telepathically.  The dragon tattoo that represented his body on my back pressed tighter against me.  I struggled to keep my head up.  I didn’t want to take my eyes off Blick.  I wanted to understand what he was trying to tell me.  His lips moved, but I couldn’t decipher the words.

“We must be on our way.  Your father is calling for you and he has reclaimed his throne in Hell.  He wants his daughters at his side.  We mustn’t be late for the party.

“Blick,” I screamed when I heard Typhean speak to me again.

The last thing I remembered was gripping Blick’s strong hand in mine.  I was sprawled out on the beach, trying to speak to Blick’s mind, but I couldn’t.  Darkness overwhelmed me and Blick’s face, the sand, the beach, everything vanished.  I felt like I was falling.

Then I felt a soft kiss Blick commonly placed on my nose touch me in the darkness.  His signature kiss.  I heard his words swirl around me, like his tender touch on my shoulder from before.  “That smoothie you drank.  It contained my blood.

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Free ebook! Start the Vampire from Hell for free. Download “The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning (Part 1)“ The Part 1 ebook actually includes Part 1 and Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels.

About the Vampire from Hell: The Beginning (Part 1)

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.

About the Vampire from Hell: A Vampire Among Angels (Part 2)

In the second part of her story, Rayea visits the House of G where she hopes for a new beginning among Blick’s angelic friends, only to discover a vampire from Hell is not welcomed.

About the Author

Ally Thomas loves writing fantasy and paranormal books for that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. Her paranormal fantasy series, The Vampire from Hell has been on the Top 100 Amazon bestsellers list in Fantasy since its release in 2011.

***The Vampire from Hell series***

The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) – The Beginning (Free)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire among Angels (Free)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 3) – A Vampire on Vacation

The Vampire from Hell (Part 4) – The Vampire from Hell Returns (Now Available)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 5) – Blood of the Gods (In Progress)

Visit her online at www.allythomas.com/.

Medium_P4BlogTourWith promoting The Vampire from Hell (Part 4), I’m spending all week visiting a few of my Indie Author friends’ blogs so let the blog hopping begin 😀

Today I’m on Victoria Embers’ blog with TWO great giveaways! Stop by and check em out!

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***The Vampire from Hell series includes***

The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) – The Beginning (Free)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire among Angels (Free)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 3) – A Vampire on Vacation

The Vampire from Hell (Part 4) – The Vampire from Hell Returns (Now Available)

The Vampire from Hell (Part 5) – Blood of the Gods (In Progress)

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Download a free copy of Ally’s first story, “The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning (Part 1)“ The Part 1 ebook actually includes Part 1 and Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels.

Cover Design by Cora Graphics

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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.

 

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.

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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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GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Congrats to Kerry Anne who won the Grand Prize at my 9/22 party promoting the Anniversary edition of my Vampire from Hell series. Kerry will receive 7 paperbacks from authors and various swag (bookmarks, key chains, wristbands, etc). I’ll be including a signed copy of the anniversary edition of the Vampire from Hell Revamped.

Special thanks again to all the authors who contributed swag and made this grand prize so special!

Be sure to attend Part 4’s release party on Oct. 20th so you can get in on the next grand prize. It’s going to be just as big! Click here to join.

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We have the winners from the 9/22 Anniversary Edition Release Party.

Congratulations to the following readers:

Winner Ramsha received a $5 Amazon Gift card.

Winner Amanda received any one of my ebooks. (She selected one that I write under a pen name because she had all my other ones :P)

Winner Katie received The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition) ebook for her Nook.

Winner Sandee got The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition). Being a new reader, I teased her and told her she now has no excuse to not read Rayea’s story before Part 4 comes out. 😀

Winner Delia scored TWO Kindle ebooks – the zombie anthology, “Darlings of Decay” and the vampire anthology “Darlings of Darkness.” I have stories in both anthologies.

Winner Lisa received a $5 Amazon Gift card.

Winner Deborah received a $5 Amazon Gift card.

Winner Mayda scored 2 new (and signed) bookmarks that include unpublished covers created by Cora Graphics unpublished til now. Part 5 and 6 were recently created by the amazing talents of Cora Graphics.

New bookmarks will be available soon! Email me for more info if you want to purchase one.

New bookmarks will be available soon! Email me for more info if you want to purchase one.

GRAND PRIZE

Please note that the Grand Prize winner will be announced next week.

Release Party for Part 4

Starting this Sunday, I’ll be giving away a paperback of Parts 2, 3, and 4 through Rafflecopter giveaways featuring the new covers created by Cora Graphics. Part 1’s winner was announced recently. Click here to read more.

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For Part 4’s release, we’ll also hold another Grand Prize giveaway. Details will be announced the night of the party on Oct. 20th. The grand prize will feature a signed paperback of The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) as well as various swag from several author friends including Kristen L. Middleton, Trina M. Lee, Sharon Hamilton, Alexandra Anthony, Catherine Wolffe and CM Doporto.

Be sure to attend. Other prizes will be given away during the 4 hour party. Click here to join.

Trina M. Lee Giveaway

I’d also like to congratulate Erin who won the Trina M. Lee Swag Giveaway that we had on my blog this week. She won 3 book magnets, 3 signed book inserts featuring Trina’s Alex O’Brien Huntress series as well as 3 Freak Show key chains. (See photo below.)

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Other comments won Freak Show key chains. Congrats to all our winners!

Giveaways

There are two days left to get in on the Grand Prize giveaway from the Anniversary edition Release party on 9/22! So far, we have almost 200 entries. Swag featured is by Kristen L. Middleton, Trina M. Lee, Sharon Hamilton, Alexandra Anthony, Catherine Wolffe and me. Click here to enter.

I’ll be giving away a signed copy of the Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition) paperback. View below the wonderful swag my author friends are donating. Please note books by Catherine Wolffe and Alexandra Anthony are signed.

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Freak-Show-siteToday Trina M. Lee is on my blog with an excerpt from her upcoming book in the Alexa O’Brien Huntress series, FREAK SHOW.  Click here to view all her books on Amazon. Check out the questions she answered for us and the great excerpt. We have a giveaway today too! Happy Monday everyone! ~ally
Questions: 

1.  What is your book about and what genre are you writing in?

My series is urban fantasy. It’s about a werewolf with a unique power bond to a vampire. Alexa learns to juggle living with elements of both creatures while seeking her true purpose and kicking some ass while doing it.

2. Are you an Indie Author? If so, what do you like about independent publishing?

I’m a hybrid author. I’ve been published traditionally and independently. I highly prefer the Indie pub world. Being in control of every aspect is liberating and I love being able to oversee every step of the publishing process. The growth of the indie industry is exciting and essential in the publishing world today.

3. What book are you reading now?

I’m currently reading Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep.

Giveaway 1

Trina_setI’d like to thank Trina for being on my blog today! She’s donating some swag to the Grand Prize as a part of my next release party for The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)Medium_P4click here to join and so today I’m snagging a few items to put in a Giveaway.

In today’s giveaway, I’ll be sending out a set of Trina’s swag for her Alex O’Brien Huntress series. It includes 2 Freak Show key chains, an insert of books 6 and 7 and the Whisper to Scream novella featuring Alexa, and 3 book magnets.

To Enter Giveaway 1, comment on this blog and included your email address. One winner will be randomly selected at the end of the day.

Giveaway 2

Trina sent me additional Freak Show key chains that I’d like to share with her fans, so if you’d like a key chain, please add a comment to this article. I’ll select a few random winners for Giveaway 2 as well. Trina_keychains

Freak Show, Alexa O’Brien Book 7 Book Excerpt:

“Arys is on his way,” I said, giving him a stony stare.

“He left your side in this city? You must be stronger than you look. Or else he’s grown careless.”

“Come on now, Roscoe,” the vampire’s name fell from my lips, surfacing from my subconscious. “You know Arys better than that.”

Roscoe was visibly surprised. He hid it quickly. “It’s just like Harley said, isn’t it? You and Arys. You’re the one he was dreaming about all those years ago.”

It was my turn to be surprised. I didn’t know how much Harley’s vampires knew about me. Arys was far from the only vampire he had sired. There were others, including Roscoe. I couldn’t willingly access each of Arys’s memories. A blessing in disguise I was sure. Having them all free flowing in my mind would likely be too much to handle. But there were clearly a few things he needed to tell me.

“Whatever Harley said, I’m sure it was fabricated from his delusions.” I scowled and sipped from my drink. Harley was a bitter subject for both Arys and I, each for different reasons. I doubt that will ever change.

Roscoe chuckled, a low throaty sound that struck another hidden chord in my memory. He shifted in his chair, his scent wafting to me. He smelled like expensive cologne, cigarettes and blood, all rolled into one nose assaulting odor.

“Sounds like you really knew him.” Roscoe leaned across the table, dangerously close. He ignored Shaz who leaned in as well. “Before you killed him.”

“We’re not playing this game. I came here to escape masculine, pseudo macho bullshit and head games. Spare me the crap.” I held his gaze, letting the wolf show in my eyes. I kept my power tightly contained so it wouldn’t change my brown eyes to Arys’s vampire blue. This guy didn’t need to see it.

Jez glanced nervously at the door as a cold wind swept over me with Arys’s arrival. He strode into the bar with a cool, composed demeanor. But I could feel the storm building within him.

Arys was a dark dream in black leather. Blue jeans and a white t-shirt along with a leather jacket and his sexy mess of ebony hair gave him a slightly 50s greaser look. No matter how many times I saw him walk into a room, I couldn’t help but swoon.

With the grace of the undead he moved through the bar, his dark blue gaze locked on Roscoe who stood in time for Arys to grab him around the throat. He jerked the other vampire close and shook him.

“What the hell do you want, Roscoe?” Arys snarled. “You know what happens if any of you touch her.”

Roscoe raised both hands and shook his head. “Hey, brother, take it easy. There’s been no touching. Just scoping out the tip that you were in town.”

“I have as much a right to be here as you do. We won’t be here long so just stay out of our way.” Arys released his hold on Roscoe but didn’t step back out of his personal space.

“You know Jenner will want more than that. Why are you here?” Roscoe was the first to step back, an action that spoke volumes. They may have been sired by the same vampire but Arys had dominance here.

Jenner…that name rang a bell though I couldn’t put a face to it. When I killed Harley, I hadn’t entertained the idea that I may have to face the vampires tied to him. It had been hard enough to face Arys. I was starting to get nervous. Maybe we should have gone to L.A. instead.

“Tell Jenner he should be on his knees praying every night that I don’t show my face in his club while I’m here. If he wants trouble, I’ll bring him trouble.” The atmosphere hummed with the intensity of Arys’s growing ire.

Nobody in the bar paid him any attention. They were all too caught up in their own evasion of reality to notice or care about the two men glaring at one another like dogs about to fight.

Roscoe slid a glance my way. “You shouldn’t have brought her here.”

“Why? Are you afraid of her? You probably should be.”

“Look, Arys, I have no issue with you. But I’m Jenner’s right hand. I’m just here to deliver a message. Get out of town, or be driven out of town.”

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Trina M. Lee was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Writing fiction since childhood, a fascination with the supernatural developed in her early teen years and an immersion in paranormal fiction began. Trina enjoys hearing from readers and has an active social media presence.

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