The Vampire Queen1
I am the vampirequeen1 and have created this site for all the aspects of my books and personal, (well, kinda) information regarding my books. Please take a look around and my contact information is on the 'links' page. Please feel free to contact me for anything. Hope to hear from you soon!
I live with my hubby, John in Cleveland, Ohio who has given me my fairy tale 'happily ever after'. I have had a fascination with vampires since they were introduced to me as a child and have had a long history with them. I have been writing since high school, keeping my love stories secret. It wasn't until I started reading Anne Rice books, at the age of 19, that I was inspired. I realized I wanted to write about vampires. I was an exchange student in Brasil in high school so you will find some of my experiences from there in my stories. I also enjoy research and many of the places outside of the USA have been researched so the places, activities, attractions and food are actually real. I am inspired by music and enjoy all genres but something has to be playing in the background as I write. I have published four short novels(Eternal Press), a short story in "Midnight Thirst II", an anthology(Melange Books), have two anthologies with another company and have ten self-published book on createspace all of which can be found on www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com & www.smashwords.com. I like to do charity anthologies where several Authors came together and donated their stories and proceeds to such charities as St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the ASPCA and The National Children's Cancer Center. The book is called In Vein and can be found on Amazon & Smashwords. I have several short stories that I still work on and I'm always busy with the next great vampire story as my mind is non-stop and even plagues my dreams. I wake up at 3am sometimes and just have to write. In my spare time. I enjoy spending time with family, music, movies, helping out other Authors, blogging, reading, Reiki and all things metaphysical.
The Vampire Queen:
A young woman awakes to find out not only is she an important Countess but she is also the very first or 'Ancient One' as she is called by her subjects. Her memories of being a vampire or anyone are gone so she must relearn everything (from spells to flying) from the people around her, but can they be trusted? She also learns her main objective as the old Countess was purifying the vampire race and wishes to continue with that work. The 'Others', powerful and evil vampires, attempt to use her memory loss to their advantage. They had been trying to entice her to their side for centuries. Struggling to remember her past, battling the 'Others' and coping with her new life keep the Countess busy throughout this spellbinding and thrilling novel. Will she succeed in her goals or will the 'Others' win her over to their side this time around?
The Vampire Chronicles:
The Countess returns to her mansion to find the inside in shambles and her lover delusional and in rags. She cleans her up, snaps her out of it and tells her of her plan to go to Venice. There was a small group needing a coven leader and she wants the position. Once there it was brought to the attention of the Countess that a young Japanese lady vampire had made most of them and was not following the rules of creation. The Countess and her coven decided she needed to be stopped. They went to Japan and a huge battle ensued. The Countess of course won but was later kidnapped. While in jail, her powers did not work. Once there, she was granted a meeting with Samuru, the Japanese Emperor who belaid her entire heritage. Afterwards, he allowed her to go with no resistance to her coven when they invaded to rescue her. The Countess and the voice that she had fallen in love with was a vampire too so he returned with her to Venice to live out their days. Her previous lover gave up and left the Countess. There are many other wonderful smaller characters in here.
The Demise of the Vampire Queen:
The Queen is once again ruling her subjects only this time it is a school for the ‘different’ children in Scotland. A school full of vampires, witches, warlocks, elves and fairies, one that is feared and hated by all who attend. A new group of witches and warlocks show up to her gates and cause all kinds of havoc within the school. Vampires and witches are at odds and only a few can see the survival of the school. An ancient lover and the Queen are reunited but at what costs? A new, as well as an old lover unite to attempt to take the Queen off her throne. Will it work? Will the Queen maintain her horrendous rule over the students? Can the spells woven work and change history? All will be told in the end. Coming in November 2012!
Condemned by a Vampire:
A young woman is reluctantly turned into a vampire by a gorgeous vampire with whom the sex is fantastic. Each time they have sex, there is some sort of disaster. At first the woman does not put them together. Finally she thinks this might be true and sets up a scenario to see if it’s true. She breaks him down and he tells her about a family curse. She creates an ending that is spellbinding.
The Reluctant Vampire:
A young woman is turned into a vampire against her will. She is constantly haunted by her maker throughout her ordeals as she fights against her very being at first. She meets a fellow vampire who shows her how fun being a vampire can really be but again, her maker constantly haunts her. She goes on her own for awhile meeting a new friend and finding her place in her horror of a world. Finally, she finds true love, reluctantly changes him and the rest is history.
Midnight Thirsts 2:
Lilith is a story about a ruthless female vampire who falls in love but has to choose between love and freedom. She is imprisoned by a cocky vampire and while in prison she meets the love of her life. They escape but she is asked to do the unthinkable. The cocky vampire returns and offers her the freedom she hadn’t had with her lover. She has to make a choice. Will she choose love or freedom? How free would she really be with the cocky vampire? What does her future hold?
Tales of the Vampire: From A-Z:
This is a book of short stories that are sometimes steamy, sometimes not, stories about specific vampires that I have created. The chapters are divided by the names but not all the alphabet letters are represented however, the stories are so great, I’m sure you won’t mind. Each one usually tells a romantic love story between a mortal and vampire. Each vampire is my version of things I think life with a vampire would be or I would want it to be. How would your vampire be? What would your life be like with a vampire in your life? Read ahead for some ideas.
Crime Bites and So Do I
In this police paranormal/vampire thriller, people start turning up dead all over town completely drained of blood. Are the murders random or whom/what is the common link? Does a vampire have civil rights in a human court of law? When the lead Detective is placed under surveillance, how close will she get to the new man and how much does she really know about him? How much does she even know about her own life? The two work together to bring down the murderer, uncover her past and maybe even make a future together for themselves. What twists, turns and surprises will they find along their way?
In Vein-A Vampire Anthology
“In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygentist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy. Like I said, something for everyone! Did I mention it’s all for charity? The kids, people, the kids!
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Samantha-vampire clean & erotic versions
Sapphire - vampire horror
Trinity- a Halloween superstitious vampire romance
I just wanted you to meet my newest and awesome fellow author Deborah Palumbo. She's a great person, an excellent and addictive writer and an all around wonderful person! I took a sample of her book, The Undeparted from Amazon.com and was so addicted that I went and bought the full copy that same night. I didn't want the story to end so I have to keep reading to find out more about what's going to happen to her main character Cassandra and the vampires. She's got a sequel, The Ascent of the Undeparted and her newest book, which she's still working on. I'm sure when I'm dong with Ascent I'll be craving her other book. She's brilliant and I just can't say enough great things about her. Please check her out at: www.deborahpalumbo.com and buy her books at:
Also, don't forget she's got a third one in her series coming out soon! Please, please please check her out and let her know what you think. I'm sure you won't be able to put the books down and will be the best thing you've read in the past year.
3/8/13 New News!
Hi all! I have two new Authors I've come across since I last posted here. They both have excellent new books coming out and I want you to go check them out!
1. Ann is my favorite Author of 2012. Ann Snizek has the Tunultol Book Series. Book 1 is Fortress of Light. Book 2 is Secret of the Shielded. Book 3 is Jewel of the Nirel which is due out in the next month or two. All can be found on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.
You can follow her at www.annsnizekauthor.blogspot.com
Here's my review of book 1:
Tunuftol’s Fortress of Light was a wonderfully woven story full of fun, charisma and entertainment. Ms. Snizek has fully developed characters what are loveable and make you feel a gamete of emotions throughout the story. She writes in a manner that the reader feels like they are right there as part of the group in the story and the things there are actually happening around you. You are put right into the story as you read it.
A young girl and her brother are pushed around through the adoption system until they are found by a caring Grandmotherly type old lady. Krissa, the main character starts having inexplicable dreams and her little brother Micah knows more than she gives him credit for. Krissa’s new friend Pin and her twin brother Khevin start to unravel Krissa’s questions about her dreams. She has become The Chosen One and is taken on a mission to take over the faction that has upset Khevin’s family from the throne. She has to learn her powers and follow her dreams which Pin helps out with as she’s a dream weaver. The group of friends accumulated at school take on a trip to find this other place they left as children and struggle against the evil they face. Will they succeed in the end? Who is the most valuable and who keeps the most secrets? Will Krissa know what to do when the time comes?
Author Ann Snizek creates a world where any reader would like to go. The travel she puts this young group on is a treat for the reader. As you learn along with the main character, you feel for her and learn some interesting facts. She gives you a whole world where you can emerge yourself for awhile and follow along with this group of friends. I would recommend this as a must read for anyone who likes to get themselves entirely involved in a story. This is a page turner that is hard to put down. It’s an easy read with short chapters that move you along through the story at a quick pace. Ms. Snizek has done a great job creating a story that everyone should read!
2. Mark is my favorite Author of 2013. Mark Knight is starting a new series called Blood Family. Book 1, self titled was an amazing genesis. I had been anxious to read the book and it did not disappoint! The book is due out the end of March 2013 and is going to hit the best-sellers list immediately!
You can follow Mark at www.markknightbooks.com & www.markknightbooks.wordpress.com
Here's my review of book 1:
Blood Family: Quest for the Vampire Key is an awesome, awesome, awesome book. Did I say awesome? I read a lot and believe me, I’ve not read anything like this since I read Anne Rice novels back in the 90’s. I originally read just the sample of this story on the Author’s website. I was so intrigued that I bugged and bugged him for the full novel. It far exceeded my expectations and I had already had high hopes for it after the sample.
Young Daniel finds out from his family that he is a Dhampir and the blood package he received in the mail further confirmed what he feared. He was adopted from his ‘mom’s’ sister, Celeste and his father was Dominus, Lord of the Shadow World. Daniel leaves his home and everyone he knows in search of his biological mother. After visiting Xochil, a shaman, he learns much of what he’s going to need to know to battle to keep himself from succumbing to his fathers’ twisted world. He meets a young paranormal investigator whose father was killed by Dominus and takes her along on his journey reluctantly. Read the story to follow his journey. Will he find his mother? Will he keep himself from the snares of his father? There’s so much to this story that it will keep you guessing.
The Author, Mark Knight, takes you on a twisting and turning journey with his main character. Just when you think you have things figured out and how much more could possibly happen, he adds another aspect to the story that sucks you in. He’s created a world where you really feel like you are going through this journey with Daniel yourself and envelopes you in a world of insane, cunning and manipulative characters. He is an excellent storyteller and paints the picture so well for you that you can actually see it in your mind. His attention to detail and creativity is leaps and bounds beyond anything I’ve ever read. The story is simply creative, well thought out and just crazy good! It is a must read for anyone who loves paranormal, mind blowing, dark fantasy. I just can’t say enough to give this book its proper justice. If this were a movie, which it would be awesome if taken on, it would break all the blockbuster records out there and win all the Oscars if the right people were cast. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, it is a 100! If there was a grade above an A+, it would be used for this book! You will not be disappointed with this book. It was worth every minute I spent reading it and I’m already looking forward to a sequel. “Behind every door, and down every alleyway, we will be watching.”
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BOTH ARE WORTH THE READ AS BUDDING NEW AUTHORS! If all else fails, contact me and I can direct you towards them!
I just came across a new Author that I've been 'friends' with almost since I became published but have not read any of her stories until now. Tara Fox Hall (www.tarafoxhall.com) is a very exciting Author that I've just started reading her stories and am very excited about what I'm reading! Her four book series, the Promise Me series is fantastic. The books:
1. Promise Me
2. Broken Promises
3. Taken In the Night
4. Taken For His Own
This is a wonderfully delightful series, full of paranormal romance. They are well written, a great story and very entertaining. I was pulled through the first book at lightening quick speed. I couldn't put the book down and couldn't wait to find out what happened next in the story. Tara is a wonderful, caring, generous person that kindly made me one of her famous cat beds. In repayment I volunteered to set up a blog hop and facebook event for her. This is when I started reading her stories so I could do a review for her as well. I was sucked in from the beginning and she's been a great person to work with. Very kind, creative and gracious. Can't wait to get her cat bed as others have raved about them. She has another series, Lash. Please check out her books on amazon.com. Leave her a review and let me know what you think of her books as well. She loves to hear from her fans as well so check out her website also. You can find her here:
Tara's Blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5286654.Tara_Fox_Hall/blog
Tara's Facebook Page: