26 January 2009

Rare Vintage - Out Next Week!

I'm going to take this opportunity to talk a little bit about my upcoming release, Rare Vintage. It's a revised, rewritten and greatly expanded re-release of a story that started life as a short story with a publisher that has since gone out of business. The new version has been beefed up to novella size and is the second in a trilogy of vamp novellas I call the Brotherhood of Blood.

The first was One & Only, which re-released last November and the final of the three, Phantom Desires, will be out at the beginning of April. Eventually, all three will go into a single print volume that will probably be out sometime around the end of this year or the beginning of next.

Rare Vintage will release on February 6th from Samhain Publishing. Here's the blurb:

She would give her life to save his, but can he save her from himself?

As the new Gal Friday at Atticus Maxwell’s winery, Kelly is grateful for the much-needed job, and delighted to be working with her best friend Lissa. What she doesn’t need is the exasperation brought on by Marc LaTour’s constant flirting. Yet she can’t deny she is drawn to the mysterious, unsettling Master vampire.

After six hundreds years of searching, Marc has resigned himself to the fact that he’ll never find his One. Kelly is under Atticus and Lissa’s protection, and therefore off limits. Yet the desire to possess her is too strong to resist. Curiosity leads to lust—and the surprising discovery that they indeed could be destined mates.

But a dark cloud hangs heavy over them. A rival vampire has challenged Marc for leadership—a challenge that involves a fight to the death. The cost of survival could forever poison any hope for a future together, but if they can both pass the final test, they could find love that will last for eternity.

Warning: This book contains graphic language, hot neck biting, outrageous flirting and undeniable lust.

I also wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who made Lords of the Were the #9 Best Seller for Samhain Publishing in 2006 and Hara's Legacy the #7 Best Seller for 2007. The first-ever SAMMIE Awards were given out yesterday and they went back and gave out Best Seller Awards for the prior years. That's the first incling I had that these books had done so well.

Recently, I finished writing the sequel to Lords of the Were and will hopefully have news about release dates and such in the next few weeks to share with you. It picks up the story of Dante, the vampire from Lords of the Were. A werewolf girl is sent to spy on him and an evil sorceress is on his trail. Fireballs fly as the two are drawn together in a forbidden love.

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