The giveaway was so much fun that Continue reading
I was at one of my favorite local restaurants (The Wounded Goose) the other day and noticed that they have a new item on the menu called “The Vampire Slayer Burger”. With garlic mayo, onions, and extra garlic, it is touted to bring even the oldest vamp to his knees. After a good laugh, my dinner mates and I started talking about how the rules have changed since the days of Buffy.
When did it become generally accepted that vampires are okay with garlic?
Seems like when I was a kid everyone knew the rules. Vampires are hurt by garlic, holy water, and crosses; killed by wooden stakes, sunlight, or beheading. However, it seems that most books in the vampire genre today are bending those rules or making their own. Don’t get me wrong, it can make a story more interesting. After all, who would have ever dreamed that a sparkly vampire would be drooled over by legions of fans?
But it leads me to wonder…are any rules sacred where vampires are concerned? Will someone write a book where vampires aren’t immortal, but have only a day to live? Is there a story somewhere in the works that has vampires who go public and give blood almost as freely as they take it? Oh wait, that one already exists (Southern Vampire novels a.k.a. Sookie Stackhouse).
Who knows? Maybe a couple of years from now we’ll all be salivating over a vampire that turns blue when he’s sad. Then again, maybe he’ll just be a werewolf.
This week at the carnival each carni is highlighting an indie author outside of the carnival. Be sure to go to all the carnies sites to hunt for smoking hot indie authors and their novels and ENTER THE CARNIVAL ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY! Details at the end of the post.
I am especially honored to have SARRA CANNON, author of the Peachville High Demons series, join the blog today for a guest post. Cannon fans know that Sarra’s been busy with a brand new little bundle of joy, but that hasn’t slowed her down. She’s putting the finishing touches on DEMONS FOREVER, the final installment of the Peachville novels, and has taken time out of her crazy schedule to reflect and share a special excerpt from Peachville #1, BEAUTIFUL DEMONS. Continue reading
Anyway, earlier this summer, our youngest, Reece, finally made it to coaster height. We were thrilled. After the last ten summers stuck Continue reading
This week at the YA Indie Carnival we’re kicking off our shoes and going BAREFOOT. It is summer, after all. In honor of this week’s topic, here’s an excerpt from Whispering Evil. In this part of the story, Keira allowed herself to be captured by the mogdocs in order to gain access to the Empress. Unfortunately, her ex-boyfriend foils the plan by rescuing her. She finds herself barefoot and far from home. Keira’s not the damsel in distress type, so asking for assistance, especially from her ex who’s still madly in love with her, holds about as much appeal as mystery loaf with cheese.
Warning: This excerpt contains a spoiler for Book 1. Continue reading
On Friday evening, I arrived home and barely set my purse down before I heard the wind coming on like a freight train. With little warning, a storm with “hurricane-force” winds hit our region and left devastation and dark houses behind.
The miracle workers at AEP (Appalachain Electric Power) continue to work 16+ hour days to restore power under a record-breaking heat wave. I would like to send out a big THANK YOU to these folks. Our power came back yesterday – yeah! no more cold showers by glow stick!!
Seriously though, it could have been much worse than a cold shower. God watches over us, kiddos. I have no doubt about that.
So, back to business as usual. Because of the lack of power, phone, or even cell signal after the storm, I was unable to reveal the teaser trailer for Book 4, Shadows Rising, on Sunday as planned. So here it is…