Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Guest Post for Vampire Elite

Vampire Elite

Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 6/7/13

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Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts are released in one volume

Vampire Elite
Part 1. Prophecy
Part 2. Keepers of the Key
What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?

A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother's mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.

The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race and she's ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
 But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
 What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.

Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.
            Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.

Readers’ Favorite reviewers on Vampire Elite:
You’ve managed to restore my hope in the future of vampire books ...
... a fascinating read and definitely a book for anyone who loves fantasy, romance and of course vampires.
… a spellbinding novel of action, suspense, romance, and conscience ...  character development is superb ... the type of book that will make you read all day until you get to the end! It is deliciously addictive!

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Meet VE Character: Arianna, Queen of the Amiti and Keeper of the Mystery of Balance

Arianna becomes the Amiti Queen as an infant, following the execution of her mother. Along with the title, she also inherits all of the Queen’s powers, including the role of Keeper of the Mystery of Balance as well as the Gift of Ra, a power bestowed by the Sun God himself to help her protect herself and her people. Sheltered by her father as a child, Arianna finds herself thrust into a world of danger and intrigue when he is murdered and she must confront the fact that her race’s destiny depends on her. Despite how overwhelming it can be, Arianna ultimately embraces her life’s mission: to free her people from their enslavement by the Vampire Elite by any means necessary. But along the way she encounters an unexpected and seemingly unmanageable challenge—the charismatic and powerful vampire King Tor, who takes her on an emotional and sensual journey that makes her question her very destiny. Will the young Queen have the willpower and inner strength to fulfill her purpose and save her people, even if it means destroying the man she loves?


How the Story was Born

From Irina: Vampire Elite began unfolding in my brain four years ago; it just came to me, at a time when I felt really challenged. My husband had had a stroke and I was doing everything I could to help him to deal with depression and loss of mobility. At the same time, I was preparing for my licensing exam in clinical psychology and was working full-time as a psychologist, counseling people with mental illnesses and problems with drug and alcohol addiction.

I think it was the intense pressure of that period that worked as a catalyst, compelling my mind to begin taking me to an alternate world filled with unique and powerful people. The people in that world were also going through challenges, but their challenges were so much more spectacular than mine that it made my own feel like a piece of cake in comparison.
The story unfolded as a sequence, like a movie that was constantly playing in my brain: when I was driving, sitting in boring meetings, or doing mindless things like housework—and in my dreams. The characters were coming to life, events were happening with lightning speed that I was somehow both creating and just watching as they happened. It seemed as though I was living in two parallel worlds.

            One day the story abruptly stopped, and no matter how hard I tried to push it forward, it  wouldn’t budge. It had a life of its own, but it was as if the screen had frozen. My reaction was a constant nagging sense that I had to breathe life into the story by writing it down, making it into a book. I finally gave in to that feeling, sat down with my laptop and began typing. It wasn’t long at all before the first few chapters of Vampire Elite were born. I sent them to my dearest friend, Jo-An, and in addition to being thrilled, she also started adding her own touches, making comments and adding new layers of description, and that’s how our partnership was born.