Video Trailer: House of the Red Veil

House of the Red VeilAntonella Ambrosetti may be a vampire, but she refuses to be a monster. The members of her exclusive house of vampires, the House of the Red Veil, all live by her strict rules. But, when tragedy strikes and the prime suspect is her former companion, Dante, all her rules go out the window in her quest to keep her house safe.

Along the way, she struggles with her growing attraction to Seth, the warlock that makes her cold, dead heart race, and the desire of Nicky Marchesi, son of a prominent mob boss, to become a vampire against his father’s wishes.

House of the Red Veil, the urban vampire fantasy by Amy Fane, is available from

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Vampires and Werewolves and Zombies, Oh My!

I loved monster movies when I was a kid.

When one harkens back to the classic monsters, there are really only three types that have literary legs. At least, I am unaware of any boom in Godzilla-based novels.

I don’t count ghosts as monsters because, well, they’re ghosts.

Frankenstein was for all intents and purposes, a zombie, as was the Mummy; though neither was of the more popular brain-consuming variety.

Aliens of any variety don’t count as monsters because wherever they come from, they’re just regular. On their home-worlds, they’d just be Joe the Blob, Fred the Predator, Alice the Alien, Marsha the Body-Snatcher, etc. Continue reading “Vampires and Werewolves and Zombies, Oh My!”

Book Brief: The Descendant

The Descendant
by Kelley Grealis
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Word count: 85,600

Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening.

But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Allison discovers that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. She must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.

THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions

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Book Brief: Emeline and the Mutants

Emeline and the Mutants
by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Genre: Horror
83,500 words

Newsflash: A cure for AIDS discovered!
The Haum vaccine, as it came to be known, is so important to humanity that is available to the public immediately. Available in a vaccine, it is effective as both a preventative measure as well as a cure for those already infected.

No one needs know that the proper testing was short-lived, nor that a few ‘mutations’ are occurring. They are merely secrets for the government to hold onto.

Although, eventually there is no way to hide the fact that the world is now filled with people who are no longer predisposed to getting cancer, heart disease or diabetes; but of becoming werewolves, vampires and trolls.

Follow Emeline and her new-found friend, Gwennie, as they fight to find the truth behind the death of Emeline’s brother, Warwick.

EMELINE AND THE MUTANTS is a fast-paced cautionary tale of what happens when science goes wrong.

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