Still Alive

Posted: November 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Against popular rumors, I’m still alive and kicking.  After releasing Zombies Unleashed (The Vampire from Hell Part 6), I took a full-time job that drained my time and creative resources. Of course there is no excuse that I should disappear for over a year.  Don’t worry.  I’m not gone just yet.

8What’s in the Works?

Three more installments of the Vampire from Hell series are on the table.  Part 7 is in the works.

Other Series

I’m working on other series too that you may enjoy.  More to come!

Thanks again for checking in to see where I’ve been and what has been going on.

Zombies Unleashed is Live

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Zombies Unleashed (The Vampire from Hell Part 6) is now Live!
Check out these links!
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Find more links at my website – http://thevampirefromhell.weebly.com/now-available.html or email me for availability.

About Zombies Unleashed
The last thing Rayea, the Vampire from Hell needs to worry about is a zombie invasion. In the sixth installment of this series, Rayea realizes contending with creatures forged by her father, Satan may be a reality for her and her friends on Earth. Her walking nightmare begins as Rayea struggles to deal with the ongoing complications of her life: a wedding to plan, the world to save from zombies, and an unexpected call for help from her evil sister, Stephanie.

Pre-Orders – Special Note!
Thanks to all of you who pre-ordered this book! I had over 200 people snag their ebook copy immediately on Amazon. I do have to let you know that if you pre-ordered the book you have one more chapter to read that was no included in that first and second edition of the book. Chapter 15 is available on my website for you to read. Click here to read that chapter.

What’s Up Next?
Up next is the first book in a new series called Generation Z. I’m working on Zombie Wolf (Generation Z: Book 1) now and hopefully this will be released this Spring, probably late April. Read more about Zombie Wolf at http://thevampirefromhell.weebly.com/coming-soon.html

Happy New Year! It’s the first day of 2015 and I thought I’d share some news. The buzz and whirl of the holidays are winding down, so it’s back to work for me.

COMING SOON

Coming soon, Zombies Unleashed (Part 6) of The Vampire from Hell series will be released. If you pre-ordered the book before 12/26/2014, you’ll receive a link to read additional chapters because as I rewrote a few portions of the book, I decided to add 2 chapters. Please email me if you have any questions.

Release Date – January 6, 2015

ZOMBIES UNLEASHED (The Vampire from Hell Part 6)

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PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON NOW!  | PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON UK!

The last thing Rayea, the Vampire from Hell needs to worry about is a zombie invasion. In the sixth installment of this series, Rayea realizes contending with creatures forged by her father, Satan may be a reality for her and her friends on Earth. Her walking nightmare begins as Rayea struggles to deal with the ongoing complications of her life: a wedding to plan, the world to save from zombies, and an unexpected call for help from her evil sister, Stephanie.

MAILING LIST

Be sure to subscribe to my new mailing list on my website. If you’d like to receive an email when new books are released, this is an easy way to stay in touch with me. Go to http://thevampirefromhell.weebly.com/contact.html to subscribe. Be sure to accept the notification validation that will be sent to your email to complete the process.

MORE FOR 2015

Several other books are in the que (or waiting to be developed.) Click My Books and view what projects I have on the horizon for 2015! I can tell you already that a Spring Release is in the works (Zombie Wolf!) and Part 7 of the Vampire from Hell series is set for this Summer.

Happy New Year!

~ally

Author Shane North arrives on the Publishing scene today with his first book in an awesome upcoming series called The Angelis Vampire Series. Shannon, Book 1 and a sizzling hot Release party on Facebook. (Click here to join.)

I sat down with Shane the other day and asked him a few questions about his new career as a writer and his first book, Shannon. We’ve got a wonderful new voice in the realm of vampire fiction here. Be sure to pick up Shannon by Shane North soon!

Buy Links: Amazon | Smashwords (Cover by Cora Graphics)

What is your book about and what genre are you writing in?

I love anything paranormal and if you add romance, the possibilities are endless. Nothing loves the way an immortal does. They have beauty, and passion that could move a mountain to get to their mate.

Shannon is about a young woman who lives a wonderful normal life in South Beach, except for her nightmares. They started when she was young and have haunted her nights every since. In her nightmares she leads the battle between good and evil. Her warriors are vampires and werewolves. Beside her is the love of her life. A sandy haired man who she met when the nightmares started. As she grew older, she knew her love for Simon was real and some day she would meet him.

She was adopted and never knew her real family. Everything changes quickly when her step parents are brutally murdered. She finds out her best friend, Caitlyn, is a werewolf and Caitlyns dad, which she looked at as a father figure in her life, is the alpha of the pack. The turmoil continues to escalate for her when her uncle Damon comes into her life. He holds the key to her past and her future. Damon is the vampire lord of Europe, and he comes from another time dimension named Angelis. A medieval place controlled by the Royals. A race of true vampires with power and magic this world has never seen.

In the first book of the series Shannon grows and learns to cope with her new life. She learns  who she is and what the Fates have planned for her. She meets her mate and tries to understand the rules the immortal race lives by. The essence of her true parents becomes a part of her when she touches their picture and she finally feels a parent’s love. Her saving grace in all of this is the fact that she worked for Navy Intel during her military life and she was very good at killing her targets.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I have always loved to write, but I never took the time to do so until I retired. My oldest granddaughter and I have always had a close bond. We have spent hours talking about her challenges as she matured and I have always tried to help her understand the world. That being said, Damon and Shanon’s relationship is similar. Shannon struggles to grow and figure out her life. Damon is always a step ahead and tries to lead her in the right direction to discover her true life.

What would you say makes your vampires unique to the paranormal genre?

My vampires have powers that come from their heritage as true Royal vampires. They move about in daylight and slip time to travel. I try to make them believable as a family unit. Whenever Shannon tries to get away with something, Damon always knows. They have werewolves as family members, and fight side by side. And then there’s Shamn Neeb. The powerful Shaman that has been with Damon’s family for centuries. A counter balance between good and evil.

What do you like about your main vampire character?

 I love Shannon because of her fight to get it right. She’s the strongest and most powerful immortal to ever exist, but she hasn’t learnt everything. She sees life as right or wrong. She looks at Damon as just a man and loves his human side. Her other uncle, Keegan, who is Caitlyn dad, is still a father figure. It doesn’t matter that he’s the alpha for several thousand werewolves. He’s still Keegan, and they have hot chocolate together and laugh about life.

Is there one particular thing your vampires can do or vampire myth that you enjoyed creating for this series?

I really enjoyed the Angelis side of the story. A medieval dimension, the Royals. Who are they and where did they come from? And what is Shaman Neebs story?

Read an EXCERPT from SHANNON

PROLOGUE

As my eyes closed and I took my last breath, I heard footsteps approaching…

I am Conner O’Callaghan, the oldest alpha werewolf and a direct descendant of the original Irish pack.  I was born in the County Offaly, along the River Shannon, in the year 1663.  This was when the alpha leader, Aedan MacConin bit me and I turned into a werewolf.

I am an immortal.

Callidora was my loving vampire mate, an ancient Greek who lived on Crete in 1158 AD.  She came from another time dimension named Angelis, with her vampire brother, Damon.  They were forced to leave their homeland by their power-hungry uncle, Kyran.  The warlock, Shaman Neeb, slid time and transported them to our time dimension.  He saved their lives and royal bloodline.  In this dimension, they have the power of gods.  Damon became my best friend in later years, along with Shaman Neeb; Damon was never far from his sister.

Callidora and I broke all the rules by creating a new breed of immortal.  We named our daughter Shannon, after the river I played in when I was a boy in Ireland.  She was the impossible miracle that came from our love.  A werewolf and vampire cannot produce a child together, but because Callidora was from another dimension, we were so much more than normal.

Shannon was a beautiful baby, but she did not exhibit any signs or scent of being immortal and could pass for a human in every way.  We knew Shannon was special…signs or not… and that someday she would become the strongest immortal alive.  However, at what age she would change from human to Angelian, we did not know.  We knew it would happen when she needed her powers.

By creating this new species, we knew we would pay with our lives.  The wolves and vampires have always followed the unspoken rule to kill the breeders and offspring, thus ending the cycle of life for those they feared or hated.  The slaughter of my village started at midnight, as the immortals attacked in full force and killed at will.  The slayers that massacred my pack were a mix of vampires and wolves, which would prevent the blame from falling on one race.  Cries of death carried into the night as the bloodbath raged.  The vampires and wolves were fighting together to end Shannon’s life as we all fought back, but we were outnumbered ten to one.

As my last breaths came and I felt my heart beating its last few beats, I knew my life would soon be over.  As I lay dying, I knew Damon felt the cries from Callidora as we fought for our daughter’s life.  As my eyes closed and I took my last breath, I heard footsteps approaching…

This is Shannon’s story… Callidora and I will never leave her side.

CHAPTER 1

The Nightmare

I stood in the corner of my adoptive parents’ bedroom.  I felt very strange as I looked around.  I was wearing my navy camouflage!  On my hips rested my pair of .45s and I held my scoped AR tightly in my hands.  Was I back in Afghanistan?  No, I could feel the cool breeze blowing through the windows of their Florida home as Mike and Mary Murphy slept calmly.  I looked at their clock.  It was close to midnight when Mike woke up suddenly to the sound of heavy footsteps coming up the stairs.  He turned on the light and reached for his glasses as the bedroom door burst open.  There, standing in the doorway, were two large men with glowing red eyes with a deadly look about them.  I screamed as Mike reached for Mary and tried to pull her close; a bullet blasted the back half of her head onto her pillow.  I dropped to my knees as I watched helplessly as a second bullet blew through Mike’s head.  He fell against the headboard of their bed, silently.  Death came quickly and, once again, the night was silent.  I cried at the loss of the only parents I have ever known.

The half-morphed wolves smiled at one another as they shifted back to their human form.  The silver-haired man named Angelo spoke, “She’s not here, Lucas.  I didn’t think killing her would be this easy.  The Assembly will be pissed if they hear she got away from us.”

Lucas, big and mean, was cursing as he looked at the bed.  “We need to locate her quickly.  I’m not sending in a report saying we failed this.  The Assembly will have our heads if we screw this up.”

I followed them in spirit, if not in form, down the stairs as they left the house quickly and jumped into their car.  I could hear the sirens coming.  I was sitting in the back seat of their car as Lucas pulled out a dossier.  “Let’s find out more about this freak.  It says here, she’s about 5’9”, with curly auburn hair and emerald green eyes.”  Angelo snapped, “We already know that.  What else does it say?”  Lucas continued, “She’s supposed to be an expert in martial arts, with a quick temper and an attitude to match.  She spent three years in Navy Intelligence and was one of their best agents.  Her best friend is a little blonde named Caitlyn.”

“This is a bunch of bullshit, Lucas.  Time to call our informant.  We’ll find this freak and kill the bitch, and then we will get a bonus, instead of losing our heads.”

I woke up angry, tears flowing like a waterfall; heartbroken knowing I had just witnessed my adoptive parents’ murder.  But I was in full camo and ready for battle.  Why?

Buy Links: Amazon | Smashwords

About the Author

Shane North believes every day is amazing.  The world is truly full of miracles and the things that go bump in the night are beautiful.  Writing paranormal fantasy and paranormal romance is an extension of those thoughts.  His vampires and werewolves are immortal creatures leading an extraordinary life in our world.  They live, love, and breed new races, but add in the Royals.  Pureblood vampires from a different time dimension, a powerful Shaman, and you have a magic more powerful than the immortal world has ever seen.

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Since it’s Black Friday, I thought it would be fun to offer 4 installments of my series, The Vampire from Hell for FREE. Click the links below to learn more and enjoy! Happy Black Friday!

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The Vampire from Hell (Part 1 – The Beginning)

According to Rayea, the oldest daughter of Satan, the origin of vampires started in Hell, and it started with her. Here’s her story about how it all began. Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot hellhound. Then one day everything changes. (This ebook includes Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels as well.)

The ebook is a FREE download and available at Amazon | Amazon UKSmashwords | GoodReads Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble Nook | Diesel  | Kobo.

A Vampire on Vacation (The Vampire from Hell Part 3)

As a vampire from Hell, Rayea’s life is rather complicated so when she’s given an opportunity to take a vacation on Earth, she jumps at the chance. In the third part of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea travels to Earth hoping to meet her online friends, leave her disturbing past with her father behind her, and embark on a new future without her meddling family.
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The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4 – The Vampire from Hell)

Blood of the gods has brought a new dimension to Rayea’s life as the vampire from Hell. As she juggles her new responsibilities and starting a relationship with her best friend, Blick, Rayea realizes her sordid past with her family may be catching up with her. When two of her friends go missing, she knows she must begin a search to find them. And the first place she has to look? Hell.

FREE as an ebook at Amazon | Amazon UK | Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

 

Scheduled Release Date – January 6, 2015

ZOMBIES UNLEASHED (The Vampire from Hell Part 6)

Click the image to pre-order now!

PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON NOW!  | PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON UK!

The last thing Rayea, the Vampire from Hell needs to worry about is a zombie invasion.  In the sixth installment of this series, Rayea realizes contending with creatures forged by her father, Satan may be a reality for her and her friends on Earth.

Several other books are in the que (or waiting to be developed.) Click My Books and view what projects I have on the horizon.

NEW RELEASE – Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell Part 5)

Rayea has been missing a year and presumed dead. In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, it’s open season on the Ancient Council. Angels and gods alike are being systematically wiped out. Only one person can save them, the vampire from Hell, but how can Rayea do that when she doesn’t recall who she is and none of her friends can find her?

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Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell #5)

Rayea has been missing a year and presumed dead. In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, it’s open season on the Ancient Council. Angels and gods alike are being systematically wiped out. Only one person can save them, the vampire from Hell, but how can Rayea do that when she doesn’t recall who she is and none of her friends can find her?

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COMING SOON

The scheduled release date is October 28th for Blood of the Gods (The Vampire from Hell Part 5). You can pre-order the book now at Amazon and it will be delivered to your ebook device on that day. Click the link below or the image.

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About Blood of the Gods

You can’t live until you die. In the fifth installment of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea learns she has a new opportunity to move up in the supernatural chain of command and assume her role as a blood god. She’s killed her father, Satan and hopefully her evil sister, Stephanie and the Ancient Council is pleased. Only problem? Rayea has no memory of these events or who these people are.

What You Need to Know

Rayea, the Vampire from Hell is missing and presumed dead.  It’s been a year since any of her friends have heard from her.  In this installment, I explored adding new voices from characters in the series so you can just jump right in and learn about Rayea, the Vampire from Hell from her friends’ points of view.  But don’t be surprised if you hear from Rayea too.

Excerpt

Chapter 1 – Grace’s Diary

September 2.  As I poured myself a second cup of coffee and jotted down a few notes in my diary, I tried not to notice that Blick was staring at the calendar.  Since Rayea’s disappearance, he had been staying with us, Demetri and me.  Being a wolf god with the werewolf curse in his blood, Blick had an anger management problem and had a tendency to break stuff first and apologize later.  His fits of rage were commonplace now.  Some days, my vampire sense helped me read him.  On days like this when he was in a dark and brooding mood, it didn’t matter that I knew what he was about to do before he did it.

“You know what day it is?” he asked.  He ripped the calendar off the wall and shredded it into a million pieces.  “I’m not sure how much longer I can do this.”

I scribbled down a note to get a new calendar in my diary, ripped the page out, and stuffed it in my jeans pocket.  Had Blick not said it aloud, maybe I wouldn’t have thought about it.  I’d been up since about 3 am and hadn’t slept at all.  I’d been out hunting and sneaked in the back window.  Unfortunately, Demetri had already left for work.

I agreed with Blick, silently in my head.  Forgetting what had happened today (a year ago) wasn’t a possibility, for me, for any of us.  I said the lie to my fragmented brain anyways.  My heart was bleeding.  So was Blick’s.  Rayea had been missing one year to the day, to this date on the calendar and we had not stopped looking for her.  None of us had.  Blick.  Lynn.  Demetri.  We all wanted her back, at any cost.  We all believed she wasn’t dead.  We all believed a vampire from Hell could not die, could not truly die, not this vampire anyways.  I was holding out for the notion that I’d get to see my maker again.  I desperately wanted to confess my sins to another vampire who would understand.  Rayea had committed her list of sins so she’d have advice for me, something a maker can comfort her fledgling with.  I wanted a conversation like that, with her, just once.

As Blick deposited the torn calendar into the recycle bin, I asked him, “Would she give up on you if you were presumed dead, Blick?  Would she?”  Having recently re-read her journal entries again, I wanted to tell Blick what I had read.  Instead, I hesitated.  I recalled the time Rayea (pronounced “RAY – ahh”) had talked about Blick almost going dark, almost being sucked into the world of evil by her father, Satan.  He tempted all mortals and immortals with the darkness, and she had saved Blick from it.  She had pulled him back from the edge.  Okay along with the help of a blood god, but still.  I knew how much Blick loved her.  It was written on his face, every anniversary of every month on this day we had all faced it together, every second of every day when the second of the month rolled around.

He smiled at me with a bit of kindness in his tawny gold eyes and shook his head.  His dark bangs fell in his eyes.  He brushed them away and turned around quickly.  I saw the tears surface in his eyes before he stomped out of the room.  A loud crash made me jerk a bit.  I wasn’t sure if it was fear of rooming with a wolf god or too much caffeine.  I opted it was the second reason and wondered what new item I’d have to order online now.  I’d find out later.

But I understand Blick’s rage.  The longer we waited and hoped, the angrier he became.  I felt every bit of it as well.  However, I didn’t show it.  Rayea was important to me too.  I had no idea I’d lose my maker so soon and I was determined beyond any force in the universe against me to find her and bring her back.  I may be her first fledgling vampire she created and that may mean that I was obsessed with finding her.  But I wasn’t the only one.  I kept that glow of hope burning in my heart for her.  When she had turned me, I had not wanted to live.  I had stabbed myself many times in an effort to end my life.  I couldn’t go on with the abuse my ex-boyfriend, Nathan lavished upon me.  I had given up.  I had decided to end it all.  Then Demetri had walked into my life.