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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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Click the image to pre-order Part 5 now!

Click the image to pre-order Part 5 now!

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.

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Join Wattpad and read my books for FREE there. Recently I’ve become more interested in Wattpad and I’m sharing my FREE ebooks there. I am also sharing (Only On Wattpad) excerpts from my other books, First draft chapters of upcoming books, and various short stories, and flash fiction. 

This year is going to be all about writing for me, more than I ever have. If you follow me on Wattpad, it will be your way to read first what I’m working on!

FOLLOW ME ON WATTPAD

Here’s my Wattpad profile. It’s free to sign up. You can immediately sign up through your Facebook or Twitter account. When a person you are following posts a story, an email is sent out to everyone (similar to WordPress here if you follow any blogs like mine). You’ll also discover tons of other authors you can follow and read their books for Free. Commenting on stories, voting, and connecting with other readers is the whole reason of this community. I’ve already met several authors and writers who have wonderful books they are sharing for free just for fans to read.

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In the past few weeks, I’ve been able to recruit several new followers and I’m really excited about that. I went from 31 followers to now 69. I hope the list just continues to grow after that. Wattpad is a fun and easy way to read authors’ stories as well as meeting other people who love to write, and/or read. If you want to get started writing yourself, it’s a great place to begin. If you have any questions about Wattpad, comment on this article and ask me. I hope to see you there soon! Again here’s my Wattpad profile.

Books of mine that will be FREE in their entirety will be:

The Vampire from Hell: The Beginning – Part One 

The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire Among Angels

Love Begins in Hell (The Moon Journals: Part 1) 

Fanged Love: The Prequel

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Excerpts from The Vampire from Hell series are currently live. I have 6 of the 12 chapters in A Vampire on Vacation (Part 3) and the first 4 chapters of The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4) on Wattpad too.

MORE COMING SOON

My hope for 2014 is to use Wattpad’s platform as a way to write first drafts of various books I’m working on. For 2014, I’ll be working on Part 5 and 6 for The Vampire from Hell series, another part in the Moon Journals, and maybe a few new chapters for the Zombie Wolf and Fanged Love series.

If you want to get involved as I write and participate, sign up and Follow me on Wattpad. Again here’s my Wattpad profile. I hope to see you there soon! 

I’m relaunching my series on 9/22 with the release of the 1st Anniversary edition of the Vampire from Hell. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/events/1412385912308392/ for the Release Party, hosted by Chelsea Author Promotions. The party starts online at 6 pm (Eastern time) and lasts until 10 pm. At that time, Chelsea will share information about the Grand Prize you can enter to win. I’ll be adding a signed paperback copy of “The Vampire from Hell Revamped (1st Anniversary Edition)” and several of my author friends will be donating swag/paperbacks from their collection of books. They are Alexandra Anthony, Catherine Wolffe, Sharon Hamilton, Trina M. Lee, and Kristen Middleton. (Click their name to view their Amazon Author page.) Special thanks to them all!

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It has been over a year since Part 3 – A Vampire on Vacation was published in July 2012.  Since then I have not released anything related to this series.  That’s a startling, and sobering fact, for me – even for my readers maybe– because for many months last year, I did not know if I’d return to writing this series.  I didn’t know if I’d keep writing at all.

With that being said, I have returned to the keyboard and will be releasing “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)” next month on Oct. 20th. (Join the Facebook Release Party.)  I’m very excited to continue Rayea’s story, at least for three more installments, and I’m delighted to say that, for bad or worse, I’m past the first obstacle I encountered during my first year of writing.  And I’m not looking back.  It may not always be smooth sailing from now on, but that’s okay because I’ll keep sailing.  I’m hoping many of you will join me for the ride.

Get Your Copy

Cover design by Ally Thomas.

Cover design by Ally Thomas.

Currently the Anniversary Edition is going live. You can view it at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon as an ebook and in paperback (coming soon).

At Smashwords, I’m offering the Anniversary edition at .99 through 9/23. Go tohttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/353435 and enter the code NK93D when you check out.

What’s in the Anniversary Edition?

It contains the first 3 installments plus character sketches, story insights, hints about upcoming parts, behind the scenes information, excerpts from new works including the upcoming 4th installment, The Vampire from Hell Returns.

Congrats to Cassondra who won a signed paperback of Part 1 – The Beginning of the Vampire from Hell series (which includes Part 2 as well) with the new cover by Cora Graphics.

I’ll hold a paperback giveaway for Part 2 – A Vampire Among Angels for next week! Good luck everyone!

Part 1 in paperback with its new cover by Cora Graphics. Click the image to view this on Amazon.

Part 1 in paperback with its new cover by Cora Graphics. Click the image to view this on Amazon.

Also, I’ll be giving away a signed paperback of each installment in my series, The Vampire from Hell to celebrate the relaunch of of my series with the upcoming release of “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).” Click here to learn more.

Click the image to learn more about these two upcoming releases.

Click the image to learn more about these two upcoming releases.

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The Vampire from Hell Enrolls in the Kindle Matchbook Program – October Launch

If you’ve bought any of my paperbacks for the Vampire from Hell series through Amazon, and have not bought the ebook version, you will be able to download the ebook for FREE. Starting in October, Amazon will launch a program called the Kindle Matchbook program where they will be bundling paperbacks with their respective ebooks.

The announcement went out yesterday and Publisher’s Weekly released an article about it:

“Under the program, customers who buy—or have bought—print editions of titles can buy the e-book at prices ranging from $2.99 to free.” Click here to read more.

According to Amazon, bundling print and digital has been one of the most requested features from its customers.

Part 4 is in Production

You haven’t seen the last of the Vampire from Hell. Indeed, Part 4 is rising. I’ve had a few people ask me and many more people check my Coming Soon page on my blog, so I thought I’d share a blog post today.

I haven’t stopped my series, The Vampire from Hell. I’ve just run into some real life complications while writing the next installment, “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4).” That’s why it’s taking me so long to get this done. I apologize for making all of you wait. But please remember, I’m still here and still writing this story for you. It’s not over. You’ll hear more from Rayea soon.

Releasing Date for Part 4?

Because I’ve already balked on Part 4’s release more times than I’d like to admit, I won’t be declaring a release date for this installment or future installments. If everything goes well, Part for will be released ON or BEFORE August 31, 2013. My birthday is Labor Day weekend and I want to have this next installment in your hands before then.

What I can say that I will be doing is getting ready for the release when it’s two weeks out. Once you see me talking a lot about Part 4, that will give you a good indication. I’ll probably announce a Release Weekend so that when it goes live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble everyone will see the links.

Once this installment does go live, I’m going to be promoting the Hell out of it. (Sorry for the pun.) You’ll be sick of hearing about Part 4 after another two week period. I’ll go ahead and apologize now for that. If you’d like to help me promote Part 4, join my Street Team. I’ll be giving away prizes to people who go above and beyond with helping me promote this book.

Get Updates

You can stay connected with me to know where I’m at with my writing. Here’s three ways I suggest:

Follow My Blog – You can find out more book news by following this blog. The “Follow My Blog Via Email” link is at the top left of the blog. Just enter your email address. When I publish a new blog post, you’ll receive an email linking to it. This is the best way to stay current with my updates and books news.

Subscribe to Email Updates at Amazon

Click the image to get an email when I release my next book at Amazon.

Amazon has a new feature where readers can subscribe to email updates from their favorite authors. I haven’t seen it tested yet, but supposedly you can go to my Author page and subscribe to my updates.

When I release a book, you’ll get an email. How cool is that? Click the image on the left to subscribe or go to http://amazon.com/author/allythomas

The link will be on the FAR RIGHT SIDE of my Amazon page.

Pick a Social Networking Site of Mine

Stay connected to any of my social networking sites to learn more. See my Contact Me page for the complete list.

The Latest Promo Cover & Snippet

Below is the latest promo cover I put on my Facebook page for Part 4. This is from a possible closing scene to Part 4. I’m still working on it. This is the first time I’ve written the ending before the Prologue because I have a specific idea of how Part 4 will lead in to Part 5. Yes, a Part 5 installment is already being worked on. 😀

As I write, I’m creating new ones every few weeks. You can see all of them at http://pinterest.com/vampirefromhell/part-4-the-vampire-from-hell-returns/

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Snippet from “The Vampire from Hell Returns (Part 4)” –

“Suddenly I felt the fear rise up in the pit of my stomach.  It had always been my reaction when Father screamed or yelled at me.  Instantly and inwardly, I backed down.  No questions asked.  Then it dawned on me.  I could end this cycle here and now.  I didn’t need Father’s blessings or Stephanie’s sisterly love.  I didn’t either of them.  You are not your father’s daughter.  I didn’t have to be Satan’s daughter anymore.  I could be just me, whoever that was.  I had people who love me.  Me, just for me, despite everything that had happened to me before.  And I had tried to help the people here, giving them my blood to survive Stephanie’s tortures.

Finally I rose to my feet and I heard Stephanie gasp in horror.”

Author Note: My phrase “Part 4 is rising” has many meanings to me as I write this. One being of course – as you may guess – Rayea possibly standing up (literally and figuratively) to her father. We’ll see how the writing goes with this ending scene.

Have a great week everyone!

~ally thomas

I made a discovery today that may interest you. It is a free service and you can get my autograph as a PDF through Kindlegraph. I learned today that Kindlegraph is actually not a part of Amazon and the Kindle. It’s just the name they are using.

A PDF is viewed in your browser and can be printed or saved to your printer. I requested a kindlegraph from Lisa Renee Jones and got one. Please note that you do have to have a Twitter account to sign in at the Kindlegraph website.

The screen cap below is the PDF that I received. You get an email from Kindlegraph asking you what format to download or view. Select PDF if you do not have a Kindle.

I hope this helps. My books are at http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/alleyalex

Send me a request 😀