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Life sucks. Possessing magic sucks. What doesn’t suck? Fashion, Cindy’s boyfriend Gabe, and her best friend, Snow White. Cindy (Cinderella…shhh, don’t tell) was born a witch. It’s part of who she is. But there’s more to her than that. She loves deeply. And has a big heart. She’d do anything for those she cares about, including risk her own life to save theirs. When her fairy godmother demands she leave Salem, Massachusetts and return to the land she was born to rule, she has two options. Tell her fairy godmother no, and seal a death sentence on complete strangers. Or, leave all she’s ever known behind, including the love of her life, for an unknown land she’s fated to save. So, yeah, life sucks. But Cindy is determined to change that.
porch she can see the city lights and imagine… She’s the bestselling author of the Dead Roses series (Sleeping Roses is being translated into Turkish, and will be available in print wherever Turkish books are sold in 2014), the Immortal Essence series, and the Blood and Snow series.
Knights – Fallon
life changed forever.
The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal—immeasurable
beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still
burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As
a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to
use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the
earth. As a Knight, she will stop at nothing to protect the mortals in her
The elders warn her that the path she chose will be a solitary one. That she
will not have the same bond with humans as she once did. But, as far as she
knows, the elders had never met Kade Royce.
When her duties place her in the path of this handsome former cop, emotions
buried long ago rise to the surface and she is powerless to ignore the depth of
her feelings for this young man. She knows instinctively that she has found
what most people search their entire lives for.
Ignoring the risks, she invites him into her world of danger, but soon their
lives collide with explosive consequence. As a result, Fallon realizes with
heartbreaking despair that she can no longer hide from the painful truth. In
order for Kade to live, she must destroy him.
Once the hunter, now the hunted. As the war with the
Kjin rages, Blane Romero must lead the Paladin Knights against their mortal enemy while trying to protect the young, Juliet Hunter, who unwittingly finds herself entangled in their sinister schemes. Juliet cares only about shielding her young sisters from harm, but finds herself drawn to the enigmatic man who offers her much more than either he or she was prepared for.
Ostracized by the families they loved, Blane and Juliet find they have more in
common than they thought as they battle demons both real and personal to stay
together. But, will it be enough when the powerful Cesar Grant decides he wants
Juliet for his own?
Book Two in the Angels of the Knights paranormal fantasy series.
About the Author
visiting my Goodread’s profile. I am Valerie Zambito, and I live in upstate New
York with my husband and three sons. After having been involved in a busy sales
career for fifteen years, a great love of world building, character creation,
and all things magic led to the publication of my first adult epic fantasy
series, ISLAND SHIFTERS, in October of 2011. Since then, I have added two
additional books to this series and wrote the first book in a new teen
paranormal series called ANGELS OF THE KNIGHTS.My reading preference is fantasy as well and I devour in copious amounts. In my
opinion, there’s nothing like it! Great fantasy grants us entry into a world
beyond our own that is filled with adventure, mystery and danger. How exciting
to enjoy a front row seat to human struggles of epic proportions. Struggles
that tug at our heartstrings and elicit real emotion.
I gravitate to fantasy with heroic elements. I like strong, confident men who
never back down from a fight against evil. The kind who will not hesitate to
throw himself between a woman and a fire-breathing dragon. I like strong women,
too. The kind who will appreciate the offer, but is more inclined to push the
man out of the way and take care of the dragon herself. 😉
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Ultima zi. A fost ultima zi, din saptamana, pentru unii inseamna weekend, pentru mine- libertate. Sau ceva pe acolo. Astazi am dat si ultima teza, teza la l.l.romana. Si stiti ce? Ma simt bine, pentru prima data dupa foarte mult timp pot spune ca ma simt bine. Desi, trebuie sa marturisesc, nu am facut cine stie ce la teza, am avut o ora la dispozitie. O ora in care trebuia sa umplu aprox. 5 pagini. Cum puteam sa fac asta in doar 60 de minute? Nu stiu. Dar asa cum am mai spus, ma simt bine, nu tu lacrimi, nu tu tristete. Nu! Ma simt bine pentru ca in sfarsit am stiut toate raspunsurile, singura fara ajutor, le-am stiut si le stiu. Si asta coteaza.
Sunt ingrozita de orele de l.l. romana, pur si simplu inainte de a incepe ora corpul meu… tremura, si am mai spus asta cand am vorbit despre tezele date pe sementrul I. Nu stiu, nu e chestia ca nu suport literatura, din contra, imi place, altfel nu mai avea ce sa caut pe aici, doar ca ma blochez cand… cand sunt ascultata de cei din jur- ma tem sa nu gresesc, sau ca ceea ce cred eu despre textul respectiv nu se incadreaza in „dosarul cu idei” al profesorilor de l.l. romana. Nu imi plac regulile de genul asta. 😐
In schimb, da-mi o problema la matematica, fizica sau mai stiu eu ce alta materie- stiinta, si ma gasiti in centru punand intrebari si contrazicandu-ma cu alti colegi, si uneori cu profesorii.
Asta’s eu, imi place sa observ, sa „cercetez”, iar pentru asta imi trebuie timp.
In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night. Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother inadvertently unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? For there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and her enemy has enveloped her in a web of deceit, casting doubt on all she believes to be true.Soon, she will have to fight not only to save those she loves, but also for her very soul. Rhiannon Frater delivers a chilling adventure once again with this multi-part epic serial with a dynamic cast, old school vampires, bloody action, a smoldering forbidden love, and a terrifying villain set against the backdrop of a modern day vampire war. This paperback includes all five episodes of the first season of the serial.
In Darkness We Must Abide
The Origin of a Supernatural Serial
At the end of last year, I stumbled across an old manuscript lurking in the badlands of my hard drive. I was shocked to unearth the story, having forgotten I had it converted to Word years ago from my old word processing format. For years I had considered it trunked and lost somewhere in the storage in the garage. Opening the file, I rediscovered a story I had sank most of my heart and soul into a very long time ago when I was just starting to write horror novels.
In Darkness We Must Abide was my first full-length original work. I spent hours at my old typewriter creating the first draft of the manuscript. Later, I bought a word processor and retyped the entire manuscript, saving it onto floppy discs. Yes, this was a long time ago!
As I read over my old work, I realized several things. One, I still absolutely loved the two primary leads, Armando and Vanora; and two, the story was solid, but needed some revision. I was very young when I wrote the story, inexperienced in life, love, and long lasting relationships, and this clearly showed. Also, I was under immense pressure from people in my life to write something “nice and normal,” so I struggled quite a bit with certain themes in the story. Reading over the manuscript, I saw exactly the changes I needed to implement to make it a stronger, vibrant read. I set it aside, considering reworking it into a trilogy at a later date.
At the beginning of this year, I began toying with the idea of doing a serial. As The World Dies was originally written as an online serial, and I’d missed the immediate feedback that came with the release of each new part. I had an idea for a whole new fresh work, but was intimidating by having to fit it into my already overloaded writing schedule. Then I saw an article about taking an old manuscript and converting it into a serial. Instantaneously, I knew that In Darkness We Must Abide was the perfect story to be converted into a serial. It was already divided into three distinct parts and it was huge! In fact, one of the reasons I couldn’t sell the book in its old form was that it was one massive book that far exceeded the word count limits of most publishers.
I instantly divided the first third of the story into the five episodes that make up season one. Extremely nervous, I started the revision process with the intention of each part reading like a television show in the reader’s mind. I was shocked at how easily the story fell into an episodic format, but was thrilled at the same time. Also, the voices of the characters readily reawakened in my mind, much to my relief.
In my youth, I had made several big mistakes. When atest reader had an adverse reaction to my lead character being an albino, I altered her appearance. I even changed her name to something I thought sounded fancier. When I started revising, the first thing I did was give Vanora her name back and restore her albinism. I had robbed my lead character of an important part of not only her physical appearance, but her life experience as an albino. I also embraced all the themes I had skirted around in the earlier drafts, out of fear of criticism.
Side note: Humorously, I spent a lot of time trying to avoid overt sexual themes out of fear of offending my mother. This is the same woman who would later call me up to tell me how much she loved the sex scenes in Pretty When She Dies because they were “hot.”
When I finally sent the first episode off to my beta readers, I was terrified. How would they react to a gothic horror novel I had conceived so long ago? When the rave reviews started flowing in, I was so relieved. My story had officially risen from the grave.
Since the release of the first episode of In Darkness We Must Abide, I’ve been having a great time discussing the story with readers. A serial feels much different from a trilogy or series because the installments come out much quicker and there is less waiting for the readers. As a writer, it’s a challenge to give the readers something they can enjoy in small increments, but also instills in them the desire to read the next episode. The immediate feedback is also a great way for me to gage what is working, and what’s not. Though the fan reaction will not affect the overall story arc, to some degree it does affect the presentation of it. Because of the mad love for Armando, I have expanded his role significantly in the first season.
I have enjoyed my serial experience so much. I’m already anticipating doing one next year! This time it will be a whole new writing project, but it was definitely worthwhile digging up In Darkness We Must Abide and sharing it with my readership.
Publication date: June 6th, 2013
Series: The Blue Eyes Trilogy, #2
Arianna Grace is about to turn seventeen and her life has been very complicated lately. She is the leader of four clans of night humans: dearg-dul, baku, tengu, and lycan. While the four clans seem to get along better with each other, there is internal conflict on both sides of her family, not to mention the three boys vying for her attention.
Edward Lucan is making a chase for the power to lead the baku clans and is playing his cards by using his nephew Andrew to lure Arianna into a trap. Unfortunately for Lucan, Andrew has his own plans. He has spent the last year waiting for Arianna to see him as more than a friend, and he now finds it necessary to make a move for her affection, despite his uncle.
In the dearg-dul estate, Arianna discovers that the ambitious Lord Seeger has been laying his own strategies for power and is slowly poisoning her. After getting away with her grandfather’s murder, he is setting his sights on her. Luckily for Arianna, her team is on to all of the plans and is making some plans of their own. Will it be enough to keep Arianna safe? Several people close to Arianna have been keeping secrets. If Arianna is to take power and control of the night, she will need to know the truth. Will someone finally tell her what it truly means to become the legend everyone is waiting for, before it is too late to turn back?
Goodreads (Book 1): http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17559041-the-legend-of-the-blue-eyes
Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in Biology working as a scientist. In her free time she is hard at work on multiple novels; as each day passes, she has more ideas for both current and future novels.