Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Vampires myths comes from all over the world.

The first word in written form to descript a vampire is upir which appeared in a document descripting a Russian Prince as a wicked vampire. That was in 1047

Perhaps now the most recent and popular vampires are those in Twilight.

I love how vampires are so alike but can be so different. Some are truly monsters and others like Edward in Twilight have so many human qualities.

Of course in my book there is a combination for good and evil vampires. The head vampire is evil with no remorse for human life taken. Samantha's dad is half vampire and he feels sad about his fate and the fate of his children. And of course although the lure of becoming a vampire is great, Samantha still has her human self.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sorry, Darkness Within will be available Sept 6th.

Here is a blurb about it.

When Samantha Van Shyhawk learns her family secret, her life is in terrible danger--and her immortal life may just be beginning.
Samantha's dad is a vampire and soon her blood will change. She must fight the yearning within her soul to become what she fears most--a monster that kills. Will she save herself and those she loves or will she embrace the night forever?

available through champagnebooks.com and amazon

I am so excited about this book. I hope my readers love it as much as I do.

I want to say a special thank you to my wonderful friends and critique partners, and to my editor Nikki Andrews and my cover artist Petra K and not to mention my publisher and Executive Editor J. Ellen Smith.

More about vampires, werewolves and witches to come.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vampires, Werewolves and Witches

I would love to explore the world of vampires, werewolves and witches with you! My new book, Darkness Within is a Young Adult novel with a mixture of these three elements.

I believe the book would also appeal to women as well as teenage girls. Just like Twilight does.

What is it that is so appealing and yet appalling about vampires? Let's start with that. Who wouldn't want to be beautiful and young forever? I would bet most people are terrified of death, no matter what their beliefs are about what happens when their hearts stop beating. I know I am.

Of course the appalling part for most of us is drinking human blood and killing to get it. I know the main vampires in Twilight didn't kill humans; but there are plenty of other novels and movies where the vampires do kill humans for their blood.

Over the next several weeks, I would like to explore the myths and history surrounding vampires, werewolves and the beauty and dark side of witches. I think this would be a great time to do with my book coming out and Halloween just around the corner.

My book comes out tomorrow!