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Snow Blood by Carol McKibben

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As this beloved vampire series draws to a close with Season 5, discover the true fate that awaits Brogio and his loved ones.

Title: Snow Blood
Author: Carol McKibben
Series: Snow Blood Season 5
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication Date: July 15, 2017

snow-blood-season-5Snow Blood Season 5 Brings the Adventures of Brogio, the First Vampire, and His Family to an End.

A devastating loss sets Snow Blood and his vampire family on a path to revenge. Determined to use whatever means necessary, Brogio’s kindred dog risks the endangerment and potential destruction of all he loves and most especially the love of his master’s life, Selene. Only a surprising intervention can save them from a tragic destiny as the mythological gods unite to destroy them.

As this beloved vampire series draws to a close with Season 5, discover the true fate that awaits Brogio and his loved ones.

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Snow Blood Season 5 was a fast-paced, exciting conclusion to one of the best series of books from Carol Mckibben I’ve read.
– Rickey Morris, Goodreads Reviewer

 

This was such an interesting way to close Snow Blood’s series! A truly well written and enjoyable series.
– Patricia Myers, Goodreads Reviewer

 

Take an inside look at Snow Blood Season 5. Read this sizzling excerpt from the book.

Episode One

The Plan


Scrawny’s true death wrapped its cold, cruel fingers around me. Its grip remained relentless. How could I ever recover from the loss of my child? Even though I was surrounded by death and existed as an undead being, I had never experienced it like this. Each wolf that I had sired was a cherished family member.


I reflected on Brogio’s wisdom. My own sire and father of all vampires advised, “The reality, Snow Blood, is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over it. You will only learn to live with it. You will heal and rebuild yourself around your loss. You will be whole again, but never the same. You should not be, nor should you want to be.”


I looked into Nova’s blue eyes. She had stayed close to me in the days following Scrawny’s murder. My mate did everything she could to surround me with her warmth, even in her own sorrow. As we walked through the melting snow of a Nova Scotia morning on Brogio’s Wolfville Wine Estate, she nipped at my ear and ran out ahead of me, challenging me to chase her. She shook her gray-and-white fur seductively and put her front paws and face in the snow, her hind end stuck up, her tail wagging. I ignored her effort and looked up at the sky. The desire for revenge sliced through me like a silver arrow, deadly to my kind.


I would kill the one who had brought my family nothing but pain and despair. The Titan Hecate, goddess of all witches, would suffer as no other. She alone held the responsibility for my greatest loss. She had murdered Scrawny with pure malice. My family and I had once again thwarted her plans to spread evil throughout the world, and I had escaped her attempt to make me her familiar. She had executed her punishment for it.


I watched the sky and waited impatiently for darkness to overcome the light. My remaining pack—Nova, Chase, Fergus, Thor, Gaspar, and Joker—had the gift of daylight, bestowed on me by the goddess Artemis. We used that attribute to guard our human family—Brogio, his wife, Selene, and his first blood son, Kane. When night fell, they would arise, and I could discuss revenge with them.


I am a vampire dog. More than five years ago, I lay dying, accidentally hit by Brogio’s car. He turned me to save me. In this undead state, I have lived lifetimes and fought endless enemies to protect both my human and wolf families. I created my wolf kindred to help defend against the selfish gods, numerous vampire hunters and monsters, and finally Hecate. Scrawny, my second-in-command, held a special place in my heart. His hard-fought love and devotion had given me strength. That had to be defended.

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Other Books in the Snow Blood series

Don’t miss the first four books in the Snow Blood series! Join the paranormal world of Brogio, the first vampire, as told through the eyes of his kindred dog, Snow Blood! The Snow Blood Series takes readers through the creation of the first vampire and how he saved a dying white husky to be his eternal companion. Together the two face a series of events that reveal sinister plots to destroy the father of all vampires and those he loves. Through it all, Snow Blood demonstrates the meaning of unconditional love and redemption.

Each book is available for 99 cents only at Amazon.com. Or get them FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

    Season 1    |    Season 2    |    Season 3    |    Season 4    

 

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One lucky winner will win:
$10 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of Snow Blood Season 1 or the Kindle version, and a Silver Wolf Pendant

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Contest runs from July 15 – 21, 2017.

 
About Carol McKibben:

Carol McKibben

Carol McKibben was a magazine publisher for 20+ years. She has published Luke’s Tale, Riding Through It and the Snow Blood Vampire Mystery Thriller Series. Luke’s Tale and Snow Blood are targeted to a YA market. Luke’s Tale was included in the Summer Solstice Top 12 Book Pick List. Carol writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Her books help support her dog rescue efforts and focus on unconditional love. Carol, her labradoodle Neo, lab Thor and Siberian Husky Ty are currently working on new adventures.

Go to http://www.carolmckibben.com or email carol@mckibben.com.

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Rebel Vampires by Rosemary A Johns

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Series: Rebel Vampires
Author: Rosemary A Johns
Genre: Urban Fantasy

AWARD-WINNING URBAN FANTASY

For fans of  Night Huntress,  Immortals After Dark,  Anita Blake,  Fever  and  Blood Dagger Brotherhood  take a deep breath and dive into the spellbinding secret world of Blood Life.

“INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE  MEETS  TRUE BLOOD”

 

Blood Dragons

Volume 1

AWARD Blood Dragons Cover MEDIUM  WEB (1)_400x600.jpgHow do you rebel in a family of vampires..?

Escape into a supernatural suspense aflame with love, revenge and redemption.

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the rebel bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, with a photographic memory. And a Triton motorbike. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby – a savage Elizabethan Blood Lifer. She burns with destructive love for Light. But he’s keeping a secret from her, which breaks every rule. When she discovers the truth, things take a terrifying turn.

1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer but she’s also human. Light is tempted by the danger, even though their romance is forbidden. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species.

When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.

There are three people in this affair…and two of them aren’t human. 

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“In a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey,  Blood Dragons  deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance… A character-driven, sizzling-hot saga” – Midwest Book Review

“Compelling… “ – The Good Writer, Margarita Morris*****

“Completely gripping” – Silver Dagger Scriptorium*****

 

Blood Shackles

Volume 2

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When vampires are slaves, and humans are acting like monsters, it’s a dangerous game to love your Mistress.

In a divided paranormal London, Light is the bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, but then for the first time he becomes the hunted, not the hunter. When he’s bought by his Mistress, Light fights to escape. If he doesn’t, he’ll never solve the conspiracy behind the Blood Club.

London, Primrose Hill. Grayse is the slaver’s daughter. She buys Light, like he’s a pair of designer shoes. So why does Light feel so drawn to her? Especially when his family is still in chains. Will he risk everything – even his new love – to save them?

A stunning revelation leads Light to the dark heart of the Blood Club. If he can face his worst terrors, he can save his family and whole species from slavery.

Maybe he can even save himself.

WELCOME TO THE BLOOD CLUB

WHERE THE PREDATORS

BECOME THE PREY

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“Tragic, triumphant, addictive… This is a novel everyone should read” – Readers’ Favorite*****

 

Blood Renegades

Volume 3

Blood Renegades Cover MEDIUM WEB_400x600Light lives for his vampire family. Now he may die for it.

Light – rebel, lover, anti-hero – will be burnt at the stake in fourteen days. In a hidden, paranormal London, he’s been branded a traitor and terrorist Renegade – a Blood Lifer hunter of human slavers. Liberty is a relentless interrogator. She’s been trained to hate Renegades. Yet when her life converges with Light’s, she’s enticed by the dark and glory of his world.

Light is catapulted into a nightmare of secret research, deadly enemies and perilous intrigue.

Soon he’s in a race against time to transform into the true leader vital to save his family, home and love. But will he be able to judge predator from prey?

Light must make the ultimate choice: to hide in the shadows. Or walk into the light…

Betrayal. Death. Hope. Isn’t that how all truly great stories start?

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“Rosemary A Johns is one of fantasy’s greats. She’ll put you in mind of Anne Rice and leave you wanting more” – Gothic Mom’s Reviews

“Take what you know about vampire romance and throw it away. Rosemary A Johns is not only a refreshing new voice in this genre, she excels it. Her vampires are edgy, titillating and enticing” – Rockchick Addiction Reviews

 

Excerpt from Blood Renegades:


      When I’d prowled down the biscuit corridors on the hunt for Sun, however, I soon realised I was the dim prat who was being hunted.
      There was a
shuffle style scampering behind me.
      
Slam.
      A door on the right.
      I sniffed: not First Lifer, nor Blood. But predator…every nerve screamed it.
      A good barney would set me straight, yet the hairs on my neck were rising, as if I was in some poncey B-movie; I’d never been hunted like buffalo before.
      
Shuffle scamper. Slam.
      Shuffle scamper. Slam.
      The –
thing – zigzagged across the corridor behind me.
      Every time I twirled round, however, it’d hidden in another room, and there were only expanses of charcoal walls and doors stretching away, as if I was in
The Shining.
      I gulped.
      We choose to be either predator or prey. That’s the truth of it. I used to reckon it was God or our DNA, which birthrighted the glory or the shame.
      But that was the bollocks.
      We shift between the two, and right now? Fear had transformed me into prey.
      So I ran.
      Behind me I heard a loping
scamper. A banshee scream.
      I skidded round the corner to the ranks of pristine lifts. Brains beat…everything.
      I smirked: go
evolution.
      Still, I couldn’t stop myself pressing the underground garage button – press, press, press – frenziedly. As the steel doors clanged shut, I caught a glimpse of bristling black hair, yellow canines and a pink whiskery mush, which grimaced in infuriated rage at losing its prey.
      I’d like to see any animal work out a lift.
      When the doors pinged open, I screwed shut my peepers.
      All in a tiz, my heart was rapidly beating, and I was sweating. I hadn’t got a hold of this being the prey lark.
      ‘Still traumatized by enclosed spaces, Light?’ Blake was leaning in inky black V-neck and trousers, against a BMW i8.
      I attempted to swagger out of the lift but with legs like jelly..?
      I didn’t even convince myself.
      Then I heard a
ping behind me.
      It couldn’t be..?
      
Shuffle scamper…shuffle scamper…shuffle scamper…
      That was sodding it: no more being the prey.
      I spun round to face my tormentor…

 

 

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The Author:

Rosmary A Johns Urban PortraitsWINNER OF SILVER AWARD in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

ROSEMARY A JOHNS  is the author of the bestselling  Blood Dragons  and  Blood Shackles –  the compelling  Rebel Vampires  series. Blood Renegades is the thrilling third installment.

ROSEMARY A JOHNS is a music fanatic and a paranormal anti-hero addict who creates spellbinding worlds, thrilling action, gripping suspense and passionate romances, all uniquely told. She wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she’s studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as “uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life”), and worked with disability charities.

When Rosemary’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires.

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