Hello lovely followers… Today I am excited to be a part of this tour!!! I originally picked up book one for free during a freebie weekend on Amazon, and I REALLY liked book one, so when this entire series came as a tour, I had to jump right on that bandwagon! SOOO, I’ve got some serious goodies today, with lots of things, so I will jump right in! 🙂 As always, the tour banner will take you to the tour host’s site, and the cover will take you to its goodreads page.
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: The Complete Collection
By Jennifer Malone Wright
Number of pages: 217 paperback
Word Count: 78,734
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part 1 available for free at
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.
Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.
Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.
I took the first book off the stack and examined the cover. It was titled Vampires throughout History. The cover was leather and so old it was stiff and cracked in spots. The pages showed signs of age too, yellowing and stiff to the touch. There was no table of contents, so it looked like I was going to have to scan the entire book for what I was wanting. I flipped the pages carefully, so as not to tear any of them.
After an hour of scanning and about half way through the book, I found something referring to vampire children.
Although extremely rare, the natural-born offspring of vampires exist throughout the world. These rare beings are called the dhampir. Dhampir are usually the product of a vampire and mortal. The most common of these unions is a male vampire impregnating a mortal woman. Vampires, both male and female, are seductive in nature and some mortals came willingly to these unions. However, the majority of dhampir born were produced through an act of rape.
Solitary by nature, it is uncommon for a vampire to settle with any one mate for long. The children of vampires, the dhampir, more often than not exhibit all the characteristics of their vampire parent. The strength, speed and agility are the usual hereditary traits that the children develop. They are not always born with these traits but develop them as they grow into adulthood.
The dhampir are day walkers. Some of these children are sensitive to the sunlight but will not perish in the direct rays. Most have no sensitivity at all. Drinking the fresh blood of mortals is also not usually required of the dhampir; however, some have a liking for it. Very few actually need it to survive.
Most dhampir are rejected by the vampire species because of their mortality and weaknesses. Mortals often reject the dhampir, as well, due to their vampirism, so they frequently remain outcast.
Dhampir are known for becoming vampire killers. Their closeness to the vampires and their vampire characteristics make them powerful vampire hunters. The unique ability to track and kill vampires is specific to only the dhampir and the mythological race of vampire hunters.
Historically, dhampir became vampire hunters as a trade. Towns and villages became plagued by vampires who were terrorizing their homes and killing their people. The dhampir accepted contracts in exchange for monetary payment and used their likeness to their vampire counterparts to exterminate the vampires.
Holy crap, that was a lot to process. The more I read the passages, the more I understood that my being a hunter was more than my heritage; it was my history and my future. Everything about my bloodlines had hunters involved.
Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.
Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.
And now I’d like to welcome the author over for an…
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?
I don’t know when the interest actually originated. But, I do know that I don’t really remember a time when I didn’t want to write. There was this one time that I wrote a story in school and our teacher let us make books out of them with cardboard and pretty wall paper. I begged the teacher to let me put the book in the library, so she took me to the library and we spoke with the librarian and she let me put it in the library! Who knows, it might still be there. It was called, “The three princesses.” lol
What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?
My first book was that one I told you about above. Lol, no seriously, my first full length novel is called “The Birth of Jaiden” This book is about vampires and witches and angels, it was inspired by the one image in my head of a vampire finding a baby in a dumpster and taking her on as his own.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
To an extent, yeah. I think it’s impossible not to incorporate people you know or things that have happened to you into your writing. It will creep in there, even if your deliberately trying to keep your life out of your writing.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest or that you recommend, other than yourself of course?
Oh there are sooo many authors that I could recommend to you! But for now I will name you these and you must check them out, because they rock! Willow Cross, KB. Miller, JH Glaze, Lisa C. Morgan, LA Freed, and Christie Silvers. All wonderful authors of the paranormal!
Who do you look up to as a writer?
As a writer, I look up to those who I’ve been influenced by, like Anne Rice, Stephen King, VC Andrews, and Nora Roberts. They have been the ones who led me into my writing career and even though they will probably never know, they are a big part of why I am who I am.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?
Um… yeah!! And we are changing it. The Birth of Jaiden is currently under revision, basically a big re-edit. Mostly the same content, but changing a few things. I was in a hurry and even though I had paid an editor 900 dollars, I didn’t realize there were so many mistakes and grammar problems in the book. I am a story teller, not an editor. I use a developmental editor now, which helps with that stuff.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I use a lot of run on sentences, and I pretty much suck at the self editing part. That is usually the hardest part for me. Other than that, I just try to get lost in the story and not worry about much until I am done with the first draft.
What book are you reading now? Or what genre?
Right now at this very moment I am reading “Blood Divided” by LA Freed. It is the second in “The Charleston Vampire Chronicles” It’s very good! I love this series!
Who designed the cover? And do you help with them?
My Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series covers are done by Paragraphic Designs. I don’t really help, I just tell her an idea of what I want and she nails it every time. She does amazing work.
Have you ever bought a book based on the cover?
Oh absolutely. People say don’t judge a book by its cover and I do agree with that, but I totally admit to buying a book simply because of a rockin cover.
Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?
I have learned so much through writing books. I learn more about the craft of writing, more about the industry, history and things I’m researching, and so much more. Learning through writing is something that never stops, there is always more to learn…always.
If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?
I would either be Deanna from “The Birth of Jaiden” or Chloe from “The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter.” Both are strong and like to kick some butt.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I always like to tell my readers Thank you! Without the readers, my books would not be read and they are the ones who keep us going as writers. Every download or purchase, every share, every review, every comment…it all means so much and I cannot begin to thank the readers enough.
Well, in my opinion, you’re very welcome, AND THANK YOU!!! Writers take me to a happy place, so I value them more than most, as I need that escape from real life! 🙂
And now, my review: ok, so this review is going to be a little different as I read it all together. It’s multiple books in one collection. So let me remind you- I’m not a vamp fan, most of the time- BUT I am a vamp hunter fan!! And I LOVE THIS SERIES!! What a fun twist!!
We start with Part I: this is an introduction to Chloe. A girl who watches vampires murder her mother in front of her and learns she has a grandpa and he’s a vampire hunter. She also learns the truth about her father. And she meets drew.
Part II: this is Chloe’s continuation of learning about her hunter heritage and what vampires are. She is training with Drew, has a school fight-which is both awesome and hilarious- and sees her first vampire/hunter kill. It scared the snot out of her. Chloe is growing, but not in the ways expected. She’s trying to adjust to her new life.
I really like the mythology behind the hunter heritage. And the crazy fun weapons!! By the time we hit part III, it’s on. Chloe gets some surprises, Drew is being Drew, And g-pa Luke is… Well he’s recovering. Chloe finally gets a vamp kill.
I could go on and on, but then I would give away secrets, and I hate spoilers, other than little tidbit to help get you interested in the book. The writing is flawless. The first few sentences hooked me, and then I FLEW through it. I NEEDED to know what would happen. I like how Chloe grows, slow but more real. I am a total fan for life!! I’m so happy I got to be part of this tour. I recommend you check it out. Seriously!
You can check out each book separately, I think part I may still be a freebie. But you get all 6 parts for $4.99, and that’s a deal. 4.5 PAWS from me!! /span>;
And now THE GIVEAWAY!!!! OK, I wanna know who put this up, but the giveaway is…
$100 amazon gift card!!!!
Yep you just read that right!!! Seriously good stuff!! It’s tour wide, so all you have to do is go HERE and enter via rafflecopter!! I wish I could!! LOL seriously, if any of you enter and win this, please let me know, so I can celebrate for you! I would do some serious damage with that hahahaha! So, many times over-GOOD LUCK!!!
I hope you guys enjoyed today, thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!!! 🙂 Later Gators!!!