Hey guys!! Today, I’ve got a little bit of cool to show you for it 🙂 If you missed the release day post you can see it HERE!, But let’s get this show on the road, here we go! 🙂
Release Date: 6/7/13
Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts will be release in one volume
Part 1. Prophecy
Part 2. Keepers of the Key
What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?
A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother’s mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.
The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race and she’s ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.
Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.
Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.
For more info please visit www.vampire-elite.com
Reader reviews on Vampire Elite:
You’ve managed to restore my hope in the future of vampire books …
… a fascinating read and definitely a book for anyone who loves fantasy, romance and of course vampires.
… a spellbinding novel of action, suspense, romance, and conscience … character development is superb … the type of book that will make you read all day until you get to the end! It is deliciously addictive!
Excerpt 1 (Simone at the Hunter’s auction)
As the auctioneer spoke, two Sekhmi in eveningwear—a male carrying an elegant dagger and a female a silver tray covered with glass vials—approached the Amiti girl.
“She’s barely eighteen, ladies and gentlemen. That’s a good three years younger than the youngest bloodstock you’ll usually come across. Look at her; she’s stunning, simply stunning, and as you can see, we’ve kept her well conditioned, in excellent health.”
The auctioneer paused as the male Hunter grasped the Amiti’s hand and held it above the tray. The girl showed no resistance, her only display of anxiety the butterfly fluttering of her thick eyelashes. He raised his other hand, and the dagger flashed in the light as with a swift motion he slit the Amiti’s palm. The dark, intoxicating scent of fresh blood filled the room as it poured into the vials.
Simone’s gums began to itch and burn, and she covered her mouth with her hand so no one would see her fangs punching down. It was considered terribly rude to expose one’s fangs in public, even among other vampires. But she needn’t have worried; everyone’s attention was riveted to the stage and the blood flowing from the girl’s wound. The room vibrated with bloodlust and sexual arousal.
The female Sekhmi approached Simone’s table, offering the Royal Pride the first of the blood samples. Knowing that all eyes were on her, Simone forced herself not to hesitate and took a small sip—and was immediately flooded with euphoria.
“For this magnificent specimen, we open the bidding at ten million U.S. dollars,” announced the auctioneer.
This is a very unique type of vapire story, as it’s not based on your normal vamper background, but based on an Egyptian myth and the birth of two immortal creatures. These creatures are called Sekhmet- what you would know as today’s vampire- and Amiti-the blood donors, well even if that is a very simple term for it, as well as almost like a reinfield but not quite. However, these vampers are not so nice, they are all about that juicy hot red stuff, and it doesn’t have to always be a polite form of getting it. The Amiti are there to help enforce that the Sekhmet don’t go snacking on humans.
Right now, in modern times, things are so good. The vampires are in control and dead set on making sure their entire existence revolves around blood and power. Arianna is your main character who is to become queen of the Amiti, and trust me, her life has not be a piece of cake-sometimes being royalty sucks. It seems like everyone is out to get her, using her in some terrible ways, as well as literally being a snack for the vampires. She’s definitely got a lot on her plate.
The other really interesting thing about this book, is that it’s written from several character’s POVs. You can’t miss out on the plot schemes, or who and what each chartacter is from the beginning. It made for an interesting read. There’s action, and betrayal-lots of betrayal- and mystery, and loads of passion (PS I would keep this one for the adults). It made for quite a quick read. It was fun, because it’s like looking at a tornado about to touch down- full of mayhem and chaos, but beautiful in its own way. Such a fun ride! 4 Spectacular PAWS!!
About Irina Argo:
Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina and Jo-Ann.
Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.
Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers. Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.
I hope you love those totally awesome picture quotes- I did! 🙂 I also hope you guys enjoyed today and check out this new series! Happy reading and Later gators!