Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guest Post and Promo: Vampire Elite

Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 6/7/13

Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts are released in one volume
Vampire Elite
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.

Readers’ Favorite reviewers 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!
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Irina Argo

Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina Kardos and Jo-An


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.


Twitter: @TheVampireElite



Guest Post:

How the Story was Born

From Irina: Vampire Elite began unfolding in my brain four years ago; it just came to
me, at a time when I felt really challenged. My husband had had a stroke and I was doing
everything I could to help him to deal with depression and loss of mobility. At the same
time, I was preparing for my licensing exam in clinical psychology and was working fulltime as a psychologist, counseling people with mental illnesses and problems with drug
and alcohol addiction.

I think it was the intense pressure of that period that worked as a catalyst, compelling my
mind to begin taking me to an alternate world filled with unique and powerful people.
The people in that world were also going through challenges, but their challenges were
so much more spectacular than mine that it made my own feel like a piece of cake in comparison.

The story unfolded as a sequence, like a movie that was constantly playing in my brain:
when I was driving, sitting in boring meetings, or doing mindless things like housework—
and in my dreams. The characters were coming to life, events were happening with lightning speed that I was somehow both creating and just watching as they happened. It
seemed as though I was living in two parallel worlds.

One day the story abruptly stopped, and no matter how hard I tried to push it
forward, it  wouldn’t budge. It had a life of its own, but it was as if the screen had frozen.
My reaction was a constant nagging sense that I had to breathe life into the story by writing it down, making it into a book. I finally gave in to that feeling, sat down with my
laptop and began typing. It wasn’t long at all before the first few chapters of Vampire
Elite were born. I sent them to my dearest friend, Jo-An, and in addition to being thrilled,
she also started adding her own touches, making comments and adding new layers of
description, and that’s how our partnership was born.

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    We will be having contests and giveaways and will also let you know when our first printed copy is published.....AND when the next book in the Series is released . ..TEN PRIZES will be presented!!

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    Send your reply to ARGO@VAMPIRE-ELITE.COM.

    You will receive one reminder on July 10th.

    Only ONE vote is allowed per member.

    Warm Regards and Good Luck!!!!

    Irina & Jo-An

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    This is the prize, an elegant silk and crystal book swag ..10 WINNERS will be randomly chosen and their names will be posted on FACEBOOK. We will also contact you for your mailing address.



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