My vampire romance series is finished--finally!
Blood & Company was many years in the making. It was with relief and joy that I published the final book, Brothers of the Night, on July 20. The novel wraps up the story of the Slater clan, vampire-human hybrids living in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
In Old Town Nights, Book 1, we meet Ambrose Slater and Abby Lawrence, the woman he's set his sights on. We learn about him and his quirky family, who owns two successful bakeries--one in Old Town and the other in Lincoln Square. Despite his deception, Abby falls in love with Ambrose. She watches, with distress, as his brother Stefan's marriage to a regular woman falls apart. After that, complications ensue...with one serious repercussion after another.
In Sisters of the Night, Book 2, we meet the ladies: Juliana, who is Ambrose's cousin; Emaline, his former "bite buddy"; and Gretchen, who used to date his cousin Lance. The story revolves around the three friends and the men they love--Chad, Garrett, and Bertram. Two are "regular guys," and one is a vampire. We experience the challenges of being female vampires from the women's perspectives.
In New England Nights, Book 3, we meet Geoff Hammond and Norah Sheridan. Norah comes into Geoff's life at a time when he needs someone most. In this novel, we take a jaunt to Connecticut, where our "artsy vampires" live. The third novel connects to the fourth in a special way. Characters from this story and the previous books have a profound effect on one another's lives.
In Brothers of the Night, Book 4, we meet Herschel and Trudy Kohler, who run a resort in Traverse City, Michigan. Trudy thinks they have a marriage of convenience--that her vampire husband is only interested in one thing. After Herschel's mother dies, Trudy learns the terrible secret he's hidden from her...a secret that forever changes not only their lives but also Stefan Slater's. The main players from all four novels reappear.
This series was an incredible journey for me. When I wrote Old Town Nights, I had no idea the first book would give birth to three more! But new characters kept suggesting themselves to me, and a mystery needed to be solved. All told, I worked ten years on the Blood & Company Series--which, incidentally, started out as a short story I wrote two decades ago.
If you like traditional vampire stories with werewolves, shape-shifters, angels, demons, and witches, then this is not the series for you. However, if you enjoy stories with unusual characters and quirky families and friends, you might enjoy Blood & Company. Old Town Nights is only .99. I priced the other three eBooks at $1.99, figuring that a "boxed set" for $6.96 was a pretty good deal.
I'm pleased to say that two of the books, Old Town Nights and New England Nights, made it to the number one positions on Goodreads' Listopia for the categories "Most Addictive Vampire Romances" and "Yummy Adult Paranormal Romance Books."
As an indie author, it's tough getting the word out about my books--as every other indie will attest to. I seldom self-promote, but I thought I'd use the beginning of August to "pimp my vampire romance series."
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If you'd like to read a character interview with Herschel Kohler, please visit: http://marielavender.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-character-interview-with-herschel.html.
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