New Vampire Release

Please welcome the awesome Sheri Velarde on my blog today. She’s here to tell us more about her latest release of vampire shorts and her inspiration behind the collection.

I think that all authors have weird ticks in their writing, things that they can’t even explain why they exist. For me one of mine is the fact that all of my vampires seem to be French. I have other tick as well, like werebears are Russian and werewolves seem to be American in my writings. But none are more prevalent for me than my French vampires.

Why French vampires? I don’t know if I can full answer that. I suppose part of it is that I lived in France for a while when I was younger and the French culture really stuck with me. Especially their attitudes about sex and sexuality. They are so open and fluid about sex over there. I guess part of me just figures those are the same attitudes that vampires would have. Why be prejudice or prude when you get to live forever? Also, the French accent is just dead sexy. I don’t care what you say, French is one of the sexiest languages out there!

I think I also make my vampire French because I always assume their origins are in Europe, from countries with rich and vast histories. Well France is the country I know the most about, the one I am most comfortable discussing, so it seems to be a natural fit for me. That was extremely important in my historical piece, Curse of the Blood. Plus I want to be different, I don’t want my vampires to be from Eastern Europe. I want a sexy French vampire to dazzle my heroines and heroes.

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Here’s more…

Three vampire stories in one collection for the first time!

In Under a Ring of Fire, everything changes for Jackie thanks to an eclipse of the sun. She is a dying woman, living what’s left of her life in misery. One night, one mysterious guest and she will be forever altered. Is this her chance to live at last?

In Curse of the Blood, not even service to his king in time of war could prepare Melvil for the pleasurable evil he would suffer at the hands of Honnor. One act of kindness dooms him to a life that he never wanted.

In Alone No More, the tortured Melvil is back, living a life of penance. One night he saves a young woman from ghouls and sees hope for the first time in years. Ella is a woman alone in life, until a mysterious Frenchman saves her from more than ghouls.

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Check out what releases today.

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My first NA paranormal story under the pseudonym Lace Higgins. Check out this awesome anthology.
Larissa’s Last Night by Autumn Jones Lake

To care for her ailing mother, Larissa works two jobs. After a particularly long day, a handsome stranger walks into her store and changes her life. She’s about to learn that some legends are very real.

Once Bitten by Brantwijn Serrah

An apprentice geisha’s mizuage ceremony is a night to change her life. Ayame’s coming-of-age, however, will change things more than she could ever guess.

A Fire in the Blood by Tysche Dwai

Talitha McCoy, a reluctant working girl, turns one last trick on Halloween and gets an unexpected treat from a dream come true.

Dimitri’s Walk by C.V. Madison

After a demon hunt, Dimitri finds his love draped across the threshold bleeding and nearly dead. With his unique gifts as a vampire, he can heal her wounds and save her life, but will the siren song of her blood be too much to conquer?

The Flavor of Fear by C.P. Foster

Celeste loves to experience the past by visiting the remains of ghost towns. But in Cooperstown, a not-so-ghostly man steps out of history to lead her on a more intimate journey of discovery, one of fear, pain, and pleasure beyond her wildest imaginings.

Witch Apprentice by Lace Higgins

Tina, a virgin apprentice witch, doesn’t count on landing in the arms of a sexy Ocean Vampire while learning how to fly. When the vampire makes a proposition that’s difficult to resist, Tina has to fight temptation or give in.

A Lord’s Dark Desire by S.J. Thomas

When Lord Henry and his dearest companion, Thomas, encounter a seductive vampiress, their darkest desires are revealed. To succumb could mean their ruin, but will Henry and Thomas be able to resist the dark passion that is offered in the vampire’s embrace?

Her Dark Rewards by Brantwijn Serrah

The vicious S�lva, vampire maven of the Orch�lyvan guild, has a very special way of rewarding her favorite student, Rhiannon.

My NA Paranormal Witch Apprentice – Crimson Anthology releases 28 March 2014

Here’s a teaser from Witch Apprentice.

Tina spread her arms, shut her eyes, sucked in her breath, and jumped. Her flaming red hair, which normally hung to her waist, fanned above her head. Tina had deliberately worn figure hugging, black, stretch pants and a matching blouse for this wondrous moment. She wanted to look her best after her planned victory.
Her slim body sliced through the bitter winter air. There was still a fair distance to cover and…nothing happened. Panic gripped Tina as she continued to fall. Not like it made a difference during her descent from Ocean’s Peak, a lethal volcanic formation that caressed the clouds in the center of Mid Ocean and was only visible during the moon’s last quarter. Rocky sections of the sea bed were exposed beneath her. Few beings hung out in these parts. She was out of range of being summoned by the Elders, and there was little chance of anyone witnessing her practice session, unless she counted the marine life.
“It’s too soon.” Tina grimaced. Jagged blue-black rocks taunted her from below, poised to break every bone in her body. As if that wasn’t enough, she’d have to live with the shame of not being able to master something as simple as a free fall while the Elders nursed her. Damn.
“Help.” Tina doubted anyone would hear her feeble plea in these remote parts. Heck she’d even accept help from a mortal, if they were brave enough to venture here.

And here’s the awesome cover:

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