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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway Out For Blood (Transylvanica High #2) by R. Barri Flowers

Description:

From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of the young adult vampire novel, COUNT DRACULA'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, comes the exciting book two in the Transylvanica High series, OUT FOR BLOOD.

Sixteen-year-old honor student Kula Lockhart is in her second year at Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan. It is one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.

Kula recently learned that she is the half human, half vampire daughter of Count Dracula. This has made her a target for those who hate her powerful Dad and vamps in general.

As she comes to terms with her heritage and newfound abilities, things begin to heat up between Kula and her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt. She also has her vamp guardians Ivan and Amelia, as well as several human and vampire friends, to balance her evolving life and times.

When Kula suddenly finds herself being pursued by a new handsome half vamp at school, Sebastian LeBlanc, she is strangely drawn to him, even if her heart belongs to Eriq. Yet Kula can’t help but wonder if it is more than coincidence that Sebastian just happened to arrive in town at around the same time that a vampire or vampires began killing humans. Could Sebastian be behind these vicious attacks?

Another new vampire, Gabryela Roswell, befriends Kula, but has a hidden agenda.

In the meantime, Kula has competition from an attractive human girl, Yvonne Elwood, who has her eye on Eriq. She also has to deal with the gorgeous and mean-spirited cheerleader vamp, Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan.

As Kula grapples with these issues and the changes in her life, she tries to learn more about her mother, who died in childbirth, from the only person who can give her answers--her dad, Count Dracula.

Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy will love OUT FOR BLOOD in this captivating series.

Now in print, eBook, and audio. Buy it today!

Also, look for other bestselling young adult novels by R. Barri Flowers, including TEEN GHOST AT DEAD LAKE, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, DANGER IN TIME, and CHRISTMAS WISHES: Laura’s Story.

GUEST POST
Vampires Myth and Fascination

Vampires have succeeded for generations in piquing our interest because of (1) the mythology of the vampire who bites people for their blood and seems almost indestructible and (2) the dark allure of this creature of the undead who can live amongst us, feed off of, and otherwise capture our fancy as a supernatural creature we can both root for and be frightened by. 

As to why vampires are so popular in young adult lit, it is because of the attraction of vampires and humans finding romance, danger, and adventure, while blending in with the typical teen angst, drama, and day to day life. 

Also, in YA vampire fiction, there are no boundaries, per se. As such, vampires can have all types of abilities and weaknesses (such as love), and mix with other supernatural creatures, such as witches, wolves, and shapeshifters, making all the more appealing to teen readers.

Sixteen-year-old Kula Lockhart has been living in the town of Harbor Heights, Michigan for two months now, after moving there with her adopted mom from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She attends Transylvanica High School--one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.

Kula has no problem with the human-vampire bonding because she has always believed in equality among the living and the living dead. But she is caught completely off guard upon learning that she is the half human daughter of Count Dracula, leader of the oldest and most powerful vampire clan.

She soon discovers that there are some sworn to protect her and others out to get her.
Someone is killing vampires and Kula fears she may be on the hit list. Staying alive becomes a priority as she adjusts to her birthright. 
She also has a hot human boyfriend named Eriq. Will he accept her for who she is?

About the author:
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of crime and thriller fiction, crime nonfiction and true crime, relationship novels, and young adult mysteries.

Recent adult mysteries include BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN, SEDUCED TO KILL IN KAUAI, MURDER IN HONOLULU: A Skye Delaney Mystery, MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, JUSTICE SERVED, STATE'S EVIDENCE, and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL: A Jack the Ripper Mystery.

Young adult mystery fiction include OUT FOR BLOOD, TEEN GHOSGT AT DEAD LAKE, COUNT DRACULA'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME.

New crime nonfiction books include THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 2, MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK, MURDER AT THE PENCIL FACTORY, DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR, MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, STREETS KIDS, and COLLEGE CRIME.

The author is a member of the American Crime Writers League, International Thriller Writers, Kiss of Death, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.



10 comments:

Kai said...

It is nice to read a spinoff of Dracula with "possibilities" of him having descendents in the paranormal world.

Melissa Cushing said...

Love the sound of this book.... and of course the cover drew me right in!!! Sounds interesting and would love to read it!

YaReads Blog Tours said...

I LOVE vamps [; There's just something sexy about them.

Thanks for being on the tour!!

-Nichole

Bobbi Kinion said...

Thank you for the giveaway

tori whitaker said...

this looks good

CCAM said...

As a fellow countryman of Dracula / Vlad Tepes I'm curious about the book :P

angel d said...

thanks for the giveaway

Robyn Donnelly said...

I love this type of reading. Thanks for the opportunity for possibly winning.

Mary Bearden said...

I have recently gotten into reading vampire books and they aren't as bad as I thought that they would be.

Heather said...

sounds like a great read!