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#Promo for VampCon

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Armand Inezian

Genre: Fantasy, Fantasy Thriller, or Dark Fantasy Thriller.

Publisher: Greyhart Press, Bromham UK.

ISBN: 978-1478279525

ASIN: B009FMWCF0

Number of pages: 310

Word Count: approximately 95,000

Cover Artist: Banchick Illustration.

picBook Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHDEuJ6HGQI&feature=player_embedded

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Jonathan Stoker is a reluctant vampire who wants nothing to do with the dark world that turned him. He isolates himself, sucking nonlethal quantities of blood from helpless drunks and making a marginal living. However after he learns that someone he holds dear has been lured to the VampCon, a cut-throat vampire summit, Jonathan is forced to deal with his kind again.

 

 

But Jonathan and company quickly discover that the VampCon is much more than a meeting. It’s a conspiracy that holds the key to both the creation and possible extinction of all vampires.

 

 

Now Jonathan has no choice but to come to terms with his own dark side while working with a small band of troublemakers to stop a nightmare from coming true.

 

 

About the Author : author pic

 

Armand Inezian resides in Boston with his wife, two children, and three cats. In addition to writing, he also works two day jobs, one in grants administration and the other in teaching English, and he is grateful for both. He graduated from Emerson College with an MFA in Creative Writing. His short stories have appeared in various literary journals including The Missouri Review and Glimmer Train. In 2003, his short story, Baer, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Another of his shorts, See Me, won the Glimmer Train Story Open in 2008. VampCon is his first completed novel.

 

 

Blog: https://armandinezian.wordpress.com/

 

 

Amazon Author Profile: http://www.amazon.com/Armand-Inezian/e/B009FRASC4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4078320.Armand_Inezian

 

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/armand.inezian

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArmandInezian

 

Giveaway Alert:

1 Print Edition and 1 e-book edition of this book is up for grabs. All you have to do is comment and cross your fingers! Print edition is only available to winners in the Continental USA.

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Review of “Acquainted with the Night”

A woman’s quest for the truth…A medieval icon that holds the clues…And an ancient book with the power to shake Christianity-and humanity itself.

London tour guide Caroline Clifford has never believe in vampires- until her uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site, and a vampire hunter who corresponded with him seeks her out.

Strange anagrams on her uncle’s passport lead them to a cliff-top monastery in Greece, where a shattering revelation connects a relic Caro inherited to an age-old text on immortality-and an enigmatic prophecy that pits the forces of darkness and light in a showdown that could destroy all they know…

 

When I first received Acquainted with the Night, the sheer size of the book intimidated me. It took me over a week to work up my courage enough to attempt to begin reading. It didn’t take me long to get hooked and I finished the thick paperback in just a few days time. I found the entire plot line to be fascinating. I love how the author uses scientific terms to describe the existence of vampires. Her spin on these overdone creatures is refreshing. I especially love how Caro gets up getting hot for sex after being bit.

The sex scenes were pretty arousing and the action was abundant and entertaining. I enjoyed following the relationship of Caro and Jude as they struggled to stay alive and solve the clues Caro’s dead uncle left for her. Piper Maitland did a wonderful job of tying up a lot of the loose ends but I was very disappointed when the story ended. I would have liked to see more about what sort of future Caro and Jude end up having.

 

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Review of “The Darkest Heart”

Senna showed me quite a time as I watched her attempt to manipulate a Countess into believing she was the orphaned daughter of a long lost relative. Too bad for her the Countess had an agenda of her own. She wanted, needed an heir to carry on their bloodline, and a nobody from the streets was the perfect target. Too bad for everyone that Nicoli, aka Dominick wanted the same thing; but for a different reason. If he were to impregnate Senna with his tainted seed, the Countess would die. It was the perfect revenge.

No one expected Senna to discover the Countess’s dark secret and flee in terror before the Countess and her homicidal son were able to silence her. Soon, Senna finds herself on the side of the road, in a carriage wreck, just as Lady Augustine passes by. Senna has vague memories of her time at Drom, and no recognition of the gracious woman who saves her. Yet Lady Augustine is persistent that Senna is her ward, come to spend The Season, with her. Senna’s too smart to pass up the chance for a warm place to stay.

She begins to live a lie and forgets to be the street smart woman she once was. Her days are spent humoring Lady Augustine, who begins to request being addressed as Aunt Madalina. Her nights are spent in a dream, lost in the passionate, sexual arms
of Dominick, her ghost lover. The Season grinds to a halt as rumor of a vampire
begins circulating.

This rumor gets stronger when Lord Hardwick, a prominent
member of high society, is murdered at his own vampire themed party. When the
Countess and Charles arrive in London and try to woo Senna back into their
embrace, she feigns memory loss. Not that she has to try hard about certain
parts. Those memories are shrouded in darkness.

As more deaths occur, Senna finds herself in danger of being homeless as Lady Augustine’s son Peter arrives home a month early. He insists that Senna is a fraud, a Gypsy, trying to take Lady Augustine for all she’s worth. Just as Senna is leaving,
Augustine stands up for herself and demands Peter allow Senna to stay. Peter
reluctantly agrees when he learns Senna was once engaged to Charles. Senna begins
considering how to get out of dodge without any money. She refuses to do the
one thing Peter asks of her; to become his mistress.

As a new group of vampires appear in town, Dominick is forced to move his plans forward. Only he hasn’t counted on finding Senna as alluring as she is. The bloodthirst starts to become irresistible. When a woman is murdered in Lady Augustine’s home,
Senna finds herself the suspect. So she flees to the one person she thinks can
help. Dominick. She didn’t plan on learning that her ghost lover is also a
vampire. Strangely, she doesn’t fear him. As the masses arrive to search for
Senna at his home multiple times, Dominick decides to take her the one place he
thinks they’d never look for her.

Drom.

Shortly after they arrive, Senna realizes they aren’t the only ones. The Countess is also
there. She has decided to close up Drom and return to London, where there is a
wealth of victims to suck dry. She doesn’t plan to find her once dead son,
Nickoli, with the woman she has been seeking to kill. To further complicate
things, Charles and Peter also arrive. Senna suddenly finds herself surrounded
by monsters, both supernatural and not. That night, Charles gives her all she’ll
need to protect herself from the three vampires outside; and informs her that
he plans to kill his brother, again.

Tired of waiting on the Countess or Peter to make the first move, Dominick tries to get Charles to come downstairs. Being the coward he is, he convinces Senna to go instead. During the showdown, it becomes a blood bath as each vampire fights to the death. The ending? Well, I’ll leave that for readers to discover.

This was a great read, full of suspense, sexual tension and deception. Anyone who’s a fan of vampires is sure to love “The Darkest Heart”. The characters will stay with you long after the last page has been read. And there’s plenty of action, sexual couplings, and graphic details to keep every reader hooked til the end.

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