New Interview and International Giveaway for Rise of a Queen

As excited as I am for the the second in my Vampire Realm trilogy, remember it all started with Rise of a Queen. Check out my new interview plus an International e-book GIVEAWAY

Giveaway
Five (5) ebook copies of Rise of a Queen
Ends 11th September 2015
Open internationally!

http://gopaintbrush.blogspot.com/2015/08/international-giveaway-interview-riddle.html

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Of Darkness and Light has release dates

That’s right!  The time is here and you finally have confirmation.  As we begin this new journey into The Vampire Realm let me tell you that it has been one heck of a ride for me.  I’m completely excited to announce this!  Keep checking back at jsriddle.com for up to date information, like a cover reveal, pre-order links, event dates and much more.  If you haven’t done so add me on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, or my new tumblr.

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Did you catch the first teaser yesterday?

If you didn’t happen to catch it, I released an exclusive sneak-peek into my second book, Of Darkness and Light, the second in The Vampire Realm series.  If you haven’t, check out this mighty link and it will take you there.  I’ll wait.

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So now that you’ve read it, what are you thoughts?  Are you intrigued by what seems to be an internal battle within Tessa’s mind?  Do you think she has the capability of turning out to be like her foes or does she have that light of hope for a better future inside of her?

Find out more as I release weekly excerpts, tidbits, or news about my newest venture.

I am sure excited and hope that you all will join me as we gear up for what will be a fantastic story of old enemies, new enemies, war, growth, vengeance, a little bit of love hidden in there somewhere, a dash of the unexplainable and more than anything the lives of the characters you met in Rise of a Queen just two years ago.  New ones will come into your heart and give you the feels, whether good or bad.  This book will remind you that the Krones may have been defeated but the fighting has only begun.

It’s here.. take a look!

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As promised, here is your first look at “Of Darkness and Light”

Tessa looked at the reflection, shallow in the glass, but what looked back at her was not her face.

Things are amiss my dear, you delve deeper than you could ever possibly imagine.” Liana’s dark eyes, brown locks, and red lips smirked at her. “You are not the saint you perceived yourself to be and now Pandora’s Box has been opened.”

Moments flashed as Tessa stared in horror as the face morphed into Desdemona’s, with her raven locks flowing as regal as she ever was. “You murdered me and now you have become me.” Her laugh wickedly echoed invisibly in Tessa’s ears. “How proud the child Queen must be now.”

No!” Tessa screamed aloud and slammed her fist against the window, cracking it just slightly. She leaned her head onto the window and as the images of her enemies disappeared, she looked through the cracks. Below the streets were empty, lights brightly shining into every dark corner. It was the world she had created, cold and desolate and vile, not the one she imagined from years before with peace, happiness, and co-existence.

You are doing your best,” The soft words of her beloved disassembled the wicked words of the Krone Queens. She did not see his image in the window. Instead she closed her eyes and saw vividly the embodiment of her lover, her king, her Greco. His words rang through in her mind. “I would have done no different.”

But somehow I feel like I have failed. I’ve failed the Nation, the Levé’s and most importantly you, your memory, and your honor.” She thought to herself in response.

You have not failed me. You had a hope, something I didn’t quite understand but it was YOUR hope. For that I would never be let down. You are doing what needs to be done and I want you to remember you are a strong vampire, a leader, and most importantly a strong queen. Reign strong, my love.”

Pssst? Are you ready?!

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BRRR! It’s cold out there! All this cold weather, we couldn’t help but curl up with our favorite book with a nice warm drink, or wine, of course!

With the much anticipated follow up to “Rise of a Queen” the second book in The Vampire Realm series “Of Darkness and Light”, we know our fans are on their toes waiting for any sign of life from Tessa and her clan.

Over the next few weeks, JS Riddle will be releasing teasers from her new novel to help feed your addiction!

Stay tuned and check back often, as you never know when we will reveal them!

Title reveal

I did made a promise that I was going to do a title reveal and I will stick with it.  The development of this book has been a slow and bumpy progress due to life kind of getting in the way tremendously but I can assure you I’ve been back to work and have a lovely assistant, we’ll call her Moon Baby because it’s an awesome name and I won’t embarrass her this way, who has been prodding me back into the driving lane toward my own goal.  It’s quite hard to wrangle me sometimes so I completely appreciate everything she has done for me and for sticking by my side.

As time goes on, more information about book two will be coming at you in many different forms so be on the look out for it.  For now…..title reveal.

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 I will do my best to not spoil it for anyone who has not read the first book, but I can’t promise I won’t reference something as I give teasers for the future.  For now, I just want to say that I came up with this title because it is going to focus on many characters, both of darkness and light, good and evil.  You’re going to learn more about the path’s set for not just Tessa but her family and foes.  This book will focus on their journey’s as well and how each action intertwines with another because as you haven’t already figured out by reading Rise of a Queen everything happens for a reason no matter how dark it is.

So think about the title, go back and look at the synopsis of the story here and get the gears turning on what will be coming at you in the near future in The Vampire Realm.

Hear ye! Hear ye! An Announcement of upcoming Announcements

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How else am I supposed to grab your attention?  Yes, I’m being vague because I’m pretty good at it.  I’ve got a lot coming up and I just wanted to give you a little heads up.

How many of you have been chomping at the bits to know about the follow-up to Rise of a Queen? Curious to know what Tessa has been up to? Dying to see how she fares as a strong leader to her Lev Empire?

Coming up very soon I’m going to do a name reveal and kick out the synopsis of the next adventure that await in The Vampire Realm, so stay tuned. Keep a close watch on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course this blog for announcements, clues, and even a few Easter eggs here and there.

All I can say is that I am completely excited to move forward with this project and am glad that you’re along for the ride.

 

Can we get to some serious fighting already?

Seriously, I mean it.  I love battle, I love war and death and all things in between.  In my writing that is.  So I am at a part  (In book two mind you) where I have overcome the hump of the little romance I have brewing on the side, as torturous as that is for me, I see the future ahead of me, I know the words that will come out of my mouth, but am I crazy for just wanting to get to the fighting?  Yeah yeah, there are accomplishments along the way,which are very fun might I add.  A lot of ill intentions and revelations along with more torture and things of the like.  

I just see it, clear as day.  I have seen it for years actually, and I am getting so close I’m salivating.  I’m so close I can smell the blood, taste the sweat, and feel the pain of it all.  I’m sure it’s such a simple answer “Well write it silly” and that I will.  I just don’t feel like I’m ready for it yet.  I need the other accomplishments to finish their paths so it all meets up to this one huge blowout of a bloodbath with a detrimental change to most characters involved.  Once I have done that, don’t you think it would be hard to go back and write the lead-up once again?  Maybe its my carrot on the stick, maybe its just my path to follow, or maybe its just that I’m a stubborn old coot who wants things in their place and when they take place for I know that once this battle is done it is only the beginning of a much bigger war that will make me salivate even harder; with that I will need to get to book three.

So as much as I want fighting and war and that pinnacle moment with a ton of spoilers, and probably a few people who are wondering why I would do such a think to one of their favorite characters, I will wait my turn.  It won’t be long, it just will have to come when it does.

Don’t mind me, I’m going to go pout for a moment to let it all sink in.

And the early Beta starts!!!!

I’m over 50k words into the first book, and those have not been finalized so it is a draft.  Real draft ready to be molded and suggested.  I would prefer someone who read the first to be able to understand what’s going on, or you could read it for grammar issues (A rule that I suck at).  Things will be handed out in sections of course, but I wanted to get a little heads up this time.  Am I jumping the broom too soon?

email me @ jsriddle2@gmail.com – Subject Line Beta Reader interest.

Am I jumping the gun on this?  I’m new to having extra help 🙂

I love my peeps that have helped me and Ionia and Charles that have kept me going with that cattle prod of theirs.

Day 2 of .99 cents

Waiting until the last day?  Come on Summer madness and grab you an ebook.

cover kindleTell your friends if you’ve liked Rise of a Queen (link on the name) or if they might find it interesting.  There are so many people I know that read only self help books yet suggest it to those that love a true hard as nails, real feeling, vampire story.  It’s not one to be likened to the teen tragedy.  Tessa is strong as are most of the people that come into their lives.  Buy, Love, Share, and prepare for the second which will be in Beta reading soon enough.

One more time, Rise of a Queen;  This Queen earned her title