Monday, January 10, 2011

Guest: Julianna Sage

Here's an awesome new-to-me (and maybe to you) debut author I'd like to call your attention to!  Julianna will give away a copy of TO KILL A VAMPIRE to one lucky commenter, so show her some love in the comments!


Hi everyone! First, I want to thank Michele for inviting me to guest blog on VampChix.

I’ve been fascinated by the concept of vampires since I was a little girl. To live forever, to be nearly invincible – young, strong and beautiful. What’s not to like? And I always thought vampires got a bad rap. I believe that like humans, there are good and bad vampires in the world, and this whole secret underground of good vampires is trying to protect us mere mortals from their evil counterparts. Okay, so maybe I don’t actually believe this, but it’s always been so much fun to imagine…which led to writing my first book.

My first novel, To Kill a Vampire was just released on December 17th from The Wild Rose Press. My vampires are unlike any other vampires out there. Sure, they turn to dust in sunlight and they drink blood. But my vampires are not undead. In my mythology, when a vampire bites you, it is either to drink you dry or to “prime” you for the demon possession. And if you drink their blood after being primed, you invite a demon into your body. This demon is privy to all your thoughts and shares all your physical experiences. The demon craves blood, but as long as you keep him fed, you maintain control – most of the time. They are sneaky devils though, always trying to mess with your head, like that bad little devil on your shoulder. And if you try to starve them, watch out – they take full control and can easily suck dry a small town before you wrestle the wheel away from them.

When you feed, you transform into a human version of the demon, which is when you are most vulnerable to the demon. You can still eat food, and you can even catch a buzz from a bottle of whiskey, but your body will metabolize everything so quickly you never gain a pound.

Of course, my vampires can’t reproduce, but they are immortal. Their soul is bound to the demon/vampire who created them. If they kill their creator, they forfeit their soul to hell, and only the demon remains alive in their body, in its hideous bloodthirsty demon form. Not pretty.  

So if you are looking for something a little different, I hope you’ll check out my book. And if you leave a comment today, you can win a paperback copy of To Kill a Vampire.

Please look me up on Facebook & Twitter. I’d love to hear from you!

35 comments:

SandyG265 said...

I'm glad people are still comming up with a new twist on the vampire theme.

sgiden at verizon.net

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you, Sandy! I love vampires, I just couldn't get past the whole "dead" thing, lol

Eliza March said...

One thing I like is that your twist isn't too far-fetched to be believable--LOL--in a paranormal kind of way. With world-building, I think it's important to recognize the world we live in and figure out how these beings fit in and exist without us knowing about them. I think you have a winner here!

Heather Burch said...

Oooooo! Sounds creepy...I can't wait to read your take on the Vamps! Fun and a new twist!

Julianna said...

I've always been a fan of vampires, but it's refreshing to have a new outlook on them! Can't wait to read it! Keep up your great writing, hope to read more of your books in the future.

Sharron Riddle said...

Hi Eliza! Thanks for stopping by! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

Sharron Riddle said...

Hi Heather! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sharron Riddle said...

Great name, Julianna! Thank you for coming by the blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm a big vampire fan and love reading stories about them and it's always nice to read a new take on the legend.

Valerie
in Germany
valb0302@yahoo.com

Sharron Riddle said...

Valerie, thank you so much for the comment! I looove vampire stories! Nice to meet others who feel the same!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading this book now and it is really interesting! I can't wait to finish it! Thanks for the background info, Julianna! - Kristine

Sharron Riddle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kristine! Glad to hear you're enjoying the book!

Anonymous said...

I have heard great things about this book and can't wait to start reading it!!! Definately on my "To Do list" this week!!!
Brandee

Kari Thomas said...

Great "NEW" idea for vamps, Sharron! I love the sound of your book. Wishing you great sales!

Hugs, Kari Thomas, www.authorkari.com

Anonymous said...

I wanted to tell you that I have read the book and loved it. I am not into vampire books or movies but someone mentioned the book and so I read it and I am glad that I did. It was suspenseful from start to finish and I actually did not see the ending coming which made it so much better. Can't wait to read another one of your novels as now I am a true fan..

donnas said...

Sounds great. Part of what I love about the vampire myth is all the variations that can come out of it. Looking forward to reading yours.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Cat said...

Sharron,
I have loved vampires since I was a teenager, in all their different forms. I can't wait to read your twist on an intriguing mythology.

Cat

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you for the nice comment, Brandee. Just a note here - for all you wonderful anonymous posters, if you want a chance to win the book, please leave an email address under your name so you can be contacted. Thanks!

Sharron Riddle said...

Donna, I think you'll like this version of vampirism! Thanks for the comment.

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you, Kari!

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you for stopping by, Cat! Nice to see you here!

Anonymous said...

I bought this book for my Mom, she's really into the Vampires as well as my daughter. We'll be sharing the books and looking forward to the next one! Wishing you the best of luck in your sales!

Melanie t_henault@yahoo.com

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you, Melanie! I hope you all enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I've read the book and it's been put to the top of my favorite list! What a great twist! I can't wait for the next one!

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you! I have two anonymous posters who didn't leave your names. I'm thrilled you loved the book, if you read this, please give me your names - if you want - to enter in the drawing!

Anonymous said...

I totally love vampires..I cannot wait to read this book.

Sharron Riddle said...

Was that you on the last post, Terri?? Please, please leave a name so you can have a chance to win a copy!

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you everyone for your amazing support!

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

I've got to admit, Vampires stay at the top of my paranormals to read. Nothing I like better than a new twist on an old story. I went straight to Amazon and added to my wishlist so if I don't win I'll keep it in mind for my next search for something fascinating to read.

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Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you, Lisa! I think you'd enjoy this story!

RK Charron said...

Hi Michele :)
Thank you for having Julianna here today.
Thank you to Julianna for the interesting guest post!
I liked the background information she gave on her vampires.
All the best,
RKCharron

Tiffany K said...

This book sounds beyond amazing! (Gorgeous cover by the way) I've always like vampire books, and this one sounds like it would be no exception. My mom always messes around with me telling me that if vampires were real I'd most likely be one instead of a human. Thanks for the chance at winning this book!

tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

Sharron Riddle said...

Thank you for the comments, RK! Nice to see you here!

Sharron Riddle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Tiffany. I actually keep a list - pros and cons of being a vampire, lol! Of course, the pros outweigh the cons.

Tiffany K said...

LOL. I don't actually have a list but I can say the pros would outweigh the cons any day. I was talking to my friends and they asked me if I had the opportunity to try being out a vampire would I, and I told them yes.