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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Release -- DIAL V FOR VAMPIRE by Isabella Norse -- Ebook Giveaway!

A Kudzu Korners Novel

Maggie Robinson is a full-time server, part-time blogger, and 24/7 skeptic. Her love life? Non-existent. Why bother? Her parents' divorce is proof that "happily ever after" is a fairy tale. To make matters worse, she has no idea that her tongue-in-cheek blog, Life with Zombie, has placed her at the top of the werewolves' Most Wanted List.

Noah Townsend is a vampire with a broken heart. It has been two years since his wife's death, and he is still recovering. Instead of dealing with his grief, he has thrown himself into his duties as the head of a security firm that specializes in protecting paranormal beings and hiding their existence from humans.


Worlds collide when Noah saves Maggie from a werewolf attack. Can Maggie overcome her skepticism, and Noah his grief, in time to realize that they were made for each other? Or will the ripples started by Maggie's blog grow into a tsunami that will tear them—and Kudzu Korners—apart?

EXCERPT

     Something was following Maggie. She paused in the murky light at the base of the flickering street lamp, eyes searching the darkness behind her.
     “Hello?” She thought she saw the glint of a pair of golden eyes, but they disappeared almost immediately. As if, perhaps, the owner of the eyes closed them. Definitely not human—too close to the ground.
     “You know, I probably should’ve taken my fear of the dark and the lack of lights into consideration before changing to night shift.” She spoke out loud, needing the comfort of a voice. Her subconscious scanned through its database of secondary fears and whipped out... Chihuahuas?
     “Really, brain? That’s the best you can come up with?” Stepping to the edge of the light, she stared into the night, wishing someone could beam her straight into her apartment, still a few blocks away. “The wild Chihuahua packs are in Arizona. I’m pretty sure they haven’t spread to the Deep South. Yet.”
     Inspiration struck, and Maggie fumbled in her over-sized purse. “Ah-ha!” she crowed as she pulled out her key chain—along with a small blizzard of tissues and gum wrappers. She thumbed the small LED flashlight dangling from the ring. Nothing. She tried again. Nada. “Well that’s a fine how-do-you do. If a girl can’t depend on a flashlight with five-year-old batteries in her time of need, what can she count on? I guess I’ll just have to get by on my looks and my wits.”
     There. Surely, that was the sound of claws on concrete. She whirled to scour the darkness again, half expecting to find a gang of small, scruffy curs advancing on her with malice in their hearts. The darkness peered back at her, all innocence. “See? This is why Mama told you not to watch so many scary movies. Your imagination runs away and conjures up all kinds of problems where there are none.” She stomped her foot in frustration. “Why does everything shut down at night? Why is there no one willing to assist a damsel in distress?”

Be sure and leave a comment for a chance of winning an ebook of DIAL V FOR VAMPIRE!

        

18 comments:

  1. Isabella, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this wonderful tale of yours, and I'm sure hoping you've got more on the way. This would be a great series, and I absolutely love everything about this story and the way you set it up. Just excellent! Congratulations on your fabulous release day!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl - that means the world to me! Yes, this is the first book in a series. There are more to come! :-)

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  2. A Vampire Story! Yippee! Right up my dark alley. With a sense of humor too. Awesome. Hi Isabella. I like that anime cover. I have a friend who always uses them, and I think the look is really cool. Dial V for Vampire--love it. Congrats--Sounds like a fun and exciting read.

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    1. Thank you, C.A. (I love the cover too!)

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  3. How fun was that excerpt. Now to see what happens next. Wishing you all the best with this unique take on an ages old story. Doris

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  4. Isabella, I will be honest, I usually don't read very many sci fi or paranormal, but have read a few I thought sounded appealing, and I've read several of Maggie Shayne's as I know her well and liked her vampires, plus I did enjoy judging several paranormals in various contests. But this excerpt had me sitting up, taking note and reading with a smile on my face. Loved it and really want to know how you handled this one. So, Okay! You hooked me with this one and I will definitely be reading it and probably your series if such develops. A gal can never stop widening her reading horizons when she has one as cute as this. Here's wishing you much success with this and all upcoming ones.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I hope you enjoy my story - I certainly ejoyed writing it. This is the first book in a series so there will be more to come!

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  5. I can tell by the excerpt that this story is going to be funny and exciting. I love a girl who's afraid of the dark--reminds me of me, and oh how lovely, a vampire is in the story. Nice!
    I want to wish you the very best, Isabella and many happy sales, too.

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  6. What a great novel. It was a joy to read. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

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    1. Thank you, Livia! I've already begun revisions on the next book - Dances with Werewolves. :-)

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  7. Sounds great! I love humorous paranormal!

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    1. Diane - You are the winner of the copy of Dial V for Vampire! Email me at isabella.norse@gmail.com for details.

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  8. Isabella,

    Werewolves, vampires, and zombies! Oh, my. :-) Wishing you much success with this story and the series.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kaye! I'm so excited about this series!

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  9. Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by!

    The winner of the ebook copy of DIAL V FOR VAMPIRE is Diane Garland. Congratulations, Diane! Please contact me at isabella.norse@gmail.com and I'll let you know how to obtain your prize.

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