New Fiction: Dusk’s Warriors by Emerian Rich

Super excited to announce the release of my vampire sequel, Dusk’s Warriors! Check out the sites and dates of the blog tour below.  Dusk’s Warriors
by Emerian Rich

Heaven has opened up and welcomed the vampires of Night’s Knights into a new reality. As they struggle to find their place in their new world, trouble brews on Earth.

Demon servant, Ridge, is causing havoc by gathering up all the souls on Earth that have been touched by immortality. When he injures one of the Night’s Knights crew, he launches a war between the vampires of Heaven, the Big Bad in Hell, and a mortal street gang of vigilante misfits.

Will Julien, Markham, and Reidar be able to defeat the evil that’s returned, or will they once again need Jespa’s help?

In honor of the release, check out the blog tour! You can learn more about the book, read excerpts, and read more about your favorite characters!

Oct 1 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 2 Anna Kate Suton EverySavageCanDance.com
Oct 3 HorrorAddicts.net HorrorAddicts.net
Oct 4 Kerry Adrienne kerryadrienne.com/blog
Oct 5 Emz Blog emzbox.com
Oct 6 Mary Anne P-C skewednotions.com
Oct 7 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 8 Lisa Lane cerebralwriter.com
Oct 9 Karen Williams doomtown-doomtown.blogspot.com
Oct 10 Anita Stewart afstewartblog.blogspot.ca
Oct 11 Shannon Lawrence thewarriormuse.com
Oct 12 Sumiko Saulson SumikoSaulson.com
Oct 13 EmzBox emzbox.com
Oct 14 HauntJaunts hauntjaunts.net
Oct 15 J. Malcolm Stewart sabbx.wordpress.com
Oct 16 Julianne Snow theflipsideofjulianne.wordpress.com
Oct 17 AR Neal starvingactivist.com
Oct 18 Lisa Vasquez unsaintlybook.wordpress.com
Oct 19 Jaime Johnesee jaimejohnesee.blogspot.com
Oct 20 Pete Aldin Petealdin.com
Oct 21 Rich and Roulo richandroulo.wordpress.com
Oct 22 Lucy Blue lucybluecastle.wordpress.com
Oct 23 Adele Marie Park firefly465.wordpress.com
Oct 24 Patrick C. Greene PatrickCGreene.com
Oct 24 Stephanie Ellis infernalclock.blogspot.co.uk
Oct 25 Selah Janel selahjanel.wordpress.com
Oct 26 David Watson theallnightlibrary.wordpress.com
Oct 27 Dave Strom davemstrom.wordpress.com
Oct 28 Killion Slade www.killionslade.com
Oct 29 Loren Rhoads lorenrhoads.com
Oct 30 Emmy Z. Madrigal emmyzmadrigal.com
Oct 31 EmzBox emzbox.com

Praise for Dusk’s Warriors:

“All hail, the queen of Night’s Knights has returned! Emerian Rich’s unique take on vampires delights my black little heart.” ~Dan Shaurette, Lilith’s Love

“A world of horror with realistic characters in a fast paced thriller you won’t be able to put down.” ~David Watson, The All Night Library

Praise for Night’s Knights:

“Fresh, original, and thoroughly entertaining.” ~Mark Eller, Traitor

“Emerian brought the Vampire Novel back from the dead.” ~C. E. Dorsett, Shine Like Thunder

Available now at Amazon.com in print and eBook

The Great Vampire Dispute ~ Killion Slade’s Vamps

Welcome back, Biters, to our on-going discussion of vampires… To sparkle, or not to sparkle, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of critics, or take arms against a sea of vampire fanatics, and by opposing them, to die an unrecoverable series death, THAT is the question.

Our next victim is a married writing team who goes by the name Killion Slade. They are a fun team that storyboards their characters inside Second Life as their avatars. Never to be swayed by convention, Killion Slade stands up against the battery of The Great Vampire Dispute’s questions.

KILLION’S VAMPS

  • quite-a-pairAuthor name: Killion Slade
  • What is the title of your series? Exsanguinate – World of Blood
  • How many books are currently for sale or listen? One
  • How many total in the series to date? Three
  • What are the books about?
    “They can’t touch you!” What could possibly go wrong at Orlando’s beloved Global Studios Halloween Scream Nights theme park? Cheyenne O’Cuinn’s task is to study fear even though she is the biggest chicken on the planet. In order to carve out a slice of the billion dollar scare industry for her online role-play company, she researches what causes people to run screaming out of haunted attractions.
    Determined to face her own fear of Oldhouseophobia, Cheyenne confronts her bloodcurdling obsession – the dreaded haunted house. Her worst nightmare manifested, Cheyenne is brutally attacked and left for dead by a rogue vampire. Splattered across the front page of the Orlando Sentinel, Cheyenne discovers her sisters are missing while she recovers in the hospital.
    The ransom call from the kidnapper sets into motion the rabbit hole of a parallel supernatural reality she invades to rescue her family. In a race against the hourglass, Cheyenne confronts a double-agent vampire, a cyberchondriac werewolf, and a mafioso dragon. Can they be trusted to help her, or are they a part of the twisted scheme?
    With her sister’s lives on the line, Cheyenne has no choice but to beat the kidnappers at their own game and ensnare them with her own brand of deception.
  • Where can readers buy, read, or listen to your vampire series?http://www.amazon.com/Exsanguinate-Vampire-Urban-Fantasy-World-ebook/dp/B00H6WI71Y/
    Sneak Listen to the prologue and first chapter of Exsanguinate which will release on Audible in November 2014 – http://www.killionslade.com/exsanguinate-audiobook-sneak-peek/

The Vampire Matrix

Garlic Immune Stake Will kill them
Sunlight/ UV If their dynamic allows.  If they have good nutrition, they can handle more sunlight Holy water/crosses Immune
Running water Love showers J Drowning Immune
Silver Will kill them Fire Immune
Coffin sleep a must? Nope – prefer a temperpedic Homeland dirt a must? Nope
Decapitation Will kill them Do they need to be invited in? Nope
Do they sparkle? Only if they put on sparkly eye shadow… no Do they cast a shadow? Yes – they are living vampires until they meet the ultimate death
Do they show up on film or video? yes Do they have a reflection? yes
Eye color change with hunger? yes Blood tears? yes
Die if not fed? eventually When killed, what is left? They can be killed twice.  Once kills the living vampire, the second would kill them in the ultimate death.  Revert to the age their body should be – usually disintegrate into ash.
Eat solid food? yes Create offspring by blood? As living vamps – yes
Have sex? Oh yeah! Fertile? yes
Immortal? yes Enhanced strength? yes
Enhanced senses? yes Enhanced speed? yes
Enhanced healing? Only if they have human blood to help heal Flight? nope
Shapeshifting? yes Psychic? Not unless they had it before
Mind control? yes Does their blood heal mortals? nope
What are their fangs like? They can control them to be fierce and intimidating or functional for eating.
Skin color when after rebirth: The same as they were before only newer
Attractiveness after rebirth: The peak of their attractiveness
How do they feed? Living Vamps can eat normal food but must have human blood to support the vampire DNA.  Non-living vamps only can consume human blood to survive.
What does the mortal experience when fed on? Anything the vampire chooses them to feel.  From absolute terror to absolute euphoria.
What do they feed on? Human only? Evil souls only? Rogues vamps kill and eat anything they want and in way they want.  The modernized vamps choose to hunt their prey with class as to not make a mess.  They do not have to kill in order to feed upon the humans.  In fact, they protect their humans food stores.
Do they kill? Or only drink? Do they have a conscious? Very conscious and proactive thinking about the future and the welfare of their humans.
Are there clans or a hierarchy? More of a hierarchy

 

  • final-mock-upHow is a vamp created in your world? Living vamps are born into existence, as well as dhampirs (half human/human vamp) – they can also be attacked . If enough vampire DNA is exchanged in the attack, then the change can occur.
  • What happens when they are changed? They turn into a living, breathing vampire who is immortal. Will stay that way until meeting the ultimate death and become the night walker.
  • Is religion involved in you vamp world and what kind? No religion, no cult. Simply another species which live on the planet with all the other supernaturals creatures.  Maintaining a low radar among the humans, just below the fold.
  • Is war or fighting a big theme in your books? Vamps are trying to keep the humans from blowing up the planet, thereby destroying them all.  There is always internal wars, pure blood vampires fighting against rogue vampires for power.
  • How did vampires “start” in your world? Cain and Lilith. We are working on a book where this story is explained and how the Ten Commandments where misunderstood – humans were put on the earth for the vampires sustenance, not where humans were to top of the food chain.
  • What made vampires a reality in your world? Every culture, every country has vampire lore. We decided to integrate the vampires fully into modern human culture.
  • Who are your characters?
    Khaldon Seters – Direct Descendant of Sekhmet the Egyptian Warrior Goddess – many centuries old
    Cheyenne O’Cuinn – Raised as human, attacked at 27 and turned into living vampire
  • Who is your favorite vampire writer? Molly Harper and Christopher Moore
  • What music goes best with your series? It depends on the scene. I prefer music movie scores with dark, haunting melodies to listening to anything with words.
  • Anything else to say to perspective readers about your series? The World of Blood series is a modern take on the “what if” vampires lived among us. It is based upon gamers, software engineers, computer programmers, and other cool global communication employment.  Not your typical 40 year old virgin who lives in his mom’s basement.  Vampires are trying to save the planet from the humans blowing it up, but to do that, the vampires will have to take control over the planet by destroying all the political leaders, military, and governments. In order to save the planet, they have to enslave mankind.

Thank you, Killion for sharing your Biters with us!

Check in next time when I’ll speak
with Kristin Battestella
(HorrorAddicts.net‘s very own Kbatz)
about her vamps!

Until then, protect your neck and beware
of things that go bump in the night.

Dusk’s Warriors Chapter 1 – Re-release

Many of you have been wondering why you can’t get your favorite vampire sequel, Dusk’s Warriors, on Mevio anymore. Well, that’s because Mevio decided to cancel all podcast feeds without explanation, warning, or apology. Thanks to the good folks at LibSyn, you will now be able to listen to Dusk’s Warriors again! I am re-posting all the chapters so I can continue and finish this tale.

Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 1: In this first chapter of the sequel to Night’s Knights Vampire Podnovel, we meet two new characters Zack and Ridge, who journey to Hell. The top demon is back!

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Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 14

Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 14: We learn more about the Drog, Ember, and Blade. Reidar and Talia go to the NOSS with Dr. Schmidt to find a way to close the Hell portal after it is opened. Reidar tours the vampire artifact museum and finds a special gift for Severina.

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Voices by: Mark Eller, H. E. Roulo, Rhonda Carpenter, Dan Shaurette, Ariel DaWintre, Edward G. Talbot, and Emerian Rich.
Theme music by Factory of Dreams

For more information, go to: http://www.emzbox.com

Promo:
New World Orders by Edward G. Talbot
http://www.edwardgtalbot.com

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Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 13

Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 13: Talia, the Drog, and the vampires meet on the docks. When a fight breaks out, only one person can stop them. Markham meets a Drog that reminds him of a lost love and goes to Drog HQ to find Ridge.

Voices by: Camellia Rains, Mark Eller, H. E. Roulo, Rhonda Carpenter, Dan Shaurette, Ariel DaWintre, Janna, and Emerian Rich.

Theme music by Factory of Dreams

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Promo:
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Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 11!

Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 11: While Julien struggles with his depression over Jespa, Reidar explores his new gift.

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Theme music by Factory of Dreams
For more information, go to: http://www.emzbox.com
Promo:
GothHaus
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/gothhaus/

Storycasting – Cast the Characters today!
http://storycasting.com/work.aspx?id=7d9d66a6-e3fa-4a37-a9f9-a93a863a711b
Listener contest:
https://emzbox.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/dusks-warriors-contest/

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Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 8!

 Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 8: Jespa reads in the great heavenly tome and begins to doubt Julien’s feelings. Reidar, Markham, and Julien embark on their quest to hunt down Ridge and discover a group of opponents they didn’t count on.

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Voices in this chapter by Michele Bekemeyer, Kadirah Wade, Mark Eller, Dan Shaurette, Janna, and Emerian Rich.

Theme music by Factory of Dreams
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Promo:
Out of the Coffin Podcast

www.outofthecoffin.com

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Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 6!

Dusk’s Warriors, Chapter 6: Agent Talia Saunders investigates Sam Kellerman’s vampire case. Theme music by Factory of Dreams.
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Voices in this chapter by Rhonda Carpenter, Mike Bennett, R.E. Chambliss, Jack Hosley, Veronica Giguere, Kirk Warrington, and Emerian Rich.
Theme music by Factory of Dreams
For more information, go to: http://www.emzbox.com
Promos:
Out of the Coffin ~ Award announcement
http://www.outofthecoffin.com
Jack Hosley
http://www.wanderradio.com
Veronica Giguere
http://www.voicesbyveronica.com
R. E. Chambliss
http://www.rechambliss.com

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For the BITERS! Night’s Knights Sequel

DUSK’S WARRIORS NEWS!!!

So you’ve been waiting… and waiting… and waiting…

And I promise you — you have only a little more time to wait before the sequel to Night’s Knights, Dusk’s Warriors, starts hitting iTunes and other podcast airwaves.

First, I am proud to announce that the theme music for Dusk’s Warriors will be provided by the very talented band, Factory of Dreams.
Here is their video for “Weight of the World”.

Second, I am equally proud to announce a contest that I know many other authors have done in the past and that is offer you listeners and readers to get your name in the book. But wait… my contest is different. WHY? Well because you will be in Dusk’s Warriors… not some other uncool, unJespa-fied book! Share the pages with your favorite character. Whether your favorite be Jespa, Julien, Severina or Markham, your name may be close to… may be pressed up against… your favorite Night’s Knights icon. Yum! So how do you submit?
1. Take a picture of yourself or a friend holding the Night’s Knights book, cover, eBook, iPod, or other item that has Night’s Knights in the picture (yes Photoshop is ok).
OR
*Take a picture of yourself or friends dressed as Night’s Knights characters.
OR
*Make some fan art depicting characters from the book.

2. Send the picture in jpeg or png format to me at: emzbox@sbcglobal.net

THREE LUCKY BITERS will get their full name in the book. You may be demons, or vampires, or angels… never can tell. Mwhahahaa. Good luck! 

More news about Dusk’s Warriors is it’s awesome cast. Beside me, I’ll be adding in: Mark Eller, Mike Bennett, MJ Hahn, Rhonda Carpenter, H. E. Roulo,  Arlene Radasky, and a few other podcasters I’ve yet to confirm. Also some new voices such as: Camellia Rains (the voice of Jez in the Horror Addicts mini-soap GothHaus) and Ariel DaWintre who has done some voice work for HorrorAddicts.net in the past. I hope this production will be as exciting for you Biters as it is for me! 

V^^V
~Emz

Night’s Knights Character Listing

Got pics, artwork, or info on the Night’s Knights charries you want to share?

I just started a new Night’s Knights Character Listing.

Come help build it. I’d love to see some fan works or photos.

Thanks Keri Vibe for kicking it off by letting me use a photo of her for an awesome pic of Jespa.

Also… Download the Companion book for Night’s Knights free!

Tons of author sketches, floor plans and more!