Blood and Hunger, The Vanessa Kensley Series 
As of today, Blood and Hunger is now available for download on the Kobo site for those of you with Kobo ereaders.

Living in Canada means that it’s quite the toss up when it comes to who I know that may own a Kobo vs a Kindle. Now more of you can get your vampire urban fantasy fix.

Can’t wait to download your copy? Just follow the link to the website here.

I’m so excited! My cover designer sent me the proof for the print cover of Sanguine Moon. As always, she has done such a beautiful job.

With so many people buying ebooks these days, not every author sees the point in releasing books in both mediums, but I love the feeling of holding my books in my hand. It just solidifies everything for me. 

Ebooks are great. You can hold an entire library in your pocket at that’s a magical thing. But to me, nothing will ever beat the printed word. The feel. The smell. The comforting weight. Being surrounded by books just make me feel like everything is right in the world.

Do you have a preference between ebooks and print books? If so, which do you prefer and why?

  

In the words of Matthew McConaughey, “Alright, alright alriiiiight.”

We’re heading for the end of October which means two things. Thing 1) I’m currently running a $0.99 promo on Blood and Hunger until the end of the month. Why? Because  Urban Fantasy novels and October go together like Halloween candy and my mouth. And Thing 2) Halloween, baby! It’s the time of year when everyone gets their horror movie on. I know that some of you have been marathon watching things like Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Paranormal Activity. And to you I say…

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Sanguine Moon is now out, yay! So it’s onto book 3. And like the two books before it, it will be filled with all the twists, turns, deception, sex, violence, and “Wait, what?!” that you know in love.

So to get us all pumped and in the mood for all of this October Awesome, I bring you the techno track from the Blade Movie blood rave scene. Happy Monday!

Well, this has certainly be a long time coming! Sanguine Moon, the second book in the Vanessa Kinsley Series, is now out and available for Kindle!

With more murder, romance and betrayal, there is never time to stop and breathe for Vanessa or the rest of the members of the Silverlake City Task Force.

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Still reeling from the devastating events earlier that summer, Vanessa and the rest of the Silverlake Task Force once again discover that death and betrayal are never far from their side.
Now, desperate times call for tenuous alliances. With Merrick still in hiding and the murderous renegade vampire faction trying to gain more power, the Task Force must come together with the Silverlake Wolf Pack in order to bring down the Renegades, before the paranormal community erupts into an uncontainable civil war.
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After a long LONG wait, “Blood and Hunger”, the 1st book in the Vanessa Kensley series is out now and available for Kindle and print!

Something sinister is hunting the streets of Silverlake City and no one is safe, especially when the police don’t have a single lead. But Vanessa Kensley doesn’t have time to worry about serial killers. Being a Succubus means she has her own problems to deal with. At least she did, until it started to look like she could be the killer’s next target. Now, drawn deep into the shadows of Silverlake City she finds herself in a world where she no longer has to hide what she is and the vampires become the family that she never thought she would have. But a twisted force threatens to expose their world with a need for death and power, tearing apart the family that she only just found.

Now it’s up to her and the Silverlake Coven to put an end to all of the savage killings going on in the city before the darkness closing in around them can claim her first.

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Hello hello!

How are you all on this beautiful (totally overcast and threatening to rain) Monday?

Exciting news! The date for the launch party of Blood and Hunger, Book 1 in the Vanessa Kensley series is officially set! We’re going to be kicking things off:

Saturday, September 26, 2015!

Don’t lose that date, write it down!

If you’re going to be in the Kamloops, BC area come celebrate with me at Chapters Book Store. I’m going to be signing books, chatting with everyone, and giving away a door prize. Because you know me, I can’t do an event without giving away prizes!

Blood and Hunger will also be available for pre-sale! So don’t forget to order your copy from Chapters Online so that you can get it signed. But if you forget to pre-order don’t worry, Chapters has ordered a bunch of books for the event so you can grab one there.

Can’t wait to see you guys!

I’ve been really trying to push through this week and for myself as an author that means finding the perfect beat and cranking up the stereo.

Today I’m bringing you another track by Lorde. Her style just fits seamlessly into where I am in this book. It was a great backdrop for my giving the reader more of Vanessa’s back story.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Lorde – Tennis Court…

So many good things.

First the fabulous news. My charging cords arrived from Amazon a few days ago, yaaay! And they actually work which is a super bonus. Ok, two out of three of them work. One doesn’t even have the right connector on the end but I’m still considering myself ahead of the game here. Sometimes you just have to take your wins where you can get them.

I have taken over the first page of Google! The search term “Stephanie Marks writer” now shows this fabulous website along with my twitter feed all over the first page. And almost more mind blowing to me is that when you Google “Stephanie Marks” my website is on page three of Google. My name is surprisingly almost as common as “John Smith”, so to come up at all in search results let alone so quickly feels like a true accomplishment.

I’m back to editing, which feels absolutely wonderful. I feel so responsible and productive. I’m about half way into this run through and I actually feel like I’m actually getting things done.

Now for the not so cool.

Oh my gawd editing suuuuucks.

I always knew that editing is the “hard” part of writing, but this is ureal. No matter how frustrated you get with the original creation it has nothing on the frustration you feel when doing your edits.

I love my story. But crawling through the pages scrutinizing every sngle word, line and turn of phrase is SO not the fun part.

Thank god for my new found Spotify addiction. Nothing gets you through hours upon hours of editing like a super upbeat soundtrack to keep your energy high. It was hard deciding which song to spotlight for Writer Radio this week but in the end it came down to…

Baauer – “Harlem Shake”

Sorry people. Don’t hate me, but this is happening. Just accept it.

I’ve been promising it and it’s finally here, the finalized cover for Blood and Hunger. Much love goes out to designer Melody Simmons of Ebook Indie Covers who took my concept and brought it to life beautifully. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Melody, I can’t thank you enough.

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Blood and Hunger 4x copy

When you spend your nights chasing down psychopathic vampires it’s really important to keep fit. Vampires = vampire strength, and if you aren’t making sure to you hit those weights, you = vampire snack.

A killer workout calls for killer workout music, something high energy and motivating to keep you pushing through the pain even when all you want to do is cry, pass out and soothe your shattered ego with a pint of rocky road icecream. Or is that just me?

This is a song that I’ve come back to over the years time and again to get me pumped. Throwing punches, doing crunches or just pushing through writer’s block, this song makes it physically impossible for me to quit. So you KNOW Vanessa has this song somewhere on her iPod too.

Drowning Pool – “Bodies”