Release Date: 6/7/13
Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts will be release in one volume
Part 1. Prophecy
Part 2. Keepers of the Key
What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?
A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother’s mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.
The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race and she’s ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.
Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.
Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.
For more info please visit www.vampire-elite.com
Reader reviews on Vampire Elite:
You’ve managed to restore my hope in the future of vampire books …
… a fascinating read and definitely a book for anyone who loves fantasy, romance and of course vampires.
… a spellbinding novel of action, suspense, romance, and conscience … character development is superb … the type of book that will make you read all day until you get to the end! It is deliciously addictive!
Excerpt 1 (Simone at the Hunter’s auction)
As the auctioneer spoke, two Sekhmi in eveningwear—a male carrying an elegant dagger and a female a silver tray covered with glass vials—approached the Amiti girl.
“She’s barely eighteen, ladies and gentlemen. That’s a good three years younger than the youngest bloodstock you’ll usually come across. Look at her; she’s stunning, simply stunning, and as you can see, we’ve kept her well conditioned, in excellent health.”
The auctioneer paused as the male Hunter grasped the Amiti’s hand and held it above the tray. The girl showed no resistance, her only display of anxiety the butterfly fluttering of her thick eyelashes. He raised his other hand, and the dagger flashed in the light as with a swift motion he slit the Amiti’s palm. The dark, intoxicating scent of fresh blood filled the room as it poured into the vials.
Simone’s gums began to itch and burn, and she covered her mouth with her hand so no one would see her fangs punching down. It was considered terribly rude to expose one’s fangs in public, even among other vampires. But she needn’t have worried; everyone’s attention was riveted to the stage and the blood flowing from the girl’s wound. The room vibrated with bloodlust and sexual arousal.
The female Sekhmi approached Simone’s table, offering the Royal Pride the first of the blood samples. Knowing that all eyes were on her, Simone forced herself not to hesitate and took a small sip—and was immediately flooded with euphoria.
“For this magnificent specimen, we open the bidding at ten million U.S. dollars,” announced the auctioneer.
About Irina Argo:
Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina and Jo-Ann.
Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.
Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers. Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.
I would like to introduce the talented Irina Argo. She is stopping by VampireRomanceBooks.com to tell us about her book Vampire Elite and maybe reveal some other secrets to our readers as well!
Hello Irina! Thank you for taking time out to chat with our readers at VRB!
Can you tell us a little about yourself.
Irina lives in a pretty dark world: by day she’s a clinical psychologist at a juvenile correctional facility, where she deals with the extremes of human behavior on a daily basis; at night, she cares for her husband, who was paralyzed several years ago. Writing has always been her passion, and now it’s what brings light into her life. She is originally from Russia, where she worked as a TV journalist.
I am an iced coffee addict, do you have a vice you can’t live without?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you like to go?
GREECE … so much history and mystery
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
Always, even as a child
What characters in a book inspired you?
Julia Lambert from Somerset Maugham’s Theatre. She was a woman of breathtaking poise and talent, an outstanding actress who allowed some weaknesses but when she was betrayed she did not fall apart. She found the determination and strength to rise above the situation.
I read Vampire Elite and thought it was absolutely amazing! How did you come up with the idea to write it?
It is a separate reality in my brain…. it evolves every day and just comes to me
Vampire Elite centers around Egyptian legend, is that a subject that has always fascinated you?
Always … Egyptian Legends and Gods and Goddesses have always fascinated me.
The book has pivotal moments of love as well as tragedy. I know some parts had my emotions inside out. Do you find it hard to write the more tragic events?
Yes, I don’t want my characters to suffer….but I have no choice, they tell me what is happening in their lives.
Who is the character in the book you feel closest to and why?
Anock….I have fallen in love with him
I am already begging for the next book in the series. Can you tell us a little about it? When can readers expect to see it?
Can you keep a secret?………..So can I. Hopefully it will be released in the next 6 months.
Do you know yet how many books will be in the series?
We are anticipating ten
How can your fans find you? Do you use social media such as Facebook and Twitter?
Irina, thank you so much for stopping by! Is there anything you would like to add or say to the readers out there?
We truly appreciate that you took the time to stop by the Tour and hope to see your reviews on AMAZON!