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January 5, 2013

Ring in the dead of winter this January with The Vampire Family!!

Join myself Kristin Battestella and fellow local author Christy Sloat for a special Meet the Author Tea 12:30 p.m. Saturday January 19 at A Novel Idea Chapter Two, the new bookstore upstairs at the Landis Marketplace in Vineland, New Jersey!

Get the scoop on Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family or pick up an autographed copy of our original The Vampire Family and Christy's young adult novel The Many Lives of Avery Snow. Make your macabre New Year Resolutions with us or take home some sf erotica sauce with a copy of Leigh Wood's On the Way to New Isosceles, also on hand along with tea, sandwiches, and dessert!!!!

Cost for the brunch is $8, and patrons should RSVP by calling a Novel Idea or visiting their facebook page:

Don't forget to stop by Christy's Page, too!!

Stay tuned for more upcoming Fate and Fangs events in 2013, including guest blogs with Jennifer Eaton and Beth Ann Masarik, chat sessions at Coffee Time Romance, New Jersey Authors Network appearances in Millville, Wall Twp, Marlton, and more!!!

Get the scoop on our Vampire Family facebook page!

The Vampire Family Now in Paperback! Find us on Amazon or at!


Make your choice....Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family

Ebook and Kindle On Sale Now with Muse It Up Publishing!

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Published on January 05, 2013 14:53 • 110 views • Tags: author, book, event, horror, kristin-battestella, muse-it-up, paranormal, tea, vampire

October 16, 2012

Hello Hello My October Lovelies!!!!

For those looking for more Virtual Haunts, Stop by our good friend Cate Masters' blog today for a special Halloween Bash!

And what's so special about Today's part of the Bash? We're It!!!

Not only can you get a excerpt of Fate and Fangs Book 2 Punishment: Lilith's Trials, but some of our personal cemetery photos are on display. Oh, and did I mention you can comment and enter into a giveaway for your chance to win a FREE E COPY of your choice in the Fate and Fangs series?!

Awesome I know. Want More?

Visit our Facebook page for mayhem from the 11th Annual Witches Ball. If you missed out, never fear, you have another chance to pick up your autographed copy of The Vampire Family at our next New Jersey Authors Network seminar Saturday October 20 at the Atlantic County Library in Galloway.

So many vampires, not enough days in October!
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Published on October 16, 2012 02:23 • 98 views • Tags: appearances, blog, contest, events, fate-and-fangs, free, interview, new-jersey, vampire

October 7, 2012

This Time Tomorrow, Fate and Fangs is taking over the virtual airwaves! We're Starting Off the Muse Online Writers Conference in Full Spooky Mode with a special Live Chat!

Join myself and my fellow Muse Authors for a special Horror How To, Tips, Tricks, and Trends Chat 9 p.m. est Monday October 8!


Paranormal authors, horror writers, dark fantasy and otherwise demented folk!

Unwind from the daily networking of the Muse Online Conference for this fun but no less informative chat. After our initial Monday night mayhem, we'll have our own section of the conference forum to continue the macabre but no less informative conversation.

Who's buying what? Vampires, Weres, Zombies. Who's played? What's next? Romance, erotica, scares- what spice or frights do readers want in horror fiction today? If you took part in last year's conference chat, you know we have just as much virtual mayhem and literary information in our wee hours as calorie free refreshments and crazy genre chat!

Remember, after our Chat on Monday, a forum will unlock for continued discussion, sharing, and follow up. It's virtual mayhem with absolutely no calorie consequences. Join Us!
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Published on October 07, 2012 18:31 • 72 views • Tags: appearances, chat, conference, erotica, events, fantasy, fate-and-fangs, horror, kristin-battestella, live-chat, muse, muse-it-up, paranormal, romance, writer

September 6, 2012

Autumn Greetings, My F(r)iends!

Well after the real world slice and dicing surgery this summer, it is time to get back to the literary mayhem with two live September Fate and Fangs appearances!

Firstly, don't forget all seven in the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series are available with our Publisher Muse It Up and for your Kindle on Amazon!

Big Linkies!

Now then, you can also snag your scary self an autographed copy of our first novel The Vampire Family at not one, but two September events. We'll even have copies of fellow Eternal Press author Leigh Wood's science fiction erotica sauce On the Way to New Isosceles.

Join Us 11 am to 5 pm Saturday September 15 at the Authors on the Green in Smithville! !

And Local authors should join myself, Jon Gibbs, MaryAnn Diorio, Jim "JJ" Lair, Melinda Leigh, and Ilene Schneider for our next Getting Published seminar 7 p.m. Thursday September 27 at the Moorestown Library!

For a complete calendar of events and appearance for October and beyond, you can always visit the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group or like our Vampire Family Facebook Page for the latest literary scares and horror news! If you're a lady author in the South Jersey Area, you can also take part with the new South Jersey Women Authors Group, too! We're planning our first brunch for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday September 13. Join Us!

See you soon!!!
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June 3, 2012

Paranormal wenches and F(r)iends from the NJ/PA/DE area, join us freaky ye olde and pirated folks at the Pillage in the Village Saturday June 16!!

Join me, Kristin Battestella, and our fellow NJ author Danielle Ackley-McPhail from 1 to 8 p.m. for medieval mayhem and more! Autographed books and more treats will be on hand!

For more on Danielle's Bad Ass Faeries Anthologies and Dark Quest Books, visit

For complete updates on our latest Fate and Fangs news and appearances- including a cancellation on June 23 and a new July 19 event- visit our Facebook page or Yahoo Calendar
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Published on June 03, 2012 21:38 • 86 views • Tags: autographs, books, events, faire, kristin-battestella, vampire

May 16, 2012

In addition to our weekly Monday night chats with the Muse It Up gang, the Coffee Time Romance Anniversary Chat this week was a load of fun!! We got a bit carried away after hours, indeed!

If you haven't had a chance to join us 7 p.m. est at the Muse Online Conference Chat Room, never fear! You can take part in the Fate and Fangs glory this week at Vampire Romance Books!!


Yes, you read that link right! In addition to our lengthy interview at Vampire Romance Books, we're offering a special commenter the chance to win his or her choice of Fate and Fangs! What's your pleasure? Love, Punishment, Struggle, Debauchery, Lust, Humanity, or Resurrection?

And to quote the best of infomercial kitsch: But wait, there's more!!

Not only are more surprises forthcoming from our Vampire Romance Books visit, but Ladybug Lin has reviewed Love AND Punishment!!!

"5 Bloody Good Stars"


Wow! Don't forget to stay tuned at or our Vampire Family facebook page for all our June events and appearances!!!
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Published on May 16, 2012 20:47 • 99 views • Tags: appearances, chats, coffee-time-romance, contest, dark-fantasy, horror, interviews, news, press, prizes, reviews, short-stories, vampires

May 10, 2012

"Love: Ann and the Viking is one of the most unusual and creative spins on vampire lore I have ever read..."

Fate and Fangs Book 1 Love: Ann and the Viking has been given 4 stars at Ladybug Lin's Reviews!


Visit Lin Holmes' new blog for the complete praise!

Don't forget we're also chatting every Monday this month with our fellow Muse Authors! Join us 7 pm est at the Muse Online Conference Chat Room


We'll also be dropping by Coffee Time Romance Anniversary Party May 15!

Lots of time to talk it up with Fate and Fangs this month and next! Love: Ann and the Viking
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Published on May 10, 2012 14:00 • 98 views • Tags: appearances, chat, coffee-time, dark-fantasy, events, fate-and-fangs, kristin-battestella, love, muse-it-up, news, press, reviews, vampire

April 23, 2012

Hello hello my vampire f(r)iends!

Due to a scheduling snafu with the Library, we had to postpone our New Jersey Author's Network April event in Voorhees to July, but that doesn't mean you can't get your deep and dark dose of Fate and Fangs helpings asap!!!

Meet us 2 p.m. Saturday June 23 at the Mays Landing Library for our next New Jersey Authors Network Seminar!

Can't wait until then? Stop by Pillage the Village Medieval and Pirate Faire in Mount Holly June 16 to visit with me and Danielle Ackley-McPhail!

And remember, if you haven't picked up your ecopy of the Cocktails and Gossip Magazine April issue for our feature with our cover artist Suzannah Safi, do so now before it is too late!

We're also blogging in April and May with our friends at Dishin' It Out, One Hot Mess, and Ravencraft's Romance! Join us!

If you didn't already delight in the bloody glory, you can also still partake in all the glory of our Vampire Book Realm visit here:

Whew! For a complete calendar of events, visit our Yahoo Group archive as more dates are literally being added daily!

And as always, follow our mayhem on Facebook
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Published on April 23, 2012 20:46 • 103 views • Tags: appearances, blogs, events, fate-and-fangs, guest-days, new-jersey, news, press, vampires

March 26, 2012

Welshire bad girl Victoria is taking over The Vampire Realm's V Spot Blog April 9 thru Friday April 13!

An entire week of Victoria causing trouble for her family, enemies, and Fate and Fangs! Do you think you can handle her?

After all that- if you survive!- don't forget you can learn the tricks of the publication trade with myself and the rest of the New Jersey Author's Network Gang 2 p.m. Saturday April 14 at the Voorhees Library.

Visit our website for the scoop!
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March 3, 2012

Our final release in the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series may have come last month, but that doesn't mean the bloody train of virtual decadence has slowed! Both The Vampire Family and our Fate and Fangs novellas are now listed at the new virtual database for all things literary vamps: The Vampire Book Realm!

You can browse our featured page here:

or find all your favorite Dark Fantasy and Thriller Vamps in the database:

Vampire Book Realm also offers 'The V Spot Blog' for all the juicy written vamp latest. Fate and Fangs will be in the V Spot spotlight the week of April 9! We'll also be making an appearance with the New Jersey Authors Network in Voorhees that Saturday April 14. For a complete list of NJAN events, visit

And the V Spot direct is

Look for Fate and Fangs to be visiting with our friends Ginger Simpson this month, too, and we'll be making a few appearances at the Muse It Up Blog for Paranormal Week, too!

As always, you can join the frenzy on our facebook page or check out Vampire Book Realm!
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Published on March 03, 2012 18:46 • 133 views • Tags: appearances, dark-fantasy, events, fate-and-fangs, horror, muse-it-up, news, paranormal, press, the-vampire-family, vampire

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