Kristin Battestella's Blog - Posts Tagged "vampire"

Hey Gang.

I've been on a posting kick here, trying to update the group with anything Vampire pertinent! Here's a complete list of links for professional reviews of The Vampire Family! Hope the links cooperate!


The Pen and The Muse- 4 stars

http://thepenmuse.blogspot.com/2009/0...


Red Roses for Authors- 4.5 Roses

http://redrosesforauthors.blogspot.co...

and our interview with Red Roses

http://redrosesforauthors.blogspot.co...


Fallen Angels Reviews- 5 Angels

http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/200...


Book Reviews by Crystal- 4 hearts

http://bookreviewsbycrystal.blogspot....\
stella.html


And two more interviews, with Fallen Angels and Night Owl Romance. We
have upcoming live chats with these groups also, so check the calender.

http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/Int...\
a.htm

http://www.nightowlromance.com/nighto...


Hopefully I'll hear on two new reviews I'm waiting on soon!

For older press, visit our Vampfam page at my website

http://jsnouff.com/kristin
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Published on February 22, 2009 17:52 • 137 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Well I have to put on my business cap for a bit. I know, it's horrible, but somebody's got to do it!

You can visit our page at Eternal Press for ordering information on The Vampire Family here

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefam...


If you are a member of fictionwise, we are also available there at a discount if you are part of their club

http://www.fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBo...


You can also find us at Books on Board

http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php...

Or! All Romance Ebooks
http://allromanceebooks.com/product-t...

And! E Reader

http://www.ereader.com/servlet/mw?t=b...

Whew!
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Published on February 22, 2009 17:55 • 130 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
I've been trying to clean up and organize some of the press received for The Vampire Family, but there's a lot. Here's a list of interviews done this year and last. I think I found them all. I hope! Please check out our calendar at The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group for a complete list of upcoming guest blogs, chats, and loop appearances. Some of these links are long, so it might be better to cut and paste.


Fallen Angels Reviews Interview
http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/Int...
a.htm



Night Owl Romance Chit Chat
http://www.nightowlromance.com/nighto...



Red Roses for Authors Interview
http://redrosesforauthors.blogspot.co...
a.html


Eternal Press Authors Blog
http://eternalpressauthors.blogspot.c...
la.html



In the Spotlight with Raine Delight
http://rainedelight.wordpress.com/200...
a/


Chatting with Danette Interview
http://nenscl.blogspot.com/2007/07/we...


Woot!

Kristin
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Published on February 22, 2009 17:57 • 118 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, interviews, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Since I've got all these interview bits scattered about I wanted to repost this loop interview I did with Dawn Roberto at the Love and Romance Cafe last month. Great questions! We'll be visiting there again on February 24.



--- In LoveRomancesCafe@yahoogroups.com, Dawn Roberto
wrote:
>
> If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why?

I don't know that I'd want to be any member of The Vampire Family.
They've just got so many dang issues! Antonio is as crooked as they
come, and Victoria is so selfish and vain. Samantha has some strength
and grit, but a really huge costs. I've got my own problems!



>
> What's your favorite genre to read?
>
I read anything as it strikes me. Right now I'm in an historical type
kick. I took a break in December to read more devotional type books,
but I'm back to the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell. I go in
phases. Arthurian Fantasy, Asimov's hard sf, LOTR related, Anne Rice
style and more vampires. Now Hornblower and Sharpe again.



> Who or what influences you when you write?

I read a lot, and try not to let what I like veil itself and creep
into my writing, so I usually stay away from reading the genre I am
currently writing. What drives me more is when I read something that
I had a few flaws or issues with. I want to write it better, my own
ideas stew. Questions about people and their motivations develop into
characters and plot hangups.


>
> What do you do on a typical writing day?

I put on the tv or the tunes if I want background noise, set up shot
with the laptop and go, usually at about 11:30 p.m. I was just saying
to my husband that I wished I had a more normal approach (he said,
"Yeah, me too!") but I don't think I'd be as creative in the regular
9 to 5 style. So I don't trade imagination for normalcy!


>
> When you have writer's block how do you break free?
>
Fortunately I haven't had a true block in awhile. IF I don't write
for a few days, the story just overflows in my head. For me it's more
how to break the block of not being able to always write. Dinner,
boo. Entertaining family, hogwash. One of the best parts is when it
is finally quite and I can let it all go.




> Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books in
2009?

I have several works in submission under pen names. Experimental
work, so wish me luck!


>
>
> In 5 years, where do you see yourself? - In general and in you're
writing career

Well I just got married, so I'd like to get a few more books out there
before its time for the house and kids.


>
> Who is your perfect hero? And why?
>
Jesus, you could argue he got angry once, maybe, but that's about it.
Otherwise he stuck to his guns in the coolest way ever.



> What do you do for inspiration?


I watch shows or read books that are about the craft I am currently
writing or have the same vibe. Sometimes I like to search online or
in cataloges for pictures of my characters looks and styles.
Sometimes a music lyric will inspire me too. Most of the time its the
yearn to write that gets my caboose going!


>
> Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet?

I did a short mystery called Mrs. Murderer that I'd like to flesh out
and expand. I don't seem to have a hold on the thriller mystery
suspense angle as well as the spooky etheral sleek vamp.
>
> What kind of research do you do for your books? Do you enjoy the
research process?
>
I don't consider research research. If its a topic I like and have
notions already about, the hunt for the details is fun, not work. I
snoop online, go to bookstores to see what similar is out there.
Mostly I research just to check that my idea hasn't been done. Non
fiction wise, I love reading the tidbits about behind the scenes goofs
if I doing reviews. I like to know what made my subject tick.



> Do deadlines help or hinder your muse?


Both. Sometimes I'm so worked up I'm not paying as much attention as
I like, but other times it gives me an extra care in what I'm doing
and creates something more potent.


>
> When did you first decide to submit your work? Please, tell us what
or who encouraged you to take this big step.

I had teachers in middle school that helped me send stories to
contests. They were in truth horrible works I see that now and of
course they were rejected, but I won a few scholarships to seminars
and received a lot of reccomendations. This made me realize that
always having my nose in a book was not a bad thing, and that all my
pages and pages of silly stories was not a waste. It was in fact,
something very serious that much good could come from. IT was like a
weight lifted. I could write in class and not pay attention because I
was special! I had a gift! Ah, to be an idealistic child forever, eh?



>
> Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or
hinder you?
>


I don't per se. I like folks to compliment, but I can be one extreme
or the other with criticism. I also don't always have the time or
dedication to give to another author as I should. Sometimes I like to
write alone and let the juices go uninterrupted, but if you live with
a non writer as I do, it's tremendous to know there are others like
you out there!


> Do you outline your books or just start writing?
>
>Both. Some works I've outlined and drawn ideas and scenarios with
for years. Other times, I dream something and have to write it or I
must jump up in that creative moment just before sleep. Some of each
is good, some of each is bad. It's important to get your thoughts
down in some form I think. You can always tweak or discard later.



Thanks Dawn!

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Fiction, Non Fiction, Reviews
by Kristin Battestella

kristin724@gmail.com
http://jsnouff.com/kristin
kristin724.livejournal.com
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Published on February 22, 2009 17:59 • 128 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, interviews, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Hey everybody. Snow on the ground, absurdly cold winds-time to stay indoors with The Vampire Family!


Raine gave me a great interview, lots of serious questions! Stop by tonight if you get a chance and read up on myself and The Vampire Family! Here's the direct link

http://authorrainedelight.com/2009/03...

Kristin
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Published on March 03, 2009 15:27 • 151 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, interviews, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Join me and my 2008 Eternal Press release The Vampire Family for our first live chat of 2009! We're coming this month in paperback, so its a great time to catch up with us!

First, stop by Monday March 9 at Night Owl Romance. Can't make it? Never fear! We're chatting again the following Monday March 16 with Fallen Angel Reviews!

I've been interviewed by both houses, so its nice to sit down for a real time conversation with all my Vampire Family friends!

For more information on The Vampire Family in ebook or paperback, visit our blog at

http://vampfam.blogspot.com or stop by our Eternal Press page for ordering information

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefam...

For a complete list of times and guest appearances, visit the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristin...

I look forward to chatting with you!

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Fiction, Non Fiction, Reviews
by Kristin Battestella

kristin724@gmail.com
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Published on March 07, 2009 17:23 • 109 views • Tags: angel, battestella, chat, eternal, fallen, family, horror, kristin, night, owl, paranormal, press, reviews, romance, vampire, vampires
Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now available in paperback!



Antonio Welshire was sadistic even before Mestiphles turned him into a vampire. Over the

centuries, the Welshire patriarch has had his favorites--his tormented wife Elizabeth and

her exotic sister Ann, just to name a few. Victoria's whims rival that of her father's, but

daughter Samantha spends the decades looking for an end to this macabre vampire existence.

Not all of Antonio's dark children want to be part of The Vampire Family. They've survived

coven wars and persecutions, but can The Vampire Family survive each other?


Shop The Vampire Family on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Family-...
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Published on March 09, 2009 17:57 • 127 views • Tags: amazon, battestella, eternal, family, horror, kristin, paranormal, press, romance, vampire, vampires
Beware those Ides, oh yes...

If you missed our chat last week with Night Owl Romance, don't forget you can still catch us chatting live 9 p.m. Monday March 16 at Fallen Angels Reviews!

Previously we were both reviewed and interviewed at FAR!


Next up will be visiting with the Love and Romance Cafe March 18 and guest blogging Thursday March 19 at Fang Tastic Books! For the latest news and our appearances calendar, visit The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group!

Subscribe to our feed at vampfam.blogspot.com to stay up do date!
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Published on March 15, 2009 17:09 • 123 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Happy Thursday Pale Ones! Don't forget to visit Fangtastic Books today! We are spending the day talking all things vampires!



http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/...

A FREE e copy of The Vampire Family is at stake (pun intended) for the first reader to comment! I hope to see you there!

Kristin
http://vampfam.blogspot.com

The Vampire Family by Kristin Battestella- Now in Paperback!

Shop ISBN-10: 192664722X at Amazon today!
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Published on March 19, 2009 09:42 • 124 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires
Good Evening Midnight Pals!

Are you not feeling the warmth of Spring? Never fear, spend the night indoors with The Vampire Family! If you haven't purchased our ebook edition, we are currently on sale at Fictionwise. Get your club discount today!

http://fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook66...

Don't forget you can now have The Vampire Family in paperback as well! Visit our page on Amazon , shop, and share your vampy thoughts.

http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Family-...

Here's a up to date list of where we'll be hanging this April. For a complete calendar and up to the minute updates, follow us at vampfam.blogspot.com or join the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristin...


3/27 The Haunt Yahoo Group
4/1 9 p.m. Live chat with Romance Junkies
4/2 Fallen Angels Reviews Yahoo Group
4/8 Brenda Williamson Loop
4/10 Eternal Press Authors at The Romance Bistro
4/11 Love and Romance Cafe Group
4/14 EP Author Blog Paranormal Day
4/16 Guest Blog with Ginger Simpson
4/18-19 Philadelphia Book Festival
4/18 Talking Two Lips Yahoo Group
4/21 9 p.m. Live Chat at Coffee Time Romance
4/23 EP Authors at Love and Romance Cafe
4/24 The Haunt Yahoo Group

More dates may be added, so check back again!

Kristin

The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Now in Paperback!
ISBN-10: 192664722X
http://vampfam.blogspot.com
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Published on March 26, 2009 21:11 • 110 views • Tags: battestella, eternal, family, horror, interviews, kristin, paranormal, press, reviews, vampire, vampires

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