Vicki Keire

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Vicki Keire grew up in a 19th Century haunted house in the Deep South full of books, abandoned coal chutes, and plenty of places to get into trouble with her siblings. She holds degrees in English Literature with specialties in the 18th Century, Romanticism, and Postcolonial Theory. She spent the last decade teaching writing and literature at a large, football obsessed university while slipping paranormal fiction in between the pages of her textbooks.

When not reading and writing about all things paranormal, she indulges in her eclectic musical tastes, enjoys other people's cooking, keeps vampire hours, and adds to her massive stockpile of quirky t-shirts and blank but designer notebooks. She'd rather burn the laundry than fold it. She beli


Saying Goodbye to the Lake

The lake on a cloudy afternoon, just before leaving. Moving day is finally upon us. I have both dreaded and looked forward to this day, in almost equal measure. Looked forward, because I am excited about the new house. It's nice to be moving back to civilization, to have access to amenities like parks and museums, and (let's be honest) fast food. Shopping trips will no longer take the better p Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Excerpt: I backed slowly away from the man with the light, glowing eyes. He stood watching me with a mixture of concern and despair. “Caspia. Wait. Please.” My name from his lips was like white lightening straight to my brain. “How the hell do you know my name?” I demanded, feeling the cold rush in and wrap itself around my body as I inched backwards out of the store like frightened prey. “How can you know my name when I only drew you a few hours ago?”

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“Do I look like a shallow Summer girl to you?' She tossed her silver hair, offended. 'I’m a Winter Court royal. I kill silly Summer flowerlets with frost when I yawn.”
Vicki Keire, Darkness in the Blood

“Only in darkness could the light be so completely, brightly beautiful.”
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“You must be very embarrassed," I heard myself say.
He snorted and tightened his grip. "I hardly find slicing E'than'i'el open embarrassing. And you have other things to worry about. Like the fact that, over the long years of my exile, I have developed a taste for human hearts."
"Right. Of course." I took a deep, steadying breath. "I only meant that I would die of shame if I had thousands of years of pictures of me in a diaper with feather dusters on my back.”
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message 14: by L

L Dear Vicki,
Thanks so much for acepting my friend request! I simply loved "Gifts of the Blood (Angel's Edge, #1)" and cannot wait to read more of your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda F

message 13: by Soo

Soo Woohoo!!! Totally exciting! =) Looking forward to the next one. That first one is totally a teaser!

Harlequin Books Hello Vicki, it is a pleasure to meet you.

message 11: by Natasha (last edited Sep 26, 2011 03:52AM)

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.

message 10: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Katja Rinne over at Coffeemugged is having an awesome summer reading event/giveaway, with something like 100 books! Many of our very own Goodreads authors are participating, (moi included), so head on over and check it out:

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Lauren Garafalo It should be!! If it is, we should start a support group - the kind that really fuels the habit rather than prevents it.

Vicki wrote: "This week, I have officially spent more $ on books than I have on groceries.
Is bibliophilia an actual disorder yet????"

message 8: by Vicki

Vicki Keire This week, I have officially spent more $ on books than I have on groceries.
Is bibliophilia an actual disorder yet????

message 7: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Check out the new Facebook page featuring YA Indie authors:
Thanks to VJ Chambers for getting us organized!

William O'Brien Hi Vicki - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William

message 5: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Laura wrote: "thanks for the add your book look's really good and the cover is awesome (i'm a big cover lover) If your on facebook i run a fb page called YA indie princess stop by and have a look ^_^"

You're welcome! I love dark art- your profile pic is beautiful. I will stop by on FB. You are the first YA Indie Princess I have met :), a fabulous title, to be sure!

Laura's Book Addiction thanks for the add your book look's really good and the cover is awesome (i'm a big cover lover) If your on facebook i run a fb page called YA indie princess stop by and have a look ^_^

message 3: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Goodreads text looks really crazy today from my screen. Perhaps it has a glitch-cold. Get better, Goodreads!

Kailin Hi Vicki,

Thank you for your friend request! Hoping to get to know you better in 2011 :)


message 1: by Vicki

Vicki Keire Holiday wisdom from Mom:
"...Tell the family then that your time has come and you're going to pack it up, find a beach shack, live a subsistence life and write."

My Mom rocks my Casbah!
But why did she tell me this *after* I started a family and got a useless degree? I could have skipped straight to the beach shack part!

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