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Kelley Grealis

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Cleveland, The United States



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Kelley Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She has a B.A. in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion combined with thirteen years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write THE DESCENDANT. She lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband and their two cats.

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Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5

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Release Date:  March 15, 2016

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message 34: by Kelley

Kelley CleveCon 2014 re-do! Mother Nature may have had other plans for us on January 25, but she can't stop us! The first ever CleveCon event is rescheduled for Saturday February 15 at McCarthy's in the Flats. Event is 1-9 & celebrates the many talents of Cleveland! I'll be there 1-5 & hope to see you there. It's a FREE event as long as you register in advance; $5 day of!

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Kelley Giveaway! Up for grabs, a copy of Buddy's Dream, written & illustrated by Cori Dehghanpisheh. Buddy's Dream will take your child on a magical & educational journey. Visit pinned post on my Facebook Author Page. Ends Saturday 12/14/13 at 10 a.m. EST. Good luck!

message 32: by Kelley

Kelley Thank you to everyone who entered the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to a copy of THE SEARCH - book 2 in the Descendant Vampire Series. The 3 winners were selected & I'll have your books in the mail this weekend. Happy reading!

message 31: by Kelley

Kelley Want to win a Kindle loaded with some awesome books? JD Nelson is giving away just that!! Easy to enter so check it out now!!

message 30: by Kelley

Kelley Enter the Goodreads giveaway for your chance to win 1 of 3 signed copies of THE SEARCH - Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series!

message 29: by Kelley

Kelley Want to win some Descendant themed swag? Head over to my Facebook page & check out the pinned post. Super easy to enter. Ends Sunday 10/20 at 4 pm EST. Good luck!!

message 28: by Kelley

Kelley SPOOKY SPECTACULAR is this weekend only! Loads of e-books priced at 99 cents! PLUS, visit the Facebook event for your chance to win 1 of 3 Kindle Fires, Coach wristlets, Gift Cards, signed books, ebooks & more!

Grab your copy of THE DESCENDANT (book 1 in The Descendant Vampire Series) for 99 pennies!

Book Sale:

Facebook Event:

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Kelley Want to win a signed copy of THE SEARCH - Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series? If you live in the US, UK, Canada or Australia, you can enter to win one of 3 signed copies! Good luck!

message 26: by Kelley

Kelley THE SEARCH (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series) release day event is going on NOW until 9 pm EST. Stop by, say hi, play games & win stuff!

message 25: by Kelley

Kelley I have more exciting news to share! The Kindle version of THE SEARCH (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series) has also been released early! Happy reading! v..v

message 24: by Kelley

Kelley I have fantastic news! THE SEARCH (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series) was released a week early in paperback via Amazon!

The ebook version will be available 8/27. You can pre-order via iBooks, Kobo & Nook!

I sincerly hope you enjoy the next phase in Allison's journey! Happy Reading!

message 23: by Kelley

Kelley THE SEARCH (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series) will be released on August 27, 2013. Join me on Facebook to celebrate!

Lots of prizes & goodies will be handed out, starting with a $20 Amazon gift card for the person who gets the most people to join the event!

Other prizes include books (of course)! Copies of The Descendant and The Search (paperback & ebook), books donated by other authors, vampire necklace, Descendant koozies, pens, sticky notes, key chains & more!

Join the event & share with all of your friends!! Hope to see you there!

message 22: by Kelley

Kelley The Search, Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series, is scheduled for publication on August 27! Join me on Facebook for a release day party! Lots of goodies will be given away! I hope to see you there!!

message 21: by Kelley

Kelley Cover Reveal for THE SEARCH, Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series, scheduled for Wednesday July 24! The Search is scheduled for release August 27, 2013!!!

message 20: by Kelley

Kelley Summer time means summer crushes! Find your new book boyfriend at All books priced at 99 cents June 26-28. The Descendant is participating in this event;) Meet Matthew Carmichael and Vincent Drake and let me know who you think is more crushable! Get your read on!!!

message 19: by Kelley

Kelley Who doesn't love koozies? Want to win a Descendant koozie to keep your beverage of choice cool this summer? Head over to my Facebook author page & see the pinned post. If you've read The Descendant, you're half way there! Write an honest review on Amazon & post a link to the review underneath that post. Already written an Amazon review? Just post the link to be eligible! I'll draw a winner once I hit 70 Amazon reviews (only 9 more reviews needed)!!

message 18: by Kelley

Kelley I'm celebrating the 1st Anniversary of THE DESCENDANT'S publication this week! Swing by my Facebook Author page for daily posts that will take you to that day's tour stop & your opportunity to enter the giveaway. Lots of goodies up for grabs including $25 Amazon gift card, signed paperback, ebooks, koozies & more! And stay tuned as THE SEARCH (book 2 in the series) is due out late summer/early fall!

message 17: by Kelley

Kelley I have some exciting news to share! Check out these Amazon rankings for The Descendant:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,303 Paid in Kindle Store

#10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult

#10 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult

#37 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Paranormal

THANK YOU to all of you, the readers, for making this happen!!! I hope you enjoy reading THE DESCENDANT and look forward to hearing from you once you've read it!

~ Kelley

message 16: by Kelley (last edited Apr 11, 2013 05:52PM)

Kelley If you'd like a sneak peek of The Search, Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series, head over to my Facebook page and see the pinned post at the top of the page. I pasted the unedited first chapter. Enjoy & I'd love to hear what you think! The Search is due out Fall 2013!

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Kelley I'm now on Authorgraph! Do you have a copy of The Descendant and would like me to sign it? Click the link to send a request and I'll send you my Authorgraph with a copy of The Descendant book cover!

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Kelley I created a Facebook author page! I'd love to connect with you there. Pop on over and give it a "like!"

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Kelley Less than 24 hours remain for The Descendant Giveaway via I Love Vampire Novels! Check out my author interview & enter the giveaway! Know someone that loves vampire novels? Tell them about this giveaway!

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Kelley Mark your calendars! The Learned Owl in Hudson, OH has invited me to their store for a book signing. I'll be there on 2/9 from 1 until 3. If you're in the area, please stop in; I'd love to meet you!

The Learned Owl Book Shop
204 North Main Street
Hudson, OH 44236

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Kelley Want to win a signed copy of The Descendant & read a never before seen piece that I wrote especially for the Vamps & Stuff blog? Check out Vamps & Stuff blog for both! Good luck & happy reading!

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Kelley Please vote for The Descendant on the Best Christian Sci-Fy/Fantasy list. It's currently tied for #28! Thank you!!

Kelley Won't you join me for some book club fun? The Descendant is currently featured as the Indie Love Book Club book for the second half of December.

Hop on over to Facebook to join the event!

Prizes will be awarded to the three readers who score the most points in the next two weeks by answering The Descendant trivia questions. I'll also share inspirations for characters & locations in the book. Join us and invite others! It will be a lot of fun!!!

Kelley Congratulations to Deedee, Dalyn and Erma who each won a copy of The Descendant in my Goodreads Giveaway! I'll have your signed copies in the mail by this weekend.

Kelley The Descendant is the featured book on Indie Author News!

Kelley THE DESCENDANT is now on Smashwords and available in a variety of e-reader formats for only $2.99!

Kelley Book giveaway! Love vampires? Ever wonder how the first vampire was created? Discover THE DESCENDANT - A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions!

I'm giving away 3 signed copies of THE DESCENDANT! Giveaway ends 11/15. Check it out in the Giveways section. Good luck!

Kelley If you have a chance, check out Ken Hoss' blog, specifically The Indie Corner where he featured my book, The Descendant!

Kelley Check out my first author interview!
Thank you to Suzie at for the interview and posting this to her blog!!

Kelley THE DESCENDANT is FREE today only on Kindle. Dubbed 'a vampire tale of biblical proportions', it reveals the biblical proportions, it reveals the biblical origins of the vampire through the experiences of a woman who discovers that she is a descendant of the first vampire! If you read it, I'd love to hear from you!


Kelley FREE! Today (July 20th) only, THE DESCENDANT on Kindle is free!

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