Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Release!! To a novella in a series I L-O-V-E!

I'm a HUGE fan!  Eeep!  Of Demons of Oblivion series.  L-O-V-E this world and characters.  They are my kinda characters, snarky fun, kick arse, and damaged.

I'm EXCITEDLY, THRILLED to share with you that Skyla Dawn Cameron has released a Zara Lain Novella!  Yes!  Zara Lain, snarky vampire who loves her clothes, is off to a cabin in the woods with her pet saber-toothed cat, Sir Rodney Ballsgalore, for relaxing and regrouping time.  Hahaha!  Yea, things don't always work that way for Zara.  The novella:  Damaged: A Zara Lain Novella

I'm giggly to share this!  I love Zara and soooo excited to see more of her.  ALSO!! There is two chapters for Oblivion, the 5th book in the series.  Eep!  I'm DYING to get to this one!

Damaged:  A Zara Lain Novella
Demons of Oblivion #4.5
By:  Skyla Dawn Cameron

Fresh off the events of Exhumed, snarky vampire and professional narcissist Zara Lain is still adjusting after accidentally triggering the apocalypse and everything that happened to her. An escape from her life seems in order, one that takes her and Sir Rodney Ballsgalore—her trusty saber-toothed cat companion—deep in the woods of northern Ontario for some R&R.

It’s not just nightmares that follow; trouble is always on Zara’s heels, this time in the form of some idiot vacationing teenagers summoning something they can’t control. Though she believes stupid should hurt and doesn’t want to lift a well-manicured finger to help them, once the creature burns through the kids it’ll be coming after her.

But Zara’s not the survive-at-all-costs girl she once was. She’s damaged, she’s tired, and she might not have the fight left in her to live when death comes knocking this time around...

Not started this series yet?  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!?!?!  Okay, I'll point you in the direction of the books.  You'll love them!  Zara is a strong kick but character.  I think if you loved reading Sabina Kane in Jaye Wells books, you thoroughly enjoy Zara too.

Start with Bloodlines.  Which the ebook is only $2.99.  Really!  A full novel you will love for such a low price.
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After three hundred years of unlife, vampire Zara Lain has seemingly done it all, and she's now making a living as a successful thief-turned-assassin. Her newest assignment seems simple enough--kill the aging leader of the O'Connor Coven and his only heir, and she'll have another ten million in the bank.But in the dangerous world of the supernatural, few things are ever "simple."When a massive assault decimates the continent's population of powerful witches and warlocks, and its orchestrator has vampires being hunted down and captured, Zara realizes the tables have turned and now she'll be playing the hero. Forced to join with a smart-mouthed fellow vampire, a demonologist who's also a fan of hers, a recently widowed--and frequently brooding--warlock, and her best friend's mom, Zara's grudgingly willing to do what she can to save the day.If only people would stop ruining all her outfits...

Then we carry on with Ryann, a demon hunting nun!  In Hunter.  Kick butt!  And see Zara through her eyes.
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Sometimes natural predators need to be kept in check, and for that, there's Ryann David. Orphaned as an infant and raised by an exiled branch of the church to become a warrior for God, she and her fellow members of Venatores Daemonum have trained all their lives with only one purpose: destroy all demons in the mortal realm.

But when Ryann and her team are sent to hunt down a vampire who has killed one of their own, a new world of danger, betrayal, and conspiracy greets her. Allied with an irreverent psychic detective and the very monsters she was raised to kill, Ryann will risk everything—her life, her faith, and her heart—in pursuit of the truth as the black and white existence she knew turns a murky shade of gray.

Next, we meet Peri, a quarter-demon who might be a trigger...or not.  But she is quick to pull the trigger!  And crosses paths with Zara Lain, in Lineage.
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What’s a woman to do when her dad’s the antichrist, her grandma’s the devil, the end of the world is at her doorstep, and she’s out to avenge the murders of her husband and kids?

Kill everything in her way.

Quarter-demon Peri Takata exists with but one goal in mind: annihilate everyone responsible for the death of her family. Then—her need for vengeance quelled—she plans to take her own life.

Her mission brings her to the vampire Zara Lain, the only known survivor of the event that destroyed Peri’s family five years ago. Hunting down a secret society of those who don’t want to be found has its challenges, however, especially when forces are working to keep the antichrist’s daughter very much alive. The apocalypse is closing in and Peri may be playing a role in it whether she wants to or not.

But when a heart long-thought dead begins to beat again with love for another, she’s not so sure about anything anymore.

We then return to Zara's eyes as we come across some deep things...her and her boyfriend?  In Exhumed.
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Or, if you want to try out the world, but you don't get the full feel of Zara here.  You can try Whiskey Sour.  Also only $2.99.  It has a few short stories with Zara in different instances.
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One night without protection led to French-Canadian fae bartender, Juliette Aubrey, catching lycanthropy. Now half faerie, half werewolf, and entirely pissed off, Juliette has the chance for revenge when the last person she wants to see strolls into her bar needing help. 

This short story download also contains:

A Vampire Walked Into a Bar: Pat knows there are vampires in his city, and now he has visual proof. He's set up a meeting with someone who might be able to stop them...but there's a vampire or two who might have something to say about that.

Zombie Faeries: When a vampire entered her territory uninvited, faerwolf Juliette Aubrey decided to teach her a lesson. Unfortunately for her, that vampire is Zara Lain. And unfortunately for the both of them, they aren't the only big, bad creatures of the night in the cemetery when they meet.

(Note: Whiskey Sour originally appeared in the anthology Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad.)

If you get this far, and love the series as much as I have, Skyla has a free short story you can email her for AFTER you read Exhumed.  Yes, it's from a different POV that explains some of the feelings.  It's called 9 Crimes.  *sigh*  Sooo much love here.  Really.

I STRONGLY suggest giving this series a go.  I will say, you'll want to read it in order, other than Whiskey Sour which you can read at any time.  What do ya say?


Skyla Dawn said...

Thank you, Mel! <3

Bea's Book Nook said...

Someday I'll get round to these books.

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

OMG I love that cover. This series looks good.

Silverlight said...

That cover for Damaged is amazing! I have to look into this series, sounds like something I may enjoy!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

You are so welcome Skyla! I'm so thrilled you came out with more Zara. :) I so love this world.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Jennifer Bielman! So glad you love the cover. And I can not tell you how much I've loved Zara and the additional characters that all come together in this series. I hope you get to try it soon. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Hi Silverlight! SO glad you love the looks of Damaged and sounds of the series. :) Do hope you give it a go, I can't recommend it as a solid UF series highly enough. lol.

Gina said...

Love the stark feel of the new cover...and your enthusiasm about the series. ^_^

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I love your enthusiasm for this series so much!! Love the cover!

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Thank you Gina R. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh Melissa (B&T) I wish I could make everyone read this series. I love it so much. Thank you!