Monday, October 19, 2015

Winner of The Dracula Contest

Okay, so we have a winner for the posed Oct. 16 regarding the photo of my bust of Dracula and the little extra it had that Bela Lugosi never had when he portrayed Dracula. The answer, of course, was fangs. Bela Lugosi never wore fangs when he played Dracula, which was interesting because the lack of sharp teeth didn't detract from his portrayal of the vampire. 

Of course also interesting is the fact that while creating the iconic look for the character, he portrayed Dracula only twice in his entire career. Once for the original movie and once for "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein" (a movie in which I feel he is allowed to really shine as Dracula more so than the original movie). 

The winner of the contest was Brian McKinley who himself has a vampire book freshly released titled Drawing Dead (Faolan O'Connor Novel Book 1) available on Amazon. Brian as chosen to receive a copy of Ujaali, which will soon be on the way.

Stay tuned for more chances to win free copies. I just have to dream up more contests. ;)

In the meantime, check out To Touch the Sun or Ujaali for yourself. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Win a Free Book

A contest is running on the Chicago Vampire Series Facebook for a chance to win either a copy To Touch the Sun or Ujaali. I've posted a photo on the Facebook page of a ceramic bust of Dracula that I painted. It's patterned after the Bela Lugosi portrayal of the character in the movie. In the photo, however, you can notice something on the bust that you wouldn't see in a photo of Lugosi as Dracula. 

So to win a copy of either Book One or Book Two (your choice), go to the Facebook page and put up a comment revealing the mistake on the bust that doesn't fit with the portrayal of Dracula by Lugosi. 

You might need to search some Dracula/Lugosi trivia on this. 

The first person to post the correct answer on the pinned post will win an autograph copy of the book. 

Visit this link, like the page and comment on the thread.  

Good luck!

Here is the photo. Take a good look.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ujaali is a go

Ujaali, Book Two in the Chicago Vampire Series has finally been published and is available in paperback and Kindle formats.

After the events of To Touch the Sun, Book One in the Chicago Vampire Series, Narain Khan is finding his life returning to normal—or as normal as life can be for the chef and owner of one of Chicago’s premiere restaurants who also happens to be a vampire. And yet, as the romance deepens between him and microbiologist Cassie Lambert, and investors approach he and business partner Dom Amato to open a London restaurant, Narain can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming. 

Something he’ll be totally unprepared to deal with. 

Indeed, something terrible does come as the consequences of a careless action taken decades ago come back to haunt him. It forces him to lie to Dom, a friend he’s never lied to before, and puts at risk the relationship he’s built with Cassie after a blackout causes him to do the unthinkable one night. 

To save those he loves, victims of his mistake, Narain must turn to his greatest nemesis for help and agree to the harsh terms that Reg Jameson is only too glad to put forth.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ujaali Nears

We're almost there. Word from the publisher is that the Kindle version of Ujaali, book two in the Chicago Vampire Series should go up on Amazon Oct. 7 while the paperback format will be available for order Oct. 8. I'm pretty excited. Don't forget, To Touch the Sun is still available should you want to catch up on the story of Narain Khan.