Friday, December 20, 2013

!!Book Cover Reveal!!

Release date: Mid-2014
by Pink Narcissus Press

Demimonde #3


Don’t forget Book #1: Bleeding Hearts     &     Book #2: Bloodrush
Available at Amazon

WOLF’S BANE (Demimonde #3)
By Ash Krafton


Sometimes, when life gives you lemons, all you can do is try to avoid paper cuts.

Since becoming oracle to the demivampire two years ago, advice columnist Sophie has battled werewolves and survived a vampire attack (or two). However, not only was she powerless to save her lover Marek when he slipped to the brink of evolution, she also witnessed his transformation into a falcon, the symbol of Horus United.

Sophie’s quest to save Marek is further complicated when rock star Dierk Adeluf – who also happens to be the king of the Werekind – invites her backstage after a concert. Just when it seems she will find respite from heartache, Sophie is bitten by a werewolf and Dierk decides she is destined to be his queen.

Sophie is caught between the demivamps she loves and the Were who commands her to love him. Throw in his jealous wanna-be girlfriend—a true bitch if ever there was one—and an ambush by witches, and there you have the big mess that Sophie calls her life. And, hello? Her soul mate is still a bird.

She’s supposed to be the girl with all the answers, but Sophie needs more than a little advice--she needs divine intervention.

Forthcoming Spring 2014 via Pink Narcissus Press

Find the other Books of the Demimonde at

Ash Krafton

Ash Krafton is a writer of all things spec fic. She believes spectacular endings make the best beginnings… Why not? One billion black holes can’t be wrong. 

Her first novel BLEEDING HEARTS: Book One of the Demimonde is available through Pink Narcissus Press. The manuscript earned finalist distinction in several Romance Writers of America 2011 competitions and has earned several other awards. The follow-up BLOOD RUSH (Demimonde #2) was published in 2013 and the third installment WOLF’S BANE (Demimonde #3) is expected mid-2014. 

Her urban fantasy novelette STRANGER AT THE HELL GATE is available through the Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press. 

In addition to novel-length fiction, Ash enjoys writing poetry and short fiction, some of which earned awards and distinction in several national competitions. One of her poems was selected as a Pushcart prize nominee. She’s a member of Pennwriters, RWA, Pikes Peak Writers, SFPA, and the Maryland Writers Association. She also contributes to Query Tracker’s blog at

Ash resides with her family in a rural town in the heart of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal region. She’ll never leave, either, because coal is just another example of a spectacular ending waiting for a brilliant beginning. (It’s kinda fitting.) And because, like a black hole, once you’re in…

…you can never get out.

Find Ash at:

Website ~~ Blog ~~ Twitter ~~ Facebook ~~ Goodreads

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Guest Post by Author J.D. Brown

                       Paranormal Baby Fever! (Guest post by J.D. Brown)

“An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.”
Stephen Fry

Edward Cullen gets a lot of beef for being a vegetarian vampire and falling in love with a teenage human girl, even though he is absolutely positively NOT the first vampire in history to do so. But the other night, as I was watching Angel season 3 on Netflix, I learned about something else Edward wrongly receives credit for:  Being the first vampire to produce offspring.

You see, Angel and Darla (two adult vampires from the early 2000s television series, Angel) had a human son named Connor. I know of others too, like the vampires from the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, which can have children. However, those vampires are alive and not undead. Angel and Darla, on the other hand, are the first undead vampires in popular culture that I’ve seen have a baby. Yet, Meyer gets ridiculed for Renesmee while no one bats an eye over Conner.

If so-called “real” vampire fans are going to claim that vamps can’t have babies and don’t have sex with human girls, they better get their facts straight first!

The Dhampir

According to Balkan Gypsy folklore, some vampires would return from the grave to have intercourse with their widow or with a young woman of their choosing and it could sometimes lead to pregnancy. The baby was called a dhampire. It was usually male, but there is no rule against females also being born. The dhampire was believed to have powers that allowed it to detect and destroy the vampire father, which made the dhampire valuable in Gypsy society. Some believed adult dhampires even went so far as to supplement their income by hiring themselves out as vampire hunters. It is said that the powers of the dhampir could be passed to a male offspring, and ultimately through a family line.

Generally, people are a little more willing to suspend belief when the author has done their homework. Meyer could have said Renesmee was a dhampir and saved herself a little bit of grief.

But that’s beside the point. I have paranormal baby fever because my main character, Ema, is also pregnant with a bouncing baby…er…creature. Will it be human or vampire or nephilim? You’ll have to read the series to find out.

Do you have paranormal baby fever? Who’s your favorite little bundle of fangs?

Dark Liaison (An Ema Marx Novel 2)
By J.D. Brown
Release Date: May 31, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tagline: Being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead isn’t normal. Neither is this sequel.

Blurb:  Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there’s nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise.
    Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu’s attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon’s thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it’s time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind.
    One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king’s castle was not part of her plan to save the day.

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Dark Heirloom (An Ema Marx Novel 1)
By J.D. Brown
Release Date: March 31, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tag Line:  She wasn’t bitten. She’s not undead. So how did Ema Marx become a vampire?

Blurb:  “You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?
    Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run, there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst. Ema Marx. Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan’s only savior.
    The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she’ll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way…

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Author Bio:  J.D. Brown writes urban fantasy fiction for MuseItUp Publishing, as well as a monthly “how-to” newsletter column for PDMI Freelance Publishing. She graduated from The International Ac
ademy of Design and Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and currently lives in Wisconsin with her two Pomeranians. J.D. loves paranormal characters; from vampires and werewolves, demons and angels, to witches and ghost. She is a self-proclaimed expert in vampire and Greek mythology. Her writings are often a combination of suspense and romance. J.D. enjoys helping her fellow writers and interacting with her fans and leads an active life on the web.
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