Thomas Winship is the author of the Vaempires Series. So far these books include Vaempires: Revolution, Vaempires: White Christmas, and Vaempires Zombie Rising. They are all new adult urban fantasies with an added element of horror. Check out the blurbs below! He is also hosting authors on his blog with a flash fiction challenge.
It is the morning of Princess Cassandra's sixteenth birthday. Everyone's attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation's capital to celebrate the momentous event.
Cassandra's boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He's still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires--former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood--have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.
The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons: a new breed of væmpire that is far deadlier than any ever seen before.
What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, and walk through walls?
Vaempires: White Christmas
It's almost Christmas. With the global holiday days away, the people of the world should be turning their attention toward celebrating peace and goodwill, but tension between humans, vampires, and væmpires is at an all-time high. Desperate for solutions, King Brant schedules a secret summit deep in North America's Northern Forest. Along with Queen Anne, Princess Cassandra, Daniel's family, and the human president and First Lady, the vampire leader seeks to reaffirm the ties between humans and vampires, while brainstorming ways to respond to the growing hostility among væmpires.
Meanwhile, Daniel and Cassie's relationship is at an all-time low. The princess is still reeling from her breakup with Vielyn, and Daniel doesn't know what he should or shouldn't do to help. Little does he know that the summit will be flooded with surprises--guests, allegations, accusations, proposals, and even Christmas Eve revelations--but not all of the surprises will be pleasant.
**Author's note: This story takes place six months before the events in Væmpires: Revolution. However, it is designed to be read after Væmpires: Revolution.**
Vaempires: Zombie Rising
The tale of the Evolutionary War resumes in Væmpires: Zombie Rising.
Væmpires have taken control of twelve major cities. Their leader, Vielyn, seeks the atomic weapons that will bring the rest of the world to its knees.
Vampire forces are reeling. As Linq and Ray race to the royal estate to rendezvous with Cassandra and Daniel, the princess is captured and Daniel falls.
With the fate of world shifting to their teenage shoulders, Linq and Ray must deal with tremendous losses while battling a most unexpected—and undeadly—new foe.
Tom will be hosting Flash Fiction features on the Vaempires Blog during the fair. He asked participants to write a flash fiction piece that was 500 or under and begin with the line: "Lightning flashed. For one brief second, everything was illuminated. And my life was never the same."
See which authors answered his challenge on his blog during the BBF!
Here are some authors who will be features on his blog during Blogger Book Fair:
Lichgates (Grimoire Trilogy #1) by S.M. Boyce
Treason (Grimoire Trilogy #2) by S.M. Boyce
The End of the World Playlist by Dan O'Brien
Bitten by Dan O'Brien , Revamp by Beck Sherman
He will also be giving away a set of Vaempires novels--signed print for US residents or ebook for US/international residents. Visit his blog for details!