Thursday, October 3, 2013

In Vein: A Charity Vampire Anthology Book

“In Vein” is a vampire charity anthology book where 100% of the proceeds will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! With over 18 Authors, you’re bound to find a few vampire stories you’ll love. From devious vampires, to vampire moms, a child vampire, teenage vampires, King and Queen vampires, a vampires’ slave girl, a vampire mob, a Red necked vampire, driving vampires, an Eastern European angel of pain, a vampire poem, a dug up coffin, a Dental Hygentist, a sad vampire tale and a vampire that helps a young cancer boy. Like I said, something for everyone! Did I mention it’s all for charity? The kids, people, the kids!

The participating Authors are:

Total Eclipse of the Heart, by Tara Fox Hall
Heather meets her dream man in a karaoke bar. They sing together and have great sex, but even better is the feel of his fangs sinking into her neck.

Mom, by Mark Knight
Twelve-year-old Caleb starts at a new school. He tries to keep to himself, but finds an insistent friend in Anthony, and arouses the suspicions of the school's guidance counsellor.

The Inimitable Vampire Child, by Ann Snizek
Emma loves catching moths and butterflies, but her uniqueness both makes her dangerous and endangers her.

Blood Genesis, by Mark Mackey
Two day-walking vampire brothers move to Mason, Nevada, to look for eternal mates.

Meet the Sun
, by Zoey Sweete
World-weary vampire Serena and aging alpha wolf Lux unite in their hatred of Serena's maker Daniel.

An Arranged Marriage, by Autumn Starr
A wedding banquet with a gothic twist.

The Nutmeg Gang, by Geoffrey Porter
When Jessica takes Z. to a party at a haunted house, things get deliciously spicy... but then they sour.

The Vampire and the Slave-Girl, by Francis James Franklin
When Carolyn arrives at a remote mansion for a job interview, she is horrified to discover herself trapped and enslaved by a perverse mistress.

Space Vampire, by Mark Mackey
When Elizabeth Axelmore indulges in a fantasy of vampire seduction and transformation, the powerful necklace she wears creates a real vampire.

Step In, by Jay Wilburn
In a house of horror lives a vampire ancient and senile. It's up to Vance to confront the ancient one and rescue the humans trapped within - if it's not too late.

We Should Meet, by Errick Nunnally
When you're a hundred-year-old vampire with the body of a sixteen-year-old girl, where better to hunt for dinner than on... Twitter!

Redneck, by Samuel Southwell
Michael and Marie are driving across the country when a gang of local rednecks decides to play with them and things get deadly...

Kristen's Sad Goodbye (or: 'Kristen Flemings in the Sad Goodbye'), by Mark Mackey
Kristen's parents announce that the family is moving to Mason, Nevada, and an alien shapeshifter has taken the place of her evil dead sister.

Vampire Driving School, by Lorna Dounaeva
Desperate for cash, Mandy takes a job as a driving instructor - for vampires.

Behind Frozen Woods, by Mathias Jaanson
A poem... about love for a cold and passionate mistress.

The American Dream Never Really Dies, by TP Keating
A cheerleader coach takes a short cut through a dark, narrow alley and meets a strange young woman.

Katrina, by T.G. Reaper
Virginia finds a body in a coffin buried in the back garden, and her friend Jimmy makes the mistake of removing the wooden stake through the corpse's heart.

Just One Bite
, by Laurie Treacy
Dental hygienist Ada feels an increasingly strong attraction to her eccentric patient Mr Ulach.

Nothing is Forever, by Charie D. La Marr
A romantic end to eternal love.

Spontaneous Remission, by Jodie Pierce
A vampire uses his powers to heal.

About the Authors:
Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, horror, suspense, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). Her first full-length action-adventure novel, Lash, published in April 2012. Her vampire series begins in June 2012, with the 1st novel Promise Me. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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Mark Knight

Mark Knight grew up in Massachusetts, USA, and wrote his first novel at the age of 16. Settling in the UK, Mark continued to write stories of differing genres, including horror and television scripts. As well as working as a scriptwriter for children's television, Mark has scripted two horror speculative screenplays for Hollywood’s Little Slices of Death production company and one for Illusion Studios for which he has signed an Option Agreement.

Mark has won several short story competitions, and has had his work featured in published anthologies. Mark now concentrates on Young Adult urban fantasy novels.

Ann Snizek

Originally from Vermont, Ann Snizek now lives in Virginia with the members of her family still at home. As a home-schooling family, Ann and her husband have tried to nurture the love of books in their children and now their grandchildren -- always encouraging their imaginations. Ann is active in her community, supporting literacy by facilitating a creative writing club and volunteering as a tutor at the local adult learning center.

Mark Mackey

Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing during the 1990’s when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books in the process of being edited and three short stories published in three different anthologies.
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Zoey Sweete

Zoey Sweete has been writing since she was around twelve years old. Always able to explain how she felt or put what she was thinking better on paper than saying it, writing became an outlet for her.

Zoey Sweete is not only an author but also the owner of Phoenix Fire Publishing. She wanted to create a publishing company by an author for authors. She believes working one on one with each of her authors and developing not only a business partnership but a friendship as well.

Living in Central Texas she is the mom of a beautiful daughter who is the sunshine of her life, & soon to be hubby that stands behind her crazy dreams & hangs on for the wild ride.

But she was told from an early age that if you were going to dream then dream big, or don't dream at all. Her dreams are just getting started.

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Autumn Starr


Geoffrey Porter
I've been developing computer based wargames since my teen years ( I've been writing for the last eight years. Six years ago I decided to return to college to study English. I've written close to forty short stories and seven novels. Fifteen of my short pieces have been published, including four paying markets and two college newspapers. I run my own fiction magazine, Untied Shoelaces of the Mind (
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Francis “Frank” James Franklin

Francis has a beautiful wife and daughter. He loves reading, usually sci-fi and fantasy, and is occasionally compelled to write.

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Jay Wilburn

Jay Wilburn is an author of horror and speculative fiction. He taught public school for sixteen years. He left teaching to care for his younger son and to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time writer. He challenges himself to write 3000 words a day and a million words a year. He uses this goal to create novels, novellas, and short stories for his readers. Follow his many dark thoughts
@AmongTheZombies on Twitter and at

Errick Nunnally

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Errick A. Nunnally served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school would be a safer--and more natural--pursuit. He always strives to develop his strengths in storytelling and remains permanently distracted by art, comics, science fiction, history, and horror. Trained as a graphic designer, he studies Krav Maga and Muay Thai kickboxing in his spare time. Errick's successes include: the novel, Blood For The Sun; a comic strip collection, Lost in Transition; Who Bears The Lathe? in eFiction's inaugural SciFi issue; and first prize in one hamburger contest. The following are short stories and their respective anthologies: Lycanthrobastards (Wicked Seasons); Harold At The Halfcourt (Inner Demons Out); Legion (Doorways to Extra Time); The Last Apology (A Dark World of Spirits and The Fey); You Call This An Apocalypse? (After The Fall); and We Should Meet (In Vein). He also has two lovely children and one beautiful wife.

Samuel Southwell


Lourna Dounaeva

Lorna Dounaeva is a quirky British crime writer who once challenged a flamenco troupe to a dance-off. She is a politics graduate and worked for the British Home Office for a number of years. Her influences include Single White Female and American Psycho. She has two active toddlers who keep her busy wiping food off the ceiling and removing mints from USB sockets. She is addicted to coffee and anticipates an intervention any day now. She is not thought to be dangerous.

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Mathias Jaanson


TP Keating

I live for writing, and travel has always been an awesome source of inspiration for me. I love my cats - which mean I cannot travel so much nowadays. At home with 6 cats and my wife, I am never far from my keyboard. I was a former semi-pro musician; until my wife convinced me to switch to writing (she's full of good ideas like that). You can contact me by email at Or drop by my website at

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T.G. Reaper


Laurie Treacy

Laurie Treacy is a fantasy, paranormal and contemporary fiction writer. She graduated from Marist College and lives in the New York's Hudson Valley with her husband, three children and various pets. She's a SCBWI member and can be found at local writer's events. You can also find her blogging about books over at

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Charie D. La Marr

Charie is primarily known as a ghostwriter in the field of sports - mostly baseball. She has had at least one book go to #1 on Amazon in 2 different categories.

Currently working to establish herself as an author, she has created a genre called Circuspunk (listed at Urban Dictionary) and has sold a book of short stories in the genre to Chupa Cabra called Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie. She also has upcoming stories in Alex S. Johnson's heavy metal anthology Axes of Evil and Shwibly Magazine, James Ward Kirk's Bones, Sydney Leigh’s Ugly Babies and other anthologies. Most recently, she has been accepted by Surreal Grotesque and Chupa Cabra for anthologies. She is September's featured writer at Solarcide. She is known for writing in many different genres from crime to bizarro to erotica and even Seussian. She is currently working on a Circuspunk anthology open for submissions called The New Whakazoid Circus - The Greatest Show on Paper.

A redhead with a redheaded attitude, she lives in NY with her mother and son and two beloved Shih Tsu's.

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Jodie Pierce

Jodie Pierce lives with her hubby, John in Cleveland, Ohio along with four beautiful step-children. She has been writing since high school where here English teacher took an interest in her and started mentoring her. She has had a fascination with vampires since they were introduced to her as a child and has had a long history with them. It wasn't until she started reading the Anne Rice vampire books that she was truly inspired to write about them. She was an exchange student in Brasil in high school so you can find some of her experiences from there in her stories. Many of her stories have historical or researched facts as she also enjoys research and learning about new places. She has published five short novels(Eternal Press), a short story in "Midnight Thirst 2", an anthology(Melange Books), has two self-published books and has several short stories that she still works on. She has a new charity anthology with various authors where all the proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital due out Halloween 2013. She's always busy with the next great vampire story as her mind is non-stop and even plagues her dreams.

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