Kindle the Welshire Fire!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Events with Kristin Battestella's Scares and Leigh Wood's Spices!

Alright my little scary elves! Do you need more fright to go along with your cold December night? Perhaps you'd prefer some wine, cuddles, and other more fleshy ways to keep warm throughout the holidays! with Kristin Batttestella's dark fantasy The Vampire Family and Leigh Wood's science fiction erotica On the Way to New Isosceles Eternal Press gives it to you both ways!

http://leighwood.blogspot.com
http://vampfam.blogspot.com


Neighbors, fellow Eternal Press authors, and native New Jersey- make that South Jersey- gals also spook and delight at our collaborative livejournal Scares and Spices. You'll see it's me Kristin doing all the blog work and posting. Leigh's not exactly morally and technologically advanced for the internet age.

http://kristin724.livejournal.com




In addition to the excerpts, free chapters, reviews, and interviews at our blogs, you can also catch us at the following virtual events this month. Check out the calendar on the Kristin Battestella Yahoo group, too, for an even bigger list of Leigh Wood Appearances for January and February. Also look for Leigh's interview this month at Novelspot! She's doing another behind the scenes writing series with them in 2010, too.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/cal


12/8 Eternal Press Author's Blog Paranormal Day
12/9 Leigh Wood's Interview at Novelspot.net
12/11 EP Authors at the Romance Bistro
12/12 EP Visits the Love and Romance Cafe
12/15 Leigh Wood Guest Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group
12/23 Eternal Press Author's Blog Erotica Day


Don't forget that you will receive a FREE Christmas Read with your ebook purchase at the Eternal Press website, and you can also pick up On the Way to New Isosceles in paperback on Amazon.

http://www.eternalpress.ca/onthewaytonewisosceles.html


http://www.amazon.com/Way-New-Isosceles-Leigh-Wood/dp/1926704908/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259631468&sr=8-1


Whew! Who else has a naughty Christmas list?



Sibling Rivalry BITES!
The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Ebook or Paperback Available Now
http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Another Vampire Family Giveaway!

Arise Nocturnal November, uh, Nocturnes!

Part of the Vampire Bash 2009 is still happening at Vamp chix, and Saturday November 7 the fang gals are offering another chance for you to win an Autographed paperback copy of The Vampire Family!




Just visit http://vampchix.blogspot.com and comment to be entered into their latest drawing. After that, stop by the Eternal Press website for our new releases chat extravaganza! Fellow NJ author Leigh Wood will be welcoming her science fiction erotica baby On the Way to New Isosceles into the world! Lengthy excerpts and R posts will also be simulcast to the Eternal Press Readers Group and the Eternal Press Fever Loop, respectively!

http://www.eternalpress.ca/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EternalPressReaders/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EternalPressFEVER/


Leigh also has FREE Chapters for preview at our collaborative livejournal page, aptly named Scars and Spices!

http://kristin724.livejournal.com



I hope to see you this weekend! Well, virtually, at least! Remember you can stay up to date with our calendar at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/



Monday, November 2, 2009

A Vampire Family Playlist

Now that the writing and editing of The Vampire Family’s sequels is in full swing, I thought I could keep November spooky by sharing my unofficially official playlist of vampy inspiring music. Sometimes I listen to this music while writing, other times I fall asleep with the headphones on for nighttime creativity. Several of the bands and titles are referred to in The Vampire Family text, so there’s a little hint of what’s in store for Tales from The Vampire Family and Requiem for The Vampire Family. Requiem is turning out to be kid of huge, so if it has to be split in two, I figured The Vampire Family Forever is a fitting name. Woohaaa!


The Vampire Family Playlist


O Fortuna: The Empress of the World – Carl Orff

Funeral March – Frederic Chopin

Montaques and Capulets – Sergei Prokofiev

Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky

In the Hall of the Mountain King – Edvard Grieg

Swan LakePeter Tchaikovsky

Legends – Nox Arcana

Darklore Manor – Nox Arcana

Phantom Procession – Nox Arcana

The Forgotten – Nox Arcana



Farmer Ferdinand Hudson – Robin Gibb

Little Red Riding Hood – Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs

Time is on My Side – The Rolling Stones

Monday’s Rain – The Bee Gees

Bury Me Down by the River – The Bee Gees

Desperado – The Eagles

I Put a Spell on You - Credence Clearwater Revival

Run Through the Jungle - Credence Clearwater Revival

Bad Moon Rising – Credence Clearwater Revival

Sweet Song of Summer – The Bee Gees

Voices – The Bee Gees

Witchy Woman – The Eagles

One of These Nights – The Eagles


Long as I Can See the Light - Credence Clearwater Revival

Take it to the Limit – The Eagles

Live and Let Die – Guns n Roses

White Wedding - Billy Idol

This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore – Elton John

I Surrender – The Bee Gees

Gone with the Wind – Robin Gibb

Love Bites – Def Leppard

Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison


Bat Out of Hell – Meatloaf

Hot Summer Night – Meatloaf

Black Magic Woman – Santana

Haunted House – The Bee Gees

She’s a Mystery to Me – Roy Orbinson

California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas

California Blue – Roy Orbinson

My Immortal – Evanescence


Never Tear Us Apart – Inxs

Haunted – Evanescence

Flesh and Blood – The Bee Gees

I Alone – Live

Plush – Stone Temple Pilots

Taking Over Me - Evanescence

Whisper - Evanescence

Going Under - Evanescence

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Guns n Roses


I also use several Halloween sound effects sets mixed in between the songs just for mood and atmosphere. Some of them include:

Bells tolling, Hounds of Hell, Breathing, Thunder, Dogs Barking, Thunder and Rain, Wind and Rain, Fire Burning, Women Falling, Monster roars, Wolves, Transylvania Owls, Wind, Lightning, Door Creaks, Footsteps

(I shouldn’t admit that I can fall asleep while listening to howling and thunderstorms, but there it is, and I imagine it says a lot about my mental writing state!)


Most of the Halloween albums are pretty random and either obscure or cheap to find. I tend to find them at Dollar stores, November clearance sales, or second hand shops. Nevertheless, here are the titles I have that I could find online:


Haunted Mansion House

Vampire’s Lair: Blood Thirsty Beats for Halloween

Very Scary Night

A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock Movie Themes

Scary Sounds

Halloween Horrors

Scary Sounds of Halloween


I’ve no affiliation or officiality from any of the big music band wigs listed, of course- just some spooky writing fun and me. All this is subject to change, naturally, as my moods, inspirations, and obscurities change. Enjoy!


Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Vampire Plea from Victoria Welshire!

Hello Halloween peeps!

Here's the message sent earlier this week by one of the characters from my EP
Release The Vampire Family. She has a habit of stopping by Ginger Simpson's
blog to complain. You can see the original mayhem as part of Ginger's Halloween
fun, too.

http://mizging.blogspot.com/2009/10/victoria-returns.html

High School Vampires Bite
A Plea from Victoria Welshire, beloved daughter of The Vampire Family

I've had to visit Ms. Simpson earlier this year with my complaints, but
apparently no one was listening. This emo, girlie girl, kiddie vampire phase has
to stop. I've lived NINE hundred years and this whiny, teeny bopper vampire
moment can't end fast enough for me. When I was what we now call a teenager,
there wasn't high school cliques and bad boy romantic decisions. All this black
eye makeup and spunky hair really gives the rest of us vampires a bad name.

Should you meet me in a dark alleyway in Philadelphia or London this Halloween,
remember the true meaning of masks and Samhain. I'm not you're friend, and I'm
not your lover. You wish! But no, I'm a vampire to be feared and run away from,
for I will eat you the first chance I get. Yes maybe I'll bat my eyes at the
foolish gents or admire a lady's leather jacket. But when he's spent and she has
no use for the jacket, only I'll remain. I can't speak for this other *dreamy*
vamps, but our house is not one to be trifled with.

My webmaster Kristin would have me remind you our complex, torrid tale can all
be found in The Vampire Family. And I have to say, it's a real pain the in ass
googling myself and having to weed through all these other references to some
'Cullen' family. The Welshires were here long before and from further away.
Occultist Professor A. James is in the process of compiling our earlier records
in order to make his fortunes. Until then, you'll just have to keep up with us
through Kristin's efforts. Someone has to chronicle our latest adventure-to
combat this hormonal vampire drivel if nothing else.



Victoria crept into her room and shut the door. She stood a moment in the dark.
Her dress was not plain, and she didn't eat crumbs. They lived better than
anyone anywhere although she knew no one beyond her castle.

Is Gaston right?

She lit the candle beside the entrance and saw Stephen on her bed.

"Did you have fun?" He inched toward her and pulled some moss from her hair.
"Our dear mothers have told us not to venture off. Yet every night you get on
your dark horse and ride off into the sunset. You are hiding something, and I
want to know what it is."

"Mind your own business." Victoria crossed her arms. Where James over sought
books and art, Stephen divulged in people too much. "We are too alike for you to
blackmail me."

The door opened, and Samantha peaked in.

"Mother is coming." She shut the door.

Goody Goody Girl.

"Tell me."

"No."

The door opened again and Ann entered.

"Stephen," she said sternly. "Get to your room and go to sleep."

The boy reluctantly followed his mother's orders.

"You best be getting to bed, too, Victoria."

Ann was strong willed, unlike Elizabeth, but Victoria enjoyed chiding her
father's mistress.

"I already have a mother. I don't listen to you."

Ann blew out the door side candle and left Victoria in the dark.



Now, visit http://vampfam.blogspot.com and don't bother me again. I have
vampires to do and people to bite.


Fiesty, isn't she?

Kristin


The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Now in ebook or Paperback
http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Horror Reviews at I Think, Therefore I Review!

Hello my fiendish Friends!

Read up on some horrific commentaries from Kristin Battestella and Leigh Wood at the spookiest review blog around, I Think, Therefore I Review!


http://ithinkthereforeireview.blogspot.com


Here's q quick list if this month's analysis of mystery, murder, goth, and mayhem! Sure Halloween is almost passed, but we'll probably be talking scary through Thanksgiving!

http://ithinkthereforeireview.blogspot.com/search/label/horror


Vincent Price Treats
Underworld and Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Horror Documentaries
Horror Comedies
The Masque of the Red Death
The Premature Burial
Scream and Scream Again
The Oblong Box
Freaks
The Phantom of the Opera
House of Wax
The Pit and the Pendulum
Must See Horror
Shivers
Stephen King Features
Dead Calm
The Company of Wolves
Count Yorga, Vampire!
Dark Shadows: The Revival


Whew! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Two Vampy Chances This Week!

Come One Come All you Demented Halloween Souls!

This spooky week you have not one, but two chances to to sit back, enjoy a few fall treats, and relax with The Vampire Family! What better time to pick up our ebook or paperback edition then this final week of October?


You can get to know us a little better Today Monday October 26 as The Vampire Family character and proud Welshire vampire Victoria stops by Ginger Simpson's Halloween Daze. Victoria's visited Ginger's blog in the past. In fact, it's the only place she'll promote. Read up on her angst at

http://mizging.blogspot.com/2009/10/victoria-returns.html


Next, you can stop by the 2009 Vampire Bash at the Vamp Chix blog for your chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK copy of The Vampire Family! Check it out and leave a comment Tuesday October 27!

http://vampchix.blogspot.com/



Other then an all out genuine scare, what more could you ask for? Well, how about The Vampire Family on Facebook? Now you can join our very own fanpage for the latest news and treats!





If it's Halloween nonfiction you're cravin', stop by my review archive blog I Think, Therefore I Review. We've been laoding up on the horror film quota this October and there's still more to come!

http://ithinkthereforeireview.blogspot.com/


Now what more could you ask for? No more candy! I'ts bad for your fangs-er teeth!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Widgets and More Vampy Badges!

Hello Halloween F(r)iends! Just clearing some of the coswebs off our more spooky badges, banners, and widget goodness!





The Vampire Family

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

More Halloween Hijinks!

We are getting very vampy popular around here!

Well, 'tis the season for mayhem, after all! If you haven't stop by our group calendar recently, check again! Two more dates have been added, sweet as candy corn, I know!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/


Oct 26 Halloween Guest Blog with Ginger Simpson

http://mizging.blogspot.com/


Oct 27 The Vampire Family giveway at the 2009 Vampire Bash!

http://vampchix.blogspot.com/


At The Vampire Family, our doors are open all night long! Stop by when the day is quiet or in the wee hours before dawn for the latest appearances, news, and reviews. Stay late for excerpts and interviews with The Vampire Family author Kristin Battestella or information on where to purchase your copy- in ebook or paperback. Join us with our complete list of links, friend and follow options, or subscription feeds. Bookmark The Vampire Family on Blogger for the total vampire experience! http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Unfortunately, the weekend of October 24 is pretty packed, and I won't be about to attend the group signing at Wolfgang Books in Phoenixville, PA! Don't pout, however. I'll be volunteering this Friday at the Mount Laurel Library Friends Book Sale Event. Local fans and authors, do stop by and say hello and supprot the library!

http://www.mtlaurel.lib.nj.us/



And don't forget our Eternal Press chat 8 p.m. this Monday October 19 at Night Owl Romance!

See you soon!

Kristin













PS- More pics to follow!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Vampire Thanks!

Ah, such a chill in the air!

Rainy, dreary days and falling leaves make for a great book signing, eh? Me and The Vampire Family just wanted to take a moment and say 'Fangs for everything!' to those who took the time to stop by and say hello last night at our book signing at Bogart's Bookstore.

It was a wonderful night of literature and music with some great tunes by Dark Hallow. I know a few folks were under the weather and couldn't make it, but never fear! A handful of copies are still available at Bogart's for the local folks!

http://www.bogartsbookstore.com/

Of course, the virtual fledglings have plenty of opportunities to say hello this week! You can chat with Cate Masters, myself, and the rest of the Eternal Press gang 9 p.m. Monday October 19 at Night Owl Romance! And don't forget our fellow NJ and EPer Leigh Wood and her forthcoming sf erotica novel On The Way to New Isosceles. She's stopping by the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group again October 20. Check our group calender often, as new Halloween dates are being added-including a Guest blog spot with Ginger Simpson and a potential book signing in PA!


http://nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/chat/chat.aspx

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/


http://leighwood.blogspot.com/

http://mizging.blogspot.com/

http://www.wolfgangbooks.com/


I need to upload all the pictures from Bogart's and The Collingswood Book Festival already!

Happy Halloween!

Kristin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Vampire Family Live This Weekend!

Greetings fellow fans of the Macabre!

Remember this weekend you can stop by Bogart's Bookstore in Millville, NJ and say a real life hello to myself and an autographed paperback copy of my Eternal Press horror novel The Vampire Family!



This Halloween season you can find us in plenty of virtual locations as well. Here's a quick list, but remember, you can chat with us anytime and see a complete calendar of events at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group. I'm adding more every day!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella


10/13 Paranormal Day at the Eternal Press Authors Blog
10/16 Kristin's Book Signing at Bogart's Books!
10/19 EP Chat 8 p.m. at Night Owl Romance
10/20 Leigh Wood Guest Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group
10/23 EP Authors at The Haunt Yahoo Group
10/26 Kristin Guest Blogging at Ginger Simpson's Dishin' It Out!



Here's a quick excerpt in the spirit of the season! Remember you can read more anytime at our blog, or see our first THREE Chapters FREE at our Fictionwise page. Our Amazon page also offers the Look Inside feature for The Vampire Family!


vampfam.blogspot.com

The Vampire Family on Fictionwise

Amazon: The Vampire Family in paperback!



“Tell me, Theodore.” Victoria poured more of the wine. “Do you want to live forever?”

“It is unnatural. If God wanted man to live forever, he would have made our fragile bodies unbreakable.”

“Your fragile body. Not mine.” Victoria poured more of the wine to replenish the already gone last shot. “And didn’t your own Moses and Noah, Abraham and Adam, didn’t they live to be nine hundred and some? Wouldn’t you like to prolong your life as they did?”

“How long?” Theodore asked. All fools want to live a moment longer, especially when they feel they are near the time of death, as Theodore felt he was.

“However long you want.”

“No.” Theodore was a man. “Dying is a part of life. Why prolong the inevitable?”

Victoria drank every last drop from her glass and then smashed it in the fire. “You are absolutely right.”

Victoria leaped to Theodore’s side and plunged a piece of broken glass into Theodore’s chest. She held his neck and twisted and turned the glass until it was embedded terribly deep. Theodore gasped at the pain.

“I‘ve pierced your lung. Within the hour, you will die.” Victoria released Theodore, and he fell to the floor on his chest, further embedding the glass.

“How does it feel?” Victoria taunted. “T o know you are a fragile being? A being whose life can be taken at any moment! Your precious God will take you whenever he wants, and no one can change his mind. My God is not like that. He makes me powerful and strong. I can prevent your God from taking you away.”

Victoria picked up another hot shard of glass and slit the palm of her hand. Before she was done making the burning incision, it had healed. Theodore was awed.

“I can take the pain away, Theodore. I can make it so pain can never come to you again…if you let me.”



I need to get cracking and upload my pictures from the Collingswood Book Fest! If you want a picture with yours truly, stop by 6 to 8 p.m. Friday October 16 at Bogart's Bookstore and Cafe!


http://www.bogartsbookstore.com/

See you soon!

Kristin

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Kristin Live at Bogart Books!

Halloween People Cometh! If you're in the South Jersey area, stop by and say hello to Yours Truly 6 to 8 p.m. Friday October 16 at Bogart's Bookstore and Cafe!

http://www.bogartsbookstore.com/


I had a great time at the Collingswood Book Festival, so now it's time for more local haunts! Mark your October Calendars, and if you can't wait, don't forget you can pick up a paperback copy of The Vampire Family today on Amazon!

ISBN-10: 192664722X


We're also chatting live tomorrow Wednesday October 7 as part of the Eternal Press October release party and stopping by the EP Chat at Romance Junkies! I so love the opportunity to talk scares and books and literature and writing with fellow readers, writers, and fans! Join us!


Kristin

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Vampire Family Live!

Hello October Fans!

Remember this weekend you can stop by the Collingswood Book Festival and say a real life hello to myself and an autographed paperback copy of my Eternal Press horror novel The Vampire Family!


http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/



Now, I know, this is the one time you want to live in the New Jersey area! Never fear! This Halloween season you can find us in plenty of virtual locations as well. Here's a quick list, but remember, you can chat with us anytime and see a complete calendar of events at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella


10/3 Collingswood Book Festival
10/7 Eternal Press Live Chat 9 p.m. Romance Junkies
10/7 EP Release Day Party at eternalpress.ca
10/13 Paranormal Day at the Eternal Press Authors Blog
10/16 Kristin's Book Signing at Bogart's Books!
10/19 EP Chat 8 p.m. at Night Owl Romance
10/20 Leigh Wood Guest Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group
10/23 EP Authors at The Haunt Yahoo Group


Yes, if you can't make it to the Collingswood Fest, don't forget you get a second chance to meet and greet with yours truly 6 to8 p.m. Friday october 16 at Bogart's Bookstore and Cafe in Millville, NJ.

http://www.bogartsbookstore.com/

See you soon!

Kristin

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book Festivals Cometh!

Greetings my fellow macabre readers!

Autumn has sprung, and it's time for The Vampire Family to meet all its adoring fans and fledglings at the 2009 Collingswood Book Festival Saturday October 3 for 10 to 4 p.m.! I hope to see you there!

http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/


If you live in the New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, or Delaware area, the Collingswood Book Festival isn't far from you! Don't forget you can also catch me, Kristin Battestella signing paperback copies of The Vampire Family at Bogart's Bookstore in Millville, NJ October 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mark your Halloween countdown calendars now!

For a complete list of virtual and live-or undead- appearances, check out the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group. You can also friend, follow, join, or otherwise socialize with us at any of the following locations:


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella

http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella

http://www.facebook.com/kristin.battestella

http://kristin724.livejournal.com/


No blood necessary for participation in The Vampire Family events. Yet. Remember you can also find us anytime at our blog, open all night long from dusk til dawn. There you can purchase an ebook or paperback edition of The Vampire Family, read excerpts and interviews, find reviews, photos, and more!

http://vampfam.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vampires Don't Need Vacations!

Yes, folks, we're back from the dead with a slew of vampire fun to prove it! Get your Halloween delights on early this September with me and The Vampire Family. Get in the spirit this week with us at Kayden Mcleod's Paranormal ode to Eternal Press. Here's a sample:




Sadistic? Check. Domination? Check. Happiness?
Not for all.

Antonio Welshire accepts the mysterious Mestiphles' offer for vampiric power, but fails to consider that not all in his family desires evil. Daughter Victoria revels in the debauchery, but eldest daughter Samantha loathes the darkness. Charismatic rebel Gaston turns up to rival for Antonio's power; the vampire lover Jean can destroy them once and for all, and henchwoman Lilith seeks to supplant Antonio as Mestiphles' favorite. Who will be declared the victor? And in the end, though they've survived coven wars and persecutions since the 12th century, can The Vampire Family survive each other?

Killing his abusive parents isn't enough for Antonio Welshire. Rape and death follow him through his youth in the 12th Century-until a stranger named Mestiphles give Antonio unimaginable vampire powers. Fearful yet captivated by his allure, Antonio's adopted sisters Ann and Elizabeth share this gift with him and their children-Victoria, James, Samantha, and Stephen. Antonio is a cruel ruler , and after his defeat of the young rebel Gaston, Antonio struggles with Lilith-another magical pet also created by Mestiphles. Antonio's vampire family grows over the centuries, each vampire loving and losing vampire fledglings over time. Wars, persecutions come and go, but the family's troubles always stem from within. Elizabeth may be his wife, but Ann supplants her as Antonio's mistress. By the 20th century, Elizabeth has found love again-unfortunately her fledgling Jean shares Samantha's disdain for the vampire life. Will The Vampire Family self destruct before the 21st Century?


It may be afternoon, but here at The World of the Paranormal, we're always in the spirit of the night. So, Good Evening I say to all our Pale, spooky, and macabre friends! I'm ready for falling leaves, pumpkins, harvests, and Halloween-aren't you? Have autumn early with me and my 2008 Eternal Press release The Vampire Family!

For our complete paranormal fun, stop by http://kaydenmcleodparanormal.blogspot.com/

If it's sex and science fiction you're after, you can catch EP pal Leigh Wood with us too. Treat yourself to her naughty sf novel On The Way to New Isosceles this November or visit with us anytime at our blogs or The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

http://leighwood.blogspot.com
http://kristin724.livejournal.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella

Here's a quick list of where to find us virtually and even in the real world, if you are so inclined

9/1 Kristin at Kayden McLeod's Paranormal Blog
9/1 Leigh at the Eternal Press Author's Blog Erotica Day
9/3 EP at Fallen Angel Review Loop
9/8 Kristin at the Eternal Press Author's Blog Paranormal Day
9/8 EP Authors at Cover 2 Cover
9/9 Leigh at the Romance Bistro After Dark
9/12 New Jersey Writers Conference
9/15 Leigh Wood Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

For more, check out the Calendar at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group. You can also follow, friend, subscribe, join, and all that magic at several social sites

http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella
http://www.facebook.com/kristin.battestella

And of course, we're open all night long at The Vampfam blog with interviews, reviews, excerpts, and a complete list of where to purchase The Vampire Family

http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Vampire Family Lives!

Yes, despite the sunshine, beaches, and blue skies, The Vampire Family is moving full speed ahead this Fall! I'm taking a bit of a vacation this August, but you'll still be able to catch me, fellow NJ author Leigh Wood, and the rest of the Eternal Press gang at several virtual haunts this month.



8/5 Eternal Press Authors Live chat 9 p.m. at Romance Junkies
8/11 Eternal Press Authors Blog Paranormal Day
8/18 Leigh Wood Guest Author Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

Check out The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group's Calendar as well for a complete list of September and October appearances. We'll be at the Collingswood Book Festival and live at Bogart's Books in Millville just in time for Halloween! Several more live appearances are in the works as well, including the First Annual New Jersey Writer's Conference this September.


http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/

http://www.bogartsbookstore.com/

http://www.njwriters.org/


I'll also be guesting with fellow EP author Kayden McLeod at her new Paranormal Blog. And, ahem, someone just had a birthday, so be sure and check out her blog for excerpts from the forthcoming On The Way To New Isosceles coughleighwoodcough.


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

http://kaydenmcleod.blogspot.com/


http://leighwood.blogspot.com/


Remember you can now purchase The Vampire Family in ebook from several virtual storefronts or our paperback from Amazon.

Eternal Press

Fictionwise

Amazon

Barnes and Noble


And of course, you can find me anytime or join, friend, and follow at any of our blogs or social sites!

http://vampfam.blogspot.com/

http://kristin724.livejournal.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/


http://www.facebook.com/kristin.battestella


http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella


For the calvalcade of horror reviews from yours truly, check out I Think, Therefore I Review!

http://ithinkthereforeireview.blogspot.com/


For now, it's back to working on the sequels. Check back for some raw excerpts soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Vampire Family Invades Barnes and Noble!

Yes my Moonlight friends!

In addition to ebook ordering at our Eternal Press and Fictionwise, you can now download my EP release The Vampire Family at the new Barnes and Noble virtual store front!


Here's the big link:

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Vampire-Family/Kristin-Battestella/e/9780980473995/?itm=3

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefamilynew.html

http://fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook66272.htm

http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Family-Kristin-Battlestella/dp/192664722X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1237160099&sr=1-1

Currently our paperback edition is only available through Amazon-ISBN-10: 192664722X-, but with this new agreement with B&N, other paperback venues may come in the future. Until then, it's back to the sequel! Tentatively, it looks like there may be two more in the series. For myself, I simply say 'Tales From the Vampire Family' and 'Requiem for The Vampire Family' but that's not set in stone.

For the latest news, excerpts, reviews, and ordering information, always stop by our blog-or friend and follow us at any one of the following magical places:

http://vampfam.blogspot.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella


http://kristin724.livejournal.com/

http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella

http://www.facebook.com/kristin.battestella


Ok, I'm done!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Summer Nights with The Vampire Family!

Why be out in the holiday heat when you can stay under the moonlit radar with The Vampire Family? I'm certainly in the cool indoors clicking away on the sequel.

Here's a list of spots we'll be haunting this July. I'm taking a small vacation in August, but my calendar is overflowing for September and October. Yes, keep thinking Fall, pumpkins, cornstalks, the changing of the leaves will be here soon enough!



7/6 Eternal Press at the Cover 2 Cover Group
7/8 EP at the Brenda Williamson Party
7/14 EP Author's Blog Paranormal Day

Erotica fans can enjoy all the science fiction and summer heat of course with fellow NJ gal and Eternal Press author Leigh Wood. Look for her forthcoming On The Way To New Isosceles! Here's a quick list of a few of Leigh's guest spots.

7/14 EP Authors at Rites of Romance
7/15 Leigh Wood at Romance Bistro After Dark
7/21 Leigh Wood Day at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group
7/22 EP visits the Amethyst Winters Group

I won't say the year, but don't forget Leigh's birthday is August 1, too! Stop by our collaborative Blog Scares and Spices to say hello!

Remember for a complete list of appearances, stop by the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group! And of course you can friend, follow, subscribe, or comment at any of the following locations:

http://kristin724.livejournal.com/

http://leighwood.blogspot.com/


http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella

http://vampfam.blogspot.com

http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella

http://www.facebook.com/kristin.battestella


~On The Way To New Isoceles
by Leigh Wood
Coming Soon from Eternal Press!
http://leighwood.blogspot.com


The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Now in Ebook or Paperback
http://jsnouff.com/kristin

Friday, May 29, 2009

June Dates with The Vampire Family!

Don't deny you wouldn't mind an evening or two with some alluring, ageless vampires! Here's a few upcoming appearances for myself and The Vampire Family. You can view a complete list of chats, groups, and live appearances at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/


6/1 EP Authors at Cover 2 Cover Loop
6/3 EP Live Chat 9 p.m. est at Romance Junkies
6/4 Kristin Battestella at Fallen Angels Loop
6/5 EP at the Love and Romance Cafe Group
6/9 Kristin at the EP Blog's Paranormal Day
6/20 Eternal Press visits Talking Two Lips Loop
6/26 EP at The Haunt Yahoo Group


Don't forget we're also spreading the 'Eternal Press New Jersey Author Love' with a collaborative blog and group dates with Leigh Wood. Get a sneak peak of her sf erotica On The Way To New Isosceles at her blog.


6/13 Leigh Wood at the Amethyst Winter Loop
6/16 Leigh Wood at the Kristin Battestella Group
6/17 EP Erotica Authors at the Romance Bistro After Dark
6/18 Eternal Press Authors at the Rites of Romance


http://leighwood.blogspot.com

http://kristin724.livejournal.com/


~On The Way To New Isoceles
by Leigh Wood
Coming Soon from Eternal Press!
http://leighwood.blogspot.com


The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Now in Ebook or Paperback
http://jsnouff.com/kristin

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Visit with The Vampire Family Today and Tomorrow!

Hey gang, why be out on a cold spring night when you can be indoors amid The Vampire Family's embrace? Stop in for a visit with us tonight-it's Paranormal Day at the Eternal Press Author's Blog!

http://eternalpressauthors.blogspot.com/2009/05/cool-spring-nights-with-vampire-family.html

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, you can also hang out with myself, Leigh Wood, and the rest of the Eternal Press gang at the Amethyst Winters Yahoo Loop.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AmethystWinters_and_Company/

http://leighwood.blogspot.com


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sex and Vampires Today, Oh My!

It's not often that I say Good Morning to all my spooky peeps, so Good Morning!

Today you can catch us at two locations, yowza! Belinda McBride is having a special Halloween in May escapade at her blog-such a great idea, isn't it? Today May 5-Cinco de Mayo!- is our spotlight for some juicy bits from The Vampire Family! Here's the direct link:

http://belindam.blogspot.com/2009/05/sex-and-vampires-kristin-battlestella.html

Once you stop by at Belinda's and drop a comment, you can also catch myself, Leigh Wood, and the rest of the Eternal Press gang at our latest visit at the Love and Romance Cafe. If you missed us yesterday at the Cover 2 Cover loop, you can still read some of our archived conversations, too.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveRomancesCafe

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Books_Cover_2_Cover


You can find out the latest from Eternal Press authors anytime at the EP Authors Blog. Look for us to drop by Tuesday May 12 for Paranormal Day! I might even be talking sequel news ;0)

http://eternalpressauthors.blogspot.com


Naughty fans should also check out my revamped livejournal page. This summer myself and erotica author Leigh Wood are making a joint venture there, so drop on by!

http://kristin724.livejournal.com

http://leighwood.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Forthcoming May Dates for The Vampire Family!

Stay indoors and beat the heat with The Vampire Family this month!

Hello vampish peeps! I really love being able to talk to readers and interactive virtually with everyone, so stop by any one of the following dates and hang with me and my Eternal Press release The Vampire Family! We're available in ebook or paperback, whatever your (blood)type.

5/4 Eternal Press at Cover 2 Cover Loop
5/5 Eternal Press at the Love and Romance Cafe
5/5 Kristin Battestella Guest Blogging at Belinda McBride's Halloween in May Bash!
5/12 Eternal Press Authors Paranormal Blog Day
5/13 Amethyst Winters and Co Loop Day with Eternal Press
5/16 EP at Talking Two Lips Group
5/20 EP at the Brenda Williamson Party Loop
5/21 Eternal Press at the Love and Romance Cafe
5/23 Leigh Wood at Rites of Romance Group
5/27 Leigh Wood visits Romance Bistro After Dark Loop
5/29 Eternal Press at The Haunt Yahoo Group
6/1 Eternal Press at Cover 2 Cover Loop
6/3 Eternal Press 9 p.m. Live Chat at Romance Junkies



So, maybe vampires aren't you're type? New Eternal Press erotica author Leigh Wood will be taking over The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group this June. Check out her blog for frank chat and naughty excerpts. Stay up to date on her sf erotica On The Way To New Isosceles by subscribing or following Leigh!

http://leighwood.blogspot.com

It will be October and vampire time soon enough!



The Vampire Family by Kristin Battestella available in Paperback! Search Amazon ISBN-10: 192664722X

Our ebook is available at our Eternal Press page and Fictionwise, now partnered with Barnes and Noble.

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefamilynew.html

http://fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook66272.htm



Currently I'm working on polishing up a few short stories and first person accounts set in The Vampire Family universe. Of course, this brews germs for a sequel, so stayed tuned!

You can always find us at The Vampfam Blogger, http://vampfam.blogspot.com Subscribe or follow us for the latest or sign up at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group for the latest!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

You can Myspace us, too! http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kristin and The Vampire Family Chatting Live Tonight!

Hey again folks.

We're doing another magical chat event 9 p.m. eastern Tuesday April 21 at Coffee Time Romance. I guess for some folks that's tomorrow, but for others its today!

In addition to several other romance and paranormal gals, I'll be bringing The Vampire Family chit chat and treats. Even if you're not available for the entire hour or so, stop in and say hi if you're in a cooperating time zone!

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/Chat.html


I'm scheduling May appearances and beyond as well, so check out The Vampire Family blogger anytime for news on our events and new paperback version on Amazon. You can subscribe or follow us there or join us at The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

http://vampfam.blogspot.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

I love chatting about books and talking to readers!

Kristin
http://jsnouff.com/kristin


Roses Can Be Deadly.....
The Vampire Family
by Kristin Battestella
Now in Paperback!
http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We're Live Today with Ginger Simpson!

I'm sure some of naughty little fiends (!) are familiar with Eternal Press and my novel with them, The Vampire Family. We came out last year in ebook formats and last month, we became available in paperback! Hip, Hip! So, I'll just get right to the good stuff. I know that's what you want. Horror, dark fantasy, historical, urban, paranormal, romance, these greedy little vampires do it all!

Here's Our blurb from our Eternal Press Page:

Sadistic? Check. Domination? Check. Happiness? Not for all.

Antonio Welshire accepts the mysterious Mestiphles' offer for vampiric power, but fails to consider that not all in his family desires evil. Daughter Victoria revels in the debauchery, but eldest daughter Samantha loathes the darkness. Enemies are in no short supply when the family turns to darkness. Charismatic rebel Gaston turns up to rival for Antonio's power; the vampire lover Jean can destroy them once and for all, and henchwoman Lilith seeks to supplant Antonio as Mestiphles' favorite. Who will be declared the victor? And in the end, though they've survived coven wars and persecutions since the 12th century, can The Vampire Family survive each other? Killing his abusive parents isn't enough for Antonio Welshire. Rape and death follow him through his youth in the 12th Century-until a stranger named Mestiphles give Antonio unimaginable vampire powers. Fearful yet captivated by his allure, Antonio's adopted sisters Ann and Elizabeth share this gift with him and their children-Victoria, James, Samantha, and Stephen. Antonio is a cruel ruler , and after his defeat of the young rebel Gaston, Antonio struggles with Lilith-another magical pet also created by Mestiphles. Antonio's vampire family grows over the centuries, each vampire loving and losing vampire fledglings over time. Wars, persecutions come adn go, but the family's troubles always stem from within. Elizabeth may be his wife, but Ann supplants her as Antonio's mistress. By the 20th century, Elizabeth has found love again-unfortunately her fledgling Jean share's Samantha's disdain for the vampire life. Will The Vampire Family self destruct before the 21st Century?


For the rest of our visit with Ginger Simpson, check out

http://mizging.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kristin Guest Bloggin This Week!

Hey folks!

Keep this Spring Chill in the air with a little dose of The Vampire Family! We're hanging out all over the virtual place this week.

You can catch us at the following locations:

-April 14 Eternal Press Author's Blog Paranormal Day

http://eternalpressauthors.blogspot.com/


-April 16 Guest Blogging with Ginger Simpson

http://mizging.blogspot.com/

-April 18 Talking Two Lips Loop

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TalkingTwoLips


I'm not tabling at the Philadelphia Book Festival this year but I'll be hanging there April 18 and 19. For more information on the Festival, check out http://libwww.freelibrary.org/bookfestival/

If you prefer live chats we're sitting down 9 p.m. Tuesday April 21 at Coffee Time Romance. Mark your calendars!

For a complete list of appearances, you can visit the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

I'll be scheduling into May and June soon for myself and Leigh Wood. Her On The Way To New Isosceles was recently contracted by Eternal Press. For more on Leigh, check out her blog

http://leighwood.blogspot.com/


For the latest on The Vampire Family, including more about our new paperback edition on Amazon, check out our blog

http://vampfam.blogspot.com/




The Vampire Family by Kristin Battestella

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefamilynew.html

ISBN-10: 192664722X

Monday, March 30, 2009

Chat with The Vampire Family April 1!

No vampire foolin'!

Join me and The Vampire Family along with my fellow Eternal Press authors 9 p.m. eastern at Romance Junkies! Prizes are in store!

http://www.romancejunkies.com/chat.html

Don't forget you can see our complete appearances calendar at the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

You can also stay up to date with The Vampire Family by subscribing to our Vampfam blog feeds or friending us at any of the following social sites:

http://vampfam.blogspot.com

http://kristin724.livejournal.com/

http://myspace.com/kristinbattestella


For more on The Vampire Family in ebook or paperback, visit our ordering pages

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefamilynew.html

http://fictionwise.com/ebooks/eBook66272.htm


Or search ISBN-10: 192664722X on Amazon!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New April Appearances!

Good Evening Midnight Pals!

Are you not feeling the warmth of Spring? Never fear, spend the night indoors with The Vampire Family! If you haven't purchased our ebook edition, we are currently on sale at Fictionwise. Get your club discount today!


Don't forget you can now have The Vampire Family in paperback as well! Visit our page on Amazon , shop, and share your vampy thoughts.

Here's a up to date list of where we'll be hanging this April. For a complete calendar and up to the minute updates, follow us here or join the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group.

3/27 The Haunt Yahoo Group
4/1 9 p.m. Live chat with Romance Junkies
4/2 Fallen Angels Reviews Yahoo Group
4/8 Brenda Williamson Loop
4/10 Eternal Press Authors at The Romance Bistro
4/11 Love and Romance Cafe Group
4/14 EP Author Blog Paranormal Day
4/16 Guest Blog with Ginger Simpson
4/18-19 Philadelphia Book Festival
4/18 Talking Two Lips Yahoo Group
4/21 9 p.m. Live Chat at Coffee Time Romance
4/23 EP Authors at Love and Romance Cafe
4/24 The Haunt Yahoo Group

More dates may be added, so check back again!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Guest Blogging and Contest Today at Fangtastic Books!

Happy Thursday Pale Ones!

Don't forget to visit Fangtastic Books today! We are spending the day talking all things vampires!


http://fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/welcome-guest-author-kristin.html

A FREE e copy of The Vampire Family is at stake (pun intended) for the first reader to comment! I hope to see you there!

Kristin
http://vampfam.blogspot.com

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chat with us Live March 16!

Beware those Ides, oh yes...

If you missed our chat last week with Night Owl Romance, don't forget you can still catch us chatting live 9 p.m. Monday March 16 at Fallen Angels Reviews!

Previously we were both reviewed and interviewed at FAR!




Next up will be visiting with the Love and Romance Cafe March 18 and guest blogging Thursday March 19 at Fang Tastic Books! For the latest news and our appearances calendar, visit The Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Vampire Family Available on Amazon!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now available in paperback!



Antonio Welshire was sadistic even before Mestiphles turned him into a vampire. Over the

centuries, the Welshire patriarch has had his favorites--his tormented wife Elizabeth and

her exotic sister Ann, just to name a few. Victoria's whims rival that of her father's, but

daughter Samantha spends the decades looking for an end to this macabre vampire existence.

Not all of Antonio's dark children want to be part of The Vampire Family. They've survived

coven wars and persecutions, but can The Vampire Family survive each other?


Shop The Vampire Family on Amazon!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Vampire Family Chatting Live!

Join me and my 2008 Eternal Press release The Vampire Family for our first live chat of 2009! We're coming this month in paperback, so its a great time to catch up with us!

First, stop by Monday March 9 at Night Owl Romance. Can't make it? Never fear! We're chatting again the following Monday March 16 with Fallen Angel Reviews!

I've been interviewed by both houses, so its nice to sit down for a real time conversation with all my Vampire Family friends!

For more information on The Vampire Family in ebook or paperback, visit our blog at

http://vampfam.blogspot.com or stop by our Eternal Press page for ordering information

http://www.eternalpress.ca/vampirefamilynew.html


For a complete list of times and guest appearances, visit the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

I look forward to chatting with you!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kristin Guest Blogging with Raine Delight!

Hey everybody. Snow on the ground, absurdly cold winds-time to stay indoors with The Vampire Family!


Raine gave me a great interview, lots of serious questions! Stop by tonight if you get a chance and read up on myself and The Vampire Family! Here's the direct link

http://authorrainedelight.com/2009/03/author-blog-spotlight-is-on-kristin-battestella/

Kristin

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Upcoming Vampfam Appearances!

I may not get out much, but when it comes to The Vampire Family, I am virtual busy bee. Here's a list of chats, loops, and guest blogs I'll
be doing this month. If you have something special going on and would like to visit with The Vampire Family, drop me a line!

Sadistic? Check. Domination? Check. Happiness? Not for all. Antonio Welshire accepts the mysterious Mestiphles' offer for vampiric power, but fails to consider that not all in his family desires evil. Daughter Victoria revels in the debauchery, but eldest daughter Samantha loathes the darkness. Enemies are in no short supply when the family turns to darkness. Charismatic rebel Gaston turns up to rival for Antonio's power; the vampire lover Jean can destroy them once and for all, and henchwoman Lilith seeks to supplant Antonio as Mestiphles' favorite. Who will be declared the victor? And in the end, though they've survived coven wars and persecutions since the 12th century, can The Vampire Family survive each other? Killing his abusive parents isn't enough for Antonio Welshire. Rape and death follow him through his youth in the 12th Century-until a stranger named Mestiphles give Antonio unimaginable vampire powers. Fearful yet captivated by his allure, Antonio's adopted sisters Ann and Elizabeth share this gift with him and their children-Victoria, James, Samantha, and Stephen. Antonio is a cruel ruler , and after his defeat of the young rebel Gaston, Antonio struggles with Lilith-another magical pet also created by Mestiphles. Antonio's vampire family grows over the centuries, each vampire loving and losing vampire fledglings over time. Wars, persecutions come adn go, but the family's troubles always stem from within. Elizabeth may be his wife, but Ann supplants her as Antonio's mistress. By the 20th century, Elizabeth has found love again-unfortunately her fledgling Jean share's Samantha's disdain for the vampire life. Will The Vampire Family self destruct before the 21st Century?

3/3 Guest Blog with Raine Delight
3/5 Fallen Angel Reviews Loop
3/7 Love and Romance Cafe Group
3/9 Live Chat with Night Owl Romance
3/10 Eternal Press Paranormal Blog
3/16 Live Chat with Fallen Angel Reviews
3/18 Love and Romance Cafe Group
3/19 Fangtastic Books Guest Blog
3/21 Talking Two Lips Loop
3/24 Brenda Williamson Party Loop
3/27 The Haunt Group

Whew! To stay up to date, you can join the Kristin Battestella Yahoo
Group at

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kristinbattestella/

New free reads and files are also available at the group!

Recently, we guested at the Romance Writers in the Rough blog, too. I shared about my work editing erotica and posted some naughty bits from editee Leigh Wood.

http://romancewritersintherough.blogspot.com/2009/02/lets-talk-spooky-and-sexy-with-kristin.html

Stop by and say hello!

Kristin




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Fiction, Non Fiction, Reviews
by Kristin Battestella

kristin724@gmail.com
http://jsnouff.com/kristin
kristin724.livejournal.com
vampfam.blogspot.com