Kindle the Welshire Fire!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Horror and Publishing Today Seminar!

Join Yours Truly Kristin Battestella and fellow local macabre author Krista Magrowksi in costume for this "Horror and Genre Publishing Today" Seminar!!

Mark your calendars and set your clocks for 6 to 8 pm Thursday, November 15th at the Millville Public Library, 210 Buck Street. 

Scary, paranormal, urban fantasy, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and more genre writing forms are on tap for this Fall evening- in addition to chatting up the ever-changing changes in media and publication trends. If you an aspiring author of bent books and macabre material, this panel's for you!!!

Of course, decking yourself out in your demented best is optional, but why wouldn't you cast your inhibitions to the wind and open your creative airs and graces on your sleeve? This program is free and open to the public, but  registration is requested at the library or by calling 825-7087, ext. 12. 

Can't wait for the Mayhem? Join us on Facebook!!!

Thus far, this is our last Fate and Fangs appearance of 2012 before our holiday horror abstain, so get your autographed copy of The Vampire Family while you can!!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Fate, Free Fangs!!

Hello Hello My October Lovelies!!!!

For those looking for more Virtual Haunts, Stop by our good friend Cate Masters' blog today for a special Halloween Bash!

And what's so special about Today's part of the Bash? We're It!!!

Not only can you get a excerpt of Fate and Fangs Book 2 Punishment: Lilith's Trials, but some of our personal cemetery photos are on display. Oh, and did I mention you can comment and enter into a giveaway for your chance to win a FREE E COPY of your choice in the Fate and Fangs series?! 

Awesome I know.  Want More?

Visit our Facebook page for mayhem from the 11th Annual Witches Ball.  If you missed out, never fear, you have another chance to pick up your autographed copy of The Vampire Family at our next New Jersey Authors Network seminar Saturday October 20 at the Atlantic County Library in Galloway.

So many vampires, not enough days in October!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Where to Shop for Fate and Fangs!

Although you can't exactly buy your Fate at the supermarket and finding the right pair of Fangs is a selective measure for some this Halloween season, you can indeed shop for Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family at your preferred e book store!

In addition to the sales and discounts happening at this very moment thru our publisher Muse It Up Publishing, you can always find us on Amazon and Kindle

However, did you know our old school vampires are also available for Nook, Sony Reader, and Kobo? Yes, yes! (wow, that's a nice and short link!)

But wait! There's More!!

All Romance E books

and BookStrand

^Now there's a storefront I like.  Short, sweet, memorable, affordable. Fate and Fangs.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Horror at The Muse Online Writers Conference!!

This Time Tomorrow, Fate and Fangs is taking over the virtual airwaves! We're Starting Off the Muse Online Writers Conference in Full Spooky Mode with a special Live Chat!

Join myself and my fellow Muse Authors for a special Horror How To, Tips, Tricks, and Trends Chat 9 p.m. est Monday October 8!

Paranormal authors, horror writers, dark fantasy and otherwise demented folk! 

Unwind from the daily networking of the Muse Online Conference for this fun but no less informative chat. After our initial Monday night mayhem, we'll have our own section of the conference forum to continue the macabre but no less informative conversation. 

Who's buying what? Vampires, Weres, Zombies. Who's played? What's next? Romance, erotica, scares- what spice or frights do readers want in horror fiction today? If you took part in last year's conference chat, you know we have just as much virtual mayhem and literary information in our wee hours as calorie free refreshments and crazy genre chat!

Remember, after our Chat on Monday, a forum will unlock for continued discussion, sharing, and follow up. It's virtual mayhem with absolutely no calorie consequences. Join Us!

Monday, October 1, 2012

More October Dates!

If you haven't gotten your Fate or Fangs on yet this Fall, now is the time!  Join us for a plethora of literary and scary events this October!

October 1- Coffee Time Romance  Book Brew
October 6- Collingswood Book Festival
October 8-14 Muse Online Writers Conference
October 10- Meet the Authors 7 pm Voorhees Library
October 13- Witches Ball 6-11 pm Mount Holly
October 16- Cate Masters Halloween Interview
October 18- South Jersey Women Authors Dinner
October 20- NJAN Seminar, Atlantic County Library, Galloway
October 22- 8 p.m. Night Owl Romance Chat
October 23- South Jersey Women Authors Brunch
October 30- 9 p.m. Coffee Time Halloween Bash

For the complete scoop or nearly every other day Vampire Family action, visit our Yahoo Calendar or Like our Facebook Page...


And to think, there's still November!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get Your Autographed Copy of The Vampire Family ASAP!

Sure you can pick up your very own copy of The Vampire Family for your Kindle any hour of the night.

But this week you can get your very own autographed trade paperback edition by joining us for the next New Jersey Authors Network Panel!

"I've Finished My First Draft, Now What?"

with New Jersey Authors Network Seminar featuring Jon Gibbs, Kristin Battestella, MaryAnn Diorio, Jim ‘JJ’ Lair, Melinda Leigh, and Ilene Schneider

7 P.M. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH at the MOORESTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 111 West 2nd Street, Moorestown, NJ 08057

For more on our October dates, stop by our Facebook page.  This week we hit 1,000 likes!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Back from the Dead!!

Autumn Greetings, My F(r)iends!
Well after the real world slice and dicing surgery this summer, it is time to get back to the literary mayhem with two live September Fate and Fangs appearances!

Firstly, don't forget all seven in the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series are available with our Publisher Muse It Up and for your Kindle on Amazon!

Big Linkies!

Now then, you can also snag your scary self an autographed copy of our first novel The Vampire Family at not one, but two September events. We'll even have copies of fellow Eternal Press author Leigh Wood's science fiction erotica sauce On the Way to New Isosceles. 

Join Us 11 am to 5 pm Saturday September 15 at the Authors on the Green in Smithville! !

And Local authors should join myself, Jon Gibbs, MaryAnn Diorio, Jim "JJ" Lair, Melinda Leigh, and Ilene Schneider for our next  Getting Published seminar 7 p.m. Thursday September 27 at the Moorestown Library!  

For a complete calendar of events and appearance for October and beyond, you can always visit the Kristin Battestella Yahoo Group or like our Vampire Family Facebook Page for the latest literary scares and horror news! If you're a lady author in the South Jersey Area, you can also take part with the new South Jersey Women Authors Group, too!  We're planning our first brunch for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday September 13.  Join Us!

See you soon!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Less than 2 Weeks to Pillage in the Village!!

Paranormal wenches and F(r)iends from the NJ/PA/DE area, join us freaky ye olde and pirated folks at the Pillage in the Village Saturday June 16!!

Join me, Kristin Battestella, and our fellow NJ author Danielle Ackley-McPhail from 1 to 8 p.m. for medieval mayhem and more!  Autographed books and more treats will be on hand!

For more on Danielle's Bad Ass Faeries Anthologies and Dark Quest Books, visit

For complete updates on our latest Fate and Fangs news and appearances- including a cancellation on June 23 and a new July 19 event- visit our Facebook page or Yahoo Calendar

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fate, Fangs, Prizes, Interviews, Reviews, Wow!

In addition to our weekly Monday night chats with the Muse It Up gang, the Coffee Time Romance Anniversary Chat this  week was a load of fun!!  We got a bit carried away after hours, indeed!

If you haven't had a chance to join us 7 p.m. est at the Muse Online Conference Chat Room, never fear!  You can take part in the Fate and Fangs glory this week at Vampire Romance Books!!

Yes, you read that link right!  In addition to our lengthy interview at Vampire Romance Books, we're offering a special commenter the chance to win his or her choice of Fate and Fangs! What's your pleasure? Love, Punishment, Struggle, Debauchery, Lust, Humanity, or Resurrection? 

And to quote the best of infomercial kitsch: But wait, there's more!!

Not only are more surprises forthcoming from our Vampire Romance Books visit, but Ladybug Lin has reviewed Love AND Punishment!!!

"5 Bloody Good Stars"

Wow!  Don't forget to stay tuned at or our Vampire Family facebook page for all our June events and appearances!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Fate and Fangs 4 Star Review!!

"Love: Ann and the Viking is one of the most unusual and creative spins on vampire lore I have ever read..."

Fate and Fangs Book 1 Love: Ann and the Viking has been given 4 stars at Ladybug Lin's Reviews!

Visit Lin Holmes' new blog for the complete praise!

Don't forget we're also chatting every Monday this month with our fellow Muse Authors! Join us 7 pm est at the Muse Online Conference Chat Room

We'll also be dropping by Coffee Time Romance Anniversary Party May 15!

Lots of time to talk it up with Fate and Fangs this month and next! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Summer Dates and Events!!!!!

Hello hello my vampire f(r)iends!

Due to a scheduling snafu with the Library, we had to postpone our New Jersey Author's Network April event in Voorhees to July, but that doesn't mean you can't get your deep and dark dose of Fate and Fangs helpings asap!!!

Meet us 2 p.m. Saturday June 23 at the Mays Landing Library for our next New Jersey Authors Network Seminar!

Can't wait until then? Stop by Pillage the Village Medieval and Pirate Faire in Mount Holly June 16 to visit with me and Danielle Ackley-McPhail!

And remember, if you haven't picked up your ecopy of the Cocktails and Gossip Magazine April issue for our feature with our cover artist Suzannah Safi, do so now before it is too late!

We're also blogging in April and May with our friends at Dishin' It Out, One Hot Mess, and Ravencraft's Romance!  Join us!

If you didn't already delight in the bloody glory, you can also still partake in all the glory of our Vampire Book Realm visit here:

Whew!  For a complete calendar of events, visit our Yahoo Group archive as more dates are literally being added daily!

And as always, follow our mayhem on Facebook

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Reach Out and Join Us in The V Spot!!

7 Deadly Sins, 7 Heavenly Virtues, 7 novels of Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family!

Which would YOU choose?

Decide now, for our 7 Day guest opus at The Vampire Book Realm's V Spot Blog Has Begun!!!! Visit Daily now through April 15 for the scoop on each and every one of our Fate and Fangs excesses!!!

Love, Punishment, Struggle, Debauchery, Lust, Humanity, Resurrection, character blogs, excerpts, blurbs, interviews- we have a taste of something to fill each and every one of your dark and deadly desires! Virtually at least!

But of course, don't forget you can meet the Real Deal 2 p.m. Saturday April 14 at the Voorhees Library!  We're taking part in the New Jersey Author's Network panel, 'I've Finished My First Draft, Now what?'So come out, discuss the path from first draft to publication, mingle, and get yourself an autographed copy of The Vampire Family! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

New April Magazine Spots and Author Appearances!!

Victoria Welshire, Favorite daughter of The Vampire Family has been making the internet rounds this Spring!  Her next stop is this April's issues of Cocktails Fiction and Gossip Magazine- an ezine helmed by our very own Fate and Fangs cover designer Suzannah Safi!

Although you can't meet Victoria Welshire herself outside of the virtual treats and literary wonders of Fate and Fangs, you can meet me, Kristin, and several other local authors from the New Jersey Authors Network Saturday April 14 at the Vogelson Library in Voorhees, NJ.

This time around, Jon Gibbs, Alice DinNizo, Jenn Hubbard, Melinda Leigh, and myself will be talking about completing the writing process and seeking publication avenues with “I’ve Finished My First Draft, Now What?”

For a complete scoop on our authors, events, directions, ongoing topics, writerly discussions, and more, visit

See you there! Otherwise you'll have to wait until our next appearance in June!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Victoria Welshire- In Your V Spot!!

Welshire bad girl Victoria is taking over The Vampire Realm's V Spot Blog April 9 thru Friday April 13!  

An entire week of Victoria causing trouble for her family, enemies, and Fate and Fangs!  Do you think you can handle her?

After all that- if you survive!- don't forget you can learn the tricks of the publication trade with myself and the rest of the New Jersey Author's Network Gang 2 p.m. Saturday April 14 at the Voorhees Library.

Visit our website for the scoop!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paranormal Muse Bloog Week and Coffee Time Paranormal Chat!

Raise your hand if you like things that go bump in the night! The freaky fans of Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family can delight all these week with not one, but two magical chances to get in touch with your inner nasty.

All this week you can check out the Muse It Up blog for our publisher's celebration of all things spooky- from the warped mind of my fellow Muse Authors, of course!

Haven't had your haunting fill yet?  Stop by Coffee Time Romance 9 p.m. Tuesday March 27 for a special night of Paranormal mayhem and prizes!

Don't forget we'll also be appearing live Saturday April 14 with the New Jersey Authors Network in Voorhees, NJ! For a complete calendar of Fate and Fangs Spring events, visit our Yahoo page or catch up with us day or night- but mostly at night!- on Facebook!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Victoria Welshire, Taking Ezines by Storm!!

You heard it here first!  Our resident ne'er do well Vampire Family favorite Victoria Welshire, is causing trouble this April thanks to Cocktails Magazine!

Helmed by the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family cover designer, Suzannah Safi, Victoria breaks her disdain of the internet for a chat in the next issue due out April 1.

Pick up your virtual copy if you dare! 

Or you could always enter the decadent world of the vamp herself with Fate and Fangs Book 4 Debauchery! Ebook and Kindle editions are available now!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fate and Fangs at Vampire Book Realm!

Our final release in the Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series may have come last month, but that doesn't mean the bloody train of virtual decadence has slowed! Both The Vampire Family and our Fate and Fangs novellas are now listed at the new virtual database for all things literary vamps: The Vampire Book Realm!

You can browse our featured page here:

or find all your favorite Dark Fantasy and Thriller Vamps in the database:

Vampire Book Realm also offers  'The V Spot Blog' for all the juicy written vamp latest.  Fate and Fangs will be in the V Spot spotlight the week of April 9! We'll also be making an appearance with the New Jersey Authors Network in Voorhees that Saturday April 14.  For a complete list of NJAN events, visit

And the V Spot direct is


Look for Fate and Fangs to be visiting with our friends Ginger Simpson this month, too, and we'll be making a few appearances at the Muse It Up Blog for Paranormal Week, too!  

As always, you can join the frenzy on our facebook page or check out Vampire Book Realm!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Win your Fate and Fangs at Ravencraft's Realm!!! STILL haven't gotten a copy and begun the dark spiral into Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family- my now complete series with Muse It Up?  Here is your chance!! 

Two Lucky Winners can have his or her choice of the novellas of Fate and Fangs when you stop by my latest interview and giveaway today at Ravencraft's Realm!

What will it be? Love, Punishment, Struggle, Debauchery, Lust, Humanity, Resurrection?

The Vampire Family has a long and torrid past, present, and future. Join in FATE and FANGS as the family's Occult scholar Professor A. James shares this juicy vampire vignettes! 

For more magics and upcoming appearances, visit us on the the horror that is Facebook!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Vampire Family Valentine!!!

Good evening, Ladies and Gentleman!

James Welshire here, sending you Valentine greetings from the dark side of 1955 thanks to Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family Book 5, Lust....

The Sundowner offers steamy Welshire vampires Jessica, Pamela, and Slava for underground vampire sex and biting fetishes in this mid-century tale from Professor James. Victoria’s twin brother James, however, is content with his gig as piano player at the club owned by their brother Stephen.  James’ own love Catrina is the alluring singer at The Sundowner, but can he keep his longtime vampire companion away from the tempting, exciting young clientele?

So what moody moonlight tunes do we have in store for your night of wicked love?  Oh, a little of this, a little of that....

Have you felt the pangs of immortality yet?  No? Here's an excerpt.....

"Unfortunately, after five centuries or so, the comfortable vampire enchantment can, in fact, wane. Sometimes I think Catrina is longing for something more-just like her fooled admirers.  I enjoy my music.  I have to occupy myself with some post-war Goodman ‘Moonglow’ and Miller ‘Serenade in Blue’ in order to control my Welshire urges.  These dark gifts cannot and shall not rule me.  I will not succumb to animal anarchy the way Stephen does.  For myself, I am content in my respectable role here until the next war comes calling. Can I admit to myself that I know Catrina is not content?  How could she be?  My voluptuous love has the predatory power of the wolf and all her fun feline charm.  I enjoy watching her exude the dark magic allure as I play the music for her.  Her exotic and spooky look brings the silver screen to life-curly black hair and white skin stamped with a perfectly deadly pout of red lips.  I love her, I always have.  I could not bring the vampiric gifts to anyone I did not love.  I expected to spend the rest of my unnatural life with her. Although I don’t doubt Catrina loves me and will always have a space for me in her black heart still; deep down I know she intends to leave me for new vampire lusts."

I know, I know, I'm sure you need more then just a few quick tunes to outlast your love celebrations!  Here's a few more from my songbook in Lust. 

Unfortunately I must depart before the dawn comes, but for you chocolate and champagne delighting lovebirds, here's a few more tunes to carry you to sunrise...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Buy Resurrection, Get Love and Punishment FREE!!!

 Well, well!  As the final hour for Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family draws near- this Friday in Fact!!!- Muse It Up Publishing is offering an extra special treat to Resurrection: Stephanie After the Lilithan shoppers. 

When you pick up your copy of Resurrection this weekend between February 3 and 5, you will receive Fate and Fangs Book One Love: Ann and the Viking AND Book Two Punishment: Lilith's Trials for FREE!!!!

Yep.  You heard me.  1 Buck gets you not one, not two, but Three Tales from the Vampire Family!

You can check out our pre order page or shop for the first 6 books in the Fate and Fangs series here:
In Professor James’ final tale, former Lilithan vampire and newly divorced scientist Stephanie just can’t get over how much she misses being a vampire. After a harrowing car accident during a frightful storm, Stephanie meets Mestiphles, the giver and taker of vampire power on both sides of the coven wars. His charm and seductive powers sweeten the demonic offer he extends, but will Stephanie accept Mestiphles’ dark opportunities?
Don't forget you can also follow along on our Fate and Fangs virtual tour stops!! Check out our recent visit with Roseanne Dowell...
We're also in the spotlight with Two Lips Reviews this month! Look for our exclusive interview in the next few days!
If you missed either of our stops at Star Crossed Romance or Victoria Welshire's stop at the Muse blog, now's the time to take a gander, before Resurrection comes!
Stay up to date on all The Vampire Family happenings on our facebook page, too!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Chats and Interviews this week!

The world may end this year, but Fate and Fangs is like the cockroach and will not die!! This week alone we are taking over the darkest virtual bowels of the earth!

Check out our interview with Literary Lunes Magazine this week!

Need more? Join us at Star Crossed Romance if you dare or brave last years twisted visit!

Resurrection is coming!!! Are you ready to choose?

And Don't forget Fate and Fangs wants YOU- all you paranormal authors, scary readers, and horror lovin' sons of bitches- tomorrow 10 pm est Wednesday January 25 for our Horror Tools and Muse Mayhem Live Chat!

Join the Vampire Family and the rest of the Muse It Up Gang to chat up the latest paranormal trends, share scary tips on who's accepting, and safely get into virtual trouble with no consequences!! Horror tips, tools, tricks, and mayhem, indulgent virtual and calorie free refreshments, chocolate, brandy, cognac!

If we survive the night, look for us Thursday January 26 at the Muse Blog, too!


Make your choice....Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family

Ebook and Kindle On Sale Now with Muse It Up Publishing!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fate and Fangs Contests and Horror Chats Galore!

CONTEST!! CONTEST!! Our First Fate and Fangs contest of 2012!!! 

Today we're having mayhem at Kay Dee Royal's house and a giveaway for Humanity: A Letter from Gaston, Book 6 in our Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family series available now at Muse It Up Publishing!  

Join us! 

No blood necessary for the participation in any Vampire Family Events. 


Can't wait? Got a buck? Pick up Humanity for your e-reader Tonight! 

While we're on the subject of firsts, paranormal enthusiasts, horror fiends, scary readers, and otherwise demented authors and writers are welcome to our First Chat of 2012!!!
Horror Tools and Muse Mayhem 10 pm est Wednesday January 25! 

Join me,  Kristin Battestella, author of Fate and Fangs: Tales from the Vampire Family, and the rest of the Muse It Up Gang for horror tips, tools, tricks, and mayhem! Chat up the latest paranormal trends, share scary tips on who's accepting, safely get into virtual trouble with no consequences!! Indulgent virtual and calorie free refreshments will also be on hand, chocolate, brandy, cognac! 

If you've chatted with us before- particularly at our Horror Chat as part of last year's Muse Online Writer's Conference- then you know how fun, wild, insane but nonetheless informative we can be! Snowed in with a serial killer or stumped on that work in progress? Come on over, curb the winter boredom and free the imagination! It's called writerly networking without actually knowing it because you're having such a good time!

And finally, my review blog I Think, Therefore I Review, was highlighted in a special The Celebrity Cafe article on Michael Fassbender this week.  Yes, I've written that many reviews of his films.  Scary!!! For those of the horror bend, I highly recommend his slightly more obscure Brit slasher turn in Eden Lake.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday the 13th!!

You know you are one type of person or the other, superstitious or not.  So who else is keeping the spooky end up today, all day, with Fate and Fangs?

Heather Haven that's who!!!
Not only is my fellow Muse It Up Author in the unlucky spirit, but she calls me gorgeous! Gorgeous!!

And let's not forget the equally gorgeous Margaret Fienland.  We chatted it up for a great Fate and Fangs interview Wednesday.  Get the scary scoop!

Look also for our freaky conversating selves again January 17 with Kay Dee Royal!!  You can still catch up on our last visit with Kay Dee, too. be gorgeous or a Goddess of Vampires?  Why not both!

Lastly, for those who have been following my horror reviews, classic spooky analysis, and paranormal television essays over at I Think, Therefore I Review, a very Big Thank You to you as we near 100,000 hits!! We're over 91,000 today, so muchas gracias for taking the time out to visit and comment! We've also added a new 'Donate' button if you're feeling extra, extra generous!!

Then again, picking up your preferred ecopy or kindle edition of any one of the Fate and Fangs series is mighty generous too!