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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter by Jennifer Malone Wright (Review, Giveaway, Interview)

Title: The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: The Complete Collection
Author: Jennifer Malone Wright
Publisher: Jennichad Books

About the book: This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.

Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.

My thoughts: I liked this book.  I am not quite sure who it is marketed towards, but I am guessing YA. The six novellas combined make a total of 217 pages, so it is a pretty quick read.  The book moves along very quickly, starting when Chloe is 14 and knows nothing of her heritage.  It ends about a year and a half later.  Chloe seems very mature for her age and handles the death of her mother very well.  As she begins to learn more about her vampire hunter bloodline that she got from her mother, she also discovers that she descends from others that are powerful in other ways as well.

As she matures, she starts to get some of her powers in - they are pretty cool powers too, and her mixed bloodlines does have some benefits.  Since her mother was murdered, she is living with her grandfather, Luke, who seems like a tough old guy - (for some reason I kept picturing the old guy from the original Karate Kid) and Drew, an 18 yo who helps her grandpa out as he is getting older.  Drew is responsible for helping to train Chloe and teach her about being a vampire hunter. 

This was a pretty typical vampire story, with them not being able to go out in the sunlight and silver being able to hold vampires, but it did have some interesting additions to the weapons and the myths. There were also some cool people who decided from some cool gods and goddesses, so that gave the characters some nice history.

If you are into vampire stories, you would probably like this one.  It is going to continue in The Arcadia Falls Chronicles series.  The volume contained all 6 novellas.  You can get the first part free right now at Amazon and BN

~I received a complimentary ePub from Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for my unbiased review.~

About the author: Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.

When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”

In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.

Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.  

I had the opportunity to ask Jennifer a few questions - please continue reading to learn more about her and have an opportunity to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

1.      How do you typically write?  Do you plot it all out beforehand or do you just let the story pour out?
Normally, I just let it all pour out. But lately, I’ve really had to start planning and organizing before I write. Although, most of the time it ends up being quite different than how the plan intended it was going to be.

2.      Do you have a favorite place to write or “must haves” while writing?
I don’t have a special place because I have five kids, so I have to write wherever I can. Lol, but I do have some must haves. Must have a clean area (or the appearance of clean) Must have coffee and must have hair up in a pony tail or bun so that it’s out of my face.

3.      Do you have much say in the title or covers of you books?
I always try to make sure that my titles and my covers speak volumes about what the book is actually about.

4.      Is there anything that has surprised you about writing, publishing or touring with your books?
Not really, I’m a pretty go with the flow kind of person. I guess, if there was one thing has maybe surprised me, it’s the amount of people out there trying to do the same thing now that self publishing is so easy. I knew there were a lot of people who wanted to be authors, but there is an ocean of other authors out there trying to make it big. I just had no idea.

5.      Do you have a favorite author/book or one that you always recommend?
I truly cannot pick a favorite book or author, not any that you don’t know of already. But here are a few authors you should always check out, Willow Cross, KB. Miller, JH Glaze, and LA Freed.

6.      Was there anything (or anyone) while growing up which helped you decide you wanted to be a writer?
Mostly books are the only thing that helped me decide that I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to give people the same thing that these books I was reading were giving me. 

7.      Do you have a job outside of being an author? 
 Well, yes and no. Normally I say no I don’t have a “real” job, but I have five kids and being a mom comes first so, I do have a full time job aside from writing.

8.      What were your favorite books growing up?
 I had so many! My favorites were the Christopher Pike books, VC Andrews, Anne Rice, and Stephen King. I know these aren’t books, they are authors, but I loved all of their books!

Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to answer my questions!  I hear you about the "real" job.  I never appreciated stay-at-home moms until I become one 8 years ago after being a working mom for 12 years.  You hit three of my favorite authors too - Stephen King, Anne Rice and VC Andrews!  

You can contact Jennifer at any of the following places:

Website: www.jenniferwrightauthor.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thevampirehuntersdaughter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jennichad217

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4824985.Jennifer_Malone_Wright

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Malone-Wright/e/B00508KU4I/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter
Publisher/Publication Date: Jennichad Books, June 2012
ISBN: 978-0615650081
217 pages

PURCHASE: Amazon  and BN


Makeup1 said...

sounds like a good read.

Carl said...

Sounds interesting, and all 6 novellas in one book, handy too. Thanks for the post.

Anne Nelson (Angel Anne Reviews) said...

It's a pnenomenal book!!! I love it.

Melissa said...

thanks for the review

Pim said...

Thanks for the review and giveaway :)

Kristen Heyl said...

Sounds like a great read and many of the authors that you mentions I have enjoyed as well.

srobinson said...

I'm looking forward to reading the entire series. I love vampire stories. It's nice that you now have all novellas in one book.

Sharmaine Chan said...

Wow! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Rhomy PP said...

Wow! wonderful giveaway!

Erika said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

Stephanie T. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've been a fan of vampire stories (except Twilight), so I think I'll like this series too.

Bookie Bee said...

Wow, thanks for the review and giveaway!
I'm a die-hard vampire fan, I think this would be great!

Kaede said...

This looks awesome<3

Temara Sheppard said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This series sounds great.

Veronika said...

The book sonds great! Thank you for the giveaway!

My Book and My Coffee said...

Complete collection in one book? Awesome! :D I would love to know more about Chloe and the other characters.

Thank you for this opportunity :D This is an international giveaway, right? I hope so. ;)

I'm Ara of My Book and My Coffee

Alisa Selene said...

Very cool interview!

Christina Fiorelli said...

Christina K. in the rafflecopter

Love getting to know authors:)

Thank you:)

Myra White said...

Wow, what an amazing cover!!

Cool interview, thank you for the giveaway!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Have a great day!

aatweens said...

Wonderful author interview! And thank you for the awesome giveaway!

Jackie Hauver said...

Thanks for the review and an awesome giveaway!

Dian Aesha said...

thanks for the chance to win..
this is great interview..iam enjoy while iam read..^^
nice to know you jennifer

Gabbie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ace5123 said...

I like the "normal" vampires and Buffy so vampire hunters are cool. Sounds like it would be interesting. I loved Christopher Pike, I have one of my favorites that I have had to buy three times on my bookshelf.

Ashley Williams said...

I love a good vampire book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alysia A said...

5 Kids! How do you find the time to write? That is amazing! I am single and I could hardly find time to blog once a week. LOL! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Rinn said...

Ooh, sounds good, a sort of 'Supernatural' vibe to it =)

Cricket said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This sounds really good.

Aliaa El-Nashar said...

This book sounds like such an awesome read! I am so into vampire books and would love to read it!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Martina Koleva said...

I've only read the first part and then I was swamped with new books and I completely forgot about these books but I will definitely get back to them soon. Great interview!
Thanks for the giveaway.


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