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Pay it Forward Friday with Author Denise K. Rago and IMMORTAL OBSESSION

 Welcome my neighbor, Denise, and her wonderful Vampire Novel on Pay it Forward Friday!

Lots of love, Emily

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Immortal Obsession

by Author Denise K. Rago

Immortal Obsession book coverCaught in a civil war among their kind in French Revolution-era Paris, vampires Christian Du Mauré and his closest friend Michel Baptiste say goodbye to their mortal lover, Josette Delacore. Christian learns that he is the father of her daughter Solange, who has been whisked away to London for her safety. Through passing centuries, Christian acts as sentry, protecting his mortal descendants, never meddling in their lives.

In present day Manhattan, Amanda Perretti agrees to meet her vagrant brother Ryan in Central Park. They have no idea that they are the last descendants of Christian and Josette. After witnessing his savage murder, Amanda then sees his fanged murderer lose his head to a mysterious man. Waking up unharmed, Amanda realizes she has entered another realm. Though the police doubt her account of the murder, she vows to find the beautiful stranger who saved her life.

Months later their paths accidentally cross, and while Amanda seeks answers, Christian tries to shield her from an ancient enemy he knows will come to seek revenge. When Michel confesses a dark secret, Christian is still unsure of how to protect Amanda and when he discovers that Amanda’s vampire lover is indeed his enemy, he must decide all of their fates. Amanda finally learns the truth about her lineage and that her blood gives vampires rare powers.  He shares some of his past with her.

Amanda’s vampire lover and Christian fight one another in Central Park. Christian kills his enemy and while celebrating their victory at the local vampire club, Amanda steps outside to make a phone call. Solange and another vampire drag her up to the rooftop. After they attack Amanda, Christian tries rescuing her and receives a fatal stab wound. Amanda forces him to drink her blood to save his life while almost losing her own life.

Later, at home Christian detects two heart beats inside Amanda and realizes she is unaware she is pregnant.

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A Little Look inside Immortal Obsession

Steps away from Central Park, among careworn books and paintings, the vampire Christian Du Mauré quietly watches over two modern mortals: Amanda and Ryan Perretti are the last two descendants of a painful affair Christian had more than two centuries ago in Paris France with mortal aristocrat, Josette Delacore. On the eve of revolution, he makes a vow to her, not understanding the consequences of his promise.  When Immortal Obsession begins, Christian’s promise is intact; his young ancestors suspect nothing of their origin.

Amanda’s life is happily predictable: she landed her dream job working for New York’s monolithic Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she unites her fascination with Revolution-era Paris and her abiding love of art. During one late night at work, Amanda is roused by an unexpected phone call. Her brother Ryan urgently needs her help. Against her better judgment, she rushes to meet him in Central Park—and unwittingly becomes entangled in a world she never imagined was real.

wpid-purple-animatedHow did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?

Actually my husband came up with the title. I was agonizing over it when he blurted out ‘how about Immortal Obsession?’  It just made sense because the story revolves around several vampires who each became obsessed with mortal women and have sustained their fascination for them over centuries.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Definitely the vampire Christian Du Mauré as he is based on a man I knew in a past life who I loved then and still feel connected to in this lifetime. Christian is complex. He feels deeply and remains loyal to those he loves despite being a loner.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?

Themes of guilt, regret, betrayal and loss run through Immortal Obsession as well as the message that love is timeless and eternal.  The main character, Christian Du Mauré never loses the intense love he feels for his mortal lover or the deep connection to his best friend, despite lies and betrayals by them both.

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Bio of Author Denise K. Rago

The Author in Central ParkDenise K Rago lives in New Jersey with her husband. A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger inspired her to begin Immortal Obsession, creating her vampire Christian Du Mauré. The author is an avid reader and blogger, with a passion for art museums, Central Park, the French Revolution and all things vampire.

She puts them all to work in Immortal Obsession as well as the sequel, Blood Tears.

To learn more visit her website at www.denisekrago.com

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Pay it Forward Friday with Author Daniel B. Royer and Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest…

BOOK COVER.00_jpg_srzpublishSecrets of the Egoles’ Nest is based on Aben Egole, who’s first introduced as a sheltered toddler. Later he becomes acquainted with a powerful young mystic named Nastera. Once alone, she shares more than a secret about his incredible heritage.

Aben’s proof of her assertion came by means of a whirl-wind ride, as he begins his first class in free flight.

Afterward, Aben, with the help of a mystical dynasty, persuade his father, Colonel Ivory Egole, to move he and his son to another planet for their protection. Once situated, they are overwhelmed with bewildering situations, goading the father and son team into treacherous missions, but not without the help from a planet full of super-beings, properly named Astroknights.

Soon after they begin their first mission, Aben’s provoked, triggering an emotional upheaval, igniting his superlative DNA and its incredible mutative power. After transforming, he unleashes chaos among flocks of deadly aggressors.

This mission leads to even more battles of good versus evil, spurring a confrontation with the most dangerous warlord in the universe, Imperial General Warnod. 

A quote from a reviewer about Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest

A great introduction to the world of Sci Fi and Fantasy for any young reader, it has a little bit of everything. There is so much creativity throughout the story it’s obvious Royer has an incredible span to his imagination, his real challenge is whether he can focus it and truly draw us in before he whisks us off to his next fantastical thought.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/981783893?book_show_action=true&page=1

 

Guest Post by Author Daniel B. Royer

Just to give you a peek into my past, I was born and raised in a small town called Bay Village, located in north-east Ohio. Having had a car accident at the age of sixteen devastated my family’s life style, which eventually caused me to leave home at the young age of seventeen.

I departed from my home in New Orleans, LA. to chase a dream of going back to Bay Village and graduating high school with childhood friends, which I did. After graduating high school I chose to join the 101st Screaming Eagles, located in Fort Campbell, KY.

Having achieved high scores in four extremely adventurous, military schools, excelled my rank to buck-sergeant in less than three years. Shortly thereafter I became a father of three adorable children. It was after raising my children I pursued another goal of writing science-fiction.

Using my extremely creative ability to write passionately and descriptively, paired with my insatiable desire to research all means of Science-fiction, has led to the development of The Egoles’ Sci-fi Series

004I’ve spent most of my life raising my three children in a comfortable and loving atmosphere, away from the drama of toxic life style with their busy mother and vile step-father. Having to provide for their living, I spent most of my days in a physically demanding Factory.

Once they were properly raised I went on to writing my first book in 2008, The Biography of an American Poet then Poetic Biography of an American Baby Boomer. 

Afterwards I spent over three years developing and publishing my first sci-fi fantasy, Secrets of the Egoles’ Nest. Currently, I’m on the second book in The Egoles’ Sci-fi, fantasy series, Roar of the Egole.

 Links for Author Daniel B. Royer

Buy Link Amazon  http://amzn.com/1489589228

Goodreads  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4571948.Daniel_B_Royer


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