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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Exciting NEW CHANGE for Blood Destiny by Tessa Dawn

As of November 23rd, 2013, 
BLOOD DESTINY (book #1 in the Blood Curse Series
will have a new look





The original edition, published by Charles River Press in 2010, 
has been reissued with a new cover.






What does this mean for readers?


Simply put  -- nothing -- unless you are a collector...

The second edition contains the same story, characters, and "book" as the first edition. Although there were some minor edits, if you own the first edition, there is no need to purchase the new one! You already have it. 

The second edition paperback will have a cheaper retail price (thus, it should be more affordable for those who like to collect the books).   

Anyone who orders an autographed copy of Blood Destiny (on or after November  23rd) will receive the new edition.

That's it!

As always, thank you for your continued support of this series ~ it is truly hard to believe we are already in the third year...with more to come!

Cheers,

Tessa Dawn

Monday, November 4, 2013

Blood Redemption by Tessa Dawn

Thank you so much, everyone, for making 
BLOOD REDEMPTION 
the #1 Amazon Best Seller in Dark Fantasy and Dark Fantasy Horror! 
And for doing it on Halloween!

This was one wild release, and I cannot thank you enough for your continued enthusiasm, support, and kindness! May your lives be filled with joy...
    
And may your dreams become your destiny!

Tessa Dawn


Some souls are forged in fire.
Some hearts are packed in ice.
Some elements were never meant to be combined…
BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ a journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.

Saber Alexiares is no ordinary vampire. He is like a cruel, fire-breathing dragon. Reared in the bowels of the colony by Dark Ones, he has no conscience, no compassion, and no saving grace. Captured by the enemy, he is sentenced to execution by sunlight only to discover that his body will not burn — he isn’t who he thought he was. He was stolen at birth. He was reared by the wrong house. And the sunlight isn’t going to kill him because he does have a soul.
Vanya Demir is the very heart of goodness and light, an ancient female from a magical race, the progeny of humans and celestial deities before they were cursed by the Blood. With her deep-rooted sense of duty; na├»ve upbringing; and tragic, personal history, she has unknowingly packed her heart in ice and dedicated her life to the service of the Vampyr. She is wholly unprepared to face a fire-breathing dragon.  
When their paths converge beneath a Serpens Blood Moon, they will each have thirty days to reconcile the irreconcilable, to confront the primordial darkness that threatens to destroy them both. Can a being lost in darkness for eight-hundred years ever find its way to the light? Can a heart that’s been buried for as long as it can remember risk the ultimate in betrayal and damnation simply for the hope of BLOOD REDEMPTION? 

What's coming up next in the Blood Curse Series? 
Blood Father ~ Kagen's story
(release date to be announced)

How to stay involved until then?
(click on the link below)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Welcome to the official release of BLOOD REDEMPTION!

November 1, 2013: The *free* giveaway WINNERS are... 
#1) Charlie Daye (1st place-autographed copy)
#2) Christy Tevepaugh (2nd place-eBook)
#3) Bobbi Kinion (3rd place-eBook). 
#4) Trick-or-treat Trivia Quiz: Lindsey V (autographed copy)
Dear Winners, please send an email to author@tessadawn.com with "contest winner" in the subject line. If you won an autographed copy, provide your mailing address. If you won an ebook, specify your preference for Kindle or Nook and provide the email address you would like your ebook sent to. Thank you! 
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To all my fangtastic friends, fans, and readers:

~ Happy Halloween ~ 

and thank you so much for joining me! 

Now let's party! :-) 

ONE:  If you haven't already, please “JOIN THIS SITE” by clicking on the icon in the upper right-hand corner. (You do not have to join to enter the **free giveaway** contests).

(*Note: if you don't see the "Join this Site" icon or can't post, it's likely because you're using Internet Explorer as your browser & certain versions are incompatible with Google's "followers widget!" Please try another search engine -- Google CHROME is available as a free download! :-) Thanks!

TWO: Please "ENTER TO WIN" a **FREE** Prize by Posting a Comment below. (Oh, and feel free to talk to other readers. ALL comments count!)


How to post a comment:
1. Click Comments at the bottom of THIS entry. Then scroll down to the very last post & fill out the comments box. OR 
2. Click on the date beneath any post (this will open a comments box).

Again, Please feel free to reply to other readers! Oh, and please add a **Spoiler Alert** if a comment reveals details about a book. Thanks! 

**FREE** Prizes
First Place: FREE Autographed copy of Blood Redemption.
Second Place: FREE eBOOK copy of Blood Redemption 
Third Place: Another FREE eBook copy of Blood Redemption.
eBooks must go to a Kindle of Nook account 

The winners will be chosen randomly at midnight tonight, and their names will be posted on the author's Facebook page – AND on this BLOG – tomorrow: November 1, 2013. Please check back to see if you've won. If you have, send an email to author@tessadawn.com as soon as possible to claim your book and exchange shipping information.

THREE: Be sure to keep an eye out for the TEN hidden "Trick or Treat!" Halloween Trivia Questions posted throughout the day ~ the first reader to answer all ten questions correctly (by posting a time-stamped answer beneath each question) will win another free autographed copy of Blood Redemption. 

I will be here all day adding comments and answering questions.  Thank you so much for coming!

             Blood Redemption AMAZON               

Friday, October 18, 2013

WHERE and HOW to get involved with Author Tessa Dawn and the BLOOD CURSE SERIES


Over the last few weeks, I have had such an overwhelming response to my request for a Street Team that I wanted to let ALL my friends, fans, and readers know about the various ways to get involved, show support, and just plain have fun with the Blood Curse Series.

While the Street Team is now closed for book #5, there are many other forums and options available for Blood Curse Series Readers...

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The BCS COMMUNITY FORUM

This is your typical drop in and chat group -- more like a BOOK CLUB -- and it's for anyone who wants to chat about the series (new and old readers alike). Anyone can create a topic, anyone can comment, and we discuss everything from vampires & Dark Fantasy to individual characters & specific books. The door is always open. 


The BLOOD CURSE SERIES FAN PAGE

This is a slightly more focused group ~ for those who consider themselves fans of the series (new or old!) You will always find the latest news here as well as other interested readers, so stop by and chat with the author, each other, or feel free to post comments and ask questions. You may share your love of Dark Moon Vale in whatever creative way you like. 


TESSA DAWN'S FACEBOOK HOMEPAGE

Readers can always find me on my primary facebook page. 
Whether you're new to the series, a long-time reader, or just checking things out for the first time, this page is for you.  


TESSA DAWN ON TWITTER

If you like to get your news -- and leave your comments -- in 150 characters or less, then this option is for you. Keep up with BCS news and meet other readers. 


The BLOOD CURSE SERIES BLOG

While I'm not very good at posting unique blogs just to keep up my writing (LOL ;-)), if it's important or happening in the BCS world, it will make it onto the BLOG: 
New Release Announcements; Book Release Parties; Contests; and the like -- 
you can find them all here.


THE BLOOD CURSE SERIES STREET TEAM

This is a very active group, consisting of some of the most diehard BCS fans: All of these readers have read every book in the series ~ many of them have read them more than once! The purpose of the Street Team is to help promote the latest release, keep an active discussion going online, and more or less "beat the streets" on behalf of the Silivasis
and Dark Moon Vale.

Again, the Street Team is now closed (as of book #5, Blood Redemption); however, anyone who wants to help support the series is always welcome to do so -- and greatly appreciated! As new openings arise, I plan to rotate new members in.


THE BLOOD CURSE SERIES WEBSITE

Read excerpts from the book(s); view trailers; peruse reviews; and learn about the characters. If it has anything to do with the series, you can find it on the website.

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So there you have it: Ways to get involved, stay in touch, and have fun with other readers while enjoying the series. I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your passionate support and constant encouragement. You will never know how much your kindness means to me!

Until next time, stay positive! 
(A+) ;-)


Tessa






Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Blood Curse Series TRIVIA QUIZ ~ Win a free autographed copy of the upcoming release!

Hey fans and friends,

I thought I would have a little bit of fun, leading up to the next release: BLOOD REDEMPTION, #5 in the Blood Curse Series (coming October 31, 2013). I have posted a character's trivia quiz below, and the first reader to answer all 25 questions correctly will win a free, autographed copy of the new release! So, race to the finish... :-)

***spoiler alert*** The "quiz" poses questions from the first four books.

Rules:
1. Answers must be specific.
2. Answers must be posted here on the Tessa Dawn BLOG in order to be considered.
3. After each post, I will comment whether the answers are all correct -- or not (but I won't say which ones are incorrect ;-)). The first one to cross the finish line with all 25 answers, correct...wins. 
4. The winner will be announced on November 1st, 2013 (the day after the release).

The Blood Curse Series Super-Fan QUIZ.

1.  What is Nathaniel Silivasi's middle name?
2.  Braden Bratianu has a Vampyr brother: What is his first name?
3.  In Blood Destiny, there were two lycans that entered the shed (when Jocelyn and Braden were attacked). One was Tristan Hart. Who was the second lycan?
4.  In Blood Possession, Napolean deals lethally with Brooke's step father: What was his full name?
5.  What is Braden's Constellation (ruling moon)?
6.  Where did Brooke Adams live before she came to Dark Moon Vale?
7.  Where did Deanna Dubois live before she came to Dark Moon Vale?
8.  Which vampire runs the Dark Moon Vale CASINO?
9.  Who is the Chief of Security at the Dark Moon Vale CASINO? (Hint: He's human).
10. Name Ciopori Demir's three siblings (alive and deceased)?
11. Shelby Silivasi's destiny was named Dalia: What is her last name?
12. In Blood Awakening, Marquis "deals" with a biker gang. One of the members is named Dirk Warner. What does he have tattooed on his neck?
13.  Nachari Silivasi graduated from the University as a Master Wizard? Name one of his wizard classmates.
14.  Where is Jocelyn Levi from (what city/state)?
15.  Joelle Parker met a tragic end in Blood Destiny: What is her father's name?
16.  Ramsey Olaru has two brothers: Which one is his twin?
17.  What kind of car does Kristina Riley-Silivasi drive?
18.  What did Marquis & Ciopori's name their son (full name)?
19.  What kind of car does Nachari Silivasi drive?
20.  What is Napolean Mondragon's constellation (ruling moon)?
21.  What was the name of the demoness that followed Nachari out of the Abyss?
22.  What did Napolean & Brooke name their son (full name)?
23.  Salvatore Nistor has two brothers (one living, one deceased): Name them both.
24.  Salvatore Nistor orchestrated a coupe to kill the first Dark Chief of Council (Chairman)? What was his name?
25.  What did Tiffany Matthews do for PRIMAR?

Monday, October 7, 2013

STREET TEAM WANTED! :-)


Hey Blood Curse Series Fans, 

I'm looking for a handful of die-hard Dark Moon Vale enthusiasts to help get the word out about the upcoming Halloween release of BLOOD REDEMPTION (#5 in the Blood Curse Series). 

A Street Team pretty much travels all over the internet the week of a New Release and "shouts, blogs, posts, tweets, and pimps (did I say that?) the latest release & the series... . In short, they get the word out in spectacular fashion. 

In exchange, the author usually comes up with a few special perks -- or treats -- for the team. :-)

If this sounds like something you would like to do, and you have the time and enthusiasm to jump in with both fangs...I mean, er, feet...then please send an email to: author@tessadawn.com with "Street Team" in the subject and your direct email address in the body


Over the next couple of weeks, I will be contacting the team via email list to let them know what we hope to do and what I hope to provide in exchange... And for those of you who love the series but don't have time -- no worries! I couldn't adore ALL my readers more, and I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun with this new release...in all the ways we share our love of vampires .

Cheers!
Tessa



Some souls are forged in fire.
Some hearts are packed in ice.
Some elements were never meant to be combined…

~ BLOOD REDEMPTION
A journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.

Coming October 31, 2013
Halloween

BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ Available on Halloween!

There's nothing like ghosts, goblins, and vampires to set off Halloween night; and this year, BLOOD REDEMPTION, #5 in the Blood Curse Series, will be in your trick or treat bag. :-)

The official Release Date for Blood Redemption is October 31, 2013.

As always, I will be hosting an all-day book release party on my blog, complete with **free** giveaways and maybe some Halloween shenanigans ;-). I hope to see everyone there and will be sending out notices and reminders via facebook, twitter, and the Blood Curse Mailing list as the date approaches.

Can't wait to share this one with my readers!!!

Until then...beware of things that go bump in the night. :-)

Tessa



Some souls are forged in fire.
Some hearts are packed in ice.
Some elements were never meant to be combined...
~ BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ 
A journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ Coming Fall/Winter 2013

While I still don't have an official release date yet -- that'll be posted very soon -- BLOOD REDEMPTION, book #5 in the Blood Curse Series, is getting about as real as it can get. I am thrilled to share the new cover with everyone and to let you know that the manuscript is going through the final stages of editing & layout (with the publisher). In other words, it won't be long now! :-)

I may or may not post the back-blurb early; it does give away a crucial piece of the story...so...

Hmm.

Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Tessa


Monday, September 9, 2013

BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ A Sneak Peak

Several of you have asked to see a "sneak peak" from the up and coming BLOOD REDEMPTION, book #5 in the Blood Curse Series. **Spoiler Alert** If you do not want to see any part of the book before it is released, please stop reading now. Otherwise, enjoy.    :-) :-) :-)

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Saber had never wanted to destroy anything in all his life—to kill anyone—more than he wanted to kill this haughty being in front of him. There was no way he was going to agree to such absurdity. He knew who he was, and the entire house of Jadon could be damned. Bring on the sun…again. Bring on the Valley of Death and Shadows. He was Saber Mikhael Alexiares, firstborn son to Damien Alexiares, brother to Diablo and Dane, and soldier in the house of Jaegar. Nothing, absolutely nothing, would ever change that. And these light vampires, these scourges of nature who strutted around as if they were entitled to all the favors the gods had bestowed upon them, they could weave all the fanciful tales they wanted trying to convince him otherwise. He knew better.
Saber Alexiares was the devil’s son, and that’s who he intended to remain.
Forever.
“You may as well kill me now,” he snarled. “I’d rather descend into the pit of hell to live as a slave to demons than ascend to this mockery of manhood you call the house of Jadon. I don’t believe you. Not one word. And given half a chance—any chance—I will kill the first of your kind that I can: man, woman, or child. It makes no difference to me.”
Napolean looked off into the distance before slowly turning back to regard the Dark One. He nodded slowly and then smiled ever so faintly. Smiled. “Perhaps,” he said coolly. “Perhaps. But the hour of your death—or the content of your life—will be up to me, not you.” With that, he reached out and grabbed Saber’s forearm. When Saber tried to wrench it away, his entire body froze, paralyzed; and he was suddenly seized by indescribable pain, racked with an agonizing sense of nothingness, the utter absence of personal power.
As the infamous king of the house of Jadon slowly released his fangs and bent his head to Saber’s wrist, everything in Saber’s soul rebelled. No! This could not be happening. This simply could not be real.
Please…
Two lethal canines sank deep into Saber’s wrist, Napolean’s jaw locking down with such force that the radius bone beneath it split in two, while the unyielding king drank Saber’s blood.
The room spun in maddening circles.
The pain brought him up short.
The power that swirled around him crashed against him in violent waves of nausea, yet he sat there, helpless, locked in the compulsion of the greatest being to ever walk the earth, as the king took his due from what he believed to be one of his subjects.
When at last the king withdrew his fangs, licked his taut lips, and released Saber’s arm, a scourge like fire burning through a grass field coursed through Saber’s veins.

“I carry the blood of every child born into the house of Jadon in my veins,” Napolean explained. “And you are no exception.” He leaned forward then, and his piercing eyes flashed with an intensity Saber had never seen before: a clear and unmistakable warning. “Know this, Sabino Dzuna. The sun cannot kill you. Its rays cannot scorch you, but should you harm one hair on the head of one of my subjects, I will destroy you one cell, one strand of DNA, at a time; you will pray for mercy, but none will be forthcoming. You believe you know what pain and suffering are, but you do not. Pray you do not have to find out.” With that, the ancient king rose, nodded his head as if they had just been talking about the weather, and strode to the edge of the cell, without ever looking back.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

You made BLOOD SHADOWS an Amazon Best Seller! Thank You

Just wanted to let all my incredible friends and readers know...

BLOOD SHADOWS quickly made its way to three Amazon Best Seller lists following our wonderful release party :-)

It even hit #2 in Kindle Fantasy/Paranormal!

WOW!!!!

Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend and release. I have had so much fun with all of you, and it is both humbling and motivating to watch the series progress. For me, it is a rare and special honor to spend an entire day with my readers; to share our love of Dark Fantasy and the written word together; and to regain a sense of perspective (that through it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly :-) -- in the end, this crazy world of writing and publishing is still worth it)...

For that, I thank YOU!

And now it's time to get back to work :-)...

For those of you who have asked how to stay connected as the series moves along, there are three things you can do:

1. Consider joining the Blood Curse Series Forum: This group was created for you, to give readers a place to connect, chat, and read together ;-)...



2. Consider sharing your reactions and reviews on Amazon.com; B&N; or another social site. The more people who "chime in," the easier these sites make it for new readers to find the books.



3. Join the Blood Curse Mailing List if you would like to receive future notice of releases. The sign-up box can be found on the contact page of my website (TessaDawn.Com); and it remains the easiest way I have of notifying everyone at once.



Thanks again!
May your days be blessed, and may your dreams become your destiny!

Tessa

Friday, March 1, 2013

**Free** Giveaway WINNERS!

Good Morning, Everyone!

Thank you so much for sharing in the online Book Release Party -- it was so much fun to hear from readers! As always, you guys are simply THE BEST!!!

The winners of the ***free giveaway*** are posted below, along with instructions for claiming your "prize."


First Place: Autographed Trade Paperback with a Mouse Pad
winner: Dennis Crosby

Second Place: eBook (Kindle or Nook) with a Mouse Pad
winner: Krystal C

Third Place: Two Mouse Pads (one for home & one for work ;-))
winner: Fairyluver75

In addition, I am going to be sending out THREE MORE Mouse Pads to the fourth, fifth, and sixth place winners!

Fourth Placewinner - Phyllis M

Fifth Placewinner - Quinn Cullen

Sixth Placewinner - Marci Mylott



How to claim your prize?

One:   Please send an email to author@tessadawn.com
Two:   In the subject line, type "free giveaway winner"
Three: In the body of the email, please provide the following...

  •      The name you used on the site as well as your real name (so I know who you are and what you won :-))
  •      Your physical mailing address for the Trade Paperback and/or Mouse Pads (USA addresses only; please no PO boxes, thanks!)
  •      If you won an eBook, then provide the email address associated with your Kindle or Nook account.
That's it! 

Thanks again for joining me online. I can not express how much everyone's support and enthusiasm mean to me! It is in times like these -- while connecting with wonderful people like you -- that I am reminded of all that's magical about storytelling, the written word, and the quest to share it with others. You reside in my heart...always! :-)  Cheers. 

And enjoy BLOOD SHADOWS

 


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Welcome to the official Release of Blood Shadows!



To all my fangtastic friends, fans, and readers...
Thank you so much for joining me ~ Nachari's story is finally here!

Now let's get down to celebrating... :-) 

ONE:  If you haven't already, please “JOIN THIS SITE” by clicking on the icon in the upper right-hand corner. (You do not have to join to enter the **free giveaway** contests).

(*Note: if you don't see the "Join this Site" icon or can't post, it's probably b/c you're using Internet Explorer as your browser & certain versions are incompatible with Google's "followers widget!" Please try another search engine -- Google CHROME is available as a free download! :-) Thanks!)

TWO: Please "ENTER TO WIN" a **FREE** Prize by Posting a Comment below. (Oh, and feel free to talk to other readers. ALL comments count!)



How to post a comment:
1. Click Comments at the bottom of THIS entry. Then scroll down to the very last post & fill out the comments box. OR 
2. Click on the date beneath any post (this will open a comments box).

Again, Please feel free to reply to other readers! Oh, and please add a **Spoiler Alert** if a comment reveals details about a book. Thanks! 

**FREE** Prizes
First Place: FREE Autographed copy of Blood Shadows along with a free Blood Shadows mouse pad.
Second Place: FREE eBOOK copy of Blood Shadows along with a free Blood Shadows mouse pad.  (The eBook must go to a Kindle or Nook account).
Third Place: 2-free Blood Shadows Mouse Pads (one for home & one for work ;-))

The winners will be chosen randomly at midnight tonight, and their names will be posted on the author's Facebook page – AND on this BLOG – tomorrow: March 1, 2013. Please check back to see if you've won. If you have won, email author@tessadawn.com as soon as possible to claim your book and exchange shipping information.

I will be here all day adding comments and answering questions.  Thank you so much for coming!

Blood Shadows AMAZON                         Blood Shadows Barnes & Noble

Monday, February 4, 2013

Upcoming Book Release Party: BLOOD SHADOWS!


Coming February 28th: BLOOD SHADOWS by Tessa Dawn
"Nachari's Story"
Book #4 in the Blood Curse Series

Dear Reader,
I am excited to announce the upcoming release of BLOOD SHADOWS! 

The title will be available in both print and eBook formats from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other online venues. 

For more information, to view a short excerpt, or to read sample chapters, please visit my website at...

Mark your calendars: I will be hosting an all-day, online Book Release Party on Thursday February 28th right here on my blog, and readers can enter to win a **FREE** Autographed copy of the book and/or a **FREE** Blood Shadows mouse pad. Please feel free to join me ~ I'd love to see you!

Best Always,
Tessa Dawn