“Vampire Conspiracy” now available on Smashwords.

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Jack Wendell’s battle for survival continues in ‘Vampire Conspiracy’, book two of the Vampire Syndrome saga. Jack finds himself at ground zero in the never-ending battle between Human Vampires and the space-alien Pures.

The other Human Vampires discover Jack’s secret power. A power the Pures covet. Jack leverages his power as a bargaining tool to start uneasy peace negotiations between the Humans and the Pures.

Jack’s desire for peace with the Pures is thwarted at every turn as the Pures kidnap Human Vampire leaders, including Jack’s girlfriend Zetania Vinescu, Chief Venator (law enforcer) of Romania.

Jack knows that ending a war which has raged for thousands of years will not be easy. But what Jack doesn’t know is that another powerful enemy waits in the shadows, endangering the lives of both the Human Vampires and the Pures.

Can Jack defeat an adversary he knows nothing about, yet knows everything about him?

Vampire Conspiracy ebook on Smashwords

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David’s Haunted Library: Ancient Enemies

Ancient Enemies: A “vampire book” that transcends the genre. I wish I delved into the inner politics of my vampires like Brian does for his!

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The world’s governments are a place of secret agendas and backstabbing politicians. It’s even worse when the ruling class is made up of vampires called the order. Their ruling council is called the Hegemony and they have been in charge of world politics for centuries. Every continental territory is ruled by a Hegemon, the Hegemon in charge of North America is a vampire scientist named Caroline.

Ancient Enemies by Brian McKinley begins with Caroline about to leave for a summit meeting of the Hagemony to talk about the future. She is leaving her lover Avery in charge of their home. Avery has been developing psychic powers and has been feeling out of place in Caroline’s world. Now with Caroline gone, Avery is faced with trying to protect Caroline’s scientific secrets and he has found a new woman who is attracted to him. Meanwhile, Caroline is trying to keep her position of…

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Historical Division: Uncovering the Underworld by Brian McKinley

Tracing history can be hard when the subjects didn’t want to be traced…. 😈

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UNCOVERING THE UNDERWORLD

When I began planning my historic gangster vampire novel Drawing Dead, I knew that I was in for a lot of research. However, what surprised me was the amount of digging and sifting through contradictory information I had to do. I’d always been interested in the gangsters of the 1920s and 30s, and I thought I had a fairly solid grip on the major figures of the period.

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Shakespeare? Yes, We Can!

Coach Ron Pepper: “Don’t worry about the things you can’t do. A champion is the best at what they can do.”
College degrees, owning their own businesses, symphony musicians, Shakespearean acting.
People with Down Syndrome can do it all!

Exploring the Mind of Mickey

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Danger: female violinist at work

This woman can… play!

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Here’s the lovely Nicola Benedetti. It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when many people were disgusted at the sight of a woman playing the violin. As one writer (in The Girls’ Own Indoor Book, attempting to reassure teenage girls in the 1880s) says

I have also in former days known girls of whom it was darkly hinted that they played the violin, as it might be said that they smoked big cigars, or enjoyed the sport of rat-catching.

By the end of the century, those former days appeared long gone. Violin-playing was deemed ‘lady-like’, if not a suitable job for a woman – when Henry Wood, the visionary director of Queen’s Hall Orchestra and the man behind the Proms, hired six female string players in 1913 he was right to take great pride in his action, but, sadly, other orchestras did not follow suit.

So…

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DRAWING DEAD BOOK TRAILER

I especially love this book trailer’s music!

The Ravings of a Sick Mind

Here it is! The awesome new trailer from  http://onlineservices4authors.org/

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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