Guest post Heather Kuhel!




Dear reader,
Today I’d like to share with you Just Another Paranormal Christmas, an anthology which includes my short story “The Unexpected Guests.” Starring Sarah Vargas, the story takes place after my forthcoming release with Eternal Press, Blood Moon. However, reading the series is not required to understand the story and the characters.
“The Unexpected Guests” Blurb:
Damian’s Christmas party is the last place Sarah ever thought she’d find trouble…
Werewolf Sarah Vargas returns to South Carolina to attend a Christmas party thrown by Damian, born vampire and Lord of Charleston. She quickly discovers that The Council - an elite group of vampires - are attending. They are bringing with them two members of the Du'Rah, the vampire's elders. The Du'Rah are pretending to attend Damian's party so that they can initiate him into their ranks, however they have a more sinister plan. Will Sarah be able to save Damian from the true death and still celebrate the holiday season?
There are also five other stories highlighting the joy of the holiday season:
A Cornwall Christmas by Kayden McLeod
A Christmas the Vancouver vampires will never forget
Even vampires celebrate the holidays. Marcus and Kelly wake up Christmas morning with their own extraordinary presents for the other, one of them being blowing up of the kitchen. In an effort to appear more human, the Cornwall’s plan an extravagant dinner, with all the trimmings and more. Differences are put aside; the Council and Covens come together to show that this time of year is only for good tidings.
A Future Holiday by Candace Sams
Two war-weary galactic defenders rekindle their romance when Armistice corresponds with the holiday season.
In a future society, two lonely fighters return from war. Rorn T’Kar is the commander of an Earth ship which has been battling in space for eight long years. He once loved Lyra Dench, but she apparently found his presence tedious. Lyra couldn’t tell Rorn she’d joined the Infiltration Corps, which unfortunately had an eighty-percent mortality rate. She was ordered to keep her actions secret and knew Rorn would try to keep her from fighting to save Earth. When Armistice finally comes and coincidentally corresponds with the holidays, the magic of the season takes over. Rorn and Lyra meet again, at the end of the war, and find what they thought they’d lost…all by the light of a Yule tree.
Once Upon A Dragon by K.A. M’Lady
Jeremy Owens and his older siblings want to believe in magic, but hope and belief are difficult things to hold onto even when you’re a child. After the loss of their parents, three young children find themselves fostered off on an Aunt who’s never known the love of a child. This Christmas will the Owens children find out what it means to believe again? Anything is possible with a little magic.
A Christmas to Remember by Brigit Aine
Pixie and Wolf politics still abound, but nothing will stop Kira from enjoying her first Christmas as a married woman. Now that they are married, Lance and Kira thought life would settle down. Unforntunately for them, as Christmas approaches so do their enemies.
Reflections of a Lily in Winter by Susan Gabriel
A single light shines brightest in the darkest hour of the longest night.
Even a tough cookie can crumble under difficult circumstances. Fourteen year old Lily is drowning in domestic drama and facing the worst Christmas in her life until a distant relative in a faraway place throws her a lifeline. One Christmas spent at Candlewood Manor will open her eyes to a world beyond her imagining and open her heart to the reason behind the season.
Personally, I think the best part of Just Another Paranormal Christmas is that the anthology benefits the Armed Forces Children’s Education Fund, Inc. For more information about this wonderful cause, please visit their website: http://www.afcef.org
Before I go, I would like to share an excerpt from my story “The Unexpected Guests.” And don’t forget to check out Just Another Paranormal Christmas, available November 27th from Mojocastle Press (http://www.mojocastle.com).
EXCERPT:
“Not only is it an honor to have the Du’Rah attend Damian’s event, it’s a danger,” T.D. said. She had sat upright on the bed and had her hand resting on the butt of her gun.
“Damian told me what happened at the last party they attended,” Sarah said. “No survivors.”
“They don’t attend parties to have a good time,” T.D. said. “They do it to take out
competition.”
Jared and Sarah turned towards the witch. “What?”
T.D. nodded. “To become a Du’Rah is a very high honor, one gained only through age. There is no task to complete. You could live in a cave your whole life and still get inducted into the Du’Rah. They attend the galas of those chosen for the honor, and then find a reason to be displeased with them. The music wasn’t right. They didn’t have a Du’Rah’s favorite blood. The costumes offended a member. With displeasure comes death.”
“Then why are they attending Damian’s Christmas party?” asked Jared. “I mean, yes he was alive when Rome fell but there has to be vamps older than that.”
“There are,” said T.D. after a moment. “But Damian’s an interesting creature. He wasn’t born during Roman times Jared. Not only has he been a vampire longer than you can fathom, but he was born into vampirism. He has known no other life. The Du’Rah must feel threatened by this.”


“He’s been chosen to become a Du’Rah,” stated Sarah.
“We might as well been given a death sentence.”


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Read more about Sarah Vargas!
Fade to Black blurb:
Werewolf bounty hunter Sarah Vargas has only one goal in life; to kill the Were that attacked and changed her. However a slew of werecreature murders send Sarah and her partner, Jared Fontaine, on the mission of their lives, ending with a discovery about Jared’s past that might destroy them both.
Malevolent Dead blurb:
Werewolf Sarah Vargas thought all she had to worry about was the Blood Moon Corporation's retaliation. She never dreamed that another vampire would arrive, disputing Damian's claim over the throne to Charleston, SC. To make matters worse, he is no ordinary vamp; he's a vampire necromancer. He's exceptionally hard to kill, and Sarah will have to do what ever she can to keep those that she loves safe... Even if it means doing the unthinkable.
Blood Moon blurb:
After she broke her contract with the Blood Moon Corporation, Sarah Vargas knew that it was only a matter of time before they came for her. What she didn't know is what lengths they would go to to make sure that she had no where to run. Everyone Sarah has every relied on is in danger during a time when friends become enemies, and Sarah quickly realizes that the Blood Moon Corporation will never give up until she is dead. The Blood Moon Corporation is coming, and even Sarah doesn't think she can make it out alive.


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2 comments:

  1. Happy Saturday, Sunshine! I have an award for you :)
    http://thecreativewell.blogspot.com/2010/11/ive-been-honored-with-award.html

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  2. Thank you for having me as a guest. It seems that Just Another Paranormal Christmas has been delayed thanks to the holiday weekend. :o) I think the new projected release date is in Dec, closer to the Christmas holidays. Once I know the actual date, I'll post it on here.

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