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Jun 11, 2015

Erica Stevens – Then & Now Interview

ericaIn June 2013, I first launched VampireForums and the Vampire Forums Facebook Page there was only a handful of authors that I interviewed/reviewed in the beginning with Erica Stevens being my very first. Because of that I wanted to do a new interview that shows where she was then and where she is now. I have chosen Erica Stevens for my Captive Captured My Heart Award. Her Captive Series is one of my all time favorite vampire series of all times. She is an amazing author and I hope that you enjoy the interview and the takeover that she is doing today during the event.

How many books had you released in 2013 and what have you released since then?
I released three books in 2013 and I’ve released 7 books since then.

What one thing do you think has changed about the type of writer that you are over the last two years?
I’ve learned a lot more over the years, stuff I never even realized I need to learn. I stay focused on one story at a time now. I still switch off series, because I need to take a break and refresh with something new, but I used to bounce between books all the time whenever I got stuck somewhere.

If you could go back and give yourself a single piece of advice two years ago from present day what would it be and why?
Take a breath, take it easier. You’ll get there eventually. 🙂

What has been one major milestone in your writing career that you have reached that you would like to share with us?
I’ve been able to write full time, which has always been my lifelong dream.

Do you think that the services and advertising provided by me/VampireForums has benefited you at all over the last two years?
Absolutely. I’ve made a lot of friends and many new readers through you.

To date what is your favorite vampire book that you have written?
The prequel to The Captive Series, Broken. It’s the book I love and hate the most. It was by far the most challenging book I’ve ever written, and it’s nothing like anything else I’ve ever written.

Have you branched off into any other new genres that you was not writing in 2013?
No, not yet. I love to write and read paranormal/romance/sci-fi/horror/apocalyptic/dystopian. Though I have an idea for two books I’d like to write that are both outside of those genres.

Do you have any new releases coming up and if so what are they and genre?
My next release is coming out on June 17th. It’s a more mature spinoff to my Kindred Series that focuses on somewhat redeemed bad boy, Julian. It’s a paranormal romance.

Are you currently satisfied at where your writing career stands and do you feel as though you have grown as an author over the last two years?
I’m happy with where I am, I’ve worked hard to get here and have met some amazing people along the way. I like to believe I’ve grown as an author. I’m constantly learning something new and trying to improve my writing. I hope it has shown over the years and that people have noticed.

What is one free resource that all authors should take advantage of?
Social media and starting a mailing list. I waited far too long to start my mailing list and regret it now, but live and learn. 🙂

Feb 10, 2015


coverbocFor anyone who has ready anything by the talented Erica Stevens knows that she is one hell of a writer and The Captive Series is where my fan girling started! This amazing series follows young Aria who knows nothing more than fighting, death and the evil doers known as the vampires who now rule the world. This series currently contains 5 books that each are equally well written and will play on your emotions more times than you can count but will be worth ever sigh tear drop and gasp that you make during the time that it will take you to read them all. Click HERE to get the entire captive series in a box set for less than a $1! Make sure to head on over and click like on Erica Stevens Facebook Page to keep up to date on this series and other books that she has written!




81glaF4dTPL._SL1500_Book 1 – Captured
Book one is where the journey begins as Aria just 17 years old is captured and brought to the palace of the vampires and put on auction to be purchased as a blood slave. What she did not expect was the fact that Braith, one of the vampire princes has saved her from the claim of another vampire but what horrible plans does he have in store for her? After all most vampires especially the ones with royal blood pumping through their veins are the cruelest and most selfish of them all.





15102674Book 2 – Renegade
In book two Renegade she may have escaped the palace but only to have the caves which she called home to be stormed by vampire guards and when Braith – the one vampire that crushed her heart makes an unexpected appearance. What will happen when she comes face to face with the one person that she never wanted to see again even though her heart was aching for him? Purchase Renegade today!






16181528Book 3 – Refugee
In Refugee book 3 in this amazing series touches on the emotions of what happens when the world is viewed from different aspects of what once was real to what is left after the hundreds of years of being ruled by a handful of vampires including an iron fisted king who takes pleasure in destroying everything around him. Braith and Aria is set on gaining allies from some of the older aristocrats that stood against the king when the first war took place but this will not be an easy journey for either of them and each will learn that one’s weakness may be a strength when they are with the one person they are destined to be with. Refugee is waiting for you to purchase it now and believe me when I say that you are going to love this book as its my favorite in the entire series!




16307045Book 4 – Salvation
Salvation is book four in the series and will be a breaking point for this unlikely couple and those that surround them when Aria is captured by Braith’s brother – Caleb who is the only person that may be as evil if not worse than the king himself. The things that they have in store for her is more than anyone can deal with but she will fight to survive until Braith comes for her. Will he be able to save her in time before Caleb and the king tarnishes her body and spirit? Purchase your copy of Salvation now and find out why this series is one of the best out there!





21973254Book 5 – Redemption
Redemption follows Jack as he struggles to come to term with how things have changed over the last year including the death of the king – his father and the death of David the one man who he was set out to slaughter but found that love really did exist and that family wasn’t always formed by blood. Jack will move from place to place trying to deal with his grief in the best way he knows how until he meets Hannah in a town that seems to be more than what it may appear to be. Purchase your copy of Redemption now!




81O3yVsI4dL._SL1500_Broken (The Captive Series Prequel) (Pre Order)
Publication Date: March 30, 2015
*****The pre-order price will only be available for a limited time after release. Though this book is a standalone novel, it is highly recommended that it NOT be read without reading the other books in The Captive Series first as it does contain some spoilers. This book is set in the past but it is not meant to be a historical novel.*****

In The Captive Series the vampire king that decimated the human and vampire races was introduced, but now it’s time to meet the man that existed before he became a tyrannical king.
At twenty-five, Atticus is the last surviving member of the most powerful line of vampires, and is known as a prince amongst his kind. The life of luxury and privilege he’s always known is about to change in ways that he never could have seen coming though. Ways that will forever alter the course of his life, the lives of all those around him, and the history of the world.
With his life shattered and an all-consuming thirst for revenge the only thing keeping him going, he is left with only one realization…
Sometimes what rises from the ashes of a broken man, is a monster.

Mature YA/New Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

I have personally read all 5 of the captive books and cannot wait for the next one in the series. Erica Stevens is a unique writer that can easily be compared to some of the best vampire authors in history including Anne Rice, Jeanine Frost, Lara Adrian, JR Ward and plenty others! Personally I prefer her books over some of these Make sure to grab the Captive Series Box Set while its available for only $0.99 and pre-order your copy of Broken as well! It will be the best $2 you will ever spend on books!

Jul 12, 2013

Kindle – Amazon Vampire Freebies – Various Authors

Everyone likes to get something free once in awhile so why not take advantage of the freebies being offered by Amazon. They offer hundreds of books for free each day so if you are looking for a few new vampire books to try out this gives you a chance to read what the author has to offer before spending money on them. A few of these I have actually spent money on and many of them are really good. However, there are a few that I have yet to read so make sure to let us know what you think if you try one of the books out.

The Den (Book #1 in the Vampire’s Witch Saga) by Jennifer Abrahmans

The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright

Dark Season: The Complete First Series (All 8 books) by Amy Cross  (Amazing Deal)

Turned (Vampire Journals, Book 1) by Morgan Rice

Resurrected (Part One) (Book #1 of the Vampire Legacy) by Morgan Rice

Vampires Rule (Rule Series) by K. C. Blake

Awakened (Vampire Awakenings 1) (Volume 1) by Brenda K. Davies

Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, Book 1) by Chloe Hart

ETHAN’S MATE (Book One: The Vampire Coalition) by J. S. Scott

Vampire for Christmas by Felicity Heaton

Fat Vampire by Johnny B. Truant

Vampire Assassin (Jane #1) by Samantha Warren

Prophecy: Child of Light (Vampires Realm Romance Series Book 1) by F. E. Heaton

Captured: Book one The Captive Series (Volume 1) by Erica Stevens (Absolutely must read)


Butcher House – Ghost Stories by Appotastic

My Lady Vampire – Book One by Sahara Kelly

To Love A Vampire: Dark Vampire Knight Series: Book One by AnnaRose Vittoria

Book One Midnight Hunter First in The Midnight Hunter Trilogy by Bonnie Bernard and Jerry Skinner

A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book One by Elizabeth Hunter

Super Dark 1 (Super Dark Trilogy) by Tanith Morse

The Vampire’s Warden (Undead in Brown County #1) by S.J. Wright

Thirst (Ava Delaney #1) by Claire Farrell

Blood Like Poison: For the Love of a Vampire (Book 1, Blood Like Poison Series) by M. Leighton

Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1) by Addison Moore

Jun 24, 2013

Autographed Erica Stevens – Salvation – Book 4 of The Captive Series

If you are a fan of Erica Stevens you now have a chance to win an autographed copy of her newest book Salvation which is part 4 in The Captive Series. She was generous enough to sign the book along with taking the time to do an interview with us so make sure to read that if you have yet to have a chance. In order to be eligible for the giveaway as well as future giveaways simply like our page and take the time to share the page with others. It’s as simple as that. Check back for more  great things coming from

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