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A Vampyre's Daughter

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A Vampyre's Daughter

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Brandt wakes up in the ocean, floating on the wreckage of a boat he doesn't remember being aboard.
 
Through bleary eyes, and faltering consciousness, he realizes someone is saving him, but doesn't know who. He wakes up again in a house on an unknown island, alone. He is simply happy to be alive -- until his haunting memories return.
 
He finds that a stunning, yet awkward, girl named Lia has been caring for him, along with her mysterious and frightening father. They seem merely eccentric at first, until an astonishing truth surfaces: Lia has fangs. Real serpent-like fangs. She confesses to be a vampyre, and yet promises no harm to Brandt.
 
Panicking, Brandt tries to escape the island, but the only possibility is an ancient derelict boat that has no motor or sails. There is nowhere on the small island to hide. He must come to grips with his new neighbors, and find a way to accept their friendship if they are all to survive. Because, there are real monsters hunting Brandt. Monsters with guns and explosives rather than fangs or claws. Assassins who will find this island and kill anyone in their path to get to Brandt.
 
With help from Lia to repair the boat, Brandt pledges to set sail and lure the assassins away. But the repair takes days. And as each day passes, Brandt finds himself more and more enchanted by the sweet and gentle woman who claims to be a benevolent vampyre. He doesn't believe he deserves love and happiness, but could they possibly lie in this enchanting girl's embrace?
 
Her past has imprisoned her on the island, and his has imprisoned his soul, and both of their worst fears come back to threaten their newfound hope together. Days earlier, Brandt would’ve traded his life for a chance at redemption against his enemies, but now there is more at stake than he is willing to sacrifice. In a battle to save their lives, Brandt will also fight for his soul against a terrifying enemy that is more powerful than he could have ever imagined.


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jeffschanz

I only now realized that most folks were only getting to read the Bookrix sample of this, and not the downloadable sample (which was different). I have altered the content so it now encompasses the full 6 chapters promised.

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AMP1972

Good choice of cover-layout, and nice intro! My own first suspicion was a kinda drug-smuggler party vessel for Brandt's background, but I may find time to read the download to find out for real.

Anyway, appreciated & rare enough that someone does not stick to cheapest stereotypes, hope it sells well, in case you plan to craft it for monetary ambitions.

Given that vampires are clinically dead bodies i usually scoff at sexual... Show more

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AMP1972

Or how about a press release, for free, maybe it gives you the exposure & interested readers:

https://www.issuewire.com/ebooks-old-roleplay-stories-fiction-is-now-available-cost-free-1618065155846785

Remember: Don't worship or envy mine, focus on getting your own, it is about your... Show more

Ebooks: Old roleplay stories & fiction is now available cost-free! - IssueWire https://www.issuewire.com/ebooks-old-roleplay-stories-fiction-is-now-available-cost-free-1618065155846785 Readers worldwide can get it freebie, 3 formats available.
jeffschanz

Thank you for the idea. Essentially once you publicly offer your book, its considered "published" by agents and publishers, and it hurts chances for trade publication. So i can't do that. But thank you.

AMP1972

Well, delving in memories I just uploaded the old story about my own thoughts on a vampire with less morals than passions & addictions...

Delete comments by me, if the links don't work for you. No need to keep them

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jeffschanz

I'm still editing the book, but I've gotten far enough to post the sample again. It's a 6 Chapter Sample, free to read.

For those who wish to read the whole book, please talk directly to me. I can supply you with the beta version. The whole book will not be available to the general public for a little while.

Thank you.

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AMP1972

Wise choice, 6 chapters are enough to get an impression, I can verify that here.

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jeffschanz

Starting to get some pages back from my editor. Though the alterations aren't huge, they're helpful and inspiring me to dig just a little deeper again on my final edit. So I think I'll once again pull back my book, get it a suitable once over again, and then go from there.

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jeffschanz

I've pulled the book back officially for a little while until I get my final edit done. Thank you for your patience.

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jeffschanz

I will update when the book will be available to the public. Thanks again to my beta readers!

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♥ davebccanada ♥

What a fascinating tale Jeff weaves that defies definition. Is it a Romance or Fantasy, or perhaps a war story with violent action? Whatever it is it is a very good read and hard to find fault with. Throughout over 400 pages I didn't detect more than four or perhaps five minor errors (mostly single letter omissions). It maintains interest right up to the last page. I recommend it highly for a really satisfying read.

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jeffschanz

Thank you so much, Dave.
--And, btw, those errors will be corrected fairly soon. I noticed those errors plus a few more, plus some that Judy caught, so one more Final final final final edit is still on its way.

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ByrdLove

You're better at Romance than we know!

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jeffschanz

Awww. (emoji: blushing )

ByrdLove

all smiles

jeffschanz

A lot of guys secretly like romance, but we want it weaved with some good old-fashioned mayhem, action, etc. We want the girl and guy to hook up sweetly, gently, etc... but only after we rip the bad guy's guts out, and blow up half the town, and look cool doing it. :) That's what I try to write. :)

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Deleted User

I loved it so far. It's amazing. I'll comment again when I'll complete reading it. Good job.:)

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jeffschanz

(emoji: happy clapping, then bows)

Deleted User

XD :D

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