Thursday, June 13, 2013

Vampire Elite #Interview #Excerpt #GF_VAMPIRE

Today I'm hosting the Virtual Book Tour for Vampire Elite, by Irina Argo, which is a combined pen name for two authors - and I'm interviewing both of them. So a big welcome to Irina Kardos and Jo-An Torres.
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Hi Ladies! Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
Ruth Gordon the actress, she was a vibrant wonderful woman full of pure joy and energy..Jo-An
A vampire. They are sexy, powerful, strong, self-sufficient and most importantly, they don’t age. What about the price they must pay for all these benefits? Well, we all have to pay one way or another for everything we get from life..Irina
What did you do on your last birthday?
Writing. I had to stay at home for an extended period—taking care of my sick husband—so I’ve been writing as it brings so much joy into my life..Irina
Went out to dinner with my husband and bemoaned the fact that in another year I would be 70….when I was 20, being 70 was like being dead. Jo-An
Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
No. I do not like anything permanent. I’m a woman and therefore am entitled to change my mind indiscriminately. If I do get one, I’ll change my mind the next day and I may hate it. Argggggg. Irina
No, not yet, I figure that I’m old enough now to make the intelligent, conscious decision about getting one and knowing what it will look like at age….arggggg…70. It will be a tramp stamp, a kitten’s face and paws crawling out of the back of my two piece bathing suit, like the hang in there poster…and yes,
I still wear a two piece swim suit .. photos available on requestJ….I am a pure blooded Spaniard and genetically fortunate to be slim and trim and toned…of course my plastic surgeon has a lot to do with having my face keep up with my body. I think I’ve paid for his second BMW by now. Jo-An

What are you working on right now?
Bought a luxury motor home and am working on clearing out our house in California so we can sell it and move to New Mexico…still own a lot of inventory of vintage clothing and jewelry from my costume shop that I just can’t bring myself to part with and I detest storage lockers…..Jo-An
Realizing my passion by writing these books ..Irina
What do you think you’re really good at?
Creativity, making a leather purse out of a sow’s ear, analytical and constructive criticism, editing and multi-tasking..Jo-An
Persistancy and consistency. If I set my mind on doing something, I do it , do it, do it, until I have it done, I’m extremely focused. I’m also very creative. Irina



Can the ultimate choice be made if saving your race means destroying the one you love?

At the beginning of the twenty-first century of our era a millennia long war between two immortal races was coming to an end. The Vampire Elite, the strongest among vampires, forced the race of immortal beings, the Amiti to become their blood suppliers, called bloodstock, locking them in their underground cells and treating them like livestock. The surviving free Amiti make a final attempt to strike back. The Queen of Amiti is proclaimed a traitor and is executed. Her death signifies the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna who becomes the last hope of her dying race. Arianna totally embraces her mission and is ready to fight for her people to the last drop of her blood but encounters an unexpected challenge—the vampire King Tor. They both are captured into a trap of love where they had to make an ultimate choice; to kill the loved one or to let their races die.

Vampire Elite is the epic story of a bitter conflict between two peoples, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.

Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.
Available at Amazon:
Excerpt 1 (Simone at the Hunter’s auction)
As the auctioneer spoke, two Sekhmi in eveningwear—a male carrying an elegant dagger and a female a silver tray covered with glass vials—approached the Amiti girl.

“She’s barely eighteen, ladies and gentlemen. That’s a good three years younger than the youngest bloodstock you’ll usually come across. Look at her; she’s stunning, simply stunning, and as you can see, we’ve kept her well conditioned, in excellent health.”
The auctioneer paused as the male Hunter grasped the Amiti’s hand and held it above the tray. The girl showed no resistance, her only display of anxiety the butterfly fluttering of her thick eyelashes. He raised his other hand, and the dagger flashed in the light as with a swift motion he slit the Amiti’s palm. The dark, intoxicating scent of fresh blood filled the room as it poured into the vials.
Simone’s gums began to itch and burn, and she covered her mouth with her hand so no one would see her fangs punching down. It was considered terribly rude to expose one’s fangs in public, even among other vampires. But she needn’t have worried; everyone’s attention was riveted to the stage and the blood flowing from the girl’s wound. The room vibrated with bloodlust and sexual arousal.
The female Sekhmi approached Simone’s table, offering the Royal Pride the first of the blood samples. Knowing that all eyes were on her, Simone forced herself not to hesitate and took a small sip—and was immediately flooded with euphoria.
“For this magnificent specimen, we open the bidding at ten million U.S. dollars,” announced the auctioneer.

Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina Kardos and Jo-An Torres.


Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.


Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers.  Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves." She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.


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Mary Preston said...

Personality plus in the interview thank you ladies. I just loved it.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Ingeborg said...

Fun interview, I enjoyed it.


Anonymous said...

I've always shied away from tattoos for the same reason (well, that and the pain)...


MomJane said...

What a fascinating excerpt. I believe this is going to be a book I won't b able to put down.

Irina & Jo-An said...

THANK you, when bear your soul you find out more about yourself!
Anonymous - Yes, it hurts, I had my lips done..............OWWWWWWWWW
MOM JANE - Trust me, make sure you have LOTS of time to kick back, relax on go on an exciting adventure.

Irina and Jo An Authors said...

PS..Book is available TODAY on Amazon for $1.00! You do not need a Kindle to download...Amazon provides free software for you to download to almost any device...
Thank you for coming and supporting us!

Irina & Jo-An

irina and Jo An Authors said...

GALE .. Your site is magnificent .. my inner self is a wolf and I immediately got goose bumps!
Thank you so much for hosting us today .. we-ll check back in soon ..

Irina & Jo-An

Gale Stanley said...

Irina & Jo-An, thank you for sharing with us. I'm looking forward to reading your book.
All the best, Gale

Shannon R said...

Thanks for the great excerpt. Amazon is prefered

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wanda f said...

Great post