Monday, October 22, 2012


Lots of excitement on Books by Banister today as I'm participating in a big event for my prolific, multi-genre writer pal, Elizabeth Marx (All's Fair in Vanity's War, Cutters vs. Jocks, Binding Arbitration.) Elizabeth will soon be releasing the first two books in The Red Veil series, Descent of Blood and Ascent of Blood. Today, she's sharing with us the blurbs for both of these Paranormal Romance novels, as well as the cover art. I am a big fan of the cover art for this series as it's so moody and atmospheric and the colors are gorgeous!

Elizabeth has generously offered to gift an e-book ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of both books to one lucky winner! If you are a fan of stories about sexy vampires and starcrossed lovers, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, October 29th.

Descent of Blood, The Red Veil Series, The Prequel

When times are darkest, some vampires desire more than blood …

England, 1465. Mortal men clash in the War of the Roses for the English crown, while vampire warriors’ move undetected among their ranks, savoring the flow of blood that battlefields provide.

Vampire prince, Severian Pearce, fears the revelation of the immortal clans to humankind should King Henry fall from power. While in pursuit of Henry’s enemies, Severian comes to the aid of Meridian Neville, a human woman he craves—and not for the scent of her blood … Meridian is torn between honoring her father’s dying wish and her unexplainable yearning for Lord Severian. But as Severian and Meridian work together to protect a relic hunted by mortals and immortals alike, the red veil descends over them. This all-consuming attraction can drive immortals to the brink of madness. Will the existence of this powerful bond between a human and a vampire be enough to unite the immortal clans or is the red veil a scourge set on destroying any chance they might have of happiness?

When all hope is lost, one vampire will fight unto death for his forbidden love.

Ascent of Blood, The Red Veil Series, Book One

Sometimes, love is conceived in the mind of a man long before it is ever realized.

1990, Cardiff, Wales.  Vampire prince, Sebastian Pearce, has waited six-hundred years for the right human mate. His own beloved mother was a mortal capable of carrying immortal offspring. While vampires no longer require live donors for sustenance, Mother Nature has played a cruel trick on them … making breeders a rare commodity. As numbers in his Imperial House dwindle, Sebastian’s virgin bride eludes him, until he happens upon a young woman searching for information about a sacred vampire text, the Book of Descent. Sebastian’s desire for her is more potent than anything he’s felt for another woman, but Everleigh Marbut isn’t innocent. She’s an American with a mind of her own, and worst of all, she’s already carrying an immortal being. Sebastian and Everleigh are so intent on fighting their attraction to each other and the influence of the red veil that they don’t realize they’re being pulled into a battle pitting medieval myth against the power of modern science to recreate life.

Author Bio:  Windy City writer Elizabeth Marx brings cosmopolitan flair to her fiction, which is a blend of romance and fast-paced Chicago living with a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer--not a decorator--which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match and measure things and can miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing. 

Elizabeth grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs.

Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.

Where to find Elizabeth Marx:

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  2. Tracie,
    Thanks so much for doing a cover reveal for my new titles and sharing my work with your followers. I have enjoyed getting to know you through our mutual love of entertainment in all its varying forms. You're a great colleague, but an even better friend. Thanks again.
    Happy reading and reviewing to all,
    Elizabeth Marx

  3. What gorgeous, haunting covers, Elizabeth. Just beautiful. Congrats! I LOVE the name Everleigh.

  4. Gorgeous covers and the books sound absolutely fascinating.

    Tracie knows how much I love me some vampires. My favorite vampire currently being that bad boy Eric on True Blood. Though Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer will always be my true fangy love.

  5. Gorgeous covers, Elizabeth! And how fitting that ASCENT OF BLOOD is set in Wales. To my way of thinking, the woman's face bears a haunting resemblance to Princess Kate.

    Congratulations and fingers crossed for many sales!


  6. Wow, those covers are stunning, Elizabeth. And the stories sound absolutely fabulous. Nice one!

    1. Favorite vampire: Count Chocula. Tee hee. I'm totally serious. He's hilarious

  7. great covers, Elizabeth. Particularly like the blue and purple, which are very strong. The girl, too, is very pretty, although I don't see the resemblance to Princess Kate, for which the latter will be eternally grateful I am sure! Maybe the hair? Good luck with the books! Sooz

  8. Wow so glad that so many of you stopped by. Let's see my favorite vampire would have to be Louis from Interview with a vampire, the tortured, dark brooding vampire. Although, I do have a serious thing for Eric from True Blood, but that's the brooding, Viking vibe. I also have an affinity for the Count on Seseme Street!
    Ok, Tracie wanted to know what 'vein' these books are in, I'd say Gothic paranormal, not as campy as Charlene Harris and a lot more world building like Sherilyn Kenyon. Hope that helps.

  9. These covers are beautiful!! I can't wait to read them! :)

    My fave vampire is Jasper from Twilight. He's just adorable! :)

  10. I still love the original Dracula!

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  11. Favorite Vampire ..... Has to be the Cullen family patriarch.

    :) Lauren