Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Vampire Elite by Irina Argo

Paranormal Romance
Date Published: 6/7/13


Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts are released in one volume
Vampire Elite
Part 1. Prophecy
Part 2. Keepers of the Key
What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?
A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother's mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.
The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race
and she's ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
 But the King of the Vampires has other plans.
 What neither expects 
is the passion that erupts between them.

Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, 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.

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Meet VE Character: Simone, Vampire Princess

As the offspring of Tor and the former Amiti Queen, the vampire princess Simone is Arianna’s half-sister, and she is often torn between loyalty to her sister, on the one hand, and loyalty to her father and the Vampire Elite as a whole, on the other. Simone also feels extremely insecure because of the Amiti blood in her veins. Despite being raised as a pampered child in the royal household, she has always suspected that her vampire King father and her family, the Royal pride, never loved her wholeheartedly because she was born defective. Simone is starving to be loved and believes that she can earn this love she perceives to be missing if she can just make herself powerful, strong, and self-sufficient enough—that is, if she can prove without a doubt that she has all the qualities vampires value the most. Unconsciously she becomes convinced that she can fill her emptiness and compensate for her lack of personal power by falling in love with and mating a top-ranking male in immortal society: Antar, the Alpha of the Legacy of Tyr, the immortal police force. She will do anything to win his heart, even if it means betraying someone she loves. But stepping on this path does not bring her the desired result; it just entangles her further in her own vulnerability and insecurity. She creates what she believes to be irreversible damage that will bring the entire Amiti race to the verge of annihilation.

From the Authors

We had lots of fun following Simone’s down the path of adventure and inner development she’s living. She’s spoiled rotten and stubborn, but also very vulnerable, and she tries so hard to prove herself as a real full-blooded vampire, to win the affection of others, or to do the right thing that she overdoes it, with often outrageous outcomes. That’s what makes her a compelling and often funny character: the feeling of wanting to fill an inner void, propelling her to do crazy things in the hope that that is what will make her feel complete. But deep within, as much as she tries to push it away, she knows the truth, which is that in order to find her true self she has to embrace both sides of herself: the vampire and the Amiti. At this point she’s not yet ready to do it; she’s still too bound by the opinion of vampire society—and too afraid that they’ll reject her. Here again, immortal struggles provide a perspective on our own human ones. Hasn’t each of us, at some point, sacrificed a part of our self—even perhaps a part that we hold sacred—in order to feel a sense of belonging or love?

About the authors:

Irina Argo

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


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.

Check them out:
Twitter: @TheVampireElite

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