Monday, November 10, 2014

Guest Blog: The Realm Walker Series by Kathleen Collins

UFI welcomes Kathleen Collins Author of The Realm Walker Series. Thanks for Joining us!!

One of the things I hear a lot is that vampire novels are “over”. This is a sentiment I disagree with, obviously, as my books have vampires in them. I personally love me a good vampire book and thought I’d share some of my favorite literary vampires with you.

1.) Dracula – The Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost.

I actually loved Frost’s version of Dracula the first time I met him in her Night Huntress series. To say I was giddy when I found out he’d be getting his own books is an understatement. He’s funny and sexy and you should definitely check him out if you haven’t already.

2.) Mircea Basarab – The Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance

Mircea is just one of many sexy vampires in this series but he’s by far my favorite. He’s dark, bossy, and knows exactly what he wants.

3.)  Bones – The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost

Tough, no-nonsense and completely smitten with the woman in his life. What could be sexier?

4.)  The vampires in the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

The vampires in this world are completely different from any others I’d read about. And 
they definitely aren’t sexy. They’re worth checking out.

5.) Kit Marlowe – The Vampire series by Rosemary Laurey

What can I say? A vampire with a literary history is bound to be intriguing to an English
Lit major like myself. These books stayed with me for a long time after I read them.

So what did I miss? What are some of your favorite vampires in literature?

Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.

The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.

She is currently hard at work on her next book.

Find Kathleen and her books

Realm Walker
Realm Walker #1
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 An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…

As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That’s only the first of her secrets.

Most people don’t know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don’t know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don’t know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…

Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can’t reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.

Death's Daughter
Realm Walker #2
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Juliana Norris, Realm Walker with the Agency, is an Altered. A fact that she runs up against every time she's forced to work with human police officers, and their species-ist commissioner, on cases they can't solve themselves. Which happens more than they would like to admit.

Her gift--the quality that makes her the best Realm Walker in the business, without boast--is the ability to read magical signatures. Whether the gift came from her father, the dark fae god of death, or the mage mother she can't remember, is anyone's guess. And when Altered children start going missing with only wild magical signatures as clues, her heritage is the last thing on her mind.

She can't afford such distractions, and she definitely can't afford to worry about the fact that her mate, master vampire Thomas Kendrick, hasn't spoken to her since she saved him from a demon--maybe it's because she had to stab him to do so. Because whoever is kidnapping these children must be very powerful to wield wild magic. Very powerful, and very dangerous indeed.

Blood Slave
Realm Walker #3
Can she find a killer in a town where the basest desires are allowed to run free? 

There are zombies in the Dead Zone and Juliana Norris is sent to take care of the problem. And for there to be zombies, there had to be bodies. When vampires are found to be the culprits, Juliana is sent undercover in the red light district of Kansas City. Lying to her mate, Thomas Kendrick, isn’t something she wants to do, but she’s in another vampire’s territory and Thomas would not be pleased. Besides, she’s more than capable of doing the job herself, and she needs to prove it to everyone. Most of all herself. 

Charles Morgan is in control of the Kansas City area, making a rich living off his various enterprises. Juliana goes undercover at the strip club Lust and gets sucked into his dark, decadent world. More victims turn up and the Agency is positive they’ve got their man, but Juliana is not so sure. When the Agency refuses to listen, she reluctantly turns to Thomas for help. He intervenes but finds Juliana unaware of the danger she is in and discovers she may just be too deep for him to save.