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Exsanguinate – A Vampire Urban Fantasy Series (World of Blood Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

exsanguinateFree this weekend only on Amazon!

“They can’t touch you!” What could possibly go wrong at Orlando’s beloved Global Studios Halloween Scream Nights theme park? Cheyenne O’Cuinn’s task is to study fear even though she is the biggest chicken on the planet. In order to carve out a slice of the billion dollar scare industry for her online role-play company, she researches what causes people to run screaming out of haunted attractions.

Determined to face her own fear of Oldhouseophobia, Cheyenne confronts her bloodcurdling obsession – the dreaded haunted house. Her worst nightmare manifested, Cheyenne is brutally attacked and left for dead by a rogue vampire. Splattered across the front page of the Orlando Sentinel, Cheyenne discovers her sisters are missing while she recovers in the hospital.

The ransom call from the kidnapper sets into motion the rabbit hole of a parallel supernatural reality she invades to rescue her family. In a race against the hourglass, Cheyenne confronts a double-agent vampire, a cyberchondriac werewolf, and a mafioso dragon. Can they be trusted to help her, or are they a part of the twisted scheme?

With her sister’s lives on the line, Cheyenne has no choice but to beat the kidnappers at their own game and ensnare them with her own brand of deception.

“Exsanguinate flawlessly blends horror, fantasy, romance, action and humor into one entertaining read. This book has it all and fans of all genres will enjoy it.” ~David Watson, HorrorAddicts.net

Exsanguinate is the first book in this frighteningly-funny, virtually-unforgettable series. If you have played any RPG (roll-playing game) or have experienced Second Life (SL) or any video game, you will not be able to put this book down. Well … except when the tears blur your vision, and you need a moment to collect yourself from a roll on the ground belly laugh, or when the intense emotional responses make you hyperventilate in fear for the characters.

Funny, New, Contemporary Vampire Series to Sink Your Teeth Into!

“If Killion Slade’s book concept was a hybrid horror clone – the style would take the snarky humor from Shaun of the Dead, combine it with the variety of avatars found in World of Warcraft, and give it the agility of movement from Second Life. Then cross that with a ‘virtual’ romance come to life and lay it at the feet of three 21st century sisters who are in big trouble – and you would simply be touching the edges of this story.” ~Rhonda Carpenter, Mark of a Druid

2013 Wicked Women Writer Challenge – How Will You Survive?

wwwheader2013 Wicked Women Writers Challenge – How Will You Survive?

Welcome to the 5th annual Wicked Women Writers Challenge – hosted by HorrorAddicts.net

Where women show how horror done right is horror that stays with you forever.

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What is the Wicked Women Writer Challenge?

A challenge to all women horror writers, published or unpublished. Not only do you get to show off your prose, but we challenge you to perform your story in a podcast recording for all our listening pleasures. Both your written story and audio podcast are publicly judged and voted upon by the fans to determine who becomes 2013 Most Wicked. Each podcast story must be crafted by the entrant and will be limited to ten (10) minutes.

2013 Theme: How Will You Survive?

Premise: Life is never convenient. Why should the apocalypse be any different? Our challenge is how would you survive in an untimely apocalyptic situation.

Story Elements

Upon acceptance in to the 2013 Wicked Women Writers Challenge, your destiny will fall under the Norns Hand of Fate. The Norns will randomly assign the following required elements to help you craft your apocalyptic survival story.

www2013whoLocation: Where will you be when the inevitable strikes? The office lunchroom, stuck on the freeway, a public toilet, or at the gynecologist? We’re pretty sure it won’t be while you’re hunkered down in an underground missile silo with a fully loaded bug out bag.

Disaster: How will the end of the world strike? There is an endless spectrum of how humans will meet their ultimate demise. EMP blasts, super volcano, economic collapse, aliens, terrorist invasion, asteroids, or possibly even zombies are but a few of the ways to end humanity, as we know it. Will you be prepared? What Will You Do to Survive?

Item: It wouldn’t be fair to trap you in a room full of flesh-eating slugs and not give you a fly swatter now would it? Each challenger will receive one item to help them out of their dire situation. Use your item wisely.

Caveat Disability: You are trapped in your designated location. Unfortunately, you have an untimely disability. There is someone or something trying to kill and possibly eat you. Will you escape or battle it through to the bitter end? What might await you on the outside if you do manage to escape? How Will You Survive?

WARNING: The Norns are feeling itchy this year. This challenge is not for the faint of heart.

Ladies, are you ready for this year’s Wicked Women Writer Challenge? Please email your name, headshot, and short bio (under 50 words) to wwwchallenge2013@gmail.com to tempt the hands of fate.

wicked-women-writer-award-2012-killion-sladeKillion Slade, our 2012 Wicked Women Writer Winner, will contact you for further challenge details and timeline. Deadline to enter the 2013 Wicked Woman Writer Challenge is June 20, 2013.
Please note: The earlier you enter the challenge, the longer you’ll have to prepare, write, edit, and produce your contest entry before the deadline. Contest slots fill up fast!

Good Luck and May the Norns Take Pity on Your Mortal Soul!

Just in time for Black Friday White Wolf Press brings you Free Ebooks

Just in time for Black Friday White Wolf Press brings you Free Ebooks
I am so excited to announce that my book along with several others have gone free just in time for Black Friday! That’s right you can get free Ebooks from Barns and noble and Amazon.
Here is the current free list. Get them now free won’t last forever!
The Mark of a Druid By Rhonda R Carpenter

http://www.amazon.com/Mark-Druid-ebook/dp/B002T44W8G

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mark-of-a-druid-rhonda-r-carpenter/1102627168?ean=2940000699041&itm=2&usri=the+mark+of+a+druid

Night’s Knights Emerain Rich

http://www.amazon.com/Nights-Knights-ebook/dp/B002Z13LJE/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nights-knights-emerian-rich/1101160545?ean=2940000804964&itm=1&usri=nights+knights

Sweet Dreams Emmy Z. Madrigal

http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Dreams-ebook/dp/B004GKMJ0O/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-dreams-emmy-madrigal/1029271377?ean=2940011149900&itm=7&usri=brian+rathbone

The Sportin’ Life by Nancy Fredrick

http://www.amazon.com/The-Sportin-Life-ebook/dp/B005P9FVSM/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-sportin-life-nancy-frederick/1106550382?ean=2940011531408&itm=1&usri=sportin+life

Well Someone is Talking About “The Mark of a Druid”

P.J. Vanderkooj recently said in his blog http://www.gramatu.com

Rhonda R Carpenter – Right on the Money

In my quest to highlight authors who have an astounding grasp of new media and where it’s bringing us, I would be remiss if I did not mention Rhonda R Carpenter.

Not surprisingly, I think she’s a great author. Her latest book, The Mark of a Druid really kept me interested. The way she merged past and present, the effect one could have on the other, into one story was really quite brilliant. It’s an excellent fantasy tale, and I certainly recommend that.

Of course, if I just talked about good stories, I wouldn’t be making any real point beyond “I liked this!”. Rhonda really does go above and beyond, though. She’s embraced social and digital media, using her blogs, podiobooks, and Facebook to effectively communicate with her fans, so that, to me, she becomes more than just a name on a dust jacket, but feels like someone I would really enjoy sitting down for a cup of coffee with. She’s really real.

Then there’s the other projects she’s got her fingers into. Like the Wicked Women Writers challenge I wrote about before. It’s really such a great way to encourage writers to stretch their mental muscles, and it’s a really good shot at some extra publicity as well.

Then there’s her own Podioracket.com, where she interviews the authors of upcoming books on Podiobooks, giving them a chance to promote themselves, and highlighting interesting tidbits for interested readers.

Really, what more could you ask for? Here is a creative and successful writer who also gives of her own time to help other authors out as well. Talented and caring. Thanks for being an inspiration Rhonda. Thank you for being so inspiring.

Oh yeah, and she’s got an awesome pair of cowboy boots.
Now that was a ton of nice things to say. You made my day! And as a coffee junkie I would definitely say yes to a cuppa with you. I personally am looking forward to the release of the shorts associated with The Mark of a Druid that will be releasing soon. One in The Glimpses anthology and the other independently. That will be a great way to spread the word as well as keep the fans coming back while I finish the sequel. Big thank you for sharing alittle about me and my new cowboy boots!

The Wicked Women Writers are at it again!

The Wicked Women Writers are at it again! You have until Nov 16th to vote for the most wicked woman write who will carry the title Most wicked for 2010!

This year there are more contestants and more stories. The rules were this the theme was the 7 deadly sins. Each of us was given a sin and 30 days to write record edit and produce a audio version of the sin we were assigned. I got LUST! Imagine that! As you can guess this is not a story for the little ones and it is not work safe, you have been warned!

I had a good time with this story and now that I have listened to all 6 of the entries I must say you will have a hard time picking!

Once you have heard them all email Emzbox@sbcglobal.net with your vote. In the subject line put WWW and your vote goes in the body. One of the voters will win schwag from all of the women!  You can only vote once. The winner will be drawn at random and each writer will send you something.

So pop over to www.horroraddicts.net and listen to them all!

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Count down! 3…2…1… Find Me

Hi all,

Today is the last day of packing. Tomorrow we load the truck/cars and hitch up the trailers. Then Thursday morning the convoy will be on the road moving across country. Can you hear me tapping my foot to get it going. We are very excited about this move. This will be the last post from my desk top for a while. So remember to follow the trip on facebook and twitter.

Let’s make this fun! Who’s on my route have you scrolled down to see the route and hear the promo for the move? now ti si the time to get up to speed.

There are several ways to get you name in the hat for some very cool prizes.

June 24th we hit the road! This contest ends June 26th as we reach our destination.

1.Tweet @rhondacarpenter and let me know you are spreading the word about the contest.

2.Catch me on the road by following me either as I tweet and facbook about where I am as we drive across country.

3.Snap a pic of the convoy and tweet @rhondacarpenter or Facebook on my wall rhondacarpenter

4.Stop by the shop on Second Life and drop me a notehttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/231/96/36

5.Blog about the trip and tell me you did.

7.Play the audio promo that will be released the first week of June. And shoot me a link to the podcast at info@themarkofadruid.com.

8.Bonus prize if you figure out a way to spread the word I haven’t thought of, mentioned.

See you on the web and on the road. More to come!

The day draws near and the promo is out spread the word

Hey fans and freinds,

This has been an extremely busy month. But I am excited to announce we have firm dates and a solid route for the move.

Big thank you to Emerian Rich and Heather Roulo for doing a promo for the contest for me. Now it is your job if you chose to accept it to spread the word. Starting now. Click on the map to download the promo.

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Take off day is June 24th and we hope to cover a lot of ground Watch my twitter feed for where we are stopping and how the trip is going. If you see me at a gas station, restaurant ect… Snap a picture and post it or twitter, facebook or myspace where I am and your name will go in the hat to win some cool scwage. I will be handing out bookmarks and books while on the rioad you could be a lucky winner just for being in the same place I am at the right time.

Some of the big cities we will be traveling through are: Barstow, CA, Flagstaff and Winslow, AZ, Gallop and Abuquerque, NM, Amerillo, TX, and Oklahoma City, OK. But there are lots of small cities all along the route.

I will be posting from my cell phone on the trip as obviously my computer will be off line. It iwll take a bit of time befor eI am set up again in the new place. So be sure that you shoot and email to me about each time you twitter, facebook, SL or myspace about the contest. info@themarkofadruid.com

See you all on the road!

Count Down to Moving Day 23… 22…

It is so exciting to be counting the under the 30 day mark on the new and exciting adventure we are about to undertake. The promo for the push across the country will be out this weekend and we will start really spreading the word.

Move day is the 24th of June and we expect to be on the road about 3 days. All things are being handled and I really feel like I have a good plan for this move. The house is packed save what I use every day.

The magnets for the vehicles arrived and turned out great! Have a gander.

Follow along and you could win some very cool schwag, autographed books, posters, and promotional materials. I have been practicing with the new Droid and totally love it! I will even be able to post to the blog along the way from my phone. Is that cool or what?

Get in on the game early. There is lots to tell you all and tons for you to do to help spread the word. I will even be giving Ebooks away from the road.

I am still making plans to make this fun for you guys and me too!

So follow me on twitter: @rhondacarpenter on on Facebook Rhonda Carpenter

More later!

Author on the Move or Where’s Rhonda You Pick and Win!

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Several ways to get into the contest that starts with the promo release the fist week of June. Then on June 24th we hit the road! This contest ends June 26th as we reach our destination.

  1. Tweet @rhondacarpenter and let me know you are spreading the word about the contest.
  2. Catch me on the road by following me either as I tweet and facbook about where I am as we drive across country.
  3. We know for sure we will be spending the night in Kingman AZ!
  4. Snap a pic of the convoy and tweet @rhondacarpenter or Facebook on my wall rhondacarpenter
  5. Stop by the shop on Second Life and drop me a note http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/231/96/36
  6. Blog about the trip and tell me you did.
  7. Play the audio promo that will be released the first week of June. And shoot me a link to the podcast at info@themarkofadruid.com.
  8. Bonus prize if you figure out a way to spread the word I haven’t thought mentioned.

See you on the web and on the road. More to come!

Time for the Big Move-Come Along for the Ride and Win!

Time for the big move you hear me right. I am relocating. There are lots of reasons why but the important thing is we have purchased a new home in eastern Oklahoma and will be taking up residence some time in early July we believe. Stay tuned for the details. I will be announcing the Twitter, Facebook, and Second Life contest that could win you a autographed copy of The Mark of a Druid or other prizes to be announced along the way. I am currently working out how the logistics work but so far here is the grand idea.

This is a map of our route!

Here is what I am thinking: After you read this go sign up to follow me on Twitter @rhondacarpenter or Facebook also Rhondacarpenter that way you will be ready for what comes next.

In a few weeks I will be announcing GO for the push to get everyone to spread the word. If you are off our route you can watch my posts and catch me at a rest stop, gas station or honk if you pass me. I will be posting pictures of the caravan that will move our home from lovely Lake Arrowhead, Ca to Wilburton OK. If you don’t live on our route then you can still get you name into win by spreading the word and making sure I find out. If you spread the word on twitter then make sure @rhondacarpenter is in the tweet. If on facebook you can and you are my friend it will come up in my feed. I will  keep track as your names pile up in the drawing. I may also be using Google maps but need to upgrade my phone before we go. More on that later. I am also going to try and include folks on Second life. Sound fun? Sort of like where’s Waldo except with me and a big truck and a couple of passenger vehicles. I will line out a set of rules as we get closer to GO I just wanted to let you all know what was happening so you could get ready. There will be several ways to win but if you can get a pic of me on the road and there is a big prize. Below is our new driveway!