Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book 2 cover.

Here's the second book, The Vampire Chronicles cover. It is a continuation of The Vampire Queen (available on Amazon.com now). The Vampire Chronicles is due out January 7, 2012.
Enjoy and Happy Reading!
Jodie Pierce

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vampire Erotica

Vampire Erotica

               When I first started writing vampire stories, I felt the sensuality, the sexual desire, the seduction of the vampire. I only continued to write “vanilla” stories, ignoring my sensuous thoughts thinking there would be no place in mainstream novels for that type of thing. Eventually, the urge became too strong and I found myself expressing sexual desires and almost pornography on the page before I knew it and better than I could talk about it. I was raised that you don’t talk about those kinds of things so it was always hard for me to discuss these kinds of things with my partners. I tucked away these stories as sort of a “guilty pleasure” and submitted my “vanilla” manuscript which finally got picked up.

               While doing promoting and research for my manuscript, I came across review sites. Now, I figured if I wanted my book reviewed, I’d review for them. Sounds like a solid plan, right? I was amazed, as I looked through the thousands of books waiting for review that were menege, GLBT, or ones with a high “heat” level. I agreed to review my first vampire novel that was a contemporary lesbian vampire novel and I found the sensations the book gave me were the same I felt when I wrote my stories. I thought and thought, maybe my vampire erotica stories would be good enough to fill this giant need for the public. I submitted my first vampire erotica novel to my publisher thinking she was going to turn me down. Within just a couple days I had a response that she wanted the manuscript. I was shocked that my inexperienced level of soft vampire porn was wanted for publishing.

               My new novel is about a woman who is seduced by an older man while working at a gothic bar. She is a quiet person and a poet in her time off but lets her guard down at night while working. She meets a customer who sucks her (no pun intended) in to his charm and intrigue. She finally falls in love with him and his sexuality is hard for her to resist. They have mind blowing sex with fireworks and all for her. He turns her and they feed on each other during sex, heightening the level of heat between them. The next day, there is some kind of natural disaster in the world. They decide to move and get a fresh start and the same thing happens. He teaches her how to feed on a regular human being which she resists at first but then enjoys it. He confesses after the next disaster he’s cursed that when he finds true love and has passionate sex, his destiny is to create disasters. She doesn’t believe him and sets up a scenario to prove it and it comes true. She makes him take him to his home land and explain everything. She ends the romance her way, also ending the book. Here’s the first chapter:

Lucy was your creative, peace loving introvert by day and exotic fun bartender by night. Her transformation each night enabled her to let loose of her daily dismay of the state of the world. She believed the predictions of Nostradamus. She was hunkered down in her basement with enough food to feed an army on Y2K. She believed without a doubt in Global Warming and she just knew the world would come to an end in 2012. However, she was not prepared for the way her entire life was about to change when a stranger came into her bar one night and attempted to order a 1912 Merlot.

     Lucy worked at a bar that was below street level, underneath a carpet store that most people didn't even know existed. The only new customers it saw came with old customers as guests and unless they were into the "lifestyle" they were never seen again. The bar was a gothic bar which catered to all aspects of the gothic "lifestyle". When Lucy was hired the owner explained all this and said he had a hard time keeping bartenders because of it so if she stayed a month he would double her hourly wage. At first she wore all black in a feeble attempt to “play along” however after awhile she started getting into it, (her alter ego she called it) and she noticed her tips got better. She started ordering clothes online to complete her new look. She goes from dressing like a librarian during the day to dressing like Brittany Spears at night. She even does her long burgundy hair up in puppy ears like a school girl.

     What no one in the bar knew was that Lucy had a fascination or let’s say an obsession with vampires so she was really in her element when allowed to let loose every evening. She read book after book about them and even kept a book of poems she herself wrote about them, mostly in adoration of them. She kept to herself when not at work and only left her apartment for shopping what she couldn’t get online. None of her neighbors knew her and she was fine with that. She preferred not to have to put on facades for them. She preferred to be alone with her books, her thoughts and her imaginary vampires. Her apartment was on the top floor and had a bay like window seat that looked out over the city. Sometimes after work, that’s where Lucy would sit and write her best poems looking out at all the lights wondering what it would be like to fly. She longed for something but was unsure what she was missing.

      Lucy started wearing silver fangs to work. It started as part of a Halloween costume but she liked them so much she just kept them and wore them every day. Of course the customers loved them and she even developed a vampiress persona while behind the bar including a fair attempt at a Transylvanian accent. She loved the release it provided her, being able to develop herself as one of the vampires she so adored. The customers loved that she played along with them and her tip jar liked it even more at the end of the night. In all, Lucy had finally found her niche and was letting loose and feeling good about herself for the first time in her life. Past relationships, finances and mistakes aside, she was on the path to happiness for the first time in her life.

     One evening a stranger walked into the bar alone. The crowd tried not to stop and stare for not only was it unusual but the stranger was graceful in his every movement and more astoundly beautiful than any man should be. He had straight long black hair that fell midway down his back. He had high and defined cheekbones that made his lips seem to protrude forward slightly. His eyes were the shape of almonds with large green emeralds in the center and long black eyelashes. He wore a long black velvet cloak that covered the rest of his clothes.

     He walked directly over to end of the bar, sat down, took off his gloves and laid them on the bar. Lucy always hesitated with strangers in the bar. She took a deep breath, mustered up her courage and walked over to the stranger.

"What can I get ya?" she asked in her best vampire voice trying not to sound nervous.

"How about a glass of 1912 Merlot?" her replied with a smile drinking in her beauty.

I know it’s short but all my chapters tend to be so you can read the book quickly. The book will be out and available on Amazon.com on April 7, 2011. I’ll keep you updated on my website: www.thevampirequeen.webs.com.
Happy Reading!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

2nd contract and 3rd book!

Well folks!

The contract has arrived, signed and dated for book 2, The Vampire Chronicles, a sequel to The Vampire Queen. In the process, they also accepted my book, Condemned By A Vampire so that will be my 3rd book with Eternal Press. Both due out the beginning of 2012. I'm excited and hope to do more networking with this 3rd book as it's not part of the series. Hope all goes well.

Keep Reading!

Jodie Pierce

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here's a fun post for ya on the sexuality of vampires!

I’ve been fascinated by vampires since the early 1980’s as a child. There’s nothing like a childhood memory of yourself curled up in bed on a hot summer night in as few clothes as possible, no covers and the fan on as you drip sweat from your brow and try to sleep. However, you make sure you have your trusty sheet wrapped around your neck so the ‘vampire’ couldn’t come get you (like that could stop him, you later find out and feel awfully silly…lol). You try to watch vampire movies but your parents tell you that you are too young and you’ll have nightmares. Now you’re really curious.

 In high school, you can get books out from the library on the subject. They even discuss Vlad and Romania in History class and the excitement about vampires builds. You start to dress like the nocturnal anomaly because the long black hair, pale white face, black clothes, red lipstick and fangs are really cool, man! When I was in high school, there were four sterotypes of students.

·        Jocks-the athletic kids that played the sports but were dumb in the classrooms. Most times they were passed based on their athletic performances.

·        Preps/Preppy-the kids who had money and usually the kids with the brains. They were the popular and the geeks…a daring combination…one I’m sure I never saw much of during those four years.

·        Stoners-the kids who hung out just barely off school grounds, smoked whatever and listened to Heavy Metal music/80’s hair bands.

·        Freaks-the kids that dressed in all black, spiked their hair, wore pale pancake makeup with black lipstick…and that was the guys! I believe this group was our generations “vampire years”.

 In college you start to explore your own sexuality so it was only a matter of time that the sexuality of vampires would come into play as well. If anyone tells you vampires don’t have a sultry sexuality about them and are gross…watch out for them and check your local sex offender lists for their pictures. The best reference of sexuality in vampires is depicted in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” which was published in 1897. The three vampire brides in the castle, controlling Jonathan Harker’s mind, performing lewd sexual acts with each other to keep his attention away from Dracula and Mina is very prominent in the gothic and gay world. A “good girl” Lucy Westerna is “plagued” by these dreams and desires and acts like no proper Southern Woman should during her transformation. She acts like a sex crazed, unladylike creature after being bitten by Dracula. The story of  “Carmilla” by Sheridan Le Fanu was, in a way, an attempt to rewrite “Christabel” (1816) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. They both discuss vampires who are found in the woods near a noble family’s castle and are invited in. In both stories the vampires attack the prominent character in the story. Both works have been seen as the icons of sexual exploration within the vampire realm. Finally, blood has been used over the decades as something sexual. It is part of a transformation and bonds the vampires together for life. Also, the taking of blood from another can seem very sensual in nature, synonymous with foreplay in humans .

After college and partying, you start to settle down and you actually start to sit down and read books for enjoyment. This is when you pick an Author you really like and read EVERYTHING they ever wrote, scouring bookstores and ebay for new material AND/OR you just start reading everything you like and you one day look around you and you have 45 books about vampires J. Now you’re a little more than curious, you have a baseline knowledge and want to know more about these beautiful creatures we call vampires. You’ve read all the information about folklore and evolution of the vampire. You’ve continued watching movies and reading more books because now tens of thousands of books are popping up on shelves everywhere with vampires as their popular topic.

               We’ve moved, as generations, from the ghastly Nosferatu to the sexy Lost Boys, the exquisite Vampire Lestat (both Tom Cruise and Stuart Townsend) and to Team Edward of today’s Twilight Saga. Vampire merchandise has gone through the roof and just about everybody from the young to the old”er” own something vampire related. Kids or ‘Twihards’ as they are called are picking up books and actually reading them outside of classroom assigned material. I thought we were going to lose a generation of readers but the upsurge of vampire novels has proved otherwise. It’s like an epidemic that plagues you and you’re either part of it whole-heartedly or want nothing to do with it. I’m a vampire writer and my mother is the later. Go figure.
Happy Reading All!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

3rd Book!

Hey All!
 I just wanted to let you know, I've just been informed that Eternal Press is going to pick up another one of my vampire erotica books. It is titled, Condemned By A Vampire. It is a little more erotic and has plenty of sex scenes in it for those who like the eroticism of vampires. I've been writing a guest blog twice a month for The National True Blood Examiner which is a Twitter account led by Bertena Varney. I'm also going to be participating in a Day of Blood Lust on October 22. It will be a great opportunity to sell and sign my books. It will also be great to network with other people within the vampire community. I can't wait! Talk to you all later.
Enjoy Reading!
Jodie Pierce

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Book!

I've just been informed that Eternal Press is willing to publish my second book of my vampire series, The Vampire Chronicles. I'm very excited and can't wait. I will let you know more when I have more information.
Thanks & Happy Reading!
Jodie Pierce

Monday, April 4, 2011

Almost there!

Hi all! Well....we are almost there! All the editing has been done on my book by Eternal Press. The final copy has been sent to the CEO Kim Richards with all my little extras like dedications and author bio, etc. Now we just wait for the release day. I'm told I can order hard copies of the book a couple weeks after the release date and it takes about a month to get them. That falls in time for my Dracula's Ball event I've been planning on attending in July as a book signing in Philadelphia, PA.
 I've been promoting the heck out of my book and looking for new avenues to follow. If you have any ideas, please contact me and let me know. I'm open to anything. I can be found on the Eternal Press Readers Group through Yahoo on April 7th at 6:30pm est for a brief 1/2 hour chat where I will be giving away a ecopy of my book if you mention my website. You only have to join the group for the day and can unjoin the next day if you wish. Please join a day or two in advance to make sure you are ready to go on the 7th for my chat. Don't forget my chat on 4/21 at 7pm on Chatzy. Here's the link: Chatzy.com/657585497928
Hope to see all of you out there and hope you all enjoy my first book. I have at least on more sequel to follow up if Eternal Press decides to publish it ;)
Peace, Love & Happiness,
Jodie Pierce

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Online chats and cover art is ready.

Hello everyone!
 I have a few things to share today. First, please look at my website (http://www.thevampirequeen.webs.com/) for my new cover art. Yes, it's finally here! After all these months, it's here! Please check it out and let me know what you think of it.
Secondly, I have the official release date of The Vampire Queen as April 7th, 2011.
Lastly, I have a few yahoo.groups that I belong to that have graciously agreed to let me have an author's day to promote myself. They are as follows:

April 13-Wed. You can find me on Love Romance Book Club:

April 14-Thurs. You can find me on Publishingtrove:

April 15-Fri. You can find me on The_Story_Board:

Please join me for a chat on 4/27 for my book release party. All you have to do is follow this link:

This all should be fun and I can wait. Please join me for some fun!
Jodie Pierce