Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Blue-Blooded Vamp

So it's Tuesday, and if you spend any amount of time hanging around places where authors congregate, you might know that Tuesday is a very important day for book people. It's important because it's the day when most book stores lay out new stock, a.k.a. release day.

This particular Tuesday happens to be the day that many booksellers will likely be laying out my new book.* But it's not just the release of any Jaye Wells book--it's the fifth and final book in my Sabina Kane series.

BLUE-BLOODED VAMP represents the culmination of five years of work. Maybe that doesn't sound like a lot of time to authors who have series with 13 or 20 book, but since this is the first series I've ever written, it's significant to me. I have learned so much about myself and about being a writer and about the craft of writing writing these books. I'm proud of them.

It's also, I hope, significant to the readers who have followed Sabina and the rest of Team Awesome through a lot of crazy shit. Everything from kung fu battles in convenience stores to surprise orgies to trippy voyages through dream lands and battles with Avenger demons. There's not a lot they haven't been through together.

I like to think my readers and I, we've been through some stuff together, too. Granted, we've never faced down a psychopath who killed our sister together, but book signings can sometimes be kind of stressful and don't get me started in the treacheries involved in blog tours. Plus, these days with everyone so busy, it's a gamble and a commitment to give a new writer a try. It's a commitment to try an untested series. Thank you all for reading the books and talking to your friends about them.

Yeah, BLUE-BLOODED VAMP is a special book to me. It marks the end of one chapter in my writing career and opens the door for a new one. Soon enough, you and me, we'll have a nice long chat about what's coming, but for now, I want to sit down together in a cozy spot so I can tell you the end of this epic tale. Thanks for taking the journey with me. It's been one hell of a godsdamned ride.

By Jaye Wells

The epic conclusion to the amazing Sabina Kane urban fantasy series.

Sabina Kane is on the hunt. Her prey: Cain, the father of the vampire race and the one who murdered her family and her friends. Unfortunately, Cain is hunting Sabina, too. 

The one man who holds the key to defeating Cain is, of course, Abel. A mage with secrets to spare and, hopefully, the power to match it. Unfortunately, for Sabina, he's in Rome and may not want to be found.

Sabina sets out for Italy with her friends, Giguhl and Adam Lazarus, to track down the only man who can get her the revenge she hungers for. But will he help her or oppose her? And just who is Abel, really? Worst of all, when Sabina figures out the goddess Lilith has a plan for her-she realizes this trip is getting deadlier by the minute. As they say: when in Rome-SURVIVE.

Read Ch. 1 here. 

*If your bookstore doesn't have it out today, they might be waiting for the official release date--June 1, but for the most part the big guys are all releasing it to the wild today.


synde said...

damn Jaye.. this made me a little teary.. going to miss those guys

nonsenseuponstilts said...


I just finished this book (don't worry, I bought it on release day!), and I have to say that you did an excellent job. I'm sorry to see Sabina & Co. go, but you wrapped things up in such a way that I can see them all having awesome, interesting lives in their world for centuries to come. More importantly, you ended the series while your characters were still fresh, as opposed to stale retreads of people you'd created several books ago. Seriously, THANK YOU. I have grown tired of some series and abandoned them completely, because the author's lack of new ideas come through quite clearly, and I'm so grateful that you didn't do this to your characters and to us.

Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us.

All the best,

Who the HELL Do We Think We Are?

We're a bunch of paranormal romance and urban fantasy authors who occasionally blog, make filthy jokes and prowl the halls of conferences and conventions with switchblades!

Current roster: Mario Acevedo, Michele Bardsley, Sonya Bateman, Dakota Cassidy, Carolyn Crane, Molly Harper, Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Stacia Kane, Jackie Kessler, J.F. Lewis, Daniel Marks, Richelle Mead, Kelly Meding, Allison Pang, Nicole Peeler, Kat Richardson, Michelle Rowen, Diana Rowland, Jeanne C. Stein, K.A. Stewart, Anton Strout, and Jaye Wells