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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Spotlight and Giveaway with Jennifer Malone Wright

Spotlight and Giveaway with Jennifer Malone Wright

Hello my Lovelies! I have a special treat for all of you today. A couple of months ago I received an invite from the rockin’ Sizzling PR to host author Jennifer Malone Wright and her series THE VAMPIRE HUNTER’S DAUGHTER. I haven’t read Ms. Wright’s work before, but this series sounded intriguing. I think the biggest part of my intrigue was center around the fact that each book continues the story. I haven’t come across many series books that do that and as I was reading the blurbs, it seemed like not much happened. But I know that much probably does happen. As a vampire fan and a huge Buffy fan, I was drawn to this series and hope that I have time to dive into it in the near future. But I figured that if I couldn’t read it right away, I could at least tell you all about it. I am crazy curious to see what you all think about it and if it sounds like something you have read. But I will ask you about that again at the end of the post. For now, let’s get started. Please help me welcome:


Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fifteen all the way down to one year, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.
When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last eleven years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.

Okay, so we have to give her kudos simply for having five children, writing a series, and having a life. I have six, so I know what I am talking about, Yo! So here are the blurbs on the first four books in the series.
You can find out more about Ms. Wright at the following places:

**Book 1 in Series*

Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.
When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.
Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.
With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

**Book 2 in Series**

In the second installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate’s life has been turned upside down. After witnessing the vampire attack that left her mother dead, she's adopted by her grandfather into a community of vampire hunters. Although she is directly descended from ancient, powerful vampire hunters, the rigorous training schedule begins to break her down. All she wants, all she has ever wanted, is to be a normal teen.
Chloe finds renewed motivation from an unexpected encounter with a fledgling vampire, the first she has seen since her mother's death. Staring into the glowing red eyes of the vampire, Chloe freezes, forgetting all her training. After the vampire is vanquished by her friend and mentor, Drew, Chloe resolves to train harder, to be the best, and to kill the vampire who had her mother killed. Finally mourning her mother, Chloe allows her revenge to drive her, accepting that her life will never be normal.

**Book 3 in Series**

In the third installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe Kallistrate's first Christmas without her mother is difficult. As part of the grieving process she visits her mother’s grave for the first time and there, she is visited by Sostrate, the immortal demi-god from whom she is descended.
As she comes of age, Chloe is changing and developing the gifts unique to her heritage. She discovers a new power she must learn to use and control, as if being a teenager wasn't difficult enough. During this emotionally chaotic time in her life, the community is attacked, her grandfather injured and hunters are killed. After almost losing her only remaining family, Chloe questions whether her continued presence in the community will sacrifice everyone she has come to care about.

**Book 4 in Series**

In the fourth installment of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Chloe and the other vampire hunters are suffering the aftermath of the vampire attack on their community. Many hunters were injured, and loved ones were murdered. More than that, there is a loss of security and peace since the hunters' safe haven was breached and invaded. Chloe and Drew struggle just to get along and understand each other without Luke there to guide them.
During this period of uncertainty, Chloe and Drew both try to live a normal life as teenagers by going to the New Year's bash, she with Gavin and Drew with Christina, Chloe's recent rival. Chloe is, once again, reminded that nothing is 'normal' in her life any more, when she begin to show signs she's developing supernatural gifts from her father's bloodline, too.
The bash does little to lift her feelings of guilt and responsibility for the attack on the community, because she knows it's her presence there that caused the vampires to attack the hunters. This attack nearly took the life of her only remaining family member from her mother's side. She doesn't want to put anyone else she loves at risk.

So what do you think? Sound intriguing? Maybe you have read it and can share your thoughts with us. Or maybe you are familiar with this author for another reason. Let’s dish and get to know more if we can. And for one of you lucky readers, you will have the chance to try out this awesome series because one of you will win a copy of the first THREE books in the series for your very own.  Yeah ... I said THREE!!!!! So be sure to enter the contest for your chance to win! *waves* And good luck to you all!


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  1. Hi, Thank you for the wonderful post. The giveaway is for the collection of parts 1,2, and 3! Part 1 is always free for everyone to enjoy! :)

    1. Mr. Wright,
      You are more than welcome! And holy cow! How in the heck did I miss those details? *runs to update post* ACK!

  2. Love the titles. Can't wait to check them out. ;)

    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering, Shirley! Good luck to you!

  3. Another military wife becoming an author gives me hope!! The series sounds great! Added to my tbr list.

    1. Kaylyn ~ I am so glad that this post helped you in some way. And great to hear you have added the series to your TBR list. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering!


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