Today on my blog I have special guest, Joleene Naylor, author of the Amaranthine vampire series. She is also an amazing photographer and well, I’ll let her introduce herself. I am very pleased to have her on my blog today.
Hello! My name is Joleene Naylor, and among other things I’m the author of the Amaranthine vampire series. I’d like to thank Amy for being kind enough to host me today as I tour to celebrate the release of my newest book, Children of Shadows. As I said, I am an author among other things; other things encompassing everything from book cover design to amateur photography. I’m happy to call myself an amateur – or the more usual photographer-for-fun – because I don’t make money on my photos, instead I upload them to Flickr under a Creative Commons license so other people can use them (meaning they can use them for both commercial and non-commercial applications for free). I have a lot of favorite subjects. If you scroll through my albums you’ll see a lot of trees, flowers, clouds, old buildings, and abandoned places. Something else you’ll see are a lot of night photos. I don’t just write about vampires, I am one. No, no, not in the literal blood-drinking-immortal way, but in the I-am-up-all-night-and-sleep-in-the-daytime-because-hubby-works-night-shift kind of way. As my protagonist Katelina learns in Children of Shadows while trying to take pictures to send her mother, it’s hard to take photos in low light. Unlike her, I at least don’t have to worry that my subjects are vampires, and I have better equipment than a disposable camera. But it still presents a lot of challenges. Like over bright, odd colored lights, deep shadows, and, in the right season, fog.
I’m no expert, but to me the best thing to do is not to bemoan those things, but embrace them. Use those weird colored lights as the focal point of the photo. Use the shadows to make a mundane subject dramatic. Most of all, have fun. I know I do.
Joleene Naylor is the author of Amaranthine, a paranormal series where vampires live in the shadows and don’t sparkle. In her spare time she is a freelance artist, book cover designer and photographer. You can find information on all of her pursuits at her website http://JoleeneNaylor.com . She also maintains blogs full of odd ramblings and hopes to win the lottery. Until she does, she and her husband live near Bolivar Missouri with their miniature zoo and a couch coated in cat fur.
The sixth installment of the Amaranthine series pulsates with the dark blood of vampire lore.
The Children of Shadows, a vampire cult not seen for hundreds of years, resurfaces to wage war on the vampire guilds. Led by a familiar face, the cult wreaks havoc while Katelina and Jorick are trapped in Munich. Ume, a mysterious vampiress, claims to know Verchiel and offers the help of her secret organization. But can they trust her?
As mysteries are solved, new ones appear. Why have the Children of Shadows returned, and is it really a former ally that leads them, or a look-alike? Legends rise and secrets are revealed in a world where vampires walk, drenched in blood and shadows.
It is a different look at what it would be like to be in love with a vampire. More realistic – Sharon Stogner, I Smell Sheep reviewer
Big, bold, definitely red-blooded and very, very sexy. Joleene Naylor lights up all five stars. Fangtastic – Steve Evans, author of Kaos
The epic battles, the witty comments, the endless twists and turns, not to mention the colourful characters and terrifying villains.- Amanda Masters, reviewer for Wicca Witch 4 Books Blog
Another exciting addition to the Amaranthine series. Naylor’s characters are so realistic, you feel you know them… A fantastic read and one you won’t want to put down – Bonnie Mutchler, author of From the Mist
You can find her books in various formats in the following locations:
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZ6OX18
B&N NOOKbook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/children-of-shadows-joleene-naylor/1118473860?ean=2940045616157
In honour of the release of her sixth book in the Amaranthine series, Joleene is having a fun contest. Want to get in on it? Follow the link: https://promosimple.com/ps/3c93 and good luck!
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out today’s guest blog by Joleene Naylor. You can read more and get to know her better by following her on Twitter, reading her blog, checking her out on Facebook and of course, visiting her website.