Category Archives: Vampires

Book Sale March 8th-14th: “Legally Undead” by Margo Bond Collins

Legally Undead quote sale
A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs–not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

Legally Undead, by Margo Bond Collins, World Weaver Press
A Top-10 Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel
Legally Undead - #10 Science Fiction and Fantasy
The worst thing about vampires is
that they’re dead. That whole wanting to suck your blood business runs a close
second, but for sheer creepiness, it’s the dead bit that gets me every time.
They’re up and walking around and talking and sucking blood, but they’re dead.
And then there’s the whole terminology problem–how can you kill something
that’s already dead? It’s just wrong.
I was twenty-four the first time I .
. . destroyed? dispatched? . . . a vampire. That’s when I found out that all
the books and movies are wrong. When you stick a wooden stake into their
hearts, vampires don’t disintegrate into dust. They don’t explode. They don’t
spew blood everywhere. They just look surprised, groan, and collapse into a
pile of corpse. But at least they lie still then, like corpses are supposed to.
Since that first kill (I might as
well use the word–there really isn’t a better one), I’ve discovered that only
if you’re lucky do vampires look surprised before they groan and fall down. If
you’re unlucky and miss the heart, they look angry. And then they fight.
There are the other usual ways to
kill vampires, of course, but these other ways can get a bit complicated.
Vampires are notoriously difficult to trick into sunlight. They have an uncanny
ability to sense when there’s any sunlight within miles of them, and they’re
awfully good at hiding from it. Holy water doesn’t kill them; it just distracts
them for a while, and then they get that angry look again. And it takes a
pretty big blade to cut off someone’s head–even an already dead someone–and
carrying a great big knife around New York City, even the Bronx, is a sure way
to get arrested. Nope, pointy sticks are the best way to go, all the way
My own pointy stick is actually more
of a little knife with wood inlay on the blade–the metal makes it slide in
easier. I had the knife specially made by an old Italian guy in just about the
only ratty part of Westchester, north of the city. I tried to order one off the
internet, but it turns out that while it’s easy to find wood-inlay handles, the
blades themselves tend to be metal. Fat lot those people know.
But I wasn’t thinking any of this
when I pulled the knife out of the body on the ground. I was thinking something
more along the lines of “Oh, bloody hell. Not again.”


99-cent Sale Links




Universal Kindle Link:


About the Author


Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.


Connect with Margo


Amazon Author Page:

Twitter: @MargoBondCollin
Goodreads Author Page:

Facebook Author Page:



SAMARIA: VAMPIRE QUEEN…A Different Take on the Paranormal Genre

Samaria_Vampire Queen


If you haven’t already read Samaria: Warrior Princess, you need to click HERE and download immediately! This series is a fascinating take on the paranormal genre and vampire myths. Consider the potential of a storyline that places a bloodthirsty Viking in Africa and pits spirit-filled siblings against one another. And that’s just the beginning of the saga! The second book of the series is set to release at the end of the year, and it currently up for pre-order through Amazon.


Samaria, African Warrior Princess, is on the run with a bloodthirsty Viking. Although he craves blood, Alarik has a deeper need for Samaria. As they get lost in each other, war is brewing miles away. Will the two be forced to return, especially after being robbed of everything that was once treasured?

Samaria, African Warrior Princess, is on the run with a bloodthirsty Viking. Although he craves blood, Alarik has a deeper need for Samaria. As they get lost in each other, war is brewing miles away. Will the two be forced to return, especially after being robbed of everything that was once treasured?

Samaria’s evil sibling Nzinga is determined to conquer the Mali Empire, the African continent and even the world. Ruled by the darkest of ancestral spirits, Nzinga starts building an empire of immortals. While with each passing minute, she becomes darker.

In this battle with good and evil, will there ever be one decisive winner?

Be sure to pre-order today HERE!

And don’t forget, the 1st book is already available on AMAZON

Samaria 1 Promo

New Release Alert!!! Samaria: Warrior Princess




Samaria: Warrior Princess is a unique paranormal experience. The characters all remarkably crafted to fit into an ancient time and era. The storyline tugs at the emotions, making readers completely vested in this saga. This first read is now available through Amazon.


A Viking with a thirst for blood. 
A naïve but powerful African princess. 
A vengeful sibling; spirit possession. 
What more could you ask for in a paranormal saga? 
And it’s only the beginning . . .




Jaxx Summers