Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another favorite author's release!

Yes, I'm blessed with many writer friends who ROCK! Yesterday, Virna De Paul's Chosen By Blood hit store shelves. Seems I've been waiting for this release forever! I met Virna at a writers retreat in Maine, and I knew immediately that she was going places -- and she hadn't yet sold a book to a publisher. But you know how sometimes you just know? Or maybe I'm psychic. Happens. At any rate, she was soon publishing like crazy.

Here's the skinny on Chosen By Blood:

Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn— humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA—still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.

Leader of an Otherborn clan, half-breed vampire Knox Devereaux would do anything to find a cure for the anti-vamp vaccine slowly starving his people into extinction. When the FBI contacts him about leading a team of hand-selected Others on a mission to reclaim the stolen antidote, Knox accepts. His new assignment places him in direct contact with Special Agent Felicia Locke, the beautiful human he’s craved since their very first meeting.

Virna has gotten some spectacular writerly endorsements (not surprised!):

"Incredibly well-written, different, and hot." -NYT Bestselling Author Larissa Ione

“Virna DePaul is amazing! Chosen by Blood is a unique, hot, spellbinding treat for all paranormal romance fans. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!” --NYT Bestselling Author Lori Foster

"A gripping tale! In CHOSEN BY BLOOD, Virna DePaul creates the perfect blend of danger, intrigue and romance. You won’t be able to put this book down." --NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

“You won’t want to miss this one!” —Karin Tabke

“Sexy, suspenseful.” —Eileen Rendahl

The best blurby word, in my humble opinion, is "different." Oh, and "hot," of course, but you already knew that. I'm kinda predictable that way. :) But I digress. "Different" is a fantastic word to describe this book, cuz Virna dares to break some of the romance "rules." That's the mark of a great writer!

Check out Virna's awesome website here. You can follow her on Twitter here. And Like her on Facebook here. I swear you won't be disappointed.


  1. Joyce, thanks so much for the shout out! I'm so glad we waited for that plane together in Maine. (And the KOD event was great, of course, too.) How very cool that we're with the same great publishing house and I know I can always ask you questions and you're happy to help. Cuz you're predictable that way, too. Thank you and hoping you are well!!

  2. Yep, that was a fateful moment at the airport. We were meant to be buds! We'd spent the whole weekend at the same retreat and never officially met. The universe obviously had plans. :)
    Keep enjoying your release week!!