Wednesday, May 18, 2011



I want to welcome Amber Scott to Books R Us. Amber is the author of Fierce Dawn and the ParaRealm series. Thanks for stopping by and making  Fierce Dawn a bestseller for a day.

Blood is a Drug...
By Amber Scott

In Fierce Dawn and the ParaRealm series, human blood is a drug and vampires are addicted to it. This and the risk of certain immortal beings exploiting humankind is what triggered the separation of realms centuries past.

Fierce Dawn (ParaRealm)But like any good addict, vampires find their way over realm lines. (Sneaky blood junkies that they are.) Blood dens pop up here and there throughout history and there are ugly rumors of vampires and humans falling into an addictive exchange where the human is willing to give blood for the high they get, too. 

Blood use causes extreme sensitivity to sunlight, to the point of severe burning. A vampire heavy into blood use is known to have ‘kits’ in the form of fangs.
The question I get a lot about all this is, how did the idea form?

I love vampires so much that I even studied vampire literature in college. I’m an avid reader of vampire novels. I love vampire films. And I’ve always seen vampirism as blood addiction. A lot of vampire elements strike true of addiction. The inability to see themselves in the mirror means denial to me. The seductive effects a vampire has on a virgin equates to the manipulative powers an addict will learn in order to exploit those who don’t know about their addiction, thus are drug virgins. Vampires only come out at night, they are dead but not.

Think of a heroin addict, a meth addict. They hide from the world until they need their fix and then they would do nearly anything to get it. Lie, manipulate, steal. They look like hell, literally undead, and they are shells of their former selves. Drugs rule their lives much like blood rules a vampire’s. Even the super strength we see in vampire mythos can be equated to drugs like steroids and PCP. 

The thing is, if vampires are real, why not shifters and fae and all the other myriad of beings that appear throughout our various cultures. I don’t feel like I created immortals as my jump off point for this so much as that’s what they called themselves. But it makes deep sense to me. I even have scientific theories in my head to support the rules of this world. (Geek that I am.)

In “Fierce Dawn,” we see the peripheral effects of vampirism. Elijah is a former vampire hunter. Lyric is in recovery from his addiction. Sadie, one of the first human changelings, becomes their focus. But as the series proceeds and the changeling effect takes hold of more and more humans, vampirism will become a central issue. 

The tug and pull of blood use, its seductive power, just like you, I can’t wait to see how this all unfolds, book by delicious—addictive— book. 

Bestseller for a Day-

Making authors dreams come true one promotion at a time.

Each month, for one day, readers, friends, family and peers rally together to drive an ebook up the Amazon Kindle rankings with a goal to pierce the top 100. The aim of the program is to help Indie authors get a foothold in the traditionally published dominated market. Authors coordinate with book review sponsors to show readers that the 99 cent promotional price is worth every penny.
As thanks, each author creates give aways for participants and drives traffic to participating review sites. Additionally, readers are offered Bonus Buy reads discounted to 99 cents for the event with that price offered to be rebated back by the participating authors when readers fill out the relevant form.

Fierce Dawn Giveaways:
Amber Scott will be giving away an Amazon Kindle to one lucky winner who purchases Fierce Dawn during the promotion on May 18th and fills out the form located on the site. Signing up the for event newsletter earns readers extra entries toward the Kindle, too!

Additionally, any reader who purchases Fierce Dawn through May 18th can request a signed ebook copy of it after submitting proof of purchase in the form of a five word phrase from the middle of the book sent by email to!

Stop by the site and find out how you can get 4 books for the price of 1. Now that is a great bargain and you could get some extra entries into the Kindle giveaway. It all starts today.
  1. Fierce Dawn. 
  2. Cattitude by Edie Ramer.
  3. Fated by C. McCray.
  4. Stolen Dreams by S. Kennedy.


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