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Thursday, 5 March 2015

New #Release - The King's Mortal by Armada West #charity #vampires



She had impeccable beauty—the sort of woman who men started wars over. Wars where thousands died.

On March 6th, Distinguished Press is proud to launch The King’s Mortal, the first book in Armada West’s Wintertide series. 100% of the proceeds of the pre-orders and sales on Friday will go to the charity To Write Love On Her Arms, a non-profit movement dedicated presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.


Synopsis:
I invite you to join me in Cimmerian, the frigid vampire realm—the home to the huntsmen of God. They have been tasked with slaughtering the humans who've released the plagued doppelgängers of mankind from their hellish prison, and it is an eternally uphill battle. Hope comes in the form of young Lana Corvin, a psychic lingering on the cusp of death with a blood disease, and wasting her precious days as the main squeeze of a notorious drug dealer. When she becomes the target of Cerberus, a kingpin drug lord, Fate will teach her that life—no matter how much or how little of it you possess—gives no second chances. That is, unless the rogue Vlad Dracula, hellbent on usurping the throne to claim Cimmerian for himself, doesn't teach it to her first.

Here’s a little details regarding The King’s Mortal and the Wintertide series:

5 Things…About the Characters
1.       Lana was adopted from Ukraine, and speaks Russian
2.       Annika, the princess of the vampires, was originally a man with a romantic interested in Lana…but I decided she had way too many guys chasing after her, and made her a woman!
3.       Lana has a problem with needing to seek revenge
4.       The slayers have sold their souls for longevity
5.       I based the character of Cerberus on Escobar from Nip/Tuck. Every time I’ve shared a picture of Escobar, people always say that’s exactly how they envisioned him!

5 Things…About the Story
1.       Cimmerian, the vampire realm, is a desert cast in a frigid, eternal night
2.       There is abuse of the heroine, as well as adult themes — drinking, drugs, weapons, and rape (not for titillation) — that may make some readers uncomfortable
3.       I don’t believe in a good side and bad side. There’s a lot of gray
4.       When I first wrote the story, Vlad had been king while Constantine was the outcast. I decided to change it up, since Dracula is always the ruler of the vampires in the movies
5.       The story is told exclusively from Lana’s POV, except for the prologue and the occasional intermission

5 Things…About the Series
1.       I wanted to give vampires a reason to exist, and it seemed completely non-traditional for them to be the henchmen of God
2.       Everyone has their own ambitions, and some will be ruthless to achieve it
3.       I chose the series title, Wintertide, because the lives of many characters are overwhelmed by a period of barren, hopeless despair. For some it will ebb. Others will drown.
4.       After the second book (The Dragon’s Pawn), an offshoot series of novellas will begin that centers around a cryptozoologist. This will tie into the finale of Wintertide
5.       A final warning, I do not believe in happy endings. I believe in logical endings. That said, things will not end well for everyone.

The King’s Mortal is available for pre-order at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U58F2E6 , https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/523590 also visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1577655532457325 to get more links and news as it goes live.


About the author:
Armada West is an American author and model from upstate New York. Her first notable recognition was for her comedic play, "The Loo Cue", which won a playwright competition and starred actress Fiona Hutchinson. An avid gamer, West wrote articles and tech reviews for TheGamersHub.net

Her foray into publication began at Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly in 2012 with the release of her romance novella Undefeated and her first full length novel, Bottom Feeders. A short story, Underneath (The Christmas Tree), was included in the first Hot Ink holiday anthology Milf and Cookies.
West co-authored a romantic sci-fi short story, Space in the Fall, with fellow author and friend, Jadeleath. The piece premiered in the Persephone's Song anthology from Keith Publications.
In 2014 West was contracted by Distinguished Press for her series Wintertide, a re-vamping of Bottom Feeders. The King's Mortal will be available March 6, 2015. When the Gloves Come Off, a full length novel adaptation of West's Undefeated, was picked up by Roane Publishing in 2014. A release date is still pending.

As a model, Armada West has been featured in Riot Vixen magazine (February 2014) and on Inked Girls. She also worked with game developer, Jaime Fraine, for his 2014 "Tree Translator" Kickstarter campaign and was featured in two of his promotional videos.

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