Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Success! - Lynda Hilburn, Darby Karchut

Lynda Hilburn's urban fantasy/paranormal novel, The Vampire Shrink (ISBN-10: 0857387197/ISBN-13: 978-0857387196, hardcover, trade paperback, and ebook, 450 pages), will be published in a revised/expanded edition on September 1 (UK edition) and in 2012 (US edition) by Quercus Books/Jo Fletcher Imprint, UK.  The books will be available everywhere online and in many bookstores.  The author's website is at

Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight just wants a little excitement in her life. She doesn’t believe in the paranormal. But when a new client pulls Kismet into the vampire underworld and introduces her to gorgeous Devereux--who claims to be an 800-year-old vampire--Kismet finds herself up to her neck in the undead. And if being attracted to a man who thinks he’s an ancient bloodsucker isn’t bad enough, someone--or something--is leaving a trail of blood-drained dead bodies. Enter handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real and one is a murderer--who is after her.

Lynda Hilburn writes paranormal fiction. More specifically, she writes vampire books. After a childhood filled with invisible friends, sightings of dead relatives, and a fascination with the occult, turning to the paranormal was a no-brainer. In her other reality, she makes her living as a licensed psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, professional psychic/tarot reader, university instructor, and workshop presenter. Her first novel, “The Vampire Shrink,” is being re-released (in a rewritten/expanded version) by Quercus Books in 2011 and Sterling Publishing/Silver Oak in 2012. 

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Darcy Karchut's young teen (10 and up) urban fantasy novel, Griffin Rising (ISBN: 978-1-60619-210-8, trade paperback, 176 pages) was released in June 2011 by Twilight Times Books. The book is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, Tattered Cover, Twilight Times Books, and many other online and independent bookstores.  The author's website is at

Griffin Rising has also been nominated for the 2011 Reader's Favorite Award from

For centuries, there have been rumors about supernatural beings known as the Terrae Angeli. Armed with the power to control Earth, Fire, Wind and Water, these warriors secretly serve as guardians for mortals in danger.

And one teen angel-in-training, Griffin, is determined to complete his apprenticeship. But first, he must overcome a brutal past if he is to survive in the modern world. Will the perseverance of his father-like mentor and the love of a mortal girl give Griffin the strength he needs to triumph over the monster still haunting him?

Darby Karchut is a writer, a teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should. Her next book in the series, Griffin’s Fire, will be published April 15, 2012. 

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