Vampire Novelist Denise K. Rago

 

I’m so glad the wait for Eternal Hunger is over and I sincerely hope that you guys are all enjoying it! To celebrate the release, I’ll be having my first book signing October 23rd at Sterling Parc @ Hanover in Cedar Knolls and YOU are invited. There will be light snacks, beer, and wine available plus lots of fun & laughs. It’s your opportunity to meet me in person, ask me any questions you have, or to just come and chill (I’m really laid back, I promise!) and enjoy some good times. So mark your calendars with the info below and drop by; I can’t wait to see you there!

October 23rd, 2018

5-9PM

Sterling Parc @ Hanover

2101 Glen Drive

Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

Yes, Eternal Hunger publishes next Wednesday September 12th!  It has been a long journey from the moment I sent my first manuscript to my lovely editor through the process of creating  both the paperback edition and the Kindle version for you.

This has truly been a labor of love and I hope you enjoy the next chapter in the the lives of my vampires Christian Du Maure, Michel Baptiste and the mortal women they just can’t seem to live without.

Please feel to contact me here with your comments or questions or wherever I am on social media.  I think I speak for all Indie authors when I say that your opinion mean a lot to us. Please leave a review, spread the word, support the written word in any way that you can.  It is crucial to our existence.

Again – Many, many thanks and with much gratitude~

 

Denise

Okay, its summer! A time to read, relax and enjoy the warm weather while playing it safe in the sun. The tri-state area is in the midst of a heatwave. I much prefer heat to cold weather and snow but again, I’m a summer girl through and through.

Born just before the official start of summer is another beautiful granddaughter.  She’s so tiny and precious and her name is Summer!

I cannot believe it is the 4th of July.  I have been very busy between my full-time job and preparing to launch my third novel, Eternal Hunger. I know I keep telling you it is almost here but it’s no lie.  I’ll be launching it soon.

Meanwhile, enjoy my favorite time of year!

Happy Summer

 

 

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I read a lot of books; mostly really good books, but sometimes a novel comes along that won’t let go, even after I turn the last page. The Dark Lake by Sarah Bailey is one of these novels.

Set in modern-day Australia, The Dark Lake tells the story from the perspective of flawed Detective Gemma Woodstock who is “deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake.”

Though I won’t give away any more of the plot, the story weaves brilliantly between Gemma’s past and the present as she and her partner, Felix work to solve the mystery. The characters are human, well-rounded with mysteries of their own while Bailey’s story telling is perfect and her writing…. so incredible that she makes me want to put down my author hat, never to pick it up again.

A must read.
 

I thought about writing a post regarding the dark origins of Valentine’s Day but while reading the New York Times Book Review yesterday I took notice of the weekly Time Capsule feature. The gist of the article was the most seminal and erotic texts stemming back to the 1st Century B.C. The article features 50 book jackets arranged in the order of original publication. Some are popular: The Thorn Birds, Fifty Shades of Grey, Portnoy’s Complaint, Madame Bovary.  Others more obscure: The Country Girls, The Lady of the Flowers, and some none would argue are erotic: Venus in Furs, Tropic of Cancer, Lady Chatterly’s Lover, The Story of O.

Since I read voraciously and write, I thought about ending the blog with more about these titles, but I thought, no. What does Valentine’s Day really mean to me.? Yes, I show my love and appreciation to my husband all the time.  I am grateful to my family, co-workers and friends and to you, the wonderful person who drops by to read my blog.

Falling in love is magical and there is nothing like it, but love to me is timeless and endless.  The more I give the more I receive back from the universe.  Love never grows old or predictable.  Each of us defines it in our own way and our personal experiences shape who and how we love.

This all being said, I am wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

 

 

And what a year it promises to be!

I am on the verge of publishing the third novel in my series, titled Eternal Hunger which continues to follow vampires Christian Du Maure, Michel Baptiste and Amanda Perretti as they navigate the alluring and complex world of vampires.

Look for videos, yes videos as I chat here and on my social media sites about these novels.

Look for a cover reveal for Eternal Hunger and for updates both here and through my newsletter.

Giveaways and more fun as I ring in 2018.

It is an exciting time.  Thank you for dropping by!

Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother held her baby
You’d do well to remember the things He later said.
When you are stuffing yourselves at your Christmas parties,
You’ll just laugh when I tell you to take a running jump.
You’re missing the point I’m sure does not need making;
The Christmas spirit is not what you drink.
So how can you laugh when your own mothers’ hungry?
And how can you smile when the reasons for smiling are wrong?
And if I’ve just messed up your thoughtless pleasures.
Remember if you wish, this is just a Christmas song.

 

Christmas Song
~Jethro Tull~

 

 

Seriously, to write a novel with basically two characters, trying to survive a harrowing ordeal…..no spoilers here. This was a brilliant read and I actually cried at the end, something I rarely do. Now a major motion picture staring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet. I won’t miss it.