Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sink Your Teeth into Some FREE!

In the mood for more FREE?

Well there is going to be three days of cascading free from my greatest hits starting tomorrow!

***Friday March 21st ~ Fangs for Nothing: Vampire Hunting and Other Foolish Endeavors is free.***

http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Vampire-Hunting-Foolish-Endeavors-ebook/dp/B00BWFJ7BK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395324973&sr=8-2&keywords=fangs+for+nothing

(It's a super cute comedy with some saucy boys getting up to hi-jinx.)

***Saturday March 22nd ~ The Urchin: Plague of Vampire is free***

http://www.amazon.com/Urchin-Plague-Vampires-Adrianne-Ambrose-ebook/dp/B00CMYI2G6/ref=la_B0031H0GA8_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395325129&sr=1-9

(Hot boys battling vampire for survival - Yum!)

And finally

***Sunday March 23 ~ Confessions of a Virgin Sacrifice is free.***

http://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Virgin-Sacrifice-Adrianne-Ambrose-ebook/dp/B00BCR5WWQ/ref=la_B0031H0GA8_1_7_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395325330&sr=1-7

(Smart ass women, buff barbarians, a blue wolf and whole lot of fun.)

Enjoy a free copy, tell friends, have fun.

xo ~ Adrianne

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fate of the Vampire has lauched ~ And to celebrate...



Yes you've read that correctly. Snag a free copy of Call of the Vampire to celebrate the launch of Fate of the Vampire.

March 8th and 9th ~ Get 'em while they're free.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Broom with a View is currently Free Free Free

Yes, you read that correctly. Broom with a View, which sprouted from the brain of my evil twin, Gayla Twist and the talented Mr. Ted Naifeh is currently FREE on Amazon.

(I know! I can hardly believe it myself.)

All you need to do is go here and download:

Broom with a View

It's that simple!


Monday, December 2, 2013

Broom with a View - Sample

Broom with a View has launched. It's a magical story written by my alter ego and evil twin Gayla Twist. Plus, the charming and debonair Ted Naifeh. Here's a sample:

Prologue: When an Assassination Forces a Holiday


“I don’t understand why someone who is two hundred years old should know all that much more than someone who is sixteen,” said Violet Popplewell to her mother. “There’s only a limited amount of things to know in this world.”
Mrs. Popplewell gave a resigned sigh while her busy hands shuffled papers at her desk in her small office. “There’s no point arguing, Violet. Your great-aunt Vera is going with you, and that is that. I know she can be a little trying at times, but a girl your age cannot simply travel to an unknown city by herself. You must admit that. Especially with things being so unsettled. ”
Violet considered brooding for a moment but fought the impulse. She was a practical girl, after all, and what can’t be mended must be borne. She returned to her room to make another attempt at packing.
“Unsettled.” That was her mother’s word for impending war. The Archmage of Canterbury was dead. His body, entirely drained of blood, had been found with those of his wife and child in their private chambers. There was little doubt the assassin was a Vampire. Within twenty-four hours, rumors of a looming war had spread across England like a winter storm. It didn’t matter that there was no proof that Vampires were behind the murders or even condoned the act. Nor did it matter to Mrs. Popplewell that the dastardly deed had happened in London, which might as well have been a million miles from Gallows Road in the little corner of Surrey that was the Popplewells’ home. The British Isle was no longer deemed a safe place for young Witches to dwell.
For Violet, who had rarely travelled even to London, visiting X, the mysterious city-state renowned for its magic, ought to have seemed a wondrous romantic journey. But most young ladies taking their first trip abroad had months to plan down to the smallest detail of the lace pattern on a handkerchief. New wardrobes were commissioned. Farewell parties were held. And Violet would enjoy none of those niceties. She was simply being shipped off, like a parcel, to be kept out of harm’s way.
Violet surveyed the state of her bedroom, sighed, and set about attempting to create order from the general disarray. Her steamer trunks were bare, while clothes, shoes, books, and toiletries were strewn across every surface of the room. Earlier that morning, she had, in her haste, attempted to enchant her clothes to arrange themselves. But instead of compliantly settling into her trunks, the gowns had chased each other about the room in a colorful display of hide-and-go-seek. The stack of books she intended as her additional travelling companions had toppled across the floor, their pages flapping as if caught in a strong breeze. Her brush and comb had attacked her, snatching and dragging at her hair; she’d had to leave the room for three-quarters of an hour to give the spell a chance to wear off.
It was no use; try though she might, magic never obeyed Miss Popplewell’s wishes the way she intended. Most children born to the Craft assumed that the world was their dollhouse, to be rearranged at their whim. But harnessing the unseen forces of the world was a tricky business full of hidden complications and unseen traps. And though almost an adult, Violet still struggled to bend the magical world to her will. She frequently found that the harder she tried, the more difficult it became to cast even the simplest spell. Her mother was constantly reminding the frustrated girl that most of their kind only truly mastered the Craft in their later years, when the tempestuous fires of youth had largely sputtered out. Yet Violet’s powers always seemed just inches from her grasp. Every once in a while, she would unexpectedly conjure extraordinary wonders. Unfortunately, these anomalies came without warning, and afterward, she could never remember what she had done differently. Perhaps it was the way she held her mouth.
Standing in her disorderly room, Violet hesitantly reached into her pocket and felt the familiar handle of the old magic wand that had belonged to her grandmother. Many modern Crafters no longer relied on a wand to produce magic, but for the girl, wand work always seemed to yield the best results. She gripped it for a moment, deliberated, and then decided she couldn’t face another failure. Instead, she began the dull task of packing by hand.


An hour later, all the necessities of life were neatly encapsulated in two large trunks at the foot of Violet’s bed. But her satisfaction was interrupted by a sound emanating from the next room—like two pelicans simultaneously trying to swallow the same fish. Ostensibly called the guest room, the chamber next to Violet’s was almost permanently occupied by her great-aunt, Vera Tartlette. The sound was one of indescribable vexation, which Aunt Vera invariably made when faced with a world-shattering crisis. Violet heard it at least twice a week. With a small sigh, she went to check on the situation.
“Do not fret, my dear,” Aunt Vera began, her voice quavering. Violet entered the room with some trepidation. “I only need a few more moments to sort myself out, and then I’ll be in to help you directly.”
The guest room was in far worse shape than Violet’s had been an hour earlier. Clothes, books, toiletries, and shoes all swirled haphazardly through the air. With a sweeping gesture, Vera would transfer a pile of undergarments to the bottom of her empty steamer trunk. Then, finding dissatisfaction with their placement, she’d whisk her hands to one side to remove them again. After that, the gowns would go in, only to be removed a moment later in the same fashion. All the while, Aunt Vera chattered continuously, either to Violet or to herself, weighing the advantages of taking each item versus the hazards of leaving it behind.
Knowing as she spoke that she would only make things worse, Violet ventured, “Vera, the train does have a schedule to keep.” At this point, the elderly Witch was turning in circles in the center of the little room as though, by making eye contact with each item, she could fathom its every possible use into her head. But once she lost sight of the beaded gloves or motion sickness pastilles or whatever she was looking at, the item and its usefulness were crowded out by new ones.
“Don’t bedevil me with schedules,” her aunt wailed impatiently as an airborne shoe nearly collided with a lit candle. “I said I would help you and I shall, but you really must leave me to my own packing first.”
“For goodness sake.” Violet felt on the edge of exasperation with her great-aunt already, and they hadn’t even set out for the station. Drawing the old wand from her pocket, almost without thinking, she made three decisive strikes through the air. In a hailstorm of clothes, shoes, books, and papers, Vera’s possessions all found their proper place, and trunk lids slammed firmly shut.

The room went still. Vera gazed in silence at the neatly arranged steamer trunks for several moments, as if trying to remember where she had left her knitting. Then she blinked and, turning her eyes to her young ward, said, “There now. Shall we see about your trunks?”


Want to keep reading? You can pick up a copy here:


xo - Adrianne

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Franchise Title - and new book launch

Hey There!

Yes, I am painfully remiss in posting to my blog. But here's some fun news:

I'm writing a spin-off novel to the hit cartoon show Adventure Time. It's a fun gig and completely bizarre. The wonderful and fabulous Leigh Dragoon is writing a sister novel and they should launch at the same time. (Neat!) All under the editorial-ship of the awesome Rob Valois, who really needs more accolades for being a masked crusader for books.

In the meantime, my alter-ego, Gayla Twist, is about to launch a new title with co-creator, Ted Naifeh. Here's the details:

Broom with a View

The threat of war between Witches and Vampires means England may no longer be safe for a young Witch. Hence, Miss Violet Popplewell is sent abroad under the watchful eye of her great-aunt Vera. Without so much as a bon voyage party, Violet finds herself a visitor to the city-state of X, a mysterious place where magic is used openly and Witches and Vampires live together in harmony. Or at least, they try to get along. Violet’s aunt is shocked to discover that there are Vampires staying at their pensione and alarmed to note that one of the undead is a rather handsome young man.


An outburst of hostilities in X thrusts Violet into the young Vampire’s arms. And, much to her dismay, she realizes she may have accidentally bewitched him with a love charm. Are the emotions that the Vampire feels true passion or just a slip of the wand?

Gird your bits for Broom with a View to launch December 1st

xo - AA

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hot New Cover for The Urchin - Plus #SALE

Check out this load of num, num num... I have to confess that I loved the old cover for The Urchin: Plague of Vampires, but I think this might be a bit more eye catching.

Thoughts?

To celebrate the new cover, The Urchin is currently only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle. Grab a copy here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Urchin-Vampires-Adrianne-Ambrose-ebook/dp/B00CMYI2G6/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1382110382&sr=1-4&keywords=adrianne+ambrose

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cleveland is #1... Well... #2 is also good

Turns out, Cleveland is the second safest city is the US to live in if you have a phobia about natural disasters. Good to know:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-safest-u-s--cities-from-natural-disasters-183608693.html?page=9http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-safest-u-s--cities-from-natural-disasters-183608693.html?page=9

And yet, I've moved to San Francisco, which has to rate pretty high as far as getting your ass whipped by a natural disaster. A quake or a typhoon or... locust or something.

Anyway, I'm glad to read that the CLE is getting some good press. I may live on the West Coast, but my heart still belongs to Cleveland.