Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Celebrating Joey W Hill's Latest Release In Her Vampire Queen Series

Today we're celebrating the release of Book VI in Joey W Hill's Vampire Queen Series.

Joey W Hill writes about vampires, mermaids, boardroom executives, cops, witches, angels, simple housemaids... If there's an erotic love story to be told, she'll take the plunge. As a result, she's proud and humbled to have four series and over twenty award-winning and highly acclaimed titles under her belt, as well as the support and enthusiasm of a wonderful and widely diverse readership. In 2009, Joey was nominated for a Career Achievement award in Erotica by Romantic Times.


Book VI of the Vampire Queen series

Vampire hunter Gideon Green sure as hell never intended to become a vampire's servant. But when Anwyn Naime, a woman with whom he shared an unforgettable night, is turned by a vampire pack, they become bound by something far greater than either imagined. It also forces Gideon into an uneasy alliance with one of the most terrifying vampires he's ever encountered: the mysterious Daegan Rei.

Daegan also has a vested interest in Anwyn. His history with the lovely nightclub owner is both intimate and intense. As Gideon and Daegan shepherd Anwyn through her dangerous validation with the Vampire Council, it's clear the three of them must learn to trust each other. But as boundaries between them erode and vulnerabilities surface, Gideon realizes he is no longer the man he thought he was - changed by a strange and unexpected bond with the two new people in his life he can't survive without...vampires.


WIN - Leave a comment or question today for Joey at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of your choice from books I through V of her Vampire Queen Series! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. love the cover !


  2. Super congrats on the new release Joey!!!

    Now this is your first menage love story, right? Tell us all about it and for those who don't know, tell us a bit about your Vampire Queen Series and how the books connect.

    Loved the excerpt and can't wait to read it! Hope it's a bestseller for you!

  3. Congratulations on your new release. I always enjoy your books and can't wait to read this one.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. I love love the cover! Can't wait to read this one!

  5. Congrats on the new release.

    kolists a\t gmail d/t com

  6. Thanks, Regina/Nicole! I love the artwork for this entire series - my favorite is still Mark of the Vampire Queen, the way Jacob's character is portrayed, in the belted jeans, and how Lyssa is running her nails over him (happy sigh). Hey, Linda and Karen! Thanks so much as well, and hope you all enjoy Gideon's story.

    AI - thanks for that question as well. My apologies for the delay in response. I returned from Lora Leigh's RAW yesterday, and I'm headed to Authors After Dark on Thursday and today I'm doing a bit of the "running around like a chicken" imitation. But don't hesitate to post questions and comments today because I WILL get to them (smile). It may just take me a little while.

    This is my first true menage - what I call the equilateral triangle, where all three have equal emotional investment in the relationship. I did have a menage situation in Holding the Cards, but Marcus was really facilitating the ultimate one-on-one relationship for Lauren and Josh in that one (smile). So short answer, yes, this is my first "true" menage. It was like playing emotional twister with three different difficult personalities, and at the time I was writing it, I had days I beat my head against the wall. However, now that I see the finished story and am hearing good things from my readers about it, it's made it all worthwhile.

    And of course, the Vampire Mistress/Vampire Trinity combo was kicked off by Gideon's character. He came in as Jacob's brother in Mark of the Vampire Queen, and he was just such a "bad boy" lone wolf, with so much unresolved pain, I knew he'd have his own book. He's my first true "bad boy" as well. I've written dark, angsty men before, but Gideon is full up on attitude. He really needed two firm hands to help him figure things out (grin).

    As far as the connection between the books, in true series style, many of the characters make "guest appearances" in the books where they are not the main protagonist, but the stories do have a standalone quality. Hmm...okay, let me qualify that. Vampire's Claim and Beloved Vampire can completely stand alone. Because VQS/Mark of the Vampire Queen and Vampire Mistress/Vampire Trinity were both originally "one long book" broken into two, those two pairings need to be read together.

    I love this series because it was motivated by two interests - my personal interest as a reader in the vampire-servant relationship, and my interest in writing books that explore the Dominant/submissive relationship. The two interests came together and so far each set of characters have taken me on unexpected journeys - emotional, dark, intense, but ultimately fulfilling - the best kind of erotic romance (grin).

  7. whoo-hoo! congratulations!

    loving your vampire world....:)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  8. congradulations on your new release!
    sandy butler

  9. Congrats on your new release. Love that cover.
    Your book sounds like a really good story, the blurb makes me want to read more


  10. Congrats on the new release...I've read the firt two...maybe three of this series and I adore it. I need to check if I'm all caught up...hehe!!!

    I love these dark, paranormals with tortured characters and oh so sexy...sigh!!!

    So, what does a nornal writing day look like?

    in Germany

  11. Congrats on the new release! The cover is amazing.

    If you could a movie out of your book, who would you cast for your characters?


  12. Hi Joey!
    congrats on your newest release! I'm quite new to your books and have read only one so far (your story in Laced with Desire) and it was gorgeous!
    wish you all the best, Ina

  13. Thanks all, for the warm congrats!

    Valerie, so glad you've enjoyed the series thus far. Vampire Mistress and Vampire Trinity are books 5 & 6, so you may only be 1-2 behind (grin). A "normal" writing day is pretty much getting up at 5am, walking the dogs, seeing the husband off to work, then starting about 8am. I check to make sure there's no urgent emails, then I write until about noon. At that point, I take a lunch break, play with the animals, then I'm back at the computer at 1:30 and I work until 4:30. Dinner break, talk to husband, then I give the evening to promo work and email until bed time. I do that about 5 days a week, and then the weekends I might spend one or both days on email/promotions or edits, etc. I'm hoping to rearrange things a little better in terms of deadlines, etc in 2011 to have a bit more free time to spend with family, so wish me luck on that (laughter).

    Becky, it's really funny - the Joey W Hill fan forum administrators recently had a contest where the participants had to cast my threesome to win a prize. And of course I was the judge. The winners (there were two of them) chose Oded Fehr for Daegan, Sam Worthington for Gideon and the Melinda Clark (I think I spelled that right), who played Lady Heather on CSI as Anwyn. I thought that was a pretty good combo; though Melinda may be a little old to play Anwyn now, I think she would have been awesome in her late twenties/early thirties in the role.

    Ina, glad you liked Honor Bound (Peter's story in Laced with Desire). I'm actually working on the next in the "Knights" series now - Jon's story. He falls for an older woman, a yoga instructor and physical therapist who is a closet submissive and has given up finding the right Master. She's of course going to find she's mistaken about that! (grin).

  14. Congrats on your new release!

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  15. I've been soo meaning to read this series and after reading your comments Joey I'm going to go buy them! I don't know why I haven't done it sooner.


  16. Congratulations & Happy Release Day!!! The excerpt was certainly a tasty treat. I look forward to reading more.


  17. Congratulations on the new release. I love the cover.


  18. Yadkny, I don't know why you haven't done that sooner, either. I mean, don't you know that I need to feed and clothe my seven animals and husband? Or, er, clothe him at least (grin). Seriously, hope you enjoy them, and glad you all have enjoyed the excerpt and cover!

  19. Congratulations on your new release. I can't wait to read it your books are always a great read and on my to but list.


  20. Thanks, Sherry! Good to see you here!

  21. Congrats on your newest release Joey.
    I've been wanting to read this series.
    Winning a book would be a great way to get started. Thanks for the chance.


  22. I do need to get started on this series but at least for now I know where all the books are. Congrats on the new release and have fun at AAD. Maybe next year I will get to go.

    linze_e at hotmail.com

  23. Linze - it would be great to have you there. It's a wonderful event. I went last time for its "First annual" occurrence, and I was amazed at how well Arganized it was, and how many wonderful things they'd organized specifically for the readers. Great, informal environment for booklovers. And thanks, Beth! Hope you get a chance to start the series as well!

  24. Ooh... menage a trois. XD I hope I can manage to find this one; it sounds so good.


  25. Ashley, thanks for that! I hope you're able to get hold of it as well. I'd love for you to read it! :>