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ellen1I recently interviewed Ellen Shreiber, author of the Vampire Kisses series amongst other books. Check out her website at http://www.ellenschreiber.com/! She has some exciting books news to share you all of you. Book 7 in the Vampire Kisses series, Royal Blood, will be out in June. Also, all of the Vampire Kisses book covers are getting a make-over! So here is my interview with her, enjoy!

How thrilling is it to walk into a bookstore and see your books on the shelves? It is amazing!!! Mostly a surreal, feeling. But I get excited every time I see them.

Was the publishing process hard? My brother was instrumental in the beginning. He showed my first book to his Dutch publisher and that publisher took my book. I was ecstatic! That publisher published the other books I wrote. However, it took a little longer to get it to US publishers, since I didn’t have an agent. I sent Teenage Mermaid to Katherine Tegen at HarperCollins when I read that she was taking unsolicited (not represented by an agent) manuscripts. I was amazed to hear back from her that she wanted to publish it–and two of my other novels. She’s also been instrumental in my career!

Do you need to have something or be somewhere specific when you write? No, I usually can write anywhere. I have an overactive imagination and it helps to write it down sometimes–even if I’m not at the computer. Otherwise, I just remember the scenes and write them down later. I usually switch the location that I write it–to keep things fresh.

From what or where do you get your inspiration? Everything–love, moods, a title that I come up with.

It must be hard to write a series. Do you ever get tired of the characters and wish you could start something new? I do love writing about Raven and Alexander. I don’t get tired, but rather inspired by continuing their story–but I do have some other novels I work on in between writing them.

Why do you think people today are so in love with vampires? I think it’s nice to escape and romance is always hot. Also, vampires are very sexy and alluring. I think they are popular all the time.

What is one thing readers might be interested to know about you? That when I’m not writing, I love to shopp on ebay.

Ms. Schreiber has also been kind enough to give away one of her books!  She is even autographing it!! One winner will have his/her choice of a paperback of Vampire Kisses or a hardback of the Coffin Club. This contest ends 11:59 p.m. Central on February 27, 2009. I will then pick a random winner using random.org and e-mail them, they will have 2 days to respond, otherwise I will pick another winner. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment saying that you would like to win. Please provide your first name and a valid e-mail address.

Want extra entries? Please post each extra entry earned in a separate post, otherwise they will not count! Here’s how:

Blog about this giveaway [provide link (+1 entry)]
Facebook about this giveaway (+1 entry)
Myspace about this giveaway (+1 entry)
E-mail 5 friends with the link to this post [include my e-mail, penguinqueen@hotmail.com (+1 entry)]
Subscribe to my blog (+2 entries)

Good luck everybody!!

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75 Comments

    • the0reviewing0rachel
    • Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:38 am
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    i posted a bulletin on myspace about your blog
    _rachel_
    lil_chicadee101093(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • the0reviewing0rachel
    • Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:38 am
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    i posted a note of facebook
    _rachel_
    same email

    • the0reviewing0rachel
    • Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:39 am
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    i think i subscribed to your blog. haha.
    _rachel_
    same email

    • the0reviewing0rachel
    • Posted February 13, 2009 at 2:40 am
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    i posted a link on my blog.
    reviewingrachel.wordpress.com
    _rachel_
    (need i say “same email”?)

  1. I’m interested to win…

  2. I posted this on Facebook!

  3. I posted this on a blog and bulletin on Myspace!

    holmes_cm@hotmail.com

    Same email for the one above!

  4. I would like to join the giveaway!

  5. ahh…i forgot to write the email….
    aminmelalle53@yahoo.com

  6. I posted a note on facebook

    Rebellious.Vampiress@hotmail.com

  7. i would love to win thanks for the giveaway

  8. omg!
    i love your books soo much!
    they are like my bible! =]
    you are such a great writer!
    i would really like to win an autographed
    book from you! =DD

  9. I’d love to read this one. Thanks for including me.

  10. I’m subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  11. mindyhoncoop@verizon.net

    I subscribed to your RSS feed & I also posted on on facebook.

  12. Please enter me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

  13. I’d like to win! My sister loves vampire romances and I’d love to give this to her.

  14. Wow! You’re getting a lot of attention! Good work.

  15. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Christina Brunetti
    • Posted February 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm
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    I would love to read this.

    Thanks

  16. I would like to win!!

  17. Thank you for the contest

  18. i would LOVE to win!
    please enter me.
    :]]

  19. I would love to win.

  20. i posted a blog about it on myspace
    sndy_96@yahoo.com

  21. i posted a note about it on facebook.
    [oh and by the way the sandy above the one without an email is the same one if it doesnt show later.]
    (same email from above)

  22. I would love to win! :D

  23. i would like to win
    email is tiff8789@yahoo.com

  24. Hi,I would like to win VK 5.

  25. Hey, I just subscribed to your blog!

  26. I would like to be in the giveaway!!

    my name is Lizzie and my email is: libby.cullen@yahoo.com

  27. i blogged about the giveaway….

    http://xellecullenxswriting.blogspot.com/

    again, my email is: libby.cullen@yahoo.com
    and my name is still Lizzie^^

  28. i emailed a link to five people…..lol i think i may have also sent it to your address^^…whoops!

    email: libby.cullen@yahoo.com

  29. ummm, i think i suscribed to this…i mean i put The Fanatic Reviewer Feedburner thingie on my google…..

    lol…idk!^^….

    email: libby.cullen@yahoo.com

  30. I would like to enter!!

    name: Aurora
    email: xxcuppycake.zombieexx@gmail.com

    and yes there are 2 e’s in zombiee^^

  31. I Facebooked about the giveaway

  32. Hey, I emailed a link to 5 people, and i think i sent it to you as well!
    (I am the same kayla from above)
    kickeedee@yahoo.com

  33. Just to clarify, my email is the same for all of the posts I made. This is a great contest!

  34. i am glad about this contest i hope i do win. here is my e-mail
    Jackskellingtonsg@yahoo.com

    and i blogged about this
    http://vampiregoth11.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/vampire-kisses-interview-and-contest/

    i also myspace about this
    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog

    also facebook about this

    http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=542222128&banter_id=1569000966#/profile.php?id=1569000966&ref=profile

    i am also Subscribed to your blog

    i hope i win

  35. I would love to win the first book in Vampire Kisses for my daughter! She would LOVE this series!
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  36. I subscribe via RSS feed
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  37. Second entry for subscribing
    digicat{AT}sbcglobal{DOT}net

  38. How’d you get so many people to come to your blog?

  39. Win!! :D

  40. I posted a bulliten on my myspace!I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve your series and NEED the last one Please hope you’ll pick me!!

  41. by the way my email is this comment.Twerd16@yahoo.com for the contest of ellen schreiber

  42. Thanks so much!

  43. I would love to win this.

  44. I posted a note on facebook.

  45. and posted a bulletin on myspace

  46. I would like to enter!

    name: Kimberly
    e-mail: silverwingz921@aol.com

  47. I want to win!!!

  48. i love ellen schreiber vampire kisses series! no idea! vampyvix@yahoo.com

  49. I think you are absolutly amazing!
    your books are so addictive!
    i cant wait for the rest of the of the books to come out!
    i just finished the coffin club and i wanted it to go on longer!
    love love love your work, it is writers like you, anne rice, egar allen poe, and stephine myer, that inspire me to become a better writer. thankyou so much.
    Forever fan
    Tera

  50. I would absolutely love an autographed copy of Vampire Kisses. I’ve read it like six times and have all the books. I can’t wait ’til the next book and manga comic comes out. They are awesome. Please random machiney thingy pick me!!!;)=

  51. I just emailed 5 of my best friends. THEY ALL read these books too.

  52. There go 5 more emails. I lurve my buddies.

  53. my favorite series! :)

  54. I would like to win!!

  55. I’ll like to win
    Claudeegarcia@hotmail.com

  56. i would love to win this contest! thanks for putting up this contest. :)

  57. i just posted a blog about the giveaway/contest my link is anyzheng2006.blogspot.com :)

  58. posted a bulletin on myspace!

  59. i just posted a link on facebook its in the link section :the email is zhengamy2006@gmail.com :)

  60. i just sent it to 5 ppl including you when you get it the email will be: zhengamy2006@gmail.com

  61. i subsribed to your blog :)

  62. I would like to enter the contest.

  63. i posted a bulletin in myspace about the contest.
    My URL: myspace.com/smallvilleisthebest

  64. I would like to win the Coffen Club book.

    My name is Charissa and my email is charissajackson(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • charissajackson
    • Posted February 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm
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    • charissajackson
    • Posted February 27, 2009 at 11:35 pm
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    Here is a link to my facebook where I posted this webpage http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1055671666&v=feed&viewas=1055671666 (I hope this link worked, I don’t know how to use facebook all to well yet)

    • charissajackson
    • Posted February 27, 2009 at 11:38 pm
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    I subscribed to your blog.
    My name is charissa and my email is charissajackson@yahoo.com


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