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Cover Reveal #giveaway for RED NIGHT by @RKClose

My friend, RK Close, is publishing her first novel, Red Night, part of the Vampire Files Trilogy, and you have a chance to win a free Kindle Fire by entering subscribing to her “Books with Bite” blog and newsletter. Simply visit her website rkclosebooks.com to enter her the raffle (hosted by Rafflecopter).


The Vampire Files Trilogy, #1
Paranormal Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2016
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designs


For five hundred years I have feasted on the blood of the innocent.

For centuries I have seduced beautiful victims into my bed.

And all this time, I have never gone without…

I am Zachariah…

While enduring endless days as an immortal, only one urge soothes my savage need. 


I have consumed countless humans—I have witnessed mountains of corpses piled beneath my feet. But none more significant than the woman I once loved.

My heart was not the only one she captured, but it would be the last…

An inferior creature turned her heart against me—Adam. Such a pathetic identity to be named after the original creation of God, and always besting me in life. But in death—I am king.

I am far more treacherous.
I should be feared.

Why Start on Wattpad


When explaining to people where my novel can be found, I often describe Wattpad as a “Youtube for Writers.” Certainly, it is not as big as Youtube, but it’s growing.

I joined Wattpad in late 2014 after reevaluating my views on self-publishing. Largely, I realized this was the route for me to take because it seemed the least stressful. I’m not after turning writing into a career. I’d be happy making a few dollars. What means the most to me is having readers.

And that’s the first reason Wattpad made the most sense to me. I could “publish” my work in an easy-to-read format without having to figure out templates and all the complications that come with preparing a book for self publication.

It also seems to me that while Wattpad is competitive, it seems easier to get noticed on Wattpad than it does in self-publishing.  Maybe it’s that there are fewer books on Wattpad competing with each other. Maybe it’s other aspects involving Wattpad’s design.  But I think a big componant is that Wattpad is designed around the principles that help authors shoot for success (I say shoot because it can’t be guaranteed).

These principles (which I honestly got from reading other blogs on self-publishing two years go) are the following:

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