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Friday, January 2, 2009

My Playlist

Here are a few of the songs I listened to
while writing BLOOD BORN.

Muse - Time is Running Out 
(this is pretty much the anthem of Ava's life)

Muse - Starlight 
(yeah, you're gonna see A LOT of them on here)

Linkin Park - Papercut

My Chemical Romance - I'm Not Okay

The Cranberries - Salvation

Radiohead - Creep

Coldplay - Fix You

Muse - Supermassive Black Hole

Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

Coldplay - Viva La Vida  
(this is just an awesome song)

Linkin Park - By Myself

The Cranberries - Zombie

The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize

Muse - Map of the Problematique

Evanescence - Going Under

Muse - Assassin

Linkin Park - With You

Evanescence - My Immortal

Hoobastank - The Reason

Muse - Apocalypse Please 
(this was used in Watchmen)

Muse - Exo-Politics

Paramore - Decode 
(duh. any Twilight fan has to love this song)

This is pretty much all I listened to while writing BLOOD BORN. All day. In my car. At work. Anywhere I could. These songs (and a couple others) helped keep me focused.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Books

Book 1 of The Blood Prophecy

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it...she doesn't even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true--and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she's a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava's decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.

Praise for BLOOD BORN:

"Full of secrets and twists, Manning's action-packed YA debut is suspenseful and passionate. I devoured every word, and I'm still hungry for more Ava Blue and Chance." 
~ Trisha Wolfe, author of DESTINY'S FIRE

"BLOOD BORN proves that there are still new great vampire stories out there. With its great cast of characters, refreshing mythology and unique spin on vampire lore, Jamie Manning has created himself a stake in this successful genre." 
~ Lani Woodland, author of INTRINSICAL and INDELIBLE

"With a compelling vampire mythology and unique story, Ava's quest to come back from the undead kept me turning pages--and looking over my shoulder--late into the night." 
~ Angela Corbett, author of ETERNAL STARLING

Book 2 of The Blood Prophecy

Ava’s life went from bad to worse the night Chance became a vampire.

He won’t have anything to do with her. Ava understands why—because he blames her—but it doesn’t mean she likes it.

And it doesn’t help that she’s starting to feel something for Erik, the boy who once wanted her dead. Especially when Chance decides that he does still love her, and wants her to be with him for eternity.

But Ava wants nothing more than to be human again. At least, she thought that was all she wanted.

Now she has a choice: Humanity…or forever as a vampire with Chance.

Her best friend Kayla has a plan to distract Ava from her boy troubles, and they go in search of Kayla’s missing dad. A great idea, but one that brings Sebastian back into Ava’s life, along with his evil Maker, Zyris.

Sebastian and Zyris face off against Ava and her friends, resulting in Ava making yet another choice that changes the course of everyone’s lives, and leaves her wondering if being human again is really worth losing everything.

Book 3 of The Blood Prophecy

Description to come!

About Me

Since you clicked on the "About Me" tab, I suppose I should tell you a little about, well, me.

My name is Jamie and I am a writer. Please do not adjust your monitors...I'm wearing a driving cap (my apologies to fashion and taste).

I've always wanted to be a writer (like most writers, I'm sure) but not until the last few years have I taken it seriously (after I read a tiny, unknown book called Twilight). I was always told growing up that I had to get a job and take care of myself, so I pushed my dream of writing a book to the back of my mind and entered the workforce. Fast-forward many, many years and here I am, trying to make a go at it.

I stumbled across Blogger in 2010 and my world of writing exploded. I have met (via the web) so many amazing writers and industry professionals and book bloggers that have passed on their wisdom and experience and successes and failures. So many, in fact, that I have no excuse to sit down and write out the stories living in my head. Which is what I'm now attempting to do.

I enjoy reading more than most other things (well, except maybe for writing. And TV. No way am I giving up my TV) . I attempt to write YA (paranormal and dystopian) and I love it.

Blood Born and Blood Awakening, books one and two in The Blood Prophecy, are available now from Pendrell Publishing. Blood Revelation, the third and final book in the trilogy, will be coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


No current events are scheduled, but please check back when closer to a book release!


Saturday, April 20, 2013  3-6pm
The L House
131 St. Joseph Avenue
Brewton, Alabama
books available for purchase at the event

Book Signing
Saturday, October 20, 2012  1-3pm
The Book Exchange
101 West Laurel Avenue
Foley, Alabama

Book Expo America
June 5-7, 2012 Javits Center, NYC
Pendrell Publishing Booth 2054 (see floorplan here)
Author signings Thursday, June 7th

Blood & Chocolate Party
Tuesday, May 1, 2012  7-10pm
4764 Hilarita Circle
Pace, FL 32571
books will beavailable for purchase at the event

BLOOD BORN Launch Party
Friday, April 20, 2012  5-7pm
The L House
131 St. Joseph Avenue
Brewton, Alabama
books available for purchase at the event

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