Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Excerpt - Blood and Light - Rue Volley

Blood and Light
By Rue Volley

Enter into the world of 16 year old Rue Volley...who up until one fateful night at a party, thought she was "normal" or as "normal" as she could be. But "normal" does not include being a vampire...a truth about herself that she will soon discover.

Rue Volley lives in the quiet little town of Calvary, Minnesota...nestled in the thick woods lining the great lakes. Rue, along with her brother Kai have lived an otherwise calm life up until their Mother was committed into Rolling River Asylum, after she mysteriously stopped speaking to anyone. Rue is convinced by her brother to attend a party on her birthday and after she experiences something that she cannot explain, she and everyone in her world is thrown into madness. Join Rue on this epic journey, 6 books in all, as she struggles with grief, love, humor, old crushes, new found infatuations, hot boys AND vampires, lots and lots of them.

 This first book in the series starts you on a journey that you will find hard to ignore and once you start reading you will be hooked...or perhaps bitten.

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Excerpt from Blood and Light

Chapter 17...entitled "Tuning Fork"

This is one of many favorite exchanges that occurred between Rue Volley and Joshua Barrington in my first book in the series I am writing.  Joshua is trying to teach Rue how to "bond" with her blades so that she will become a warrior like him and as usual the situation goes crazy on her, as it always does. Rue is still trying to accept and learn how to be a protector...aka" Vampire", for all intense purposes. This is three pages of chapter 17 and I hope you enjoy it....who knew that fighting with a blade could feel so good:)~Rue

           I gripped my blades and grumbled. He was toying with me now. I'm gonna knock him out. I pressed my hand against the ground and his trail opened up to me...swirling in black color. I flashed forward and I scanned the trees and everything around me. All of a sudden the trail ended and I skidded to a stop. I looked up and rolled out of the way as Josh dropped down from a tree above me. I pushed myself up and left one leg extended as I raised my head to look at him. He flashed towards me and I flipped my blade in my hand and rose up, hitting him in the side as he passed me by. He groaned and skidded to a stop behind me and I spun around. He rubbed his ribs.

"God I wish that you would stop doing that." he said.

"I could have hit you in the "you knows." I said as I looked down his body.

He laughed. "The 'you knows'...I like that."

I smiled and flashed towards him, he twisted his body and I missed him, I almost ran into a tree. I stopped and jerked my head, to move the hair out of my face. He stood there and turned the blades sideways in his hands.

I looked at him and grinned. "You ready to do this for real?" I asked him.

He looked me up and down and grinned. "I'm ready to do all kinds of stuff with you."

"Shut up." I said as I came at him.

He stood his ground and our blades hit, light flashed off of them and my heart started to beat harder in my chest. We stood there, face to face, with blades glowing.

He leaned towards me. "You are getting me hot." he whispered.

I yelled out and slid my blades downward, the metal made a slicing sound as I went down...I ran under him, between his legs and then kicked him in the butt, as I kicked my leg out behind me. He stumbled forward and turned around biting his lip.

I stopped and laughed at him. "Smooth." I said.

He flipped his blades into the ground and they hummed like a tuning fork as they swayed back and forth. He closed his eyes and held his hands out, palms up. I watched as black color started to swirl around his blades, it went upward...almost like a tornado in slow motion. He opened his eyes and his pupils looked black as night. I watched in wonder. I need to know that trick. He placed his hands out over both of his blades as they shot out of the ground and into his hands. A trace of black mist trailed behind them and started to roll around his feet.

"Now I am centered." he said to me.

I gripped my blades tightly in my hands, I suddenly got the feeling that I had not seen him battle for real yet, although I knew this was for sport. He took a stance with me that I had seen from him before. His heartbeat slowed, his breathing slowed, and the glow on his blade pulsated with each breath that he took.

"Okay, I need to know how to do that." I said as I relaxed my hands. He grinned at me.

"I told you that it is all in how you focus. The blades are an extension of you, they feel as you do...if you are not focused, they will not serve you."

I looked down at my blades and then threw them at the ground, they laid there on their sides. I looked up at him and he walked towards me.

"Pick them up." he said kinda forceful.

I leaned down and saw that his feet were right next to mine. I stood up and felt a humming in my body. I think I blushed, but I couldn't tell. He walked behind me and I felt the heat coming off of him. He reached around me from behind and put his hands on mine. I looked down at my blades and he raised my hands just slightly and flipped them towards the ground. I let go and both of my blades stuck out from the ground with that tuning fork hum coming from them, like his had. He held onto my hands and rubbed his thumbs across my palms, I took a breath, a little staggered...I didn't mean too. I felt his breath on the back of my neck. He held my hands out at my sides and placed them palm up.

"Close your eyes." he said calmly. I closed them.

"I want you to feel the metal, cold and hard...listen to the song they are singing to you...it's only for you."

I slowed my breathing and focused on the metal, and it's song. My heart slowed, I could see color swirling behind my eye lids...blue, with traces of silver. He let go of my hands and backed away from me.

"Now look, Rue."

I opened my eyes and saw blue swirls coming out of the ground around my blades, it snaked upward. I opened my mouth and breathed it in, it tasted like honey in my mouth.

"Now place your hands over them and call them to you. You don't have to say it out loud, they will hear you."

I placed both my hands out, palms down over my blades and I called to them. They shot upward and I felt them slip into my hands...for the first time. They felt like they had a heartbeat...my heartbeat. I held them up and watched the blue color swirl on the blades and around my wrists, it felt like a cat rubbing against me while it purred. I grinned as I looked up at Josh, who stood there with no expression on his face.

"Did I do it right?"  I asked.

"Yes...you did. I shouldn't be surprised that you got it on the first try, you are a quick study." He said as he leaned down and turned his blades in his hands. He came at me in a flash and I instinctively spun around, bringing my blades down to my sides. His blade struck mine and I felt an adrenaline rush go through me, unlike any I had ever had. My heart fluttered. he flashed to my ear.

"Feels good doesn't it?" he whispered.

I nodded as he brought his blades up in a blur and I brought mine up to counter him. I sucked in my breath as the metal clashed together. My body hummed and my breathing staggered.

"You need to calm down." he said.

I lowered my head and closed my eyes. I felt like I had just been kissed. I raised my blades and looked at them. I saw my reflection in the metal and my eyes swirled light blue and white. I lowered it and looked at him.

"I feel funny." I said.

He laughed. "Of course you do...fighting with your blades is a seductive experience."

I ran at him in a flash and every move he made, my blades came down and hit his. I started to gasp after the sixth hit and I stopped. I staggered back from him and gripped my blades. I reached up and wiped the sweat from my forehead. He came at me and I countered his every move, with each hit I started to make noises and he stopped. I stood there panting and my eyes felt glossy. I didn't know what I was feeling, but I loved it. He grinned.

"I think you are enjoying this too much." he said.

I flashed at him and suddenly I felt a tremor in my body, I fell to my knees and gasped. I threw my head back and then fell to the ground.

"Oh my God!" I yelled out.

He ran to me and knelt down. I kept my head down and tried to breath. I don't know what just happened, but it was the best feeling in the entire world. Well, I kinda know. I kept my head down, realizing that the embarrassment was coming. I peeked up at him, my face flush.

"I think that I just..." I whispered.

"Holy shit." he said as he touched my back.

I stood up and stumbled, then backed away from him.
"Don't touch me...not right now." I said.

"Listen Rue...it's okay, I should have warned you to control yourself. I just didn't think that you would, ya know...have an orgas.."

"Shut up Josh!"

Smoke and Mirrors
By Rue Volley

Book two in the Blood & Light Vampire series takes Rue, our teenage vampire, even deeper into the rabbit hole that has become her life. This book introduces a deeper look into the vampire city of “Valon” that all vampires derive from…taking a darker turn as you are invited into their world and their lack of compassion for the human race, and even in some cases, a total disregard for their own kind. As the story twists and turns you are also introduced to two new vampires, that of a sister/brother team by the names of “Jonah & Lily” who run a travelling carnival, luring unsuspecting humans into their lair, not only to seduce….but to feed upon.

Rue faces many dangers in this addition, not only from her own kind…but this new vampire breed…that of the rogues, who serve no one but themselves and their own desires. Rue also struggles with her want to be “normal” as she comes to terms with the fact that she is indeed a vampire of great importance, and as she navigates her way through this she is also coming to realize that Joshua Barrington has seduced her and perhaps stolen her heart. Please join us as you find yourself sucked deeper into an epic story in the life of one girl, who although she has good intention, may indeed be her own worst enemy. Book two is more graphic in nature…with language, sexual situations and violence. Sure to make you laugh, cry…and realize that sometimes you find yourself standing at the corner of WTF and OMG.

There are six books in the series, currently books 1 and 2 are available for sale at www.vamptasypublishing.co.uk

Excerpt from Smoke and Mirrors:

This is a slightly sassy scene between "Rue Volley & Joshua Barrington"

“Why are you here?” I whispered.

He grinned.

“Saving all the forest creatures, I guess.” He said.

I looked at him. I don’t know what came over me, I really don’t. I moved forward and pushed him onto his back. I lay down on top of him and touched his face. He looked at me, a little confused.

“What are you doing?” he whispered. 

I pressed my lips against his and he tried to stop me. I wrapped my arms around his neck and he tried to say something. I kept kissing him though. He pulled me away from him.

“I have to tell you something…something you need to know.” He said. 

I looked at him and pushed myself up. I started to take my leather off as his eyes got wider. He held his hands up. “I have to talk to you Rue!” he said. I jumped on top of him and leaned forward. I kissed him harder and grabbed at his leather. I started to pull it off of him. I leaned forward and bit his shoulder. I tasted the blood in my mouth. I felt his body tense up and he moaned. I sat up and the blood was on my lips. He looked at me and sat up with me on his lap. He grabbed my hair and kissed me as he rolled me onto my back. He leaned in and bit my neck. I felt his teeth break my skin and I cried out as my legs pulled up. He pulled away from my neck and gently kissed my lips. He suddenly stopped and pulled himself away from me. He stood up and cleared his throat as he paced back and forth. I pushed myself up on my elbows and looked at him.

“Why did you stop?” I said. Josh looked at me, laying there with my shirt off and shook his head.

“You have no idea what I would love to do to you right now…I swear to god.” He said. 

I tilted my head. “Do what you want with me Josh…I want you.” I whispered.
He stopped pacing and stared at me. He pulled his hair and yelled out. I flinched.

“What is wrong with you?” I asked him.

He looked at me. “Oh my god…any other time…I swear to god!...I would mess you up.” He said.

I stood up and started to pull my pants off. He turned and watched me. “Oh god, you have to stop, or I am going to lay you down right here Rue…I promise you.” He whispered. 

“Then do it.” I said as I touched my stomach. He lunged forward and grabbed my hand.

He pulled me to him. “Don’t do that.” He whispered. I took his hand and put his finger in my mouth, I bit it slightly and he made a strange noise as he moved back, away from me. 

He stood there looking at me. “I want you so badly, I want to bite you in the worst places.” He said. I flashed to him and placed my hand on his, I put it on my breast and he shuddered.
About Rue Volley:

Rue Volley lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her two pugs "Momo" & "Oshi" and her fantastic and supportive husband, Von. She attended Catholic Schools her entire life and ended up playing in an alternative rock band at the age of 18. She played music, specifically guitar, violin and handled vocals for the band, up until 2004, then she met her now husband, Von, and moved from Ohio to Indiana and started to work in retail management.

She spent the next 6 years running clothing stores and then she started to write, producing the 6 book vampire series in a little under 11 months.

She released the first book, "Blood & Light", on authorhouse in 2010, which is a self publishing company, and within 6 months sold over 2000 copies of the first installment, she was then noticed and picked up by Vamptasy Publishing in the UK and now the entire series will be available through Vamptasy. Rue splits her time between writing and photography now and plans on continuing the series, possibly for 2 more installments. She is also working on a new series, about a teenage witch, and plans to release this series sometime in 2012 through Vamptasy too. Rue is completely dedicated to her art and to her fans...and believes that if you think you can do something, it is as good as done.

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