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Vampires in Ancient Egypt and Beyond
‘Above and beyond conventional vampire stories... The writing style is unusual and interesting... Sands of Time does not drag its way into boredom. The story is compelling enough to keep the reader turning the pages.’ Lex Allen, Reader's Favorite
‘This is truly not a typical vampiric read and I wish I could give it more than five stars. I can't wait for the release of the second book and I applaud this author's ingenuity.” The Voluptuous Book Diva
May 2016 –Award winning, bestselling author Christine Church has offered up something unique and newsworthy for those who think the genre of vampires is old, dull or just plain dead. “This series is not like anything that has been done before,” says Church. The first book, published March 2016, is a small introductory tome, only 100 printed pages, but packs a quite a punch.
In this compelling and unique adventure, written as translated scripts found by archaeologists, Sands of Time sweeps the reader back to ancient Egypt where we read the scrolls of Kesi of Giza, the “Nile’s Graceful Queen,” a hybrid blood drinker with an exciting and exceptional past, present and future. From the sands of ancient Egypt to the arms of a Roman soldier. From hiding in 13th century London to dying in post Jacobean Scotland and through Revolutionary France, this short page turner is packed full of adventure, betrayal, mayhem and mystery as the first of Kesi’s epic search for a way to share her bloodline begins.
“What makes this series so unique,” states Church, “is that it is meant to be real—archaeologists have found ancient scrolls and texts in various locales throughout the world and at different times. Eventually, the connection between them was made and they were translated into English, put together and published. As more documents and even whole journals are found that connect to this story and the characters within, more books are added to the series. It does not read like traditional fiction and, though each book has its own main characters and story, no book actually ‘ends.’ The main tale continues on.”
Sands of Time (Fate of the True Vampires) will delight vampire fans looking for a fresh take on an old genre. The historical aspect of the book will also thrill those looking for exploration into a past not told about in school books.
Christine Church is setting up a local (CT, MA, NY) book tours and a presentation titled “Vampires in Ancient Egypt and Beyond” where she will discuss the translated scrolls and how these texts correlate to findings and events in ancient Egypt and other societies throughout history.
This novella is garnering rave reviews across the board. It has been in the Kindle Top 100 in several categories (hitting number 12 in Historical Fantasy) and came in 4th as Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Church invites local TV anchors and radio hosts interesting in presenting this subject to attend presentations. Church is also available for interviews.
‘There is some commonality with the lore of vampires [found in] Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, yet [Ms. Church’s] vampires have an alternate origin that incorporates theories of the purpose of the great pyramids and how they were built. The story thankfully lacks the teen angst of Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series and has much better writing than what I've read in those and related supernatural romance books about vampires.’ Meribast Amazon
‘I found the characters in Sands of Time to be believable, real and each motivated by their own truths. I genuinely cared about them all, including Yin (wait till you meet him) and could see why they behaved in the way that they did.’ Fiona Tate
Sands of Time is the first book in a very unique series. Although vampires have been in the news, in books, movies, TV, and more, for longer than these mediums existed, nothing like this has ever before been published nor seen.
So many have written about them: Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite, Charlaine Harris, Stephanie Meyer, and so many more it is impossible to keep count. Yet, these are all fiction. Masterpieces of creative minds and talented pens. Vampires; those humanoid beings needing to exist on blood. They do not really exist. Or do they?
Be prepared to have the cliché in your minds blown! Vampires do exist, but they are not "undead," as all the previous books and movies would have you believe. They do not turn into bats, or any other animal. And now, for the first time, the truth has been published, put out for all of the world to see.
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About Christine Church
Christine Church writes during the deep dark nights. She loves to sink her teeth into good paranormal and time travel fiction.
By day she works at a horse barn, caring for her own majestic equine and a few others as well. She is also a professional photographer. She loves to capture beauty and make it immortal.
Her published books include 'Housecat: How to Keep Your Indoor Cat Sane & Sound,' by Howell Book House, 'House Cat, Revised Edition,' 'Indoor Cats' (which won the Iams Responsible Cat Ownership Award) published by TFH Publications, and Your Outta Control Cat, TFH Publications. She writes as a Feature Writer for Connecticut Horse magazine and three columns for Examiner.
Her recent novella, Sands of Time Fate of the True Vampires is a fresh and unique perspective, something different in the vampire genre!
In her rare spare time, Christine loves riding her horse, archery, acting, singing, swimming and auditioning for "Survivor."