Sunday, September 2, 2012

Book Tour: The Vampire Hunter's Daughter by Jennifer Malone Wright Interview & Giveaway

The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: The Complete Collection

By Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre:YA paranormal
ISBN: 978-0615650081

Number of pages: 217 paperback
Word Count: 78,734

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Book Description:

This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.

Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.


1) Where did you get the idea for the novel?

This novel is a serial novel, a bunch of shorts that make up one full novel, but the last is all compiled together. I got the idea because I wanted to write about a school teacher who was a vampire hunter by night. But I thought that she really needed a backstory, as I began to write the back story, The vampire hunter’s daughter was born and I couldn’t stop writing about her.

2) Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title?

I did, I haven’t changed it.  I asked my friend what we should call the book and I ran a couple of ideas across her. We didn’t really like them, but this one…we liked, but it is a rather long title. It stuck though and everyone seems to love it.

3) Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?

I think the most exciting thing was getting to go to the convention in Louisville and panel with other authors. The exciting part was meeting all the other authors, some well known and some just getting started. I got to meet soooo many awesome people. I will never forget it. 

4) Which came first, the title or the novel? 

The first part of the novel. I finished about 10,000 words and then had to spend quite a while thinking of a title for it. Like said up there, I had to ask my friend even. 

5) What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?

Right now I am reading Blood Divided by LA. Freed. I highly recommend this series. It is the Charleston Vampire Chronicles and the first one is called Blood Thirst. Super good!

6) At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 

Oh, that is the hardest thing. I try to come up with original stuff to write in everyone and that is impossible.  So, I use this line a lot “Remember, it’s always vampire hunting season.” And I say things like “All the Best” and “Wonderful to meet you!” I know, it’s really terrible I have to write the same stuff, but it is sooo hard to come up with something new for everyone. Especially if you don’t know them. 


I took the first book off the stack and examined the cover. It was titled Vampires throughout History. The cover was leather and so old it was stiff and cracked in spots. The pages showed signs of age too, yellowing and stiff to the touch. There was no table of contents, so it looked like I was going to have to scan the entire book for what I was wanting. I flipped the pages carefully, so as not to tear any of them.

After an hour of scanning and about half way through the book, I found something referring to vampire children.

Although extremely rare, the natural-born offspring of vampires exist throughout the world. These rare beings are called the dhampir. Dhampir are usually the product of a vampire and mortal. The most common of these unions is a male vampire impregnating a mortal woman. Vampires, both male and female, are seductive in nature and some mortals came willingly to these unions. However, the majority of dhampir born were produced through an act of rape.

Solitary by nature, it is uncommon for a vampire to settle with any one mate for long. The children of vampires, the dhampir, more often than not exhibit all the characteristics of their vampire parent. The strength, speed and agility are the usual hereditary traits that the children develop. They are not always born with these traits but develop them as they grow into adulthood.

The dhampir are day walkers. Some of these children are sensitive to the sunlight but will not perish in the direct rays. Most have no sensitivity at all. Drinking the fresh blood of mortals is also not usually required of the dhampir; however, some have a liking for it. Very few actually need it to survive.

Most dhampir are rejected by the vampire species because of their mortality and weaknesses. Mortals often reject the dhampir, as well, due to their vampirism, so they frequently remain outcast.

Dhampir are known for becoming vampire killers. Their closeness to the vampires and their vampire characteristics make them powerful vampire hunters. The unique ability to track and kill vampires is specific to only the dhampir and the mythological race of vampire hunters.

Historically, dhampir became vampire hunters as a trade. Towns and villages became plagued by vampires who were terrorizing their homes and killing their people. The dhampir accepted contracts in exchange for monetary payment and used their likeness to their vampire counterparts to exterminate the vampires.


Holy crap, that was a lot to process. The more I read the passages, the more I understood that my being a hunter was more than my heritage; it was my history and my future. Everything about my bloodlines had hunters involved.

Author Bio: 

Jennifer Malone Wright resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children. Between the craziness of taking care of her children, whose ages range from fourteen all the way down to six months, and being a homemaker, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on freelance work or her beloved fiction.

When she grew up, Jennifer always had her nose in a book. She has been writing stories and poems since grade school. This love of the written word and her strong interest in the paranormal is what has led to her first novel “The Birth of Jaiden.”
In addition to being a mother and homemaker, Jennifer is also a very proud military wife. Moving around the country for the last ten years has made her a bit of a nomad and she finds it difficult to be in one place for too long.

Jennifer is also the author of The Birth of Jaiden, a paranormal novel filled with action, suspense, and even a love story.

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