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Karen Dales is the Award Winning Author of "The Chosen Chronicles" which include "Changeling: Prelude to the Chosen Chronicles," "Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen Chronicles," and "Shadow of Death: Book Two of the Chosen Chronicles." She is currently at work on "Thanatos: Book Three of the Chosen Chronicles" and a Historical Romance set in Edo Japan.
Karen loves receiving emails from fans. If you'd like to email her:

karendales@karendales.com

www.karendales.com

Friday, August 21, 2009

Vampires in Fact and Fiction

For those of you who have been asking for this information, here it is!

PANEL INFO UPDATE:

I will be on the VAMPIRES IN FACT & FICTION PANEL at FanExpo

Sunday, August 30th at 3pm

Room: 713A ***A DELUXE FANEXPO PASS IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE***

"Bloodsucking lore, featuring scholars ELIZABETH MILLER (Canada's Vampire Expert), professor PETER PAOLUCCI, novelists KELLEY ARMSTRONG (Bitten), NANCY KILPATRICK (Power of the Blood series) and KAREN DALES (Angels of Death: Book One of the Chosen). Hosted by Rue Morgue,s Monica S. Kuebler.
To help celebrate the fact that I will be at FanExpo this year, Dark Dragon Publications will be having a draw.

1st Prize: An original poster in the manga style of a scene in the book. Artist Kim Fraser.

2nd Prize: A pair of vampire teeth (not your dollar store type, but the type where they form to your teeth and stay on, looking VERY real.)

3rd Prize: A hand made book fob bookmark!

So come on by my table in Artist Alley near Rue Morgue.

No purchase is required to enter into the contest!

Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen
http://thechosenchronicles.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

5 stars out of 5! Another Review of Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen

Ruth Ann Nordin posted this wonderful review of my book on August 1st:

Five Stars for Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen by Karen Dales

I do not make it a habit to read paranormal books, but this one caught my attention and I decided to take my chances and read it. I am very glad I did! This is an excellent book. It grabbed my attention from the very beginning when a child was born who had white hair and red eyes. Immediately shunned by his mother who sends him away to die, I was pulled into the world Karen Dales magically wove. The prologue explains his childhood and the strange white creatures who haunt him and the way he became Chosen.

Then Book One begins, and I already developed an attachment to the grown child who is called the Angel and his mentor/Chooser Father Paul Notus. I really liked Notus. He is what I consider to be a moral compass, and the Angel longs to belong. However, he is different so he doesn't truly belong among other Chosen who now call themselves vampires. Both the Angel and Father Notus are back in London, and we are introduced to two very memorable characters: Jeanie Stuart and the Noble Fernando de Sagres.

The plot to this book is simple: someone is out to kill the vampires and it is up to the Angel and Fernando to find out who is behind it. (The Angel agrees in order to save Notus who is held captive.) Fernando is the opposite of Notus. While Notus is the moral compass, Fernando is a "do whatever feels right regardless of anyone else" kind of person. He was likable despite his savage nature, and I thoroughly enjoyed him. His comments had me laughing through most of the book. He's actually my favorite character.

Jeanie is the Angel's love interest, and she and Fernando clash, which was great to see. But yes, danger is lurking around the corner for Jeanie. I won't spoil that one though, but Karen has a surprise in store that caught me completely off guard.

The white demons we're introduced to in the prologue continue to haunt the Angel in this book, which I very much enjoyed because it built up the suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat. Who are these demons and will the Angel ever conquer them?

So I recommend this book. This is a mature book, and it's probably that reason that makes it easy to enjoy it as much as I did. It's nice to get involved in a story that has multiple layers and depth to it. It's a book for my keeper shelf now. And don't let the number of pages dissuade you. The book reads fast because Karen never lets it slow down.
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You can purchase Angel of Death: Book One of the Chosen on Amazon.com

I'm on a Panel at Fan Expo

I recently found out that my Marketing Goddess has yet again performed amazing magic...

I will be on the VAMPIRES IN FACT & FICTION PANEL at FanExpo Canada's LARGEST Convention!

Check it out!

"Bloodsucking lore, featuring scholars ELIZABETH MILLER (Canada's Vampire Expert), professor PETER PAOLUCCI, novelists KELLEY ARMSTRONG (Bitten), NANCY KILPATRICK (Power of the Blood series) and KAREN DALES (Angels of Death: Book One of the Chosen). Hosted by Rue Morgue,s Monica S. Kuebler.