Thursday, June 7, 2012

Vaempires Revolution Tour! Guestpost and Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to this awesome tour stop including the amazing soundtrack in the guestpost from Thomas Winship and a giveaway of 1 ebook! Woot woot!


Title- Væmpires Revolution

Author- Thomas Winship

Pages- 216

Publisher- Createspace

Publication Date- October 28th 2011


Goodreads Summary-
It is the morning of Princess Cassandra’s sixteenth birthday. Everyone’s attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the momentous event. 
Cassandra’s boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He’s still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires—former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood—have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.
The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons—væmpires with special powers.
What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, or walk through walls?






Thomas Winship


Thomas Winship was born in Middletown, NY (USA) and still resides in Orange County. He holds an MBA in Management from St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he serves as an adjunct professor of courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. He also spent fifteen years working for a global pharmaceutical company, specializing in organizational development, talent management, and training. Tom writes in his spare time. His first novel, a mystery/legal thriller entitled Temporary Insanity (a.k.a. Case Closed), was a 2008 finalist in a national contest but failed to garner industry attention. His second novel, Væmpires: Revolution, was published in October and a follow-up novella, Væmpires: White Christmas, was published in December. He is an avid collector of books, comic books, music, and movies. His interests are diverse: on any given day, Tom is likely to be found watching a horror movie, attending a hard rock concert, or enjoying a Broadway show. He is currently working on the next installment of the “Væmpires” series, which is scheduled for a 2012 release.








~Væmpires Soundtrack~ 
Hello everyone. I’m so excited to be today’s guest blogger at The Haunted Rose! I’m Thomas Winship, author of Væmpires: Revolution and Væmpires: White Christmas. Both books are part of a new, ongoing vampire series that explores the question: what if vampires evolved? On the subject of questions—one of the most common questions I’m asked is: which songs would I select for a Væmpires soundtrack?I haven’t answered the question as yet, because doing so involved a lot of soul searching that I simply wasn’t ready for. Until now, that is. When I saw Rose’s website, it finally felt like it was time to make those long-awaited decisions. They weren’t easy. I’m a huge lover of music (my iTunes library has 150,000 songs), so I gave each selection serious consideration. And even now, as I’m ready to unveil them, there’s still a debate running in my mind. These songs represent a good mix of genres, as well as a mix of new and old. It’s also important to note that this list will probably change over time … but for now, I give you the unofficialVæmpires: Revolutionsoundtrack: Track 1) Opening/Daniel’s Theme: Linkin Park – Burn It Down Chapter 1 This track captures the feel of Orion as the attack gets underway and Daniel begins to realize the scope of what he’s up against. Embed: Track 2) Vampires Theme: Skillet – Hero Chapters 2-4 This is the perfect track for segueing from our introduction to Daniel into our introduction to Princess Cassandra. Embed: Track 3) Vielyn’s Theme: Spill Canvas - All Over You Chapter 5 As on reviewer put it, “Vielyn has some major resentment issues.” The old saying claims that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned … but Vielyn’s out to prove it wrong. Embed: Track 4) Daniel’s Theme:Kansas -Carry On Wayward Son Chapter 6 This is a wonderful classic track that was the easiest selection; because it ran through my head the entire time I wrote this part of the novel. Embed: Track 5) Cassandra & Vielyn’s Theme:Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know Chapters 5 & 7 This is a song that accurately portrays the disconnects and lingering echoes of a broken relationship—the perfect fit for the dynamic between these former lovers. Embed: Track 6) Vielyn’s Theme: Marilyn Manson - No Reflection Chapter 7 I selected this track for a few reasons. The song speaks to a traditional vampire stereotype, so it was hard to resist, but Vielyn also reminds me of Manson. Embed: Track 7) Daniel’s Theme:Shinedown–Unity Chapters 8-9 A song about strength and helping those who need it; exactly what Daniel is doing as he passes through the embattled city. Embed: Track 8) Væmpires Theme: Halestorm - Love Bites (So Do I) Chapter 10 Much like the Manson song, the title alone makes this a compelling choice for a vampire soundtrack. The content is a bit more light-hearted, but it fits perfectly with the celebration—the soon to be abbreviated celebration—that Daniel stumbles upon. Embed: Track 9) Væmpires Theme: Skillet – Monster Chapter 12 The perfect track for the scenes in which Vielyn and Jorl expose their monstrous sides to Cassandra. Embed: Track 10) Cassandra’s Theme: Katy Perry - Part of Me Chapter 14 Cassandra triumphant. As if we ever doubted it … Embed: Track 11) Daniel’s Theme:Nickelback - This Means War Chapters 15-16 With a little help from his friends, Daniel takes the fight to the væmpires … in “shoking” fashion. Embed: Track 12) Cassandra & Daniel’s Theme: Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You Chapter 17 Against all odds, the lovers reunite. Embed: Track 13) Battle Theme: Five Finger Death Punch – Back For More Chapters 20-22 Unfortunately, our heroes’ celebration is premature. The væmpires are back with a vengeance for an all-out epic battle. Embed: Track 14) Closing/Cassandra & Daniel’s Theme: Miranda Lambert - Over You Chapter 23 I’m not giving this away. You’ll have to read it for yourself. Embed: So, there you have it: the unofficial Væmpires: Revolution soundtrack. Enjoy! I’d like to thank all of you for stopping in and offer a very special “thank you” to Rosefor hosting my Dark Mind Book Tour and for inviting me to The Haunted Rose. I hope you enjoyed my guest blog. I’d love to hear what you think of it and/or answer any questions you may have. Post comments or questions below and I’ll be sure to respond. Feel free to stop by my website and reach out. I’d love to hear from you if you check out Vaempires. Below are links where you can find me. 
Take care, 
Thomas Winship 


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11 comments:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to The Haunted Rose today, Rose! And thank you so, so much for taking the time to embed all those videos. I really appreciate it.

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    1. No problem Tom! I love almost all of these videos and I love seeing them all in one place!

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  2. I love them all and yes, I so made a playlist! ;)

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  3. Ooohh, fun playlist! I love the idea of having a playlist to go with a story - how much fun. (And that must have been a lot of work embedding all of those, phew!) I think my favorite on this list, though I like most or all of them, would be the Gotye song. It's just *addictive* to me! Thanks again for the giveaway :)

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  4. Thank you, Holly. Good luck with the contest!

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  5. Hey Tom! Great playlist!! I was wondering though, which song would "The Crusty Old Sailor" prefer! Lol! Good luck on the final week of the tour!!

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    1. Thanks, Naomi. Good to hear from you again. I think the crusty old sailor would prefer a crusty old song that didn't make the list, but was more aligned with his lifestyle ... perhaps "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" by Kiss. http://youtu.be/0DWSdWIhuy8

      Good luck with the contest!

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    2. I know, I know, it seems I'm a bit of a serial pest sometimes! I really enjoyed your previous post, so I thought it would be fun to see what you came up with next!

      Love the Kiss song! Well done!! The Crusty Old Sailor will not let me down! Haha!

      My fav is definitely Nickelback, they seem to be getting better with age!

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  6. Never a pest, Naomi! I'm delighted you came by for another visit because you enjoy my posts.

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