Arionrhod (arionrhod) wrote in torquere_social,

It's another new release day! :D

Hello everyone! I’m Arionrhod, the “Ari” half of Ari McKay. We have the LJ today, and we hope you’ll enjoy hanging out with us!

Today is a very special day for McKay and me, as it is the release day for the very first original novel we wrote when we decided to try our luck at getting published - Blood Bathory: Like the Night. And to share our joy at the birth of our first “child”, we have a special giveaway just for commenters to this post: an ecopy OR autographed hardcopy of Blood Bathory: Like the Night, plus SWAG - a Blood Bathory t-shirt, your choice of a tote bag or small (book sized) cinch bag, bookmark, and notebook! That’s right, we have STUFF, which will only be available for this giveaway, or at our autograph signing on August 2nd at the Shore Leave convention! :D

If you’re just interested in a copy of the book, we have a giveaway at Rafflecopter here!

And if you just can't wait, you can buy it here!

Like the Night is the story of Evan St. John and Will Trask, who are drawn against their will into hidden world whose existence they never suspected. A world where the very life-force of the Earth is self-aware, and has selected champions to battle the forces of darkness who seek to exist outside the natural order while preying upon it.

This novel is the first in a trilogy, which will explain the entire history of the supernatural war between life and death. It will show how good people can be drawn into evil, and how forgiveness can be found even by those thought beyond redemption. The protagonists must deal with loss, betrayal, temptation, fear, and horrors beyond anything they’ve imagined, while still clinging to the belief that love can conquer all. It’s a journey we hope that everyone will want to join our characters in making, and if you enjoy yourselves along the way, then we’ll feel as though our job has been well done.


Evan St. John, a young fashion photographer running from the pain caused by the death of his younger sister, is thrilled when he is offered a job with House of Nadasdy, a leading fashion house in Paris. What he doesn’t know is that Elizabeth Nadasdy, the elegant and powerful owner, is a centuries-old vampire with a penchant for collecting beautiful people. To Evan’s horror, he is turned into one of her “children”.

Unable to bear what he has become, Evan flees to New York and to his best friend, police officer Will Trask. For years, he has nursed an unrequited love for Will, but he also knows Will is the one person who might be able to help him. As Evan and Will try to deal with Evan’s condition, they are drawn into the world of the theriomorphs: shape-shifters who are guardians of life and the sworn enemies of vampires. Caught in a ancient war between two powerful supernatural forces, Evan and Will find they must choose sides — because if they are to have any chance of a future together, they must destroy Elizabeth Nadasdy before she destroys them.

More to come as the day goes on, including excerpts! :D
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