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Day 30: BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING

img_27251-e1572462224236.pngIMG_E2727[1]Day 30 of #scrypthalloween takes a look at my #vampire #novel BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING. Here are some facts: 1) it was published on September 28, 2011. 2) Cain’s House of Twelve vampires was created as an antithesis to Jesus’ Twelve Apostles. Cain is seen as the vampire lord and savior. 3) In the book there is a scene that describes what would happen if a vampire drank the blood of someone who had a blood borne disease, like HIV or AIDS. Even the blood suckers are not immune. 4) King Arthur, Vlad Tepee, The Great Sphinx, Elizabeth Bathory, and The fountain of Youth are all crucial elements to the plot. 5) the characters in the book were loved by readers so much that I went back eight books later and gave them prequel adventures in “The Thirst of Cain”. What are your favorite vampire stories? #halloween #authorsofinstagram


Day 24: EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY

img_26581.pngDay 24 of #scrypthalloween is here and since it’s my #birthday I’m doing a #free #book #giveaway. First come first serve and if interested in the digital download then inbox me. Here’s the EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY. Some facts: 1) the #collection was originally published in print and digital on May 9, 2013 and can be found at lulu.com as well as on amazon and Barnes and Noble sites. 2) the #compilation includes the novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, and BONES AT BREAKFAST, as well as the short stories in ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, and IN CASE OF WEREWOLF. #zombie #vampire #werewolf 3) the cover #art by @dpipito of @pintsizedpages has a tree representing the Tree of Knowledge, but with the bark being flesh, the branches bone, and the tips blood, which represents each of the novels within. 4) this was originally called “Flesh and Leftovers: Eden’s Order Trilogy” but after the series continued and became known as the ETERNAL HUNGER SAGA, I decided to drop the former title to just reflect the trilogy itself. 5) bonus content in the book includes a comprehensive timeline of all the events within. The plan was to continue with this but as history became a larger factor as the series went on it became nearly impossible to continue, especially since the end of the series brings in time travel and alternate realities aside from our own. #authorsofinstagram #reading #novels


Day 4 – Legends of Vampire

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Day 4 of #scrypthalloween takes a look at LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE. This is a short story spinoff of yesterday’s post. It was originally in graphic novel form with nine artists involved including my brother @dpipito who headed art direction and helped create the cover from my vision. I wanted something that looked like an old oil painting but actually taken from photograph and wanted to emphasize the vampire connection; as well as wine, since the latter is good for the blood. Now also available in text form It serves as an expansion to the historical events mentioned in the novel. It can be purchased in print at lulu.com or as part of the Eden’s Order trilogy at Amazon and Barnes & Noble….

official description: You are alone with someone you just met. You hit it off and lean in to kiss that person, only to realize that their teeth are now two inch fangs. Your “friend” is a vampire thirsting for your blood. This short story contains events mentioned in the novel upon which it was based, “Blood, The Second Helping”. #vampire #vampire #shortstory #eternalhungersaga


Day 3 – Blood, The Second Helping

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Day 3 of #scrypthalloween takes a look at my #novel BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING. The cover art here (sans text) by @dpipito hides some of the plot in its colors. This was originally planned as a sequel to another book idea, but after the success of F&L it made more sense to do a #vampire #book. My villain Cain is a many fan favorite, as well as how I incorporated real historical events into the narrative. It’s available in print and digital forms at Lulu.com and Amazon, as well as part of the Eden’s Order trilogy at those markets and Barnes and Noble. …….

official description: Gordon Lightcap and his group of unique specialists race against time to stop the coming apocalypse. Cain, the world’s first vampire, and his House of Twelve, have waited an eternity to put this world changing plan into motion. At the center of these two sides is one woman with two identities. Her human persona of Moira Donatelli, has left clues to assist Gordon in his quest, while her vampire identity, Lilith the Deceiver, has helped Cain back to power. Both men must fight for their survival as well as the woman they love.


The Short Stories trailer

A new trailer is up for my short story spinoffs.

From top 25 author, Rick Pipito, comes 9 short spinoff stories from the award winning Eternal Hunger Saga.  Each book expands upon the world created in the novels.  Existing fans and newcomers will love what is brought to life here.

The novels and short stories are available at lulu.com in print.  On Amazon the novels are in digital, and the shorts are in the trilogy collections.

Feel free to contact Rick on social media @rickpipito or email rickpipito@hotmail.com

Thanks to Dan Pipito for the artwork, and Roberta Pipito for cover assistance.

The novels are: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, BONES AT BREAKFAST, SOULS 4 SUPPER, DEVIL’S DESSERT, TECHNO FEAST, GENETIC MORSELS, PLANET ATE, and DEVOURED UNIVERSE.

The Short stories are: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, IN CASE OF WEREWOLF, GHOSTLY HAUNTINGS, DEMONIC ENTITIES, VIRAL UPGRADES, EVOLVED MUTATIONS, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS, and COSMIC ORBITS

More info is at http://www.scryptcomics.com


Think, Sip, Write – ep 16: Vampires

Just in time for Halloween I decided to talk about the history of vampires.  Many people believe Bram Stoker created the vampire legend, but was the person he based Dracula on really a bad guy?  Who really was the first vampire?  Do vampires really exist?  These questions and more are answered in episode 16 of #thinksipwrite.

I also talk about what inspired me to write my novel BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING, and its spinoff short story LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE.


Day 6 – Vampire influences

ugdz2575When I was writing my novel BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING, as well as its spinoff short LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, I covered all avenues of vampire lore.  Doing so meant that I had to see what was already out there, so that I wouldn’t mimic anything already done.

My favorite vampire research items always remain constant.  Bram Stoker’s Dracula goes without saying.  I was a fan of the 1930s version, and the remake, but the book adds to the greatness that the films had.

For a little more supernatural feel I delved into the Blade trilogy (and even the series).  The movies went beyond vampire lore and into superhero territory, but were and still are fun to watch.

Legacy of Kain was a video game series that included 5 games.  Why they never went forth and made another is beyond me, because this series’ antagonist has one of the most evil vampires I’ve seen in story form.  Kain is far from the Cain in my novels, and his story delves deep into vampire lore with a twist.  I’m still holding my breath for a reboot sequel, but until that time I have the memories of these games.  *Side note… I actually wrote a manuscript of these games to pitch to publishers a few years back.  Due to ownership rights of the game it wasn’t something that was possible.  Maybe I’ll try again when the rights revert to one owner.

Finally, you can’t have vampires without a good glass of wine, and Vampire is the one to get for that.  The gift package even comes in a coffin for the bottle.

What are some of you favorite vampire stories?  Make sure to post and #scrypthalloween, and tag me or let me know.  My favorite posts from each day in October are winning free copies of some of my works.  Feel free to ask any questions.

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Day 5 – Legends of Vampire

#2 Legends Of Vampire - sCrypt ComicsOriginally available in comic book form, I’m happy to announce that a text version of LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE is now available in standard print format at Lulu.com, as well as for the Kindle on Amazon in the EDEN’S ORDER TRILOGY.

LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE is a short story spinoff of my novel (Blood, The Second Helping), and expands upon the characters and stories going on in the novel.

You are alone with someone you just met. You hit it off and lean in to kiss that person, only to realize that their teeth are now two inch fangs. Your “friend” is a vampire thirsting for your blood.

This post is part of my 31 days of #Scrypthalloween, and you can be a part of it by posting something you like as well.  The best posts from each day will win giveaways.  Check the previous posts, and the chart below to know what to post each day.  It can be anything from topic related books, movies, food, drink, toys, hobbies, or anything you can think of.  Tag me in your posts @rickpipito.  Feel free to ask me any questions.

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Day 4 – Blood, The Second Helping

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#scrypthalloween continues with day 4 bringing in vampires.  My second novel, BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING, mixes legend with historical events.  Gordon Lightcap and his newly formed team of agents must solve riddles that date back to ancient Egypt, uncover artifacts, and track down the man behind the vampire threat before his vision of a new world comes to order.

BLOOD, THE SECOND HELPING is available at Amazon in digital form, and in print at Lulu.com.

Make sure to take part in my 31 days of #scrypthalloween. The best posts from each day will win giveaways.  Check the previous posts, and the chart below to know what to post each day.  It can be anything from topic related books, movies, food, drink, toys, hobbies, or anything you can think of.  Tag me in your posts @rickpipito.  Feel free to ask me any questions.

  • Cover art depicted is by Dan Pipito

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Eden’s Order Trilogy trailer

Zombies, Vampires, & Werewolves are the three threats in the Eden’s Order Trilogy. Here’s a trailer I did for the collection, which is available on Lulu and Amazon.

The Trilogy contains the novels: FLESH AND LEFTOVERS, BLOOD THE SECOND HELPING, BONES AT BREAKFAST… plus the graphic novel stories from: ZOMBIE INCIDENTS, LEGENDS OF VAMPIRE, and IN CASE OF WEREWOLF.

There’s also bonus content including 3 extra short stories in the same universe & a timeline.