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Origin of the Vampire by Ruth Spencer - Book Tour Giveaway


Origin of the Vampire
The Cycle of Life Book 1
by Ruth Spencer
Genre: Urban Fantasy



Christophe
Haram is vampire, his skin is pale, his hair black. An avid reader of
conspiracy theories, he is certain the mythical human race exist. During his
wild youth he darkened his skin and dyed his hair, he remains unruly to this
day.

A new dayclub, Sunrise, opens in his home town, Orionsby;
and it appears to be a hotbed for trafficking missing vampires. While
investigating Sunrise, Christophe uncovers terrifying tales of missing vampire
spanning decades.

When, the manufactured bloods vampires drink runs out,
vampires become feral.

Will chaos ensue?

And when an old friend returns with a proposition, is
Christophe brave enough to accept it?


Are my character real or imaginary?
My characters are all imaginary, but some of their behaviours and personalities are based on my friends.  Gideon, for example is the comedian, and often up to no good.  You know when he enters the room, and he is just like one of my oldest friends.  Christophe is the sensible one, obsessed with detail and stubborn.  He is much like Simon, my husband.  Audrey-who is named after my maternal grandma-is a little like me.  She is light hearted and caring but definitely no pushover.  

There are lots of excerpts in my book from my own life.  Christophe meets Logan in school at the age of six and to start with they didn't like one another.  This is just how it was for my best friend and I.

Christophe and Audrey like to go out walking on the weekends, and love not seeing a soul.  This is Simon, my husband and I, absorbed in our own little world.

The moment that Christophe meets Audrey is an adaptation of something that happened to me.  I used to work in a restaurant in a department store, and I was always somewhat keen on men with long hair.  The girls at work knew this and one day when a particularly good looking bloke with lovely long locks came in, they all stood behind the hot plate and watched me as I served him on the till.  Twice I keyed the wrong prices in, then I couldn't spit my words out.  He was looking at me, probably wondering what was wrong with me, and when I finally opened my mouth to tell him how much his meal cost, I dribbled down my chin. Embarrassing, I know, but worth putting in my book.



Ruth lives in Rothley, Leicestershire, England with her
space obsessed husband Simon and her black cat Violet, who just wants a warm
knee. She found her love of books at a young age and remembers the smell of the
old library on her monthly visits with her mum. Together they would bring home
books of many different genres and Ruth quickly moved from reading teen novels
to digesting adult books.

Ruth was always afraid of horror films, she remembers the
time her mum bought her The Thing to watch, thinking it a nice science fiction
film. Ruth was terrified and her feelings for horror films remained until her
mid twenties, when, suddenly she began to appreciate horror films and began
reading Urban Fantasy books. Vampire films quickly became a favourite and the
idea for her debut novel slowly began to take place.

Currently Ruth is writing the sequel to Origin of the
Vampire and when she isn't writing and promoting her book she loves to relax by
drawing portraits. The great outdoors is a big passion and holidays in The Lake
District and by the sea in Cornwall and Dorset give Ruth great inspiration. But
it was walking in the woods close to home where Ruth had her eureka moment and
worked out the final piece of the puzzle for her debut novel. Walking in the
countryside near home remains a weekly ritual, and of course coffee and cake is
essential before returning home.





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