Friday, November 27, 2020

Tribute in Blood by Melodie Romeo - Book Tour

Get ready for thrills and romance immersed in a historical setting as you explore Tribute in Blood, by Melodie Romeo, in a new blog tour taking place November 25 to December 2!

The return of Vlad the Impaler brings Nicolae and Maria together through mutual tragedies, and only they dare to try to stop his reign of terror! A thrilling read for the coming holiday season!

The Tribute in Blood Blog Tour features reviews, interviews, guest posts, top ten lists, and more!


About the author:  Melodie Romeo, who also writes under the pen name Edale Lane, is the author of the award winning 2019 novel, Heart of Sherwood, and the Night Flyer Trilogy. As Melodie Romeo, she has written Vlad a Novel (soon to be re-released as Tribute in Blood), Terror in Time, and others. She founded Past and Prologue Press in 2019. Both identities are qualified to write historical fiction by virtue of an MA in History and 24 years spent as a teacher, along with skill and dedication in regard to research. She is a successful author who also currently drives a tractor-trailer across the United States. A native of Vicksburg, MS, Melodie is also a musician who loves animals, gardening, and nature.

Landscape with old castle at night

Book Synopsis for Tribute in Blood:  Tribute in Blood, a Tale of Vlad the Impaler, by Melodie Romeo (previously released under the title, Vlad, a Novel)

The most terrifying horrors are revealed in the pages of history.

After killing over 100,000 people during his first reign as Prince of Walachia, Vlad has returned, ready to inflict tortuous death on anyone he chooses. Only Nicolae and Maria, drawn together through mutual tragedies both inflicted by the ruthless Prince Dracula, dare try to stop him. Can Nicolae fulfill his plan of justice and revenge while winning the heart of the lovely Maria, or will he become the Impaler’s next victim?

With heart-stopping danger at every turn, detailed historical accuracy combined with fictional characters, and a myriad of surprises, Tribute in Blood is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Order this historical thriller-romance today!


Author Interview

1.      Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
As a child and youth, I wanted to be a great number of things when I grew up—a veterinarian (doesn’t every little girl?), band director/professional musician, the person who creates models for museums, and, yes, an author. I realized many of my dreams as a mother and teacher, and I even contemplated being a truck driver eons ago (and here I am driving across America); but the common thread that has run through my life from age six to the present is writing. It is very exciting to be living that dream now.

 2.      If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Smart. Fearless. Kind.

3.      If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
That is a tough question because I love every kind of animal and had many of them on my farm. But I think it would be really cool to have a koala as a pet. They are sweet, furry, cute, and don’t seem like they would be much trouble.

4.      Have you ever met anyone famous?
I suppose that depends on who you consider to be famous. At concerts I attended, I have met Christian music singers Steven Curtis Chapman and Sandi Patty, and international entertainers Bianca del Rio and Shane Gilberto Jenek, AKA Courtney Act.

 5.      What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance?
There are a myriad of wonderful worlds I would love to explore! But if I could only choose one, it would have to be Middle Earth, the land of Tolkien. Rivendale is so beautiful, the shire so peaceful. My intellect would revel in learning anything Gandalf would teach me, and I would canter my steed with the Riders of Rohan anytime. Besides, elves are just too cool!

 6.      Favorite childhood memory involving books?
My mother was an avid reader, and I was a little slow at reading because of my dyslexia. So every summer, and often on Saturdays during the school year, we would lie in my parents’ king size bed and my mother would read books to me, children’s books in my earlier years, all the way up through the classics. I think she enjoyed it even more than I did, but it was a great way to spend time together.

 7.      What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
Spelling. I can reasonably blame the dyslexia for being a poor speller, but people always found it humorous that I was a schoolteacher—and then a writer—who can’t spell.

8.      If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to take a chance and don’t give up so easily.

 9.      If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Robert Langdon, from the Dan Brown novels. We could have interesting conversations about art and history, legends and codes, and all of his adventures, and enjoy a fabulous meal in Rome or Paris. Then again, I would want a security detail to make sure some international villain didn’t start chasing us before dessert!

 10.  If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Enjoy the peace and quiet.


Author Links:

Twitter:   @EdaleLane

Official Site:


Tour Schedule and Activities

11/25  Afshan Hashmi  Guest Post

11/25  Armed with a Book Top Ten List

11/25  The Literary Underworld          Guest Post

11/26      Author Interview

11/27  Jazzy Book Reviews      Author Interview

11/27  Saphhyria's Books Guest Post

11/28  Horror Tree         Guest Post

11/29  Sheila Deeth     Guest Post

11/30  The Seventh Star Blog          Guest  Post

12/1    The Book Lover's Boudoir     Review

12/2 The Bookwyrm's Guide to the Galaxy Top Ten List


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