Thursday, April 14, 2016

The human race is not prepared for what has arrived! 04/13 by Deadly Reads Radio | Entertainment Podcasts

The human race is not prepared for what has arrived! 04/13 by Deadly Reads Radio | Entertainment Podcasts: Deadly Reads Author Lisa Vandiver is thrilled to announce the release of the second installment in her exciting New Breed Series: Hellavey. This continues the frightening story of the Hellavey, those vicious blood-sucking, flesh-eating creatures that came to earth through the powerful Mystic Mist. In the first book of the series, Lisa introduced you to the Hellavey, creatures from mysterious world of Carasylia. While Earth has terrifying stories of Vampires, who stalk their victims in the darkness of the night; those on Carasylia have tales of the Hellavey. Hellavey are massive beasts, with great power and hunger. They are some of the most frightening creatures created. While reading this story you will find yourself looking over your shoulder, and once you set the book down the Hellavey will haunt your dreams. Hellavey is currently available for a reduced Pre-Order price of only 99 cents. Once it goes Live on Amazon, it will be available for only $2.99. Pre-Order your copy of Hellavey TODAY for the reduced price on Amazon. You can find Lisa Vandiver on social media at- Facebook Twitter Website Lisa's Books on Amazon Wattpad Pinterest

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The First Review of Hellavey

I am pleased with having finished Book 2 in the New Breed Series. It has turned out better than I expected and simply another lesson that the Muses know what they are doing better than I do.
I am also excited to say that I have received my first
review of the book, and it received a 5 * rating. You can find the FULL REVIEW  here.  However, I wanted to share some of the highlights of the review here. I want to say thank you to the reviewer for the kind words.
Description of Hellavey:
Book 2 in the New Breed series by Lisa Vandiver puts the reader in the middle of a war between humans, Hellaveys, and Earth Vampires. The Hellavey are a group of powerful creatures from another world brought to Earth by The Mist and ruled by Queen Santono and her two lovers, Prince Jeremy and Prince Waylona.
While Detective James Frazier and Alex Mosley try to solve a series of mysterious murders, completely unaware of a powerful enemy that is settling just outside their community, Keilwen, Prince of the Aspellian Kingdom, is also sucked into The Mist and brought to Earth, where he is reunited with his long-lost parents.

Hellavey can stand alone. Vivid descriptions and characters with strong personalities, Vandiver delivers terrifying cinematic tale of murder, desire, self-discipline, and sometimes out of control circumstances. Vandiver's imagination will take you far and beyond what you think you know when you first start reading the book.

If you have not read the first book in the NEW BREED Series, MYSTIC MIST, you can shoot over to AMAZON and get it for FREE. It is also a Five Star rating there. Erich Keenton and Iseabail Craigh become the first line of defense for Earth as the encounter the deadly Hellavey in the forest near a small New England town. Will they survive? With the help of mystical woodland fairies, they might just have a chance.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Hellavey Available For Pre-Order

I am happy to announce that Hellavey, Book 2 in the New Breed Series is now available for Pre-Order until April 17.  On Thursday, April 17, the newest installment in the New Breed Series will come to the public for purchase at Amazon. 

I began the New Breed Series back in 2012 and  completed Mystic Mist last
year. This year, I'm thrilled to move forward in the series with Hellavey.
 If you have not read Mystic Mist, you may pick it up FREE
at Amazon

Mystic Mist Introduction: 

A mysterious mist descends upon the earth, bringing with it, deadly creatures from another world. While hiking in the woods near the small New England town of Tonospon, Erich discovers Iseabail,  transported to Earth by the mist.Will they survive or will they perish? Join them in this exciting Fantasy adventure story as they battle these creatures from another world. Aided by the mystical woodland fairies, they might just have a chance.

Hellavey Introduction:
In Mystic Mist, we witnessed the Hellavey's arrival to the New England forest
and their fight against Erich Keenton and Iseabail Craighe.
In Hellavey, we will travel with them as they create a nest, and their warriors began venturing out to explore the territory- all the way into the unsuspecting town of Tonospon. We will see humanity at its best and worst as the humans face circumstances out of their control. The Hellavey are a new breed of terror that will make the human vampire. Quintus Blandius Renatus look like a mere child. Two detectives have become involved with a case unlike any other they have experienced. What happens when these detectives, the vampire, the Hellavey, and humans meet? Find out in this Dark Fantasy Horror story that is full of marvelous creatures thought only as fictional characters, but come out in this story, vividly alive.
I have begun working on the next installment of the series, Threshold of Discovery. More information on this exciting book coming soon. I promise. :)
Until then, please grab your FREE copy of Mystic Mist and start an adventure with me. Thanks ~Author Lisa Vandiver

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

 Yesterday, I was offline as I shopped for a new vehicle. I must say I'm pleased with the SUV I chose. It is a 2016 RAV4, and the color is Hot Lava. The color fits my personality perfectly. lol I enjoyed the day spent with my husband, Matthew, and our daughter, Keira.

This morning, I arose early and caught up on missed duties from yesterday. I checked emails, messages, and social sites. I also proof-read a chapter of a book for someone that has asked Deadly Reads to edit for them. At 7:41 AM CST, I'm pleased with the tasks completed already this morning.
I usually try to check my emails and messages in the early mornings and then later in the evenings before bed. During the day, I homeschool my daughter, Keira until usually noon or 1 pm, and then I can usually get some writing in the later afternoon.
Today, I will be preparing for tonight's show with James Preston Rogers on Deadly Read's Radio program, Journey into the Night, with show host, Linda L. Barton. I know it will be an entertaining and enlightening evening with James.
You can also call in and speak with James at (646) 668-2716

If you are interested, the program starts at 10 pm CST and can last up to two hours, but sometimes we only go for an hour, depending on how the show is unfolding.
If you are involved with the Book Publishing world or the Television/Movie Industry, and would like an interview with us, please give me a shout at and put Deadly Reads Show in the Subject line, and I'll get back with you on the details of what I need from you to set a show date up with you.
Okay, I need to sign off and start my day. Until next time, stay safe and have a great Thursday everyone. ~Lisa

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016

Hello, I am looking forward to the month of March for many reasons. Linda and I will be interviewing several guests from the movie industry on Deadly Reads Radio. So, I know this will be a fun and exciting time for us there.
March 3 James Preston Rogers
March 10 Randall Dark
March 17 Jillian Bullock
March 24 Carol Hovsepian
March 31 Doug Richardson

I am also excited about March because it is beginning to look a lot like Spring in my area, and I am so ready for the warmer weather.
 However, I want to recall last evening and say thank you to Marsha Casper Cook and VS Grenier for having Linda L. Barton and me on their show last night as guests. The topic was the Academy Awards. We had a lot of fun speaking about the beautiful women in their lovely gowns, the winners, and how the show went. It was a lot of fun. Show Link: 

 At this time, I'd like to say congratulations to all the Academy Winners.
Today, my plan is to work on the novel series, New Breed, as well as a bit of editing on my work as well as another project belonging to someone else.
I'm pleased to have learned how to edit for other people and I really do enjoy helping people plot out their stories. I have also been learning how to format my documents for the various online sites, so now I do not have to pay someone to format my books for me. My next move is to learn how to design my own book covers as well. I've already designed two of my own in fact and think they are pretty good. :) So I'm off to a good start.

This is the first book cover I've
designed and created. It is for my
series, Carashylia Chronicles.
I'll reveal book 3 at another time.:)
I'm quite proud of this cover.

Thank you all for hanging in there with me. I can not show my appreciation to you enough for being a part of this blog and a part of my writing life. It truly means a lot to me to have loyal readers and fans on my side. God bless each of you and I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday. ~Lisa 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, Feb. 29

So, I've been writing since 2005, but now, some ten years later, I'm still finding that I have so much more to learn about the art of writing. And you know, that is just fine with me to know this, because I am one who believes that you should never stop learning. I have always said if I ever reached the point that I thought I could no longer learn anything, and then that would be the day that I would need to stop writing. I know that I will never be the perfect writer or the best, but I will always seek to do my very best in every novel I put my pen to. In doing so, I can hold my head up high and be proud of the work I've created despite the Haters, and yes, I do have them. Unfortunately, it is a part of the industry in which I work. I don't however, hate anyone, or wish any of my fellow Authors ill will. I am and always have been a defender of my fellow Indie Authors and a huge supporter of them as well. Anyone who knows me knows all that I do is from a sincere heart for the art I'm involved in, and for those who walk this path with me; my fellow Authors.
I do believe competition is healthy, but in doing so, we Indie Authors should be there to help each other in any way we can. This is, however, my opinion.;)
I am excited about the things I'm involved with as of late. I am still writing novels, but my new endeavor is homeschooling my daughter. We started in January, and so far, it's been a good move for both of us. It has stretched me to limits that I did not know I could reach, and given me confidence in myself. My daughter is happier, seems more satisfied than I've seen her, and can you believe it? She thinks I'm cool and enjoys the time we spend together as teacher/parent. I think that's pretty cool
My writing is important to me, but my daughter is more important. I love writing, and I love my readers. and appreciate each and every one of you. I am not going to stop writing. I could not do so if I wanted to because it's in my blood. In fact, I believe as I teach my daughter, it is improving me as a person, and a writer.
So don't give up on me. I'm still writing. I still have several novels in me to write such as Jackson's Storm, The New Breed Series, Moon People, and the Carasylia Series.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Month of Movies

Hi, everyone, I am excited to see March coming around. As you all know, I'm Co-Host and Coordinating Producer of Deadly Reads Radio. 
If you are involved with the publishing or television, movie, or music industries in any way, and would like to be interviewed on the radio show, contact me at  In the subject line, please put, "Radio Show."
We began Journey into the Night, radio show in October, with our first guest, Ica Iova, talking about her scary stories and her homeland. Which happens to be the home of Dracula. It was a great show and a great start.
Linda L. Barton, Host of the show, really is one of the most talented Authors I know, and I am proud to call her friend. When Linda and I met, I was still a greenhorn to the writing industry, and she took me in and had taught me so many things and because of her, my writing and my outlook on the work has improved tremendously. Thank you, Linda.
In March, I am happy to announce March Movie Madness. We will be interviewing some fantastic guests who work in television and movies. We are so excited, honored, and humbled by these extraordinarily talented entertainers. So, join us on Deadly Reads Radio as we interview James Preston Rogers, Randall Dark,  Carol Hovsepian, Jillian Bullock, and Doug Richardson.
In regards to my Novel Writing, I am working on Hellavey, book 2 of the New Breed Series and Carasylia Enchanted, Book 1 in the Carasylia Chronicles. Mystic Mist, Book 1 in the New Breed series is perm free at Amazon.